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Lions hoping Gayle can solve top order problems

Johannesburg, Nov 1 (IANS/CMC) Highveld Lions are hoping Chris Gayle's explosive batting at the top of the order can be the catalyst to their success in the upcoming Ram Slam Twenty20 League which bowls off here Sunday. The West Indies left-hander is one of five Caribbean players who will campaign in the South African domestic competition, and a lot will be expected from him when the Lio...

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'Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat' video crosses 1 mn hits on YouTube

Mumbai, Nov 1 (IANS) A music video dedicated to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Campaign) has crossed one million hits on YouTube. Produced and sung by Ravindra Singh, managing director of R-Vision India, the video, titled Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat, lays emphasis on making the country a clean place for its people. We have tried to insert the vis...

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Cloudy day ahead in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) It was a pleasant Saturday morning in Delhi with the minimum temperature recorded at 16 degrees Celsius, average for this time. The Met Office has forecast a cloudy day ahead. The sky will remain partly cloudy and thunderstorms could occur in some areas of the city, said an official of the India Meteorological Department. The day's maximum temperature is l...

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Polling stations to be shifted in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, Nov 1 (IANS) The polling stations situated near the border in Jammu and Kashmir would be shifted to safer places if Pakistani forces attempted to disrupt the state assembly election, an official said Saturday. Provincial administration sources told IANS that about 650 polling stations have been identified to be vulnerable to Pakistan shelling in areas close to the border. ...

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BCCI demands multi-million dollar settlement from WICB

Bridgetown (Barbados), Nov 1 (IANS/CMC) The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) will have to cough up nearly $42 million in order to stave off a lawsuit from the Board Of Control For Cricket In India (BCCI), stemming from the abandoned tour of India last month. Indian authorities Friday told the WICB that its losses as a result of the abandoned one-day and Test tour had been estimated at $4...

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Odisha imposes fishing ban for turtle nesting

Bhubaneswar, Nov 1 (IANS) The Odisha government Saturday imposed a seven-month fishing ban along its coast to protect endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles which come to the state beaches for mass nesting every winter, an official said. The ban is imposed along 120 km of the state's 480 km coastline to protect the turtles. They are set to congregate in shallow waters, senior forest officer...

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German Bundesliga standings

Berlin, Nov 1 (IANS) Following are the German Bundesliga standings after Friday's match (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua. Bayern Munich 9 6 3 0 21 2 21 Borussia Moenchengladbach 9 4 5 0 12 4 17 VfL Wolfsburg 9 5 2 2 16 ...

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UN chief urges youth to embrace ICT

Nairobi, Nov 1 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Friday called on the youth to embrace the use of Information and Community Technology (ICT) to help tackle emerging development challenges. Ban, who interacted with young Kenyan technology innovators at the iHub, an incubation facility for entrepreneurs and innovators in Nairobi, said homegrown technology based solutions are key to e...

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Indian appointed to UN peacekeeping panel

United Nations, Nov 1 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has appointed Abhijit Guha, a retired Indian Army Lieutenant General, to a high-level panel to assess UN peace operations. Announcing the formation of the 14-member panel Friday, Ban said it would make a comprehensive assessment of UN peace operations and the needs of the future and its recommendations would be sent to next y...

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Kim Kardashian wants to loose 10lb

Los Angeles, Nov 1 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian, who shed weight after the birth of her daughter last year, is keen to loose 10lb (about 4.5 kg) more. She talked about loosing weight while talking to Grazia magazine and said that she feels she is gaining again, reports contactmusic.com. I've lost a little bit, but I feel like I'm gaining it back. It's hard. A couple of ...

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US, EU to meet Iran over nuke talks

Washington, Nov 1 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Oman early next month for meetings with his Iranian and EU counterparts to push for a comprehensive deal over Tehran's nuclear programme by Nov 24, the State Department said Friday. The top American envoy will be in Muscat, Oman's capital, Nov 9-10 for a trilateral meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Java...

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UN warns of worsening food crisis in Somalia

United Nations, Nov 1 (IANS) A UN food agency Friday warned that poor rains in Somalia may worsen the country's food crisis, a spokesperson said. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) issued the warning that an estimated one million people were now in urgent need of assistance, said UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric at a daily briefing, Xinhua reported. The number has grown...

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1.26 mn uprooted Iraqis need shelter: UN

United Nations, Nov 1 (IANS) The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that some 1.26 million internally displaced people (IDPs) throughout Iraq need shelter and basic supplies, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said Friday. Of that number, an estimated 600,000 people need immediate help to deal with the winter, particularly in the north, Xinhua quoted Dujarr...

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Price expects ghosts in new house

London, Nov 1 (IANS) Singer Katie Price feels that her new house is going to be full of ghosts. She recently moved into a west Sussex nine-bedroom mansion with husband Kieran Hayler and her five children. She's convinced that spirits are following her and so the property will soon be plagued with ghosts, reports femalefirst.co.uk. All my other houses have been haunted. It seems t...

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Canada suspends issuance of visas to Ebola-hit African countries

Ottawa, Nov 1 (IANS) Canada has suspended issuance of visas to residents of West African countries with widespread and persistent-intense transmission of Ebola virus disease, a media report said Friday. The Canadian government has stopped issuing visas in the worker, student or visitor class and won't issue any pending permanent residency visas for people from those countries either. Any...

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Sheen keen to return to 'Two and a Half Men'

Los Angeles, Nov 1 (IANS) Actor Charlie Sheen says he is open to a return to popular TV show Two and a Half Men. Sheen, who was was fired from the sitcom in March 2011 after a series of negative headlines, says he and the producers of the show are just a meeting away from his sensational return to the show, reports contactmusic.com. I would definitely do it, yeah, yeah. If they'l...

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14 killed in Honduras bus crash

Tegucigalpa, Nov 1 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed and scores injured when a bus carrying them plunged into a ravine in western Honduras, media reports said Friday. The accident, which occurred early in the day near the village of La Majada, along a stretch of highway in the western state of Lempira, left at least 23 people injured. Some reports placed the number of injured at 40, ...

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US urges peaceful transition of power in Burkina Faso

Washington, Nov 1 (IANS) The US Friday called for a peaceful transition of power in Burkina Faso, but refused to label the military's take-over as a coup. We underscored our commitment to peaceful transitions of power, through democratic elections, and emphasise neither side should attempt to change the situation through extra constitutional means, Xinhua quoted State Department spokesp...

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'Interstellar' about bonds of love: Jessica Chastain

Los Angeles, Nov 1 (IANS) Actress Jessica Chastain says that her forthcoming science fiction Interstellar is also about fathers and the bonds of love. In the movie, she plays Matthew McConaughey's character's daughter. She told Belfast Telegraph that she feels the movie deals those family themes that are at the heart of it, reports femalefirst.co.uk. It's about a father and his ...

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Chinese unmanned lunar orbiter returns home

Beijing, Nov 1 (IANS) China succeeded Saturday in the world's first mission to the Moon and back, becoming the third nation to do so after the former Soviet Union and the US. The test lunar orbiter, nicknamed Xiaofei on Chinese social networks, landed in Siziwang Banner of China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region early Saturday morning, Xinhua reported. The last documented missio...

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