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Kelsey Grammer wants more kids

Los Angeles, Aug 1 (IANS) Actor Kelsey Grammer, who recently became father for the sixth time and is also a grandfather, is keen to expand his family even at the age of 69. His young wife Kayte gave birth to the couple's second child, Gabriel, July 22, and the proud father is already planning for more kids, reports contactmusic.com. The former Frasier star told Closer magazine: I...

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China accuses US over military reconnaissance

Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) China Thursday accused the US of regular reconnaissance by naval ships and aircraft in Chinese waters and airspace. Vessels and aircraft of the US military have for a long time carried out frequent reconnaissance in waters and airspace under Chinese jurisdiction, which seriously affects China's national security and could easily cause accidents, Xinhua quoted defen...

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UAE provides $544 mn for needy West Bank families

Dubai, Aug 1 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has provided two million Dirham (544 million dollars) in aid to more than 4,400 needy families in the West Bank during holy month of Ramadan. The aid was provided through country's aid fund Human Appeal International (HAI). The 4,400 beneficiary families are based in the cities of Ramallah, Bethlehem, Qalqilya and Tulkarem and To...

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Iggy Azalea to make film debut in 'Fast and Furious 7'

Los Angeles, Aug 1 (IANS) Singer-model Iggy Azalea is all set to make her acting debut. She will be seen in a cameo in the forthcoming movie Fast and Furious 7, actor Vin Diesel has revealed. The 47 year-old actor made the announcement via an interview with a radio show, saying: Iggy Azalea, I just worked with her two weeks ago. I guess you'll be the first person that knows this - we cas...

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Kelly Osbourne sued by former landlord

Los Angeles, Aug 1 (IANS) Kelly Osbourne's former landlord has sued her by claimed that the singer caused damages worth $70,000 to his property after she let her dogs defecate all over the apartment. The Fashion Police host earlier took legal action against the landlord for keeping her security deposit when she moved out of the apartment. He has now fired back and is suing the singer for...

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China lifts military controls delaying flights

Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) China's civil aviation authority has decided to abort control measures from Friday in place for flights in the country's eastern, central and southern regions while a military exercise goes on in southeast coastal areas. After flight delays attributable to the controls, the Civil Aviation Administration of China said flights in these regions will return to normal op...

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Now SEPA to facilitate euro payments

Brussels, Aug 1 (IANS) The European Commission said Thursday that the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) would become fully operational in all euro zone countries from Aug 1, 2014 onwards. SEPA, the largest payments initiative ever undertaken within Europe, would also apply to euro-denominated transactions in non-euro zone countries from October 30, 2016, it added. The SEPA would ...

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Russia to host 'highest-level' FIFA World Cup

Moscow, Aug 1 (IANS) Russia vowed Thursday to hold its first FIFA World Cup in 2018 at the highest level possible. A working group from the Russia-2018 organising committee has stayed in Brazil for the whole duration of the 2014 World Cup, from June 12 to July 13, Xinhua quoted Russian Football Premier League head Sergei Pryadkin as telling reporters, adding the group had gained necessa...

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Iran denies agreement on Arak, Fordow n-sites

Tehran, Aug 1 (IANS) Tehran and the six world powers have not made any agreement on Iran's heavy water nuclear power plant of Arak and the underground bunker of Fordow uranium enrichment establishment, a senior Iranian nuclear negotiator said here Thursday. In principle, no agreement has been made on any topics pertaining to the nuclear issues of Iran yet. And the difference over Arak he...

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27 killed in violence across Iraq

Baghdad, Aug 1 (IANS) At least 27 people were killed and as many injured in the violence witnessed in different parts of Iraq Thursday in the form of clashes and bomb attacks, police said. Four policemen were killed and 11 wounded in Salahudin province when several roadside bombs detonated near their patrol on main road in Ishaqi area, some 110 km from Baghdad, Xinhua quoted a police sou...

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China urges US not to interfere in sovereignty

Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) China Thursday urged the US to stop interfering into Chinese sovereignty after the State Department voiced concern over indictment of a former college teacher named Ilham Tohti. Tohti was prosecuted for separatism in Xinjiang Uygur region Wednesday. Ilham Tohti violated Chinese law, and his case is being processed in accordance with the law, Xinhua quoted...

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Marsh, Hooper not moving in together

London, Aug 1 (IANS) Actress Kym Marsh and her boyfriend Dan Hooper are not planning to move in together, says the actress' spokesman. Kym and Dan have no plans to move in together, eonline.com quoted the spokesman as saying. The Coronation Street star has been dating her personal trainer for three months following her split from her husband Jamie Lomas. She had filed for divorce...

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Commonwealth Games medals tally

Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) England are leading medals table with 44 gold, 40 silver and 39 bronze in the 20th Commonwealth Games. India are now fifth with a tally of 47 medals, including 13 gold, 20 silver and 14 bronze. Country Gold Silver Bronze Total England 44 40 39 123 Australia 36 36 41 113 Canada 22 13 25 65 Scotland 14 13 16 43 India 13 ...

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Sharath Kamal-Amalraj in semi-finals of Commonwealth Games

Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) India's men's doubles pair of Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj made it to the semi-finals beating England's Danny Reed and Sam Walker in the table tennis quarterfinal in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Scotstoun Sports Campus here Thursday. Sharath Kamal and Amalraj won 12-10, 11-6, 7-11, 11-8 against the English pair in the quarterfinal. They had beaten...

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Gowda lands discus gold, wrestlers Yogeshwar, Babita triumph

Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) Discus thrower Vikas Gowda broke a 56-year jinx, to toast with gold alongside wrestlers Yogeshwar Dutt and Babita Kumari as India snaked up to the fifth spot in the medal race at the Commonwealth Games here Thursday. After a day of elusive hunt, Indian sportspersons clinched the shining yellow medal thrice - in a replay of their exploits Tuesday - besides a silver a...

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Explosion hits Chinese chemical plant

Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) An explosion ripped through a chemical plant in China's Jiangsu province Thursday evening. There was no immediate casualty. The blast occurred in Changzhou City at 7.50 p.m. after a fire started at around 6 p.m. in the chemical plant of Yanjin Shihua Co. Ltd., Xinhua quoted authorities as saying. ...

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Worked hard on my strength: Yogeshwar

Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt said Thursday that he worked hard on his strengths to win the gold here in the men's freestyle 65kg category in the 2014 Commonwealth Games. It was the Olympic bronze medallist's first gold medal in a major international event ever since his pet 60kg category was removed by world body FILA last year. The Indian had won the 2010 Commonw...

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Depression never lasts long with me: Pattinson

Los Angeles, Aug 1 (IANS) Actor Robert Pattinson feels lucky that his period of depression does not last very long. I kind of like my anxiety in a funny sort of way and I like my peaks and troughs, dailymail.co.uk quoted Pattinson as saying. Luckily depression never lasts long with me, added the Twilight star, who suffered from a heartbreak in 2012. The 28-year-old has co...

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India to play for bronze in men's fours lawn bowls

Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) India went down to England 12-14 in the semi-finals of the men's fours lawn bowls in the 2014 Commonwealth Games here Thursday and will face Australia for the bronze medal Friday. India had made it to the semi-finals beating Norfolk Islands in the quarterfinals at the Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls centre. India won 26-4 against Norfolk Islands. ...

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Shuttlers Kashyap, Srikanth reach CWG quarters

Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian shuttlers had a fantastic outing at the Commonwealth Games Thursday as most of them won their respective Round of 16 matches to proceed to the quarter-finals at the Emirates Arena here. To start with, men's singles second seed Parupalli Kashyap needed only 24 minutes to move past Australia's Jeff Tho 21-7, 21-8 while fifth seed R.M.V. Gurusaidutt beat Andrew ...

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