PYONGYANG - North Korea continued to fire short range projectiles into waters off its east coast for a third straight day on Monday, officials here said, despite warnings from the US and South Korea against increasing tensions. The North has conducted six such firings since Saturday, in what are believed to be tests of short-range guided missiles or rockets from multiple launchers, officials ...
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BEIRUT, Lebanon - At least 23 elite fighters from Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group, fighting alongside the Syrian government troops, were killed near the Lebanese border Monday, an activist group said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks Syria's war, said more than 100 Hezbollah members also have been wounded in the fighting around the opposition-held ...
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Part Hitchcockian exercise in ruthless wrong man at the wrong time tension and part pseudo-film noir, Derailed tells the story of a beleaguered suburban father/husband who makes one fatally bad decision and then spends the rest of the movie suffering for it. Because his bad decis ... ...
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World No.1 and defending champion Nicol David outclassed India's Joshana Chinappa in the first round of the Allam British Open Squash Championships here Tuesday. The Malaysian squash great took 30 minutes to get past her 26th ranked opponent 11-4, 11-5, 11-4 at the KC Stadium. Joshana had qualified for the main draw. Dipika Pallikal, India's highest ranked player at 15, plays her first round ...
Russia is struggling to beef up its hospitality infrastructure ahead of the 2018 World Cup, with seven of the 11 host cities lagging behind in the number of hotel rooms on offer. Only Moscow, Sochi, St. Petersburg and Kazan meet the FIFA requirement of 60,000 hotel rooms for host cities, World Cup deputy CEO Alexander Djordjadze said Tuesday at the Football Build Expo here. "It's no secret ...
India, with its "time-tested relationship" with Russia, expects greater backing from Moscow in its quest for permanent membership of the UN Security Council, a diplomatic officical said here Tuesday. "India's interest in securing permanent membership of UN Security Council is supported by Russia, but there is now an expectation that our Russian friends need to do more - and be seen to be doing ...
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A man from Chicago rode Ferris Wheel for more than two days - 384 times, up and around - to break the existing world record.
Clinton Shepherd, a park operations manager of Chicago's Navy Pier, who spent 48 hours, 8 minutes and 25 seconds riding Navy Pier's Ferris wheel over the weekend, said that he thought that Chicago - birthplace of the ride - should have the title, People magazine reported.
Shepherd was allowed by Guinness World Records to have one five-minute break every hour.
He played video games and watched James Bond and Batman flicks to stay awake during the ride.
Shepherd's gondola on the ferris wheel was outfitted with a big-screen TV, cushions and curtains.
The previous record of riding a ferris wheel was 30 hours and 35 seconds. (ANI)
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