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Afghan capital rocked by explosions

Kabul, Oct 1 (IANS) Two explosions in quick succession went off in Afghanistan's capital city of Kabul Wednesday. The first explosion took place at 6.20 a.m. and it was followed by another blast at 6.32 a.m., an official said. The first blast targeted a government bus carrying security personnel in Kart-e-Char locality in western Kabul, Xinhua quoted the official as saying.

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Brazil's Serie A to wait on goalline technology

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 1 (IANS) Brazil's Serie A will not adopt goalline technology until all stadiums are fitted with the necessary equipment, a top official has said. The topic has been the subject of controversy after Goias forward Esquerdinha had a goal ruled out in his team's 0-2 loss to Santos Sunday, reports Xinhua. Television replays showed the ball clearly crossed the goall...

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India-US Army's joint military drill in Uttarakhand ends

Dehradun (Uttarakhand), Oct 1 (IANS) An India-US combined military training exercise - Yudh Abhyas 2014 - in Uttarakhand concluded Sep 30, officials said Wednesday, adding the exercise strengthened cooperation between the two armies. The exercise, which commenced Sep 17 Ranikhet and Chaubattia, was the 10th in the Yudh Abhyas series, which began 2004 under US Army Pacific partnership pro...

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India's Aarti knocked out in Asiad taekwondo

Incheon, Oct 1 (IANS) India's Aarti Khakal was ousted in round of 32 of the women's 57kg taekwondo competition of the 17th Asian Games here Wednesday. Aarti, 22, lost 8-15 to Kazakhstan's Ganiya Alzak at the Ganghwa Dolmens Gymnasium. Aarti got off to a good start taking a 2-0 lead in the first round with her first kick but the 17-year-old Kazakh girl turned the tables in the nex...

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Indians finish 4th, 5th in 50km race walk

Incheon, Oct 1 (IANS) Sandeep Kumar and Basanta Bahadur Rana failed to add to India's medal tally as they finished fourth and fifth in the men's 50km race walk event of the 17th Asian Games here Wednesday. Sandeep Kumar and Basanta Rana were sixth and seventh -- the final two places -- before Japan's Yuki Yamakazi was disqualified with five kilometres remaining, moving them one place up....

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Messi, Aguero in Argentine squad for friendlies in China

Buenos Aires, Oct 1 (IANS) Lionel Messi will captain the Argentina national football team, which also includes prolific striker Sergio Aguero, for friendlies in China against Brazil and Hong Kong. Head coach Gerardo Martino called on goalkeeper Agustin Marchesin and midfielders Leonel Vangioni and Fernando Gago, all of whom play for Argentine clubs, to round-off the 22-man lineup, report...

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Brazil president visits Rio Olympic Park

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 1 (IANS) Brazil President Dilma Rousseff made her first visit to the 2016 Rio Olympic Park just five days before the country's presidential election. Rousseff was given a guided tour of the Olympic Park facilities Tuesday by Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes and state Governor Luiz Fernando Pezao, reports Xinhua. Also present were members of the International ...

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First Ebola case diagnosed in US

Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) A patient in Texas has tested positive for Ebola, becoming the first person diagnosed in the US with the deadly virus, US health authorities said Tuesday. Tom Frieden, director of the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told a press conference that the patient is an adult who flew from Liberia to Texas to visit family earlier this month, Xinhua r...

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Adam Levine turns stalker for new video

Los Angeles, Oct 1 (IANS) Singer Adam Levine of band Maroon 5 is seen stalking a girl in the music video for their latest single Animals. The girl in the video is played by the singer's real life wife Behati Prinsloo, reports mirror.co.uk. Levine sings the lyrics Baby, I'm preying on you tonight/Hunt you down, eat you alive/Just like animals in the video and takes photos of the g...

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Syrian army bombs kill eight in Aleppo

Beirut, Oct 1 (IANS/EFE) Four children and a woman were among the eight people killed Tuesday when Syrian government aircraft dropped bombs on the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, or SOHR, said. Government helicopters dropped barrel bombs on a district located between the neighbourhoods of al-Khadr and Sakhur in eastern Aleppo, the London-based NGO...

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Nine killed in train collision in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow, Oct 1 (IANS) At least nine people were killed and over a dozen got injured when two trains collided late Tuesday in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur city, officials said. The accident took place after Krishak Express jumped a signal that brought it on the same track as Barauni Express. The incident took place around 11:30 p.m. when the Barauni Express was passing the Nandanagar crossin...

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Chelsea beats Sporting 1-0 to go top of Champions League Group G

Lisbon, Oct 1 (IANS) Chelsea beat Sporting Lisbon 1-0 at the Alvalade stadium here, to go top of Champions League Group G. Nemanja Matic's 34th minute header from a Fabregas free-kick looped over goalkeeper Rui Patricio Tuesday night, reports Xinhua. Chelsea almost took the lead in the second minute through Brazilian attacker Diego Costa but his effort was saved Patricio. ...

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Modi hard sells India to big US business

Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) Hard selling India with assurances of a business-friendly environment and a stable and simpler tax regime, Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited top US business to come and invest in India. Addressing the US-India Business Council comprising 300 top US companies doing business with India here Tuesday, he promised to replace bureaucratic red tape with a red carpet....

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Robert Downey Jr. excited about 'little girl'

Los Angeles, Oct 1 (IANS) Actor Robert Downey Jr., who is awaiting the birth of his daughter with wife Susan, is confident that the experience will be great. It should be great. I wonder (what) a little girl Downey will be like. I'm sure she'll let us know, accesshollywood.com quoted Robert as saying. The child, who is due in November, will be Robert and Susan's second child afte...

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Thousands of children orphaned by Ebola: UNICEF

United Nations, Oct 1 (IANS) At least 3,700 children in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have lost one or both parents to Ebola since the start of the outbreak in West Africa, according to preliminary estimates by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), which was released here Monday, and many are being rejected by their surviving relatives for fear of infection. Thousands of children are livin...

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US slaps sanctions on two Pakistan terror groups for helping LeT

Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) The US has targeted two Pakistan-based terrorist organisations and frozen the assets of their leaders for providing financial support to Lashkar-e -Taeba (LeT) held responsible for the Nov 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. The action by the US treasury against the leader of Harakat ul-Mujahidin (HuM) and the LeT financial support networks came as India and US committed...

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Miley Cyrus shares naked selfie, again

London, Oct 1 (IANS) It seems Singer Miley Cyrus is obsessed with posting naked selfies on the photo-sharing website Instagram. This time she has shared an intimate photograph of herself in the bath. The 21-year-old singer, who is in Brazil for her tour, shared the picture with her followers Tuesday, reports mirror.co.uk. In the photograph, the Wrecking Ball hitmaker is seen wit...

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India, US commit to hit terrorist havens

Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) In a significant development, India and the US have committed to make joint and concerted efforts to dismantle terrorist safe havens, including four Pakistan-based groups Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad, the D-Company, and the Haqqani network, besides the Al Qaeda. A joint statement issued Tuesday after the first bilateral summit between Indian Prime Minister N...

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US-led anti-IS coalition illegitimate: Iran

Damascus, Oct 1 (IANS) The US-led anti-Islamic State (IS) coalition is illegitimate, said a top Iranian official visiting Syria Tuesday. The US-led international coalition is amputated and doesn't have international legitimacy, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said at a press conference Tuesday evening in the capital Damascus, Xinhua reported. T...

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'Secret service won't allow repeat of White House breach'

Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) US secret service chief Julia Pierson vowed Tuesday that the breach of White House security will not be allowed to happen again, amid mounting criticism over the agency's failure to prevent the intrusion of a man Sep 19. Appearing before the House and Government Operations Committee, Pierson said the intrusion by US Army veteran Omar Gonzalez who jumped a fence a...

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