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Iran, India sign major agreements to expand economic ties

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TEHRAN, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) — Iran and India signed nine agreements on Saturday to expand bilateral economic ties, with focus on the development and utilization of Iran’s strategic Chabahar Port. The agreements were signed in the presence of Iranian President Rouhani and Indian Prime Minister Modi in the Indian capital on Saturday. According to a […]

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Indian PM hold talks with Iranian president on ties

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NEW DELHI, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held talks here Saturday on bilateral relations. The talks focused on energy, trade and other fields, and after the talks the two sides inked nine agreements including one on Chabahar port. At a joint media meet held after […]

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Expect photo-ops, not final bilateral trade agreement, from Trudeau’s visit to India

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By Christopher Guly OTTAWA, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) — There will be much style but little substance to emerge from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first state visit to India, according to international trade expert Vivek Dehejia. “The one big missing piece is that we will not see the signing of a comprehensive economic and trade […]

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Muslim Brotherhood founder’s grandson Tariq Ramadan hospitalized while facing allegations

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AFP PARIS: Prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, who was remanded in custody in France on rape charges earlier in the month, has been hospitalized due to multiple sclerosis, his support group said Saturday. The 55-year-old Oxford University professor, who will now undergo an independent medical evaluation to determine if he is to remain in jail […]

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Family calls for justice as Filipina’s body arrives from Kuwait

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Author: AFPSat, 2018-02-17 09:56ID: 1518889093301051800ILOILO: More than a hundred relatives and supporters of a Filipino maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in Kuwait brandished banners demanding justice as her coffin was returned home on Saturday. The family of Joanna Demafelis openly wept as the white casket was unloaded at an airport cargo terminal in […]

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Five things to know about Kosovo as it celebrates 10 years of independence

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Author: AFPSat, 2018-02-17 07:20ID: 1518886056390762700PRISTINA: Kosovo, which celebrates 10 years of independence on Saturday, has a flag that few people care about, four international telephone codes and a judoka hero. Here are five things to know about the youngest European country.1. Kosovo’s flag bears the shape of its territory and six yellow stars, for its six main […]

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Russian mercenaries, a discrete weapon in Syria

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Author: AFPSat, 2018-02-17 13:39ID: 1518883822050468000MOSCOW: The death of Russian citizens in Syria from a US coalition strike last week, which has been played down by both Moscow and Washington, has exposed the role of Russian mercenaries in the multi-front conflict. The incident followed a steady trickle of reports about Russians dying in battle in Syria while employed […]

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    Iran, India sign major agreements to expand economic ties

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    TEHRAN, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) — Iran and India signed nine agreements on Saturday to expand bilateral economic ties, with focus on the development and utilization of Iran’s strategic Chabahar Port. The agreements were signed in the presence of Iranian President Rouhani and Indian Prime Minister Modi in the Indian capital on Saturday. According to a […]

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    Those voting for Congress will not get Ujjwala Yojana’s benefit: BJP MP

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    [India], Feb. 17 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashodhara Raje Scindia on Saturday issued an indirect warning to the people here, saying that Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana was BJP’s scheme and will not be provided to those who vote for the Congress. The Madhya Pradesh minister for Commerce, Industries and Employment said that the […]

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    Gatimaan Express extended up to Jhansi

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    [India], Feb. 17 (ANI): In order to boost tourism in Madhya Pradesh, India’s fastest train Gatimaan Express will extend its service to Jhansi, Madhya Pradesh. The train which currently runs from Nizamuddin to Agra Cantt in the first phase will extend up to Gwalior from February 19. It will further extend up to Jhansi from […]

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    Owaisi meets Telangana Dy. CM, discusses education for minority

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    [India], Feb. 17 (ANI): All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) Chief Asaduddin Owaisi met Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Kadiyam Srihari in Secretariat on Saturday to discuss issues related to the higher education of minority students. Interacting with media after the meeting, Owaisi stressed on the need to resolve issues related to minority educational. “Minority educational problems […]

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    PNB scam: ED continues raids, seizes assets of Rs. 5674 cr till now

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    [India], Feb 17 (ANI): The Enforcement Directorate on Saturday conducted further searches at 21 locations across India in connection with Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case involving businessman Nirav Modi. The agency also seized diamonds, gold, precious stones and jewellery worth Rs 25 crore. Earlier in the day, Enforcement Directorate seized diamonds worth Rs 2.30 […]

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    Gujarat: Protest after activist immolates self over delay in land allotment

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    [India], Feb. 17 (ANI): Hundreds of locals staged a protest outside Gandhinagar Civil Hospital in Gujarat on Saturday following the death of Dalit activist, who had set himself on fire because of delay in allotment of land. The 60-year-old Bhanubhai Vankar, who immolated himself on Thursday inside the compound of Patan Collector’s office, succumbed to […]

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    Former TN minister Ponnusamy joins BJP

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    [India], Feb. 17 (ANI): Former union minister E Ponnusamy on Saturday joined the Bhartiya Janata Party in Delhi. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah formally welcomed E Ponnusamy later at a meeting in Delhi. E Ponnusamy was earlier a member of All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), the regional political party of Tamil […]

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    PNB fraud: IT dept. attaches nine more accounts of Gitanjali group

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    [India], Feb. 17 (ANI): The Income Tax (IT) Department on Saturday attached nine more accounts of Gitanjali group, in connection with Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud case. As per Income Tax sources the balance of nine accounts is around Rs 81 lakh. Meanwhile, the Central Bureau of Investigation’s (CBI) search in Punjab National Bank’s Brady […]

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      RGV appears before Hyderabad police in obscenity case over his film ‘GST’

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      Controversy RGV has also been booked for derogatory remarks against a woman activist. TNM Staff Controversial filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma appeared before the Hyderabad police on Saturday following a case of obscenity booked against him for his movie God, Sex and Truth, and also for his derogatory remarks on a woman activist. The filmmaker, whose […]

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      Iran President Hassan Rouhani’s Hyderabad Message

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      HYDERABAD: With a call for unity among Muslims across the world and the announcement of his readiness to simplify visa procedure for Indians, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday wound up the first leg of his India visit. In a rare gesture, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who is a senior Shia cleric too, visited the […]

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      Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s unity call to Muslims in Hyderabad

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      HYDERABAD: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who is on a two-day state visit to Hyderabad, called upon Muslims to shed sectarian differences and remain united against “enemies of Islam”. In an interaction with Islamic scholars here on Thursday, he slammed the Western world for “exploitation” of natural and human resources in under-developed countries. Hassan Rouhani also […]

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      Iran President Hassan Rouhani’s Hyderabad Visit

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      HYDERABAD: Iran President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Hyderabad on the 15th on a three-day India visit during which the two countries will discuss regional and international issues of mutual interest. Union Minister of State for Power R K Singh and Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan received him at the Begumpet airport. “He is scheduled to […]

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      Nara Lokesh’s mission to turn Amaravati into an IT hub, and why it’s an uphill task

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      Opinion Though companies want to set up operations in the new capital, employees are not willing to move citing high cost of living and lack of recreation options. Gali Nagaraja AP Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu endeared himself as the poster boy of information technology and architect of Cyberabad, presently in Telangana. The cynosure of […]

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      Arrest warrant against Andhra deputy CM’s son in murder case of YSRCP leader

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      Crime YSRCP leader Narayana Reddy was brutally killed last year after crude bombs were hurled at his vehicle. TNM Staff An arrest warrant was issued against KE Shyam Babu, the son of Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister KE Krishna Murthy, on Friday by a local Kurnool court in Dhone. The court was hearing a case […]

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      Exclusive: At first meeting of JFFC, members vow to fight injustice to AP by Centre

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      Politics The committee was formed following a call given by Pawan Kalyan, and aims to fight against the injustice meted out to both AP and Telangana. Balakrishna Ganeshan Image: Facebook/Jana Sena Party Keeping aside their ideological and political differences, leaders, former bureaucrats and social activists gathered on Friday at Hotel Daspalla in Hyderabad under the […]

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      Tainted HMDA director surrenders in ACB court, sent to judicial custody

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      Crime Following his surrender, the ACB court remanded him in judicial custody till March 1. TNM Staff After being absconding for two weeks, Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) Director (Planning), K Purushotham Reddy, surrendered before a court of the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Friday.   He had been on the run since February 2, when the […]

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        Jordan foils militant pipeline smuggling plot, says army

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        Author: AFPSat, 2018-02-17 21:53ID: 1518891570481291000AMMAN: Jordan’s army said on Saturday it has foiled a plot to smuggle arms, drugs and “terrorists” through a disused oil pipeline along its border with Syria.“The Jordanian armed forces were able… to thwart a plan to smuggle weapons, drugs and terrorists” through the pipeline, an official in the general command said in […]

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        Video shows tough Upper Egyptian woman arresting own harasser

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        Author: ARAB NEWSSun, 2018-02-18 00:01ID: 1518890666031214600QENA: A recently released video shows a 20-year-old woman who was harassed in Upper Egypt holding a tight grip of her harasser, shortly before handing him over to police. The incident has reportedly led to a strict three-year sentence for the 25-year-old man who appeared in the video as punishment for the […]

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        Student ‘slapped 12 times’ for eating during class in Egypt’s Luxor

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        Author: ARAB NEWSSat, 2018-02-17 22:42ID: 1518886215130781600LUXOR: A student at a school in Egypt’s governorate of Luxor was “slapped 12 times” by his teacher for allegedly eating his sandwich during class, a local news report said. The student’s father is accusing a teacher at an elementary school of beating his son and slapping him 12 times on the […]

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        Israeli military: 4 soldiers wounded in Gaza border blast

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        Author: APJERUSALEM: The Israeli military said Saturday that four soldiers were wounded, two seriously, in an explosion along the Israeli border with Gaza. The military said all four were evacuated for medical treatment. The Israeli military says one of its tanks has struck an observation post in the southern Gaza Strip in response to the detonation of […]

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        Drone strike kills 2 Al-Qaeda suspects in Yemen

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        Author: AFPSat, 2018-02-17 17:10ID: 1518877073519643100ADEN: A US drone strike in central Yemen killed two suspected Al-Qaeda members on a motorbike including a local commander, a security official said Saturday. The unmanned aircraft struck the motorcycle carrying the men in Bayda province at around midnight Friday, the official told AFP. “The strike targeted two Al-Qaeda militants, local commander […]

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        Tunisia coast guard rescues 48 migrants from sinking boat

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        Author: AFPSat, 2018-02-17 15:47ID: 1518872448229035600TUNIS: Tunisia’s coast guard has rescued 48 Tunisian migrants whose boat began sinking as they tried to reach Italy by sea, the interior ministry said Saturday. A patrol spotted the vessel on Friday night off Jebeniana, 210 kilometers (130 miles) south of Tunis. The nine-meter (30-foot) craft “was sinking after taking on water,” […]

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        Iranian President says will adhere to nuclear deal commitments

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        Author: REUTERSSat, 2018-02-17 15:10ID: 1518869595158665400NEW DELHI: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday it would adhere to commitments under its 2015 international nuclear agreement, signed with six world powers to limit its disputed nuclear program. “We will adhere to our commitments made,” Rouhani said at an event in New Delhi. “After signing a contract, haggling with it […]

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        Hezbollah says it is Lebanon’s ‘only’ tool in Israel gas dispute

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        Author: AFPFri, 2018-02-16 21:38ID: 1518861616317722900BEIRUT: Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah threatened Israel’s offshore energy projects Friday as he insisted his armed movement is Lebanon’s “only” source of leverage in an escalating oil and gas dispute. “The only force you have, oh Lebanese, is the resistance,” Nasrallah said in a televised speech, referring to his powerful faction. “If Israel […]

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          Even as markets shook, many investors held steady

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          Author: APSat, 2018-02-17 03:00ID: 1518891262481264100NEW YORK: This month’s sell-off for stocks marked the first big test of investors’ mettle in years. And many ended up doing exactly what the experts were recommending: Hold steady.Even as stock markets tumbled around the world, putting a halt to an unusually calm and strong ride upward, many investors resisted the urge […]

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          Challenging times for UAE retailers, but Dubai well positioned

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          Author: Richard WachmanSat, 2018-02-17 22:09ID: 1518889950401138700LONDON: Continuing weakness in UAE retail markets has been highlighted by disappointing earnings results from companies such as Dubai retailer Marka. The crash in oil prices has had a trickle-down impact on the Gulf state’s retail markets, hitting consumer confidence, consultancy group Euromonitor International said — although others see signs of hope […]

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          IMF chief says ‘Why not?’ to European Monetary Fund plan

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          Author: REUTERSSun, 2018-02-18 20:28ID: 1518883350440411200VIENNA: International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has no objection to plans to turn the euro zone’s bailout fund into a European Monetary Fund, she said in comments published on Saturday. The European Commission has suggested transforming the role of the government-controlled European Stability Mechanism (ESM) into a full-blown European Monetary Fund under […]

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          Indian police arrest three people in $1.8bn PNB fraud case

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          Author: REUTERSSun, 2018-02-18 20:10ID: 1518882063010252100NEW DELHI: India’s federal police arrested two employees at Punjab National Bank believed to be at the center of a staggering $1.77 billion fraud, the first arrests so far in the country’s biggest-ever bank scam, a police source said on Saturday. The pair, Gokulnath Shetty and Manoj Kharat, are suspected of steering fraudulent […]

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          Resumption of Russian flights to Cairo postponed till end of February

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          Author: ARAB NEWSSat, 2018-02-17 21:08ID: 1518880258440085700CAIRO: Officials at Cairo’s International Airport were informed Friday by Aeroflot, the Russian national carrier, that the resumption of Russian flights to Egypt will be postponed till the end of February. A report by the state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper said a memo from Aeroflot stated that flights will be postponed for another week […]

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          US Commerce Department proposes hefty import curbs on steel, aluminum

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          Author: REUTERSSun, 2018-02-18 19:36ID: 1518879552710004400WASHINGTON: The US Commerce Department has recommended that President Donald Trump impose steep curbs on steel and aluminum imports from China and other countries ranging from global and country-specific tariffs to broad import quotas, according to proposals released on Friday. China’s Commerce Ministry responded by saying the report was “baseless” and did not […]

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          Dubai on course to outstrip pricey London’s record for building apartments

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          Author: CHARLIE NEYRASat, 2018-02-17 01:16ID: 1518808381341824500LONDON: Dubai is on course to absorb more new apartments than London over the next two years, as luxury “ghost towers” threaten to haunt developers in both cities, analysts say. Brokers warn that the pair are developing luxury units far beyond the reach of average earners. In London, the average home costs […]

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          Middle East property investors shrug off Brexit blues

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          Author: CHARLIE NEYRASat, 2018-02-17 01:08ID: 1518808322421801600LONDON: The UK capital is still seeing strong interest from Middle Eastern property buyers, even as politicians in Westminster wrangle over Brexit. The lure of safe-haven London remains high, and is expected to strengthen rather than decrease, brokers said. Arab buyers are lured by currency weakness, the decline in prime central London […]

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            Qatari sheikh’s ownership of La Liga’s Malaga: When a football dream turns sour

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            Author: MATT SMITHSat, 2018-02-17 23:38ID: 1518889546141103900BARCELONA: On a chilly April night in Germany’s football heartland the Ruhr valley, Malaga CF were denied a place in the Champions League semifinals by two controversial stoppage-time goals. Defeat to Borussia Dortmund was hard to accept, but what seemed clear was that a wealthy new European football power had emerged to […]

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            Sachin Tendulkar says rest of cricketing world yet to ‘figure out’ India’s spin duo

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            Author: ARAB NEWSSat, 2018-02-17 22:37ID: 1518885661710725300LONDON: India legend Sachin Tendulkar is confident that Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal will play a major role in the country’s performance on overseas pitches because the rest of the cricketing world is “yet to figure out” a method to counter the two young wrist spinners. Speaking at an event called ‘The […]

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            Elise Christie crashes out again at Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, Vonn finishes 6th

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            Author: APSat, 2018-02-17 19:11ID: 1518885352140658000PYEONGCHANG: Triple world champion Elize Christie crashed hard into the protective padding on the last corner of her 1,500-meter speed skating semifinal on Saturday and had to be stretchered off the ice. The British athlete was chasing South Korean leader Choi Min-jeong together with Li Jinyu when Christie and the Chinese skater tangled. […]

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            Iran protests ban on wrestler who threw bout to avoid Israel

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            Author: AFPSat, 2018-02-17 13:05ID: 1518863002947847300TEHRAN: Iran’s wrestling federation said late Friday it would protest a decision to ban one of its athletes and the national coach for deliberately throwing a match to avoid fighting an Israeli opponent. Alireza Karimi Mashiani threw a match against his Russian opponent in the under-23 world championships in Poland in November to […]

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            Czech Ester Ledecka wins shock Olympic super-G, US’s Lindsey Vonn sixth

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            Author: AFPSat, 2018-02-17 07:33ID: 1518842276816776300PYEONGCHANG, South Korea: Czech snowboarder Ester Ledecka sprang one of the biggest shocks in Winter Games history when she won the super-G on Saturday with US star Lindsey Vonn finishing sixth. Ledecka, also favorite in the snowboard parallel slalom in a week’s time, clocked 1min 21.11sec down the polished 2km-long Jeongseon course to […]

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            Signing MoU with Qatar FA shows the English FA has lost its moral compass

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            Author: JONATHAN WILSONSat, 2018-02-17 01:58ID: 1518811467382220100LONDON: The English Football Association really is an astonishing body. Almost from the moment it was founded in December 1863, it has lurched from embarrassment to embarrassment, plumbing new depths. The latest farrago is signing a memorandum of understanding with the Qatar Football Association. The FA will no doubt seek to justify […]

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            Arab history-maker Samir Azzimani carries fellow skier over line for ‘moment of the Games’

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            Author: AFPSat, 2018-02-17 01:51ID: 1518810500602112800PYEONGCHANG: Morocco’s Samir Azzimani was involved in what might just be the defining image of this year’s Winter Olympics.Mexico’s German Madrazo was heroically skiing last to the line, proudly brandishing the flag of his country and smiling jubilantly. After crossing the finish after 15 kilometers of gruelling freestyle cross-country racing on Friday, he […]

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              Chinese giant pandas unveiled to public in Finland

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              Author: APSat, 2018-02-17 03:00ID: 1518873233759135600HELSINKI: Two giant pandas on loan from China have been unveiled at a zoo in central Finland and they have frolicked, galloped, climbed trees and played in the snow after a month-long quarantine. Hua Bao, a 4-year-old male, and 3-year-old female Jin Baobao arrived in Finland on Jan. 18 and were immediately renamed […]

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              Sotheby’s Dubai proves that art is coming of age in the Middle East

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              Sudeshna Ghosh DUBAI: The Middle East is no stranger to Sotheby’s auctions. The veteran international auction house’s sales of Islamic and Middle Eastern art go back decades, and collectors from the region constitute an important — and increasing — percentage of its client base. But with the establishment of Sotheby’s Dubai late last year, the […]

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              Tears, exuberance as ‘Black Panther’ opens across Africa

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              AP JOHANNESBURG: “Black Panther” has burst onto the screen in Africa, handing a powerful response to the unfortunate remarks about the continent by President Donald Trump. As the red carpet in South Africa swirled with stunning outfits and exclamations in the local isiXhosa language used in the film’s Wakanda kingdom, cast member John Kani laughed […]

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              Kendrick Lamar performs solo set ahead of NBA All-Star game

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              Author: APSat, 2018-02-17 03:00ID: 1518855554917434600LOS ANGELES: Kendrick Lamar added to the excitement around Sunday’s NBA All-Star game with a searing performance Friday night. Lamar was alone on an outdoor stage across from Staples Center for the 45-minute set that included hit after hit from his albums and mixtapes. With no introduction or fanfare, the 30-year-old emerged wearing […]

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              Japan, short of workers, eyes hiking optional pension age beyond 70

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              Author: REUTERSSat, 2018-02-17 07:37ID: 1518842422606787700TOKYO: Japan has okayed plans to let people choose to start drawing their state pensions beyond the age of 70 as it grapples with severe labor shortages, ballooning welfare costs and a shrivelling tax base stemming from its greying population. The government said on Friday it would look to cement the proposals through […]

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                Iran replaces paper visas with electronic ones at airport

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                TEHRAN, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) — Electronic visas have replaced paper visas at Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA) as of early February, Financial Tribune daily reported on Saturday. The smart system eases the process of visa issuance considerably and reduces the amount of time travellers need to spend before entering the country. “Travelers from 180 […]

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                Jivi Mobile launches cheapest 4g Volte Smart Phone

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                Jivi Mobiles, one of the leading feature phone and smartphone brands in India has announced its association with Reliance Jio, one of the fastest growing mobile networks and the largest data network in the world.Jio and Jivi Mobiles have taken a major step in the direction of realizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Vision of ‘Digital […]

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                Essential Phone with built-in Amazon Alexa launched

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                San Francisco: A new variant of Essential Phone has been launched with built-in Alexa (Amazon’s virtual personal assistant), offering an alternative to Google Assistant that is already available on all other variants.”Just one day after unveiling three fresh colour variants of the Essential Phone, the company announced yet another new version of the handset. Called […]

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                Google testing new technology to improve 911 system

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                San Francisco: Google has conducted a trial of a new technology that will help 911 operators figure out the location of cellphone callers more accurately, media reported.The test included tens of thousands of 911 calls over the span of two months in several states in the US and had encouraging results, The Wall Street Journal […]

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                Itel Mobile registers 217% growth in India

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                New Delhi: With a 9 per cent market share, China-based Transsion Holdings’ Itel Mobile registered a 217 per cent growth in India in 2016-2017, the company said on Saturday.Itel Mobile entered the Indian market in April 2016.”The reason behind itel Mobile’s continued success in the Indian market is its dynamic expansion strategy that focuses on […]

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                Itel becomes second fastest growing brand in India courtesy CMR report

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                Setting benchmarks in the Indian market, itel Mobile has now been listed as the pioneering mobile phone brand as per the latest CMR report.A Transsion Holdings Conglomerate brand, itel has emerged as the second largest player in the overall mobile phone market in India by capturing nine percent market share for the year 2017.The latest […]

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                ISRO technically ready for human space missions

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                The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is ready with technologies needed for human space missions and only political clearance is needed, according to a senior professor.Delivering the spotlight address at the fourth ORF-Kalpana Chawla Space Dialogue here today, B N Suresh, Honorary Distinguished Professor of the ISRO, said as far as ISRO is concerned, its […]

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                Diamonds, real estate, and fixed deposits of Nirav Modi under ED scanner

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                Highlights: Enforcement Directorate acting upon PNB’s FIRs.Movable and Immovable assets valued at Rs 5100 crore seizedRaids on properties and offices in Mumbai and Delhi. Jaipur and Hyderabad on radar A case of PMLA registered against Nirav Modi and accomplices Multiple searches by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has brought assets worth nearly Rs 5100 crore linked […]

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                  Muslim Brotherhood founder’s grandson Tariq Ramadan hospitalized while facing allegations

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                  AFP PARIS: Prominent Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, who was remanded in custody in France on rape charges earlier in the month, has been hospitalized due to multiple sclerosis, his support group said Saturday. The 55-year-old Oxford University professor, who will now undergo an independent medical evaluation to determine if he is to remain in jail […]

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                  Iran President Hassan Rouhani’s Hyderabad Message

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                  HYDERABAD: With a call for unity among Muslims across the world and the announcement of his readiness to simplify visa procedure for Indians, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday wound up the first leg of his India visit. In a rare gesture, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who is a senior Shia cleric too, visited the […]

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                  Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s unity call to Muslims in Hyderabad

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                  HYDERABAD: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who is on a two-day state visit to Hyderabad, called upon Muslims to shed sectarian differences and remain united against “enemies of Islam”. In an interaction with Islamic scholars here on Thursday, he slammed the Western world for “exploitation” of natural and human resources in under-developed countries. Hassan Rouhani also […]

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                  Iran President Hassan Rouhani’s Hyderabad Visit

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                  HYDERABAD: Iran President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Hyderabad on the 15th on a three-day India visit during which the two countries will discuss regional and international issues of mutual interest. Union Minister of State for Power R K Singh and Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Governor ESL Narasimhan received him at the Begumpet airport. “He is scheduled to […]

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                  40 Palestinians wounded in clashes with Israeli soldiers in Gaza, West Bank

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                  RAMALLAH, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) — A total of 40 Palestinian demonstrators were wounded in clashes with Israeli soldiers in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank on Friday afternoon, local sources said. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesman of Gaza Health Ministry, told reporters that 23 Palestinians were shot and wounded during clashes on the borders between […]

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                  Oman FM makes rare visit to East Jerusalem’s holy site

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                  JERUSALEM, Feb. 15 (Xinhua) — Oman’s Foreign Minister Yusuf bin Alawi paid a rare visit to al-Aqsa mosque compound, a contested holy site in Jerusalem, on Thursday, local media reported. The Times of Israel newspaper reported that Alawi toured the site in East Jerusalem’s Old City, which Muslims revere as the Noble Sanctuary and Jews […]

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                  Tillerson says U.S. plan for Mideast peace “fairly well-advanced”

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                  AMMAN, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that work on a new plan for achieving peace in the Middle East peace is “fairly well advanced.” The U.S. official made the remarks in a press conference with Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Safadi, where he stressed that the U.S. was […]

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                  Palestinian gov’t slams Israel’s settlement project near Jerusalem shrine

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                  RAMALLAH, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) — The Palestinian government slammed on Wednesday the initiation of an Israeli settlement project near Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East Jerusalem, urging the international community and Islamic states to act against it. “Building this project next to Al-Aqsa Mosque and on lands that are considered part of it raises grave threats […]

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