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Lone woman digs for family lost under Guatemalan volcanic rubble

Lone woman digs for family lost under Guatemalan volcanic rubble

SAN MIGUEL LOS LOTES, Guatemala (Reuters) – Eleven days after the Fuego volcano rained down on the Guatemalan village of San Miguel Los Lotes, a backhoe ripped the roof off one of the homes buried by ash, revealing a corpse in the still-hot dust. “It’s my sister Lola,” said Eufemia ...

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Mexican party rapped for wraps in tortilla election row

Achilles the cat trains mind and body for role as World Cup psychic

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Struggling to catch up with the longtime front-runner, the two chasing parties in Mexico’s presidential election have become embroiled in a spat over wrapping used to sell tortillas, the popular flatbread made for tacos. In an “extraordinary urgent session,” Mexico’s electoral authority ordered the center-right National ...

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Water scenario needs more attention

Water scenario needs more attention

The new budget for Karnataka was presented and was a tad disappointing from the perspective of water for Bengaluru city. Apart from an allocation for a feasibility study of the Mekedatu project on the Cauvery, nothing else found a mention. For a city compared to Cape Town and a D-day ...

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Man charged after running in underwear on Atlanta airport runway

Man charged after running in underwear on Atlanta airport runway

(Reuters) – A teenager has been criminally charged after running half-naked across an Atlanta airport runway and jumping onto the wing of a Delta Air Lines plane that had just landed. Officials on Wednesday said Jhyrin Jones, 19, conducted his escapade after scaling a 12-foot high fence topped with barbed ...

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Managing a home loan – The Hindu

Managing a home loan - The Hindu

Buying a house for self-dwelling is a massive task. Peer pressure or compulsions from family and friends will often lead one to investing in a house. Real estate observers have even noticed the psychological trends that have a majority thinking that it is “blasphemous not to own a house.” Even ...

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‘Space kingdom’ seeks citizens for life beyond Earth very soon

'Space kingdom' seeks citizens for life beyond Earth very soon

(This version of the June 25th story changes paragraph 9 to make clear that membership fee does not yet apply) VIENNA (Reuters) – Feel like the world is going to the dogs? Want to get away from it all? Here’s a solution: become a citizen of the nation of Asgardia ...

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Making the city liveable, sustainable

Making the city liveable, sustainable

Every city has to undergo a struggle. Bengaluru of yesteryear has changed phenomenally. At the end of 1980s when I came down to settle in the city, it was fascinating. There were satellites towns like Yelahanka, Kengeri and Whitefield around. They all seem to have been subsumed within Bengaluru today. ...

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Soccer: ‘Brides’ enjoy match-making on World Cup stage

Soccer: 'Brides' enjoy match-making on World Cup stage

KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) – Russian women wearing elaborate bridal dresses took to the pitch in the World Cup host city of Kazan on Saturday for a friendly soccer match intended to show their love for the sport. Wearing floor-length white dresses and running shoes, the women split up into teams ...

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Soccer: Shootout win is perfect gift for Russian newlyweds

Soccer: Shootout win is perfect gift for Russian newlyweds

PUSHKIN, Russia (Reuters) – Russian couple Yekaterina and Dmitry Vasilyev enjoyed a perfect wedding celebration on Sunday as they briefly halted their nuptials to watch the hosts defy the odds by beating Spain in a penalty shootout to reach the World Cup quarter-finals. Participants of a wedding ceremony celebrate the ...

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KFA decides against punishing egg-throwers

KFA decides against punishing egg-throwers

SEOUL (Reuters) – The Korea Football Association (KFA) has decided not to pursue charges against people who threw eggs at the national team after they arrived home from the World Cup, police said on Tuesday. Soccer Football – World Cup – Group F – South Korea vs Mexico – Rostov ...

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