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14 die in Kenya terror attack

Nairobi, July 7 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed and several others injured when Al Shabaab militants opened fire near a market in Kenya, police said on Tuesday. The attack occurred near a livestock market in Mandera county in Kenya. Fourteen people are dead, Capital News quoted a senior police officer as saying. Police headquarters here said a detailed report of the attack ...

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Twitter to shower users with balloons on birthdays

New York, July 7 (IANS) If it is your birthday, Twitter will not only make sure that you get happy birthday messages but also animated balloons in your Twitter handle. The micro-blogging site has introduced an option to set your date of birth in its settings menu that will appear on your profile page. Starting today (July 6), you will be able to show your birthday on your Twitter...

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How rural India gained 86 mn illiterate people

New Delhi, July 7 (IANS/IndiaSpend) About 86 million more rural Indians have been counted as illiterate than the 2011 census data found.   This is revealed by the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC), which counted 315.7 million Indians in rural areas as illiterate in 2011, the same year as the census and the highest number of illiterates of any country in the world.

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Key witness in Benazir Bhutto's killing turns hostile

Islamabad, July 7 (IANS) A key witness in Pakistan's former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's murder case has retracted from his earlier statement during cross examination before the Anti-Terrorism Court, media reported on Tuesday. Prosecution witness, retired SSP Imtiaz, a key security official of Bhutto, on Monday withdrew his earlier statement before Judge Rai Mohammad Ayub Marth who is...

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Comatose for nine years, 2006 train blasts victim dies

Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) Nine years after being in coma, Parag Sawant, who was injured in the July 11, 2006 Mumbai suburban train serial blasts, died here early Tuesday, officials said. Then aged 27, Sawant was travelling in a Churchgate-Virar train to his home when a bomb ripped apart a coach of the suburban local near Bhayander. He suffered extensive head injuries and brain trauma...

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Pleasant morning in Delhi

New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) It was a pleasant Tuesday morning here with the minimum temperature settling four notches below the season's average at 23.3 degrees Celsius. The Met Office has forecast thunderstorm with rain during the day. The sky will be generally cloudy. Thunderstorm with rain would occur in some areas, an official of the India Meteorological Department said. ...

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Shahid dances away with Mira on his wedding sangeet

New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) A photograph featuring Shahid Kapoor dancing away with his bride-to-be Mira Rajput at their sangeet ceremony on Monday night has surfaced online, leaving some of the Bollywood actor's fans in awe of the couple and most female fans heartbroken. The sangeet, reportedly held at a Chhatarpur farmhouse, saw the duo matching steps with each other. Shahid's frie...

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Sensex up 58 points in morning trade

Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Tuesday was trading at 57.70 points or 0.20 percent up during the morning session. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading at 18.95 points or 0.22 percent up at 8,541.10 points. The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), ...

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Stuttgart's Gotoku Sakai joins Hamburg

Berlin, July 7 (IANS) Japan international Gotoku Sakai has joined Hamburg from Stuttgart, both the clubs said. The 24-year-old defender left the Swabians after three and a half years to reinforce Hamburg's defence for the upcoming campaign, reported Xinhua news agency. Both the clubs are silent about further contract details. The announcement was made on Monday. The Japan...

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Fluminense to sign ex-Brazil forward Osvaldo

Rio de Janeiro, July 7 (IANS) Fluminense are set to sign former Brazil international forward Osvaldo from Al-Ahli, according to local media reports. The 28-year-old will undergo a medical in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday before signing a contract, Xinhua news agency quoted Brazilian football news portal Sambafoot as saying on Monday. Osvaldo, capped twice for Brazil at international ...

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Ronaldinho in talks with Argentine club

Rio de Janeiro, July 7 (IANS) Ronaldinho is considering an offer to join a club in Argentina, his brother and agent said. The two-time FIFA World Player of the Year and World Cup winner is a free agent after terminating his contract with Mexico's Queretaro last month, Xinhua news agency reported. In an interview with Brazil's Blog do Boleiro, Roberto Assis said his brother had at...

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Delevingne lauds changing attitude towards same-sex marriages

Los Angeles, July 7 (IANS) Model-actress Cara Delevingne says it's wonderful that the world is becoming more accepting of same-sex marriages. The 22-year-old star, who is currently dating female musician St. Vincent, says she has always been open about being bisexual and that she is delighted attitudes are starting to change. I've been pretty open about myself from the beginning....

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US, France vow to rev up cooperation against IS

Washington, July 7 (IANS) US Secretary of Defence Ash Carter has met with French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian at the Pentagon, vowing to strengthen cooperation between the two countries with the aim to fight against the Islamic State (IS). Carter and Le Drian also held a joint news conference on Monday after their meeting, which focused on discussing efforts in fighting against IS...

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Katy Perry caught hugging John Mayer

Chicago, July 7 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry has fuelled rumours that she and he beau John Mayer are rekindling their romance. The Roar singer was photographed getting cosy with the 37-year-old singer at the Grateful Dead concert here on Saturday, reports aceshowbiz.com. As seen in a photograph of the couple taken at the concert and obtained by TMZ, Perry wrapped her arms around May...

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Kimberley Walsh to have eight bridesmaids

Los Angeles, July 7 (IANS) Singer Kimberley Walsh will have eight bridesmaids, including her former Girls Aloud bandmates Nicola Roberts and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, at her wedding with boyfriend Justin Scott. Walsh is inviting her former bandmates to be by her side on her big day, along with her two best friends from home, her two sisters and Scott's sister and daughter Chloe, reports ...

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Spears, sons recreate 'Oops!...I did it again' album cover

Los Angeles, July 7 (IANS) Singer Britney Spears got nostalgic when she spent time together with her two sons, Jayden and Sean, at Disneyland. The trio creatively recreated the singer's Oops!...I Did It Again album cover. The trio recreated the now-classic album cover on July 4 when they seemingly happened to find some strings of red-blue-and-pink beads. The mother of two later s...

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Kevin Hart wants 'small' wedding

Los Angeles, July 7 (IANS) Actor-comedian Kevin Hart wants his wedding to Eniko Parrish to be a small affair. The Wedding Ringer star proposed to Parrish on her 30th birthday last summer. They want their nuptials to be special, but without a big masquerade. Small, small and small definitely. It's definitely about us not making a big masquerade. It's not my style or cup of tea. It...

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Kim Kardashian going back to blonde?

Los Angeles, July 7 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian says she is considering dying her hair platinum blonde again after her second child with her husband and rapper Kanye West is born. When asked by a fan on micro-blogging website Twitter if she would go back to blonde this year, Kim said: Not this year. I'm pregnant so can't. I loved it though so maybe in a year or two. it was so h...

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Door open for talks with Greece: Germany, France

Paris, July 7 (IANS) French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said The door remains open for discussions, after a meeting held following Greek voters rejected creditors' bailout terms in a referendum Sunday. There is no longer enough time, and there is an urgency, for Greece, as well as for Europe, said Francois Hollande at the press conference in the Elysee...

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No more US troops abroad to fight IS: Obama

Washington, July 7 (IANS) US President Barack Obama said that local forces should be the main forces to fight the extremist group the Islamic State (IS) and currently there was no plan for his administration to send more troops abroad. Obama on Monday told reporters after being briefed by US military leadership on the status of US-led coalition campaign that to succeed in a long-term fig...

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