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Two ex-Pentagon officials in running to succeed Hagel

Washington, Nov 26 (IANS/EFE) Two former Pentagon officials, Ashton Carter and Michele Flournoy, seemed the likeliest candidates to succeed Chuck Hagel as head of the US defence department and direct the military campaign against the Islamic State (IS). Soon after the resignation of the former Republican senator was announced officially by President Barack Obama following leaks to the pr...

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Save money on 'Twitter Offers'

New York, Nov 26 (IANS) Micro-blogging site Twitter has launched a new feature where retailers will tweet special offers that can be used to get money back on certain purchases. Called Twitter Offers, the new feature will appear on your timeline as promotional tweets posted by certain retailers, CNET reported. Currently available only for US users, Twitter Offers will incorporate...

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Pakistani PM calls for dispute free South Asia

Kathmandu, Nov 26 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Wednesday called for a dispute free south Asia and stressed on building bonds of trust during his address at the Saarc Summit here. Sharif stressed a dispute-free south Asia where the member countries would fight poverty, disease and illiteracy. We need bonds of trust so we can prosper, he said, also offering to host...

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Richard Verma's confirmation hearing as India envoy set for Dec 2

Washington, Nov 26 (IANS) The Senate Foreign Relations committee has scheduled the confirmation hearing of Indian-American Richard Rahul Verma, President Barack Obama's nominee to be US Ambassador to India, on Dec 2. If confirmed by the full Senate, Verma, 45, a former key aide to then secretary of state Hillary Clinton, will be the second Indian American to be put in charge of a job inv...

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3D printer creates first object in space

Washington, Nov 26 (IANS) The 3D printer at the International Space Station (ISS) has created the first printed object in space - a part of the printer itself - paving the way to future long-term space expeditions. NASA controllers from Earth sent the command to the printer to make the first printed part: a faceplate of the casing. This demonstrates that the printer can make repl...

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Chilly morning in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) It was a slightly chilly morning here Wednesday with a minimum temperature of 9 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average. The sky Wednesday will be clear, however, the evening is likely to be foggy, said an official of the India Meteorological Department. The maximum temperature of the day is likely to hover around 27 degrees Celsius. ...

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Ferguson smoulders as racial protests spread across US

Washington, Nov 26 (IANS) As night fell, Missouri state in Midwestern United States deployed more forces to quell violence in Ferguson after a grand jury failed to indict a white police officer in the August shooting of an unarmed black teenager. We are bringing more resources to Ferguson and other parts of the region to prevent a repetition of the lawlessness experienced overnight, Gove...

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Saarc Summit begins in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Nov 26 (IANS) With all eyes on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's take on the future of South Asia, the 18th Saarc Summit commenced here Wednesday morning. Apart from host Nepal, all seven heads of state and government are in Kathmandu to attend the summit. As chair of Saarc, Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul opened the summit and handed over the responsibility of th...

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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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