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Spanish La Liga standings

Madrid, Jan 27 (IANS) Following are the Spanish La Liga standings after Monday's game(tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, against, points), according to Xinhua. Real Madrid 19 16 0 3 64 16 48 Barcelona 20 15 2 3 54 9 47 Atletico Madrid 20 14 2 4 40 19 44 Valencia 20 12 5 3 38 18 41 Sevilla ...

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Politically Incorrect! Political satire in Urdu poetry

Here richly, with ridiculous display,/The Politician's corpse was laid away/While all of his acquaintance sneered and slanged/I wept: for I had longed to see him hanged, was prolific English author Hillaire Belloc's caustic send-off to an unnamed politician. The verse also exemplifies the vibrant, universal tradition of political satire that exists alongside organised government - from the plays ...

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Kelly Hoppen leaves 'Dragons' Den'

Los Angeles, Jan 27 (IANS) Actress Kelly Hoppen has confirmed her departure from TV series Dragons' Den after just two series. Citing a packed schedule as the reason for her decisionm to quit, there's no confirmation yet on just who will now step up and fill the void left, reports femalefirst.co.uk. I've had a brilliant time and made several successful investments, she said. <...

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Ex-CIA officer convicted in leak case

Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) The former CIA officer accused of disclosing the details of a covert operation to a New York Times reporter was convicted Monday in federal court, according to reports. Jeffrey Sterling was convicted on nine felony counts of unauthorised disclosure of national defense information, after allegedly leaking classified information about a top secret CIA operation to...

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David Beckham is beautiful: Helen Mirren

Los Angeles, Jan 27 (IANS) Actress Helen Mirren isn't fond of the word beauty, but the actress has referred to former footballer David Beckham as unbelievably beautiful. The 69-year-old actress, who is the face of L'Oreal Paris age perfect campaign, shared her views about beauty while filming an advertisement, reports dailymail.co.uk. The actress said: I used to worry a lot more...

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Argentina disbands intelligence body

Buenos Aires, Jan 27 (IANS) Argentina President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has announced plans to disband Argentina's intelligence agency. In a TV address, she said she would draft a bill to set up a new body, BBC reported. Fernandez said the intelligence services had kept much of the same structure they had during the military government, which ended in 1983. The mov...

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Islamic State 'driven out of Kobane'

Damascus, Jan 27 (IANS) Kurdish forces have driven Islamic State (IS) militants from Kobane, officials say, ending a four-month battle for the northern Syrian town. Fighters from the Popular Protection Units (YPG) were said to have entered outlying areas in the east of the town after the jihadis retreated, BBC reported. The US said anti-IS forces were in control of 90% of the tow...

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She looks like MJ: Kris Jenner's fans

Paris, Jan 27 (IANS) Kris Jenner's fans compared the socialite to late pop icon Michael Jackson after seeing her selfie. She posted her selfie Sunday morning. Dressed in a black and gold dress, Kris is seen pouting with a friend while having dinner here, reports mirror.co.uk. Why she look like MJ though, asked one fan. Kris you are looking more and more like Mich...

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Thousands demonstrate in Mexico in remembrance of missing students

Mexico City, Jan 27 (IANS/EFE) Shouting Ayotzinapa lives, thousands of people demonstrated in this capital to mark the four-month anniversary of the disappearance of 43 teaching students in the southern state of Guerrero and to demand that they be found alive. Four contingents of people including relatives, teachers, students and citizens Monday marched from four different points around ...

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Reese Witherspoon struggles with family needs

London, Jan 27 (IANS) Actress Reese Witherspoon says juggling the differing needs of her three children is hard, but she manages it. The Wild actress has daughter Ava, 15, and son Deacon, 11, with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe and two-year-old Tennessee with current spouse Jim Toth, and sje is often surprised at how she manages to cope with her busy life. It's a wonderful thing to be...

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Liam Gallagher turns chef to destress

London, Jan 27 (IANS) Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher has turned to cooking to relieve stress of court battles. The 42-year-old has two court battles -- one over his love child with Liza Ghorbani in New York, and the other as he finalises his divorce settlement with Nicole Appleton. And he is trying to destress by cooking. Liam's never cooked before but it's helped him relax...

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FBI cracks 'Russian spy ring'

New York, Jan 27 (IANS) The FBI has charged three men it says were spying for Russia and trying to recruit sources in New York City. US prosecutors said Evgeny Buryakov, 39, was part of an alleged spy ring that included two others in the US on official business, BBC reported. The other two named defendants, Igor Sporyshev and Victor Podobnyy, no longer reside in the US. B...

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Pakistan 'most reliable friend': China

Islamabad, Jan 27 (IANS) Pakistan's concern is China's concern said Chinese Politburo member Meng jianzhu and called Pakistan reliable friend. According to Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) tweet, Meng Jianzhu, member of Politburo -- Communist Party's second highest council -- termed China's relationship with Pakistan beyond individuals adding that Pakistan's concern is China's conce...

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Hathaway plans road trip to memorise lines

Los Angeles, Jan 27 (IANS) Actress Anne Hathaway plans to learn lines for her upcoming one-woman show while driving. The actress will feature in a show named Grounded, which is about a fighter pilot who is assigned to operate drones when she gets pregnant. According to a source, the 32-year-old will leave on a road trip with her husband and dog and will memorise the lines while...

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Crashed White House drone, pilot quizzed

Washington Jan 27 (IANS) The person operating the drone that crashed on the White House grounds called the US Secret Service to self-report their involvement in the incident. The individual was interviewed by Secret Service agents and has been fully cooperative, Secret Service spokesperson Brian Leary said in a statement Monday afternoon, CNN reported. The Secret Service locked ...

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JLo wants more children

Los Angeles, Jan 27 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez says she wants to be blessed with another baby. Kids make you believe in all kinds of things, like how anything is possible, people.com quoted Lopez as saying. The mother to six-year-old twins -- Max and Emme -- wants to expand her family. I don't know if it's in the cards for me because of my age, but I would love ...

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Putin Ukraine remark nonsense: NATO

Brussels, Jan 27 (IANS) NATO's chief has dismissed as nonsense a claim by Russia's President Vladimir Putin that the Ukrainian army operates as a foreign legion for the alliance. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg also called on Russia to stop providing military support to pro-Russian rebels, BBC reported. Putin said Ukraine's military was operating against Ukrainian nationa...

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Ten killed in Spain fighter jet crash

Madrid, Jan 27 (IANS) At least ten people have died in a fighter jet crash at a military base in Spain, the Defence Ministry said. Military officials said that the Greek F-16 jet crashed into other planes and exploded at the Los Llanos airbase in Albacete in central Spain, BBC reported. One of the pilots performed a wrong manoeuvre during take-off, according to local media. Both ...

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Russia,India cooperation meets peoples' interests: Putin

Moscow, Jan 27 (IANS/TASS) Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday congratulated Indian President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 66th Republic Day. India's achievements in the economic, social, scientific, technical and cultural spheres and the country's active foreign policy facilitate the resolution of key regional and global issues, said Putin. We value p...

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Alexis Tsipras sworn in as Greek PM

Athens, Jan 26 (IANS/EFE) The leader of the leftist Syriza formation, Alexis Tsipras, took office Monday as Greece's new prime minister after declining to swear the traditional oath before god and vowing to uphold the constitution to President Károlos Papulias. After the ceremony, Tsipras and Papulias signed the decree that will pave the way for Tsipras to become Greece's youngest-ever ...

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