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Kurdish official denies IS presence near Turkish border

Beirut, Sep 23 (IANS/EFE) The militants of the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist group are not quite as near the Turkish border as some reports out of Ankara may claim, the Syrian-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (DUP) said Monday. Turkish media had reported that IS forces had advanced to within five kilometers of the border, but in a phone conversation, DUP spokesman Nawaf Jalil insisted...

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Spanish Ebola patient in 'serious' condition

Madrid, Sep 23 (IANS) An Ebola affected Spanish missionary who was flown back from Sierra Leone was described as serious by the health authorities in Spain. Manuel Garcia Viejo, 69, arrived in Madrid Monday and was taken to the Carlos III Hospital near Madrid, Xinhua reported. He was diagnosed as being infected with the deadly virus Friday. Viejo has spent the past 12 years as th...

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Houthi rebels control Yemeni capital after ceasefire

Sanaa, Sep 23 (IANS) The Shia Houthi rebels Monday set up checkpoints and deployed fighters to guard key government institutions in Yemen's capital Sanaa as they overran the city after week-long battles against the army and Sunni militia. The rebels set up checkpoints on the main road to the airport which has been shut down since last Friday due to fighting in northern Sanaa, Xinhua repo...

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Ukraine to partially replace gas with heating oil

Kiev, Sep 22 (IANS) Ukraine will increase the use of heating oil in the county's energy mix to replace natural gas, Deputy Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said here Monday. We have decided to increase usage of heating oil as an alternative fuel to partially cover gas deficit, Xinhua quoted Groysman telling media after a meeting of the anti-crisis energy staff. Ukraine is planni...

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Strategic partnership key for peace in Mali: Algeria

Algiers, Sep 22 (IANS) Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika Monday said strategic partnership between Algeria and Mali will contribute to the success of the inter- Malian peace dialogue. I remain firmly convinced that our strategic partnership and consultation will contribute to the success of the inter-Malian inclusive dialogue currently held in Algiers, Xinhua quoted Bouteflika as s...

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CSK blitzkrieg makes up for poor fan turnout

Bangalore, Sep 22 (IANS) Former IPL champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) made light of the poor turnout of fans at the Chinnaswamy stadium here late Monday, with awesome batting display against Dolphins of South Africa in the Group A league tie of the Champions League T20 (CLT20). Though CSK came into the game after losing to IPL title holder Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by three wickets S...

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Hindustan Power CSR helps MP district raise food output

New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Hindustan Power Monday said initiatives taken under its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme resulted in increasing the food sufficiency in Anuppur district of Madhya Pradesh by around 50 percent. The area is the location of the company's 1,200 MW thermal power project currently in the commissioning stage. Focusing on the needs of local populat...

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CLT20: Raina powers Super Kings to big win

Bangalore, Sep 22 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings outbatted Dolphins for an 54-run victory, their first in the Oppo Champions League T20 tournament, here Monday in a Group A match that witnessed as many as 25 sixes besides 35 boundaries. Suresh Raina (90, 43b, 4x4, 8x6) and Brendon McCullum (49, 29b, 5x4, 3x6) set the trend for the night as the Super Kings, who had lost their opening Group A ...

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Second LCU for amphibious ops to be in service by 2014 end

Kolkata, Sep 22 (IANS) The second of the Indian Navy's eight Landing Craft-Utility ships for amphibious operations, being built by the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd., was launched here Monday and is expected to be commissioned by the year end, a defence release said. The launching marks completion of main hull of the ship, which will now be fitted out with essential equipme...

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Estonia to clear bush along Russian border for security

Tallinn, Sep 22 (IANS) Estonian government has decided to clear the bush along the border between Estonia and Russia for full infrastructure development on border safety. The move came following alleged kidnapping of an Estonian counterintelligence agent along the border. State Forest Management Center would perform the work, as agreed by the country's Prime Minister Taavi Roivas...

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Israel seeks cancellation of travel warnings

Jerusalem, Sep 22 (IANS) Israeli diplomats have appealed to various countries to remove travel advisories against visiting the country that were issued during the two-month military campaign against militants in Gaza, a media report said here Monday. Several countries, including US, Canada, Germany, China, Ireland, the Britain, Austria, Italy, the Czech Republic, France and Mexico had is...

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Indian woman found dead in Oman

Muscat, Sep 22 (IANS) An Indian woman has been found dead in her apartment in Oman's Sohar city, hours after having lost her daughter and husband in a car-tanker collision. Jasmine Priya's body was found in her apartment Friday and has now been sent to Muscat for an autopsy, sources close to the family said, Times of Oman reported Monday. Her husband Timothy and daughter Daphne w...

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Syrian air strike kills 10 rebels near Lebanon border

Damascus, Sep 22 (IANS) The Syrian air force raided a rebel position near a border crossing between Syria and Lebanon Monday, killing 10 and injuring 15 others, a media report said. The air strike targeted a position of the armed militant groups at the al-Zamarani border crossing, Xinhua reported without giving more detail. The Syrian troops have repeatedly engaged with militant...

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Alibaba raises $25 bn in history's biggest IPO

New York, Sep 22 (IANS/EFE) Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba collected $25 billion in the largest initial public offering ever after underwriters exercised an option to purchase additional shares, the company said Monday. The banks handling the IPO -- Citigroup Inc, Credit Suisse Group AG, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs Group Inc, JPMorgan Chase & Co and Morgan Stanley -- together boug...

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Syndicate Bank MD sent to police custody till Tuesday

New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) A court here Monday remanded Syndicate Bank chairman-cum-managing director S.K. Jain and another accused to police custody till Tuesday after the CBI said the duo are required to be confronted with another co-accused in the case. Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge Swarna Kanta Sharma remanded Jain and middleman Vineet Godha into police custody ti...

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Dunlop India's Sahaganj plant to reopen shortly

Kolkata, Sep 22 (IANS) The Sahaganj plant of tyre makers Dunlop India Limited will be opened soon, the Ruia Group said after a tripartite meeting Monday. The meeting, held in the presence of Labour Minister Malay Ghatak, reached an agreement for reopening the factory in West Bengal's Hooghly district where the management had declared suspension of work in October 2011, citing law and ord...

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Three arrested for possessing deer meat in Goa

Panaji, Sep 22 (IANS) Three people were Monday arrested by the Goa forest department for trying to sell 50 kg of deer meat in a village near here, an official said. A forest department spokesperson said the three people - Amol Naik, Ashish Bandekar and Shantaram Naik, all in their mid-20s - hail from the forested village of Pernem in north Goa. They were arrested in Siolim villag...

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Asian Games Medals tally

Incheon, Sep 22 (IANS) The following is the 17th Asian Games medals tally at the conclusion of Monday's competitions. The below mentioned numbers are tabulated as rank, country, gold, silver, bronze and total number of medals: 1. China 26 14 18 58 2. South Korea 14 15 16 45 3. Japan 13 13 16 42 4. Mongolia 3 3 6 12 5. North Korea 3 3 4 10 6. Kazakh...

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India add two more bronzes to Asiad tally

Incheon, Sep 22 (IANS) The women's 25 metre pistol team and squash player Dipika Pallikal gave India two bronze medals while Saurav Ghosal stayed in the hunt for the elusive squash gold at the 17th Asian Games here Monday. A silver, which could become gold, was confirmed for Ghosal, who could improve his and India's best-ever silver to gold by winning his title match against a far lower-...

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Lahore Lions bowler Adnan reported for suspected action

Hyderabad, Sep 22 (IANS) Lahore Lions bowler Adnan Rasool has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during the Oppo CLT20 match against Kolkata Knight Riders played here Sunday. The bowler was reported by on-field umpires Kumar Dharamsena and C. Shamshuddin, along with third umpire Anil Chaudhary, at the conclusion of the match, according to a statement by the organisers.<...

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