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1976 Olympics: India’s worst show in hockey (Sports Special)


July 16th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Barely a year after winning the World Cup in the hot and steamy Kuala Lumpur, Indian hockey slid to its nadir amidst considerable controversy and acrimony among players as the ... Read more...

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1968 Olympics: India’s slide in hockey begins (Sports Special)


July 14th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Behind the veneer of "unity" and "team spirit" that was projected to the public, Indian hockey was almost torn apart by petty politics, groupism and ego clashes in the months leading ... Read more...

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Italy’s Euro final loss blow to economic prospects


July 3rd, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, July 3 (IANS) Italy's economic prospects took a blow over the weekend, without the release of a single key economic indicator or any significant economic news. It was because ... Read more...

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Now, a ‘No-Go zone’ between former East, West Germany


May 13th, 2012 - 5:08 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, May 13 (IANS) A part of the border between erstwhile East and West Germany may be declared a "no-go zone" as dozens of minefields have remained uncleared since the ... Read more...

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Man guns down two doctors, kills self


March 6th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, March 6 (IANS) A 78-year-old man entered a clinic in a German town and opened fire, killing two doctors. He then turned the gun on himself after a gunfight ... Read more...

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Bayern are here for serious business, says coach Jupp Heynckes


January 9th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Bayern Munich are down to serious business and coach Jupp Heynckes Monday warned India to be ready for some hammering during Tuesday's international friendly, ... Read more...

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Novelist Kakkanadan is dead


October 19th, 2011 - 10:57 am ICT by IANS
Kollam (Kerala), Oct 19 (IANS) Novelist George Varghese Kakkanadan - popularly known as Kakkanadan - died here Wednesday morning, according to family sources. He was 76.Kakkanadan was battling cancer for ... Read more...

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Reclining Eiffel Tower - a symbol of German industrial history (With Images)


July 6th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Lichterfeld (Germany), July 6 (IANS) If the Eiffel Tower of France is a monumental marvel, then the Reclining Eiffel Tower of Germany is an industrial one. Besides being tall, both ... Read more...

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Bouncer’s Credit Cards Save His Life By Stopping Knife Blows


January 14th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Jan 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a bizarre development, the credit cards stacked in the pocket of a pub bouncer saved his life by preventing the knife blows from reaching his ... Read more...

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German man castrates 17-yr-old daughter’s 57-yr-old beau with bread knife


December 14th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 14 (ANI): A man in Germany became so enraged with his daughter dating a man 40 years older than her that he castrated the boyfriend with a bread knife.According to ... Read more...

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German Chancellor Merkel still hoards food 20 yrs after Iron Curtain fell


October 2nd, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 2 (ANI): German Chancellor Angela Merkel has admitted that she still has the urge to hoard food two decades after East and West Germany were reunited, because it is ingrained ... Read more...

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Klose winner gives Germany best of Euro 2012 starts


September 4th, 2010 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, Sep 4 (DPA) Miroslav Klose hit a second-half winner as Germany began their Euro 2012 football qualifying campaign with a 1-0 defeat of Belgium in Brussels Friday. Klose struck six minutes ... Read more...

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Air-traffic control problems disrupts flights over Europe


August 21st, 2010 - 1:26 am ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) – An equipment malfunction at Eurocontrol, the European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation, disrupted flights over northern Europe on Friday, the agency said.The malfunction occurred at Eurocontrol's ... Read more...

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Air-traffic malfunction disrupts Europe flights


August 21st, 2010 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Frankfurt, Aug 20 (DPA) A malfunction at Europe's joint air traffic control agency, Eurocontrol, disrupted flights over northern Europe Friday. Brussels-based Eurocontrol said around 700 flights were affected, most of which experienced delays ... Read more...

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Dutch celebrate World Cup team


July 13th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, July 13 (DPA) Netherlands coach Bert van Marwijk and outgoing captain Giovanni von Bronckhorst have been honoured as Knights of the Order of Oranje Nassau at the start of Tuesday's World ... Read more...

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Dutch media blame ‘chump’ Webb for WC final defeat


July 12th, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 12 (ANI): Dutch media today labelled English referee Howard Webb a "chump" following his controversial display in Holland's 1-0 defeat to Spain in the World Cup final last night.Webb ... Read more...

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English referee sets world record by dishing out 15 cards in FIFA WC final


July 12th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Johannesburg, July 12 (ANI): English referee Howard Webb created World Cup history last night by dishing out a record 15 cards in a brutal final between Spain and the Netherlands.The Yorkshire cop ... Read more...

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World Cup winners


July 12th, 2010 - 4:13 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 12 (DPA) All the World Cup winners and hosts since 1930. Year Host Winners1930 Uruguay Uruguay1934 Italy Italy1938 France Italy1950 Brazil Uruguay1954 Switzerland West Germany1958 Sweden ... Read more...

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Top four finishers at the World Cup football


July 11th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 11 (DPA) All the top four finishers at the World Cup football. 1930: Uruguay, Argentina, no play-off for third place1934: Italy, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Austria1938: Italy, Hungary, Brazil, Sweden1950: Uruguay, Brazil, Sweden, ... Read more...

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Statistics: Spain at the World Cup


July 8th, 2010 - 3:37 am ICT by IANS
Durban, July 8 (DPA) Spain Wednesday booked their place in the 2010 World Cup final against the Netherlands with a 1-0 victory against Germany. All their appearances at the World Cup, including ... Read more...

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Dutch World Cup party gets bigger


July 7th, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Abhishek Roy Cape Town, July 7 (IANS) The World Cup party is getting bigger and louder for Dutch fans and the celebrations will continue for days after the Netherlands made it to ... Read more...

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Dutch the latest to seek revenge on the Germans


July 7th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, July 7 (DPA) It seems like everybody wants a World Cup revenge on Germany. First, Argentina were looking for victory in the South Africa quarter-final to redress the balance for a ... Read more...

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2010 sees first European World Cup champ outside Europe


July 7th, 2010 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 7 (DPA) The Dutch semi-final victory over Uruguay Tuesday assures Europe of a first World Cup football title at a tournament played outside its territory. So far no team from the ... Read more...

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Uruguay must shed sorrow of defeat for playoff: Tabarez


July 7th, 2010 - 6:23 am ICT by IANS
Cape Town, July 7 (DPA) Downcast Uruguay boss Oscar Tabarez Tuesday said his team must shake off the pain of a World Cup semi-final loss to the Netherlands before Saturday's third-place playoff. Goals ... Read more...

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Statistics: Netherlands at the World Cup


July 7th, 2010 - 3:38 am ICT by IANS
Cape Town, July 7 (DPA) The Netherlands Tuesday booked their place in the 2010 World Cup final with a 3-2 victory against Uruguay. All their appearances at the finals, including the 2010 ... Read more...

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England can still be at World Cup final, courtesy their referee, Webb!


July 6th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jul 6 (ANI): England could still be represented at the finals of the 2010 World Cup in the form of referee Howard Webb.Webb, 38, will get the chance to take ... Read more...

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Spain reach semi-final with 1-0 win over Paraguay (Lead)


July 4th, 2010 - 3:49 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 4 (DPA) Spain reached the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time by knocking off resilient Paraguay 1-0 in a tense quarter-final match Saturday. David Villa scored the ... Read more...

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Argentina must play for their lives to beat Germany: Maradona


July 3rd, 2010 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Cape Town, July 3 (DPA) Argentina's stars must play for their very lives in Saturday's quarter-final with Germany to bring joy to fans at home desperate for World Cup success, charismatic coach ... Read more...

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Dutch delight over World Cup heroics against Brazil


July 3rd, 2010 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Amsterdam, July 2 (DPA) The Dutch players were still celebrating on the pitch in South Africa when back at home the local media revelled in an impressive 2-1 World Cup football quarter-final ... Read more...

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German parliament asked to have England goal recognised


June 30th, 2010 - 5:06 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, June 30 (DPA) The Bundestag, Germany's parliament, has been asked to have football officials belatedly recognise an England goal that was overlooked by the referee in England's World Cup loss to ... Read more...

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World Cup: Italian fans greet losing team with jeers


June 27th, 2010 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 27 (IANS/AKI) The Italian national football team's homecoming was peppered with jeers and insults when they landed at the Rome airport after being eliminated from the World Cup in their ... Read more...

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England to wear ‘lucky’ red strip for WC tie against Germans


June 25th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Rustenburg (South Africa), June 25(ANI): The England team will go into Sundays' World Cup knock-out game against Germany wearing their "lucky" all-red strip.Steven Gerrard will lead his side out in the red ... Read more...

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Capello hits back at Kaiser criticism


June 17th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
Rustenburg (South Africa), June 17 (DPA) Manager Fabio Capello blasted back at Franz Beckenbauer's criticism of England's style Thursday, accusing the former West Germany star of being disrespectful. Beckenbauer, a World Cup winner ... Read more...

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Green’s gaffe the worst in England history


June 13th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Rustenburg, South Africa, June 13 (DPA) There have been dreadful errors by England goalkeepers before, but Rob Green's mistake Saturday was arguably the worst ever by an England goalkeeper. There seemed little danger ... Read more...

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Germany youngsters seek to impress against Australia


June 12th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
By Veronica Sardon Durban, June 12 (DPA) A young German national team will seek to overcome Sunday the absence of captain Michael Ballack when they make their debut in Group D of the ... Read more...

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