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WTO fails to reach trade facilitation agreement

Geneva, Aug 2 (IANS) Negotiations at the World Trade Organisation(WTO) has failed to agree on the implementation of the trade facilitation agreement as the deadline of July 31 passed. The agreement, a global reform of customs procedures, aimed to improve efficiency of trades across borders that were agreed at the WTO's 9th ministerial conference in Bali, Indonesia in December last year, ...

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ICRC urges for protection of medical personnel in Gaza

Geneva, Aug 2 (IANS) The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Friday said it was shocked by the damage caused to its hospitals, branch offices, as well as to the property during the conflict in Gaza. According to ICRC, a Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) compound in the city of Khan Younis in southern Gaza came under attack Friday. Five members of a PRCS worker's family we...

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Jay Z's desperate efforts to save marriage

Los Angeles, Aug 2 (IANS) Superstar couple Beyonce and Jay Z's marriage is reprtedly in trouble and the latter is trying to fix the relationship. However, Beyonce may have had enough, say sources. Beyonce is looking for apartments in both New York and in Los Angeles. She has also been seen without her wedding ring, reports dailymail.co.uk. The rapper is desperate to save his marr...

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Keith Urban reacts to ill-fated Massachusetts concert

Los Angeles, Aug 2 (IANS) Singer Keith Urban has broken his silence about his recent ill-fated concert in Massachusetts, where dozens of hospitalized fans and an arrest made for an alleged rape. My team and I were horrified to learn of the events reported in Boston this past weekend and our hearts and prayers go out to all those affected. This type of behavior stands in stark contrast to...

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Indian medal winners at the Commonwealth Games

Glasgow, Aug 2 (IANS) The following is the list of Indian medal winners at the 2014 Commonwealth Games here: 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 shootin...

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Pallikal-Chinappa enter women's doubles squash finals

Glasgow, Aug 2 (IANS) India's star squash players Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa lived up to their names and potential to enter the women's doubles final at the Commonwealth Games here Friday. The Indian duo defeated Australia's Kasey Brown and Rachael Grinham 11-9, 7-11, 11-4 in the semis to enter the gold medal contest at the Scotstoun Sports Campus. They will take on English pai...

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Sharath-Amalraj settle for silver

Glasgow, Aug 2 (IANS) Veteran Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj picked up the silver medal in the men's doubles table tennis after they lost 1-3 to Singapore's Hu Li and Ning Gao in the title clash of the 2014 Commonwealth Games here Friday. Sharath, three-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist, and Amalraj lost 111-8, 7-11, 9-11, 5-11 in 33 minutes to the Singaporean pair at th...

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Four Indian boxers in final, Pinki takes bronze

Glasgow, Aug 2 (IANS) Four Indian boxers -- L. Sarita Devi, L. Devendro Singh, Mandeep Jangra and Vijender Singh -- made it into their respective gold medal bouts after Pinki Jangra lost her semi-final to settle for the bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games here Friday. To start the proceedings, former World Champion Sarita proved too good for Mozambique's Maria Machongua to win all fou...

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'I am given lot more than what I deserve'

Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Shah Rukh Khan, who has huge fan following all over the world, says he has been given a lot more than what he deserves. It's been 25 years that I have been working... initially you want money, then fame, happiness for family, awards, rewards and no matter wherever you reach... you comeback to the core and realise only what you want is to bring smile on peoples face, ...

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Indian paddlers Sharath-Amalraj get silver

Glasgow, Aug 2 (IANS) Indian paddlers Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj had to settle for the silver medal in the men's doubles after they lost 1-3 to Singapore's Hu Li and Ning Gao in the title clash of the 2014 Commonwealth Games here Friday. Sharath and Amalraj lost 11-8, 7-11, 9-11, 5-11 in 33 minutes to the Singaporean pair at the Scotstoun Sports Campus. Another Sin...

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Jada still besotted with Will Smith

Los Angeles, Aug 2 (IANS) Even after 17 years of marriage, actress Jada Pinkett Smith is still very smitten by actor husband Will Smith. The 42-year-old actress is ecstatic about the way their union has evolved, reports contactmusic.com. We used to have all these rules, (but) as you go on in your relationship, you just get into a flow, she said. She says her husband enco...

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Discus thrower Seema earns silver, pugilist Pinki bronze

Glasgow, Aug 2 (IANS) Woman discus thrower Seema Punia grabbed a silver, boxer Pinki Jangra brought home a bronze, while pugilists and paddlers assured the nation of at least three more silver medals on day eight of competition at the Commonwealth Games here Friday. India remained fifth on the leaderboard with 49 medals comprising 13 gold, 21 silver and 15 bronze pieces. England, Austral...

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I am bored of question about Salman: Shah Rukh

Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Superstar Shah Rukh Khan seems to be fed up with questions on his rival Salman Khan and says he is bored of it now. When asked whether Salman ever gifted him a painting as he is a better painter, Shah Rukh said: It's an old question now and we have hugged each other and we are friends. It's been too many years now that you all are asking me the same question ... I am...

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Gurusaidutt leads Indian shuttlers into semis

Glasgow, Aug 2 (IANS) Indian shuttler R.M.V. Gurusaidutt came out with a brilliant performance to oust Malaysian top seed Chong Wei Feng and enter the men's singles semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games here Friday. Second seeds Parupalli Kashyap and P.V. Sindhu as well as defending champions Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa also notched up quarter-finals wins at the Emirates Arena. But ...

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How John Legend coped with parents' divorce?

Los Angeles, Aug 2 (IANS) Singer John Legend credits his teachers for helping him cope with his parents' divorce and for motivating him to complete his Ivy League education. I was 10 years old when my parents got divorced, the singer was quoted as saying by people.com. The 35-year-old acknowledges that seeing his family fall apart was a traumatic moment in his life. He is also th...

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Commonwealth Games medals tally

Glasgow, Aug 2 (IANS) England lead the medals tally Friday at the 20th Commonwealth Games with 47 golds, 46 silvers and 43 bronzes followed by Australia and Canada. India are still fifth with a tally of 49 medals, including 13 golds, 21 silvers and 15 bronzes. Country Gold Silver Bronze Total England 47 46 43 136 Australia 38 40 44 122 Canada 30 14 28 72

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India qualify for women's 4X400m relay finals

Glasgow, Aug 2 (IANS) Defending champions India qualified for the women's 4X400 metres relay finals at the 2014 Commonwealth Games here Friday. The team of Debashree Majumdar, Tintu Luka, Ashwini Akkunji and Poovamma Machettira clocked three minutes and 33.67 seconds to finish fifth out of six starting teams at the Hampden Park Stadium. The English relay team won the heat in 3:27...

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Discus thrower Seema wins silver, Krishna fifth

Glasgow, Aug 2 (IANS) Indian discus thrower Seema Punia won the silver medal with her season's best performance while her compatriot and defending champion Krishna Poonia finished a disappointing fifth at the Commonwealth Games here Friday. It was the second medal for India from track and field, a day after men's discus thrower Vikas Gowda won the historic gold at the Hampden Park Stadiu...

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Boxers Sarita, Devendro enter final, Pinki wins bronze

Glasgow, Aug 2 (IANS) Former world champion L. Sarita Devi and her state-mate L. Devendro Singh came out with stupendous performances in their respective bouts to enter the Commonwealth Games boxing finals after Pinki Jangra had lost her semi-final and settled for the bronze medal at the SECC Hall here Friday. Mozambique's Maria Machongua was no match for Sarita who won all the four roun...

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Sahana finishes eighth in women's high jump

Glasgow, Aug 2 (IANS) Indian athlete Sahana Nagaraj came out with a disappointing performance to finish eighth in the women's high jump final at the Commonwealth Games here Friday. The gold went to Australia's Eleanor Patterson with a season's best jump of 1.94 metres while England's Isobel Pooley took the silver with a personal best leap of 1.92m. Levern Spencer of St. Lucia clinched th...

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