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Putin to meet Rouhani at SCO summit

Moscow, July 3 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to meet with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani at the forthcoming summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), a Kremlin spokesman said. Actually, we are preparing (for) such meeting, Xinhua quoted Dmitry Peskov, the press spokesman for the President of Russia, on Thursday as saying. The 15th meetin...

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Online IS cell dismantled in Morocco

Rabat, July 3 (IANS/EFE) Moroccan police dismantled a new terrorist cell operating throughout nine cities in Morocco and Western Sahara, found to be spreading Islamic State terrorist group propaganda in online forums. The Moroccan Interior Ministry explained in a statement that it arrested nine people for circulating IS extremist ideology and for praising criminal actions committed by IS...

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Would love to make a documentary on father's life: Pooja Bhatt

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Actress-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt says she wants to capture all the facets of her father filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt's life in a documentary as she has observed all his ups and downs with him. I would love to make a documentary on my father Mahesh Bhatt. What is interesting about Bhatt sahab is that he became more interesting personality after he left work. It is a common...

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Sofia Vergara's fiancee can't wait to have children

Los Angeles, July 3 (IANS) Actor Joe Manganiello can't wait to start a family with his fiancee and actress Sofia Vergara. The 38-year-old, who got engaged to Vergana in December after six months of dating, thinks their relationship will last because he and the 42-year-old share the same core values, reports femalefirst.co.uk. On a personal level, I can't wait to get married and s...

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Sri Lankan president refuses nomination for predecessor

Colombo, July 3 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has said he would not give nomination to his predecessor Mahinda Rajapakse to contest the parliamentary elections from the main opposition United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA). The decision may lead to a major split in the opposition with a group of parliamentarians likely to join Rajapakse in a separate party to contest...

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Six UN peacekeepers killed in northern Mali

Bamako, July 3 (IANS) At least six UN peacekeepers were killed by militants in Mali's restive northern region, the UN mission in Mali, MINUSMA, said. Five others were also wounded when a UN convoy was ambushed in the morning near the city of Timbuktu, MINUSMA said on Thursday, Xinhua reported. The UN mission said the wounded were being evacuated while reinforcements including hel...

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19 killed in Pakistan military train crash, sabotage suspected

Islamabad, July 3 (IANS) At least 19 people, including four army officers, were killed when three bogies of a special train carrying army officials fell into a canal and one other was derailed as a railway bridge collapsed. A statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said 14 dead bodies had been recovered from the site of the incident, while divers were searching the...

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Sharif, Modi may meet on SCO summit sidelines: Pakistan

Islamabad, July 3 (IANS) Pakistan did not rule out a possible meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Indian premier Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the annual SCO summit in Russia next week. No side has contacted the other for a meeting so far. However, as you would be aware, in any multilateral setting, meetings among Heads of State and Government is a normal feature, Pakista...

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BBC sticks to 'Islamic State'

London, July 2 (IANS/EFE) The BBC has refused to stop using the name Islamic State to refer to the Sunni radical group that has been sweeping through Syria and Iraq. The refusal was made by Lord Hall of Birkenhead, BBC's director general, after a petition submitted by 120 members of parliament called upon the broadcaster to desist from using Islamic State, and instead to refer to the gro...

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Over 1,500 migrants arrive in Italy, trafficker held

Ragusa, July 2 (IANS/AKI) Italian police arrested a suspected Senegalese human trafficker who skippered a rubber dingy, carrying 111 passengers across the Strait of Sicily on Thursday, as more than 1,500 asylum-seekers arrived in Italy. Mamdouo Lo is the 67th alleged human trafficker to be arrested by Italian police this year. Lo was arrested when he and his passengers arrived in...

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Italy's president calls for 'balanced' solution to Greek crisis

Rome, July 2 (IANS/AKI) Italian President Sergio Mattarella said on Thursday he hoped a balanced deal could be found allowing Greece to solve its economic crisis without leaving the single European currency or the European Union. We hope that Greece might quickly find a balanced agreement for resuming a path of stability and growth within the fold of the European Union, to which Athens b...

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Coldplay's Chris Martin, Freida Pinto meet PM

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and Hollywood actress Freida Pinto on Thursday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed how they can support his 'Swachh Bharat' and the 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' campaigns. Martin and Pinto were accompanied by representatives of the Global Poverty Project. They met Modi as a follow-up to last year's Global Citizen Fe...

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Syrian conflict forces children to provide for families: Unicef

Geneva, July 2 (IANS) In four years of the civil war in Syria, many children have become the backbone of many families who fled the conflict and are living as refugees in neighbouring countries, the Unicef said on Thursday. Syrian children have become the main providers for families, Unicef said, adding that the armed conflict was pushing more and more children into labour exploitation...

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Moroccan woman 'marries' dead man to collect inheritance

Rabat, July 2 (IANS/EFE) A Moroccan woman is being tried in Kenitra city, about 40 km north of Rabat, for getting married to a deceased man to inherit his fortune. The convicted woman is being investigated by Moroccan authorities for forging official documents, while a search is still on for her alleged accomplice, who pretended to be the bridegroom to perform the marriage, Moroccan news...

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Tiger Shroff finalised for 'ABCD 3' false news: Remo D'Souza

Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) The Any Body Can Dance (ABCD) franchise director Remo D'Souza has rubbished reports of actor Tiger Shroff being finalised for the third movie in the series ABCD 3. ABCD 2 starring Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor is slowly inching towards the Rs.100-crore club. Present at the promo shoot of his upcoming dance reality show Dance Plus, Remo told the media: Act...

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BBC mulls laying off 1,000 employees

London, July 2 (IANS) The BBC said on Thursday that it plans to cut 1,000 jobs, including management positions, in the light of a 150-million pound ($234 million) deficit in subscription revenues, Efe news agency reported. BBC Director-General Tony Hall announced the measures to his staff at a meeting at the headquarters here, in which he said that many people no longer pay the fee to fi...

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450 kg South African finally hospitalised after 10 rejections

Johannesburg, July 2 (IANS/EFE) A South African man weighing 450 kg was admitted to the hospital for specialised treatment after being turned away by 10 clinics for his extreme obesity, a media report said on Thursday. With a system of sheets and ropes, relatives and neighbours helped move the 60-year-old Corrie Le Grange from his home in Edenvale, east of Johannesburg, into a van parked...

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National Herald case: No wrongful gain or loss in loan to AJL

New Delhi, July 2 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi's lawyer Kapil Sibal told the Delhi High Court on Thursday that there was no wrongful gain or loss in the party assigning the Rs.90 crore loan against Associated Journals Ltd (AJL), the publisher of National Herald, to Young Indian Pvt Ltd (YIL) for Rs.50 lakh. There were allegations of cheating against Sonia Gandhi and her son Ra...

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Yami Gautam to be seen in different age groups in 'Sanam Re'

Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) Yami Gautam, the lead actress in Yaariyan-fame Divya Khosla Kumar's second directorial venture Sanam Re, says her character will be seen in different age groups in this intense love story. I'm playing a girl from Shimla in the film. It's a love story with Pulkit Samrat opposite me. The film also enters a time lapse where you'll see me in a different age group, said ...

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Three killed by lightning in Bihar

Patna, July 2 (IANS) At least three youths were killed and four seriously injured on Thursday when they were struck by lightning in Bihar's Katihar district, police said. The three were killed in Milkipokhar village in Katihar, about 200 km from state capital Patna, while they were working in a field near their home, according to district police officials. Meteorological departme...

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