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Gymnastics body supports IOC's decision on Russia
Geneva, July 25 (IANS) The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) on Monday supported the ruling of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) not to bar the Russian contingent from the Rio Olympic Games starting on August 5.

Monday, July 25, 2016 6:44:04 PM

45 athletes test positive after reanalysis of 2008, 2012 Games samples
Geneva, July 22 (IANS) A total of 45 athletes, who participated in the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing and London, respectively, tested positive for banned performance-enhancing drugs following the reanalysis of their doping samples, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday.

Friday, July 22, 2016 6:22:05 PM

Bahrain busts weapons depot, five men arrested for planning bombings
Manama, July 22 (IANS) Bahraini authorities on Thursday said it discovered a weapons depot and arrested five suspects who confessed to have received military training in Iran and Iraq.

Friday, July 22, 2016 7:56:03 AM

2016 on track to be world's hottest year on record: WMO
Geneva, July 22 (IANS) The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) on Thursday warned global temperatures for the first six months of this year shattered more records, meaning 2016 is on track to be the world's hottest year on record.

Friday, July 22, 2016 6:08:04 AM

Massive evacuation as Dubai Sufala Tower catches fire
Dubai, July 20 (IANS) The lower levels of Sufala Tower in Dubai caught fire on Wednesday, triggering a massive evacuation as civil defence and police fought the blaze in the multi-storeyed building.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 7:46:04 PM

ICC names Steve Elworthy as 2019 World Cup MD
Dubai, July 19 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) and hosts England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Tuesday jointly announced Steve Elworthy as managing director of the ICC 2019 World Cup.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 5:58:04 PM

Gymnastics body concerned over possible blanket ban of Russia at Rio
Geneva, July 18 (IANS) The International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG) voiced its concern on Monday regarding a possible blanket ban for Russia from its participation in the Olympic Games starting on August 5.

Monday, July 18, 2016 6:58:07 PM

Pakistan spinner Yasir becomes top ranked Test bowler
Dubai, July 18 (IANS) Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah has become the top ranked Test bowler after he starred in the 75-run victory over England in the first Test at Lord's.

Monday, July 18, 2016 6:38:04 PM

Second round of Yemen peace talks resumes in Kuwait
Kuwait City, July 17 (IANS) A second round of the UN-facilitated peace talks between Yemen's warring parties resumed in Kuwait after a two-week break, government officials said.

Sunday, July 17, 2016 8:28:04 AM

Dubai inflation rises to 1.75 per cent in 2016 H1
Dubai, July 15 (IANS/WAM) The inflation rate of Dubai has risen to 1.75 per cent in the first half of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015, according to a Dubai Statistics Centre report.

Friday, July 15, 2016 3:58:03 PM

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