Everything you need to know about South Avenue: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about South Avenue: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Beijing, May 23 (IANS) China has played a positive role in the continuous easing of the relationship between India and Pakistan, said a state-run daily which added, "China has not played balancing strategy, using one country against the other."
Sydney, May 22 (ANI): Following his recovery from an Achilles heel injury, South Australian pacer Ryan Harris says he is keen to make a comeback to be in contention for the Ashes campaign this summer in England.
Islamabad, May 22 (IANS) China would firmly consolidate and develop ties with Pakistan "no matter how the international and regional situation changes", said Chinese Premier Li Keqiang who arrived here Wednesday on an official visit to Pakistan.
Seoul, May 22 (IANS) A total of 245 South Koreans were confirmed to have established paper companies in safe havens in a bid to avoid tax payment, an independent South Korean media said Wednesday.
Rio de Janeiro, May 21 (IANS) Andres Iniesta says Spain cannot yet claim to be on the same pedestal as Brazil in football's international hierarchy.
Beijing, May 21 (IANS) The trade imbalance between India and China may keep growing, experts here said with one of them noting that "India needs more Chinese manufactured products".
Asuncion, May 21 (IANS/EFE) Paraguay has become the main destination in South America for used cars from Japan, the US and other countries, thanks to new regulations aimed at making it easier to import automobiles so low-income consumers can purchase vehicles.
Pretoria, May 19 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma was not involved in a wedding scandal in which a private plane of the affluent and well-connected Indian Gupta family landed at a sensitive military airbase, an investigation revealed on Sunday, reported Xinhua.
Moscow, May 19 (Xinhua-ANI): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday urged the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to return to the negotiating table with international mediators.
Melbourne, May 19 (ANI): Winona Ryder, who was arrested in December 2001 for shoplifting at Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills, has finally opened up about her brush with the law and how it forced her to take a much-needed break from acting.
Rio de Janeiro, May 18 (IANS) Former Real Madrid and Brazil international forward Julio Baptista revealed that he is considering a return to Brazilian football.
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) South Africa could account for the bulk of the coal India may need as it is not currently mulling any export taxes on the commodity.
New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath on Thursday called for re-doubling India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) efforts to increase women's participation in socio-eco development in these countries.
Sao Paulo, May 15 (IANS) Tijuana progressed to the quarterfinals of the Copa Libertadores with a 2-1 victory over Palmeiras at the Pacaembu stadium.
Toronto, May 15 (IANS) An Indo-Canadian real estate agent has been charged with stealing from listed homes he claimed he was showing to potential clients in the city of Brampton in the Canadian province of Ontario.
Melbourne, May 13 (ANI): Australian scientists believe that the South Pacific kava plant could be an effective and safe treatment for anxiety.
Rio de Janeiro, May 14 (IANS) Former South Africa national coach Joel Santana has been sacked by Brazilian top-flight football club Bahia.
Mohali, May 12 (IANS) Kings XI star batsman David Miller credited his success in the Indian Premier League (IPL) to former South African all-rounder Lance Klusener.
Miami, May 11 (IANS/EFE) Spanish singer-songwriter Alejandro Sanz says he still suffers from stage fright even after 25 years in the music business.
Melbourne, May 10 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) Friday announced that fast bowler Pat Cummins will travel with the Australia A squad on the tour of the British Isles as part of his ongoing rehabilitation programme.
Seoul, May 10 (IANS) South Korea's import prices edged up last month as the depreciation of the South Korean currency offset the effect from lower crude oil prices, central bank data showed Friday.
Seoul, May 9 (IANS) South Korea's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to 2.5 percent Thursday, altering the base rate for the first time in seven months.
Durban, May 8 (IANS) The Indian-origin mayor of a South African town has said that he would claim damages from an officer for subjecting him to a racism slur.
Washington, May 8 (IANS) US police have arrested a 29-year-old transient in connection with a brutal Sunday morning attack with a steel rod on an 81-year-old Sikh man outside the Nanaksar Sikh gurdwara in southwest Fresno in central California.
Seoul, May 8 (IANS) A colourful perspective of rural India, as captured by South Korean photographer Jo Jeol Kyu, has been put on display here at the Indian Cultural Centre.
Johannesburg, May 7 (IANS) The political instability in the Central African Republic (CAR) has forced world soccer governing body FIFA to move a 2014 World Cup qualifying match between CAR and South Africa to Cameroon.
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Zimbabwe wants Indian firms supplying it generic medicines to produce the drugs locally so that its pharmaceutical sector could grow, the country's helath minister, Henry Madzorera, has said.
London, May 5 (ANI): South Carolina Democratic Chairman Dick Harpootlian has defended controversial comments he made about Governor Nikki Haley.
Karachi, May 5 (ANI): Pakistani batsman Asad Shafiq has said that he is aiming to play long and substantial innings in England during the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy,
Sydney, May 5 (ANI): Young Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa, often touted as a clone of spin legend Shane Warne, has said that he has no intention of being the next Warne, following his shift from the domestic New South Wales (NSW) side to the South Australia team.
Durban, May 4 (IANS) The chartered plane carrying guests for a wedding in an influential Indian-origin family broke at least five regulations and laws as soon as it landed on an air force base in South Africa Tuesday.
Sydney, May 3 (ANI): Based on a new fitness trend sweeping the UK, the latest running craze is all about one thing - darkness.
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A United Nations report has said that killer robots that can attack targets without any human input "should not have the power of life and death over human beings".
Buenos Aires, May 2 (IANS) Nicolas Blandi scored a second-half winner as Boca Juniors defeated defending champions Corinthians 1-0 in their Copa Libertadores round of 16 first leg.
Melbourne, May 1 (IANS) Australia have named their 15-man squad for this year's ICC Champions Trophy to be held in England and Wales from June 6 to 23.
Johannesburg, May 1 (ANI): South African cricketer has reportedly been added to the squad for the ICC Champions Trophy, which will end his six months of inactivity.
Washington, April 30 (ANI): Many scientists believe that predecessors to dinosaurs missed the race to fill habitats emptied when nine out of 10 species disappeared during Earth's largest mass extinction 252 million years ago.
Beijing, Apr. 30 (Xinhua-ANI): The defense ministers of New Zealand and Australia met in Auckland Tuesday for bilateral talks ahead of the first-ever region-wide defense talks in Tonga.
Sydney, Apr 30 (ANI): Former Australian coach Trent Woodhill has been appointed as the batting coach for Pakistan's national cricket team to help solve their perennial batting problems during June's ICC Champions Trophy in England.
New Delhi, Apr. 29 (ANI): India is hosting the sixth IBSA (India, Brazil and South Africa) Summit in New Delhi on June 6.
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The colours and sounds of Africa came alive here last week through the mesmerising music of Peki Emelia Nothembia Mkhwebane, known as the African queen of Ndebele music.
Seoul, April 29 (IANS) South Korea's current account surplus almost doubled in March, compared to February, thanks to robust exports of IT products such as smartphones and semiconductors, central bank data showed Monday.
New York, April 28 (ANI): Scores of Sikhs participated in their 26th annual parade here over the weekend, with an aim to spread awareness about Sikhism, the Sikh martial arts and an exhibition of sword dancing during the 'Nagar Kirtan'.
Johannesburg, April 28 (IANS) About 20 armed robbers Sunday attacked a famous casino in South Africa, but the attempt failed following a shootout with police that left three people wounded, a media report said.
Tokyo, Apr. 26 (ANI): Japan has declined to back a joint statement against the use of nuclear weapons at a preparatory committee for the next Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty review meeting.
London, Apr 26 (ANI): Star England batsman Kevin Pietersen has said that he is targeting returning to the team in time for the back-to-back Ashes series, although he admitted that his current injury is still hurting him a lot.
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) An Australian state has announced a grant of over $100,000 to a Mumbai-based charitable center engaged in rehabilitating hearing impaired children in India, officials said Thursday
Seoul, April 25 (IANS) South Korea's economic growth accelerated to a two-year high in the first quarter, breaching market estimates, as brisk exports offset a reduction in private consumption, central bank data showed Thursday.
Seoul, April 25 (IANS) South Korea's gross domestic product (GDP) growth accelerated to 0.9 percent in the first quarter from three months earlier on the back of brisk exports that offset a reduction in private consumption, central bank data showed Thursday.
New Delhi, April 24 (ANI): The Deputy Premier of New South Wales, Andrew Stoner, was in Mumbai on Thursday (April 18) to announce a New South Wales Government grant of 110,000 Australian dollars for the Aural Education for the Hearing Impaired (AURED) centre.
Johannesburg, Apr 23 (ANI): Towering Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Irfan has praised pace legend Wasim Akram, saying that coaching from Akram was helping him rearrange his action to get the best from his giant frame.
Dubai, April 23 (IANS/WAM) Flydubai, Dubai's innovative low-cost airline, has made its maiden flight to Juba, capital of South Sudan.
Johannesburg, April 22 (IANS) More trade with other BRICS countries will help South Africa recover from the global economic crisis, the South African Reserve Bank said in a statement, reported Xinhua.
Dubai, April 22 (IANS) The condition of an Indian woman in Bahrain, who sustained severe burn injuries during a clash between police and protesters April 19, is said to be improving, reports said Monday.
Sao Paulo, April 21 (IANS) Corinthians defender Paulo Andre says his team's Copa Libertadores round of 16 clash against Boca Juniors next month will carry as much pressure as last year's final between the two clubs.
Washington, April 21(ANI): Prince Harry would reportedly ski to the South Pole for a charity to help wounded servicemen and their families.
Islamabad, Apr 19 (ANI): In a major disappointment to Pakistan, pace star Umar Gul has been ruled out of the 30-man squad for the ICC Champions Trophy with a knee injury that will keep him out of action for up to 12 weeks.
Pyongyang (North Korea), April 18 (Xinhua-ANI):The National Defense Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Thursday listed conditions for resuming talks with Washington and Seoul amid festering tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
Johannesburg, Apr 18 (ANI): Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius, accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, has no plans to return to international athletics following a snub from the organisers of the London Anniversary Games, according to his agent.
London, Apr 17 (ANI): South Korean mobile maker Samsung is facing probe by Taiwanese authorities over claims it paid students to post malicious online comments about rival phone-maker HTC.
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) India's varied contribution to developing countries in Africa and elsewhere, including helping in capacity building and providing over 150 concessional lines of credit totalling over $9.5 billion, does not have many parallels in traditional North-South cooperation, Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai said here Monday.
Seoul, April 15 (Xinhua-ANI): South Korea's defense chief said Monday that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is seen ready to launch missiles, but he noted that there are no signs of a full-scale war.
Berlin, April 15 (IANS) Stuttgart wrapped up their first win in 2013 on home soil as they overcame Monchengladbach 2-0 while relegation-threatened Augsburg upset Frankfurt 2-0 thanks to the brace by Dong Won Ji to close the 29th round of German Bundesliga.
Moscow, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian energy giant Gazprom is to become the title sponsor of a multi-nation league known as the South East Handball Association (SEHA), the Russian Handball Union reported Sunday.
Johannesburg, April 14 (IANS) Two buses collided in South Africa Saturday, killing one child and seriously injuring 68 others, officials said.
Brisbane, April 12 (IANS) Tourism Australia's 'Best Jobs in the World' competition has attracted interest from more than 330,000 people in 196 countries, with 40,000 entries to win one of the six dream jobs, media reported Friday.
Johannesburg, Apr 12 (ANI): South African soccer officials have been considering a ban on the indigenous plastic horn vuvuzela following a rise in incidents where the vuvuzela was used to cause harm.
Johannesburg, Apr 12 (ANI): The family of Paralympic sprinting star Oscar Pistorius, who has been accused of shooting dead his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, has said that he has been spending time with people who were close to his girlfriend.
Chandigarh, April 11 (IANS) The Haryana government Thursday announced a financial assistance of Rs.25 lakh to an army lieutenant colonel who was killed in South Sudan during UN peace-keeping operations.
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The combined output of BRICS countries will surpass the aggregate GDP of the US, Canada and other European nations by 2020, said a UN report.
Seoul, April 11 (IANS) South Korea's central bank Thursday kept its benchmark interest rate on hold at 2.75 percent despite the government's pressure to cut rates to revitalize the economy.
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The bodies of five Indian UN peacekeepers killed in South Sudan have reached India, the army said Thursday.
Johannesburg, Apr 11 (ANI): South African players Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis and Dale Steyn, who were honoured as three of the prestigious Wisden Cricketer's Almanack's five 'Cricketers of the Year', have been congratulated by Cricket South Africa (CSA).
Kiev, April 11 (IANS) Investigators have blamed crew error for the February plane crash in Ukraine in which five people died and nine injured.
Lahore, April 10 (IANS) Pakistan Test and ODI skipper Misbah-ul-Haq and Twenty20 captain Mohammed Hafeez Wednesday denied reports of rifts between them and said that such rumours are taking a toll on the team's performance.
Colombo, April 10 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government said Wednesday that over 26,000 migrant workers in South Korea were safe.
New Delhi, Apr 10 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh today expressed anguish over the killing of five Indian army personnel during a United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday expressed anguish at the killing of five Indian UN peacekeepers in a gunbattle in South Sudan while they were escorting a UN convoy.
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Five Indian UN peacekeepers, including a lieutenant colonel, were killed in a gun battle after a rebel group ambushed them in South Sudan while escorting a UN convoy.
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Five Indian UN peacekeepers, including a Lieutenant Colonel, were killed and four injured by rebels in South Sudan, the external affairs ministry said Tuesday.
New Delhi, April 9 (ANI): Five Indian peacekeepers escorting a United Nations convoy in South Sudan have been killed in an ambush by rebels, the Indian foreign ministry announced on Tuesday.
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Five Indian UN peacekeepers were killed and four injured by rebels in South Sudan, the external affairs ministry said Tuesday.
Seoul, April 9 (Xinhua-ANI): South Korea is seeing the warning by North Korea to foreigners in Seoul to consider evacuation as psychological warfare, the presidential office said Tuesday.
Seoul, April 9 (Xinhua-ANI): United States Secretary of State John Kerry will hold talks in Seoul later this week with his South Korean counterpart on issues related North Korea, South Korea's foreign ministry said Tuesday.
Pyongyang, April 9 (Xinhua-ANI): North Koea on Tuesday warned that the Korean Peninsula is inching closure to engaging in a thermo-nuclear war, and asked foreign citizens in both countries to seriously consider the option of leaving the region for their own safety.
Rio de Janeiro, April 9 (IANS) Former South Africa football coach Joel Santana has signed a one-year deal with Brazilian top-flight outfit Bahia.
Islamabad, April 8 (IANS) Pakistan has rejected a US media report that it has struck a deal with the CIA over a secret drone campaign in the country's tribal regions.
Los Angeles, April 8 (IANS) Actress Lindsay Lohan, who began dating Avi Snow last month, has split from the rocker.
London, April 7 (ANI): George Michael has apparently been dealing with certain health difficulties, including emotional anxiety, at a 27,000-pounds-a-week rehabilitation facility in Australia.
New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Hockey India (HI) Sunday named South African Gregg Clark as head coach of the men's junior team.
New York, Apr. 7 (ANI): The CIA had carried out the first drone strike in South Waziristan in June 2004, which killed a Pakistani ally of the Taliban, and several others, as part of a secret deal with Pakistan, it has been revealed.
London, Apr. 7 (ANI): Former South African President Nelson Mandela spent his first night at home after being discharged from hospital where he was treated for pneumonia.
Johannesburg, Apr 6 (ANI): The South African Football Association (SAFA) will face a judicial inquiry over an alleged soccer match-fixing in South Africa in 2010, according to the sport ministry.
Geneva, April 6 (IANS) Football's world governing body FIFA said no match-fixing was found in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, with more than 500 matches played so far.
Islamabad, Apr 4 (ANI): Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) chief selector Iqbal Qasim has admitted that there is a need to improve the middle-order batting following the team's recent whitewash in South Africa.
Tokyo, Apr. 4 (ANI): China has demanded that a trilateral summit it was scheduled to attend in late May in Seoul with Japan and South Korea be postponed.
Sydney, Apr. 4 (ANI): The daily habits of 46 percent of consumers drive their shopping choices, a new study has revealed.
London, April 3 (ANI): Harrison Ford says that whether or not he gets to don Indiana Jones' fedora again, he's satisfied just to have acting jobs.
The World Boxing Council on Wednesday declared former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela as "King of Human Equality" as an acclamation to his long term struggle against racial segregation in his country.
Rio de Janeiro, April 3 (IANS) Brazilian top-flight outfit Sao Paulo has lost an appeal against striker Luis Fabiano's four-match Copa Libertadores ban.