Top News Headlines of 18 August 2013

Breaking news of 18 August 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • Egyptian police arrested the brother of Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahri on Saturday, as officials say he planned to bring in armed groups to support Morsi demonstrators holed up inside a mosque.
  • Pakistan will release 367 Indian prisoners next week to send a positive message to its neighbour amid high tension due to firing on the LoC.
  • At least 173 people have been killed across Egypt in the last 24 hours, the government said on Saturday, after clashes between security forces and protesters.
  • A ferry with more than 800 people aboard sank near the central Philippine port of Cebu after colliding with a cargo vessel, killing at least 28 people.
  • Russia’s Svetlana Shkolina won the gold medal in the women’s high jump on Saturday. The Russian jumped a personal best of 2.03 metres.
  • American Brianna Rollins won the women’s 100 metres hurdles title on Saturday on the eve of her birthday at the World Athletics Championships in Moscow.
  • American John Isner shocked world number one Novak Djokovic 7-6 (5) 3-6 7-5 to reach the semi-finals of the Western and Southern Open on Friday.
  • Rohan Bopanna and Edouard Roger-Vasselin knocked out Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek to advance to the semifinals of the ATP Cincinnati Masters. Eighth seeded Indo-French team eked out a 6-3 6-7(3) 10-8 win over the fourth seeded Indo-Czech combination.
  • Victoria Azarenka defeated former number one Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 7-6 (7/5) on Friday to reach the Cincinnati Masters semi-finals against Jelena Jankovic.
  • Aligarh Muslim University vice-chancellor Lt Gen (retd) Zameer Uddin Shah on Tuesday received serious injuries as he fell from his bicycle after being deliberately hit by a car while going to office.
  • Nearly one lakh pilgrims were stranded at Tirumala as 3,500 taxis went off the roads in response to a one-day strike call from Friday midnight by the Private Taxi Association and added to the transport crunch caused by the strike of the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) employees.
  • Uttarakhand missing people cell in charge Ajay Pradyog said on Saturday that the department has updated a list of about 300 foreign nationals who were reported missing from Rudraprayag, Chamoli and Uttarkashi districts after they were hit by calamity on June 16 and June 17.
  • Abdul Karim Tunda, the Delhi-born, one-handed extremist who was in the list of top 20 terrorists wanted by India and was allegedly involved in around 40 bombings in the country, was arrested near the India-Nepal border, Delhi Police said Saturday.
  • At least seven people were injured on Sunday when a bomb went off in a bus in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district, police said. The incident happened in Barobhisa town in the district, some eight km from the Bengal-Assam border.
  • Bihar BJP has become the first party state unit in urging the central leadership to formally name Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi the party’s prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 general elections.
  • Gold price continued to rise on Saturday and reclaimed the psychologically important level of Rs 31,000 per 10 g mark at the domestic market on buying from speculators and investor.
  • Nearly 1,800 Indians want to settle down on the Red Planet permanently and several of them are from Bangalore, according to Aashima Dogra, spokesperson of the Netherlands-based Mars One, which is planning a one-way human mission to Mars in 2022.
  • GJM chief Bimal Gurung’s strategy to fight for statehood on a united platform suffered a major setback on Saturday when Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League pulled out of the GJAC less than 24 hours after it was formed.
  • The National Cricket Academy (NCA) has been a hotbed of discontent for some time now and with the Indian cricket board (BCCI) not finding time to sort out the differences with its staff at the academy, long-serving chief coach Bharathi Arun has submitted his resignation.
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