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New Zealand to open embassy in Iraq

Wellington, May 28 (IANS) New Zealand will open an embassy in Iraq next week, with the new ambassador to provide diplomatic support to troops training the Iraqi army. Foreign Minister Murray McCully on Thursday said the embassy was signalled when the decision to deploy troops to Iraq was announced, Stuff online reported. The government had now finalised arrangements to open a per...

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Brazil ready to collaborate over FIFA graft probe: Rousseff

Rio de Janerio, May 28 (IANS) Brazil President Dilma Rousseff said her country was ready to collaborate with the Swiss and US authorities over their probe into football corruption. Swiss police arrested seven officials from football's governing body FIFA on Wednesday for alleged fraud, racketeering and money laundering over 24 years, Xinhua news agency reported. Among those detai...

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Jain sage booked for obscenity in Goa

Panaji, May 28 (IANS) A trial court has ordered Goa Police to file a First Information Report (FIR) against a Jain sage for roaming naked around Margao town last month. In his order dated May 26, Judicial Magistrate First Class (Margao) Bosco Roberts ordered police to file an FIR under section 294 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which deals with obscenity in public places. The or...

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I'm lucky to have good genes: Eva Longoria

Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Actress Eva Longoria feels lucky to have inherited olive skin and a flawless complexion which has kept her looking youthful. The former Desperate Housewives actress has revealed she feels privileged to get genes of her Mexican American parents, Ella and Enrique. I'm lucky to have good genetics and great olive skin, so the (ageing) process is not taking ...

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UN concerned over reports of mass displacement in Sudan

United Nations, May 28 (IANS) The UN humanitarian coordinator in Sudan, Geert Cappelaere, has expressed concern over reports of large-scale displacement, including possible forced relocations in the country. Cappelaere on Wednesday said that as conflict has increased in Blue Nile State, civilians continue to bear the brunt of fighting, while aid agencies are often not permitted to indepe...

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British man jailed for attempting to join IS

London, May 28 (IANS) A young British Muslim was sentenced six years' imprisonment by a court for trying to travel to Syria to join Islamic State, local media reported. Zakariya Ashiq, 20, from Coventry, was found guilty on two counts of preparing acts of terrorism at the Old Bailey, the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales, in London, Xinhua reported cited local media reporting o...

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AU calls on firm actions to prevent migration tragedies

Addis Ababa, May 28 (IANS) The African Union (AU) has called on its member states to make their countries attractive and safer to discourage citizens making perilous journeys on migration in search of better lives. The pan-African bloc on Wednesday held a memorial service for migrant victims at the AU headquarters in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, which was attended by diplomats, AU par...

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Obama will not seek Supreme Court protection on immigration measures

Washington, May 28 (IANS) The US administration will not seek Supreme Court protection to carry out President Barack Obama's immigration measures designed to normalise the status of five million undocumented foreigners, which he announced six months ago but the implementation of which a court temporarily put on hold. The Department of Justice on Wednesday announced in a communique that, ...

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Coalition airstrikes kill 40 in barracks in Sanaa

Sanaa, May 28 (IANS) At least 40 people died and hundreds were injured in six airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition against Special Security Forces barracks, controlled by Houthi rebels, in the center of the Yemeni capital, Sanaa. Houthi sources told Efe on Wednesday that coalition strikes have also destroyed the military port and brigade headquarters of the Coastal Forces in the city of...

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Spanish football Sevilla lifts the Europa League trophy

Warsaw, May 28 (IANS) In a thrilling final match played at the Polish capital, Spanish football team, Sevilla defeated Ukrainian Dnipro Dniprotrovsk by 3 goals to 2. In a fast and pacy match both teams scored twice before the interval.It was after 70 minutes Colombian striker Carols Bacca scored the winning goal for Sevilla. This was his second goal of the match.Earlier Grezgorz...

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Death toll from Mexico tornado rises to 14

Mexico City, May 28 (IANS) The death toll from the tornado that hit the northern Mexican city of Ciudad Acuña earlier this week has risen to 14, emergency management officials said. An adult who was hospitalised after Monday's tornado has died, National Emergency Management Office coordinator Luis Felipe Puente said on Wednesday in a Twitter post, reports Efe. The tornado lasted...

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China hand in hand with Arab world to push Silk Road initiative

Beirut, May 28 (IANS) The Sixth Session of the Arab-Chinese Businessmen Conference concluded here, stressing the commitment to the Silk Road initiative and pledging to expand the areas of cooperation. The statement issued at the conclusion of the activities of the conference and the investment symposium under the title Building economic belt of the Silk Road, noted that the participants ...

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Naomi Campbell charged guests to attend b?day bash

Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Model Naomi Campbell reportedly made some guests, who attended her 45th birthday party, make a donation to her charity for the privilege of getting on the guest list. The supermodel celebrated her birthday with a star-studded bash at 15-bedroom castle Chateau Saint Jeannet, located just outside of Nice in the South of France. Names like Leonardo DiCaprio, model...

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Girls Aloud wouldn't let me dress them: Henry Holland

Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Fashion designer Henry Holland says members of band Girls Aloud refused to let him dress them when he was an aspiring stylist. The British designer has revealed that before he made it big in the fashion industry, the Something New hitmakers refused to take his advice as they arrived for a cover shoot at Smash Hits magazine, where he worked as a stylist before l...

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Taylor Swift in Forbes Power Women List

Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift has made it on the Forbes Power Women List for first time this year, being placed at number 65 for her career achievements and charity work. The Bad blood singer has made her debut in the annual rankings, comprised by the business magazine, which has been topped by German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the fifth time in a row, reports femalefi...

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US urges Ukraine to fight corruption amid crisis

Washington, May 28 (IANS) US Vice President Joe Biden has called on Ukraine to implement laws to fight corruption and push forward political reforms amid the current crisis. Ukraine needs to use all the tools at its disposal to limit the ability of the oligarchs to abuse their market position or exert pressure on government officials, Biden said on Wednesday in a speech at the Brookings ...

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'Irish vote for gay marriage a defeat for humanity'

Vatican City, May 28 (IANS) Last weekend's referendum vote in Ireland to approve same-sex marriage was a defeat for humanity, the Vatican secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, said. The Irish referendum is a defeat for humanity. I was deeply saddened by the result, he said on Wednesday in comments to Italian media, reports Efe. The archbishop of Dublin (Diarmuid Martin) ha...

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Israel appeals world to oversee Gaza rehabilitation

Jerusalem, May 28 (IANS) Israeli President Reuven Rivlin called upon the international community to establish a body to oversee rehabilitation in the Gaza Strip. I call on all the nations of the world to come and see how we can formulate an international initiative which will improve the lives and conditions of the residents of Gaza, the president said on Wednesday, according to a state...

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US not considering extending Iran n-talks

Washington, May 28 (IANS) The US said that it is not contemplating an extension of Iran nuclear talks beyond the June 30 deadline. The P5+1 countries -- the US, Britain, France, China, Russia, plus Germany -- are making efforts to reach a final deal to curb Tehran's nuclear programme by the deadline, State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said on Wednesday at a regular briefing, Xinhua r...

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Bieber has 'coolest' relationship with god

Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Justin Bieber's relationship with god has been the coolest thing despite the singer claiming that he is not religious. Vindicate me, my god, and plead my cause against an unfaithful nation. Rescue me from those who are deceitful and wicked..., Bieber wrote on photo-sharing website Instagram, reports femalefirst.co.uk. I'm not religious nor do I think I ...

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