Lionel Messi left out for Argentina friendly games

By: AP | Buenos Aires | Published: August 18, 2018 8:41:30 am Lionel Messi and several other veteran players were left out of the Argentina squad Friday ahead of friendly games against Guatemala and Colombia. Argentina’s interim coach Lionel Scaloni did not call up the Barcelona star, who is reportedly considering his international future after […]

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Google Android 9.0 Pie (Go Edition) launched, will roll out later this year

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Published: August 17, 2018 6:26:17 pm Google recently launched Android 9.0 Pie operating system. Now the company has released the Go Edition of the operating system to be used by smartphones with lower end specifications. The company claims that this will provide users with additional storage, faster boot […]

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Asian Games 2018 Preview: Reality check awaits India after topsy-turvy build-up

By: PTI | Jakarta | Updated: August 17, 2018 4:22:31 pm A trial by fire for the youngsters and a battle to stay relevant for some ageing superstars but above all, the 18th Asian Games will be a reality check for India’s athletes after the Commonwealth Games high. The build-up has been signature chaos with […]

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Antarctic seas emit higher CO2 levels than previously thought: Study

By: IANS | New York | Published: August 17, 2018 4:19:42 pm The open water nearest to the sea ice surrounding Antarctica releases significantly more carbon dioxide in winter than previously believed, showed a study conducted using an array of robotic floats. The robotic floats diving and drifting in the Southern Ocean around the southernmost […]

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‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin passes away

Aretha Franklin’s family confirmed on Thursday that the singer died due to advance pancreatic cancer at the age of 76. Aretha has given classics like “Think,” ”I Say a Little Prayer” and “Respect,” and stood as a cultural icon around the globe. By: AP | Detroit | Updated: August 16, 2018 8:38:13 pm Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen […]

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Michael Caine finally explains the ending of Inception

Michael Caine has finally revealed what the ending of Inception really meant. Fans have been debating about the rotating totem for years but the mystery has now been solved. By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: August 16, 2018 4:51:36 pm The last scene of Christopher Nolan’s film Inception has been rewatched by fans countless times […]

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Zimbabwe court to hear election challenge on August 22

Opposition leader Nelson Chamisa says the July 30 presidential vote, the first since the removal of Robert Mugabe last year, was rigged by a biased electoral commission. By: Reuters | Johannesberg | Published: August 16, 2018 8:26:31 pm The Zimbabwe opposition’s challenge against President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s election victory will be heard in the constitutional court on August 22, […]

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee passes away: Tears, grief across political faultlines, state funeral today

Atal Bihari Vajpayee dead: He will be accorded a state funeral Friday afternoon and the final rites will be performed at the Smriti Sthal on the banks of the Yamuna in Delhi. Written by Liz Mathew | New Delhi | Updated: August 17, 2018 6:56:27 am Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the first non-Congress Prime Minister to complete a full […]

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Facebook Messenger Kids app now lets kids initiate friend requests themselves

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Published: August 16, 2018 8:10:54 pm Facebook has added a new feature to its under-13 chat app, Messenger Kids to make it easier for kids to add their friends on the platform. The social media company is putting this optional feature on iOS and Android platform that will […]

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ITF members vote in favour of complete overhaul of 118-year-old Davis Cup

By: Sports Desk | Updated: August 16, 2018 9:23:23 pm International Tennis Federation (ITF) members voted in favour of complete overhaul of the Davis Cup at tennis organisation’s annual general meeting (AGM) in Orlando, Florida on Thursday morning. Needing two-thirds majority to implement proposed World Cup-style event, 71% of the ITF members voted in favour […]

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