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Missing British boy confirmed dead in Barcelona attack

Barcelona, Aug 20 (IANS) The body of a seven-year-old boy with dual British-Australian nationality, who had been missing since the terror attacks, has been identified by his father, Spanish authorities said on Sunday. Julian Cadman was killed when a van was driven at speed into pedestrians strolling in the city's Rambla boulevard on Thursday, the regional Interior Ministry and police sai...

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First ODI: Dhawan, Kohli star as India rout Sri Lanka by 9 wickets

Dambulla (Sri Lanka), Aug 20 (IANS) Power-packed innings from Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Virat Kohli guided India to a comfortable nine-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in their first One Day International (ODI) at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here on Sunday. Dhawan slammed 132 runs in 90 balls while Kohli smashed 82 runs off 70 deliveries. Both players forged a 197-run partne...

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Bihar flood toll reaches 253

Patna, Aug 20 (IANS) The flood situation remained grim in Bihar while the death toll rose to 253 on Sunday, an official said A Bihar Disaster Management Department official said 126.87 lakh persons in 1,965 panchayats under 171 blocks in 18 districts have been affected by the floods. According to an official release, till date 7,21,704 people have been evacuated to safe places by...

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Man dies while cleaning sewer at Delhi hospital

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A man died while cleaning a sewer at a government hospital here on Sunday, while three others were taken ill, the Delhi Fire Service said. Rishi Pal, 40, Bishan, 30, Kiran Pal, 25, and Sumit, 19, fell unconscious after inhaling poisonous gases from the sewer at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital, which was maintained by the local Public Works Department. ...

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Sindhu, Saina, Srikanth in focus at Badminton Worlds

Glasgow, Aug 20 (IANS) Olympic silver medallist P.V. Sindhu, a hungry Saina Nehwal and a reinvigorated Kidambi Srikanth will be in focus when the World Badminton Championships begin here on Monday. Sindhu, seeded fourth, will be one of the favourites in the women's singles and the 22-year-old's big tournament temperament will help her handle the pressure. The double World Champio...

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India restrict Sri Lanka to 216 in first ODI

Dambulla (Sri Lanka), Aug 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka wasted a good start to allow Indian spinners to bounce back in style and restrict the hosts to 216 in the first One-Day International cricket match of their five-match series at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here on Sunday. For Sri Lanka, openers Niroshan Dickwella (64) and Anjelo Mathews (36 not out) were the major contributors ...

8 hours ago
Peter Andre planning duet with son

Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) Singer Peter Andre wants to get his 12-year-old son Junior to record vocals on a charity single. The Mysterious Girl hitmaker is a big fan of his son's beautiful voice and though he won't be putting pressure on him to launch his career, he will give him as much support as Junior can take when he decides to take the plunge, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Jun...

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Juventus, Napoli begin Serie A with easy wins

Milan, Aug 20 (IANS) Six-time defending champions Juventus and title contenders Napoli posted easy victories over Cagliari and Hellas Verona on the first day of the Serie A football season. In Turin, Argentine strikers Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain each scored goals on Saturday to lead hosts Juventus to a 3-0 victory over Cagliari, reports Efe. After losing the Italian Super C...

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Kyrgios beats Ferrer, to face Dimitrov in final

Ohio, Aug 20 (IANS) Australia's Nick Kyrgios, ranked 23 in the world, on Saturday defeated Spain's David Ferrer 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4) and booked a place in the final of the ATP Masters 1000 event here. Kyrgios will now face 26-year-old Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov, the tournament's seventh seed who defeated American John Isner, seeded 14th, in straight sets 7-6 (4), 7-6 (10) in the other semifin...

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Halep, Muguruza cruise into Cincinnati final

Ohio, Aug 20 (IANS) Romania's Simona Halep brushed aside American Sloane Stephens 6-2, 6-1 to advance to the final of the Western & Southern Open here on Saturday. The second seed, Halep, who had reached the semifinals of this hard-court tennis event for the third straight year, showed her superiority from the baseline by completely dominating the second-serve points, reports Efe.

9 hours ago
Indian-origin boy wins UK Child Genius show

London, Aug 20 (IANS) An 12-year-old Indian-origin boy from north London has won the Child Genius show broadcast by UK's Channel 4, the media reported on Sunday. Rahul, who lives in Barnet, beat his nine-year-old opponent, Ronan, 10-4 in the programme's finale on Saturday night, the BBC reported. Rahul, who has an IQ high enough to be a member of Mensa, the world's largest and ol...

9 hours ago
Man dies while cleaning sewer at Delhi hospital

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) A man died while cleaning a sewer at a government hospital here on Sunday while three others were taken ill, the Delhi Fire Service said. Rishi Pal, 40, along with Bishan, 30, Kiran Pal, 25, and Sumit, 30, fell unconscious after inhaling poisonous gases while cleaning the sewer at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital. While Rishi Pal died, the othe...

10 hours ago
Wreckage of US warship found after 70 years

Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) The wreckage of a lost US warship has been found 72 years after a Japanese submarine torpedoed it towards the end of World War II, the media reported on Sunday. A team of civilian researchers led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen discovered the USS Indianapolis's wreckage on Friday on the floor of the Pacific Ocean, 18,000 feet below the surface, off the coast ...

11 hours ago
Bengal hills police stations on high alert after blast

Darjeeling, Aug 20 (IANS) All police stations in the northern West Bengal hills have been put on high alert and counter-insurgency strategies are being followed after two major blasts in the past 24 hours in Darjeeling and Kalimpong, police said on Sunday. All police stations have been put on high alert. The strategy that is followed by security forces in the insurgency affected areas is...

11 hours ago
Narang focussed on improving Olympic medals tally

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Olympic medallist Gagan Narang has asserted that he is focussed on developing talent from the grassroot level through his foundation to help India win as many medals as possible in shooting at the 2024 Olympics. My vision is to get the maximum number of Olympic medals in 2024 and beyond. Earlier we used to focus on the elite shooters. Now we are focusing on the g...

12 hours ago
Planters apprehensive about future of Darjeeling tea exports, pin hopes on GI tag

Kolkata, Aug 20 (IANS) Amid fears of losing export markets to other nations due to the ongoing unrest in the northern West Bengal hills, Darjeeling's tea planters are hoping that the Geographical Indication (GI) tag will enable them to regain their market share in the future. All plucking and manufacturing operations in Darjeeling's 87 gardens have been suspended since June 9 due to the ...

13 hours ago
Twitter trolls Trump on 'heel'

New York, Aug 20 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's covfefe nightmare recurred when he commented on the anti-fascist protest rally, saying the country will heel instead of heal. Trump was commenting on the protest rally where over 15,000 anti-fascist demonstrated against right-wing activists on Saturday in Boston. But his first two tweets included the similar typo -- spelling hea...

13 hours ago
UP train derailment toll 24, rescue operations conclude

Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) Rescue operations at Khatauli in Muzaffaranagar, where the Kalinga Utkal Express had derailed, concluded on Sunday morning with the death toll climbing to 24, officials said. At least 156 passengers were injured after 14 coaches of the train bound for Haridwar in Uttarakhand derailed on Saturday evening in Meerut-Saharanpur Division in Uttar Pradesh. An off...

13 hours ago
Global cues, FIIs' fund movement to steer equity markets

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Global cues and direction of foreign funds' flows are expected to affect the movement of key equity indices during the upcoming week, market observers opined. With earnings season almost over, markets would now focus on global risks and political developments from the US, valuations, domestic flows and stock- or sector-specific developments, Devendra Nevgi, Chief...

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Desert warrior, ignored prophet: Lawrence of Arabia's life, legend and legacy

How is history made? From the interplay of political, social and economic forces, decisions made elsewhere or the contested Great Man Theory -- the influence of one key man at the right place and time? For the modern Middle East's making and its problems, all seem to play a role, including in explaining what Lawrence of Arabia accomplished -- and the consequences of ignoring his advice. ...

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