Germany shooting: at least two dead in attack say police

Germany shooting : A man shot and killed two people near the town of Ansbach in northern Bavaria and the suspect was under arrest, German police said on Friday. The gunman shot a woman from his silver Mercedes convertible in Leutershausen-Tiefenthal and later shot a cyclist in nearby Rammersdorf, police in southern Germany said. The man also appears to have shot at two other people, a farmer and another motorist,

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

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

Cultural identity of Indians Hindutva: Mohan Bhagwat

If inhabitants of England are English, Germany are Germans and USA are Americans then why all inhabitants of Hindustan are not known as Hindus, came a poser from RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat Sunday. “The cultural identity of all Indians is Hindutva and the present inhabitants of the country are descendants of this great culture,” Bhagwat said while speaking at the ‘Golden Jubilee’ function of an Odia weekly here. The RSS

Apple and Samsung agree to withdraw all legal cases outside U.S.

Tech giants Apple and Samsung have signed an agreement withdrawing all legal cases against each other outside the United States. However, the agreement does not include any licensing settlements and the two companies would continue the cases outside the United States, reports the BBC. The two companies had filed several lawsuits against each other over patent disputes in many countries including Japan, South Korea, Germany and the U. K. Apple

Nico Rosberg coasts to first German GP win

Nico Rosberg completed a memorable week for himself and his nation on Sunday when he cruised to his first win in his home German Grand Prix.The pole sitter, cheered on by Germany World Cup winner Lukas Podolski in the Mercedes pits, extended his lead to 14 points over teammate Lewis Hamilton, who charged up to finish third from 20th on the grid.“It`s an amazing feeling to win at home. It`s

Germany captain Philipp Lahm retires from internationals

World Cup-winning German captain Philipp Lahm has retired from playing for Germany. The German Football Federation (DFB) says the 30-year-old Lahm informed its president Wolfgang Niersbach of his decision in a telephone call on Friday. Lahm played 113 games for Germany since his debut in a 2-1 victory over Croatia on Feb. 18, 2004. Niersbach says, “I could tell very early in the conversation that it was futile to try

Lionel Messi wins Golden Ball as World Cup's best player

FIFA awarded Lionel Messi the `Golden Ball` as the top player of the World Cup on Sunday after the Argentina captain led his side to the final at the Maracana where they lost to Germany 1-0 in extra time.The four-times world player of the year had a quiet game by his standards against Germany but scored four of his team`s six goals in the group stage.He also set up Angel

Germany script history, beat Argentina 1-0 to win World Cup

Germany wrote a new chapter in the history of international football as they became the first European team to lift the World Cup in South America, clinching a hard-fought 1-0 win over Argentina in the final, their triumph coming on the back of steely resolve and blood on the pitch here.Substitute Mario Goetze scored the all-important goal in the 113th minute, combining with another sub Andre Schurrle, who provided him

Tamara Ecclestone gets 30,000 pounds from hubby

Tamara Ecclestone has won 30,000 pounds from a bet she had with her from her husband Jay Rutland during the Germany and Brazil clash in World Cup semi-finals. The 30-year-old Formula One heiress expressed her happiness and said that her investment was safe an hour after the kick off, the Mirror reported. The couple also made a profit of 14,250 pounds on a bet Rutland made minutes after the kick-off

Gonzalo Higuain strike takes Argentina to World Cup semi-final

Striker Gonzalo Higuain scored when it mattered as his opportunistic strike helped Argentina beat Belgium 1-0 to enter the World Cup semi-final after 24 long years ending their `quartefinal jinx` that affected them during the last two editions.The last time when the `Albicelestes` reached semi-final was `Italia 90` where the Diego Maradona-led team lost the final 0-1 to West Germany.In recent editions, Argentina have lost twice in the quarterfinals in

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