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Order on framing of charges in 2G money laundering Oct 31

New Delhi, Oct 20: A special court on the 2G spectrum case Monday said it will deliver Oct 31 its order on the framing of charges over alleged laundering of money against former telecom minister A. Raja, among others. The

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NASA Mars orbiters safe after comet flyby

Washington, Oct 20: All three NASA orbiters around Mars confirmed their healthy status after each took shelter behind the Red Planet during a period of risk from dust released by a comet that sped past Mars Sunday – closer than

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Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshwar Kumar move up in ICC rankings

Dubai, Oct 20: India’s Virat Kohli moved up to the second spot in the batting chart while Bhuvneshwar Kumar earned his maiden entry into the top 10 bowler’s list, following their 2-1 One-Day International (ODI) series win over West Indies,

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Cricket Australia concerned over Windies crisis

Melbourne, Oct 20: Cricket Australia (CA) has said it is ‘deeply concerned’ over the West Indies players’ decision to abandon their Indian tour as the Australian cricketers are scheduled to tour the Caribbean in 2015. Wally Edwards, CA chairman, described

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Jokowi sworn in as Indonesian president

Jakarta, Oct 20: Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, locally known as Jokowi, was sworn in as the seventh Indonesian president at the parliament building Monday, replacing President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. Jokowi’s pairing with Jusuf Kalla won the direct presidential election three

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Six killed in Pakistan road accident

Islamabad, Oct 20: At least six people were killed and 13 injured Monday when a bus collided with a truck in Pakistan, media reported. The bus was on its way to Karachi from Quetta and collided with a trailer truck

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Clear day ahead in Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 20: It was a pleasant Monday morning in Delhi with the minimum temperature recorded at 16.6 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season’s average. The Met Office has forecast a clear day ahead. “The sky will remain

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Sensex surges 359 points; banking stocks gain

Mumbai, Oct 20: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Monday surged 358.80 points or 1.37 percent up as banking stocks gained. All the sectors were trading in green and the rally was led by banking, auto, capital goods, metal,

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Bus strike to cripple UP

Lucknow, Oct 20: Road transport in Uttar Pradesh is likely to be hit as contractual drivers and conductors of the state run buses have announced that they will go on a strike from Monday night, officials said. The contractual drivers

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Brazilian soccer standings

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 20:  Following are the standings of the Brazilian Serie A championship after the latest round of matches completed Sunday (tabulated under games played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua. 1 Cruzeiro

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China stocks open higher

Beijing, Oct 20: Chinese stocks opened higher Monday with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index opening at 2,346.05 points, up 4.87 points, or 0.21 percent. The Shenzhen Component Index opened at 8,175.68, up 24.16 points, or 0.3 percent, reported Xinhua.-IANS Share

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Australia to deploy 200 special forces troops in Iraq

Canberra, Oct 20: Australia will send around 200 of its special forces to Iraq to advise and assist Iraqi troops after Foreign Minister Julie Bishop finalised legal frameworks for their deployment Monday. Bishop said she had settled the legal frameworks

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Drew Barrymore ‘happy’ to turn 40

Los Angeles, Oct 20: Actress Drew Barrymore says she will be “so happy” when she turns 40 next year because she has “worked so hard”. The actress, who has daughters Olive, 2, and Frankie, six months, with husband Will Kopelman,

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Raveena Tandon praises Modi’s cleanliness drive

Mathura, Oct 20: Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon Sunday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cleanliness campaign and appealed to all to lend support to the “swachchta mission.” She was speaking to reporters after formally opening a jeweller’s shop here Sunday evening.

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Four civilians killed by artillery fire in Donetsk

Kiev, Oct 20: At least four civilians were killed and nine others wounded by artillery fire directed at the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, the mayor’s office said Sunday. “As a result of the military actions of Oct 18, four

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Japanese PM accepts trade minister Obuchi’s resignation

Tokyo, Oct 20: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Monday accepted Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Yuko Obuchi’s resignation filed early Monday over alleged misuse of political funds at Abe’s official residence, media reported. The 40-year-old minister handed the resignation letter

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Working with Sheeran pushed Ware vocally

London, Oct 20: Singer Jessie Ware worked with the “A team” hitmaker Ed Sheeran and she felt she had to push herself harder to match his talent. The two worked for a track on her new album “Tough Love”. “I

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Australian PM to attend Indonesian president’s swearing-in

Sydney, Oct 20: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott will join other world leaders Monday to attend the swearing-in ceremony of new Indonesian president Joko Widodo in Jakarta. Abbott said his attendance reflected the “huge importance” Australia placed on its relationship

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Distance romance a challenge for Scherzinger

Los Angeles, Oct 20: American singer Nicole Scherzinger says having a long-distance relationship with British Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton is a “challenge”. “Our biggest challenge is long distance, but I feel like I’m mostly here in the UK,

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Israel’s Tamar gas field to sell gas to Egypt

Jerusalem, Oct 20: Israel’s Tamar gas field announced Sunday they have signed a bid to sell at least five billion cubic meters of natural gas over three years to private consumers in Egypt. The Tamar partners, led by Texas-based Noble

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US defence department to create medical team for Ebola

Washington, Oct 20: The US Department of Defense said Sunday the military is creating a 30-member team which will be tasked with providing emergency assistance in case of Ebola virus infection in the country. The department’s spokesman John Kirby said

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Madonna to appear on ‘The X Factor’?

Los Angeles, Oct 20: Pop icon Madonna has reportedly been booked to appear on the final of “The X Factor”. The 56-year-old has been urged by its creator Simon Cowell to appear on the last show in the current series

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Mexico plans to reopen embassy in Angola

Mexico City, Oct 20: Mexico plans to reopen a new embassy in Angola to strengthen relations with the African nation, Mexico’s foreign relations secretariat said. Foreign Relations Secretary Jose Antonio Meade visited Angola during his working tour to Africa, the

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21 Iraqis killed in mosque sucide attack

Baghdad, Oct 20: At least 21 people died and 25 others wounded in a suicide attack inside a Shiite mosque in western Baghdad, a police official said Sunday. The source told EFE that the victims were inside the Abbas al-Adly

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Russell Brand threatened of arrest ?

New York, Oct 20: Comedian Russell Brand was reportedly threatened of arrest by the Fox News headquarters’ security guard here after he started filming an episode of his webcast “The Trews” without permission. The 39-year-old was scheduled to appear in

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