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Barcelona agree deal for Sao Paulo defender

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 21 (IANS) Spanish football giant Barcelona have agreed to sign defender Douglas from Sao Paulo for six million euros, the Brazilian club said. But the 24-year-old will not join the Catalan outfit until next June after Barcelona agreed to allow the defender to remain in Brazil, reports Xinhua. The deal has already been accepted but the paperwork still has to be...

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US eager to engage Modi government: Congressional report

Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) The US, which had shunned Narendra Modi for nearly 10 years, is eager to engage India's new government led by him and re-energize what some see as a flagging relationship, according to a new Congressional report. Modi is known as a strong-willed and effective, if perhaps autocratic, administrator, said the background report for US lawmakers. His reputation has b...

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CCTVs to be installed in UP girl's colleges

Lucknow, Aug 21 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered installation of CCTV cameras at the entry gates of all girl's colleges and hostels, an official said Thursday. The decision came after discussions in a higher level meeting presided over by Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan. The state government is worried over the rising incidences of molestation and sexual assaults and ...

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Barcelona to appeal to CAS against FIFA ban

Madrid, Aug 21 (IANS) Spanish football giant Barcelona confirmed that they will appeal to the Court of Arbitration in Sport (CAS) after FIFA upheld its decision to ban the club from signing for the next two transfer windows for irregularities over the signing of underage players. FIFA's decision Wednesday means that Barcelona will not be able to buy anyone this coming January or in the s...

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Learning from Meghalaya village to keep India clean

Mawlynnong (Meghalaya), Aug 21 (IANS) If Indians want to make their country a clean and healthy place, then they should learn from the Khasi tribesmen of Meghalaya's Mawlynnong village, says tourist Michael Dough. I thought I was in another countryside in a different continent and not in India, Dough told IANS of his visit to the village, referred to as God's own garden and also cited a...

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Health conscious Crawford pulls children out of school

Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) Model Cindy Crawford and her husband Rande Gerber recently pulled their two children out of school over health concerns. Crawford and other parents made the decision after testing found high levels of toxic chemicals called polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, in window caulking at the Malibu High School. According to Crawford, the school tested 10 rando...

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Peace? Sri Lanka is still at war -- within

Title: This Divided Island: Stories from the Sri Lankan War; Author: Samanth Subramanian; Publisher: Hamish Hamilton (Penguin); Pages: 320; Price: Rs.499. Outright war may have ended in Sri Lanka but an unbroken arc of violence stretching from the conflict has enveloped the island nation. President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his brothers preside over the peace in much the same way they had pr...

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Zoe Saldana finally admits pregnancy

Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) Avatar actress Zoe Saldana has for the first time acknowledged that she is pregnant via a video of her ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, an activity where people dump a bucket of ice water on one's head. While Saldana couldn't take the Challenge herself due to her pregnancy, she got her husband, Marco Perego, to complete it on her behalf, reports femalefirst.co.uk. ...

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US admits failure to rescue journalist in Syria

Washington, Aug 21 (IANS) The US had recently attempted to rescue a number of American hostages, including slain journalist James Foley held in Syria by the Islamic State, but the mission failed, Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby said Wednesday. This operation involved air and ground components and was focused on a particular captor network within IS. Unfortunately, the secret ...

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Egypt to have three new provinces

Cairo, Aug 21 (IANS) Egypt is to establish three new provinces and demarcate others including Cairo, Giza and Suez, a government official said Wednesday. The new three provinces will be Middle Sinai, Alamin and Wahat, Xinhua quoted Development Minister Adel Labib, as saying. The intended Middle Sinai province will be deducted from North Sinai and South Sinai provinces eastern Eg...

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Sports meet in Kenya cancelled over Ebola fears

Nairobi, Aug 21 (IANS) The International Netball Federation (INF) cancelled an international meeting in Nairobi owing to deadly Ebola virus attack that has visited parts of Africa, Xinhua reported Wednesday. Kenya Netball Federation Secretary Lilian Anupi said Wednesday the INF has revoked sending its instructors to Africa with the main reason being the scare that the deadly virus has el...

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UAE president issues anti-terror law

Abu Dhabi, Aug 21 (IANS) UAE President Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan issued the country's anti-terrorism law Wednesday, state media reported. Though the media report did not specify the details of the law, but so far no law in the UAE existed that defines the consequences for planning or committing terrorism in the country, Xinhua reported citing WAM report. Since the outbreak of t...

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UN chief hails destruction of Syrian chemicals

United Nations, Aug 21 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon Wednesday welcomed the destruction of Syria's declared chemical weapons material on board the US Maritime Vessel Cape Ray. This marks a significant achievement in the international community's efforts to eliminate the chemical weapons programme of the Syrian Arab Republic following the framework agreement between the Russia...

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Israel to step up Gaza offensive: Netanyahu

Jerusalem, Aug 21 (IANS) Israel will step up the offensive in the Gaza Strip until rocket firing from there into Israel stops, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday in response to renewed Gaza rocket attacks against central and southern Israel earlier in the day. Our policy is simple, if they (Hamas) will shoot, they will be hit back seven-fold, Xinhua quoted Netanyahu as sayi...

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Mark Wahlberg likely to star in 'Deepwater Horizon'

Los Angeles, Aug 21 (IANS) Actor Mark Wahlberg is set to star in Deepwater Horizon - a cinematic retelling of the BP oil disaster that occurred in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. J.C. Chandor is directing the film, with Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian co-producing it. Script is written by Matthew Michael Carnahan. The adaptation will focus on the infamous incident in which ...

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Rihanna, Drake back together?

New York, Aug 21 (IANS) Singer Rihanna and her on-again, off-again boyfriend Drake were recently spotted flirting at a party here. The duo, who were rumoured to have split in May, spent almost two hours in deep conversation inside a nigh club before leaving 10 minutes apart at 3 a.m., reports femalefirst.co.uk. Their night out comes one month after Drake hinted he was still casua...

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Russia suspends four McDonald restaurants

Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS) Russia's consumer rights watchdog said Wednesday it has temporarily shut down four McDonald's restaurants here, including the first ever outlet in the country, citing sanitary violations. During the snap inspections on Aug 18-20, sanitary rules violations have been detected in those fast-food outlets. Administrative cases have been initiated and will be passed to th...

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Humanitarian convoy to Ukraine ready to advance: Russia

Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS) A day after Ukraine agreed to ensure safe passage for the humanitarian aid convoy in areas controlled by government forces, a senior diplomat Wednesday said the Russian convoy for Ukraine's eastern regions is ready to resume its travel. Common understanding of readiness to start the convoy has been registered, Xinhua quoted Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Rya...

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UN chief condemns American journalist's killing

United Nations, Aug 21 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon Wednesday strongly condemned the killing of American journalist James Foley by extremist Islamist militants, calling it an abominable crime. The secretary-general condemns in the strongest terms the horrific murder of journalist James Foley, an abominable crime that underscores the campaign of terror the Islamic State of Ira...

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Nicki Minaj gives lap dance to Drake in video

New York, Aug 21 (IANS) Rapper Nicki Minaj has spiced up the video of her song Anaconda with a lap dance for Canadian rapper Drake. The new clip features Minaj and some more ladies. In the climax, Drake gets a lap dance, and then he even dares to lay his hands on Minaj's posterior, reports nypost.com. ...

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