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Obama 'optimistic' about climate summit success

Washington, Nov 30 (IANS) US President Barack Obama on Sunday said he was optimistic about sealing a global climate agreement at the upcoming two-week UN conference in Paris. What makes this gathering different is that more than 180 nations have already submitted plans to reduce the harmful emissions that help cause climate change, Obama said in a Facebook post as he travelled to the tal...

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Thousands take part in climate change protest in Amsterdam

The Hague, Nov 30 (IANS) Around 6,000 to 7,000 people demanded measures to protect the climate in a demonstration held in Amsterdam on Sunday, a day before the opening of the United Nations climate change conference in Paris. The participants took part in a peaceful march from the Museumplein square through the city centre and back again. The demonstration was organised by envir...

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Stay invested, interested: Julia Roberts's marriage advice

Los Angeles, Nov 30 (IANS) Actress Julia Roberts, who raises two children with husband Daniel Moder, says she finds her marital life fascinating and that the key to a happy married life is to be committed. I think it's about being committed to each other, about having the same values and wanting the same things from life, Roberts told Britain's HELLO! magazine, reports femalefirst.co.uk....

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Kate Winslet has no computer

London, Nov 30 (IANS) Actress Kate Winslet says she doesn't own a computer. The actress - who has children Mia, 15, and Joe, 11, from her past marriages and Bear, 23 months with spouse Ned Rocknroll - is pleased to be terrible with technology and places restrictions on the gadgets that her children are allowed to use, reports femalefirst.co.uk. She said: I enjoy being terrible be...

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Hollande expects 'political impulse' at climate summit

Paris, Nov 30 (IANS) The gathering of world leaders in Paris to negotiate ways to combat climate change should provide a political impulse to reach a binding and ambitious deal, French President Francois Hollande said on Sunday. If I had to judge the presence and number of contributions, I would say that the target is met. But we have an agreement to seek and conclude, Hollande said duri...

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Gomez gives Taylor Swift advice on men

Los Angeles, Nov 30 (IANS) Pop star Selena Gomez says she offers singer Taylor Swift advice in the boy department. The Good for you hitmaker spoke about her friendship with Swift in an interview with Instyle UK magazine, reports usmagazine.com. People have this fantasy that we're in our underwear, having pillow fights, the 23-year-old said in the magazine's January 2016 cover sto...

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EU, Turkey sign deal to stem migrant flows

Brussels, Nov 30 (IANS) The European Union (EU) late on Sunday clinched an agreement with Turkey, offering $3.18 billion in aid and more promising access for Ankara's membership to the bloc to trade for massive reduction of illegal migrant arrivals. European Council President Donald Tusk made the announcement at a press conference after Sunday's summit, which was attended by leaders of t...

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Zac Efron sports moustache

Tokyo, Nov 30 (IANS) Actor Zac Efron was spotted in a moustache during a trip to Japan with his girlfriend Sami Miro. Efron posted several photographs from his visit on his Instagram page, reports eonline.com. ...Japan. Peace, love and happiness my friends. Thank you. Z, he wrote alongside one image, showing him giving the peace sign while walking on a crosswalk. Another ...

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Gas poisoning kills five in China

Beijing, Nov 30 (IANS) Five people died on Sunday in a gas poisoning incident in China's Shandong province, government said. The incident happened at 5.50 p.m. in a stainless steel company in Zouping County, Xinhua news agency reported. Another 12 people were hospitalised, with five still in critical conditions, according to a statement from the local government. The cau...

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Dubai film fest to honour Naseeruddin Shah

Dubai, Nov 29 (IANS) Veteran Indian actor Naseeruddin Shah, who has worked in over 200 films, will be presented the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 12th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) Honoured to present the legendary actor Naseeruddin Shah with its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. Shah has appeared in over 200 films in a remarkable and diverse career sp...

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Modi reaches Paris to attend climate summit

Paris, Nov 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Paris on Sunday to attend the Conference of Parties (CoP) 21 climate summit that will begin on Monday. Modi is scheduled to launch a 122-country solar alliance with French President Francois Hollande on Monday. President @fhollande & I will jointly host a meeting of International Solar Alliance, Modi tweeted ahead o...

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Pakistani spy racket busted; BSF man, ISI-linked handler arrested

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) A BSF personnel and a Pakistani intelligence operative have been arrested for obtaining secret information related to India's national security and sharing it with Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), police said on Sunday. Kafaitullah Khan alias Master Raja (44) and Border Security Force (BSF) head constable Abdul Rasheed were arrested from Jammu on Nov...

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Soldier slips to death on LoC

Srinagar, Nov 29 (IANS) An Indian soldier, deployed on the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, on Sunday slipped and fell to his death into a gorge, a defence official said. Sepoy Surinder of Rajput Regiment died after he lost balance and fell into the gorge during patrolling duty near the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdhar sector in Kupwara, a defence spokesman said here.

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Parrikar mulls retirement from politics

Panaji, Nov 29 (IANS) Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday hinted at retiring from politics, while also admitting to a crisis of credible leadership in a small state like Goa. Speaking at a function organised by the Lokmmanya Multipurpose Co-Operative Credit Society, in Mapusa town about 10 km north of Panaji, Parrikar, a former Goa chief minister, also said that his attention wou...

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Pakistani spy racket busted; BSF man, ISI-linked handler arrested

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) A BSF personnel and a Pakistan Intelligence Operative (PIO) handler have been arrested for obtaining secret information related to India's national security and sharing it with Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), police said on Sunday. Kafaitullah Khan alias Master Raja (44) and Border Security Force (BSF) head constable Abdul Rasheed were arrested from...

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Appeal for release of two journalists jailed in Chhattisgarh

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Journalists and civil society members have appealed for the release of two journalists jailed in Chhattisgarh on alleged charges of supporting Maoists. A petition has been submitted in this regard to Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, and union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley and Tribal Affairs Minister Jual O...

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Lok Sabha to discuss incidents of intolerance on Monday

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The Lok Sabha is scheduled to discuss on Monday the situation arising out of incidents of intolerance in the country, an official statement said. A Motion of Notice given under rule 193 by P. Karunakaran (CPI-M) and K.C. Venugopal (Congress) in this regard has been listed in the business of the house for Monday, the parliamentary affairs ministry said in a statem...

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Thousands march in Madrid against climate change

Madrid, Nov 29 (IANS) Tens of thousands of people packed the streets of the Spanish capital city of Madrid at lunchtime on Sunday as they formed part of the worldwide Global March for Climate. The march was organised by organisations such as the World Wildlife Fund, Friends of the Earth, Oxfam and many other organisations, on the eve of the Paris climate change These talks are c...

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Indian Army chief to visit Sri Lanka

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) Indian Army chief Gen. Dalbir Singh will visit Sri Lanka from Monday to discuss various issues and enhance military cooperation between the two nations, an official statement said. During his visit, General Dalbir Singh is scheduled to interact with senior officials of defence forces and ministry of defence of Sri Lanka to discuss a wide range of issues and to en...

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UAE striker Ahmed Khalil named AFC player of year

New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) UAE star striker Ahmed Khalil was on Sunday named the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) player of the year 2015 at the annual awards ceremony held here. Khalil was declared the winner, ahead of compatriot Omar Abdulrahman and Zheng Zhi of China. Khalil was named in the United Arab Emirates' final squad for the 2015 AFC Asian Cup, held in Australia.

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