Soccer: Japan arrive in Australia ahead of Asian Cup

January 4, 2015 6:39 am· Comments Off on Soccer: Japan arrive in Australia ahead of Asian Cup 

By Gus Fielding

SYDNEY, Jan. 3 (PNA/Kyodo) — Greeted by a throng of local media and a smattering of fans, Japan arrived in Sydney on Saturday ahead of their defense of the Asian Cup.

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Liverpool confirms captain Gerrard's leaving

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LONDON, Jan 3 — Liverpool confirmed in a statement Friday that the club's iconic captain Steven Gerrard is to leave at the end of this season. Gerrard said it has been the toughest decision of his life.

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Russia defeats US, advances to IIHF U20 World Championship semifinals

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OTTAWA, Jan. 3 — Russian national squad beat the United States in a quarterfinal game at the IIHF World Junior Championship which is being held in Canada. So, Russia qualified for semifinals of the tournament, after defeating 3-2 (2-0, 0-1, 1-1) U.S. national team.

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Kanye West, Paul Mccartney team up for new song

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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 3 — Rapper Kanye West and Beatles legend Paul McCartney's collaboration has been released online.

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Nikki Reed's divorce finalized

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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 3 — Actress Nikki Reed's divorce from American Idol star Paul McDonald has been finalized.

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Soccer: Toyoda appears to be latest Japan player to be hit by flu bug

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CRESSNOCK, Australia, Jan. 3 — Striker Yohei Toyoda sat out Japan's first training session in australia on Saturday ahead of the Asian Cup with what is believed to be influenza, team media officer Hiroshi Tada said.

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Olympic bronze-medallist Saina disappointed by Padma Award snub

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NEW DELHI, Jan. 3 — Olympic bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal has been left disappointed after the Sports Ministry decided to reject her application for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award this year, citing norms.

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Copper drops on weak Euro zone's data

January 4, 2015 6:37 am· Comments Off on Copper drops on weak Euro zone's data 

LONDON, Jan 3 — Copper futures price on the London Metal Exchange (LME) closed lower on Friday, as manufacturing data of euro-zone dampening its economic outlook.

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Solon seeks inquiry into petition for 15% average hike in NLEX toll rates

January 4, 2015 6:37 am· Comments Off on Solon seeks inquiry into petition for 15% average hike in NLEX toll rates 

MANILA, Jan. 3 — A Central Luzon lawmaker is seeking a congressional inquiry into the petition of the Manila North Tollways Corp. (MNTC) for a 15 percent average increase in toll rates in the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), which the solon warned will impact negatively on the cost of goods transported through the expressway such as rice, meat and other commodities.

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British manufacturing PMI slips at year end

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LONDON, Jan 3 — British manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI), a gauge of the industry activities, slipped to 52.5 in December 2014 from the revised 53.3 in November 2014, recording its three-month lowest reading, said Markit Economics Limited on Friday.

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