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UP to launch all-women 'Pink' buses (Just in)
Lucknow, July 24 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government will soon launch 'Pink' air-conditioned buses exclusively for women, an official said on Monday.

Styles gets more security than Hardy, Murphy (14 minutes ago)
London, July 24 (IANS) One Direction star Harry Styles has reportedly been given six personal bodyguards and is watched round-the-clock while promoting his acting debut film "Dunkirk".

673 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra (24 minutes ago)
Jammu, July 24 (IANS) A batch of 673 pilgrims on Monday left winter capital Jammu to perform the ongoing Amarnath Yatra.

Trump chides Republicans for doing 'very little' to protect him (07:42)
Washington, July 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump accused Republican lawmakers of doing "very little" to protect him, and he once again criticized the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election campaign.

Arab foreign ministers urgent meeting on Jerusalem postponed (07:20)
Cairo, July 24 (IANS) The urgent meeting of Arab foreign ministers on Jerusalem, originally scheduled on Wednesday, will be postponed till Thursday, the Arab League (AL) announced.

50 Cent flirted with Helen Mirren at red carpet (06:56)
Los Angeles, July 24 (IANS) Rapper 50 Cent has revealed that he flired with veteran actress Helen Mirren at the Monte Carlo TV Festival.

China, Russia conduct simulation exercise for joint naval drills (06:36)
Moscow, July 24 (IANS) Chinese and Russian commanders conducted a simulation exercise in Kaliningrad province for the ongoing joint military drills code-named "Joint Sea 2017" in the Baltic Sea.

Explosion in Syria kills 50 militants (06:20)
Damascus, July 24 (IANS) Some 50 militants with the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front were killed in an explosion in Syrian city of Idlib, media reports said.

Erdogan, Saudi King discuss Qatari crisis amid mediation efforts (05:46)
Riyadh, July 24 (IANS) As part of Turkey's renewed mediation efforts, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz to discuss the diplomatic crisis between Qatar and the Saudi-led quartet.

Guetta wants to make 'timeless' music (05:22)
Los Angeles, July 24 (IANS) Grammy Award winning DJ David Guetta wants his music to be "timeless" and appeal to all generations.

Russian aggression to blame for Ukraine 'hot war': US official (04:50)
Kiev, July 24 (IANS) The US special envoy to the peace talks in Ukraine said that the ongoing fighting in the east of country should be regarded as a 'hot war' instead of a 'frozen conflict' and blamed Russia for its role in the hostilities.

Styling people is Penelope Cruz's second career (04:16)
Los Angeles, July 24 (IANS) Actress Penelope Cruz says she cuts her family and friends' hair.

1 killed, 2 injured in shooting at Israeli embassy (03:54)
Amman, July 24 (IANS) A Jordanian was killed, another injured and a Israeli staffer at the Israeli embassy in Jordan was also injured in a shooting inside the embassy.

Iraq receives 350 civilians fleeing IS rule (03:38)
Baghdad, July 24 (IANS) Iraqi government and security forces have received some 350 civilians fleeing the rule of Islamic State (IS) in the province of Anbar, a police source said.

Trump backs law expanding Russia sanctions: White House (03:12)
Washington, July 24 (IANS) US President Donald Trump supports a bill announced on the weekend by Congress to increase sanctions on Russia, in part due to Moscow's alleged interference in last year's election, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said.

Hugh Jackman checks his children's phones (02:44)
Los Angeles, July 24 (IANS) Actor Hugh Jackman has revealed that he carries out "random" checks on his chilrens phones to ensure they are staying safe.

Qatari-owned sports, children TV channels no longer blocked in UAE (02:12)
Dubai, July 24 (IANS) Sports and children TV channels owned by Qatar were back on the screens this weekend in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) after being blocked since June, amid signs of easing of a diplomatic crisis.

Ruth Negga 'intimidated' by wardrobes (01:38)
Los Angeles, July 24 (IANS) Actress Ruth Negga is "intimidated" by wardrobes and the contents inside, so much so that she lives out of one single suitcase.

Iran, Iraq sign agreement to boost defence ties (01:18)
Tehran, July 24 (IANS) Iran and Iraq signed an agreement to boost cooperation in a host of military fields, media reports said.

Taliban take control of another district in Afghanistan (00:58)
Kabul, July 24 (IANS) Banned militant outfit the Taliban took control of a district in Ghor province in Afghanistan, after an earlier seize on the same day of a district in the northern part of the country, an official source said.

8 found dead in trailer carrying illegal immigrants in US (00:32)
Washington, July 24 (IANS) Eight persons were found dead in a trailer carrying illegal immigrants at a Walmart parking area in US state of Texas, authorities said.

Yoddhas beat Mavericks in UTT encounter (00:08) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Doo Hoi Kem, Manika Batra and Quadri Aruna recorded crucial wins to lead Oilmax Stag Yoddhas to a 16-11 win over RP-SG Mavericks in the 11th tie of the CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) at the Thyagaraj Stadium here on Sunday.

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Hit by car, pierced by grille, man dies on spot (23:58)
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) A 25-year-old man who worked in a roadside kiosk near the Delhi Police headquarters was killed when he was hit by a speeding car and pierced by a divider grille he was thrown on to, police said on Sunday.

Mithali blames inexperience, panic for final loss (23:56) IANS Photo Service
London, July 23 (IANS) Praising the England players for winning their fourth World Cup title, India skipper Mithali Raj rued that the inexperience of her teammates and their inability to hold their nerves during the crucial moments proved to be the difference between the two teams in the final.

England women's team has got heart and courage, says coach (Correcting Intro) (23:36) IANS Photo Service
London, July 23 (IANS) England women's cricket team coach Mark Robinson said his side has got heart and courage as he applauded the side for winning the ICC Women's World Cup by nine runs against India here on Sunday.

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