Australia's captain Michael Clarke looks skywards as he celebrates reaching fifty runs during the Cricket World Cup final match against New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) March 29, 2015. REUTERS/Brandon Malone

Australia beat New Zealand in final to win World Cup

Australia beat New Zealand by seven wickets in the final at the MCG on Sunday to win the World Cup for the fifth time and send their retiring captain Michael Clarke out as a winner.  Read | Full Coverage 

Pakistan sends 747 jumbo jets to evacuate distraught nationals from Yemen 1:30pm IST

PESHAWAR - Pakistan, which has yet to decide whether to offer military support to a Saudi-led campaign in Yemen, is flying jumbo jets to the Middle Eastern country to evacuate hundreds of nationals, a Defence Ministry official said on Sunday.

A broker looks at her computer terminal at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai May 4, 2009. REUTERS/Punit Paranjpe/Files

Weird result of India’s boardroom diversity

India’s effort to break the old boys’ club is producing bizarre outcomes. Tycoons have responded to a requirement that they have at least one female board member by April 1 by appointing their wives and even stepmothers as directors. A report by Credit Suisse published in September found that women held just 7.1 percent of senior management positions in India in 2013, writes Una Galani.  Column 

China's President Xi Jinping (front C) poses for photos with guests at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank launch ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing October 24, 2014. REUTERS/Takaki Yajima/Pool/Files

Denmark applies to join China-backed AIIB

Denmark has applied to join the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Bank (AIIB), China's Ministry of Finance said on Sunday, becoming the latest European power to join the institution despite misgivings of the United States.  Full Article | More countries join AIIB 

Formula One - F1 - Malaysian Grand Prix 2015 - Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 29/3/15 Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel celebrates winning the Malaysian Grand Prix Reuters / Olivia Harris Livepic

Ferrari's Vettel storms to victory in Malaysia GP

Sebastian Vettel drove a flawless tactical race to claim his maiden victory for Ferrari at the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday, registering the first Formula One win for the Italian team since 2013.  Full Article 

People pay their respects to the late first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew at a community tribute site in Singapore March 28, 2015. REUTERS/Edgar Su

Singaporeans bid final farewell to Lee

Tens of thousands of people braved heavy rain and lined the streets of Singapore on Sunday to catch a last glimpse of founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew as his funeral procession wound through the country he helped build.  Full Article | In pictures 

Children come forward to get their feet disinfected after a Red Cross worker explained that they are spraying bleach, and not spraying the village with the Ebola virus, in Forecariah January 30, 2015. REUTERS/Misha Hussain/Files
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Guinea announces new emergency measures

Guinea's President Alpha Conde announced on Saturday new emergency measures enabling authorities to restrict movements in western Guinea where Ebola transmission continues a year after the epidemic was declared.  Full Article 

Badminton - Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships 2015 - The National Indoor Arena, Birmingham - 7/3/15 India's Saina Nehwal in action during the women's singles semi final Action Images via Reuters / Peter Cziborra Livepic

Saina Nehwal to top women's world rankings

Saina Nehwal will replace Olympic champion Li Xuerui as the women's world number one badminton player, ending China's stranglehold at the top of the rankings. "I want to be the best," Nehwal said before her top ranking was confirmed. "It's not about the ranking, it's about being consistent.  Full Article 

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Indian designers will create new products for online shoppers: Amazon India fashion head

The e-commerce industry in India is expected to cross $100 billion in the next four years. Can designer wear be successful in the medium that attracts many of its users because of discounts? Vikas Purohit, head of fashion at Amazon India, foresees the country’s top designers creating products especially suited to online retail.  Full Article 


Cinderella’s new moral: Be rich or be a pumpkin

Cinderella marriages are getting to be as rare as golden coaches. Economist Jeremy Greenwood has found that your chances of marrying outside your income bracket have been dropping since the 1950s because of something called assortive mating, which means that we are increasingly drawn to people in similar circumstances. Inequality has grown and mobility has stalled.  Commentary 


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Hospital beds, nurses and IV drips at Amazon India Fashion Week

Nine hospital beds in a row and imaginary patients hooked up to intravenous drips. Not the usual setting for a fashion catwalk. But designer Rajesh Pratap Singh returned to his roots for the inaugural show of the Amazon India Fashion Week in New Delhi. Singh, who grew up in a family of doctors, said his show was a tribute to healthcare professionals.  Full Article 

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