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CLT20: Perera’s all-round heroics help Kings XI Punjab overpower Hobart Hurricanes

Indian Premier League (IPL) finalists Kings XI Punjab started their Champions League T20 campaign with a dominating five-wicket win over Hobart Hurricanes at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium. #Champions League T20 #Champions League Twenty20 #Chandigarh #CLT20 2014 #Cricket #Glenn Maxwell #Hobart Hurricanes #Kings XI Punjab #Mohali #Punjab Cricket Association Stadium #Sports #Thisara Perera

13 mins ago

Scots vote on independence, United Kingdom’s fate on knife-edge

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scotland voted on Thursday on whether to stay within the United Kingdom or end the 307-year-old union with England and become an independent nation in a finely balanced referendum with far-reaching consequences. From remote highlands and islands to the tough city estates of Glasgow, people were almost equally divided over a vote watched closely by Britain's allies, investors and restive regions at home and abroad #Arabic #Argentina #Brazil #Business #France #India #Latin America #markets #opinion #Russia #United Kingdom

13 mins ago

A ‘surface’ that controls fluids

Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) Defying gravitational forces, an Indian-origin scientist-led team has developed a new way of making surfaces that can actively control how fluids or particles move across them. The discovery may enable new kinds of biomedical or microfluidic devices or solar panels that could automatically clean themselves of dust and grit. #Ajax #Firefox #Multimedia #Opera #Politics #Religion #science #Sports

28 mins ago

How Islamic State uses Syria’s oil to fuel its advances

AMMAN (Reuters) - In an oil field in northeastern Syria, a queue of trucks lines up daily to load crude sold cheaply by Islamic State militants who have hijacked parts of the country's energy industry in their bid to build a caliphate. Sales at Shadada field, described by an oil trader, are just one example of how the group, which has seized land in war-torn Syria and neighbouring Iraq, is creating its own economy through a series of pragmatic trades. It is cutting deals with local traders and buyers, even businessmen who support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and some of its oil has made its way back to government buyers through a series of middlemen #Brazil #Business #China #France #Latin America #Mexico #Technology #United Kingdom

28 mins ago

How feminine faces evolved over ages

Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) If you witness more feminine faces and gentler personalities around you, do not be surprised. #Ajax #Cinema #Economy #India #Multimedia #News #Religion #Technology

43 mins ago

U.S. giving $53 million in new aid for Ukraine’s struggle with Russian incursion

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States pledged $53 million in fresh aid to Ukraine on Thursday for its struggle against Russia's incursion, including counter-mortar radar equipment, in a gesture of support for visiting Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko. Senior Obama administration officials said the new assistance would include $46 million to bolster Ukraine's security in its conflict with Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine and $7 million in humanitarian aid #Arabic #Argentina #China #facebook #Italy #Latin America #Middle East #opinion #Russia #United Kingdom

43 mins ago

Man builds spaceship in his kid’s bedroom!

New York, Aug 2 (IANS) Have you ever thought of building a spacecraft for your kid? Learn from this man who gifted his four-year-old son a NASA spaceship simulator - right in his bedroom! The spaceship has controls, switches, LED readouts, sound effects, a robot arm and other realistic-looking stuff. A joystick controls lights and sounds for the engine and thrusters. #Congress #Games #India #Multimedia #News #NewsTracker #Politics #Sports

57 mins ago

Shiv Sena defies BJP’s ultimatum, says Uddhav to decide on alliance’s future

The BJP sources said the party was awaiting a reply from Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and decided to make its position clear due to the dearth of time. #Amit Shah #Assembly Elections #BJP #BJP party workers #by-poll results #India #Karnataka #Maharashtra #Maharashtra Assembly Election 2014 #Politics #seat sharing #Shiv Sena #States #TheySaidIt

58 mins ago

EBRD warns post-Cold War "peace dividend" at risk

LONDON (Reuters) - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development warned on Thursday that the crisis over Ukraine could erode some of the economic "peace dividend" eastern Europe gained when the Cold War ended. It said conflicts in the region, which are disrupting trade and diverting government spending, made its economic forecasts "subject to an exceptional degree of uncertainty and downside risks to the economic outlook are high." The organisation shaved another slice off its regional forecasts for the year, predicted Russia would dip into recession in 2015 and urged the European Central Bank to consider quantitative easing to revive the economy. The EBRD, which monitors central and eastern Europe and some of Europe's neighbours in Asia and North Africa, trimmed 0.1 percentage point off its 2014 forecast for the overall bloc to leave it at an anaemic 1.3 percent, less than half of what it predicted at the start of the year #Arabic #Argentina #Business #Europe #France #India #markets #Mexico #opinion #Russia #Ukraine

58 mins ago

Libya’s elected parliament rejects PM’s new cabinet as oil sector takes hit

BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Libya's elected parliament has rejected the new cabinet of Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni, dealing a fresh blow to the acting premier whose government was forced to flee the capital Tripoli last month after it was taken over by militants. Western powers and Arab neighbours fear Libya will break up as the country is divided among competing tribes and the armed groups which helped oust Muammar Gaddafi three years ago and now dominate the desert nation. #Acting #Arabic #Argentina #facebook #France #India #markets #Mexico #Russia #United Kingdom #United States