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FIFA rejects call for fourth sub at Copa America

Asuncion (Paraguay), March 5 (IANS) FIFA has turned down a request by South American football's governing body Conmebol to allow a fourth substitution at this year's Copa America. Conmebol last year wrote to FIFA asking for an extra substitute to be permitted when matches go into extra time, reports Xinhua. Speaking during a visit to Asuncion on Wednesday, FIFA president Joseph B...

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Dola Sen Trinamool's Rajya Sabha candidate

Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress has named Dola Sen as its candidate for Rajya Sabha by-election to a vacant seat from the state on March 20. The election has been necessitated by the resignation of Trinamool MP Srinjay Bose after his bail in the multi crore rupee Saradha chit fund scandal. Veteran politician and state minister Subrata Mukherjee mad...

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Scotland set Bangladesh 319-run target

Nelson, March 5 (IANS) A splendid century by opener Kyle Coetzer (156) helped Scotland post an imposing total of 318/8 against Bangladesh in a World Cup Pool A encounter at the Saxton Oval here on Thursday. Coetzer's second One-Day International (ODI) century and the first against a Test playing country is also a first by a Scottish player in World Cups. The highest score by a batsman fr...

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US envoy to South Korea attacked in Seoul

Seoul, March 5 (IANS) US Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert has suffered injuries on Thursday following an attack by an armed assailant in South Korean capital here. Lippert was attacked while he was on his way to a breakfast meeting in the Sejong Cultural Institute in central Seoul on Thursday, CNN reported. The report showed the ambassador after the attack with his left han...

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Gina Rodriguez wants to play superhero

Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez says her dream role is to play a superhero. I would love to be a superhero - that's all I want to do is play a superhero, eonline.com quoted Rodriguez as saying. And let's be real, I could kick some a**. We all know I could kick some a**, she added. ...

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Kerry, Zarif meet again before leaving negotiation table

Geneva, March 5 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry met with the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for a third day in the Swiss lakeside resort town of Montreux for further nuclear talks before heading to Saudi Arabia. Later on Thursday senior diplomats from Iran and the P5+1 group, namely the US, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany, would continue to gather aroun...

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Top Hamas leader says ready to resolve disputes with Egypt

Gaza, March 5 (IANS) A top Islamic Hamas movement leader has announced that Hamas is willing to resolve and overcome recent disputes with Egypt. Ismail Haneya, deputy chief of Hamas on Wednesday said in a printed emailed statement that his movement is ready for any proposals that would remove obstacles between the Palestinian and the Egyptian brothers, Xinhua reported. Haneya sa...

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Duff wonders if ' together forever' exists

Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) After filing for a divorce from Mike Comrie, actress Hilary Duff says she has no idea if people are meant to stay together forever. The 27-year-old shared her views on love and relationships while talking to Cosmopolitan, reports mirror.co.uk. I don't want to sound bitter because I'm definitely not, but I don't know if people are meant to be together ...

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Iran dismisses Netanyahu's nuke remarks at US Congress

Tehran, March 5 (IANS) Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has dismissed the remarks by Israeli prime minister about a potential agreement, saying that his country is ready to show further transparency concerning its nuclear programme. On Tuesday, the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a joint session of the US Congress that we are better off without a bad deal with Iran, Xinhua ...

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Ryan Reynolds' daughter 'allergic to sleep'

Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Actor Ryan Reynolds says his nine-week-old daughter is either allergic to sleep or she is trying to protect her parents from sleep monsters. The 38-year-old gushed over his daughter with wife Blake Lively in an interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday, reports aceshowbiz.com. It's exciting, nine weeks now! I do everything (for her)...

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Kim doesn't want North on reality TV show

Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has decided not to let her daughter North appear on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Kim and her husband Kanye West have refused to let the 18-month-old be filmed for the E! series, despite the family signing a contract reported to be worth $100 million to complete four more years of the programme. It was a no-go from the...

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Taylor Swift grants dying fan's last wish

Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Taylor Swift granted the last wish of a four-year-old fan who wanted to speak to the singer on the phone. The star made a surprise FaceTime call to Jalene Salinas on Monday, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Speaking on the phone with Salinas' mother Jennifer Arriagas, she said of the child, who's suffering from an aggressive form of terminal brain cancer: I ...

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'Sri Lanka's growth favorable but needs fiscal consolidation to cut debt'

Colombo, March 5 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that Sri Lanka's economic prospects remain favorable under the new government but a mid-term fiscal consolidation is essential. An IMF mission led by Todd Schneider was in Sri Lanka to conduct a post-program monitoring after the completion of a 2.6- billion-US dollar stand-by agreement in 2012, Xinhua reported.

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Chris Brown already a father?

Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) Singer Chris Brown is reportedly father of a nine-month-old girl. Though he is on very good terms with the youngster's mother, a 31-year-old model named Nia, they are not together. Sources said that Brown, 25, is happy about being a father and has known Nia for several years, reports tmz.com. It does not appear there is an official child suppor...

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International flights suspended at Nepalese airport

Kathmandu, March 5 (IANS) Nepal's only international airport, the Tribhuwan International Airport, announced that all international flights have been suspended till 4.00 p.m. Thursday. A spokesperson at the Tribhuwan International Airport, Purna Prasad Chudal, informed that all international flights have been called off given the obstruction at the runway of the airport after a Turkish A...

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Swine flu: UAE advises citizens against travelling to India

DUBAI, March 5 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Abu Dhabi warned its citizens against travelling to India due to the spread of swine flu. Out of the 9 million residents in the UAE, around 30 percent are Indian nationals, forming the biggest group of expatriates, Xinhua reported. All four UAE airliners, Emirates Airline, Etihad Airways, Air Arab...

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Garner takes advice from Witherspoon

Los Angeles, March 5 (IANS) When Jennifer Garner needs some life advice, the actress relies on Legally Blonde star Reese Witherspoon. If I run into Reese, she and I have so much to talk about, Garner told people.com. We'll be on the street corner and just be like, 'What do you do about this, and how did you handle this?' I'm so grateful for that very specific kind of friend, she ...

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38 killed by storm in Tanzania

Dar Es Salaam, March 5 (IANS) At least 38 people were killed and 60 others injured by a storm that lasted for 30 minutes in Kahama district in Tanzania's lake zone region of Shinyanga. Benson Mpyesa, Kahama district commissioner, on Wednesday said 35 people died on the spot while three others died when undergoing treatment at Kahama district hospital, Xinhua reported. The number ...

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Saina, Jwala-Ashwini through, Srikanth, Kashyap lose in All England

Birmingham, March 5 (IANS) Saina Nehwal and women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa entered the second round, while male shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap lost in the opening round of the All England Open Badminton Championships at the Barclaycard Arena here on Wednesday. World No.3 Saina registered a comfortable 21-8, 21-12 victory in 38 minutes over qual...

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Bodies of 10 illegal immigrants recovered in Italy

Rome, March 5 (IANS/EFE) The Italian Coast Guard recovered the remains of ten illegal immigrants from the Strait of Sicily and rescued 121 people who were shipwrecked while traveling on a boat headed for the Italian coast. The rescue team announced on Wednesday in a press release that the accident took place Tuesday afternoon when the operations center received an alert from an oil rig o...

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