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More suspected MH370 wreckage found

Paris, Aug 2 (IANS) A plane door was on Sunday found on the Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean, The Telegraph reported. The locals believe the door is from the missing Malaysian airliner MH370. The door was found near Saint Denis, the island's capital. The news about the finding of the plane door came from Freedom Radio station, which was informed by a caller that he had found a...

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Latin Church ups the ante against Kerala port

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 2 (IANS) The Latin Church on Sunday issued a pastoral letter warning the Kerala government not to go ahead with the proposed Vizhinjam Port in its current form as the project will pose a threat to the local fishing community. The letter, which was read out in all Latin Church in the state capital, said the project would affect the livelihood of 32 fishing villages...

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India lose to Russia, settle for World archery silver

Copenhagen, Aug 2 (IANS) The Indian women's recurve archery team lost 4-5 to Russia in the final of the World Championships being held at the Christiansborg Palace here on Sunday. The Indians thus had to settle for the silver. The Russians won the tie-breaker 28-27. ...

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MCA lifts ban on Shah Rukh's entry to Wankhede Stadium

Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) The Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on Sunday lifted the ban it imposed three years ago on Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan from entering the Wankhede Stadium here, MCA vice president Ashish Selhar said. Shah Rukh, owner of the Indian Premier League team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), was banned from entering the stadium in 2012 after he misbehaved with the security...

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Britain's first cat cafe opens, gets 1,000 bookings

London, Aug 2 (IANS) Britain's feline lovers must have heaved a collective purr of contentment, now that they have finally got the country's first cat cafe, where they can savour cat-themed drinks while watching or playing with the in-house moggies. 'Mog on the Tyne', has opened to the public in the heart of Newcastle, around 400 km from here, and the potential patrons have opened their ...

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BJP trips over membership drive in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Aug 2 (IANS) The ruling BJP's much-hyped campaign to add hundreds of thousands of new members in Jharkhand seems to have run out of steam. The 'Maha Sampark Abhiyaan' in the state ended on July 31, during which 45 lakh potential members gave the Bharatiya Janata Party a missed call. BJP activists were to go physically to the homes of such people and help them become activ...

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Anil Kapoor finds Tom Cruise 'impossibly great'

Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor has called his 2011 Hollywood film Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol co-star Tom Cruise impossibly great. Anil is all praise for Cruise's latest offering Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation. Came out of #RogueNation in a @TomCruise trance! The man defies laws of physics and biology to prove, once again, that he is Impossibly grea...

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Three women pilgrims killed in Bihar

Patna, Aug 2 (IANS) Three women pilgrims were killed and four others were injured on Sunday in a road accident in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district, police said. The three 'kanwarias' were crushed to death by a speeding truck at Phakuli Chowk, about 70 km from here. The pilgrims were going to the Garibnath temple in Muzaffarpur from neighbouring Vaishali district. Muzaffarpur Senior S...

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FIFA rules in favour of St. Vincent

Georgetown (Guyana), Aug 2 (IANS) World football governing body FIFA has turned down a protest by the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) alleging that St. Vincent and the Grenadines used an ineligible player during a World Cup Qualification game. The GFF had requested FIFA to investigate and rule on the status of the player James Gavin of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the status and o...

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Windies legends to play T20 matches in New York

New York, Aug 2 (IANS) Legendary batsman Garfield Sobers is among a group of former West Indies cricketers who will participate in two Twenty20 cricket matches here. Some of the legends who are joining Sobers to play the matches include former openers Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes, Carl Hooper, Courtney Walsh, Richie Richardson, Gus Logie, Deryck Murray, Shivnarine Chanderpaul and ...

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Golfer Joshi settles for joint seventh at Taifong Open

Chang Hwa (Taiwan), Aug 2 (IANS) Indian golfer Khalin Joshi finished joint seventh while Thai teenager Rattanon Wanasrichan saved his best for the last when he fired a seven-under-par 65 to win his first Asian Development Tour (ADT) title at the Taifong Open here on Sunday. Joshi finally settled for the spot after 281 shots in Round 4 as he hit a par 72 after firing a two under-par 70 on...

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Charlize Theron adopts baby girl

Los Angeles, Aug 2 (IANS) Actress Charlize Theron has adopted a newborn girl and named her August. She obtained the custody of the child in July, a month after she broke up with actor-director Sean Penn. Theron worked with an adoption agency for six months. The baby was born in the US and is 0African-American. She joins four-year-old Jackson whom the actress adopted from South Africa in ...

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Big B's 'rebirth' post 'Coolie' accident

Mumbai, Aug 2 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has thanked everyone who prayed for him when he suffered a near fatal accident on this day 33 years ago on the set of Coolie. The accident was his rebirth in (a) sense. The now 72-year-old was in a hospital here for almost two months. August 2nd 1982... I live after 'Coolie' accident... On returning home saw father in tears for firs...

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Never thought of becoming pro: Ronaldo

Madrid, Aug 2 (IANS) Portuguese footballer and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo on Sunday said he never believed as a child that he would turn a professional one day. He began training with Andorinha -- a club on his home island of Madeira but says he did not consider himself to have special talent. In my family we all love football. I remember that one day I was playing in the...

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Manmohan Singh's Panjab University chair looks for new incumbent

Chandigarh, Aug 2 (IANS) Former prime minister Manmohan Singh may not be holding any post now but an academic chair in his name is awaiting a new incumbent. The 'Dr. Manmohan Singh Chair' in Panjab University's Department of Economics fell vacant after the first occupant, noted economist Ajit Singh, passed away in June. We will fill up the chair soon. However, it needs time to do...

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Western Command to mark 1965 India-Pakistan war

Chandigarh, Aug 2 (IANS) The Indian Army's Western Command will mark the golden jubilee of the India-Pakistan war of 1965 with events planned for September. Celebrations are being planned in a befitting manner in Western Command, a defence ministry spokesman said on Sunday. The main function will be organised at various military stations on September 22, primarily centring arou...

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Ian McShane joins 'Game of Thrones'

Los Angeles, Aug 2 (IANS) British actor Ian McShane will appear on the upcoming sixth season of US fantasy TV show Game of Thrones. Details on McShane's role are being kept under wraps but he will play a key role in the season's plot with a small amount of screen time, reports ew.com. Production on season six of Game of Thrones has commenced, with the 10 episodes expected to air ...

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Pakistan frees 162 Indian fishermen

Karachi, Aug 2 (IANS) Pakistan on Sunday released 162 Indian fishermen and a 11-year-old boy from a Karachi jail, a media report said. Geo TV said they were freed from Landhi Jail. Marine forces of Pakistan frequently arrest Indian fishermen for allegedly violating the maritime border in the Arabian Sea. ...

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Beware! Perfectionism may stress you out

London, Aug 2 (IANS) Concerns about perfectionism may lead to stress, burnout and potential health problems, says a study. Perfectionistic concerns capture fears and doubts about personal performance, which creates stress that can lead to burnout when people become cynical and stop caring, said lead researcher Andrew Hill, associate professor of sport psychology at York St. John Universi...

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Chinese Special Olympic participants celebrate Beijing 2022

Los Angeles, Aug 2 (IANS) Beijing, together with Zhangjiakou, won the bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics and the news exhilarated Chinese athletes, coaches and Chinese Americans at the Special Olympics here. Chinese athletes competing here on Saturday exalted Beijing's success, reported Xinhua. We are very excited when we hear the good news and our country has the ability to ho...

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