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A look at 27 high-speed trains in the world

  CRH380 (China Railway High-speed) China is set to open a 2,298-km high-speed railway line, the world’s longest, in about two weeks, linking the capital city with the country’s trading hub of Guangzhou. According to the Ministry of Railways (MOR), the Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed railway... [Read More]

Two Indian airlines among world’s most dangerous

  Taiwan's China Airlines plane takes off at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai. The Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Centre, which collects information about aviation accidents and safety, has published its annual Airline Safety Ranking, according to Business Insider. Sixty airlines... [Read More]

World’s top 20 economic superpowers by 2030

  Shanghai World Financial Centre. The world economy is projected to grow at an average rate of just over 3 per cent per annum from 2011 to 2050, doubling in size by 2032 and nearly doubling again by 2050, states a PricewaterhouseCoopers report. According to the report, ‘World in 2050 The... [Read More]

Hrithik Roshan’s Top 10 Brawny Moments

Hrithik Roshan in Kaho Naa...Pyaar Hai Kaho Naa…Pyaar Hai, 2000 From a lanky assistant to his dad on Koyla to a poised leading man of his debut Kaho Naa…Pyaar Hai, Hrithik took tips from muscular superstar Salman Khan (who previously worked in their home production, Karan Arjun) on body-building... [Read More]

Tax rates in India and around the world

  Shoppers walk down Fifth Avenue in New York. The world’s highest top rates of income tax, according to KPMG, an accounting firm, are found in Aruba (58.95 per cent) and Sweden (56.6 per cent). When employee social-security contributions are taken into consideration, though, neither country... [Read More]

20 countries that have richest people in the world

  A view of Cartier jewellery boutique on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California. America has gained some 2,250 ultra-high-net-worth individuals – classed as those with a net worth of $30 million or more (including all assets) – since last year, according to a report from Wealth-X,... [Read More]

Mind-Blowing Aerial Photographs Around the World

1 Rano Kau volcano in Rapa Nui National Park, Easter Island, Chile Rano-Kau-volcano-in-Rapa-Nui-national-park-Easter-Island-Chile For me, the allure of aerial photography is the unique perspective it gives. The world feels so different when viewed from above. It always gives me a newfound appreciation... [Read More]

Spain Strike Sees Industry Halts, Public Transport Working

MADRID (Dow Jones)–Much of Spanish industry ground to halt and a striking worker was hit by a truck, but public transportation services appeared to be working in the Spanish capital in the early hours of Spain’s first nation-wide strike in eight years. Unions are challenging Prime Minister... [Read More]

Spain on top of the world

Spain won the World Cup for the first time when they beat Netherlands 1-0 after extra time thanks to a goal by midfielder Andres Iniesta. Iniesta fired home the winner when he was put through in the area by Cesc Fabregas. Keeper Maarten Stekelenburg dived to his right and got a hand to the ball... [Read More]

World Cup 2010 – Match facts: Netherlands v Spain

These nations have previously met on nine occasions, with each team winning four times (one draw). The Netherlands go into the final on the back of six wins, and if they are victorious on Sunday, they will become only the fifth side to register a 100% record in WC finals so far, joining Uruguay in... [Read More]

World Cup 2010: Final preview Netherlands vs Spain – All to play for

omorrow sees the last day of the FIFA World Cup2010 in South Africa and of course the final of Netherlands vs Spain. This is the big one that everybody has been waiting for and will be broadcast to 215 countries and have estimated viewing figures of 500 million. The match will be played at the Soccer... [Read More]

Paul the Octopus FIFA World Cup 2010 Final: Spain Vs Dutch: Octopus Prediction

Paul the Octopus FIFA World Cup 2010 Final: Spain Vs Dutch: Octopus Prediction’ Paul the prognosticator octopus has predicted  Spain will defeat Holland in the World Cup final 2010 on sunday. Spain faces the Netherlands on Sunday at Soccer City in Johannesburg, ensuring a first-time champion.... [Read More]

Busquets making Spain forget Senna

Two years ago when Spain lifted the European title in Vienna, a Brazilian-born defensive midfielder was widely regarded as the team’s unsung star. With all the focus on the goalscoring feats of David Villa and Fernando Torres or the silky skills of Andres Iniesta and Xavi, Marcos Senna still... [Read More]

Germany Spain semifinal football match preview

There will be at least one European representative in the Final of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, after Germany and Spain go head-to-head in the second semi-final on Wednesday evening. The match gives the Germans the opportunity to avenge their defeat to a Fernando Torres goal in the final... [Read More]

Deja vu for ‘grandad’ Caniza

Assuming coach Gerardo Martino picks him to face Spain in their last-eight encounter, it will be a double case of deja vu for Paraguayan ‘grandad’ Denis Caniza. Caniza has 94 caps and is a veteran of previous FIFA World Cupencounters against the Spanish in 1998 and 2002. The likelihood... [Read More]

Villa on track to match Raul

Should Spain get to the FIFA World Cup  Final, in-form striker David Villa could write a new page in the tournament’s history and over-take Raul as his country’s all-time top scorer. Whereas strike partner Fernando Torres has laboured in four scoreless appearances on his return from... [Read More]

‘We were better than Portugal’ – Spain

30sld1 Spain marched into the quarter-finals in their own inimitable style on Tuesday when another display of patient, precise passing let David Villa deliver a 1-0 win over a Portugal side left chasing shadows.The match was billed as a meeting between the second- and third-ranked teams in the world... [Read More]