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PM Modi tweets in Japanese

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday put out a series of tweets in Japanese and said that as his friends from Japan had asked him to talk to the people of Japan directly, he did so. Friends from Japan asked me to talk to the people of Japan directly in Japanese. I also thank them for helping with the the translation, Modi said in a tweet after his series of twee...

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Miami to have 1,000 feet observation tower

Miami, Aug 28 (IANS/EFE) The voters of Miami in the US have approved a proposal by a real estate promoter to build a 1,000 feet high observation tower here. Sixty-nine percent of the voters approved the plans of developer Jeff Berkowitz to erect the SkyRise tower, and work on the project should commence next week and be finalised as early as 2017. Berkowitz expressed his happines...

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Over 400 human trafficking victims rescued in Assam

Guwahati, Aug 28 (IANS) Assam Police has rescued 422 victims of human trafficking, mostly minors, and arrested 281 offenders since 2011, according to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), highlighting the magnitude of this problem in the entire northeastern region. Official records showed that of the total 93 victims of trafficking in 2011, 36 were minors, and of these 36, 28 were...

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Ebola epidemic to get worse: health official

London, Aug 28 (IANS) The Ebola outbreak in West Africa will get worse before it gets better, said a top public health official, the BBC reported Thursday. Tom Frieden, director of the US-based Centres for Disease Control, said the epidemic would need an unprecedented response to bring it under control. Health ministers from the Economic Community of West African States will meet...

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12 Indian firms among Forbes Asia's Fabulous 50

Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) A dozen Indian firms figure in this year's Forbes Asia's Fabulous 50 list of the region's best big publicly traded companies with HDFC Bank making the list more times than any other company. China boasts the most companies on the list, as it has for the last three years. But the number fell to 16, down from 20 last year and 23 the year before, according to the l...

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Rains likely in Delhi Thursday

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) It was a sultry Thursday morning here and rainfall is likely in some parts of the city in the day, the Met Office said. The minimum temperature in the morning was 28.4 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average. The sky will become partly cloudy with rainfall or thundershowers in some parts of the city, said an India Meteorological Department...

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Sensex hits a record high

Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Thursday hit a record high of 26,642.81 points surpassing its previous high of 26,630.74 points it touched Aug 25. Good buying was observed in capital goods, auto and banking sectors, while marginal selling pressure was seen in realty sector. The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the S&P Bombay Stock Excha...

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First gay sailor of Chilean navy

London, Aug 28 (IANS) A sailor in Chile has become the first serving member of the Chilean armed forces to announce he is gay, the BBC reported Thursday. Mauricio Ruiz, 24, said his decision had not been easy, but he wanted to help fight discrimination against homosexuals. Ruiz said homosexuals had no reason to hide. We can do anything, be marines or in any branch of the ...

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Pakistani cleric ends talks with government

Islamabad, Aug 28 (IANS) Pakistan Awami Tehreek leader Tahir-ul-Qadri Thursday announced he was ending dialogue with the government as his demands were not accepted. Qadri, whose supporters have staged an anti-government sit-in here since Aug 15, made the announcement in his address to his activists shortly after he concluded hours of talks with a government committee, Xinhua reported.

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Verona sign Brazilian midfielder Campanharo

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 28 (IANS) Hellas Verona have signed midfielder Gustavo Campanharo on a season-long loan from Brazilian club Bragantino. In a statement on their official website, the Italian Serie A outfit said the deal included the option of permanent transfer, reported Xinhua. Gustavo Campanharo has officially joined the Gialloblu, the statement said. It will be the ...

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100-room UP Bhawan to be built in Noida

Lucknow, Aug 28 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has given a green signal for the construction of a new 100-room UP Bhawan in Noida, near national capital, an official said Thursday. The building will be built in Sector 44 over a acre of land. The chief minister granted permission to use the land near the Mahamaya Girls Inter College on the Expressway for constr...

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Pakistan Rangers again target Indian positions in Jammu

Jammu, Aug 28 (IANS) Pakistan Rangers again Thursday resorted to unprovoked firing at Indian positions on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir, an official said. Pakistan Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing using small arms in the Pargwal area of the Jammu district, a police officer told IANS here. The officer said three BSF outposts were affected due to the firing.

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Huntington-Whiteley loves making creative decision

London, Aug 28 (IANS) Supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has enjoyed indulging her creative tendencies since leaving Victoria's Secret. Huntington-Whiteley has revealed that working with British high street store Marks & Spencer on a lingerie line has been a very rewarding experience and she enjoys the responsibility that has been handed to her, reports femalefirst.co.uk. T...

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Holmes offers $1,000 reward for return of Suri's pet

Los Angeles, Aug 28 (IANS) Actress Katie Holmes has reportedly offered a $1000 reward for the safe return of her daughter's pet dog following its disappearance. Suri's new new Chihuahua, Honey, went missing Sunday. TMZ reports Suri and her mom took Honey to a friend's house in Beverly Hills where the pooch slipped out the front gate. She wasn't wearing a collar because they remov...

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Shooting instructor killed as girl accidentally shot in US

Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) A shooting instructor was killed after a nine-year-old girld accidentally shot in the head at a gun range in the US, media reported Thursday. The deadly incident occurred Monday morning at a gun range in Arizona that caters to Las Vegas tourists, CNN reported. Charles Vacca was accidentally shot in the head as he instructed the girl how to fire an Uzi, a...

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Australia to help US in Iraq air strikes

Canberra, Aug 28 (IANS) Australia has expressed willingness to contribute its Super Hornet fighter jets to help US-led air strikes in Iraq. Defence Minister David Johnston said Wednesday night that Australia was ready to assist the US with air strikes targeting IS terrorists in Iraq, Xinhua reported. Johnston said the Australian defence force started to develop its readiness aft...

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Kidnapped US journalist's mother pleads IS to release son

Washington, Aug 28 (IANS/EFE) The mother of a US freelance journalist, who was kidnapped in Syria by the Islamic State(IS), Wednesday released a video in which she urged the jihadist group to be merciful and release her son. She also asked the group through the vedeo to follow the example set by the Prophet Mohammed. We have not seen Steven Sotloff for over a year and we miss hi...

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Bieber compares himself to Princess Diana

Los Angeles, Aug 28 (IANS) Troubled singer Justin Bieber has compared himself to the late Princess Diana after he reportedly experienced a minor car collision when he was infuriated about being pursued by a photographer. The Canadian Baby hitmaker, has reached out to reckless paparazzi, saying they should have learned from the premature death of the Princess of Wales. He took to ...

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Styles helping rising star Meghan Trainor?

London, Aug 28 (IANS) English singer Harry Styles has reportedly offered to help rising star Meghan Trainor as she attempts to break into the music industry. Styles met her in the US during One Direction's 'Where We Are' tour and he plans to boost her singing career, reports femalefirst.co.uk. They have a similar sense of humour and Harry was keen to lend her his musical opinion,...

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Maliki urges Iraqi political blocs to back Abadi

Baghdad, Aug 28 (IANS) Iraq's outgoing Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki called on the political blocs to decrease their demands and hepl form the government lead by Haider al-Abadi. Some of the blocs' demands are violating the constitution and others need time to be executed. Increasing the demands are hindering the formation of the next government, MENA news agency quoted Maliki as saying...

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