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Gold up on weaker US dollar

Chicago, Sep 2 (IANS) Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange rose as the US dollar showed weakness. The most active gold contract for December delivery rose $7.3 (0.64 percent) on Tuesday, to settle at $1,139.80 per ounce, Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday. The US Dollar Index fell by 0.56 to 95.39. The index is a measure of the dollar again...

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Former Brazil coach Menezes joins Cruzeiro

Rio De Janeiro, Sep 2 (IANS) Former Brazil coach Mano Menezes has agreed to coach defending Brazilian Serie A champions Cruzeiro, the club said. The 53-year-old replaces former Real Madrid boss Vanderlei Luxemburgo, who was sacked by the Belo Horizonte outfit on Monday after a poor run of results, Xinhua reported on Wednesday. For me, it's an honour to work with a great club like...

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Italy rescues 600 migrants off Libyan coasts

Rome, Sep 2 (IANS) Italian navy and coast guard vessels carried out at least four rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea, saving 600 migrants off the Libyan coasts. Four women were found dead aboard an overcrowded inflatable boat during the first of such operations on Tuesday, Xinhua news agency quoted the navy as saying. The craft was about 50 km north of Libya and was carry...

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Sunny Wednesday morning in Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) It was a sunny Wednesday morning here with the minimum temperature settling at 27 degrees Celsius, the Met Office said. According to the weather office, the sky will remain partly cloudy throughout the day. The maximum temperature would hover around 36 degrees Celsius. The humidity at 8.30 am was recorded at 61 percent. Tuesday's maximum te...

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Chinese shares fall over four percent

Beijing, Sep 2 (IANS) Chinese stocks nosedived more than four percent after the opening bell on Wednesday over deepening downward pressure on the world's second largest economy. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index opened 4.39 percent lower at 3,027.68 points, Xinhua news agency reported. The Shenzhen Component Index was down 4.61 percent at 9,694.48 points. The ChiNe...

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Australians concerned over alcohol cloud bar

Sydney, Sep 2 (IANS) Australians are concerned about an alcohol vapour bar being set up in Brisbane that allows people to absorb drinks through their eyeballs and lungs, a media report said. The so-called cloud bar, the first in the southern hemisphere, is part of the Fear and Delight show during the Brisbane Festival slated for September 5-26, Xinuha news agency reported. It's n...

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Strike cripples life in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 2 (IANS) The 24-hour strike called by various trade unions hit Kerala hard on Wednesday as public buses went off roads and shops and banks remained shut. I arrived after completing a training programme in Hyderabad and now I have to sit here at the station till evening. When will I be able to drive home? said a middle-aged private company official in Kozhikode.

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Gold up on weaker US dollar

Chicago, Sep 2 (IANS) Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange rose as the US dollar showed weakness on Wednesday. The most active gold contract for December delivery rose $7.3 (0.64 percent) on Tuesday, to settle at $1,139.80 per ounce, reported Xinhua news agency. ...

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US dollar trades mixed

New York, Sep 2 (IANS) The US dollar traded mixed against other major currencies amid renewed turbulence in global equity markets. US stocks extended losses on Tuesday as the broad-based sell-off around the world rattled nervous investors, Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday. Chinese shares slumped on weak economic data. European stocks also traded sharply lower as the falls...

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Shutdown hits commuters in Himachal

Shimla, Sep 2 (IANS) The shutdown called by the trade unions against the central government's economic measures on Wednesday hit the commuters most as over 2,000 state roadways buses went off road. However, the state government offices and educational institutions were functioning normally and there was no report of violence anywhere in the state. The impact of the shutdown was m...

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Tokyo shares open mixed

Tokyo, Sep 2 (IANS) Tokyo shares opened mixed with Nikkei index rebounding from a sharp plunge by opening despite falls in the overnight in European and the US equity markets. At 9:15 a.m. on Wednesday, the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 82.84 points, or 0.46 percent, from Tuesday at 18,248.53, after plunging by more than 300 points before rising into positive territory. O...

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Chinese shares open lower on Wednesday

Beijing, Sep 2 (IANS) Chinese stocks opened lower on Wednesday with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 4.39 percent at 3,027.68 points. The Shenzhen Component Index opened 4.61 percent lower at 9,694.48 points, Xinhua news agency reported. The ChiNext Index, tracking China's NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, opened 5.39 percent lower at 1,787.71 points. ...

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US Open Results

New York, Sep 2 (IANS) The following are the US Open results after Tuesday, the second day of the 2015 tournament at Flushing Meadows (prefix number denotes seeding), according to Xinhua news agency. Men First round Hyeon Chung, South Korea, bt James Duckworth, Australia, 6-3, 6-1, 6-2 Ruben Bemelmans, Belgium, bt Gilles Muller, Luxembourg, 6-4...

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Julia Roberts makes rare appearance with family

Los Angeles, Sep 2 (IANS) Actress Julia Roberts made a rare appearance with her three children and husband Danny Moder. She was seen smiling away as she posed next to twins Phinnaeus and Hazel, both 10, and youngest son Henry, 8, and their father, reports mirror.co.uk. Her husband of 13 years joined the star at the launch of surfing pro Kelly Slater's fashion brand launch.

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Jordin Sparks suffers from 'bad anxiety'

Los Angeles, Sep 2 (IANS) Singer Jordin Sparks says she suffers from bad anxiety and has asked her fans and well-wishers to pray for her to overcome it. Sparks took to Twitter to tell her followers about her latest anxiety attack and urged them to pray for her. I'm having such bad anxiety. I can't sleep. If there's any prayer warriors out there, can you please send up a prayer fo...

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Robin Thicke's day out with family

Los Angeles, Sep 2 (IANS) Singer Robin Thicke enjoyed some male bonding with his father Alan Thicke and five-year-old son Julian Fuego at a beach. Three Generations of Thickness! Haha. My favorite dudes, Robin captioned the family photograph posted on Monday on Instagram, reports people.com. The threesome have been soaking up the sun on the West Coast. On August 31, Robin, 38, sh...

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Guatemalan Congress strips President of immunity from prosecution

Guatemala City, Sep 2 (IANS) Guatemalan Congress voted to strip President Otto Perez Molina of his immunity from prosecution amid a corruption investigation into the role he had played in a customs fraud ring. The legislative assembly voted unanimously, with 132 votes in favor to zero against, to strip Perez Molina. After a petition from the country's attorney general last week to the Su...

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Bolivian government denies involvement in airport gold heist

Sucre, Sep 2 (IANS) The Government of Bolivia announced that no Bolivian police officer had been involved in an armed attack at the airport of Juliaca in Peru, in which robbers made off with 123kg of gold, around $1.9 million and more than 9 million Peruvian soles ($2.3 million) in cash. After an exhaustive revision of all Bolivian police personnel, it was established that the names men...

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Kylie Jenner flaunts new ear piercing

Los Angeles, Sep 2 (IANS) Reality TV personality Kylie Jenner was seen flaunting her new ear peircing on a mobile application. The 18-year-old TV personality shared her photograph on Snapchat. In one of the photographs, Kylie showed her right ear which had some golden jewellery. In the said picture, Kylie wore a gray thin sports brassiere, showing off her cleavage. She put heir ...

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US stocks plunge to start September

New York, Sep 2 (IANS) US stocks suffered big losses on Tuesday, with all three major indices tumbling over 2.8 percent, as a renewed broad-based sell-off around the world rattled nervous investors. The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 469.68 points, or 2.84 percent, to 16,058.35. The S&P 500 sank 58.33 points (2.96 percent) to 1,913.85. The Nasdaq Composite Index dropped 140.40 poi...

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