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Corinthians, Fluminense to meet Bundesliga pair in Florida Cup

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 31 (IANS) Brazilian football clubs Corinthians and Fluminense will compete against Germany's Bayer Leverkusen and FC Koln in the Florida Cup in January. The four-match tournament, confirmed on the Bundesliga's official website Thursday, will provide the German clubs with a chance to fine-tune their preparations for the restart of the top-flight season Jan 20, reports ...

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Lahiri hoping for memorable debut at WGC-HSBC Champions

Shanghai, Oct 31 (IANS) India's Anirban Lahiri will be hoping for a memorable debut when he takes his place among the game's elite at next week's $8.5 million WGC-HSBC Champions. The final World Golf Championships event of the year will be held at the Sheshan International Golf Club Nov 6-9 here and will feature some of the world's best players, including Australia's Adam Scott, Germany'...

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How genes affect Ebola patients

New York, Oct 31 (IANS) The Ebola virus affects different people differently, say researchers, adding that genetic factors could be behind this mild-to-deadly range of reactions to the virus. While some people completely resist the disease, others suffer moderate to severe illness and recover, while those who are most susceptible succumb to bleeding, organ failure and shock. Thes...

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President, PM pay homage to Indira Gandhi

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday led the nation in paying homage to late prime minister Indira Gandhi on her 30th death anniversary. Mukherjee offered floral tributes at Indira Gandhi's memorial Shakti Sthal here on the bank of the Yamuna river. Modi paid his tribute by remembering the late prime minister. I join ...

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Resurrecting the Sardar Patel legacy: Will he have approved?

The manner in which the 139th birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel (Oct 31, 1875 - Dec 15, 1950) is being celebrated contains within it both a tinge of irony and a reflection of the self-confidence of the Modi-led BJP that it can resurrect a long forgotten Congress leader and thereby tacitly claim ownership of the 'Iron Man' of the freedom struggle. The unstated comparison of ...

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Over 29,000 Pakistanis still in Afghanistan

Islamabad, Oct 31 (IANS) Over 29,000 Pakistanis who fled North Waziristan because of an ongoing military operation are in Afghanistan, authorities said. Speaking at a media briefing, Foreign Office spokesperson Tasneem Aslam Thursday shared the official figures of those who had migrated to Afghanistan after the start of operation 'Zarb-i-Azb' in North Waziristan in June, Dawn online repo...

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Rio launches Olympic stadium tender

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 31 (IANS) Rio de Janeiro has launched a tender for a 52 million-real (about $21.8 million) revamp of the city's 2016 Olympic athletics stadium. The winning bidder will be announced Dec 2, with work due to be finished by November 2015, according to government documents, reports Xinhua. Planned works on the Joao Havelange Stadium include the installation of addi...

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Norway to make strong pitch in India for its salmon, seafood

Mumbai, Oct 31 (IANS) Efforts are underway to make one of Norway's best-known exports, the salmon, a seafood delicacy that's available easily to Indians and not restricted to fancy restaurants and eateries. The Norwegian Seafood Council, an umbrella organisation that promotes and markets this key industry of the Scandinavian country the world over, is starting a campaign to make Indian i...

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Rishi Kapoor out of hospital

Mumbai, Oct 31 (IANS) Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor has been discharged from the hospital where he was admitted after suffering from malaria, said a source. The 62-year-old was hospitalised Wednesday at the Lilavati hospital, and he was discharged Thursday night. Rishi Kapoor is absolutely fine now and he got discharged last night (Thursday night), a source close to the family old I...

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Charges framed against Raja, Kanimozhi

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) A court Friday framed charges against former telecom minister A Raja, DMK MP Kanimozhi and others in money laundering related to the 2G spectrum allocation case. ...

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Norway to send troops to Iraq

Oslo, Oct 31 (IANS) Norway announced that it will send 120 soldiers to Iraq. The soldiers will not be in direct combat with the forces of the Islamic State (IS). They shall, instead, assist with capacity building of Iraqi security forces, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg said Thursday. Norwegian soldiers will be stationed in Erbil and provide counselling and support for Ir...

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Hilton Chennai Culinary Express offers Hyderabadi delicacies

Chennai, Oct 31 (IANS) The Culinary Express at the Ayna restaurant in Hilton Chennai at Guindy is now chugging at good pace with the on-going Hyderabadi food festival - the second in the series, the hotel's top chef said. The Culinary Express concept is simple. Like an express train that halts at major stations, every month we will hold a region-specific food festival. The first stop f...

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Young heart can heal itself faster

Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) The heart holds its own pool of immune cells capable of helping it to heal after injury, finds research, adding that the harmful immune cells from the bone marrow disrupts this process in adults. These immune cells are called macrophages - whether they reside in the heart or arrive from the bone marrow. Blocking the bone marrow's macrophages from enterin...

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Somalia's police chief is dead

Mogadishu, Oct 31 (IANS) Somalia's Police Commissioner General Mohamed Sheikh Hassan Ismail has died, officials said. A probe has been ordered into his death. The official unexpectedly fell and died in the course of his normal daily business, reported Xinhua. The Prime Minister's Office confirmed the death and said a ministerial commission has been formed to investigate the death...

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Jamaican discus thrower banned for two years

Monaco, Oct 31 (IANS/CMC) Jamaican discus thrower Traves Smikle has been suspended for two years for using a banned substance, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) announced. IAAF Thursday said Smikle, whose sanction began from the date of his positive test at the Jamaican National Championships in June last year, will not be allowed to compete until June next ye...

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Hubble captures 'ghost light' from dead galaxies

Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) NASA's Hubble telescope has picked up the faint, ghostly glow of stars ejected from ancient galaxies that were gravitationally ripped apart several billion years ago. By observing the light from the orphaned stars, astronomers have assembled forensic evidence that suggests as many as six galaxies were torn to pieces inside the cluster over a stretch of six billi...

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110 Mexican women pose nude for US photographer

San Miguel de Allende (Mexico), Oct 31 (IANS/EFE) As many as 110 women posed nude as a group here for US photographer Spencer Tunick, who conducted a photo shoot with the theme of Mexico's Day of the Dead. With just a strip of flowers around their necks, women of all ages braved the chilly morning temperatures and fog Thursday covering this highland town in the central Mexican state of G...

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Thousands join 'Run For Unity' in Mumbai

Mumbai, Oct 31 (IANS) Thousands of Mumbaikars participated in the two-km long Run For Unity to mark the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel here Friday. Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao flagged off the run at Nariman Point, south Mumbai which culminated near the Parsi Gymkhana on Marine Drive. Prior to the run, Rao administered the 'Rashtriya Ekatmata Pledge' as the day is...

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Roberts wants WICB to prioritise salvaging ties with BCCI

St. John's (Antigua), Oct 31 (IANS/CMC) Former West Indies fast bowler Andy Roberts said he is not in agreement with the decision by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to first setup a task force to probe the circumstances which gave rise to the abandoned tour of India rather than salvaging ties with the BCCI. Roberts, a member of the world champion West Indies teams of the 1970s, says...

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Gibson appointed England bowling coach on temporary basis

London, Oct 31 (IANS/CMC) Former West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson has been appointed as a bowling coach for England on a temporary basis. Gibson will participate in a fast-bowling performance camp in South Africa this winter, his first involvement with the game since his departure as head coach of the West Indies in August, reports CMC. He will work alongside the lead fast-bow...

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