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Garcia stuns new No. 1 Halep to win in Beijing

Garcia stuns new No. 1 Halep to win in Beijing

Unseeded Caroline Garcia of France won her second title in as many weeks as she stunned new world number one Simona Halep in the closely fought final of the China Open yesterday.

White tiger cubs maul keeper to death in India

White tiger cubs maul keeper to death in India

Anji, 40, was killed at Bannerghatta Biological Park on the outskirts of Bengaluru when the two cubs attacked him as he herded them into their enclosure.

Stake sale in insurance units to help Indian banks boost balance sheets

Stake sale in insurance units to help Indian banks boost balance sheets

The recent sale of stake by some Indian banks in their insurance business would help in dealing with the issue of their non-performing assets (NPAs), or bad loans, and improve balance sheets, American credit ratings agency Moody’s said on Thursday.

Fleetwood breaks Carnoustie record to take share of lead

Fleetwood breaks Carnoustie record to take share of lead

England’s Tommy Fleetwood set a new Carnoustie course record to move into a share of the halfway lead at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland yesterday, as Rory McIlroy missed the cut in his final tournament of the season.

Kabila sits tight as Congo crumbles

Kabila sits tight as Congo crumbles

Violent prison breaks, militiamen attacking the city, a plummeting economy. For the Kinois, residents of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, they are all symptoms of the same crisis and the fault of the same man: President Joseph Kabila and his refusal to let go of power.

Nepal to sign nuclear weapon ban treaty

Nepal to sign nuclear weapon ban treaty

Nepal will sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons this week during the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said yesterday.

Qatar, Turkey economy ministers meet at UN

Qatar, Turkey economy ministers meet at UN

HE Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani, Minister of Economy and Commerce, met Nihat Zeybekci, Minister of Economy of Turkey, on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Lewandowski scores twice in Bayern romp

Lewandowski scores twice in Bayern romp

Robert Lewandowski netted twice on his 100th Bundesliga appearance for Bayern Munich who brushed off their internal strife with a 4-0 hammering of Mainz yesterday.

Australia and France on brink of Davis Cup final

Australia and France on brink of Davis Cup final

Australia edged closer to a first Davis Cup final in 14 years yesterday when Jordan Thompson and John Peers swept past Arthur De Greef and Ruben Bemelmans 6-3, 6-4, 6-0 for a 2-1 lead in their semi-final against Belgium.

“Instead of crashing, I averted a crisis”

“Instead of crashing, I averted a crisis”

In case anyone is wondering, Sherman Alexie is doing just fine.

Catalan mayors defy courts ahead of vote

Catalan mayors defy courts ahead of vote

More than 700 mayors from across Catalonia gathered in Barcelona yesterday to confirm their support for a planned independence referendum that Madrid has declared illegal.

Voters to be asked for ID in trial at five polling stations

Voters to be asked for ID in trial at five polling stations

Voters in five local authorities will need to show photo identification before they can vote in local elections next May, in a move aimed at combating voter fraud but which Labour and the Liberal Democrats have warned could disenfranchise thousands of people.