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George Washington gold coin sells for $1.7 million

It is one of the most important coins in American history.

Aretha Franklin

American singing sensation Aretha Franklin dies at 76

Franklin, who was suffering from pancreatic cancer and was in a grave condition from last few years.

The five-issue series will set the flagitious five on a bloody, brutal, head-rolling, take-no-prisoners tear that will pit them against the forces of an entire Galactic Empire.

Avengers: Infinity War villains to star in own comic book series

Written by fantasy novelist Derek Landy the series will have art by former Uncanny X-Men artist Philip Tan.

Imtiaz had said that the sequel’s work is in progress, but nothing concrete can be said at the moment.

Imtiaz Ali on doing film with Shahid: Ask person who told you, I never announced it

Shahid Kapoor sent fans in a frenzy when he had said he would be teaming up with Imtiaz Ali after 'Jab We Met'.

World

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By Thursday, more than 1.6 million people had already arrived in Saudi Arabia for the pilgrimage, which runs from Sunday to Friday. (Photo: File)

New app to take care of travel plans, medical care of Hajj pilgrims

One of the five pillars of the world's fastest-growing religion, the hajj is expected to draw 2 mn people from around the globe this year.

The Pentagon report further said that it is unclear what message Xi Jinping-led government is trying to convey by sending aircrafts 'beyond a demonstration of improved capabilities.' (Photo: File)

China actively expanding bomber training for US strikes: Pentagon

The report highlighted that China is making effort to increase its global influence by investing heavily in its defence sector.

After an intense six-hour debate in Parliament and protest by lawmakers in Najib's party, the law was repealed Thursday with a simple voice vote. (Representational Image)

New Malaysian government repeals law banning 'fake news'

The bill was passed in April under former PM Najib Razak despite concerns that it would be used to silence dissent ahead of a May 9 polls.

Business

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India’s biggest full-service airline deferred its quarterly results on August 9, sending its shares to a three-year low.

Jet Airways says board to meet later this month for quarterly results

Jet Airways (India) Ltd’s board will meet on August 27 to approve financial results for the quarter ended June 30.

Greece exits the last of its three bailouts on August 20 and hopes to be able to borrow again in international markets after a nearly nine-year debt crisis that shrank the economy by a quarter and forced it to implement painful austerity measures.

Greece set to exit bailout, still faces daunting challenges

The crisis has proven deeply traumatic for Greeks who had enthusiastically swapped drachmas for euros in 2001.

One of the key factors contributing to this struggle is the early marriage of women. (Photo: AFP)

India will get 27 per cent richer by increasing women workforce

The Indian economy has grown around seven percent for the last two decades.

Sports

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In this file photo taken on November 28, 2003, former India captain Ajit Wadekar (right) stands poised with a clapper board. (Photo: AFP)

Wadekar: Man who made Indian captaincy coveted

Call it the game of glorious uncertainties, Wadekar lost his captaincy after a disastrous England tour of 1974 when India lost 0-3 in Test matches.

Rohit Sharma

Hitman Rohit Sharma backs Test team

India are 0-2 down in the five-match Test series as a result of abysmal batting. Rohit backed the team and said two matches couldn't define them.

Aadil Bedi

Golfer Aadil Bedi out to make it count

Shiv Kaur picked up a gold in 2006 while two more team silvers followed in the ensuing years.

Science

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Their research has given hope to many who otherwise faced a certain death sentence. (Photo: Pixabay)

Scientists share $500,000 prize for work on cancer therapy

They’ll receive the award at a ceremony September 26 in Albany, New York.

Archaeologists at the public body Historic England have been making the most of the hot weather to look for patterns revealing the ancient sites buried below. (Representational Photo: Pixabay)

Hottest summer in decades helps uncover archaeological sites around Britain

Cropmarks - patterns of shading in crops and grass seen most clearly from the air - form faster in hot weather as the fields dry out.

India will send a manned flight into space by 2022. (Photo: AP)

Modi announces space mission

He said India will become the fourth country after Russia, the United States and China to achieve the feat.

Life

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Adult smokers more apt to use e-cigarettes than nonsmokers

The findings suggest that people should be cautious about choosing e-cigarettes for health reasons.

Khera points towards the title of the book ‘You Can Achieve More’ and says no matter what stage of life a person is in; they need to ask themselves if they have optimised their performance.

Achievers achieve in spite of problems not in absence of them: Author Shiv Khera

Khera’s new book You Can Achieve More says a person who harbours a positive outlook in life cannot be stopped.

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Experts develop allergy guide for picking landscape plants

Plants at nurseries or gardening centers aren’t labeled as allergenic.

Relationship

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This doesn't just happen between married couples, but people also seek out others who are interested in the fetish. (Photo: Pixabay)

Mums who breastfeed husbands during sex say it’s turn on, ultimate bonding experience

Adult breastfeeding, also called erotic lactation or adult breastfeeding relationships is more common than one might have thought.

Deleting dating apps makes it clear that one is purely going to focus on each other from now on. (Photo: Pixabay)

Here's the best way to prove your commitment in a new relationship

Relationship experts argue in today’s disposable dating culture, there is no better way to prove commitment than by deleting dating apps.

Men who thought they were winners had testosterone levels 14.46 per cent higher their deflated opponents (Photo: Pixabay)

Men more likely to become promiscuous due to sense of winning

The body attempts to take advantage of this apparent status improvement by inducing chemical and consequently behavioural changes.

Metros

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The accused Rajkumar alias Raju attacked the trio with a shovel and a kitchen knife while they were asleep and fled from the spot. Subsequently, he was arrested. (Representational Image)

Man stabs sister-in-law, her nephew multiple times with shovel, kills them

A 55-year-old woman and her nephew were stabbed multiple times with a shovel allegedly by her brother-in-law at their residence in Delhi.

After the argument turned fierce, the security guard and his employer roughed up Somou Balaya, police said. (Representational Image/File)

NRI businessman thrashed near Delhi over argument, dies of cardiac arrest

The entire incident was recorded on CCTV cameras, footage of which is with the police, police said.

he Class 7 students and the staff member ate food (dal khichdi) served to them at the Sahyadri Vidya Mandir in suburban Bhandup following which they complained of stomachache. (Representational image)

16 students fall ill after having food in school in Mumbai

Food poisoning is suspected to be the cause of the illness, civic official said, adding that an inquiry would be conducted into the matter.

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