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Cricket

Indian Skipper Virat Kolhi.(Photo | PTI)
I have no regrets as I have always said right things: Virat Kohli

Virat, when asked about former Australia captain Michael Clarke coming out in his support, Kohli said that cricketers in general are empathetic towards their own breed.

Tennis

N Sriram Balaji on the sidelines of Indian Oil XtraPremium ITF Futures at Trivandrum Tennis Club.(B P Deepu | EPS)
Davis Cup on Sriram Balaji's mind

This is the Coimbatore lad's sixth ITF Futures in as many weeks and the final one before he joins the national team camp in Bengaluru.

Cricket

Former Aussie cricketer Allan Border. (File photo | Getty Images)
Series win for Australia would be one of best achievements: Border

The former captain said a win for Steve Smith's team in the ongoing Test series in India would count as one of the "very best achievements" in Australian history.

Football

Brazil's Neymar, center, fights for the ball with Uruguay's Sebastian Coates, second from right, during a 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Montevideo, Uruguay. (Photo | AP)
Brazil destroys Uruguay 4-1, Argentina survives in qualifiers

Brazil were not intimidated by more than 60,000 raucous fans in Montevideo, beating second-place Uruguay 4-1 to retain the lead.

Cricket

Virat Kohli with team physiotherapist Patrick Farhart on Friday | PTI
Shreyas in as Kohli's back-up

The Tamil Nadu opener is the only available batsman in the squad, and was seen having a lengthy net session, with all the frontline Indian bowlers taking turns bowling to him.

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Iraqi American composer and musician Rahim AlHaj, center, rehearses in Dearborn on Thursday. He composed a series of pieces based on the letters of eight Iraqis sharing personal tales during wartime.  (AP)

Iraqi-American composer musically translates wartime letters 

AlHaj is touring the United States in support of the resulting album, "Letters from Iraq," which is set to be officially released next month on the Smithsonian Folkways label. 

Taiwan court hears landmark gay marriage case

Authorities have been rejecting applications for same-sex marriages based on a clause in the Civil Code, which says an agreement to marry should be made between a man and a woman. 

Native Australian bird spotted after 100 years

The sighting of the night parrot, a small nocturnal bird native to Australia, came three years after the bird was declared extinct.

The suitcase sutra

The definitive yearly list for vacationers who seek the exotic everywhere.

Sculptor Vivek Vijay
Carving with quicksilver

Sculptor Vivek Vijay, has made an idol of Ganesha using mercury that is tough to bind.

And if volunteering is to be catalysed in response to mere need, then believe me, arts in India need the most number of volunteers.

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