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IS beheads two women in Syria

Damascus, June 30 (IANS) Islamic State (IS) militants beheaded two women in eastern Syria, the first beheading of women since the IS group came into existence in Syria, activists said on Tuesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based watchdog group, said the beheadings took place in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour near Iraq. The beheading of the two women ...

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Five killed, 51 injured in Afghan suicide attack

Kabul, June 30 (IANS) At least five people were killed and 51 injured in a suicide attack in Afghanistan's Helmand province on Tuesday, an official here said. The attack took place near a police station in Lashkar Gah, the capital of the southern Afghan province, when a car bomb was detonated, Xinhua news agency reported. The victims comprised three attackers and two civilians. ...

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German Airbus Defence keen to be part of 'Make in India'

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Airbus Defence and Space CEO Bernhard Gerwert on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and expressed a keen interest to be a partner in his 'Make In India' initiative, a statement from the Prime Minister's Office said. They discussed various projects in aerospace, defence and civil aviation sectors in India. He expressed Airbus' keen interest in becoming a pa...

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BJP wins Madhya Pradesh bypoll

Bhopal, June 30 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Chander Singh Sisodia on Tuesday defeated the Congress party's Subhash Sojatia by a margin of 12,945 votes in Madhya Pradesh's Garoth assembly constituency bypoll. The results were declared after 19 rounds of counting. While Sisodia got 81,449 votes, Sojatia managed to get 68,504. Over 71 percent of voters had turned ...

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Markets factor-in Greece default; trade marginally up

Mumbai, June 30 (IANS) Investor sentiments were subdued in the Indian equity markets, which were trading flat as Greece headed towards a debt payment default on Tuesday. The barometer of the Indian equity markets - the sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) - was marginally up during the mid-afternoon trade session. Investors were anxious, as a crucial deadli...

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Mount Everest base camp in Tibet to reopen

Beijing, June 30 (IANS) The Mount Everest base camp in Tibet will be reopened to climbers on July 1, the tourism authorities said on Tuesday. The base camp was closed for safety reasons following the 7.9-magnitude earthquake on April 25 that killed climbers and guides on Nepal's side of the mountain. Roads leading to the base camp will be subjected to periodic traffic controls,...

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Humans dance to same beat globally

London, June 30 (IANS) According to researchers, humans across the world dance to the same beat that enables coordination in social situations and encourages group bonding. A team from the University of Exeter in Britain and Tokyo University of the Arts has found that songs from around the world tend to share features, including a strong rhythm. The results help explain why human...

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Hrithik takes kids crocodile hunting

Mumbai, June 30 (IANS) Actor Hrithik Roshan has taken out time from his busy schedule for a vacation with his sons Hrehaan and Hredaan in South Africa. The actor has shared many photographs of his vacation via social media, and with one of the images featuring his son and himself on a boat, the 41-year-old tweeted: Real? Or faking it? ...(Hint- He's doing it better than me.) #crocodilehu...

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Iranian nuclear negotiators leave for Vienna

Tehran, June 30 (IANS) Top Iranian negotiators on Tuesday left for Austria's capital Vienna to secure a long-awaited deal on Tehran's nuclear issue. The top negotiators - Foreign Minister-Mohammad Javad Zarif, president's special aide Hossein Fereydoun and head of Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) Ali-Akbar Salehi - are scheduled to continue nuclear talks with the six world powe...

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Muniain signs new deal with Athletic Club

Bilbao (Spain), June 30 (IANS) Football club Athletic Club Bilbao announced that they have reached an agreement with Spain international Iker Muniain to extend his contract until the end of June 2019. The deal means a two-year-extension to the deal tying the 22-year-old to the club where he has spent his entire career and for whom he holds the record of being the youngest player to debut...

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Gas leak blast kills four of family in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow, June 30 (IANS) Four people were killed and as many others seriously injured early Tuesday in an explosion triggered by leakage of cooking gas in Mau district, police said. A leak from an LPG cylinder in the house of Krishna Jaiswal at Majhwara Mod in Ghosi town went unoticed. A trader hailing from Deoria, Krishna woke up early morning and lit a matchstick to light up a ...

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Greek PM urged to call off referendum

Athens, June 30 (IANS) Greece's opposition has urged Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to call off a referendum on July 5 and stop the destruction, media reported on Tuesday. The July 5 referendum is a result of the creditors offering joint proposals to the Greek side last week, which Greece rejected and termed as humiliating. We will not become beggars in the Balkan neighbourhood. T...

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One killed in Afghan suicide attack

Kabul, June 30 (IANS) At least one person was killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan's Helmand province on Tuesday. The attack, which also left 40 people injured, took place near a police station in the provincial capital Lashkar Gah, Xinhua reported. One militant detonated a car bomb near the police station building, a security official said. ...

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Hiddink departs as Dutch national coach

The Hague, June 30 (IANS) Guus Hiddink has left his position as Dutch national team head coach, the country's football association (KNVB) announced. I regret this development. Unfortunately, the results of the work of Guus were not visible for everyone right away, we thank Guus for his efforts, KNVB professional football director Bert van Oostveen said on Monday, reports Xinhua. ...

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Jeremy Renner doesn't care what people think

Los Angeles, June 30 (IANS) Avengers: Age of Ultron star Jeremy Renner says he doesn't care what people think of him, particularly when it comes to rumours about his sexuality. I don't care (if people think I'm gay)... Look at where we're at socially - leaps and bounds ahead of where we started. That's an amazing thing. To suggest that it's negative, that being gay is a terrible ...

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Don't let Afghan soldiers do war crimes: rights body

New York, June 30 (IANS) Afghan President Ashraf Ghani should denounce remarks by the chief of the army offering soldiers protection from punishment for war crimes, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. Ghani, commander-in-chief of the Afghan armed forces, should recommit the country's security forces to respect the laws of war and put commanders on notice that suggesting otherwise will le...

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Amazon Web Services to open infra region in India

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company on Tuesday said it will open an AWS infrastructure region in India for its cloud computing platform in 2016. Thousands of customers in India are using AWS from one of AWS's eleven global infrastructure regions outside India. Several customers have asked us to locate infrastructure in India so they can enjoy ...

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Cricket World Cup gave economic boost to Australia, New Zealand

Melbourne, June 30 (IANS) The cricket World Cup 2015, hosted by Australia and New Zealand during February and March, was one the biggest sporting events in the history of both countries and provided a significant boost to the local economies. The findings of an economic impact and benefits analysis carried out by PricewaterhouseCoopers show that the tournament generated more than $1.1 bi...

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President greets Somalia on National Day

New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday greeted the government and people of Somalia on the eve of its National Day. In his message to Somalian President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Mukherjee said: It gives me great pleasure to extend warm greetings and felicitations to you and to the people of the Republic of Somalia on the occasion of your National Day. The p...

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Robinho linked to China move

Belo Horizonte, June 30 (IANS) Football club Cruzeiro have admitted they will not be able to compete with an offer from China's Guangzhou Evergrande for Brazil international Robinho. Robinho is a free agent after rescinding his contract with AC Milan in May. The 31-year-old has spent the past year on loan at Santos, who are also said to be in the running for his signature, reports Xinhua...

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