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Ronaldinho on his way out: Jo

Rio de Janeiro, July 28 (IANS) Ronaldinho has probably played his last match for Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro, according to the star's teammate and close friend Jo. The 34-year-old has not contacted anybody at the club since it clinched the Recopa Sudamericana Wednesday with a 5-3 aggregate victory over Argentina's Lanus, reported Xinhua. I didn't speak with him after the (Rec...

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2.5 bn smartphone users globally by 2015: US report

New York, July 28 (IANS) Nearly 2.5 billion people or 35 percent of the global population is expected to use smartphones by the end of 2015, says the latest report of US-based industry tracker Strategy Analytics. The reason behind this surge is the expansion of low-end smartphones by global players that has helped them make inroads into emerging markets in the developing countries like I...

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Brazilian soccer standings

Rio de Janeiro, July 28 (IANS) Following are the standings of the Brazilian Serie A championship after the latest round of matches Saturday and Sunday (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua. 1. Cruzeiro 12 9 1 2 28 12 28 2. Corinthians 12 6 5 1 15 6 23 3. Fluminense ...

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Curfew still on in Saharanpur, situation tense

Lucknow, July 28 (IANS) The situation in violence-hit areas of Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh, where three people were killed in communal violence two days ago, continued to be tense Monday, forcing authorities to extend the curfew in some areas. There were a few minor incidents of stone-pelting in some areas but the situation was by and large under control, police said. Police and ...

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CWG: India knocked out by England in badminton

Glasgow, July 28 (IANS) India were knocked out of badminton semi-finals 0-3 by England, who will now play for gold against Malaysia, who struggled their way past Singapore 3-2 at the Commonwealth Games here. England had to fight hard for their 3-0 victory, particularly in the mixed and men's doubles. India's top singles player Parupalli Kashyap lost his match against Rajiv Ouseph in stra...

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Heavy rain alert in Uttarakhand, five dead in landslide

Lucknow/Dehradun, July 28 (IANS) Ten days after heavy rains pounded Uttarakhand, the meteorological department Monday warned of another round of incessant heavy rains in the state in 48-hours while five people were found dead due to landslide. The rain alert has been sounded for most areas of the state including Nainital, Chamoli, Champawat, Uttarkashi and the state capital Dehradun. ...

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Danielle O'Hara's husband accused of cheating

London, July 28 (IANS) Model Danielle O'Hara's footballer husband Jamie accused of cheating on her with a nightclub blonde. The news has surfaced just days after she unveiled a tattoo dedicated to her husband. Mirror.co.uk reported that the woman, a blonde in her late 20s, has claimed she met Jamie and his three pals while out with a female friend at Birmingham's Bushwhackers clu...

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Police clueless in murder of Badrinath priest

Dehradun, July 28 (IANS) A day after the murder of a Badrinath shrine priest who was found dead in his residence late Saturday, the police remained clueless about the perpetrators. Prakash Bhatt, 50, working as a priest was found dead in th Teerth Purohit locality Sunday in a pool of blood. A senior official told IANS that they had taken the case with utmost seriousness as the ki...

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India lose badminton semi-final to England 3-0

Glasgow, July 28 (IANS) India lost to England 3-0 in the semi-finals of the badminton competition at the Commonwealth Games here late Sunday night. India's men's and mixed doubles teams fought well over three games, but could not in cross the line and Parupalli Kashyap lost his singles match against Rajiv Ouseph in straight games, 21-16, 21-19. Chris Adcock was the star of Engla...

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Two killed in Italian chopper crash

Rome, July 28 (IANS) A pilot and a technician were killed in an Italian city Sunday as their firefighting helicopter crashed. The incident, which occurred in the city of Rieti in central Italy, left the co-pilot badly wounded. He was rushed to a hospital in serious condition, Xinhua quoted media reports as saying. The victims, aged 60 and 67, were confirmed dead soon after the ...

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Israel denies responsibility for UN school attack deaths

Jerusalem, July 28 (IANS) The Israeli army Sunday denied responsibility for the deaths of 16 Palestinians during Thursday's attack on a UN school in northern Gaza. The inquiry as well as documented footage conclude that a single errant mortar landed in the courtyard of the (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees) UNRWA school in Beit Hanun when it was completely em...

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France wants expatriates to leave Libya

Paris, July 28 (IANS) French government Sunday called on all its nationals to quit Libya, given the deteriorating security situation prevailing in the African country. All our nationals are invited to get in touch as quickly as possible with our embassy in Tripoli, Xinhua quoted the foreign ministry as saying in a communique. Over the last two weeks, the African country has plun...

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Australia gives $5 mn for Gaza relief

Sydney, July 28 (IANS) The Australian government is providing five million Australian dollars (4.7 million US dollars) in urgent humanitarian assistance to Gaza, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced Monday. The minister said the funds will provide emergency food, medical supplies, hygiene kits, and psycho-social support and is in addition to Australia's existing commitment to providin...

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UN chief appeals Israelis, Palestinians to extend truce

United Nations, July 28 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon Sunday urged in the strongest terms both the Israelis and Palestinians to extend, for an additional 24 hours, the humanitarian ceasefire that was in effect and mostly observed until early in the day. The secretary-general notes the importance for both Israelis and Palestinians to be able to have a break in the violence that...

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Ricciardo wins F1 Hungarian Grand Prix

Budapest, July 28 (IANS) Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo of Australia, in his rookie year on the F-1 circuit, won the Hungarian Grand Prix Sunday. He managed to slide by Ferrari's Fernando Alonso (Spain) who finished second and Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton (Britain) in the last 10 laps of the 70 lap circuit at Mogyorod, some 18 km from Budapest, Xinhua reported. Ricciardo won the Hu...

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Real Madrid coach rules out another striker

Madrid, July 28 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has for the moment ruled out adding another striker to his star-packed squad. Speaking after his side's 1-1 draw against Inter Milan in California, which ended with Real Madrid losing a penalty shoot-out, the Italian was quizzed over the fact that Gareth Bale, who opened the scoring with a 25-yard-shot, was forced to play as centre...

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Twin blasts in Nigeria kill five

Abuja, July 28 (IANS) At least five people were killed in two bomb blasts in Nigeria's Kano city, a mainly Christian area, Sunday afternoon, police said. The first blast occurred under a bridge in the Sabon Gari district of Kano. But no casualties occurred. The second bomb hit the Saint Charles Catholic Church in the same area, killing at least five people and injured many others, Xinhua...

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Finally, Kerry Washington on Twitter

Los Angeles, July 28 (IANS) Kerry Washington has joined Twitter, but says that initially she was apprehensive about being on the social networking site. The 37-year-old has opened an account on Twitter to be able to interact with fans of her hit US TV series Scandal. Contactmusic.com reports that she shared her thoughts in an interview to Stylist magazine. Yes. There is a real po...

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Three killed in China vehicle collision

Beijing, July 28 (IANS) At least three people were killed and 11 injured in China's Shandong province Sunday afternoon when a bus collided with a sprinkler, authorities said. It was a rear-end collision which occurred on a highway in Zibo City. Three people died at the accident site while 11 suffered injuries, Xinhua quoted traffic police as saying. ...

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Lavrov, Kerry appeal for ceasefire, talks in Ukraine

Moscow, July 28 (IANS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry Sunday called for immediate ceasefire in Ukraine's conflict zone as well as to hold negotiations between the conflicting parties. Russian and US top foreign policy officials agreed that it was important to end the fight in the conflict zone immediately, and to start talks between the confli...

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