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Former France striker Wiltord to retire


June 12th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Nantes (France), June 12 (IANS) Former France and Arsenal striker Sylvain Wiltord Monday announced his retirement from football.Wiltord began his career at Breton club Rennes (1993-1997) before spending three ... Read more...

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Ronaldo predicts all-Spanish final


April 7th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 7 (IANS) Brazil's football legend Ronaldo has backed his former clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona to clash in this year's Champions League final in Munich.Real ... Read more...

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Clemente takes over as Sporting Gijon coach


February 14th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Feb 14 (IANS) Spanish Primera Liga side Sporting Gijon confirmed the appointment of former Spanish coach Javier Clemente as the new manager of the club.Clemente replaces Manuel Preciado, who ... Read more...

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Man punches nurse for removing wife’s burqa


December 23rd, 2011 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) A muslim in France has been jailed after he punched a nurse who tried to remove his wife's veil during childbirth.Nassim Mimoune, 24, had already been ... Read more...

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French soldier commits suicide live on webcam


November 3rd, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 3 (IANS) A 22-year-old French soldier shot himself in the head while showing himself live on a webcam as he chatted with another user, a media report said.The ... Read more...

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Defender Vermaelen signs new deal with Arsenal


October 19th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen has signed a new long-term contract with the Gunners.Vermaelen, 25, has made 54 appearances for the north London club since arriving ... Read more...

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Valencia return ‘big boost’ for Man U’s Premier League title bid: Ferguson


March 29th, 2011 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 29(ANI): Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes that his side is well placed to win the Premier League title now that winger Antonio Valencia is back from injury.The ... Read more...

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Fergie targets century of Champions League wins


March 15th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 15 (ANI): Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson is hoping to target his 100th Champions League win tonight.According to The Sun, the victory would also be Manchester United's 150th ... Read more...

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Handwriting, not typing, makes kids better learners


January 21st, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 21 (IANS) Children who write by hand make for better learners than those who type as researchers say something seems to be lost in the brain process when switching from ... Read more...

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French teenager sets himself on fire at Marseille school


January 19th, 2011 - 1:03 am ICT by BNO News
PARIS (BNO NEWS) -- A French teenager set himself on fire at his school in southeastern France on Tuesday, reports said, but few details were immediately available.The incident happened at the toilets ... Read more...

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India, EU ink pact to boost cultural cooperation


December 10th, 2010 - 9:55 pm ICT by ANI
Brussels, Dec.10 (ANI): India and the European Union on Friday took steps to enhance cultural ties between the two regions through a joint declaration to reinforce cooperation and dialogue in the field ... Read more...

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Blues mates must pull up socks if they don’t want to lose title: Terry


December 10th, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 10 (ANI): Chelsea skipper John Terry has ordered his teammates to pull themselves together before they hand over the Premier League title on a plate to Manchester United or ... Read more...

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Nasri is the new Thierry Henry: Wenger


December 8th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has hailed his striker Samir Nasri as the new Thierry Henry, and claimed he has the talent to follow the Arsenal legend as ... Read more...

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Chelsea has depth to play fantastic football: Ancelotti


September 28th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 28 (ANI): Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has said that the club has the depth to play fantastic games despite not spending the millions provided by owner Roman Abramovich to ... Read more...

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RAW - Eurocontrol statement on European air traffic situation


May 8th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) -- Eurocontrol on Saturday released the following statement regarding the current air traffic situation in Europe."As of 12.00 CET on 8 May 2010, EUROCONTROL has the following ... Read more...

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UK footballers asked to secure homes against burglars while playing at World Cup


May 1st, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 1 (ANI): The Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) has warned players that the crime wave has reached alarming proportions, and asked players to employ private security guards to secure their homes ... Read more...

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Singer Rihanna briefly hospitalized in Zurich


April 22nd, 2010 - 1:58 am ICT by BNO News
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (BNO NEWS) – Singer Rihanna was briefly hospitalized after a concert in Switzerland, the online version of People Magazine said Wednesday.After her Monday night performance in Zurich, the ... Read more...

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Ronaldinho warns Man U to beware of AC Milan’s glorious European history


March 9th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9 (ANI): Ace striker Ronaldinho has warned Manchester United to beware the aura of the AC Milan shirt because of their glorious European history.The Brazilian star said the Italians ... Read more...

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Murray believes he can topple Federer with minor improvements in his game


February 2nd, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 2 (ANI): Andy Murray, whose Grand Slam dreams were dashed by Roger Federer in the Australian Open final, believes that he only needs minor improvements in his game to ... Read more...

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Real Madrid to be without injured Kaka until January


December 7th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Dec 7 (DPA) Real Madrid will be without Kaka until January, according to sports daily AS Monday. The Brazilian playmaker suffered an acute groin strain in Real's 1-0 defeat away to ... Read more...

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Injured Ronaldo to miss Portugal’s World Cup play-off


November 11th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 11 (ANI): Ace striker Cristiano Ronaldo will miss both of Portugal's World Cup play-off games against Bosnia-Hercegovina on 14 and November18, due to an ankle injury.Ronaldo has travelled to ... Read more...

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Ronaldo released by Portugal because of ankle injury


November 11th, 2009 - 8:21 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 11 (DPA) Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to Madrid after the Portuguese football federation had confirmed his badly sprained right ankle, which will need two more weeks to recover. Ronaldo, 24, had ... Read more...

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Real Madrid, Portugal worried about Ronaldo injury


November 6th, 2009 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 6 (DPA) Cristiano Ronaldo is set to be out of action for at least two more weeks due to an ankle injury, so he will miss the play-off round with ... Read more...

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Drogba hits back at taunts that he is deliberate diver


October 13th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.13 (ANI): Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has retaliated at taunts that he is a diver."When you play the game at great speed, it requires very little contact to put you ... Read more...

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Drogba’s mum was a huge fan of Yugoslav strongman Tito


October 7th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct.7 (ANI): Yugoslav leader Marshal Tito's fighting spirit and bravery enthused football star Didier Drogba's mother Clotilde so much that she dubbed her son Tito.Clotilde wanted to instill those leadership ... Read more...

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Injured Ronaldo ruled out of clash with Sevilla


October 4th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Madrid, Oct 4(ANI): Injured Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo has been ruled out of Sunday's Spanish La Liga game against Sevilla after he failed to recover from the ankle injury he sustained ... Read more...

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Madge breaks down in tears meeting stage collapse victim’s family


July 24th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): Queen of Pop Madonna reportedly broke down in tears when she met the mother of a deceased construction worker, who died when the singer's stage collapsed in ... Read more...

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Madge refuses to co-operate in inquiry over death of two crewmembers


July 22nd, 2009 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): Queen of Pop Madonna has refused to co-operate in an ongoing inquiry into the death of two of her crewmembers.Madge, 50, had been set to perform ... Read more...

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Madonna visits family of worker killed during stage collapse


July 20th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 20 (ANI): Madonna showed her humanity by visiting the family of a French technician who lost his life while building the set for her gig at Marseille in France.The ... Read more...

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Manslaughter probe ordered into Madonna gig stage collapse


July 18th, 2009 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 18 (ANI): A manslaughter probe has been ordered by French prosecutors after a stage roof, being built for Madonna's Marseilles concert, collapsed and killed two people.In the incident, ... Read more...

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Madge pays ‘tearful tribute’ to two men who died while making set for her gig


July 18th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 18 (ANI): During her concert in Udine, Italy, Queen of Pop Madonna paid a tearful tribute to the two stagehands who lost their lives while building the set for ... Read more...

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Ben Stiller is a ‘big fan’ of Lance Armstrong


July 8th, 2009 - 6:35 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Hollywood star Ben Stiller paid a visit to seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong before yesterday's third stage of the Tour de France.The Night at the Museum actor went into ... Read more...

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Yemenia could be banned in Europe, says France


July 3rd, 2009 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, July 3 (DPA) The Yemeni airline Yemenia could be placed on a black list and banned from flying in Europe if it did not improve the condition of its aircraft, French ... Read more...

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Designer Pierre Cardin hospitalised


May 6th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 6 (DPA) French fashion designer Pierre Cardin has been hospitalised with an undiagnosed ailment after falling ill at his home in the southern village of Lacoste, the daily La Provence ... Read more...

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Thousands take part in anti-Sarkozy protests in France


May 1st, 2009 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 1 (DPA) Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of France Friday to protest against the policies and reforms of President Nicolas Sarkozy and his government. In an unprecedented ... Read more...

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