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98 Degrees movie would be very fun: Jeff Timmons

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) American singer Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees is not sure about a movie on the Grammy-nominated vocal harmonising group, but he feels that if it is ever made then it will be very fun. Be it fiction or documentation of their meteoric rise and personal lives, pop groups like the Backstreet Boys, Spice Girls and One Direction have at least one movie each. But ...

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Goalkeeper Alisson joins Liverpool for record transfer fee

L0ondon, July 20 (IANS) Liverpool FC has confirmed that it has completed the signing of Brazilian net minder Alisson Becker from AS Roma for a 67-million-pound ($87.2-million) transfer fee, a world record for a goalkeeper. The 25-year-old goalie signed a long-term contract with the Reds after undergoing a medical, the club said on its website on Thursday, without providing further detail...

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India-first 'two-wheeler mode' in Google Maps expands to Asia

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) The two-wheeler mode in Google Maps that first arrived in India last December has been extended to Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. To be first available for Android users, the motorcycle-specific navigation will help bikers find the most suitable routes in these countries, The Verge reported late...

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Goa's Mangueshi temple priest booked for molestation

Panaji, July 20 (IANS) Goa Police has started a probe into allegations of molestation raised against a priest attached to the popular Mangueshi temple in south Goa, after a victim filed an FIR, an officer said on Friday. The First Information Report was filed at Ponda police station late on Thursday, he said. We are investigating the case. An FIR has been filed by the victim unde...

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Of a friend, girlfriend and the storm

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Flick through a crime thriller that explores how a woman's blind trust in her friend leads to the tragic accident of her son; read the story of a woman, perfect as a girlfriend, trying to get a guy back into her life; skim through a complex tale, featuring many ways in which families love, betray, honour and sacrifice for one another; and know how women can identify self...

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World premiere of Ladakhi film 'Chuskit' in Italy

New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Ladakhi film Chuskit will have its world premiere at the Giffoni Film Festival in Italy. Filmmaker Priya Ramasubban's movie will be competing for the Gryphon Award for the Best Feature Film in the Elements +6 category at the film gala, July 20-28. Chuskit will be the first Indian film to be screened at the festival - regarded as one of the most popular c...

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Goa bans sale of alcohol in border village

Panaji, July 19 (IANS) The Goa government on Thursday banned the sale of liquor in North Goa's Surla village for 30 days to curb the nuisance caused by tourists. Issued by North Goa Collector Levinson Martins, the order shuts down about a dozen liquor bars and restaurants serving liquor, liquor shops, pubs, provision stores, etc in Surla, located on the Goa-Karnataka border, around 60 km...

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Indian U-17 eves' football team lose to Russia

Johannesburg, July 19 (IANS) India lost 1-3 to Russia in the BRICS Under-17 women's football tournament here on Thursday. Coming on the back of a 0-5 loss against the hosts South Africa, the Indian eves took an early lead through Soumya Guguloth in the sixth minute but Russia came back strong and ran out eventual winners scoring three goals in the remaining time, reports Efe. Aft...

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New coach Luis Enrique open to adapting Spain's passing game

Madrid, July 19 (IANS) New Spanish national football team coach Luis Enrique said on Thursday that it was possible to evolve the current style of play. The 48-year-old replaced Julen Lopetegui, who was sacked on the eve of the World Cup and temporarily replaced by Fernando Hierro for the duration of the tournament, reports Xinhua news agency. In three seasons as coach at FC Barce...

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David Cameron hails Modi's leadership

Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday said India is fortunate to have a leadership with a clear vision, but greater focus is needed on developing skills and infrastructure. India is fortunate to have a leadership with a clear vision. When I met Prime Minister Modi, I saw he had deeply thought about long-term ...

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Maryam Nawaz meets Sharif for first time since arrest

Rawalpindi, July 19 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter met him for the first time on Thursday after both were arrested last week in a corruption case, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Senator Pervaiz Rasheed said. Addressing the media outside the Adiala Jail where the three-time Premier, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar Awan are ...

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Roma keeper Alisson on verge of joining Liverpool

Rome, July 19 (IANS) AS Roma sporting director Monchi on Thursday confirmed that their Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker is on the verge of joining Liverpool FC, adding that the transfer fee offer from the English football giants was way above the market average. The 25-year-old, who played in all of Brazil's run to the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup, is already in Liverpool ahea...

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Sao Paulo edges Flamengo 1-0, closes gap at top of Brazilian league

Rio de Janeiro, July 19 (IANS) Sao Paulo went on the road to defeat Flamengo 1-0, narrowing the latter's lead in the 2018 Brazilian league's standings to just a single point. Flamengo came up short at Maracana Stadium even though it had a big edge in ball possession and despite the return to the starting line-up of Peruvian striker Paolo Guerrero, reports Efe. Former Flamengo att...

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Novel AI technology could help protect water supplies

Toronto, July 19 (IANS) Researchers have developed a novel artificial intelligence (AI)-based software that could make monitoring at water treatment plants cheaper and easier and help safeguard public health. The new technology is capable of identifying and quantifying different kinds of cyanobacteria, or blue-green algae, as a threat to shut down water systems when it suddenly prolifera...

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Pogba answered critics with World Cup show: Ibrahimovic

London, July 19 (IANS) Star Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic feels former Manchester United teammate Paul Pogba has answered his skeptics with his impressive performance at the just-concluded World Cup, helping France lift the trophy for the second time. I played with him for two years and people like to give their opinion, which they have the right to do, the Swede was quoted as sayin...

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Zola returns to Chelsea as head coach assistant

London, July 19 (IANS) Former Italian football player Gianfranco Zola rejoined Chelsea on Thursday as an assistant to the new head coach Maurizio Sarri, the English club said. Chelsea considers Zola a legend as he joined the club as a player for seven years, in which he had scored 80 goals and made 312 appearances, reports Efe. I am very willing to work hard because it is going t...

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Goa assembly adjourned five times over formalin row

Panaji, July 19 (IANS) The Goa Assembly was adjourned five times on Thursday following protests by the Opposition Congress over dangerous chemical formalin being used to preserve fish sold in the state. Congress legislators repeatedly disrupted the proceedings, with some of them stepping into the well of the House demanding a detailed discussion on the controversy. After four ...

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Thailand game a mental test for U-16 team: coach Bibiano

New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) After the Indian Under-16 football team came from two goals down to play out a 2-2 draw against Bangkok Glass FC U-17 in Thailand, head coach Bibiano Fernandes labelled the performance as a 'brave' one. It was a show of immense determination and courage on display with a never-give-up attitude, Bibiano said. These are the kind of performances that helps ...

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Ronaldo's trip to S. Korea postponed

Seoul, July 19 (IANS) Portuguese football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will not visit South Korea later this month, officials here said on Thursday, due to his hectic schedule. Korea Tech, a local home appliance seller that organised Ronaldo's visit, said the 33-year-old decided to postpone his visit to South Korea and Japan due to an abundance of scheduling commitments following his move...

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British ex-PM Cameron hails Modi's leadership

Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday said that India is fortunate to have a leadership with clear vision, adding that the country should however focus more on developing skills and infrastructure. India is fortunate to have a leadership with a clear vision. When I met Prime Minister Modi I saw he has deeply ...

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