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Brazilians want greater say in World Cup mascot name


September 21st, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 21 (IANS) Brazilian football fans have called for a greater say in the naming of the country's 2014 World Cup mascot.Days after confirming an armadillo as ... Read more...

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Defending champs prepare for Europa League action


September 19th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 19 (IANS) Reigning Europa League champions Atletico Madrid begin the defence of their crown when they travel to Israel to face Hapoel Tel Aviv Thursday night.Atletico have enjoyed ... Read more...

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Heavy rains in Arunachal cause floods in two Assam districts


September 14th, 2012 - 7:47 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 14 (IANS) Lakhs of people have been affected in two Upper Assam districts bordering Arunachal Pradesh - Dhemaji and Lakhimpur - after flash floods hit the area Thursday ... Read more...

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Four arrested in connection with suicide of 17-year-old girl


September 14th, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Four men were arrested and remanded to judicial custody in a case relating to the suicide of a 17-year-old girl in Krishna Nagar in South ... Read more...

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Palmeiras sack coach Scolari


September 14th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 14 (IANS) Brazil's 2002 World Cup-winning coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has been sacked by Brazilian top-flight club Palmeiras.Scolari's fate was sealed after an emergency meeting of ... Read more...

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Priyanka Chopra fulfils dad’s dream with music debut


September 14th, 2012 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 13 (IANS) Actress Priyanka Chopra, who made her international music debut Thursday with the unveiling of the single "In My City" featuring Will.i.am., said she has fulfilled ... Read more...

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Madonna flaunted Obama tattoo


September 9th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 9 (IANS) Pop diva Madonna showed the new tattoo of US President Barack Obama on her back during her MDNA Tour at the Yankee Stadium here.Clad ... Read more...

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Pangolin scales worth Rs.2.3 crore seized


September 7th, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Sep 7 (IANS) Around 390 kg of pangolin scales worth Rs.2.3 crore have been seized in Mizoram, police said Friday.Customs and Mizoram Police officials Thursday night raided a house ... Read more...

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Four murdered in Kolkata house


September 7th, 2012 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 6 (IANS) A woman, her son and two domestic helps were found murdered at a house here Thursday night, officials said.The bodies of Gouri Bhattacharya and her son, ... Read more...

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Stewart nervous about Toronto red carpet


September 5th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Sep 5 (IANS) Actress Kristen Stewart is losing sleep over the fact that she has to promote her new movie "On The Road" at the Toronto Film Festival, ... Read more...

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Why is Cristiano sad despite winning?


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 3 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo is sad. He said so himself following Real Madrid's 3-0 win at home to Malaga Sunday in a game where he scored the two ... Read more...

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Colombian soldier snaps, kills three comrades


September 1st, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 1 (IANS/EFE) A Colombian army private killed three soldiers at a remote outpost in the southwestern province of Cauca, the military said Friday.The shooter was apparently suffering from ... Read more...

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AC Milan to sign Dutchman De Jong


August 31st, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 31 (IANS) Italian football club AC Milan have confirmed that they will sign Nigel De Jong provided he passes the medical examination Friday.Milan's talks with Manchester City ... Read more...

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Number of Syria refugees rises to 200,000: UN


August 26th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The number of refugees fleeing Syria for neighbouring nations has risen "well above" 200,000 as the violence intensifies, the UN refugee agency has said."There has ... Read more...

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17 fall ill in China after eating beef


August 24th, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 24 (IANS) At least 17 people have been hospitalised after they ate beef sold by an unlicensed butcher in central China's Hunan province, officials said Friday.The incident took ... Read more...

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Full text of Lance Armstrong’s statement


August 24th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Aug 24 (IANS) Legendary cyclist Lance Armstrong will lose his seven Tour de France titles, 2000 Olympic bronze medal and other awards including the prize money he has ... Read more...

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Four held, stolen money seized


August 24th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Aug 24 (IANS) Police from Mizoram and Tripura have busted a gang which had looted Rs.2 crore from a Block Development Office in Mizoram, police said Friday.Four men were ... Read more...

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Rhino killed in Assam park


August 24th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 24 (IANS) A one-horned rhino died in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam's Golaghat district when a forest guard fired at it in self defence, an official said ... Read more...

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24 injured in China train accident


August 24th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Harbin (China), Aug 23 (IANS) At least 24 people were injured when two passenger trains collided at a railway station in northeast China's Heilongjiang province Thursday, local authorities said.The ... Read more...

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Bengal ex-Lokayukta gets threat calls for criticising Mamata


August 17th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) After he criticised West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her "corruption in judiciary" remarks, retired Calcutta High Court judge and former Lokayukta Samaresh Banerjee ... Read more...

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Two more trains to leave Bangalore for Guwahati


August 16th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 16 (IANS) Two special trains are to leave Bangalore for Guwahati Thursday night although the panic sparked by rumours of imminent attacks on people from the northeast has ... Read more...

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Congress leader dies in mysterious circumstances


August 10th, 2012 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) A 25-year-old woman Congress leader died in a government hospital in mysterious circumstances here Friday, police said.The victim, identified as Sabeena Devol, resided in west ... Read more...

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Jundal wants his confession to be recorded


August 10th, 2012 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 10 (IANS) Key 26/11 handler Abu Jundal is understood to have applied in a special court here for recording of his confession statement in connection with the 2008 ... Read more...

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Olympics: Bolt creates history winning 100m, 200m (Roundup)


August 10th, 2012 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has created Olympic history by becoming the first man to win the 100 and 200 metres in successive games.Bolt Thursday night ran ... Read more...

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Nepal cholera toll rises to 12


August 4th, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Aug 4 (IANS) Cholera claimed two more lives in Doti district in far-western Nepal, taking the toll to 12 since the outbreak of the disease about a month-and-half ago.According ... Read more...

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Six juveniles escape from Rajasthan detention centre


August 3rd, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 3 (IANS) Six juvenile offenders, aged between 14 and 17 years, overpowered two security guards at a detention centre here and escaped, officials said Friday, adding a hunt ... Read more...

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Three held with fake 6.40 lakh Takas in Dhaka


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 3 (IANS) Three people have been arrested in Dhaka after counterfeit currency worth 6.40 lakh Takas (about $7,850) was recovered from them, The Daily Star reported.The Detective Branch ... Read more...

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Typhoon Damrey slams China


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:15 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) Typhoon Damrey packing winds of 126 kmph made landfall in China Thursday night, authorities said.Damrey, the 10th typhoon to hit China this year, battered Jiangsu and ... Read more...

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Gunman kills five in Colombia


July 28th, 2012 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, July 28 (IANS/EFE) Five people were killed and five wounded when a gunman opened fire at a crowd watching an amateur soccer match in the northwestern Colombian city of ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia threatens to quit Olympics


July 27th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 27 (IANS) Saudi Arabia has threatened to withdraw from the Olympics unless a female judo athlete was allowed to wear her headscarf in competition, The Telegraph reported Friday.The ... Read more...

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Welsh and Scott team snub the national anthem


July 27th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There was a lot of fury on Thursday night when members of the Welsh and the Scotts teams refused to sing the national anthem at the Olympics. ... Read more...

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Three killed in Pakistan bombing (Lead)


July 27th, 2012 - 2:52 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 27 (IANS) At least three people were killed and four injured Thursday night in a bomb blast near a centre of banned militant outfit Lashkar-e-Islam in Pakistan's ... Read more...

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Flamengo confirms interest in Dorival as new coach


July 25th, 2012 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, July 25 (IANS) Brazilian football giants Flamengo have confirmed their interest in signing Dorival Junior as their new coach.Less than a day after sacking Joel Santana, Flamengo's ... Read more...

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One injured as Garo rebels fire in Meghalaya town market


July 21st, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jul 21 (IANS) One person was critically wounded as rebels of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) opened fire in a market in the district headquarters of Meghalaya's East ... Read more...

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Three Tamil Nadu teachers held for beating student (Lead)


July 21st, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 21 (IANS) Three teachers of a private school in Tamil Nadu were arrested for beating up a Class 9 student, police said Saturday. They were earlier suspended by ... Read more...

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