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Eye colour linked to alcohol dependence

New York, July 2 (IANS) People with blue eyes have a greater chance of becoming alcoholics, says a study. This suggests an intriguing possibility -- that eye colour can be useful in the clinic for alcohol dependence diagnosis, said lead researcher Arvis Sulovari, a doctoral student in cellular, molecular and biological sciences at University of Vermont in the US. The results of t...

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Coldplay's Chris Martin gives 'impromptu' performance in Delhi

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) It was just another day for visitors at Delhi's Summer House Café, until Coldplay frontman Chris Martin took to the stage for an impromptu jam and stunned them. The singer, who is in India with the Global Poverty Project to oversee innovative projects addressing sanitation in local communities, paid a visit to the café along with actress Freida Pinto. Also pres...

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Monsoon arrives in Pakistan

Islamabad, July 2 (IANS) Many areas of Pakistan received intermittent overnight monsoon showers, providing respite to the people from the protracted hot weather, the met department said on Thursday The department said that the first spell of monsoon rain has started in areas of Rawalpindi, Islamabad and the upper Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, GeoTV reported. In Islamabad, 13 mm of...

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Zayn Malik working on a 'very soulful' record

Los Angeles, July 2 (IANS) Former boyband member Zayn Malik may be banned from releasing his solo music for the next two years, but his friend and collaborator Naughty Boy has teased that his single will be a very soulful one when it comes out. The producer offered details of what fans can expect from Malik's solo project in an interview with Britain's Capital FM, reports aceshowbiz.com....

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Hinds says communication, relations with WICB crucial

Kingston (Jamaica), July 2 (IANS) West Indies Players Association (WIPA) chief Wavell Hinds believes there needs to be greater communication among they key stakeholders in the West Indies cricket and says a harmonious relationship with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) is key to the success of the game in the region. The former Test batsman, who serves as chief executive, said improve...

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Bajaj Auto's June sales up eight percent

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Two-and three-wheeler manufacturer Bajaj Auto on Thursday reported an increase of eight percent in its monthly sales for June, which stood at 331,317 units from 305,465 units in the corresponding period of the last year. According to the company, its motorcycle sales during the month under review grew by 10 percent at 287,582 units from an off-take of 262,202 uni...

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NASA shows first plane to fly on Mars

Washington, July 2 (IANS) The US space agency is planning to send a boomerang-shaped aircraft to Mars first to check if the conditions are ripe for the humans to land on the Red Planet. Proposed to make its first flight to Mars in the 2020s, a prototype of the Preliminary Research Aerodynamic Design to Land on Mars (Prandtl-m) will be ready for a test launch from a high-altitude balloon ...

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Japan beat England to enter women's World Cup final

Edmonton (Canada) July 2 (IANS) Defending champions Japan snatched a dramatic 2-1 win over England to set up a women's FIFA World Cup final against the US here. England, who struck the woodwork twice in the second half on Wednesday, succumbed after defender Laura Bassett scored an own goal in the injury time, reports Xinhua. Japan, who defeated the US in shout-out in the 2011 edi...

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'Masaan' inspired by reality: Neeraj Ghaywan

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Masaan has been appreciated on the international circuit for framing the truths of life of a small town with shackles of society on screen. Film's director Neeraj Ghaywan says for his directorial debut he took inspiration from real life. My cinema is often influenced by Satyajit Ray, Shekhar Kapur, but for this film I would say that Dardenne brothers ( Jean-Pierr...

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Not worried by lack of goals: Messi

Concepcion, July 2 (IANS) Lionel Messi asserted that he is not concerned by failing to get among the goals for Argentina as they thrashed Paraguay 6-1 in the Copa America semi-final on Tuesday. The Albiceleste captain was an influential figure for Gerardo Martino's men in Concepción, supplying three assists and earning the Man of the Match award. He failed to find the net during...

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Lara, Yorke to feature in CPL charity match

Basseterre (St. Kitts), July 2 (IANS) Batting legend Brian Lara and outstanding former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke, will highlight the Caribbean Premier League charity match at Warner here. Lara, a former West Indies captain, will joined by Yorke, who won a historic three trophies in a season in 1999 with United, in the game which will be played between a Prime Minister of St ...

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Chris Brown files paternity documents for daughter's custody

Los Angeles, July 2 (IANS) Singer Chris Brown has filed legal documents in Houston to establish paternity of his daughter Royalty. The 26-year-old took the action to fight a case with Royalty's mother Nia Guzman over their child's support and custody, reports aceshowbiz.com. Brown claims Guzman prevented him from seeing his daughter. He asked a judge to set clear custody guideli...

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Dharmendra to play love guru on 'Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya'

Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Veteran actor Dharmendra would be seen playing a love guru in the forthcoming episode of television show Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya. The 79-year-old essay male protagonist Anurag's (Nakul Sahdev) uncle, who shows him the path to true love. The episode will be aired on Friday on Zing channel. It was a matter of great honour and pride to be associated with a ...

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Paraguay's Santa Cruz, Gonzalez to miss third place play-off vs Peru

Concepcion (Chile), July 2 (IANS) Paraguay will be without Roque Santa Cruz and Derlis Gonzalez when they take on Peru in the third place Copa America play-off match here on Friday. Legendary forward Santa Cruz was removed from action with a hamstring problem in the first half of his team's devastating 1-6 semi-final defeat to Argentina, whilst Gonzalez, who scored the equaliser and winn...

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Roldan to referee Copa America 2015 final

Santiago, July 2 (IANS) South American football's governing body, Conmebol, has selected Wilmar Roldan to referee the Copa America final between Chile and Argentina. The Colombian official will take charge of matters at Estadio Nacional stadium on July 4, and will be aided by compatriots Alexander Guzman (first assistant) and Cristian De la Cruz (second), with Venezuela's Jose Argote as ...

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Demi Lovato denies ripping off Katy Perry in new single

Los Angeles, July 2 (IANS) Singer Demi Lovato has denied reports that her new single Cool for the Summer is a rip-off of tracks of pop star Katy Perry and Jessie J. The former Disney princess took to Twitter on Wednesday to fire back at accusations that she copied Katy Perry's I Kissed a Girl and Jessie J's Domino, reports aceshowbiz.com. Sounds nothing like it with all the adva...

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TransAsia crash pilot 'pulled back wrong side throttle'

Taipei, July 2 (IANS) The pilot of the ill-fated TransAsia Airways flight GE23 said Wow, pulled back the wrong side throttle, eight seconds before the aircraft crashed into a river in February, killing 43 people, according to Taiwan's aviation body. Taiwan's Aviation Safety Council (ASC) on Thursday released the transcript of the aircraft's cockpit voice recorder (CVR), Xinhua news agenc...

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I've completely recovered: Sushant Singh Rajput on injury

Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who is currently shooting for Neeraj Pandey's directorial M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, says that he has fully recovered from the injury he had suffered few weeks ago. The 29-year-old took to micro-blogging website Twitter to share the news of his recovery with his fans and well-wishers on Thursday. Thank you all for your wishes,...

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Airtel to roll out full mobile number portability

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Bharti Airtel is set to launch national mobile number portability (MNP) from July 3, the company said on Thursday. Mobile customers from the operator across India can now retain their mobile number while moving between states. This, however, will not be applicable for customers moving to Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and the northeast owing to security reasons, the co...

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Darjeeling landslide: Rescue operations underway

Siliguri/Kolkata, July 2 (IANS) Rescue and relief operations continued in full swing in the landslide-wrecked Darjeeling hills of West Bengal on Thursday with at least 12 people still missing, officials said. The state administration has confirmed recovering 30 bodies so far from the landslides triggered by incessant rainfall since Tuesday. Besides the National Disaster Response...

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