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How to fix problem with sudo apt-get update

When I try to run sudo apt-get update on my ubuntu 14.04 droplet I get the error…

Reading package lists... Error!                                                
E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/mirrors.digitalocean.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_universe_i18n_Translation-en%5fUS
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

I have taken no steps so far as I have no clue where to start. Any sort of advice or idea as to what the problem could be is welcome.

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Generally, you should be able to resolve that error by removing the cached package list files and redownload them. This can be done with:

sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/*
sudo apt-get update

Let us know if that helps!

i have tried all the options to fix this error , but still i am facing this error Fetched 32.7 MB in 15s (2,155 kB/s) Reading package lists… Error!

please guide me what to do ?