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IOC's final technical visit to PyeongChang Tuesday-Wednesday

Seoul, Nov 20 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will undertake a final technical visit to PyeongChang, the host city of the 2018 Winter Olympics on Tuesday-Wednesday. According to local organizers on Monday, this will be the IOC's ninth and final Project Review on PyeongChang, reports Xinhua news agency. The organizers said IOC officials will review PyeongChang's ...

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Sevilla and Real Madrid prepare for decisive Champions League ties

Madrid, Nov 20 (IANS) Sevilla and Real Madrid are in Champions League football action on Tuesday night with vital games in the penultimate round of group matches. Sevilla are at home to Liverpool in the Sanchez Pizquan Stadium and there should be a tremendous atmosphere knowing that a win for either side would assure their place in the knockout stage of the tournament, while defeat would...

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Mugabe ignores deadline to quit, ruling party calls meeting

Harare, Nov 20 (IANS) Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu-PF party has summoned its MPs to plan a course of action after the deadline set for the country's President Robert Mugabe to resign passed on Monday. Mugabe was dismissed on Sunday as leader of the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union -- Patriotic Front party and given an ultimatum to resign by 12 p.m. next day or face impeachment proceeding...

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Bengal politicians pay tributes to Dasmunsi

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Cutting across party lines, politicians in West Bengal on Monday paid glowing tributes to veteran Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi who passed away earlier in the day in New Delhi. Condolences poured in from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and senior Ministers like Subrata Mukherjee, Partha Chatterjee, and Sovandeb Chattopadhyay. Former Union Minister fo...

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India, China have no option but to live peacefully: Dalai Lama

Bhubaneswar, Nov 20 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Monday said India and China have no option except to live peacefully and help each other. On to the strained ties between the two countries in the wake of the Doklam standoff, the Nobel Peace laureate said that is not an important issue. Both the countries across the border have more than two billion people tog...

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Mugabe faces looming resignation deadline

Harare, Nov 20 (IANS) Zimbabwe's embattled President Robert Mugabe, who was stripped of the ruling party's leadership a day earlier, is facing a deadline to resign after a surprise speech in which he refused to quit. The ruling Zanu-PF has said it will impeach Mugabe if he does not step down by 12 p.m. on Monday. Proceedings could begin as soon as Tuesday when Parliament meets. M...

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51 countries to participate in Asia-Europe Foreign Ministers' Meeting

Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 20 (IANS) A total of 51 countries will participate in the 13th Asia-Europe Foreign Ministers' Meeting, opening on Monday in Myanmar's capital city of Nay Pyi Taw. The host country's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi will inaugurate the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), in which the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and the European Union (EU) will participate, repo...

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Efforts underway to repatriate Maza's body: Envoy

Buenos Aires, Nov 20 (IANS) Spain's Ambassador to Argentina, Javier Sandomingo, has confirmed that efforts are underway to repatriate Spanish Attorney General Jose Manuel Maza's body to Madrid early this week on a regular commercial flight. At present, we don't have all the procedures finalized, but we think that that is what's possible and foreseeable, Efe news quoted the diplomat as sa...

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Real Madrid confirm Ramos broken nose

Madrid, Nov 19 (IANS) Real Madrid confirmed on Sunday that central defender Sergio Ramos broke his nose during the Madrid derby away to local rivals Atletico Madrid. The incident happened in the 36th minute of the game when the defender was accidentally kicked in the face as he stooped low for a header and Ramos was unable to continue in the second half on Saturday, reports Xinhua news a...

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Dortmund coach in danger of being sacked

Berlin, Nov 19 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund's Dutch coach Peter Bosz has to fight for his job in two crucial games this week. According to several media reports, the 53-year-old needs to deliver satisfactory results against English Premier League (EPL) side Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday and in the derby against national rival Schalke 04 next Saturday to secure his job, reports Xinhua news age...

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Kovind stops in Assam en route to Arunachal

Guwahati, Nov 19 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind arrived in Assam's Lakhimpur district on Sunday before departing for Arunachal Pradesh. Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Cultural Minister Naba Doley received Kovind at the Lilabari airport. He then left for Itanagar in an India Air Force aircraft. The President will participate in the va...

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Protests continue over 'Padmavati' in Rajasthan

Jaipur, Nov 18 (IANS) Protests over Sanjay Leela Bhansali's movie Padmavati continued to rock Rajasthan as protesters blocked entry to the Kumbhalgarh fort in Rajsamand on Saturday while protests were witnessed in some other towns and cities. Hundreds of protesters on Saturday blocked entry for a few hours to Kumbhalgarh Fort. It was a peaceful protest and no untoward incident was report...

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Fresh outbreak of bird flu detected in South Korea

Seoul, Nov 18 (IANS) South Korea's Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs on Saturday said it had detected a fresh outbreak of bird flu at a farm in the country's south and ordered the culling of 12,300 fowls as a preventive measure. South Korean authorities said they were carrying out epidemiological investigations in the affected farms, situated some 300 km southwest of Seoul,...

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Three held guilty in Kopardi gang rape-murder that rocked Maharashtra

Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Nov 18 (IANS) All three accused in the sensational rape and murder of a minor schoolgirl in Kopardi in July 2016, have been found guilty by a special court here on Saturday. Vijayalaxmi Khopade, the lawyer for one of the accused, said that the verdict was delivered by Ahmednagar District and Sessions Judge Suvarna Keole under the Protection of Children from Sexu...

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Huge anti-Mugabe protest begins in Harare

Harare, Nov 18 (IANS) Thousands gathered in the centre of Harare on Saturday to demand the resignation of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. Euphoric crowds filled streets in the centre of the city and cars honked their horns. It's like Christmas, said one marcher, adding Zimbabweans had been suffering for a long time and were now happy, reports the Guardian. Many carried nation...

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Three found guilty in Kopardi gang rape-murder that rocked Maharashtra

Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Nov 18 (IANS) All three accused in the sensational gang-rape and murder of a minor schoolgirl in Kopardi in July 2016, have been found guilty by a special court here on Saturday. Vijayalaxmi Khopade, the lawyer for one of the accused, said that the verdict was delivered by Ahmednagar District and Sessions Judge Suvarna Keole under the Protection of Children from...

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NAFTA negotiations: Mexico faces uphill battle

Mexico City,, Nov 18 (IANS) Mexico faces daunting challenges in the fifth NAFTA renegotiation round, which got underway here amid fresh warnings from the US. Just days before the talks scheduled to take place from November 17-21, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross warned Mexico and Canada of the consequences of not reaching a new agreement, Efe news reported. The dissolution of No...

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India giving top priority to pollution problem, diplomats assured

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Following deep concerns expressed by the diplomatic community over the bad pollution levels in the national capital, the government on Friday said that top priority is being accorded to the matter and said the conditions are not unique to India. Chief of Protocol in the External Affairs Ministry, Sanjay Verma, told Frank Hans Dannenburg Castellanos, Dean of the D...

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Air quality in Delhi improves, NGT defers decision on odd-even

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) After a long period of heavy pollution, the air quality in the National Capital Region on Friday improved to poor category as concentration of Particulate Matter (PM) decreased. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) deferred to Tuesday hearing on the Delhi government's plea on exemptions on the odd-even traffic scheme. On Friday, the Central Pollution Control Board (...

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India giving top priority to pollution problem, diplomats assured

New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Following concerns expressed by the diplomatic community over the record-breaking pollution levels in the national capital, the government on Friday said top priority is being accorded to the matter. Chief of Protocol in the External Affairs Ministry Sanjay Verma told Frank Hans Dannenburg Castellanos, Dean of the Diplomatic Corps and the Ambassador of Dominican ...

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