Top News Headlines of 16 September 2013

Breaking news of 16 September 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • Scientists have developed artificial muscles that could allow robots to lift 80 times their own weight, giving the machines superhuman strength and ability.
  • India has successfully conducted the second test-flight of Agni 5 country’s most potent nuclear capable inter-continental ballistic missile from Wheeler’s Island, off Odisha coast.
  • World No. 1 Novak Djokovic forced the decider when he took down No. 11 Milos Raonic 7-6 (1), 6-2, 6-2 in the first match of the day at Kombank Arena.
  • A century by Yuvraj Singh and timely wickets gave India A a 77-run win over West Indies A in the first unofficial one-day at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.
  • Floyd Mayweather stretched his unbeaten string to 45 straight fights with a 12-round majority decision over Mexican champ Saul Alvarez on Saturday.
  • Beginners luck favoured India at an international beauty contest on Saturday evening. Femina Miss India 2012 finalist Purva Rana (left) was crowned Vice-Queen at the Miss United Continent 2013 pageant in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
  • Five people were killed and 15 seriously injured when the bus they were traveling in fell off an elevated highway in Haryanas Karnal.
  • The additional director general of Police (Maharashtra), R K Sahay allegedly attempted to end his life by setting himself on fire at his home in Malabar Hill area in Mumbai early on Sunday.
  • Hindi film actor Dilip Kumar was admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Bandra on Sunday night. The 90-year-old actor was brought to the hospital at 8:45 pm. He had complains of breathlessness.
  • Former Andhra Pradesh minister and eminent Muslim leader Bashiruddin Babu Khan died here Sunday following a prolong illness. He was 73.
  • The world’s oldest man, a 112-year-old self-taught musician, coal miner and gin rummy aficionado from western New York, has died. He was 112. Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez died Friday at a nursing home in Grand Island.
  • A day after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav visited riot-hit villages and towns in Muzaffarnagar district where he was heckled and greeted with black flags.
  • Ashok Jha, who is one of the four shareholder directors at MCX Stock Exchange, has decided to step down from the board. When contacted, the former finance secretary confirmed that he had resigned a few days ago.
  • Australian football was rocked on Sunday by news that nine players and a coach from one team had been arrested after police uncovered a match-fixing syndicate operating in the top division of the Victoria state competition.
  • A wave of car bombings and other attacks in Iraq killed at least 58 people in mostly Shiite-majority cities on Sunday, another bloody reminder of the government’s failure to stem the surge of violence that is feeding sectarian tensions.
  • Up to 27 people were killed and 20 others injured in Saturday’s coal mine collapse in northern Afghanistan’s Samangan province.
  • Saudi Arabia’s first female filmmaker, Haifaa Al-Mansour has said that she is proud to contribute to making the country more tolerant and open, with her movie now in the Oscar race, and that at times she was forced to shoot while hiding in a van.
  • Pakistani domestic T20 champs Faisalabad Wolves found themselves in a bizarre situation on Sunday. Within hours of checking into a Chandigarh hotel, where other sides are also staying, the team was told it had no permits to stay in the city.
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