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Six countries to attend Track Cycling Cup in Cuba

Havana, May 26 (IANS) Athletes from six countries were confirmed to participate at the Track Cycling Cup Cuba 2015, said Hector Ruiz, president of the Cuban cycling federation. The event will be staged on May 27-30 in the velodrome Reinaldo Paseiro, in Havana, featuring competitors from Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, and the host, Xinhua news agen...

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Real Madrid sack coach Ancelotti

Madrid, May 26 (IANS) Real Madrid sacked coach Carlo Ancelotti after two years in charge of the team on Monday, a media report said on Tuesday. The news was given by club President, Florentino Perez at a press conference held at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium which followed a meeting of the club's Board of Directors, Xinhua reported. Ancelotti leaves the Bernabeu after a season i...

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Charli XCX passed out in Katy Perry's toilet

Los Angeles, May 26 (IANS) Singer Charli XCX passed out in Katy Perry's toilet when she first met the Roar hitmaker. I passed out in her toilet. I'd been out the night before because we'd finished a video shoot and I rolled straight to this barbecue and it was a bit of a nightmare. I had one drink and was like, 'Oh god, game over', Charli XCX told Fabulous magazine, reports femalefirst.c...

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China rolls out military roadmap of "active defence" strategy

Beijing, May 26 (IANS) China issued its first white paper on military strategy on Tuesday, stressing the active defence guideline and pledging closer international security cooperation. The strategy adheres to the unity of strategic defense and operational and tactical offense, according to the white paper China's Military Strategy issued by the State Council Information Office, reports ...

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South Korea, US, Japan to hold talks on North Korea n-programme

Seoul, May 26 (IANS) Top negotiators of South Korea, the US and Japan plan to meet in Seoul on Tuesday to discuss the North Korea's nuclear programme and ways of resuming the long-stalled six-party talks to denuclearise the Korean Peninsula. Bilateral talks would be held on Tuesday among the three diplomats, who represent their respective countries in the six-party talks, according to So...

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Air France jet escorted by US fighters after chemical weapons threat

New York, May 26 (IANS) An Air France passenger jet coming from Paris was escorted by two US F-15 fighter jets to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport after an anonymous telephone threat, authorities said. Local media reported on Monday that the unidentified caller said that the Air France plane had a chemical weapon on board. The FBI said in a statement that the mili...

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Nine dead in Brazil prison riot

Sao Paulo, May 26 (IANS) The prison riot that broke out over the weekend in the Brazilian state of Bahia ended late Monday with nine inmates dead, four injured and about 70 people freed who had been held hostage by the prisoners, authorities said. Prison directors announced that a commission of councilors and representatives of human-rights organisations came to an agreement with the rio...

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38 dead in China rest home fire

Beijing, May 26 (IANS) Thirty-eight people were killed and six others injured after a fire broke out in a rest home in central China's Henan Province late Monday, said authorities on Tuesday. The fire broke out at 7.55 p.m. Monday in an apartment building of the privately-owned Kangleyuan rest home in Lushan County, Pingdingshan City, said the Henan Provincial Work Safety Administration,...

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Tornado kills at least 13 in Mexican border with US

Mexico City, May 26 (IANS) At least 13 people died after a violent tornado hit northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Acuna, said a government official. Up to now 13 people have been officially confirmed dead, said Luis Felipe Puente on Monday, head of the Secretariat of the Interior's ( Segob) National Coordination for Civil Protection, via his personal Twitter account, Xinhua reported.<...

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Kendall Jenner 'snubbed by Hollywood filmmakers'?

London, May 26 (IANS) US model Kendall Jenner was reportedly snubbed by movie producers at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival. The 19-year-old model was reportedly overlooked for potential film roles in favour of fellow model Gigi Hadid because of her links to the Kardashian family. Many producers feel they could cast Gigi in a film, and they would have no stigma to it, ...

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Kate Winslet feels makeup is 'liberating'

Los Angeles, May 26 (IANS) Actress Kate Winslet finds makeup to be liberating and says it makes her feel confident and feminine. Wearing makeup can make a woman feel confident, feminine and celebrated -- and I think it also brings a sense of liberation, Winslet told the Stella magazine, reports femalefirst.co.uk. The 39-year-old actress also revealed the secret method she uses t...

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Making films can be disruptive: Rose Byrne

London, May 26 (IANS) Actress Rose Byrne says her job has disrupted her relationship with fellow actor Bobby Cannavale, but they make it work by putting in more effort. The Bridesmaids star, who has been dating Cannavale for three years, says their jet-setting lifestyles has meant they need to devote more of themselves to their relationship. I like to create a community where I a...

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Uber answers taxi drivers' protests by offering free rides

Mexico City, May 26 (IANS) Hundreds of taxi drivers in Mexico City protested against Uber and the authorities failure to do anything about what they consider an illegal service -- which the US company answered by offering free rides to customers throughout the day. Groups of taxi drivers from different parts of the city on Monday gathered at Angel de la Independencia monument where they ...

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Volcano erupts on Galapagos island with world's only pink iguanas

Quito, May 26 (IANS) The Wolf volcano is erupting on Isabela Island in the Galapagos Islands, home to the world's only population of pink land iguanas, the management of Galapagos National Park said. A park official told Efe on Monday that, for now, neither the pink nor yellow iguanas nor the giant tortoises will be harmed by the eruption thanks to the direction the lava is flowing. <...

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US vows to help Iraq retake lost territories

Washington, May 26 (IANS) US Vice President Joseph Biden has pledged full support for Iraqi efforts to retake territories lost to the Islamic State, as Baghdad bristled at the Pentagon chief's criticism of Iraqi forces over the battle against the extremist group. In a phone call with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Monday , Biden reiterated full US support for Iraqi liberation ef...

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Noel Gallagher 'sick' of being called Liam

Los Angeles, May 26 (IANS) Musician Noel Gallagher gets mistaken for Liam Gallagher a lot, and he is sick of it. The 47-year-old says that he hates it when strangers think he's Liam's younger brother, reports femalefirst.co.uk. When asked during his US tour if he gets tired of his name being pronounced Noel by Americans, he replied: Not as sick as I get of people calling me Liam....

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Fallen US soldiers "a debt we can never fully repay" says Obama

Washington, May 26 (IANS) The US President Barack Obama called the fallen US soldiers a debt we can never fully repay during a visit to the Arlington National Cemetery. Commemorating the Memorial Day, a day to honor those who have sacrificed their lives while serving in the US military, Obama on Monday laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers. It is a debt we can never ...

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Amanda Seyfried plans sister's wedding

Los Angeles, May 26 (IANS) Actress Amanda Seyfried is planning her elder sister's wedding, which will take place at her farmhouse in Stone Ridge, New York. The 29-year-old actress, who is dating Justin Long, is very excited to host her sibling's nuptials in August, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Seyfried told the June edition of Vogue magazine: She's with the best guy and it's going ...

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Tornado kills 11 in Mexico

Mexico City, May 25 (IANS/EFE) At least 11 people were killed on Monday by a tornado in Ciudad Acuna, a city in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila, officials said. Unfortunately, 11 people lost their lives in the tornado, Ciudad Acuna Mayor Lenin Perez said in a Twitter post. The tornado caused extensive damage in the border city, the mayor said. The tornado ripped th...

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Turkey, US agree to give air cover to Syrian rebels

Seoul, 25 May (IANS/AKI) Turkey and the US have in principle agreed to provide air support to mainstream Syrian rebels being trained and equipped to fight Islamic State militants, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said here on Monday. They have to be supported via air. If you do not protect them or provide air support, what is the point? he told Daily Sabah newspaper during a vis...

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