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Republican accused of molesting teens loses Senate race in setback to Trump

New York, Dec 13 (IANS) An extremist Republican accused of molesting teens lost the Senate election in Alabama, buoying the Democratic Party and delivering President Donald Trump a stinging blow that endangers his agenda. Roy Moore lost on Tuesday to Democrat Doug Jones by about 1.5 per cent in the traditionally staunch Republican state where Trump had won by a margin of 27 percent. <...

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Chelsea rebound, Burnley climb to top 4

Huddersfield (England), Dec 13 (IANS) Chelsea salved the wounds from last weekend's loss to West Ham United with a decisive 3-1 victory here over Huddersfield Town, while surprising Burnley beat Stoke City to claim fourth place in the English Premier League (EPL). The Blues, who were never really tested by the newly promoted Terriers, are now tied on points with second-place Manchester U...

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Kim asks for strengthening of N.Korea's nuclear force

Pyongyang, Dec 13 (IANS) Kim Jong-un, the top leader of North Korea has asked for further strengthening of his country's nuclear force, the state media said on Wednesday. According to the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Kim expressed belief that the scientists of the national defence industry and workers of munitions would bolster up the nuclear force in quality and quantity. ...

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US stocks end mixed as Fed meeting begins

New York, Dec 13 (IANS) US stocks closed mixed with both the Dow and the S&P 500 refreshing closing records, as the Federal Reserve kicked off its two-day policy meeting. The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Tuesday rose 118.77 points, or 0.49 per cent, to 24,504.80. The S&P 500 added 4.12 points, or 0.15 per cent, to 2,664.11, Xinhua news agency reported. The Nasdaq Comp...

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US dollar climbs as Fed meeting begins

New York, Dec 13 (IANS) The US dollar rose against most major currencies as the Federal Reserve kicked off its two-day policy meeting. In late New York trading on Tuesday, the euro fell to $1.1739 from $1.1792, and the British pound dropped to $1.3315 from $1.3348, Xinhua news agency reported. The Australian dollar increased to $0.7560 from $0.7535. The US dollar bought ...

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US stocks tick up as Fed meeting begins

New York, Dec 13 (IANS) US stocks traded higher as the Federal Reserve kicked off its two-day policy meeting. The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Tuesday rose 135.22 points, or 0.55 per cent, to 24,521.25. The S&P 500 added 7.72 points, or 0.29 per cent, to 2,667.71, Xinhua news agency reported. The Nasdaq Composite Index increased 6.93 points, or 0.10 percent, to 6,882.01.<...

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Delhi government to strengthen Planning Department

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Delhi government on Tuesday approved the proposal of the Finance and Planning Department to revamp and strengthen its Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) unit so as to ensure effective design, development and implementation of government policies. According to an official statement, besides guiding Outcome Budgeting, this will help the government to conduct i...

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Torres has no intention of leaving Atletico

Madrid, Dec 12 (IANS) Star striker Fernando Torres says he has no intention of leaving Atletico Madrid in January. Torres came up through the Atletico youth system before moving to Liverpool and Chelsea, before returning to the club he has always supported since childhood in 2015, reports Xinhua news agency. Now on the fringes of the side, but still popular with the fans, the 33-...

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Team spirit is new coach Stoeger's biggest challenge at Dortmund

Berlin, Dec 12 (IANS) New Borussia Dortmund head coach Peter Stoeger won't be the man having to invent a brand new tactical system, but to teach the basics of teamwork to a football squad that has fallen apart into small groups. It's a problem pundits say is a leftover from the era of Thomas Tuchel, who departed last summer after two years with the club. Peter Bosz, 54, did not manage to...

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AppyStore best app for kids on Google Play

Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) AppyStore, a leading subscription-based platform for children's curated content, has won the Best for Kids App award in 2017 on Google Play Store in India. With standard delivery of content to kids in the form of videos, games and physical worksheets, the AppyStore Kids Learning Video app garnered more than 200,000 downloads and a 4.5-plus rating on Google Play Stor...

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Queensland PM seeks veto of federal loan to Adani's coal mine project

Brisbane, Dec 12 (IANS) Queensland's re-elected Labor Party Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has written to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to veto a federal loan to Indian conglomerate Adani Enterprises' A$16.5-billion Carmichael coal project in Galilee Basin, a media report said. In one of her first acts after she was officially sworn in on Tuesday morning, Palaszczuk has followed through...

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Congress has taken BJP on, set to capture power in Gujarat: Rahul

Ahmedabad, Dec 12 (IANS) After mounting a spirited campaign in Gujarat, Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday declared that his party has taken the BJP head on and is confident of forming its government in the state. The BJP has been cornered. BJP's model of development has been hollow and the people of Gujarat has understood this. They have claimed to have done a lot in 22 y...

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New Zealand complete 2-0 whitewash of Windies

Hamilton, Dec 12 (IANS) New Zealand completed a 2-0 whitewash of the West Indies after thrashing them by 240 runs in the second cricket Test at Seddon Park here on Tuesday. Chasing a mammoth 444, the Caribbean side could only muster one brave stand -- a 78-run association for the sixth wicket between Roston Chase (64) and Raymon Riefer (29) before being skittled out for a mere 203 on the...

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Mohit Raina excited about his new period drama

Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Actor Mohit Raina, who will be essaying role of Havildar Ishar Singh in 21 Sarfarosh: Saragarhi 1897, says the upcoming television show narrates an extraordinary story of an ordinary person. 21 Sarfarosh: Saragarhi 1897 is a fiction show inspired by the real life story of 21 brave soldiers of 36th Sikh regiment of the British Indian Army who defended an army outpost...

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Decoded: What causes dementia

London, Dec 12 (IANS) The toxic build-up of urea, a compound created by the liver, in the brain has been found as the major reason that can cause brain damage and lead to Huntington's Disease, one of seven major types of age-related dementia, finds a study. The study found that urea level peaks in the brain even before dementia sets in. The discovery could one day help doctors diagnose a...

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Indians consuming maximum video content online: Report

Bengaluru, Dec 12 (IANS) India consumes the most OTT (Over-the-top) videos, followed by Thailand and Philippines in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, content delivery network services provider Akamai Technologies said on Tuesday. In India, viewers watched 12.3 hours of online content in a week, while in Japan, viewers watched the least content online per week at 6.2 hours, a study by Akama...

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GCX partners with CMC Telecom to boost connectivity in Southeast Asia

Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) and CMC Telecom on Tuesday announced a dual strategic initiative, wherein GCX will offer its IP Transit solutions to CMC Telecom in Hong Kong and Singapore, while CMC Telecom will deploy a Virtual Point of Presence (vPoP) for GCX in Hanoi. This strategic arrangement will enable GCX to expand its network reach in Indochina and leverage CMC ...

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Delhi to host dance, music, theatre carnival in February

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A blend of orchestra, electronic dance music (EDM) and hip hop performances by international and homegrown artistes is set to enthrall people here at Navrasa Duende Global Carnival from February 23 to 25. The three-day carnival will feature an array of musical, dance and theatrical performances along with events dedicated to literature, architecture and spiritual...

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Intel launches Pentium Silver, Celeron processors

New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Global chipmaker Intel on Tuesday launched Pentium Silver and Celeron processors which are based on an architecture codenamed Gemini Lake and are engineered for balanced performance and connectivity. The company is launching N5000 for mobile and J5005 for desktop Intel Pentium Silver processors. Intel Celeron processors include N4100 and N4000 for mobile...

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Park Place first firm to deploy Microsoft's LinkedIn service

Redmond, Dec 12 (IANS) Global datacentre maintenance firm Park Place Technologies has become the first company to fully deploy Microsoft enterprise Cloud services, including Dynamics 365 and Office 365, along with LinkedIn Sales Navigator to help enterprises drive digital transformation. Park Place becomes the first company to deploy the Microsoft Relationship Sales solution, which combi...

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