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Acting ministers may not stay idle: Abdullah

KABUL: Chairing his maiden Cabinet meeting as Chief Executive Officer, Abdullah Abdullah on Monday asked the acting ministers not to halt in the discharge of the responsibilities in their current capacity until new ministers were appointed. “After formation of the unity government, you have turned into acting ministers but it does not mean to stop working,” he told the meeting. Abdullah said deserving peopl ...

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Hypothetical New Cosmological Model Known as Higgsogenesis

Recently in the news there's been talk of a new cosmological model known as Higgsogenesis. A paper outlining this model has been recently been published Physical Review Letters. The term Higgsogenesis refers to the first appearance of Higgs particles in the early universe, just as baryogenesis refers to the appearance of baryons (protons and neutrons) in the early moments after the big bang. While baryogene ...

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Unstoppable Magnetoresistance

Mazhar Ali, a fifth-year graduate student in the laboratory of Bob Cava, the Russell Wellman Moore Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University, has spent his academic career discovering new superconductors, materials coveted for their ability to let electrons flow without resistance. While testing his latest candidate, the semimetal tungsten ditelluride (WTe2), he noticed a peculiar result. Ali applied a ...

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Will Narendra Modi’s Economic Diplomacy Work?

Driving around Lutyens' Delhi these past few months has been a commuters' nightmare and a Vexillologists' delight - the city has seen hundreds of flag changes to honour visits by heads of state who have trooped in and out of the city (it's protocol to display the flag of the visiting country head along-side the Indian flag on the road leading up to Rajpath, South Block, airport, and at all meeting venues). ...

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Messi Deserves Real Madrid Tribute, Says Zubizarreta

Barcelona director Andoni Zubizarreta believes Lionel Messi would deserve recognition from the Real Madrid crowd if he breaks La Liga's goal record in the Clasico. Messi is just two goals short of equalling Telmo Zarra's record of 251 goals in Spain's top flight and could potentially surpass the tally should he score against Madrid on October 25. The LFP have suggested Messi could be honoured at the Santiag ...

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Sterling Agrees New Liverpool Deal

Liverpool have reached a breakthrough in contract talks with England ace Raheem Sterling despite interest from Barcelona, Goal understands.
 Sterling has three years left on his current deal, which he signed in 2012, although his outstanding performances over the last 12 months have attracted interest from a clutch of Europe's top clubs prompting the need for the Reds to offer improved terms. Goal understan ...

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Monchi Meets with Bayern’s Pep Guardiola but Holds Out Hope for Barcelona

Sevilla sporting director Ramón ‘Monchi’ Rodríguez Verdejo reportedly met with Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola in Barcelona about a possible move to the German side, but while the 46-year-old is expected to leave the club after his contract expires, he’s reportedly still holding out hope of becoming sporting director of FC Barcelona. Monchi has made a reputation for himself as one of the shrewdest busin ...

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Jose Mourinho: Claims to have Rejected PSG Twice

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has revealed he rejected two approaches from Paris Saint-Germain to become the French club's coach. Mourinho, who returned for a second spell as Chelsea manager in the summer of 2013, claims he was offered the chance twice to take charge of the French club before and after former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti's arrival and subsequent departure. The Portuguese claims he considere ...

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Why Iker Casillas is under most Pressure for Spain Following Win over Luxembourg

David De Gea's first competitive start for Spain was always planned to happen against Luxembourg—not a reaction to the costly mistake of Iker Casillas against Slovakia, via Marca. The Manchester United shot-stopper was assured and comfortable with a back line containing three Barcelona defenders. De Gea wasn't exactly rushed off his feet, but it's rare that a side so dominate in possession will need a goalk ...

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China’s Shanshan Feng Rallies to Win LPGA Malaysia

China’s Shanshan Feng rallied to win the LPGA Malaysia on Sunday for her fourth LPGA Tour title, playing a six-hole stretch on the back nine in 6 under. The 25-year-old Feng, four strokes behind Thailand’s Pornanong Phatlum entering the round, closed with a bogey-free 8-under 63 for a three-stroke victory over Phatlum. “I like to come from behind,” Feng said. “I had no pressure at all today. ... What I was ...

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Neuer Admits Error in Germany Defeat to Poland

Manuel Neuer has taken full responsibility for the crucial first goal in Germany's shock 2-0 loss to Poland on Saturday. Joachim Low's men dominated in the Euro 2016 qualifier in Warsaw but fell behind six minutes after the break when Arkadiusz Milik beat Neuer to a right-wing cross from Lukasz Piszczek to head home. The goal allowed Poland to sit even deeper and they sealed a first ever victory over their ...

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Costa has Del Bosque’s Trust

Vicente Del Bosque has acknowledged Diego Costa’s Spain career hasn’t started well but insists he retains faith in the Chelsea striker. Costa has gone six games without a goal for La Roja after changing allegiance from Brazil and it’s a year since he was first called up by Del Bosque. The Coach has spoken to Marca and the subject of Costa was raised, along with the situations of Iker Casillas and Gerard Piq ...

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Agent: Ronaldo’s Price is £785m

Jorge Mendes reveals what Manchester United would have to pay to have any hope of luring Cristiano Ronaldo away from Real Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo's agent has revealed it would take an offer of £785m for Manchester United to resign the Portuguese forward from Real Madrid. Ronaldo has been linked with a return to Old Trafford after saying in the summer 'anything is possible' when asked about a potential mov ...

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Balotelli: Give me Time and I’ll Prove my Genius

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has vowed to repay the support of the club's fans and prove his "genius". The 24-year-old, a summer acquisition from AC Milan, has started life slowly at Anfield having notched just one goal in eight outings for his new club - in the 2-1 Champions League victory over Ludogorets. The controversial striker has taken to social media to thank fans for their continued support, p ...

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Albertini: AC Milan should Release Players to Sign Khedira

Demetrio Albertini has urged AC Milan to release the likes of Philippe Mexes and Michael Essien in order to free up cash to sign Sami Khedira from Real Madrid. Mexes has been frozen out of the first team by new coach Filippo Inzaghi, while Essien has only made three Serie A appearances this term, and both are expected to leave San Siro when their contracts expire at the end of the current campaign. Albertin ...

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Cameroon Receives 27 Boko Haram Captives

A Cameroon military plane arrived at this capital city's international airport Saturday morning, delivering 27 people into freedom after months of captivity in Nigeria by suspected Boko Haram militants. The former hostages included 10 Chinese workers and the wife of Cameroon's deputy prime minister, Amadou Ali. As they entered Yaounde Nsimalen International Airport Saturday morning, all looked weary and unk ...

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Kerry to push for revival of Israeli-Palestinian peace process

WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State John Kerry will call for a revival of the collapsed Israeli-Palestinian peace process on Sunday when he attends an international conference in Cairo on rebuilding Gaza, American officials said. The top US diplomat and 30 of his counterparts convene in the Egyptian capital alongside UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, who is seeking a record $1.6 billion in aid to rebuild the ...

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Putin orders troops away from Ukraine border

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered thousands of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border to return to their usual bases, according to his spokesman. Dmitry Peskov told Russian news outlets late Saturday in Sochi that Putin had ordered approximately 17,600 troops to return home from Rostov, a southern region that borders east Ukraine, where pro-Russian insurgents have been battling governm ...

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Ghani, Abdullah urged to bar rights abusers from top posts

KABUL : In a letter to President Ahmadzai and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah,  Human Rights Watch has urged them to carefully vet appointments to national security positions to ensure they are not linked to human rights abuses. The co-leadership should select individuals with strong human rights records for the ministers of interior and justice, director of the National Directorate of Security, and attorn ...

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Over 800,000 Adults Being Educated through Adult Literacy Program

Kabul-(Afg Express Report) Thirty years of anti-Soviet and civil war, as well as economic woes, have resulted in widespread illiteracy in Afghanistan. In light of these challenges, Afghanistan has made considerable progress in the education sector over the past few years, especially with respect to the Literacy Education Program of 2002, which has increased the number of adult learners to 800,000. The Deput ...

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