Monterosso won the $10 million Dubai World Cup, the world’s richest horse race, in a victory for the ruler of Dubai after one of his horses was badly injured in another race. French jockey Mikael Barzalona jumps off Monterosso after winning the Dubai World Cup horse race at the Meydan race track in the Gulf..
Russia plunged back into the disputes over energy with Ukraine and Belarus that have repeatedly disrupted oil and gas supplies to European Unioncountries, and it also termed EU energy policy as "uncivilized". Russia on Friday denied remarks by Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko that it [more]
Don’t be surprised if your doctor asks you to sit on the floor at your next checkup. A new study says testing a person’s ability to sit down and then rise from the floor could provide useful insight into their overall health and longevity. [more]
North Korea's next step after rattling the world by putting a satellite into orbit for the first time will likely be a nuclear test, the third conducted by the reclusive and unpredictable state. A nuclear test would be the logical follow-up to [more]
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QY_Gc1bF8ds Dec. 21, 2012, has long been rumored to be the day of the Mayan apocalypse, when Earth comes to its inglorious end. The good folks at NASA want you to know that isn't going to happen. In fact, NASA is so [more]
South Korea can now produce missiles that can reach all of North Korea as part of a new deal with Washington that's a response to the North's own growing weapons stockpile. There were restrictions put on their missile production by Washington to try and deter [more]
A man and three members of his family were jailed for a total of 58 years yesterday after being convicted of murdering his pregnant wife claiming she was possessed by evil spirits. One of the four smothered 21-year-old Nalia Mumtaz while the others held [more]
The President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff (L), meets Brazilian former football star at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia Football legend Pele on Tuesday accepted an invitation from Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff to act as an honorary ambassador for the 2014 World Cup. The 70-year-old Brazilian said it was an honour that he could not turn..
The Japanese women’s soccer team celebrates after winning the World Cup final against the U.S. in Frankfurt on Sunday. Japan won the Women’s World Cup for the first time on Sunday, denying the United States a record third title after twice coming from behind in the final and then winning a penalty shootout in Germany...
Brazil’s minister of sports, Olrando Silva, on Sunday openly criticized the city of Sao Paulo for its lack of preparations regarding the 2014 World Cup. Silva cited that the delay in construction of Corinthians’ new stadium as irresponsible. Corinthians and the city of Sao Paulo are in the dispute to hold the opening ceremonies and..
Many Brazilian airports are already operating above capacity Most of Brazil’s airports being improved for the World Cup in 2014 will not be ready in time, a report warns. Of 13 terminals being upgraded, 10 are unlikely to be completed by June 2014, the government-backed Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea) said. It warned that..
For Qatar’s World Cup 2022 organisers tasked with finding new ways to keep the hot sun off players’ backs, the sky’s the limit… literally. Tournament chiefs plan to blot out the sun with artificial clouds in a bid to provide shade for stadiums and training grounds during the sweltering summer. The clouds will be made..