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India should not see Ukraine as 'enemy of my friend': Ukrainian ambassador

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Expressing disappointment at India's failure to condem Russia, a hostile neighbour whom Ukraine accuses of escalating tension in its eastern region, Ukrainian Ambassador to India Oleksandr Shevchenko has urged the NDA government to find out ways to support his country's endeavour for justice. Shevchenko said India's position was very important to Ukraine at a ti...

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Bravo defends sending Pooran in Super over

Port-of-Spain (Trinidad and Tobago), July 24 (IANS/CMC) Red Steel skipper Dwayne Bravo has defended his decision to allow 18-year-old Nicholas Pooran to take on Sunil Narine in a Super Over against the Guyana Amazon last week. Bravo has been criticised for the decision which resulted in Red Steel suffering their first defeat in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) this season, reports CMC....

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Misuse of pharmaceutical drugs rising in India: UN official

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) After cannabis and heroin, the misuse of pharmaceutical drugs is rising among subcontinental drug users because of their easy availability at cheap rates and this is a cause for concern, a top UN official has said. Cannabis is easily available in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. Heroin is also available at cheaper rates, but there are also pharmaceutical drugs which...

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Bolt blasts officials for reducing Gay's doping ban

Glasgow (Scotland), July 24 (IANS/CMC) Sprint super star Usain Bolt has criticised anti-doping officials for reducing Tyson Gay's doping ban after he tested positive for an anabolic steroid last year. Gay and Bolt's fellow Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell failed drug tests for oxilofrine in July 2013, reports CMC. Gay was given a one-year ban and Powell was initially suspended for ...

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Army chief to pay tribute to Kargil war martyrs

Jammu, July 24 (IANS) Indian Army Chief General Bikram Singh will Friday pay tribute to the martyrs of 1999 Kargil war in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region. Defence sources told IANS that General Bikram Singh, who is retiring July 31, will visit the Drass area Friday and will then fly back to New Delhi. The visit of the chief will be limited to Drass only, a defence source said.<...

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Superb Smith's century takes Tridents to victory

Bridgetown (Barbados), July 24 (IANS/CMC) A century by Dwayne Smith fired Barbados Tridents to their second win of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), with a convincing 29-run triumph over St Lucia Zouks in their first home match. Smith stroked a superb, unbeaten 110 as Tridents Wednesday piled up 186 for two off their 20 overs, after being sent in at Kensington Oval under an overcast sk...

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India rescues 58 more nurses from troubled Iraq

New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) India has rescued 58 Indian nurses from violence-hit Iraq in an extremely difficult operation, days after rescuing 46 Indian nurses who were in the control of the Sunni jihadists in Tikrit. Indian external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said the 58 nurses were brought out through the land route in batches over the last three weeks. The rescue oper...

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Army foils infiltration bid on LoC in Jammu

Jammu, July 24 (IANS) An infiltration bid by guerrillas on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir has been foiled, police said Thursday. Police sources told IANS here that a group of six to eight heavily armed militants tried to sneak into the Indian side of the Line of Control (LoC) in Tarkundi area of Poonch district late Wednesday. Alert troops opened fire at the intru...

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Natalie Imbruglia wants to join dating app Tinder

Los Angeles, July 24 (IANS) Actress-turned-singer Natalie Imbruglia, who is single, reportedly wants to sign up to the cult dating app Tinder. The 39-year-old has admitted that her lack of success in her love life has led her to seriously think about signing up for the cult dating app, which lets users initially simply judge each other based on appearance. She shared her thoughts...

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Nigeria's abducted girls not forgotten: UN chief

United Nations, July 24 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki- moon Wednesday voiced his full support for the worldwide vigils to mark 100 days since the abduction of schoolgirls in Nigeria by Boko Haram terrorists, noting the girls are not forgotten. I stand in solidarity with all those taking part in vigils today to demonstrate that the world has not forgotten the girls who were so cruell...

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Colombian military kills 13 rebels

Bogota, July 24 (IANS) Colombia's ministry of defence said Wednesday the armed forces killed 13 Leftist rebels and captured eight in two separate operations. The first operation took place between the towns of Tame and Fortul, in the northwest department of Arauca, when a military task force clashed with members of the National Liberation Army (ELN), killing eight rebels, Xinhua quoted D...

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Russian experts to participate in MH17 crash probe

Moscow, July 24 (IANS) Russian experts will participate in retrieving and deciphering data from flight recorders of the crashed Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, Moscow-based air disaster investigation body Interstate Aviation Committee (MAK) said Wednesday. On Tuesday, an MAK representative joined an international commission to investigate the Boeing-777 crash and will take part in deciph...

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Kerry wraps up Israel visit, no sign of breakthrough

Jerusalem, July 24 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry left Israel late Wednesday after a day-long visit during which he tried to broker a ceasefire agreement to end the ongoing fighting between Israel and Hamas. There have been no official report regarding a possible breakthrough in the ceasefire efforts as Kerry left Wednesday night and no comments were made by Israeli officials re...

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US says blame for downed plane lies with Putin

Washington, July 24 (IANS) The US said Wednesday that blame for the crashed Malaysian airliner lies directly with Russian President Vladimir Putin. State Department spokesperson Marie Harf told a regular briefing that Putin was responsible not just for the downing of the jetliner, but every incident we've seen throughout the conflict in Ukraine, Xinhua reported. Russian separat...

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Katie Price blasts husband's mistresses on Twitter

Los Angeles, July 24 (IANS) Former model Katie Price launched an expletive-filled rant at two of her former friends on a social networking site for having affairs with her husband. She blasted Chrissy Thomas and Jane Pountney on Twitter after it was claimed her husband Kieran Hayler cheated on her with them, reports contactmusic.com. The former glamour model branded ChrissyThomas...

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Destruction of Israel only way forward: Iran

Tehran, July 24 (IANS) Annihilation of the Zionist regime of Israel is the only way forward to heal the agonies of the Palestinians, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Wednesday. Of course, the destruction of Israel as the only real way froward does not mean the annihilation of the Jewish people in the region, Khamenei was quoted as saying by official IRNA news agency, acc...

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Toll in Gaza mounts to 701

Gaza, July 24 (IANS) The Palestinian health ministry said early Thursday that six Palestinians have been killed by Israeli airstrikes in the southern Gaza Strip town of Khan Younis. The death toll of the Israeli offensive which started July 8, has mounted to 701, spokesperson of the ministry Ashraf al-Qedra was quoted as saying by Xinhua. He added that at least 4,500 people have been inj...

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39 killed in Nigeria bomb blasts

Abuja, July 24 (IANS) At least 39 people were killed in twin bomb blasts in Nigeria's northern city of Kaduna Wednesday, security sources and eyewitness said. In the first blast, 25 people were killed while the second one, according to Police Commissioner Shehu Umar, claimed more than 14 people, Xinhua reported. The police chief added that one man dressed as a woman has been arre...

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Italy's sunken ship towed away

Rome, July 24 (IANS) The wreck of Costa Concordia luxury cruise liner left the Italian island of Giglio and began its final journey towards the port of Genoa Wednesday, where it will be dismantled. Its departure, more than 30 months after a shipwreck that killed 32 people aboard, was accompanied by the sirens of the tugboats and vessels sailing around Giglio port, Xinhua reported.

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Late Amy Winehouse still speaks to her dad

London, July 24 (IANS) It may sound bizarre but singer Amy Winehouse's father, Mitch, claims that he still talks to his daughter, who died from accidental alcohol poisoning in July 2011. Mitch has admitted he can still sense that his daughter is close by and hears her words of encouragement whenever he takes to the stage, reports femalefirst.co.uk. She's standing next to me, ever...

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