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One killed in Jammu van accident

Jammu, Nov 24 (IANS) One person was killed and two others were injured here Monday in Udhampur district when a poll campaign vehicle met with an accident. A van rolled down into a gorge at Bagli in Udhampur today morning, a senior police officer told IANS. One person died on the the spot while the two others injured in this accident have been shifted to hospital, he added ...

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Veteran Congress leader, ex-union minister Murli Deora dead

Mumbai, Nov 24 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader and former union minister Murli Deora passed away here early Monday following a brief illness, a senior party leader said. He was 77 and the end came around 3.30 a.m. He is survived by his wife and two sons, including former union minister of state Milind M. Deora. A former mayor of Mumbai in 1977-78, and later chief or the Congress P...

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Veteran Congress leader, ex-union minister Murli Deora dead

Mumbai, Nov 24 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader and former union minister Murli Deora passed away here early Monday following a brief illness. He was 77 and he died around 3.30 a.m. A former mayor of Mumbai in 1977-78, and later chief of the Congress Party's city unit for two decades, a four-time Lok Sabha MP from Mumbai South, he was a union minister for petroleum and natural gas ...

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It?s direction over acting for Jolie

Los Angeles, Nov 24 (IANS) Actress Angelina Jolie says she is now looking to focus on her directing career. I've never been comfortable as an actor -- I've never loved being in front of the camera. I didn't ever think I could direct, but I hope I'm able to have a career at it because I'm much happier, Jolie told luxury lifestyle magazine Du Jour, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Jolie,...

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Election Commission stops release of PDP poll manifesto

Jammu, Nov 24 (IANS) In an overnight decision, the Election Commission has restrained the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from releasing its election manifesto Monday. In a communication addressed to the PDP, the state's chief electoral officer (CEO) said that since campaigning for the first phase of the state assembly elections ended Sunday evening, the PDP cannot release its poll manife...

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Al Qaeda-linked fighters target two Shia towns in Syria

Damascus, Nov 24 (IANS) The Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front and like-minded groups attacked two pro-government and predominantly Shia towns, in Syria's Aleppo province. The attack on the towns of Nubul and Zahra Sunday was apparently carried out by the militants to connect areas under their control with each other, Xinhua reported, citing a monitoring group. According to the Syrian O...

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Focus shifts to 'political agreement' over Iranian nuclear issue

Tehran, Nov 24 (IANS) Iran and six world powers would now look to negotiate a political agreement as a comprehensive deal by the Nov 24 deadline would be impossible, Iranian officials said. We haven't been interested in extending the nuclear negotiations and we aren't. We are working hard on a framework to reach a political agreement, the official said, Xinhua reported, citing the semi-o...

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Pattinson gets naughty with FKA Twigs in public

Los Angeles, Nov 24 (IANS) Actor Robert Pattinson seemed to be in a playful mood when he grabbed his girlfriend FKA Twigs's derriere while strolling here recently. The duo had stepped out together Friday afternoon for a lunch when photographers spotted the Twilight star grabbing the British singer's buttocks, reports eonline.com Looking casual in a sweatshirt with shorts, the act...

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Political leader shot dead in Pakistan

Karachi, Nov 24 (IANS) A leader of the Awami National Party (ANP), Ziauddin was gunned down Sunday by unknown assailants in Orangi Town in the Pakistani city of Karachi, media reported. According to police, the leader was going to offer prayers at a mosque when the gunmen targeted him, Geo News reported. A spokesman for the Pakhtun nationalist party said that Ziauddin, an ANP dis...

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Israeli cabinet pushes to make country 'Jewish state' by law

Jerusalem, Nov 24 (IANS) The Israeli cabinet approved a bill Sunday, which enshrines in law that Israel is the national homeland of the Jewish people and that this right is unique to them. Fifteen ministers voted in favour of the bill and seven against it, including Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, according to a spokesperson for the prime minister's office, a Xinhua report said. T...

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When Lily Allen's sex life 'lacked magic'

Los Angeles, Nov 24 (IANS) Singer Lily Allen, who says she didn't enjoy a great sex life until she was in her mid-20s, believes sex needs to be reprented as an emotive experience in popular media. She says the media gives girls unrealistic expectations about intercourse, and admits she found sex to be disappointing when she lost her virginity. Sex definitely lacked magic for a lo...

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Bangladesh beats Zimbabwe in second ODI

Dhaka, Nov 24 (IANS) Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 68 runs in the second one day international (ODI) at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium in Chittagong Sunday, to go 2-0 up in the five-match cricket series. Batting first, Bangladesh set Zimbabwe a target of 251 runs in their allocated 50 overs, losing 7 wickets. However, the Zimbabweans were bowled out for 183 runs in 44.5 overs, Xinhua re...

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Stand up for your rights, Imran Khan tells Pakistanis

Islamabad, Nov 24 (IANS) Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan said Sunday that the people of Pakistan must stand up for their rights, when the party holds a rally Nov 30 in Islamabad. Addressing a public gathering Sunday, the cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan said that the people of the country have rejected the ruling government and want a change, Dawn online reported.

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Jessie J wants beau like her dad

Los Angeles, Nov 24 (IANS) A perfect man for singer Jessie J would mean someone like her father. The 'Bang Bang' hitmaker is currently dating singer Luke James. She says she loves the way her social worker father Stephen handles her mother, who is much like her. My mum and dad are a great example. My mum, Rose, is a very sexy, independent and strong woman. My dad has always been ...

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Heavy rains in Morocco leave six dead, 10 missing

Rabat, Nov 24 (IANS/EFE) Six people were killed and 10 others reported missing in heavy rains in southern Morocco, official sources said. According to health officials, the tragedy happened in an area outside Bouizakarne, a town in southern Morocco, EFE reported, citing the MAP news agency. The bodies of the victims, including a 9-year-old girl, were taken to a hospital in Bouiza...

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British-Iranian woman jailed for attending men's sports event gets bail

Tehran, Nov 24 (IANS) The British-Iranian woman, who was jailed after attempting to watch a men's volleyball match in Tehran has been released on bail, media reported Sunday. The family of the 25 year-old Ghoncheh Ghavami said that she has been freed on bail until her court appeal, after she staged hunger strikes and hundreds of thousands of people signed a petition calling for her relea...

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At least two people killed in Philippines blast

Manila, Nov 24 (IANS) A bomb blast in the south Philippine province of North Cotabato Sunday killed at least two people, a military official said. According to the official, Jo-ann Petinglay, the bomb was an improvised explosive device (IED), which exploded at a plaza in the M'lang town leaving two killed and an undetermined number of others wounded, Xinhua reported. A military r...

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'Fifty Shades of Grey' brings film offers for Rita Ora

Los Angeles, Nov 24 (IANS) Singer Rita Ora, who has a cameo in long-awaited movie Fifty Shades of Grey, says it has subsequently brought in more opportunities for her in the film world. The 23-year-old singer is making her movie debut in the film, which is an adaptation of an eponymous raunchy novel. For me this was such a great cameo to be involved in, and even though I'm only i...

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First Italian female astronaut ready for spaceflight

Rome, Nov 24 (IANS) History will be made Monday with the first ever Italian female astronaut set to go into space for a mission on board the International Space Station (ISS). Samantha Cristoforetti, a captain in the Italian Air Force, will be a flight engineer for ISS expeditions 42 and 43, until May 2015, Xinhua reported. She will leave Earth from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Ka...

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One Direction members upset with 'Steal My Girl' performance

London, Nov 24 (IANS) The members of English pop band One Direction felt disappointed when their single Steal My Girl didn't make it to number one spot on Britain's music charts. The band, which comprises of members Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, saw their latest single listed at number three last month and though they were upset not to top the sin...

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