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Adam Levine paid fan's rent for a month

London, Aug 31 (IANS) Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine has revealed he once paid a fan's house rent for a month. Levine has spoken out about his generosity after paying for a fan after the latter's bill was thrown at him during a concert. While he was charitable on that occasion, he described it as creepy. ''It was like a rent cheque and I took it and I just paid it, honestly, dailyst...

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PTI, MQM to observe mourning day

Islamabad, Aug 31 (IANS) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) have announced to observe a day of mourning Sunday following the clashes between protesters and law enforcers in Islamabad, media reported. Dozens of people sustained injuries, including women and policemen, when protesters of the PTI and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) marched towards the prime m...

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32 militants killed in Pakistan air strike

Islamabad, Aug 31 (IANS) At least 32 suspected militants were killed and three hideouts were destroyed in air raids conducted by Pakistani army in North Waziristan, media reported Saturday, military claimed Saturday. During the fighting, 23 explosive laden vehicles and four ammunition dumps were also destroyed early in the morning, Dawn online reported citing the Inter Services Public Re...

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UN chief slams attacks on peacekeepers in Golan

United Nations, Aug 31 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Saturday strongly condemned an attack by armed elements earlier in the day on the UN peacekeeping force in the Golan Heights. Ban also slammed the continuing detention and restriction of the movements on the 84 blue helmets from Fiji and the Philippines, xinhua reported.Earlier Saturday, a UN spokesman said that the peacekeep...

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11 killed as bus overturns in Egypt

Cairo, Aug 31 (IANS) At least 11 people were killed and five others seriously wounded Saturday as a passenger bus overturned and caught fire on a highway in Egypt's northern province of Sharqiya, media reported. The tragedy took place on Cairo-Ismailia highway after front-left tyre of the speeding bus blew out, Xinhua reported. Firefighters and ambulances rushed to the scene and...

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Miley Cyrus poses nude for magazine

Los Angeles, Aug 31 (IANS) Singer Miley Cyrus, who has been in the news for mostly wrong reasons, has now come in the spotlight for posing in the buff for a magazine cover. The 21-year-old, popular for her twerking acts, has posed nude for V Magazine's Rebel Issue, slated to hit stands in September, reports dailystar.co.uk. Her modesty is hidden by two strategically-placed smiley...

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One killed in police shelling at Pakistan protest site

Islamabad, Aug 31 (IANS) At least one women protester was killed and over 50 were injured when police fired teargas and baton charged Saturday night as the protesters moved towards the prime minister's house in Pakistan. Police started tear gas shelling when protesters of the Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) and the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) tried to enter into the restricted area in the ...

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Italian FM appointed as EU foreign policy chief

Brussels, Aug 31 (IANS) The European Council Saturday appointed Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini as the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union(EU). Mogherini replaced Britain's Catherine Ashton, Herman Van Rompuy, the current President of the European Council, on his twitter. EU leaders met in Brussels Saturday evening to elec...

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Punjab Thunder ease past Royal Kings for second win

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Punjab Thunder recorded their second win in four matches beating Royal Kings USA 63-42 in the 14th match of the Wave World Kabaddi League at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium here Saturday night. From the very first quarter, Punjab Thunder dominated the match and the point difference kept growing as the game progressed. Stopper Yadwinder Singh of Punjab Th...

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Police fire tear gas on protesters in Islamabad

Islamabad, Aug 31 (IANS) Police in the Pakistani capital city fired tear gas shells to disperse thousands of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistani Awami Tehreek (PAT) supporters as they were marching towards the prime minister's house late Saturday. Police started shelling on the marchers when they were just metres away from the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's house, Xinhua quoted w...

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Syria rebels besiege UN position near Golan Heights

Damascus, Aug 30 (IANS) Armed militant groups Saturday besieged a position of the UN peacekeepers in Syria's Qunaitera province, bordering the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a media report said. Armed fighters of the Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front besieged a headquarter of the UN Disengagement Observer Force ( UNDOF) at the town of Ruwayhinah in the countryside of Qunaitera, reported Xinhu...

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Iran criticises US over new sanctions

Tehran, Aug 30 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has criticised the US over new sanctions, terming them not compatible with the spirit of current negotiations, BBC reported Saturday. New sanctions on 25 firms and individuals were announced in Washington Friday, as world powers suspect Iran seeks atomic weapons, a claim it strongly denies. Speaking at a news conference broad...

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Khalsa Warriors beat Lahore Lions, continue winning streak

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Khalsa Warriors defeated the Lahore Lions 64-55 in an action-packed 13th match in the Wave World Kabaddi League at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium Saturday. The points difference may have been as much as nine, but it was a very well-fought match. Khalsa Warriors maintained their unbeaten streak and record their fourth successive win in front of a boister...

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Sindhu loses in semis, settles for bronze

Copenhagen, Aug 30 (IANS) India's P.V. Sindhu had to be content with the bronze as Spaniard Carolina Marin proved the better shuttler on the day, winning the women's singles semi-final quite easily in straight games at the World Badminton Championships here Saturday. The 11th-seeded Sindhu had created history Friday when she made the last four to become the first Indian to notch two meda...

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Modi, Abe strike chord; Kyoto to help make Varanasi smart city

Kyoto, Aug 30 (IANS) Warmth, mutual admiration and convergent views marked the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe Saturday as India hoped the two sides would strive to achieve in five years the unrealised potential of the past five decades. The two countries signed a partnership agreement to turn the Hindu holy city of Varanasi, which for...

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Third ODI scoreboard: India vs England

Nottingham, Aug 30 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of the third One-Day International (ODI) between India and England at Trent Bridge here Saturday. England: Alastair Cook st Dhoni b Rayudu 44 Alex Hales c Dhoni b Raina 42 Ian Bell run out (Sharma) 28 Joe Root st Dhoni b Jadeja 2 Eoin Morgan c Dhoni b Ashwin 10 Jos Buttler b Ashwin 4...

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India outclass England to take 2-0 unassailable lead

Nottingham, Aug 30 (IANS) India beat England by six wickets in the third One-Day International (ODI) at Trent Bridge here Saturday, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the five-match series. After the first ODI was washed out, India maintained their superiority in the shorter format over England for a successive win. Spinners gave India the advantage, bowling out the hosts for 227...

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C.V. Rao is new Maharashtra governor

Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao, a veteran BJP leader from Telangana, was Saturday evening sworn-in as the new governor of Maharashtra. The Bharatiya Janata Party leader was sworn in at a function at the Raj Bhavan following the resignation of K. Sankaranarayanan Aug 24. Rao, 73, was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Bombay High Court Chief Justice ...

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India eases norms to blacklist weapons firms

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Defence Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday said that in view of India's security preparedness, the norms relating to blacklisting weapons manufacturing firms facing corruption charges have been eased partially. The issue (of blacklisting) has been discussed at length at the defence ministry. There are a large number of firms which have been blacklisted. Now that upho...

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Modi, Abe strike chord, India hopes ties reach full potential

Kyoto, Aug 30 (IANS) Warmth, mutual admiration and convergence of views marked the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe Saturday as India hoped the two sides would strive to achieve in five years the unrealised potential of five decades. Modi, who reached Kyoto Saturday at the beginning of his five-day visit to Japan, was accorded a warm we...

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