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Badrinath Yatra halted after heavy rain

Dehradun, July 29 (IANS) The Badrinath Yatra - part of the annual Hindu pilgrimage of Char Dham Yatra was halted following heavy rain in Uttarakhand, an official said Tuesday. The rain Monday washed away a road near Lambagad leading to the Badrinath shrine and it will take some time to repair it, officials told IANS. At least 83 pilgrims have been stopped at Pandukeshwar and Josh...

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Daily running can lower death risk

Washington, July 29 (IANS) A new US study has suggested that running everyday, even for a few minutes, can significantly reduce a person's risk of dying from cardiovascular diseases. Since time is one of the strongest barriers to participate in physical activity, the study may motivate more people to start running and continue to run as an attainable health goal for mortality benefits, a...

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China stocks open higher Tuesday

Beijing, July 29 (IANS) Chinese stocks opened higher Tuesday with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index opening at 2,179.83 points, up 1.88 points, or 0.09 percent. The Shenzhen Component Index opened at 7,828.35, up 19.69 points, or 0.25 percent, reported Xinhua. ...

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China's yuan strengthens

Beijing, July 29 (IANS) The Chinese yuan strengthened 7 basis points to 6.1615 against the US dollar in its central parity Tuesday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trading System. In China's foreign exchange spot market, the yuan is allowed to rise or fall by 2 percent from the central parity rate each trading day, reported Xinhua. The central parity rate of the yuan agai...

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Nicki Minaj delays 'Anaconda' release

Los Angeles, July 29 (IANS) Rapper Nicki Minaj has delayed the release of her new single Anaconda until next month. The 31-year-old was due to drop her latest release Monday but announced in an Instagram post that it will not be available until Aug 4, reports contactmusic.com. She wrote: My darlingz (darlings), I've pushed the release of Anaconda to next week, Monday 8/4. I promi...

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85 kg cocaine worth $23 mn seized in Italy

Rome, July 29 (IANS) About 85 kg of pure cocaine, worth around 17 million euros (about $23 million) in retail market, was seized Monday from an Italian port of Gioia Tauro, a media report said. Police reportedly uncovered the illegal shipment following a series of crossed checks of suspicious containers at the port, one of Europe's largest container ports located in Calabria region. The ...

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Israeli jets destroy house of Hamas leader

Gaza, July 29 (IANS) Israeli jets struck early Tuesday the house of Ismail Haneya, deputy chief of Islamic Hamas movement, in western Gaza City, Gaza's interior ministry said. But it caused no casualty. Haneya's son wrote on his Facebook page there was no body at the house of the former Hamas Gaza prime minister, Xinhua reported. Hamas said that its TV station Al-Aqsa TV was also...

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'MH17 jet was hit by missile shrapnel'

Kiev, July 29 (IANS) The recently downed Malaysia Airlines jet in the eastern Ukraine had suffered an explosive loss of pressure after getting punctured by shrapnel from a missile, BBC reported Tuesday citing Ukranian security officials. They say the information came from the plane's flight data recorders, which are being analysed by British experts. However, it remains unclear who fire...

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'New Israeli air strikes on Gaza Strip kill 16'

Gaza, July 29 (IANS) New air strikes by Israeli war jets on central and southern Gaza Strip killed 16 Palestinians and wounded more than 50 early Tuesday, medics and witnesses said. Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesman of health ministry in Gaza told reporters that nine Palestinians were killed and 40 injured in a pre-dawn air strike on a house in the central Gaza Strip refugee camp of al-Bureij, ...

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China wants peace cooperation between UN, regional organisations

United Nations, July 29 (IANS) China has called for enhanced peacekeeping cooperation and coordination between the UN and regional organisations to maximise their respective advantages. Liu Jieyi, China's permanent representative to the UN, made the remarks here at the Security Council's open debate on regional partnership and its evolution in UN peacekeeping, which focused on the world ...

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Armed clashes set Libya's Tripoli ablaze

Tripoli, July 29 (IANS) A huge fire at an oil depot in Libya's capital Tripoli set part of the city ablaze Monday after being hit by warring militia's rocket attacks. The fire, which started Sunday after heavy bombings by the rival militias, raged through the Bregal oil depot and ignited two fuel tanks. According to the interior ministry, the first fuel tank on fire contains some six mil...

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Tarantino geared up to direct 'The Hateful Eight'

Los Angeles, July 29 (IANS) Celebrated actor-filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has decided to go ahead with The Hateful Eight despite the fact that its early draft of the screenplay was leaked. The Pulp Fiction director filed a $1 million copyright infringement lawsuit against editors at Gawker.com, accusing them of facilitating the leak after publishing a report about the script drama, but he...

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$4 mn for flood-hit northern Slovakia

Bratislava, July 29 (IANS) Slovak government approved Monday a total of 3.06 million euros (over $4 million) in financial assistance for flood-hit Vratna Valley area in Northern Slovakia. A total of 2.42 million dollars will be allocated to Zilina regional government and 1.69 million dollars to the village of Terchova, which was struck by torrential rain Monday last week, Xinhua reporte...

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Kutcher-Kunis to wed in July next year?

Los Angeles, July 29 (IANS) Actors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, who are getting ready to welcome their daughter, have begun to plan for their wedding. The wedding will be next July. They want to focus on their daughter first and having it next summer seems logical, radaronline.com quoted a source as saying. The source believes that their wedding will be a very intimate affair w...

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Indian weightlifter Vikas wins silver

Glasgow, July 29 (IANS) Indian weightlifter Vikas Thakur won the silver medal in the men's 85kg category at the 2014 Commonwealth Games here Monday. The gold was clinched by Richard Patterson of New Zealand with a lift of 335kg -- 151kg in snatch and 184 in clean and jerk. The 21-year-old Vikas lifted a total of 333kg - 150kg in snatch and 183 in clean and jerk. Both Vikas and Ca...

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Britain to join NATO military exercise

London, July 29 (IANS) Britain will send a battle group to take part in a major military training in October as part of a NATO package to reassure its allies in eastern Europe, the British defence ministry said Monday. The new deployment is Britain's largest to the region since 2008 and is one of a planned series of NATO maneuovers due to take place throughout the autumn in support of al...

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Israel must ready for 'prolonged' Gaza campaign

Jerusalem, July 29 (IANS) Israel's top political and defence leadership Monday night defied international calls for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, determining to continue the massive offensive there until risk posed by Gaza militant groups is neutralised. We must be prepared for a prolonged campaign, Xinhua quoted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu saying at a joint televised pres...

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Poovamma fails to qualify for women's 400m finals

Glasgow, July 29 (IANS) Indian athlete Poovamma Machettira failed to qualify for the women's 400 metre final, finishing fifth in semi-final 1 of the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Hampden Park Stadium here Monday. Poovamma, who started in lane 8, clocked a time of 52.88 seconds, much slower than her season best of 51.73 seconds. Had the 24-year-old replicated her season best time...

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Indian boxer Mandeep Jangra in quarterfinal

Glasgow, July 29 (IANS) Indian boxer Mandeep Jangra moved into the quarterfinal of the men's welterweight (69kg) category with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Jamaican Kestna Davis in the Round 16 at the 2014 Commonwealth Games here Monday. Jangra bagged 30 points from all the three rounds while Davis got 27 each from his. ...

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India's Om Parkash finishes sixth in shot put

Glasgow, July 29 (IANS) India's Om Parkash Singh Karhana finished sixth in the men's shot put final of the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Hampden Park Stadium here Monday. Om Parkash, who threw 18.98 metres in the qualification round, could only manage 18.73m in the finals. Jamaica's O'Dayne Richards broke the Games record with a throw of 21.16 to take the gold. New Zealand's To...

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