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Wayne Rooney `proud` to equal Bobby Charlton`s record

Wayne Rooney spoke of his pride after equalling Bobby Charlton`s 45-year-old England scoring record of 49 goals in Saturday`s 6-0 win over San Marino in Serravalle. An early penalty saw Rooney reach the milestone and an own goal, goals from Ross Barkley and Harry Kane and a Theo Walcott brace completed a routine win that made England the first team to qualify for next year`s European Championship in France. England manager

F1 driver Jules Bianchi dies nine months after Suzuka crash

French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi has died of critical head injuries sustained at last year’s Japanese Grand Prix, his family said in a statement on Saturday. He was 25. Bianchi had been in a coma since the accident at Suzuka last October. He passed away at a hospital in Nice, near his parents’ home in the south of France. “Jules fought right to the very end, as he always

Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Arun Jaitley have frightened BJP workers: Arun Shourie

Arun Shourie has fired a volley of shots across Narendra Modi’s bows days before the government’s first anniversary. Shourie, who was Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s blue-eyed boy as a disinvestment minister in his government, alleged that Modi’s economic policy was “directionless”, investments had not picked up and the “Make in India” concept would not take off unless labour reforms were ushered in, and debunked as “hyperbole” the claim of a projected

John Kerry briefs wary Gulf ministers after Iran nuclear talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday briefed wary Gulf ministers about his latest nuclear talks with Iran as Washington and its regional allies seek to stabilise a troubled Middle East. Fresh from three days of talks in Switzerland, Kerry gathered at a Riyadh air base with foreign ministers from the six Gulf Cooperation Council nations. Their agenda is also expected to include ways of reinforcing the battle against

Charlie Hebdo Editor, cartoonists among those killed in Paris attack

At least 12 people have been killed in a shooting at the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical newspaper firebombed in the past after publishing cartoons joking about Muslim leaders. French President François Hollande called the storming of the magazine office a terrorist attack. The police is on lookout for two armed gunmen which are still at large after carrying out the attack. Here are the live updates of the shooting incident

People don't know 'd-k s-t' about my life, says Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart, who appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair France, has revealed that people know very little about her and “they don’t know d-k s-t”. The ‘Twilight’ star said that she never tried to shape people’s perspectives of herself, which is something that a lot of people do and there are certain actors and artists who want to be a certain kind of actor or certain kind of artist,

Gaza battered by another night of Israeli airstrikes

Israel has carried out at least 30 airstrikes in Gaza overnight, according to the Israeli military. At least three people were killed at a farm. In another airstrike at least 40 people were wounded when one of the strikes hit a house in Gaza City, according to a medical official at the city’s Shifa hospital. The Israeli military has claimed its strikes targeted concealed rocket launchers and weapons sites. Earlier

World champions Spain out after Chile defeat

Hard-working Chile overwhelmed an out-of-sorts Spain 2-0 to secure their – and the Netherlands’ – place in the World Cup second round and eliminate the holders on a memorable night at the Maracana on Wednesday. Chile had never beaten Spain in their 10 previous meetings but always looked the more enterprising, taking the lead with a brilliantly-worked Eduardo Vargas goal after 20 minutes and doubling their lead just before halftime

Oil price rises as Iran's nuclear talks stall

Oil – $94 a barrel, as talks between Iran and six powers to curb Tehran’s nuclear program seemed to be at an impasse. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark U.S. crude for January delivery was up 24 cents to $94.09 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract for December, which expired Wednesday, closed down 1 cent at $93.33. A new round of talks on

Penelope Cruz back in shape, goes topless

Actress Penelope Cruz is back in shape after giving birth to her baby girl Luna and flaunted her figure while holidaying in Corsica, France. Cruz looked stunning in a skimpy floral bikini as she hit the beach with her husband Javier Bardem and her two-year-old son Leonardo. She was perfectly in shape and showed no signs of post pregnancy weight. The 39-year-old splashed around in the water with her son.

Happy birthday Madonna !!!

August 16, 2013 is Madonna ‘s 55th birthday. Just last week the iconic singer was spotted with her toyboy lover on her arm at a classical music festival in the south of France. The singer looked just 30 with diamond grills fixed to her teeth leaving younger women asking how the ‘Queen of Pop’ was so fit and fab at 50 plus. We are not answering that one, Madonna’s songs

'Chennai Express' slammed by critics, loved by audiences

When the content is good, a film works despite bad reviews. “Chennai Express” is the best example of this. Defying critics, replete with witty dialogues, an entertaining story and Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone’s never-seen-before-kind-of-avatars, the romantic comedy zoomed at superfast speed at the box office to earn Rs. 100 crore in the first weekend itself – and is headed to rake in much more moolah. Before the release,