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Footballer, 29, killed by crocodile while cooling off in river

Footballer, Jesus Alberto Lopez Ortiz was killed by crocodile while swimming in river. Crocodile shot dead by locals. Family seeks help for funeral expenses.

Locals shoot reptile to rescue body(Jam Press Vid)
Updated on Aug 02, 2023 01:49 PM IST

Third active Octopus nursery found beneath waves of Costa Rica. Watch

The octopuses belonging to the genus of Muusoctopus, don’t have ink sacs - an organ found in most cephalopods.

Newly discovered octopus nursery off the coast of Costa Rica.(Twitter/SchmidtOcean)
Published on Jul 02, 2023 11:39 AM IST

Crocodile impregnates herself, ‘virgin birth’ stuns scientists

The phenomenon is referred to as "virgin birth” or scientifically as parthenogenesis.

The foetus of the crocodile is reportedly 99.9% genetically identical to herself (representational image). (Unsplash/@sterlinglanier)
Published on Jun 08, 2023 12:58 PM IST
ByTrisha Sengupta

US FDI flows to China dips, India gains: IMF report

India has emerged as the third-largest destination for US FDI flows between 2015 and 2020, with an increase of 20 percentage points in new investments

A woman walks past a sign for the 2023 Spring Meetings of the World Bank/International Monetary Fund on the IMF building in Washington, DC. The Spring meetings will take place in person from April 10 to 16. (AFP)
Updated on Apr 10, 2023 11:38 PM IST

Feared gangster Deepak ‘Boxer’ brought to India from Mexico

Boxer switched to crime after a failed career in pugilism and eventually ran the criminal group operated by gangster Jitender Gogi after his 2021 murder.

Authorities with gangster Deepak Boxer (centre) in New Delhi on Wednesday. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 06, 2023 12:31 AM IST

Costa Rica pulls back on UN backed climate agreement named in its honor

Costa Rica's congress overwhelmingly rejected a motion to extend the ratification period, effectively shutting the door on joining the treaty, with 41 of the 57 deputies voting against it.

The Escazu Agreement, which came into force in 2021, provides a sweeping framework for countries in the region to strengthen environmental policy(Representative image/ AP)
Published on Feb 02, 2023 02:02 PM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

FIFA World Cup 2022, Round of 16 qualification scenario: Germany eye comeback

FIFA World Cup 2022: Group F will see Croatia battle with Belgium for Round of 16 qualification, with Morocco doing the same against Canada. Meanwhile, Group E will see similar scenarios with Japan facing Spain and Costa Rica up against Germany.

FIFA World Cup 2022: Germany will be eyeing a comeback and qualify for the Round of 16.
Published on Dec 01, 2022 07:55 AM IST

6 people, including an American, slain at ranch in Costa Rica

Besides the American, the other five victims are believed to be Costa Rican nationals who were asked to come to the ranch to repair agricultural machinery. Their families lost contact with them Sunday and went to the ranch to look for them.

Authorities said they are still investigating the killings, but that robbery appears to be a possible motive. (Representational Image / REUTERS)
Published on Oct 19, 2021 05:59 AM IST
AP |

Mexico beat Costa Rica 1-0 in World Cup qualifier

Mexico lead the eight-team table with six points from two games, two points ahead of Panama, who drew 0-0 with Costa Rica on Thurday.

Mexico's Luis Romo (R) in action with Costa Rica's Oscar Duarte(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 06, 2021 07:38 AM IST
Reuters |

Pooja Batra performs Pranayam at beach with Yoga classmates in Costa Rica

From Anulom Vilom Pranayam to Bhramari Pranayama, Pooja Batra drops a detailed video of her Pranayam class in Costa Rica and we crave a similar Yoga retreat overlooking the beach | Watch

Pooja Batra performs Pranayam at beach with Yoga classmates in Costa Rica(Instagram/poojabatra)
Updated on Aug 25, 2021 06:22 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Costa Rican economist Rebeca Grynspan to head UN trade body

Rebeca Grynspan was nominated by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as secretary-general of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, known as UNCTAD.

Ibero-American Secretary-General (SEGIB) Rebeca Grynspan speaks during an interview with AFP in Madrid on April 13, 2021. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP)
Published on Jun 12, 2021 10:29 AM IST
AP |

Vir Das on his show Inside Out: ‘Entire world is going through same thing at same time, this never happens in an artist’s life’

Vir Das has released a new comedy special called Inside Out. It is a compilation of a few shows he did during the lockdown period on Zoom calls with his fans.

Vir Das loved interacting with his fans on Zoom but he cannot wait to be back on stage.
Updated on Aug 26, 2020 07:07 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Costa Rica latest country to legalise same-sex marriage

Costa Rica is expected to become the latest country to legalise same-sex marriage early Tuesday when a ruling from its supreme court goes into effect ending the country’s ban.

Couples scheduled ceremonies — mostly private due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but some that would be broadcast — to celebrate their unions before judges and notaries after the ban was lifted at midnight.(Unsplash)
Updated on May 26, 2020 05:12 PM IST
Costa Rica | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Kabir Bhandari

Ridley me this: The nesting of Odisha’s Olive Ridley turtles is an experience of a lifetime

The nesting of the Olive Ridley turtles in Odisha is an experience of a lifetime, and should definitely make it to every wildlife enthusiast’s bucket list, this season.

Updated on Mar 13, 2020 11:21 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Delhi | BySneha Mahale

Sunday drive with Hormazd Sorabjee: Lexus LS 400 vs Lexus LC 500

A comparison of the first ever Lexus to the latest model takes you way back in time

The first LS 400 (left) and the latest LC 500 look a millennium apart
Updated on Jul 27, 2019 09:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Strong earthquake hits Costa Rica-Panama border: USGS

The quake struck at a depth of 26 kilometers (16 miles), about two kilometers from the nearest town of Progreso in Panama, USGS said, updating a previous alert that estimated the depth at 10 kilometers.

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit the Panama-Costa Rica border around midnight, the US Geological Survey said(AFP/Representative Image)
Updated on Jun 26, 2019 02:02 PM IST
San José | ByAgence France-Presse

Acosta scores as East Bengal overcome two-goal deficit to hold Mohun Bagan

Trailing 1-2, East Bengal emerged for the second half with a renewed sense of purpose. The equaliser took 15 minutes in coming, Laldanmawia Ralte neutralising Mohun Bagan’s goals from Pintu Mahata and Henry Kisseka that came in the first 30 minutes.

East Bengal and Mohun Bagan are now on 20 points from eight games in the 12-team competition.(Twitter)
Updated on Sep 02, 2018 10:53 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By

FIFA World Cup 2018: Switzerland reach Round of 16 after draw with Costa Rica

Switzerland made sure of a place in the last 16 of the World Cup but had to survive some anxious moments in Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with Costa Rica before finishing second behind Brazil in Group E.

Switzerland's Blerim Dzemaili celebrates scoring their first goal against Costa Rica in the FIFA World Cup 2018.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 28, 2018 02:40 AM IST
Reuters, Nizhny Novgorod | ByReuters

FIFA World Cup 2018 Serbia vs Brazil highlights: BRA win, enter Rd of 16

Brazil sealed their berth in the FIFA World Cup 2018 knock-out stages with a 2-0 win over Serbia on Wednesday. Follow highlights from Serbia vs Brazil, FIFA World Cup 2018 here.

Brazil's Paulinho, right, celebrates with Brazil's Neymar after scoring his side's opening goal during the group E match between Serbia and Brazil. Follow highlights from Serbia vs Brazil, FIFA World Cup 2018 here.(AP)
Updated on Jun 28, 2018 01:37 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

FIFA World Cup 2018: Brazil target Group E top spot against Serbia

Brazil look to solidify their spot in Group E when they take on Serbia in their final group stage encounter of FIFA World Cup 2018 in St Petersburg on Tuesday.

Brazil take on Serbia in a crucial Group E encounter in the FIFA World Cup 2018 in St Petersburg on Tuesday.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 26, 2018 07:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Saint Petersburg | ByBhargab Sarmah

Switzerland set for FIFA World Cup ‘friendly’ with Costa Rica

Switzerland, who defeated Serbia 2-1 in their previous game, need at least a draw against Costa Rica to enter the pre-quarterfinals of FIFA World Cup 2018.

A win for Switzerland (in pic) would guarantee them a spot in the pre-quarterfinals of FIFA World Cup 2018.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 26, 2018 04:32 PM IST
Nizhny Novgorod | ByReuters

FIFA World Cup: Brazil bar to give shots every time Neymar falls

The offer is the latest twist in Brazil’s new national sport: making fun of the talented but divisive Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar.

Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has scored only one goal in FIFA World Cup 2018 so far.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 26, 2018 02:28 AM IST
Agence France-Presse, Rio de Janeiro | ByAgence France-Presse

25 years of Jurassic Park: Giant reptiles that walk on the screen

In 1993, Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster film Jurassic Park showed dinosaurs as terrifying predators. The sequels became more about saving the wild, but the franchise continues to rake it in

Laura Dern and Sam Neill come to the aid of a Triceratops in a scene from the first Jurassic Park film.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 24, 2018 07:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times | BySanjukta Sharma

FIFA World Cup 2018: Favela fans celebrate Gabriel Jesus in Brazil hometown

Gabriel Jesus, who is one of the younger members of the Brazil football team in the FIFA World Cup, enjoys a huge following on the streets of his favela in Sao Paulo.

A boy plays football on a street painted with the image of Brazil footballer Gabriel Jesus in the neighbourhood where he grew up in Sao Paulo.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 23, 2018 11:20 AM IST
Agence France-Presse, Sao Paulo | ByAgence France-Presse

Neymar hits back at FIFA World Cup 2018 critics after scoring against Costa Rica

Brazil had to battle until injury time against Costa Rica on Friday before Philippe Coutinho and Neymar scored, putting the five-time winners back on track for the FIFA World Cup 2018 last 16.

Neymar celebrates a goal during the FIFA World Cup 2018 match between Brazil and Costa Rica on Friday.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 23, 2018 08:13 AM IST
Agence France-Presse, Saint Petersburg | ByAgence France-Presse

FIFA World Cup 2018: Neymar can’t take sole responsibility for Brazil - Tite

Brazil scored twice in stoppage time to move top of Group E but Neymar, who got involved in discussions with the referee and was awarded a penalty that was rescinded by the VAR, looked emotionally frail throughout, often gesticulating and falling down when tackled.

Brazil's forward Neymar runs during the FIFA World Cup 2018 Group E football match between Brazil and Costa Rica at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 22, 2018.(AFP)
Published on Jun 22, 2018 10:32 PM IST
Reuters | ByReuters

FIFA World Cup 2018: VAR controversy mars Brazil’s win over Costa Rica

Brazil beat Costa Rica 2-0 in their Group E encounter to put one foot into the knockout round of the FIFA World Cup 2018, but there was a controversial call made late in the game when Neymar was denied a penalty due to Video Assistant Referee (VAR).

Brazil's Neymar appeals after a challenge in the penalty area from Costa Rica's Giancarlo Gonzalez during their FIFA World Cup 2018 Group E match at Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia on June 22, 2018.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 08:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByShayne Dias

Neymar, Philippe Coutinho strike late to guide Brazil past Costa Rica in FIFA World Cup 2018

Brazil’s 2-0 win over Costa Rica saw the five-times world champions gain four points from two games after they drew 1-1 with Switzerland in their opening match, and they provisionally rise above Serbia to top Group E of FIFA World Cup 2018

Brazil's Philippe Coutinho, second left, celebrates with Neymar, second right, after scoring the opening goal against Costa Rica in a FIFA World Cup 2018 match.(AP)
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 08:49 PM IST
Reuters, St Petersburg | ByReuters

FIFA World Cup 2018, St Petersburg, highlights, Brazil win,Cost Rica eliminated

Get highlights of Brazil vs Costa Rica, FIFA World Cup 2018 Group E match, here.Brazil win their first World Cup match in four as Costa Rica are eliminated.

Get highlights of Brazil vs Costa Rica, FIFA World Cup 2018 Group E match, here.Brazil win their first World Cup match in four as Costa Rica are eliminated.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 07:40 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByHimanshu Dhingra

FIFA World Cup 2018: Neymar needs to read situations better for Brazil, writes Bhaichung Bhutia

Neymar will have to be the key performer for Brazil if the five-time champions want to succeed in the FIFA World Cup 2018, according to former India skipper Bhaichung Bhutia.

Neymar will be key for Brazil as they look to register their first win in the FIFA World Cup 2018 when they face Costa Rica on Friday.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 10:30 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByBhaichung Bhutia
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