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US beat Germany for third crown at U-20 women’s football World Cup


September 8th, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 8 (IANS) The United States beat former champions Germany 1-0 in Tokyo to claim their third FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup crown Saturday.Germany, which defeated US 3-0 in ... Read more...

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Eight killed in separate attacks in Iraq


August 27th, 2012 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Aug 26 (IANS) Eight security personnelmembers were killed in separate gunfire and bomb attacks in and near Baghdad Sunday, police said.In Baghdad, gunmen attacked the building of a local ... Read more...

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Neymar double continues Santos revival


August 26th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janerio, Aug 26 (IANS) Brazil international striker Neymar scored twice as Santos rallied from behind to beat Palmeiras 2-1 in Brazil's Serie A football championship.The 20-year-old slotted a ... Read more...

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Russian gymnasts had phones confiscated at Olympics


August 16th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's victorious rhythmic gymnasts had their telephones and computers confiscated before the Olympics to stop them being distracted, a member of the winning team said ... Read more...

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Celebrities hail bronze medallist Yogeshwar


August 12th, 2012 - 2:21 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Moments after Yogeshwar Dutt won India's fifth Olympic medal Saturday at the London Olympics, Indian Twitterati immediately started hailing the grappler for winning the ... Read more...

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Olympic freestyle wrestling: Japan’s Icho wins 3rd gold


August 9th, 2012 - 3:03 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kaori Icho of Japan won her third Olympic gold medal in succession against China's Jing Ruixue Wednesday with a 3-0 win in the final of ... Read more...

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Olympics: Germany’s Brendel paddles to canoe gold


August 8th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Canoeist Sebastian Brendel paddled to gold for Germany in the Olympic men's C1 1,000-metre sprint Wednesday, forcing Spain's David Figueroa Cal to settle for ... Read more...

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Olympic rowing: Britain retain men’s four crown


August 4th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain here Saturday retained their Olympic title in the men's four rowing, beating Australia and the United States to gold at the London Olympics.The British ... Read more...

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Putin calls for gradual transfer of power


July 31st, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that the transfer of power in Russia's political system must be gradual and continuity in the succession was important.Putin made ... Read more...

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Nigerian raped to death by five wives


July 25th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) A wealthy businessman from Nigeria - and husband to six women - died after allegedly being forced into a marathon sex session with his elder five ... Read more...

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Can Rahul Gandhi grow beyond cameo roles? (Comment)


July 14th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
The Congress' 2009 victory fostered the belief in the party of a similar success five years later followed by Rahul Gandhi's coronation as prime minister. Now, there is a shadow ... Read more...

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Serial bombings hit Myanmar border town


June 10th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, June 10 (IANS) Five bomb blasts took place in quick succession in Muse town on Myanmar's northeastern border Saturday midnight but there were no reports of any casualties, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Medvedev meets Obama


May 20th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev met US President Barack Obama for an informal chat on the sidelines of the Group of Eight summit in Camp ... Read more...

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Nadal threatens to boycott Madrid Open over playing surface


May 11th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, May 11 (IANS) Former world No.1 Rafael Nadal threatened to boycott next year's Mutua Madrid Open if the competition continued to use a blue-coloured clay playing surface.Nadal said ... Read more...

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Coolest April in Delhi comes to end Monday (Second lead)


April 30th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Monday saw a fitting end to the coolest April in past few years in Delhi with the maximum temperature staying two notches below the normal ... Read more...

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TRAI recommends high base prices for 2G auction


April 23rd, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Monday recommended to the government a higher-than-expected base price for the auction of 2G spectrum.It recommended the reserve ... Read more...

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Uruguay striker Abreu scores hat-trick for Botafogo


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, April 22 (IANS) Uruguay international striker Loco Abreu scored a hat-trick to send Botafogo into the final of the Rio Cup with a 4-2 victory over Bangu ... Read more...

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Barca’s season a success: Guardiola


April 3rd, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, April 3 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola said his side's performances this season should already be considered a success.Guardiola was speaking ahead of Tuesday's Champions League ... Read more...

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Online plea gets police to escort sick baby in China


March 21st, 2012 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Shanghai, March 21 (IANS) Modern communication technology proved a possible life-saver when an online appeal prompted police to escort an ambulance carrying a sick baby in China.The four-month-old boy took ... Read more...

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Dharun Ravi’s roommate monitored his Twitter account


March 7th, 2012 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 7 (IANS) Two days before his death, Indian American Student Dharun Ravi's roommate suspecting Ravi had spied on him began closely monitoring Ravi's Twitter account, visiting it 38 ... Read more...

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Defensive lapses cost us the game: Medeira


February 24th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Feb 24 (IANS) India's football coach Savio Medeira blamed lapses in defence for the 1-5 trouncing in the Oman friendly in Muscat Thursday.The Indian squad reached Dubai Friday for ... Read more...

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Women’s hockey Olympic qualifiers: Italy dominate Poland 4-1


February 19th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Italy thrashed Poland 4-1 in the first match on the second day of the women's hockey Olympic qualifiers at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium here ... Read more...

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Indian Army chief sues government over his age plea (Second Lead)


January 16th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) In a first such instance in India's history, Army chief Gen. V.K. Singh Monday took the government to court over the issue of his age.The ... Read more...

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10 killed in Baghdad bombings


January 5th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Jan 5 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed in bombings in the Iraqi capital Thursday, the interior ministry said.The first explosion took place among a crowd of construction ... Read more...

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Match evenly balanced for both teams: Sehwag


November 7th, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) India's dashing opener Virender Sehwag said after the second day's play Monday that the Feroze Shah Kotla track was still good for batting and ... Read more...

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Federer wins Swiss Indoors tennis title


November 7th, 2011 - 3:36 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, Nov 7 (IANS) Roger Federer won his fifth title at his Swiss Indoors home tournament Sunday, beating Japanese wild card Kei Nishikori 6-1, 6-3 in just over an ... Read more...

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Four bomb blasts in Iraq


November 7th, 2011 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Nov 6 (IANS) A civilian was killed and at least 15 others were wounded in four coordinated bomb explosions at a marketplace in downtown Baghdad Sunday, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Nine dead in Iraq car bomb attacks


October 26th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Oct 26 (IANS) Two car bombs exploded in Iraq in quick succession Wednesday, killing at least nine people and injuring 16, Xinhua reported.The first car bomb was detonated around ... Read more...

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Odafe hat-trick helps Mohun Bagan come from behind to beat Arrows


October 24th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 23 (IANS) Nigerian Odafe Okolie struck the first hat-trick in the I-League as Mohun Bagan cam back from a goal down to beat Pailan Arrows 3-1 in an ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu minister Karuppasamy dead


October 22nd, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Oct 22 (IANS) Tamil Nadu minister C. Karuppasamy, suffering from cancer, died Saturday at a private hospital here. He was 56.He is survived by his wife, a son and ... Read more...

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Nine die in Iraq blasts


September 25th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Sep 25 (IANS) Nine people were killed and some 90 wounded in a spate of bomb attacks in Iraq's Karbala city Sunday, police said.The nine victims died in four ... Read more...

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Globetrot free on Finnair and yet get to comment, critise


September 13th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Sep 13 (IANS) It is, perhaps, the best job a globetrotter will aspire for: Go around the world with all expenses paid and in return just state how ... Read more...

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Now movie on Keith Richards’ autobiography


September 8th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS) Singer Keith Richards' autobiography, which became a best-seller, will now be turned into a movie.The Rolling Stones' guitarist confirmed the news at the GQ Men of ... Read more...

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Australia considering India’s call for extra warm-up match


August 20th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Aug 20 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) is considering a request from the powerful Indian cricket board for an extra warm-up match in Australia for their summer tour later this ... Read more...

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India go down fighting to US in squash championship


July 30th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Boston, July 30 (IANS) Hosts US ended India's run in the women's World Junior team squash championship with a 2-1 victory in the semifinals here Friday to set up a ... Read more...

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