Summary Amitabh Bachchan will shoot the KBC 8 launch episode on August 2. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who is the brand ambassador of Gujarat, is set to shoot the launch episode of his hugely popular TV reality game show Kaun Banega Crorepati 8 in Surat.
Summary PARIS (AP) -- French soldiers secured a black box from the Air Algerie wreckage site in a desolate region of restive northern Mali on Friday, the French president said. A French soldier was killed earlier this month near the town of Gao, where French troops remain. The intervention scattered the extremists, but the Tuaregs have pushed back against the authority of the Bamako-based government.
Summary For President Obama, the crash of a Malaysian Airlines flight in Ukraine wasn't really a game-changer. Experts on the region say Putin is not off the hook yet and Obama could still use the horrific crash to pressure him to change, but they stress that he'll need to act soon. "The people who think Putin is backed in a corner are thinking wishfully," said the John Herbst, the director of the Atlantic Council's Eurasia Center and the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine from 2003 to 2006.
Summary ZURICH (AP) -- FIFA rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament "can achieve positive change." Both then sat next to FIFA President Sepp Blatter to watch the final at the Maracana Stadium, won by Germany. FIFA, which has Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko on its executive committee, said a World Cup in the country "can be a force for good."
Summary DENVER (AP) -- Molson Coors Brewing Co. The brewing company said Friday that Swinburn will be succeeded in the posts by Mark R. Hunter, who currently serves as CEO and president of Molson Coors Europe. The 61-year-old Swinburn has served as CEO since 2008.
Summary The Indian women thrashed Kenya 3-0 in Pool D. Indian men and women table tennis teams notched up wins in their respective pool matches of the 20th Commonwealth Games being held at the Scotstoun Sports Campus here on Friday. While the men defeated Guyana 3-0 in Pool C, the women thrashed Kenya with the same scoreline in Pool D. In the men's first match, the pair of Sanil Shankar Shetty and A Anthony Amalraj defeated Paul David and Christopher Franklin 11-8, 11-6, 11-5 followed by Soumyajit Ghosh's 11-8, 11-5, 11-9 victory over Franklin in the first men's singles to wrap up the match.
Summary An Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter crashed on Friday in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur district, killing all seven people on board, police said. Sub Divisional Magistrate, Sidhauli, A K Srivastava said that the chopper was engulfed in fire as it crashed in Manipurwa in Ataria area. "A helicopter of airforce has crashed here. It is engulfed in fire and it is feared that all on board might have died," Srivastava said.
Summary I'm from the generation for whom wearing your first pair of Levi's 501s was a rite of passage. Westerns acted like tourism campaigns. The wide horizons, the dust, the horses, the jeans (real cowboys wore Levi's in the first silent Westerns): wealthy eastern-dwellers wanted to experience it all for themselves.
Summary Republicans are in charge of the House, but they can't budge on VA reform. When revelations surfaced earlier this summer that the Department of Veterans Affairs provided poor health care to veterans -- leading to some deaths -- a genuine scandal erupted and Congress promised to impose big changes. But staring down the August recess, the effort to overhaul the agency is on the verge of collapse.
Summary Peaches Geldof and Thomas Cohen pose for photographers at the Moet & Chandon Etoile Award for Mario Testino at the Park Lane Hotel in London, England, September 19, 2011.Reuters. There were puncture marks on her arms and legs. The coroner's conclusion is a sad echo of the life of Geldof's mother, Paula Yates, who died of a heroin overdose when Peaches was 11.
Summary Hospital staff in Gaza are battling to keep their youngest patients alive, as the conflict means some parents are unable to take their newborns home. Footage from the maternity ward in the Shifa hospital shows how stretched resources are - with three babies sharing an incubator that is meant to only hold one newborn. One mother has been forced to take refuge in the hospital after fleeing the Shejaia area of Gaza City following shelling from the Israeli military.
Summary We're at a turning point in the cultural zeitgeist, concerning the representation of women. However, reports are in that Hollywood has begun the process of assembling a girls-exclusive riff on Expendables that takes place in a separate universe (but maintains the badassery factor). Sylvester Stallone and Yu Nan in 'The Expendables 2'.
Summary Roona Begum before her surgery last year (Picture: Sagar Kaul / Barcroft India). Roona Begum, 2, who required emergency surgery after suffering from an extreme form of hydrocephalus, or water on the brain, has not only surpassed her survival expectations, she is even well enough to eat and crawl. Last year surgeons in Dheli had to operate on her after discovering her rare condition, which caused her skull to deform as her head swelled up, however even after the successful surgery they predicted she would not live very long.
Summary The death of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular touched the community. Explaining the charge of culpable homicide, Matthews said: "Basically she beat up her son causing his death but she didn't mean to kill him, and that's been accepted by the prosecution authorities." Hundreds of members of the public joined the search for the youngster.