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Partly cloudy Thursday in Delhi

New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) It was a sunny Thursday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature settling at 21 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average. The Met office has forecast a partly cloudy day ahead. The day will be partly cloudy. One or two spells of rain or thundershower may occur in some areas from afternoon onwards, said an India Meteor...

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Supercars to dazzle 2015 New York auto show

New York, April 2 (IANS) A new breed of supercars that are said to have taken speed, power and automotive technology to new levels will be showcased at the 2015 New York International Automobile Show (NYIAS). The event is scheduled to be held from April 3-12 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, New York. This special group of road-going automobiles, including As...

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190 Indians evacuated from Yemen reach Mumbai

Mumbai, April 2 (IANS) An Indian Air Force flight with 190 Indians evacuated from strife-torn Yemen landed here on Thursday, while another 169 went to Kochi in Kerala, an official said. In a highly coordinated operation, around 350 people stranded in the port city of Aden, Yemen were evacuated by Indian Navy Ship INS Sumitra in the past two days. An IAF C17 (Globemaster) with 190...

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Brazilians rush for Olympic tickets

Rio de Janerio, April 2 (IANS) Brazilians applied for 750,000 tickets in the first 24 hours of sales for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, said the organisers on Wednesday, a media report said on Thursday. The opening ceremony at the Maracana stadium was the most sought-after event, followed by the men's volleyball final, men's football final, women's volleyball final and men's basketball fina...

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Nightlong rain keeps Kashmiris on edge

Srinagar, April 2 (IANS) Incessant overnight rain on Thursday kept thousands of locals on tenterhooks, though the water level in Jhelum and all other major rivers of the valley did not rise to danger level. Today morning, the water level of the Jhelum river was 12 feet at Sangam (Anantnag). It was 15.15 feet at Ram Munshibagh (Srinagar) and 11 feet at Asham (Bandipora). At all these plac...

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Miami Open: Serena Williams earns 700th win, reaches semis

Washington, April 2 (IANS) Seven-time champion Serena Williams overcame some hard moments to beat Sabine Lisicki of Germany 7-6 (4), 1-6, 6-3 on Wednesday for her 700th career victory at the Miami Open, a media report said on Thursday. The win also earned her a semifinal spot at the prestigious tournament, where she's the two-time defending champion, reported Xinhua. The No. 1-se...

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US pledges support in fight against Boko Haram

Washington, April 2 (IANS) US President Barack Obama on Wednesday pledged continuing US support to Nigeria and its regional partners in the fight against extremist group Boko Haram, a media report said on Thursday. In a separate telephonic talks with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and president-elect Muhammadu Buhari, Obama highlighted the need for Nigeria and its regional partners...

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Zayn Malik's Twitter popularity falls

London, April 2 (IANS) Thousands of One Direction fans have unfollowed former band-member Zayn Malik on Twitter following the release of his first solo track I Won't Mind. Malik lost 50,000 followers on the micro-blogging site after a rough version of the track emerged on music sharing platform SoundCloud, reports dailymail.co.uk. The release of I Won't Mind on Monday evening cam...

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Over 40 killed as trawler sinks off Russia

Moscow, April 2 (IANS/TASS) At least 43 people died when a trawler with 132 people on board sank off the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia's Far East, a rescue official said, according to media reports on Thursday. The official added that 63 people were rescued. All in all, 106 people (those who had died and the survivors) have been taken aboard the ships participating in the rescue operatio...

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Jamie Dornan stalked a woman to prepare for role

Los Angeles, April 2 (IANS) Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan says he stalked a woman on the tube rail to understand his role as a serial killer on the TV series The Fall. Dornan's role as Paul Spector, a serial killer, challenged him to act like an actual serial killer in real life. He told Los Angeles Times newspaper that he stalked a woman just to know how it felt like t...

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Israel approves 2,200 homes for Palestinians in East Jerusalem

Jerusalem, April 2 (IANS) Israel has approved a plan to construct 2,200 housing units for Palestinians in East Jerusalem, an official said on Wednesday. The move was hailed as a victory for Arab residents of the city, according to a Jerusalem municipality spokesperson, Xinhua reported. The new neighbourhood, called Arab al-Sawahra, would mark the largest construction project for ...

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Watching 'Furious 7' without Walker upsets Vin Diesel

Los Angeles, April 2 (IANS) Actor Vin Diesel admitted he struggles to watch the Fast and Furious franchise following his co-star Paul Walker's death. Paul was killed in a car crash on November 2013 when the Porsche he was travelling in as a passenger hit a tree and caught fire. Diesel admitted he can't help feeling sad when he watches the films and sees Walker. Telly host...

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Jordan assumes UNSC presidency for April

United Nations, April 2 (IANS) Jordan on Wednesday assumed the rotating presidency of the UN Security Council (UNSC) for April. Dina Kawar, the permanent representative of Jordan at the UN, took over the rotating presidency from Francois Delattre, the French ambassador to the UN, who had held the UNSC presidency for March, according to a Xinhua report. In April, a ministerial-lev...

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Nine Britons trying to enter Syria detained in Turkey

Ankara, April 2 (IANS) Nine British nationals trying to illegally enter the conflict-ridden Syria through Turkey have been detained, and handed over to judicial authorities, Turkish officials said on Wednesday. The Britons were trying to cross into Syria from the Hatay province in southern Turkey, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement, according to a Xinhua report. The Br...

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Over 2,000 evacuated as fire breaks out in London

London, April 2 (IANS) Over 2,000 people were evacuated from a number of buildings in central London on Wednesday after an electrical fire broke out under a pavement, according to media reports. Fire crews are dealing with an electrical fire among cables under the pavement on Kingsway, Holborn, the London Fire Brigade (LFB) said in a statement, according to the Xinhua news agency.

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Police headquarters targeted in Turkey, attacker killed

Ankara, April 2 (IANS) The police headquarters in the Turkish city of Istanbul was targeted by two attackers on Wednesday, and one of the attackers was killed, while the other was arrested, according to media reports. The slain attacker was a woman, Xinhua reported, adding that two policemen were wounded in the incident. Traffic was closed on Vatan Street, on which the Istanbul p...

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Vanessa Hudgens got 'mean' to Efron's fans

Los Angeles, April 2 (IANS) Actress Vanessa Hudgens, who was in a relationship with co-star Zac Efron, says she grew increasingly fed up with the female attention that he was receiving and couldn't help but be hostile to his admirers. I went through a phase when I was really mean because I was so fed up. Girls were running after him, and I was giving them death stares, she said, reports ...

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Martial law lifted in Thialand

Bangkok, April 2 (IANS) Martial law was lifted in Thailand on Wednesday with immediate effect, according to media reports. King Bhumibol Adulyadej endorsed the request of Thailand Prime Minister and junta leader Prayut Chan-o-cha to revoke martial law throughout the country, The Bangkok Post reported. Thailand's ruling junta, the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), annou...

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Dave Chappelle sues man for throwing banana peel

Los Angeles, April 2 (IANS) American comdian Dave Chappelle pressed charges against a man who threw a banana peel at his leg during a show in Mexico. The man was charged with disorderly conduct, and was imprisoned in Santa Fe County Detention Center on Monday night, reports aceshowbiz.com Andrea Dobyns, a Santa Fe police spokewoman, said that the incident began when Chappelle not...

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Iran nuclear talks extended until April 2

Lausanne, April 2 (IANS) Negotiations over the Iranian nuclear programme has been extended for the second time after the world powers and Iran missed the March 31 deadline for a preliminary accord. The talks will now continue into Thursday. US state department spokesperson Marie Harf said progress had been made in the talks, adding that US Secretary of State John Kerry would be staying u...

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