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Greek envoy to Brazil killed by wife’s cop lover

Amiridis’s charred body was found Thursday in Rio in his burned-out rental car.

01 Jan 2017 6:50 AM

Greek ambassador to Brazil murdered by wife's cop lover: police

Amiridis's charred body was found Thursday in Rio in his burned-out rental car, a day after his wife declared him missing.

31 Dec 2016 9:10 AM

Brazil pays tribute to ‘eternal captain’

People pay their last respects to Brazil’s 1970 World Cup winning football team skipper, Carlos Alberto Torres, at the Irajá cemetery in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday. Alberto died on Tuesday aged 72. (Photo: AFP )

28 Oct 2016 1:35 AM

8 dead in fresh Brazil prison riot

Eight inmates were killed and burned on Monday in a fresh prison riot in Brazil, police said, a day after clashes between rival factions in another jail left 25 detainees dead.

18 Oct 2016 7:00 AM

Sri Lankan police exhume body of slain editor

The Sri Lankan police on Tuesday exhumed the body of a prominent anti-establishment newspaper editor as part of an investigation into his murder, widely blamed on the regime of former strongman Presid

27 Sep 2016 11:52 PM

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Paralympics stages final show in shadow of tragedy

USA’s Regas Woods competes in the men’s long jump T42 final at the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday. (Photo: AFP)

19 Sep 2016 12:14 AM

Oscar Pistorius is gone, so who’s next Paralympic superstar

Oscar Pistorius is gone and so far there’s been no replacement for the first athlete to compete in both the Paralympics and Olympics. But it’s probably only a matter of time.

17 Sep 2016 2:18 AM

Dwarfs stand tall at Paralympic Games

Dwarfs at the Rio Paralympics are getting the big stage they say they deserve.

15 Sep 2016 11:21 PM

Paralympic Games: Golden return for Devendra Jhajharia

Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia scripted history by becoming the first Indian to clinch two gold medals at the Paralympic Games, after he broke his own world record to clinch top honours here.

15 Sep 2016 1:11 AM

I dared to dream, says Deepa Malik

The first Indian woman to clinch a Paralympic medal, Deepa Malik says her F-53 shot put silver is a result of being daring enough to dream.

14 Sep 2016 7:13 AM

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Deepa Malik scripts history, is first indian woman to bag paralympic medal

India’s Deepa Malik on Monday created history by becoming the country’s first-ever woman athlete to win a medal at the Paralympic Games when she bagged a silver in the shotput F-53 event here.

13 Sep 2016 5:41 AM

Tillakaratne Dilshan heads into the sunset as contented man

Moving up to open the innings for Sri Lanka changed his career but it was a decision he should have taken two years earlier, Tillakaratne Dilshan said after retiring from international cricket followi

11 Sep 2016 12:55 AM

Rio 2016 Paralympics: Brazilian city takes centre stage as Paralympic Games begin

Brazilian Paralympic swimmer Clodoaldo Silva lights the cauldron during the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games. (Photo: AFP)

09 Sep 2016 2:27 AM

Sri Lanka aim to give Dilshan fitting farewell

Sri Lanka will be going out in search of a series-levelling win in the second and final Twenty20 international against Australia at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Friday after the crushing Glenn Ma

09 Sep 2016 12:27 AM

Had no support as captain: Tillakaratne Dilshan

Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan, who has just retired from ODI cricket, suggested he did not have enough support from his team-mates during his 10-month stint as captain and was “hurt” by the manner

29 Aug 2016 11:51 PM

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‘Sledge King’ wants to remain calm

David Warner will lead Australia in the remaining three ODIs. (Photo: AP)

28 Aug 2016 1:52 AM

Rio cops charge Ryan Lochte over lies

Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

27 Aug 2016 2:13 AM

Arjuna Ranatunga bemoans Sri Lanka’s reliance on spin

Sri Lanka’s heavy reliance on its spin bowlers threatens to undermine their chances at the next cricket World Cup on the faster pitches of England, according to former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga.

27 Aug 2016 2:06 AM

Redemption for Neymar

Just two weeks ago Neymar’s commitment to the Olympic team was questioned by Brazil’s fans.

27 Aug 2016 1:36 AM

Tillakaratne Dilshan to retire after Australia series

Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan will quit international cricket after the ongoing limited overs series against Australia, the swashbuckling opener announced on Thursday.

26 Aug 2016 6:42 AM

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