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Chris Martin caught up in love feud

Los Angeles, Aug 31 (IANS) Coldplay frontman Chris Martin has been caught up in a love feud between his new rumoured girlfriend Annabelle Wallis and her former beau James Rousseau after photographs emerged of the new couple. Annabelle and James were together for a long time and it hurt him to see the picture of Annabelle looking cosy with Chris, a source was quoted as saying by The Sun n...

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Taylor Swift, Avril Lavigne perform together

San Diego, Aug 31 (IANS) Quashing rumours of a fallout, singers Taylor Swift and Avril Lavigne shared the stage to perform the latter's hit single Complicated here. Swift invited the 30-year-old to join her for a show-stopping rendition of Lavigne's 2002 hit Complicated on Saturday night as her '1989' tour reached here, reports mirror.co.uk. She later took to Twitter to write: S...

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Bono becomes world's richest pop star

London, Aug 31 (IANS) U2's Bono has become the world's richest pop star after raking in nearly a billion pounds from his Facebook shares. The Beautiful day hitmaker bought a 2.3 percent share in the social media network for 56 million pounds in 2009 with the investment group that he co-founded, Elevation Partners. Today that share is worth a whopping 940 million pounds, accordin...

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IS partially destroys ancient Roman temple in Syria's Palmyra

Damascus, Aug 31 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) militants destroyed parts of a famous ancient Roman temple in the historic city of Palmyra in central Syria, a monitor group reported on Sunday. The Temple of Bel, an ancient stone ruin that goes back to the Roman era, was partially destroyed by the IS terror group in Palmyra in the countryside of the central province of Homs, said the Syria...

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British neurologist, writer Oliver Sacks dies aged 82

London, Aug 31 (IANS) Oliver Sacks, the world's best-known neurologist through his series of bestselling books, has died of cancer at his home in New York at the age of 82. He shot to fame with his book Awakenings in 1973, which was introduced into China in 2011, described case histories from the patients in sleepy sickness of neurological experience. The book inspired an Oscar nominated...

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Cowell is a genius: Cheryl

London, Aug 31 (IANS) The X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini believes that her co-judge Simon Cowell is a genius and loves that he has been picking up new phrases from their fellow judge Rita Ora. The I don't care hitmaker believes she and fellow The X Factor judges Ora and Nick Grimshaw are giving the music mogul energy, as well as teaching him more youthful catchphrases, but they ...

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Journalist, securities regulatory official held for stock market violation

Beijing, Aug 31 (IANS) Chinese authorities have held several people, including a journalist, an official of China's securities watchdog and four senior executives of China's major securities dealer for stock market violations. Wang Xiaolu, journalist of Caijing Magazine, has been placed under criminal compulsory measures for suspected violations of colluding with others and fabricating a...

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25,000 protest against security bills in Japan's Osaka

Tokyo, Aug 31 (IANS) About 25,000 people rallied here on Sunday, demanding Prime Minister Shinzo Abe rescind the controversial security bills. No more wars. Retreat the security bills. Protesters shouted these words at the city's Ogimachi park, holding banners and flags. The security-related bills, if passed, might put our young generations in danger. Japan may even become target...

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Egypt's parliamentary polls to kick off on October 18

Cairo, Aug 31 (IANS) Egypt's long-awaited parliamentary polls will kick off on October 18, the head of the election committee told a press conference on Sunday evening. The elections will be held in two stages covering the country's 27 provinces. The first stage covering 14 provinces will be held on October 18 and 19, while the second covering the rest 13 provinces on November 22 and 23,...

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Pawandeep Rajan wins 'The Voice India'

Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) After three months of stiff competition between 102 singers from across the country rendering Indian classical to Bollywood numbers to folk songs, Uttarakhand-based Pawandeep Rajan on Sunday was announced as the winner of singing reality show The Voice India based on votes from audiences across India. Pawandeep, known for his versatility in various genres including ...

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197 'punished' for spreading rumours in China

Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) A total of 197 people have been 'punished' in a special campaign by police targeting online rumours about China's stock market, the recent fatal explosions in Tianjin or other key events. The ministry of public security said in a statement on Sunday that 165 online accounts were closed for relevant violations, Xinhua reported. The statement said people puni...

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Chennaiyin FC sign Italian defender Potenza

Chennai, Aug 30 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Chennaiyin FC on Sunday signed Italian defender Alessandro Potenza for the second season of the tournament. Chennaiyin FC is delighted to announce the signing of Italian defender Alessandro Potenza, the club said in a release. The 31-year-old joined Chennaiyin after the expiry of his contract at Italian third tier outfit ...

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BCCI to move apex court on Srinivasan issue: Dalmiya

Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) The Indian cricket board will approach the Supreme Court in the next two-three days to seek its opinion on whether N. Srinivasan can attend its meetings, a top official said on Sunday. Yes, in the next two-three days, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Jagmohan Dalmiya replied to queries when the body would move the apex court on the issue. <...

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Frederick Forsyth says he worked for British intelligence

London, Aug 30 (IANS/EFE) Writer Frederick Forsyth, known for his spy novels, has said he worked for British intelligence service MI6 for more than 20 years. Forsyth, author of bestsellers like The Day of the Jackal (1971), The Odessa File (1972), The Dogs of War (1974) and The Fourth Protocol (1984), said he worked for MI6 for a number of years and in different places, including in East...

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CAB announces World Cup organising committee

Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Sunday announced its 15-member committee who will look after organizing the T20 World Cup matches here at Eden Gardens. Surprisingly. the committee has only four office-bearers of CAB with president Jagmohan Dalmiya at the helm. Joint secretaries Sourav Ganguly and Subir Ganguly and treasurer Biswaroop Dey are the other me...

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CFL: East Bengal continue rampaging form, beat SAI 3-1

Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) City football heavyweights East Bengal continued their march to the title with their fifth straight win, when they defeated Sports Authority of India (SAI) 3-1 in a Calcutta Football League (CFL) premier division encounter at Vidyasagar Stadium here on Sunday. With this win, East Bengal are firmly entrenched at the top of the league table with 19 points from seven ...

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Kannada scholar shot dead; protests hit Karnataka

Dharwad (Karnataka), Aug 30 (IANS) Renowned Kannada scholar and former Hampi University vice chancellor M.M. Kalburgi was shot dead on Sunday by unidentified assailants here, sparking protests across Karnataka, police said. Kalburgi, 77, was shot in the forehead from close range when he opened the main door of his house in Kalyan Nagar suburb, Dharwad police commissioner Ravindra Prasad ...

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Divisions among Gujjar community emerge over Hardik Patel

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Fissures emerged on Sunday among the members of the Gujjar community in the national capital over extending support to Patel community leader Hardik Patel from Gujarat. The 22-year-old, who held a mega rally in Ahmedabad on August 25 for Patel community's inclusion in the Other Backward Classes category quota, arrived here on Sunday at the invitation of Gujjar an...

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Snooker: Pankaj Advani pots 6-Red title

Chennai, Aug 30 (IANS) World 6-Red champion Pankaj Advani lived up to his billing by defeating Alok Kumar 7-6 in an absorbing final to annex the title in the MCC-Kumbhat All-India invitational 6-Red snooker tournament here on Sunday. Earlier, in the semi-finals, Advani overcame Bihar's Shivam Arora 6-2 while Alok Kumar accounted for Lucky Vatnani (TEL) 6-2. The results: F...

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Saudi-led airstrikes kill 36 in Yemen

Sanaa, Aug 30 (IANS) Saudi-led warplanes killed at least 17 Houthi rebels and 19 civilians in multiple airstrikes in Yemen's northern province of Hajjah on Sunday, media reported. A total of 17 new recruited young rebels training in Abs military camp at Abs district in Hajjah were killed and other dozens were severely injured, an official there told Xinhua by phone. The next-door...

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