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Anthony Hopkins says Transformers: The Last Knight is the biggest movie he ever made

Veteran actor Anthony Hopkins says "Transformers: The Last Knight" is one of the biggest movies he has ever made.

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Afghanistan, Ireland granted Test status by ICC

War-torn Afghanistan today were confirmed as Full Member of ICC thereby granting them Test status alongside Ireland.

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Hockey World League: Misfiring India lose to Malaysia, crash out of quarters

The Indians only had themselves to blame as a below-par opening 20 minutes and some sloppy defending ruined their hopes.     

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Kohli retains top spot, 5-0 win over West Indies to give India second spot

Virat Kohli retained the top spot among batsmen while India were placed third among ODI teams in the latest ICC Rankings.

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Mexico's Carlos Salcedo is carried off on a stretcher during during the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match between Mexico and New Zealand, at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi. | ap
Mexico defender Carlos Salcedo ruled out of Confederations Cup

Salcedo came off second-best in an aerial tussle with Kiwi striker Chris Wood in the first half and landed awkwardly.

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BCCI's gains from ICC: Final say on bilaterals, seat in Strategic Group

Bilateral series involving India and Pakistan has been a sensitive issue due to prevailing political tension between the two nations.

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Boys turn up in skirts to protest UK school's 'shorts ban'

The boys turned up for classes in skirts in a bold protest against the institution's no shorts uniform policy despite the ongoing heatwave.

Bird causes power outage across Texas

A bird caused power outage across the US state of Texas after it got into the equipment of a substation leaving thousands of residents without electricity.

Grand theft avocado: Three arrested in $300K California theft

Three produce company workers have been arrested in the theft of up to $300,000 worth of avocados, according to the Ventura County Sheriff's Office.

The summer reading list

One swallow doesn’t make a summer, but there are stories, pictures and narratives that create magic to make a summer delightful.

Coffee with compassion

Mahadevan’s Writer’s Café in Chennai employs seven burn victims and helps them put their trauma behind

Legendary Kathakali exponent Kalamandalam Gopi looks back at his career on his 80th birthday that sparked a four-day celebration in Kerala’s Thrissur

The Sunday Standard

A petition exposes bungling by the Bureau of Indian Standards, which allows RO filters to be sold without ISI certification.

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