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39 injured as earthquake hits Japan

Tokyo, Nov 23 (IANS) At least 39 people were injured after a 6.7-magnitude quake on the Richter scale hit Japan, media reported Sunday. The quake hit Nagano City and Hakuba village in Japan, where at least 10 homes collapsed late Saturday, Xinhua reported. More than 80 people spent the night in an evacuation shelter, following the 6.7-magnitude quake that struck the region at 1...

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'Reduction in energy transmission may help reduce impact of mobiles'

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) With the health and safety aspects of using mobile phones and the radiation from its towers being a cause of concern for many, experts feel that reducing the energy transmitted per bit and adopting some precautionary measures can help in the long run. In India, internet speed in dismal. We will certainly need more spectrum. But as bit rate grows, EMF (electro mag...

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Delhi Half Marathon: Suresh, Preeja crowned victors among Indians

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Suresh Kumar and Preeja Sreedharan emerged winners among the Indian athletes taking part in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon held here Sunday. Suresh completed the 21.1 km race in an hour and 04.38 minutes while second placed Nitender Singh Rawat and third placed Kheta Ram were slower by 16 and 18 seconds, respectively. In the women's category, Preeja retai...

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Three killed in mine explosion in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Nov 23 (IANS) At least three workers were killed and 24 others, six of them serious, injured in an explosion in a coal mine in Malaysia, media reported Sunday. The explosion took place in a coal mine in Selantik, around 3,000 km from Kuala Lumpur when workers were about to start work Saturday, The Star reported Sunday. The dead were identified as a North Korean, an ...

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Clear Sunday ahead in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) It was a pleasant Sunday morning here with a minimum temperature of 8.8 degrees Celsius, three degrees below the season's average. The Met office has forecast a clear day ahead. The sky will be mainly clear today (Sunday). The day's maximum temperature would be around 28 degrees Celsius, said an official of the India Meteorological Department. Hum...

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UN slams terrorist attack in Kenya

United Nations, Nov 23 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the terrorist attack on a bus in northern Kenya that left at least 28 people dead. The secretary-general condemned the attack Saturday on a commuter bus in Mandera, Kenya, Xinhua reported citing a statement issued by Ban's spokesman. The secretary-general pledges the continuing support of the UN to Kenya and...

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Galloping words: The poetry of horse-riding

The Ancient Greeks credited Poseidon, the sea deity, with being the creator of horses, drawing a correspondence between the waves from his realm crashing on the shore and the galloping of majestic, spirited steeds. Can we draw a related analogy to equate ideas or, better still, words - the prime medium used to express them - with horses and their different gaits? The resemblance is not far-fetche...

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Two dead as 6.3 magnitude earthquake hits China

Bejing, Nov 23 (IANS) At least two people were killed and around 54 injured when a 6.3 magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale hit China, media reported. The earthquake hit south-west China's Sichuan province, Xinhua reported Sunday. The quake struck at 4:55 p.m. Saturday, with its epicenter in Tagong town, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center. Six of the i...

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6.7 magnitude earthquake hits Japan

Tokyo, Nov 23 (IANS) Over 50 people were injured and about 10 houses collapsed after a 6.7-magnitude quake on the Richter scale hit Japan, media reported Sunday. The quake hit Nagano City and Hakuba village in Japan where at least 10 homes collapsed late Saturday, Xinhua reported Sunday citing local authorities No damage was reported at a nearby nuclear power plant in Niigata Pre...

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Adola, Kiplagat emerge Delhi Half Marathon champions

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Ethiopian Guye Adola and Kenya's Florence Kiplagat won the men's and women's category races of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon held here Sunday. Adola shattered the course record of 59.12 minutes to finish the 21.1 km race in 59.06 minutes. Reigning World Champion Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya took second place with a time of 59.07 minutes. Ethiopian Mosinet Geremew ...

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Messi sets new scoring record as Barca thrash Sevilla

Madrid, Nov 23 (IANS) Leo Messi made La Liga history when he scored a hat-trick which gave FC Barcelona a 5-1 win at home to Sevilla. Messi's goals, on Saturday night came thanks to a magnificent 21st minute free kick, a 72nd minute tap in and a delightful left foot shot 12 minutes from time, were his 251st, 252nd and 253rd goals in the BBVA Primera Liga, beating the previous all-time sc...

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English Premier League standings

London, Nov 23 (IANS) Following are the English Premier League standings after Saturday's matches (tabulated under games played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua. Chelsea 12 10 2 0 30 11 32 Southampton 11 8 1 2 23 5 25 Man City 12 7 3 2 24 13 24 Man Utd 12 5 4 3 19 15 19 Newcastle 12 ...

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'Western actions during Ukraine crisis contradictory to democracy'

Moscow, Nov 23 (IANS) Western countries' actions during the Ukraine crisis were contrary to democratic principles, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov . Our Western partners played an 'all-or-nothing' game in Ukraine as they trampled on their own democratic principles and supported the extremists. They wanted to 'bluff us' and make us swallow the humiliation of Russians and Russi...

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Release of army general expected: Colombian president

Bogota, Nov 23 (IANS) Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said that he expected to secure the release of five hostages next week, including an army general, whose capture by the FARC rebels led the government to suspend peace talks. Coordinates for the liberation of the hostages have been received. I am giving instructions to facilitate the release for next week, Santos Saturday said ...

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Brook dating model James Crabtree?

London, Nov 23 (IANS) Actress-model Kelly Brook seems to have moved on from her on and off relationship with actor David McIntosh. Brook is reportedly dating a male model James Crabtree. The pair went on a romantic date to the VIP launch of London's Winter Wonderland Thursday night before heading off for a cosy dinner, reports mirror.co.uk. Kelly and James have loads of mutual ...

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Russia calls for free trade zone between EU and EEU

Moscow, Nov 23 (IANS) Russia has said that it is in favour of a free trade zone between the European Union (EU) and the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). This was reiterated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Saturday, Xinhua reported. The work is underway and it has become a part of the diplomacy. I am sure that we will come to the point, which is called 'the integration of ...

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Messi scores hat trick, becomes all-time highest scorer in La Liga

Madrid, Nov 23 (IANS) FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi scored a hat trick in a 5-1 triumph against Sevilla at the Camp Nou Saturday, to become the all-time highest scorer in La Liga history. Messi scored his first goal of the match in the 21st minute, before netting again in the 72nd minute, for his 252nd goal, which eclipsed the earlier record of 251 goals set by former Athletic Club...

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'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' series moves from NBC to Netfilx

Los Angeles, Nov 23 (IANS) Actress Tina Fey and Robert Carlock starrer comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt has been taken over by online streaming service Netflix from NBC. According to Deadline magazine, Netflix has bought the series and has ordered two seasons of the show. The show was initially to be aired on NBC, reports contactmusic.com.The first season and second season will ha...

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US and Turkey discuss possibility of regime change in Syria

Istanbul, Nov 23 (IANS) US Vice President Joe Biden met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul Saturday and discussed the possibility of a transition of power in Syria. On Syria, we discussed ... not only to deny the Islamic State (IS) a safe haven and defeat them, but also (to) strengthen the Syrian opposition and ensure a transition away from the Assad regime, Biden said at...

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US condemns Kenya bus attack, terms it 'horrific'

Washington, Nov 23 (IANS) The US condemned in the strongest terms, the attack on a bus in Kenya that killed 28 people, terming it as horrific. The US extends its deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the 28 individuals killed in the attack, Bernadette Meehan, spokesperson for White House's National Security Council, said in a statement, according to a Xinhua report.

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