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  • Saina Nehwal sails into semifinals of China Open

    FUZHOU (China): Defending champion Saina Nehwal sailed into the semifinals of the USD 700,000 China Open Super Series Premier after she saw off Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in straight games here on Friday. A relaxed Saina didn’t break a sweat and her cool demeanour helped her to stave off the challenge from the World No. 10,

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  • Kremlin-controlled TV airs 'secret' plans for Russian nuclear weapon

    MOSCOW: The Kremlin’s chief spokesman has confirmed that a report broadcast on Russian television this week revealed the design of a secret nuclear weapon delivery system: a drone submarine that could attack coastlines. Russian officials said the revelation of the submarine, which has not yet been produced, was accidental. But it came to light in

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  • Lewis Hamilton fastest in first Brazil practice

    SAO PAULO: Triple Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton put talk of his party lifestyle and fatigue to one side on Friday with the fastest lap in first practice for the Brazilian Grand Prix. The Briton, who had delayed his arrival in Brazil due to a fever and after a car accident in Monaco in

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  • 'Far better' if Jihadi John faced trial than killed: Corbyn

    LONDON: With Islamic State executioner Jihadi John reportedly killed in a drone strike, UK’s leader of opposition Jeremy Corbyn today said it would have been “far better” if he had been held to account in a court of law. The American military was 99 per cent certain that Mohammed Emwazi, known as Jihadi John, had

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  • German police find seven dead babies in apartment

    Reuters | Nov 13, 2015, 06.17 PM IST A police car stands in front of a house in Wallenfels, southern Germany, where police found bodies of several babies. (AP photo) BERLIN: The bodies of seven dead babies have been found in an apartment in the southern German state of Bavaria, police said, adding that they

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  • German team hotel in Paris evacuated for bomb threat

    AP | Nov 13, 2015, 05.25 PM IST PARIS: The Paris hotel where the German national team is staying ahead of Friday’s match against France has been evacuated because of a bomb threat. The Hotel Molitor says an anonymous caller phoned in the threat on Friday morning. The hotel says French authorities are on the

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  • Saudi Arabia seizes 48,000 cans of beer disguised as Pepsi

    AP | Nov 13, 2015, 04.23 PM IST Highlights • Customs officials in Saudi Arabia seized the ber cans moving through the al-Batha border• A video posted by the customs officials shows an officer using a box cutter to find green-and-white Heineken cans beneath the Pepsi• Drinking or possessing alcohol is a criminal offense in

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  • Tendulkar who, asks British Airways; fans troll airline

    MUMBAI: Sachin Tendulkar slammed British Airways (BA) on Friday for their poor customer services and his cue was promptly taken up by his legions of fans who trolled the airlines on Twitter for asking the batting maestro’s full name. Tendulkar took to Twitter to express his disappointment with the airline’s services. Soon after his tweet,

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  • World Bank approves US $ 500 million loan to Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: The World Bank has approved a USD 500 million loan to cash-strapped Pakistan for energy sector reform in the country reeling under frequent power cuts. The loan, scheduled to be issued in April, was delayed due to government’s failure to implement key conditions imposed by the bank. After the government fulfilled over half a

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