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Four bodies found in Mediterranean Sea off Algeria, 13 rescued

  • A total of four migrants died and 13 others were saved after a boat capsized off Algeria coast.
A fishing boat with migrants docked at the port of the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, southern Italy, late Monday.(Sea-Watch.org/David Lohmueller via AP)
A fishing boat with migrants docked at the port of the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, southern Italy, late Monday.(Sea-Watch.org/David Lohmueller via AP)
Published on Oct 17, 2021 06:19 PM IST
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Algerian judoka banned 10 years for refusing Olympic bout

  • Algerian judoka Fethi Nourine has been banned from competition for 10 years by the International Judo Federation after his withdrawal from the Tokyo Olympics to avoid a potential bout against an Israeli opponent.
Algerian judoka banned 10 years for refusing Olympic bout(TWITTER)
Algerian judoka banned 10 years for refusing Olympic bout(TWITTER)
Published on Sep 14, 2021 08:39 AM IST
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Algeria frees imprisoned journalist, pro-democracy activists

Chanting “Free and Democratic Algeria,” dozens of people gathered at the prison where journalist and activist Khaled Drareni had been held in Kolea, west of the capital Algiers.
Journalist Khaled Drareni is greeted after his release from the Kolea prison, west of the capital Algiers, Algeria February 19, 2021.(REUTERS)
Journalist Khaled Drareni is greeted after his release from the Kolea prison, west of the capital Algiers, Algeria February 19, 2021.(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 20, 2021 05:55 AM IST
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Netizens awestruck with ‘frost paintings’ on sand-dunes in Algeria. Watch

Shared on Karim Bouchetata’s Facebook and Instagram profiles, the photos were taken at the Ain Sefra dunes in Algeria
Featuring the desert region of Algeria, the photographs show thin layers of ice in delicate patterns across the sand-dunes.(Facebook/@Karim Bouchetata )
Featuring the desert region of Algeria, the photographs show thin layers of ice in delicate patterns across the sand-dunes.(Facebook/@Karim Bouchetata )
Published on Jan 19, 2021 07:21 PM IST
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BySrimoyee Chowdhury

Saint Laurent’s chic safari

Anthony Vaccarello’s Spring 21 outing was a cross medley of cinematic ideas and the label’s hallowed archival influences
‘I wish you were here’ - Spring 21 women’s collection by Saint Laurent(Photo: Instagram/AnthonyVaccarello)
‘I wish you were here’ - Spring 21 women’s collection by Saint Laurent(Photo: Instagram/AnthonyVaccarello)
Updated on Dec 16, 2020 01:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByManish Mishra

UAE halts visas to citizens of 13 mostly Muslim states including Pakistan

The document, sent to companies operating in the state-owned business park and seen by Reuters, cited an immigration circular that came into effect on November 18.
The document said applications for new employment and visit visas had been suspended for nationals - those outside the UAE - of 13 mostly Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan.(AP)
The document said applications for new employment and visit visas had been suspended for nationals - those outside the UAE - of 13 mostly Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, Syria, Afghanistan and Pakistan.(AP)
Updated on Nov 25, 2020 10:18 PM IST
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Tourism interrupted: Countries still keeping travelers at bay amid the pandemic

Here’s a list of countries once tourism hotspots, now very wary of tourists.
Tourists getting their temperature checked upon arrival amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). The pandemic has severely impacted the tourism sector.(Reuters)
Tourists getting their temperature checked upon arrival amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). The pandemic has severely impacted the tourism sector.(Reuters)
Updated on Nov 15, 2020 04:05 PM IST
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A short hop from Europe, this tourism gem aims to open its doors soon

With a warm Mediterranean sea in summer, great winter skiing, vast Saharan deserts, towering Roman ruins and prehistoric art of global renown alongside an intriguing modern Arab culture, Algeria should be a top travel destination.
Algeria’s ready to become the alternative destination for the Mediterranean.(Lovers_Tourism_Algeria/Instagram)
Algeria’s ready to become the alternative destination for the Mediterranean.(Lovers_Tourism_Algeria/Instagram)
Updated on Feb 19, 2020 10:36 AM IST
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Bloomberg | BySalah Slimani

Sadio Mane set to be crowned king of Africa as troubles rumble on

The January 7 ceremony will set in motion a year sure to be full of drama on and off the field with 2022 World Cup and 2021 Cup of Nations qualifiers in the mix.
Liverpool's Sadio Mane smiles after scoring the opening goal.(AP)
Liverpool's Sadio Mane smiles after scoring the opening goal.(AP)
Updated on Jan 01, 2020 05:41 PM IST
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Johannesburg | ByAgence France-Presse

India static at 108, but loses 11 places throughout the year in FIFA rankings

India was placed at 97th in the December FIFA rankings of last year. The best ranking for the team this year was 101 in April and June.
A file photo of Sunil Chhetri (R).(AFP)
A file photo of Sunil Chhetri (R).(AFP)
Updated on Dec 19, 2019 05:20 PM IST
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Harbhajan Singh trolls Pakistan, others post Chandrayaan-2 launch

The 43.4 metre tall, 640 tonne rocket, nicknamed ‘Bahubali’, carried the 3.8-tonne Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft, which will carry out India’s second mission to its closest celestial neighbour.
The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, GSLV MkIII-M1 rocket, carrying Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft, lifting off from the Second Launch Pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.(ANI Photo)
The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, GSLV MkIII-M1 rocket, carrying Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft, lifting off from the Second Launch Pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Jul 24, 2019 09:12 AM IST
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New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Algeria win Africa Cup of Nations with freak early goal in final against Senegal

Algeria beat Senegal in the final thanks to a second-minute goal by Baghdad Bounedjah
Algeria's players celebrates with the trophy at the end of the African Cup of Nations final soccer match between Algeria and Senegal in Cairo International stadium in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 19, 2019. Algeria won 1-0.(AP)
Algeria's players celebrates with the trophy at the end of the African Cup of Nations final soccer match between Algeria and Senegal in Cairo International stadium in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 19, 2019. Algeria won 1-0.(AP)
Updated on Jul 20, 2019 12:23 PM IST
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Senegal, Algeria set for rematch in Africa Cup of Nations final

A Youcef Belaili goal gave Algeria a 1-0 win when the countries met in the group stage, but this time there is no second chance with Cup of Nations immortality awaiting the victor.
Senegal's forward Sadio Mane attends a training session in Cairo on eve of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) Final against Algeria.(AFP)
Senegal's forward Sadio Mane attends a training session in Cairo on eve of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) Final against Algeria.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 19, 2019 12:02 PM IST
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Cairo | ByAgence France-Presse

Senegal buzzing ahead of Africa Cup of Nations final

Business has been brisk for street hawkers selling flags and soccer shirts, while community dance groups are urging people to join in what could be the biggest party atmosphere seen in west African nation.
Senegal's Sadio Mane and teammates celebrate after the match.(REUTERS)
Senegal's Sadio Mane and teammates celebrate after the match.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 18, 2019 10:56 PM IST
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Dakar | ByReuters

Leaders must weigh the political risks of new systems they introduce

One system is Aadhaar which has the potential to be transformative, but is not without perils
Back in 2010, the Indian government launched Aadhaar, an ambitious biometric identification system, to help keep track of the social services being provided to India’s 1.34 billion citizens(AFP)
Back in 2010, the Indian government launched Aadhaar, an ambitious biometric identification system, to help keep track of the social services being provided to India’s 1.34 billion citizens(AFP)
Updated on May 10, 2019 07:32 PM IST
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Algerian president steps down amid protests, army pressure

The announcement followed soon after a sternly-worded call from the powerful army chief for Bouteflika, 82 and ailing, to “immediately” bow out.
Tensions had been mounting in recent days between the army chief and the president’s entourage — along with suspicions of a potential military coup.(AFP)
Tensions had been mounting in recent days between the army chief and the president’s entourage — along with suspicions of a potential military coup.(AFP)
Published on Apr 03, 2019 03:03 AM IST
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Algeris | ByAssociated Press

Algeria’s Bouteflika announces new government

Bouteflika said earlier this month he would pull out of the race and postponed April elections, in moves that angered Algerians who see it as a ploy to extend his two decades in power.
State television reported that armed forces chief Ahmed Gaid Salah, who has called for Bouteflika to step down, remained as deputy defence minister.(AFP)
State television reported that armed forces chief Ahmed Gaid Salah, who has called for Bouteflika to step down, remained as deputy defence minister.(AFP)
Published on Apr 01, 2019 02:11 AM IST
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Algiers | ByAgence France-Presse

Prickly pears: ‘humble’ cactus brings hope to Algeria

Everything from the cactus -- once considered sacred by the ancient Aztecs -- can be transformed to yield nutritional and medical benefits except for its prickly spines.
Scientific reports indicate that the Opuntia species of prickly pears which thrives in arid regions like Algeria’s northern Sidi Fredj contains a plethora of virtues. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Scientific reports indicate that the Opuntia species of prickly pears which thrives in arid regions like Algeria’s northern Sidi Fredj contains a plethora of virtues. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Updated on Feb 15, 2019 01:34 PM IST
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African Nations Cup pushed back a week for Ramadan

According to media reports, a request was made for the move by a number of mainly Muslim North African nations, including Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria, who have all already sealed qualification
Mohamed Salah will lead Egypt at the African Nations Cup.(REUTERS)
Mohamed Salah will lead Egypt at the African Nations Cup.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 28, 2019 11:51 PM IST
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FIH looks to save water, to change playing surface by 2024

FIH decided that from 2024 Paris Olympics onwards, the sport will be played on a new surface which barely uses water, unlike the current synthetic turfs which need lots of it to control the pace of the ball.
Current synthetic surfaces use too much water.(Getty Images)
Current synthetic surfaces use too much water.(Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 04, 2018 07:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | BySandip Sikdar

Manchester City signs playmaker Riyad Mahrez in record club deal

Riyad Mahrez secured his move to Premier League champions Manchester City on Tuesday, seven months after his hopes were dashed when City refused to pay Leicester City’s asking price.
Riyad Mahrez has completed a long-awaited move to Premier League champions Manchester City.(Twitter)
Riyad Mahrez has completed a long-awaited move to Premier League champions Manchester City.(Twitter)
Updated on Jul 11, 2018 02:20 AM IST
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FIFA World Cup 2018 highlights: Mexico stun Germany in Group F encounter

Hirving Lozano scored the only goal of the match as Mexico stunned Germany in the FIFA World Cup 2018 encounter at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow.Follow highlights of Germany vs Mexico, FIFA World Cup 2018 here.
Mexico defeated Germany in their opening game of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Moscow on Sunday. Follow highlights of Germany vs Mexico, FIFA World Cup 2018 here.(REUTERS)
Mexico defeated Germany in their opening game of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Moscow on Sunday. Follow highlights of Germany vs Mexico, FIFA World Cup 2018 here.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 17, 2018 10:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySayan Ghosh

FIFA World Cup 2018: Cristiano Ronaldo outshone in football by his own son

Cristiano Ronaldo was outshone by his son, Cristianinho, after he scored a goal in the post-match kickabout following Portugal’s 3-0 win over Algeria in a friendly before the FIFA World Cup 2018.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s son Cristianinho received some of the biggest cheers of the night from the Estadio da Luz crowd(REUTERS)
Cristiano Ronaldo’s son Cristianinho received some of the biggest cheers of the night from the Estadio da Luz crowd(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 09, 2018 03:30 PM IST
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Portugal must be realistic at World Cup, says captain Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo knows Portugal – who will face Spain, Morocco and Iran at the World Cup – are not among the favourites in Russia.
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo are placed in Group B at the FIFA football World Cup in Russia.(AP)
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo are placed in Group B at the FIFA football World Cup in Russia.(AP)
Updated on Jun 07, 2018 09:31 PM IST
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