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IS-inspired teenager in Austria faces terrorism charges

Vienna, March 31 (IANS) A 14-year-old boy, enamoured with the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organisation, has been charged in Austria with forming a terrorist group and downloading bomb-making plans with the intention to commit a terrorist offence, media reported on Monday. The teenager, referred to as Merkan G, is accused by the St. Poelten city prosecutor's office of downloading plans o...

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One shot dead trying to enter US military base

Washington, March 31 (IANS) A person was shot dead by security personnel, while another was injured when they tried to drive into the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in the US, without authorisation, according to media reports on Monday. The two men, dressed as women, tried to ram the main gate of the NSA headquarters at the Fort Meade military installation in the US state of Maryl...

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Kim takes daughter on Easter egg hunt

Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian took her daughter North West and the latter's friend Ryan for a fun-filled Easter egg hunt at a farm. On Sunday, Kim shared on image-sharing website Instagram some photographs of North and Ryan holding furry baskets on the egg hunt, reports aceshowbiz.com One photograph showed North, who wore a white tee, hotpants and wh...

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Turkish jet makes emergency landing after bomb scare

Rabat, March 31 (IANS) A Turkish Airlines jet carrying 264 passengers made an emergency landing in Morocco's Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport on Monday after a note with a bomb threat was found inside the plane's toilet. The Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, en route from Istanbul in Turkey to Sao Paulo in Brazil, made the emergency landing at 12.30 GMT and the passengers were evacua...

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Convict's execution postponed by 30 days in Pakistan

Islamabad, March 31 (IANS) Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain has, on the advice of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, postponed the execution of murder convict Saulat Mirza by 30 days, Geo News reported on Monday. Death warrants were issued earlier this month for the execution of the triple-murder convict Mirza to be carried out at 5.30 a.m. on April 1 at the Machh jail in Balochistan provinc...

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Amber Rose, Wiz Khalifa make peace to co-parent son

Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS) Actress Amber Rose and rapper Wiz Khalifa have agreed to put aside their differences for their two-year-old son Sebastian. Rose and Khalifa were at each other's throats, each calling the other a horrible parent and unfit to care for their two-year-old toddler. But listening to Khalifa's new song See You Again, which appears on the Fast and Furious 7 soundtrac...

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Pakistan exercises with Saudi Arabia; may not join Yemen strikes

Islamabad, March 31 (IANS) Pakistan is holding a joint military drill with Saudi Arabia, but has remained undecided over sending troops to assist Saudi Arabia in the military campaign in Yemen, according to media reports on Monday. Pakistan Army spokesman Asim Bajwa said that the pre-scheduled joint military exercise Samsam-5 was being held since March 19 in the Saudi Arabian city of Tai...

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Madison, Wilkinson to star in 'Sharknado 3'

Los Angeles, March 31 (IANS) Former Playboy models Holly Madison and Kendra Wilkinson will add glamour to Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!. Both the beauties, who previously starred in reality series Girls Next Door, are set to make cameos in the upcoming instalment of the TV movie which will air on July 22, reports eonline.com. Madison essays Lt. Harrison, a military sergeant who helps ...

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Anti-Houthi coalition takes control of Yemen's sea ports

Riyadh, March 31 (IANS) Saudi Arabia, leading the 10-nation coalition undertaking a military operation against the Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen, announced on Monday the coalition's control over Yemen's sea ports, Xinhua reported citing Al Arabiya News. Ahmed Al Asiri, spokesperson of the Decisive Storm military operation, said that the Saudi-led coalition carried out a maritime campaign w...

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16 killed in Peru bus accident

Lima, March 30 (IANS/EFE) At least 16 people were killed and more than 20 injured when a bus plunged into a ravine in the Peruvian region of Ayacucho, officials said on Monday. Thirteen people were pronounced dead at the accident scene and three others died while being treated at a hospital, Carlos Saravia, director of the health service in the city of Puquio, told Canal N television.

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Move to revive gas-based power will benefit banks: Moody's

Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) Terming the Indian government's decision last week to allow gas-based power units lying idle to import feed stock through e-auctions as credit positive, rating agency Moody's on Monday said the move will benefit banks as they have significant exposure to such plants. The government approved measures to revive and improve the utilisation of stranded gas-based powe...

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Lok Sabha speaker concerned over 'uneven' achievement of MDGs

Hanoi, March 30 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday expressed concern over the uneven achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) across different regions of the world. Addressing a meeting of the 132nd Assembly of Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) here, she reiterated India's commitment to working with the international community to craft an ambitious, comprehensive ...

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Karnataka lawmakers vote themselves hefty pay hike

Bengaluru, March 30 (IANS) Lawmakers in Karnataka on Monday unanimously approved a bill that revised their salaries and perks by a whopping 50 percent from fiscal 2015-16. When Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T.B. Jayachandra moved the bill in the legislative assembly here for increasing salaries and various allowances of the lawmakers, none of the legislators belonging to the rul...

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Unseasonal rain kills 12 across India; damages crops

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The fury of unseasonal rain in different states of north and east India since Sunday evening has left at least 12 people dead and damaged standing crops in thousands of hectares, officials said on Monday. In Bihar, at least 12 people, including two children and a woman, were killed on Monday when they were struck by lightning in two separate incidents, official...

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Two injured during attack on legislator battling for life

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Two of the five men wounded in an attack that left a former Delhi legislator dead remained in critical condition on Monday while police were yet to make any arrest in the case. Former Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) legislator Bharat Singh was brought dead to the hospital after Sunday evening's attack that wounded five others. Ram Jeevan and Dalbir are i...

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Court appoints panel to review 'Komban'

Madurai, March 30 (IANS) The Madras High Court's Madurai bench on Monday appointed a special panel to view forthcoming Tamil film Komban, and review whether its release would affect law and order in the state. Legislator K. Krishnasamy, who is also the president of Puthiya Tamilagam party, moved court alleging that the release of Karthi-starrer Komban would create tension between the The...

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SC to hold final hearing in Babri demolition conspiracy case

New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday will take up on April 1 for final hearing the CBI's appeal challenging 2010 Allahabad High Court verdict discharging of L.K. Advani and 19 other senior leaders of BJP and Hindu outfits the charges of criminal conspiracy in the demolition of the Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992. A bench of Chief Justice H.L. Dattu and Justice Arun Mishr...

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Rajasthan's foundation day celebrated

Jaipur, March 30 (IANS) Rajasthan Day, the state's foundation day, was celebrated on Monday with gaiety and enthusiasm. Folk dances, drum performances and acrobatic daredevil acts by police personnel on the Janpath, the road in front of the state assembly, enthralled the enthusiastic crowd which had gathered in hundreds to celebrate the day. The almost 110-minute programme, organ...

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Landslide kills 10 in Burundi

Bujumbura, March 30 (IANS) More than 10 people were killed and eight injured in a landslide following heavy rains in Burundi's Rumonge province, a government official said on Monday. The landslide occurred at a village near Lake Tanganyika in Rumonge around 4 p.m. on Sunday. An unknown number of people went missing in the landslide which destroyed bridges and more than 600 houses in the ...

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Kolkata civic polls: Trinamool promises green city, Left slams inefficiency

Kolkata, March 30 (IANS) The ruling Trinamool Congress on Monday released its manifesto for the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) polls, promising to build a green and clean city. Claiming to be the main opposition in West Bengal, the CPI-M led Left Front too issued its manifesto for the polls, slamming the Trinamool-run KMC and charging the Mamata Banerjee-led party of being complemen...

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