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Mexico says rescuers close to entering mine where workers trapped

Rescuers hope to enter a flooded coal mine in northern Mexico soon to search for 10 workers who have been trapped for...

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Ukraine Latest: Austin Reaffirms Pledge of Indefinite US Support

(Bloomberg) -- US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin reinforced a pledge that Washington and its allies will continue supplying military aid

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BofA Starting Fresh Talks with Investors on Citrix Buyout Debt

(Bloomberg) -- Bank of America Corp. plans to start fresh talks with investors on Monday to sell parts of a

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Thursday date for AIFF hearing; CoA files contempt plea against Patel

The committee of administrators (CoA) said that in his capacity as FIFA Council member, Patel is “consistently abusing” his position to undermine the Supreme Court order on August 3 that introduced eminent players in the administration of AIFF.

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It's mind over matter for CWG stars

The collective belief and ambition that soared after Abhinav Bindra's epochal gold in Beijing 14 years ago got a major fillip after Neeraj Chopra emulated him at the Tokyo Olympics last year.

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Sima Taparia of Indian Matchmaking says Priyanka Chopra-Nick Jonas aren't 'good match': 'He looks small and petite'

In one of the episodes of the second season of the Netflix series Indian Matchmaking, matchmaker Sima Taparia said she doesn't approve of the age gap between Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas.

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Arjun Kanungo and Carla Dennis are now married! Check out dreamy pics from wedding and mehendi ceremonies

Arjun Kanungo and his longtime girlfriend Carla Dennis tied the knot in Mumbai on August 10. See pictures and videos from wedding festivities here.

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Landfills around the world release a lot of methane - study

By Gloria Dickie LONDON (Reuters) - Decomposing food waste is releasing thousands of tonnes of planet-warming methane gas at landfills

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YouTube is more popular than TikTok among teens

While the days of Nyan Cat and Salad Fingers are over, teens still love YouTube.

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C-voter survey shows Bihar prefers Tejashwi as CM; Modi as PM in 2024: Report

According to the C-voter survey on AajTak, 24% people want to see Nitish Kumar as the chief minister of Bihar. Nineteen per cent of people prefer a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader as CM, while Tejashwi Yadav was preferred by 43% of people for the post

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Bihar Speaker moves ‘to disqualify’ 30-odd members, GA MLAs shoot off a no-trust notice

Janata Dal (United) leaders, party insiders said, swung into action after they learnt that the Speaker had hurriedly convened a meeting of the five-member ethics committee, headed by former minister and BJP member Ram Narayan Mandal, on Tuesday and got a fresh report submitted on the chaos in the Assembly during the enactment of the Special Armed Police Act in March last year.

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Barbs fly: BJP says Nitish wanted to become VP; JD (U) calls it rubbish

Lashing out at chief minister Nitish Kumar for the U-turn, senior BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sushil Kumar Modi alleged that Kumar dumped the NDA after the party failed to oblige his ambitions to become the vice president.

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Colombia green groups try again to ban fracking, hope fourth time's the charm

By Oliver Griffin BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian lawmakers, the environment minister and environmental campaigners on Wednesday proposed a bill to

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Wordle 418 Answer Today: Hints, Clues, and Word of the Day for 11 August 2022

Wordle 418 word of the day: The answer for 11 August 2022 begins with the alphabet G, read the other hints by us.

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Swoop on drug cartels sparks chaos in two Mexican states

Suspected drug cartel members went on the rampage in Mexico, setting fire to vehicles after a military operation targeted an apparent meeting of...

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Analysis: U.S. renewables investors see Senate bill sparking gold rush

By Nichola Groom, Cole Horton and Simon Jessop LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - For the first time, investors seeking to

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Tennis-Gauff survives Rybakina scare, Pliskova crushes Anisimova at Canadian Open

(Reuters) - American Coco Gauff outlasted Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina 6-4 6(8)-7 7-6(3) in a marathon second round clash at

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Jennette McCurdy: The most shocking revelations from star’s memoir

Jennette McCurdy has opened up about her abusive childhood in a scathing memoir titled, I’m Glad My Mom Died. In the new book – published on Tuesday (9 August) – the former Nickelodeon actor reveals the emotional and physical abuse she suffered at the hands of her mother Debra since she was a young girl. Her mother died in 2013 of breast cancer. The now 30-year-old star includes additional details of co-star feuds, exploitation, and on-set mishandlings. Here are some of the most shocking revelations from I’m Glad My Mom Died: iCarly star says she was “exploited” as a child actor on the Nickelodeon series Ahead of its release, McCurdy sat down with The New York Times to speak about her memoir. There, she opened up about working on Nickelodeon’s sitcom. The six-season sitcom, which premiered in 2007, followed Carly Shay (Miranda Cosgrove) after the instant success of her web series turns her “normal” life upside down. She must rely on her friends Sam Puckett (Jennette McCurdy) and Freddie Benson (Nathan Kress) to manage her newfound success. Only 15 when the series began, McCurdy said there were “cases where people had the best intentions and maybe didn’t know what they were doing”. Yet, she noted that there were also cases when older people around her “knew exactly what they were doing”. The outlet further addressed claims included in the memoir, in which McCurdy alleges she was “photographed in a bikini at a wardrobe fitting” and was “encouraged to drink alcohol by an intimidating figure” she refers to as “The Creator”. McCurdy said that her mother Debra was present during these alleged moments, but didn’t get involved as she believed this was what happened when you were in the acting business. After the series ended in 2012, McCurdy went on to co-star with Ariana Grande in the spin-off series Sam and Cat. McCurdy claims that after that show was cancelled, Nickelodeon offered her $300,000 (£248,000) to keep her alleged experiences to herself – but she says she turned the sum down. The Independent has contacted Nickolodeon for comment. McCurdy’s mother warned her not “to get too close” to Miranda Cosgrove because she didn’t “believe in God” Elsewhere in her book, McCurdy recounted her first encounter with former iCarly co-star Miranda Cosgrove. “She was leaning against a wall, sipping Coke from a glass bottle and texting on her Sidekick,” the former child star wrote. The two first met at their screen test. However, while they didn’t talk much during the pilot’s filming, McCurdy remembered receiving a gift basket from Cosgrove. “I’m really surprised that another child actor would be so nice to me,” she said. “Usually there’s such a sense of competition. This gesture is the opposite of that. I’m touched.” She continued: “On set, Miranda said cuss words like ‘s***’ and ‘ass,’ and she took the Lord’s name in vain at least 50 times a day. Mom warned me not to get too close to Miranda because she doesn’t believe in God.” Cosgrove has not spoken openly about her religious beliefs or lack thereof. McCurdy, who was brought up as in the Church of Latter-day Saints, added: “Nathan [Kress, who played Freddie Benson] is OK for me to get close to, Mom says, because he does [believe]. ‘Southern Baptists are no Mormons, but at least we’ve got Jesus in common.” McCurdy says her mother “explicitly” told her how to engage in disordered eating In the memoir, McCurdy wrote that her mother taught her disordered eating so that she could delay puberty and continue to land child roles so she could support her family. Later, in a separate interview with The Cut, McCurdy said her mother, “explicitly told me how to engage in disordered eating”. She continued: “As a survival instinct and a coping mechanism growing up, I couldn’t face that it was an eating disorder, and I just lived in the delusion that this was mom’s way of helping me and helping my career. “In therapy and in retrospect, recognising that as such obvious abuse, it’s unsettling,” she continued. Elsewhere in the interview, the former child star revealed that when one doctor suggested she might have an eating disorder, the idea was vehemently denied both by McCurdy and her mother. “My first therapist had suggested that she was abusive, and that led me to leave that therapist,” McCurdy told the publication, adding, “I couldn’t handle the idea that my mother was abusive because that would mean reframing my entire life. The one narrative of my life was ‘Mommy knows best.’” The actor “didn’t like” her Sam & Cat co-star Ariana Grande because she kept missing work to focus on music McCurdy wrote that she wasn’t a fan of working with Ariana Grande on iCarly spin-off, Sam & Cat, because the then-burgeoning pop star kept taking time off to focus on her music career. The actor recalled being told she was “a good sport” about the fact that Grande frequently missed filming for music commitments. “I know why I’m hearing this phrase so often,” McCurdy wrote. “It’s because my co-star Ariana Grande is a burgeoning pop star who misses work regularly to go sing at award shows, record new songs, and do press for her upcoming album while I stay back and angrily hold down the fort.” McCurdy said she became “a bitter person” because she had had to turn down projects due to her commitment to iCarly while Grande appeared to get a free pass. “So I have to turn down movies while Ariana’s off whistle-toning at the Billboard Music Awards,” she wrote. “Ariana misses work in pursuit of her music career while I act with a box. I’m pissed about it. And I’m pissed at her. Jealous of her.” McCurdy added that she was envious of Grande because “she had a much easier upbringing than I did”. She claims that her jealousy of Grande became harder to conceal as the singer’s success grew. “What finally undid me was when Ariana came whistle-toning in with excitement because she had spent the previous evening playing charades at Tom Hanks’s house,” she said. “That was the moment I broke. I couldn’t take it anymore.” “From that moment on, I didn’t like her. I couldn’t like her,” she added. “Pop star success I could handle, but hanging out with Sheriff Woody, with Forrest F***ing Gump? This has gone too far.” McCurdy recalled being yelled at persistently while filming her first kiss with iCarly co-star Nathan Kress In another section of the book, McCurdy detailed the on-set experience of her first kiss – both on-screen and off-screen – with co-star Kress. “Our lips are touching. He’s moving his mouth around a bit, but I can’t move mine. I’m frozen,” she remembered. “His eyes are closed. Mine aren’t. Mine are wide open, staring at him. It’s so odd, staring at a person while your faces are touching. I don’t like it. I can smell his hair gel.” McCurdy continued: “‘Move your head around a bit more, Jennette!’ The Creator yells from off-camera.” She added that she “honestly” tried to follow the instructions, but she felt “stiff” and “unflinching”. “My mind is saying who cares that this is your first kiss, that your first kiss is on-camera. Get it over with. Do what you’re told,” she said. “My body is saying no, I don’t want this. I don’t want my first kiss to be like this. I want my first kiss to be a real first kiss, not a kiss for a TV show.” McCurdy explained that she was “embarrassed by” her romantic side, therefore suppressing it, because her mother had discouraged it. “You try to just go with it, and if you’re Nathan, my co-star, it seems like you can,” she wrote. “But if you’re me, you can’t. If you’re me, you’re just thinking about every single little thing that’s happening, and your mind is racing, and you can’t wait for it to be over with.” Afterwards, she said that The Creator yelled “cut!” before approaching her. “The Creator looks me right in the eye but doesn’t say anything for four or five seconds,” she said. “I almost start to laugh, thinking he might be messing with me for fun like he does sometimes, but then I recognise that there is a deep anger in him. This is no time for laughter. Finally, he speaks.” “‘Jennette. More. Head. Movement,’” she wrote, adding that he demanded the crew continue rolling the cameras. Once again, McCurdy said that after another take, The Creator shouted “cut!” and that she could “tell by his tone” that he was upset with the footage. After seven takes, The Creator was told they needed to move on. “‘Fine,’ he says angrily,” McCurdy wrote. “‘That was not ideal but FINE, we’ll move on. I’ll be at crafty!’” I’m Glad My Mom Died is out now. 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Wall Street Defies CPI Skeptics With Risk-On Rally: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) -- Stocks surged and the dollar sank as softer-than-expected inflation data fueled bets the Federal Reserve could pivot to

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Pilot explains how he survived dramatic California freeway crash

The pilot of a single-engine airplane that crash landed on the side of Highway 91 in Corona, California, on Tuesday said that he is “ecstatic” he’s still alive. Andrew Cho realised that the engine of the small airpline he was piloting was in trouble while approaching the Corona Municipal Airport in Riverside County. Though he could see the airport out of his window, Mr Cho knew that landing safely there was an impossibility. “On the right side of my plane was the freeway, and my biggest fear was, of course, hitting other cars,” Mr Cho told KNBC in Los Angeles. “But I saw enough of a gap there, and I just headed for the gap.” It was, very likely, a lifesaving decision. Mr Cho, who has 12 years of flying experience, landed the plane hard in between cars driving on the freeway. Remarkably, did not hit a single one. The plane bounced after landing and then skidded across multiple lanes of traffic before catching fire, but no one in the plane or motorists on the freeway reported any injuries. Aside from the loss of the plane, the only physical damage from the crash was reportedly a busted tail-light and tailgate on a pickup truck. Mr Cho and a friend were returning from a flight to Santa Catalina Island off the Los Angeles coast when the Cessna aircraft began having engine problems. Mr Cho said he recalled from his training that experiencing engine failure did not mean that his job as a pilot was finished. “You never stop flying a plane just because you lose an engine,” Mr Cho told the television station. “Your plane doesn’t drop out of the sky. You fly it all the way to the ground.” Multiple lanes of traffic on the freeway were shut down following the crash landing, while Corona police reportedly closed the Lincoln Avenue onramp to the eastbound freeway. Read More Dramatic video shows small plane crashing onto California freeway and bursting into flames

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LNG traders absorb huge losses after supply outages

(This August 9 story refiles with no change to text) By Ron Bousso and Marwa Rashad LONDON (Reuters) - Major

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4-year-old boy struck and killed after wandering onto Indiana freeway

A four-year-old boy who wandered onto a freeway early on Monday morning in Indiana was struck and killed by a motorist. Braxton Freeze of Princeton, Indiana was staying with his mother and her boyfriend at a business near State Highway 66 when Freeze woke up and walked out onto the road, according to the Warrick County Sheriff’s Office. He was hit by a motorist who was reportedly going between 45 and 50 miles per hour. As per a statement from the sheriff’s office, the motorist called 911 and began performing CPR on the child, but it was too late. Freeze was pronounced dead at the scene. “The family of that child, the driver, to have to deal with that, and also all of the first responders on scene and that took the call this morning; it affects it impacts everyone that touches that incident,” Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Paul Krause told television station WFIE in Evansville, Indiana. The investigation into Freeze’s death is still ongoing, though no charges have been filed to this point. Mr Krause said there was nothing the motorist could have done to prevent the accident and that the sheriff’s office does not believe that drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash. The sheriff’s office said in its statement that it is coordinating its investigation with the Indiana State Police, the Warrick County Coroner’s Office, and the Indiana Department of Child Services. The office also noted that it recieved assistance from the Newburgh Police Department in its initial work. Pedestrian fatalities are not uncommon in the US. Data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that there were 93 pedestrian fatalities in Indiana alone in 2020, while the US as a whole experiences thousands of pedestrian fatalities each year. According to the CDC, an American died about every 75 minutes in 2020 in a traffic fatality. Read More California: Fiery wreckage of plane burns on freeway after emergency landing As MLB considers future game sites, check out these ideas FBI searches Trump's Florida estate for classified records

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Trump Says He’s Taking Fifth Amendment in N.Y. AG’s Asset Probe

(Bloomberg) -- Donald Trump is declining to answer questions by the New York attorney general, invoking his Fifth Amendment right

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Cheetahs all set to move, but may miss Aug 15 date

African Cheetahs from Namibia and South Africa have been quarantined and vaccinated ahead of their travel across continents to Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno National Park later this month, but will likely miss the Independence Day deadline. Around eight Cheetahs from Namibia and 12 from South Africa have been identified for the first batch of Cheetahs that authorities are hoping to locate in Kuno in the coming months.

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Woman burns husband to death in Mathura for objecting to her affair, arrested

The woman got into a relationship with a youth in Delhi and her husband objected to the affair, Mathura police said.

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