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13 civilians shot dead in Afghanistan

Kabul, Sep 5 (IANS) A group of unknown men shot dead 13 civilians in Afghanistan's northern Balkh province on Saturday, a local official said. The group of armed men, presumably Taliban militants, intercepted two civilian vehicles and shot 13 passengers in Zari district of Balkh province, Xinhua quoted the official, Abdul Rahim as saying. ...

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Queen Elizabeth to make rare public speech

London, Sep 5 (IANS) Queen Elizabeth is expected to make a rare public speech thanking her British and Commonwealth subjects for 63 years of support when she becomes the counrty's longest-reigning monarch on September 9. She will speak at the conclusion of her journey aboard a steam train and is likely to pay tribute to her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria, whose record reign she w...

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Albania stand up to Denmark in Euro qualifier

Copenhagen, Sep 5 (IANS) Denmark failed to overtake Portugal at the top of Euro 2016 qualifying Group I as a resolute Albania refused to buckle in here as their match ended in a 0-0 draw. Denmark coach Morten Olsen pulled a rabbit out of the hat by giving 20-year-old Pione Sisto his debut and the talented Midtjylland winger showed plenty of promise in the first half on Friday.

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'Eega 2' may happen post 'Baahubali 2': Nani

Chennai, Sep 5 (IANS) Actor Nani says the plans are on for the sequel to Telugu blockbuster Eega, but the project may only materialize post the release of S.S. Rajamouli's second instalment in the Baahubali franchise. Rajamouli sir is keen to work on 'Eega 2'. However, it may happen only after 'Baahubali 2', Nani told IANS. The 2012 release Eega, a reincarnation story about a hou...

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Greek ruling party set to lose general election

Athens, Sep 5 (IANS) The ruling Syriza party of former prime minister Alexis Tsipras is on course for a shock defeat in the Greek general election scheduled for September 20, a media report said on Saturday. A survey put the centre-right New Democracy in the lead with 24 percent and Syriza on 23 percent, The Telegraph reported. Tsipras, who called a snap vote on August 20, has ...

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Victoria Beckham introduces 'new baby' Olive

London, Sep 5 (IANS) Singer-turned-fashion designer Victoria Beckham has welcomed a new baby to the family - a dog called Olive. The designer revealed the new addition to the Beckham family on Instagram, captioning the image: Meet Olive Beckham x our new baby, reports mirror.co.uk. Olive joins the Beckhams' already large brood of dogs which includes bulldogs Coco and Scarlet and...

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Soldier injured in Pakistani truce violation

Jammu, Sep 5 (IANS) An Indian Army soldier sustained a minor injury on Saturday when the Pakistani Army fired indiscriminately on Indian positions on the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of the Jammu region. Pakistani Army resorted to unprovoked firing at our positions in Krishna Ghati sector of the LoC today (Saturday) at 7.45 a.m., a defence spokesman told IANS here. ...

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Valbuena earns France narrow win in Portugal

Lisbon, Sep 5 (IANS) France beat Portugal 1-0 in Lisbon as the EURO 2016 hosts registered their first victory since March in a friendly football match. Mathieu Valbuena came off the bench to score the only goal of the game with a brilliant free-kick, five minutes from the end. With William Carvalho, Joao Moutinho and Tiago all absent, Portugal coach Fernando Santos was forced to ...

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'United could have signed Suarez or Neymar in Martial's fee'

Monaco, Sep 5 (IANS) French football club As Monaco vice president Vadim Vasilyev believes English outfit Manchester United could have signed Barcelona strikers Luis Suarez or Neymar for the fee they paid for its teenage attacker Anthony Martial. Louis van Gaal splashed out 36 million pounds on the 19-year-old forward but the figure could rise as high as 58 million pounds if Martial achi...

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Perry's touching video tribute to Bobbi Brown released

Los Angeles, Sep 5 (IANS) Actor-director Tyler Perry made a touching tribute video for Bobbi Kristina Brown's private funeral last month and has now shared it with the masses. Perry took to Facebook on Friday to release the approximately three-and-a-half-minute clip that shows pictures of late singer-actress Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's daughter through the years, reports aceshowbiz...

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Thank you: B-Town on Teachers' Day

Mumbai, Sep 5 (IANS) On the occassion of Teachers' Day on Saturday, Bollywood celebrities like Shekhar Kapur, Shabana Azmi and A.R. Rahman have thanked their parents, teachers and life. Here's what some of the celebrities shared on Twitter: Shabana Azmi: On Teachers' Day I wish to thank life for being the greatest teacher. Good Bad Ugly -- it teaches you that everything is here a...

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Ex-Assam minister to quit assembly seat, crisis haunts Congress

New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Former Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who joined the BJP last month, on Saturday said that he will soon resign from his seat in the state assembly after leading nine Congress MLAs from the state to a meeting with BJP president Amit Shah here. I will resign from my seat in the assembly in a day or two after returning to Assam, Sarma told the media here after t...

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Government implements OROP

New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The government on Saturday announced it will implement the One Rank One Pension (OROP). Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said: The government has decided to implement the OROP. ...

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Jessica Alba hits back at 'baseless' lawsuit

Los Angeles, Sep 5 (IANS) Actress Jessica Alba has hit back at the lawsuit which claims her all-natural product line, The Honest Company, deceives consumers by containing synthetic ingredients. Alba calls the lawsuit - filed by a consumer Jonathan D. Rubin - baseless and without merit adding: We strongly stand behind our products and the responsibility we have to our consumers. We are st...

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Kylie Jenner says she suffers from anxiety

Los Angeles, Sep 5 (IANS) Reality TV personality Kylie Jenner has opened up about her struggle with bullies and living her life under constant spotlight, saying she often breaks down and cries. Kylie started an anti-bullying campaign earlier this week and said she would share six inspirational stories from people who had been badly bullied but hadn't let it affect them. She shar...

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Farthest-ever galaxy detected

Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) A team of researchers from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has detected a 13.2-billion-years old galaxy which may be the most distant galaxy ever found. The universe itself is about 13.8 billion years old. The galaxy we have observed is named EGS8p7, is unusually luminous and may be powered by a population of unusually hot stars, says Sirio B...

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Muslim board to launch 'save religion and constitution' movement

Hyderabad, Sep 5 (IANS) All India Muslim Personal Law Board, the apex body of Indian Muslims, announced on Saturday that it will launch a nation-wide campaign against attempts by the government to impose a particular religious culture. The board has also involved other minority groups and organisations from depressed classes in its campaign 'deen aur dastur bachao' (save religion and con...

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Felt a sense of pride to portray Tilak: Govind Namdev

New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Known for his villainous portrayals in Hindi films, Govind Namdev is now essaying the role of Bal Gangadhar Tilak in the upcoming film Chapekar Brothers and the actor felt a sense of pride while portraying the freedom fighter. I got to play different shades. I felt a sense of pride to portray Tilak. And whenever I have done such historical characters, like Mahatma...

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Messi is better than Maradona: Rooney

Serravalle (San Marino), Sep 5 (IANS) England football team captain Wayne Rooney believes that current Argentina skipper Lionel Messi is a better player than the legendary Diego Maradona. Up to a couple of years ago, people were saying Messi wasn't Maradona because he hadn't won the World Cup. In my mind, Messi is a better player than Maradona. But that's how football is, Rooney was quot...

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Holder appointed new Windies Test captain as Ramdin axed

Bridgetown (Barbados), Sep 5 (IANS) Wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin has been axed as the Test captain after just 15 months in charge and replaced by rising star and One-Day skipper Jason Holder, for the tour of Sri Lanka next month. The 23-year-old, who has played eight Tests and 33 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) in his fledgling career, will lead a 15-man squad for the October 14 to November ...

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