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Russian molested on beach - and by doctor

Panaji, Oct 23 (IANS) Molested on a Goa beach last week, a Russian woman has now told Russian consular officials here that she was molested against by a male doctor at a government hospital where she was sent for medical examination after the first assault. Speaking to IANS, advocate Vikram Varma, legal advisor to honorary Russian Consulate in Goa, also said that there were massive proce...

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Eight detained in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Oct 23 (IANS) Eight people were detained Thursday in Hong Kong's Mong Kok area which has been occupied by protesters for over 20 days. Police said in a statement that the detained people were allegedly involved in 13 cases including assault, possession of weapon, disorderly conduct in public places and arson, Xinhua reported. More scuffles broke out last Friday night a...

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Every Indian stands by soldiers in Siachen: Modi

Srinagar, Oct 23 (IANS) Every Indian stands shoulder to shoulder with soldiers posted in Siachen Glacier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Thursday as he began a visit to Jammu and Kashmir. Everyone is aware of the extreme conditions at Siachen. Overcoming every challenge our soldiers stand firm, protecting our motherland, Modi said in a tweet. Be it the altitude or bitter cold...

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Himachal CM, governor greet people on Diwali

Shimla, Oct 23 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and Governor Urmila Singh Thursday greeted the people on the occasion of Diwali. The chief minister expressed hope that Diwali may shower enlightenment on the people and would bring prosperity, besides strengthening the bonds of brotherhood and unity. He advised people to celebrate the festival in a traditional...

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Leverkusen down Zenit in Champions League

Berlin, Oct 23 (IANS) Bayer Leverkusen climbed to the top of Group C thanks to two second-half goals, beating Zenit St. Petersburg 2-0 in UEFA Champions League. Leverkusen needed one half to get their offence going Wednesday, as Giulio Donati opened the scoring in the second half before substitute Kyriakos Papadopoulos doubled the lead to seal the match, reports Xinhua. The hosts...

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Want to stay sharp? Develop a rich vocabulary

London, Oct 23 (IANS) Possessing a good vocabulary could shield you from incipient dementia when age catches up with you, a study has found. A wide vocabulary can help improve the brain's cognitive reserve - the name given to the brain's capacity to compensate for the loss of its functions. A higher level of vocabulary, as a measure of cognitive reserve, can protect against cogni...

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Three smugglers killed along Egypt-Israel border

Cairo, Oct 23 (IANS) At least three Egyptian smugglers were killed and three injured during clashes with the security forces along the Egyptian-Israeli border. The clashes took place at border point 33 near Al-Ouga exit, when the group attempted to smuggle a large quantity of hashish across the border, a security official told Xinhua. He said the ages of the smugglers varied from...

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Libyan army moves towards recapturing Benghazi

Benghazi, Oct 23 (IANS) The Libya National Army, supported by Major General Khalifa Haftar, has entered Benghazi for the first time in two months. A number of special armed forces and other fighters entered the city Wednesday to increase control of the neighbourhoods while Islamist forces were clearly retreating, Xinhua quoted Libya's special forces spokesperson Ahmad Al-Mismari as sayin...

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Seven killed in firecracker shop fire

Jaipur, Oct 23 (IANS) At least seven people were killed early Thursday in a fire at a firecracker shop in Rajasthan's Barmer district, police said. The incident took place around 1 a.m. at the shop in Balotra area of the district, over 430 kms from the state capital Jaipur. We have so far recovered seven bodies from the shop while rescue operation is still on, Barmer Superintende...

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Brazilian president leads among women, older voters

Brasilia, Oct 23 (IANS) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who is to compete in a presidential runoff Sunday, leads among women and older people. According to a poll released Wednesday, Rousseff, with a supporting rate of 47 percent, is ahead of her rival Aecio Neves, with 43 percent support, although four percent of the electorate remains undeclared and could potentially swing the vote...

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Modi greets nation on Diwali

New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday greeted the nation on the occasion of Diwali and hoped the lamp of prosperity be lit among the poor. In a message posted on Facebook, Modi said: Wishing all of you a very Happy Diwali. May our lives be illuminated with joy and peace. May the lamp of prosperity be lit among the poor. ...

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Pleasant Thursday in Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) The national capital is likely to experience a pleasant weather on Diwali Thursday, the Met Office said. The sky will remain clear through the day and there will be light mist towards the evening, said an official from the India Meteorological Department. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 34 degrees Celsius. Thursday morning was su...

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Brazil footballer banned for pushing referee

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 23 (IANS) Corinthians striker Paolo Guerrero has been banned for three Brazilian Serie A football matches after being found guilty of physical aggression towards a referee. A five-member panel of Brazil's Superior Sports Justice Tribunal Wednesday voted 3-2 against the Peru international forward, whose suspension is a blow to Corinthians' hopes of a top-four finish, r...

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Jorgensen hopes Lee's doping rumour to be 'false alarm'

Paris, Oct 23 (IANS) World No. 3 shuttler Jan O Jorgensen said he hopes the reports about Malaysia's top badminton player Lee Chong Wei having failed a doping test is a false alarm. Lee, who withdrew from last week's Denmark Open citing an injury, was reported by Malaysian media earlier this week to have failed a random test at the world badminton championships in Copenhagen late August....

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Olympiacos beat Juventus in Champions League

Athens, Oct 23 (IANS) Greek football club Olympiacos shocked Italian giants Juventus 1-0 in the third Champions League Group A match held here. Swiss midfielder Pajtim Kasami scored for Olympiacos on the 35th minute, the sole goal of the game played at Karaiskaki stadium Wednesday night, reports Xinhua. The result improved the Greek club's prospects of qualifying for the knockout...

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Former Windies coach says he was fired by WICB

Kingston (Jamaica), Oct 23 (IANS/CMC) Ottis Gibson says he was fired as the West Indies head coach despite a statement from the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) suggesting otherwise. Gibson's declaration Wednesday three months after ending ties with the WICB contradicts a statement from the board which said the two had mutually agreed to end their association, reports CMC. Gibson...

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Chinese company signs Rio 2016 uniform deal

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 23 (IANS) Chinese sports apparel maker 361 will be the official uniform supplier for the Rio 2016 Olympics, the organizers have said. The company will provide more than 106,500 uniforms to the technical staff, volunteers, test event personnel and torch relay participants, Xinhua cited from a statement on the Rio 2016 website. With the responsibility of supplyi...

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'Fake' Chelsea footballer jailed for four years

London, Oct 23 (IANS) An impostor who pretended to be a Premier League club Chelsea footballer has been jailed for four years. Medi Abalimba, 25, posed as Gael Kakuta and spent 20,000 pounds on a spree in Selfridges, stayed at top hotels and even hired a helicopter, Xinhua reported local media as saying Wednesday. Manchester Crown Court heard Abalimba, of Burton Street, London, o...

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Modi to celebrate Diwali with soldiers at Siachen Glacier

Srinagar, Oct 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will begin his Diwali visit to Jammu and Kashmir Thursday by celebrating the festival of lights with the soldiers at the Siachen Glacier. Government sources said the prime minister will first arrive at the Siachen Glacier to celebrate Diwali with the soldiers guarding the world's highest battlefield for the country. The prime m...

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US air defence forces on alert after attack on Canadian parliament

Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) Air defence forces were put on high alert and cities across the US increased security after Wednesday's deadly shooting attacks on the Canadian parliament in the capital city of Ottawa. Shortly after the attack, President Barack Obama spoke to Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper on the phone and offered any assistance Canada needed in responding to these atta...

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