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Delhi marathoner Ashis Roy, 82, takes his tally to 138

Washington, Sep 15 (IANS) India's marathon man Ashis Roy has added another half marathon to his bag to take his overall tally to 138 as he completed his 23rd 13.1-mile run in the Navy-Air Force Half Marathon here. Roy, 82, the oldest runner participating in the half marathon, finished the course in three hours, 28 minutes and 40 seconds, clipping five minutes from his last US run in Alex...

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Relocation of ammunition dumps, bunkers ordered in Jammu

Jammu, Sep 15 (IANS) The Indian Army Monday ordered the relocation of its ammunition dumps, bunkers and border outposts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu region due to extensive damage caused by floods. Over 10 km of border fencing has been washed away by the floods along the LoC, which has resulted in serious damage to army posts and bunkers in the region, a defence spokesperson ...

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Brazilian soccer standings

Rio de Janeiro, Sep 15 (IANS) Following are the standings of the Brazilian Serie A championship after the latest round of matches Saturday and Sunday (tabulated under games played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua. 1 Cruzeiro 21 14 4 3 43 21 46 2 Sao Paulo 21 12 6 3 37 22 42 3 Internacional 21 1...

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Mayawati rejigs party organisation, eyes set on 2017 polls

Lucknow, Sep 15 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati late Sunday affected major changes in the party hierarchy by sacking all the coordinator booth in-charges and assembly coordinators and announcing formation of nine new zones across the state, party leaders said Monday. In each zone, two divisions have been included for more tight clasp on local leaders and party cadres, a p...

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BJP's minority leaders mum over Madarsa controversy: Goa academic

Panaji, Sep 15 (IANS) Indian Muslims are being targeted by the ruling BJP, whose minority leaders are mum over comments like those against madrasas made Sunday by its parliamentarian from Uttar Pradesh Sakshi Maharaj, claims Urfan Mulla top official of the Goa Urdu Academy. India and Muslims in Goa are hurt with Maharaj's comments that Muslims are being taught about terrorism in madrasas...

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Post Winfrey's show, Lohan was forced to leave NY

London, Sep 15 (IANS) Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan claims her controversial stint on Oprah Winfrey's reality show left her little choice but to relocate overseas. Lohan, who is currently staying here, talked about it in an interview with the Britain's Telegraph to promote her upcoming gig in a London production of drama Speed-the-Plow. The 28-year-old, says her OWN docu-series...

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Singapore air quality reaches unhealthy range

Singapore, Sep 15 (IANS) Air quality in Singapore crossed the unhealthy line Monday morning, as the three-hour pollutant standards index (PSI) reached 113 at around 6 a.m. And by 7 a.m. fell slightly to 111. A PSI reading of 0-50 is considered good, 51-100 is classified as moderate, and 101-200 is ranked as unhealthy, Xinhua reported. The National Environment Agency (NEA) on its ...

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Hamburg lose, Augsburg win in German Bundesliga

Berlin, Sep 15 (IANS) Hamburg suffer their second straight loss while Augsburg grab their first victory to close the third round of Bundesliga Sunday, Xinhua reports. Hannover upset Hamburg 2-0 at the Northern derby, thanks to the first-half goals by Leon Andreasen and Artur Sobiech, meanwhile, substitute Raul Bobadilla secured Augsburg' s first win of the season at Frankfurt. Ha...

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How Kate Hudson keeps romance alive?

Los Angeles, Sep 15 (IANS) Actress Kate Hudson has devised a formula for long-lasting relationship - she refuses to spend more than two weeks away from her beau, Muse frontman Matt Bellamy. She also plans regular date nights and they often spend a little quality time together, reports contactmusic.com. We are not that long distance. And we both travel for work. How I make it work...

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US win Basketball World Cup

Madrid, Sep 15 (IANS) The US retained their title as world basketball champions Sunday with a crushing 129-92 win over Serbia in the final held in Madrid's Palacio de Deportes, Xinhua reported. The Americans may have ended eight points short of the world record score of 137 in the 1994 World Championship final and the Serbs can also be proud of a display which could possibly have given t...

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Former Slovak hockey player Miroslav Hlinka commits suicide

Bratislava, Sep 15 (IANS) Former Slovak ice hockey national team player Miroslav Hlinka Sunday committed suicide at the age of 42, police said. The death was confirmed by Banska Bystrica Regional Police spokesperson Maria Faltaniova, Xinhua reported. Miroslav Hlinka, a member of the Slovak national team that won gold medals at the 2002 Ice Hockey World Championship in Sweden, las...

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Bieber wants kids with Gomez?

Los Angeles, Sep 15 (IANS) Singer Justin Bieber reportedly wants to start a family with on and off girlfriend Selena Gomez. The 20-year-old Baby hitmaker has been dating the 22-year-old pop star for four years, and he reportedly wouldn't be upset if she got pregnant soon, reports femalefirst.co.uk. They have a very romaticised and immature idea of what it means to have a child. W...

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Dakota Fanning disliked 'precocious' tag

Los Angeles, Sep 15 (IANS) Actress Dakota Fanning says she hated being called precocious when she was a child star because she was just trying to be herself. Dakota, who has starred in over 35 movies and TV shows since she was seven years old, has always been mature and hated being accused of acting older than her years. I have this whole thing with that word 'precocious'. I gues...

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Swedish PM announces resignation

Stockholm, Sep 15 (IANS) Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt announced his resignation Sunday night amid disappointing results of his centre-right government in the 2014 parliamentary election. Reinfeldt made the announcement in an address to his Moderate Party Sunday night when they were witnessing the disappointing results, Xinhua reported. The election is over and the Swe...

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Hurricane Odile threatens Mexico's Pacific coast

Mexico City, Sep 15 (IANS) Hurricane Odile Sunday intensified to Category 4 on the Saffir Simpson scale and was moving rapidly towards Baja California peninsula in northwest Mexico, the country's National Meteorological Service (SMN) warned. SMN predicted that the hurricane could reach the southern tip of the peninsula with legions of luxury resorts late in the day, bringing along heavy ...

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Israeli military slams soldiers refusing to spy on Palestinians

Jerusalem, Sep 15 (IANS) The Israeli military Sunday sharply criticised a conscientious objection letter sent by 43 veterans of an elite intelligence unit who refused to serve their duty due to Israel's surveillance and information gathering tactics. Military spokesperson Brig-Gen. Moti Almoz wrote online Sunday that the group used their military service to express political opinions in ...

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Pitt, Jolie splash out 250 million pounds on yacht

Los Angeles, Sep 15 (IANS) Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have reportedly spent 250 million pounds on a luxury yacht. They plan to spend a further 200,000 pounds to have the luxury vessel fitted to their own specifications. The floating palace will be decked out with the finest Italian marble and woodwork by Italian boat-makers Rizzardi. It will even feature technology that can int...

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Toll reaches 44 in Nigeria building collapse

Abuja, Sep 15 (IANS) Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency Sunday said that 44 bodies were recovered, while 130 people trapped in a collapsed church building were rescued in the country's commercial city of Lagos. Spokesperson for the rescue agency Ibrahim Farinloye said in a statement that the number of dead people has risen to 44, Xinhua reported. The popular Lagos-bas...

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400 migrants feared dead near Malta

Valletta, Sep 15 (IANS) At least 400 migrants were feared dead after two boats carrying them capsized in the Mediterranean Sea near Malta, media reports said Sunday. Three migrants, who said they were Palestinians and came from Egypt, were rescued and airlifted to Malta Sunday afternoon after an alert was raised Friday by a merchant ship which sighted two people in water and rescued them...

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Robert Downey Jr. in awe of wife's beauty

Los Angeles, Sep 15 (IANS) Actor Robert Downey Jr has heaped praise on his wife Susan Downey calling her beautiful. Susan, a producer, is expecting their second child, and Downey Jr. feels she looks better than ever, reports femalefirst.co.uk. The 49-year-old star said: This lady is so beautiful, she's just walking art. The couple, who already has two-year-old son, Exton,...

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