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Five arrested over Pakistan church bombings

Islamabad, Aug 1 (IANS) Five suspected terrorist were arrested over their involvement in the deadly attacks on two churches in Pakistan earlier this year which claimed 15 lives, officials said on Saturday. A total of 15 people were killed and over 70 injured on March 15, when two Taliban suicide bombers attacked two churches in Lahore's Christian-dominated area of Youhanabad, Dawn online...

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Laden's family feared dead in plane crash in Britain

London, Aug 1 (IANS) Family members of former Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden were reportedly killed when a private jet crashed in Britain's Hampshire county and ploughed into a car auction centre, the media reported on Saturday. The jet, inbound from Milan, crashed near Blackbushe Airport, Yateley, on Friday killing the pilot and all three passengers. According to sources, the ...

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Barcelona won't appeal UEFA sanctions over independence flags

Barcelona, Aug 1 (IANS) FC Barcelona have decided against appeal the fine of 30,000 euros ($33,000) that UEFA imposed after the club failed to keep its fans from flying a Catalan independence flag at the European Champions League final in Berlin on June 6, officials from the Catalan club said. Sections of Barcelona stands raised the independence flags for the autonomous Spanish region of...

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Michelle Obama wants to be Beyonce

Los Angeles, Aug 1 (IANS) United States' First Lady Michelle Obama has joked that she wants to be singer Beyonce Knowles. When asked by rapper Wale, while promoting their Reach Higher campaign, what she would like to do if she had a different occupation, Michelle was quick to answer. I would be Beyonce, before breaking into the 'Single Ladies' dance and joked, I've got the hand u...

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Forex reserves up $322 million: RBI

Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) After four consecutive weeks of decline, India's foreign exchange reserves grew by $322 million in the week ended July 24. Data furnished by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), in its weekly statistical supplement, showed India's foreign exchange reserves during the week under review at $353.64 billion. The reserves during the previous four weeks were impacted b...

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Bihar transfers 44 IPS officers ahead of polls

Patna, Aug 1 (IANS) The Bihar government on Saturday transferred 44 IPS officers ahead of the upcoming assembly polls. The state government transferred 44 IPS officers including superintendents of police of over a dozen district in view of the Election Commission's directive, an official said. Formally, the government said the reshuffle was routine. According to officials...

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Jammu shutdown for AIIMS enters second day

Jammu, Aug 1 (IANS) Protesters on Saturday clashed with police here as the three-day protest shutdown called for setting up an AIIMS in the Jammu region entered its second day. A police officer said activists of the coordination committee clashed with police in Jewal Chowk and Parade areas of Jammu city. Police resorted to a mild Lathi-charge in Jewal Chowk and Parade area to dis...

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Beijing displays the trust needed by IOC: Rio organisers

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 1 (IANS) The organisers for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games has said Beijing displays the trust needed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) so as to be awarded the 2022 Winter Games, and Rio is willing to share experience with the Chinese capital in the future. Beijing beat Kazakhsatan city Almaty, the only other contender, in the IOC vote held in Kuala ...

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Suspected MH370 wreckage arrives in Paris

Paris, Aug 1 (IANS) Wreckage believed to be a part of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, arrived here on Saturday. The piece of wreckage - known as a flaperon, part of an aircraft's wing that helps control its speed and banking angle - arrived at Paris' Orly airport at 6.17 am local time on Saturday on an Air France flight from the island of Reunion where it was discovered by a ...

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Battling addiction? Get sober with this 'social' app

New York, Aug 1 (IANS) If you are struggling with alcoholism or other forms of addictions, here comes a smartphone app that aims to help by connecting you to a social network of sober people. Named Sober Grid, the app has a public news feed where users can post messages about their struggles and successes with sobriety. It also offers a messaging platform and other features simil...

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Naomi Campbell gets six months' suspended sentence

Los Angeles, Aug 1 (IANS) Model Naomi Campbell has been found guilty of assault after being accused of scratching the eye of a paparazzo photographer who took photographs of her and her former boyfriend while she was on a holiday. The 45-year-old model hit Gaetano Di Giovanni with her handbag after he photographed her walking through the Sicilian island of Lipar with Russian billionaire ...

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TPP trade talks fail to reach final deal

Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) As differences on outstanding issues remain, the US and 11 other economies participating in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations failed to reach a final deal. We have made significant progress during this meeting, but there are still some issues remaining to be resolved, US trade representative Michael Froman said on Friday. This meeting could...

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Rainstorm exposes ancient tombs in China

Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) Archaeologists have started excavating tombs believed to be more than 1,200 years old in China's Hebei Province after they were exposed by a storm. Zhang Jinqiang, resident of Huanghua city, noticed black bricks in a drainage canal to the east of the village after heavy rain washed away their covering of earth last week. The bricks were clearly different to those us...

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Three killed in Mizoram road accident

Aizawl, Aug 1 (IANS) Three people were killed and eight injured when a vehicle in which they were travelling rolled down into a deep valley in Mizoram, police said here on Saturday. The accident, according to police, took place at Sekhum in Lunglei district of Mizoram on Friday night. A police officer said that a Guwahati-bound vehicle was carrying 11 people when the van plunged ...

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Ace the beach wedding look

New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Beach weddings are alluring with waves, sun and sand presenting a perfect frame for photographs. But your choice of ensemble can make or break your special day. So, opt for easy and flowy outfits over ethnic to make a style statement, says an expert. Delhi-based Jannat Mehra, who manages her label under J By Jannat name, lists out easy ways to help you turn up as ...

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Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics bid team hosts reception

Kuala Lumpur, Aug 1 (IANS) The Beijing 2022 Olympics bid team hosted a reception at the Shangri-La hotel here just after the Chinese capital was awarded the 2022 Winter Games. Beijing beat Almaty, Kazakstan by 44 votes to 40 on Friday at the 128th International Olympic Committee (IOC) session to become the first city to host both summer and winter Olympics, Xinhua reported on Saturday.

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Rio readies festivities for one-year Olympic countdown

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 1 (IANS) Rio 2016 organisers have outlined plans for nine days of intense activity as the city steps up preparations for the first Olympics in South America. From August 1 to 9, the city will host three Olympic test events, a glitzy celebration to mark the one-year-out milestone and a cultural fair organised by the city government, according to Rio2016.com, Xinhua rep...

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Borussian Dortmund's Aubameyang extends contract

Dortmund, Aug 1 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has extended his current contract with the German football club until 2020 ahead of schedule. The Gabon international ended all speculation regarding an upcoming transfer as he on Friday put pen to paper on a two-year contract extension that keeps him at Dortmund until June 2020. His original contract was stipulat...

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Ruling front allies in Kerala express discontent

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 1 (IANS) Three allies of the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) on Saturday expressed their displeasure over the way the dominant party is going ahead in Kerala. The allies who appear miffed include the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML), Kerala Congress (Mani) and the Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP). The RSP, which has three legislators, is di...

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Joe Jackson out of intensive care

Los Angeles, Aug 1 (IANS) Michael Jackson's father Joe Jackson is reportedly out of intensive care after suffering a stroke and three heart attacks. He was admitted to Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo over the last weekend after suffering three heart attacks as well as a suspected stroke. But according to usmagazine.com, Joe is regaining his motor skills and starting to walk...

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