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Paris Jackson asked to reconnect with family

Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Late pop star Michael Jackson's daughter Paris, who has returned here from her boarding school in Utah, has been advised to reconnect with her family. After she made an attempt to take her life, her doctors have advised her to create a family support system. Doctors want her to mend fences with Katherine, her siblings and other immediate family because they th...

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UN body concerned about impact of Gaza violence on women

United Nations, July 26 (IANS) The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Friday expressed its deep concern about the impact of the ongoing Gaza conflict on women's health and access to safe births. Reports of the destruction of hospitals and health facilities are particularly disturbing as some 45,000 pregnant women in Gaza are currently in need of maternity care, Xinhua quoted the UNFP...

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Love the idea of lots of kids: Radcliffe

New York, July 26 (IANS) If Daniel Radcliffe had his way, he'd have lots of kids in the years to come. Maybe because I'm an only child, I love the idea of lots of kids. But it will depend to a larger part on who I end up having kids with, the Harry Potter star told people.com in an interview. He also said: I think men would be a lot less excited about having kids if we had to act...

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Kyrgyz ex-president sentenced to life imprisonment

Bishkek, July 26 (IANS) A Kyrgyz military court Friday sentenced in absentia the country's former president Kurmanbek Bakiyev, his brother Janysh Bakiyev and former prime minister Daniyar Usenov to life imprisonment. Reading out the verdict, Judge Damir Onolbekov said the court found the three guilty on several charges, including massive killing of demonstrators on April 7, 2010, Xinhua ...

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Why Lily Allen goes into shutdown mode?

Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Singer Lily Allen has decided to go into shutdown mode after receiving criticism on a social networking site. Allen says this is her way of coping with backlash, reports mirror.co.uk. The 29-year-old, who has got a lot of negetive music reviews on Twitter lately, says: I mean, that's the only way to deal with it I think. It's kind of boring talking abo...

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Five policemen killed in Al Qaeda attack in Yemen

Sanaa, July 26 (IANS) At least five Yemeni policemen were killed Friday evening when suspected Al Qaeda gunmen attacked a security checkpoint in the southeastern province of al-Bayda, an interior ministry official said. Heavily armed gunmen fired machineguns and rocket-propelled grenades on a checkpoint manned by police troops near the main entrance of al-Bayda province, leaving five po...

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China pledges more support for Afghanistan's development

Kabul, July 26 (IANS) China would like to see a smooth transition of power in Afghanistan and will give more support for the country's reconciliation and economic development, China's newly-appointed Special Envoy for Afghan Affairs Sun Yuxi said here Friday. Sun said he had had talks with President Hamid Karzai and presidential candidates -- former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah and...

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Elton John reveals secrets for biopic

Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Singer Elton John has revealed the secrets of his rehab diaries for his upcoming biopic featuring Tom Hardy. Hardy is all geared up to portray the 67-year-old musician in the biopic, which will focus on the musician's struggle with addiction, reports contactmusic.com. Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall is the scriptwriter for the project and said that Elton ...

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Joint efforts on in Cairo to reach ceasefire in Gaza

Cairo, July 26 (IANS) Egypt, the UN, the Arab League and the US are working together to reach a seven-day humanitarian ceasefire for the ongoing conflict between Israel and Gaza-ruling Hamas movement, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukry said Friday. At a joint press conference with US Secretary of State John Kerry, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Arab League Secretary General Nab...

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China denounces British parliament's inquiry

Beijing, July 26 (IANS) China Friday urged Britain to stop interfering in Hong Kong affairs after a British parliamentary committee conducted an inquiry on the implementation of a Hong Kong joint declaration. Such practice is an interference of China's domestic affairs, Xinhua quoted foreign ministry spokesperson Hong Lei as saying. He was referring to the British Lower House Foreign Aff...

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Only a dozen guests at Naya Rivera's wedding

Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Glee star Naya Rivera got married in front of only 12 special guests, who were all family members. The actress tied the knot earlier this month with Ryan Dorsey. Ryan's father Arnold said that the beautiful ceremony was very intimate and added that the wedding came as a shock to the family members. He said: We knew about the wedding six weeks ...

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Bindra shoots gold to sign off from Commonwealth Games in style

Glasgow, July 26 (IANS) Ace shooter Abhinav Bindra fired to glory to sign off from his final Commonwealth Games with a gold while teenager Malaika Goel shot a silver and lifter Santoshi Matsa snatched a bronze as India's medals tally reached the double figure mark on day two of competition the 2014 Glasgow Games here Friday. With three gold pieces, four silvers and three bronze in their ...

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Jangra wins, Parveen loses at CWG boxing

Glasgow, July 26 (IANS) Indian boxer Mandeep Jangra proceeded to the men's 69 kg Round of 16 after beating Augusto Mathule of Mozambique 3-0 at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) here Friday. However, Parveen Kumar was knocked out 0-3 of the men's +91 kg category in the Round of 16 by Scottish boxer Ross Henderson. Coming back to Jangra's match, the Haryana boxe...

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Ghosal, Anaka win in CWG squash

Glasgow, July 26 (IANS) Indian squash players Saurav Ghosal and Anaka Alankamony won their respective matches to proceed to the next rounds at the 20th Commonwealth Games at the Scotstoun Campus Squash here Friday. Ghosal won his men's singles Round of 16 to advance to the quarterfinals while Anaka came out on top in the women's plate Round of 32. Ghosal was well on his way to th...

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Bravo brothers power Red Steel victory over Warriors

Port of Spain (Trinidad), July 26 (IANS/CMC) Darren Bravo smashed a six off the final delivery of the game to lift Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel to a sensational four-wicket victory over Guyana Amazon Warriors, in a thrilling encounter of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) here. Chasing 180 for victory Thursday night, Red Steel found themselves requiring nine runs from the final over sen...

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CWG: Indian weightlifter Santoshi wins bronze

Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) Indian weightlifter Santoshi Matsa won the bronze medal in the women's 53kg while her compatriot Swati Singh finished fourth at the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Clyde Auditorium here Friday. The gold went to Nigeria's 16-year-old Chika Amalaha while Papua New Guinea's Dika Toua won the silver. Amalaha, one of the youngest participants in the Games, had ...

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Kaptan Singh Solanki new Haryana governor

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Friday appointed senior BJP leader Kaptan Singh Solanki as the next governor of Haryana, a Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said here. Solanki will replace Jagannath Pahadia whose term as governor ends July 26. The President is pleased to appoint Kaptan Singh Solanki, to be the governor of Haryana with effect from the date he assu...

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Commonwealth Games Day 2 medal standings

Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) England led the medal standings at the end of second day of the 20th Commonwealth Games followed by Australia and hosts Scotland. India was at fourth position with three golds, four silvers and three bronzes. Country Gold Silver Bronze Total England 7 8 7 22 Australia 7 6 9 22 Scotland 6 3 3 12 India 3 4 3 10 Canada 3 1 2 6<...

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Book release, Kathak recital liven up Darbar Hall

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The high marbled dome of the Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan reverberated with music and some scintillating Kathak dance - watched by President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other invited guests at a special book release event. First copies of the books Thoughts and Reflections - a compilation of quotes of the president; Winged Wonders of ...

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Indian medal winners at 2014 Commonwealth Games

Glasgow, July 25 (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 Silver Mirabai Chanu Saikhom: women's 48 kg weightlifting Shushila Likmabam: women's 48 kg judo...

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