Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice and missed a penalty as Real Madrid eased the pressure on under fire coach Rafael Benitez by moving to the top of La Liga with a 3-1 win over Real Sociedad.
Real now lead Barcelona and Atletico Madrid by a point, but both can move back ahead of their title rivals with victories over Real Betis and Rayo Vallecano respectively later on Wednesday.
Ronaldo recovered from a terrible start after blasting his first penalty of the day over the bar to put Madrid in front from another spot-kick just before half-time.
Bruma levelled for an injury-hit Sociedad minutes after the break, but Ronaldo delivered when his side needed a goal once more to restore the lead 23 minutes from time before Lucas Vasquez added a late third.
"Apart from 10 minutes when they were in comman...
The Islamic State fatwa sheds new light on how the group is trying to reinterpret centuries-old teachings to justify the sexual slavery of women in the swaths of Syria and Iraq it controls.
Islamic State theologians have issued an extremely detailed ruling on when “owners” of women enslaved by the extremist group can have sex with them, in an apparent bid to curb what they called violations in the treatment of captured females. The ruling or fatwa has the force of law and appears to go beyond the Islamic State’s previous known utterances on the subject, a leading Islamic State scholar said. It sheds new light on how the group is trying to reinterpret centuries-old teachings to justify the sexual slavery of women in the swaths of Syria and Iraq it controls.
The fatwa was among a huge tr
The two suspects were arrested following searches Sunday and Monday in the Brussels area, the Liege region and Flemish Brabant.
Two people have been arrested in Belgium on suspicion of planning attacks in Brussels during the holidays, the federal prosecutor’s office said Tuesday.
The investigation revealed “the threat of serious attacks that would target several emblematic places in Brussels and be committed during the end-of-year holidays,” the prosecutor’s office said.
The two suspects were arrested following searches Sunday and Monday in the Brussels area, the Liege region and Flemish Brabant, the office said. The announcement did not say whether the suspects were male or female.
One was charged with acting as the leader and recruiter of a terrorist group planning to commit terrorist o
A total of 110 journalists were killed around the world in 2015, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said today, warning that more were being deliberately targeted for their work in supposedly peaceful countries. Sixty-seven journalists were killed in the line of duty this year, and another 43 died in circumstances that were unclear, the watchdog group said in its annual roundup.
Another 27 non-professional “citizen-journalists” and seven other media workers were also killed. The high toll is “largely attributable to deliberate violence against journalists” and demonstrates the failure of initiatives to protect media personnel, the report said, calling for the United Nations to take action.
In particular, the report shed light on the growing role of “non-state groups” — often jihadists such a
Xiaomi's upcoming Mi 5 flagship smartphone has been leaked in a bunch of press renders showing various colour variants of the handset. Additionally, the yet-to-be-announced Mi 5 smartphone has surfaced in a video purportedly showing the handset in its full glory.
In the new press renders, the Mi 5 is seen in four different colours including Black, Gold, Pink, and White. As leaked previously, the Mi 5 can be seen featuring a 2.5D curved glass display and 3D glass covering the back panel. The slim oval-shaped home button is also seen in the new press renders and has been said to double up as the fingerprint sensor, which is claimed to be the smallest and faster sensor in the market. The bunch of leaked press renders claimed to be of the Xiaomi Mi 5 comes courtesy a user on Weibo, which is th
With an aim to tap the affordable smartphone market in the country, Asus on Monday launched the Asus ZenFone Go 4.5 in India. The Asus ZenFone Go 4.5 (ZC451TG) is priced at Rs. 5,299 and is exclusively available for purchase from Flipkart starting Monday.
The 'lite' variant to the Asus ZenFone Go which was launched in September this year, the Zenfone Go 4.5 sports a 4.5-inch FWVGA (480x854 pixels) display. It is powered by MediaTek's MT6580M quad-core SoC clocked at 1.3GHz and 1GB of LPDDR3 RAM.
The Asus ZenFone Go 4.5 comes with 8GB of inbuilt storage which can be expanded via microSD card (up to 64GB). Users also get 100GB of free Google Drive storage, valid for two years. This excludes 5GB of free Asus Web Storage with lifetime validity.
Other features of the Asus ZenFone Go 4.5 includ
Oppo appears set to soon launch a new smartphone dubbed Oppo A35, as the device has been listed on Tenaa, a Chinese telecommunications certification authority. The smartphone listing shows the handset from all sides, and also enumerates its specifications.
The Oppo A35 as per the Tenaa listing is seen sporting a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) resolution display with pixel density of 294ppi. The Android 5.1.1 Lollipop-based smartphone packs an octa-core SoC clocked at 1.5GHz, clubbed with 2GB RAM. Also suggested is that the handset will house 32GB inbuilt storage, which can be expanded via microSD card (up to 128GB).
A 13-megapixel rear camera along with an 8-megapxiel front-facing camera are also listed. The Oppo A35 according to the listing measures 143.5x71.0x7.25 and weighs 133 grams. It
Free Basics, Facebook's non-profit initiative that aims to bring Internet connectivity to the underprivileged in developing regions, has run into trouble in India. Under Free Basics, Facebook is offering a range of services for free to thousands of users, but advocates and enthusiasts in the country are strongly encouraging users to discard Facebook's initiative. Why? 'Network neutrality' or 'net neutrality' is the reason - a concept that says a public network should treat all content, sites, and platforms equally.
It is around these questions that the net neutrality debate is raging across India and the world. In this article, we guide you through what net neutrality is, as well as the raging debate in India, while also pinpointing the developments that have taken place in this space.
NEW DELHI: India, Pakistan and Bangladesh will reunite one day to create "Akhand Bharat" or an 'Undivided India', BJP's National General Secretary Ram Madhav has said.
In an interview to international news network Al Jazeera, the former spokesperson and national executive member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), said that this can happen "without war, through popular consent".
"The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh still believes that one day these parts, which have for historical reasons separated only 60 years ago, will again, through popular goodwill, come together and Akhand Bharat will be created," Mr Madhav said.
Mr Madhav further added that he holds on to that view as a member of the RSS - the ideological mentor of the BJP.
"That does not mean we wage war on any country, [or
NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal held a meeting of cabinet ministers and senior bureaucrats early on Saturday morning and decided to scrap nearly 1000 autorickshaw permits in Delhi after alleged irregularities in their allotment. The Delhi government also suspended three officials of the transport department, including a senior bureaucrat, in the matter and decided not to issue any more permits for the time being.
The officials - identified as S Roy Biswas, Deputy Commissioner, Manish Puri, Inspector, and Anil Yadav, a clerk -- were placed under suspension immediately after the high-level meeting, at 8 am, news agency Press Trust of India reported.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia has said the matter would be handed over to the CBI. "The matter would be handed over to the