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Nine killed in Assam accident

Guwahati, Oct 26 (IANS) At least nine people, including five women, were killed when the bus they were travelling on fell into a gorge in Assam's Nagaon district early Sunday, police said. At least 26 people were injured in the accident that took place at Natoli around 1.30 a.m. The Assam State Transport Corporation bus was on its way to Guwahati from Lakhimpur. At Natoli, the bu...

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Pleasant Sunday in Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) It will be a pleasant Sunday here and the maximum temperature is likely to hover around 32 degrees Celsius, the Met Office said. The sky will remain clear and the day would be sunny and pleasant, said an official with the India Meteorological Department. Sunday morning was sunny and the minimum temperature settled two notches above the season's average at...

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Ukraine to vote Sunday

Kiev, Oct 26 (IANS/TASS) Ukrainian voters will cast their franchise Sunday to elect a new parliament. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had terminated the existing parliament Aug 25, three months after he came to power. Opinion polls carried out Saturday revealed that six or seven Ukrainian parties have a chance to get into the new parliament. The Petro Poroshenko Bloc...

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Indian American author's 'Unsuitable Celibate' released on Amazon's Kindle

Chicago, Oct 26 (IANS) A novella that deals with the complex issue of celibacy and teenaged monks among certain sections of the Indian American community has just been released for the global market on Amazon's Kindle. Unsuitable Celibate: Mistaken Glory of Celibacy written by Dr. Bharat Thakkar, a well-known reliability and quality control expert and highly regarded poet, critically exa...

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Over 12,000 runners to participate in Nairobi marathon

Nairobi, Oct 26 (IANS) More than 12,000 runners have registered for the 12th edition of the Standard Chartered Nairobi International here Sunday. World class athletes will fight it out for top honours against newcomers who include Collins Tanui and Geoffrey Kosgei in the 42 km full marathon which has a grand prize of $18,000 for both men's and women's categories, reports Xinhua. ...

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Huddersfield manager praises Wells for salvaging draw

London, Oct 26 (IANS/CMC) Huddersfield manager Chris Powell praised returning striker Nahki Wells after the Bermuda football international scored twice post the break to rescue a point in a 2-2 draw against Ipswich in a English Championship match. With greater accuracy Wells might easily have added to his tally, twice blazing over the bar when well placed Saturday, reports CMC. P...

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Ancelotti delighted after Clasico win

Madrid, Oct 26 (IANS) Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti hailed his side after goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe and Karim Benzema gave them a well deserved 3-1 win over arch rivals FC Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium. Madrid had fallen behind to an early Neymar goal Saturday night, but reacted well and dominated the second half to take all three points and move to within a p...

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Brazilian soccer standings

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 26 (IANS) Following are the standings of the Brazilian Serie A championship after Saturday's matches (tabulated under games played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua. Cruzeiro 31 18 7 6 54 32 61 Atletico Mineiro 31 15 9 7 42 32 54 Internacional 31 16 5 10 41 32 53 Sao Paulo ...

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Fred strike secures Fluminense win

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 26 (IANS) Former Brazil striker Fred scored in second-half injury time as Fluminense defeated Atletico Paranaense 2-1 in the Brazilian Serie A championship. Cleberson appeared to earn the visitors an unlikely draw when he canceled out Wagner's opener with a 91st-minute header at the Maracana stadium Saturday, reported Xinhua. But Fred regained the lead for the...

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Memories of turbulent times, difficult loyalties: Tan Twan Eng's Malaysia in war novels

Among historical events that have left an enduring influence, the Second World War is certainly one that lives up to its name. Its European, African and American components are adequately depicted, but the Asian experience, while not entirely absent, is quite under-represented. And this is despite the early 20th century being quite a tumultuous era for the region - older conflicts (the China-Japa...

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French Ligue 1 standings

Paris, Oct 26 (IANS) Following are the standings of French Ligue 1 after matches Saturday (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, against and points), according to Xinhua. Marseille 10 8 1 1 25 8 25 Paris Saint-Germain 11 5 6 0 21 7 21 Nantes 11 5 4 2 10 7 19 Bordeaux 11 5 3 3 16 13 18 Lyon ...

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German Bundesliga standings

Berlin, Oct 26 (IANS) Following are the German Bundesliga standings after Saturday's matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua. Bayern Munich 8 6 2 0 21 2 20 Hoffenheim 9 4 5 0 13 7 17 Borussia Moenchengladbach 8 4 4 0 ...

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Botswana's incumbent president declared re-elected

Gaborone, Oct 26 (IANS) Botswana's incumbent President Seretse Khama Ian Khama was re-elected Sunday after his party, Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), won the majority of parliament seats in the country's 11th general elections Oct 24. Chief Justice Maruping Dibotelo made the announcement in a televised-address to the nation. Ian Khama will be sworn in Oct 28, Xinhua reported. Bo...

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Cooper, Waterhouse keen to settle down

Los Angeles, Oct 26 (IANS) Model Suki Waterhouse, who has been in a relationship with Bradley Cooper since 20 months, reportedly wants to buy a house with the actor. The 22-year-old model, who has been dating the actor since feb 2013, has reportedly started looking for a new house for them, reports contactmusic.com. Suki is in love with Bradley, and she wants a place for them to ...

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Botswana's ruling party wins majority in parliament

Gaborne, Oct 26 (IANS) Botswana's ruling party, the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP), won majority of parliament seats in the country's 11th general elections, media reported Sunday. Although results of some constituencies were still unknown, BDP has won 29 of 57 parliament seats in 57 constituencies, Xinhua reported citing the state-run DailyNews. The government's official faceb...

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Rummer Willis 'proud' of her sister

Los Angeles, Oct 26 (IANS) Actress Rummer Willis says she is blown away by her younger sister Tallulah Willis' strength and recovery following her recent stay in rehab. Rummer, 26, who is the eldest daughter of Demi Moore and her former husband Bruce Wilis, is very proud of Tallulah for getting her life back on track. I've actually been so impressed and blown away by her strength...

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Poland prolongs Polish soldiers mission in Central African Republic

Warsaw, Oct 26 (IANS) Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski has signed a document prolonging the participation of Polish soldiers in the EU military operation in Central African Republic (CAR), media reported Saturday. The National Security Bureau said that the mission has been prolonged until Dec 15, 2014, Xinhua reported citing the Polish Press Agency. So far, it has cost Pola...

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World Bank approves $75 mn for pastoralists in Horn of Africa

Nairobi, Oct 26 (IANS) The World Bank has approved an additional credit of $75 million to improve the livelihoods and resilience of pastoralists in the Horn of Africa. The funds will help to strengthen the organisational capacity of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), including the sustainable development of pastoralism in the Horn of Africa, Xinhua reported citing th...

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Brad Pitt had his first flight at 25

Los Angeles, Oct 26 (IANS) Actor Brad Pitt likes taking his kids around the globe for his work because he thinks travelling is educational and says that he had never been on a plane until he was 24 or 25. The 50-year-old actor, who raises children Maddox, 13, Pax, 10, Zahara, nine, Shiloh, eight and twins Knox and Vivienne, six, with wife Angelina Jolie, is keen for his kids to see as mu...

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Casper Smart finds it hard being JLo's former lover

Los Angeles, Oct 26 (IANS) Choreographer Casper Smart finds it hard to be singer Jennifer Lopez's former lover because people think he only had his job as a dance instructor because they were dating. Smart split from Lopez, who he met while working as one of her backing dancers, earlier this year and has confessed it's difficult to get people to take him and his career seriously followin...

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