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Chinese shares slump on Tuesday

Beijing, July 28 (IANS) Chinese stocks opened much lower on Tuesday following Monday's collapse and the regulators' promise of support for the market. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index fell 4.09 percent to open at 3,573.14 points. The Shenzhen Component Index opened 4.06 percent lower at 11,986.25, Xinhua news agency reported. The ChiNext Index, tracking China's NASDAQ-style...

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Lady Gaga surprises audience at U2's concert

New York, July 28 (IANS) Singer Lady Gaga came out as a surprise guest during U2's concert here at the Madison Square Garden. She joined the Irish rock band for a performance on their hit track Ordinary love. Gaga took to the stage on Sunday while wearing a blonde wig which she teamed with black wardrobe and a pair of bizarre high heels. She gave Bono a big hug before playing the piano a...

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Britain reports two suspected MERS cases

London, July 28 (IANS) The Manchester Royal Infirmary has confirmed that its accident and emergency department (A&E) was temporarily shut down while two suspected cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) were being investigated. A spokesman of the hospital said its A&E reopened on Monday after the two patients were isolated and the tests were conducted, Xinhua reported. <...

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Kalam body flown to New Delhi

Shillong, July 28 (IANS) The body of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who died on Monday evening here in the capital of Meghalaya, was flown to New Delhi on Tuesday morning. Meghalaya Governor V. Shanmughanathan, Home Minister Roshan Warjri, Assembly Speaker Abu Taher Mondal and Director General of Civil Defence and Home Guards R.K. Sharma accompanied Kalam's body. From Shill...

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Channing Tatum's 'Gambit' to start filming in October

Los Angeles, July 28 (IANS) The spin-off to X-Men, Gambit starring Channing Tatum, will reportedly start filming in October in New Orleans. News website Showbiz411 claims they received a casting call for Gambit under the title Chess. The characters mentioned in the casting call were Louis, Vera, Wes, Fritz, Nash, Willhelm, Gary, Nonna, Joe, Ben, Boris, Clarissa, Wolfgang and Howard. ...

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Powerful quake hits Indonesia

Jakarta, July 28 (IANS) A 7.2 magnitude quake rocked Papua, the easternmost province of Indonesia early Tuesday, however, there were no reports of damages or casualties, a media report said. The quake struck at 4.41 a.m. Jakarta time, with the epicentre at 75 km south-east of Papua and the depth at 49 km under land, Xinhua quoted an official of the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency as sa...

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Turkey detains 1,050 suspects in anti-terror operations

Ankara, July 28 (IANS) Security forces here detained 1,050 suspects across 34 Turkish provinces since the nationwide anti-terrorist operations began in the country, a media report said. Most of the suspects allegedly belong to the Islamic State (IS) group, Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the far-left Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C), Xinhua reported, citing a sta...

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Ed Sheeran helps rocker get engaged

London, July 28 (IANS) Singer Ed Sheeran helped rock band Kodaline's Jason Boland get engaged during a performance in front of 80,000 people at Dublin's Croke Park. The Thinking out loud hitmaker welcomed the band's bassist on stage following their support slot at Dublin's Croke Park on Saturday night, where the musician asked his long-term girlfriend Etaoin Corr to marry him in front of...

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Ireland Baldwin mocks 'pig' insult

Los Angeles, July 28 (IANS) Supermodel Ireland Baldwin has poked fun at being branded a rude, thoughtless pig by her father when she was 11 years old. The 19-year-old model was just 11 years old when her father Alec Baldwin lashed out in a voicemail, which was subsequently made public, when she didn't answer his call. But through a Twitter post, she proved the incident was well and truly...

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Obama rules out sending troops to Somalia

Addis Ababa, July 28 (IANS/EFE) US President Barack Obama said that his government would not consider sending troops to Somalia, as he sees regional allies Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda as being highly qualified to lead an anti-terrorism operation on the ground. I think there's been complementarity in the work that we've done together. So we don't need to send our own Marines, for example, ...

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Deputy CM Badal pays tribute to Punjab Police

Warsaw, July 28 (IANS) Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal conveyed his heartfelt condolences from here to the family of SP Baljit Singh who sacrificed his life to fight against the terrorists in Gurdaspur district. What Superintendent of Police Baljit Singh did to fight against the terrorists, Punjab will never forget. His martyrdom has raised the profile of Punjab in maint...

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Kourtney Kardashian wants joint custody

Los Angeles, July 28 (IANS) Reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian reportedly thinks it is important to share joint custody with Scott Disick for the sake of their three children. The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star had been expected to opt for sole care of Mason, five, Penelope, three, and seven-month-old Reign following her split from the 32-year-old model, but she is keen for the ch...

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President cuts short Karnataka visit over Kalam's death

Bengaluru, July 28 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will fly back to Delhi on Tuesday morning, cutting short his visit to Karnataka following the sudden death of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in Shillong on Monday night. The president is returning to Delhi on Tuesday morning instead of evening, cancelling his programmes during the day, a protocol official told IANS. The pr...

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Saudi coalition mistakenly hits pro-Hadi forces in Yemen

Sanaa, July 28 (IANS) Warplanes of the Saudi Arabia-led coalition mistakenly hit pro-government forces in Yemen's province of Lahj, killing 15 and wounding another 50, a media report said. The air strikes hit fighters loyal to exiled Yemeni President Abd-Rabbo Mansour Hadi in Balah area in Lahj on Monday as they were advancing to besiege Shiite Houthi militia in the al-Anad airforce base...

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Will Young comfortable wearing dresses, skirts

Los Angeles, July 28 (IANS) Singer Will Young says he is comfortable having dresses and skirts in his wardrobe as he insists men can wear traditionally female clothes and still be masculine. The Love revolution crooner has developed a passion for the common female garments and his favoured frock is the tea dress, which he says is very flattering to his figure, reports femalefirst.co.uk.<...

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Kalam was a leading light: Modi

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed his deep condolences over the death of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, saying he was a leading light who will be always remembered for his services to the country. India mourns the loss of a great scientist, a wonderful president and above all an inspiring individual. Rest in peace Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Modi s...

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Indian teams advance in Archery World Championships

Copenhagen, July 28 (IANS) India's men's and women' s archery recurve teams finished 15th and 10th after the qualification rounds of the World Archery Championships. The men's team of Jayanta Talukdar (628), Rahul Banerjee (641) and Mangal Singh Champia (636) cored a total of 1905 to make it to the knock out round here on Monday. The women's team trio of Deepika Kumari (657), Lax...

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160 petrol, diesel outlets shut for malpractices

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) A total of 150 petrol and diesel retail outlets across the country involved in malpractices like under-measurement and adulteration of transport fuels have had their licenses terminated, parliament was told on Monday. Oil marketing companies have terminated 160 retail outlets for such irregularities during the last three years and current year (April-June), Petr...

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Ponzi scams: SC asks Bengal police chief, CBI director to discuss matter

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday asked West Bengal's police chief to sit with the CBI director to determine the police personnel required by the investigating agency for continuing with its investigation into Saradha and non-Saradha chit fund scam cases. A bench of Justice T.S.Thakur and Justice C. Nagappan, while directing the meeting between the state director gene...

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Mukherjee calls off Karnataka tour over Kalam's death

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday called off all his programmes in Karnataka and will return to Delhi on Tuesday morning following the death of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. This was stated by an official statement from Rashtrapati Bhavan. Kalam, India's 11th president, died on Monday evening in Shillong. ...

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