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NASA preparing ISS for commercial spacecraft landing

Washington, May 25 (IANS) NASA engineers are set to prepare the International Space Station (ISS) for the future arrival of US commercial crew and cargo vehicles. On May 27, robotics flight controllers at NASA's Johnson Space Centre in Houston will detach the large Permanent Multipurpose Module (PMM), used as a supply depot on the orbital laboratory, from the Earth-facing port of the Uni...

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Betis seal return to the Primera Liga

Madrid, May 25 (IANS) Real Betis have confirmed their return to the BBVA Primera Liga with a 3-0 win over Alcorcon. The win on Sunday night confirms that the side coached by Pepe Mel returns to the Spanish top-flight just one season after they were relegated after finishing bottom of the table, reports Xinhua. The side from Seville cruised to a win in front of a packed house in t...

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Gerrard bows out as Liverpool suffers worst defeat in 50 years

London, May 25 (IANS) Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard scored the team's only goal in what was one of the worst-ever defeats for the Anfield outfit in modern history, a 6-1 massacre by Stoke City. It was at least a consolation prize for the 34-year-old midfielder who led the team to their crushing defeat in the final game of the 2014-15 season, Xinhua reported on Sunday. This sum...

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Sensex sheds 75 points in early session

Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Monday was trading 75.20 points or 0.27 percent down during the morning session. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 19.40 points or 0.23 percent down at 8,439.55 points. The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), whi...

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'Tomorrowland' tops North American box office

Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Disney's latest release Tomorrowland beat Pitch Perfect 2 to take the first place at the North American box office with collections of $32.2 million till the third day of the extended Memorial Day weekend. Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the US and is observed across the country on May 25, 2015. Tomorrowland, which debuted on Friday, would rake in...

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Warm Monday in Delhi

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) It was a warm Monday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 28.0 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average. The Met office has forecast a clear day ahead. The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to hover around 44 and 29 degrees Celsius respectively. The sky will remain clear on Monday. It will b...

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Learn from Nepal quake, stop illegal construction: Himachal High Court

Shimla, May 25 (IANS) Taking notice of haphazard development and encroachments in the state capital, where most buildings are precariously hanging, the Himachal Pradesh High Court has observed that the devastating earthquake in Nepal last month had failed to shake the authorities out of their slumber and curb illegal construction that has turned Shimla into a slum. In a 29-page strongly-...

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EU citizens in Britain not eligible for referendum vote

London, May 25 (IANS) Citizens from European Union (EU) countries living in Britain, will not be eligible to vote in the referendum on Europe, a media report said on Monday. Following the May 7 general election victory, re-elected British Prime Minister David Cameron reiterated his commitment to hold an in/out referendum on British membership in the EU before the end of 2017. He...

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Unique exhibition to bring sights of Delhi to Italians

Rome, May 25 (IANS) A unique interplay of verse and drawings will bring the spirit of Delhi's landmark sites, old and new, to Italians in a unique exhibition set to begin here early next month. The Seduction of Delhi entwines the poetry of Indian diplomat Abhay K. and paintings of Italian artist Tarshito (Professor Nikola Stripoli) on major sights of the Indian capital including the maje...

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Fiorentina's Neto earns Brazil Copa America call-up

Rio De Janiero, May 25 (IANS) Uncapped Fiorentina goalkeeper Neto has replaced injured Valencia stopper Diego Alves in Brazil's Copa America squad, the country's football federation (CBF) said. Alves was removed from Dunga's 23-man list after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament of his right knee during Valencia's 3-2 Liga victory at Almeria on Saturday. We all wish Diego a s...

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'Modi, a man mesmerised by own persona'

Title: How Modi Won It, Notes from 2014 Election; Author: Harish Khare; Publisher: Hachette India; Pages: 242; Price: Rs.599 Man is wise in hindsight. This is certainly true for journalists. Harish Khare, editor and commentator who was also media adviser to former prime minister Manmohan Singh, comes up with his own analysis of what went wrong with the Congress and how Narendra Modi si...

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Selena Gomez wants reality TV show

Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Singer-actress Selena Gomez reportedly wants to appear in her own reality TV series and is in talks with Keeping Up with the Kardashians star Kris Jenner about launching her own show. According to a source, the 22-year-old, who split from singer Justin Bieber last October after four years of dating, wants to revamp her image, reports okmagazine.com. Sel...

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181 terror groups busted in China's Xinjiang

Beijing, May 25 (IANS) A total of 181 terror gangs have been busted after police in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region started a sweeping anti-terror campaign a year ago. Data from the regional committee of the Communist Party of China shows that 96.2 percent of the terror groups were thwarted at the planning stage and 112 suspects surrendered to the police. The c...

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UN chief praises Ireland's marriage equality referendum

Dublin, May 25 (IANS) Visiting UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has praised the result of Ireland's marriage equality referendum, describing it as truly historic moment. This is a truly historic moment: Ireland has become the first country in the world to approve marriage equality in a nationwide referendum, Ban said on Sunday after he accepted the Tipperary International Peace Award in ...

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Nick Jonas 'too short' to play James Bond

Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Singer Nick Jonas says he would love to play the lead role in James Bond films, but thinks he's too short and too American to play the British spy. I'm a huge James Bond fan. I'm a bit of a Bond geek actually. I would love to play James Bond, dailystar.co.uk quoted Jonas as saying. It would be my career highlight but I'm not sure I really fit the chara...

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Regina George's 'Mean Girls' mansion up for sale

Toronto, May 25 (IANS) The mansion here used in the 2004 movie Mean Girls is up for sale on Sotheby's International Realty. For just $14.8 million, you can now be the proud owner of Regina George's sprawling mansion. According to the listing, it's the perfect balance of grandeur and elegance, with a 20-foot cathedral ceiling in the great room, a wine cellar and wet bar and a six-...

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Sharon Osbourne taking one-month break

Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) TV host Sharon Osbourne suffered a health scare last week and will take a month-long hiatus from The Talk, says representative. The 62-year-old co-host of the show collapsed from mental and physical fatigue after returning home here on May 15 after a grueling schedule last week in New York and Toronto, Sharon's representative told eonline.com. Her docto...

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Lively called Reynolds a 'hypocrite'

Los Angeles, May 25 (IANS) Actress Blake Lively called her star husband Ryan Reynolds a hypocrite after the actor performed a daring stunt. The actor decided to have a little fun on Instagram on Saturday morning when he delivered an advice to his followers. Don't try this at home, Reynolds captioned as a man held up his hands in the air while riding a BMW motorcycle down an empty...

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Andrzej Duda wins presidential election in Poland: exit poll

Warsaw, May 25 (IANS) The preliminary exit poll results of Sunday's second round of presidential elections in Poland indicated that Andrzej Duda from the Law and Justice Party received 53 percent of all votes, thus winning the election. Incumbent President Bronislaw Komorowski, backed by the Civic Platform party, scored 47 percents of all votes, reports Xinhua. The turnout of vot...

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Ed Sheeran may take year off

London, May 25 (IANS) Singer Ed Sheeran may take year off from the pop music treadmill and live for a bit. Chatting at this week's 60th Ivor Novello Awards here, which saw Sheeran scoop Songwriter of the Year, 24-year-old revealed his plans to take some time away from showbiz, reports mirror.co.uk. He said: I'd like to live for a bit! I feel like I live in a bubble where normal h...

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