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Brazilian soccer standings

Rio De Janeiro, Aug 31 (IANS) The following are the Brazilian Serie A standings after the latest round of matches completed on Sunday (tabulated under games played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua news agency. 1 Corinthians 21 14 4 3 33 15 46 2 Atletico Mineiro 21 13 3 5 37 20 42 3 Gremio 21 11 5 5 29 17 38 ...

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Spain's Primera Liga standings

Madrid, Aug 31 (IANS) The following are the Spain's Primera Liga standings after Sunday's matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua news agency. Celta Vigo 2 2 0 0 5 1 6 Eibar 2 2 0 0 5 1 6 Atletico Madrid 2 2 0 0 4 0 6 Barcelona 2 2...

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11 killed in fire at Saudi residential complex

Riyadh, Aug 31 (IANS/EFE) At least 11 people were killed and 219 injured in a fire at a residential complex of the Saudi Aramco oil company in Saudi Arabia's Al Khobar city, a media report said on Monday. Civil Defence spokesman Ali al Qahtani said on Twitter that some of the injured are in critical condition and that the victims were of various nationalities and worked for the Saudi Ara...

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Sensex sheds 75 points in early trade

Mumbai, Aug 31 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Monday was trading 74.60 points or 0.28 percent down during the morning session. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 35.20 points or 0.44 percent down at 7,966.75 points. The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), whi...

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Citizen historians scrambling to collect 10,000 partition stories

Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Back in 1947, Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah sent noted Indian author Khushwant Singh a message to stay on in Lahore and become a high court judge, an offer he declined and decided to move to Delhi. I drove on a totally empty road, blank road, all the way to Delhi. I didn't see a soul till I reached Delhi, he told 21 year old Manleen Sandhu before his de...

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Palmeiras return to Brazil's Serie A top four

Rio De Janeiro, Aug 31 (IANS) Teenage striker Gabriel Jesus scored twice as Palmeiras moved back into the top four of Brazil's Serie A standings with a 3-2 victory over Joinville. Gabriel and Dudu gave the hosts an early 2-0 lead before Marcelinho Paraiba struck twice in as many minutes for Joinville, Xinhua news agency reported on Monday. Palmeiras regained the lead just after t...

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Partly cloudy morning in Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy Monday morning here with the minimum temperature settling at 29 degrees Celsius, the Met office said. According to weather office, the maximum temperature would hover around 37 degrees Celsius. Humidity at 8.30 a.m. was recorded at 66 percent. The maximum temperature on Sunday settled at 36.8 degrees Celsius, three notches ...

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Portuguese soccer league standings

Lisbon, Aug 31 (IANS) The following are the Portuguese soccer league standings after Sunday's match (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua news agency. FC Porto 3 2 1 0 6 1 7 SL Benfica 3 2 0 1 7 3 6 FC Arouca 2 2 0 0 3 0 6 Vitoria FC ...

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4G Jihad: The ISIS' genesis and gameplan

Title: ISIS - Race to Armageddon; Author: Adil Rasheed; Publisher: Vij Books India; Pages: 170; Price:Rs.795 The Americans developed 'shock and awe' or a military doctrine based on use of overwhelming power and spectacular force displays to paralyze the enemy's perception of the battle and degrade and destroy their will to fight. Ironically, its most assiduous adherent seems to be a terr...

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Maria Sharapova withdraws from US Open

Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova withdrew from the US Open on Sunday due to a leg injury. Unfortunately I will not be able to compete in this years US Open. I have done everything possible to be ready but it was just not enough time, she said on social media. To all my amazing fans, I will be back in the Asian swing in a few weeks and look ...

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Chinese shares dip over three percent

Beijing, Aug 31 (IANS) Chinese shares on Monday tumbled more than three percent in the morning trading session despite the government intensified crackdown on market violations. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index opened 0.89 percent down at 3,203.56 points, Xinhua news agency reported. The Shenzhen Component Index opened 0.87 percent lower at 10,706.23 points. The Ch...

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Bobby Jindal warns of immigrant 'invasion'

Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal, son of immigrant parents from India, says that immigrants who do not adopt American values represent an invasion. Immigration without integration is not immigration; it's invasion, he told ABC Sunday when asked about tough stances against illegal immigration taken by Republican front-runner Donald Trump and other p...

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Jess Glynne banned from partying

London, Aug 31 (IANS) Singer Jess Glynne, 25, has been forced to quit her social life for the time being to protect her voice and save her career following emergency surgery on her vocal cords two months ago. I have to be careful (following surgery). I just need to make sure I rest my voice. I'm not allowed to go out and party because I'm still in the recovery period, Glynne told The Sun...

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Jessica Biel's daily workouts

Los Angeles, Aug 31 (IANS) Actress Jessica Biel got her pre-pregnancy figure back by working out almost every day. The 33-year-old, who welcomed her first child with husband Justin Timberlake in April, was spotted showing off a very svelte figure last week and her trainer says she has put in a lot of hard work to get back in shape, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Fitness guru Jason Wa...

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Venezuela rejects US interference in border issue

Caracas, Aug 31 (IANS) Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Delcy Rodriguez on Monday urged the US to stop interfering in Venezuela's temporary closure of its border with Colombia. Rodrigueze made the appeal known via her Twitter account and accused John Kirby, the spokesperson for the US State Department, of meddling in the issue on the current situation of Venezuela-Colombia border, Xi...

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Chris Martin caught up in love feud

Los Angeles, Aug 31 (IANS) Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has been caught up in a love feud between his new rumoured girlfriend Annabelle Wallis and her former beau James Rousseau after photographs emerged of the new couple. Annabelle and James were together for a long time and it hurt him to see the picture of Annabelle looking cosy with Chris, a source was quoted as saying by The Sun n...

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Taylor Swift, Avril Lavigne perform together

San Diego, Aug 31 (IANS) Quashing rumours of a fallout, singers Taylor Swift and Avril Lavigne shared the stage to perform the latter's hit single Complicated here. Swift invited the 30-year-old to join her for a show-stopping rendition of Lavigne's 2002 hit Complicated on Saturday night as her '1989' tour reached here, reports mirror.co.uk. She later took to Twitter to write: S...

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Bono becomes world's richest pop star

London, Aug 31 (IANS) U2's Bono has become the world's richest pop star after raking in nearly a billion pounds from his Facebook shares. The Beautiful day hitmaker bought a 2.3 percent share in the social media network for 56 million pounds in 2009 with the investment group that he co-founded, Elevation Partners. Today that share is worth a whopping 940 million pounds, accordin...

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IS partially destroys ancient Roman temple in Syria's Palmyra

Damascus, Aug 31 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) militants destroyed parts of a famous ancient Roman temple in the historic city of Palmyra in central Syria, a monitor group reported on Sunday. The Temple of Bel, an ancient stone ruin that goes back to the Roman era, was partially destroyed by the IS terror group in Palmyra in the countryside of the central province of Homs, said the Syria...

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British neurologist, writer Oliver Sacks dies aged 82

London, Aug 31 (IANS) Oliver Sacks, the world's best-known neurologist through his series of bestselling books, has died of cancer at his home in New York at the age of 82. He shot to fame with his book Awakenings in 1973, which was introduced into China in 2011, described case histories from the patients in sleepy sickness of neurological experience. The book inspired an Oscar nominated...

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