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Peru: 11 dead as truck falls into lake

Lima, July 29 (IANS/EFE) At least 11 people died and 41 were injured when the truck in which they were travelling plunged into a lake in Peru, a media report said. The incident took place in Peru's Cuzco region on Tuesday. Eight men and two women, including a 12-year-old girl, lost their lives. The injured were taken to a medical clinic. The truck went off a bridge and fe...

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Kate Moss unfriends Cara Delevingne

Los Angeles, July 29 (IANS) Supermodel Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne have reportedly fallen out. Moss and Delevingne are not talking because Kate has blacklisted Cara as she wasn't happy she clashed with Naomi Campbell and also because she ended her contract with Storm Models agency, reports femalefirst.co.uk. A close friend of Moss told The Sun newspaper: Kate has blacklisted Ca...

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Marijuana shouldn't be legalised, says Sharon Osbourne

Los Angeles, July 29 (IANS) TV host Sharon Osbourne has spoken out against the idea of legalising marijuana across the US and Britain insisting it's all going to end in tears. The 62-year-old star thinks it's a mistake that four American states have chosen to decriminalise the drug and hopes that Britain doesn't choose to follow suit, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Anything that alte...

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UN chief warns of spread of violent extremism

United Nations, July 29 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that the rise in the number of foreign terrorist fighters is a manifestation of the growing spread of violent extremism, which demands urgent international attention. The UN chief made the statement in a video message on Tuesday to the Special Meeting of the UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee on foreign ter...

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Kian Egan, Jodi Albert want a big family

Los Angeles, July 29 (IANS) Kian Egan, a former Westlife band member, and his wife Jodi Albert want a big family after welcoming son Zekey into the world. The couple welcomed their second son into the world in May and though they insist it is too early to think about providing a sibling for the little boy and his three-year-old brother Koa, they definitely want to expand their family aga...

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Argentine footballer killed in car crash

Buenos Aires, July 29 (IANS/EFE) Argentine soccer player Diego Barisone, who played for the first division club Lanus, died in a traffic accident, sources with the team said. Barisone died on Tuesday when the automobile in which he was driving crashed into the back of a truck, police told the state-run Telam news agency. The incident occurred when Barisone was returning to Lanus,...

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Carly Rae Jepsen's songs inspired by love life

Los Angeles, July 29 (IANS) Singer Carly Rae Jepsen says her love life and the dating adventures of her friends inspire many of her songs. I definitely pull (inspiration) from love life stuff, if it's not my own love life, it's friend's love lives. The poor things get to hear their stories put to music, 'That one's about you and that boy', Jepsen said in an interview on TV show Lorraine,...

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Building collapses in Thane, casualties feared

Thane (Maharashtra), July 29 (IANS) At least 20 families are feared trapped in the debris of a two-storey building that collapsed in Thakurli town in Thane district late Tuesday, officials said. The incident occurred around 10.15 p.m. when the tenement, Matrukrupa, in Cholegaon area of the town suddenly collapsed. Ten people were rescued from the debris of the three-decade old bu...

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23 dead in Egyptian factory fire

Cairo, July 29 (IANS/EFE) At least 23 people died and 22 others were injured after a fire broke out at furniture factory in Egypt, a media report said. The incident took place in El-Obour City in Qaliubiya province on Tuesday. The Egyptian interior ministry confirmed in a statement the number of dead and injured people, noting that the fire was extinguished with the help of 23 fi...

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Rajasthan clears solar power projects worth Rs.1.56 lakh crore

Jaipur, July 28 (IANS) The Rajasthan government on Tuesday approved investment proposals worth Rs.1.56 lakh crore in the solar power sector. The proposals were approved at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. We gave approval for investment proposals worth Rs.1,56,000 crore for solar power production of 26,000 MW in Rajasthan, Parliamentary Affairs Ministe...

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10-day remand for Karnataka Lokayukta's son in bribery case

Bengaluru, July 28 (IANS) A court here on Tuesday remanded Ashwin Rao, son of Karnataka Lokayukta Justice V. Bhaskar Rao, to 10 days till August 6 for interrogation by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) in the bribery case. Though prosecution sought 14 day remand for interrogation, judge G.V. Bopaiah allowed for 10 days after defence counsel objected on the absence of documentary evide...

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Time for world to change approach to Africa: Obama

Addis Ababa, July 28 (IANS) US President Barack Obama on Tuesday ended his historic tour of Africa, saying it was time for the world to change its approach to the continent. Obama's speech at the African Union (AU) headquarters in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa was the first time a sitting US president addressed the 54-member regional bloc. I stand before you as a proud American....

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'Talvar' to premiere at Toronto International Film Festival

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Irrfan Khan and Tabu-starrer Talvar, based on the infamous Aarushi Talwar murder case, will have its world premiere at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), to take place between September 10 to 20. Directed by Meghna Gulzar, the film has been selected by the members of the festival and will be presented as the part of the Special Presentations pr...

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President leads nation in paying tributes to Kalam

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation on Tuesday in paying tributes to former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who died on Monday. Thousands of people visited the official residence of the 'Missile Man' here to pay their last respects to the people's president who collapsed while delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of M...

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British peer resigns over drug allegations

London, July 28 (IANS) British life peer John Sewel on Tuesday resigned from the House of Lords over claims he took drugs with two escorts at his London apartment, a media report said. Video footage and pictures published by The Sun newspaper showed Sewel, 69, snorting cocaine with two call girls at his London flat, Xinhua reported. The Sun published a series of reports on the su...

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US won't pardon Snowden: White House

Washington, July 28 (IANS) The White House on Tuesday reiterated its refusal to pardon government information leaker Edward Snowden, and said the former contractor should return to the US and accept the consequences of his actions. He should come home to the United States, and be judged by a jury of his peers -- not hide behind the cover of an authoritarian regime, Xinhua quoted White Ho...

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Ritesh Sidhwani recalls receiving National Award from Kalam

Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) The death of eminent scientist and former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has saddened the entire country and producer Ritesh Sidhwani has fond memories of meeting him while receiving the National Award for his popular film Dil Chahta Hai. The news is deeply saddening. And I think the country is going to be mourning. He was a fine president and a scientist. I was fort...

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Isha Koppikar to make comeback with 'Assi Nabbe Pure Sau'

Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Khallas Girl Isha Koppikar, who sizzled on screen with some sexy songs and controversial films along with family dramas, was missing from Bollywood for four years but now is all set to make a comeback with a drama titled Assi Nabbe Pure Sau. The film also stars Chashme Baddoor actor Divyendu Sharma. The first look of the film was revealed to the media on T...

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Human presence dating back 4,000 years found in Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, July 28 (IANS/EFE) Some 500 artefacts made from stone and shells that experts consider vestiges of a human presence in Brazil dating back about 4,000 years were found during excavation for an expansion of the Rio de Janeiro subway. The artefacts were found at an archaeological site near the port and downtown area, the Rio de Janeiro state government said. Digs in ...

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Hyundai Motor India fined Rs.420 crore by Competition Commission

Chennai, July 28 (IANS) Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed a penalty of Rs.420.26 crore on Hyundai Motor India Ltd for its anti-competitive policy, an official statement said on Tuesday. The CCI passed the order on Monday, imposing penalty calculated at the rate of two percent of Hyundai Motor India's average turnover, the statement said. Hyundai Motor India must d...

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