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'Israel did not request US for ceasefire in Gaza'

Jerusalem, July 30 (IANS) Senior Israeli officials Tuesday denied US Secretary of State John Kerry's claim that Israel had requested the US to extend a humanitarian ceasefire in Gaza. Kerry was the one who brought up the option of a ceasefire to (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu, and not the other way around, Xinhua quoted unnamed officials as saying. Netanyahu told ...

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Douglas-Zeta-Jones open up about cancer battle

Los Angeles, July 30 (IANS) Actor Michael Douglas and his wife Catherine Zeta-Jones are opening up again about the former's battle with throat cancer. The 69-year-old actor got candid while talking about being mis-diagnosed three times before his 2010 throat cancer diagnosis at an International Oncologic Societies event. Wife Zeta jones also shared her troubles during an event, reports e...

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Russian airport evacuated after bomb scare

St.Petersburg, July 30 (IANS) An airport in Russia's northern capital of St. Petersburg was briefly evacuated Tuesday following a bomb threat. However, no suspicious object was found. A total of nine flights were held back as local bomb squads combed the Pulkovo Airport for explosive materials after receiving a bomb threat over phone, Xinhua reported. The Pulkovo Airport, the th...

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Adele takes vacation before album release

Los Angeles, July 30 (IANS) Singer Adele has rented a villa in Ibiza, Spain for a relaxing holiday before she starts promoting her new album. The 26-year-old singer plans to spend a month travelling back and forth between the luxurious six-bedroom villa and her home in Britain, reports contactmusic.com. Adele has chosen a lovely house to give her privacy. But it is also near the ...

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Lithuania to ban a few Russians' entry

Vilnius, July 30 (IANS) Lithuanian authorities will ban a few Russian citizens from entering the Baltic country in the wake of prevailing international context and conflicts in Ukraine, a diplomat said Tuesday. Lithuania's Vice Foreign Minister said the measures of such nature are connected with the current highly tense international context, and with conflicts in Ukraine. He sai...

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George Michael hints at Wham reunion

Los Angeles, July 30 (IANS) Singer George Michael has hinted that there could be a reunion between him and his former bandmate Andrew Ridgeley. The 51-year-old said that it was a mistake splitting Wham! and suggested a reunion, reports dailymail.co.uk. The two split in 1986 after working together for five years. Since parting ways, Ridgeley, has remained out of the public eye aft...

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Indian weightlifter Chandrakant Mali gets bronze

Glasgow, July 30 (IANS) Weightlifter Chandrakant Mali won the bronze medal in the men's 94kg category bringing home the 10th medal for India in the day at the Commonwealth Games here Tuesday. The gold went to Papua New Guinea's Steven Kukuna Kari with a total lift of 349kg while Cameroon-born Simplice Ribouem of Australia took the silver also with a lift of 349kg at the Clyde Auditorium....

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EU to impose more restrictive measures against Russia

Brussels, July 30 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has agreed a package of significant additional restrictive measures targeting sectoral cooperation and exchanges with Russia, the European Council said in a statement Tuesday. These decisions will limit access to EU capital markets for Russian state-owned financial institutions, impose an embargo on trade in arms, establish an export ban f...

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Chris Brown's neighbour threatens to shoot him

Los Angeles, July 30 (IANS) Chris Brown's neighbour has threatened to kill him if the singer will try to step onto his property. The pop star's new neighbour at the 8,000 square foot house in Agoura here has tried to intimidate him with his comment, reports tmz.com. This isn't the first time the Grammy award winner has gotten into trouble with his neighbours. It can be t...

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Sushil leads India's gold rush win wrestling

Glasgow, July 30 (IANS) Sushil Kumar led the charge as Indian wrestlers put on a stunning show in the Commonwealth Games winning three of the five gold medals on offer here Tuesday. Amit Kumar and teenager Vinesh Phogat also bagged gold medals while Rajeev Tomar settled for the silver medal in what was a successful outing on the first day of the wrestling competition at the Scottish Exhi...

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Boxer Sarita in quarters, Manoj ousted

Glasgow, July 30 (IANS) Indian pugilist won L. Sarita Devi won her women's 57-60 kg opening bout to proceed to the quarterfinals of the Commonwealth Games here Tuesday. However, it was the end of the road for men's 64 kg defending champion Manoj Kumar who was ousted from the quarterfinals 0:3 by England's Samuel Maxwell with identical scorelines of 27:30 in each of the three rounds. <...

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Shuttlers Srikanth, Gurusaidutt reach Round of 32

Glasgow, July 30 (IANS) Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and R.M.V. Gurusaidutt won their respective matches to enter the men's singles Round of 32 at the Commonwealth Games here Tuesday. Rising star Srikanth had an easy Round of 64 outing as he needed merely 15 minutes to beat St. Helena's Duane March 21-3, 21-4 at the Emirates Arena. The Hyderabadi will next take on Welsh Daniel Font ...

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Indian shooters bring home five more medals

Glasgow, July 30 (IANS) Trigger happy Indian shooters had a gala outing at the Commonwealth Games here Tuesday as they brought in five more medals -- two silvers and three bronzes -- from their respective events with the gold remaining elusive. While Harpreet Singh and Sanjeev Rajput clinched silvers in the men's 25 metre rapid fire pistol and men's 50m rifle 3 positions events, Manavjit...

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Scoreboard: India vs England, day 3, third Test

Southampton, July 29 (IANS) The following is the day three scoreboard of the third cricket Test between India and England at The Rose Bowl here Tuesday: England (first innings 569/7 declared) India (first innings, overnight 25/1) Murali Vijay b Broad 35 Shikhar Dhawan c Cook b Anderson 6 Cheteshwar Pujara c Buttler b Broad 24 Virat Kohli...

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100 more killed in Gaza as truce offer hangs in balance

Gaza, July 29 (IANS/EFE) At least 100 Palestinians were killed Tuesday in the heaviest air and ground bombardment by Israeli forces on the Gaza Strip since the launch of Operation Protective Edge July 8 as an unilateral ceasefire offered by Palestinian factions hangs in balance amid media reports of Hamas rejecting it. The Israeli attacks by land, sea and air intensified during the day, ...

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India in trouble as England bowlers heap more misery

Southampton, July 29 (IANS) India found themselves in deep trouble, trailing England by 246 runs but but more importantly needing 47 more runs to avoid a follow-on with only two wickets in hand at the end of day three of the third Test at the The Rose Bowl here Tuesday. At stumps, India were 323 for eight with captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (50 batting) still battling, accompanied by Moham...

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Indian medal winners at 2014 Commonwealth Games

Glasgow, July 29 (IANS) The following is the list of Indian medal winners at the 20th Commonwealth Games: Gold Sanjita Khumukchan: women's 48 kg weightlifting Sukhen Dey: men's 56 kg weightlifting Abhinav Bindra: men's 10 metre air rifle shooting Apurvi Chandela: women's 10 metre air rifle shooting Rahi Sarnobat: women's 25 metre pistol shooting

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Decision on GM crops put on hold, says Javadekar

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The decision about field trials of genetically modified (GM) crops has been put on hold, Environment and Forests Minister Prakash Javadekar Tuesday told a delegation of Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM) and Bhartiya Kissan Sangh. Ashwani Mahajan, national co-convenor of SJM, said representatives of the SJM and BJS met Javadekar and apprised him about their concerns on...

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Indian wrestler Tomar settles for silver

Glasgow, July 29 (IANS) Indian wrestler Rajeev Tomar lost the men's 125kg freestyle final match to Canada's Korey Jarvis and settled for the silver medal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) here Tuesday. In a close contest, Tomar lost 0-3 to Jarvis. It was the only relative disappointment for India in wrestling as Sushil Kumar, A...

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Clear encroachments before 2015 Nashik Kumbh Mela: Seer group

Nashik (Maharashtra), July 29 (IANS) A seers' group Tuesday warned the city administration of cancelling the Simhastha Kumbh Mela scheduled for July-September 2015 if encroachments are not razed and the Godavari river freed of pollutants. Gyandas Maharaj, president of the All India Akhada Parishad, arrived here Monday to take stock of the preparations for next year's biggest religious co...

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