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US town erupts into violence over black man's death

Washington, April 28 (IANS) Baltimore City, just 64 km northeast of the American capital, erupted into chaos and violence as protesters mourning the death nine days ago of yet another black man in police custody clashed with police. Maryland Governor Larry Hogan declared a state of emergency Monday and activated the National Guard. The mayor of Baltimore said every possible resource was...

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Rio 2016 reveals Paralympic torch relay details

Rio de Janerio, April 28 (IANS) The Rio 2016 Paralympic torch relay will take place in all five regions of Brazil over seven days, the organisers said. The relay will also feature the British town of Stoke Mandeville, the birthplace of the Paralympic Games, Xinhua reported. One city from each of Brazil's regions (North, North East, Central-West, South East and South) will stage i...

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Payments for caring for kids, elderly will benefit women: UN's Laxmi Puri

United Nations, April 28 (IANS) Making the care of children, the elderly and the sick into economically paying jobs could become an engine of employment benefiting at least one billion women worldwide, according to Laxmi Puri, a ranking UN official on women's issues. At the release of a report on the status of women Monday, Puri called for creating a vibrant new paid care economy that wo...

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No selfie-sticks in Wimbledon Grand Slam

London, April 28 (IANS) Wimbledon tennis championship organisers will ban selfie-sticks from this year's tournament. Fans would not be allowed to take the sticks into their headquarters during the Grand Slam tournament, the All England Lawn Tennis Club said, Xinhua reported. Selfie-sticks help users take self-portrait photos. In common with many other major sports and ent...

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10 killed in Baghdad bomb attacks

Baghdad, April 28 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and 38 others wounded in three bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad on Monday, police said. A car bomb went off on the 14th Ramadan Street in Mansour district in western Baghdad in the evening, leaving seven people killed and 21 others wounded, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity. Another car exploded la...

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Witherspoon, Vergara lipsync Swift, Cyrus' hits

Los Angeles, April 28 (IANS) It seems like Reese Witherspoon has surely found a best friend in her Hot Pursuit co-star Sofia Vergara. The duo keeps sharing videos of themselves goofing around, lipsyncing popular songs by singers Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus. In between the film's promotion, the duo finds time to have some fun. Vergara shared one video on Instagram on Sunday of he...

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18 civilians killed in Saudi-led airstrike in Yemen

Sanaa, April 28 (IANS) At least 18 civilians were killed and 47 others wounded when warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition forces mistakenly hit a populated neighbourhood in Yemen' s southern port city of Aden on Monday, a government official said. A number of missiles fired by the Saudi-led warplanes struck a residential neighbourhood in the district of Crater of Aden city by mistake, lea...

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'Avengers: Age of Ultron' to have alternate ending in Blu-Ray

Los Angeles, April 28 (IANS) While Avengers: Age of Ultron is receiving whopping response in theatres, retailers have whetted fans' appetites by promising an alternate ending and extended version of the film, when the DVD and Blu-Ray versions are released later this year. The film, which stars Scarlett Johansson, Robert Downey Jr and Mark Ruffalo in an ensemble superhero plot, released i...

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Kris Jenner blackmailed over nude tape

Los Angeles, April 28 (IANS) Reality TV star Kris Jenner is being blackmailed over a nude video, showing her changing clothes in her closet. The 59-year-old reality star's iCloud account was hacked, leading to the intruder gaining to access her home security cameras and footage, reports femalefirst.co.uk. In scenes filmed for Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kris was told by her ...

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Snoop Dogg praises British royals

Los Angeles, April 28 (IANS) Rapper Snoop Dogg has praised British royals, saying he's only allowed in Britain because Prince Harry and Prince William persuaded Queen Elizabeth II to let him stay. The 43-year-old American rapper claims that when he was about to get kicked out of England, Queen Elizabeth II granted him permission to stay, telling him that her grandbabies loved his music, ...

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Adam Lambert slept with male celebs

Los Angeles, April 28 (IANS) American Idol star Adam Lambert has confessed that he has slept with male celebrities, who are not openly gay. I've been with a few of them, Lambert told Glamour magazine. However, he did not name who those male celebrities were, reports aceshowbiz.com. Whether it's music or acting, you've got to remember that those industries are primarily run by me...

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US, Japan unveil new defence guidelines

Washington, April 28 (IANS) US and Japan announced on Monday new guidelines for bilateral defence cooperation, allowing Japan's self-defence forces to take on more ambitious global role that the Shinzo Abe administration has been seeking. Under the new guidelines, revised for the first time since 1997, Japan will have the rights to exercise collective self-defence, therefore being able t...

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I will not cast Anurag in my film: Karan Johar

Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar, who was directed by Anurag Kashyap in Bombay Velvet, says he will never cast Anurag in his film and that he takes only good-looking actors in his films. I will not cast Anurag in my film. I only take good-looking actors. I will not make a film where Anurag fits in. Can you imagine Anurag in 'New York'? You see him in 'Gangs of Wasseypur' kin...

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Western sanctions cost Russia $160 bn

St. Petersburg, April 28 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin said here on Monday that Western sanctions targeted at Russia had cost his country an estimated $160 billion. Despite the fall in global oil prices from $100 to $50 per barrel and the efforts of Russia's European quasi- partners to restrict the availability of financial services for Russian banks, Russian firms were neverth...

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I am in love but no wedding plans right now: Ranbir Kapoor

Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Actor Ranbir Kapoor, who is in news for his relationship with actress Katrina Kaif, confesses that he is in love but there are no wedding plans as of now. On whether his wedding will be a private affair, Ranbir said, I think you cannot keep it private. We are actors. My wedding date was fixed six years back. It's a special day so let me announce it. But right now ...

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Khloe Kardashian not ready to divorce ex husband

Los Angeles, April 28 (IANS) Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian is not ready to divorce Lamar Odom, and her petition for their official separation, could be dismissed. Khloe filed for divorce from the basketball player Lamar Odom in December 2013, but he never responded to her petition. She has failed to go to court and get a default judgement, so the case is expected to be dismissed in th...

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Ranbir, Anushka unveil second trailer of 'Bombay Velvet'

Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) The star cast of Anurag Kashyap's much-awaited film Bombay Velvet on Monday unveiled the second trailer of the film. Filmmaker Karan Johar who will be seen in a negative role in the film said for him it was like going to a school working with Kashyap. I think it's been the best experience of my life being directed by Anurag Kashyap...from a man that we began to ha...

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Chris Evans is big fan of romance

Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) Actor Chris Evans, who would be seen Justin Reardon's upcoming romantic comedy Playing It Cool with Michelle Monaghan, says that he is a big fan of romance. I've always been a big fan of romance and I think this story kind of captures the idea of meeting somebody in an unexpected night, unfolding in a really pure manner. We have two characters that are damaged and...

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We got the team balance correct: Warner

Mohali, April 28 (IANS) An elated Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner on Monday expressed happiness at his side getting the balance right in their victorious outing against Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League match here at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium. Warner said it is difficult to choose from the pace weaponry he has at his disposal, especially with South African...

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Rotary International rushes 1,000 shelter kits to Nepal

Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Coming to the aid of the quake-hit people of Nepal, the Rotary International will soon send to the country 1,000 shelter kits which consist of clothing, tarpaulin, mosquito nets, blankets, utensils, and other necessities of a distressed family. The Rotary International District 3291 along with Rotary India Humanity Foundation and Rotary Club of Calcutta Mahanagar...

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