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US blacklists two leaders of Al Shabaab terrorist group

Washington, April 22 (IANS) The US has designated two leaders of the Somali militant group Al Shabaab as terrorists, according to a report on Tuesday. Ahmed Diriye, Al Shabaab's leader since September last year, and Mahad Karate, who has played a key role in the group's intelligence wing, were blacklisted, the US state department stated, according to a Xinhua report. As a result ...

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Madonna reprimanded for texting during show

New York, April 22 (IANS) Singer Madonna reportedly has a hard time keeping herself away from her phone even when she is in a theatre. The 56-year-old got into hot water when she allegedly started texting during a performance of Hamilton at The Public Theater here on Saturday. Lin-Manuel Miranda, author and composer for the show, made a pointed reference to an unnamed celebrity a...

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US launches probe into black man's custodial death

Washington, April 22 (IANS) The US Justice Department on Tuesday launched a civil rights investigation into the death of an African-American man earlier this week. Freddie Gray, 25, died on Sunday, a week after he was arrested on April 12 on a weapons charge in the city of Baltimore in the US state of Maryland, according to a Xinhua report. Gray reportedly suffered spine injuries...

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South Africa arrests four men linked to xenophobic killing

Johannesburg, April 22 (IANS) Four men have been arrested in South Africa in relation to the murder of a Mozambican man in the Johannesburg township of Alexandra, according to media reports on Tuesday. The four accused, Sizwe Mngomezulu, Ayanda Sibiya, Siphundi Mzimela and Mthinto Bhengu were produced at the Alexandra Magistrate's Court on Tuesday, according to an Independent Online repo...

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Rihanna becomes bridesmaid for friend

Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Singer Rihanna was spotted at the wedding of her friend and assistant, Jennifer Morales. On Monday, the flame-haired beauty was spotted in a pretty lilac gown with a low back and silver embroidery around the waist. With her hair tied up, she completed her look with minimal make-up, reports mirror.co.uk. The Pour it Up hitmaker teamed her gown with sim...

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Britain celebrates 89th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II

London, April 22 (IANS) Britain celebrated the 89th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II on Tuesday, according to media reports. The queen celebrated her 89th birthday privately at the Windsor Castle this year, Xinhua reported. The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery fired six 13-pounder field guns and staged a 41-gun royal salute in Hyde Park in her honour. The Honorable Artil...

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South African troops to curb xenophobic riots, many repatriated

Johannesburg, April 22 (IANS) South Africa on Tuesday deployed troops to anti-immigrant hotspots to quell the xenophobic violence that has rocked the country as hundreds of immigrants were repatriated. South African Defence Minister, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, said that it was the right time for the country to deploy its troops to restore order in the affected areas, according to a Xinhua ...

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Penalty phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial starts

Washington, April 22 (IANS) The penalty phase in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Jahar Tsarnaev began on Tuesday, less than two weeks after he was convicted on all 30 counts related to the blasts in 2013. Federal prosecutor Nadine Pellegrini introduced a new photo on Tuesday, which showed Tsarnaev giving his middle finger to a security camera in his prison cell three months ...

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Kenya launches probe into Garissa university attack

Nairobi, April 22 (IANS) Kenyan authorities on Tuesday appointed a team to help prosecutors investigate the attack on the Garissa University College earlier this month that killed 147 people and injured over 70, to establish possible criminal culpability of individual officers or relevant security committees. The inspector general of police has appointed an investigating team that will w...

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Lively likes a big happy family

Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Actress Blake Lively says she is looking forward to watch her family expand. She and husband Ryan Reynolds welcomed their first child -- daughter James in December. What's Lively looking forward to most about growing old? I think every year - my family is expanding, not only in my immediate family, but my siblings are having kids, and it's ni...

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IS leader al-Baghdadi critically wounded?

London, April 22 (IANS) Head of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was critically wounded in an airstrike in Iraq by the US-led coalition last month, The Guardian reported on Tuesday citing sources. A source in Iraq with connections to the terror group, however, said that the IS leader, whose wounds were initially believed to be life threatening, has since made a...

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No fashion tips, says Sarah Jessica Parker

Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Actress Sarah Jessica Parker, who flaunted her fashion quotient in the film franchise Sex And The City, says she would never give fashion advice because she believes style is a personal choice. It's not my job to tell any woman what she should or should not do. I just never enter into those conversations. Because what I think is a necessity could be completel...

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EC backs military operation against human traffickers in Mediterranean

Brussels, April 22 (IANS) The European Commission (EC) announced on Tuesday its support for a military campaign, on the lines of the counter-piracy operation in the Indian Ocean, to capture the vessels of human traffickers in the Mediterranean Sea. The announcement was made following a major tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea last week when a boat sank off the Italian island of Lampedusa k...

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Round-the-world solar plane reaches second Chinese destination

Beijing, April 22 (IANS) Solar Impulse (Si2), the solar plane on a mission to fly around the globe without a drop of fuel, arrived at the Chinese city of Nanjing on Tuesday on the final leg of its stay in China. The Swiss-made plane arrived in Nanjing at 11.26 p.m. on Tuesday after nearly 17 hours of flight from southwest Chinese municipality of Chongqing, according to a Xinhua report.

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Mediterranean boat capsize: Captain, crew member charged

London, April 22 (IANS) The captain of the boat that capsized off the Italian island of Lampedusa last week killing hundreds of migrants has been charged along with a member of the crew, media reported on Tuesday citing Italian officials. The 27-year-old Tunisian captain Mohammed Ali Malek was charged with reckless multiple homicide, and along with Mahmud Bikhit, a 25-year-old Syrian mem...

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'Full House' returning to TV

Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Full House is officially coming back to the small screen. John Stamos shared the good news on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday night, reports people.com. We've been working on this for many, many years, Stamos said. The new 13-episode series - Fuller House - will be on Netflix next year. Stamos (who will produce and guest star) explained that it w...

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No vanity issues for Carey Mulligan

Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Actress Carey Mulligan feels that she is a better person when she isn't worried about her clothes or about putting on makeup. I like waking up in the morning and putting on whatever's by the side of my bed, and putting on Wellington boots and walking up a steep hill. And not wearing any make-up. When you're working, everything's so busy and so aesthet...

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Saudi Arabia ends 'Decisive Storm' military operation in Yemen

Riyadh, April 22 (IANS) The Saudi Arabian defence ministry announced on Tuesday the end of the military campaign against the Houthi rebels in Yemen, according to media reports. The ministry stated that the airstrikes conducted as part of the Operation Decisive Storm military campaign had managed to successfully remove threats to Saudi Arabia's security and that of neighbouring countries,...

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IPL: Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab scoreboard

Ahmedabad, April 22 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) clash between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab at the Sardar Patel Stadium here on Tuesday: Rajasthan Royals Ajinkya Rahane c Saha b Johnson 74 Shane Watson st Saha b Patel 45 Deepak Hooda b Shivam Sharma 19 Steven Smith c Maxwell b Patel 0 Karun Nair ...

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Kings XI beat Royals via Super Over, end win-streak

Ahmedabad, April 22 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab came from behind to beat table-toppers Rajasthan Royals via the Super Over and end their five-match unbeaten streak in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Sardar Patel Stadium here on Tuesday. With the scores tied at 191 at the end of regulation period, the match went into the Super Over where Kings XI scored 15/1. In reply, the Roya...

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