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One soldier killed in Kashmir army operation

Srinagar, Aug 30 (IANS) One soldier was killed and another injured Saturday in an ongoing operation against separatist guerrillas by the security forces near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, an officer said. One army soldier was killed and another injured in the ongoing operation near the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran area of the Kupwara district, a senior police officer ...

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Colombia recalls Falcao for Brazil friendly

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 30 (IANS) Colombia coach Jose Pekerman has recalled Radamel Falcao for his team's international friendly against Brazil next week. I am very happy to have Falcao back and fully recovered. We will make the right decisions to maintain his performance and protect his future, Xinhua quoted Pekerman as saying. The Monaco striker missed Colombia's World Cup campaign...

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Two-third of Uttar Pradesh districts face drought

Lucknow, Aug 30 (IANS) More than two-third of the districts in Uttar Pradesh are facing an acute drought, officials said Saturday. Officials said more than 53 of its 75 districts were reeling under an acute drought because of below average rainfall during the monsoon months that has affected agriculture and the paddy crop adversely. Out of these districts, officials said the cond...

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Chrysler to recall cars in China

Beijing, Aug 30 (IANS) The Chinese subsidiary of Chrysler will recall cars on the Chinese mainland over flaws that may lead to fires, the country's quality watchdog has said. It will involve 25,505 imported Grand Cherokees produced between Jan 1, 2011 and Dec 11, 2013, Xinhua cited from an online statement by the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine Fr...

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Four gen-next Indian-origin economists in IMF list of 25

Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) Four economists of Indian origin have been featured in in the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) list of 25 economists under 45 who are shaping the way one thinks about the global economy The Generation Next list of economists under 45 (who) will have the most influence in the coming decades on our understanding of the global economy, was compiled by IMF with i...

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Portuguese league standings

Lisbon, Aug 30 (IANS) Following are the standings of Portuguese league after Friday's match (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua. Rio Ave 2 2 0 0 7 1 6 Vitoria Guimaraes 2 2 0 0 6 1 6 Belenenses 2 2 0 0 6 2 6 Benfica 2 2 0 0 3 0 6 FC Porto 2 2 0 0 3 0 6...

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Spanish La Liga standings

Madrid, Aug 30 (IANS) Following are the standings of Spanish La Liga after Friday's matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua. Valencia 2 1 1 0 4 1 4 Barcelona 1 1 0 0 3 0 3 Celta Vigo 1 1 0 0 3 1 3 Real Madrid 1 1 0 0 2 0 3 Villarreal 1 1...

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Nick Cannon prefers 'strong' women

Los Angeles, Aug 30 (IANS) Actor-rapper Nick Cannon, who has recently separated from wife Mariah Carey, prefers to be with women who know exactly what they want. Whether he is ready to move on or not, is still unknown, but he seems to be clear about the kind of woman he'd like to be with, reports huffingtonpost.com. Talking about his relationship needs, Cannon said he prefers a s...

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Fast track courts for crimes against women in UP

Lucknow, Aug 30 (IANS) All 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh will soon have fast track courts for crimes against women, an officials said Saturday. A decision to this effect was taken at the state cabinet meeting Friday. The state government has also earmarked a sum of Rs.15.15 crore every year to run these fast track courts. Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav had few weeks back written ...

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44 detained UN peacekeepers safe: UN

United Nations, Aug 30 (IANS) The 44 UN peacekeepers detained Thursday by militants in the Golan Heights are safe and in good health, a UN spokesman said late Friday. The United Nations has received assurances from credible sources that the 44 peacekeepers from the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), who were detained Thursday morning, are safe and in good health, Xinhua...

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Brazil's Gremio bans five fans over racist abuse

Rio De Janneiro, Aug 30 (IANS) Brazilian club Gremio have banned its five fans from attending home matches after they were found to be involved in racially abusing a player. Santos goalkeeper Aranha was racially abused by the supporters of the club during a Copa do Brasil match in the southern city of Porto Alegre Thursday. Gremio vice-president Nestor Hein said another five fans...

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Pregnant Shakira thanks fans best wishes

Los Angeles, Aug 30 (IANS) Pop star Shakira has thanked fans for their wishes on her second pregnancy. The Waka Waka singer has confirmed she is expecting her second child with soccer star Gerard Piqué, with whom she has 19-month-old son Milan, reports contactmusic.com. She tweeted: Yes, we are expecting our second baby!! Thank you all for your well wishes! (sic) The 37-...

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Modi embarks on Japan visit

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Japan Saturday morning on his maiden bilateral visit outside the Indian subcontinent. Modi and his entourage will touch down at Kyoto airport where Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will receive the Indian head of government. My visit to Kyoto reflects the ancient foundations of our contemporary relations and will a...

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Russia intensifies efforts inside Ukraine: Pentagon

Washington, Aug 30 (IANS) Russia continues to build up along its border with Ukraine and has moved sophisticated weapons systems into the country, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday. Russian forces are facilitating the movement and then helping the separatists to use the weapons, if not using it themselves in support of separatists, Xinhua quoted John Kirby, Pentagon press secretary, as sa...

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Modi leaves for Japan

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Japan Saturday morning on his first bilateral visit outside the Indian subcontinent. Modi and his entourage will touch down at Kyoto airport where Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will receive the Indian head of government. Abe will be hosting a dinner for his Indian counterpart later Saturday. This is Mod...

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Madonna slams Gaga in leaked song

London, Aug 30 (IANS) Pop star Madonna has reportedly called Lady Gaga a copycat in the lyrics of her leaked track Two Steps Behind Me. The 56-year-old wrote the song about the Pokerface hitmaker in which she describes her as a copycat and compares her to a messed-up sister, reports mirror.co.uk. Madonna sings: You're a copycat, Where is my royalty? You're a pretty girl, I'll giv...

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Over three million flee Syria since 2011: UN

Geneva, Aug 30 (IANS/EFE) The number of Syrians forced to flee their country as a result of the civil war that began in 2011 topped three million Friday, UN refugee agency said. Journey out of Syria is becoming tougher as many people are forced to hefty sums ($100 per head or more) at armed checkpoints proliferating along the borders, UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said in a s...

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Moscow threatens to retaliate against Poland

Moscow, Aug 30 (IANS) Moscow Friday threatened to take retaliatory measures against Poland, after its authorities refused permission to a plane carrying Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu to enter its airspace. The jet was carrying Shoigu to Russia from Slovakia, where he took part in a ceremony. However, the plane was later allowed to over Poland. The press secretar...

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UN peacekeepers injured in Mali landmine explosion

United Nations, Aug 30 (IANS) A number of UN peacekeepers were injured Friday when their vehicle hit a landmine in northern Mali, a UN spokesman said. The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) reported that around 12 noon, the mission's military vehicle hit a landmine in Aguelhok of Kidal region, Xinhua quoted UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric...

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Seacrest hopes to have 'great marriage' like parents

London, Aug 30 (IANS) Anchor-producer Ryan Seacrest, who is dating Shayna Taylor, says he would like to have a fantastic marriage just like his parents. The 39-year-old admires his parents - Connie and Gary - and hopes to emulate them one day, reports dailymail.co.uk. The radio personality was recently spotted holidaying with his bikini-clad girlfriend on a luxury boat off the co...

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