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Atletico's Turan dismisses rumours of Barcelona move

Madrid, July 3 (IANS) Atletico Madrid's Turkish midfielder Arda Turan has announced on Twitter that rumours about his possible transfer to Barcelona are not entirely correct and that he was simply enjoying a relaxing vacation. Several Catalan media outlets announced on Wednesday that Turan is getting close to signing with La Liga champions Barcelona, Efe reported on Thursday. Spo...

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Jennifer Aniston doesn't have cameo in 'Zoolander 2'

Los Angeles, July 3 (IANS) Contrary to rumours, actress Jennifer Aniston doesn't have a cameo in Zoolander 2. The actress was at war with her fiance Justin Theroux over her rumoured cameo in the film starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, reports radaronline.com. Jen's ready to pull the plug on her cameo after 'an inch became a mile' with Justin's demands. Justin and Ben want to ...

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Three held for stealing two-wheelers

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Three members of a gang of auto thieves have been arrested here and nine stolen two-wheelers seized from them, police said on Friday. Abhishek, 25, Jugal, 20, and Irfan, 19, were taken into custody on Wednesday after failing to produce documents of the motorcycles they were riding. While Jugal is from Delhi, Abhishek and Irfan hail from Uttar Pradesh. Th...

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IC-814 hijack: BJP hits back at Congress criticism

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The BJP on Friday hit back at the Congress' criticism of its handling of the 1999 IC-814 hijack crisis, and said the decision to release terrorist was taken at the highest level. On Kandahar, consultations were held at the highest level by senior leaders of National Democratic Alliance, Bharatiya Janaata Party spokesperson M.J. Akbar told reporters here. ...

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Computer game can help reduce unwanted memories

New York, July 3 (IANS) Playing video game a day after reactivating the intrusive memories that you want to get rid of may reduce their occurrence over time, a study says. Unwanted, intrusive visual memories are a core feature of stress-and trauma-related clinical disorders such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but they can also crop up in everyday life. Although people ...

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Bengaluru penthouse sold online for Rs.6 crore

Bengaluru, July 3 (IANS) A luxury penthouse built by Mantri Developers here was sold for a whopping Rs.6 crore, the leading real estate group said on Friday. The group claimed it to be the highest online residential sale in the country till date. The sale was conducted on Snapdeal, a leading e-tail platform, with which we have tied up to sell premium and luxury residential apartm...

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Six killed in South Korean chemical factory explosion

Seoul, July 3 (IANS/EFE) Six workers were killed and another was injured in an explosion in a chemical plant in South Korea on Friday, the country's fire department said. The accident happened when a storage tank containing chemical waste in one of the factories exploded, a fire fighter told the Yonhap news agency. Fire fighters suspect the explosion occurred when workers were ca...

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Over 100 turtles seized near Bangladesh border

Kolkata, July 3 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) on Friday seized over 100 turtles while they were being smuggled to Bangladesh from West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district, an official said. The seizure of 105 turtles was made during a special operation by the troopers of 152nd battalion attached to the Bithari border outpost in the district. A BSF team challenged two pe...

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Indian arrested in biggest Malaysian drug bust

Kuala Lumpur, July 3 (IANS) A 36-year-old Indian man was arrested in a drug bust in Malaysia's capital Kuala Lumpur, media reported on Friday. Police seized 19 tonnes of white powder, believed to be ketamine, from a house in Rawang. Assistant Commisioner R. Munusamy said the house was used as a storage facility for the substance, estimated to be worth at least 290 million Malaysi...

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In bulk of rural India, Rs.5,000 is highest wage

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) For nearly 75 percent of the 17.9 crore (nearly 180 million) households in rural India, the monthly income of the highest-earning member is less than Rs.5,000, ($83) even as close to 40 percent are landless and work as manual casual labourers for their daily bread, latest official data reveals. This is the finding of the Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011 for R...

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Dark matter map to reveal universe's secrets

Tokyo, July 3 (IANS) Surveying how dark matter is distributed and how the distribution changes over time is essential to understanding the role of dark energy that controls the expansion of the universe, feel researchers. As a consequence, researchers from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), the University of Tokyo and other institutions have begun a wide-area survey o...

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Poor sleep may make you more impulsive

New York, July 3 (IANS) Sleep deprivation may put you at increased risk for succumbing to impulsive desires, inattentiveness and questionable decision-making, says a study. The researchers found that poor sleep habits can have a negative effect on self-control, which presents risks to individuals' personal and professional lives. Our study explored how sleep habits and self-contr...

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Sensex provisionally closes over 160 points up

Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) A slew of reforms announced by the government and relief from Greece crisis led a barometer index of the Indian equity markets to provisionally close with healthy gains on Friday. The sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) provisionally closed the day's trade with gains of over 160 points or 0.58 percent. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the ...

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Family boost for golfer Lahiri at The Open

Paris, July 3 (IANS) Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri will reap the benefits of having the support of his entire family at the St. Andrews when The Open gets underway in a fortnight. With family as the bedrock of his success, world No.47 Lahiri's trip to the Home of Golf will be made extra special at the world's oldest Major, scheduled for July 16-19. My entire family is going to be ...

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US drone attack kills senior jihadi leader in Libya

Tripoli/Tunis, July 3 (IANS) A US drone strike in Libya has killed senior jihadi leader Abu Iyadh, who was believed to have masterminded a series of terrorist plots inside and outside the North African country, including an attack on the US embassy in Tunisia, Libyan media confirmed on Friday. Iyadh, also known as Seifallah Ben Hassine, had been based in Libya since 2013, where he served...

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Syrian forces kill 100 rebels in Aleppo

Damascus, July 3 (IANS) The Syrian government forces killed at least 100 rebels in the northern city of Aleppo, where intense battles have flared up over the past 24 hours, state-run news agency SANA reported on Friday. The Syrian army killed the rebels during separate battles in several areas in Aleppo, said the report, adding that rebel vehicles were also destroyed. Meanwhile, ...

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Seven killed in UP road accident

Lucknow, July 3 (IANS) Seven people were killed and three others injured when a truck rammed into a tempo carrying passengers in Uttar Pradesh, police said on Friday. The accident took place at Rae Bareli in the early hours of Friday, police said. The local residents pulled out the injured and the bodies of the victims from the tempo immediately after the accident. Those ...

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Tiger Shroff doesn't want to work with B-Town's Khans

Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) Unlike most emerging stars in Bollywood, actor Tiger Shroff says he doesn't want to work with any of the Hindi film industry's top three Khans -- Shah Rukh, Salman and Aamir. He has his own reason for it. At an event here to unveil the new initiative of a fashion store, Tiger was asked that out of the three, whom would he would like to work with. He said: No...

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Facebook doesn't pose threat:YouTube

London, July 3 (IANS) Is Facebook really eating into YouTube's territory? The latter doesn't think so. YouTube has downplayed the threat of Facebook displacing its dominance of online video, saying both companies will be able to grow rapidly for years by cannibalising the television advertising market. Robert Kyncl, head of content and business operations at YouTube, was quoted a...

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Manorama, last surviving sibling of Dwarkanath Kotnis, dead

Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) Manorama S. Kotnis, a sister of the legendary medico and doyen of India-China friendship, the late Dwarkanath S. Kotnis, has died in her Mumbai suburban home, a family member said here on Friday. She was 94. The last of eight surviving siblings of Dr. Kotnis, she breathed her last late Thursday night at her Vile Parle residence, said her 92-year old cousin Shrikant ...

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