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US imposes sanctions on Iranians for worldwide cyber theft

Washington, March 24 (IANS) The US imposed sanctions on Friday on 10 Iranians and an Iranian organization, all related to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) of that country, for the massive theft of valuable data from hundreds of universities, private firms and government agencies worldwide. Through the Treasury Department and the Justice Department, the US government establish...

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Will fight to the end in any trade war: China

Beijing, March 24 (IANS) The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Friday reaffirmed its position on recent US trade moves, saying that China will fight to the end in any trade war. Hua Chunying said at that China urges the US to make cautious decisions. Despite strong warnings from business groups and trade experts, US President Donald Trump on Thursday signed a memorandum that could impo...

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Unified Football cup camp starts Saturday

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Six intellectually challenged athletes from Special Olympics Bharat will team up with five football athletes in the first Unified football training camp to be held from March 24-28 at the Scottish High International School in Gurugram. The training is a run up to the United Football Cup in Chicago to be held from July 17 to 20. While the athletes from ...

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Ten-time winner Nadal to feature in Monte Carlo Masters

Paris, March 23 (IANS) Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal, crowned 10 times in the Monte Carlo Masters, is set to play the ATP 1000 event in April after tournament director Zeljko Franulovic unveiled a list of 45 officially admitted players here. The Rolex Monte Carlo Masters, slated for April 14-22, is the first major tournament of the European season following the first two ATP World Tour...

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Ibrahimovic rescinds contract with Man United

London, March 23 (IANS) Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has rescinded his contract with former English Premier League (EPL) champions Manchester United ahead of an expected move to the United States to play in Major League Soccer (MLS). Everyone at the club would like to thank Zlatan for his contribution to the team since his arrival and wishes him well for the future, Manchester Unit...

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Miami Open: Tiafoe beats Kicker in first round

Miami, March 23 (IANS) Frances Tiafoe of the United States beat Argentina's Nicolas Kicker 6-4, 7-6(4) in the first round of the Miami Open tennis tournament. Tiafoe, aged 20 and ranked 63rd in the world, relied on his strong serve to dominate in the first set on Thursday, reports Efe news agency. In the second set, Kicker broke Tiafoe's serve twice to lead 4-1, but the American ...

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27 antiques retrieved from abroad in 3 years

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) In the last three years, 27 antiques have been retrieved from foreign countries out of which 11 belong to Tamil Nadu, Minister of Culture Mahesh Sharma told the Lok Sabha on Thursday. Whenever any illegally exported objects and antiques of Indian origin surface in a foreign country, efforts are made through Indian missions abroad for their retrieval, he said.

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Pakistan urges foreign forces to eliminate terror sanctuaries in Afghanistan

Islamabad, March 22 (IANS) Pakistan on Thursday urged foreign forces in Afghanistan to take action and eliminate sanctuaries of Pakistani militant groups there. The Afghan government and the Resolute Support Mission need to do more within Afghanistan to eliminate all safe havens and terrorist sanctuaries, Foreign Ministry spokesman Muhammad Faisal said at his weekly briefing. Pak...

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JD-U has no links with CA or my son's firm: K.C. Tyagi

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) After his son's name cropped up in connection with the controversial British firm Cambridge Analytica (CA), JD-U secretary general K.C. Tyagi on Thursday said his son's company has only professional links with the CA and that the government can investigate the links. The London-based elections consultancy firm Cambridge Analytica, which engages in data mining a...

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Serena bows out in first round of Miami Open

Miami (US), March 22 (IANS) Japan's Naomi Osaka, fresh from winning the biggest title of her career this month at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, defeated an out-of-sorts Serena Williams 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the second round of the Miami Open. The 20-year-old Osaka, who was born to a Haitian father and a Japanese mother and grew up in the United States, broke the 23-t...

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Industries face challenges in digital era: Merkel

Berlin, March 22 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned German industries on Wednesday about losing competitiveness in the time of digitalisation. As good as the German economy is at present, Merkel said there would be great changes in the German economy due to digitisation and globalisation, Xinhua quoted a statement as saying. We see that the rapid digitization of all ar...

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Lahiri, Shubhankar drop places in golf rankings

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Indian golfers Anirban Lahiri and Shubhankar Sharma dropped places to be at the 83rd and the 69th spot respectively in the World Golf Rankings released on Monday. Lahiri, who was at the 80th spot dropped three places to sit at 83 with 1.60 average points while Shubhankar fell five spots to be at 69 with 1.97 points. United States' golfer Dustin Johnson...

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BNP Paribas to continue as Indian Wells sponsor until 2023

Indian Wells, March 19 (IANS) The BNP Paribas bank has announced that it will continue as official sponsor of the Indian Wells tennis tournament in California until 2023, making it the longest sponsor of the event in its history. CEO of BNP Paribas in the United States, Jean-Yves Fillion, on Sunday said the tournament has been growing in a big way, reports Efe. On Sunday, it en...

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Modi pursuing personalised foreign policy bereft of direction: Congress

New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for pursuing a personalised foreign policy, which was confused and bereft of focus and direction, stressing grand events and photo opportunities cannot be a substitute to effective diplomacy. The party further said that diplomacy must have depth and gravitas, while adding that BJP-led government has d...

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PyeongChang Winter Paralympics end with celebration of breaking down barriers

PyoengChang, March 18 (IANS) The 2018 PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games came to a close on Sunday with a celebration of disabled athletes who broke down barriers during the 10-day competition. PyeongChang, some 180 kilometres east of Seoul, along with the sub-host cities of Gangneung and Jeongseon, hosted 567 athletes from 49 countries -- both records for Winter Paralympics, reports Yo...

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Kenya's Kamworor not under pressure to triumph at World Half Marathon

Nairobi, March 18 (IANS) Kenya's Geoffrey Kamworor believes he will withstand the challenges from runners of Ethiopia and the United States to clinch his third title in IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Valencia, Spain on March 24. The 25-year-old, who is also a twice world cross-country champion, won in Copenhagen in 2014 and Cardiff in 2016, reports Xinhua news agency. ...

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Erdogan announces takeover of Syria's Afrin city

Istanbul, March 18 (IANS) Turkish troops and allied Syrian rebels have taken Afrin city centre under control following two-month's of fighting, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday. The Free Syrian Army, backed by the Turkish army, completely took over Afrin's city centre on Sunday, Erdogan said at a ceremony marking the 103rd anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign in Can...

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Morocco submits bid to host 2026 football World Cup

Rabat, March 17 (IANS) The Moroccan 2026 World Cup Bid Committee has submitted its bid book at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich. The committee has kept its commitment by submitting a quality bid book while respecting FIFA's deadlines, said a statement released by the committee on Friday, reports Xinhua news agency. The 2026 World Cup in Morocco will benefit players, fans, FIFA, Mo...

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Panama prepared to go all out in World Cup

Guatemala City, March 17 (IANS) Two longtime stalwarts of Panama's national football team acknowledged in Guatemala that the squad has an enormous task ahead of it in this summer's World Cup but said it would will do its utmost to rise to the challenge. Panama had never before qualified for football's premier tournament and its chances of doing so seemed distant heading into the last set...

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How a couple took 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' to new heights -- three decades ago

Jaipur, March 16 (IANS) Sulochana Chaudhary, a mother of three successful daughters, was watching TV with keen interest as Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the audience while launching the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign in Jhunjhunu on March 8. But long before the girl child became a campaign slogan for the current Prime Minister, Sulochana went against all odds to educate her c...

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