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‘I didn’t even wear white in my wedding’

Roger Federer

Wimbledon’s famously strict dress code, which requires competitors to appear head-to-toe in white playing gear, has come under renewed fire for being “ridiculous” and “excessive”.

US seeks extradition of 7 Fifa officials

The United States has demanded the extradition of seven Fifa officials detained in May setting off what could become a prolonged legal battle over the handling of the major corruption case.

Proteas apologise for drone security breach

South Africa’s cricket team apologised Thursday to the Bangladesh military for using a drone at a practice session in Dhaka and breaching national security ahead of the start of their tour.

Pakistan, Sri Lanka reshuffle pack for decider

Pakistan and Sri Lanka will ring in several changes, most of them forced on them, in a bid to win the decisive third and final Test starting in Pallekele on Friday.

Coach Bayliss targets triumph after tragedy

There are a lot of people within cricket who are apt to call a one-sided match a “massacre” or a dropped catch a “tragedy”, but new England coach Trevor Bayliss is unlikely to be one of them.

38 die in Philippines ferry mishap

Rescuers take passengers off the capsized ferry in Ormoc city on Leyte Island, Philippines, on Thursday. 	— AP

A ferry loaded with nearly 200 people capsized off a central Philippines port on Thursday, officials said, killing at least 38 people in the latest of the country’s long string of maritime tragedies.

No breakthrough in Iran talks

Foreign ministers from major powers returned Thursday to tough Iran talks warning that a breakthrough was not yet in sight, as the UN atomic watchdog head met Iran’s President in Tehran.

BP agrees to pay $18.7 billion for US oil spill

British energy giant BP on Thursday announced it had agreed to settle US federal and state claims worth up to $18.7 billion over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Angela Merkel ‘invites’ US envoy to discuss spying reports

Angela Merkel (Photo: AP)

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office asked the US ambassador to come in Thursday to discuss new allegations of NSA spying, which threatened to drive a new wedge through transatlantic ties.

Egypt vows to wipe out terror

Egypt on Thursday pressed its campaign to crush an escalating insurgency in Sinai, vowing to wipe out “dens of terror” on the peninsula after a spectacular attack by jihadists killed dozens.

In a community of humans like a village or a city, we will find people of varying ages broadly classified as children, senior adults and old people who have retired from active life.

It was on June 26, 1975, that the Emergency was declared in the country.