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35 terrorists killed in Pakistan air strikes

Islamabad, Jan 26 (IANS) At least 35 suspected militants were killed when military planes shelled their hideouts in Pakistan's North Waziristan Agency Sunday. According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the air strikes were conducted in Dattakhel tehsil, Dawn reported. The conflict zone is off-limits to journalists, so there is no way to independently verify the numb...

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New attempt to lift AirAsia wreckage fails

Jakarta, Jan 26 (IANS) A new attempt to lift the submerged fuselage of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 failed when a wire rope snapped after the wreckage reached the surface of the water, Indonesian officials said. The fuselage appeared at the surface, but the rope broke and it fell down again, said Suryadi B. Supriyadi, director of operations and training for Indonesia's search and rescue agency,...

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Mystery behind DiCaprio's beard solved

Los Angeles, Jan 26 (IANS) Actor Leonardo DiCaprio's bushy beard raised several questions. All the queries regarding the rugged look were answered with the first look of his upcoming film The Revenant. Photographs of the movie, which were released Saturday, shows the 40-year-old with the heavy beard, reports dailymail.co.uk. In the newly released first look at the film, DiCaprio...

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UN Security Council slams IS-held Japanese hostage kill

United Nations, Jan 26 (IANS) The UN Security Council strongly condemned the apparent murder of a Japanese citizen Haruna Yukawa by the Islamic State. In a press statement issued Sunday here, the Security Council also demanded the immediate release of Japanese citizen Kenji Goto, Xinhua reported. The members of the Security Council stressed that those responsible for the killing ...

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Greek PM concedes election defeat

Athens, Jan 26 (IANS) Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras admitted defeat to Radical Left SYRIZA party after the announcement of the first official results of the critical general elections. Greek people have spoken. We all respect the electorate's choice, the conservative leader told media shortly after calling SYRIZA's leader Alexis Tsipras for congratulations, Xinhua reported.

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Adele ready for world tour

Los Angeles, Jan 26 (IANS) British singer Adele is planning a world tour now. Adele took time off to be a mum and she loves it - but now Angelo is a bit older, she's ready to get back out there. This will be a proper world tour, to all corners of the globe, mirror.co.uk quoted a source as saying. The 26-year-old singer took a sabbatical from tours after giving birth to her son A...

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Lambert can no longer take the tube

London, Jan 26 (IANS) American Idol star Adam Lambert usually jumps on the tube to gigs with fans. But it looks like he will have to take a cab now. He often goes on the tube when he's here because it's easier - he did it in November and didn't have a problem, mirror.co.uk quoted a source as saying. But during his gigs in London this month he got absolutely mobbed with people ask...

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Kerry Washington on pregnancy weight loss

Los Angeles, Jan 26 (IANS) Actress Kerry Washington says working for long hours and chasing her daughter helped her in shedding pregnancy weight. I'm mostly working 16-hour days and spending a lot of time running after my little girl, eonline.com quoted the Scandal star as saying. She has a nine-month-old daughter Isabelle with husband Nnamdi Asomugha. ...

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WHO vows reform after Ebola 'shocks'

Geneva, Jan 26 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has set out plans for reform, admitting that it was too slow to respond to the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa. At an emergency session in Geneva, director-general Margaret Chan said Ebola had taught the world and the WHO how they must act in the future, BBC reported. She said the corner had been turned on infections ...

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Cyrus shares her worst make-up nightmare

Los Angeles, Jan 26 (IANS) Singer Miley Cyrus says she looked insane when she didn't get her make-up right. I've done the joker, you know where you get the white powder and it looks insane. It was on the red carpet. It was getting Maxim's hottest whatever of the year and I looked insane, eonline.com quoted Cyrus as saying. She was referring to party in May 2013 where she was crow...

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Egypt: Protests marking uprising leave 16 dead

Cairo, Jan 26 (IANS) At least 16 people have been killed in clashes between police and protesters across Egypt, officials said. One policeman was among the dead and dozens of protesters were also injured, health officials confirmed, BBC reported. The clashes follow the death of an activist in a march in Cairo Saturday. The protests were staged to mark the fourth anniversa...

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Two fallen bravehearts to get Ashoka Chakra on Republic Day

New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Major Mukund Varadarajan and Naik Neeraj Kumar Singh will be posthumously awarded the nation's highest peacetime gallantry award, the Ashoka Chakra, at the Republic Day parade Monday. Both of them laid down their lives while fighting heavily-armed terrorists in separate gun-battles in Jammu and Kashmir last year. Varadarajan, while leading an anti-terrori...

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Modi-Obama climate change usual rhetoric: Greenpeace

New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Greenpeace India Sunday expressed its disappointment that the India-US bilateral talks on climate change did not go beyond rhetoric and platitudes. In response to the joint agreement between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama on strengthening partnership in clean and renewable energy efforts, the environmental NGO, in a statement, express...

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Humbled, motivated: Prasoon Joshi on winning Padma Shri

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Writer-lyricist and ad guru Prasoon Joshi feels humbled and motivated on being conferred with the Padma Shri. When years of hard work gets recognised especially by the government, one feels humbled and motivated. Amongst my other awards, this honour is the most special because it would mean a lot to my parents and elders in the family and make them happy, Joshi, ...

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India, US elevate strategic partnership with Declaration of Friendship

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Chalein saath saath; forward together we go, said India and the US Sunday as they agreed to elevate their long-standing strategic partnership with a Declaration of Friendship to strengthen and expand the ties between the two countries. 'Sanjha Prayaas, Sabka Vikaas; Shared Effort, Progress For All'. Each step we take to strengthen the relationship is a step towar...

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Obama attends president's banquet, praises Modi's work ethic

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Sunday praised Narendra Modi for his legendary work ethic, and described him as tough and stylish. He praised the Indian prime minister's sartorial elegance and said he was also thinking of wearing a Modi kurta. Speaking at the dinner banquet hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Obama marvelled at how Modi, the son...

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65 killed in clashes, bomb attacks in Iraq

Baghdad, Jan 25 (IANS) At least 56 people were killed in clashes between security forces and Islamic State (IS) militants across Iraq, while nine people were killed in bomb attacks targeting restaurants in the capital Baghdad Sunday, security sources said. In Iraq's Diyala province, the security forces backed by Shia militiamen and aircrafts retook control of eight villages in the rural ...

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Telangana CM drops deputy amid corruption charges

Hyderabad, Jan 25 (IANS) Sending a clear message that he will act tough on corruption, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao Sunday dropped his deputy T. Rajaiah from cabinet and inducted Lok Sabha member Kadiam Srihari in his place. Rajaiah, who was holding the medical and health portfolio, was sacked in the wake of allegations of corruption in his office and amidst criticism th...

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Manmohan, Sonia, Advani at president's dinner for Obama

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) A galaxy of personalities from various fields including politics, business and art attended the banquet hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhawan Sunday in the honour of visiting US President Barack Obama. Mukherjee, Obama and his wife Michele met the invitees which included former prime minster Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and...

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Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Prasoon Joshi named for Padma Shri

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Acclaimed filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and celebrated writer-lyricist and ad guru Prasoon Joshi were named for Padma Shri honour Sunday on the eve of 66th Republic Day. They will receive the award for their contribution to art over the years. A glance over Bhansali's films showcases grandeur and originality and his knack of story telling. Be it his Kha...

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