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David Walliams has 'a lot of love' for Lara Stone

London, March 6 (IANS) Comedian David Walliams still has a lot of love for wife Lara Stone following reports of a trial separation among the couple. The 43-year-old is reportedly undergoing a trial separation from his wife, with who he has 21-month-old son Alfred, but is hoping they will soon get things back on track for the sake of their little boy. It is only a trial separation...

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N-deal possible if sanctions lifted "all at once": Iran

T00ehran, March 6 (IANS) Iran has reiterated its call for the removal of all sanctions before a final nuclear deal with the P5+1 group as the country wraps up another round of nuclear talks with six world powers. Our principle position is that all sanctions are lifted at once, Iran's senior nuclear negotiator, Abbas Araqchi, said on Thursday following his talks with officials from the P5...

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Kendall Jenner gets inspiration from Kanye West

Los Angeles, March 6 (IANS) Model Kendall Jenner says having rapper Kanye West as a brother-in-law is awesome. The 19-year-old, whose half sister Kim Kardashian is married to West, 37, loves him as a part of her family and sees him as an inspiration, reports femalefirst.co.uk. It's awesome. He inspires us in a lot of ways, HELLO! Magazine quoted Kendall as saying. She ad...

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US to support new entrepreneurs in Tunisia: Obama

Tunis, March 6 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has said that the US would invest more than one billion dollars in the next generation of entrepreneurs in Tunisia and the world. Obama announced the decision via an audiovisual message, which was sent to the opening of the Investment and Entrepreneurship Conference (IEC) held in Tunis on Thursday, Xinhua reported. In the message, O...

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Neil Patrick Harris won't host Oscars again

Los Angeles, March 6 (IANS) Actor Neil Patrick Harris won't host the Oscars again because his family and soul couldn't take it. The actor hosted this year's Academy Awards, his first time in the position, but insists he's not going to do it again because it took up so much time, reports femalefirst.co.uk. I don't know that my family nor my soul could take it. It's a beast. It was...

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Some people consider peace 'an existential threat': Iran

London, March 6 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his supporters are trying to create an atmosphere of hysteria and fear-mongering, the Iranian foreign minister has said. The only explanation that you can have here is that some people consider peace and stability as an existential threat, Javad Zarif told CNN on Thursday. Because a deal cannot be threatening to...

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47 villagers killed in Nigeria Boko Haram attack

Abuja, March 6 (IANS) At least 47 villagers were killed in the latest attack by Boko Haram in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno, one of the three most-hit states by the terror group, a local security source said. Ahmed Haruna, a member of the civilian joint task force responsible for the security of lives and property in Damboa area of Borno said on Thursday, suspected Boko Haram fig...

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Union minister Danve resigns

New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Union minister Raosaheb Dadarao Danve on Thursday resigned from the council of ministers, Rashtrapati Bhavan said in a statement. President Pranab Mukherjee, as advised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has accepted the resignation of Danve with immediate effect, the statement said. Danve was the minister of state for consumer affairs, food and public dis...

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British teacher jailed for IS link

London, March 5 (IANS) A British high school teacher has been sentenced to six years in prison for his plans to fight alongside the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday. Jamshed Javeed, 30, a former chemistry teacher at Sharples High School in Bolton, quit his job to take part in jihad despite opposition from his family, according to a local court. ...

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Ukraine expands army over security threats

Kiev, March 5 (IANS) Ukraine's parliament on Thursday approved a bill to expand the country's army to 250,000, the parliamentary press service said. A 2012 law had allowed to keep a maximum of 184,000 troops in the armed forces. The bill, submitted by President Petro Poroshenko and requiring at least 226 votes to get approved, was supported by 270 lawmakers, Xinhua news agency re...

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UN calls for gender equality ahead of International Women's Day

Geneva, March 5 (IANS) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on Thursday appealed to women worldwide to participate in all discussions of strategic responses to violence, discrimination, and deprivation of all kinds. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Programme of Action. States can seize this opportunity to go beyond lip-service and...

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Delhi mortuary abandons unclaimed bodies after police inaction

New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Officials of Delhi's Subji Mandi mortuary abandoned over 25 unclaimed bodies and kept them outside its premises as police were not taking the bodies back for the last rites for over a month. According to an official, the bodies were brought to the Subji Mandi mortuary, under the Delhi government's Aruna Asaf Ali hospital, for post-mortem examination but were not...

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New round of Iran n-talks begins in Switzerland

Geneva, March 5 (IANS) Diplomats from Iran and the P5+1 countries - the US, China, Russia, France and Britain, plus Germany - on Thursday gathered around the negotiation table in the Swiss town of Montreux for another round of talks to find a final and comprehensive deal on Iran's nuclear programme. A source close to the negotiators said there is hope that a deal will be made, though US ...

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Pakistani lawmaker celebrates Holi amid Senate polls

Islamabad, March 5 (IANS) Ramesh Kumar, a minority member of Pakistan's National Assembly, celebrated Holi on Thursday while casting his vote for the Senate elections, media reported. The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) minority member of the National Assembly from Tharparker in Sindh province arrived at the National Assembly with sweetmeats and Holi colours, ARY news reported. <...

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16 swine flu deaths in two Delhi hospitals; official toll is two

New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Two government hospitals in Delhi - Safdarjung Hospital and LNJP Hospital - have reported 16 swine flu deaths this year, top officials said Thursday, contradicting the figure of one death in each hospital given by the union health ministry. However, the health ministry clarified that its figures on swine flu deaths in Delhi were based on official reports.

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'In-Residence' programme for writers, artists begins on March 7

New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The In-Residence programme for 2015 for writers and artists will be held at Rashtrapati Bhavan from March 7 to 21, an official statement said on Thursday. The writers selected for the programme are Vikram Sampath and Gayatribala Panda and the artists are Rajesh P. Kargutkar, a painter from Mumbai, and Haobam Sanaton Singh, a painter from Manipur. During ...

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Government serves legal notice to BBC over documentary

New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) The government on Thursday served legal notice to BBC for the controversial documentary on the December 16, 2012 gang rape, saying the broadcaster violated the contract on various fronts. A legal notice has been served to the BBC. The notice says that they (BBC) had violated the contract on various fronts, a home ministry official told IANS. They were su...

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Saina enters All England quarters

Birmingham, March 5 (IANS) Ace Indian Saina Nehwal entered the women's singles quarter-finals of the $500,000 All England Open Badminton Championships by virtue of a straight games win at the Barclaycard Arena here on Thursday. The third seed needed only 46 minutes to ease past South Korean Kim Hyo Min 21-15, 21-15 in their first career meeting and in the Super Series Premier event of th...

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Trinamool MP Tapas Paul assures cooperation with CBI

Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) A day after his house was raided by the CBI in connection with a chit fund case, Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha member Tapas Paul on Thursday assured of cooperating with the agency if he was summoned. I was in Delhi when they raided. But they (CBI) are doing their investigation in a very courteous manner. If they call me, I will definitely go. They are honourable pe...

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CBI books former Andhra MP for cheating bank

Hyderabad, March 5 (IANS) The CBI has registered a case against former parliamentarian and YSR Congress Party leader Kothapalli Subbarayudu for allegedly cheating State Bank of India (SBI) to the tune of Rs.5.73 crore. The central agency also booked the chief manager and three then field officers of the SBI, Narsapur branch in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. Subbarayudu...

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