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India opt to bat against Pakistan
Adelaide, Feb 15 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and opted to bat against Pakistan in their World Cup opener at the Adelaide Oval here Sunday.

Sunday, February 15, 2015 8:48:03 AM

Google's doodle celebrates cricket World Cup
Adelaide, Feb 14 (IANS) Internet giant Google marked the beginning of the cricket World Cup with a new colourful doodle on its homepage.

Saturday, February 14, 2015 6:22:15 PM

IS gunmen warn Libyan militias
Tripoli, Feb 14 (IANS) Gunmen loyal to the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group have warned Libyan local militias to leave the western city of Sirte by Sunday, media reported Saturday.

Saturday, February 14, 2015 5:26:13 PM

We have to enjoy the game and be positive: Misbah
Adelaide, Feb 14 (IANS) Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq Saturday urged his team to enjoy and "be positive" during their "high-pressure" World Cup opener against traditional rivals India at the Adelaide Oval here Sunday.

Saturday, February 14, 2015 5:16:12 PM

We will play with more intensity against Pakistan: Dhoni
Adelaide, Feb 14 (IANS) Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni Saturday said their "high-voltage" match against Pakistan Sunday is bound to bring in "more intensity on the field" from the defending champions.

Saturday, February 14, 2015 4:18:03 PM

UAE closes embassy in Yemen
Abu Dhabi, Feb 14 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced Saturday it has suspended operations at its embassy in Yemeni capital Sanaa and evacuated all diplomatic staff.

Saturday, February 14, 2015 2:34:04 PM

India-Pakisan clash to give World Cup momentum (Preview)
Adelaide, Feb 14 (IANS) India-Pakistan clashes always create a lot of buzz among cricket fanatics and it is no different this time as the high-octane encounter is once again ready to enthrall fans, this time during the World Cup at the Adelaide Oval here Sunday.

Saturday, February 14, 2015 1:34:03 PM

FIFA chief Blatter praises Ghana's AFCON performance
Accra (Ghana), Feb 14 (IANS) FIFA President Sepp Blatter has lauded the performance of Ghana at the just-concluded 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Equatorial Guinea, where the Black Stars finished runners-up to Cote d'Ivoire.

Saturday, February 14, 2015 11:16:21 AM

IS militants take over radio stations in Libyan city
Tripoli, Feb 13 (IANS) A group of gunmen took control of two radio stations in Libya's western city of Sirte, and aired statements of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, local residents said on Friday.

Friday, February 13, 2015 8:16:05 PM

10 killed in Boko Haram's first attack in Chad
Nairobi, Feb 13 (IANS/EFE) At least 10 people were killed Friday in the first attack on Chadian territory by members of the Nigerian terror group Boko Haram, media reported.

Friday, February 13, 2015 8:15:07 PM

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