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Neville has no credibility as manager: Wenger

London, Feb 6 (IANS) Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has suggested that Gary Neville must battle for his job at Spanish club Valencia because he has no credibility as a manager. The former Manchester United defender is struggling in his debut season as a head coach and he is yet to win a league game with the Spanish club. Neville, who's side was beaten 0-7 by Barcelona in a Spanish l...

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Spot mom in this selfie

New York, Feb 6 (IANS) A selfie posted by a US teenager last month on micro-blogging site Twitter boggled minds across social media as it was hard to tell who's who among the youthful looking women in the photo. Kaylan Mahomes, 16, snapped a selfie with her twin sister and mom on January 28 and posted it on Twitter with the caption -- Mom, twin & me. The selfie gained momentu...

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Five killed in Indonesia landslide

Jakarta, Feb 6 (IANS) At least five people were killed and two were missing after a landslide hit the Central Java province of Indonesia, rescuers said on Saturday. Heavy downpours triggered the landslide in Purworejo district on Friday, Xinhua quoted Marsudi, spokesman of the National Search and Rescue Office, as saying. At least two houses were hit, he said. A rescue te...

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Cumberbatch, Emma Watson become fellows at Oxford College

London, Feb 6 (IANS) Oxford University has bnamed British actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Emma Watson visiting fellows at Lady Margaret Hall. Cumberbatch, whose last stage role was as Hamlet at the Barbican here, and Watson will be joined by Pet Shop Boys band member Neil Tennant, among the other 11 visiting fellows. The college principal, Alan Rusbridger, announced the appointme...

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Bengaluru private varsity VC held on rape charge

Bengaluru, Feb 6 (IANS) The vice chancellor of a private university here has been arrested for allegedly raping a 33-year-old woman, the police said on Saturday. We have arrested Madhukar G. Angur on Friday night on a complaint by the victim's mother, who charged him with sexually abusing her daughter over a period, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast) M.B. Boraingaiah told IANS.

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34 militant groups pledged allegiance to IS: UN

United Nations, Feb 6 (IANS) Thirty-four militant groups worldwide had reportedly pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) extremist group as of mid-December, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. Militant groups from countries like the Philippines, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Libya and Nigeria had pledged their allegiance, so IS poses an unprecedented threat, Xinhua quoted Ba...

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Ghulam Ali to perform in Lucknow on Sunday

Lucknow, Feb 6 (IANS) Pakistani ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali will perform at the Lucknow Mahotsav 2015-2016 here on Sunday. The ongoing event flagged off on January 27 and is organised every year to showcase Uttar Pradesh art and culture and in particular Lucknavi 'Tehzeeb' (culture) so as to promote tourism. Yes. Ghulam Ali is here only. He will be performing tomorrow (Sunday) at t...

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Pope, and Russian Orthodox Church leader announce meeting

Vatican City, Feb 6 (IANS/AKI) Pope Francis will hold the first meeting in history with the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, next Friday in Cuba, the Vatican said in a statement. Kirill was already expected to visit the Caribbean island and the Pope will stop there for the meeting on his way to an official visit to Mexico, Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said....

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Small asteroid to visit Earth on March 5 without any impact

Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) A small asteroid that is expected to make its closest approach to Earth on March 5 will pass peacefully without disturbing our world at a distance of between 9,000-17,000 km. According to NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the asteroid named 2013 TX68 will keep passing on a regular basis but there is very rarely any cause for alarm. The only noticeab...

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12 IS militants killed in Afghanistan

Kabul, Feb 6 (IANS) At least 12 militants loyal to the Islamic State (IS) were killed in a clash with security personnel in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province on Saturday, the media reported. The clash flared up in Kot district, leaving 10 militants injured, Xinhua reported. There were no casualties on security personnel, Ataullah Khogyani, spokesman for the Nangarhar provincial go...

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Big B's Facebook page gets 23 mn likes

Mumbai, Feb 6 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, an active user of social networking sites, is thrilled to get 23 million likes on his Facebook page. The 73-year-old is right behind superstar Salman Khan, whose page has been liked by 29,434,865 fans on the social networking site. But the Piku star, whose page has received 23,032,439 likes, is ahead of superstars Shahrukh Khan and ...

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Deputy CM suspects foul play in schoolchild's death in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia, on Saturday suspected foul play in a child's death in a private school here on January 30. Class one student Divyansh Kakrora died after falling into a septic tank at Ryan International Public School in Vasant Kunj area of the city at about 12.30 p.m. on January 30. Ryan International School student Divyansh K...

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Striking civic employees burn PM's, CM's effigies

New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The striking employees of Delhi's civic bodies on Saturday burnt the effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over the non-payment of their salaries. The protesters, in north Delhi's Burari area, said that the Delhi and the central governments were playing with the employees of the civic bodies as they were not considering...

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Stage all set for PM's visit to Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Feb 6 (IANS) The stage is set for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Odisha to inaugurate the 15 MMTPA Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) oil refinery at the port town of Paradip on Sunday. Modi will also inaugurate the new campus of National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), on the outskirts of state capital Bhubaneswar. Modi is scheduled to a...

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Japanese PM sends condolences to Taiwan quake victims

Tokyo, Feb 6 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has condoled the deaths and injuries in a powerful earthquake that rocked Taiwan early Saturday. The Japanese leader said he was deeply concerned by the reports of the devastation caused by the quake, adding that Japan would help Taiwan to recover from the tragedy, Xinhua reported. I am saddened to hear about the extensive da...

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Twitter to soon get Facebook-like algorithmic timeline

New York, Feb 6 (IANS) In an attempt to bring tweets to more people across the globe, micro blogging site Twitter is planning to introduce an algorithmic timeline like Fabebook as soon as next week, a media report said. The timeline will reorder tweets based on what Twitter's algorithm thinks people most want to see, BuzzFeed reported on Saturday. Before today, you could see ind...

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Martinez's failure is coach's responsibility: Simeone

Majadahonda (Spain), Feb 6 (IANS) Atletico Madrid's Argentine manager Diego Simeone has said that it was his own failure that Colombian player Jackson was unsuccessful with the Spanish team. Martinez moved from Atletico to Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande on Tuesday. However, Simeone pointed out that such matters are parts of soccer, emphasizing that he will not change his playing style...

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French Gasquet confirms participation in Barcelona Open

Barcelona, Feb 6 (IANS) French tennis player Richard Gasquet has confirmed his participation in the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell scheduled to be held in the Spanish city between April 16 and 24. The World No.10 Gasquet joins the list of favourites to win the trophy and will be fourth seed behind Spanish Rafael Nadal and David Ferrer and Japanese Kei Nishikori. Gasquet announced his parti...

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How aggression can change your brain

New York, Feb 6 (IANS) Aggression can lead to generation of new nerve cells in the brain and also change the activity of existing cells, new research has found. A team of neurobiologists from the US and Russia studied the changes that occurred in the brains of mice demonstrating aggressive behaviour, which attacked other mice and won in fights. After a win, these mice became eve...

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Bruno Mars confirms Super Bowl performance

Los Angeles, Feb 6 (IANS) Uptown funk hitmaker Bruno Mars has confirmed that he will be joining the rock band Coldplay and singer Beyonce Knowles on stage during their performance at the Super Bowl 50 halftime on Sunday. The When I was your man hitmaker made the announcement on his Instagram account on Friday afternoon, reports variety.com. He posted: It ain't a party if Mr $how...

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