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Lucknow: There are more than 40,000 spiders roaming around on this planet with us. Some are hunters and some are often hunted by other animals. Spiders mostly spin webs to prey or attack their preys by jumping out of an hidden place. They usually use their venom for hunting and rarely in self defence. That …

Sydney: Former Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt has turned down an offer to join Maltese outfit Valletta FC, opting to continue his professional football trial at the Central Coast Mariners in Australia. “We wish Usain Bolt all the best with his football career. The offer is always on the table,” Valletta FC chief executive and managing director …

Mumbai: India, Australia and other international agencies have launched a massive effort to rescue a seriously injured Indian Navy commander participating in the Golden Global Race (GGR) 2018, an official said here on Saturday. Commander Abhilash Tomy is sailing aboard an indigenously built sailing vessel, SV Thuraya, which overturned and dismasted during stormy weather. The sailor …

Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) has responded positively to India head coach Ravi Shastri’s request for more warm-up games in the run-up to the four-match Test series between the two nations later this year. Following the recent 1-4 series loss to England, Shastri had demanded more warm-up games against Australia ahead of first Test in Adelaide from …

Canberra: International human rights bodies urged Australia on Wednesday to end its military ties with Myanmar and impose sanctions on those responsible for “atrocities” committed against the Rohingyas. Human Rights Watch (HRW), Amnesty International (AI), the Human Rights Law Center and the Australian Council for International Development made a joint statement calling on Canberra to assist …

Tokyo: Choked road traffic conditions in three mega cities prompted global ride-hailing platform Uber to select India among the first five shortlisted finalist countries which could be home to an international Uber Air City within the next five years. After evaluating countries across the globe, Uber Elevate — the ride-hailing platform’s aerial taxi arm — announced …

Canberra: China could overtake Australia as the biggest donor to Pacific nations, but only if Beijing follows through on its promises of aid and support that are currently billions of dollars short of being realised, a new report said here on Friday. According to the report from Australia’s Lowy Institute, a foreign policy think tank, …

Breda (The Netherlands): India suffered a penalty shootout heartbreak in the Hockey Champions Trophy final for the second consecutive time as they lost 1-3 (1-1) to defending champions Australia here on Sunday. Blake Govers put Australia ahead in the 24th minute. India equalised through Vivek Sagar Prasad’s strike in the 43rd minute to end 1-1 at …