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Zika virus outbreak constitutes public health emergency: WHO
Geneva, Feb 2 (IANS) The recent cluster of microcephaly cases and other neurologic disorders reported in Brazil constituted a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016 8:20:04 AM

Saudi Arabia executes national for murder
Riyadh, Feb 1 (IANS/AKI) Saudi Arabia on Monday put a man to death in the northern city of Tabuk for murdering another Saudi citizen, bringing to 56 the number of people executed this year.

Monday, February 01, 2016 9:12:03 PM

New Zealand, South Africa, England aim to improve ODI rankings
Dubai, Feb 1 (IANS) Following their 2-0 One-Day International (ODI) series win over Pakistan which helped them gain a place in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings, New Zealand will look for further improvement when they face Australia in a three-match series starting in Auckland on Wednesday.

Monday, February 01, 2016 4:08:03 PM

Kohli becomes new No.1 T20 batsman
Dubai, Feb 1 (IANS) Star batsman Virat Kohli on Tuesday claimed the top spot in the International Cricket Council's (ICC) latest T20 batting rankings after his stupendous form helped India thrash Australia 3-0 in a three-match series.

Monday, February 01, 2016 3:20:04 PM

India eye 4th spot in women's ODI rankings
Dubai, Jan 31 (IANS) The Indian women's team will jump to the fourth spot in the One-Day International (ODI) championship ladder if they beat Australia 3-0 in a series starting in Canberra from February 2, an ICC official said here on Sunday.

Sunday, January 31, 2016 7:28:03 PM

ICC board to discuss World T20, Olympic participation
Dubai, Jan 31 (IANS) Issues regarding the upcoming World Twenty20 championship in India and the game's potential participation in the Olympic and Commonwealth Games will be among the key issues on the anvil at the International Cricket Council's (ICC) board meeting here on February 4, an official said on Sunday.

Sunday, January 31, 2016 6:46:03 PM

Risk of Zika spreading in Europe extremely low: WHO
Geneva, Jan 30 (IANS) Despite the Zika virus continuing to spread in the Americas, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday that during the winter, the risk of Zika virus transmission in Europe was extremely low.

Saturday, January 30, 2016 12:24:03 AM

Intra-Syrian talks to start as planned
Geneva, Jan 29 (IANS) The intra-Syrian talks originally scheduled for January 25 but delayed till Friday will go ahead as previously announced by UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, a UN information officer said.

Friday, January 29, 2016 6:54:04 PM

Lara best I've ever bowled to, says Muralitharan
Dubai, Jan 29 (IANS) Legendary off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan has identified former West Indies maestro Brian Lara as the most difficult batsmen he has ever bowled to.

Friday, January 29, 2016 11:20:04 AM

Syrian opposition to boycott peace talks in Geneva
Riyadh, Jan 29 (IANS) The Syrian opposition announced on Thursday that they will not attend the Geneva talks aiming to find a peaceful solution to the Syrian crisis, Al Arabiya local news reported.

Friday, January 29, 2016 7:32:04 AM

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