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US sanctions not to hit n-talks: Iran

Tehran, Aug 31 (IANS) The new US sanctions against some Iranian entities will not hit negotiations over Tehran's nuclear programme, President Hassan Rouhani has said. The US Friday imposed sanctions on a number of Iranian individuals and entities while pledging to continue working towards a solution to the Islamic republic's nuclear programme, Xinhua reported. The latest sanction...

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Modi visits Buddhist temples in Kyoto

Kyoto, Aug 31 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited two prominent Buddhist temples here Sunday on the first full day of a five-day visit to Japan that will later him to Tokyo. Modi first went to the Toji temple accompanied by his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, who flew down to Kyoto Saturday specially to receive the Indian leader. External affairs ministry official...

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Truck kills five teenagers

Patna, Aug 31 (IANS) A truck being driven rashly crushed to death five teenagers sleeping in a field here, police Sunday said. Deputy Superintendent of Police Rajesh Kumar said the truck driver, who appeared to be drink, fled after the late Saturday incident. Two others were seriously injured and admitted to a hospital. ...

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President condoles Bipan Chandra's death

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee has condoled the death of Professor Bipan Chandra, describing him as one of the foremost scholars on modern India. In a condolence message to his son Bikas Chandra, the president said: I am extremely saddened to learn about the passing away of your father who died Saturday. Bipan Chandra was one of the foremost scholars in our c...

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Modi discusses sickle cell disease in Japan

Kyoto, Aug 31 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday discussed cooperation with Japan to combat sickle cell anaemia, officials said. An external affairs ministry spokesman said Modi discussed treatment of the disease with stem cell pioneer Shinya Yamanaka. Professor Yamanaka discusses possibilities of sickle cell anaemia cure with the Indian prime minister, the spokesm...

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Modi visits Toji temple in Kyoto

Kyoto, Aug 31 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Toji Buddhist temple here Saturday. External affairs ministry officials said Modi went around the eighth century temple in the company of the chief monk. Modi arrived here Saturday on a five-day visit of Japan that will later take him to Tokyo. ...

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Top Saudi cleric warns against 'deceitful' jihad

Riyadh, Aug 31 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's top cleric Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-AsShaikh has given a call to Muslim youth against following deceitful claims of jihad by shadowy groups with deviant principles. Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-AsShaikh, chairman of the Council of Senior Ulema and the General Presidency of Scholarly Research and Ifta (empowered to issue fatwas), gave the call in the wak...

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English Premier League standings

London, Aug 31 (IANS) Following are the English Premier League standings after Saturday's matches (tabulated under games played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua. Chelsea 3 3 0 0 11 4 9 Swansea 3 3 0 0 6 1 9 Tottenham 2 2 0 0 5 0 6 Man City 3 2 0 1 5 2 6 Arsenal 2 1 1 0 4 3 4<...

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Taliban killed 11 people in Afghanistan

Kabul, Aug 31 (IANS) Taliban militants killed at least 11 civilians in Farah province of Afghanistan early Saturday, officials said. Jawid Afghan, a provincial governor spokeman, said the victims were on their way to neigbouring Iran when they were shot dead by Taliban in Posht-e-Koh district, MENA news agency reported citing Khaama newspaper. He said that the civilians were trav...

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Lily Allen pens 'good' songs when unhappy

Los Angeles, Aug 31 (IANS) Singer Lily Allen believes she writes her songs well when she is not in the best of her moods. The 29-year-old took a break from the industry in 2009, when she married painter and decorator Sam Cooper. She now has two children, Ethel, two, and 19-month-old Marnie. She says having a settled family life is not conducive to making her best music, reports c...

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Motherhood made Kim go less on make-up

Los Angeles, Aug 31 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian believes in having picture perfect tresses and in looking good, but she says motherhood has sobered down her beautification routine. With her 14-month-old daughter North West, she likes to devote as less time as possible to make-up. Ever since I had the baby, there was at least four months I went without make-up or hair pr...

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At 17, Chloe Grace Moretz fights for roles

Los Angeles, Aug 31 (IANS) If I Stay actress Chloe Grace Moretz says she still struggles to land movie roles as she battles against 'ageism' in the film industry. The 17-year-old actress has starred in a string of box office hits, including Kick-Ass and Let Me In, but she admits she still has to work incredibly hard for role. I'm still fighting hard for every role I get. I'm stil...

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EU ready to impose new sanctions on Russia

Brussels, Aug 31 (IANS) The European Union's leaders decided Sunday to give Russia one week to de-escalate Ukraine crisis, otherwise they would impose tougher sanctions on Russia, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said. The European Council said that it is ready to take further significant steps in the light of the evolution of the situation on the ground and it requests the c...

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Crisis with Russia close to 'full-scale war'

Brussels, Aug 31 (IANS/EFE) Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Saturday that his country is close to the point of no return and point of no return is full-scale war. I think that we are very close to the point of no return, Poroshenko said at a press conference at a European Union summit in Brussels. He reiterated Kiev's and NATO's allegations that Russian troops and equip...

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Robert Pattinson dating FKA Twigs?

London, Aug 31 (IANS) The Twilight Saga actor Robert Pattinson is reportedly dating singer FKA Twigs, whose real name is Tahliah Barnett. The couple has reportedly been going on dates together for a month or so. It's the real deal between Rob and Tahliah. They had been able to keep their relationship secret until recently, but they've already smitten, mtv.co.uk quoted a source as...

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Polish PM elected European Council president

Brussels, Aug 31 (IANS) The European Union (EU) leaders Saturday elected Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk as president and Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini as the foreign policy chief of the European Council. Donald Tusk, the center-right Polish Prime Minister will be the second president of the European council, xinhua reported citing a statement. The council preside...

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Eight killed, 100 injured in Pakistan protest clashes

Islamabad, Aug 31 (IANS) At least eight people have been killed and over 100 injured in the clashes between police and protesters in Pakistan as the protesters marched towards the prime minister's house. The Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) chief Tahir ul Qadri, the co-organiser of the protest, said his party's seven workers were killed and 75 others injured, while Imaran Khan, chairman of th...

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Adam Levine paid fan's rent for a month

London, Aug 31 (IANS) Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine has revealed he once paid a fan's house rent for a month. Levine has spoken out about his generosity after paying for a fan after the latter's bill was thrown at him during a concert. While he was charitable on that occasion, he described it as creepy. ''It was like a rent cheque and I took it and I just paid it, honestly, dailyst...

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PTI, MQM to observe mourning day

Islamabad, Aug 31 (IANS) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) have announced to observe a day of mourning Sunday following the clashes between protesters and law enforcers in Islamabad, media reported. Dozens of people sustained injuries, including women and policemen, when protesters of the PTI and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) marched towards the prime m...

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32 militants killed in Pakistan air strike

Islamabad, Aug 31 (IANS) At least 32 suspected militants were killed and three hideouts were destroyed in air raids conducted by Pakistani army in North Waziristan, media reported Saturday, military claimed Saturday. During the fighting, 23 explosive laden vehicles and four ammunition dumps were also destroyed early in the morning, Dawn online reported citing the Inter Services Public Re...

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