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Spanish La Liga standings

Madrid, Feb 1 (IANS) Following are the Spanish La Liga standings after Saturday's matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), reported Xinhua. Real Madrid 20 17 0 3 68 17 51 Barcelona 20 15 2 3 54 9 47 Atletico Madrid 21 15 2 4 43 20 47 Valencia 20 12 5 3 38 18 41 Sevil...

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English Premier League standings

London, Feb 1 (IANS) Following are the English Premier League standings after the matches on Saturday (tabulated under games played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against and points), reported Xinhua. Chelsea 23 16 5 2 52 20 53 Man City 23 14 6 3 46 23 48 Man Utd 23 12 7 4 39 22 43 Southampton 22 13 3 6 37 16 42 Tottenha...

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French Ligue 1 standings

Paris, Feb 1 (IANS) Following are the standings from French Ligue 1 after Saturday's matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, against and points), reported Xinhua. 1 Lyon 22 15 3 4 47 17 48 2 Olympique Marseille 23 15 2 6 43 22 47 3 Paris Saint Germain 23 13 8 2 40 19 47 4 St Etienne 22 11 7 4 24 ...

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Tales of a drum-playing, safe-cracking physics Nobel laureate

Scientists are perceived as absent-minded geniuses on some exalted plane of existence, oblivious to their appearance or ordinary matters in their quest to understand and explain the mysteries of nature. Perhaps that is why their lives are more recounted in a biography than autobiography - which most never got around to writing or wouldn't have been very intelligible to laymen. But exceptions alwa...

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IS executes second Japanese hostage, PM says 'despicable act'

Tokyo, Feb 1 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) militants claimed in a video to have beheaded a second Japanese hostage, according to media reports Sunday. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemned the purported killing as a despicable terrorist act. Freelance journalist and film-maker Kenji Goto, 47, was believed to have been executed by the IS, after his compatriot Haruna Yukawa was kill...

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Jay Z, Beyonce still searching 'dream home'

Los Angeles, Feb 1 (IANS) Rapper Jay Z and Beyonce Knowles are still looking for their dream home here before they have another child. The couple, who already have three-year-old daughter Blue Ivy, live in New York City but are eager to find a new base in California, reports femalefirst.co.uk. They spend a lot of time on the West Coast. They want to have a baby soon and hope to g...

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Germany's Merkel rules out more debt cuts for Greece

Athens, Feb 1 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel ruled out further debt cuts for Greece, putting the new Greek government on a collision course with the European Union (EU). According to a report in The Guardian, Merkel's uncompromising stance will not be welcomed in Athens, where the new ruling party, Syriza, insists that it will make good on its promises to halve the country's 320 ...

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Will North West be homeschooled?

Los Angeles, Feb 1 (IANS) Rapper Kanye West, has through a song, hinted that he has plans to educate his almost two-year-old daughter North homeschooled. The rapper revealed that his daughter with reality TV star Kim Kardashian won't be heading to a public school anytime soon, reports eonline.com. On Big Sean's latest track Blessings (also featuring a cameo by Drake), which made ...

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Foiled 11 infiltration bids last month, says BSF

Jammu, Feb 1 (IANS) Alert troopers of the Border Security Force (BSF) last month foiled 11 infiltration bids by militants along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir, a senior BSF official said. Eight infiltration bids were made by militants during the last 15 days, while they made a total of 11 such attempts in the month of January, to sneak into our side of the international bo...

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Turkey to stop foreign jihadis crossing into Syria

Ankara, Feb 1 (IANS) Turkey said that it has beefed up security to prevent foreign fighters from using its soil as a transit route to Syria, media reported Saturday. In this context, we are pursuing a considerable struggle, Turkish Foreign Minister Efkan Ala said in a televised interview Friday. He noted that 700 people suspected of being linked to the Islamic State (IS) jihadi g...

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JLo's Hidden Hills estate on sale

Los Angeles, Feb 1 (IANS) Pop star Jennifer Lopez is selling her 17,000 sq ft Hidden Hills estate because it's just too big for her small family. Lopez and her two children have their sights set on getting a smaller house with a better view in Malibu, reports tmz.com. She purchased the Hidden Hills mansion for $8.2 million in 2010 and is asking for a $17 million. ...

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Ukraine talks end without a deal

Minsk, Feb 1 (IANS) The latest round of talks on the Ukraine crisis ended Saturday without an agreement, in the Belarusian capital of Minsk, Xinhua reported. Former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma, representatives of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk republics in eastern Ukraine, Denis Pushilin and Vladislav Deinego; Russian Ambassador to Ukraine Mikhail Zurabov, and the special ...

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Nigerian troops wrest town from Boko Haram

Lagos, Feb 1 (IANS) Nigerian troops claimed Saturday to have recaptured territories in northeastern Nigeria from Boko Haram insurgents, according to a Xinhua report. The security forces said that they have recaptured the Michika town and its neighbourhood in northeastern Nigeria's Adamawa state from the Islamist militants. The troops were carrying out mopping up operations in the...

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Kendall, Kylie Jenner set for Topshop range?

London, Feb 1 (IANS) Celebrity sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner are set to launch a Topshop clothing range. They are reportedly in advanced talks with the high street retailer to sign a 2 million pounds contract, which would see them configure the collection themselves and allow Topshop to be the line's exclusive stockist, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Talks are ongoing but the fami...

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Shahid Kapoor, Kangna Ranaut bag best actor Filmfare awards

Mumbai, Feb 1 (IANS) Shahid Kapoor won the Filmfare award for Best Actor (Male) for his performance in the film Haider, while Kangna Ranaut received the Best Actor (Female) award for Queen, at the 60th Britannia Filmfare Awards ceremony here Saturday. Rajat Kapoor's critically acclaimed film Ankhon Dekhi won the Best Film (Critics) award. The prize for the Best Male Actor (Critics) went ...

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US drone strike in Yemen kills four militants

Aden, Feb 1 (IANS) A US drone strike in southern Yemen killed at least four Al Qaeda terrorists, Xinhua reported Saturday, citing a government official. The US strike pounded a vehicle with three missiles in a mountainous area in Shabwa province, killing about four members of the Al Qaeda terrorist group, the local government official said on the condition of anonymity. A local t...

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Palestine slams Israel's new settlement plan

Ramallah, Feb 1 (IANS) A top Palestinian official Saturday slammed the new Israeli plan to build 450 settlement units in West Bank's Jewish areas, terming the expansion of settlements a war crime. Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat told Xinhua that such actions were certainly a war crime and need an international accountability. He said that the settlement plan was against ...

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Second Japanese hostage executed, IS claims

Tokyo, Feb 1 (IANS) A video has been released which purports to show the beheading of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto by the Islamic State (IS) militants, after his compatriot Haruna Yukawa was executed earlier, according to media reports Sunday. Goto, 47, a well-known freelance journalist and film-maker, was known to have gone to Syria in October to secure Yukawa's release, according to a B...

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Annalynne McCord dating Rick Fox?

Los Angeles, Feb 1 (IANS) American actress-model AnnaLynne McCord is reportedly dating Eliza Dushku's ex-boyfriend, Rick Fox. The 27-year-old Dallas actress, who split from Dominic Purcell, 44, in December after three years of dating, is said to have moved on with 45-year-old actor Rick Fox, reports people.com. The two were spotted canoodling at a pre-Super Bowl event at the W Ho...

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Former German President Richard Von Weizsaecker dies

Berlin, Feb 1 (IANS) Former German President Richard von Weizsaecker died in Berlin Saturday, Germany's Office of the Federal President announced. He was 94. Weizsaecker was West Germany's head of state from 1984 and became the first president of the reunited Germany, following the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and German reunification a year later. He stepped down in 1994. A s...

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