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Hillary Clinton likens Republican rivals to terrorists on women health

Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Thursday went on the offensive and accused Republican presidential candidates of holding views on women's health issues as those of terrorist groups. Extreme views about women? We expect them from some of the terrorist groups. We expect that from people who don't want to live in the modern world, Clinton said ...

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Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen's marriage under fire?

Los Angeles, Aug 28 (IANS) NFL star Tom Brady and model Gisele Bundchen are reportedly on the verge of getting a divorce. There have been a lot of stresses in their marriage in the last year, especially during football season, a source told people.com. Tom is singularly focused on his career and sometimes Gisele feels left out, the source added. The pair reportedly rarel...

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Researchers turn to seaweeds to develop new antibiotics

London, Aug 28 (IANS) British researchers are trying to use the antimicrobial properties of seaweeds from the country's coastline to develop a new generation of antibiotics in a bid to fight the growing threat of resistant superbugs, according to a report released on Thursday by the University of Exeter. As the number of multidrug-resistant bacteria, also known as superbug, rises, there ...

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Daniel Craig misses socialising

London, Aug 28 (IANS) Actor Daniel Craig says being a known identity makes it hard for him to go out drinking and finding new places for socialising. I mourn it slightly. I like to have a drink, and I love pubs and I love finding new pubs and places to socialise. But that has a limit on it now, Craig said. The 47-year-old actor says he does not mind signing autographs or posing f...

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Pattinson to star in a sci-fi movie

London, Aug 28 (IANS) Actor Robert Pattinson has signed up to take a lead role in director Claire Denis's sci-fi film. The upcoming untitled film will mark her English-language directorial debut, reports aceshowbiz.com. The movie is in the early stages of development and doesn't have many details available yet. As of now, the only actor attached to star in the film is Pattinson....

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British former teacher jailed for secret filming of pupils

London, Aug 28 (IANS) The former teacher of a boarding school in the southwestern port city of Bristol was given a three years and nine months jail sentence on Thursday by a local court, after admitting to making indecent images of children. Jonathan Thomson-Glover, 53, from Wadebridge in Cornwall, is a former teacher at Clifton College. He was arrested by police last summer afte...

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Police find dozens dead in Hungarian truck in Austria

Vienna, Aug 28 (IANS) A truck with Hungarian licence plate parked at the side of the highway to Vienna on Thursday morning was discovered to have dozens of dead bodies inside, police said. The truck was captured on camera in the south of Budapest at around 3 a.m. on Wednesday and was later spotted on camera near the Hungarian side of the border with Austria at around 9 a.m. on Wednesday....

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Olsen sisters 'still learning' about fashion industry

Los Angeles, Aug 28 (IANS) Actresses-turned-fashion designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen say they are still learning about the fashion industry despite nearly a decade at the helm of their own label. We built the brand from the ground up, and it has been a constant learning process over the last 10 years, Mary-Kate said. The twins also added that their style muse is artist and wr...

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52 killed in clashes in Syria

Damascus, Aug 28 (IANS/EFE) At least 52 people were killed in clashes on Thursday between several Islamist factions and Islamic State (IS) in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). The London-based NGO said that at least 40 opposition fighters from Syrian Islamist factions were killed, while 12 IS members were also killed in t...

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Shooting scare reported on US campus

Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) Mississippi State University on Thursday said a suspected shooter was taken into custody, just minutes after an alert was issued to tell students to seek shelter due to the active shooter situation. The university first posted the warning at 10:25 a.m. on its official website. Five minutes later, the university announced that the shooter was in custody, Xinhua r...

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Cannes is not for fashion but films: Shabana Azmi

Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) Film and theatre veteran Shabana Azmi does not understand the craze that goes behind the looks of celebrities on international red carpet, particularly at Cannes International Film Festival, as she feels that event is meant for serious cinema. What bothers me about red carpet particularly Cannes is that it's an extremely important festival where stunning films are s...

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Citi Mobile Challenge begins in India

Bengaluru, Aug 28 (IANS) Financial products and services company Citi on Thursday announced Citi Mobile Challenge aimed at creating a platform for innovation to flourish in India with focus on mobile innovation in banking, payments and e-commerce ecosystem The challenge, organised in collaboration with leading companies and institutions as sponsors, is seeking solutions across the ecosys...

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Traced person who sent letters in murdered Sheena Bora's name: Maria

Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) In a significant development in the Sheena Bora murder case, the Mumbai police have traced the person who had sent a resignation letter on her behalf - and at the behest of her accused mother Indrani Mukherjea - to her employer, weeks after she was brutally killed and her body disposed off, Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria said here late Thursday. The same person al...

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Mahesh Bhatt applauds Anu Aggarwal's courage in recounting life experience

Mumbai, Aug 28 (IANS) Aashiqui actress Anu Aggarwal unveiled her autobiography Anusual and her debut film director Mahesh Bhatt praised her effort in sharing her interesting life story and its travails with courage. I really salute the audacity and spirit of Anu... it's very brave of you to put all that you've been through into a book and really walk away from it all. I think what you're...

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Children under six should have right to creche, says law panel

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The Law Commission has suggested that every child under six should have an unconditional right to creche and day care provided and regulated by the state. In its report Early Childhood Development and Legal Entitlements submitted to Law Minister D.V. Sadanada Gowda, the commission said the constitutional framework of fundamental rights and directive principles sh...

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Rajkumar Hindusthani's film to revisit 'Insaf Ka Tarazu'

Mumbai, Aug 27 (IANS) Labelling his upcoming film as Insaaf Ka Tarazu Returns: the Menacing Saga after 34 years, Darling Don't Cheat producer-director Rajkumar Hindusthani said he wants to create the same trauma which the earlier film had created after its release. The poster of the film shows a man dressed in black hood and with a masked face with collage of small stills of group of gir...

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Manufacturing sector must become more competitive for export growth: Ansari

Kolkata, Aug 27 (IANS) Terming the fall in India's export growth as disturbing, Vice President Hamid Ansari on Thursday said the domestic manufacturing sector needs to become more competitive to take the country back on a higher export growth trajectory. Five years ago India's export story looked strong and convincing. Merchandise exports grew at a healthy annual average growth rate of 2...

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Trade unions refuse to call off September 2 strike

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The central trade unions have refused to call off their countrywide strike on September 2 against labour reforms after a fresh meeting on Thursday with the group of ministers headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley remained inconclusive. All India Trade Union Congress secretary D. L. Sachdev said after the meeting that there was no consensus and the call for the ...

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Weavers have to adapt to change: Gaurang Shah

Mumbai, Aug 27 (IANS) Designer Gaurang Shah feels that weavers have enough work as against the common perception that they are dying because of less work. However he feels that they need a right direction and have to adapt to change. Weavers have enough work to do... the only thing is they need a good direction. They need to change as if they hold on, saying that we want to do th...

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OROP stir: No breakthrough yet, two more veterans hospitalised

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The 74th day of agitation over delay in One Rank, One Pensionon thursday started on a hopeful note for veterans but there was no breakthrough by evening even as talks at different level within the government continued. A government team led by Nripendra Misra, the principal secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is looking into the matter now, said informed ...

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