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UNSC resolution includes policing in UN peacekeeping operations

United Nations, Nov 21 (IANS) The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously adopted a resolution to include policing in UN peacekeeping operations and special political missions. The UNSC resolves to include, as appropriate, policing as an integral part of the mandate of (the) UN peacekeeping operations and special political missions, and to give clear, credible, and achieva...

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Spanish health worker to return after possible Ebola contagion

Madrid, Nov 21 (IANS) A Spanish health worker, associated with the Doctors without Borders, (Medecins San Frontiers) will be flown back home from Mali, Friday after a possible Ebola contagion. According to the relevant protocols, the patient will be placed under observation and will undergo tests, Xinhua reported Thursday. Ebola is a disease caused by the Ebola virus. In...

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Reeves to star in Tarsem Singh's 'The Panopticon'?

Los Angeles, Nov 21 (IANS) Actor Keanu Reeves is said to be in negotiations to star in film The Panopticon under the direction of Tarsem Singh. The Matrix actor is in talks with Good Universe to take on the lead role in the upcoming action-thriller, reports contactmusic.com. The film is based on a script by Craig Rosenberg in which a seemingly ordinary man receives a mysterious p...

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US military may extend anti-Ebola mission in West Africa

Washington, Nov 21 (IANS) The US military may extend its mission to combat the spread of Ebola in West Africa beyond six months, if there was a surge of new cases. We have to be prepared for this to go longer than six months, Pentagon official John Kirby said, Thursday, according to a Xinhua report. He said that in spite of a reported drop in new cases in Liberia, the country har...

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World must recognise threat of terrorism: Bashar al-Assad

Damascus, Nov 21 (IANS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said that international acknowledgment of the threats of terrorism is one of the factors determining the future of the region. Addressing the members of the ruling Al Baath Party Thursday, Assad said that the region is going through a critical juncture, Xinhua reported, citing the official SANA news agency. He noted tha...

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Protests over missing students turn violent in Mexico

Mexico City, Nov 21 (IANS/EFE) Protests over the abduction and apparent killing of 43 students in Mexico turned violent Thursday, as protesters blocked roads and hurled crude bombs at the police. The protests happened on a day when Mexico marked the 104th anniversary of the 1910 revolution. The most significant confrontation took place in Mexico City, where some 200 hooded protes...

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When Knightley feared being fired from 'Pirates ...'

Los Angeles, Nov 21 (IANS) Actress Keira Knightley says she feared being fired from thePirates of the Caribbean film. Knightley took on the role of Elizabeth Swan in the movie, and it was the film that catapulted the actress to superstardom. However, she believed that she would not last long in Hollywood and that she would be fired from her first role. I remember going to Hollywo...

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Committed to defend all our allies: NATO secretary-general

Riga, Nov 21 (IANS) NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg Thursday said that the alliance is committed to protect every member country. Stoltenberg reiterated NATO's commitment following his meeting with Latvian President Andris Berzins Thursday, Xinhua reported, citing the Baltic News Service. Speaking about the alleged concentration of Russian troops along the NATO borders, S...

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Syrian army kills 'terrorists' near Kobane

Damascus, Nov 21 (IANS) Syrian troops reportedly killed tens of terrorists in the northern part of the country Thursday. The terrorists were killed in the predominantly Kurdish city of Ayn al-Arab, also known as Kobane, Xinhua reported, citing news agency SANA. The incident marked a rare instance when the Syrian troops actually targeted the extremist fighters near the city, where...

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Lowell wants fare share in Richard Gere's fortune

Los Angeles, Nov 21 (IANS) Richard Gere's estranged wife, Carey Lowell is said to want more than $100 million of the actor's $250 million fortune in their divorce settlement. They are not getting along and they are very far apart on how much money she will get in their divorce, nypost.com quoted a source as saying. She can claim she gave up her career for him and for their son Ho...

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Britain fastest growing G7 economy: OECD

London, Nov 21 (IANS) Britain has the fastest growing economy among the G7 group of developed nations, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) reported Thursday. According to the OECD figures, Britain had the highest annual growth rate among the G7 nations, with three percent annual growth between the third quarters of 2013 and 2014, Xinhua reported. Thi...

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Iran nuclear talks: Ban Ki-moon calls for a successful deal

United Nations, Nov 21 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Thursday called for the Iran nuclear talks to be brought to a successful conclusion that meets the concerns and interests of all sides. Ban urged the participants in the negotiations to demonstrate the necessary flexibility, wisdom and determination to bring the negotiations to a successful conclusion, Xinhua reported, citing...

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I am psychic: Nadine Coyle

Los Angeles, Nov 21 (IANS) Irish singer Nadine Coyle says she is psychic. The singer says that she has had visions and also has the gift to peer into the future and to see what will happen in her life and the lives of her friends and family. I am psychic. I had a vision when I was nine about being in a dressing room and getting angry at a person banging on the door. Some years la...

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Leader killed in US drone attack, confirms Al Qaeda

Islamabad, Nov 21 (IANS) Global terrorist organisation Al Qaeda's branch in the Indian sub-continent Thursday confirmed the death of one of its leaders, Adil Qudoos in a US drone attack. Qudoos was alleged to have helped senior al-Qaeda leader, Khalid Sheikh Muhammad, Xinhua reported. Kahlid was arrested in 2003 from the house of Ahmad Qudoos, the brother of Adil Qudoos, in the P...

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Lily Allen's record label closed?

Los Angeles, Nov 21 (IANS) Singer Lily Allen's record label ITNO has reportedly been closed after three years. Allen set up the label ITNO, which stands for In The Name Of, in 2011 with Sony, but has since been struggling to attract and sign the talent that it needed to survive. Lily had bright hopes but it simply hasn't worked out. She hoped by now to have an array of top talen...

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Cabinet approves 3 major power projects

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) The Union cabinet Thursday approved three major projects for the power sector, the power ministry said in a statement here. The projects are the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana, Integrated Power Development Scheme and the North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project. The North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project aims to strengt...

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Drone attack in Pakistan kills five suspected militants

Islamabad, Nov 21 (IANS) At least five suspected militants, including what sources claim to be a high value target, were killed in a US drone attack in Pakistan's North Waziristan region Thursday, media reported. According to officials, the drone fired two missiles on a compound in the Dattakhel tehsil of the North Waziristan agency, Dawn online reported. Some people were also in...

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Cabinet approves signing SAARC deal for regional power grid

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Ahead of the SAARC summit next week to be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the cabinet Thursday approved signing of the framework agreement for setting up a regional power grid. The SAARC Framework Agreement for Energy Cooperation among the SAARC Member States to be signed at 18th SAARC Summit scheduled to be held at Kathmandu Nov 26-27 will enable great...

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With two wins, Bangalore Raptors stay ahead of Pune Marathas

Bengaluru, Nov 20 (IANS) Bangalore Raptors kept their hopes alive Thursday with a 15-12 lead over Pune Marathas by winning the singles and mixed doubles matches in the Champions Tennis League (CTL) zonal tie here despite losing the second singles. In the first men's singles, former Australian Open finalist Thomas Enqvist of Raptors beat fellow Australian Pat Cash of Marathas 6-3, after t...

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TAPI countries agree to start pipeline project by 2015

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Taking another step towards realising the ambitious TAPI (Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India) natural gas pipeline project, petroleum ministers of the four countries met in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan Thursday and agreed that steps will be taken to start the project by 2015. It was decided that the next meeting of the steering committee will be held in February 2...

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