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Troyes return to Ligue 1 after one-year absence

Paris, May 29 (IANS) Troyes, who finished third in Ligue 2 football season, were promoted back to French top-flight league with an aggregate of 2-1 against Lorient in the two-leg playoffs. A goalless draw in Lorient's home stadium on Sunday handed 18th-placed Lorient a demotion from Ligue 1 after an 11-year stay. Troyes rode on their 40-year-old captain Benjamin Nivet's late winn...

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Maternal education programmes could improve child learning: Study

Literacy programmes for mothers can not only improve their own learning skills but also impact their children's education, a recent study has found. During the one-year study, conducted in 480 villages of Rajasthan and Bihar -- states with the lowest female literacy levels in India -- mothers with children between ages five and eight were exposed to three kinds of interventions: Home lea...

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Affordable housing emerging as new focus of housing finance firms: Industry

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) With a slew of reforms and push from the government, affordable housing -- so far the poor second-cousin of real estate -- is emerging as the preferred segment for housing finance institutions and developers alike, say industry stakeholders and experts. Affordable housing is now attracting the interest of more developers who had previously shunned it because of i...

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New NASA tech could help drones make safe emergency landing

Washington, May 29 (IANS) NASA scientists are building technology to help drones land safely in case these unmanned aircraft systems suddenly develop mechanical problems. A crash-landing software for drones developed by Patricia Glaab, an aerospace technologist at NASA Langley Research Center, and her fellow NASA colleague and husband, Lou Glaab, could help drones automatically spot the ...

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British Airways partially restores London airports service

London, May 29 (IANS) British Airways has managed to restore some of its services at two major London airports -- Heathrow and Gatwick -- following a global blackout of the company's IT system that caused significant delays. The blackout also sparked anger among the passengers who were left without their luggage. The firm's CEO, Spaniard Alex Cruz, released a second video, after ...

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Leather exports threaten to move court, hit the streets against new cattle rules

Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) Dubbing the Central government's amended rule forbidding cattle trade for slaughter as a death certificate to the leather industry, leather exporters on Sunday threatened to move court and hit the streets if the ban was not repealed or modified. Senior members of Council of Leather Exports, CLA Tanners Association and Indian Leather Products Association claimed tha...

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Ex-Manipur stars hail Neroca FC

Imphal, May 28 (IANS) Former Manipuri stars have lauded Neroca FC on its becoming the first club from the football crazy state to win the Second Division League. Neroca FC defeated Southern Samity of Kolkata 4-1 thanks to a brace from Pritam Singh (25th, 36th minutes), and a goal apiece from Subash Singh (57th) and Felix Chidi (61st) here on Sunday. The visitors had taken an earl...

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Ammaday, Suhasini emerge champions in Indian Open of Surfing

Mangaluru, May 28 (IANS) Maldives surfer Ammaday surfed his way to glory and the winners cheque in the Open category of the second edition of the Indian Open of Surfing competition at Sasithlu beach here on Sunday. The Open category winner was awarded a cheque worth Rs 50,000 while runner-up French surfer Perceval Fayon earned Rs 25,000. Pondicherry's Suhasini Damian emerged the...

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Dortmund beat Frankfurt to clinch 4th German Cup title

Berlin, May 28 (IANS) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's penalty ensured a 2-1 victory for Borrusia Dortmund against Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Cup final at a sold out Berlin Olympia Stadium here. After three straight final defeats, Borussia Dortmund lifted the German Cup title for the fourth time in the club's history as Thomas Tuchel's men overpowered resilient Frankfurt in a fast pace...

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Freiburg's Grifo joins league rivals Monchengladbach

Berlin, May 28 (IANS) Midfielder Vincenzo Grifo is leaving Freiburg to join league rivals Borussia Monchengladbach, both Bundesliga football clubs confirmed on Sunday. Next season Freiburg will have to do it without their offensive midfielder and key player Grifo, who agreed on a transfer after putting pen to paper on a deal until June 2021, reports Xinhua news agency. In the las...

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Dortmund coach Tuchel praises squad for German Cup triumph

Berlin, May 28 (IANS) After Borussia Dortmund beat Eintracht Frankfurt to the German Cup football title, coach Thomas Tuchel praised his players for their performance and said his team deserved to win. Tuchel also heaped praise on Eintracht Frankfurt saying the team played bravely which caused a lot of problems for Dortmund during Saturday night's final. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang...

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Messi, Neymar win Copa del Rey final for Barcelona

Madrid, May 28 (IANS) Argentine Lionel Messi and Brazilian Neymar, with one goal each against Alaves, were responsible for winning FC Barcelona's third straight Copa del Rey tourney 3-1. The two unstoppable players wrapped up the match just before halftime at the Vicente Calderon Stadium here on Saturday night. After failing to win the La Liga championship and eliminated in the U...

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Sanchez's goal should have been disallowed: Chelsea keeper Courtois

London, May 28 (IANS) Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was disappointed by Alexis Sanchezs opening goal for Arsenal in the FA Cup final, which the recently crowned English Premier League (EPL) champions lost 1-2, and said it should have been disallowed. Courtois said Sanchez's goal in the fourth minute of the FA Cup final at the Wembley Stadium here on Saturday evening. However, telev...

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PSG crowned in French Cup for record 11th time

Paris, May 28 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain earned a hard-fought 1-0 win over Angers on an own goal in the final of the centennial edition to lift the French Cup trophy for a record 11th time here. Angers defender Issa Cissokho suffered an own goal in PSG's corner kick into the stoppage time, reportrs Xinhua news agency. PSG were level on 10 triumphs with Marseille before Saturday's...

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Delhi meet could be beginning of front against BJP: CPI

Thiruvananthapuram, May 28 (IANS) Pitching for a candidate with secular credentials the presidential poll, the CPI on Sunday said the Delhi meeting of opposition parties to discuss a joint candidate could well be the beginning of a joint front against the BJP. The time has come to move with a united programme against the Bharatiya Janata Party. We see meeting in Delhi when leaders of the...

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Dortmund beat Frankfurt to clinch their fourth German Cup title

Berlin, May 28 (IANS) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's penalty ensured Dortmund's 2-1 victory over Frankfurt in the German Cup final at outsold Berlin Olympia stadium here. After three straight final defeats, Borussia Dortmund on Saturday lifted the German Cup for the fourth time in the club's history as Thomas Tuchel's men overpowered resilient Eagles in a fast paced encounter. The ...

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Arsenal beat Chelsea to win record 13th FA Cup

London, May 28 (IANS) Arsenal became the most successful club in the 154-year FA Cup history after lifting the trophy for a record 13th time with a victory over recently crowned English Premier League champions Chelsea 2-1 here on Saturday. The Gunners dominated the first half at Wembley, pulling ahead with a controversial goal from Alexis Sanchez in the fourth minute, reports Xinhua new...

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Vasco da Gama beat Fluminense 3-2 in Rio derby

Rio de Janeiro, May 28 (IANS) Former Brazil international striker Luis Fabiano was on target as Vasco da Gama defeated local rivals Fluminense 3-2 in Brazil's Serie A championship. Fabiano struck just before the half-hour mark before Henrique Dourado scored twice in five minutes to hand Fluminense the lead at the Sao Januario stadium here on Saturday, reports Xinhua news agency. ...

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Himalayan hand in December 2004 tsunami that killed 250,000

Bengaluru, May 28 (IANS) Scientists have found that Himalayas played a role in the generation of magnitude-9.2 Sumatran earthquake on December 26, 2004, which, together with the massive tsunami that followed, killed more than 250,000 people -- making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in history. An international team of scientists, including from the National Centre for Antarctic...

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Africa seeks agricultural transformation with India's help

Gandhinagar, May 28 (IANS) With a vast untapped potential in agriculture, African countries are keen to gain from India's experiences, including the green revolution, to bring about a transformation and enable their 420 million poor people to come out of poverty. Africa is estimated to have 65 percent of world's uncultivated land but only about 10 percent of global food output. A...

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