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Hindu mythology-based card game captures gamers' attention

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) A strategy card game, unique for being based on Hindu mythology, has recently hit the market, capturing the attention of a sizable number of gamers. Maha Yodha, or great warrior, is the name of the card game described by its co-creator, Sagar Shankar, as an epic battle-themed strategic card game based on stories from Hindu mythology. It is a two-deck set...

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Shakhtar Donetsk win Ukraine's Super Cup

Kiev, July 23 (IANS) Two second-half goals have gifted league champions Shakhtar Donetsk a 2-0 victory over cup winners Dynamo Kiev in the Ukrainian Super Cup at Lviv. Ukrainian forward Olexander Gladkiy broke the deadlock 75 minutes into the match while late substitute Marlos of Brazil sealed the 2-0 victory with a goal in injury time here Tuesday. This is the sixth Super Cup wi...

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Ukraine crisis: EU to impose new sanctions

Brussels, July 23 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has decided to impose new sanctions on people and entities over the on-going crisis in Ukraine. EU's Foreign Policy Chief Catherine Ashton in a meeting in Brussels Tuesday said that the new package will be introduced Thursday, Xinhua reported. The sanction will include access to capital markets, defence, dual use goods, and technol...

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Mexican high school reinstates lesbian teacher

Mexico City, July 23 (IANS/EFE) Education authorities in the Mexican state of Morelos announced that a lesbian teacher will return to classes after accusations against made by parents of her students were dismissed. The parents impugned Ada Lilia Gaxiola for inadequate work performance, but she said that their complaints contained a homophobic sentiment as a result of which she was the t...

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Colombian president praises Rodriguez on Real move

Bogota (Colombia), July 23 (IANS) Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos has congratulated national football star James Rodriguez on moving to Spanish club Real Madrid. What pride James Rodriguez! the president posted on his Twitter account. Thanks for being an example that with effort and dedication youth in Colombia can get very far, reports Xinhua. Colombian Foreign Minister ...

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Train engine derails as Maoists blow up rail track in Bihar

Patna, July 23 (IANS) A pilot engine running ahead of the Bhubaneshwar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express was derailed after the railway track was blown up in Bihar during a shutdown by Maoists, authorities said Wednesday. Maoists blasted a railway track and a mobile tower in Bihar during their 24 hours shutdown to protest the killing of two people in police firing in Aurangabad district, police...

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13 militants die in Pakistan airstrikes

Islamabad, July 23 (IANS) At least 13 militants were killed Wednesday during air strikes carried out in Pakistan's North Waziristan region. According to military officials, six militant hideouts were destroyed in the airstrikes in the Shawal mountains and the area near Dattakhel, Dawn online reported. So far, more than 400 militants, mostly foreigners, have been killed during th...

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Stoke City sign Bojan from Barcelona

London, July 23 (IANS) English Premier League club Stoke City has announced that the team has signed Spanish striker Bojan Krkic, known as simply Bojan, from Barcelona. The 23-year-old Bojan, coming up through the Barca academy before two years spell in Roma, inked a four-year contract for an undisclosed fee with Stoke, who finished ninth last season in the Premier League. Bojan ...

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Hyderabad trust uses 'zakat' to promote education

Hyderabad, July 23 (IANS) A Muslim trust here is showing the way how a collective system of 'zakat', an obligatory system of charity in Islam, can lift the community out of poverty and illiteracy. Though many organisations collect zakat and use it for the poor and needy, the Hyderabad Zakat and Charitable Trust is delivering tangible results in the area of education. More than 25...

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Six African teams for Nairobi World Hockey League

Nairobi, July 23 (IANS) Six teams have confirmed participation in the International Hockey Federation (FIH) World Hockey League Series in Nairobi from Sep 2-7. The competition will serve as a qualifier for the 2015 World League Championships. African Hockey Federation (AFHF) had initially granted the hosting rights to Zimbabwe, but the southern Africa state declined, citing lack ...

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Musicologist Mohan Nadkarni dies in New Zealand

Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) Mohan Nadkarni, a renowned Indian musicologist died in Auckland, New Zealand, Tuesday following a brief illness, his son Dev said. He (Mohan Nadkarni) suffered from a chest infection a fortnight back from which he did not recover. Past couple of years he was suffering from age-related problems which hampered his movements, otherwise he was mentally very fit, Dev to...

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Israel airport safe, says minister

Jerusalem, July 23 (IANS) Israel's Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz said that the country's airport is safe for landings and take-offs, despite the fact that a rocket fired from Gaza had landed near the airport. The minister's remarks came after major US, European and Canadian airlines cancelled their flights to and from Ben Gurion International Airport located in the outskirts of Te...

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India, Latin America set to tango

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) An India-Latin America Forum to forge a new paradigm of cooperation leading to a strategic partnership could be in the offing in the near future. India and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) are exploring possibilities of a dialogue mechanism, based on the recent interactions and talks New Delhi held with the troika of foreign ministers...

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Rain likely in Delhi Wednesday

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) It was a cloudy Wednesday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 28.2 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average. The Met Office has forecast a cloudy day with light showers. The day will be cloudy and light rain is likely to occur in some parts of the capital, said an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The max...

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Investigators to probe MH17 black boxes

Kuala Lumpur, July 23 (IANS) Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai Wednesday said that crashed Malaysia Airline flight MH17's black boxes would be handed over to the UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) for forensic analysis. It is normal procedure for black boxes to be sent for analysis to a laboratory authorised by the International Civil Aviation Association, Xinhua quot...

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Sensex gains 94 points; capital goods stocks surge

Mumbai, July 23 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Wednesday was trading 93.64 points or 0.36 percent up as capital goods stocks surge. All the sectors were trading in green and the rally was led by capital goods, IT and banking stocks. The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 26,130.26 points, was trading ...

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Scottish minister sees CWG as inspirational

Glasgow, July 23 (IANS) Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has expressed confidence that the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games will be an inspiration to cities in Scotland which have the ability to manage the international event well. Speaking at a press briefing on the eve of the opening of the Games Wednesday, Salmond welcomed the international media to cover the event from July 23 to ...

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New Brazil coach Dunga promises organisation, planning

Rio de Janeiro, July 23 (IANS) Brazil's 1994 World Cup-winning captain Dunga has vowed to instil organisation and planning in the country's national team after being appointed Selecao coach for a second time. The 50-year-old Tuesday replaced Luiz Felipe Scolari, who resigned last week following Brazil's failure to reach the World Cup final as hosts and pre-tournament favourites, reports ...

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Rodriguez Real Madrid's third most expensive signing

Madrid, July 23 (IANS) Colombian international James Rodriguez has agreed to a six-year-contract which will see him earn around six million euros a year and keep him at Real Madrid until 2020. The Spanish giants Tuesday confirmed Rodriguez's signing from French outfit AS Monaco for a fee believed to be in the region of 75-80 million euros, reports Xinhua. The transfer makes James...

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Kerry, Abbas discuss Gaza ceasefire

Ramallah, July 23 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry Wednesday along with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas discussed the possibilities of reaching a ceasefire to end the on-going violence in the Gaza Strip. Kerry phoned Abbas to discuss reaching a truce in Gaza based on the Egyptian ceasefire initiative, Xinhua reported. Late Tuesday, Abbas said that the Israeli offensive...

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