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73 killed in Maharashtra's worst landslide disaster

Pune, Aug 2 (IANS) The overnight toll in Maharashtra's worst landslide disaster in Malin village of Pune district went up to 73 Saturday morning with no reports of finding survivors, a top official said here. We have recovered 73 bodies so far... Rescue work is still underway, District Collector Saurabh Rao told IANS. Teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and other...

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Dunga denies Brazil blacklist

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 2 (IANS) Brazil coach Dunga has denied suggestions that striker Fred and goalkeeper Julio Cesar have been placed on a blacklist after the team's ignominious World Cup exit last month. Speaking during an event in Brasilia, Dunga said nobody had been ruled out of Brazil's friendlies against Colombia and Ecuador next month, reported Xinhua. Who says that Julio Ce...

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When Jayewardene wanted to hang Prabhakaran

New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) Sri Lankan president J.R. Jayewardene asked Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1986 to hand over Tamil Tigers chief Velupillai Prabhakaran to him so that he could hang him in Jaffna. Jayewardene made the request to Gandhi during the SAARC summit in Bangalore, reveals former Congress leader K. Natwar Singh in his autobiography, One Life is Not Enough (Rupa). ...

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Lampard set for Manchester City loan

Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) Former Premier League side Chelsea star Frank Lampard will play for Manchester City under a loan deal from his new Major League Soccer Team New York City FC, media reports said. Lampard, who spent 13 seasons with Chelsea, signed a two-year deal last week with New York City FC. He will be loaned to Manchester City for six months, Xinhua quoted the New York Daily N...

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Brazilian striker Hernane joins Al Nassr

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 2 (IANS) Brazilian forward Hernane has signed a three-year deal with Al Nassr for a reported $7 million. The Saudi Arabian club beat off interest from a number of rival suitors for the Flamengo striker, the local media said. The deal was confirmed on Al Nassr's Twitter page Friday, reported Xinhua. Hernane will join countryman and former Palmeiras midf...

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Emma Watson stands up for Turkish women

Los Angeles, Aug 2 (IANS) Harry Potter star Emma Watson has joined a campaign by Turkish women to rebel against a politician who recently branded females indecent for laughing in public. Watson is an ambassador for United Nations Women. She joined the rebellion and shared a photograph of herself having a giggle at an outdoor restaurant. It has been reposted more than 15,000 times, report...

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Tom Cruise surprises at derby event

London, Aug 2 (IANS) Hollywood star Tom Cruise, who is filming the fifth instalment of the Mission: Impossible franchise here, surprised revellers at a horse racing event here. He showed up at the event at the Glorious Goodwood racecourse looking dapper in a grey suit, blue tie and sunglasses Thursday, reports contactmusic.com. Cruise presented the Magnolia Cup trophy to English ...

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Nine Palestinians killed in Gaza airstrikes

Gaza, Aug 2 (IANS) Israeli airstrikes and artillery attacks killed at least nine Palestinians Friday in southern Gaza Strip, medical sources said. Six people from a same family were killed and five others injured in an airstrike on their home in Rafah City, Xinhua reported citing the medics. The situation in Gaza has dramatically worsened hours after a 72-hour UN-backed ceasefire...

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Johnny Depp performs with Aerosmith

Los Angeles, Aug 2 (IANS) Actor Johnny Depp joined his close friend Steven Tyler and his Aerosmith bandmates Tom Hamilton, Joey Kramer, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford here where they played Big Ten Inch Record together to the crowd's delight. LA, give it up for Johnny Depp! Lord knows I love that man. F**k yeah, Tyler shouted as Depp left the stage, reports contactmusic.com. Perry, ...

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Hamas's denies kidnapping Israeli soldier in Gaza

Gaza, Aug 2 (IANS) The armed wing of the Islamic Hamas movement, Qassam Brigades, denied Saturday kidnapping of an Israeli soldier in the Gaza Strip. Until now, we have no idea about the disappearance of the Israeli soldier, Xinhua quoted the militant group as saying in a press statement. We do not know his whereabouts or the conditions of his disappearance, the group said. <...

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Cheryl happiest than ever, believes Simon Cowell

Los Angeles, Aug 2 (IANS) Music mogul Simon Cowell says his X Factor co-judge and singer Cheryl Fernandez-Versini aka Cheryl is the happiest he has ever seen her. It's the effect of marrying French restaurateur Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, reports mirror.co.uk. Cowell, 54, said: Cheryl is the happiest I have ever seen her. Her new husband is a great guy. After returnin...

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Joe Manganiello works hard for unique physique

Los Angeles, Aug 2 (IANS) Actor-filmmaker Joe Manganiello says a rigorous fitness regime has helped him shape up his incredible physique. The 37-year-old actor says that unlike many other famous faces in Hollywood, he put in a lot of hard work to look the way he does, reports contactmusic.com. Manganiello told Men's Health magazine: A lot of the actors who are on the cover of lif...

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Kerry condemns violation of Gaza ceasefire

Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) US Friday condemned Friday the killing of Israeli soldiers and apparent abduction of another by the Palestinian militants that violated the ceasefire. It was an outrageous violation of the ceasefire negotiated over the past several days, and of the assurances given to the US and the United Nations, John Kerry, US secretary of state, said in a statement. ...

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WTO fails to reach trade facilitation agreement

Geneva, Aug 2 (IANS) Negotiations at the World Trade Organisation(WTO) has failed to agree on the implementation of the trade facilitation agreement as the deadline of July 31 passed. The agreement, a global reform of customs procedures, aimed to improve efficiency of trades across borders that were agreed at the WTO's 9th ministerial conference in Bali, Indonesia in December last year, ...

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ICRC urges for protection of medical personnel in Gaza

Geneva, Aug 2 (IANS) The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Friday said it was shocked by the damage caused to its hospitals, branch offices, as well as to the property during the conflict in Gaza. According to ICRC, a Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) compound in the city of Khan Younis in southern Gaza came under attack Friday. Five members of a PRCS worker's family we...

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Jay Z's desperate efforts to save marriage

Los Angeles, Aug 2 (IANS) Superstar couple Beyonce and Jay Z's marriage is reprtedly in trouble and the latter is trying to fix the relationship. However, Beyonce may have had enough, say sources. Beyonce is looking for apartments in both New York and in Los Angeles. She has also been seen without her wedding ring, reports dailymail.co.uk. The rapper is desperate to save his marr...

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Keith Urban reacts to ill-fated Massachusetts concert

Los Angeles, Aug 2 (IANS) Singer Keith Urban has broken his silence about his recent ill-fated concert in Massachusetts, where dozens of hospitalized fans and an arrest made for an alleged rape. My team and I were horrified to learn of the events reported in Boston this past weekend and our hearts and prayers go out to all those affected. This type of behavior stands in stark contrast to...

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Indian medal winners at the Commonwealth Games

Glasgow, Aug 2 (IANS) The following is the list of Indian medal winners at the 2014 Commonwealth Games here: Gold: Sanjita Khumukchan: women's 48 kg weightlifting Sukhen Dey: men's 56 kg weightlifting Abhinav Bindra: men's 10 metre air rifle shooting Apurvi Chandela: women's 10 metre air rifle shooting Rahi Sarnobat: women's 25 metre pistol shootin...

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Pallikal-Chinappa enter women's doubles squash finals

Glasgow, Aug 2 (IANS) India's star squash players Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa lived up to their names and potential to enter the women's doubles final at the Commonwealth Games here Friday. The Indian duo defeated Australia's Kasey Brown and Rachael Grinham 11-9, 7-11, 11-4 in the semis to enter the gold medal contest at the Scotstoun Sports Campus. They will take on English pai...

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Sharath-Amalraj settle for silver

Glasgow, Aug 2 (IANS) Veteran Achanta Sharath Kamal and Anthony Amalraj picked up the silver medal in the men's doubles table tennis after they lost 1-3 to Singapore's Hu Li and Ning Gao in the title clash of the 2014 Commonwealth Games here Friday. Sharath, three-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist, and Amalraj lost 111-8, 7-11, 9-11, 5-11 in 33 minutes to the Singaporean pair at th...

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