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I'm not a drug addict: Keira Knightley

Los Angeles, Aug 30 (IANS) Actress Keira Knightley believes she must have coped with being famous because she has avoided becoming a drug addict, despite shooting to fame at a young age. The 29-year-old shot to fame as a teenager in 2002 comedy-drama movie Bend It Like Beckham, and she feels grateful that she hasn't gone down the route of becoming addicted to illegal substances like some...

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Kanye West wants to do comedy film

Los Angeles, Aug 30 (IANS) Rapper Kanye West is reportedly looking for a prominent role in a laugh out loud comedy. West has said in the past that he wants to spread his wings and dabble in other spheres of the entertainment industry outside music, reports contactmusic.com. Just last year, he managed to get a cameo spot in Will Ferrell's comedy sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Cont...

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Ariana Grande felt like 'hot mess'

Los Angeles, Aug 30 (IANS) Singer Ariana Grande, 21, says when she was younger she was quite a mess with her looks. The 21-year-old, who is rumoured to be dating rapper Big Sean, says that she has embarrassing pictures from her past that make her cringe, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Asked how she feels upon seeing her old photographs, she said: Oh my god! You know when you scroll a...

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Fire at Writers' Buildings in Kolkata

Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) A fire broke out at the heritage Writers' Buildings here Saturday and three fire tenders were rushed to put out the blaze, an official said. The fire out broke out inside the transport department office at around 12 noon. Three fire tenders were pressed into service which doused the flame, said a fire service official. Prima facie it appears the fire was ca...

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Britney Spears 'moving on' post split

Los Angeles, Aug 30 (IANS) Pop star Britney Spears is moving on following her split from David Lucado by concentrating on her work. The Toxic hitmaker, who reportedly dumped her boyfriend Thursday after a video emerged of him cheating on her, is throwing herself into her Las Vegas residency concerts in an attempt to distract herself from her broken heart, reports people.com. She ...

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Chelsea's Torres joins AC Milan on two-year loan

London, Aug 30 (IANS) Chelsea striker Fernando Torres will join AC Milan on a two-year loan. Chelsea Football Club and AC Milan have agreed terms for the two-year loan deal of Fernando Torres to the Italian club. The move is now subject to Fernando agreeing personal terms with AC Milan and passing a medical examination, a Chelsea statement said Friday. The ex-Liverpool and Atleti...

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Sonia, Rahul condole Bipan Chandra's death

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party vice president Rahul Gandhi Saturday condoled the death of noted historian Bipan Chandra. Sonia Gandhi described the 86-year-old as an erudite chronicler of modern Indian history and the nation's struggle for independence. Sonia Gandhi said Chandra's books left a lasting imprint on the minds of millions of student...

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It's London calling for SRK's SLAM! THE TOUR

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) After touring multiple cities in the US in September, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, some of his friends and the Happy New Year coterie will take to the stage in London with SLAM! THE TOUR Oct 5. The stars will perform at London's O2 Arena. Choreographer-director Farah Khan, actors Deepika Padukone, Madhuri Dixit, Malaika Arora Khan, Abhishe...

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PM condoles historian Bipan Chandra's death

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday expressed grief over the death of noted historian Bipan Chandra, who was considered to be an authority on Mahatma Gandhi. The prime minister expresses grief on the passing away of noted historian Bipan Chandra. He extends his condolences to Chandra's family, said a post on the prime minister's official Twitter handle. ...

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Dortmund hold Augsburg to win 3-2

Berlin, Aug 30 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund dominated the game but nearly had to share the spoils with a resilient Augsburg at the opener of the second round of Bundesliga. Dortmund wrapped up their first win in their second match of the season Friday as they overcame Augsburg 3-2, reports Xinhua. The 'BVB' dominated the game for 80 minutes with the 3-0 lead but Augsburg frenetically...

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Loew names Germany's 21-man squad

Berlin, Aug 30 (IANS) Germany football coach Joachim Loew has called up his 21-man squad for the upcoming international matches. The reigning FIFA World champions will encounter Argentina and Scotland in September. Hence, Loew called up 18 men from his World Cup squad and three returnees, reports Xinhua. Bastian Schweinsteiger and Shokodran Mustafi are still sidelined with injuri...

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Kerber out of US Open

New York, Aug 30 (IANS) Sixth seeded Angelique Kerber lost to Belinda Bencic 1-6, 5-7 in the US Open women's singles third round here. The 17-year-old Swiss tennis player was the second youngest girl in the women's singles. It was her US Open debut and she reached a Grand Slam fourth round for the first time, reports Xinhua. Kerber missed the chance to reach the US Open last 16 f...

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Bhullar, Jennifer win junior tennis titles

Chennai, Aug 30 (IANS) Rana Roop Singh Bhullar and Jennifer Lauikham walked away with the boys and girls singles titles, respectively, in the Ozone Group ITF Junior (Under-18) tennis tournament here Saturday. In the boys final, Bhullar overcame fourth seeded Aryan Goveas 6-3, 7-6(2) to deny his opponent a double. Goveas had won the doubles title Friday. The girls final went the d...

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Hundred days of 'Manam', Nagarjuna nostalgic

Chennai, Aug 30 (IANS) Actor Akkineni Nagarjuna remembered his late father, legendary actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao, on the 100th day of his last Telugu film Manam, which featured actors from three generations of the Akkineni clan. #ANRlivesON 100days of MANAM/ feeling emotional and missing Amma & nana terribly/ thank you my friends for giving father a glorious inning:), Nagarjuna pos...

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Croatian qualifier upsets second seed Halep at US Open

New York, Aug 30 (IANS) Croatian qualifier Mirjana Lucic-Baroni upset second seeded Romanian Simona Halep 7-6(6), 6-2 in the women's singles third round at the US Open here. It's incredible. It's just amazing, Lucic-Baroni said Friday, reports Xinhua. Halep was once 5-2 in the first set, taking in hand three set points in the eighth game. Lucic-Baroni managed to come back with he...

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Modi's 'bandhgala' look in Japan gets praise

Kyoto, Aug 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed at the Osaka airport in Japan Saturday, looking dapper in a dark 'bandhgala'. His look got a thumbs up from a few Twitter users. Twitter user Atmay @hoveringfalcon said: Modi and all ministers should wear such suits in regular office also. Kurta is outdated. Another user, Rakesh Ranjan, @rakeshranjankr said: He went inside ...

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Experimental Ebola drug cures infected monkeys

Toronto, Aug 30 (IANS) In what appears to provide new hope for people infected with the deadly Ebola virus, scientists have successfully treated all the Ebola infected monkeys with an experimental drug called Zmapp. All 18 monkeys in the study recovered from the infection, without showing any lingering effects of the disease, the researchers said. It is an important step forward ...

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Dhoni puts England in to bat

Nottingham, Aug 30 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has won the toss and elected to field in the third One-Day International (ODI) against England at Trent Bridge here Saturday. India lead the five-match series 1-0. The squads: England: Alastair Cook (captain), Alex Hales, Ian Bell, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Crhis Woakes, James Tredwell, Ste...

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Kenya's Mutai to compete in Birell 10 km race

Nairobi, Aug 30 (IANS) With the focus on defending his New York Marathon title, world's fastest marathon runner Geoffrey Mutai will be keen to test his speed in Czech Republic Sep 6. Though Mutai's fastest time of 2:03.02 was not ratified by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) because the Boston Marathon had steep start and finish points, the New York Marathon c...

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Ronaldo deemed unfit to play Euro 2016 qualifier

Lisbon, Aug 30 (IANS) Portuguese football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has been deemed unfit to play in the Euro 2016 qualifier against Albania in September. The 29-year-old, named EUFA's player of the year for 2013-14 Thursday, is not in good physical condition, Portuguese coach Paulo Bento said Friday, reports Xinhua. Asked about the fact that Ronaldo had competed in Real Madrid...

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