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Partly cloudy morning in Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) It was a partly cloudy morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 29 degrees Celsius, the Met Office said. Thunderstorms may occur towards the end of the day in some areas. The skies will be generally cloudy. Thundery development may occur later in the day in some areas, an official of the India Meteorological Department said....

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Sensex gains 60 points in early trade

Mumbai, Aug 3 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Monday was trading 59.85 points or 0.21 percent up during the morning session. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 8.55 points or 0.10 percent up at 8,541.40 points. The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which ope...

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Four dead in France road accident

Paris, Aug 3 (IANS) Four teenagers were killed overnight in a road accident in France, a media report said. One girl and three boys died on Sunday while 10 were injured, when the driver of the utility van they were riding in apparently lost control of the vehicle, Xinhua reported. The deceased were part of a group of 14 teenagers, with most of them not wearing seat belts.

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Sydney siege gunman partner to stand trial for murder

Sydney, Aug 3 (IANS) The former partner of the 2014 Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis has been committed to stand trial for the murder of the latter's ex-wife, a media report said on Monday. Amirah Droudis, 36, is accused of murdering Noleen Pal, Monis' ex-wife, who was stabbed and set alight at a western Sydney apartment block in April 2013, Xinhua reported. Monis, along with ...

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Nadal wins title in Hamburg

Hamburg, Aug 3 (IANS/EFE) Spain's Rafael Nadal, the top seed, beat Italy's Fabio Fognini 7-5, 7-5 in the final of the Hamburg Open in Germany. The win on Sunday gave Nadal his third title of the season and 67th career championship, with 47 of them coming on clay. The 29-year-old Nadal got a rare taste of victory in what has been a tough season and took care of some unfinished bus...

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'He must be either mad or a Gurkha'

Title: Gurkha - Better to Die than Live like a Coward: My Life with the Gurkhas; Author: Kailash Limbu; Publisher: Hachette; Pages: 340; Price: Rs.499 The late Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw once famously said: If a man says he not scared of dying then he's either mad or a Gurkha. Sample this: ...as the battle was raging, a single Gurkha soldier appeared behind the British lines. He...

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Pakistan violates ceasefire in Jammu

Jammu, Aug 3 (IANS) Pakistan troops overnight violated the ceasefire agreement on the line of control (LoC) in four sectors of the Jammu region. Pakistan army opened unprovoked firing at Indian positions on the LoC in Krishna Ghati and Mandi sectors of Poonch district at 9.30 p.m. yesterday (Sunday), a defence spokesman told IANS here on Monday. They also started firing at our po...

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'Unwell' Aishwarya turns perfect muse for Manish Malhotra at AICW 2015

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Designer Manish Malhotra unveiled his newest limited edition collection titled The Empress Story at the Amazon India Couture Week (AICW) 2015 and who could be the better choice than beauty queen Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as the showstopper for the final show of the fashion gala. Despite being under the weather, Aishwarya looked as confident as ever as she walked for ...

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No big effort: Sofia Vergara on make-up

Los Angeles, Aug 3 (IANS) Actress Sofia Vergara says she doesn't leave her house without make-up. The 43-year-old, who is engaged to actor Joe Manganiello, says applying cosmetics is no big effort and is an essential part of her daily routine, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Part of being Latin is really putting ourselves together. For example, I don't like leaving the house without l...

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IS executes 15 Iraqi police officers

Baghdad, Aug 3 (IANS/EFE) The Islamic State radical group on Sunday executed 15 Iraqi police officers and kidnapped four journalism students accused of collaborating with the foreign press in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. Mohammed al-Bayati, the head of security in the Iraqi province of Nineveh, of which Mosul is the capital, said that the incidents were part of a campaign of arrests...

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Avril Lavigne wants to make films

Los Angeles, Aug 3 (IANS) Singer Avril Lavigne says she wants to become a filmmaker. The 30-year-old says her next goal in life is moviemaking and she wants to act in Christmas, horror, comedy films, reports usmagazine.com. My next goal in life is moviemaking! I want to act in a Christmas movie, horror film, comedy, and more. After music, art, acting, and fashion design are my pa...

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Kate Moss cancels trip to be with family

London, Aug 3 (IANS) Supermodel Kate Moss cancelled a trip to Ibiza this weekend after her estranged husband Jamie Hince was spotted with Victoria's Secret Angel Jessica Stam. The 41-year-old was supposed to visit White Isle with singer Rita Ora and TV presenter Nick Grimshaw for an event. However, she was so worried all eyes would be on her so she went to Genoa, Italy with her daughter ...

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Beyonce suffers wardrobe malfunction

New York, Aug 3 (IANS) Singer Beyonce Knowles suffered a rare wardrobe mishap as she got caught out by a gust of wind. She was stepping out of a car as she made her way to the Hamptons when a sudden gust of wind caused a shirt tied around her waist to lift up and expose her bottom, reports mirror.co.uk. The Bootylicious hitmaker remained composed as she pulled down her top and co...

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Israel to crack down on Jewish extremists

Jerusalem, Aug 3 (IANS) The Israeli security cabinet on Sunday called for a crackdown on Jewish extremists with harsher measures following an arson attack which killed a Palestinian toddler. The security cabinet, a forum of top government ministers, convened Sunday evening on a response to the attack that occurred overnight Thursday at the Palestinian village of Duma in the northern West...

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Richie Sambora dedicates new song to a horse

Los Angeles, Aug 3 (IANS) Musician Richie Sambora is such a fan of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah that he offered up a song to the champion thoroughbred. The singer, songwriter and guitarist, who is a diehard horse race fan, was unable to attend June's Belmont Stakes, where American Pharoah became the first horse to win the Triple Crown in more than three decades. The Zaya...

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Kate Middleton gets diving certification

London, Aug 3 (IANS) The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, whose first official engagement after welcoming daughter Charlotte in May was in support of youth sailing clubs in Portsmouth, has earned her advanced diving certification, confirms people.com. According to The Telegraph, the 33-year-old has earned her advanced open water diving qualification, allowing her to dive to a depth o...

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Zimbabwe accuses another American of illegally killing a lion

Harare, Aug 3 (IANS/EFE) Zimbabwean authorities on Sunday accused another US citizen of illegally killing a lion months before Cecil, the African country's most famous lion, was killed by American dentist Walter James Palmer. Jan Casmir Sieski, of Pennsylvania, is accused of participating in an illegal lion hunt in April, the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZPWMA) said....

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Rajnath discusses floods with Gujarat, Manipur CMs

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh has assured the Centre's help to Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel and Manipur Chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh while discussing the floods and landslides in their states. The home ministry said it was regularly monitoring the flood situation in various parts of the country and extending necessary assistance. About 40 lakh ...

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Zimbabwe restricts hunting of big cats after Cecil's killing

Harare, Aug 2 (IANS/EFE) Zimbabwe is suspending the hunting of lions, leopards and elephants outside the Hwange National Park following the killing of Cecil, the country's most famous lion, officials said. The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZPWMA) is also investigating the possible illegal hunting of another lion, a day after Cecil was killed in July, government offici...

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Rs.100 crore loss to exchequer due to BJP's Dhumal, Thakur: Congress

New Delhi/Patna, Aug 2 (IANS) Accusing BJP leaders Prem Kumar Dhumal and his son Anurag Thakur of abusing authority in Himachal Pradesh, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Sunday said their actions would cause Rs.100 crore loss to the exchequer. Thakur, the BJP Lok Sabha member from Hamirpur, however, termed the allegations baseless. Ramesh told reporters in Delhi that when Dhumal, the for...

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