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Last updated: Saturday, November 01, 2014 11:38:04 AM

Looking forward to helping take tennis somewhere new: Murray
Dubai, Oct 29 (IANS) Fresh from his win at Valencia and Vienna, World No.8 Andy Murray is participating in the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), a pioneering new event that promises to revolutionise the way the world looks at the game and transcend the popularity of the much-loved sport.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 7:40:09 PM

Woman saves Indian from Bangladeshis' captivity in Baharin
Manama, Oct 28 (IANS) An Indian, allegedly tortured and held hostage in Bahrain by five Bangladeshis for a paltry BHD800 ransom (about $2,000), was rescued with the help of his co-worker, an Indonesian woman, in an undercover police operation.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 8:36:09 PM

WHO welcomes approval of Ebola vaccine trial in Switzerland
Geneva, Oct 28 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) Tuesday welcomed the approval of a Swiss regulatory authority for a trial with an experimental Ebola vaccine at the Lausanne University Hospital.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 8:18:04 PM

IPTL names team coaches
Dubai, Oct 28 (IANS) Organisers of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) Tuesday appointed Joshua Eagle and John Laffnie de Jager as coaches of Singapore Slammers and UAE Royals respectively. Fabrice Santoro and Treat Huey will be player-coaches for the Indian Aces and Manila Mavericks.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 7:18:14 PM

Malaysia urges Muslim world to give education top priority
Dubai, Oct 28 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said here Tuesday that education should be given top priority in the Muslim world.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 6:48:10 PM

IPTL announces team coaches
Dubai, Oct 28 (IANS) Organisers of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) Tuesday announced the names of coaches for the four franchises of the tournament, based in Asian cities - Manila, Singapore, New Delhi and Dubai.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 4:58:05 PM

Bahrain bans major opposition group
Manama, Oct 28 (IANS) A Bahrain court Tuesday banned for three months all activities of Al Wefaq National Islamic Society, the main Shia opposition group, just less than one month before parliamentary elections in the Gulf nation.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 3:54:18 PM

Kolhi drops to 3rd in ODI batting rankings
Dubai, Oct 28 (IANS) India's Virat Kohli dropped a place to be positioned third in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) batting rankings for One-Day Internationals (ODI) released Tuesday as he was overtaken by South African Hashim Amla following the Proteas' 2-0 victory in a three-match series against New Zealand.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 3:06:18 PM

Warner, Younus Khan move up in ICC rankings
Dubai, Oct 27 (IANS) Hundreds in both innings during Pakistan's win over Australia in the first Test helped former captain Younus Khan jump four places to seventh while Aussie opener David Warner moved up to a career-high fourth position in the latest ICC batting and bowling rankings released here Monday.

Monday, October 27, 2014 3:14:08 PM

Number of Ebola cases crosses 10,000: WHO
Geneva, Oct 25 (IANS/EFE) The World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed Saturday that the number of Ebola cases has risen to more than 10,000 in the eight affected countries, two of which, Nigeria and Senegal, had recently been declared free of the virus.

Saturday, October 25, 2014 10:28:03 PM

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