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Russia's Gazprom to sign gas supply contract with China

Moscow, Sep 18 (IANS) Russian energy giant Gazprom have planned to sign a 30-year gas supply contract with China via the western route, the company's CEO Alexei Miller said Wednesday. Gazprom plans to sign a contract to supply China with 30 billion cubic meters of natural gas via western route over thirty years, Xinhua quoted Miller as telling President Vladimir Putin during their meetin...

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African Union, Russia vow to strengthen cooperation

Addis Ababa, Sep 18 (IANS) The African Union (AU) and Russia Wednesday vowed to strengthen their partnership and cooperation in different areas. Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, during his visit to the AU Headquarters in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, has met and held talks with Chairperson of the AU Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. The two officials have discussed is...

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Kylie Jenner wants to become a singer

Los Angeles, Sep 18 (IANS) Reality TV star Kylie Jenner reportedly wants to become a singer because she has realised that she can't compete with her older sister Kendall when it comes to modelling. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, who is rumoured to be dating After Earth actor Jaden Smith, has started taking vocal lessons, reports radaronline.com. Kylie has found her cal...

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EU to help Croatia fight cybercrime

Zagreb, Sep 18 (IANS) The European Union (EU) will finance Croatia 700,000 euros ($904,715) for training police to fight against cybercrime, Croatia's interior ministry said Wednesday. The project is intended to enhance the police's ability to prevent cybercrime in line with EU policies and strategies, Xinhua reported citing the statement. Croatia is facing with increasingly mali...

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Turkey supports Macedonia's bid to join NATO

Ankara, Sep 18 (IANS) Turkey will continue to support Macedonia's aspiration to join NATO and the European Union (EU), Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Wednesday. Turkey supports Macedonia for NATO membership and will continue to do so. We also support Macedonia for EU membership. We hope that one day we will be in the European Union together, Davutoglu made the remarks at a j...

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East African countries vow to preven Ebola

Nairobi, Sep 18 (IANS) Ministers of health, transport and immigration from five eastern African countries Wednesday vowed to strengthen measures that would prevent spread of Ebola virus in the region. The ministers said in a joint communique that their governments will harmonise interventions to mitigate Ebola transmission as the risk profile spiked due to human traffic from affected reg...

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World Bank warns Ebola's economic impact in West Africa

Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) The Ebola virus that has become rampant in West Africa will enormously hurt fragile economic growth of the three hard-hit nations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone if it goes unchecked, the World Bank warned Wednesday. The bank said this year, the economic growth rate for Guinea will fall to 2.4 percent from 4.5 percent, Sierra Leone to 8 percent from 11.3 pe...

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No ground troops against IS : Obama

Washington, Sep 18 (IANS) President Barack Obama Wednesday reiterated that the US will not use ground troops against Iraq to fight against the Islamic State (IS). I will not commit you, and the rest of our Armed Forces, to fighting another ground war in Iraq, Xinhua quoted Obama as saying during an appearance at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida, which houses the US Central Command. <...

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33 killed in fresh attack in northern Nigeria

Lagos, Sep 17 (IANS) At least 33 people, including a soldier, were killed Tuesday night in an attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen gunmen in Nigeria's Kaduna state, official said Wednesday. The attackers also injured four soldiers in an ambush, Xinhua reported. Vice Chairman of local government Bulus Mande confirmed the attacks, as state police spokesperson Aminu Lawan also confi...

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SAARC meet proposes visa exemption for 50 eminent people

Kathmandu, Sep 17 (IANS) SAARC immigration officials here Wednesday proposed to exempt from visa requirement 50 eminent people listed by the grouping under 24 categories to enable their hassle-free travel in member countries, an official said. The proposal was made at the sixth meeting of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) immigration officials after deliberations o...

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KKR beat CSK in CLT20 opener

Hyderabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Reigning Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders romped home to a comfortable three-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings in the opening match of the sixth edition of the Champions League Twenty20 here Wednesday. Chasing Super Kings' 157/4, the Kolkata-based team achieved the target with an over to spare at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium...

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20 killed in Nigerian college attack

Abuja, Sep 17 (IANS) At least 20 people were killed following an explosion and sporadic shootings that rocked the premises of a college in Nigeria's Kano state Wednesday, hospital sources said. The incident occurred in the Federal College of Education duing Wednesday afternoon, Xinhua quoted sources at two state-run hospitals administering treatment to victims. A doctor at the s...

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Police assault students, demand for Jadavpur VC's resignation grows

Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) Several students of the prestigious Jadavpur University here were hospitalised after police allegedly beat them up early Wednesday for laying siege to the vice chancellor's office seeking a fresh inquiry into the purported sexual harassment of a female student. With the authorities drawing all-round flak for the police crackdown in one of the foremost centres of ac...

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Kosovo police arrest 15 suspected Islamic extremists

Pristina, Sep 17 (IANS) Kosovo police arrested 15 alleged Islamic extremists, including twelve imams, early Wednesday in a massive anti-extremist operation. The imam of Grand Mosque in capital Pristina, Shefqet Krasniqi, is one among the 12 imams arrested during the operation that took place in all major cities throughout Kosovo, Xinhua reported. The arrested people include Fuad ...

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34 kids died of contaminated measles vaccines: Syrian rebels

Damascus, Sep 17 (IANS) At least 34 children have died in rebel-held Syria after being injected with contaminated measles vaccines, the rebels have claimed. They also warned that the deaths might be caused by saboteurs linked to the Bashar Al- Assad regime, the Guardian reported Wednesday. The death toll was expected to rise, with many children from eight towns in Idlib province,...

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India-Nepal relationship unique: Nepal vice president

Kathman Sep 17 (IANS) Nepal's Vice President Paramananda Jha Wednesday said the relationship between India and Nepal was unique and extraordinary, rooted in the shared history and culture of the two countries. Jha was speaking at a meeting of parliamentarians from India and Nepal who deliberated upon various issues that affect people on both sides of the border between the two countries....

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Sardar Patel would have integrated Kashmir with India: Shah

Bidar (Karnataka), Sep 17 (IANS) Sardar Vallabhai Patel would have integrated Kashmir with India if he was entrusted with the task by Jawaharlal Nehru during the country's unification process after independence in 1947, BJP chief Amit Shah said Wednesday. If Nehru had entrusted Sardar Patel with the task of integrating Kashmir with India then, we would not have the Kashmir problem and Pa...

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Sun Pharma to acquire rights for Merck's dermatology drug

Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) In an $80 million deal, India's pharmaceutical major Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. will acquire worldwide rights to US-based Merck & Co Inc's tildrakizumab, an investigational therapeutic antibody candidate, the company said. In a statement issued Wednesday, Sun Pharma said both the companies through their respective subsidiaries announced an exclusive wor...

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Xi arrives in Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in the national capital Wednesday night after a grand welcome in Ahmedabad in Gujarat. The aircraft carrying Xi and his wife Peng Liyuan touched down at the Air Force Station in Palam after 10 pm. China's first couple were received by Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani. Prime Minister Narendra Mod...

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Delhi HC slams 'photoshopped' images of Dwarka

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The SDMC and the DDA Wednesday came under the scanner of the Delhi High Court after both submitted some photoshopped images of streets in Dwarka area that were practically wiped clean of all potholes. A division bench of Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice Siddharth Mridul caught red-handed the counsel representing the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) and the ...

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