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Nine soldiers killed in Iraq

Baghdad, July 5 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) militants killed at least nine soldiers in overnight attacks against the Iraqi security forces in the town of Baiji near the country's largest oil refinery in Salahudin province, a security source said on Sunday. Two suicide bombers on Saturday night drove their explosives-laden cars into the positions of the security forces and allied militi...

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Rajnath asks Chouhan to probe journalist's death

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday asked Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to get investigated the mysterious death of a Delhi-based journalist, an official said. The home minister spoke to the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh. We don't have details of the conversation but he asked him to get the issue investigated thoroughly, a home mi...

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Greeks vote in historic referendum on debt deal

Athens, July 5 (IANS) Greek citizens on Sunday voted in a historic referendum to choose whether or not to accept a debt deal proposal tabled in late June by the country's lenders. The counting was underway after polling stations closed around 7 p.m., media reports said. The outcome may have a decisive impact on the country's future course and determine whether Greece will avert a looming...

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Technology can magically transform lives: Modi

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) As part of the Digital India Week that he launched on July 1, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday pushed for productive use of technology and social media and said it could potentially transform lives of all people. To me technology used wisely is a catalyst to magically transforming the way we live. The future belongs to social media. It is egalitarian a...

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Iranian boat intercepted in high seas off Kerala, brought in

Thiruvananthapuram, July 5 (IANS) The Indian Coast Guard intercepted a suspicious Iranian boat in the high seas of Kerala early Sunday, escorted it to a berth near the famed Kovalam beach and handed it over to police, an official statement said. A Coast Guard press release issued here Sunday said that on Friday, the state police had informed them about movement of a suspicious fishing tr...

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Basketball: India grab top spot, qualify for Asian Meet

Bengaluru, July 5 (IANS) Defending champions India turned in a brilliant second-half performance to outplay Sri Lanka 93-44 and win the fourth South Asian Basketball Association (SABA) tournament here Sunday. India thus qualified for the 2015 Asian Championships to be held in China from September 23 to October 3. They are clubbed with defending Asian champions Iran, Japan and Malaysia.

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HWL: India go down to Britain, settle for fourth place

Antwerp (Belgium), July 5 (IANS) India were thumped 5-1 by Great Britain in the third place playoff at the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi Finals at the Brasschaat Municipal Park here on Sunday. For Britain, Alastair Brogdon, Chris Griffiths, Ashley Jackson, Adam Dixon and skipper Barry Middleton got on the scoresheet, while only Rupinder Pal Singh scored for the losers. In the fi...

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Chouhan agrees to dead scribe's sister's demand on viscera test

Bhopal/New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday accepted the demand of Pakshi Singh, the sister of deceased television reporter Akshay Singh, that the viscera samples of her brother should be sent outside the state for test. Akshay Singh died on Saturday in Madhya Pradesh under mysterious circumstances while covering the Vyapam scam. ...

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Day after scribe's death, opposition seeks SC-monitored Vyapam probe

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) The Congress and the AAP on Sunday hit out at the BJP-led Madhya Pradesh government over the recruitment scam in the state's Vyavsayik Pareeksha Mandal (or Vyapam), and demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe after a TV journalist covering the scandal died under mysterious circumstances. A Supreme Court-monitored Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe is ne...

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Bomb hoax call on Delhi Metro sends securitymen into tizzy

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) A phone call on Sunday morning about a bomb allegedly planted at Kashmere Gate metro station here sent security agencies into a tizzy, who later discovered it was a hoax call made by a six-year-old boy. The Police Control Room (PCR) received a call around 7.45 a.m. from a mobile phone number about a bomb kept at the Kashmere Gate metro station near the Inter-Stat...

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Ronaldo lashes out at press officers during interview

Madrid, July 5 (IANS) Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo stormed out of an interview and shouted at two of his press officers here on Sunday after they interrupted him. The three-time winner of the footballer of the year award, Ballon d'Or, walked out and blew up at the pair saying that they made him look stupid. The Portugal striker was discussing the future of his club teammate...

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Boy who crossed LoC handed back

Srinagar, July 5 (IANS) The Indian army has handed back a boy from Pakistani Kashmir who had inadvertently crossed the Line of Control (LoC), a defence official said on Sunday. Army officials in Tangdhar sector handed over 11-year-old Sameer Kayani, son of Mohammad Rafiq of Laswa Athmuqam in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, who had inadvertently crossed the LoC two days ago, to Pakistan Army o...

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Modi on Central Asian tour, to visit Russia for BRICS, SCO summits

New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves on Monday on an eight-day tour that will take him to the five Central Asian countries of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, and to Ufa in Russia where he will attend the BRICS and SCO back-to-back summits. Modi will he the first Indian prime minister in recent times to visit all five Central Asian ...

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Pakistan violates ceasefire in Jammu & Kashmir

Jammu, July 5 (IANS) Pakistan Rangers on Sunday once again violated the bilateral ceasefire, opening unprovoked firing at Indian positions on the international border in Jammu district, an official said. Pakistan Rangers opened unprovoked firing at Border Security Force (BSF) positions on the international border in Arnia area of R.S. Pura sector today (Sunday) evening, a police officer ...

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BJP to strengthen presence in south India

Bengaluru, July 5 (IANS) After enrolling 110 million members in southern states recently, the BJP plans to further strengthen its position in the region through mass contact programmes and study camps for newly-enrolled members, the party said on Sunday. BJP national president Amit Shah has directed our lawmakers and office-bearers of state units of southern states to build a rapport wit...

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Mary Kom bats for poverty-stricken former boxer

Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) Expressing solidarity with poverty stricken former national pugilist Krishna Raut, Olympic bronze medallist M.C. Mary Kom on Sunday called upon the government to help the indigent sportsperson. Raut, who earned laurels at National and West Bengal-level competitions, now at the age of 43, earns his livelihood spraying disinfectants into open drains in Howrah.

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Elderly woman cured of osteoarthritis with gold knee implant

Ghaziabad, July 5 (IANS) A 59-year-old woman who was suffering from acute osteoarthritis and could not walk without a support successfully underwent a new knee implant surgery at a hospital here, doctors said on Sunday. It all started with the ignorance of mild knee pain for Anjali Kore that turned into osteoarthritis. The condition was such that even if she managed to walk, the pain was...

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Political pressure influenced 2018, 2022 World Cup votes: Blatter

Munich, July 5 (IANS) World football's governing body FIFA's president Sepp Blatter on Sunday said former French and German presidents tried to influence the 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes for hosting rights. FIFA awarded the 2018 Cup hosting rights to Russia and of the 2022 edition to Qatar. The handing of the competition to the countries sparked immense outrage and criticism. The decisi...

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Hamilton wins British GP in style

Silverstone (England), July 5 (IANS) Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton overcame a poor start and late-race rain to win the Formula 1 British Grand Prix in style in front of a packed crowd at the 5.8 km Silverstone Circuit here on Sunday. Rain towards the end of the race made the Grand Prix chaotic yet exciting as it spiced things up. But the reigning World Champion did well to hold on and w...

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12 dead in China factory collapse

Beijing, July 5 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed and two reported missing when a shoe factory collapsed in east China's Zhejiang province, police said on Sunday. Fifty-six people, including 51 employees, were in the four-storey shoe factory in Folong village near Wenling city when it collapsed around 4 p.m. on Saturday. The collapse left 33 people injured while nine others escaped u...

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