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'Barcelona can win six trophies this year'

Barcelona, July 31 (IANS) Spanish football giants FC Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu is confident that his club has the capability to clinch six major trophies this year. The Catalan team has already bagged three titles following their Champions League, La Liga and Copa del Rey success and can make it six if they claim the Club World Cup, Spanish Supercup and the European Supercup. Ba...

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One Direction release first single post Malik's exit

London, July 31 (IANS) British boyband One Direction has released their first new single titled Drag me down since the departure of singer Zayn Malik earlier this year. Liam Payne tweeted the good news, offering fans a link to the song on iTunes, and writing: Bit of a surprise! Check out our new single! It's called Drag Me Down and I hope you love it a much as we do. (sic) It's t...

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Jena Malone to play Batgirl in 'Batman v Superman'?

Los Angeles, July 31 (IANS) Actress Jena Malone will reportedly take on the role of Batgirl Barbara Gordon in upcoming superhero film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Gordon is the current Batgirl who works alongside Batman and the first Robin in the comics. She is also a daughter of commissioner James Gordon, who has been rumoured to be dead in the upcoming movie, reports aceshowbiz....

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Lata, Rishi remember Mohammed Rafi on 35th death anniversary

Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) On legendary playback singer Mohammed Rafi's 35th death anniversary on Friday, melody queen Lata Mangeshkar and veteran actor Rishi Kapoor remembered his body of work. The 85-year-old singer paid tribute to Rafi, with whom she sang duets like Teri bindiya re, Jo wada kiya woh and Haye re haye, and posted on Twitter: Aaj bahut hi guni gayak Mohammed Rafi sahab ki pu...

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Beijing chosen to host 2022 Winter Olympics

Kuala Lumpur, July 31 (IANS) Beijing was selected to host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games ahead of Almaty at the 28th International Olympic Committee (IOC) session here on Friday. Beijing, which beat Almaty by 44 votes to 40 with one abstention, will become the first city to host both a summer and winter Games. The Chinese capital hosted the 2008 Olympics, BBC reported. The secret ...

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Affleck's former nanny to sue Garner for wrongful dismissal

Los Angeles, July 31 (IANS) Actor Ben Affleck's former nanny Christine Ouzonian has reportedly met lawyers to file a wrongful termination suit against Jennifer Garner. Ouzonian doesn't feel her affair with Affleck was a good enough reason for Garner to fire her. Ben asked Christine if she wanted to fly back to Los Angeles with him from the Bahamas. He assured her it was OK. Technically, ...

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Not in industry just to do films: Adhyayan Suman

Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Actor Adhyayan Suman says he is not in the industry just for the sake of doing films, but has some other plans too. Adhyayan said here: I'm working on something. I feel it is very important not just to do films. I'm not here just for the sake of doing films, so I keep on working hard. We made 'Heartless' last year which people loved. Now I'm working on a different ...

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Family of kidnapped Indian in Libya appeals for safe release

Hyderabad, July 31 (IANS) The family of one of the four Indian men kidnapped in Libya has appealed to the governments of both India and Libya to ensure his safe and early release. Family members of Gopikrishna were anxious since they came to know about the incident on Thursday. They, however, said they had no information whether the four were kidnapped by ISIS or some other group.

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Over 14 million devices running Windows 10: Microsoft

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Over 14 million devices were running Windows 10 operating software, 24 hours after its launch, Microsoft said in a Windows blog post. As we've shared, our top priority has been ensuring that everyone has a great upgrade experience, so, we are carefully rolling out Windows 10 in phases, delivering Windows 10 first to our Windows Insiders, Yusuf Mehedi, Microsoft ...

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Rajya Sabha witnesses repeated disruptions

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha continued to witness disruptions on Friday as ruling and opposition parties failed to reach a consensus on how to take up for discussion the controversy surrounding former IPL chief Lalit Modi and the Vyapam scam. The Congress, supported by some other opposition parties, has been demanding the resignations of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swar...

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Captain Gabi says new signings will diversify Atletico

Madrid, July 31 (IANS) Atletico Madrid captain Gabi Fernandez has praised the new footballers signed to the club, stressing that they will come in handy by providing variants. In an interview published by the Spanish National Professional Football League, defensive midfielder Gabi said on Thursday that Atletico are a competitive team, while the Spaniard hoped that the new arrivals will a...

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Moderate earthquake rocks Pakistan

Islamabad, July 31 (IANS) An earthquake of moderate intensity rocked parts of Pakistan's southern Sindh province on Friday afternoon, the Met office said. The earthquake, measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale, jolted Jacobabad and Sukkur districts and its adjoining areas, Xinhua news agency reported. The Met office said the epicentre of the quake was determined at a focal depth of 1...

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'Increasingly confident that wreckage is from MH370'

Paris/Kuala Lumpur, July 31 (IANS) Experts are getting increasingly confident that the plane wreckage found on Reunion island is part of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, media reports said on Friday. Martin Dolan, head of the Australian agency coordinating the underwater search for the plane, told CNN that he is increasingly confident, but not yet certain that the debris is fr...

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Sikhs to commemorate 2012 Wisconsin gurdwara shooting

Washington, July 31 (IANS) A Sikh organisation will observe the annual day of seva (service) in 14 US cities on August 1 in the memory of those who were killed in the 2012 Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting. The Sikh Coalition -- a community-based organisation that works toward the realisation of civil and human rights -- will mark the third anniversary of the Oak Creek Gurdwara massacre in ...

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SRK wraps 'Dilwale' shooting in Bulgaria

Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan says the Bulgaria schedule of Rohit Shetty's Dilwale has been wrapped up. He says the film will entertain as only Rohit can. Dilwale, which is scheduled to release on December 18, reunites Shah Rukh with Kajol, his co-star of films like Karan Arjun, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. <...

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China stocks extend decline

Beijing, July 31 (IANS) Chinese shares continued to drop on Friday as investors showed caution in the shadow of the earlier market stampede. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index (SCI) shrank 1.13 percent to close at 3,663.73 points. The smaller Shenzhen Component Index fell 0.18 percent to close at 12,374.25 points. The ChiNext Index, tracking China's Nasdaq-style board of grow...

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'Game of Thrones' to run for at least eight seasons

Los Angeles, July 31 (IANS) HBO's fantasy drama series Game of Thrones, which has garnered accolades globally, will run for at least eight seasons. HBO's president of programming Michael Lombardo announced about the upcoming series on Thursday at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, reports Efe. Seven-seasons-and-out has never been the (internal) conversation. The ques...

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Caitlyn Jenner wants to look like Angelina Jolie

Los Angeles, July 31 (IANS) Reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner, who was known as Bruce Jenner before undergoing a gender transition, reportedly wants to look like actress Angelina Jolie. Caitlyn is a hardcore fan of Jolie and is planning to go under the knife to look like the Hollywood star. She's planning to get plastic surgery to try to look just like Angie, a source told Life &...

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Over-active genes found in depressed females

New York, July 31 (IANS) Numerous genes that regulate the activity of a neurotransmitter in the brain, were found to be in abundance in the brain tissue of depressed females. This could be an underlying cause of the higher incidence of suicide among women, an Indian-origin scientist suggests. Studying post-mortem tissue from brains of psychiatric patients, Monsheel Sodhi from Uni...

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Tamil Nadu to celebrate Kalam's birthday as Youth Inspiration Day

Chennai, July 31 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Friday said as a mark of respect to A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, her government has designated October 15, the former president's birthday, as Youth Inspiration Day. Jayalalithaa said she has ordered institution of 'Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Award' with a prize money of Rs.500,000 and an eight gram gold medal. She said the ...

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