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England v Australia: Third Test, day one scorecard

Birmingham, July 30 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of day one of the third Ashes Test between Australia and England at Edgbaston here on Wednesday. Australia 1st innings: Chris Rogers lbw b Broad 52 David Warner lbw b Anderson 2 Steve Smith c Cook b Finn 7 Michael Clarke b 10 Adam Voges c Buttler b Anderson 16 Mitchell Marsh c Buttl...

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Ashes 2015: Anderson rattles Aussies on day one of third Test

Birmingham, July 30 (IANS) England shot out Australia for a lowly 136 as seasoned pacer James Anderson claimed six wickets on a rain-interrupted day one of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston on Wednesday. At stumps, the hosts were 133 for 3, only three runs behind the tourists, with Joe Root (30) and Jonny Bairstow (1) in the middle. Opting to bat first, the Australians seemed ill...

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Lawyers petition CJI seeking stay of Memon's execution

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Senior lawyers, including Indira Jaising and Prashant Bhushan, late Wednesday evening petitioned Chief Justice of India H.L. Dattu for stay of 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yaqub Memon's execution for 14 days, putting forward three points in their plea. Dattu is going through the petition and has not taken a decision yet, said sources. The lawyers approached...

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Wreckage found on Reunion island similar to MH370: Report

Paris, July 29 (IANS) An aircraft wreckage found on Wednesday on the coast of Saint-Andree in the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean could be part of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, a media report said. Citing aviation safety specialists, local media ImazPress of Reunion said the debris had incredible similarities with a piece of a Boeing 777, Xinhua reported. <...

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Yakub Memon's pleas rejected, Maharashtra braces for hanging

New Delhi/Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Mumbai 1993 blasts convict Yakub Memon seemed set to go to the gallows with the Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissing his petition against his July 30 execution and a fresh plea for clemency being rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee. However, in a last ditch effort, a group of senior lawyers including Indira Jaising and Prashant Bhushan late Wednesday ...

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India to extend e-visa facility to more nations

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) The government on Wednesday said it has finalised arrangements to extend and implement e-tourist visa facility to people from China, Hong Kong and Macau with effect from July 30. The total number of countries or territories covered under the e-tourist visa scheme will now go up from 74 to 77, an official release said on Wednesday. The scheme will be extended to ...

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Senior lawyers petition CJI to defer Memon hanging

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Senior lawyers, including Indira Jaising and Prashant Bhushan, on Wednesday evening approached Chief Justice of India H.L. Dattu with a petition seeking stay of 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon's execution for 14 days. Dattu is going through the petition and has not taken a decision yet, said sources. The lawyers approached the CJI after President P...

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CJI asked to defer Memon hanging

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Senior lawyers, including Indira Jaising and Prashant Bhushan, on Wednesday evening approached Chief Justice of India H.L. Dattu with a petition seeking stay of 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon's execution for 14 days. ...

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Video games teaching Colombian kids about indigenous cultures

Bogota, July 29 (IANS/EFE) Four video games with landscapes, clothing, music and other features of indigenous cultures will help children discover the traditions of Colombia's native communities. The Indigenous Ancestral Wisdom project, employing video games and cards, is led by the Sura Group and was developed by Colombia Games, targeting children of elementary-school age. Proje...

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President rejects Memon's mercy petition

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) Closing the last avenue of respite for 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts convict Yakub Memon, President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday rejected his mercy plea, sources said. They said that Memon, whose petition to stay his execution on Thursday was dismissed by the Supreme Court, had filed a fresh mercy petition before the president to escape the gallows. The president too...

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Juhi delighted at her West Indian cricket team's championship win

Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Actress-entrepreneur Juhi Chawla, one of the owners of Caribbean cricket team Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel, said that she is extremely happy that her team has won the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) this season. I want to share a good news with you. This year, we invested in the team, Trinidad and Tobago and the league was recently going on, where we've emerged vic...

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Seventh bus driver killed in El Salvador

San Salvador, July 29 (IANS/EFE) Another bus driver was murdered here on Wednesday, bringing to seven the number of drivers killed amid an offensive against public transportation by El Salvador's powerful gangs. The death of Elias Emilio Melendez, 21, was confirmed by a police spokesman. The enforced shutdown of public transportation continued on Wednesday and affected a number o...

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President rejects Memon's mercy petition

New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday rejected the mercy plea of 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts convict Yakub Memon, sources said. They said that Memon, whose petition to stay his execution on Thursday was dismissed by the Supreme Court, had filed a fresh mercy petition before the president to escape the gallows. The president took the decision on recommenda...

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France to boost ties with sanction-free Iran

Tehran, July 29 (IANS/EFE) Iran and France will deepen bilateral political and economic relations in the near future, once the historic nuclear agreement is implemented, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and his Iranian counterpart Mohamad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday. Fabius arrived in Tehran on an official visit just 15 days after Tehran finalised the nuclear deal with the P5+1 -...

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Afghan government says Taliban chief died two years ago

Kabul, July 29 (IANS) The Afghan government on Wednesday evening said Taliban leader Mullah Omar died in 2013 in Pakistan -- the news coming ahead of the second round of peace talks between Afghan officials and Taliban representatives in Pakistan on Friday. The government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, based on credible information, confirms that Mullah Mohammad Omar, leader of ...

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Gogoi orders protection of Assam's historical monuments

Guwahati, July 29 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday ordered the formation of a committee for protection and preservation of the ancient and historical monuments in the state. In a directive to the chief secretary, he called for the constitution of a committee to formulate an action plan for the purpose. According to an official statement, he said the committee ...

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Ronaldo to be best man in agent's wedding

Lisbon, July 29 (IANS/EFE) Sports agent Jorge Mendes is getting married on Sunday and his client, football star Cristiano Ronaldo, will be his best man. Portuguese press said the wedding will take place in Oporto and is expected to be attended by players and coaches represented by his agency Gestifute. Apart from Ronaldo, Real Madrid cohorts Fabio Coentrao and Pepe are among the ...

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Disappointed by Supreme Court judgement: Owaisi

Hyderabad, July 29 (IANS) AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said on Wednesday that he was disappointed by the Supreme Court judgement dismissing a petition of 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts convict Yakub Memon that sought stay on his execution on Thursday. We are disappointed. We respectfully disagree with it, he told reporters while reacting to the court orders. The MP from Hyderabad said J...

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377 unauthorised animals seized from Mexican zoos

Mexico City, July 29 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's Profepa environmental protection agency has seized 377 wild animals from zoos that violated regulations. Inspectors found that the El Serengueti and El Jocoque zoo in the central town of San Jose de Gracia did not have an updated inventory of its animals and that the facility was keeping species that have not been authorised within the management ...

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Ketan Mehta to donate share of profits to Manjhi's village

Mumbai, July 29 (IANS) Director Ketan Mehta has stated that he is overwhelmed with the response to the trailer of his upcoming venture Manjhi- The Mountain Man and plans to donate a share of the film's profits to Dashrath Manjhi's village in Bihar. Definitely a percentage of the profits will go to the village (Gehlaur), he told media persons at a special screening of Drishyam. Th...

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