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Jessica Alba's 'super' imagination

Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) The Fantastic Four star Jessica Alba used to imagine she was super-human. As a child, the actress used to spend hours dreaming of having special powers that would take her ahead of her peers, reports femalefirst.co.uk. When I was little, I always spent time imagining I was super-human, said the 33-year-old. Later she used to focus on her movie c...

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Uganda to face Niger ahead of Afcon qualifier

Kampala, Aug 22 (IANS) Head coach of Uganda Cranes Milutin 'Micho' Sredojevic said Thursday that his team will play away to Niger in an international friendly Sep 2 ahead of a 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier against Ghana. The Cranes will use the game as a rehearsal ahead of their crucial away game against the Black Stars of Ghana Sep 5, Xinhua reported. I am glad t...

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Serena Williams to face Townsend in US Open

Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) Defending champion Serena Williams will face compatriot Taylor Townsend in the first round of the women's singles of the US Open after the draw was concluded here Thursday. Williams, who is seeking for her third consecutive US Open singles title, showed up at the draw ceromony and said, As an American, it's always very important to play at the US... I don't know...

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469 children killed in Gaza: UNICEF

United Nations, Aug 22 (IANS) A senior official of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said here Thursday that a total of 469 children were killed in the Gaza Strip, where the situation is dire because of its debilitating effect on the one million Gaza Strip inhabitants under the age of 18. This situation is very dire in terms of the impact and the toll (it) has on children, Pern...

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Jessica Alba disapproves racy 'Sin City 2' doll

Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Jessica Alba's character in Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For, has inspired a racy doll, courtesy a toy company. The actress finds it inappropriate for children. She played a stripper in the film and now her character Nancy Callahan has inspired a toy company to make an action figure wearing a bustier, holster and chaps, reports mirror.co.uk. When Alba was...

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Rihanna finds Vince Vaughn sexy

Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Singer Rihanna thinks actor Vince Vaughn is the sexiest man alive. The 26-year-old, who is rumoured to have reunited with former boyfriend Drake, is attracted to the Wedding Crashers actor, reports femalefirst.co.uk. When asked who she thinks the sexiest man alive is, she said: Vince Vaughn. He's amazing. Fantastic. She also feels actress Penél...

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UN Security Council highlights early warning in conflict prevention

United Nations, Aug 22 (IANS) The UN Security Council Thursday highlighted the importance of early warning mechanisms in preventing and ending armed conflicts, calling for efforts toward cooperation with regional and sub-regional organisations. Unanimously adopting a resolution ahead of a day-long meeting on conflict prevention, the council called attention to the importance of early awa...

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Two killed in fresh Israeli airstrike on Gaza

Gaza, Aug 22 (IANS) A fresh Israeli airstrike on Gaza Strip killed two Palestinians and wounded three others Thursday night, authorities said. The airstrike hit the central Gaza Strip town of Deir el-Ballah, raising Thursday's death toll to 34, Xinhua quoted a Gaza health ministry spokesperson as saying. The ministry noted that the ongoing Israeli operation in Gaza, which started...

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Madonna's used lingerie to go on auction

Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) A collection of memorabilia related to Madonna will go under the hammer Nov 7, courtesy Julien's Auctions of Beverly Hills. Up for grabs items include the lingerie the Material Girl singer wore for a photo shoot recently. The latex mask, waspie, gloves, bra and panties worn with Katy Perry for a 2014 V Magazine cover photo shoot, which is worth $1,000 to $4,000...

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Gambia on high alert for Ebola outbreak

Banjul, Aug 22 (IANS) Gambia's ministry of health and social welfare said Thursday that it is on high alert for a possible Ebola outbreak in the country and are taking preventive measures to tackle the disease. Modou Njai, director of health promotion and education at the ministry, said that so far there has been no confirmed case of the Ebola virus disease in Gambia, Xinhua reported.

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Red carpets make Ariana Grande 'anxious'

Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Singer Ariana Grande, who is due to attend the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) Sunday, gets nervous before such events. She says she is working on becoming the best on the red carpet. I'm super anxious before these kinds of things because it's so nerve wracking. I'm still not the best on the red carpet. That is still something that I'm working on, but I'm not as ...

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Hurley wants to keep son away from 'The Royals'

Los Angeles, Aug 22 (IANS) Actress Elizabeth Hurley says her new TV show The Royals is too racy for her 12-year-old son Damian to watch. The 49-year-old portrays British monarch Queen Helena in The Royals and though she takes her son, who she has with former boyfriend Steve Bing, to the set, she says it is too sexy for him to tune in, reports femalefirst.co.uk. She said: This is ...

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Adele to perform on 'The X Factor'?

London, Aug 22 (IANS) If all goes as The X Factor bosses are planning, award winning songstress Adele could be a major attraction of the live shows of the British version of the music reality show later this year. Bosses are so desperate to accommodate the superstar that they're bending over backward to secure her performance, reports dailystar.co.uk. A whole week dedicated to th...

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Syrian army kills 140 IS fighters

Damascus, Aug 22 (IANS) At least 140 fighters of the Islamic State (IS) were killed Thursday in an ambush by the Syrian army near an airbase in al-Raqqa province, a media report said. The Syrian army ambushed the militants in the vicinity of al-Tabaqa airbase, which had been under attack by the Sunni militants since the beginning of this week to strip the government troops of their last ...

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10 killed as Ukrainian troops battle rebels

Kiev, Aug 22 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed in Ukraine as government troops stepped up their offensive against independence-seeking rebels, authorities said Thursday. Five Ukrainian servicemen were killed Wednesday overnight in clashes with rebels, Xinhua quoted National Security and Defense Council spokesman Andrei Lysenko as saying. Following the fierce battles, governme...

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Two US Ebola patients released from hospital

Washington, Aug 22 (IANS) Two US aid workers who contracted the Ebola virus while treating patients in west Africa have been discharged from the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, the hospital said Thursday. Nancy Writebol was released from the hospital Tuesday while Kent Brantly was discharged Thursday, Xinhua quoted a hospital statement as saying. After a rigorous and succes...

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Young Europeans less informed about 'legal highs': Survey

Brussels, Aug 22 (IANS) Young Europeans are less informed about legal highs and the effects of drugs compared to a few years ago, a survey said. More than a quarter of youngsters (29 percent) said they have not been informed in the past year about the effects and risks of legal highs, legal substances imitating the effects of illegal drugs, Xinhua quoted the Eurobarometer survey as sayin...

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Local polls announced in Taiwan

Taipei, Aug 22 (IANS) Electoral authorities in Taiwan Thursday announced the island's local polls in which over 10,000 public officials will be elected Nov 29. The island, for the first time, will be concurrently electing seven levels of local government officials, ranging from mayors of the six municipalities of Taipei, New Taipei, Taichung, Tainan, Kaohsiung and Taoyuan to village chie...

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Defeated Indonesian presidential candidate accepts court ruling

Jakarta, Aug 22 (IANS) Former general Prabowo Subianto accepted the final ruling of the Constitutional Court that has summarily rejected all his allegations that challenged the result of Indonesia's presidential race, his party coalition spokesman said Thursday. Following the court's final decision Thursday, Tantowi Yahya, spokesman of Prabowo's party coalition, known as red and white co...

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Not interfering in Pakistan crisis, says US

Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) The US Thursday rejected Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan's comment that Washington was interfering in the country's affairs. The US embassy in Islamabad said that it is not mediating between the Pakistani government and the opposition parties, who are protesting in Islamabad to seek resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Xinhua reported. ...

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