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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 15, 2018, 08.57 AM (IST)

CWG 2018: Saina Nehwal beats PV Sindhu to win Women's Singles title

Saina Nehwal's aggression and intensity quite literally wilted P V Sindhu as she picked up the women's singles Commonwealth Games gold medal with exhilarating triumph in the final here today.

Russia fails in UNSC bid to condemn US-led strikes on Syria

A Russian bid for the United Nations Security Council to condemn US, British and French air strikes on Syria over a suspected chemical weapons attack failed on Saturday (April 14). Only China and Bolivia joined Russia to vote in favor of a draft resolution.

IPL 2018: Williamson-led Hyderabad beat Kolkata to mark 3rd consecutive win

Hyderabad won its third consecutive match on Saturday at Eden Garden Stadium against Kolkata by five wickets.

Russia's Lavrov says Skripals may have been poisoned by substance Russia never made

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday the nerve agent used to poison former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in Britain could have been the BZ substance - which was never produced in the Soviet Union or Russia.

Syrian army declares eastern Ghouta free of rebel fighters

After the departure of the last rebel fighters from the city of Douma towards the north of the country, Syria's army command on Saturday (April 14) announced that the eastern Ghouta region was free of militants, state media reported, citing a statement by the Syrian army general command.