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Clear day ahead in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) It was a pleasant Saturday morning here in the national capital with a minimum temperature of 10.3 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the season. The Met office has forecast a clear day ahead. The sky will be mainly clear today (Saturday) and the maximum temperature is likely to hover around 30 degrees Celsius, said an official of the India Meteorol...

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Pope Francis receives 'Ottoman gifts' in Turkey

Ankara, Nov 29 (IANS) Turkish authorities presented two Ottoman-themed gifts to Pope Francis during the first day of the pontiff's historic visit to Turkey. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan personally presented the first gift, an edict of Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II to the pope Friday in Ankara, Hurriyet Daily News reported. Erdogan said that the edict was issued by the Ottoman state ...

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Hilton Chennai culinary express `pantry car' offers Goan delicacies

Chennai, Nov 29 (IANS) Hilton Chennai's Culinary Express now offers Goan delights like fish or paneer recheado, Goan curries (fish or prawn), moogachi gathi (green sprouts slow cooked with Goan spices) and others and the response is good, the hotel's top chef said. The dishes are made in home style and not in the typical restaurant style. The masala is made ready by chef Peter Pinto from...

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Olympic champion Ammann wins ski jumping World Cup

Helsinki, Nov 29 (IANS) Four-time Olympic champion Simon Ammann of Switzerland won the ski jumping World Cup at Kuusamo. The 33-year-old Swiss put in a jump of 142 metres on his second attempt Friday for a winning total of 284.1 points, reported Xinhua. Daiki Ito of Japan finished second on 276.1 points after a final jump of 137.5 metres. Fellow Japanese, 42-year-old Nori...

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Mexicans occupy police academy over students' kidnapping

Mexico City, Nov 29 (IANS/EFE) Hundreds of people occupied a police academy in the Mexican state of Guerrero to protest over the abduction and supposed murder of 43 students in September. Demonstrators parked vehicles in front of the Institute of Police Science to denounce the failure of the state police to aid the 43 students who were abducted Sep 26 in the town of Iguala. The students ...

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Brazilian goalkeeper Ceni to continue playing past 42

Sao Paulo, Nov 29 (IANS) Rogerio Ceni, Brazilian club Sao Paulo's record goal-scoring goalkeeper, has shelved plans of retirement despite his 42nd birthday approaching in January. Ceni played 63 of Sao Paulo's 67 games this season and scored 10 goals, taking his career total to 123 since his debut in 1993, reported Xinhua. In October, he racked up a world record 590th victory for...

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PSV Eindhoven reach Europa League knockouts

Brussels, Nov 29 (IANS) Dutch football club PSV Eindhoven earned a 3-3 draw against Portugal's Estoril to secure a place in the knockout stage of the Europa League. PSV are assured of second place in Group E behind Dynamo Moscow with a game to go, reported Xinhua. The match was continued Friday after being abandoned at half-time Thursday following heavy rain. Estoril were...

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1.1 million HIV infections in children prevented: UNICEF

United Nations, Nov 29 (IANS) An estimated 1.1 million human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections among children under the age of 15 have been prevented between 2005 and 2013. According to data released by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) Friday ahead of World AIDS Day, new HIV infections among children has declined by about 40 percent between 2009 and 2013, Xinhua reported. Ho...

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Windies regional players mark Hughes passing

Port of Spain (Trinidad), Nov 29 (IANS/CMC) West Indies' regional players observed a minute's silence in tribute to Australian batsman Phil Hughes who died Thursday after being struck by a bouncer during a domestic game. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) Friday announced that the start of the third round of matches in the Professional Cricket League would be used as a moment to honour...

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Chinese teacher detained for molesting 19 girls

Beijing, Nov 29 (IANS) A 60-year-old Chinese teacher was detained for molesting 19 school girls, officials said Saturday. Zhou Jianmin, who was to retire soon, confessed to the police that he had molested 19 girls, Xinhua reported. Zhou taught science for grade three and grade four students at the Bazishao Township School in Hunan province. Zeng Xinyue, principal of the s...

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Countries along Silk Road discuss co-operation

Bishkek, Nov 29 (IANS) Governmental representatives and experts from more than 10 countries exchanged their practical views in the international conference on Common Development and Prosperity of the States along the Silk Road held in the capital city of Kyrgyzstan. The participants Friday discussed cooperation in political and homeland security affairs, appraisal and future perspectives...

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French Ligue 1 standings

Paris, Nov 29 (IANS) Following are the French Ligue 1 standings after Friday's matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), reported Xinhua. 1. Marseille 15 11 1 3 32 13 34 2. Paris SG 14 8 6 0 28 10 30 3. Lyon 14 8 3 3 27 11 27 4. Bordeaux 14 7 3 4 21 18 ...

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Europa League standings

Paris, Nov 29 (IANS) Following are the Europa League standings after this week's matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), reported Xinhua. Group A M'gladbach 5 2 3 0 11 4 9 Villarreal 5 2 2 1 13 7 8 FC Zurich 5 2 1 2 10 11 7 Apollon Limassol 5 1 0 4 4 16 3 Group B

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Campbell's fashionable way to eradicate Ebola

London, Nov 29 (IANS) With an aim to raise money to eradicate Ebola, supermodel Naomi Campbell has opened a Fashion For Relief Pop-Up Shop here. The 44-year-old will sell exclusive clothes of celebrities, including her best friends Kate Moss and Stella McCartney, reports nypost.com. Campbell has also called upon the other influential designers, brands and celebrities to join her...

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35 killed in attack on mosque in Nigeria

Abuja, Nov 29 (IANS/EFE) At least 35 people were killed and 150 others wounded Friday in a bomb blast at a mosque in the northern Nigerian city of Kano, police said. Kano police chief Samuel Lemu offered a provisional casualty report hours after the city's central mosque was rocked by three explosions. The blasts occurred around 2.00 p.m., moments before chief imam Sani Zahradeen...

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Chris Hemsworth to shoot in London

London, Nov 29 (IANS) Actor Chris Hemsworth will join fellow co-stars Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Hiddleston here in January to film new scenes for Avengers: Age of Ultron. Hemsworth (who plays Thor), Downey Jr (Iron Man), Hiddleston (Loki), Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk), Paul Bettany (The Vision), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) and Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye) have been asked to keep their schedul...

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UN chief condemns atttack on mosque in Negeria

United Nations, Nov 29 (IANS) The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday condemned the attack on the central Mosque in the Nigerian state of Kano. The secretary-general calls on the authorities to swiftly bring the perpetrators to justice. He reiterates that there can be no justification for attacks on civilians, Xinhua quoted a statement released by UN chief's spokesperson. Ban...

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Katie Price fragile post breast surgery

London, Nov 29 (IANS) Singer Katie Price returned here looking fragile following a breast reduction surgery that she underwent in Belgium. The surgery was Price's Christmas gift to herself, reports dailymail.co.uk. Price was so upbeat about going under the knife that she even tweeted shots of her new implants while preparing for the surgery. She shared her excitement from her hos...

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Former Portuguese politician Duarte Lima jailed

Libson, Nov 29 (IANS) Former leader of Portugal's Social Democrat party(PSD) Duarte Lima was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday for alleged fraud and money-laundering. Judge Filipa Valentim said Lima had recurred to inexplicable victimisation and relied on his son to commit the criminal offences, Xinhua reported. The former Member of Parliament said before the sentencing he e...

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13 suspected jihadis arrested in police operation in austria

Vienna, Nov 29 (IANS) Austrian authorities arrested 13 suspected jihadis in police operations as part of a large-scale crackdown on suspected militants Friday. The operation began in the early hours of Friday morning, with 16 persons targeted for arrest on the basis of suspicion of their involvement with terrorist organisations and recruitment of young people for the Syrian civil war.

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