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Argentina qualifies for FIVB World League's final four

Buenos Aires, July 6 (IANS) Argentina defeated Bulgaria 3-1 to qualify for the FIVB (International Volleyball Federation) World League's Final Four of Pool 2. Argentina, who lost 3-0 to Bulgaria on Saturday, came back strongly and won 25-19, 24-26, 25-17 and 25-18 in the match played in the court located in Varna's Palace of Culture and Sports, in Bulgaria, reports Xinhua. With t...

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Jason Segel eyes serious role

Los Angeles, July 6 (IANS) Actor Jason Segel, mostly known for his comedy work, wants to do something that moves him. I was ready to live off-campus. Get off the hamster wheel, said Segel, reports femalefirst.co.uk. The Sex Tape star takes on his most serious role to date in his upcoming film The End of the Tour, in which he plays writer David Foster Wallace. I wanted to ...

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Pope urges dialogue, participation in Ecuador

Quito, July 6 (IANS/IANS) Pope Francis arrived in Ecuador, the first leg of his three-nation South American tour, and urged Ecuadorians to foster dialogue and participation without exclusion in a speech at the Quito airport. After citing several of the country's saints, Francis on Sunday urged Ecuador to confront the current challenges, valuing differences, fostering dialogue and partici...

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Make quick 'possible' proposals for renegotiation: EU

Brussels, July 6 (IANS) The European Union urged the Greek government to make meaningful and possible proposals in coming hours for renegotiation, following early results which have shown that Greece overwhelmingly rejected the bloc's bailout offer. The NO side has won the referendum with notable majority, we have to respect the vote of Greek people, European Parliament President Martin ...

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Mani Ratnam may direct Karthi in his next

Chennai, July 6 (IANS) Ace filmmaker Mani Ratnam, whose last outing O Kadhal Kanmani was a highly successful venture, is most likely to direct actor Karthi in a yet-untitled Tamil project soon. Karthi has expressed his interest to be part of the project, but he's yet to sign on the dotted line. The official announcement is expected to come soon, a source close to Karthi told IANS.

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BSF trooper killed in Pakistan firing on LoC in Kashmir

Srinagar, July 6 (IANS) A BSF trooper was killed overnight in Pakistan firing on the line of control (LoC) in North Kashmir's Kupwara district. A BSF trooper identified as Abhijeet Nanday of 119 battalion was killed in Pakistan firing on the LoC in Leepa Valley of Nowgam sector late last night, a senior police officer told IANS here on Monday. Indian troops retaliated effective...

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Lily Allen collapsed at Glastonbury festival?

London, July 6 (IANS) Pop star Lily Allen reportedly collapsed at Glastonbury festival following a weekend of wild partying. The Hard out here singer fell backstage at the Silver Hayes dance area at the annual music event, which took place last month. She was treated by paramedics following days of partying, reports femalefirst.co.uk. She went outside to sit down on the grass. Gr...

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Irina Shayk shares topless selfie

Paris, July 6 (IANS) Supermodel Irina Shayk has shared a topless selfie online. The model shared the image on Saturday as she wished her three million followers a Happy Fourth of July on photo-sharing website Instagram. The 29-year-old was seen lounging in her bed in a pink thong and a pair of sparkly Chanel earrings in the seductive photograph, reports dailymail.co.uk. W...

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Harry Styles to pursue acting career?

Los Angeles, July 6 (IANS) British boyband One Direction's Harry Styles has reportedly hired an agent to help him get into Hollywood. The 21-year-old singer is said to have an agent, Nick Styne from talent agency Creative Artists Agency. The agency has been told to start looking at offers. Getting him on board would pretty much guarantee a commercial success, a source told mirror...

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Holly Madison no longer afraid of Hugh Hefner

Los Angeles, July 6 (IANS) Model Holly Madison spent too many years being afraid of Playboy boss Hugh Hefner, but insists she won't be silenced now. The former Playboy model, who earlier claimed in her new memoir Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny that she was mentally and emotionally abused while living with her former lover and his o...

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'NO' is 'YES' to viable debt deal says Tsipras

Athens, July 6 (IANS) Greek voters' resounding NO to the international creditors' debt deal offer in Sunday's landmark referendum does not mean a rift with Europe, but a YES to a viable agreement, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said in a televised address. Greek citizens rejected the lenders June 25 proposal for a reforms-for-cash deal with 61.5 percent of votes against 38.5 percent...

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Heritage Sites named in Norway, Germany, Israel, Britain and US

Berlin, July 6 (IANS) Unesco has designated several new World Heritage Sites in Norway, Germany, Israel, Britain and the US during the 39th meeting of the World Heritage Committee in the western German city of Bonn. Norway's Rjukan-Notodden industrial site includes a group of hydraulic centers and was built early in the last century by the Norsk Hydro company to manufacture fertiliser fo...

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Respects "NO" vote by Greek: EU

Brussels, July 6 (IANS) The European Union has said it respects the no vote in Sunday's Greek debt deal referendum, following early results which have shown that the country overwhelmingly rejected the bloc's bailout offer. We have to respect the vote of Greek people, European Parliament President Martin Schulz on Sunday said in a statement, adding that this is a difficult day, Xinhua re...

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Scores killed in Nigeria

Lagos, July 6 (IANS) At least 30 people were confirmed dead following fresh attacks by unknown gunmen in Birnin-Magaji area of northwest Nigeria's Zamfara, police said. Muhammad Gusami, the area's local government chairman, who confirmed the incident to reporters in Gusua, the state capital, said the attacks took place in Kokeya and Chigama villages, Xinhua reported. Gusami said ...

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Colin Farrell a 'devoted' father

Los Angeles, July 6 (IANS) Actor Colin Farrell says he is a devoted father who always tries to put his two sons first. The True Detective star, who has sons James, 11, and Henry, 5, from past relationships, has slowed down his career commitments because he hates being away from his children for long periods of time and always makes the boys his priority, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

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First reactions from Germany to Greece referendum

Berlin, July 6 (IANS) Some German politicians and businessmen have expressed their feelings following the emerging outcome of Sunday's referendum in Greece. Ralph Brinkhaus, deputy parliamentary fraction leader of Germany's Union parties led by Chancellor Angela Merkel, expected poor prospects for further bailout packages for Greece after the referendum, which was indicating a lead of th...

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Iran, P5+1 aim to finish n-talks on July 7: Kerry

Vienna, July 6 (IANS) Iran and the P5+1 group of world powers aimed to finish the latest round of nuclear talks in the timeframe that all parties have set out, said US Secretary of State John Kerry in Vienna. That's our goal, Kerry said on Sunday, two days ahead of the July 7 deadline, while adding that the US would put every bit of pressure possible on it to try to do so. After ...

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Rita Ora angers neighbours

London, July 6 (IANS) Singer Rita Ora has been criticised for playing loud music and inviting friends over at unsociable hours, frustrating other residents in the complex here where she lives. Rita has only been living there for a few months but the neighbours are up in arms. She plays music loud and late at night, and both she and her boyfriend have guests and friends over at all hours....

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'NO' leads by 61 percent in Greek referendum

Athens, July 6 (IANS) NO led by 61 percent of votes against 39 percent for YES in crucial Greek referendum on the debt deal creditors' have submitted, according to the first official estimate released by the Interior Ministry with about 20 percent of votes counted. Turnout in Sunday's referendum that might decide whether Greece would stave off an imminent disorderly default and a possibl...

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Merkel, Hollande to discuss Greek debt crisis

Berlin, July 6 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to France on Monday for a meeting with French President Francois Hollande to discuss the Greek debt crisis, said a spokesman of the German government. According to spokesman on Sunday, Steffen Seibert, Merkel is due to travel to France on Monday afternoon. A joint assessment of the situation after the Greek referendum will...

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