Porto beat Benfica 3-1 to reach Portugal League Cup final

Braga (Portugal), Jan 23  Porto are through to the final of the Portuguese League Cup final after defeating Benfica 3-1 in the first semifinal. The match at Municipal Stadium in Braga on Tuesday night, which is hosting both semifinals and next Sunday’s final, saw plenty of back-and-forth action between Primeira Liga leaders Porto and second-place […]

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Japan closes 2018 with first trade deficit in 3 years

Tokyo, Jan 23  Japan in 2018 had a trade deficit of 1.20 trillion yen ($11 billion), the first negative balance in three years, the government announced on Wednesday. In 2018, Japanese exports reached 81.49 trillion yen, an increase of 4.1 per cent over 2017, Efe news quoted official data. Annual imports rose by 9.7 per […]

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Google to start retiring hangouts for G Suite users in Oct: Report

San Francisco, Jan 23  Google has announced the timeline of the transition from classic Hangouts to Chat and Meet for its paying G Suite customers. The tech giant said that Hangouts retirement will start in October 2019. Starting April 16, Chat will become available on the web for G Suite domains that have classic Hangouts […]

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9 terror suspects detained in Maharashtra

Mumbai, Jan 23  Ahead of Republic Day, the Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) has detained nine youths suspected of terror links and plans to create criminal disturbances in the state, official sources said here on Wednesday. The operations started discreetly late on Sunday in Thane’s Mumbra town and in Aurangabad, both having a dominant minority […]

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Twitter rolls out new interface for web-users

San Francisco, Jan 23  Micro-blogging site Twitter is rolling out a new interface for web-users that comes with some shortcuts, an updated trending section and a newly-designed emoji button. “A new Twitter is coming. Some of you got an opt-in to try it now. Check out the emoji button, quick keyboard shortcuts, upgraded trends, advanced […]

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Qatar edge out Iraq 1-0, to play South Korea in Asian Cup quarters

Abu Dhabi, Jan 23  Qatar won 1-0 against Iraq in their 2019 AFC Asian Cup match, setting up a quarterfinal clash against South Korea. Defender Bassam Al Rawi scored Qatar’s lone goal at the Al Nahyan stadium here on Tuesday night, just two minutes after the hour mark, on a well-executed free-kick, knocking the 2007 […]

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Congress to highlight Sheila’s development model, many party leaders likely to rejoin

New Delhi, Jan 23 Preparing for the big Lok Sabha battle just months away, the Congress will embark on a door-to-door campaign from next week highlighting the development work done by three-time Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit (1998-2013) even as it expects some leaders who had deserted it to come back. Former Delhi Commission of Women […]

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Australia’s ‘Battered Wife’ shut shop after backlash

Canberra, Jan 23  The owner of an Australian fish and chip shop called ‘The Battered Wife’ says she has been forced out of business in less than two years following an “abusive witch hunt” by people, who have been unhappy with its name. “I can’t see anyway I can trade my way through it,” Carolyn […]

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