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Kim Raver to join 'The Advocate'

Los Angeles, March 2 (IANS) Kim Raver, of 24 and Grey's Anatomy fame, will feature in drama pilot The Advocate. Raver plays tough-as-nails business woman Francis Frankie Reese, reports variety.com. After a dangerous misdiagnosis, her character experiences first-hand the hazards of the U.S. health-care system. She leaves her successful career behind unexpectedly after the medical...

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Mass student poisoning reported in South Africa

Cape Town, March 2 (IANS) Hundreds of primary school students in South Africa have been hospitalised after being poisoned, the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) claimed on Sunday. The DA said it has received confirmation about the hospitalisation of hundreds of learners at the Mankgane Primary School in Sekhukhune, Limpopo province late last week as a result of poisoning from their sch...

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Sri Lanka seeks foreign help in corruption probe

Colombo, March 2 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government said on Sunday that it has sought assistance from India, the US and Britain to help investigate financial fraud allegations against the former government. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera and Justice Minister Wijeydasa Rajapaksa had visited these countries to seek assistance for the probe, Xinh...

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Bhushan expresses differences with Kejriwal

New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Reflecting his discontent about the functioning of the Aam Aadmi Party, senior leader Prashant Bhushan has written a letter raising questions about some decisions of party convenor Arvind Kejriwal who is now chief minister of Delhi. In the letter, apparently written to members of party's national executive, Bhushan has raised questions about the party running a ...

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Protest in Kolkata over Bangladeshi-American writer's killing

Kolkata, March 1 (IANS) Intellectuals, activists, artists and writers staged a protest here on Sunday to denounce the killing of a Bangladeshi-American blog writer in Dhaka last week. Organised by Bhasha O Chetona Samiti (Language Awareness Society), a city-based organisation for promotion of Bengali language and culture, the protest saw people gather at the Academy of Fine Arts to conde...

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Thousands rally in Moscow to mourn slain opposition leader

Moscow, March 1 (IANS) Thousands of people rallied in Moscow on Sunday to mourn the death of former Russian deputy prime minister and opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down last week. The rally, which was supposed to be one to protest the Russian policy on Ukraine, and which was to be led by Nemtsov -- one of the staunchest critics of President Vladimir Putin, turned out to...

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Sayeed Kashmir CM again, BJP shares power on peace agenda

Jammu, March 1 (IANS) PDP chief Mufti Mohammad Sayeed called for peace Sunday after taking oath as chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, heading a coalition that brought the BJP to power for the first time in India's only Muslim-majority state. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP leaders Amit Shah and L.K. Advani were among the 1,400 guests who witnessed the ceremony, over two months aft...

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Omar hits out at Sayeed's comments on Hurriyat

Jammu, March 1 (IANS) National Conference chief Omar Abdullah Sunday hit out at Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's remarks that the separatist Hurriyat Conference and militant outfits had facilitated conducive atmosphere for assembly polls in the state. Pakistan, Huriyaat & Militants ALLOWED peaceful conduct of elections says Mufti Syed. I guess we should be gra...

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Modi offers assistance to avalanche-hit Afghanistan

New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written to Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani expressing condolence over deaths in avalanches in various parts of the country and offering any possible assistance in rescue and relief efforts. Modi said in his letter that he had asked India's Ambassador in Afghanistan Amar Sinha to seek your (Ghani's) guidance on assistance that ...

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Lebanon to shelter Assyrians fleeing IS

Beirut, March 1 (IANS) Lebanon said on Sunday that Assyrian Christians fleeing the Islamic State (IS) militants were welcome to take refuge in the country, considering their exceptional humanitarian case. After discussing the matter with Prime Minister Tammam Salam and Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas, I gave the order to allow the inflow of Assyrian refugees from Syria, Lebanon's I...

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AAP's internal Lokpal claims two camps, breakdown of trust

New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Amid reports of internal rumblings in AAP, the party's internal Lokpal, Admiral L. Ramdas (retd) warned of two camps and abject breakdown in trust between topmost leadership and sought clear signals that all senior party members were united. In a letter, for the members of the national executive and political affairs committee ahead of party's meeting Feb 26, Ra...

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Iran to help facilitate Google's services in Gulf

Tehran, March 1 (IANS) Iran said on Sunday that it was ready to cooperate with information technology (IT) companies like Google to facilitate their services in the country and the Persian Gulf region. Iran's deputy minister of telecommunications and information technology Nasrollah Jahangard said negotiations were underway with Google to establish a version of its servers in Iran, accor...

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Archana Vijaya eliminated from 'Khatron Ke Khiladi...'

Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Video jockey and host Archana Vijaya has become the third contestant from a line-up of 14 to get eliminated from stunt-based reality TV show Khatron Ke Khiladi - Darr Ka Blockbuster Returns. In a four-week journey, Archana, who has hosted Indian Premiere League (IPL) and has appeared as a contestant on dance-based reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, did manage to tack...

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Iraq violence kills over 1,100 in February: UN

United Nations, March 1 (IANS) Latest figures released by the United Nations show that ongoing violence and terror activities claimed the lives of more than 1,100 people across Iraq in the month of February. The UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said in a statement on Sunday that 611 civilians were among the 1,103 people killed last month. The rest were members of the security force...

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British schoolgirls flee to Syria to join IS

London, March 1 (IANS) British schoolgirls as young as 15-16 years are believed to have fled to Syria via Turkey to join the Islamic State (IS) jihadi group, media reported on Sunday. CCTV images captured last month showed three Bethnal Green Academy girls -- Shamima Begum and Amira Abase, both 15, and Kadiza Sultana, 16 -- on the Turkish leg of what is believed to have been their journe...

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Motorsports: Mishra, Santosh enjoy massive leads

Bikaner, March 1 (IANS) Delhi's Abhishek Mishra (co-driver PVS Murthy) and CS Santosh from Bengaluru, enjoying sizeable leads in Xtreme and Moto-Quad categories, respectively, are within striking distance of winning titles in the 13th Maruti Suzuki Desert Storm cross-country Rally on conclusion of Leg 4 here Saturday night. Mishra, driving a Maruti Grand Vitara, enjoyed a 27-minute lead ...

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Round chicken egg sells for nearly Rs.50,000 on eBay!

London, March 1 (IANS) Nature never ceases to amaze us -- and a perfectly spherical chicken egg is possibly as amazing as it gets. The egg has attracted an unbelievable 480 pounds (around Rs.46,000/$741) on internet auction site eBay. A Buff Orpington hen named Ping Pong, which belongs to Kim Broughton of Essex county in Britain, laid the unusually round egg on February 17, BBC reported ...

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Bangladesh to seek FBI's help in Avijit Roy murder probe

Dhaka, March 1 (IANS) Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali Sunday said it has decided to take help of the US' Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the probe into writer-blogger Avijit Roy's murder following Washington's offer. The minister conveyed the decision to a group of Dhaka-based diplomats including those of the US, while briefing them on the ongoing political s...

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Terror attack planned for Pakistan Day foiled: Police

Islamabad, March 1 (IANS) Police Sunday said they have foiled a terrorist attack that aimed to the strike the Pakistan Day parade on March 23, media reports said. Police sources said that two suspected terrorists were arrested during recent raids and confessed to planning an attack, Dawn News reported. They said the men were arrested from Ghouri Town here in connection with the a...

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Delhi kids get high on fashion at IKFW

New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) Fashion is not just for grownups. Vibrant attires and stellar performances by children enthralled the audience on Sunday at the Delhi edition of the India Kids Fashion Week (IKFW) 2015. The two-day event, which started on Saturday at The Grand hotel here, saw children sharing the ramp with confidence and style with the blue blood of the fashion fraternity.

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