Sri Lanka blasts: Death toll revised to 253, down by about 100

Deputy Defence Minister Ruwan Wijewardene blamed inaccurate data provided by morgues for the discrepancy.

Rafael Nadal shines in comfortable victory over David Ferrer in Barcelona

Rafael Nadal promptly saw out the set when play resumed and broke Ferrer in the first game of the second but then lost a service game, which made it 2-2.

Premier League: Liverpool will have no regrets if they lose out on title, says Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool trail league leaders City by one point with three games to go and, with neither side facing a 'top six' club in the run-in, Klopp hopes to take the title race right down to the wire.

South Africa sweat on injured Dale Steyn for ICC World Cup 2019

The 35-year-old Steyn felt discomfort having played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday, just his second game of the competition after he was signed as an injury replacement for Australian seamer Nathan Coulter-Nile.

Manchester City, Liverpool dominate PFA team of the year

Defending champions Manchester City dominated the Professional Footballers' Association's (PFA) Team of the Year announced on Thursday, claiming six out of 11 spots.

Maruti Suzuki India to phase out diesel cars by 2020, sees weak year ahead

Carmakers will need to invest in upgrading their technology, including for diesel cars, to meet India's stricter emission norms that come into effect next year.

China’s ‘new missiles’ threaten US presence in Asian waters

Captain James Fanell, a former US Navy intelligence chief, told Reuters that China now has "the most advanced ballistic missile force in the world" and has "the capacity to overwhelm the defensive systems we are pursuing."

Putin says US guarantees unlikely to prompt North Korea to de-nuclearise

Putin and Kim held a day of talks on an island off the Russian Pacific city of Vladivostok two months after Kim's summit with U.S. President Donald Trump ended in disagreement, cooling hopes of a breakthrough in the decades-old nuclear row.

Germany, Poland halt oil imports via Russian pipeline over quality concerns

The suspension could trigger legal claims by Western buyers against Russian suppliers, who would in turn seek compensation from Russian pipeline monopoly Transneft, three traders with Western oil buyers said.

Waymo picks Detroit factory for self-driving fleet, to be operational by mid-2019

Waymo's chief executive, John Krafcik, said in a blog post that Alphabet Inc's Waymo had chosen a factory in Detroit to mass produce self-driving cars.

West Indies spinner Sunil Narine rues missed World Cup opportunity

Sunil Narine has still not given up hope of a return to international cricket after missing out on a spot in West Indies' World Cup squad due to injury, the spinner has said.

Andy Murray ‘optimistic’ he can play this year, says mother Judy

Andy Murray is "cautiously optimistic" he will be able to play tennis again this season after successfully undergoing hip surgery, his mother Judy has said.

Samsung plans $116 billion investment in non-memory chips to challenge TSMC, Qualcomm

Samsung appears to be aggressive on the non-memory side given the size of the spending, but it is too early to tell whether this long-term plan will work out because it depends a lot on the demand situation and market conditions.

Manchester derby: We didn’t play like Manchester United, says Marcus Rashford

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford questioned their workrate and mentality as he offered a brutally honest appraisal of his side's slump in form after Wednesday's 2-0 derby defeat by Manchester City at Old Trafford.

Juventus to ditch stripes after 116 years?

Juventus may be preparing to make an even bigger break with tradition and ditch their famous black-and-white striped shirts after 116 years.

Oil market torn between loss of Iran waivers, surging US supply

US sanctions against Iran have denied its government more than $10 billion in oil revenue since President Donald Trump first announced the move last May.

Mike Pompeo sees ‘bumpy’ North Korea talks, but hopes for several more chances

The outcome hinged ultimately on whether North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made the strategic decision to give up his country's nuclear weapons, Pompeo said.

Microsoft tops $1 trillion as it predicts more cloud growth

Under Chief Executive Satya Nadella, the company has spent the past five years shifting from reliance on its once-dominant Windows operating system to selling cloud-based services.

Russia offers passports to east Ukraine, president-elect decries ‘aggressor state’

Russia's move is an early test for the Ukrainian president-elect, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who won a landslide victory in Sunday's presidential election and has pledged to find a peaceful solution to the conflict.

Blast in town east of Sri Lankan capital, no casualties

The blast came at a time of high tension in Sri Lanka following the Easter Sunday suicide bomber attacks on the island state that killed 359 people and wounded about 500.