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World's most obese man to undergo surgery

Mexico City, March 29 (IANS) Doctors in Mexico have set a date for the world's heaviest man to undergo gastric bypass surgery, the media reported on Wednesday. Patient Juan Pedro Franco, who once weighed more than half a ton at 595 kilos, has been on a three-month diet to prepare for the operation on May 9, Xinhua news agency reported. The native of Aguascalientes in Mexico has t...

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'Jumanji' sequel gets new title

Los Angeles, March 29 (IANS) The Jumanji sequel has offcially been titled Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. A short clip of the film was shown to an audience assembled at Sony's CinemaCon presentation attended by its cast members Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas and Jack Black. The footage featured four high-schoolers in detention who, after being ordered to clear out the s...

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India warns against state patronage of terrorists getting WMD

United Nations, March 29 (IANS) State patronage of international terrorists who can get hold of weapons of mass destruction constitutes a real and present danger to international security, India has warned. State patronage of non-state actors whose nihilism knows no international boundary or humanitarian tabooa is putting the world at risk, Amandeep Singh Gill, India's Permanent Represen...

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Trump to host Egyptian President

Washington, March 29 (IANS) US President Donald Trump looked forward to welcoming President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of Egypt for an official visit to Washington on April 3, the White House said on Tuesday. Trump and Sisi will use the visit to build on the positive momentum they have built for the US-Egypt relationship, the White House said in a statement. The two leaders will discus...

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British PM makes farewell phone calls to EU leaders, Merkel

London, March 29 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May made telephone calls late Tuesday to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Downing Street said. A Downing Street spokesperson said the phone calls were aimed to update them ahead of the letter giving notification of the UK's intention to with...

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Paulson wanted to hum Rihanna's songs on film set

Los Angeles, March 29 (IANS) Actress Sarah Paulson felt the urge to hum singer Rihanna's songs on the set of the film Ocean's Eight. The 42-year-old actress appears with Rihanna in the new Gary Ross-directed movie. Paulson spent much of the time on set trying to stop herself from singing some of Rihanna's hits, reports etonline.com. A lot of us spent a lot of time not singing Rih...

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I'm self-deprecating: Singer Lorde

London, March 29 (IANS) She is currently topping the charts with her new song Green Light. However, singer Lorde says she doesnt like listening to her own songs. Lorde is very critical about her own music, reports dailymail.co.uk. It's embarrassing - 'listen to this thing I've made'. There's never a perfect moment to transition to your own music in a social situation, Lorde told ...

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7 million Yemeni people at risk of famine: UN

United Nations, March 29 (IANS) Some seven million people in Yemen could be put at risk by famine in 2017, Jamie McGoldrick, UN humanitarian coordinator for Yemen warned on Tuesday. McGoldrick said that an alarming 18.8 million of Yemeni people -- almost two thirds of the population -- need some kind of humanitarian or protection support, UN Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq told a daily br...

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Niall Horan exchanging messages with Marnie Simpson

London, March 29 (IANS) One Direction singer Niall Horan has been exchanging messages with reality TV star Marnie Simpson. Simpson, who split from Lewis Bloor just weeks ago, says she has been in touch with Horan and singer James Arthur, reports dailymail.co.uk. I've been speaking to them. We've said hello and I've spoken over DMs with both of them, Simpson told The Sun newspaper...

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May urged to intervene in Northern Ireland crisis

London, March 29 (IANS) The British government will have to look at all options if political parties in Northern Ireland fail to reach an agreement to work together, MPs in the House of Commons were told on Tuesday. Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire said he did not want to see direct rule from Westminster being re-introduced, Xinhua reported. It led to a f...

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Music composer being sued by dog sitter

Los Angeles, March 29 (IANS) Composer and record producer Burt Bacharach is being sued by his dog's sitter, who claims the singer's dog Alfie injured two fingers on his left hand by biting him. Dog sitter Joel Gayner has claimed he volunteered to take care of the Portuguese Water Dog, but he was left badly hurt after he saved the dog from choking on a plastic bone, reports tmz.com.

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May signs Article 50 notification letter to EU leader

London, March 29 (IANS) British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday signed the Article 50 notification letter which will officially begin Britain's exit from the European Union (EU), local media said. Nine months after the divisive Brexit referendum last June, May will officially trigger Article 50 in the letter that will be hand delivered on Wednesday to European Council President Don...

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Germany investigates possible Turkish espionage

Berlin, March 29 (IANS) German federal prosecutor's office on Tuesday launched an investigation into suspected spying by Turkish intelligence service. On suspicion of espionage in Germany, the Karlsruhe-based procuratorate will target the unnamed entity, said its spokesman, Xinhua reported. Deutsche Presse Agentur (DPA) reported that the probe might be directed at Turkish secret ...

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Matthew Morrison joins 'Grey's Anatomy'

Los Angeles, March 29 (IANS) Actor Matthew Morrison will guest star in popular sitcom Grey's Anatomy. Morrison will appear in the last few episodes of the current season of the medical drama, reports aceshowbiz.com. There's speculation that the Glee actor will play character Jo Wilson's (Camilla Luddington) abusive estranged husband. Morrison revealed on his Instagram sto...

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Trump signs order overhauling Obama's attempts to slow climate change

Washington, March 29 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order rolling back Obama-era rules aimed at tackling global warming. The order seeks to suspend, rescind or flag for review more than a half-dozen measures in an effort to boost domestic energy production in the form of fossil fuels. As part of the roll-back, Trump will initiate a review of the ...

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Coin commemorating Edhi to be issued by State Bank of Pakistan

Islamabad, March 29 (IANS) The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Tuesday announced it will launch a special coin on March 31 in honour of late humanitarian and Edhi Foundation Chairman Abdul Sattar Edhi, a press release issued from the bank stated. The federal government authorised SBP to issue the commemorative coin in memory of the late philanthropist. The government had authoris...

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Bella Thorne hates being single

Los Angeles, March 29 (IANS) Actress Bella Thorne, who has been linked to names like Tyler Posey and Charlie Puth, says she doesn't enjoy her single status. I hate not being in a relationship, the 19-year-old wrote on Twitter, reports femalefirt.co.uk. Her comment comes after Thorne said dating a celebrity is the worst thing. The Blended actress, who split from Posey late...

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Anecdotes on Manto helping Rasika Dugal for film

Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) Actress Rasika Dugal is preparing for her role as Saadat Hasan Manto's wife Safia in Nandita Das's directorial, by indulging in conversations with theatre artistes, journalists and avid readers of the legendary writer. Manto is a biographical film based on the Pakistani writer, and it will not only emphasise on Manto and his writings, but also on his personal life...

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Scottish Parliament backs referendum call

London, March 29 (IANS) Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's call for a second referendum on independence for Scotland has been formally backed by the Scottish Parliament. MSPs voted by 69 to 59 in favour of seeking permission for a referendum before Britain leaves the EU, BBC reported. Sturgeon said the move was needed to allow Scotland to decide what path to follow in the ...

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Trump signs order undoing Obama climate change policies

Washington, March 29 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order rolling back Obama-era rules aimed at curbing climate change. The President said this would put an end to the war on coal and job-killing regulations. The Energy Independence Executive Order suspends more than half a dozen measures enacted by the president's predecessor, and boosts fossil f...

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