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Boston pulls out of Olympic race

Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics ended shortly after Mayor Martin Walsh said he wouldn’t place any financial burden on the citizens to fund the quadrennial extravanganza

Michel Platini set to announce bid for FIFA presidency

UEFA  president Michel Platini.

Uefa chief Michel Platini is set to announce in the coming days that he will stand in next year’s election to replace Sepp Blatter as president of Fifa.

Mexico coach accused of assault

Miguel Herrera

A journalist, who had been critical of Miguel Herrera recently, has accused the Mexico coach of punching him in the neck while waiting in the security line at the airport in Philadelphia

Stakes high for USA

United States’ Graham Zusi is tripped by Panama’s Erick Davis during their Concacaf Gold Cup match (Photo:  AP)

Jurgen Klinsmann’s side seek qualification for Confederations Cup

England aim to overcome Mitch hitch in third Test

England’s Ian Bell (from left), Stuart Broad and Mark Wood at a training session ahead of the third Ashes Test (Photo:  AFP)

Joe Root is confident England’s latest collapse against an Australia pace attack led by Mitchell Johnson won’t still haunt them come the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston starting on Wednesday.

Tech leaders warn over ‘killer robots’

The idea of an automated killing machine is moving swiftly from science fiction to reality

A group of top tech leaders, including British scientist Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, on Tuesday issued a stern warning against the development of so-called killer robots.

Nepal temple bans animal slaughter

In a victory for activists, Nepalese temple authorities said on Tuesday they would end a centuries-old Hindu tradition of mass animal slaughter that attracts hundreds of tho-usands of worshippers.

Death sentence for Muammar Gaddafi’s son

Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. -AP

No prospect of him facing sentence any time soon; Gaddafi’s 8 aides also sentenced to death

Syria Army, Kurds push ISIS out of Hasakeh city

Syrian troops and Kurdish fighters ousted the ISIS group from Hasakeh Tuesday, more than a month after the jihadists launch an assault on the north-eastern city, a monitoring group said.

Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage — playing in Mumbai and Delhi — makes us laugh at ourselves by stripping bare the self-serving hypocrisy underlying socially acceptable roles.

In the Prussian town of Königsberg, the river Pregel had seven bridges connecting two small islands in it to the two sides of the town as well as to each other.