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Britain deploys military helicopters to aid for Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

London, Nov 27 (IANS) Britain has deployed Royal Navy helicopters to deliver materials to northern Sierra Leone as the part of its ongoing efforts to tackle Ebola, the British Department for International Development (DFID) said Wednesday. Responding to a United Nations World Food Program (WFP) request, a Merlin helicopter from Britain's 820 Naval Air Squadron lifted urgent supplies for ...

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Cumberbatch wants new title for fans

Los Angeles, Nov 27 (IANS) Actor Benedict Cumberbatch doesn't want his fans to be called as 'Cumberbitches'. He wants a different name for them. The 38-year-old, who has a dedicated following of female supporters who call themselves 'Cumberbitches', is flattered by their attention, but he thinks they ought to choose a less rude nickname, reports people.com. It's funny and I'm fla...

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Ridley Scott misses his younger brother

Los Angeles, Nov 27 (IANS) Filmmaker Ridley Scott terribly misses his younger brother Tony Scott, who committed suicide in August 2012. The 76-year-old has confessed that he got very close to his sibling before he died, and so Tony's suicide left him devastated, reports variety.com. However, the Prometheus director is grateful that he had got to spend a lot of time with Tony, the...

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British couple arrested on suspicion of 'terror offences'

London, Nov 27 (IANS) A couple in Britain has been arrested on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences, police said Wednesday. The West Midlands Police Wednesday said the couplefrom Walsall in central England were detained Tuesday evening at Heathrow Airport by the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit. The man, 20, and the women, 19, were seized after they got off a flight ...

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Putin says Russia to stay out of geopolitical conflict

Moscow, Nov 27 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday Russia is not a threat to any other countries, vowing that Russia will stay out of any geopolitical conflict. We are not threatening anyone and we are not going to get involved in any geopolitical gambling or intrigue, let alone conflict, Xinhua quoted Putin as saying at a conference with senior military officials in S...

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Spanish minister resigns after implicated in corruption case

Madrid, Nov 27 (IANS) Spanish Health Minister Ana Mato resigned Wednesday after a judge concluded she had benefited economically from a corruption scandal. I have decided to present my resignation as minister of health, social services and equality. I do not want my presence under any concept to be used to harm the government of Spain, its prime minister or the Peoples' Party (PP), Xinhu...

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Brothers sentenced on terrorism charges in Britain

London, Nov 27 (IANS) Two brothers from London have become the first Britons to be jailed for attending terrorist training in Syria, London's Metropolitan Police said Wednesday. Mohommod Hassin Nawaz,31, was sentenced to four and a half years in prison and his 23-year-old brother Hamza Nawaz was sentenced to three years in prison after appearing at the Central Criminal Court here Wednesd...

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Nicole Kidman wants four more kids

Los Angeles, Nov 27 (IANS) Actress Nicole Kidman already has four children, and she'd love to have four more. The 47-year-old, who is a mother of an adopted daughter and son, Isabella and Connor from her previous marriage with actor Tom Cruise, and daughters Sunday and Faith with Urban, has said that she would love to increase her brood up to eight, even if her mother disagrees, reports ...

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Mistakes led to Swift's 'career triumphs'

Los Angeles, Nov 27 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift credits her life's biggest mistakes have led to her greatest career triumphs. The 24-year-old has gone through her share of life's ups and downs, and she admits the hurdles have taught her a lot, reports eonline.com. As much as I would really like to have saved myself heartache, embarrassment or gossip, I also know that my biggest mi...

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UN Security Council condemns escalating violence in Libya

United Nations, Nov 27 (IANS) The UN Security Council Wednesday strongly condemned the escalation in violence in Libya, urging constructive efforts to resume an inclusive political process to address the security challenges facing the country. In a press statement issued here, the council members expressed their profound concern about the deteriorating situation and its impact on regiona...

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Albanian national arrested for nightclub shooting in Greece

Athens, Nov 27 (IANS) An Albanian national was arrested Wednesday for the shooting inside a nightclub in Greece Saturday, which resulted in 15 injuries. Albert Bako, 31, was apprehended during a police raid in an apartment in a central Athens district. Bako was caught on closed circuit security cameras exiting the nightclub after a verbal attack at another customer and returning ...

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Obama to host Jordan's King at White House

Washington, Nov 26 (IANS) US President Barack Obama will host King Abdullah II of Jordan at the White House Dec 5 to discuss issues of the Middle East, the White House said Wednesday. The two leaders will discuss efforts to counter Islamic State (IS) group and find a political solution in Syria, provide humanitarian assistance to refugees from the conflicts in Iraq and Syria, and take st...

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Women can't be secured by curbing their freedom, says CJI

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Chief Justice of India H.L.Dattu Wednesday said security of women, in the wake of spate of cases of sexual assaults, could not be secured by curbing their freedom as is being advocated in some quarters. Safety of the women could not be achieved by curbing their freedom and we have to find ways of dealing with the problem, he said in his address at a function org...

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Pune Marathas beat Delhi Dreams to lift inaugural CTL

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Pune Marathas lifted the Champions Tennis League (CTL) title, beating Delhi Dreams 27-23 in the final at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association here Wednesday. Delhi took a 6-3 lead, claiming the legends match but Pune reduced the margin, winning the mixed doubles contest 6-5 (3). The visitors then bagged the women's singles match 6-4 and extended their domina...

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Government draws up plan to raise power generation

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The ministers of the key energy portfolios of power and petroleum met Wednesday to finalise a plan to increase power generation in the country that would also involve operating 16,000 MW of gas-based plants lying stranded for lack of fuel. Power Minister Piyush Goyal met Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan here to craft a rescue package, although no specific de...

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Builder's family held hostage, robbed in Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) A group of five robbers Wednesday barged into the house of a builder, held his family members hostage on gun point as they ransacked the house and fled with cash and jewellery worth Rs.20 lakh, police said Wednesday. Police suspect the role of a recently-employed servant who was also on run along with the robbers, in the crime. The incident happened arou...

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Pakistan blocks three Saarc connectivity pacts; Modi, Sharif avoid meeting

Kathmandu, Nov 26 (IANS) Pakistan Wednesday played spoilsport by blocking three major Saarc connectivity projects initiated by India, even as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi conspicuously avoided meeting his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif while he met five other South Asian leaders here. The 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) summit appeared to become a...

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Committee to investigate Sep 16 unrest, role of police: Jadavpur VC

Kolkata, Nov 26 (IANS) After over two months of a series of student protests that rocked Jadavpur University, Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti Wednesday agreed to form an inquiry committee into the events, including alleged police action on students, that transpired on the night of Sep 16-17, it was announced here. The students have been clamouring for Chakrabarti's removal since Sep ...

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FC Goa beat Kerala Blasters FC to move to third spot in ISL

Margao, Nov 26 (IANS) FC Goa romped to a 3-0 victory over Kerala Blasters FC in Match 41 of the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here Wednesday. After a closely-fought but goalless first half, Goa broke the game open after the break, with three second-half goals, courtesy a brace by substitute Miroslav Slepicka on either side of an Andre Santos strike. Th...

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Pune Marathas beat Delhi Dreams to lift inaugural CTL

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Pune Marathas lifted the Champions Tennis League (CTL) title, beating Delhi Dreams 27-23 in the final at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association here Wednesday. Delhi took a 6-3 lead, claiming the legends match but Pune reduced the margin, winning the mixed doubles contest 6-5 (3). The visitors then bagged the women's singles match 6-4 and extended their domina...

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