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May 23, 2018 9:46 AM Four more killed on sixth day of India-Pakistan border clash

SRINAGAR, India: A mortar and gunfire battle between Indian and Pakistani forces along part of their Kashmir frontier killed four more civilians Wednesday, police said, taking the death toll in the six-day confrontation to 15. Since last Friday nearly 40,000 residents have fled the 200km conflict zone, between the Jammu region in India-administered Kashmir 5

May 22, 2018 2:49 PM Indian police kill 12 in protest over copper plant

NEW DELHI: Indian police on Tuesday killed 12 demonstrators after opening fire on thousands of people demanding the closure of a copper factory due to pollution concerns, a police officer said. Protesters rampaged for hours in the southern state of Tamil Nadu calling for the closure of the plant owned by British-based mining giant Vedanta Resources 4

May 21, 2018 10:10 AM British woman jailed in Tehran back in court on new charge

LONDON: Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British-Iranian woman jailed in Tehran for two years, has appeared in court to face a new charge, her husband said on Monday. Zaghari-Ratcliffe was summoned to a court in Tehran on May 19, according to a statement from Richard Ratcliffe, who runs the Free Nazanin campaign group. The charge is for "spreading propaganda 8

May 4, 2018 6:31 AM In-form Tsitsipas beats Anderson in Estoril

ESTORIL, Portugal: Greek rising star Stefanos Tsitsipas continued his excellent form on clay by beating Estoril Open top seed Kevin Anderson 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 6-3 on Thursday to reach the quarter-finals. The 19-year-old held the big-hitting South African to just four aces in a second-round match which lasted for more than two hours in windy conditions 13

May 1, 2018 11:55 AM British lawmaker accused of racism towards Irish PM

DUBLIN: A British parliamentarian was accused of racism on Tuesday after branding Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar a "typical Indian". John Taylor, 80, known as Lord Kilclooney, was reacting to a news report about criticism of Varadkar's visit to Northern Ireland on Monday. In the article, a member of parliament had accused Varadkar of "poor manners" 9

April 27, 2018 2:04 PM Royal baby Louis is 11th British prince

LONDON: Prince William and his wife Kate's new baby son, named Friday as Prince Louis, is the 11th living British royal with the title prince. Seven are descended from Queen Elizabeth II and three are her first cousins. The other is her husband Prince Philip who, having renounced his titles as a Greek and Danish prince in order to marry, was created 31

April 26, 2018 12:04 PM UK probing reports of British-Iranian academic's arrest

LONDON: Britain said Thursday it was "urgently seeking information" from Iran following reports that a British-Iranian academic has been arrested. Abbas Edalat, a peace campaigner and computer science professor at Imperial College in London, was detained on April 15, according to the New York-based Centre for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI). "We are urgently 17

April 22, 2018 10:23 AM Japan pip Britain to seal return to Fed Cup's elite

MIKI, Japan: Japan plucked victory from the jaws of defeat as the hosts beat Britain 3-2 on Sunday to seal a return to the Fed Cup's elite level after a four-year absence. Johanna Konta crushed Naomi Osaka 6-3, 6-3 to put the visitors on the brink of victory before Kurumi Nara upset Heather Watson 7-6 (11-9), 6-4 to take a see-saw World Group II playoff 21

April 21, 2018 1:51 AM Farah faces tough examination in London Marathon

LONDON: British track legend Mo Farah (pix) had few peers in distance championship running but he may find a few better than him on the road in Sunday's London Marathon. The 35-year-old – who achieved the Olympic double winning the 5000m and 10000m gold twice – couldn't hope for a better send off in his second tilt at his home marathon than for Queen 12

April 20, 2018 8:11 AM Upcoming season of ‘Strike Back’ to be shot in Malaysia

American-British action adventure series ‘Strike Back’ is currently in its pre-production stage in Malaysia, with shooting scheduled to begin later this month. — Picture via Facebook/Strike BackKUALA LUMPUR, April 20 — The seventh season of the American-British action adventure series, Strike Back, is currently in its pre-production stage in Malaysia 25