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Briton charged with 'encouraging' terrorism on Twitter

London, Nov 28 (IANS) A 22-year-old woman in south London has been charged with encouraging terrorism on Twitter. Alaa Abdullah Esayed was charged with two offences under the Terrorism Act - encouraging terrorism and the dissemination of terrorist publications, Telegraph reported. The woman was later released on bail. One of the charges is related to Esayed's posts on her...

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High-flying turkey for ISS astronauts on Thanksgiving

Washington, Nov 28 (IANS) It was a high-flying, freeze-dried turkey time for six astronauts at the International Space Station (ISS) as most Americans roasted turkeys and emptied cranberry sauce out of cans to celebrate Thanksgiving Day. The menu included traditional holiday fare with a space-food flair - irradiated smoked turkey, thermostabilized candied yams and freeze-dried green bean...

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Ferguson plot included assassinations, blowing up arch

Washington, Nov 28 (IANS) Amid an uneasy calm in Ferguson and subdued protests across the US during the Thanksgiving holiday, a plot to blow up St. Louis' Gateway Arch and assassinate the county prosecutor, came to light. The alleged plot by two men arrested last week on suspicion of acquiring guns and explosives to use at protests in the small St Louis, Missouri, suburb of 22,000, nearl...

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Ligue 1 club Bastia appoint Printant for the season

Paris, Nov 28 (IANS) Bastia have appointed Ghislain Printant as the head coach until the end of the season, the Ligue 1 club has announced. The 53-year-old made the step up from reserve team boss to interim manager after Claude Makelele was sacked earlier this month, reports Xinhua. Ghislain Printant is named Sporting Bastia coach until the end of season, read a short statement o...

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Gunfight in Jammu hours ahead of Modi's arrival

Jammu, Nov 28 (IANS) Heavy firing exchanges between the security forces and a militant started Friday morning near the international border in Jammu and Kashmir, hours ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit here. A group of heavily-armed militants infiltrated into the Indian side at Arnia in Jammu district Thursday. The security forces took them on and four militants were killed.<...

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Cold, misty morning in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) It was a cold, misty Friday morning in the national capital with a minimum temperature of 10.3 degrees celsius, normal for this time of the season. The sky will be mainly clear today (Friday) and the maximum temperature is likely to hover around 28 degrees Celsius, said an official of the India Meteorological Department. Humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 88 perce...

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Sensex, Nifty hit record highs

Mumbai, Nov 28 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Friday hit record high of 28,765.52 points surpassing its previous high of 28,541.22 it touched Nov 25. All the sectors were trading in green and the rally was led by banking, auto, consumer durables and capital goods sectors. The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which ...

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US welcomes historic WTO deal with India on board

Washington, Nov 28 (IANS) The US has welcomed the World Trade Organization reaching as historic multilateral trade deal with India on board after months of deadlock with New Delhi standing firm on its food security programme. The Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) approved by 160 WTO members in Geneva Thursday aims to streamline and harmonise customs procedures to bring an estimated savi...

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18 UP trains cancelled for over 45 days

Lucknow, Nov 28 (IANS) Fog in many parts of Uttar Pradesh has forced the Indian Railways to cancel 18 trains from here, officials said Friday. The train services will remain suspended between Dec 31 and Feb 15. Janata Express, Allahabad-Haridwar Express, Kumbh Express, Lucknow-Barauni Express, Barauni Mail, Delhi-Sialdeah Express and Rajdhani Express are among the trains that have been c...

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Bollywood's immortal 'bad girls' revisited in exhibition

New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Remember Sridevi in a tight leather suit, carrying a hunter in her hand in Himmatwala? Or the fearless actress and stunt woman Nadia in Hunterwali? An exhibition of film memorabilia in the capital is celebrating the immortal era of these screen seductresses, vamps and anti-heroines. Around 30 posters of several Bollywood films that go back to 1945 are mounted in ...

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Arsenal's Wilshere out for three months

London, Nov 28 (IANS) English club Arsenal has confirmed that their midfielder Jack Wilshere will be out of action for three months because of an ankle surgery. The England midfielder sustained ligament damage to his left ankle in Saturday's home Premier League loss to Manchester United and had a successful operation Thursday, reports Xinhua. The club estimates that Wilshere will...

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Use a barcode scanner on your body parts and expect trouble

Here's an amusing trick, suggested by a reader. You get a barcode for Apple Inc. from the internet and glue it on a can of beans at your supermarket. Then wait to see the cashier's face when she scans the can and finds out the price is $530 billion. I told him this would not work at my supermarket. Prices are marked up so high that $530 billion for a can of beans sounds about right. <...

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Europa League standings

London, Nov 28 (IANS) Following are the Europa League standings after Thursday's games (tabulated under games played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua. Group A M'gladbach 5 2 3 0 11 4 9 Villarreal 5 2 2 1 13 7 8 FC Z|rich 5 2 1 2 10 11 7 Apollon Limassol 5 1 0 4 4 16 3 Group B

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Cate Blanchett proud of Emma Watson's UN speech

Los Angeles, Nov 28 (IANS) Actress Cate Blanchett says she's so extremely proud of Emma Watson's speech on gender equality at the United Nations. I was so f--king proud of Emma Watson's speech at the UN. It was brilliant, such an incredible use of her airspace, and really passionate. It was fantastic, Blanchett said about Watson in the latest issue of Porter magazine, reports eonline.com...

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Pele in intensive care, but showing 'improvement'

Rio De Janeiro, Nov 28 (IANS) Pele was transferred to an intensive care unit of a Sao Paulo hospital Thursday after a urinary tract infection spread to his kidneys. The Albert Einstein Hospital said in a statement that the 74-year-old was receiving renal support treatment, adding that there had been an improvement in his clinical condition. Pele was admitted to the hospital Monda...

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Pakistan wants meaningful dialogue with India: Sharif

Islamabd, Nov 28 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Thursday said that his country wants a meaningful dialogue with India on all issues, media reported. Sharif said during an in-flight press briefing late night on his return from the 18th Saarc Summit in Nepal that Pakistan wants to discuss all issues including Kashmir with India through a proper dialogue, Dawn online reported.<...

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Mexican president unveils reform bill to fight organised crime

Mexico City, Nov 28 (IANS) Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto announced Thursday a 10-point reform bill that will unify Mexico's multi-layered police forces and stop collusion between government officials and local gangs. The move is expected to defuse nationwide anger over the abduction and possible massacre of 43 students, Xinhua reported. The anti-crime plan, which will be ...

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Khloe Kardashian sports new Thanksgiving hairstyle

Los Angeles, Nov 28 (IANS) Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian decided to braid her hair to cook the Thanksgiving dinner. She wanted the meal to be perfect for the annual celebration, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Thank you @hairlovebydominique for braiding me up last night. One less thing to worry about while I'm cooking Thanksgiving dinner for the fam braids on fleek, she wrote in a ...

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Russia sees threat in Ukraine's potential NATO membership

Moscow, Nov 28 (IANS) Russia considers Ukraine's potential NATO membership as a threat to global stability, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Meshkov said Thursday. Our partners are aware of Russian principal position that Ukraine's NATO membership will undermine European security, Xinhua quoted Meshkov as saying. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said earlier in the day ...

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Russell Crowe 'in shock' after Phil Hughes's death

Sydney, Nov 28 (IANS) Actor Russell Crowe has paid tribute to Australian cricketer Phil Hughes, who died after suffering a serious injury while playing. Hughes passed away at a hospital here two days after suffering a serious head injury during a match, and his death has sparked an outpouring of grief among cricket fans across the world. The Gladiator star, who lives here and own...

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