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Nasa’s Curiosity finds water in Martian soil


Analysis of Martian soil by Nasa’s on going Mars Curiosity rover turned up a surprising amount of water, as well as a chemical that will make a search for life more complicated, scientists said on Thu

Neymar opens account as Barca extend win streak


Barcelona extended their winning start to their title defence to six games when Neymar scored his debut La Liga goal and Lionel Messi netted his seventh of the season in an entertaining 4-1 victory at

Watsa-led consortium to buy BB for $4.7bn

Smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd said on Monday it agreed in principle to be acquired by a consortium led by its biggest shareholder, Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd, for $4.7 billion.

Breaking Bad wins top Emmy award


Breaking Bad took home the top honour at Sunday’s Primetime Emmy Awards, winning the best drama series prize for the first time, as AMC’s gritty tale of a school teacher turned meth kingpin heads into the home stretch of its final season.

Nuremberg frustrate Dortmund

Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund struggled to a 1-1 draw at Nuremberg on Saturday that ended their perfect start to the season of five straight league wins.

Lotus didn’t pay Kimi


Kimi Raikkonen made the decision to rejoin Ferrari next season after Lotus failed to pay his salary, the Finn admitting he would still fulfil his duties over the final seven races of his contract beca

2022 cup in summer a no-no

European football federations have agreed it would be “impossible” to stage the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in summer as planned and that a task force will be set up to find an alternative.

ICC allows two extra reviews

Test teams will be allowed two extra decision reviews after 80 overs of an innings for a trial period starting on October 1, cricket’s world governing body announced on Wednesday.

Versace’s former Miami mansion goes on auction


One of America’s most iconic homes, the Miami Beach mansion that once belonged to Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace, goes on the auction block on Tuesday, with bidding set to open at $25 million.

Big three set for opening night

Bayern Munich begin their Champions League title defence in a home game against CSKA Moscow on Tuesday—AP

Experienced as they are there will still be a few first-night nerves this week as Pep Guardiola, Carlo Ancelotti and Jose Mourinho set off on new Champions League journeys with plenty to prove and reputations to polish.

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.