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  • Would love to sign off with a medal in Rio: Lee Chong Wei

    HYDERABAD: Former world number one and Malaysia’s top shuttler Lee Chong Wei, who is coming back after serving a doping ban, is keen on winning a medal at next year’s Rio Olympics as it would be his last Games. “I thank my friends, coach, media who supported me (after the ban). I just want to

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  • Obama to introduce gun control measures bypassing Congress

    WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama is set to introduce a series of gun control executive measures, including expanding background checks, bypassing the Congress in a bid to control mass shooting menace that has claimed over 100,000 lives in the last decade. Receiving a set of recommendations in this regard from his Attorney General and FBI

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  • Vijender meets Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag

    PTI | Jan 5, 2016, 01.06 PM IST NEW DELHI: India’s star boxer Vijender Singh has met Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag at his official residence here. During the meeting, the Army Chief appreciated Vijender for turning professional and applauded him for three consecutive wins in 2015. In an hour long meeting, Army Chief

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  • About 100 Pakistanis fled to Syria and Iraq to join Islamic State

    LAHORE: About 100 Pakistanis, including women, have travelled to Syria and Iraq to join the Islamic State since the rise of the dreaded terror group in the Middle East, a minister in the provincial Punjab government said here. “Some 100 Pakistanis including women have left the country for Syria and Iraq to join the ISIS

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  • Adidas want style from Manchester United

    BERLIN: German sportswear giant Adidas would like to see Manchester United playing more attractive football, their CEO Herbert Hainer told German daily Suddeutsche Zeitung in an interview published on Monday. The interview could put more pressure on under-fire Manchester United manager Dutchman Luis van Gaal, whose charges have been widely accused of being boring this

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  • Blast near Indian consulate in Jalalabad

    NEW DELHI/KABUL: An explosion was reported on Tuesday in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad close to foreign consulate buildings including those of India, Pakistan and Iran, a spokesman for the provincial governor said. The explosion was reported 400 metres from the Indian consulate in Jalalabad. An official said there were no reports of casualties

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  • US struggles to explain allegiance to Saudi Arabia

    WASHINGTON: The Obama administration on Monday confronted the fundamental contradiction in its increasingly tense relationship with Saudi Arabia. It could not bring itself, at least in public, to condemn the execution of a dissident cleric who challenged the royal family, for fear of undermining the fragile Saudi leadership that it desperately needs in fighting the

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  • Bus catches fire in north China, 14 dead, over 30 injured

    BEIJING: A fire on a bus in northern China on Tuesday killed 14 people and injured more than 30, and police were hunting for a suspect, authorities said.The incident happened in Yinchuan, the capital of Ningxia region, at about 7 a.m., said a press officer at the Ningxia fire department, who gave only her surname,

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  • Bill Clinton, the subdued spouse, makes his campaign debut

    Eight years after aggressively defending his wife during her first presidential campaign, Bill Clinton was unusually understated and subdued Monday during his first solo swing back in New Hampshire for Hillary Clinton, restraining himself even in the face of taunts from Donald Trump. Sticking mostly to descriptions of Hillary Clinton’s policy positions and biography, the

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