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South Africa are favourites: Bangladesh coach

Mirpur (Bangladesh), July 4 (IANS) Bangladesh cricket skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, after the series against India, had said that South Africa would be a tougher opposition. Now, Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusingha has not only echoed Mortaza's belief, but seems to also keep the Proteas ahead, saying they are favourites in the upcoming series, reports bdnews24.com. The hosts ...

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Ed Sheeran all set for acting debut

London, July 4 (IANS) After winning hearts with his musical notes, singer Ed Sheeran is all set to showcase his acting skills through a gruesome role in a TV show. According to The Sun newspaper, the 24-year-old is a part of medieval TV show of US, reports mirror.co.uk. I have an acting job coming out after July. I can't say too much about it because the pilot just got picked up...

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President greets Algeria on Independence Day eve

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday greeted the government and people of Algeria on the eve of the country's Independence Day, reiterating India's commitment to enhancing bilateral relations between the two nations. In a message to his Algerian counterpart, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the president said: On behalf of the government, the people of India and on my own...

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Bangladesh to warm up for World T20 against Proteas

Mirpur (Bangladesh), July 4 (IANS) Bangladesh cricket coach Chandika Hathurusingha is eyeing the two-match T20 series against South Africa to prepare his side for the World Twenty20 to be held in India in next March-April. Bangladesh are weaker in the shortest form of the game compared with the other two versions. So far, Bangladesh have won only three of their 18 matches in the World T2...

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For Harry Styles, One Direction doing 'absolutely great'

Los Angeles, July 4 (IANS) One Direction star Harry Styles says the British boyband has played their best shows after the departure of Zayn Malik. During an interview with EW magazine, the singer insisted that Malik's absence hasn't affected their performances, reports dailymail.co.uk. There have been incredible shows across Europe, some of the best we've had! So we're super exc...

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Bangladesh keen to change history against South Africa

Dhaka, July 4 (IANS) Bangladesh's only memorable moment against South Africa came in their victory in the 2007 World Cup. Since then, they have no victory against the Proteas. But from the team's captain to coach, all are of the view that they now have the perfect opportunity to reverse the string of losses. Their victory against 'big' teams is no longer considered a fluke, reports bdnew...

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Nepal strives to get tourism back on track

Kathmandu, July 4 (IANS) With tourism in Nepal having taken a body blow in the wake of the devastating earthquake in April, the country is making efforts to revive the footfalls for the high season starting late September through promotions and ease of travel advisories by foreign countries. A Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) official said that there has been only a trickle of tourists from Ind...

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UEFA lifts restrictions off PSG, City

Nyon, July 4 (IANS) The club financial control body of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has decided to provisionally lift the restrictions it had imposed on Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City. Restrictions were applied to activities such as transfers, personnel costs and the number of players in UEFA club competitions due to the clubs' violation of the Financial Fa...

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How the brain forms memories about real-life events

London, July 4 (IANS) Neurons in a brain region called the medial temporal lobe play a key role in our ability to quickly form memories about real-life events and experiences, new research says. The findings could lead to development of new therapies to improve the lives of neurological patients with memory impairment, such as in Alzheimer's disease, traumatic brain injury, or epilepsy.<...

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Sevilla sign Ukrainian winger Konoplyanka

Seville (Spain), July 4 (IANS) Ukrainian winger Yehven Konoplyanka has been signed by Spanish football club Sevilla for four seasons. Konoplyanka will make the move from Ukrainian side Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk once he passes the medical examination, signing on contract with a unilateral termination clause of 35 million euros (around $38.7 million), Efe reported on Friday. Sevilla ha...

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Inter Milan sign Colombian defender Murillo

Milan, July 4 (IANS) Inter Milan have officially confirmed the signing of Colombian defender Jeison Murillo for the next five seasons, according to a statement on the Italian club's official website. Inter Milan president Erick Thohir called Murillo a young player with great quality, and he trusted that coach Roberto Mancini will be able to get the best out of his abilities, Efe reported...

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Chelsea's Pasalic joins Monaco on loan

Paris, July 4 (IANS) Chelsea's Croatian midfielder Mario Pasalic is set to join French football club AS Monaco on loan next season. The Ligue 1 team on Friday reached an agreement with Chelsea to sign the 20-year-old player, who played in 30 La Liga games last season with Elche, scoring three goals, reports Efe. Pasalic will go to Monaco as part of a deal between the Monaco and C...

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400m champion Francis pulls out of Diamond League

Paris, July 4 (IANS) Jamaica's 400 metres national champion Javon Francis has withdrawn from the Paris Diamond League meet which is being held at the Stade de France here. With the World Championships in Beijing from August 22 to 30, Francis, a member of the Jamaican squad having won the 4x400m relay in Moscow two years ago, opted on Friday to skip the eighth event of the 14-stop series ...

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Chevrolet to roll out tiny AC for overheated smartphone

New York, July 4 (IANS) In a first, US-based automobile giant Chevrolet is introducing a tiny and personal air-conditioner (AC) feature for an overheated smartphone. Chevrolet believes that the Active Phone Cooling system will not only enhance the performance but also increase battery life too. The smartphone cool-air emitter is connected to the car's air conditioning and ventila...

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Argentina announces Davis Cup team

Buenos Aires, July 4 (IANS) The captain of Argentina's Davis Cup team, Daniel Orsanic, has announced the players who will face Serbia in the quarterfinals of the tennis tournament. The team includes Leonardo Mayer (World No.21), Diego Schwartzmann (64), Federico Delbonis (73) and Carlos Berlocq (121). Orsanic is continuing with the team that won against Brazil 3-2 in February during the ...

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Arsenal forward Podolski signing up with Galatasaray

Ankara, July 4 (IANS) With forward Lukas Podolski leaving Arsenal after not being able to get game time under manager Arsene Wenger, his agent has confirmed the German will sign up with Turkish football club Galatasaray this summer. The 30-year-old winger failed to start a single English Premier League (EPL) game for the Gunners last season, making just seven appearances off the bench be...

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Surviving in showbiz by making northeastern films: Manju Borah

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Lack of resources and advanced technology in northeast India notwithstanding, National Award-winning filmmaker Manju Borah has been able to survive in the film industry for almost two decades. She credits it to her choice of themes, which are deeply rooted in the region. Northeast is diverse and has a rich culture. I know that movies don't have geographical bound...

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Eusebio's coffin transferred to Lisbon's National Pantheon

Lisbon, July 4 (IANS) Portuguese football legend Eusebio's coffin was transferred to the National Pantheon here as the nation paid its final tribute to him. The 'Black panther', as he was known, was taken by a horse drawn carriage across main streets here on Friday up to the National Pantheon. He is the 12th Portuguese to be buried there, reports Xinhua. The ceremony was attended...

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People taking selfies at cremation disgusts Big B

Mumbai, July 4 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan was left disgusted by the insensitivity of people who were crowding around him and taking selfies while he attended the cremation of his friend. He said he is disappointed as people have no respect for the dead and no respect for the living present their to pay homage. Without sharing identity of his friend, the 72-year-old actor e...

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Philippines ferry capsize toll rises to 59

Manila, July 4 (IANS) The toll in the ferry capsize in central Philippines' Leyte province has risen to 59, officials said on Saturday. The passenger vessel MV Kim Nirvana-B, which capsized on Thursday near the port of Ormoc, was carrying 173 passengers and 16 crew members, Xinhua reported, citing the coast guard. The ferry was sailing towards the Camotes Islands, some 40 km sout...

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