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Brazil unveils Rio 2016 Olympic flame

Brasilia, July 4 (IANS) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has vowed Rio 2016 will be a historic event after unveiling the Olympic torch. The torch relay will begin at the Games' birthplace in Olympia, Greece, before embarking on its tour of Brazil in May 2016, reported Xinhua news agency. White with blue and green waves inset in its upper half, the torch will start its Brazil jo...

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Sam Smith rubbishes James Bond rumours

London, July 4 (IANS) Singer Sam Smith has rubbished rumours that he's recording the new James Bond theme song. The 23-year-old has been linked with the coveted role for the new movie Spectre, but he has insisted he's not been offered the chance. It's definitely not me. People seem to think I'm doing it but I have no idea what's going on, Smith said on Capital FM, reports femalef...

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Mark Wahlberg had 'confrontations'

Los Angeles, July 4 (IANS) Actor Mark Wahlberg had a few confrontations when he left gang life behind. The 44-year-old, who was arrested numerous times in his youth and spent time in jail for assault, realised while behind bars that he needed to change his ways and get his life back on track but not everyone supported his decision, reports femalefirst.co.uk. (It was) just a matte...

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Multiple blasts claim 10 lives in Nigeria

Lagos, July 4 (IANS) Nigeria's police in restive northeast state of Borno has confirmed the killing of at least 10 persons after Thursday's multiple suicide attacks in some parts of the state. The suicide attack occurred at Malari village along Bama/ Konduga highway involving a suspected female bomber, Aderemi Opadokun, the state commissioner of police told reporters in Maiduguri, the ca...

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Five guerrillas, soldier killed as army foils infiltration bid on LoC

Srinagar, July 4 (IANS) At least five infiltrating guerrillas and a soldier were killed overnight near the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of Baramulla district where the army said it foiled a major infiltration bid. Alert troops noticed suspicious movement on our side of the LoC yesterday (Friday). Upon being challenged, a group of heavily armed terrorists started firing at the troo...

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Russia warns of sabotage of Minsk agreements

Moscow, July 4 (IANS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has warned that the Minsk agreements should not be violated by any country, nor should the peace progress in Ukraine be undermined. The Minsk agreements are just the package that cannot be violated, Lavrov stressed on Friday, warning western colleagues that any act of sabotage would be unacceptable, Xinhua reported. The...

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JetBlue makes 1st New York-Havana flight

New York, July 4 (IANS/IANS) JetBlue made its first weekly flight between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Havana's Jose Marti International Airport as part of the measures taken in recent months to restore relations between Cuba and the US. According to a communique on Friday from the airline, JetBlue becomes the first large US airline to serve this route since restr...

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'Star Wars' spin-off shooting begins in London?

London, July 4 (IANS) Filming for the first instalment of Star Wars anthology series has reportedly begun in Pinewood Studios here. According to Making Star Wars, Felicity Jones has already filmed her first scene for Rogue One, reports aceshowbiz.com. Rogue One included some familiar properties and outfits, which were previously seen in other Star Wars movies. The most ...

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Eminem releases action-packed music video for 'Phenomenal'

Los Angeles, July 4 (IANS) After teasing fans with a preview earlier this week, rapper Eminem has released the official music video for his single Phenomenal. The clip opens with Eminem waking up in a hospital bed and realising that he has superhuman power before he finds himself taking down everyone trying to stop him from getting out of the place, racing through the streets on motorcyc...

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Affleck, Garner on family vacation after announcing divorce

Los Angeles, July 4 (IANS) Actors Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner fled to the Bahamas with their three children to get away from the media spotlight as soon as the news of their divorce broke. The Hollywood couple, who announced that they were divorcing after 10 years of marriage a day after their 10th wedding anniversary on June 30, were spotted with their children -- Violet, 9, Seraphi...

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Matt Damon debuts ponytail

Los Angeles, July 4 (IANS) Actor Matt Damon has a ponytail now and his new look has created a buzz online. The star revealed his new hairdo at the press conference for The Great Wall, and he certainly looked relaxed with his drastic switch in style, reports mirror.co.uk. He beamed, showing off his long hair, neatly swept out of his face as he smiled for the cameras. It's ...

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Reject lenders' ultimatum Tsipras urged voters

Athens, July 4 (IANS) Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged Greek people to reject the creditors' ultimatum in the upcoming referendum over a debt deal draft, as the NO camp and the pro-euro camp held their final mass demonstrations in the centre of Athens. I call on you to say again a big and proud NO to ultimatum, the Leftist leader said, addressing the rally in favour of the NO th...

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Netanyahu blasts UNHRC for endorsing Gaza war crimes report

Jerusalem, July 4 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has slammed a decision by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to endorse a report accusing Israel and Hamas in war crimes during last summer's war in the Palestinian enclave. The UNHRC is not interested in the facts and is not really interested in human rights, Netanyahu on Friday said in a statement released by his offic...

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India abstains in UNHRC vote against Israel

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Marking a significant change in stance, India abstained on a United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution condemning Israel over a UN report into the alleged war crimes committed during the 2014 Gaza conflict. But India on Friday stated that there is no change in New Delhi's long-standing position on support to the Palestinian cause. The ministr...

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Chose agreement with Iran or coercion against it Zarif to P5+1

Vienna, July 4 (IANS) Iran's negotiating partners have to make a choice between agreement with Tehran or coercion against it, Chief Negotiator Mohammad Javad Zarif has said here. In a video message released on Friday, the Iranian foreign minister referred to the negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 and said the two sides have never been closer to a lasting outcome, Press TV reported.

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DU announces third cut off, seats up for grabs

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) The Delhi University has released the third cut-off list for the 2015 academic session, announcing marginal dips in arts and commerce across popular colleges. The Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) on Friday brought down its cut off for Economics to 97.37 percent from 97.75 percent in the second list. The college has closed admissions for B.Com (Honours...

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Kareena already thinks 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' biggest hit: Salman

Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) There is high optimism from all quarters that Bajrangi Bhaijaan might eclipse all box office records in Bollywood but hero Salman Khan says his heroine Kareena has already assumed that it will be the biggest hit of all time. At a media event to launch the Eid song from the film, Salman joked that Kareena was trying to alienate herself from the movie.Kareena is alrea...

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Belgium beat India 4-0 to book place in HWL final

Antwerp, July 3 (IANS) Hosts Belgium secured a thrilling 4-0 win over India in their Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final match at the Brasschaat Municipal Park here on Friday to book a place in the final,. For Belgium, Florent Van Aubel scored a brilliant hat-trick while Tanguy Cosyns scored one to steer the team to the final. The hosts got off to a cracking start to the match f...

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EC told to state 24 Bihar councillors' term by draw of lots

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Election Commission to file an affidavit stating that upon the election of 24 members of Bihar legislative council, their term would be decided by draw of lots as one-third of these members had to retire every two years. The order was made by a bench of Chief Justice H.L.Dattu, Justice Arun Mishra and Justice Amitava Roy. ...

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Special Eid song from 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' launched

Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) The team of Bajrangi Bhaijaan held a special media event on Friday to showcase an Eid song from the upcoming film. The song Aaj Ki Party is sung by Mika Singh and composed by Pritam. The lyrics have been penned by Shabbir Ahmed. Salman Khan, director Kabir Khan, Pritam, Mika and Ahmed were present at the song launch but Nawazuddin Siddiqui and lead actress K...

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