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Indian-origin likely candidate in Guyana polls

San Juan, Nov 26 (IANS/EFE) Guyana's ruling People's Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) is holding talks about presidential nominations and said its only candidate for the position of president is incumbent Donald Ramotar, a person of Indian origin. President Ramotar obviously is a candidate for the time being... there are no other names there, PPP/C general secretary Clement Rohee said Tue...

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Heritage Week? What's that, asks Agra

Agra, Nov 26 (IANS) The annual Heritage Week observed by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has just ended in the Taj city but most people gave it a miss, while activists mourned the conditions of monuments under threat by rampant neglect and encroachment by squatters. Except for painting competitions for school students held in Agra and Vrindavan, the ASI has done nothing to bond ...

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PM leads nation in homage to 26/11 Mumbai terror victims

Mumbai, Nov 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation in paying homage to the martyrs and victims of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks sixth anniversary Wednesday. We remember the horrific terror attacks in Mumbai on this day in 2008 and pay homage to the innocent men and women who lost their lives, Modi said in a message early Wednesday. He said the country salutes the...

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Ten common reasons why we don't exercise

We all intend to exercise regularly. But when it comes to putting intention to practice, only about 10 percent are successful. Others happen to have numerous seemingly convincing excuses for not doing so. Here are some of the oft-quoted reasons, and the reality behind them: Reason 1: I just don't have time. Facts: Everyone's day is 24 hours. It's all a question of priority. If yo...

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Former Chelsea manager Grant to coach Ghana

Accra, Nov 26 (IANS) Former Chelsea manager Avram Grant will officially sign a contract to become the new Ghana coach, the country's football federation (GFA) said Wednesday. The governmental agreement was needed before the deal could be finalized to let the Israeli succeed the sacked Kwesi Appiah, Xinhua quoted the GFA as saying. Grant took over from Jose Mourinho as Chelsea man...

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Brown family lawyer denounces 'completely unfair' process

Washington, Nov 26 (IANS/EFE) The attorney for the family of Michael Brown had harsh words about the Missouri prosecutor who convened the grand jury that declined to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug 9 death of the unarmed black teenager. We went through as much evidence as we could and saw how completely unfair this process was, Benjamin Crump told a news conference T...

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Champions League standings

London, Nov 26 (IANS) Following are the Champions League Group A-D standings ahead of Wednesday's fifth round of matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, against, points), according to Xinhua. Group A Atletico Madrid 4 3 0 1 10 3 9 Juventus 4 2 0 2 5 4 6 Olympiakos 4 2 0 2 6 7 6 Malmv...

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US urges eradication of armed rebels in Congo

Washington, Nov 26 (IANS) The US Tuesday called for efforts to wipe out illegal armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), as the number of civilians killed there has risen to some 200 in less than two months. In a statement, State Department spokesman Jeffrey Rathke voiced deep concern about increasing attacks near the town of Beni in North Kivu Province, allegedly ...

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Eating healthy tough for Cumberbatch

Los Angeles, Nov 26 (IANS) Actor Benedict Cumberbatch says he struggles to eat health food. The Sherlock star says that despite trying his best to maintain his nutritious diet, he often struggles to keep it up while adhering to his work commitments all over the world, reports contactmusic.com. I try to eat healthy, I try not to eat late at night, although that's hard right now wi...

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24 killed in coal mine fire in China

Beijing, Nov 26 (IANS) At least 24 workers were killed and 52 others injured in coal mine fire in northeast China's Liaoning Province early Wednesday, the state-owned Liaoning Fuxin Coal Corporation said. The fire occurred in a coal mine under Hengda Coal, a subsidiary of Fuxin Coal, a major coal producer in the province, Xinhua reported. Fuxin Coal said the rescue has been over ...

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UN chief 'deeply concerned' over escalating violence in Libya

United Nations, Nov 26 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday said he was deeply concerned over the recent escalating violence in Libya, calling on all parties to end these attacks and prevent further escalation. The violence included the air strikes in Tripoli and the Nafousa Mountains in the west, as well as in Benghazi and its environs in the east, said a statement issued her...

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Kate Hudson's fitness secrets

Los Angeles, Nov 26 (IANS) If you desire to have an incredibly toned physique a la Kate Hudson, you've got to work your a** off, says the actress. The 35-year-old, who is a mother of two, says that her svelte figure is the result of all the hard work she invests in a gym when she is not doing films, reports dailymail.co.uk. You (have to) work your a** off, that's the only way. Yo...

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'Star Wars' spin off to focus on bounty hunters?

Los Angeles, Nov 26 (IANS) The much-awaited Star Wars spin-off movie will reportedly focus on bounty hunters. Director Gareth Edwards's untitled Star Wars spin-off movie will focus on a group of bounty hunters, according to blog Slash Film, reports contactmusic.com. The rumour suggests that the spin-off movie will focus on a group of bounty hunters, set in the 'A New Hope' era. I...

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Lindsay Lohan not invited for dad's wedding

Los Angeles, Nov 26 (IANS) Actress Lindsay Lohan was reportedly not invited to her father's wedding. The 28-year-old, whose father Michael Lohan tied the knot with long-term girlfriend Kate Major Oct 30, was absent from the nuptials because he did not invited her for it, reports tmz.com. The ceremony took place at Hillsboro Beach, Florida, and it was so private that Michael did n...

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Obama's approval rating falls to 39 percent

Washington, Nov 26 (IANS/EFE) President Barack Obama's approval rating fell to 39 percent, according to a survey released Tuesday. Voters were very divided about the executive action measures he has taken to suspend the deportation of millions of undocumented foreigners. The survey, carried out by Quinnipiac University by interviewing 1,623 registered voters between Nov 18-23, fo...

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Former Portuguese PM remanded in custody

Lisbon, Nov 26 (IANS/EFE) Former Portuguese prime minister Jose Socrates has been remanded in custody on suspicion of corruption, tax fraud and money laundering, media reported Tuesday. The former Socialist Party leader who headed Portugal government between 2005 and 2011, was taken to one of the prisons at Evora, 120 km from Lisbon, the media reports claimed. Akthough Socrates' ...

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French FM says, Iran nuclear talks 'rather positive'

Paris, Nov 26 (IANS) French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Tuesday that he thought the tone of the Iran nuclear talks in Vienna was rather positive. Speaking to radio France Inter Tuesday morning, Fabius confirmed the talks had been extended until March or possibly the end of June on account of a favorable agreement not having been met, Xinhua reported. The negotiations on ...

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Lawrence credits Hemsworth for 'toughening her up'

Los Angeles, Nov 26 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Lawrence has credited Liam Hemsworth, her co-star in the film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, for toughening her up. The 24-year-old said in an interview to Nylon magazine that she was surprised to find a lasting friendship with Hemsworth, and has formed an unexpected and strong bond with him, reports contactmusic.com. The duo wa...

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Paris Hilton hugs cubs of big cats

Mexico, Nov 26 (IANS) Socialite Paris Hilton, who loves animals, was spotted cuddling lion and tiger cubs on her visit to a big cat sanctuary here. The 33-year-old couldn't resist sharing several videos and photographs from her memorable trip to the Black Jaguar and White Tiger Foundation here Sunday, reports contactmusic.com. The foundation aims to rescue cubs and mature tigers,...

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Mali confirms two new Ebola cases

United Nations, Nov 26 (IANS) Mali has confirmed two new cases of Ebola, bringing to total number of cases in the West African nation to eight, days ahead of the opening of a new UN Ebola response office. The UN office was oening to support the country's efforts to fight and contain the virus, Xinhua quoted a UN spokesman as saying here Tuesday. Today, Mali's Ministry of Health h...

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