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Assad’s sister flees Syria : Report


September 19th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's sister has fled the country along with her children to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Al Arabiya reported Wednesday citing an ... Read more...

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Corluka’s health woes solvable: Lokomotiv coach


September 19th, 2012 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Lokomotiv Moscow coach Slaven Bilic Wednesday refuted reports that defender Vedran Corluka has chronic injuries that prevent him playing more than one match per week.The ... Read more...

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No fallout expected from Windies loss: Gibson


September 14th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 14 (IANS/CMC) West Indies coach Ottis Gibson has downplayed the loss to Sri Lanka in the opening warm-up game ahead of the World Twenty20 Championship starting here next week.The ... Read more...

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Hulk enjoys first Zenit training session


September 14th, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, Sep 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Brazil forward Hulk said his first training session at new club Zenit St. Petersburg went well.Hulk's €40 million move from Porto last week was ... Read more...

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World T20: Gibson upbeat on Windies chances


September 11th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bridgetown (Barbados), Sep 11 (IANS/CMC) West Indies coach Ottis Gibson has expressed confidence in his side's chances in the World Twenty20 Tournament beginning Sep 18 in Sri Lanka. Gibson said the ... Read more...

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Villagers clash with police in Noida


September 10th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 10 (IANS) Angry villagers in Haibatpur in Noida extension Monday fought a pitched battle with the police and Noida Development Authority workers when an anti-encroachment squad tried to ... Read more...

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Jamaican sprinter appeals for help for junior athletes


September 10th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), Sep 10 (IANS/CMC) Two-time Olympic 100 metre champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has called on the Jamaican government to provide more support, especially for the country's junior athletes.Fraser-Pryce, also Olympic 200 ... Read more...

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Buffon to extend Juventus deal


September 10th, 2012 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is expected extend his contract with Juventus till 2016.An Italian daily La Gazzetta dello Sport reported Sunday that Italy custodian would ... Read more...

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Five Paralympic golds leave Savchenko incredulous


September 8th, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Winning five gold medals in the London 2012 Paralympic pool has left swimmer Oksana Savchenko incredulous.The 21-year-old Russian set a new world record to claim ... Read more...

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Sharapova curses final set charity against Azarenka


September 8th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Maria Sharapova cursed her final-set form in the US Open semifinal defeat to Victoria Azarenka, saying she gave her opponent a free ride ... 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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‘Mannaru’ - a promising experience turned awry (Tamil Film Review)


September 8th, 2012 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Mannaru"; Cast: Appukutty, Thambi Ramiah and Mallika; Director: Jai Shankar; Rating: **Here's a reality check - having two national award recipients in a film doesn't attract audiences to the theatres. ... Read more...

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Sluggish Bolt wins as sharp Blake also triumphs


September 8th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels (Belgium), Sep 8 (IANS/CMC) Sprint icon Usain Bolt and fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake scored contrasting victories to headline the season-ending Memorial Van Damme Diamond League meeting here.While Bolt coasted to ... Read more...

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Russia to lead on investment climate: Putin


September 7th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) President Vladimir Putin said Friday that Russia would aim for a place among the world's top 20 countries on investment attractiveness.Speaking at the APEC summit ... Read more...

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Russia denies ’systemic crisis’ in space industry


September 7th, 2012 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian space industry is not in a crisis despite some local problems, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Friday."There is no systemic crisis in ... Read more...

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Apex court slams Karnataka government on iron ore mining


September 7th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) In blistering criticism of the Karnataka government for looking the other way when iron ore in the state was being illegally mined, transported and exported, ... Read more...

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Stosur, Ivanovic star attractions in Kremlin Cup


September 7th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) World No. 7 Samantha Stosur and former French Open champion Ana Ivanovic are to headline the Kremlin Cup in Moscow next month.Besides Stosur, this year's ... Read more...

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Hulk and Witsel cost 40 millon euros each: Zenit


September 7th, 2012 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian champions Zenit St. Petersburg paid 40 million euros each for Brazil striker Hulk from Porto and Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel from Benfica, Zenit general ... Read more...

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Man dies in Lucknow court


September 5th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 5 (IANS) A 55-year-old man was found dead under mysterious circumstances at the civil court here Wednesday, police said.The deceased, identified as Nand Kishore, a farmer from Mallihabad, ... Read more...

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Esha Gupta set for TV debut (With Image)


September 3rd, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 3 (IANS) After bagging prestigious projects with Bhatt camp and Prakash Jha, model-turned-actress Esha Gupta is now making her foray on the small screen with "Supercars".The 26-year-old ... Read more...

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UAE sends plane to Oman to bring home injured citizens


September 2nd, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 2 (IANS/WAM) UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has ordered the airlifting of seven UAE citizens injured in a traffic accident in Oman for treatment ... Read more...

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Nargis Fakhri is HCL Infosystems’ brand ambassador


August 31st, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Upcoming Bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri has been signed on by HCL Infosystems Ltd., India's premier hardware, services and ICT systems integration and distribution company, as ... Read more...

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Russian deputy PM backs hypersonic bomber


August 27th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin Monday reiterated his appeal for developing a hypersonic aircraft for its PAK-DA long-range bomber requirements."I think we ... Read more...

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Russian chopper sets altitude record


August 27th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, August 27 (IANS/ RIA Novosti) A Russian helicopter set a new world altitude record Monday, the final day of the 14th FAI World Helicopter Championships near Moscow, rotorcraft maker Russian ... Read more...

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Kuwait football coach shot, in critical condition


August 26th, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Belgrade, Aug 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Serbian coach of the Kuwait national football team has been shot by his neighbour and is in critical condition in hospital, Serbian newspaper Vecernje ... Read more...

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Melandri wins in Russia to take Superbike Championship (Lead)


August 26th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Marco Melandri took won to claim the championship lead in the second Superbike World Championship race at Moscow Raceway Sunday, beating Tom Sykes as his ... 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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Action only against sites spreading rumours: Shinde


August 24th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Following fake messages about the Assam violence, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde Friday said that social media accounts which have posted objectionable and inflammatory content ... Read more...

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Kokrajhar tense: Curfew, call for indefinite bandh


August 24th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 24 (IANS) The situation continues to be tense in Kokhrajhar in Assam's Bodoland Territorial Areas Districts (BTAD) after indefinite curfew was imposed Thursday morning.The curfew was imposed after ... Read more...

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Moscow raceway targets MotoGP standard


August 23rd, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's first international-standard racetrack will be extended and modified in a project to make the circuit suitable for hosting a MotoGP round, circuit manager Ekaterina ... Read more...

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Himachal hotel gets heritage status


August 23rd, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 23 (IANS) The Castle Naggar, Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation's prime hotel in the the picturesque Kullu valley, has been given heritage status, an official said Thursday.The union ... Read more...

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Infiltration into Kashmir down in last five years


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Infiltration attempts and the number of terrorists successfully entering Jammu and Kashmir from across the Pakistani border has come down in the last five years ... Read more...

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Rolls-Royce bags $12.6-mn Indian order for buoy vessel


August 22nd, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) British power systems manufacturer Rolls-Royce Wednesday announced it has bagged a $12.6 million deal to design and power a highly specialised vessel that ... Read more...

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Olympics: Women’s four gives Hungary second Kayak gold


August 8th, 2012 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Hungary enjoyed a strong morning of competition on the water Wednesday as the women's four won the country's second gold of the day with victory ... 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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