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Tarantino geared up to direct 'The Hateful Eight'

Los Angeles, July 29 (IANS) Celebrated actor-filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has decided to go ahead with The Hateful Eight despite the fact that its early draft of the screenplay was leaked. The Pulp Fiction director filed a $1 million copyright infringement lawsuit against editors at Gawker.com, accusing them of facilitating the leak after publishing a report about the script drama, but he...

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$4 mn for flood-hit northern Slovakia

Bratislava, July 29 (IANS) Slovak government approved Monday a total of 3.06 million euros (over $4 million) in financial assistance for flood-hit Vratna Valley area in Northern Slovakia. A total of 2.42 million dollars will be allocated to Zilina regional government and 1.69 million dollars to the village of Terchova, which was struck by torrential rain Monday last week, Xinhua reporte...

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Kutcher-Kunis to wed in July next year?

Los Angeles, July 29 (IANS) Actors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, who are getting ready to welcome their daughter, have begun to plan for their wedding. The wedding will be next July. They want to focus on their daughter first and having it next summer seems logical, radaronline.com quoted a source as saying. The source believes that their wedding will be a very intimate affair w...

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Indian weightlifter Vikas wins silver

Glasgow, July 29 (IANS) Indian weightlifter Vikas Thakur won the silver medal in the men's 85kg category at the 2014 Commonwealth Games here Monday. The gold was clinched by Richard Patterson of New Zealand with a lift of 335kg -- 151kg in snatch and 184 in clean and jerk. The 21-year-old Vikas lifted a total of 333kg - 150kg in snatch and 183 in clean and jerk. Both Vikas and Ca...

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Britain to join NATO military exercise

London, July 29 (IANS) Britain will send a battle group to take part in a major military training in October as part of a NATO package to reassure its allies in eastern Europe, the British defence ministry said Monday. The new deployment is Britain's largest to the region since 2008 and is one of a planned series of NATO maneuovers due to take place throughout the autumn in support of al...

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Israel must ready for 'prolonged' Gaza campaign

Jerusalem, July 29 (IANS) Israel's top political and defence leadership Monday night defied international calls for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, determining to continue the massive offensive there until risk posed by Gaza militant groups is neutralised. We must be prepared for a prolonged campaign, Xinhua quoted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying at a joint televised pres...

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Poovamma fails to qualify for women's 400m finals

Glasgow, July 29 (IANS) Indian athlete Poovamma Machettira failed to qualify for the women's 400 metre final, finishing fifth in semi-final 1 of the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Hampden Park Stadium here Monday. Poovamma, who started in lane 8, clocked a time of 52.88 seconds, much slower than her season best of 51.73 seconds. Had the 24-year-old replicated her season best time...

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Indian boxer Mandeep Jangra in quarterfinal

Glasgow, July 29 (IANS) Indian boxer Mandeep Jangra moved into the quarterfinal of the men's welterweight (69kg) category with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Jamaican Kestna Davis in the Round 16 at the 2014 Commonwealth Games here Monday. Jangra bagged 30 points from all the three rounds while Davis got 27 each from his. ...

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India's Om Parkash finishes sixth in shot put

Glasgow, July 29 (IANS) India's Om Parkash Singh Karhana finished sixth in the men's shot put final of the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Hampden Park Stadium here Monday. Om Parkash, who threw 18.98 metres in the qualification round, could only manage 18.73m in the finals. Jamaica's O'Dayne Richards broke the Games record with a throw of 21.16 to take the gold. New Zealand's To...

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Mick Jagger overjoyed with birth of great-grandchildren

London, July 29 (IANS) Singer Mick Jagger, who was devastated after the tragic death of his long-term partner, L'Wren Scott, now has a reason to smile. He is overjoyed with the birth of his grandson, Ray Emmanuel and great-granddaughter Ezra Key. When Scott, his partner of 13 years, committed suicide earlier this year, The Rolling Stones' singer was shattered. Now his dau...

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Commonwealth Games medals tally

Glasgow, July 29 (IANS) Australia are leading the medals tally with 29 gold, 23 silver and 29 bronze on the fourth day of the 20th Commonwealth Games. India now have jumped to the fourth place with a tally of 25 medals, including seven gold, 11 silver and seven bronze. Country Gold Silver Bronze Total Australia 29 23 29 81 England 26 21 21 68 Scotland 13 8...

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Shooters claim gold, two silvers, India fourth in medal standings

Glasgow, July 29 (IANS) Shooters kept the tricolour flying with Jitu Rai bringing a gold and Gurpal Singh and Gagan Narang garnering silvers to propel India to the fourth place in the leaderboard on day-five of competition at the Commonwealth Games here Monday. Apart from the exploits in the range, majority of Indian participants had a luckless day, even though para-discuss thrower Jai ...

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Mixed day for Indian women in lawn bowls

Glasgow, July 29 (IANS) Indian women won in paris but lost their triples match in lawn bowls of the 2014 Commonwealth Games here Monday. The Indian team won their first match in second round of pairs in section B beating Jersey Islands 14-12 at the Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls centre. The Indian women, however, lost their triples match in section A against Malaysia 14-16. ...

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Ed Sheeran can't keep a secret

Los Angeles, July 29 (IANS) Singer Ed Sheeran is not good at keeping secrets and this habit of his annoys his celebrity friends. The 23-year-old is incredibly open about his life, and though he hasn't shared anything malicious about his pals, including Courteney Cox and Taylor Swift, they are said to be unhappy about his loose-lipped ways, reports femalefirst.co.uk. It's getting ...

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Hi-tech machine spews beer for fans mimicking Scot talk

Glasgow, July 29 (IANS) Fancy a free beer? Get talking in Scottish! A hi-tech water cooler that talks to visitors and dispenses beer is doing the rounds of the city assessing one's accent and rewarding the best with a beer. So, tourists who can mutter I'll have a pint big man in a distinct Scottish accent and sing aloud, will be handed a beer by the machine. Those who can't patte...

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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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India at the 2014 Commonwealth Games Tuesday

Glasgow, July 29 (IANS) The following is the list of Indians who will be seen in action in the 2014 Commonwealth Games Tuesday. Schedule Badminton (Emirates Arena) Men's singles (Round of 64): R.M.V.Gurusaidutt vs Benjamin Pui Hun Li (Isle of Man); K.Srikanth vs Duan March (St. Helena) Boxing (Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre): Women's (57-60kg) R...

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Three dead, 16 injured in Nigerian suicide attacks

Abuja, July 29 (IANS) At least three people were killed and 16 others injured in two suicide bombings Monday in northern Nigeria's Kano state, officials said. In the first incident, a female suicide bomber attacked a petrol station in the morning, killing at least three people and injuring more than 10 others, a police officer told Xinhua. In the second bombing, another female su...

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UN call neglects Israel's security needs: Netanyahu

Jerusalem, July 29 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday criticised the UN Security Council's call for ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, saying it strengthens Hamas and neglects Israel's security needs. In a telephone talk with the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Netanyahu slammed Monday's call by the council for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire, Xinh...

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Scoreboard: India vs England, day 2, third Test

Southampton, July 29 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard after the second day's play of the third cricket Test between India and England at the Rose Bowl here Monday: England (first innings, overnight 247/2) Alastair Cook c Dhoni b Jadeja 95 Sam Robson c Jadeja b Shami 26 Gary Ballance c Dhoni b Sharma 156 Ian Bell c Pankaj Singh b Kumar 167 Jo...

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