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Eibar make Atletico struggle on home debut

Madrid, Aug 31 (IANS) Defending Spanish Primera Liga champions Atletico Madrid struggled to a narrow 2-1 win at home against newly-promoted Eibar. Atletico had looked to be on their way to a comfortable win after Joao Mirando and Mario Mandzukic put them 2-0 ahead after just 25 minutes Saturday night, reports Xinhua. Eibar have the lowest budget in Spain, but fought back with Abr...

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Racism in football 'a plague', says Brazil president

Rio de Janiero, Aug 31 (IANS) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has said racism in football has become a plague following the latest incident to hit the country's domestic competition. Her comments Saturday came two days after Santos goalkeeper Aranha was racially abused by Gremio supporters during a Copa do Brasil quarter-final in Porto Alegre Thursday, reports Xinhua. Gremio, ...

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New look Twitter sign up process awaits you

New York, Aug 31 (IANS) If you wish to join Twitter, the microblogging site has a surprise for you. In its first major update in three years, Twitter has freshened up its sign up page and sign up process for new users. The home screen now features a rotating set of images taken from recent Tweets along with their original captions and links. According to Twitter product m...

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Punjab goes in for biometric office attendance

Chandigarh, Aug 31 (IANS) To ensure punctuality and discipline amongst public servants, the Punjab government will install biometric attendance devices in all public offices in the state and in Chandigarh, a spokesman said here Sunday. Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal has approved the installation of the biometric attendance devices in each and every public office in Punj...

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LA porn industry may halt work HIV scare

New York, Aug 31 (IANS) The Free Speech Coalition, a California-based group representing the adult film industry, has called for temporarily halting porn film production in Los Angeles after an actor was tested positive for HIV. The case is the first to be reported since three performers contracted HIV in 2013, the LA Times reported. There was a positive test at one of our testin...

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Suryah satisfies musician in him with 'Isai'

Chennai, Aug 31 (IANS) Filmmaker S.J. Suryah, who has always aspired to compose tunes as well as croon for his films, has satisfied his long-term desire to be a musician with his upcoming Tamil movie Isai. Besides playing the lead and directing the musical-thriller, he has also composed the music and crooned the title track of the film. 'Isai' is my pet project. I've worked extre...

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Modi meets Kyoto mayor

Kyoto, Aug 31 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Kyoto Mayor Daisaku Kadokawa here Sunday. According to the external affairs ministry spokesman, the mayor briefed Modi -- on a five-day visit to Japan -- about green, smart and modern yet historic Kyoto. Home to about 1.5 million people, Kyoto is a former capital of imperial Japan. According to its mayor, it is a model,...

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Moreno brace extends Cruzeiro lead

Belo Horizonte, Aug 31 (IANS) Bolivia international striker Marcelo Moreno struck twice as Corinthians extended their lead at the top of Brazil's Serie A championship with a 4-2 victory over Chapecoense. Moreno struck either side of half-time while Leo and Alisson were also on target for the hosts at the Mineirao stadium Saturday night, reports Xinhua. Zezinho and Bruno Rangel sc...

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China secures two golds in badminton worlds, Chen Long in final

Copenhagen, Aug 31 (IANS) China has secured the women's and mixed doubles gold medals at the World Badminton Championships while its Chen Long has set up a men's title clash with top-seeded Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia. Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang downed Reika Kakiiwa and Miyuki Maeda from Japan 21-8, 21-13 in the women's doubles semi-finals Saturday night and will take on fellow Chinese Tian Q...

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Laidback Vienna is Indian honeymooner's paradise

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) For Nidhi and Rohan Nanda, who have just tied the knot, choosing the perfect honeymoon destination was perhaps the toughest decision. With fingers crossed, Vienna was picked on a friend's recommendation and a week in the quaint city proved to be the perfect ending to their elaborate wedding. There were so many suggestions from all corners but we wanted a place th...

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Sania, Paes advance in US Open doubles event

New York, Aug 31 (IANS) Sania Mirza won both her women's and mixed doubles matches while Leander Paes was also victorious in his mixed doubles match as both Indians advanced to the next round of the US Open here. Sania and Cara Black, seeded third, eased past Caroline Garcia of France and Romanian Monica Niculescu 6-1, 6-2 to set up a women's doubles third round clash against Jelena Jank...

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South Korea looking to correct trade imbalance with India: Envoy

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) With an ever increasing trade, investments and people-to-people contact between them, India and South Korea, the two Asian economic power houses, look forward to correct their trade imbalance, says Seoul's ambassador Joongyu Lee. We are looking at the trade imbalance and a committee is going to meet soon to discuss the issue. There is a need to identify products...

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'I am Modi, you are Mori!'

Kyoto, Aug 31 (IANS) I am Modi and you are Mori! This is how Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the head monk of a Buddhist temple he visited here Sunday. Modi, who looked dapper in a white kurta pyjama and bandhgala, spent some time with the 83-year-old head priest Yasu Nagamori of Kinkaku-ji temple, a spokesman for the external affairs ministry tweeted. Prior to visiti...

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Rain likely in Delhi Sunday

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Parts of the Indian capital are likely to see rains Sunday. Light rain or thundershowers may occur in some parts of the city, said an official at the India Meteorological Department. Sunday's minimum temperature settled a notch below the season's average at 25 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 34 degrees Celsius.

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Child crusader's story to inspire the world

Kolkata, Aug 31 (IANS) Her defiance against an age-old custom developed into a campaign that caught the imagination of the nation. And now anti-child marriage crusader Rekha Kalindi will rub shoulders with Malala Yousafzai and Anne Frank in a book that tells the tales of how they changed the world. The story of this braveheart from West Bengal's Purulia district, conferred the National B...

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UN soldiers escape Syrian rebels

Damascus, Aug 31 (IANS) A group of 40 Filipino UN soldiers abducted by Islamist militants in Syria's Golan Heights escaped Sunday. Syrian rebels Saturday had surrounded two groups of Filipino soldiers working for a UN observer force, Al Jazeera reported. Their escape came after another group of 32 Filipinos were rescued Saturday after a fierce battle with armed fighters. ...

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Modi regretting axing talks with Pakistan?

Islamabad, Aug 31 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears to be having second thoughts on his decision to cancel foreign secretary level talks with Pakistan, a newspaper said Sunday. Surprised by the strong domestic and foreign criticism of his government's unfortunate decision to cancel the talks which were fixed for Aug 25, Modi seems to be having second thoughts, the Dawn s...

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From memory's unmapped isles: A poet on alienation - and nature's rhythms

One of the rather negative aspects of urbanisation is a sense of alienation, of isolation - that despite being surrounded by masses of people, you are quite unlikely to have any meaningful connection with them. And this perception can be felt more keenly at night when walking through teeming or deserted thoroughfares and markets, brilliantly lit or gloomily dark. This motif and its stark imagery ...

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US sanctions not to hit n-talks: Iran

Tehran, Aug 31 (IANS) The new US sanctions against some Iranian entities will not hit negotiations over Tehran's nuclear programme, President Hassan Rouhani has said. The US Friday imposed sanctions on a number of Iranian individuals and entities while pledging to continue working towards a solution to the Islamic republic's nuclear programme, Xinhua reported. The latest sanction...

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Modi visits Buddhist temples in Kyoto

Kyoto, Aug 31 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited two prominent Buddhist temples here Sunday on the first full day of a five-day visit to Japan that will later him to Tokyo. Modi first went to the Toji temple accompanied by his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, who flew down to Kyoto Saturday specially to receive the Indian leader. External affairs ministry official...

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