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Bob Geldof urges people to re-buy his Band Aid single

London, Nov 25 (IANS) Irish rocker Bob Geldof has urged people to delete and re-download the Band Aid 30 single Do They Know It's Christmas Time? as he is concerned that its prices won't raise much money for the cause of fighting Ebola. The 63-year-old is pleased that the single, which is raising money to fight Ebola in West Africa, has topped the charts in 61 countries after selling ove...

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Film Bazaar concludes, helped many filmmakers connect with producers

Panaji, Nov 25 (IANS) The eighth annual Film Bazaar, which concluded Monday, helped many filmmakers connect with producers, distributors and critics from various countries. It saw participation of over 1000 delegates from over 38 countries including Canada, China and Switzerland. Organised by the National Film Development Corporation(NFDC), Film Bazaar served as a converging poin...

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Oops! Fergie suffers wardrobe malfunction

Los Angeles, Nov 25 (IANS) Singer Fergie suffered a wardrobe malfunction as she performed at the American Music Awards when she failed to remove her robe. The 39-year-old, who performed on the roof of a party bus on stage at Nokia Theatre here Sunday to showcase new single L.A. Love (La La) alongside collaborators DJ Mustard and YG, was left red-faced at the end of her appearance when sh...

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Ukraine to hold referendum on joining NATO

Kiev, Nov 25 (IANS) Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko said here Monday a referendum will be held to decide whether his country should join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Only the people of Ukraine will decide whether to join NATO or not during a referendum, Xinhua quoted Poroshenko as saying at a joint press conference with Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite.

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13 killed in Baghdad bomb attacks

Baghdad, Nov 25 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and 40 others wounded in two bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad Monday evening, a police source said. A car bomb went off near a parking garage in Shaab district of Baghdad in the evening, leaving 12 people killed and 32 others wounded. Toll could rise, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity. Also in the Sh...

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UN chief slams deadly suicide bombing in Afghanistan

United Nations, Nov 25 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon Monday strongly condemned the deadly suicide bombing at a volleyball match in Afghanistan, in which at least 50 civilians were killed. He denounces this attack against men, women and children who were enjoying a community sporting event not only as a grave violation of Afghan and international law, but as fundamentally abhor...

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Pune Marathas beat Hyderabad Aces to enter CTL final

Pune, Nov 25 (IANS) Pune Marathas entered the final of the Champions Tennis League (CTL), beating Hyderabad Aces 25-24 in a tense South Zone contest here Monday. Pune will face Delhi Dreams in the title clash Wednesday in Delhi. Mark Philippoussis gave Hyderabad a three-game lead, beating Pat Cash 6-3 in the legends singles. Pune quickly neutralised that lead as Agnieszka...

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32 dead as floods sweep Morocco

Rabat, Nov 24 (IANS/EFE) At least 32 people were killed and six were missing as of Monday due to the heavy rains and flooding experienced in various regions of Morocco over the last two days, the interior ministry said. According to the latest information from the ministry, 24 of the 32 deaths occurred in the southeastern city of Guelmim, near the Algerian border. Across the coun...

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Arab-Israeli soccer match ends in violence

Jerusalem, Nov 24 (IANS/EFE) Tensions arising from Israel's recent incidents of violence spread Sunday night to a soccer game between the Arab-Israeli team Bnei Shakhnin and Beitar Jerusalem, whose fans are of the ultranationalist Jewish tendency. Bnei Shakhnin, a team that includes Spanish player Abraham Paz, defeated Beitar Jerusalem 1-0. But the Sunday evening game ended in violent cl...

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Retired IAF officer found murdered in Bengaluru home

Bengaluru, Nov 24 (IANS) A retired Indian Air Force officer was found bound and strangled in his house on the city's outskirts, police said Monday. He was identified as Air Commodore Parvez Khokhar (retd.), 70. We have registered a case of murder and sent Khokhar's body to a hospital for autopsy on a complaint by his wife (Pramila), Bangalore (Rural) Superintendent of Police Rame...

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Punjabi cinema not just about 'balle balle'

Panaji, Nov 24 (IANS) Punjabi filmmaker Manjeet Mann, who co-produced National Award-winning film Shaheed-e-Mohabbat Boota Singh, says there are movies from her state that are rich in content too. During a session titled Cinemas of India - Punjabi cinema at the Film Bazaar, which concluded here Monday, she talked about the common misconception when it comes to Punjabi movies. Pun...

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15 wild boars killed in Germany accident

Berlin, Nov 24 (IANS) At least 15 wild boars were killed near Germany's city of Freising after a car crashed into a herd of wild boars on a highway, a media report said Monday. A 28-year-old driver was driving his car on the German highway A9 Sunday morning, when a herd of wild boars rushed across the road and got killed in the crash, Xinhua reported citing Focus Online. The cras...

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Trinamool takes out protest rally against centre

Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) According to the central government, we are all thieves. Arrest us immediately, said hundreds of placards, as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee led a huge Trinamool Congress protest rally here against the NDA regime in wake of a party MP's arrest in the Saradha scam. Hitting the streets, Banerjee walked all of four kilometres from College Square to the Esp...

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Vidhu Vinod Chopra gives loan to budding director

Panaji, Nov 24 (IANS) Vidhu Vinod Chopra, who has produced hit films like 3 Idiots and Munna Bhai M.B.B.S, has now extended an interest-free repayable loan to emerging director Shlok Sharma. Chopra was here Sunday for the eighth annual Film Bazaar, organised by the National Film Development Corporation Ltd. Apart from being a part of the Film Bazar's session titled Master Class w...

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Presidency varsity students call off hunger strike

Kolkata, Nov 24 (IANS) A section of Presidency University students, who were on a hunger strike for nearly 48 hours to protest the varsity's decision to withhold students from appearing in examinations due to low attendance, Monday withdrew their agitation following the vice chancellor's promise to conduct provisional exams. As many as 20 students participated in a hunger strike since Sa...

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Turkey rejects easing relations with Egypt

Istanbul, Nov 24 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday that he rejected the reconciliation efforts for friendly relations with Egypt. Turkey does not accept the legitimacy of Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi's rule, and once again closed the door to possible negations to normalise their relations, Xinhua quoted Erdogan as saying at the International Women and Ju...

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US defence chief Chuck Hagel forced out

Washington, Nov 24 (IANS) In a surprise development, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel resigned Monday reportedly under pressure amid criticism of President Barack Obama's national security team over how to deal with the threat posed by the Islamic State militant group. Announcing Hagel's resignation from White House's State Dining Room, Obama called Hagel an exemplary defense secretary a...

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Dos Santos, Mulder help Delhi Dynamos win in ISL

Guwahati, Nov 24 (IANS) Delhi Dynamos revived their hopes of a place in the top-four by beating NorthEast United 2-1 in a vital clash of the Indian Super League (ISL) here Monday. Gustavo dos Santos and Hans Mulder scored two early goals for the visitors while Kondwani Mtonga pulled one back late for the home side at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium. The win takes Delhi to 10 p...

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Mumbai Tennis Masters beat Punjab Marshalls in CTL

Mumbai, Nov 24 (IANS) Mumbai Tennis Masters eked out a 29-20 win against Punjab Marshalls in a round robin match of the Champions Tennis League (CTL) here Monday. Mumbai and Punjab were already out of contention for a place in the final, to be played Nov 26 in New Delhi. With the inconsequential win, Mumbai finished second with two wins and two losses. Delhi Dreams had qualified ...

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Thiruvananthapuram to hosts Sainik School principals meet

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 24 (IANS) The 44th All India Sainik Schools Principals Conference will be held at Sainik School Kazhakootam, near here, from Wednesday. Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh will inaugurate the three-day conference, to be attended by senior officials from the defence ministry and principals from 24 Sainik Schools. Founded in the early 1960s by t...

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