Former football star Paul Gascoigne fined for racism offence


Dudley (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne has been fined £1,000 ($1,305, 1,168 euros) and ordered to pay pay £1,000 in compensation by a court on Monday for making a racist comment to a black security guard at his ‘An Evening With Gazza show’ last year. Gascoigne, 49, pleaded guilty to a racially aggravated public order offence ...

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What Makes A Politician Tick


As the Punjab and Uttar Pradesh elections loom large on the horizon, political parties are scrambling to project themselves as the only saviours of the electorate. The BJP has started mass rallies and Amit Shah has thrown down the gauntlet to the BSP. The Samajwadi Party is on a media blitzkrieg but it remains to be seen if Shivpal Singh’s ...

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China threatens countermeasures after Dalai Lama speaks at EU Parliament


BEIJING (Reuters) – China expressed anger on Monday and threatened countermeasures after exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama spoke at the European Parliament in the French city of Strasbourg and met its president, Martin Schulz. China regards the 80-year-old, Nobel Peace Prize-winning monk as a separatist, though he says he merely seeks genuine autonomy for his Himalayan homeland, which ...

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Where Is Prabhat Singh?


“I think the police, on government’s cue, are trying to silence my voice again. I fear that I would be kidnapped”, read Prabhat Singh’s last WhatsApp message sent on September 16 at 4:38 PM. The 32-year-old Dantewada-based journalist has been missing since then—his whereabouts unknown, phone switched off. His friends believe that he has been detained illegally since he had ...

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The Latest: Denmark says its jets took part in Syria strike


ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the developments in Syria, where a Russia-U.S.-brokered cease-fire, now in its seventh day, is hanging in the balance after numerous violations (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Denmark says two of its F-16 fighter jets took part in the U.S.-led air raid that killed dozens of Syrian soldiers over the weekend. In a Monday ...

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Here’s A Healthy Granola You’ll Actually Want To Snack On


When it comes to granola, historically speaking, there have only been two options: healthy and cardboard-tasting, or delicious but brimming with added sugar. Until SkinnyGenius came along, that is: this new good-for-you granola tastes far better than granola has any business being. The brand has quickly become a celeb favorite for those reasons. The ingredient list includes just nine things, most ...

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Michael Thomson wins Boise Open to regain PGA Tour


BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Michael Thomson won the Tour Finals’ Albertson Boise Open on Sunday at Hillcrest Country Club to regain a PGA Tour card. Thompson finished with his second straight 7-under 64, birdieing five of the first seven holes on the back nine, for a three-stroke victory over Argentina’s Miguel Angel Carballo. The 31-year-old Thompson finished at 23-under ...

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Real Madrid equals Barcelona's winning record in Spain


MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid equaled a record set by rival Barcelona as James Rodriguez and Karim Benzema scored in a 2-0 defeat of Espanyol on Sunday in the Spanish league. It was the 16th straight league win for Madrid, going back to last season, matching Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona in the 2010-11 season. Madrid maintained a three-point lead over Barcelona ...

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Merkel party routed in Berlin polls as right-wing AfD gains


Berlin (AFP) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party suffered a historic loss in Berlin state elections Sunday while the right-wing populist AfD gained fresh support, riding a wave of popular anger over her open-door refugee policy. The anti-Islam Alternative for Germany party won around 14 percent, according to public broadcasters’ projections, in the capital which has long prided itself on ...

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