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Mathews slams 8th century, Chandimal hits 10th

Angelo Mathews scored his first century in over two years and became the first Sri Lanka batsman to hit a century in the current series as the visitors frustrated Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team on the third day of the third Test at the Feroz Shah Kotla. Mathews made full …

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Harry to marry US actress Meghan next year

British Prince Harry is to marry his American actress girlfriend Meghan Markle next year, the BBC reported today. Harry, fifth in line to the throne, will marry Ms Markle next spring and they plan to live at Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace in London. The couple, who have been dating since …

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Rahul Gandhi set to become Congress Party President on December 5

India’s opposition Congress Party’sVice-President Rahul Gandhi will succeed his mother Sonia Gandhi as President of the oldest political party in the country as early as on December 5.   The Congress Working Committee (CWC), the party’s highest decision-making body, today decided to hold internal elections after seven long years.The poll …

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Emmerson Mnangagwa sworn in as new president of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe’s incoming leader Emmerson Mnangagwa has been sworn in as president, beginning a new era for the long-troubled nation. Earlier Mr Mnangagwa raised his fist and the 60,000-strong stadium crowd in the capital Harare jumped to its feet and erupted with shouts and singing. The 75-year-old promised to devote himself …

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More than 200 killed as Egypt militants attack mosque in Sinai

At least 235 people were killed and scores more injured when gunmen stormed a mosque in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, setting off explosives and firing on worshippers during Friday prayers, authorities said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the assault in the town of Bir Abd, about 25 miles …

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Robert Mugabe resigns

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has resigned, parliament speaker Jacob Mudenda has said. A letter from Mr Mugabe said that the decision was voluntary and that he had made it to allow a smooth transfer of power, the Reuters news agency reports. The surprise announcement halted an impeachment hearing that had …

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Zimbabwe ruling party sacks Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe has been dismissed as leader of the ruling ZANU-PF party, according to Reuters. Former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa has been appointed as the new leader of the party in a widely expected move, party sources added. And Robert Mugabe’s wife Grace, who is hugely unpopular in the country, …

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