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Abbas Hasan releases multi-lingual single 'Akhiyaan teri'

London, July 26 (IANS) Canadian-French pop music artiste Abbas Hasan, who is based here, is out with a new single Akhiyaan teri. The song is a mixture of English, Hindi-Urdu, with a bit of Punjabi in it. The song marks Hasan's first collaboration with the One Touch Productions team, including composer Abhi D, instrumentalist Sahil Syndicate, and music producer GK. Naamlessis, read a stat...

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Westlife singer may join Boyzone for their anniversary celebrations

London, July 26 (IANS) Pop band Boyzone might be joined by former Westlife singer Brian McFadden for their anniversary celebrations. It has been 25 years since the Irish band released their breakthrough single Love me for a reason, and they are set to mark the occasion with a summer tour. Boyzone's Ronan Keating, Mikey Graham, Keith Duffy and Shane Lynch have been operating as a ...

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Luc Besson forced producers to get Rihanna in latest film

London, July 26 (IANS) Filmmaker Luc Besson had to persuade his producers to get singer Rihanna in his latest film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. The Fifth Element filmmaker knew from the start that he wanted to cast Rihanna as Bubble in his new sci-fi film, but Besson had to persuade his producers as they were unsure if they could get her in the independent film, reports f...

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Timely treatment might have helped Charlie Gard, claims doctor from Pope's hospital

Rome, July 26 (IANS/AKI) Terminally ill British baby Charlie Gard might have benefited from timely experimental therapy to treat his rare genetic disease, a top doctor from Pope Francis' paediatric hospital here said on Tuesday. If the (experimental) treatment had been tried in time, there would have been some possibility of having an impact on this disease, Enrico Bertini told journalis...

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Bayern defeat Chelsea 3-2 in ICC Champions Cup victory

Berlin, July 25 (IANS) German football champions Bayern Munich earned their first 2017 International Champions Cup win on Tuesday, as they defeated English Premier League (EPL) champions Chelsea 3-2. After they were beaten in their first two matches against Arsenal and AC Milan, Bayern won thanks to goals from Rafinha and a brace from Thomas Muller, while Marcos Alonso and Michy Batshuay...

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Brighton sign Brown from Chelsea for season-loan agreement

London, July 25 (IANS) English football club Brighton on Tuesday completed the signing of young forward Izzy Brown from Chelsea on a season-loan agreement. The 20-year-old forward spent last season on loan with Rotherham United and Huddersfield Town, and is now headed to Premier League new boys, Brighton, reports Efe. The natural progression for Izzy, having enjoyed such a succes...

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Kenya's Bett to miss Athletics Worlds

Nairobi, July 25 (IANS) Kenya's hopes at the London World Athletics Championships were dealt a blow on Tuesday after world 400 metres hurdles champion Nicholas Bett pulled out with a recurrent right leg injury. Bett will join the list of athletes who will not defend their titles from Beijing 2015 including Jamaican Usain Bolt in the 200 metres, Ashton Eaton in decathlon and Matej Toth in...

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Long jump champion Rutherford withdraws from world meet

London, July 25 (IANS) British long jump champion Greg Rutherford will not be able to defend his title at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 in August, as he pulled out on Tuesday. British Athletics announced that 30-year-old Rutherford, who won the gold medal in the London Olympics, has been forced to withdraw as he could not recover in time from an ankle injury he has been strugg...

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Four athletes miss Kenya camp for Worlds

Nairobi, July 25 (IANS) Kenyan athletics team coach Julius Kirwa said on Tuesday four members of the World Athletics Championships team have not reported to the pre-event training camp in Nairobi. The missing athletes are Irene Cheptai, Agnes Jebet, Eunice Sum and Margaret Chelimo, reports Xinhua news agency. Kirwa has said athletes who do not undergo at least three mandatory out...

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Vedanta Q1 net doubles to Rs 1,525 cr on better margins

Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) Natural resources major Vedanta Ltd on Tuesday reported a more than doubling of its consolidated net profit to Rs 1,525 crore for the first quarter ended June 2017 on the back of better margins on most of the metals mined by the company. The Indian arm of London-listed energy major Vedanta Resources had posted a profit of Rs 754 crore in the corresponding quarter o...

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West Ham sign Leverkusen striker Javier Hernandez

London, July 25 (IANS) West Ham United have confirmed the signing of Mexican veteran striker Javier Hernandez from Bayer Leverkusen for a fee of 16 million pounds ($20.92 million). According to West Ham's website, the 29-year-old former Manchester United and Real Madrid star put pen to paper on a three-year deal on Monday afternoon. The 28-year-old will fly out to Germany in the ...

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Will take up Chitra's issue with Centre: Kerala CM

Thiruvananthapuram, July 25 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday expressed disgust at the manner in which Kerala athlete P.U. Chitra, who had qualified for next month's World Athletics Championship has been left out of the national squad. Addressing reporters, Vijayan said Chitra is not just the pride of Kerala but the entire country and it's most disgusting that she ...

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Parineeti Chopra 'dying' to start 'Namastey Canada'

Mumbai, July 25 (IANS) Actress Parineeti Chopra says she is dying to start working on the film Namastey Canada. A desi film with a videsi heart! my kind of film! Dying to start 'Namastey Canada', Parineeti tweeted on Tuesday. The film is directed by Vipul Amrutlal Shah and also stars Arjun Kapoor with Parineeti. This will be the second time the two will be seen sharing screen spa...

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Indian Muslim teenager in UK raped, murdered

London, July 25 (IANS) An Indian Muslim teenager was kidnapped, raped and murdered here for having a relationship with an Arab man, a UK court was told. According to the Evening Standard daily, Celine Dookhran, 19, was kidnapped with another woman last week. They were said to have been bound, gagged and kidnapped by masked men. Both women were taken to a house in Kingston-upon-Thames, so...

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Dassault Systèmes expands its '3DEXPERIENCE' platform across Boeing

London, July 25 (IANS) Expanding its partnership with Boeing, Dassault Systèmes will deploy its '3DEXPERIENCE' platform across the aerospace company's defence, commercial aviation and space programmes. Boeing will deploy the '3DEXPERIENCE' platform in phases to deepen its end-to-end digital collaboration, design, engineering, analysis, manufacturing planning and shop-floor execution cap...

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Can alcohol boost memory?

London, July 25 (IANS) Alcohol may improve memory about information learned before the drinking session began, a new study from University of Exeter in Britain has claimed. The researchers are, however, keen to stress that this limited positive effect should be considered alongside the well-established negative effects of excessive alcohol on memory and mental and physical health.

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$25 mn being spent on 'Justice League' re-shoots

Los Angeles, July 25 (IANS) The makers of upcoming superhero film Justice League are spending approximately $25 million on extensive re-shoots to ensure that the movie builds on the creative success of Wonder Woman. Warner Bros and DC Comics, which haven't said anything yet on the scheduling trouble, have dragged on extensive re-shoots for roughly two months in London and Los Angeles, re...

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Rate of women migrating for work double that of men

Women migrating for work and education between 2001 and 2011 grew at a rate that outpaced men who moved for similar reasons, shows an IndiaSpend analysis of Census data. In this period, the number of women migrating for work grew by 101 per cent, more than double the growth rate for men (48.7 per cent). Also, the number of women who cited business as a reason for migration increased by 1...

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Don't pay attention to titles like 'stars', says Amit Sadh

New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) Actor Amit Sadh, who is gearing up for the release of his forthcoming film Raagdesh, says he does not pick movies according to the actors it features but gives priority to the script. Ever since Amit made his Bollywood debut in 2010, he has mostly been seen in multi-starrers like Kai Po Che!, Guddu Rangeela, Sultan, Akira and Sarkar 3. His forthcoming projects i...

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Alluri to perform Telugu rock album at Cambridge Folk Festival

London, July 25 (IANS) Indian born singer and musician Alluri is set to perform his first Telugu rock album at Cambridge Folk Festival here on Saturday. Alluri's forthcoming album was recorded with Grammy winning record producer Tommaso Colliva. Inspired from his observation of people around him, Alluri's new band features four Italian musicians with whom he has rehearsed in Mila...

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