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Two killed in football clashes in Argentina

Buenos Aires, Oct 21 (IANS) Two men were killed in separate football-related incidents in Argentina, following a Transition Tournament match, according to media reports. Both killings occurred in the town of Rosario, after Sunday's game between Rosario Central and Newell's, 300 km north of the capital Buenos Aires, reports Xinhua. A 39-year-old man was gunned down and a 22-year-...

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Nun to release debut album featuring 'Like a Virgin'

Madrid, Oct 21 (IANS/EFE) Sister Cristina, the Italian nun who became world famous after winning the first edition of The Voice contest in Italy this year, is set to release her debut album, in which she sings Madonna's classic Like a Virgin. The album, to be released Nov 11, has been produced by Elvezio Fortunato and recorded in several studios in Los Angeles, while the videoclip of her...

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Mahanama is fourth match referee to officiate in 200 ODIs

Dubai, Oct 21 (IANS) Roshan Mahanama became the latest member of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) elite panel of match referees to reach the 200-mark milestone in One-Day Internationals (ODI) when he officiated the first ODI between New Zealand and South Africa in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, Tuesday. A former captain and member of the Sri Lanka squad that won the 1996 ICC Cric...

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Budapest: the 'startup' capital of Eastern Europe

Budapest, Oct 21 (IANS/EFE) Barack Obama, the Dalai Lama and NASA all have one thing in common - the fact that they distributed live videos on Ustream, the app of the Hungarian startup that represents Budapest's potential to become a technology hotspot of Europe's eastern region. Hundreds of these technology seeds have been sown in the Hungarian capital in recent years, attracted by gove...

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Bayern Munich face first big test against AS Roma

Berlin, Oct 21 (IANS) German League champions Bayern Munich face their first biggest test of 2014-15 season so far when they take on Italian side AS Roma in the Champions League Group E match Tuesday. In contrast to other German clubs like Borussia Dortmund (Group D), Bayer Leverkusen (Group C) and Schalke 04 (Group G), Bayern is handling the post World Cup hangover with ease, reports Xi...

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Developing countries participate in half of world trade

Geneva, Oct 21 (IANS/EFE) The participation of developing countries in world trade accounts for nearly half of global trade, according to a report by the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The report released Monday says that during the period between 2000 and 2012, the involvement of developing countries in world trade increased from 33 to 48 percent. In the same period, the share ...

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Monica Lewinsky debuts on Twitter

Washington, Oct 21 (IANS/EFE) Former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, who had an affair with then president Bill Clinton in 1998, has debuted on the Twitter social network just before speaking at Forbes magazine's Under-30 Summit about harassment and bullying on the Internet. Social activist. Public speaker. Contributor to Vanity Fair. Knitter of things without sleeves, says the prof...

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US group to contest immunity for Modi

New York, Oct 21 (IANS) A US group that has filed a case against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for alleged crimes against humanity has said it would contest the Obama administration's suggestion of immunity for the Indian leader. American Justice Centre, which filed the case against Modi during his recent visit to the US, said even as sitting head of government Modi can't e...

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Pleasant Tuesday morning in Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) It was a pleasant Tuesday morning here with a minimum temperature of 18.2 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the season. The sky Tuesday will be clear and the maximum temperature of the day is likely to hover around 33 degrees Celsius, said an official of the India Meteorological Department. Humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 66 percent. Monday's max...

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India showcases IPL as driver of economic development

United Nations, Oct 21 (IANS) The success of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in cricket embodies the emergence of sports as a global industry that promotes economic development and job creation in developing countries, India told the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Monday. The IPL is today, India's most profitable and popular sporting league and has generated employment and revenues for upcom...

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Modi greets nation on Dhanteras

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday greeted the people of the nation on the occasion of Dhanteras. Greetings on Dhanteras. May Lord Dhanvantari bless us with prosperity, joy and good health, Modi said in a statement. ...

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Sensex up 56 points; metal stocks gain

Mumbai, Oct 21 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Tuesday was trading 55.77 points or 0.21 percent up as metal stocks gained. Good buying was observed in metal, capital goods, banking and consumer durables sectors, while selling pressure was seen in oil and gas and fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sectors. The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bom...

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Cuba dispatches two new medical brigades to Africa

Havana, Oct 21 (IANS/EFE) Cuban President Raul Castro has announced that two health brigades from the island will be dispatched to Liberia and Guinea Conakry this week to collaborate in the fight against the Ebola virus disease epidemic. The Cuban leader made the announcement Monday at the inauguration of the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) summit in Havana to coordinate efforts to combat ...

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Good karma earns Satya Nadella $11.6 mn in 2014

Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) Microsoft's Indian-American CEO Satya Nadella, who stirred a controversy by his remarks that women should trust their karma for pay raises, himself earned $11.6 million in fiscal 2014, not counting $79.78 million in stock awards. Nadella's earnings include compensation as head of Microsoft's cloud and enterprise division before he became CEO in February, the Sea...

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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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