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Spanish mayor arrested on corruption charges


September 21st, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Orense (Spain), Sep 21 (IANS/EFE) Francisco Rodriguez, the mayor of this northwestern Spanish city, was arrested Thursday on corruption charges.The leader of the Socialist Party in the Galicia region, Pachi ... Read more...

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Champion Russian wrestler dies of heart attack at 35


September 13th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former European Greco-Roman wrestling champion Sergei Artyukhin has died of a heart attack aged 35, the Russian Wrestling Federation announced Thursday.Artyukhin, the brother of ex-NHL ... Read more...

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Sharapova happy with 2012


September 8th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Maria Sharapova has announced she is "pretty happy" with her Grand Slam-winning season which she entered with apprehension due to a niggling ankle ... Read more...

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Mehta thrilled to receive Arjuna


August 31st, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 31 (IANS) Asian snooker champion Aditya Mehta Friday said he was thrilled to receive the Arjuna Award and hoped that snooker would now be included in the National ... Read more...

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Bolt breezes to take 200m in Zurich Diamond League


August 31st, 2012 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Aug 31 (IANS) London Olympics champion Usain Bolt sprinted to a comfortable 200m win in the Diamond League meeting in Zurich.Bolt posted a meet record of 19.66 seconds as ... Read more...

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Javi Martinez joins German side Bayern Munich


August 30th, 2012 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 30 (IANS) Athletic Bilbao midfielder Javi Martinez finally joined German giants Bayern Munich after weeks of speculations on a five-year deal, the club announced.Martinez, 24, terminated his ... Read more...

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Selby ends Advani’s run in European snooker


August 27th, 2012 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Furth (Germany), Aug 27 (IANS) World No.1 Mark Selby ended the dream run of India's Pankaj Advani with a 4-2 win in the semifinals of the European Tour-1 Paul Hunter ... Read more...

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GNLA chief sent to 14 days judicial custody


August 26th, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 26 (IANS) A Meghalaya court Sunday remanded outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) chief Champion R. Sangma to judicial custody for 14 days, a lawyer said."The court of ... Read more...

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Sykes wins first round of Superbike in Moscow


August 26th, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) British rider Tom Sykes became the first man to win a Superbike World Championship event in Russia, winning the first of Sunday's two races in ... Read more...

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Walavalkar clinches pole in Volkswagen Polo R Cup


August 25th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 25 (IANS) Pushing his Race Polo to the extreme, Ameya Walavalkar took pole position for Race 1 of Round 3 of the JK Tyre Volkswagen Polo R Cup ... Read more...

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Pankaj Advani beats former World No.1 Higgins


August 25th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Furth, Aug 25 (IANS) India's Pankaj Advani proved his mettle on Day 2 of the European Tour 2 Paul Hunter Classic by winning three matches in the same day stamping ... Read more...

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Max Biaggi hints at retirement


August 23rd, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Legendary motorbike racer Max Biaggi hinted Thursday he may retire at the end of the season.While in Moscow ahead of the inaugural Superbike World championship ... Read more...

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Jessica Ennis will feature on the cover of the Beano


August 22nd, 2012 - 8:58 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Participating in the Olympic Games might be lucky for Jessica Ennis who has just increased her fortune as well as her fame through a children comic magazine. ... Read more...

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Scrabble cheat kicked out of tournament


August 20th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Wellington, Aug 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Nigel Richards, who is also considered as the new record champion of this year’s National Scrabble won two records in this year. Another participant overshadowed the tournament ... Read more...

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GNLA chief sent to 15 days police custody


August 12th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 12 (IANS) A court in Meghalaya Sunday remanded Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) chief Champion R. Sangma to 15 days' police custody.Sangma pleaded before the first class judicial ... Read more...

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Olympic pole vault: France’s Lavillenie soars to gold


August 11th, 2012 - 5:18 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) France's world and European pole vault champion Renaud Lavillenie took the gold medal Friday with an Olympic record leap of 5.97 metres.World silver medallist Bjorn ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: High jump champ Ukhov targets world record


August 9th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Olympic high jump champion Ivan Ukhov has now turned his attention to breaking the world record, he said Wednesday.Ukhov won Olympic gold for Russia Tuesday, ... Read more...

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Olympic table tennis: China wins men’s team gold


August 9th, 2012 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) China took home the men's table tennis team gold medal here Wednesday, making a clean sweep for the second consecutive Olympics.It was the 24th gold medal ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Bolt warns Blake off 200m gold


August 8th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/CMC) Repeat men's Olympic 100 metres champion Usain Bolt says he has told compatriot and training partner Yohan Blake not to think about winning the men's 200 metres ... Read more...

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Forget winning 200m title, Bolt tells Blake


August 8th, 2012 - 2:47 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/CMC) Two-time men's Olympic 100 metres champion Usain Bolt says he has told compatriot and training partner Yohan Blake not to think about winning the men's 200 metres ... Read more...

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Levi Johnston wants full custody of his son Tripp


August 7th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Levi Johnston wants full custody of his son with Bristol Palin. He says that his son Tripp is being raised poorly by his mom and that ... Read more...

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GNLA chief seek’s lawyer presence during interrogation


August 7th, 2012 - 10:42 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Aug 7 (IANS) Detained Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) chief Champion R. Sangma has sought the presence of his legal counsel during interrogation, his lawyer said."He (Champion) has written ... Read more...

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Olympic gymnastics: Brazil’s Zanetti takes gold


August 6th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Arthur Nabarrete Zanetti from Brazil Monday created a sensation when he won the gold medal bettering China's reigning champion in the men's rings final competition ... Read more...

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Body painted PETA activist to protest


August 6th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Three volunteers from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India, painting themselves in gold, silver and bronze symbolising Olympic medals, will take out ... Read more...

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Olympic gymnastics: China’s Zou Kai retains gold


August 5th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Zou Kai of China defended his Olympic gold medal in the men's gymnastics floor exercise here Sunday.Kai finished with 15.933 points for the title, while ... Read more...

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Olympic gymnastics: Gold for Dong Dong in trampoline


August 4th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) China's Dong Dong won the gold in the men's trampoline at the Olympics here Friday, beating Russia's Dmitry Ushakov.In a reversal of the results from the ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Coach worried about Liu Xiang’s foot injury


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) The coach of 2004 Olympic hurdles champion Liu Xiang said here Friday that he is troubled about his ward's foot injury."His back problem is nothing to ... Read more...

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Olympic badminton: China’s Yang quits badminton after being expelled


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) China's Olympic badminton doubles champion Yu Yang has decided to quit the sport, hours after being disqualified from the Games here for "throwing a match".Her announcement ... Read more...

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GNLA chief arrested in Meghalaya


July 30th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 30 (IANS) The outlawed Garo National Liberation Army's (GNLA) chief Champion R. Sangma was arrested Monday along the India-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya, police said.Champion, whose outfit to be ... Read more...

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Garo rebels, security forces exchange fire in Meghalaya


July 30th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, July 30 (IANS) A fierce gun-battle broke out between the security forces and Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) rebels Monday in the newly-created North Garo Hills district in western ... Read more...

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Formula One: Force India fail to score a point


July 29th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Budapest, July 29 (IANS) Sahara Force India failed to score a point at the Hungarian Grand Prix held here Sunday, with its drivers finishing 11th and 12th.Former GP2 champion Nico ... Read more...

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Gymnast Teng pulls out of Olympics


July 26th, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 26 (IANS) China's 2004 Athens Games champion Teng Haibin has pulled out of the London Olympics gymnastics competition with an arm injury.Teng, the 2004 gold medallist who missed ... Read more...

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We have a good chance of an Olympic medal: Diju


July 25th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, July 25 (IANS) India's badminton doubles specialist Valiyaveetil Diju, who will be playing mixed doubles with Jwala Gutta in the London Olympics, believes they have a good chance of ... Read more...

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Force India optimistic about chances in Hungarian GP


July 24th, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Budapest, July 24 (IANS) Sahara Force India is optimistic about the rest of the Formula One season at the halfway mark and wants to strengthen their position in the championship ... Read more...

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Menchov can vanquish Tour nightmare at Olympics: Coach


July 22nd, 2012 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chartres (France), July 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian cyclist Denis Menchov can still fight for a medal in the Olympics road race despite his poor showing in the Tour de France, ... Read more...

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