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Spanish man hospitalised after 12 days in cave

Lima, Oct 1 (IANS/EFE) Spanish speleologist Cecilio Lopez Tercero has been hospitalised in Peru after being rescued from a jungle cave where he was trapped for 12 days. Lopez, who fell from a height of 400 metres Sep 18, was rescued Tuesday from the cave named Intimachay, meaning 'Cave of the Sun' in the local Quechua language, in Peru's Amazon region. Lopez spent 90 minutes wai...

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Delhi HC issues notice to Ashok Chavan in 'paid news' case

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan on a petition against a single judge bench's order that quashed the Election Commission's show-cause notice in a paid news case. A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice R.S. Endlaw sought response from Chavan by Oct 31 on independent candidate Madhavrao ...

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FC Pune City rope in Greek veteran Katsouranis

Pune, Oct 1 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Pune City Wednesday confirmed the signing of veteran Greece international Kostas Katsouranis. The former Benfica defender will join ex-Juventus star David Trezeguet to further strengthen the team. He is the first player to feature in the money-spinning tournament to have participated in this year's FIFA World Cup in Brazi...

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Why did Love Hewitt gift air bed to Matt Damon?

Los Angeles, Oct 1 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt has revealed that she once sent an air bed to actor Matt Damon out of sympathy. The actress said she was touched by an interview she read in which Damon had complained about not having a bed he could call his own. The former Ghost Whisperer had sent the gift to Damon several years ago, after he found fame with Good Will Hunti...

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School year begins in rebel-controlled Ukraine

Kiev, Oct 1 (IANS/EFE) Schools in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk controlled by pro-Russian separatists finally opened Wednesday after a month's delay. Igor Kostenko, a minister in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), said the school year had begun and that most schools would open. In the areas where shelling by the Ukrainian military on, the decision to o...

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OPEC daily basket price closes lower

Vienna, Oct 1 (IANS/WAM) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $94.17 a barrel Tuesday, compared to $94.54 Monday, the OPEC Secretariat said. The new OPEC reference basket comprises Saharan Blend (Algeria), Girassol (Angola), Oriente (Ecuador), Iran Heavy (Iran), Basra Light (Iraq), Kuwait Export (Kuwait), Es Sider (Libya), Bonn...

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Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper's 'Serena' to open MFF

Mumbai, Oct 1 (IANS) Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper-starrer Serena is the opening film of the forthcoming 16th edition of the Mumbai Film Festival (MFF), which begins here Oct 14. Directed by Susanne Bier, the film, shot in and around Prague and the Czech Republic, is about two love-struck newly-weds Serena and George, whose life changes when the lady discovers George's hidden past...

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'Himachal's off-road tracks perfect for MTB'

Garhagussain (Himachal Pradesh), Oct 1 (IANS) The off-road cycling track here is inhospitable and one of the world's toughest making it ideal for holding mountain biking (MTB) events, says Canadian national biking champion Cory Wallace about the conditions here for the Hero MTB Himalaya rally. Wallace is among the 69 foreign and Indian intrepid riders in the Hero MTB Himalaya, the 10th i...

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India to play hockey Test series in Australia

Melbourne, Oct 1 (IANS) World Champions Australia will host India for a four-match hockey Test series in Perth in November. The Nov 1-9 series will be part of preparations for the Champions Trophy to be played in Bhubaneswar in December. We've been keen to bring India back to Australia for some time. As we saw in Glasgow, matches between the Kookaburras and India are always hotly...

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Open to movies, TV, ads: '...Cinestars Ki Khoj' winner Syed Mamoon

Mumbai, Oct 1 (IANS) He never thought that he would lift the winner's trophy on reality TV show India's Best Cinestars Ki Khoj. Now with the best actor title in his kitty, Syed Mamoon wants to find a foothold in showbiz and is ready to try his luck in any stream. I thought I would go till top five and people will start recognising me. I never imagined I would come this far. In fact, ther...

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New test for early cancer detection

London, Oct 1 (IANS) Early detection of cancer could now be as easy as a simple blood test. Researchers have found that this test may also eliminate the need for some types of biopsies and identify those more likely to develop cancer in the future. The test, called the lymphocyte genome sensitivity (LGS) test, could detect some cancers earlier than ever before, the study noted.

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Neil Patrick Harris dares George Clooney

Los Angeles, Oct 1 (IANS) Taking a dig at actor George Clooney's Italian wedding, actor Neil Patrick Harris has dared the Hollywood heartthrob to share his wedding pictures on a talk show. Harris, who got married to David Burtka in Italy last month, challenged Clooney while sharing his wedding photographs on TV show Late Night With David Letterman Sep 29, reports dailymail.co.uk. ...

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Vitamin D has no link with type 2 diabetes: Study

London, Oct 1 (IANS) Challenging evidence from earlier studies, which suggest that higher concentrations of vitamin D might prevent type 2 diabetes, a study found that there is no evidence of a causal link between a person's vitamin D levels and type 2 diabetes. Our findings suggest that interventions to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by increasing concentrations of vitamin D are not...

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President, PM condole deaths in UP train accident

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday condoled the deaths in the collision of two trains in Uttar Pradesh. At least 12 people were killed in the accident that took place around 11.30 p.m. Tuesday, after the Krishak Express jumped a signal, only to come on the same track on which the Barauni Express was running. Earlier, Rail...

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NGT stays construction near Agra lake

Agra, Oct 1 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal Wednesday stayed construction in the reserved forest area around the Keitham Lake here, on a petition by environmentalist DK Joshi, a member of the Supreme Court's monitoring committee. Rahul Choudhary, advocate for the petitioner told IANS: The NGT will now take up the Soor Sarovar (Keitham Lake) matter Nov 17 for detailed discussion.

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Australian forces begin support mission in Iraq

Canberra, Oct 1 (IANS) Australian military aircraft Wednesday joined the joint international operation against the Islamic State (IS) Sunni radical group in Iraq. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott told parliament that the country has not yet made the final decision to commit forces to combat, but Australian aircraft will start flying over Iraq in support of allied operations, Xinhua ...

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Durga Puja pandals marry history with tradition

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) In one of the pandals or marquees, a jovial-looking Goddess Durga poses as a dancer; in another, she comes out of an oyster; in several others she looks regal in a traditional sari. Retelling myths and marrying history with tradition are the dominant themes of the Durga Puja pandals in the city this time around. The festivities began Tuesday with Sasthi, as per th...

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Kerala government gets Rs.17.76 crore profit from Cochin airport

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 1 (IANS) Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL), the country's first greenfield airport in the public-private partnership mode, Wednesday handed over a cheque of Rs.17.76 crore to the Kerala government as its share of profits for the last fiscal. Excise Minister and CIAL Director K. Babu handed over the cheque to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, the CIAL chairma...

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Three army officers killed in UP chopper crash

Lucknow, Oct 1 (IANS) Three army officers were killed when an army helicopter crashed in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly district Wednesday morning, officials said. The Cheetah helicopter took off from Bareilly for a routine sortie. It developed a technical snag and crashed around 8 a.m. in Nakatiya, a rural area of Bareilly and burst into flames. An earlier report said it was an air fo...

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Soumyajit wins, Sharath loses in Asiad TT

Incheon, Oct 1 (IANS) Soumyajit Ghosh advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the men's singles table tennis event but compatriot Achanta Sharath Kamal lost his round of 32 match at the 17th Asian Games here Wednesday. There was bad news for the doubles teams as well as the men and women were knocked out of their events. Soumyajit won in straight sets, whipping Thavisack Phtathaphon...

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