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England batsman Kevin Pietersen who has not played since March owing to knee injury has confirmed that he will be returning to the team and aim for the Ashes series. Pietersen has said that he will return with the Surrey in their County Championship fixture against Yorkshire in the next week, Sport24 reports. According to the report, this fixture has been considered a comeback for Pietersen ...
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Tahiti avoided humiliation by scoring a goal in a 6-1 loss to Nigeria on Monday at the Confederations Cup in Belohorizonte, Brazil. Jonathan Tehau headed in a goal early in the second half at Mineirao Stadium to reduce the deficit to 3-1. ...
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Brazil will not allow anti-government protests to mar the international Confederations Cup soccer games being hosted here, Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo warned Monday.Rebelo said at a press conference in Rio that Brazil must show the world that it is a democratic country, but also that it can guarantee the order needed to undertake such events."We will not allow any of these protests to get ...
Who loves haggis?: Marvel at the competitions in heavy sports, Highland dancing and even frozen haggis tossing at the 27th Annual Scottish Festival & Highland Games at Hamilton Lakes, Thorndale Avenue and Route 53, Itasca. Don't miss the whiskey tastings and bagpipe and drummer show. $12-$20; $5 parking. (708) 447-5092 or . 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. today. King of Swing: Buddy Guy headlines the ...
People who suffer from heartburn should go and see a doctor if it persists for three weeks because they may be at risk of cancer, experts have ...
They Said It
Our nuclear programmes are completely transparent. But we are ready to show greater transparency and make clear for the whole world that the steps of the Islamic Republic of Iran are completely within international frameworks. The sanctions are unfair, the Iranian people are suffering, and our (nuclear) activities are legal. These sanctions are illegal and only benefit Israel.
Iran's president-elect was speaking after his historic election victory.
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Passengers of American Airlines have chosen Marilyn Monroe as their dream flight attendant and George Clooney as the ideal pilot, in a survey.
Monroe was voted the first-choice fantasy flight attendant with 22 per cent of the overall votes, followed by Audrey Hepburn at 20 per cent, News.com.au reported.
The survey was done in two categories - Hollywood's golden age and the modern-day era.
For the recent times Jennifer Aniston grabbed the top position with just over 18 per cent of the vote, followed by Kate Middleton and Angelina Jolie.
Pippa Middleton and Beyonce tied for the fourth place with around 11 per cent of votes.
In the pilot's category, George Clooney topped the list with 22.5 per cent votes followed by Prince Harry with 21.4 per cent. (ANI)
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