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White House sets $10 bn fund for rural infrastructure

Washington, July 25 (IANS) The White House Rural Council Thursday announced a fund of $10 billion to support rural infrastructure projects across the country. This fund represents a new approach to our support for job-creating projects across the country, Xinhua quoted Tom Vilsack, US Department of Agriculture (USDA) secretary and chair of the White House Rural Council, as saying.

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Britney Spears to launch lingerie line

Los Angeles, July 25 (IANS) Pop star Britney Spears, who has created sensation on stage many a times with her bold dressing sense, is set to launch her own lingerie line. The 32-year-old has designed a collection for the Change Lingerie company, and will unveil it Sep 9 with an appearance at a special promotional event in New York City, reports femalefirst.co.uk. The Intimate Bri...

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European bank's website hacked, data stolen

Brussels, July 25 (IANS) The European Central Bank (ECB) Thursday said its website had been hacked and some email addresses and other contact information stolen, but insisted no market-sensitive data was compromised. ECB said the hacked database serves parts of the ECB website that gather registrations for events such as ECB conferences and visits. Most of the data was encrypted, but par...

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Kesha uses colour wheel to choose hair dye

Los Angeles, July 25 (IANS) Singer Kesha has an unusual method for choosing what hue to dye her hair. She opts for colour wheel to choose the next trend for her tresses. The 27-year-old singer posted an image of the pocket colour wheel to photo sharing site Instagram this week along with the caption hair dye party what color will it be tomorrow ????? before stepping out with newly dyed b...

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UN panel asks Japan to redress 'comfort women' issue

Geneva, July 25 (IANS) The United Nations Human Rights Committee Thursday raised its concerns over comfort women and requested Japan to make immediate and effective efforts to redress the issue. The UN commmittee raised the concerns in its concluding observations on the sixth periodic report of Japan on its implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR...

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Sukhen Dey gets India's second gold, bronze for Mali

Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) India's Sukhen Dey has won the gold medal with a splendid lift in the clean and jerk. His compatriot Ganesh Mali took the bronze. Dey comfortably lifted 139 kg in his second attempt even as the other weightlifters made heavy weather of it. Dey, who won a silver behind Hamizan Aminul Ibrahim in the New Delhi Commonwealth Games four years ago with a total of...

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Sukhen Dey gets India's second gold, bronze for Mali

Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) India's Sukhen Dey has won the gold medal with a splendid lift in the clean and jerk. His compatriot Ganesh Mali took the bronze. Dey comfortably lifted 139 kg in his second attempt even as the other weightlifters made heavy weather of it. Mali won the bronze with a total weight of 244. ...

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Seven killed in Peru bus accident

Lima, July 25 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and 37 were injured Thursday when a passenger bus crashed and turned over in Peru's mountainous Andean region, media reports said. The accident in northern Cajamarca province occurred around 1.45 a.m. after the bus carrying 43 passengers reportedly rear-ended a trailer truck that tried to cut it off at a sharp curve, Peru's Andina ne...

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Will Robert Downey Jr. leave Iron Man franchise?

Los Angeles, July 25 (IANS) If reports are anything to go by, Robert Downey Jr. may not be seen in the fourth movie of the Iron Man franchise. Downey's role in the Iron Man franchise has been kept tightly under wraps ever since speculation first started that he may not be returning for the fourth movie, reports contactmusic.com. As per reports, Downey does not want to leave Iron ...

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France to mobilise military to locate Air Algerie flight

Paris, July 25 (IANS) The missing Air Algerie plane may have crashed while flying over Mali, French President Francois Hollande said Thursday, pledging full mobilisation of military means to locate the MD-83 aircraft. Hollande held a meeting following the disappearance of the Air Algeria at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Elysee. The meeting was attended by Prime Minister Manuel Valls, Minister o...

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Unicef fundraising appeal raises 3.1 mn pounds

Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) The appeal to raise funds for Unicef at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Gas has already fetched 3.1 million pounds in Britain alone. More than 500,000 people donated five pounds by texting the word FIRST to 70333 within half an hour of an emotional presentation at Celtic Park by Chris Hoy and the actor James McAvoy, reports the Telegraph. India's cricket ...

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Boko Haram kills 12 in Nigeria

Abuja, July 25 (IANS) At least 12 people were killed in a fresh Boko Haram attack on a remote village in Nigeria's Borno state, residents said Thursday. The village head and 11 others were shot dead in the attack on Garubula village in Biu area of Borno, Usman Bunu, a resident who witnessed the onslaught, told Xinhua. He said Boko Haram stormed the village late Wednesday, shootin...

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India kick-start Glasgow Games with fame and shame

Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) India's woman power was to the fore on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games here Thursday when the gritty weightlifters accounted for a gold and silver and female judokas added another silver and a bronze to make it a day to remember. Then there was a bureaucratic goof-up to dim the sheen of the metal when it was revealed that a para powerlifter was sent back...

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Robin Thicke's marriage collapses

Los Angeles, July 25 (IANS) Singer Robin Thicke's marriage to Paula Patton has reportedly come to an end. The duo have not been living together since their seperation in February, and recently Thicke has put up their house here up for sale. Sources said that an attorney is already working on a financial settlement of separating their assets, reports tmz.com. However, ne...

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Reuven Rivlin sworn is as president of Israel

Jerusalem, July 25 (IANS) Israeli lawmaker Reuven Rivlin was Thursday sworn in as the 10th president of Israel, stepping in the role filled by Shimon Peres for the past seven years. Rivlin was sworn in at the Israeli Knesset (parliament) in a special session attended by Israeli lawmakers, former politicians, ambassadors, the chief of police, mayors of southern communities close to the Ga...

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Commonwealth Games Day 1 medal standings

Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) England lead the medal standings at the 20th Commonwealth Games with four golds, six silvers and three bronzes. India, hosts four years ago, are fourth with one gold, three silvers and one bronze. Country Gold Silver Bronze Total England 4 6 3 13 Australia 4 3 7 14 Scotland 3 1 2 6 India 1 3 1 5 Canada 1 1 0 2 New Ze...

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India at Commonwealth Games Friday

Glasgow, July 25 (IANS) The following is the list of Indians who will participate across various disciplines at the Commonwealth Games here Friday: Badminton: India will take on Kenya in Group B of the Mixed Team event Boxing: India's Parveen Kumar will take on Ross Henderson of Scotland in the men's +91 kg category while Mandeep Jangra will start his campaign against Augusto Mat...

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Shushila, Chana settle for silver; Kalpana gets bronze

Glasgow, July 24 (IANS) There was a tad bit disappointment for India from judo as both Shushila Likmabam and Navjot Chana settled for the silver after losing their respective final bouts in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) here Thursday. Kalpana Thoudam won the bronze in the women's -52kg category as she beat Christianne Legentil of Maur...

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India women beat Canada 4-2 in CWG hockey

Glasgow, July 24 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team beat Canada 4-2 in the opening match of the Commonwealth Games here Thursday. The match started in high momentum with both teams going on the attack immediately. India was awarded their first penalty corner in the seventh minute but were unable to convert. Canada too were unsuccessful on their penalty corner in the 13th minute.

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CWG: Indian judoka Chana settles for silver

Glasgow, July 24 (IANS) Indian judoka Navjot Chana had to settle for the silver medal after he lost the final bout of the men's -60kg category to England's Ashley McKenzie in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) here Thursday. The 30-year-old Chana was nowhere near his best during the final round. He picked up three penalties during the bout...

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