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    Italy PM warns of ‘painful loss’ in Bangladesh carnage

    Rome: Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi today prepared the country for tragic news, warning the nation had suffered “a painful loss” after hostage-takers murdered 20 foreigners in Bangladesh. In a brief TV address, Renzi did not say how many Italians were among the casualties, but local media said 11 had been taken hostage, only one of whom had escaped. “We are like a family which has suffered a painful loss,” Renzi said.

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    UN chief: Fight extremism with education, social media

    United Nations: The nature of terrorism, including the increased radicalisation of individuals through social media, has changed over the last decade and violent extremism can only be eradicated by including preventive measures, the United Nations chief said in a report to the 193-member General Assembly. Ban Ki-moon’s study calls on member states to employ conflict resolution, empower youth, develop educational opportunities and embrace human rights in the battle against terrorism.

  • Investigators say voice recording from EgyptAir crash intact

    Cairo: Egyptian investigators say that the memory chips of the cockpit voice recorder of the EgyptAir flight that crashed in May are intact, allowing access to the recordings. In a statement today, they say the “test results were satisfactory as it enabled the reading of the recorders of the CVR memory unit,” in France, where the plane’s so-called black boxes are being examined.

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    Myanmar mob torches mosque as religious tensions spike

    Yangon: A mob wielding weapons razed a mosque in northern Myanmar, state media reported today, the second attack of its kind in just over a week as anti-Muslim sentiment swells in the Buddhist majority nation. Myanmar has struggled to contain bouts of deadly religious bloodshed in recent years, with bristling sectarian tensions and rising Buddhist nationalism posing a steep challenge to the new government led by Aung San Suu Kyi.

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    Kejriwal govt spent Rs 42 lakh in ads over MCD claims

    New Delhi: A court here was today told that Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi Government had spent over Rs 42 lakh by giving advertisements in 20 newspapers which allegedly misled people by claiming that municipal corporations are not under state’s control.

  • ‘Stone-killer’ had sex with two of his victims: police

    Rajkot: Hitesh Dalpat Ramavat, the alleged serial killer who had murdered three persons in the city since April, apparently had sex with two of the victims before stoning them to death, police said today.

  • India must be aware of emerging international law: CJI 

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India T.S.Thakur on Saturday stressed that in the ever-shrinking world, “we must be aware of the international law” and deal with the emerging scenarios.

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    Facebook tells women staffers not to wear ‘distracting’ clothes: Ex-employee

    London: Women employees at the social networking giant Facebook are often told not to wear “revealing” dresses that may “distract” co-workers, a former Facebook employee has claimed in his book. According to a report in The Telegraph, Antonio Garcia Martinez who worked at Facebook before being fired, made these allegations in his book titled “Chaos Monkeys.”

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    Messi will play at 2018 World Cup, insists Argentina physio 

    Buenos Aires: Lionel Messi will represent Argentina once again at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, according to national team masseur Marcelo D’Andrea. Last Sunday, the Barcelona talisman shocked the football world by announcing his international retirement after Argentina lost to Chile on penalties in the Copa America Centenario final. “I have no doubts that Leo will play at the World Cup,” D’Andrea was quoted as saying by

  • Rio berths up for grabs at third Indian athletics GP

    New Delhi: The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Saturday announced that the third Indian Grand Prix will be conducted from July 10 to 11, especially for all those events where Indian athletes have a strong chance of achieving the qualification standards for the Rio Olympic Games. The third Indian GP will offer a last and final opportunity for Indian athletes to achieve the qualifying marks as the official deadline for qualification

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    Owaisi defends backing IS suspects, says Muslims must not be ‘generalised’

    Hyderabad: Condemning the acts of the extremist Islamic groups such as the ISIS in unequivocal terms, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday said ‘generalising and blaming’ the entire Muslim community, especially at times when several suspected terrorists have been arrested by the NIA, ‘should not happen’.

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    Shuttlers Jayaram, Praneeth progress to Canada Open semis

    Calgary (Canada): Ace Indian shuttlers Ajay Jayaram and B Sai Praneeth progressed through to the semifinals of the men’s singles event at the Canada Open here on Friday. While the top-seeded Jayaram overcame compatriot Harsheel Dani 21-18, 19-21, 21-8 in a hard-fought contest that lasted 47 minutes, Sai Praneeth claimed a comfortable 21-14, 21-16 win over Estonia’s Raul Must in the quarterfinals.

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    Federer believes floundering Djokovic ‘clearly beatable’ at Wimbledon

    Johannesburg: With Novak Djokovic facing threat of an early elimination from the All-England Club, 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer believes that the world number one is `clearly beatable` at the ongoing Wimbledon Championship. The two-time defending champion will aim to bounce back from two sets down when he resume his third round match against big-hitting Sam Querry on Saturday. The Serbian was trailing 7-6 (8/6), 6-1 before rain suspended the play.

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    Tennis player Peng Shuai struggling to get fit for Olympics

    Beijing: China’s ace tennis player Peng Shuai is still struggling to get into shape as she prepares for the upcoming Rio Olympic Games starting from August 5. Peng, 30, was among the four Chinese players in the provisional list of singles and doubles entries for Rio 2016 announced by the International Tennis Federation on Thursday, reports Xinhua.

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    Indian girl among 20 dead in Bangladesh terror attack

    New Delhi: An Indian girl was among 20 foreigners who were hacked to death by ISIS militants in a terror attack at a restaurant in Bangladesh capital’s high-security diplomatic zone.

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    Environmental toxins cause brain disorders in kids: Experts

    New York: Scientists and experts from various fields have for the first time come together to support a link between exposures to toxic chemicals in air, water, food and everyday products and children’s risks for neuro-developmental disorders. Project TENDR, which stands for “Targeting Environmental Neuro-Developmental Risks,” is an alliance of 48 of the top scientists, health professionals and health advocates from the US.

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    Earthquake hits far-western Nepal

    Kathmandu: A moderate earthquake measuring 4.4 magnitude on Richter scale was felt early today in Bajhang district in Nepal. The earthquake hit Bajhang in the country’s far-west, 650 kilometre west from here at around 6 AM.