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US police chief fired amid tension over black's killing

Chicago, Dec 2 (IANS) Chicago's police chief Garry McCarthy was fired, a week after tensions flared up over the release of a video showing shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer. Superintendent McCarthy had become a distraction, and he was fired Tuesday morning, Xinhua quoted Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel as saying. The mayor also said he created a task force and ap...

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Chinese yuan strengthens against dollar

Beijing, Dec 2 (IANS) The central parity rate of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, strengthened by 15 basis points to 6.3958 against the US dollar on Wednesday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trading System. In China's spot foreign exchange market, the yuan is allowed to rise or fall by two percent from the central parity rate each trading day, Xinhua reported. ...

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Gigi Hadid defends relationship with Zayn Malik

Los Angeles, Dec 2 (IANS) Model Gigi Hadid slammed a social media user for calling her reconciled relationship with former One Direction band member Zayn Malik 'fake'. She questioned the user Who are you to say what is fake?, reports reports femalefirst.co.uk.A lot of speculation was made about the stars coming back together after they were clicked together holding hands on a date night ...

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French Ligue 1 results

Paris, Dec 2 (IANS) Following are the results of French Ligue 1 matches played on Tuesday: Lorient 0 Nice 0 Angers 0 Paris Saint-Germain Nantes 0 Lyon 0 Playing on Wednesday Troyes vs Toulouse Monaco vs Caen Montpellier vs Ajaccio Guingamp vs Reims Bastia vs Bordeaux ...

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Brazil great Ronaldo backs Neymar to win Ballon d'Or

Rio De Janeiro, Dec 2 (IANS) Brazil great Ronaldo has backed compatriot Neymar to win this year's Ballon d'Or award. Neymar has been named as a finalist for football's highest individual honour alongside his Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi and Real Madrid's Cristian Ronaldo, Xinhua reported on Tuesday. If I could bet, it would be on Neymar, for everything that he is doing, Ronald...

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Adele has no grudge against Phil Collins

London, Dec 2 (IANS) Singer Adele has buried the hatchet and moved on from the incident when Phil Collins called her a slippery little fish. She says there is no bad blood between them. Adele denied snubbing Collins for her album 25 after he called her a slippery little fish. Collins remarks came after Adele apparently dropped their collaboration, reports femalefirst.co.uk. The H...

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Facebook CEO pledges to give away 99 percent of company shares

San Francisco, Dec 2 (IANS) Facebook Inc. co-founder and chief executive officer Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday he and his wife would give 99 percent of their Facebook shares to charitable purposes, Xinhua reported. Proceeds of the holdings by the couple, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, of the public listed US social network currently worth $45 billion and will be managed by a new o...

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Abu Dhabi to host `Star Wars: The Force Awakens? premiere

Los Angeles, Dec 2 (IANS) After hosting a portion of its shoot, Abu Dhabi will also host the Middle East premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 16 one day before its launch in the region. According to sources, the red carpet gala will be held at Abu Dhabi's Emirates Palace. There might also be props from the film's Abu Dhabi shoot in the Liwa desert, reports variety.com.

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Saif scorches ramp for Rathore's ready-to-wear line

Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Actor-producer Saif Ali Khan turned heads as he hit the fashion runway in a black achkan with fitted bottoms to support Bandhgala Baron Raghavendra Rathore, who showcase d his ready-to-wear collection here. Sporting the pencil-moustache from his upcoming film Rangoona, Saif still managed to look royal even in an outfit from a collection with a strong black and white ...

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Over 800 Iraqis killed in November, says UN mission

United Nations, Dec 2 (IANS) A total of 888 Iraqis were killed and 1,237 others wounded in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in November, a UN spokesman said here on Tuesday. That toll includes nearly 500 civilians killed, Xinhua quoted UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric as saying, who cited the figure released by the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI). Jan Kubis, the...

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Costa chooses Tina Desai to open men's fashion show

Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Designer Troy Costa, whose menswear focuses on modern masculinity and flattering functionality, says he chose actress Tina Desai to open his show for men here as he sees women very differently. Donning a chic tuxedo, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel actress opened Costa's show at Van Heusen GQ Fashion Nights 2015 on Tuesday . I see a woman very different...

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Brad Pitt, George Clooney 'competitive' with each other

Los Angeles, Dec 2 (IANS) Brad Pitt says he and actor George Clooney tend to get competitive with each other in terms of work. With both actors having their own production houses, Pitt says that both often find themselves bidding against each other on books they want to adapt into movies, including Pitt's latest project The Big Short, reports femalefirst.co.uk. In all fairness, h...

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Ed Sheeran becomes second most streamed artist

London, Dec 2 (IANS) Singer Ed Sheeran has become the second most streamed artist of all time with over three billion streams on the music website Spotify, overtaking Eminem, says a report. Sheeran is also the most streamed artist in Britain this year with over 59 million listeners selecting his music on the platform, reports femalefirst.co.uk. With Canadian Rapper Drake topping ...

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Shantanu & Nikhil lauded for collection on pre-independence era

Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Designers Shantanu and Nikhil Mehra, known for their drapes and ability to put subtle India on contemporary fashion, got a standing ovation from fashionistas here for presenting their collection titled 'The Cabinet Mission 1946'. The brothers, who have their own label Shantanu & Nikhil, opened the two-day Van Heusen GQ Fashion Nights 2015 with their collection th...

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Kim Kardashian falls ill during pregnancy

Los Angeles, Dec 2 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian, who is expected to give birth in the coming weeks has been struck down by a sinus infection and flu. She took to Twitter to post a photograph of her pregnant belly and is clearly feeling down about the situation as she added a sad emoji to her tweet, reports femalefirst.co.uk. She captioned the photograph: 37 weeks x sinus...

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US defense chief says Turkey must control its border with Syria

Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) US defense chief Ash Carter said on Tuesday Turkey and other countries should do more in the fight against the Islamic State (IS), including the tightening of the border, Xinhua reported. France has been galvanised by the attacks on its capital and the French have intensified their role, said Carter here in a congressional hearing. But we all must do more...

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Miranda Lambert doesn't want fans to take 'sides'

Los Angeles, Dec 2 (IANS) Singer Miranda Lambert doesn't want fans to take sides in her split from singer Blake Shelton. We are real people with real lives and real s**t. We're both very honest. This is what it is now, and we're moving forward. We don't need all the opinions, Lambert was quoted as saying by Cosmpolitan magazine, reports femalefirst.co.uk. We just need y'all to b...

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Pentagon sending special force to conduct raids in Iraq, Syria: Carter

Washington, Dec 2 (IANS) US defense chief Ash Carter said on Tuesday the Pentagon was deploying a specialised operations force which would over time conduct unilateral operations in Iraq and Syria as part of US military campaign against the Islamic State (IS). These special operators will over time be able to conduct raids, free hostages, gather intelligence, and capture ISIL leaders, Xi...

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You cannot challenge the audience: Ranbir Kapoor

Mumbai, Dec 1 (IANS) Tamasha actor Ranbir Kapoor says you cannot challenge the audience and that they are always the king when it comes to the box-office fate of any film. You can never challenge the audience, audience is king. I remember when a film of mine 'Rocket Singh' had released and I was really disappointed that nobody went to see it. But later in life, as you grow older ...

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Chicago varsity, Delhi launch better environment competition

New Delhi, Dec 1 (IANS) University of Chicago's Urban Labs and the Delhi Dialogue Commission on Tuesday launched a competition focused on improving air and water quality in the capital by soliciting grassroots ideas from citizens, civic leaders, academics, corporations, and other institutions across India. Urban Labs Innovation Challenge: Delhi will award up to Rs.2 crore in funding to t...

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