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Africa to launch continental free trade negotiations

Cape Town, May 29 (IANS) African countries will launch the Continental Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) negotiations at the upcoming African Union (AU) Summit scheduled for mid-June this year, it was announced. The CFTA will be the main topic at the 25th AU Summit scheduled for June 14-15 in Johannesburg, Xinhua reported on Thursday. The CFTA will create a market of over 1.3 billion ...

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Kendrick Lamar wants to be positive role model

Los Angeles, May 29 (IANS) American hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar wants to be a positive role model and set a good example for his fans. The 27-year-old rapper, who received the Generational Icon Award in recognition of his philanthropic work from the California State Senate earlier this month, is determined to do something worthier with his life, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Asked...

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Car bombs kill 10 in Iraq

Baghdad, May 29 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and 27 others injured on Friday when two bombs, planted on separate cars inside the parking lots of two hotels here, exploded, a media report said. A car bomb in the parking lot of Babil Hotel in central Baghdad exploded, killing at least six people and wounding 14 others, Xinhua reported, citing a security official. About fi...

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Light energy to help retrieve lost memories in amnesiacs

Washington, May 29 (IANS) Memories that have been lost as a result of amnesia can be retrieved by activating brain cells with light, a study suggested. The findings, published in the US journal Science on Thursday, may help answer a fiercely-debated question in neuroscience as to whether memories lost to amnesia are completely erased or merely unable to be recalled, Xinhua reported. <...

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Taylor Swift asks Calvin Harris to move in

Los Angeles, May 29 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift has reportedly asked Calvin Harris to move into her Los Angeles apartment. The Bad Blood hitmaker has told the superstar disc jockey that she wants to take their romance to the next level despite only meeting at the BRIT Awards in February. Harris is said to have accepted her offer to move and has already transferred some of his stuff into h...

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FIFA scandal: US attempt at extending jurisdiction, says Putin

Moscow, May 29 (IANS) The recent arrest of top FIFA managers on corruption charges is a manifestation of US attempts to extend its jurisdiction to foreign countries, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. This is another blatant attempt to extend US jurisdiction to other countries, also an attempt to prevent the re-election of (FIFA President Sepp) Blatter, Putin said on Thursday ...

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Latin America has done the most to reduce hunger: FAO

Santiago, May 29 (IANS/EFE) Latin America and the Caribbean are the regions where efforts to eradicate hunger have made the greatest strides, according to a report released here by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. The proportion of undernourished people in the region fell from 14.7 percent in 1990-1992 to 5.5 percent in 2014-2016, FAO said on Thursday. In the battle agai...

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When Chris Pratt turned rickshaw-puller

Beijing, May 29 (IANS) Hollywood actor Chris Pratt was spotted riding a rickshaw along with his co-star Bryce Dallas Howard here while promoting their forthcoming science fiction adventure film Jurassic World. The pair, who attended the press conference of the film earlier this week, were seen bonding with each other while enjoying a rickshaw ride together, read a statement. Prat...

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Italian coast guard rescues 234 migrants off Sicily coast

Rome, May 29 (IANS/EFE) The Italian coast guard broadcast footage of a rescue operation recovering 234 migrants from a fishing boat in a precarious condition in the Strait of Sicily, 200 km off the coast of the Sicilian city of Augusta. The coast guard said in a statement on Thursday that the mission occurred on Wednesday night and added that all the passengers, including 187 men, 38 wom...

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Djokovic advances to third round of French Open

Paris, May 29 (IANS/EFE) World No. 1 Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic advanced on to the third round of the French Open after beating Luxembourg's Gilles Muller 6-1 6-4 6-4 . Djokovic, seeking to win his maiden Roland Garros title, took just one hour and 45 minutes to wrap up the match on Thursday. It is the only Grand Slam title to evade the superstar, despite winning the A...

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Miley Cyrus flaunts her bosom

Los Angeles, May 29 (IANS) Singer Miley Cyrus has shared daring photographs of herself, showing off her breasts. The singer took to photo-sharing website Instagram and shared a series of selfies, featuring her wearing a loose white tank top while trying on several bright-colored wigs, reports aceshowbiz.com. Cyrus revealed more than she intended in one of these photographs. ...

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Russia to develop friendly ties with all countries: Putin

Moscow, May 29 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow was determined to develop friendly relationship with all countries, both in the West and the East. We will be developing friendly relations with all of our partners, both in the West and the East, and take part in working out collective solutions to global and regional problems, Putin said on Thursday. He add...

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Boss can monitor workers' Facebook activity, top court rules

Rome, May 29 (IANS/AKI) Bosses who use the social networking website Facebook to spy on their employees at work are not breaking the law, Italy's Supreme Court has ruled. The court ruling on Thursday was found to be in favour of a printer who fired a worker when the former caught him chatting with a woman, whose fake profile had been set up by the printer himself, on Facebook. T...

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Khloe Kardashian's boutique to offer personal styling

Los Angeles, May 29 (IANS) Reality TV Star Khloe Kardashian has announced her clothing boutique Dash, which she founded with her sisters Kourtney and Kim Kardashian West, will now offer a personal styling service. Khloe wrote: Personal styling is happening @DASHBoutique! Schedule an appointment and get some top notch service! You will leave looking GORGE!!! (sic). The stores can ...

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UN votes to safeguard Iraq's cultural heritage

New York, May 29 (IANS/AKI) The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution to protect Iraq's ancient treasures from damage, looting and smuggling. The resolution was proposed by Germany and Iraq and co-sponsored by Italy on Thursday. The resolution Saving the Cultural Heritage of Iraq condemns the deliberate destruction of cultural treasures, urges nations to step up eff...

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Egypt PM receives 8,000 e-mails from citizens in 24 hours

Cairo, May 29 (IANS) The newly-created presidential e-mail of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi received 8,000 messages in 24 hours, a media report said. The presidential e-mail -- [email protected] -- announced by the presidency on Tuesday is meant for Sisi to communicate personally with Egyptian citizens and address their inquiries, concerns and recommendations. Am...

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Great news if arrested FIFA officials confirmed guilty: Nadal

Paris, May 29 (IANS) Spain's tennis champion Rafael Nadal here said it would be great news for football if the senior officials arrested amid a FIFA crisis were confirmed to be guilty. I don't have 100 percent information, and maybe nobody have the 100 percent information today (Thursday) yet. So it's difficult to talk about, Xinhua quoted him as saying at a post-match press conference <...

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British GDP growth in Q1 unrevised at 0.3 percent, recovery on track

London, May 28 (IANS) British gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 0.3 percent in the first quarter of 2015, unrevised from the previous estimate published a month ago, said the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Thursday. The quarterly growth pace was much less than the 0.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014, as well as slower than the market expectation consensus of a 0.4-perce...

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Man executed in China for rape of 26 minors

Beijing, May 28 (IANS) A man in China's Gansu province was executed on Thursday for the rape and sexual abuse of 26 children, the Supreme People's Court said. Li Jishun, a former primary school teacher, was put to death by the Intermediate People's Court of Tianshui City after the court approved the death penalty, Xinhua news agency reported. Li was found by the court to have rap...

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Cameron backs calls for Blatter to quit

London, May 28 (IANS/EFE) British Prime Minister David Cameron concurred on Thursday with requests for Sepp Blatter to resign as FIFA president following the arrest of several members of the world football governing body on charges of corruption. Cameron, via his official spokesperson, fell in line with his Culture, Media and Sport Secretary John Whittingdale, who demanded a change in (F...

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