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Kieron Pollard, Sunil Narine out of Windies ICC World Twenty20 squad

Kieron Pollard,pulled out due to injury while Sunil Narine said he was under-prepared as he serves out  international suspension

WICB officials insisted that duo's withdrawl was not sparked by current pay dispute engulfing the team.

Pope in Mexico after historic talks with Russian patriarch

Pope Francis greets people upon his arrival in Mexico City. (Photo: AFP)

President Enrique Pena Nieto welcomed Pope Francis at the airport while a mariachi band played.

World has slipped into 'new Cold War': Russian PM

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. (Photo: AP)

Medvedev criticised the expansion of NATO and EU influence deep into formerly Soviet-ruled Eastern Europe since the end of the Cold War.

Former Afghan governor kidnapped in Islamabad

The F-7/2 sector where Sayed Fazlullah Wahidi was seized is a high security area that houses politicians

Wahidi was going to a restaurant in the market with his grandson when he was abducted by unidentified men.

Earth says goodbye to comet probe Philae

Scientists gave up on Friday trying to contact robot lab Philae, stubbornly silent on the surface of a comet streaking through space, closing a captivating chapter in an historic quest.

Crimean Tatars fume as 4 charged for ‘terror’

Crimean Tatars, a minority Muslim group opposed to Russian annexation, on Friday condemned a new wave of repressions after Russian security forces raided homes and charged four with terrorist offences

Bashar al-Assad: Will retake whole nation, may take long time

Bashar al-Assad

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad has vowed to retake the entire country but warned it could take a “long time,” in an interview that comes as international pressure grows for a ceasefire.

Iraq set to make bid to retake Mosul from ISIS

Hundreds of Iraqi soldiers have arrived at a northern base over the past 24 hours to prepare for operations to retake the city of Mosul from jihadists, officers said Friday.

Chris Morris assault trumps Joe Root century

All-rounder Chris Morris slammed 62 off 38 balls to seal a stunning win for South Africa. (Photo: AP)

South Africa level the series after winning a thriller at Wanderers.

N Korea lacks technology for anti-US nuclear strike: Pentagon

North Korean soldiers stand on a boat on the Yalu River in the North Koreantown of Sinuiju. (Photo: AFP)

Pentagon report also said N Korea is continuing to sell weapons to other countries, circumventing sanctions by using false documents.

Air power is the most capital-intensive means of war. A modern fighter jet now could cost several hundred crores and the prices seem to be rising exponentially.

I returned to India in August 1946 after serving in Burma and Indonesia during the Second World War.