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Manned mission to international space station to be delayed: Roscosmos

Moscow, May 7 (IANS) Russian federal space agency Roscosmos has said that the upcoming manned mission to the International Space Station (ISS) would be re-scheduled due to the recent failure of the Progress M-27M cargo craft. The programme of the next expedition to the ISS on May 26 may be adjusted due to possible postponements of the launch dates of cargo spacecraft and amendments to th...

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US halts mission to accompany cargo vessels in Strait of Hormuz

Washington, May 7 (IANS) The Pentagon has decided to terminate its mission to accompany US-flagged cargo vessels in the Strait of Hormuz given that tensions with Iran in the region have receded. Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren on Wednesday said that US warships will now limit their activities to routine maritime security operations in the waterway, reports Efe. Since late Ap...

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Egypt forces kill 21 militants in Sinai

Cairo, May 7 (IANS) At least 21 militants were killed by the Egyptian armed forces during air raids on their cells in Rafah border city of North Sinai province, media reported. The forces used Apaches in the operation which belonged to Sinai-based Al Qaeda-inspired Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (ABM) group, Xinhua cited source as saying. An Apache attacked on a farm at Sahel al-Bahr area ...

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I just knew: Kinney on proposing to Gaga

Los Angeles, May 7 (IANS) Actor Taylor Kinney, who got engaged to singer Lady Gaga on February 14 last year, says he had no doubts about getting down on his knees. Discussing the special moment, Kinney, 33, said: It was snowing - it was beautiful. Why he decided to ask her to be his wife after four years of dating? I just knew. It wasn't a light bulb going off, he told th...

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Cooper 'made out' with Irina Shayk

New York, May 7 (IANS) Actor Bradley Cooper and model Irina Shayk were spotted making out here. They were seen together at singer Rihanna's Met Gala (an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute here) after-party on Monday. The duo stayed at the venue until three or four in the morning. Sources told the New York Post newspaper's...

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Matthew McConaughey's happy life

Los Angeles, May 7 (IANS) Actor Matthew McConaughey is happy about his life and gets excited at everything his day has in store. I get to wake up next to someone who I know loves me the way she does -- my wife -- who gave birth to our three beautiful, healthy children. I get to live in a nice place, and I have things to look forward to every day -- work, play, and sometimes nothing at al...

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Britney Spears 'embarrassed' by onstage fall

Los Angeles, May 7 (IANS) Singer Britney Spears felt embarrassed when she fell over onstage last week because it has never happened to her before. I wasn't actually doing anything that hard (when I fell), I was just kind of bopping around. I've done plenty of shows, and never actually fallen onstage, so it was pretty embarrassing. Then I got up and my dancers kind of guided me to keep go...

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Number of displaced people in world reaches over millions

Geneva, May 7 (IANS) The number of people displaced by conflicts has reached a record high of 38 million people, equivalent to the population of major metropolitan cities such as Beijing, London or New York, the UN and the Norwegian Refugee Council, (NRC) said. These are the worst figures for forced displacement in a generation, signaling our complete failure to protect innocent civilian...

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Netanyahu manages inks coalition in the nick of time

Jerusalem, May 7 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has managed to clinch a deal with the nationalist Jewish Home party on Wednesday night, securing a new ruling coalition with a tiny majority in the 120-member parliament. At a joint press conference, the fourth-time prime minister announced the deal, which was reached hours before the deadline to form the new government th...

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Australia announces $19m aid for Pakistan

Islamabad, May 7 (IANS) Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop during his two-day visit to Pakistan announced a $19 million aid package for Pakistan that includes help for areas hit by conflict and natural disasters, media reports. Bishop was holding talks with Pakistani prime ministers key advisor Sartaj Aziz in Islamabad on efforts to counter militancy, the future of Afghanistan and ...

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Scarlett Johansson wooed husband with meatloaf

Los Angeles, May 7 (IANS) Actress Scarlett Johansson wooed her husband Romain Dauriac by cooking turkey meatloaf. My husband says he fell in love with me when I made him turkey meatloaf, which is so ridiculous and so American and my husband is French. But I think it was probably the American flavour that hooked him, Johansson said, reports femalefirst.co.uk. I live in Paris so w...

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With the clock winding down, Netanyahu secures a coalition

Jerusalem, May 7 (IANS) Less than two hours before the deadline was set to expire on Wednesday night, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hammered out a deal with Jewish Home party leader Naftali Bennett, allowing him to inform President Reuven Rivlin that he has successfully cobbled together a 61-seat coalition -- the minimal number required for a Knesset majority. The leaders wer...

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Samuel L.Jackson wants to be 'Bond' villain

Los Angeles, May 7 (IANS) Actor Samuel L.Jackson has shown interest in playing a villain in a James Bond movie. I've always wanted to be in a 'Bond' film, but I don't think I'll ever get to be in one. I feel like this would be a good time to play a really great Bond villain, Jackson, who will play a US president in the forthcoming movie Big Game, said in a statement. Directed by...

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Cameron hopes for majority, still open to coalition

London, May 7 (IANS) British prime minister and Conservative Party leader David Cameron has insisted that his party can secure a majority vote in Thursday's elections, but at the same time opened the door for coalition strategising. I am still fighting for a majority. We can achieve an overall majority that gives Britain the strong stable government, Efe quoted Cameron saying on Wednesda...

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US city mayor asks Justice Department to probe police practices

Washington, May 7 (IANS) Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has asked the US Justice Department to conduct a civil rights investigation into the city police practices after the death of 25-year-old African-American man Freddie Gray thrusted the city into the vortex of a heated national debate over police brutality in minority neighborhoods. Such an investigation is essential if we ...

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IS attacks Kurdish base in Syria, kills 16

Beirut, May 6 (IANS/EFE) At least 16 members of the Kurdish internal security forces were killed in an attack on Wednesday by Islamic State (IS) in the northern Syrian province of al-Hasakah, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported. The London-based NGO said that the jihadis detonated a car bomb near the Kurdish base. Following the explosion, clashes broke out bet...

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Five killed in attacks from Yemen on Saudi border city

Riyadh, May 6 (IANS) Five people were killed and 11 others injured on Wednesday in two attacks launched from Yemen on the Saudi border city of Najran, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. In one attack, a police jeep was targeted, leaving a security personnel dead and one other injured, the spokesperson for local civil defence said. Soon after, the second attack hit a private car o...

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Justice will be upheld in Salman case: Gul Panag

New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) As Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was given interim bail on Wednesday after being sentenced to five years in jail for the 2002 hit-and-run case, actress and social activist Gul Panag said she was confident that the actor will further be granted bail on Friday and believes that justice will be upheld. It's a very difficult time for his family but we live in a coun...

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Five soldiers killed in eastern Ukraine

Kiev, May 6 (IANS) Five Ukrainian soldiers were killed and a dozen others were wounded over the last 24 hours in the east of the country, spokesman for the Kiev military command Andrei Lysenko said on Wednesday. In the last 24 hours, we lost five fighters as a result of armed clashes with pro-Russian separatists operating in eastern Ukraine, Efe news agency cited Lysenko as saying. ...

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Livestock raid leaves 54 dead in Kenya

Nairobi, May 6 (IANS) At least 54 people were killed and an unknown number of livestock stolen or displaced after a raid on a village in Kenya's Turkana county, a humanitarian agency said on Wednesday. Residents said the attack by Turkana raiders was in retaliation after Pokot rustlers attacked a village in Baringo and stole 100 goats. The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) said the ...

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