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Pele, Messi lead Ronaldinho tributes

Rio de Janeiro, Jan 18 (IANS) Brazil football legend Pele has led a chorus of tributes for compatriot Ronaldinho, whose retirement from the game prompted an outpouring of emotion and goodwill messages on the social media. Ronaldinho's brother and agent, Roberto Assis, confirmed the 37-year-old's decision on Wednesday, drawing the curtain on a career in which he won the World Cup, the Cha...

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Walcott leaves Arsenal for Everton

London, Jan 18 (IANS) English football club Everton has officially confirmed the signing of Arsenal forward Theo Walcott on a three-and-a-half year contract. The 28-year-old spent 12 years at Arsenal, scoring 108 goals in 397 matches, reports Efe. I'm very ambitious and I've come here because I want the club to push to the next level, Walcott said after the signing, according to ...

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Otamendi extends contract with Manchester City until 2022

London, Jan 18 (IANS) Argentine defender Nicolas Otamendi has reached an agreement with English football club Manchester City to extend his contract till June 30, 2022. Otamendi signed a five-year contract when he joined the English Premier League (EPL) club in 2015, reports Efe. I've enjoyed my time at City since the first day I arrived and I'm really happy to have extended my s...

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Kohli clinches top ICC awards

Dubai, Jan 18 (IANS) After a prolific run with the willow last year, India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday swept the International Cricket Council (ICC) annual awards as the 29-year won the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for being the World Cricketer of the Year 2017. Kohli was also named as ICC ODI cricketer of the year 2017 and the captain of both ICC Test and ODI teams. It is ...

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Lonely black hole hiding in giant star cluster identified

London, Jan 18 (IANS) Astronomers have discovered a star in a massive globular cluster that appears to be orbiting an inactive and invisible black hole about four times the mass of the Sun. Using European Southern Observatory's (ESO) MUSE instrument on the Very Large Telescope in Chile, the astronomers observed that the star is in the cluster NGC 3201 situated in the southern constellati...

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British lawmakers approve EU Withdrawal Bill

London, Jan 18 (IANS) The marathon bill paving the way for Britain to leave the European Union (EU) passed a crucial stage in the House of Commons on Wednesday night. With support of 324 MPs, and opposition by 295 MPs, a government majority of just 29, the bill for Exiting the EU aims to convert all European law into British law, Xinhua news agency reported. The bill now heads to...

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British women's pay goes up, but gender pay gap remains

London, Jan 17 (IANS) Women's pay has increased more than the wages earned by men in Britain, but the gender pay gap remains at almost 10 percent, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said in a new report Wednesday. ONS said the gender pay gap for full-time workers was entirely in favour of men for all occupations, reported Xinhua news agency. The pay gap has fallen from 10....

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Egyptian 'Two Brothers' mummies were half-siblings: Study

London, Jan 17 (IANS) Scientists have found that the 4,000-year-old Egyptian Two Brothers mummies, long believed to be of brothers from the same father actually shared a maternal relationship. The study showed that the mummies -- of two elite men named Khnum-Nakht and Nakht-Ankh -- had maternal links but had different fathers, and were thus very likely to have been half-brothers. ...

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ECB clears Stokes' return to England squad

London, Jan 17 (IANS) Controversial English all-rounder Ben Stokes will return to international cricket in February, after the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Wednesday lifted his suspension. The 26-year-old was on Monday charged with affray by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) after the all-rounder's involvement in a brawl outside a Bristol nightclub in September. Sto...

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Design veterans to take part in NIFT meet

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Fashion stalwarts like Manish Arora, Rajesh Pratap Singh and Sanjay Garg will participate in Rediscovering Culture: Transforming Fashion, an international conference here organised by the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT). The conference, which will also have Suket Dhir, is being organised with the aim of initiating a conversation on fashion, cultur...

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Guilt kept me away from working more with Nasir Hussain: Rishi

Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor says he would have worked more with Nasir Hussain but it was the guilt that kept him away from working with the filmmaker. Rishi worked with Hussain in films like Zamane Ko Dikhana Hai and Hum Kisise Kum Naheen. I worked with Nasir sahab in two movies. I would have worked with him in four movies but guilt kept me away. I somehow fe...

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Researchers locate Android spyware that can steal WhatsApp messages

London, Jan 17 (IANS) Researchers from Russian cyber security company Kaspersky Lab have found an Android spyware that has the ability to steal WhatsApp messages via Accessibility Services and connect an infected device to Wi-Fi networks controlled by cybercriminals. Dubbed as Skygofree, the malware is claimed to have been found on malicious websites in Italy and is most likely an offens...

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Death of Cranberries lead singer O'Riordan not suspicious: British police

London, Jan 16 (IANS) The death of Dolores O'Riordan, the 46-year-old iconic lead singer of the rock band The Cranberries, was on Tuesday ruled not suspicious by the British police. O'Riordan was on Monday found dead in her hotel room in the centre of London, where she was getting ready to take part in a brief recording session. The death is not being treated as suspicious, Londo...

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Britain's landmarks among terror targets, court hears

London, Jan 16 (IANS) Big Ben and Heathrow Airport were among landmarks targeted by a British man who was fascinated by the Islamic State, media reports said on Tuesday. Umar Ahmed Haque, 25, from east London, is on trial at the Old Bailey in London alongside three other men, reported the BBC. Mark Heywood, appearing for the state, said Haque had decided to carry out one or more ...

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TCS bags $690 mn deal from Prudential arm

Mumbai, Jan 16 (IANS) Indian IT major Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) on Tuesday said it had won a $690 million (Rs 4,416 crore) new deal from M&G Prudential, the savings and investment arm of the London-based Prudential Plc. The 10-year deal envisages digital transformation of M&G business for enhanced service to its British savings and retirement customers with 4 million polici...

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Stifling your sneeze may rupture your throat

London, Jan 16 (IANS) While pinching your nose and clamping your mouth shut to contain a forceful sneeze may be part of the workplace etiquette, it can rupture the throat, doctors have warned. Ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust warned that trying to withhold a forceful sneeze should be avoided as it could lead to numerous complicatio...

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Curbing junk food ads may cut rising obesity in teens

London, Jan 16 (IANS) Junk food advertisements (ads) shown during programmes that are popular with young people, such as talent shows and football matches, drives youngsters to snack more on unhealthy food. Curbing these ads may help decrease the risk of rising obesity, which is a key factor in the development of deadly illness such diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer among other...

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Veeam acquires Cloud data protection company N2WS

London, Jan 16 (IANS) IT company Veeam Software on Tuesday acquired N2WS, a leading provider of Cloud-native Enterprise backup and disaster recovery for Amazon Web Services (AWS) in an all-cash deal worth $42.5 million. The acquisition will strengthen Veeam's position as a leading data protection provider for AWS, adding depth to its portfolio of solutions that deliver availability for a...

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Vikram Bhatt an ocean full of knowledge: Zareen

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Zareen Khan has praised her 1921 director Vikram Bhatt, saying he is an ocean-full of knowledge. On her experience of working with Bhatt, Zareen told IANS on phone from Mumbai: It was great. I did not know him on a personal level before this movie. For me, he was a great director, and I have always been a fan of his work. Zareen, who portrays a g...

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Striker Aubameyang causing trouble for Borussia Dortmund

Berlin, Jan 16 (IANS) Not for the first time striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's behavior is an insoluble mystery to his football club Borussia Dortmund. Despite many favours offered by the eight-time German champions, the series of provocations by the Gabon forward don't seem to end. After the third suspension due to disciplinary reasons within 18 months and under three different coache...

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