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Football: Lukaku, Lingard strike as United beat West Brom

Goals from Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard gave Manchester United a 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion on Sunday as Jose Mourinho s men kept their faint title hopes alive. Lukaku put United ahead at the Hawthorns and Lingard netted with the aid of a deflection to double the visitors lead before half-time. But what looked destined to be a …

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Football: Suarez, Paulinho move Barca 11 clear of Real

Barcelona opened up an 11-point La Liga lead over Real Madrid ahead of next weekend s El Clasico between the Spanish giants as Luis Suarez and Paulinho each scored twice in a 4-0 thrashing of Deportivo la Coruna on Sunday. Lionel Messi also saw a penalty saved and hit the woodwork three times as Barca regained their six-point lead over Atletico …

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Golf: Justin Rose wins Indonesian Masters

English professional golfer Justin Rose won the Indonesian Masters at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club on Sunday. Rose scored 10-under 62 and an eight-stroke victory in the all-important final round. The 37-year-old was very happy over the win and said his opponents were all very skillful. It is worth mentioning here that the play was delayed on Friday and Saturday …

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Fire and collapse in Mumbai shop kills 12

– Fire tore through a sweet shop in the Indian city of Mumbai before dawn Monday, sparking a building collapse which killed 12 sleeping workers, authorities said. Four others were injured but some saved their lives by scrambling out seconds before the collapse. Fire crews and other rescuers saved many trapped workers but 12 died of their injuries, said Tanaji …

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Myanmar’s child monks become royalty for a day

Riding elephants and horses in heavily bejewelled costumes, thick eyeliner and rouged lips, boys in central Myanmar parade through their village as ancient princes in a ceremony to mark their passage to monkhood. The whole village of Myinkabar, nestled among the centuries-old pagodas of Bagan city, turns out for an annual lavish feast in their honour. Everyone pays respects to …

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Militants storm Kabul spy training centre

Militants stormed an intelligence agency training facility in Kabul on Monday, officials said, triggering intense fighting with police in the latest Daesh group attack to hit the Afghan capital. “Around 10:10 am, a group of armed attackers entered an under-construction building in (the) NDS training centre in (the) Afshar area of Kabul,” interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish told AFP, referring …

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India: From worm toilets to solar lamps, social innovations keep rural women safer

Going from village to village in India to promote the use of toilets that use worms to break down fecal matter, the team from the Institute for Transformative Technologies (ITT) found young girls to be their biggest champions. The girls, who came with their mothers, quickly understood the merits of these so-called Tiger Toilets, and were eager to have them …

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Myanmar burned Rohingya villages despite refugee deal: HRW

Myanmar’s army burned down dozens of Rohingya homes within days of signing a refugee repatriation deal with Bangladesh, showing the agreement was a mere “public relations stunt”, Human Rights Watch said Monday. The rights group, citing analysis of satellite imagery, said buildings in 40 villages were destroyed in October and November, increasing the total to 354 villages that had been …

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CM Sanaullah Zehri announces compensation money for Quetta church attack victims

Chief Minister of Balochistan (CM) Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri on Monday has announced to give Rs1 million each to martyrs and Rs0.5 million each to injured people of Quetta church attack that killed nine people. Talking to media, Sanaullah Zehri lauded security officers for timely action against the terrorists. He said that if militants had managed to enter the Bethel …

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Pakistan committed to challenges of climate change: PM

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday said that Pakistan was fully cognizant of its commitment towards the challenges of environment and was effectively dealing with the phenomenon of greenhouse effect. Addressing at the Science Policy Conference on Climate Change, the Prime Minister said Pakistan had only one percent of the greenhouse footprint.

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