Bidding begins for Rio 2016 Olympic Games projects (21 minutes ago)
Rio de Janeiro, April 19 (IANS) Brazil's southeast city of Rio de Janeiro has opened bidding for two infrastructure projects in the lead-up to the 2016 Olympic Games, authorities said.
French Ligue 1 standings (08:40)
Paris, April 19 (IANS) Following are the French Ligue 1 standings after Friday's match (tabulated under games played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua.
Spanish Primera Liga standings (08:36)
Madrid, April 19 (IANS) Following are the Spanish Primera Liga standings after Friday's match (tabulated under games played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua.
Beyonce trying for second child? (08:02)
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) Singer Beyonce Knowles is reportedly trying for another baby with husband and music producer Jay-Z.
Britain cautiously welcome Ukraine agreement (07:52)
London, April 19 (IANS) British Foreign Secretary William Hague Friday offered his "cautious welcome" to the agreement reached at the four-way Geneva talks over the Ukraine crisis Thursday.
US warns of more sanctions on Russia (07:52)
Washington, April 19 (IANS) The White House Friday threatened additional sanctions on Russia in case of its failure to help calm down the tense situation in eastern Ukraine.
Obama to underscore continued focus on Asia (07:52)
Washington, April 19 (IANS) US President Barack Obama's trip to Asia next week is an "important opportunity" for him to underscore continued US focus on the region, the White House said Friday.
When on beach, Kelly Brook gives make-up a miss (07:16)
London, April 19 (IANS) Model-actress Kelly Brook doesn't like to wear make-up when she hits the beach because she feels that "skin needs to breathe".
Security beefed up in Nigeria ahead of Easter (07:12)
Lagos, April 19 (IANS) Nigeriain police have beefed up security across the country to ensure crime-free Easter celebration.
Unicef sounds alarm over children's deaths in South Sudan (07:12)
United Nations, April 19 (IANS) A number of children have been killed in this week's fighting in South Sudan -- some in an attack on displaced civilians while others have been caught in the crossfire or died as a result of being recruited by armed groups and forces, the UN Children's Fund (Unicef) said Friday.
First bodies found within cabins of South Korean sunken ferry (07:12)
Seoul, April 19 (IANS) Three days after the 6,825-tonne passenger ferry capsized and sank off the Jindo Island near the southwestern tip of South Korea, first bodies were found Saturday morning within the passenger cabins of the ferry, local media reported.
Djokovic to vie with Federer for spot in Monte Carlo final (06:54)
Monaco, April 19 (IANS/EFE) Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Swiss great Roger Federer will face one other in the semifinals of the Monte Carlo Masters after each triumphed in hard-fought matches Friday.
Rihanna settles legal battle with former accountants (06:02)
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) Singer Rihanna has reportedly agreed a settlement to end the legal battle with her former accountants.
Victoria Beckham celebrates birthday with hiking (05:16)
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) Fashion designer Victoria Beckham marked her 40th birthday by hiking around America's famous Grand Canyon with her sports star husband David Beckham and children.
My mom not a party girl: Lindsay Lohan (04:00)
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan has defended her mother Dina, saying she has never been a party girl.
Hollande doesn't want new term till rise in jobs (04:00)
Paris, April 19 (IANS) French President Francois Hollande Friday said he won't run for a second five-year mandate if he won't deliver on the pledge to reverse a long-running rise in unemployment.
Russia favours closer economic ties with China (04:00)
Moscow, April 19 (IANS) The country eyes closer economic ties with China, with bilateral trade's turnover expected to reach $100 billion next year, Russia's deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Friday.
Iran to uphold nuclear achievements: Cleric (04:00)
Tehran, April 19 (IANS) Iran will by no means retreat from its nuclear achievements as they are about indigenous "peaceful" nuclear technology developed by Iranian scientists, a senior Iranian cleric said Friday.
Sabbatical from marriage not bad idea, says Emma Thompson (03:16)
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) Actress Emma Thompson drew parallels between real life and the plot of her new comedy "The Love Punch" and said that she's all for taking a year out of a marriage if it is "done properly".
Chelsea Clinton's daughter expecting her first baby (03:06)
New York, April 19 (IANS/EFE) Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton, revealed she is expecting her first baby.
Ukrainian government ready for constitutional reforms: PM (03:06)
Kiev, April 19 (IANS) Ukraine's government is prepared to conduct constitutional changes, granting more say to local governments on budget and tax policy and giving the Russian language a special status to overcome the current crisis in the country, Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk said here Friday.
Deeply concerned about situation in Homs: US (03:04)
Washington, April 19 (IANS) The US is "deeply concerned" by the situation in Homs, the US State Department spokeswoman said Friday, while condemning the Syrian government's attacks on Homs's old city.
Pregnancy has made Kerry Washington a better actress (02:00)
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) Actress Kerry Washington, who is expecting her first child soon, says she has learnt a lot from her pregnancy and that it has made her a better actress.
Two UN employees abducted in Karachi (01:58)
Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen kidnapped two local employees of the UN in Pakistan's port city of Karachi late Friday, police said.
US Dragon spacecraft launched (01:56)
Washington, April 19 (IANS) A commercial spacecraft operated by US space company SpaceX blasted off Friday for its third cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS), NASA TV showed.