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Getafe coach Contra yet to sign contract with Chinese outfit

Madrid, Dec 21 (IANS) Getafe coach Cosmin Contra commented that although it has been taken for granted that he will leave the Madrid based outfit to join Guangzhou R&F in the New Year, he is yet to sign a contract with the Chinese football club. Although the Chinese have advanced the news, nothing has been signed for the moment and there is nothing official, said the Romanian Saturda...

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Australian woman charged for murdering eight kids

Canberra, Dec 21 (IANS) A woman in Australia's Cairns city was charged Sunday with murdering eight children, seven of them her own, who were found killed in their house. The 37-year-old Mersane Warria was initially shifted to hospital after being found injured at the house with chest and neck wounds, Cairns Post reported. She was arrested Saturday. Police visited the Cairns Hospi...

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Deonarine replaces Fudadin in Windies Test squad

St. John's (Antigua), Dec 21 (IANS/CMC) In-form Guyana left-hander Narsingh Deonarine has been named as a repalcement for Assad Fudadin for the West Indies tour of South Africa. Fudadin, also a left-hander, fractured a finger during warm-ups on the opening day of the first Test at Centurion Wednesday and was ruled out of the series, reports CMC. He was forced to undergo surgery t...

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New skipper Holder trusts senior players will support

Centurion (South Africa), Dec 21 (IANS/CMC) Newly appointed One-Day International (ODI) captain Jason Holder is convinced he will have the full support of the West Indies squad, despite his relative inexperience at the highest level. The 23-year-old was announced Saturday to lead the ODI side after Dwayne Bravo was sacked following 19 months in charge, reports CMC. Holder, howeve...

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Sammy, Pollard, Bravo axed in favour of untested trio

St. John's (Antigua), Dec 21 (IANS/CMC) Uncapped all-rounder Jonathan Carter has received his maiden call-up while highly regarded all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite and seasoned campaigner Narsingh Deonarine have been recalled to the West Indies One-Day International (ODI) squad to face South Africa. All three players were named Saturday in the 15-man squad to contest the five-match series ...

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Foggy Sunday in Delhi, 48 trains delayed

New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) It was chilly and foggy Sunday morning in Delhi, that led to 48 trains being delayed due to poor visibility. The Met Office has forecast a cloudy day ahead with thick fog in the evening. The minimum temperature was 6.4 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average. Trains such as North-east Express, Taj Express and Mahabodhi Express are running ...

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Three killed, four injured in Manipur blast

Imphal, Dec 21 (IANS) Three people were killed and four others seriously injured in a powerful blast in Manipur's capital city of Imphal Sunday morning, police said. An IED (Improvised Explosive Device) that was planted by the roadside near Khuyathong area, close to Imphal market, exploded killing three labourers and wounded four others, a police official said. He said that the i...

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Holder appointed Windies ODI skipper, Bravo sacked

St. John's (Antigua), Dec 21 (IANS/CMC) Rookie fast bowler Jason Holder was appointed the West Indies' new one-day captain, in a shock move announced by the West Indies Cricket Board. The 23-year-old, who stands six-feet, seven-inches, will take over the reins of team from seasoned all-rounder Dwayne Bravo who was sacked Saturday after just 19 months in charge and also dropped from the ...

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'Lima did not safeguard interests of less developed nations like India'

New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) And the fissure nothing but deepened yet again! This is how experts would like to sum up the outcome of the 2014 Lima climate change talks where the developed and the developing countries supposedly sat across the table to strengthen the global partnership in combating climate change - that instead resulted in its dilution. Those who kept a close watch on the 20t...

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Bangladesh president's delayed arrival leads to Taj Mahal chaos

Agra, Dec 21 (IANS) Hundreds of tourists who had purchased entry tickets to visit the Taj Mahal were left in the lurch, when they had to return without being able to view the monument due to the delayed arrival of the Bangladesh President M Abdul Hamid. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) had informed the public earlier that the site would remain closed for a couple of hours in the ...

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The play that inspired Bollywood, revived Indian drama

Have you ever wondered how Indian films, especially the Bollywood variety, came to be song-and-dance spectacles, mostly featuring two people falling in love, getting separated by circumstances/families/rivals but after heart-tugging vicissitudes, living happily ever after? For this, you can commend (or castigate) a shy Urdu poet of the mid-19th century who not only resurrected drama as an Indian ...

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Italian Serie A standings

Rome, Dec 21 (IANS) Following are the Italian Serie A league standings after Saturday's matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), reported Xinhua. Juventus 16 12 3 1 34 7 39 Roma 16 11 3 2 28 11 36 Napoli 16 7 6 3 28 20 27 Lazio 15 8 2 5 26 17 26 Sampdoria ...

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Criminals flee with Ghaziabad official's car

Ghaziabad, De Dec 21 (IANS) Two unidentified criminals fled with a primary education officer's car. The incident occurred late Saturday near the passport office here. The driver said that at about 10 p.m., after dropping the officer at his residence in he reached a roadside eatery. After finishing his meal, when he went towards the car, two men overpowered him and snatched the key of th...

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English Premier League standings

London, Dec 21 (IANS) Following are the English Premier League standings after matches on Saturday (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, goals difference, points), reported Xinhua. 1 Chelsea 16 12 3 1 36 13 39 2 Manchester City 17 12 3 2 36 14 39 3 Manchester United 17 9 5 3 30 18 32 4 West Ham Uni...

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Russia vows to retaliate against US, Canadian sanctions

Moscow, Dec 21 (IANS) Russia vowed to take retaliatory measures against fresh US and Canadian sanctions, calling the moves an evidence that the West lacks interest in settling the Ukraine crisis. The United States and Canada still cannot put up with the results of free declaration of will in Crimea and Sevastopol, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said Saturday in ...

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North Korea to boost defence capabilities to counter US

Pyongyang, Dec 21 (IANS) North Korea vowed to boost its defence capabilities, including nuclear capabilities Saturday, saying that denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula had lost its meaning amid a hostile US policy. On Thursday, the UN General Assembly voted in favour of referring the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), or North Korea to the International Criminal Court (ICC...

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Brandon Flowers aspired for valet job

Los Angeles, Dec 21 (IANS) Brandon Flowers used to have aspirations to be a valet parker when he was younger, but he's is glad he became a musician instead. The Killers' frontman has revealed his dream occupation as a youngster was to park other people's cars because he thought they were paid lots of money, reports femalefirst.co.uk. He told NME magazine: You can't label people w...

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Real Madrid win Club World Cup football title

Marrakech, Dec 21 (IANS) Spanish football club Real Madrid defeated San Lorenzo of Argentina 2-0 Saturday to win the Club World Cup and secure their fourth trophy of 2014. Real Madrid dominated the final with Sergio Ramos and Gareth Bale getting on the scoresheet, Xinhua reported. The Spanish giants added the trophy to their Champions League, Copa del Rey and European Super Cup t...

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Madonna releases six new songs post leak

London, Dec 21 (IANS) Pop star Madonna released six tracks from her new album Rebel Heart over one night after demos of the songs were leaked earlier this week. She says this her early Christmas gift for her fans. The singer's album is due to release in March, reports mirror.co.uk. The 56-year-old took to Twitter, and said: X-mas is coming early! Pre-order my album and download 6...

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Cuba open to reciprocal dialogue with US

Havana, Dec 21 (IANS) Cuban President Raul Castro informed the parliament Saturday that his government is willing to have reciprocal dialogue on any topic with the US. We reiterate our willingness for respectful and reciprocal dialogue concerning disagreements, Castro said, according to a Xinhua report. We have strong convictions and a lot of concerns about what happens in the US...

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