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Army foils infiltration bid in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, July 25 (IANS) The army Thursday night foiled an infiltration bid by militants from across the line of control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, police said Friday. It was the second such attempt by the guerrillas in the last two days. Late last night around 9.30 p.m. a group of heavily armed militants tried to cross over to the Indian side of the LoC in Balakote secto...

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2.2 bn people are 'poor or near-poor': UN report

United Nations, July 25 (IANS) Approximately 2.2 billion people around the world are poor or near-poor, a UN flagship report said Thursday, calling for stronger collective global action in response to vulnerabilities in order to securing human development progress. The 2014 Human Development Report, released Thursday by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), said 1.2 billion people live on...

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Mark Salling dating Denyse Tontz

Los Angeles, July 25 (IANS) Actor Mark Salling has confirmed his relationship with talented and beautiful Disney star and singer Denyse Tontz. Denyse is talented and beautiful on the inside and out, I look forward to getting to know her more and making magic, the 31-year-old told usmagazine.com. According to a source, the couple was first introduced by Tontz's producer. They bond...

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Lambert finds caring for shelter dogs 'rewarding'

Los Angeles, July 25 (IANS) Singer Miranda Lambert finds it rewarding to care for six shelter dogs, who stay with her. She is ready to house more pets. She currently has Waylon, Bellamy, Cher, Delta Dawn, Jessi and Black Betty. I have a little plaque in my house that says - 'There is always room for one more dog', Lambert told people.com. The 30-year-old has been rescuing...

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Wrecks of missing Algerian airliner found in Mali

Algiers, July 25 (IANS) Wrecks of an Air Algerie flight that went missing earlier Thursday with 116 people onboard has been found in Mali, media reports said. We've come to know that local residents in the desert area of Goussy in Mali have seen probably wreckage of the missing plane, state-run APS news agency quoted Algerian Transport Minister Amar Ghoul as saying at a press conference...

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White House sets $10 bn fund for rural infrastructure

Washington, July 25 (IANS) The White House Rural Council Thursday announced a fund of $10 billion to support rural infrastructure projects across the country. This fund represents a new approach to our support for job-creating projects across the country, Xinhua quoted Tom Vilsack, US Department of Agriculture (USDA) secretary and chair of the White House Rural Council, as saying.

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Britney Spears to launch lingerie line

Los Angeles, July 25 (IANS) Pop star Britney Spears, who has created sensation on stage many a times with her bold dressing sense, is set to launch her own lingerie line. The 32-year-old has designed a collection for the Change Lingerie company, and will unveil it Sep 9 with an appearance at a special promotional event in New York City, reports femalefirst.co.uk. The Intimate Bri...

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European bank's website hacked, data stolen

Brussels, July 25 (IANS) The European Central Bank (ECB) Thursday said its website had been hacked and some email addresses and other contact information stolen, but insisted no market-sensitive data was compromised. ECB said the hacked database serves parts of the ECB website that gather registrations for events such as ECB conferences and visits. Most of the data was encrypted, but par...

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Kesha uses colour wheel to choose hair dye

Los Angeles, July 25 (IANS) Singer Kesha has an unusual method for choosing what hue to dye her hair. She opts for colour wheel to choose the next trend for her tresses. The 27-year-old singer posted an image of the pocket colour wheel to photo sharing site Instagram this week along with the caption hair dye party what color will it be tomorrow ????? before stepping out with newly dyed b...

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UN panel asks Japan to redress 'comfort women' issue

Geneva, July 25 (IANS) The United Nations Human Rights Committee Thursday raised its concerns over comfort women and requested Japan to make immediate and effective efforts to redress the issue. The UN commmittee raised the concerns in its concluding observations on the sixth periodic report of Japan on its implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR...

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Sukhen Dey gets India's second gold, bronze for Mali

Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) India's Sukhen Dey has won the gold medal with a splendid lift in the clean and jerk. His compatriot Ganesh Mali took the bronze. Dey comfortably lifted 139 kg in his second attempt even as the other weightlifters made heavy weather of it. Dey, who won a silver behind Hamizan Aminul Ibrahim in the New Delhi Commonwealth Games four years ago with a total of...

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Sukhen Dey gets India's second gold, bronze for Mali

Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) India's Sukhen Dey has won the gold medal with a splendid lift in the clean and jerk. His compatriot Ganesh Mali took the bronze. Dey comfortably lifted 139 kg in his second attempt even as the other weightlifters made heavy weather of it. Mali won the bronze with a total weight of 244. ...

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Seven killed in Peru bus accident

Lima, July 25 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and 37 were injured Thursday when a passenger bus crashed and turned over in Peru's mountainous Andean region, media reports said. The accident in northern Cajamarca province occurred around 1.45 a.m. after the bus carrying 43 passengers reportedly rear-ended a trailer truck that tried to cut it off at a sharp curve, Peru's Andina ne...

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Will Robert Downey Jr. leave Iron Man franchise?

Los Angeles, July 25 (IANS) If reports are anything to go by, Robert Downey Jr. may not be seen in the fourth movie of the Iron Man franchise. Downey's role in the Iron Man franchise has been kept tightly under wraps ever since speculation first started that he may not be returning for the fourth movie, reports contactmusic.com. As per reports, Downey does not want to leave Iron ...

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France to mobilise military to locate Air Algerie flight

Paris, July 25 (IANS) The missing Air Algerie plane may have crashed while flying over Mali, French President Francois Hollande said Thursday, pledging full mobilisation of military means to locate the MD-83 aircraft. Hollande held a meeting following the disappearance of the Air Algeria at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Elysee. The meeting was attended by Prime Minister Manuel Valls, Minister o...

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Unicef fundraising appeal raises 3.1 mn pounds

Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) The appeal to raise funds for Unicef at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Gas has already fetched 3.1 million pounds in Britain alone. More than 500,000 people donated five pounds by texting the word FIRST to 70333 within half an hour of an emotional presentation at Celtic Park by Chris Hoy and the actor James McAvoy, reports the Telegraph. India's cricket ...

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Boko Haram kills 12 in Nigeria

Abuja, July 25 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed in a fresh Boko Haram attack on a remote village in Nigeria's Borno state, residents said Thursday. The village head and 11 others were shot dead in the attack on Garubula village in Biu area of Borno, Usman Bunu, a resident who witnessed the onslaught, told Xinhua. He said Boko Haram stormed the village late Wednesday, shootin...

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India kick-start Glasgow Games with fame and shame

Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) India's woman power was to the fore on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games here Thursday when the gritty weightlifters accounted for a gold and silver and female judokas added another silver and a bronze to make it a day to remember. Then there was a bureaucratic goof-up to dim the sheen of the metal when it was revealed that a para powerlifter was sent back...

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Robin Thicke's marriage collapses

Los Angeles, July 25 (IANS) Singer Robin Thicke's marriage to Paula Patton has reportedly come to an end. The duo have not been living together since their seperation in February, and recently Thicke has put up their house here up for sale. Sources said that an attorney is already working on a financial settlement of separating their assets, reports tmz.com. However, ne...

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Reuven Rivlin sworn is as president of Israel

Jerusalem, July 25 (IANS) Israeli lawmaker Reuven Rivlin was Thursday sworn in as the 10th president of Israel, stepping in the role filled by Shimon Peres for the past seven years. Rivlin was sworn in at the Israeli Knesset (parliament) in a special session attended by Israeli lawmakers, former politicians, ambassadors, the chief of police, mayors of southern communities close to the Ga...

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