Top News Headlines of 28 December 2013

Breaking news of 28 December 2013. Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • The benchmark Sensex advanced 119 points on Friday to an almost three-week high, led by IT, healthcare and financial stocks, and notched up its second weekly gain after strong overseas markets boosted sentiment.
  • Indian smartphone manufacturer Intex has added a new entry-level Android smartphone to its Aqua series of devices. Priced at Rs 7,600, the Intex Aqua i4+ is the successor to the Intex Aqua i4, which was released in September for Rs 9,490.
  • South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn took six wickets as the Proteas battled back to dismiss India for 334 on day two of the second Test in Durban. India resumed on 181-1 but Steyn removed key batsmen Murali Vijay (97) and Cheteshwar Pujara (70) early on.
  • Six-time Grand Slam winner Stefan Edberg has joined Roger Federer’s coaching team ahead of next month’s Australian Open in Melbourne. The Swede was Wimbledon men’s singles champion in 1988 and 1990, and reached number one in the world rankings.
  • Dinesh Chandimal kept his nerve to pull off a sensational two-wicket win for Sri Lanka in the fifth and final one-dayer in Abu Dhabi on Saturday (AEDT), but Pakistan took the five-match series 3-2.
  • Jimmy Anderson took three wickets as part of a dominant England bowling display Friday which left Australia in trouble on 164-9 at stumps on the second day of the fourth Ashes test.
  • At least seven persons were killed, three of them women, Friday in a clash between two armed groups claiming to represent two different ethnic groups in Karbi Anglong district in Assam, forcing villagers to flee to safety.
  • As many as 23 people were feared killed and several others were injured when a fire broke out in a coach of the Nanded-Bangalore Express in Anantapuram district of Andhra Pradesh on Saturday morning.
  • Credit rating agency Crisil has confirmed what many had suspected for long: that newbie Gurgaon has emerged as the most prosperous city in the country, leaving the country’s financial capital Mumbai way behind.
  • Days after the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) made a dazzling debut in the Assembly elections, Arvind Kejriwal is set to be sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Delhi on Saturday.
  • The civil aviation ministry has recommended Prabhat Kumar, a joint secretary in the ministry, as the next Director General of Civil Aviation.
  • Former Lebanese minister Mohamad Chatah, who opposed Syrian President Bashar al-Asad, was killed in a massive bomb blast on Friday which one of his political allies blamed on the Shi’ite Hezbollah militia.
  • South Sudan’s government agreed on Friday at a meeting of East African leaders to end hostilities against rebels accused of trying to overthrow the young country, but the cease-fire was quickly thrown into doubt because the head of the rebellion was not invited.
  • A suspected suicide bomber attacked a military convoy on the eastern outskirts of Kabul on Friday, killing at least three foreign soldiers.
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