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India, US commit to hit terrorist havens

Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) In a significant development, India and the US have committed to make joint and concerted efforts to dismantle terrorist safe havens, including four Pakistan-based groups Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad, the D-Company, and the Haqqani network, besides the Al Qaeda. A joint statement issued Tuesday after the first bilateral summit between Indian Prime Minister N...

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US-led anti-IS coalition illegitimate: Iran

Damascus, Oct 1 (IANS) The US-led anti-Islamic State (IS) coalition is illegitimate, said a top Iranian official visiting Syria Tuesday. The US-led international coalition is amputated and doesn't have international legitimacy, Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said at a press conference Tuesday evening in the capital Damascus, Xinhua reported. T...

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'Secret service won't allow repeat of White House breach'

Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) US secret service chief Julia Pierson vowed Tuesday that the breach of White House security will not be allowed to happen again, amid mounting criticism over the agency's failure to prevent the intrusion of a man Sep 19. Appearing before the House and Government Operations Committee, Pierson said the intrusion by US Army veteran Omar Gonzalez who jumped a fence a...

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Apple benefited from illegal tax agreements in Ireland: EU

Brussels, Oct 1 (IANS) European Union (EU) regulators Tuesday announced that Apple Inc. enjoyed state aid from Ireland for many years via illegal tax agreements. The European Commission expressed concern over tax rulings on the attribution of profits to a branch granted by Ireland to the Apple Group, composed of Apple Inc. and companies controlled by Apple Inc, Xinhua reported. O...

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The displaced from eastern Ukraine continue to flow

Odessa (Ukraine), Oct 1 (IANS/EFE) Despite a recent ceasefire, the people displaced by the separatist conflict in Donetsk and Lugansk in eastern Ukraine continue to flock to different areas of the country, including the port city of Odessa, which already hosts about 15,000. Almost a month after the Ukrainian government and separatist leaders signed an agreement for an end to hostilities,...

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Alicia Keys may deliver baby on New Year's Eve

Los Angeles, Oct 1 (IANS) Singer Alicia Keys has disclosed that her due date for the delivery of her second child is on New Year's Eve this time. She finds it cute. She is likely to deliver her baby Dec 31, 2014. The Girl on fire hitmaker, who is married to Swizz Beatz, spoke of the news on The View, reports contactmusic.com. It's looking like December, they tell me Decem...

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IS forces closing in on Syrian-Kurdish town

Beirut, Oct 1 (IANS/EFE) The Islamic State Sunni radical group advanced Tuesday on Kobani, the Syrian-Kurdish town on the Turkish border, and have come within two or three kilometres of the strategic town, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, or SOHR, said. The London-based NGO noted that the militant group is approaching from the city's eastern outskirts and said it has never before...

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20 killed in Algeria bus accident

Algiers, Oct 1 (IANS) At least 20 passengers were killed Tuesday in a road accident in Algeria, media reports said. The accident occurred in the southern city of Laghouat when two buses collided, leaving more than 20 people dead, and seriously injuring some 30 people, Xinhua reported citing the state-run TV channel said. It said the toll would likely rise as some of the injured r...

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New confidence, new excitement in India-US ties: Modi

Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) Saying there is new confidence, new excitement in the India-US relationship, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday assured the US of India's commitment to take their stalled landmark civil nuclear deal forward as both sides agreed to work together to disrupt financial and tactical support for terror groups like the Lashkar-e-Taiba, and Jaish-e-Mohammed. Mod...

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Keira Knightley not scared of ageing

London, Oct 1 (IANS) Actress Keira Knightley says she isn't scared of getting older as her early twenties were not much fun. In an interview with Glamour magazine, the 29-year-old shared her views about ageing and said she was looking forward to her next big birthday, reports dailymail.co.uk. The Pirates of the Caribbean star will turn 30 March 26. I'm not actually worr...

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Kiev rules out elections in rebel-controlled areas

Kiev, Oct 1 (IANS/EFE) Legislative elections set for Oct 26 in Ukraine cannot be held in areas controlled by pro-Russian separatist forces in the east of the country, the Central Elections Committee, or CEC, said Tuesday. Currently, we can only talk about setting up four polling stations in 11 constituencies in Donetsk and four in Lugansk, Mikhail Ojendovski, head of the CEC, said.

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Obama joins Modi in paying homage to Martin Luther King Jr.

Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) In a spontaneous gesture, President Barack Obama joined Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial, the American civil rights leader who drew inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi. Modi, who had started his day with a visit to the Gandhi memorial in front of the Indian embassy, was scheduled to go alone to the King memorial after his...

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Modi, Obama vow to take ties to next level

Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday called India and US natural global partners and vowed with President Barack Obama to take their ties to the next level by resolving outstanding issues like their stalled nuclear deal. After a summit meeting with Obama in his Oval office at the White House, Modi said they had also agreed to intensify their counter-terrorism and...

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New confidence, new excitement in India-US ties: Modi

Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said there is new confidence and new excitement in the India-US relationship and said that both sides need to work to bring down the difference in their energy systems -- 120 volts (US) and 220 volts (India) -- to bring them together. Speaking ahead of a luncheon hosted by Vice President Joe Biden, Modi said that India was rea...

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Britain conducts first airstrike against IS targets

London, Oct 1 (IANS) Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) military jets have conducted their first strikes on an Islamic State (IS) heavy weapon position in Iraq, the British ministry of defence said Tuesday. In the course of an armed reconnaissance mission, two Tornados were tasked to assist Kurdish troops in northwest Iraq who were under attack from IS, also known as ISIL, the ministry was ...

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India, US to work together to hit terror groups

Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) India and the US will work together on disrupting financial and tactical support for terror groups like the Lashkar-e-Taiba, and Jaish-e-Mohammed. External affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted that both sides have agreed on joint and concerted efforts, including dismantling of safe havens for terrorist and criminal networks. India-US to w...

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Rohit Bal ties up with NGO to help flood victims in Kashmir

New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) Ace designer Rohit Bal has tied up with an NGO in an attempt to help the homeless victims of the devastating Jammu and Kashmir floods. The floods have left many homeless, and Bal, who is himself from Kashmir, has decided to supply building materials to help them build new houses. We are already sending whatever we can in the best way possible, Bal told IAN...

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RBI holds key rates, policy to be inflation-data driven

Mumbai, Oct 1 (IANS) In its fourth bi-monthly monetary policy, India's central bank Tuesday kept key interest rates unchanged in a bid to maintain financial and price stability with Governor Raghuram Rajan saying further policy will be contingent on relevant data coming in. Saying the country is currently positioned to reach the Reserve Bank of India's inflation target of 6 percent by Ja...

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Modi promises to take nuclear deal forward, extends defence pact

Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) Describing India and US as natural partners, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday assured the US of India's commitment to take their stalled landmark civil nuclear deal forward and invited US defence companies to invest in India. India and US are natural partners and America is an integral part of our Look East, Link West policy, he said addressing the media aft...

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Serious about taking forward civil nuclear deal: Modi

Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday that he has conveyed to US President Barack Obama that India is serious about taking forward the civil nuclear deal with the US and resolving issues. We are serious about resolution of issues on both sides to enable the civil nuclear energy cooperation to take off, he said at a joint press interaction with Obama after su...

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