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Chinese yuan strengthens

Beijing, Sep 1 (IANS) The central parity rate of the Chinese currency renminbi (yuan) on Tuesday strengthened by 141 basis points to 6.3752 against the US dollar, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trading System. In China's spot foreign exchange market, the yuan is allowed to rise or fall by two percent from the central parity rate each trading day, reported Xinhua news agency. ...

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Gold down on US Fed hints

Chicago, Sep 1 (IANS) Gold futures fell on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange as the US Federal Reserve hinted that the US interest rate could be increased before the end of the year. The most active gold contract for December delivery on Monday fell $1.5 (0.13 percent) to settle at $1,132.50 per ounce, reported Xinhua news agency. Gold was put under pressure ...

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Three dead, scores injured in Manipur violence

Imphal, Sep 1 (IANS) Three people died and many others sustained injuries in Manipur following a mob violence that erupted over three bills passed in the state assembly, officials said on Tuesday. The violence took place on Monday night in Churchandpur, where an indefinite curfew has been imposed to control the law and order situation. The officials said the mob comprised of memb...

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US dollar trades mixed

New York, Sep 1 (IANS) The US dollar traded mixed against other major currencies after rising for four consecutive sessions. The greenback dropped against the safe-haven Japanese yen on Monday amid global rout in equity markets. The dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major peers, was down 0.28 percent at 95.838 in late trading, reported Xinhua news agency. ...

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Chinese shares tumble

Beijing, Sep 1 (IANS) Chinese shares tumbled more than three percent in the morning session on Tuesday amid weak economic data, suggesting the world's second largest economy faces mounting downward pressure. As of 10:15 a.m. (local time), more than 1,000 shares across the two bourses sank, Xinhua reported. The stocks in textile machinery, automobile manufacturing and the steel in...

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Tokyo shares open lower

Tokyo, Sep 1 (IANS) Tokyo shares opened sharply lower on Tuesday following declines in the overnight US stocks market. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average lost 242.62 points, or 1.28 percent, from Monday to 18,647.86, Xinhua reported. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was down 17.78 points, or 1.16 percent, at 1, 519.27. ...

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Charli XCX all for curves

Los Angeles, Sep 1 (IANS) Singer Charli XCX, who says she loves breasts, feels women should embrace their curves and learn to love their bodies no matter what shape they are. I love b**bs! So I'm all for curvy bodies, and b**bs and b*ms. They're all great and feminine and amazing... But I think any body shape is beautiful as long as it's the right body shape for you, and the most comfort...

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Barlow surprises Take That fan

London, Sep 1 (IANS) Singer Gary Barlow surprised a fan of Take That band on her wedding day, with a performance at the fan's reception. Bride Katie Hardy had no idea the Back for good singer was about to walk in on her wedding day after friends kept the secret for eight months, reports mirror.co.uk. Even groom Stephen Hardy was kept in the dark, having booked a local Robbie Will...

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Ronaldinho defends visit to rival dressing room

Rio de Janeiro, Sep 1 (IANS) Ronaldinho on Monday defended his decision to pose for photographs in the opposition dressing room after Fluminense's 2-1 defeat to Atletico Mineiro. The two-time FIFA world player of the year winner was replaced in the 68th minute after a below-par display against his former club at the Maracana stadium on Sunday. I do that nearly every game, Ronaldi...

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Bilson was `very keen' to name daughter Briar Rose

Los Angeles, Sep 1 (IANS) Actor Hayden Christensen says his partner Rachel Bilson was very keen on naming their daughter Briar Rose. The actor opened up about fatherhood and his longtime love while promoting his forthcoming film 90 Minutes in Heaven on Hallmark Channel's Home & Family, reports usmagazine.com. There's a Disney reference there I suppose, said Christensen.

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Pentagon confirms drone deployment in Latvia

Washington, Sep 1 (IANS) The Pentagon on Monday announced it has deployed two Predator drones to Latvia for the first time to reassure European allies. The two intelligence-gathering drones were deployed along with 70 airmen to Lielvarde air base in Latvia over the weekend to participate in partner training, said Navy Captain Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesperson. This temporary as...

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Pamela Anderson's dog 'committed suicide'

Los Angeles, Sep 1 (IANS) Actress Pamela Anderson believes her pet dog Jo-Jo committed suicide because he didn't like her former husband Rick Salomon. The 47-year-old was left devastated when Jo-Jo passed away a few months ago and believes her former spouse, whom she divorced in April this year, is to be blamed, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Anderson told The Sunday Times's Style m...

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Two British journalists charged for "terror offences" in Turkey

London, Sep 1 (IANS) A Turkish court levelled charges of working on behalf of a terrorist organisation against two British reporters and their translator. The two British journalists, Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury from Vice News were detained by police in Diyarbakir, south-east Turkey on Thursday, Xinhua quoted British news organisation Vice News as saying on Monday. The tr...

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Kylie Jenner flaunts derriere in shorts

Los Angeles, Sep 1 (IANS) Reality TV personality Kylie Jenner was spotted flaunting her derriere in ripped denim shorts during a night out. She was out with her friend and model Chantel Jeffries at a restaurant last week. Kylie looked casual in a long-sleeved blue shirt and ripped light blue denim shorts, which left bits of her posterior visible. She completed her look by wearing...

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Over 850,000 people face acute food insecurity in Somalia: UN study

United Nations, Sep 1 (IANS) Somalia's humanitarian situation remains alarming four years after a devastating famine with the number of people requiring emergency aid rising 17 percent to more than 850,000, according to the latest UN-managed food assessment study. The levels of food insecurity and malnutrition are critical, said Peter de Clercq, UN humanitarian coordinator for Somalia, a...

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Jihadi militants advance toward besieged Shia towns in Syria

Damascus, Sep 1 (IANS) An array of Jaish al-Fateh jihadi groups advanced toward a besieged Shia town amid relentless shelling. The Jaish al-Fateh, also known as the Conquer Army, captured parts of terrain south of the town of Foa, which has been besieged by the jihadi rebels for months in the countryside of the northwestern province of Idlib, Xinhua quoted pan-Arab al-Mayadeen TV as sayi...

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David Beckham dedicates `Buster? tattoo to son

Los Angeles, Sep 1 (IANS) Former footballer David Beckham has added one more tattoo on his body and has dedicated it to his eldest son Brooklyn. The new tattoo has been inked on Bekham's neck and it reads 'Buster', reports aceshowbiz.com. 'Buster' was the moniker that the former footballer gave to his eldest son. Unveiling the tattoo tribute on his account on photo-shari...

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IS burns four Shia militiamen alive in Iraq

Baghdad, Sep 1 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group aired a video of burning four Iraqi Shia militiamen said to be in revenge for earlier burning of Sunni people by government allied forces. The latest video, posted on jihadi websites, showed the victims who identified themselves as members of Hashd Shaabi, or popular mobilisation, tied by chains in their hands and feet before t...

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Karnataka wants CBI to probe rationalist's murder

Bengaluru, Aug 31 (IANS) Karnataka on Monday decided to ask the CBI to investigate the heinous murder of renowned Kannada rationalist-scholar M.M. Kalburgi at Dharwad on Sunday and expose elements behind the attack. We have decided to refer the case to the CBI as the heinous act seems to be a handiwork of fringe elements with inter-state ramifications, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah told re...

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John Abraham doesn't believe in holidays

Mumbai, Aug 31 (IANS) Welcome Back actors John Abraham and Anil Kapoor are extremely eager to work on holidays and festivals, with John stating that he doesn't believe in holidays. It's a very extremist and unfair way of looking at things, but I don't really believe in holidays at all. I think we have too many holidays in this country which is economically a huge loss for the country. So...

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