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Pakistan train accident: 19 bodies recovered from canal

Islamabad, July 4 (IANS) The bodies of all the 19 people who died when four coaches of an army train fell into a canal while crossing a bridge in Pakistan's Gujranwala district have been recovered, a media report said. Pakistan Railway teams pulled out three coaches from the water. The train's locomotive, however, could not be retrieved. Four army officers were among the dead and...

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Confident about renewed energy in India-US ties: Modi

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday greeted the people of US on the occasion of their 239th Independence Day and said he was extremely excited and confident about the renewed energy in India-US ties. Dearest sisters and brothers of US, on the occasion of Independence Day, I convey my warm wishes to you all. The ties between India and US are time tested and c...

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Sunny Saturday in Delhi

New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) It was a sunny Saturday morning here with the minimum temperature settling a notch below the season's average at 26.6 degrees Celsius. The Met Office has forecast a partly cloudy day ahead. The maximum temperature would hover around 38 degrees Celsius, an official of the India Meteorological Department said. Humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 63 percent.

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McEnroe says struggling Nadal needs a new coach

London, July 4 (IANS/EFE) Spain's Rafael Nadal, whose dismal season continued with a second-round loss this week at Wimbledon, needs a new coach to overcome his struggles, American former tennis great John McEnroe said in an interview with BBC Radio 5. Nadal is one of the great champions -- a class act. He plays with a lot of effort and energy but, dare we say, is it time for some fresh ...

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Five guerrillas, one soldier killed near LoC

Srinagar, July 4 (IANS) At least five guerrillas were killed when they tried to sneak into the Indian side of the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, an official said on Saturday. A soldier too was killed in the gunbattle. The incident took place in the Uri sector of the Baramulla district when Indian troops noticed suspicious movement on our side of the LoC yesterday (Friday).

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Serbian footballer Gogic dies after training

Beijing, July 4 (IANS) Serbian Goran Gogic, a player with China's second division club Qingdao Hainiu FC, died of cardiac arrest after a training session. He was 29. On Friday, Gogic was rushed to a hospital after he collapsed on the club bus after a training session. He was declared dead later at the hospital, reported Xinhua news agency. The hospital hasn't identified the exact...

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SC ban on 'voracious' mining saved Goa: CM

Panaji, July 4 (IANS) The Supreme Court ban on the voracious iron ore mining in Goa may have saved the state from ecological peril, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has said. At a book release function in the state capital late Friday, Parsekar said though mining was necessary to fuel the state's economy, it was also necessary to simultaneously maintain an ecological balance. It...

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Brazil unveils Rio 2016 Olympic flame

Brasilia, July 4 (IANS) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has vowed Rio 2016 will be a historic event after unveiling the Olympic torch. The torch relay will begin at the Games' birthplace in Olympia, Greece, before embarking on its tour of Brazil in May 2016, reported Xinhua news agency. White with blue and green waves inset in its upper half, the torch will start its Brazil jo...

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Sam Smith rubbishes James Bond rumours

London, July 4 (IANS) Singer Sam Smith has rubbished rumours that he's recording the new James Bond theme song. The 23-year-old has been linked with the coveted role for the new movie Spectre, but he has insisted he's not been offered the chance. It's definitely not me. People seem to think I'm doing it but I have no idea what's going on, Smith said on Capital FM, reports femalef...

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Mark Wahlberg had 'confrontations'

Los Angeles, July 4 (IANS) Actor Mark Wahlberg had a few confrontations when he left gang life behind. The 44-year-old, who was arrested numerous times in his youth and spent time in jail for assault, realised while behind bars that he needed to change his ways and get his life back on track but not everyone supported his decision, reports femalefirst.co.uk. (It was) just a matte...

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Multiple blasts claim 10 lives in Nigeria

Lagos, July 4 (IANS) Nigeria's police in restive northeast state of Borno has confirmed the killing of at least 10 persons after Thursday's multiple suicide attacks in some parts of the state. The suicide attack occurred at Malari village along Bama/ Konduga highway involving a suspected female bomber, Aderemi Opadokun, the state commissioner of police told reporters in Maiduguri, the ca...

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Five guerrillas, soldier killed as army foils infiltration bid on LoC

Srinagar, July 4 (IANS) At least five infiltrating guerrillas and a soldier were killed overnight near the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of Baramulla district where the army said it foiled a major infiltration bid. Alert troops noticed suspicious movement on our side of the LoC yesterday (Friday). Upon being challenged, a group of heavily armed terrorists started firing at the troo...

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Russia warns of sabotage of Minsk agreements

Moscow, July 4 (IANS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has warned that the Minsk agreements should not be violated by any country, nor should the peace progress in Ukraine be undermined. The Minsk agreements are just the package that cannot be violated, Lavrov stressed on Friday, warning western colleagues that any act of sabotage would be unacceptable, Xinhua reported. The...

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JetBlue makes 1st New York-Havana flight

New York, July 4 (IANS/IANS) JetBlue made its first weekly flight between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and Havana's Jose Marti International Airport as part of the measures taken in recent months to restore relations between Cuba and the US. According to a communique on Friday from the airline, JetBlue becomes the first large US airline to serve this route since restr...

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'Star Wars' spin-off shooting begins in London?

London, July 4 (IANS) Filming for the first instalment of Star Wars anthology series has reportedly begun in Pinewood Studios here. According to Making Star Wars, Felicity Jones has already filmed her first scene for Rogue One, reports aceshowbiz.com. Rogue One included some familiar properties and outfits, which were previously seen in other Star Wars movies. The most ...

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Eminem releases action-packed music video for 'Phenomenal'

Los Angeles, July 4 (IANS) After teasing fans with a preview earlier this week, rapper Eminem has released the official music video for his single Phenomenal. The clip opens with Eminem waking up in a hospital bed and realising that he has superhuman power before he finds himself taking down everyone trying to stop him from getting out of the place, racing through the streets on motorcyc...

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Affleck, Garner on family vacation after announcing divorce

Los Angeles, July 4 (IANS) Actors Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner fled to the Bahamas with their three children to get away from the media spotlight as soon as the news of their divorce broke. The Hollywood couple, who announced that they were divorcing after 10 years of marriage a day after their 10th wedding anniversary on June 30, were spotted with their children -- Violet, 9, Seraphi...

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Matt Damon debuts ponytail

Los Angeles, July 4 (IANS) Actor Matt Damon has a ponytail now and his new look has created a buzz online. The star revealed his new hairdo at the press conference for The Great Wall, and he certainly looked relaxed with his drastic switch in style, reports mirror.co.uk. He beamed, showing off his long hair, neatly swept out of his face as he smiled for the cameras. It's ...

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Reject lenders' ultimatum Tsipras urged voters

Athens, July 4 (IANS) Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged Greek people to reject the creditors' ultimatum in the upcoming referendum over a debt deal draft, as the NO camp and the pro-euro camp held their final mass demonstrations in the centre of Athens. I call on you to say again a big and proud NO to ultimatum, the Leftist leader said, addressing the rally in favour of the NO th...

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Netanyahu blasts UNHRC for endorsing Gaza war crimes report

Jerusalem, July 4 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has slammed a decision by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to endorse a report accusing Israel and Hamas in war crimes during last summer's war in the Palestinian enclave. The UNHRC is not interested in the facts and is not really interested in human rights, Netanyahu on Friday said in a statement released by his offic...

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