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UN condemns attacks in South Sudan

United Nations, July 26 (IANS) The UN Security Council has condemned the recent attacks both by the opposition and government parties in South Sudan, urging immediate peace talks. The members of the Security Council strongly condemned the series of attacks launched July 20 by armed opposition forces, and also the July 23 attacks by the South Sudan forces, as they fought for control of Na...

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Rain likely in Delhi Saturday

New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) It was cloudy Saturday morning here with a minimum temperature of 27.6 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season's average. The Met Office has forecast rainfall in the evening. The sky will remain cloudy throughout the day and rainfall is expected in the evening, said an official of the India Meteorological Department. The maximum temperature is likely...

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Two Palestinian teenagers killed in West Bank

Ramallah, July 26 (IANS) At least two Palestinian teenagers were killed by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, officials said Saturday. A 16-year-old boy was killed in the West Bank city of Bethlehem during violent protests over the Israeli offensive in Gaza, Xinhua reported. The other teenager was killed during clashes between Israeli soldiers and Palestinian demonstrators in Jen...

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BMW, Aston Martin to recall defective vehicles

Beijing, July 26 (IANS) BMW and Aston Martin Lagonda will recall autos in China over airbag and gearbox problems respectively, China's quality watchdog has said. From Aug 25, BMW and BMW Brilliance will recall a total of 15,474 cars in the 3-Series sold in China due to defects with the airbag, which may malfunction in humid environment, Xinhua quoted the General Administration of Quality...

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Commonwealth Games medal standings Day 2

Glasgow, July 26 (IANS) England narrowly head the medal standings at the end of second day of the 20th Commonwealth Games ahead of Australia. India dropped down one place to fifth with three golds, four silvers and three bronzes. Country Gold Silver Bronze Total England 12 11 9 32 Australia 11 9 12 32 Scotland 7 3 5 15 Canada 4 1 4 9 India 3 4 3 10...

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Israeli airstrike kills eight in Gaza

Gaza, July 26 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and 10 injured Saturday in an Israeli airstrike on the Gaza Strip, taking the toll in Gaza since the beginning of an Israeli offensive July 8 to 878. On Saturday, eight people, including four children, died in their house in the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Younis, medics told Xinhua. On Friday, five people were killed in...

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Policeman killed in explosion in Kashmir

Srinagar, July 26 (IANS) A policeman was killed and four people were injured in a grenade explosion in Kashmir's Sopore town Saturday, police said. Security forces were dealing with a mob of stone pelters in Sopore town early Saturday when militants lobed a grenade at a police party at around 2.30 a.m, a police officer told IANS here. Five people were injured in this explosion. O...

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Drogba returns to Chelsea

London, July 26 (IANS) Didier Drogba has signed a one-year contract with Chelsea, the club announced. It was an easy decision - I couldn't turn down the opportunity to work with Jose again. Everyone knows the special relationship I have with this club and it has always felt like home to me, Xinhua quoted Drogba as saying Friday. My desire to win is still the same and I look forwa...

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A mother's nightmarish quest for her missing son

Title: The Half Mother; Author: Shahnaz Bashir; Publisher: Hachette; Pages: 182; Price: Rs.295. There are many untold stories from the Kashmir Valley, and the ones that have been told are merely a dot in the vast expanse of lives permanently scarred with haunted memories, bitter experiences and mournful ambiguities. In between this unknown space is the story of Haleema - a dutifu...

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Beckhams, Ramsays' dinner date

Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Celebrity couple Victoria and David Beckham dined with Gordon Ramsay and his wife at Malibu's Nobu restaurant. The former footballer looked casual as he headed to the restaurant, while Victoria opted for a classic tuxedo jacket and white blouse for her outing while leaving their four-strong children at home Thursday, reports dailymail.co.uk. Gordon, 47...

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Toulouse set to sign Brazilian defender

Rio de Janeiro, July 26 (IANS) Brazilian defender William Matheus is set to join France's Toulouse on a permanent deal, media reports said Friday. The 24-year-old has been released by Brazilian club Palmeiras to undergo a medical with the Ligue 1 outfit, Lancenet reported. William joined the Sao Paulo-based club in January from their domestic league rivals Goias. He origi...

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US sanctions against Russia cause spike in sale of AK-47

Washington, July 26 (IANS) The sanctions imposed on the maker of AK-47 by the US Treasury Department last week has caused a spike in sale of the popular assault rifle in the country, media reports said Friday. Kalashnikov Concern, the company responsible for the eponymous gas-operated 7.62 caliber assault rifle, has been blacklisted by the US government. But gun sellers in the US say th...

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MJ estate sues movie memorabilia store

Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Michael Jackson's estate is suing a movie memorabilia store for auctioning off historic photos from the pop star's early days. The Estate claims Premiere Props, the store put the photos from the Jackson brothers' 1984 Victory Tour up for auction, and misled buyers into believing they would also own copyright on the pictures, as any buyer could make a fortune b...

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UN chief in talks on possible Middle East truce

United Nations, July 26 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has been in intense discussions with a number of key interlocutors, including Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shukry and US Secretary of State John Kerry, to build support for a possible ceasefire in Israel and Gaza, a UN spokesperson said Friday. On the secretary general's diplomatic efforts in the region, Farhan Haq, the d...

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Zoe Saldana pregnant with twins!

Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Avatar fame actress Zoe Saldana, who is married to Marco Perego, is reportedly pregnant with twins. The couple is delighted with the news. The 36-year-old is around three months pregnant. She's thrilled! a source said, reports eonline.com. In 2012, Saldana shared that she hopes to have two to five children and it seems that she is going good on...

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Hezbollah to offer full support to Hamas

Beirut, July 26 (IANS) Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah Friday pledged his full support to the Hamas movement during the latter's ongoing fighting with Israel in the Gaza Strip, despite their blatant difference regarding the Syrian crisis. We have always and will always stand by the Palestinian people and all resistance movements in Palestine, without exception. We tell our broth...

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Sandra Bullock too scared to stay in LA

Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Actress Sandra Bullock may move out of her house here after the armed stalker incident in June. She is reportedly planning to settle down in Austin, Texas. The 49-year-old was left shaken after learning that intruder Joshua Corbett managed to breach security at her Beverly Hills mansion and that he owns a machine gun among other deadly weapons, reports dailyma...

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Israel, Hamas agree on 12-hour ceasefire in Gaza

Gaza/Jerusalem, July 26 (IANS) The Islamic Hamas movement has agreed on a 12-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip starting from Saturday morning, a Hamas official said late Friday night. Hamas spokesperson in Gaza Sami Abu Zohri said in a statement that Hamas and other Palestinian factions have agreed to a 12-hour halt of fighting proposed by the UN, which starts from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturd...

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I'm open to having children: Cameron Diaz

Los Angeles, July 26 (IANS) Actress Cameron Diaz is upset that her comment on motherhood has been misconstrued. She clarifies that she is not opposed to children. I've never said I didn't want kids...I said, 'I haven't had children thus far'. That sort of thing just kind of gets snipped up, contactmusic.com quoted Diaz as saying. The reason that I haven't had kids so far is becau...

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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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