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Rooney ready to lead from the front for Manchester United

Manchester: Wayne Rooney believes he is ready to play a lead role in Louis van Gaal`s Manchester United revolution after being appointed as the team`s new captain. Van Gaal named Rooney as the United skipper on Tuesday and he will wear the armband as permanent captain for the first time in Saturday`s Premier League opener against Swansea at Old Trafford. ...

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Sharapova rallies to beat spirited Halep

CINCINNATI (AFP) – Maria Sharapova won a re-match of her French Open title victory over Simona Halep, rallying for a 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 win to reach the semi-finals of the Cincinnati Masters. The reigning Roland Garros holder will play Ana Ivanovic after the Serb ninth seed defeated Ukrainian teenager Elina Svitolina 6-2, 6-3 in less than an hour on Friday ...

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Samantha Barks cast in ‘A Hundred Streets’

Actress Samantha Barks is set to star in ‘A Hundred Streets’, alongside Gemma Arterton and Idris Elba. The 23-year-old actress, who starred in ‘Les Miserables’ in 2012, will appear in the London-based drama directed by Jim O’Hanlon, reported Ace Showbiz. The film will also feature performances from Charlie Creed-Miles, Ken Stott, Steven Mackintosh, Tom Cullen and Emma Rigby. Barks has ...

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Derek Hough is joining ‘Nashville’ season three

Los Angeles: Dancer-actor Derek Hough will appear in `Nashville`s third season in a multi-episode storyline. The five-time `Dancing with the Stars` champion has been cast as the charming film star Noah West, suggest reports. Noah West encounters the musicians of Nashville while preparing to star in a biopic about a legendary country music star. Hough previously acted in a short-lived ...

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‘Come, Make in India’, Modi tells global community

Promising to take the country on the path of faster, more inclusive and sustainable growth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Friday the setting up of a new institution to replace the Planning Commission and make India a manufacturing hub. Speaking extempore during his maiden Independence Day speech as Prime Minister, Mr. Modi vowed to empower the poor with access ...

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PSUs are back in reckoning among B-school graduates: Survey

MUMBAI: Business school graduates are now increasingly preferring to work in public sector undertakings over private entities owing to a plethora of factors including job security and lucrative salaries besides generous perks and special allowances, according a recent survey. “More and more pass-outs from business schools are flocking to topline public sector companies due to job security, improving prospects of ...

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US warns ‘provocative’ Russia as Ukraine tensions rise

Kiev: Washington has urged Moscow to stop its “extremely dangerous and provocative” activities after Ukraine said it had destroyed part of a Russian military convoy that entered its territory. US National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden warned yesterday that “the escalation in Russian activity designed to destabilise Ukraine in recent weeks is extremely dangerous and provocative”. NATO accused Russia of ...

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Iraq Yazidis fear for thousands kidnapped by jihadists

BAJID KANDALA CAMP — In a dusty, ill-equipped camp in northern Iraq, Yazidis fleeing a jihadist offensive say members of their families — men, women and even babies — have been abducted by militants. The mass kidnappings by the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group targeted those who either refused or simply could not flee a string of villages around Mount ...

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Seven killed in landslide in Uttarakhand

Seven persons including a woman were killed here when three houses were buried in a landslide following heavy showers in the wee hours of the day, taking the toll to 24 in rain-related incidents in two days in Uttarakhand. The incident occurred at around 2 AM in Kathbangla area in the city. Rains triggered a landslide in the hills and ...

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Weatherman predicts rains in some areas of Delhi

Delhiites today woke up to a cloudy morning with weatherman predicting light rains in some parts of the national capital. According to MeT department, minimum temperature was recorded at 26.2 degree Celsius while the maximum is expected to be at 35 degree Celsius today. The humidity level was recorded at 75 per cent till 8.30 AM this morning. The city ...

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