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French club Olympique de Marseille looking for buyer with $224 mn capital
| SOCCER FRANCE | 09 de febrero de 2016
Paris, Feb 9 (EFE) .- Margarita Louis-Dreyfus, Russian owner of French Ligue 1 club Olympique de Marseille, is currently looking for a buyer who is ready to purchase the club for 100 million euros ($112 million), plus an initial investment of at least $112 million to refloat the team, which currently holds tenth position in Ligue 1 and 35 points behind leader Paris Saint-Germain.
Chinese Lunar New Year revelers join the virtual money frenzy
| CHINA NEW YEAR | 09 de febrero de 2016
Beijing, Feb 9 (EFE) .- "Hongbao", or Chinese red envelopes filled with money, are traditionally considered an excellent gift during the Lunar New Year in China, but this year there seem to be fewer gifts of hard cash, resulting in less red envelopes. Instead, what is more often used these days is virtual hongbao.
Indian soldier buried in avalanche rescued alive after 6 days
| INDIA AVALANCHE | 09 de febrero de 2016
New Delhi, Feb 9 (EFE).- An Indian soldier who was buried with nine others in an avalanche six days ago in the Siachen glacier (north) was found alive but in a critical state, under eight meters (around 26 feet) of snow, official sources said Tuesday.
United Madhesi Front in Nepal calls off border blockade after over 4 months
| NEPAL BLOCKADE | 09 de febrero de 2016
Bangkok, Feb 9 (EFE).- Nepalese Madhesi groups have called off the blockade at the Nepalese-Indian border after protesting for more than four months in rallies that choked fuel imports and led to an acute petroleum crisis since December last year in the landlocked country, according to local news reports.
Extinct human ancestor could not bite hard
| SCIENCE EVOLUTION | 09 de febrero de 2016
London, Feb 9 (EFE).- Australopithecus sediba, a human ancestor whose remains were discovered in South Africa in 2008, lacked the maxillary and dental structure to live on a regular diet of hard food, a study published in the scientific journal Nature said.