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‘Still alive’: Pope jokes some people wanted him dead after recent operation

  • Pope Francis made the comments during a meeting with members of the Jesuits, a Catholic religious order, in Slovakia this month. He underwent a colon surgery in July and spent 11 days in hospital following that.
Pope Francis admitted that criticism from clerics within the Roman Catholic Church annoyed him at times.
Pope Francis admitted that criticism from clerics within the Roman Catholic Church annoyed him at times.
Published on Sep 21, 2021 09:06 PM IST
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Reuters | | Posted by Sharangee Dutta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

US plans to return Jewish artefacts stolen from Europe during Holocaust

US recover 17 funeral scrolls, manuscripts and other historic records that were to go on auction in New York City. The items were traced to Jewish communities in Romania, Hungary, Ukraine and Slovakia that were ransacked during Nazi rule in World War II
Original manuscripts written in German by Jewish German-speaking novelist and story writer Franz Kafka are now online for the first time, following an intensive years-long process of conservation and restoration work, cataloguing and digitisation of the work of one of the major figures of 20th-century literature.(Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP)
Original manuscripts written in German by Jewish German-speaking novelist and story writer Franz Kafka are now online for the first time, following an intensive years-long process of conservation and restoration work, cataloguing and digitisation of the work of one of the major figures of 20th-century literature.(Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP)
Updated on Jul 24, 2021 08:12 AM IST
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Euro 2020: Sweden to throw off shackles against Slovakia

Sweden coach Janne Andersson will say the game plan of hunkering down, defending deeply and compactly, and then attempting to hit on the break worked.
Slovakia's Marek Hamsik during a training session(AP)
Slovakia's Marek Hamsik during a training session(AP)
Published on Jun 17, 2021 06:23 PM IST
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Euro 2020: Slovakia's Vavro tests positive for coronavirus

Slovakia head coach Stefan Tarkovic said both were feeling well and had no symptoms, and that the team, who beat Poland 2-1 on Monday, were still set to face Sweden on Friday.
Slovakia defenders Denis Vavro (L) and Tomas Hubocan during training session(AFP)
Slovakia defenders Denis Vavro (L) and Tomas Hubocan during training session(AFP)
Updated on Jun 17, 2021 05:29 PM IST
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Euro 2020: Austria coach reassures fans his side will be ready for championship

Austria coach Franco Foda has reassured supporters his team will be ready for their Euro 2020 opener against North Macedonia after a disappointing 0-0 home draw with Slovakia in their final warm-up match on Sunday.
File Photo of Austria coach Franco Foda.(REUTERS)
File Photo of Austria coach Franco Foda.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 07, 2021 08:15 PM IST
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Euro 2020: Slovakia to miss injured striker Dávid Strelec

  • Slovakia will have to do without Dávid Strelec at Euro 2020 after the young striker injured a thigh muscle in a warmup game.
FILE PHOTO: Slovakia's David Strelec celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates.(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Slovakia's David Strelec celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates.(REUTERS)
Published on Jun 02, 2021 04:44 PM IST
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Emraan reveals Amitabh Bachchan didn’t go back to his car during a blizzard

  • In a new interview, Emraan Hashmi has spoken about his experience of working with Amitabh Bachchan in Chehre, adding he would like to imbibe his passion for his work.
Amitabh Bachchan plays a lawyer while Emraan Hashmi plays an ad executive in Chehre.
Amitabh Bachchan plays a lawyer while Emraan Hashmi plays an ad executive in Chehre.
Published on Mar 27, 2021 03:48 PM IST
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IBM planning about 10,000 job cuts in Europe ahead of unit sale

Hardest hit will be IBM’s legacy IT services business, which handles day-to-day infrastructure operations, such as managing client data centers and traditional information-technology support for installing, operating and repairing equipment.
IBM’s star has faded over the years as its legacy in mainframe computing and IT services fell behind while newer technology firms like Amazon.com Inc. swooped in to dominate the emerging cloud-computing market.(Reuters File Photo)
IBM’s star has faded over the years as its legacy in mainframe computing and IT services fell behind while newer technology firms like Amazon.com Inc. swooped in to dominate the emerging cloud-computing market.(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Nov 25, 2020 05:44 PM IST
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ByBloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

China threatened Czech leader for ‘crossing red line’. He jumps over another

President Xi Jingping’s wolf warriors have provoked Europe by asking countries to adhere to ‘One-China’ policy without exception
Xi Jinping’s communist party has been furious about Czech leader Milos Vystrcil ‘s “I am Taiwanese” speech in Taiwan, a throwback to John F Kennedy’s famed 1963 anti-communist speech(Agencies)
Xi Jinping’s communist party has been furious about Czech leader Milos Vystrcil ‘s “I am Taiwanese” speech in Taiwan, a throwback to John F Kennedy’s famed 1963 anti-communist speech(Agencies)
Updated on Sep 03, 2020 04:19 PM IST
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Teacher killed in stabbing attack at Slovakia school

A teacher died in a stabbing attack in an elementary school in central Slovakia on Thursday, police said, adding that officers responding to the incident killed the assailant.
Police officers wearing face masks guard the area at the scene of a reported assault on staff at a school in Vrutky, Slovakia, June 11, 2020.(Reuters photo)
Police officers wearing face masks guard the area at the scene of a reported assault on staff at a school in Vrutky, Slovakia, June 11, 2020.(Reuters photo)
Updated on Jun 11, 2020 08:37 PM IST
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Bratislava | ByAgence France-Presse | Posted by Niyati Singh

Visit to Štrbské Pleso, a quaint town in the lap of High Tatras

Our destination was Štrbské Pleso, one of Europe’s most beautiful mountain towns. Very few Indians have heard of this ski resort town.
Štrbské Pleso(Unsplash)
Štrbské Pleso(Unsplash)
Updated on Oct 12, 2019 11:59 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | BySachin Kalbag

Sumit Nagal enters final of Banja Luka Challenger

Nagal, placed at a career-best 174 right now, knocked out the fifth seed Horansky 7-6 (1) 6-2 in match that lasted one hour and 44 minutes.
File image of Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal.(Getty Images)
File image of Indian tennis player Sumit Nagal.(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 14, 2019 08:47 PM IST
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Banja Luka | ByPTI

Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Germany slip up to the Netherlands, Croatia thrash Slovakia

Joachim Loew’s side lost in Hamburg after debutant Donyell Malen’s late effort for the visitors as the home side failed to pick up a point for the first time in the campaign
Netherlands' Donyell Malen waves to the supporters at the end of the Euro 2020 group C qualifying soccer match between Germany and the Netherlands at the Volksparkstadion in Hamburg, Germany, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. The Netherlands won 4-2.(AP)
Netherlands' Donyell Malen waves to the supporters at the end of the Euro 2020 group C qualifying soccer match between Germany and the Netherlands at the Volksparkstadion in Hamburg, Germany, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019. The Netherlands won 4-2.(AP)
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 02:36 PM IST
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Paris | ByAFP

Naomi Osaka narrowly avoids catastrophic French Open shock

Osaka, bidding to add the French Open to her US and Australian Open titles, was within a whisker of becoming just the second top seed to lose in the first round in Paris in the modern era after Angelique Kerber in 2017.
Japan's Naomi Osaka in action during her first round match against Slovakia's Anna Karolina Schmiedlova.(REUTERS)
Japan's Naomi Osaka in action during her first round match against Slovakia's Anna Karolina Schmiedlova.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 28, 2019 09:41 PM IST
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Paris | ByAgence France-Presse

Relaxing with wax: meet the Slovak ‘Monsieur Tussaud’

The late founder of the former Czechoslovakia is the latest figure to get the wax treatment from Roman Bajzik, a 48-year-old opera teacher, Slovakia’s very own Monsieur Tussaud.
Roman Bajzík, a 48-year-old opera teacher began creating wax sculptures back in 2002.(Roman Bajzík/Instagram)
Roman Bajzík, a 48-year-old opera teacher began creating wax sculptures back in 2002.(Roman Bajzík/Instagram)
Updated on Apr 26, 2019 12:15 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse | ByAgence France-Presse, Zavada, Slovakia

Slovakia elects its first female president

Caputova, who gained prominence as a lawyer when she led a case against an illegal landfill lasting 14 years, won about 58 per cent votes to European Commission Vice President Sefcovic’s 42 per cent.
Anti-corruption candidate Zuzana Caputova has won the presidential elections in Slovakia to become the country’s first female head of state.(Reuters Photo)
Anti-corruption candidate Zuzana Caputova has won the presidential elections in Slovakia to become the country’s first female head of state.(Reuters Photo)
Published on Mar 31, 2019 02:37 PM IST
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Bratislava | ByIndo Asian News Service

Study abroad: Why Lithuania, Slovakia, Qatar are emerging as hotspots

Diversity policies and attractive govt scholarships are among the key factors drawing Indian students.
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Published on Mar 28, 2019 12:06 PM IST
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ATP Delray Beach Open: John Isner beats Lukas Lacko to enter quarterfinals

Isner fired 18 aces, saved both break points he faced and broke Lacko three times on the way to victory, his fourth in four career meetings with Lacko.
File image of John Isner.(Getty Images)
File image of John Isner.(Getty Images)
Updated on Feb 21, 2019 09:01 AM IST
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Miami | ByAFP

Car soars through air, hits tunnel roof in Slovakia. Driver survives scary crash

The man driving the car lives to tell the tale of the scary accident and escaped with only minor injuries
The accident left the car completely damaged.(Facebook/PoliciaSlovakia)
The accident left the car completely damaged.(Facebook/PoliciaSlovakia)
Updated on Dec 24, 2018 04:21 PM IST
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G Sathiyan shocks world No 17 Sangeun Jong to qualify for Austrian Open

Sathiyan began his impressive run in the elite Platinum tournament, featuring 59 out of the world’s top 60 players, by beating the recently-crowned Youth Olympic champion Wang Chuqin from China.
Sathiyan Gnanasekaran reacts as he and partner Manika Batra play against England's Liam Pitchford and England's Ho Tin-Tin.(AFP)
Sathiyan Gnanasekaran reacts as he and partner Manika Batra play against England's Liam Pitchford and England's Ho Tin-Tin.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 08, 2018 08:38 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Eight jailed in human trafficking charges in UK, 37 Slovakians rescued

Police said the Cisar family lured their victims to the north of England from Slovakia with the promise of better life, often targeting people in extreme poverty. But when their victims arrived, they had to renovate and clean properties for “pitiful wages”.
The family controlled their victims’ bank accounts and kept their wages, while also claiming benefits in their names.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
The family controlled their victims’ bank accounts and kept their wages, while also claiming benefits in their names.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
Published on Oct 05, 2018 08:46 AM IST
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London | ByReuters

World Junior Wrestling: Bhanwal becomes first Indian to win back-to-back medals

Islam Opiev of Russia proved to be too good for the 20-year-old from a village near Sonipat, winning the bout through technical superiority. The scoreline was 8-0.
Sajan Bhanwal in action at the World Junior Wrestling Championship(All India Radio/ Twitter)
Sajan Bhanwal in action at the World Junior Wrestling Championship(All India Radio/ Twitter)
Updated on Sep 19, 2018 05:06 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPTI

ISSF World Championship: Ankur Mittal wins double trap gold

Ankur also won the team bronze in the event along with compatriots Md. Asab and Shardul Vihaan, their tally of 409 points putting them behind China’s 410 and the gold winning team Italy’s tally of 411.
File picture of Ankur Mittal(AFP/Getty Images)
File picture of Ankur Mittal(AFP/Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 08, 2018 02:37 PM IST
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Changwon | ByPress Trust of India

Madison Keys returns to US Open quarter-finals

American 14th seed Madison Keys, who was defeated by compatriot Sloane Stephens in the 2017 championship match, fired 25 winners to Dominika Cibulkova’s seven.
Madison Keys celebrates after winning a game against Dominika Cibulkova, of Slovakia.(AP)
Madison Keys celebrates after winning a game against Dominika Cibulkova, of Slovakia.(AP)
Updated on Sep 03, 2018 11:30 PM IST
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New York | ByAgence France-Presse

Simona Halep stunned by Hsieh Su-wei in Wimbledon third round

Women’s top seed Simona Halep crashed out in the third round of Wimbledon after losing 3-6,6-4,7-5 to Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei.
Simona Halep (in pic) wasted match point en route to becoming the latest big-name casualty in the women’s singles at Wimbledon as Hsieh Su-wei produced a memorable round-three comeback.(AP)
Simona Halep (in pic) wasted match point en route to becoming the latest big-name casualty in the women’s singles at Wimbledon as Hsieh Su-wei produced a memorable round-three comeback.(AP)
Updated on Jul 08, 2018 02:33 AM IST
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London | ByAgencies

Mischa Zverev beats Lukas Lacko, claims maiden title in Eastbourne

Mischa Zverev claimed the first ATP title of his career after defeating Lukas Lacko of Slovakia 6-4, 6-4 in Eastbourne.
Mischa Zverev holds the winners trophy after beating Lukas Lacko in Eastbourne on Saturday.(AP)
Mischa Zverev holds the winners trophy after beating Lukas Lacko in Eastbourne on Saturday.(AP)
Updated on Jun 30, 2018 11:48 PM IST
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Karolina Pliskova loses to Magdalena Rybarikova in Birmingham first round

Karolina Pliskova’s Wimbledon preparations suffered a setback in a 6-2, 6-3 defeat by Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia in the opening round of the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham on Monday.
Karolina Pliskova in action during her Round of 32 match against Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova in Birmingham,(REUTERS)
Karolina Pliskova in action during her Round of 32 match against Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova in Birmingham,(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 19, 2018 01:05 PM IST
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Five Armenians charged in Belgium over tennis match-fixing

Five Armenians have been charged with corruption, money laundering and other crimes as part of a major international investigation into match-fixing in tennis in Belgium.
Five Armenians were among 13 people detained in Belgium on Tuesday.(REUTERS)
Five Armenians were among 13 people detained in Belgium on Tuesday.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 06, 2018 09:22 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Brussels | ByAgence France-Presse

Netherlands defender Stefan De Vrij completes Inter Milan move from Lazio

Stefan De Vrij, whose contract with Lazio expires on June 30, was at the centre of drama on the final day of the season when his side and Inter Milan met in what was a play-off for the final Champions League spot.
Stefan de Vrij joined Serie A rivals Inter Milan from Lazio on Monday.(AP)
Stefan de Vrij joined Serie A rivals Inter Milan from Lazio on Monday.(AP)
Updated on May 28, 2018 07:04 PM IST
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