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Bayern Munich continue winning run in Bundesliga

Berlin, Feb 28 (IANS) Defending champions Bayern Munich sealed their 18th win of the season as they overcame FC Cologne 4-1 at the curtain raiser of the 23rd round of Bundesliga. The Bundesliga front-runners Friday celebrated the club's 115th anniversary with a 4-1 win over Cologne extending their winning run to four games, reports Xinhua. Bayern established a two-goal lead withi...

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Jaitley set to present India's national budget

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was set to present India's national budget for 2015-16 amid high expectations from all stakeholders in lifting overall growth, reinforced by the positive agenda set by the Economic Survey for big bang reforms. As the new government is to present its first full year budget, it appears India has reached a sweet spot and that there is a...

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New Zealand bowl out Australia for 151

Auckland, Feb 28 (IANS) Pacer Trent Boult starred for New Zealand as they bowled Australia out for 151 in a World Cup Pool A game at the Eden Park here Saturday. Australian skipper Michael Clarke won the toss and decided to bat. But his decision proved to be right till the intial few overs as Australia were 80/1 in 13 overs. They fell aprt after that position by giving away wickets at re...

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Partly cloudy day ahead in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) It was a sunny Saturday morning in the capital with the minimum temperature settling at 11 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average. The Met Office has forecast a partly cloudy day ahead. There was shallow fog in the morning. The skies will remain partly cloudy, said an official of the India Meteorological Department. The maximum temper...

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Three killed, eight injured in Delhi fire

New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Three people, including a one-year-old child, died and eight others received burn injuries in a fire that broke out at residential building here early Saturday, a fire service official said. The incident was reported at 3.10 a.m. from Sadh Nagar part-two in west Delhi's Palam area. Two fire tenders were rushed to the spot and it took till 4.20 a.m. before...

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Bobby Jindal sees American 'melting point' turning into 'salad bowl'

Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Insisting that he was tired of hyphenated Americans, Louisiana's Indian-American Republican Governor Bobby Jindal has accused the politically correct crowd of trying to turn the American melting pot into a salad bowl. Jindal, who unlike other Indian-American politicians declines to embrace his ethnicity, dilated Friday on the need for new immigrants to adopt Am...

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Christians in Syria form militia to fight IS

Beirut, Feb 28 (IANS/EFE) Christians, threatened by Islamic State (IS) jihadis in Syria, have organised themselves into a militia to fight the militants, with the help of the Kurdish forces, according to a media report. The Syrian Military Council (MFS) is the main Christian rebel faction in the al-Hasakah province in north-east Syria, composed of three battalions of 300 to 400 fighters ...

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Sensex surges over 200 points; Nifty reclaims 8,900 mark

Mumbai, Feb 28 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), Saturday surged 213.71 points or 0.73 percent in the early session ahead of the Union Budget. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 56.85 points or 0.64 percent up at 8,901.45 points. The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (B...

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Cuba reaffirms call to be taken off 'terror' list

Havana, Feb 28 (IANS) Cuba reaffirmed its call to be taken off the United States' list of state sponsors of terrorism, to pave the way for progress on normalising bilateral ties. During the second round of Cuba-US talks held in Washington, the Cuban representatives reiterated the importance of solving a series of issues... in particular, Cuba's removal from the list of 'state sponsors of...

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US lawmakers laud progress in US-India partnership

Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Both Republican and Democratic co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans have lauded the tremendous progress made in advancing the US-India partnership with President Barack Obama's recent India visit. Ami Bera, the only Indian American in Congress, and George Holding, Democratic and Republican co-chairs of the caucus, respectively high...

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Ex-Argentina striker Lopez joins Brazil's Internacional

Rio De Janeiro, Feb 28 (IANS) Former Argentina international striker Lisandro Lopez signed a four-month contract with Brazil's Internacional, the outfit announced. The 31-year-old joins the club for an undisclosed fee from Qatar's Al-Gharafa, Xinhua reported Friday. The signing is understood to have been a special request from Internacional coach Diego Aguirre, Lopez's manager at...

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Goa CM implores against communally sensitive comments

Panaji, Feb 28 (IANS) No one should make statements which can disturb the communal harmony in Goa said Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, even as the VHP Friday commented that it would make efforts to re-convert Goan Christians to Hinduism. Parsekar, however, said that no action could be taken against the Vishwa Hindu Parishad spokesperson because free speech was a fundamental right. ...

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German Bundesliga standings

Berlin, Feb 28 (IANS) Following are the German Bundesliga standings after Friday's matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), reported Xinhua. Bayern Munich 23 18 4 1 63 10 58 VfL Wolfsburg 22 14 5 3 48 24 47 Bor. Moenchengladbach 22 10 7 5 29 18 37 Schalke 04 22 10 5...

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US denounces killing of Bangladeshi-American writer

Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) The US Friday slammed the killing of a Bangladeshi-American writer, offering help in the investigation. The United States condemns in the strongest terms the brutal murder of Avijit Roy, which was horrific in its brutality and cowardice, State Department spokesperson Jennifer Psaki told reporters at a daily news briefing, Xinhua reported. Avijit was a jo...

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Kardashians threaten to leave E!

Los Angeles, Feb 28 (IANS) The Kardashians reportedly threatened to leave channel E! before being offered a $100 million four-year contract for their show Keeping Up with the Kardashians. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians stars recently signed a new four-year contract with the channel for the whopping amount, but it's now been reported they had threatened to leave the network before se...

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Syrian army captures key town in southern region

Damascus, Feb 28 (IANS) The Syrian troops on Friday recaptured a key town in the southern province of Daraa, moving closer to a key hilltop in that province, a source said. The Syrian government forces wrested back control over the village of Habariyeh, killing many fighters of the Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, Xinhua quoted the source as saying on condition of anonymity. The Syri...

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New round of Iran n-talks to be held next week

Geneva, Feb 28 (IANS) The talks between six world powers and Iran over its nuclear programme will resume in Switzerland's Montreux on March 5, a press release from the EU delegation to Geneva said on Friday. The talks, to be chaired by EU Political Director Helga Schmid, will be preceded by a series of bilateral meetings between Iran and the P5+1 group, namely the US, Britain, France, Ru...

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No 'joy' between Lawrence, O'Russell

Los Angeles, Feb 28 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Lawrence was reportedly spotted having a blazing row with the director of her next film Joy. According to a source, the 24-year-old and O'Russell were loudly screaming and swearing at each other on the set of the movie in Boston Tuesday, reports tmz.com. The argument is said to have begun because Lawrence was unhappy with how O'Russell ...

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Bayern Munich continue winning run in German Bundesliga

Berlin, Feb 28 (IANS) The German record champions sealed their 18th win of the season as they overcame Cologne 4-1 at the curtain raiser of the 23rd round of Bundesliga on Friday. The Bundesliga front-runners celebrated the clubs 115th anniversary with a 4-1 win over Cologne extending their winning run to four games. Bayern established a two-goal lead within 10 minutes before Col...

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UN slams Boko Haram for attacks on civilians

United Nations, Feb 28 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday slammed the continuing indiscriminate and horrific attacks by Boko Haram against civilian populations in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, his spokesperson said. The abduction and use of children, including as 'suicide bombers', is particularly abhorrent, said Ban in a statement read by Stephane Dujarric at a regul...

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