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French Ligue 1 standings

Paris, March 7 (IANS) Following are the French Ligue 1 standings after Friday's matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, against and points), reported Xinhua. 1. Lyon 27 16 6 5 51 21 54 2. Marseille 28 16 5 7 56 31 53 3. Paris SG 27 14 11 2 46 23 53 4. Monaco 26 12 8 6 26 19 4...

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Porto beats Braga 1-0 in Portuguese league

Lisbon, March 7 (IANS) Porto beat Braga 1-0 on Saturday in the 24th round of the Portuguese soccer league at the Municipal Stadium in the northern Portuguese district of Braga. Spanish forward Cristian Tello scored in the 72nd minute following a pass by Cameroon forward Vincent Aboubakar, and the former's effort went through goalkeeper Matheus Magalhaes' legs, Xinhua reported. Bo...

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Jammu-Srinagar highway restored for one-way traffic

Jammu, March 7 (IANS) After remaining closed for five consecutive days, the strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway was thrown open for one-way traffic on Saturday . One-way traffic has been restored on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway today (Saturday). Traffic will move from Jammu to Srinagar. No vehicle will be allowed to move on the highway in the opposite direction, a senior traf...

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China's Lin Dan reaches All England semis

Birmingham, March 7 (IANS) Double Olympic champion Lin Dan fought off a tough challenge to beat Japan's Kento Momota and booked a semi-final berth at the All England Championships here. Lin, bidding for his sixth All England title, will vie for the final berth against top seed and teammate Chen Long, who eased past sixth seed Chou Tien Chen 21-11, 21-11 in the day's another match, Xinhua...

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'Toy Story 4' to get romantic angle

Los Angeles, March 7 (IANS) The fourth instalment in the Toy Story franchise won't just continue from where the last movie ended. It will be a love story, says Pixar president Jim Morris. It is not a continuation of the end of the story of 'Toy Story 3, Morris said in an interview with Disney Latino, reports eonline.com. Temporarily it is, but it will be a love story. It will be ...

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'Dismantling Ferguson police department possible'

Washington, March 7 (IANS) US Attorney General Eric Holder has said that the Department of Justice (DoJ) would use all its authority to ensure reforms in law enforcement agencies in Ferguson, Missouri, including drastic measures such as dismantling the Ferguson Police Department. We are prepared to use all the powers that we have to ensure that the situation changes there, Holder said on...

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Rights group warns Pakistanis against travelling to India

Islamabad, March 7 (IANS) As swine flu (H1N1 virus) claims nearly 1,000 lives in India, a rights group has advised Pakistanis against traveling to India. A human and civil rights organization -- Ansar Burney Trust -- has also urged Pakistani citizens who are currently in India to avoid swine flu-affected areas and public places where the disease is more likely to spread, Dawn reported.

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Rihanna shares new song's snippets

Los Angeles, March 7 (IANS) Singer Rihanna shared snippets of her new song, which is said to be from her upcoming studio album, due to come out later this year. The 27-year-old pop star posted on photo-sharing website Instagram on Thursday, two snippets of a track called Higher, reports aceshowbiz.com. This whiskey got me feeling pretty, so pardon if I'm impolite. I just really n...

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Negotiators from four countries, EU to meet Iran n-programme

Paris, March 7 (IANS) French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius will meet his counterparts from the US, Germany, Britain as well as EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Saturday to discuss Iran nuclear programme, a ministry's official has said. At a daily press briefing, Romain Nadal, Quai d'Orsay's spokesperson, said on Saturday's talks in the French capital will be mainly devoted...

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57 arrested in cyber crime operations in Britain

London, March 7 (IANS) A total of 57 people were arrested across the Britain this week in a nationwide operation against cyber crime, the British National Crime Agency (NCA) has said. The NCA on Friday said the arrests took place in 25 separate operations from March 2 to 6, and the crimes included networking intrusion and data theft from multinational companies and government agencies, c...

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Susan Sarandon's beau responds to break-up rumours

Los Angeles, March 7 (IANS) Susan Sarandon's boyfriend Jonathan Bricklin says his relationship with the actress continues to evolve in new and unexpected ways, after it was reported that the couple have parted ways. According to New York Post, they went splitsville because she was unhappy being part of AOL's new reality show Connected in which he was one of the main cast. Susan ...

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Boko Haram kills 9 in latest attack in Nigeria

Abuja, March 7 (IANS) Boko Haram fighters killed at least nine people in a latest attack in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno, a police source said. Throats of the nine people were slit by the terror group members who attacked Shani, a fairly populated town located about 240 km south of Maiduguri, capital of the northern Borno State on Wednesday night, the police source, who pleaded ...

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Bieber roasters include Martha Stewart, Snoop Dogg

Los Angeles, March 7 (IANS) Shaquille O'Neil, Martha Stewart, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Hannibal Buress, Chris D'Elia, Natasha Leggero, and Jeffrey Ross are ready to 'roast' singer Justin Bieber on a show. Comedy Central's Justin Bieber Roast will be taped on March 14 at Sony Studios and it will air on March 30, reports aceshowbiz.com. Kevin Hart is the 'roast master' for the program...

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Demi Lovato keen to collaborate with Eminem

Los Angeles, March 7 (IANS) Singer Demi Lovato hopes she and famed rapper Eminem can make something awesome, inspired by their experiences as recovered drug addicts. Lovato expressed her desire to collaborate with the rapper as she spoke of her anticipated fifth studio album, reports aceshowbiz.com. I'm excited to explore with different sounds which is what I'm doing in the studi...

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Seven killed in bus-train collision near Cairo

Cairo, March 7 (IANS) A collision between a train and a school bus near Egypt's capital killed seven people and injured 24 more others, state-run MENA news agency reported. The accident took place on Friday when a train crashed a school bus carrying children near Egypt-Ismailia desert highway, some 50 kilometers northeast of Cairo. The bus was hit by a cargo train while crossing ...

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Kate Bosworth's challenging 20s

Los Angeles, March 7 (IANS) Actress Kate Bosworth says she struggled to cope with her stardom in her twenties, before turning to her close friend Helena Christensen for advice. The 32-year-old actress, who shot to fame in the US TV series Young Americans in 2000 aged just 17, struggled to cope with the pressures of stardom as she grew up and was lucky to find solace in the model, who gav...

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Seven dead in Pakistan road accident

Islamabad, March 7 (IANS) At least seven people, including four children, have been confirmed dead after a road accident took place in Pakistan. Two buses were racing each other on the narrow road, when one of them went out of control and struck a motorcycle rickshaw -- which had 11 people on board -- coming from the opposite direction, said an eye witness, Dawn reported. The ric...

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Sri Lanka armed men abduct Indian fishermen

Colombo, March 7 (IANS) Armed Sri Lankan fishermen have allegedly abducted seven fishermen from the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, demanding a ransom from their families, local media reported. The fishermen from Pamban town of Tamil Nadu were abducted by the Sri Lankan fishermen when setting out to sea late on Wednesday, Xinhua reported on Friday. The Sri Lankans called the...

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Pakistan arrests 46 Indian fishermen

Islamabad, March 7 (IANS) Pakistani authorities have arrested 46 Indian fishermen and seized their boats for allegedly violating the country's territorial waters in the Arabian Sea, officials said. The fishermen were detained by the Maritime Security Agency (MSA) on Friday after they strayed into Pakistani waters for fishing illegally, a MSA statement said, Xinhua reported. India...

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No breakthrough in talks with India: Aziz

Islamabad, March 7 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's key advisor, Sartaj Aziz, admitted there was no breakthrough in the recently held talks between the India and Pakistan on foreign secretary level, however, he said these talks have opened path for future negotiations. There was no date fixed for the next round of talks, Sartaj Aziz told media on the sidelines of a book laun...

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