World Cup - Group F - Germany vs Mexico - Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia - Jun 17, 2018 Germany coach Joachim Low inside the stadium before the match. Reuters

A foreboding loss for Germany

Loss to Mexico rattles defending champs



World Cup - Group E - Brazil vs Switzerland - Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Russia - Jun 17, 2018 Brazil coach Tite before the match. Reuters
Anxiety hit us hard: Brazil coach

Stuttering performance in 1-1 draw with Switzerland was due to anxiety over first World Cup game, says Tite

Why this wasn’t Kim’s father’s summit

This is the third time the US and North Korea have started down this path toward normalisation of relations

Photo: Reuters

Bulgarian cow escapes death sentence

Plans to kill Penka the cow for crossing EU borders without paperwork triggered an international outcry

Representational Image: Iceland fans inside the stadium before the match. Football - World Cup - Group D - Argentina vs Iceland - Spartak Stadium, Moscow, Russia - June 16, 2018. Reuters

How football’s minnows
got to the World Cup

They are countries that have far fewer people and far less money than the countries they had to beat to get to the World Cup

Sri Lanka jails anti-Muslim Buddhist monk

He is also fined for threatening a human rights litigant in court

Flowers are placed alongside the ashes of British scientist Stephen Hawking at the site of interment in the nave of the Abbey church, during a memorial service at Westminster Abbey, in London, Britain, June 15, 2018. Ben Stansall/Pool via REUTERS

Hawking's voice beamed into space

His ashes are interred between Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin at London's Westminster Abbey

Journalists hold placards during a silent protest against the killing of Syed Shujaat Bukhari, the editor-in-chief of local newspaper

1 held over murder of Kashmir journalist

Syed Shujaat Bukhari, editor of the Rising Kashmir newspaper, is shot dead

India crush Afghans

The debutants lose their first Test match by an innings and 262 runs

Sexual abuse: 4 held after live video

The video of the incidents broadcast live on Facebook goes viral

Representational Image: The last stands of wheat remain before being harvested by a family near Acme, Alberta, September 23, 2009. Reuters

Japan suspends sale of Canadian wheat

Bangladesh is a possible market for the lot after grain containing a genetically modified trait is discovered in Alberta


A man is seen inside the Shanghai Stock Exchange in Changhai's Pudong financial district on Nov 17, 2014. Reuters

Asian shares drop amid US-China tensions

Trump’s tariffs on Chinese imports, Beijing response fuel fears of coming trade war

A victim of the bomb blast in Damboa is taken on a stretcher into the accident and emergency ward at the specialist hospital in Maiduguri, Nigeria Jun 17, 2018. Reuters

Blasts kill 20 in Nigeria

Locals say toll is even higher in the largest attack in weeks in region affected by Boko Haram insurgency

Singer Asif Akbar gets bail

The singer was arrested on music piracy charges