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Malaysia says Indian Ocean airplane debris is part of a Boeing 777


KUALA LUMPUR/PARIS - Malaysia said on Sunday that airplane debris that washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion has been identified as being from a Boeing 777, the same model as a Malaysian Airlines plane which vanished last year.

Athletics roiled by mass doping allegations after blood test leak

KUALA LUMPUR - Endurance runners suspected of doping have been winning a third of Olympic and world championship medals, two news organisations said on Sunday, after a leak of thousands of blood test results from 2001-2012 threw global athletics into chaos.

02 Aug 2015

13 hurt in shooting outside New York City house party

- Thirteen people were injured when gunmen opened fired outside a house party in New York City's Brooklyn borough on Sunday, police said.

World 02 Aug 2015

Bangladesh to host Australia for first tests in nine years

SYDNEY - Bangladesh will host Australia for two tests in October in the first series between the two countries in nine years, the Bangladesh Cricket Board said on Sunday.

02 Aug 2015

Nestle India targets growth in other businesses after Maggi scare

NEW DELHI - Nestle India Ltd will focus on growing its dairy, coffee and confectionary businesses, its new boss said, as the company battles to bring back its popular Maggi noodles that were pulled from shelves over safety concerns.

Business 01 Aug 2015

Zambian villagers to take on mining firm Vedanta in UK court

LONDON - British mining company Vedanta Resources faces legal action in London's High Court after a group of Zambian villagers said their water source and farmland was polluted by the firm's copper mining operations.

Business, 02 Aug 2015

Bombay High Court concludes hearing Maggi noodles case

MUMBAI - The Bombay High Court has concluded hearing a case filed by Nestle India challenging a local regulator's report that Maggi instant noodles contained excess lead, a lawyer for the company said.

Business 01 Aug 2015

Rain washes out play for third straight day in Dhaka

DHAKA - The entire fourth day's play in the second and final test between Bangladesh and South Africa was wiped out on Sunday due to rain and a wet outfield, pushing the match towards an inevitable draw.

02 Aug 2015

New Afghan Taliban leader appeals for unity in first public message

DERA ISMAIL KHAN/ PESHAWAR, Pakistan - The new Afghan Taliban leader appealed for unity in the insurgency in his first public message released on Saturday amid reports his predecessor's family members opposed his selection.

World, South Asia 01 Aug 2015

Thrilling one-wicket win hands Pakistan T20 series

COLOMBO - Pakistan ended their tour of Sri Lanka with a dramatic one-wicket victory in the second Twenty20 on Saturday to complete a 2-0 series win, having also triumphed in the test and ODI encounters.

02 Aug 2015

Movie Review: Drishyam

Since the release of Jeethu Joseph’s Malayalam film “Drishyam” (Visual) in 2013, it has been re-made in four different languages. The latest is Nishikant Kamat’s Hindi adaptation. In each remake, whether it is the Kannada, Telugu or the Tamil version, the story doesn’t change, right from the opening shot to the way it ends, except the actors.