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Rainy Monday morning in Delhi

New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) Rain brought down the mercury, making for a cool Monday morning here with the minimum temperature settling two notches below the season's average at 25.8 degrees Celsius. The Met Office has forecast more rain during the day. The sky would be generally cloudy and rain accompanied with thunderstorms could occur in some areas, said an official of the India M...

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US beat Japan 5-2 to win World Cup

Vancouver, July 6 (IANS) Carli Lloyd scored three goals in the first 16 minutes as the US beat Japan 5-2 in the Women's World Cup final on Sunday. Lloyd's flash of genius devastated Japan in a re-match of last World Cup final where Japan beat the American side in shootout, reports Xinhua. Inspired Lloyd drew the first blood with only three minutes into game when she dashed onto a...

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Sensex sheds 179 points in early trade

Mumbai, July 6 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Monday was trading 179.31 points or 0.64 percent down during the morning session. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 58.25 points or 0.69 percent down at 8,426.65 points. The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), wh...

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Nigeria sacks national team coach Keshi

Lagos, July 6 (IANS) Nigeria has sacked national soccer team coach Stephen Keshi, media reported on Monday. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said in a statement that the decision was made after they had thoroughly reviewed the report of the NFF Disciplinary Committee and NFF Technical and Development Committee, Xinhua news agency reported. In taking the decision, the committ...

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Sydney Opera House bans selfie sticks

Sydney, July 6 (IANS) Australia's Sydney Opera House has joined a growing list of cultural institutions worldwide to crack down on the use of the telescopic camera attachment that gives a wider field of view for selfie-style photographs, media reported on Monday. Sydney Opera House was the most instagrammed site in Australia in 2014, Xinhua news agency reported. A spokeswoman for...

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Argentina qualifies for FIVB World League's final four

Buenos Aires, July 6 (IANS) Argentina defeated Bulgaria 3-1 to qualify for the FIVB (International Volleyball Federation) World League's Final Four of Pool 2. Argentina, who lost 3-0 to Bulgaria on Saturday, came back strongly and won 25-19, 24-26, 25-17 and 25-18 in the match played in the court located in Varna's Palace of Culture and Sports, in Bulgaria, reports Xinhua. With t...

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Jason Segel eyes serious role

Los Angeles, July 6 (IANS) Actor Jason Segel, mostly known for his comedy work, wants to do something that moves him. I was ready to live off-campus. Get off the hamster wheel, said Segel, reports femalefirst.co.uk. The Sex Tape star takes on his most serious role to date in his upcoming film The End of the Tour, in which he plays writer David Foster Wallace. I wanted to ...

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Pope urges dialogue, participation in Ecuador

Quito, July 6 (IANS/IANS) Pope Francis arrived in Ecuador, the first leg of his three-nation South American tour, and urged Ecuadorians to foster dialogue and participation without exclusion in a speech at the Quito airport. After citing several of the country's saints, Francis on Sunday urged Ecuador to confront the current challenges, valuing differences, fostering dialogue and partici...

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Make quick 'possible' proposals for renegotiation: EU

Brussels, July 6 (IANS) The European Union urged the Greek government to make meaningful and possible proposals in coming hours for renegotiation, following early results which have shown that Greece overwhelmingly rejected the bloc's bailout offer. The NO side has won the referendum with notable majority, we have to respect the vote of Greek people, European Parliament President Martin ...

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Mani Ratnam may direct Karthi in his next

Chennai, July 6 (IANS) Ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam, whose last outing O Kadhal Kanmani was a highly successful venture, is most likely to direct actor Karthi in a yet-untitled Tamil project soon. Karthi has expressed his interest to be part of the project, but he's yet to sign on the dotted line. The official announcement is expected to come soon, a source close to Karthi told IANS.

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BSF trooper killed in Pakistan firing on LoC in Kashmir

Srinagar, July 6 (IANS) A BSF trooper was killed overnight in Pakistan firing on the line of control (LoC) in North Kashmir's Kupwara district. A BSF trooper identified as Abhijeet Nanday of 119 battalion was killed in Pakistan firing on the LoC in Leepa Valley of Nowgam sector late last night, a senior police officer told IANS here on Monday. Indian troops retaliated effective...

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Lily Allen collapsed at Glastonbury festival?

London, July 6 (IANS) Pop star Lily Allen reportedly collapsed at Glastonbury festival following a weekend of wild partying. The Hard out here singer fell backstage at the Silver Hayes dance area at the annual music event, which took place last month. She was treated by paramedics following days of partying, reports femalefirst.co.uk. She went outside to sit down on the grass. Gr...

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Irina Shayk shares topless selfie

Paris, July 6 (IANS) Supermodel Irina Shayk has shared a topless selfie online. The model shared the image on Saturday as she wished her three million followers a Happy Fourth of July on photo-sharing website Instagram. The 29-year-old was seen lounging in her bed in a pink thong and a pair of sparkly Chanel earrings in the seductive photograph, reports dailymail.co.uk. W...

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Harry Styles to pursue acting career?

Los Angeles, July 6 (IANS) British boyband One Direction's Harry Styles has reportedly hired an agent to help him get into Hollywood. The 21-year-old singer is said to have an agent, Nick Styne from talent agency Creative Artists Agency. The agency has been told to start looking at offers. Getting him on board would pretty much guarantee a commercial success, a source told mirror...

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Holly Madison no longer afraid of Hugh Hefner

Los Angeles, July 6 (IANS) Model Holly Madison spent too many years being afraid of Playboy boss Hugh Hefner, but insists she won't be silenced now. The former Playboy model, who earlier claimed in her new memoir Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny that she was mentally and emotionally abused while living with her former lover and his o...

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'NO' is 'YES' to viable debt deal says Tsipras

Athens, July 6 (IANS) Greek voters' resounding NO to the international creditors' debt deal offer in Sunday's landmark referendum does not mean a rift with Europe, but a YES to a viable agreement, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in a televised address. Greek citizens rejected the lenders June 25 proposal for a reforms-for-cash deal with 61.5 percent of votes against 38.5 percent...

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Heritage Sites named in Norway, Germany, Israel, Britain and US

Berlin, July 6 (IANS) Unesco has designated several new World Heritage Sites in Norway, Germany, Israel, Britain and the US during the 39th meeting of the World Heritage Committee in the western German city of Bonn. Norway's Rjukan-Notodden industrial site includes a group of hydraulic centers and was built early in the last century by the Norsk Hydro company to manufacture fertiliser fo...

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Respects "NO" vote by Greek: EU

Brussels, July 6 (IANS) The European Union has said it respects the no vote in Sunday's Greek debt deal referendum, following early results which have shown that the country overwhelmingly rejected the bloc's bailout offer. We have to respect the vote of Greek people, European Parliament President Martin Schulz on Sunday said in a statement, adding that this is a difficult day, Xinhua re...

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Scores killed in Nigeria

Lagos, July 6 (IANS) At least 30 people were confirmed dead following fresh attacks by unknown gunmen in Birnin-Magaji area of northwest Nigeria's Zamfara, police said. Muhammad Gusami, the area's local government chairman, who confirmed the incident to reporters in Gusua, the state capital, said the attacks took place in Kokeya and Chigama villages, Xinhua reported. Gusami said ...

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Colin Farrell a 'devoted' father

Los Angeles, July 6 (IANS) Actor Colin Farrell says he is a devoted father who always tries to put his two sons first. The True Detective star, who has sons James, 11, and Henry, 5, from past relationships, has slowed down his career commitments because he hates being away from his children for long periods of time and always makes the boys his priority, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

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