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Brazil's Souza joins Sao Paulo on permanent deal

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 21 (IANS) Sao Paulo have announced the signing of Brazil international midfielder Souza on a permanent deal from local rivals Gremio. Souza has made 27 first-team appearances since joining Sao Paulo on loan in January, playing a key role in the club's bid for a first Brazilian Serie A title since 2008, reported Xinhua. Since my first day at the club I have sai...

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English Premier League standings

London, Oct 21 (IANS) Following are the English Premier League standings after Monday's match (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua. Chelsea 8 7 1 0 23 8 22 Man City 8 5 2 1 18 8 17 Southampton 8 5 1 2 19 5 16 West Ham 8 4 1 3 15 11 13 Liverpool 8 4 1 3 13 12 ...

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French oil giant Total CEO killed

Moscow, Oct 21 (IANS) Christophe de Margerie, the chief executive officer (CEO) of French oil giant Total, was killed in a plane accident here Tuesday, an official said. De Margerie and three crew members were killed when the plane they were on collided with a snow-clearing machine at Moscow's Vnukovo International Airport, Xinhua quoted an airport spokeswoman as saying. A plane ...

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Inter join race for Brazilian Lucas Silva

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 21 (IANS) Internazionale have joined the battle to sign highly rated Brazilian midfielder Lucas Silva, according to media reports. The Italian Serie A outfit are prepared to meet Cruzeiro's 20 million-euro asking price in the next European summer transfer period, Xinhua quoted Sambafoot as saying. Silva, a Brazil under-21 international, has already been linked...

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Ryan Reynolds plans names for baby

Los Angeles, Oct 21 (IANS) Actor Ryan Reynolds, who is looking forward to the birth of his first child with his wife and actress Blake Lively, has already thought of names for yet unborn child. The 37-year-old actor shared the details while talking to Canadian entertainment show etalk, while receiving his star at Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto recently, reports people.com. On t...

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UN chief urges resumption of Israel, Palestine talks

United Nations, Oct 21 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon has called on the Israelis and Palestinians to return to the negotiation table. Ban made the appeal Monday while meeting Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon here, Xinhua quoted the UN spokesperson's office as saying. While stressing the vital importance of the Israelis and Palestinians returning to dialogue to reso...

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UN chief seeks more efforts for Millenium Development Goals

United Nations, Oct 21 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the scientific community to invest more talent and resources to research that would contribute to UN' s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Ban made the remarks at the United Nations Economic and Social Council Special Event that marks the 60th anniversary of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN...

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EU to intensify efforts against Ebola

Brussels, Oct 21 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has decided to intensify efforts to protect its citizens, health workers against the ongoing spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa. Objective information is necessary to be used to promote public awareness and preparedness on Ebola, Xinhua quoted the Council of the EU as saying in a statement Monday. Moreover, continuous consul...

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Civilian injured in Pakistan shelling dies

Jammu, Oct 21 (IANS) A resident of Jammu district who was wounded in Pakistan shelling Oct 6 succumbed to his injuries here late Monday night. A senior police officer said, Ramesh Chander of Arnia town (Jammu district) who had sustained injuries during Pakistan shelling on October 6 and had been admitted for treatment to Government Medical College (GMC) hospital in the city succumbed to ...

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War is hell: Brad Pitt

Los Angeles, Oct 21 (IANS) Actor Brad Pitt says his latest film Fury was never intended to act as a glorification of war. In an interview with the BBC, Pitt talked about the film's dramatic impact, reports contactmusic.com. War is hell, he said. According to him, the film was about the accumulative psychic trauma that every soldier carries to some extent. Pitt stars as Se...

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Solovakia, Germany discuss Russian gas, Ukraine

Bratislava, Oct 21 (IANS) Slovakia and Germany discussed the gas supplies from Russia and situation in Ukraine, as German chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in the country Monday. The gas supplies from Russia and situation in Ukraine were the main topics during discussion between Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico, President Andrej Kiska and visiting German leader Merkel, Xinhua reported. <...

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Germany, France agree to boost investment

Berlin, Oct 21 (IANS) Germany and France have agreed to strengthen investment for the euro zone economy. Ministers from Germany and France Monday agreed to draw up joint plans by early December to boost investment in order to revive the sagging euro zone economy, Xinhua reported. After meeting their German counterparts in Berlin, French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron and Finan...

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UN relief chief urges world to act on Syrians' suffering

United Nations, Oct 21 (IANS) The UN under-secretary- general for humanitarian affairs, Valerie Amos has urged the world to remember the suffering of the Syrian people and act, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters here. Amos, who is also the UN emergency relief coordinator, met Sunday displaced Syrians at the Yibo Transit Center in Suruc, southern Turkey, close to the border wit...

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Grande turns to Cyrus over diva claims

Los Angeles, Oct 21 (IANS) After being branded as a 'diva', singer-actress Ariana Grande has turned to pop star Miley Cyrus for her advice to deal with the negative reports. I was upset and I contacted Miley. I said, 'Miley, I'm so sad - what do I do? This isn't true. My heart is broken, I feel so bad', mirror.co.uk quoted Grande as saying. She was like, 'Girl don't even look a...

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Bundchen against 'unattainable' beauty ads

Los Angeles, Oct 21 (IANS) Supermodel Gisele Bundchen has slammed advertising campaigns that portray unattainable beauty as they make women feel distant. The Brazilian beauty, who is the new face of Chanel's No 5 fragrance, says that while adverts for such brands can be seen as aspirational, they are often nothing more than a distant reality for the majority of women, reports contactmusi...

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Jimmy Fallon pens children's book

Los Angeles, Oct 21 (IANS) Popular TV host Jimmy Fallon has penned and published a children's book Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada. The picture book serves as a hilarious how-to on coaching your children to show their father some love, and say Dada. Fallon's 15-month-old daughter Winnie Rose's first words included a mention of her mother Nancy Juvonen Fallon. And so, Fallon d...

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Norwegian doctor recovers from Ebola infection, discharged

Oslo, Oct 21 (IANS) A Norwegian doctor, who was infected with the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, has been discharged from hospital after recovery from the deadly disease, doctors at Oslo's Ulleval hospital said. After two weeks of medical treatment, doctors at the hospital's infectious diseases department concluded that the patient, Silje Michalsen, has recovered, Xinhua reported Monday.

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Lufthansa pilots' strike causes 1,500 flight cancellations

Berlin, Oct 21 (IANS) German airline Lufthansa cancelled over 1,500 flights Monday after its pilots union announced to extend the 35-hour strike to include long-haul fleets. The two sides -- union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) and Lufthansa airline -- are in a dispute over pilots' retirement benefits. VC is asking Lufthansa to retain a scheme that allows pilots to retire early at age 55 whil...

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EU strengthens sanctions against Syria

Brussels, Oct 21 (IANS) The European Union (EU) Monday announced it was strengthening sanctions against Syria. According to an official statement, 211 people and 63 entities from Syria will now be subject to EU sanctions, Xinhua reported. The legal act, including the names of the designated persons and entities, will be published in the EU Official Journal Tuesday and will enter into fo...

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Lebanon to stop accepting Syrian refugees

Beirut, Oct 21 (IANS) Lebanese government has announced no to accept Syrian refugees anymore, state media reported. Following the meeting of the ministerial committee in charge of the Syrian refugees' issue, Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas Monday said the borders, however, would remain open to people travelling for other purposes. Any Syrian national is welcome, but not as ...

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