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Commonwealth Games Day 1 medal standings

Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) England led the medal standings at the end of first day of the 20th Commonwealth Games followed by Australia and hosts Scotland. India was at the fourth position with two golds, three silvers and two bronzes. Country Gold Silver Bronze Total England 6 7 4 17 Australia 5 3 7 15 Scotland 4 3 3 10 India 2 3 2 7 Canada 2 1 1 4

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More school children dying in road accidents in India

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) India not only has the dubious distinction of having one of the worst road accident records in the world, but that these are taking more and more young lives, particularly of school children. Road accidents have left nearly 70 children dead and many injured since the start of 2013, a NGO has said. More than 60 students were also injured in 11 accidents spread ov...

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CWG 2014: Indian shuttlers outclass Uganda

Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) Indian shuttlers registered their second successive win in Group B of Commonwealth Games 2014 by defeating Uganda 5-0 in the mixed team event at the Emirates Arena here Thursday. World badminton's rising women singles star P.V. Sindhu paired up with R.M.V Gurusaidutt to dispatch Wilson Tukire and Daisy Nakalyango 21-4, 21-8 in just 19 minutes. In the men's...

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China's yuan weakens

Beijing, July 25 (IANS) The value of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, weakened by 18 basis points to 6.1597 against the US dollar in its central parity Friday, authorities said. In China's foreign exchange spot market, the yuan is allowed to rise or fall by two percent from the central parity rate each trading day, reports Xinhua. The central parity rate of the yuan ag...

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Poland cancels cultural project with Russia

Warsaw, July 25 (IANS) The Polish government Thursday announced that it has cancelled plans for celebrating Poland Year in Russia and Russia Year in Poland, a cultural project planned for 2015. The decision was taken by the government but both Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski and Culture Minister Malgorzata Omilanowska agreed that in the light of the current political situation and of ...

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Bieber bags Calvin Klein endorsement deal

Los Angeles, July 25 (IANS) Singer Justin Bieber's has landed an endorsement deal with Calvin Klein (CK) and shot a campaign for the brand's underwear range. The 20-year-old joins the ranks of supermodels Kate Moss and Lara Stone who modelled for CK. Although it's not known how much Bieber got for the campaign, Moss' first CK contract was worth a reported $1.2 million - later ris...

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US House panel supports lawsuit against Obama

Washington, July 25 (IANS) The US House Rules Committee Thursday approved a resolution allowing the full House to vote on authorising a lawsuit against US President Barack Obama, accusing him of abusing executive authority. The 7-4 vote was split along partisan lines, just as the vote in the full chamber is sure to be. A vote by the whole House is expected next week, Xinhua reported. ...

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Algeria confirms missing aircraft crashed in Mali

Algiers, July 25 (IANS) Algeria Thursday confirmed that the missing flight AH 5017 of Air Algeria with 116 people on board crashed in Mali, media reports said. We can confirm that the plane crashed in Malian territory and there are rescue teams that are close to the wreck, Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra was quoted as saying by the APS news agency, according to Xinhua. ...

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Tori hopes to discuss relationship issues with kids

Los Angeles, July 25 (IANS) Actress Tori Spelling she hopes to one day have a candid with her children about problems in her married life so that they can understand the nuances of a relationship. She was devastated when her husband Dean McDermott, with whom she has four children, confessed to cheating on her last December. I hope to be able to have a very candid conversation wit...

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Kaka set for Sao Paulo return after 11 years

Rio de Janeiro, July 25 (IANS) Kaka is set to make his long awaited return for Sao Paulo Sunday, 11 years after his last appearance for the Brazilian club. The 32-year-old, who joined his former side on a six-month loan earlier this month, trained with Muricy Ramalho's first-team squad Thursday, Xinhua reported. According to news portal Globoesporte, the 2007 FIFA World Player of...

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Army foils infiltration bid in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, July 25 (IANS) The army Thursday night foiled an infiltration bid by militants from across the line of control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, police said Friday. It was the second such attempt by the guerrillas in the last two days. Late last night around 9.30 p.m. a group of heavily armed militants tried to cross over to the Indian side of the LoC in Balakote secto...

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2.2 bn people are 'poor or near-poor': UN report

United Nations, July 25 (IANS) Approximately 2.2 billion people around the world are poor or near-poor, a UN flagship report said Thursday, calling for stronger collective global action in response to vulnerabilities in order to securing human development progress. The 2014 Human Development Report, released Thursday by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), said 1.2 billion people live on...

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Mark Salling dating Denyse Tontz

Los Angeles, July 25 (IANS) Actor Mark Salling has confirmed his relationship with talented and beautiful Disney star and singer Denyse Tontz. Denyse is talented and beautiful on the inside and out, I look forward to getting to know her more and making magic, the 31-year-old told usmagazine.com. According to a source, the couple was first introduced by Tontz's producer. They bond...

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Lambert finds caring for shelter dogs 'rewarding'

Los Angeles, July 25 (IANS) Singer Miranda Lambert finds it rewarding to care for six shelter dogs, who stay with her. She is ready to house more pets. She currently has Waylon, Bellamy, Cher, Delta Dawn, Jessi and Black Betty. I have a little plaque in my house that says - 'There is always room for one more dog', Lambert told people.com. The 30-year-old has been rescuing...

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Wrecks of missing Algerian airliner found in Mali

Algiers, July 25 (IANS) Wrecks of an Air Algerie flight that went missing earlier Thursday with 116 people onboard has been found in Mali, media reports said. We've come to know that local residents in the desert area of Goussy in Mali have seen probably wreckage of the missing plane, state-run APS news agency quoted Algerian Transport Minister Amar Ghoul as saying at a press conference...

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White House sets $10 bn fund for rural infrastructure

Washington, July 25 (IANS) The White House Rural Council Thursday announced a fund of $10 billion to support rural infrastructure projects across the country. This fund represents a new approach to our support for job-creating projects across the country, Xinhua quoted Tom Vilsack, US Department of Agriculture (USDA) secretary and chair of the White House Rural Council, as saying.

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Britney Spears to launch lingerie line

Los Angeles, July 25 (IANS) Pop star Britney Spears, who has created sensation on stage many a times with her bold dressing sense, is set to launch her own lingerie line. The 32-year-old has designed a collection for the Change Lingerie company, and will unveil it Sep 9 with an appearance at a special promotional event in New York City, reports femalefirst.co.uk. The Intimate Bri...

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European bank's website hacked, data stolen

Brussels, July 25 (IANS) The European Central Bank (ECB) Thursday said its website had been hacked and some email addresses and other contact information stolen, but insisted no market-sensitive data was compromised. ECB said the hacked database serves parts of the ECB website that gather registrations for events such as ECB conferences and visits. Most of the data was encrypted, but par...

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Kesha uses colour wheel to choose hair dye

Los Angeles, July 25 (IANS) Singer Kesha has an unusual method for choosing what hue to dye her hair. She opts for colour wheel to choose the next trend for her tresses. The 27-year-old singer posted an image of the pocket colour wheel to photo sharing site Instagram this week along with the caption hair dye party what color will it be tomorrow ????? before stepping out with newly dyed b...

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UN panel asks Japan to redress 'comfort women' issue

Geneva, July 25 (IANS) The United Nations Human Rights Committee Thursday raised its concerns over comfort women and requested Japan to make immediate and effective efforts to redress the issue. The UN commmittee raised the concerns in its concluding observations on the sixth periodic report of Japan on its implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR...

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