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Ozil quits international football amid furore over photo with Erdogan

Berlin, July 23 (IANS) Germany's attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil announced his retirement from international football on Sunday, a month-and-a-half after his photo with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sparked a controversy. The 29-year-old Ozil, a cornerstone of Germany under coach Joachim Low, announced his decision on Twitter, after defending the photo taken with Erdogan and Man...

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US, Russia diplomats discuss Helsinki meeting, ties

Washington, July 23 (IANS) The US Department of State has said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov to discuss Helsinki meeting fruits and issues over bilateral and regional concerns. According to a statement issued by State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert on Sunday, the phone conversation took place on Saturday when the two foreign minis...

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Oprah Winfrey is proud to be happy

Los Angeles, July 23 (IANS) Talk show host-producer-philanthropist Oprah Winfrey believes the secret to her happiness is that she is not envious of anyone. I don't know anyone happier. I don't know anyone who has a better life, or had a better life. I look at other people and I think, they look happy. But not as happy as me, Winfrey told Vogue magazine. When she gets down time, ...

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Cort Nielsen wins stage 15 of Tour de France

Carcassonne (France), July 23 (IANS) Denmark's Magnus Cort Nielsen of Astana won the 15th stage of the Tour de France road cycling race, coming out ahead in a three-rider sprint to the finish line, while Geraint Thomas of Britain (Sky) kept the overall leader's yellow jersey. Cort Nielsen, 25, claimed his career-first Tour stage win after beating Spain's Jon Izagirre (Bahrain) and the Ne...

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Rita Simons struggles with insomnia

Los Angeles, July 23 (IANS) EastEnders actress Rita Simons says she suffers from really bad insomnia that leaves her feeling like she has not slept for days. I suffer with a million 'isms', including Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). I also have really bad insomnia. The worst is when I can't sleep at all and I'm up all night, Simon told dailystar.co.uk. The actress...

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British Open: Molinari becomes first Italian to win a major golf title

Carnoustie (Scotland), July 23 (IANS) Francesco Molinari became the first Italian to win a major golf title as he clinched a two-stroke victory at the 147th British Open here on Sunday. The 35-year-old tallied eight-under 276 (70-72-65-69) over the four days to finish two strokes ahead of England's Justin Rose (72-73-64-69), Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy (69-69-70-70) and Americans Kev...

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19 killed in Vietnam floods

Hanoi, July 23 (IANS) Downpour and floods triggered by Typhoon Son Tinh have left at least 19 people dead in Vietnam, officials said. Besides, 17 people sustained injuries and 13 were missing in Vietnam's central and northern regions, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control said on Sunday, Xinhua news agency reported. Of the deceased, 11 were fr...

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Iran urges practical steps by EU to save n-deal

Tehran, July 23 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday called for practical measures by the European parties toward the 2015 nuclear deal to save the accord, the media reported. Zarif pointed to recent talks between Iran and the European parties to the deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and said that alongside the statements and pl...

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Rahul congratulates ragpicker's son for cracking AIIMS entrance test

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi congratulated Asharam Choudhary, the son of a ragpicker in Madhya Pradesh, who cracked the AIIMS MBBS entrance test in his first attempt and hoped that he would contribute to nation-building and inspire many in future. I congratulate you on clearing the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) entrance test in your first at...

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Expect leaders, workers to toe party line in public interactions: Rahul

New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) In a clear warning to some of its loose cannons, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday stressed that it expected its leaders and workers to toe the party line on larger political issues and maitain discipline in their public interactions. Sources said former Congress President Sonia Gandhi also expressed concern over discipline in the party, terming it the n...

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Congress to set up group on alliances: Rahul

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that a group will be formed to take a call on alliances in the run-up to 2019 Lok Sabha elections. We are setting up a group to do it, Gandhi told reporters after a meeting of Congress Working Committee, the party's highest decision making body, which authorised him to decide on pre and post-poll alliances. ...

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Chidamabaram pitches for more alliances

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Former Union Minister P. Chidambaram on Sunday told the Congress Working Committee that the party can win at least 150 seats on its own in 12 states where it is strong and it should forge alliances in other states in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls to boost its numbers. Sources said Chidambaram, a former Finance Minister, told the CWC, the party's highest decision maki...

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Civilian injured in accidental firing at J&K militant's funeral

Srinagar, July 22 (IANS) A civilian was injured on Sunday in an accidental firing during the funeral of a slain militant in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, informed sources said. Eyewitnesses said civilian Fayaz Ahmad was injured in the foot in Katrasoo village when the rifle of a militant went off accidentally during the funeral of Mudaser Bhat, who along with two others were kill...

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Congress to set up group on alliances: Rahul

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that a group will be formed to take a call on alliances in the run-up to 2019 Lok Sabha elections. We are setting up a group to do it, Gandhi told reporters after a meeting of Congress Working Committee, the party's highest decision making body, which authorised him to decide on pre and post-poll alliances.

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India produce strong performance at Asian junior wrestling

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Indian wrestlers bagged two gold medals on the final day to finish the 2018 Asian Junior Championships on a high note here on Sunday. In men's freestyle, Deepak Punia emerged champion in the 86 kilogram category while Sachin Rathi won gold in the 74kg freestyle division. Meanwhile Suraj Kokate (61kg) and Mohit (125kg) ended up with bronze medals in their...

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Sri Lanka batsman Gunathilaka suspended from all forms of cricket

Colombo, July 22 (IANS) Sri Lanka batsman Danushka Gunathilaka was on Sunday banned from all forms of international cricket by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) for breaching the 'Player Code of Conduct', pending inquiry. Gunathilaka's match fee for the ongoing Test against South Africa will also be withheld by the board, espncricinfo reported. The suspension will come into effect immediat...

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Navy chief calls on J&K Governor

Srinagar, July 22 (IANS) Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba, on Sunday called on Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra here, official sources said. An official statement said that Admiral Lanba, who is visiting the state, met Vohra at the Raj Bhavan and discussed a range of issues relating to effective national security management, including challenges faced in the state. <...

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Kalanithi loses Rs 1,323 cr arbitration to regain SpiceJet

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) An arbitration tribunal has rejected the claim of former Spicejet owner Kalanithi Maran and his company Kal Airways for Rs 1,323-crore as damages from Spicejet. In a stock exchange filing on Saturday, Spicejet said that the tribunal constituted by the Delhi High Court in 2016 rejected Maran's claim to damages of Rs 1,323 crore for not issuing warrants to him and...

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DCW busts illegal drugs, liquor sale in Bhatti Mines

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Sunday busted a racket of illegal liquor and drugs sale in Bhatti Mines area here According to the Commission, the illegal trade has been ongoing in the same region for some years now creating trouble for women and girls. Throughout day and night, drunk men create nuisance on the streets and many times beat up the...

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Failed government seeking communal polarisation, says Congress on Meghwal's remarks

New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday said that Union Minister Arjun Ram Meghwals remarks that more incidents of lynching would take place with the rise in popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, indicated that a failed government was trying to polarise the society. Congress spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala said that every time a Minister makes such loathsome comments, he...

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