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Chinese yuan weakens

Beijing, Sep 16 (IANS) The value of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, weakened 10 basis points to 6.1462 against the US dollar in its central parity rate Tuesday, authorities said. In China's spot foreign exchange market, the yuan is allowed to rise or fall by 2 percent from the central parity rate each trading day, reports Xinhua. The central parity rate of the yuan ag...

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Fans not allowed to sit Kanye West's concert

Sydney, Sep 16 (IANS) Rapper Kanye West, who wants the crowd to be on their feet when he performs, reportedly stopped his performance when two fans didn't stand up. During his performance at a concert here, he halted the show because two fans weren't standing up. One of the fans was in a wheelchair, and one had a prosthetic limb, but West didn't appear to believe them, reports billboard....

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China calls for comprehensive settlement of Iranian nuclear issue

United Nations, Sep 16 (IANS) A Chinese envoy called here Monday on all relevant parties to adopt a flexible and pragmatic approach to reach a comprehensive settlement of the Iranian nuclear issue in the next phase of negotiations. Wang Min, China's deputy permanent representative to the UN, made the appeal at a Security Council meeting on the latest work of 1737 Committee, which is task...

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Russia to expand economic cooperation within SCO: Putin

Moscow, Sep 16 (IANS) Russia will promote economic cooperation in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and take joint measures on issues such as energy security, Russia's President Vladimir Putin said Monday. Russia is committed to expanding economic cooperation within the SCO and developing joint measures on financial, food, energy and transport security, Putin said in an address...

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300,000 children back to school in Syria, Gaza: UN

United Nations, Sep 16 (IANS) As the new school year kicks off across the world, nearly 300,000 children returned Monday back to UN-run schools in Gaza and Syria. In Gaza, conflict has profoundly affected the traditional learning environment and delayed the academic year for almost three weeks, Xinhua quoted Pierre Krahenbuhl, the commissioner-general of the United Nations Relief and Wor...

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Russia calls for international efforts to combat terrorism

Moscow, Sep 16 (IANS) Russia is calling on the international community to join efforts in defeating terrorism in the Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday. Russia insists that the fight against terrorism and extremism must be given top priority among all political projects, the minister said in a statement published on the foreign ministry's website.

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Five extremists killed in raids in Egypt

Cairom, Sep 16 (IANS) At least five extremists were killed Monday during security raids on their hideouts in Egypt's North Sinai province, a security official said on condition of anonymity. After confrontations with security forces, three extremists were killed in their vehicle south of Sheikh Zuweid city, whereas another vehicle managed to run away, Xinhua quoted the official as saying...

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Wife keeps Ben Affleck 'calm'

Los Angeles, Sep 16 (IANS) Actor Ben Affleck credits his wife Jennifer Garner for being a calming influence on him whenever he feels the terror of starting a new project. Even after so many years of being in showbiz, the award-winning actor-filmmaker gets a feeling of terror, which he finds motivating, reports femalefirst.co.uk. That terror when I'm about to start something can b...

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Hats off to Vikram's commitment for 'I': Rajinikanth

Chennai, Sep 16 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth, who was moved by actor Vikram's commitment for upcoming Tamil magnum opus I, said Monday that no actor could sacrifice as much as him for a character. Vikram spent over two years working for the film and he gained and lost considerable amount of weight to play his characters in the film. Vikram has dedicated his life for this film. Ha...

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Bolivia prison clash leaves four dead

Sucre, Sep 16 (IANS) Authorities in Bolivia Monday confirmed that four people were killed and 11 others injured in a clash in central Bolivia's El Abra prison over the weekend. The fighting broke out around 10 p.m. Sunday at the prison after a sudden blackout interrupted a feast held to mark the festival of the Virgin of Urcupina, Xinhua reported citing the Bolivian Information Agency (A...

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World Bank launches website to track project progress

Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) The World Bank Monday launched a new website to allow users to track the progress of the bank's projects and check whether the group is meeting its key targets, including poverty reduction and boosting inclusive growth. The website, which will be upgraded continually, is being run by the President's Delivery Unit, which tracks the group's strategic priorities, X...

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Vikram stunned his fans in werewolf getup

Chennai, Sep 16 (IANS) Actor Vikram Monday stunned hundreds of his fans when he appeared on stage in his werewolf getup from the upcoming Tamil magnum opus I at the film's audio launch here. He performed a song with co-star Amy Jackson. I was getting ready in this getup from 4 p.m. in the evening. It takes so much of time to put on the makeup. The entire process takes about four hours ev...

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EU leads opposition against Iceland's whaling

Reykjavík, Sep 16 (IANS) The European Union (EU) led a joint multi-country opposition against the Iceland government's permission for commercial whale hunting and trading Monday, according to a statement issued by the EU. EU's Ambassador to Iceland, Matthias Brinkmann, along with diplomats of the US, France, Germany and Britain delivered a joint demarche Monday morning to express their ...

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OSCE monitors come under fire at MH17 crash site

Vienna, Sep 16 (IANS/ITAR -TASS) Monitors from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) came under artillery fire at the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine Sep 14, a report released by the organisation Monday said. It said the patrol vehicles were damaged by artillery or mortar fire...the team left the area in the remaining useable vehicle and returned to Donetsk ci...

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EU sanctions limit opportunities for dialogue: Moscow

Moscow, Sep 16 (IANS) The European Union (EU) sanctions against Russia limits the possibilities of bilateral dialogue, Russia's foreign ministry said Monday. The spiral of EU sanctions considerably narrows the opportunities for substantial dialogue, according to a statement released by the ministry after Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin met with EU envoy to Russia Vygaudas Usackas...

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Alexa Chung posses prediction powers

New York, Sep 16 (IANS) Model-presenter Alexa Chung says she stays a step ahead of others in the fashion circuit as she can predict style trends before they hit the runway. She is here for the New York Fashion Week, reports femalefirst.co.uk. I'm psychic. I don't see one because I already know what's up. All last week, I was thinking about Chinese slippers, you know, the ones you...

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No Ebola risk in Italy from migrants

Rome, Sep 16 (IANS) Italian Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin Monday ruled out that there could be a risk of Ebola coming to Italy from African migrants, as suggested by some media reports in the past weeks. Speaking on the sidelines of a meeting in Brussels to coordinate a European response to the virus raging in West Africa, Lorenzin stressed that her country was safe, Xinhua reported ...

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Macedonia, Serbia not to join EU's sanction against Russia

Skopje, Sep 16 (IANS) Macedonia and Serbia, both candidate countries of the European Union (EU), reiterated Monday that they would not implement the EU's sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis. Macedonia and Serbia's foreign ministers, Nikola Poposki and Ivica Dacic, stressed that the two countries had to consider their own economic benefits when deciding whether to join the sa...

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Kerry refuses to cooperate with Iran to fight IS

Paris, Sep 16 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry Monday refused to cooperate with Iran to fight the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria. Speaking at the US ambassador's residence in Paris after an international meeting on security and peace in Iraq, Kerry said: We are not coordinating with Iran. I have no idea of what interpretation they drew from any discussion that may o...

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Will love to work with Shankar, says Schwarzenegger

Chennai, Sep 16 (IANS) Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was here Monday as the chief guest for the audio launch of Tamil magnum opus I, said he would love to work with its director Shankar someday. Schwarzenegger even gave the film an imaginary title King Conan, inspired from the film franchise Conan the Barbarian and Conan the Destroyer. Shankar is a great filmmaker. He...

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