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Barcelona Open: Novak Djokovic handed shock defeat by Martin Klizan; Rafael Nadal eases past Robe...

Barcelona: Novak Djokovic admitted he is suffering from a lack of match-practice after slipping to a surprise defeat in his latest comeback from injury at the Barcelona Open on Wednesday. Djokovic ...

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Badminton Asia Championships: Kidambi Srikanth, Sai Praneeth progress; Shlok Ramchandran, MR Arju...

World No 5, Kidambi Srikanth, who was fortunate to have been seeded No 1 in this tournament, since the draws were made at a time when he headed the ranking list of the Badminton World Federation (B...

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Barcelona Open: Novak Djokovic crashes out; Rafael Nadal through to third round

Former world number one Novak Djokovic suffered a surprise second-round exit at the Barcelona Open when the Serb was beaten 6-2 1-6 6-3 by world number 140 Martin Klizan on Wednesday. But favourite...

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Takeda closes in on Shire deal with sweetened $64-billion offer

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. reached a preliminary agreement to buy Shire Plc with a sweetened takeover offer of about 46 billion pounds ($64 billion), closing in on a bold transaction to gain a footh...

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Orkut founder & JetSynthesys to launch 'Jet Hello' in India

Hello Network, the social media platform launched by Orkut founder, Orkut B"y"kk"kten, has tied up with digital innovation company JetSynthesys to jointly launch a new social network, Jet Hello, in...

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Studio Ghibli to open theme park with rides based on Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbor Totoro, Howl’s ...

Tokyo: The fantasy world of Oscar-winning animator Hayao Miyazaki will come to life as a theme park set to open in central Japan in 2022, the regional government said Wednesday. Miyazaki is the co-...

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Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south. The characters that make up Japan's name mean "sun-origin", which is why Japan is sometimes referred to as the "Land of the Rising Sun".