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China vows to further deepen cooperation with Saarc

Beijing, Nov 28 (IANS) China said Friday it is willing to work with the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) to further enhance ties. Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the comments at a daily press briefing in response to a question on the 18th SAARC summit, which concluded in Kathmandu, Nepal, Thursday. China attached great importance to relation...

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Rannvijay Singh to challenge himself with 'Zen life'

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Popular video jockey-turned-actor Rannvijay Singh was here Friday to promote the campaign Live the #Zen life with Rannvijay for electronics brand Asus. The campaign, which has been launched for the company's Zenfone series, will be spread across five weeks and there will be a new challenge for adventure junkie Rannvijay every week. The Roadies fame star, ...

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Mexican president announces new security plan

Mexico City, Nov 28 (IANS/EFE) Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has revealed his new security plan for the country in response to protests against the disappearance, and presumed murder, of 43 students two months ago. The announcement was made Thursday, the same day in which 11 decapitated bodies were found in the state of Guerrero, where the students also went missing. In a...

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Defeat is part of team's development: Sevilla coach

Rotterdam, Nov 28 (IANS) Sevilla coach Unai Emery believes that defeat is a natural part of his team's development after they lost 0-2 to Dutch side Feyenoord in the Europa League here. We certainly tried and came here with the right intentions but didn't create enough up front in the first half. The second half was a bit better and when we conceded that first goal, you could really see ...

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Qatar to host 2016 AFC U-23 Championship

Manila, Nov 28 (IANS) The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Competitions Committee Friday decided to award the hosting rights of the 2016 AFC U-23 Championship to Qatar. The 16-nation biennial competition, which has been launched as the AFC U-22 Championship, was renamed as the AFC U-23 Championship and serves as the Olympic qualifier, reports Xinhua. Top three teams from the 20...

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'Beating Europa League holders best thing'

Rotterdam, Nov 28 (IANS) Feyenoord midfielder Karim El Ahmadi says winning against Europa League holders Sevilla is the best thing. The Dutch side beat Sevilla 2-0 here Thursday to lead Group G on nine points, reports Xinhua. We knew we would be through if we won so the most important thing was to win. It was nice to score but winning against the Europa League holders is the best...

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India's stand on food security at WTO vindicated: Sitharaman

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Friday said India's stand on food security at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has been vindicated as foodgrain can continue to be procured for sale at discounted prices to the needy till a final solution is found. I am happy to report to this house that we have been able to secure an outcome that addresses our concerns, Sit...

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OPEC daily basket price closes over three dollars lower

Vienna, Nov 28 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $70.80 a barrel Thursday, compared to $73.70 Wednesday, the OPEC Secretariat said. The new OPEC reference basket comprises Saharan Blend (Algeria), Girassol (Angola), Oriente (Ecuador), Iran Heavy (Iran), Basra Light (Iraq), Kuwait Export (Kuwait), Es Sider (Libya),...

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NIA-like agency needed to tackle new era crimes: NSG chief

Kolkata, Nov 28 (IANS) With the emergence of new forms of crimes, including cyber crimes, National Security Guard (NSG) Director General J.N. Choudhury Friday pitched for a new agency on the lines of the NIA to tackle crimes that have no geographical boundaries. After the 2008 Mumbai attacks, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) was constituted to take up investigation related to case...

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Maharashtra youth who joined ISIS returns to India

Thane (Maharashtra), Nov 28 (IANS) A youth from Maharashtra, who joined the terror group Islamic State (IS) in Iraq, Friday returned home to India and was being questioned by intelligence agencies. Arif Majeed, hailing from Kalyan town, arrived by a flight via Turkey around 5.15 a.m. Friday. He was immediately whisked away by intelligence officials to an undisclosed location. Maj...

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Rebel ANVC factions to surrender arms: Meghalaya CM

Shillong, Nov 28 (IANS) Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma Friday said rebels of the two factions of the A'chik National Volunteers Council (ANVC) will lay down arms in the first fortnight of December. It is expected that cadres of both the groups will surrender in the first fortnight of December to pave way for disbanding these two groups, Sangma said. He was replying to a ca...

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Bangladeshi trawler sinks, 26 missing, one body found

Dhaka, Nov 28 (IANS) One body was found but 26 people remained untraced after a fishing trawler from Bangladesh sank into the Bay of Bengal in the early hours Friday after it was hit by a ship, coast guard sources confirmed. Coast guards based in the southeastern city of Chittagong told Xinhua Friday that the fishing trawler Bhandan sank into the deep sea after it was hit by a ship aroun...

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e-visa facility for 43 countries will boost tourism: India Inc

New Delhi, Nov. Nov 28 (IANS) The rolling out of e-visa facility for tourists from 43 countries, including the US, Israel, Palestine and Japan, by the government will boost the tourism industry in India, feels India Inc. This is an extremely positive measure and FICCI welcomes this initiative of the government. The rolling out of the e-Visa facility would give a tremendous boost to the t...

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Goalie Lloris admits Spurs not at best form

London, Nov 28 (IANS) Tottenham Spurs goalkeeper Lloris admits they are still not at their best despite beating Partizan 1-0 in the Europa League to lead Group C. Other teams know how to play against us. They stay behind the ball and play on the counter-attack. We have a style with a lot of short passes and therefore any mistake can be a big opportunity for the opponents, Lloris said Thu...

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Two policemen killed in Afghanistan suicide attack

Kabul, Nov 28 (IANS) Two policemen were killed and four others injured when a suicide bomber blew up his explosives-laden car next to a police checkpoint in Nawzad district of Afghanistan's southern Helmand province Friday, police said. A suicide bomber blew up his explosives-laden car next to a police checkpoint in Nawzad district at around 11.30 a.m. today, killing two policemen and in...

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Shuttler Sindhu enters Macau Open semis

Macau, Nov 28 (IANS) Leading Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu entered the women's singles semi-final of the $120,000 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold defeating China's Li Han in a marathon encounter here Friday. In their first career meeting, defending champion Sindhu was made to toil by the World No.17 Li but won the quarterfinal 21-17, 19-21, 21-16 in an hour and three minutes at the Tap Seac Mul...

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Japan PM assures Naidu of help in building Andhra capital

Hyderabad, Nov 28 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Friday assured Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu that Japan will extend full cooperation to Andhra Pradesh in building a world-class capital city. Naidu, who is currently visiting Japan, met the prime minister at his office in Tokyo. Japan will extend full cooperation to the new state of Andhra Pradesh i...

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MH17 victim posthumously awarded degree by New Zealand varsity

Wellington, Nov 28 (IANS) A New Zealand citizen, who died in the crash of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine in July this year, was conferred with his degree in engineering by Massey University Friday, media reported. Rob Ayley, 29, of Otaki, was flying home on flight MH17 when the plane crashed in eastern Ukraine July 17, killing all 298 people on board. He was 18 mon...

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Feyenoord coach thrilled with win over Sevilla

Rotterdam, Nov 28 (IANS) Feyenoord coach Fred Rutten felt thrilled to pass the Sevilla test after his side beat the Spanish football club 2-0 in the Europa League. This was a really top European game. It was a big game, certainly for Feyenoord against a top level opponent, so beating them 2-0 is an excellent result, Rutten said Thursday. Sevilla played their typical game -- dange...

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Burdwan blast: NSG chief denies non-cooperation by Bengal

Kolkata, Nov 28 (IANS) While the West Bengal administration was obviously caught off-guard by the flourishing terror modules, National Security Guard (NSG) Director General J.N. Choudhury Friday denied any non-cooperation or leniency of the state government, but insisted there was scope for improving coordination between state and central agencies. Speaking at an interactive session orga...

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