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Diego Maradona unveils statue of himself in India

Diego Maradona unveiled a 12-feet statue of himself holding the 1986 World Cup trophy in Kolkata, India on Monday. “I am not god of football but a simple footballer. I’m happy to be here in Kolkata again,” the 57-year-old former Argentina international said through his interpreter, added, ”It’s amazing to …

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Blast kills 13 at wedding in India

At least 13 people including a pregnant woman were killed when an electricity transformer exploded outside a wedding ceremony in western India, police said Wednesday. Dozens of guests had assembled for the ceremony outside a family home in the western state of Rajasthan when the transformer exploded, spewing hot oil …

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White tiger cubs maul keeper to death in India

White tiger cubs maul keeper to death in India

Bangalore (India) (AFP) – Two white tiger cubs have mauled their keeper to death at a wildlife national park in southern India, an official said on Sunday. Anji, 40, was killed late Saturday at Bannerghatta Biological Park on the outskirts of Bangalore when the two cubs attacked him as he …

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Solar cars begin race across Australian desert

Solar cars begin race across Australian desert

SYDNEY, Oct 8 (Reuters) – The World Solar Challenge began on Sunday with 42 solar cars crossing Australia’s tropical north to its southern shores, a gruelling 3,000 km (1,864 mile) race through the outback. The race from the northern city of Darwin to the southern city of Adelaide is expected …

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Ex-NANS President Dauda Mohammed is dead

The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, has announced the death of its former National President, Dauda Mohammed, 38, due to a protracted illness. The NANS’ President, Chinonso Obasi, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja, said Mr. Mohammed died on Sunday enroute India where he had …

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20 feared dead in northern India boat mishap

At least 20 people died when a boat packed with labourers capsized on the Yamuna river in northern India on Thursday. “It appears the boat was crowded beyond its capacity,” said Dharam Pal Singh, a magistrate in the Baghpat district in Uttar Pradesh state where the tragedy occurred. “The incident …

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