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Monaco signs Rony Lopes from Man City

Monaco, Aug 29 (IANS) French side Monaco has announced the signing of Manchester City's Portuguese attacking midfielder Rony Lopes. Vadim Vasilyev, vice president and CEO of AS Monaco said on Friday the club is delighted to welcome Lopes, who is a promising star, as he has already shown great adaptability and skills of a very high level while he was on loan to French side Lille, reports ...

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Under-pressure Real Madrid coach Benitez defends tactics

Madrid, Aug 29 (IANS) Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez defended himself against criticism after the team's goalless draw against newly-promoted Sporting Gijon in their la Liga opener, denying claims that he is a defensive coach and recalling that his team had most shots on target in the match. I understand that there are now many media organisations and news must be published and devel...

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Court awards Indo-Canadian activist $11,360 for unlawful arrest

Toronto, Aug 29 (IANS) A court has awarded an Indo-Canadian activist C$15,000 ($11,360) in damages for being unlawfully arrested by two police officers, a media report said. Montreal-based activist Jaggi Singh had filed a lawsuit against officers Frederic Mercier and George Lamirande for arresting and detaining him during an International Women's Day rally in March 2007, CBS News online ...

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LA city council to decide on bid for 2024 Summer Olympics

Los Angeles, Aug 29 (IANS) A Los Angeles City Council committee has decided to support the city's bid for the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, and the full council will take decision on this next week. The City Council's Ad Hoc Committee on the 2024 Summer Olympics approved an agreement on Friday that would show the United States Olympic Committee that the city of Los Angeles is committed to p...

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HC stays order to confer Dronacharya award on former wrestling coach

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) A division bench of the Delhi High Court on Saturday stayed a single-judge order directing the centre to confer a Dronacharya award on former chief national wrestling coach Vinod Kumar. A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Jayant Nath, at a special sitting, stayed Friday's order that had asked the central government to confer the award on Kumar...

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Al Jazeera journalists jailed for three years in Egypt

Cairo, Aug 29 (IANS) An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists to three years in jail. Egyptian Baher Mohamed, Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and Australian Peter Greste were found guilty in June 2014 of aiding a terrorist organisation, a reference to the Muslim Brotherhood, which was outlawed in Egypt after the army overthrew President Mohamed Morsi in 2013, Al Jazeer...

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Former Italy midfielder Ledesma set for Santos move

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 29 (IANS) Former Italy international midfielder Cristian Ledesma has agreed to join Brazilian club Santos, according to media reports. The 32-year-old, a free agent after ending his nine-year spell at Lazio this summer, will earn a monthly salary of $50,000, reports Xinhua. Santos were also understood to be chasing Queens Park Rangers midfielder Sandro, Liverp...

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Samajwadi Party to contest five seats in Bihar: Lalu Prasad

Patna, Aug 29 (IANS) RJD chief Lalu Prasad announced on Saturday that the Samajwadi Party (SP) of Mulayam Singh Yadav would contest from five seats in the upcoming Bihar assembly polls. We have given five seats to SP to contest in the polls. Now it is also a part of the grand alliance along with my own party RJD, JD-U and Congress, Lalu told at a press conference here. Earlier, L...

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Sonia Gandhi may attend 'Swabhiman' rally in Patna

Patna, Aug 29 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi is likely to attend the August 30 Swabhiman rally of the grand alliance of the RJD, JD-U, Congress and Samajwadi Party here. Sonia Gandhi is likely to share dais with (Bihar Chief Minister) Nitish Kumar and (RJD chief) Lalu Prasad at the rally, a senior leader of the grand alliance said. He said Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Si...

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UN chief, experts laud China's role in World War II

Beijing, Aug 29 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and experts from around the world have lauded China's contribution and sacrifices during World War II (WWII). It comments come shortly before China's September 3 parade to mark the 70th anniversary of its victory in the Anti-Japanese War, Xinhua news agency reported. China's contribution and sacrifice during the Second World...

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Germany urges Facebook to remove racist posts

London, Aug 29 (IANS) Germany has asked Facebook to remove racist anti-migrant posts from its website and apps amid a spate of violent anti-migrant protests in the country, the Telegraph reported. German Justice Minister Heiko Maas has written to Facebook to demand an urgent review of its policy over hate messages. Photos of certain body parts are automatically deleted because of...

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Twitter to hire more women next year

Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) Micro-blogging site Twitter has made its diversity goals for 2016 public, announcing that it will hire more women at various levels to bridge the gender gap. According to the diversity goals posted in a Twitter blog on Friday, the representation of women will be increased to 35 percent across the spectrum. Twitter, which has 4,100 employees globally, sai...

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'Stay awake' pill may boost brain function: Study

London, Aug 29 (IANS) A drug that is used to help people with sleep disorders stay awake can boost cognitive functions in healthy people, a new study says. Researchers reviewed 24 studies on the drug modafinil, carried out between 1990 and 2015, and found that it appeared to improve cognitive function, RT.com reported. Some of the studies also showed gains in flexible thinking, i...

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Nicki Minaj's wax figure protected with barriers

Los Angeles, Aug 29 (IANS) Rapper Nicki Minaj's wax work at the Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas is now protected with barriers. The museum has taken the action to prevent visitors from taking sexually suggestive photographs with the 32-year-old rapper's wax figure, reports aceshowbiz.com. A micro-blogging website Twitter user had reported on August 28 an obscene photograph taken wit...

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Cowell wants One Direction for 'The X Factor'

London, Aug 29 (IANS) Music mogul Simon Cowell says he wants the One Direction band to perform for one last time at The X Factor finale later this year before the musicians temporarily go their separate ways. I would like their last performance before their break to be 'The X Factor' final, 100 percent. I think they will come on the final of 'The X Factor' this year, said Cowell, reports...

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Lisbon final one of my best sporting moments: Bale

Madrid, Aug 29 (IANS) Real Madrid's Welshman Gareth Bale has said that winning the Champions League final in Lisbon against Atletico Madrid in 2014 was one of the best sporting moments of his life and he hopes to repeat the feat this season under the new coach, Spaniard Rafael Benitez. In an interview for the club on Friday, Bale said, for me the game in Munich was huge and the Lisbon fi...

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'Thakka, Thakka' - very little to cheer for

Film: Thakka, Thakka; Language: Tamil; Cast: Vikranth, Aravinnd Singh, Abhinaya and Rahul Venkat; Director: Sanjeev; Rating: ** Thakka, Thakka shows great promise early on. It introduces us to Sathya (Vikranth), born as an illegimitate child, who deceives death as a newborn. He grows up in a brothel and at the age of 10, witnesses his mother being killed. You expect the boy to grow up an...

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NASA selects next flyby target for New Horizons probe

Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) After its historic July 14 flyby of the Pluto system that revealed interesting findings, NASA has selected the next potential next destination for its New Horizons mission - a small Kuiper Belt object (KBO) known as 2014 MU69 that orbits nearly a billion miles beyond Pluto. This remote KBO was one of two identified as potential destinations and the one recommend...

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Delhi Dynamos sign EPL striker Nabi on loan

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS Delhi Dynamos signed English Premier League (EPL) club West Bromwich Albion's striker Adil Nabi on loan for the second edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) on Saturday. Nabi will be the first EPL player to turn out in the ISL. Following an impressive season for West Brom's youth team, head coach Tony Pulis included him in the senior team. It's...

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Unstable moods may ruin your romantic relationships

New York, Aug 29 (IANS) People with a mental illness marked by unstable moods often experience trouble having successful friendships and romantic relationships, a study says. Individuals with the illness borderline personality disorder, or BPD may have lowered brain activity in regions important for empathy which in turn could trigger trouble in relationships, the study indicated.

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