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Dozens are missing after the crowded vessel went down on a reservoir near an Andean resort town.(Read More...)

Only the right to vote and the rights of ‘serious and persistent criminals’ would differ from those of UK citizens after Brexit, says David Davis

Theresa May will offer to give Europeans living in the UK the same residency, employment, health, welfare and pensions rights as British citizens, but demand that “serious and persistent” criminals may be more easily deported than at present.

Related: ‘Back soft Brexit,’ unions urge Labour

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The £3.5bn cost of the vessel is so high that doubts have been raised over whether the Royal Navy can afford enough fighters for it

Captain Jerry Kyd seems remarkably relaxed given he is scheduled on Monday to take to sea for the first time one of the biggest and most expensive defence projects in British history, the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth.

To reach open sea, he will have to conduct two complicated manoeuvres, firstly to take it from the Rosyth dockyard basin where the carrier was built and then under the three Forth bridges. The calculations are fine but the prospect of miscalculation does not appear to scare him.

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A flotilla of boats and the air force went to the aid of vessel that sank with about 150 people on board in Peňol-Guatapé reservoir

At least nine people have died and dozens are missing after a tourist boat carrying about150 people sank in a reservoir in north-west Colombia, near the city of Medellín, officials have said.

Margarita Moncada, a local rescue official, confirmed the death toll on the Guatapé-El Peñol reservoir. Jorge Hernando Nieto, Colombia’s national police chief, told local radio that at least 30 people had been reported missing.

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu backed down on an agreement to create space for men and women to pray together and practice non-Orthodox rituals.(Read More...)
Governor John Kasich's site is one of those attacked, posting a threat to President Donald Trump.(Read More...)

Sports News

Germany gained a 3-1 victory against a Cameroon side that was reduced to 10 men after further confusion with video replays.(Read More...)
A no-result was declared in late afternoon in the 1st ODI when it became clear that prevailing conditions would not allow for a minimum 20 overs to be faced by the West Indies to constitute a match.(Read More...)
The victory in Sochi meant Germany finished top of Group B ahead of Chile, who drew 1-1 with Australia in Moscow.(Read More...)
Chile will face European champions Portugal in the last four on Wednesday in Kazan as they came second in the group with five points.(Read More...)
Alex Hales and Dawid Malan shared a second-wicket stand of 105 in 10.3 overs.(Read More...)
The Gujarat Lions skipper has been training hard in Amsterdam to make a comeback in the national team. (Read More...)

Science News

The neurologist Jay Lombard discusses the brain and its connection to what he describes as our deeper, spiritual underpinnings.(Read More...)
Dr. Sarno was both hailed and dismissed for his contention that most chronic pain could be traced to deep within the psyche.(Read More...)
MPs are unable to access emails remotely, as Westminster deals with a hacking attempt made on Friday.(Read More...)

Lifestyle News

Ammash, 4, has leukaemia and the funds for his treatment are running out.(Read More...)

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Soaring rents and rates are pushing retailers including Dolce & Gabbana, Hugo Boss and DKNY to think about moving out

The status of Bond Street as the UK’s most exclusive shopping destination is under threat, as one in four retailers on the famous street consider shutting up shop and moving out as a result of high rents and business rates.

About 25 of the 100 top fashion brands with stores on Old and New Bond Street are understood to have flagged to the property market that they are ready to quit the world-famous fashion district. Dolce & Gabbana, Hugo Boss, De Beers and DKNY are among the big brands understood to be considering their options.

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Muslims mark the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting

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Indigenous Brazilians, African slaves and European farmers all influenced the evolution of these tasty cheese balls from the state of Minas Gerais

At almost every Brazilian gathering you’ll find pão de queijo (pronounced pow-ge-kay-ju) on the table: small golden cheese balls with a crunchy crust, a light, fluffy centre and a slightly tart flavour. They are similar to French gougère but are naturally gluten free.

Its culinary roots can almost certainly be traced back to the landlocked state of Minas Gerais in south-east Brazil. It’s thought that the indigenous Guaraní peoples pounded native cassava, otherwise known as yuca or manioc, to make basic bread long before the arrival of the Portuguese in 1500. When the colonisers settled in Minas, bringing with them African slaves – the colonial capital Ouro Preto was at the heart of the Brazilian gold rush – they discovered that the land wasn’t suitable for cultivating grains like wheat, and turned to this hardy, starchy tuber.

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Delicous on ice, in a cordial or off the tree, cherries are also great cooked

We went in search of cherries: punnet after punnet of dark, sweet fruits, cheap enough for us to boil up a batch of jam. The pickers had been at work before breakfast, teetering on tall ladders, their heads hidden in the canopy of leaves. We ignored the dead blackbird that hung ominously from the gate and went in. I was struck by how cool it was under those trees, a good few degrees cooler than in the open, and we sat in their shade feasting on fruit and spotting our shirts pink with juice before driving off with our cut-price haul.

We sat in the shade feasting on fruit and spotting our shirts pink with its juice

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At a Washington eatery that sits at the heart of the black culture and history it celebrates, the entertainer’s fall from grace poses painful questions

People stopped, stared and posed for photos. A colourful mural on the side of Ben’s Chili Bowl restaurant, a lynchpin of African American life in Washington, included Barack and Michelle Obama, Muhammad Ali, Prince and Harriet Tubman. It included actor Taraji P Henson and rapper Wale. But one prominent local figure was missing.

“Is this where Bill Cosby used to be?” asked Vivian Staine, 30, a nurse and studio owner, as she beheld the artwork for the first time. “It’s kind of shocking to see Bill Cosby is down after he’s been here so long.”

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Veteran hotelier Ian Schrager’s new venture in Manhattan takes luxury down a notch. Eva Wiseman checks in

He calls it “accessible luxury”, and this is Ian Schrager’s latest big idea. The first was Studio 54, where elitist hedonism was born behind a velvet rope. The second, which he came up with in prison, doing time for tax evasion, was the “boutique hotel”. Schrager is the man responsible for purple feature walls, for lobbies that double as local cocktail bars, for chairs that look like comfy sculptures, and for today’s luxury hotel experience, with all the exclusive glossiness that entails. But this week he opens Public in downtown Manhattan, where he’s trying out something new. Populism.

In a voice that sounds like concrete mixing, Schrager explains that this is a hotel for everybody. Despite costing less than half the price of his glitzier hotels (rooms start at $150, for bookings made before the end of August), it retains the neon glamour of its five-star neighbours, and has already attracted Studio 54-level interest, with Patti Smith performing on the opening night. “I start with the rate I want to charge, then back in from there,” he growls. “And it means breaking rules.” Walking through the lobby, with a shop that sells flowers and T-shirts and perfume, and a landscape of white sofas, it’s not immediately obvious where the money’s been saved, where the rules have been broken.

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REVEALED Sanjay Dutt is an integral part of Jagga Jasoos and here are the details about his role

Ranbir Kapoor’s much delayed film Jagga Jasoos is all set to release next month but it seems that there was a last minute addition to the film. Sanjay Dutt, who is currently vacationing with his family, was roped in to be a part of the film as a narrator.

It is a known fact that Jagga Jasoos is a musical and because Ranbir Kapoor essays a character who has a stammering problem, he has conversations in songs. Most of his interactions including the ones he has with his love interest Katrina Kaif in the film are in the form of songs and hence the filmmaker believed that a narrative would be of great importance for the story. That’s the reason why Sanjay Dutt was approached for the film.

Furthermore, the actor’s name was suggested by none other than the leading man of the film Ranbir Kapoor.  Reason, well everyone would be aware that the latter is playing the protagonist in the Sanjay Dutt biopic and the two seem to have bonded well. From what we hear, when Sanjay was approached with the idea, he found it intriguing and in the following few weeks even finished dubbing for the same.

As for the film itself, Jagga Jasoos is directed by Anurag Basu and is slated to release on July 14.

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'Tubelight' starring Salman Khan in a leading role, saw a dip at the box-office on the second day of its release. The movie collected an estimated Rs 19.75 crore on Saturday, thus taking the total two-day collection to Rs 40.50 crore, according to a report on Boxofficeindia.com(Read More...)
Salman, who is a regular at the party, was accompanied by his sister Elvira, father Salim Khan, brother Sohail Khan, sister Arpita Khan Sharma, nephew Ahil and rumoured girlfriend Iulia Vantur.(Read More...)
Priyanka Chopra is surely living life queen sized! After fulfilling her work commitments in India and Europe, the actress headed back to the United States for the shoot of her second Hollywood flick 'A Kid Like Jake'.(Read More...)
Katrina Kaif who is currently busy promoting her upcoming film directed Anurag Basu, 'Jagga Jasoos' along with co-star Ranbir Kapoor shared a picture on Instagram from the sets of her next movie.(Read More...)
It was a scene that could have come from a Beatles gig in the 1960s.(Read More...)

IIFA 2017 Karan Johar all set to host the awards night in New York

Filmmaker Karan Johar took everyone by surprise when he announced the arrival of his twins Roohi and Yash. The actor who kept insisting that he loves to play the role of a father in real life, revealed all about how this girl made him cry with her arrival.

During a recent chat show, Karan Johar unleashed his fatherly side on screen where he spoke about his experience of becoming a parent. Revealing about the fact that he found the need for having his own kids after his 40th birthday, Karan Johar stated that in order to be emotionally ready he even attended therapy sessions and psychology discussions about how it is to be a father and how to raise kids without a mother etc. He even mentioned about how he was asked about children being his backup plan since he did not have a love relationship.

On the other hand, talking about how holding his baby made him cry, Karan Johar spoke about how he couldn’t describe such a beautiful feeling. Adding that his daughter was more vulnerable medically, the filmmaker reminisced about the moment when he held her and how tears started rolling down his face. He further also asserted that those emotions are irreplaceable.

Karan Johar, who recently launched his auto-biography ‘An Unsuitable Boy’, last directed Ae Dil Hai Mushkil starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma. As for his company Dharma Productions, it is riding high on the success of Baahubali 2 which broke the records all over the world.

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This is why Satish Kaushik stepped into the shoes of Om Puri for the latter’s last film

It was definitely a shocker for the entire fraternity who mourned the loss of one of India’s most unconventional actors, Om Puri. While his career has spanned across India and abroad, the veteran star’s last film remained incomplete due to his untimely death.

Recently, Tubelight featured Om Puri in a prominent role and the audiences were more than happy to see him. However, his last film Mr. Kabaadi that he finished shooting was directed by his wife Seema Kapoor. The latter, who has now resumed the film, required Om to do voice over for her film as a narrator besides the prominent role he was playing in the film. However, owing to his demise, the voiceover remained incomplete.

In order to finish the voiceover, Seema Kapoor initially came up with the idea of hiring a mimic artiste to accomplish the same but she couldn’t find one. Stating that even the voice needs a certain performance, Seema decided to rewrite the part of the narrator and instead roped in Satish Kaushik as the new narrator for a fresh voiceover in third person.

Talking about the bond he shared with Om Puri and how he looked up to him, Satish Kaushik spoke about their struggling days and how he has seen him grow up the ladder. Calling this opportunity as a special one for him, Satish also mentioned that Om’s wife Seema is like a sister to him and he was more than happy to receive this honour but asserted that he would never be able to match up to Om Puri’s skills.

On the other hand, expressing her gratitude towards Satish Kaushik who came on board, Seema also appreciated Satish’s efforts of flying down all the way from Delhi to Mumbai to finish the voiceover.

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Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur and Diljit Dosanjh to star together in the IIFA movie

The International Indian Film Awards just might be the biggest awards functions for Indian films. But in a land where there are numerous such film awards what makes one stand out. Well doing just that are the organizers of the IIFA awards Wizcraft. In fact, we hear that the events management company is all set on venturing into production with a full length feature film.

If that wasn’t well, we also here that the IIFA event which is set to be held in the US will feature majorly in the film which is based on the IIFA awards. Interestingly, since the film will feature the function itself, a host of celebrities attending the show will be seen doing a cameo in the film.

Post the completion of the shoot at the awards function, the rest of the film will be shot starring Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur and Diljit Dosanjh in lead roles. As of now no other details of the yet untitled IIFA movie are available.

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BREAKING: Prabhu Dheva signed to direct Salman Khan in Dabangg 3

Although we have seen the same characters being retained for the Dabangg franchise, the film underwent changes behind the camera when the sequel hit the silver screen. Now yet again, a new filmmaker has been roped in for the third installment and it is none other than Prabhu Dheva.

While we will be more than happy to see the Wanted team at work [for those who came in late, Wanted starring Salman Khan was directed by Prabhu Dheva], we are yet to receive further details on the same. For the past one year, there have been several speculations about Dabangg 3. Earlier, with the constant reports doing the rounds about Arbaaz directing the same, Salman Khan had to come out to clarify that the news was untrue.

There were further reports last year which claimed that Salman Khan has already started shooting for the film, when pictures of his cop avatar started doing the rounds on social media. However, it was only recently, the director for the third film in the franchise has been finalized.

On the other hand, yet another rumour doing the rounds was the change in the leading lady which it was being said was not Sonakshi Sinha. However, when confronted the actress, she maintained that she was unaware of any such detail.

Let us also tell you that both the films in the franchise were directed by two different directors, wherein, the two installments were directed by Abhinav Kashyap and Arbaaz Khan respectively.

As of now, it is yet to be known when Salman Khan will kick start the shoot of the film since the superstar is already busy with other commitments.

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