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Stop terrorists benefiting from transnational organised crime: UNSC

United Nations, Dec 20 (IANS) The UN Security Council (UNSC) has called for global and regional cooperation and strategies to stop terrorists from reaping the benefits of transnational organised crime. In a resolution, the UNSC expressed its concern that terrorists benefit from transnational organised crime, including trafficking of arms, persons, drugs and artifacts, and illicit trade i...

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Polling begins in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Dec 20 (IANS) Voting began Saturday in the fifth and final phase of the assembly elections in Jharkhand, officials said. Sixteen of the 81 assembly constituencies will vote in this phase. Votes will be counted Dec 23. ...

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Arming Ukraine will endanger peace process: Russia

Moscow, Dec 20 (IANS) Russia has warned that possible arms supplies to Ukraine would disturb the peaceful settlement of the Ukrainian crisis. The international community should not further disturb the situation in Ukraine, but foster a peaceful settlement, a constitutional reform and a dialogue between Kiev and the insurgents in eastern Ukraine, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexe...

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Sting, Trudite share love life secret

London, Dec 20 (IANS) Musician Sting and his wife Trudie Styler, whose private lives have been much talked about over the years, have revealed that even 30 years into their romance, their love life is intact She said that they make love often and they make it interesting with bedroom antics. In an interview host Andy Cohen on his show Watch What Happens Live, the duo discussed se...

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Russia's military doctrine to stay defensive: Putin

Moscow, Dec 20 (IANS) Russia will follow a defensive military doctrine, in spite of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) building up its military presence in eastern Europe, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said. Our military doctrine, with an absolutely defensive nature, remains unchanged, while Russia will consistently and determinedly protect its security, Putin said, at ...

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Canada imposes new sanctions against Russia

Ottawa, Dec 20 (IANS) Canada will impose restrictions on the export of technology, in relation to Arctic, deep water and shale oil exploration and extraction, to Russia, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said. The new export restrictions will be applied under Canada's Special Economic Measures Act, Xinhua reported Friday. The sanctions ban the export, sale, supply or shipment of ...

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US bans new investments in Crimea

Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) The US imposed a ban on new investments in Crimea Friday, and barred trade in goods, technology or services with the Ukrainian region annexed by Russia. US President Barack Obama noted in his executive order that the move was taken to address the Russian occupation of the Crimea region of Ukraine and that he authorised sanctions on individuals and entities opera...

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Ebola, jihadis main threats for Africa in 2015

Nairobi, Dec 20 (IANS/EFE) Outbreak of the Ebola virus, jihadi attacks and other humanitarian and health-related crises will be the major threats to political stability and economic progress in sub-Saharan Africa, in 2015. The Ebola outbreak in Liberia, Guinea Conakry and Sierra Leone has infected more than 18,600 people so far; killing 7,000 of the victims and creating a public health e...

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What relaxes Kevin Hart?

Los Angeles, Dec 20 (IANS) American actor Kevin Hart says that he tries to spend as much time as possible with children to relax himself. It's simple, man: quality time with my kids, people.com quoted him as saying when asked about what makes him relax. Hart, who has two children, daughter Heaven, 8, and son Hendrix, 7, says that his idea of unwinding isn't quite what most peopl...

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Turkey may start training Syrian opposition before March

Ankara, Dec 20 (IANS) Turkey may start training the Syrian opposition before March 2015, as part of the efforts to degrade and defeat the Islamic State (IS) in Syria, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Friday. We have reached a clarified framework on the training and equipping of the Syrian opposition, in negotiation with the US, Cavusoglu said, according to a Xinhua report.<...

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Israeli gunfire injures six Palestinians in Gaza

Gaza, Dec 20 (IANS) At least six Palestinians were injured Friday when Israeli forces opened fire near Israel's border with eastern Gaza, medics and eyewitnesses said. According to Ashraf al-Qaida, spokesman for the Gaza-based health ministry, six young Palestinian men were injured by Israeli gunfire in the eastern part of Jabalia near the border with Israel. Witnesses said dozen...

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When Carmen Electra tried pole dancing act

Los Angeles, Dec 20 (IANS) Model-actress Carmen Electra recently turned heads as she pole danced at a nightclub in West Hollywood here. The 42-year-old was not afraid to take centrestage at the celebration of her new single Around the world, held at The Abbey in West Hollywood, reports mirror.co.uk. Wearing a glitzy red two piece, Electra got up close and personal with a fellow b...

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Arrest warrant in Turkey against US-based cleric

Ankara, Dec 20 (IANS) A court in Turkey issued an arrest warrant against the US-based cleric Muhammed Fethullah Gulen, whom President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused of trying to topple him, media reported. This was reported by Xinhua Friday, citing the Turkish daily Hurriyet and the ruling comes after 23 people were detained by the Turkish police in a crackdown on media in 13 cities ac...

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Kurds kill 33 IS militants in Syria's Kobane

Damascus, Dec 20 (IANS) Thirty-three Islamic State (IS) militants were killed Friday in clashes with Kurdish fighters in the northern Syrian city of Ayn al-Arab, or Kobane. The killing of the IS militants in Kobane, a city which borders Turkey, was reported by Xinhua, citing the pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV and notably, this setback for the IS comes after Kurdish forces reportedly liberated M...

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Pentagon authorises 1,300 additional troops for Iraq

Washington, Dec 20 (IANS) Up to 1,300 additional troops, including nearly 1,000 soldiers will start to be deployed in Iraq, in late January, to help in the fight against the Islamic State (IS), the Pentagon said Friday. Their mission will be to train, advise and assist the Iraqi security forces, Pentagon press secretary, John Kirby said, acoording to a Xinhua report. This deploym...

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Busy schedule takes a toll on Rita Ora's love life

London, Dec 20 (IANS) Singer Rita Ora, who has been dating Ricky Hilfiger for six months, reportedly ended her relationship with the rapper earlier this month because of her busy schedule. According to a source, she broke up with the son of designer Tommy Hilfiger as Ora is so busy she is just flat out at the moment, reports mirror.co.uk. She's recording 'The Voice' on BBC1, she...

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Morocco boat capsize kills nine migrants

Rabat, Dec 20 (IANS) At least nine migrants, including three babies were killed, when a makeshift boat they were travelling in sunk in the waters of northern Morocco Friday, authorities in Tangiers said. There were 30 migrants in the makeshift boat that was heading for Spain, according to a Xinhua report. Twenty-one other migrants were rescued and transfered to a local hospital in Tangie...

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US resurgence is real, we are better off: Obama

Washington, Dec 20, (IANS) US President Barack Obama said that the US economy is looking up and underlined America's leadership role around the world, in his year-end conference here Friday. As a country, we have every right to be proud of what we've accomplished -- more jobs, more people insured, a growing economy, shrinking deficits, bustling industry, booming energy -- pick any metric...

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Kate Hudson's role models - mom, children

Los Angeles, Dec 20 (IANS) Actress Kate Hudson says she takes inspiration from her mother and actress Goldie Hawn and her two children. Hudson said Hawn is her hero, reports peoplestylewatch.com. She's kind of awesome, she said. My (role model is) easy, mine's my mom, the 35year-old added. She also looks up to her children - sons Bingham, 3 and Ryder, 10. <...

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Guetta sweeps Noida fans off their feet

Greater Noida, Dec 20 (IANS) Grammy Award-winning DJ and music producer David Guetta swept his adoring fans off their feet as he belted out some of his popular numbers at a concert here Friday night. From teenagers to adults, all the audience were seen swaying to the beats of the French DJ as he performed here at the Buddh International Circuit grounds. The singer, dressed casual...

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