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We have "obligation" to fight "rising" anti-Semitism: Obama

Washington, Jan 28 (IANS/EFE) US President Barack Obama noted humanity's obligation to condemn and fight against rising anti-Semitism, including the denial of the Holocaust, on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp. Honoring the victims and survivors, means recognising the value and dignity of each person. It demands from us the courage to protect the...

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Redmayne's wife keeps him humble

London, Jan 28 (IANS) Actor Eddie Redmayne says his wife Hannah Bagshawe always reminds him that he's just an ordinary man. There was a moment yesterday where I was in rehearsal and my wife was calling me because our dishwasher broke down, eonline.com quoted Redmayne as saying. So in the process of trying to focus on my craft, I was dealing with the blocked pipes, he added.

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Obama leaves Saudi Arabia after holding talks

Riyadh, Jan 28, (IANS) US President Barack Obama ended his hours long visit to Saudi Arabia by holding strategic talks, media reported. An official from Obama's administration said the US president and the Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud discussed briefly the energy and oil markets, but they didn't touch the topic of oil prices, Xinhua reported. The Saudi King said his co...

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Israel will defend itself: Netanyahu

Jerusalem, Jan 28 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel will defend itself from future attacks, reacting to the rockets attack from Syria into the Golan Heights. Israel views this attack from Syria's territory severely, Netanyahu Monday evening said at an event commemorating the International Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial museu...

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Nick Jonas to join 'Scream Queens' cast

Los Angeles, Jan 28 (IANS) Singer Nick Jonas has joined the cast of upcoming horror comedy anthology Scream Queens. The first season is set in a sorority house at a college that has been rocked by a series of murders. Jonas is the latest name added to an impressive cast that includes Lea Michele, Joe Manganiello, Abigail Breslin, Keke Palmer, Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts and a...

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94 IPS officials transferred in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow, Jan 28 (IANS) In a late Tuesday reshuffle, the Uttar Pradesh government effected a major reshuffle and transferred 94 IPS officials, a state spokesperson said. The transfers include many additional director general (ADG) rank officials, inspector generals of police (IG), deputy inspector generals (DIG), senior superintendent of police (SSP) and superintendent of police (SP's)....

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Yazidi militias kill 25 Arab civilians in retaliation

Baghdad, Jan 28 (IANS/EFE) A militant group including Yazidi and Syrian Kurdish fighters has killed at least 25 Arab civilians on the perimeters of the northwestern Iraqi town of Rabia, on the Syrian border, an official source said. Hosam al-Abar, a member of Niniveh's Provincial Council, said that a series of barbaric revenge attacks targeted four Arab villages located 120 km's west of ...

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Astronomers discover oldest known solar-like system

Washington, Jan 27 (IANS) An international team of astronomers combing through data from the US Kepler space telescope said Tuesday they have discovered a solar system with five Earth-sized planets dating back to the dawn of the galaxy. The parent star of the ancient system is Kepler-444, a Sun-like star formed 11.2 billion years ago, when the universe was less than 20 percent its curren...

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Armed group releases 280 children in South Sudan

United Nations, Jan 27 (IANS) A group of 280 children, some formerly recruited by an armed group in South Sudan, were released Tuesday, the Unicef said. The first group of 280 children were released today, at the village of Gumuruk in Jonglei State, eastern South Sudan. Further phased releases of the other children will occur over the coming month, said Unicef, which helped to secure the...

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BJP names two candidates for RS polls in Kashmir

New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The BJP Tuesday named two candidates - Shamsher Singh and Chander Mohan Sharma - for the Rajya Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir, in an indication that informal talks on government formation with the PDP were making headway. The names were approved by Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah Shah, a BJP release issued here said. Sources said the BJP ...

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Snowstorm: Travel ban lifted in New York

New York, Jan 27 (IANS) Most travel bans were lifted and transit services gradually resumed Tuesday morning in New York area after a snowstorm whose impact was far less than expected for most of the area. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo held a morning storm briefing in which he announced the reopening of roadways and public transportation in the Hudson Valley, New York City and Long...

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Modi, Obama open hearts in 'Mann Ki Baat', share values

New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) It was history being made on radio. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama addressed a joint Mann ki Baat programme on radio, talking about their humble origins, their inspirations, on women empowerment and youth and values shared by two of world's largest democracies. The programme, which was recorded Monday but broadcast Tuesday, amply refle...

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Iraq to probe massacre of 70 civilians

Baghdad, Jan 27 (IANS) The governor of Iraqi province of Diyala announced Tuesday that a high-level security committee will be formed to investigate what he called the human horrific massacre involving more than 70 civilians, including women and children, in a village. Unidentified gunmen killed more than 70 unarmed civilians of Barwanah village in Diyala after they fled clashes with Isl...

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Delhi Police official booked for raping daughter-in-law

New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) An assistant commissioner of police posted in north Delhi was booked for allegedly raping his daughter-in-law here, police said Tuesday. Police said a case was registered at south Delhi's Vasant Kunj Police Station Monday, after the woman alleged that her father-in-law raped her in May last year. The accused official, who was not named in order to protect the vic...

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Fairfax plans modernization of Secunderabad Railway Station

Hyderabad, Jan 27 (IANS) Canada-listed Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd, which plans to invest around $1 billion in India, has prepared a plan for modernization of Secunderabad Railway Station here. A delegation of Fairfax officials led by chairman and CEO Prem Watsa met Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao to discuss its plans for making Secunderabad Railway Station a world-class...

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23 killed in Ukraine fighting

Kiev, Jan 27 (IANS) Ukrainian troops and independence-seeking forces were locked in fierce fighting in eastern regions, killing at least 23 people, authorities said Tuesday. The separarists had fired 120 times on the Ukrainian soldiers over the past 24 hours, with upsurge in fighting concentrating around the government-controlled Debaltsevo town, Xinhua quoted Ukraine's army spokesperson...

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Congress rattled by Obama's successful visit: BJP

New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The BJP Tuesday said the Congress was cut off from the reality of changes and rattled by the successful visit of US President Barack Obama, following criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he was busy doing his own PR (public relations) and not anything concrete. Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said it shows to what extent the Congress is...

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Will bring Jan Lokpal, says Kejriwal

New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday said his party was still committed to bring anti-graft Jan Lokpal legislation in the capital. Addressing people at party's Delhi Dialogue campaign in east Delhi, the former chief minister said: Media kept saying that we forgot Jan Lokpal bill, but we were waiting for the end (of campaigning). It (the bill) is the only...

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Lalu supports Obama's advice of tolerance

Patna, Jan 27 (IANS) RJD chief Lalu Prasad Tuesday praised US President Barack Obama for his advice to have religious tolerance for all. Obama has rightly advised (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi for religious tolerance to all. Obama's words were also a caution for Modi not to play politics using religion, the Rashtriya Janata Dal chief told the media here. The US president Tuesday...

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SC to hear on Singur land act case in March

New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court will hear, in March, the West Bengal government's plea challenging the Calcutta High Court order holding unconstitutional its legislation to reclaim 400 acres given to the Tata company for returning to the affected farmers. A bench of Chief Justice H.L. Dattu and Justice A.K.Sikri in a brief order said: List the matter for hearing on a non-misce...

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