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CAF bans Algeria's JSK from continental competitions

Algiers, Sep 21 (IANS) The Confederation of African Football (CAF) banned Algeria's JS Kabylie from continental competitions for two years, the Algerian Professional Football League (LFP) said on its official website. This decision was taken following a dramatic event Aug 23 in Tizi Ouzou Stadium, when Cameroon player of JS Kabylie, Albert Ebosse, was killed after being hit by a projecti...

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Uttar Pradesh district continues to remain tense

Lucknow, Sep 21 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh' Mainpuri district continued to remain tense Sunday after four people were killed a day before, police said. The incident took place in Mainpuri district's Manauna village Saturday when unidentified assailants opened fire on youths outside a liquor shop. Police officials were deployed in large number to control the situation in the village.

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US Senate wants Modi visit called US-India Partnership Day

Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) The US Senate has passed with a unanimous vote a resolution designating Sep 30, when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits the White House, as US-India Partnership Day. Introduced by Mark R. Warner and John Cornyn, Democratic and Republican co-chairs of the US Senate's bipartisan India Caucus respectively, the resolution highlights the bilateral commitment ...

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Mel B's sex obsession drives people away

Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) Former Spice girl Mel B's sex obsession is reportedly driving her friends and family away. Mel B is said to have clashed with people closest to her due to her sometimes raunchy relationship with husband Stephen Belafonte, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Her friend Victoria Beckham is also put off by the couple's behaviour as they talk about sex and are at i...

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What Nicki Minaj prefers over partying?

Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) Singer Nicki Minaj prefers staying at home and cooking rather than going out to clubs and parties. The Super Bass singer has spoken about her low-key lifestyle to Dazed and Confused magazine, reports contactmusic.com. I don't like going out, I don't like crowds, I don't like clubs. If I do have downtime, I prefer being in the house cooking West Indian ...

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English Premier League standings

London, Sep 21 (IANS) Following are the English Premier League standings after the matches Saturday (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua. 1. Chelsea 4 4 0 0 15 6 12 2. Southampton 5 3 1 1 9 3 10 3. Aston Villa 5 3 1 1 4 4 10 4. Arsenal 5 2 3 0 ...

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Chris Martin 'in love' with Lawrence

Los Angeles, Sep 21 (IANS) Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has reportedly in love with Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence. The singer is said to have started dating Lawrence in August and the pair has become inseparable since then, reports usmagazine.com. He's fallen in love. It's the real deal, said a source close to Martin, while another source close to Lawrence said: It's ...

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Asian Games: Jitu Rai leads India to team bronze

Incheon, Sep 21 (IANS) A day after winning the gold medal in the 50 metre event, Jitu Rai Sunday led India's 10 metre air pistol team to win a bronze medal in the 17th Asian Games and also hunting for his second individual medal at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range here. It was India's third medal from shooting and second bronze. Shweta Chaudhry has also won the bronze in the wom...

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Jesy Nelson dating Jake Roche?

London, Sep 21 (IANS) Jesy Nelson, member of the Little Mix band, is reportedly dating Rixton band singer Jake Roche. According to a report in The Sun newspaper, the couple has decided to make their whirlwind romance more serious, reports contactmusic.com. It's early days but Jesy and Jake seem smitten with each other. They're seeing how things go. They're both always busy with ...

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Simon Cowell against celeb reality shows

London, Sep 21 (IANS) TV personality Simon Cowell can't stand celebrity-based reality shows like Strictly Come Dancing, Celebrity Big Brother and I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!. He has said he would never sign up for any of these programmes. 'Strictly'? 'Big Brother'? 'I'm A Celebrity...'? I couldn't think of anything worse. I couldn't pick one. Which one is worse? And if ...

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Asian Games: Indian men's team win bronze in 10m air pistol

Incheon, Sep 21 (IANS) The Indian men's team comprising Jitu Rai, Samresh Jung and Prakash Nanjappa, won the bronze in the men's 10 metre air pistol event in the 17th Asian Games at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range here Sunday. The gold went to the South Korean team comprising Kim Cheongyong (585), Jin Jongoh (581) and Lee Daemyung (578) with a total score of 1744. The Chinese t...

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Ronaldo shines with hat-trick for Real Madrid

Madrid, Sep 21 (IANS) Real Madrid enjoyed a comfortable end to what had started out as a difficult week in Primera Liga football as they cruised to a massive 8-2 win away to Deportivo la Coruna thanks to a hat-trick by Cristiano Ronaldo. The week had started with Carlo Ancelotti's side in crisis after a 1-2 home defeat to Atletico Madrid, but a 5-1 Champions League victory against Basel ...

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Toll in Nigeria building collapse reaches 86

Abuja, Sep 21 (IANS) The toll in a building collapse at a church complex in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos climbed to 86 Saturday, authorities said. While confirming the casualties, Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) director Charles Otegbade said the experts have been working swiftly with experts from South Africa, using forensic tests to identify the dead in the ...

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Kuwait beefs up security against IS threat

Dubai, Sep 21 (IANS) Kuwait has undertaken new security measures to combat the militants of Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist group in the Gulf nation, media reported. Kuwaiti Deputy PM and Interior Minister Shaikh Mohammed al-Khalid announced a new security team comprising 80 officers from the criminal investigation department and national security sector, to pursue the extremist group...

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One dead after drinking contaminated water in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Sep 21 (IANS) A female worker died and scores of others fell sick after drinking water at their factory in Bangladesh Saturday. We have come to know that a female worker died and some 100 workers were treated at various hospitals after the incident, Xinhua quoted a police official as saying. The garment factory is located in Gazipur on the outskirts of Dhaka. The workers ...

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Egypt to host Gaza ceasefire talks

Cairo, Sep 21 (IANS) Egypt will host Gaza ceasefire talks between Israel and the Palestinians Wednesday in a bid to consolidate the truce reached last month. Indirect talks between the Gaza-ruling Hamas movement and Israel will resume Wednesday, two days after the new reconciliation negotiations between Hamas and Fatah, MENA news agency quoted Egyptian officials as saying. Azzam ...

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14 killed in Libya's Benghazi city

Tripoli, Sep 21 (IANS) A series of targeted attacks have claimed the lives of 14 people in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi, security sources said Saturday. A total of 14 people, including a journalist, security forces and civilians, were killed, shocking Benghazi citizens with terror within 24 hours from Thursday evening to Friday evening, Xinhua quoted a security official as saying.

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Afghan presidential runners reach unity government deal

Kabul, Sep 21 (IANS) Afghan presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Abdullah Abdullah Saturday agreed to sign a deal on creation of national unity government, ending a weeks-long political deadlock. Dr. Abdullah and Dr. Ghani agreed on formation of the national unity government during a meeting held in Presidential Palace, Xinhua reported citing Tolo TV. The Afghan pres...

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14 Pakistanis freed from US custody in Afghanistan

Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) The United States has released 14 Pakistani prisoners from its custody at the Bagram prison in Afghanistan, Pakistan's foreign ministry said Saturday. The freed prisoners have been repatriated to Pakistan, Xinhua quoted foreign ministry spokesperson Tasnim Aslam as saying. All the Pakistani prisoners of Bagram are believed to have been arrested either in Pakistan...

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Partial curfew in Yemeni capital as clashes intensify

Sanaa, Sep 21 (IANS) Yemen's interior ministry declared a curfew in several areas here late Saturday, as clashes intensified between Shia Houthi rebels and the Sunni-militia-supported army. The curfew will be imposed in northwest Sanaa where the two sides were raging fierce battles that are expanding towards the city centre. Regular explosions were heard in downtown Sanaa, Xinhua reporte...

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