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January 12, 2019 4:48 PM Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul banned by India over Koffee with Karan comments

Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul have been suspended by India's cricket board (the BCCI) after comments about women on a television show. The ban is with immediate effect and the pair have been told to return home from the tour of Australia to explain themselves. Pandya has since apologised, saying he "got carried away with the show". The BCCI said "an enquiry 123

January 11, 2019 3:35 AM China to be world LARGEST economy by 2030

THE US will lose its place as the world’s biggest economy by 2030, falling below China and India, according to a new report. The study was produced by UK banking firm Standard Chartered. Britain, France, Italy and Canada are all predicted to fall out of the world’s top 10 economies. They will be overtaken by Turkey, Brazil and Egypt which are forecast 117

January 7, 2019 2:53 PM Monkey fever SPREADS: Six people die and 15 infected by deadly viral infection

INDIA is currently reeling from an outbreak of Monkey Fever, forcing officials to close a nearby nature reserve. Indian health are currently battling the deadly outbreak with six people already dead from the disease. Monkey Fever, otherwise known as Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD), has broken out in the area of Karnataka, a state in India. The rare disease 111

January 6, 2019 2:38 AM Six children killed after bus skids off road and rolls down gorge in India

The driver also died in the tragedy which happened when the vehicle skidded off a hilly road in a mountainous part of the country. The driver also died when the vehicle skidded off a hilly road and rolled down a gorge in Himachal Pradesh state on Saturday. Three of the children, aged between five and 14, died at the scene, as did the driver. The children 103

January 5, 2019 4:55 PM Christian persecution: Fury after graves 'DESECRATED' as crucifix 'attacked with hammer'

CHRISTIAN tombs in a Indonesian cemetery have been brutally vandalised and destroyed, amid rising fears of a worldwide crackdown on Christianity. Mr Widodo is running against Islamist political parties who have accused him of not being a “good Muslim” and secretly favouring the Community Party of Indonesia, which has been banned. Fears of a worldwide 105

January 4, 2019 8:31 AM Australia v India: Pujara & Pant keep tourists on course for historic series win

India remain on course for a first series win in Australia after dominating day two of the fourth and final Test in Sydney. The tourists lead the series 2-1 and declared their first innings on 622-7. Cheteshwar Pujara was finally out for 193, while Rishabh Pant hit his second Test century in reaching 159 not out. Captain Virat Kohli declared an hour before 59

January 4, 2019 5:06 AM Januhairy: Why women are growing out their body hair

A month-long campaign encouraging women to grow out their body hair is happening for the first time. Januhairy wants ladies to "love and accept" their natural hair while raising money for charity. Founder Laura Jackson, 21, said she has had a "great response" and women from all over the world have now signed up to take part. The Exeter University student 64

January 3, 2019 8:20 AM Australia v India: Cheteshwar Pujara scores century as tourists dominate first day

Cheteshwar Pujara scored his third century of the series as India took control on day one of the fourth and final Test against Australia. The 30-year-old, who scored 123 in the first Test and 106 in the third, finished the day on 130 not out as the tourists closed on 303-4 in Sydney. Hanuma Vihari ended 39 not out with India, who lead 2-1, needing a draw to clinch 62

December 31, 2018 7:33 PM New Year celebrations: UK gets ready to welcome 2019

The UK is gearing up to welcome in the New Year as the countdown to 2019 begins. Fireworks will be going off on the stroke of midnight across the land as thousands celebrate. In London, Big Ben will spring back into action with its customary bongs to mark the moment, as 100,000 people are expected on the banks of the Thames. In Edinburgh, Franz Ferdinand 65

December 31, 2018 12:44 AM Why legalising gay sex in India is not a Western idea

The decriminalisation of gay sex was arguably the biggest news story of 2018 in India. So, it wasn't surprising when it became a hotly debated topic at one of the year-end parties I recently attended in Delhi. The common consensus was that the Supreme Court's decision to strike down a colonial-era law has pushed the country towards adopting Western ideals 65