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Statham, Huntington-Whiteley get $13 mn home together

Los Angeles, March 29 (IANS) Actor Jason Statham and his girlfriend Rosie Huntington-Whiteley have reportedly bought a $13 million home together. The 47-year-old star and his model girlfriend are believed to have each paid half of the jaw-dropping sum for the estate in Beverly Hills, just a week after they celebrated their fifth anniversary, reports tmz.com. A real estate source ...

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Olga Kurylenko regrets not studying at Oxford

Los Angeles, March 29 (IANS) Actress Olga Kurylenko left her native Ukraine to embark on a modelling career, but dreamed of being a doctor. She says she is jealous of friends who studied at the elite Oxford University. Yes, it is a regret. If I have kids, I will tell them to study. Hopefully they will want to. Funnily enough, I wanted it maybe because I couldn't. There was always a choi...

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UN Security Council condemns hotel attack in Somalia

United Nations, March 29 (IANS) The UN Security Council has strongly condemned the terrorist attack on a hotel in Somali capital of Mogadishu that resulted in the heavy deaths of civilians. In a press statement issued on Saturday here, the Council members underlined that neither this, nor any other senseless act of terrorism in Somalia, would dent their resolve to support the peace and r...

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UNICEF continues to offer vital aid to children in Yemen

United Nations, March 29 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund ( UNICEF) pledged to continue its aid efforts to help children in Yemen, which was engulfed in fierce fighting over the past days. Although the deteriorating situation in Yemen is curtailing operations, UNICEF continues to work to provide vital assistance for children in the country through a small number of international staff and m...

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Prince Charles, Britain's best dressed man: Liz Hurley

London, March 29 (IANS) Actress-model Elizabeth Hurley finds Prince Charles as Britain's best dressed man. The actress, who features in The Royals, is disappointed she isn't a private friend of any of the British royals, and admits she has a particular soft spot for the 66-year-old heir to the throne, reports femalefirst.co.uk. I've had the honour of meeting some members of the r...

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'25 killed in Election Day attack by Boko Haram in Nigeria'

Abuja, March 29 (IANS) At least 25 people were killed in an attack suspected to be a perpetration of Boko Haram on a community in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno early Saturday, the same day a crucial presidential election was held, an official of the West African country said. Five persons sustained injuries in the same attack at Buratai community, located in the southern part of ...

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Kim's corset improves her derriere's look

Los Angeles, March 29 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West has been using a waist training corset because it helps make her famous derriere look bigger. The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star revealed on photo-sharing website Instagram that she had been using the tight-fitting corset to help her stay in shape. Her friend Premadonna, who owns Waist Gang Society, says the b...

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Gurgaon girl Aditi Arya crowned Miss India

Mumbai, March 29 (IANS) Gurgaon girl Aditi Arya was crowned Femina Miss India 2015 at the 52nd edition of the beauty pageant here at Yash Raj Studio. Reigning Miss India Koyal Rana, on Saturday, enthroned her successor Aditi with the crown made by PC Jewellers. The first and second runners-up were Aafreen Rachel Vaz and Vartika Singh respectively. The trio was selected from the t...

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Saudi says first phase of anti-Houthi operation successful

Riyadh, March 29, (IANS) Saudi Arabia has said the first phase of air campaign against Yemen's Shiite Houthi group was successful, and has destroyed all of its airplanes and communication centers. Brigadier Ahmed Al Asiri, spokesperson for the Saudi-led Decisive Storm operation, on Saturday told that the first stage of the air raids has succeeded, while the coalition might opt for group ...

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80 Indians flying out of Yemen capital: MEA

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Eighty Indian nationals are being evacuated from unrest-hit Yemen by air to Djibouti, the government said on Saturday. External affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted: Leaving Yemen. 80 Indians on Yemenia Airways 1st flight from Sanaa today. Head to Djibouti. Indian Mission will assist in their journey home. He said there are around 3,500...

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Nun gangrape: Bengal governor seeks joint action against infiltration

Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) Expressing serious concern over suspicion that a Bangladeshi gang was involved in the sensational ganrgape of a septuagenarian nun inside a convent at Ranaghat, West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Saturday urged the central and state governments to act jointly to stop infiltration from across the border. This is a very serious problem, Tripathi told med...

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'Government committed to promoting business ties with nations'

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The Indian government is committed to promoting close economic and trade ties with other countries, a top official said here on Saturday. Secretary (Economic Relations & Development Partnership Administration) in the external affairs ministry, Sujata Mehta, addressing diplomats at a meet, said the government is pursuing an expansion of economic activities a...

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Yemen crisis, terrorism top Arab League agenda

Cairo, March 28 (IANS) Leaders of Arab League nations on Saturday gathered in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh for a two-day summit to deliberated upon the Yemen crisis, terrorism and security challenges being faced by the various countries. The crisis in Yemen and terrorism topped the agenda on the first day of the 26th Arab League meeting. In their speeches at the ope...

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Lights in Delhi, Kolkata blink off for India's seventh Earth Hour

New Delhi/Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) Prominent buildings in the national capital and the eastern metropolis including the Rashtrapati Bhavan and the Victoria Memorial on Saturday switched off their lights as they joined many cities across the globe to mark the Earth Hour. In addition, several markets, residential colonies and hotels too participated in the seventh edition for India of the ...

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Bihar to skill up one crore youth by 2020: Nitish

Patna, March 28 (IANS) The Bihar government is planning to skill up one crore youth in the state in a time span of five years to make them compete globally for industries requiring skilled workforce, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Saturday. We need to make them employable by imparting skills through various skill development initiatives, he said at an event organised by industry cha...

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Dornier crash: Navy officers to be cremated with full military honours

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The two Indian Navy personnel who died in the Dornier-228 maritime surveillance aircraft crash will be cremated with full military honours, an officer said on Saturday. The bodies of co-pilot Lt Abhinav Nagori and flight observer Lt Kiran Shekhawat were recovered from the fuselage of the crashed aircraft. Both the bodies were brought to Delhi on Saturday.

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DAC clears airborne warning control system, other projects

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The defence ministry on Saturday cleared a proposal for Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) to be developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) at a meeting cleared the proposal for two AWACS, which includes buying two Airbus A330s, worth Rs.5,113 crore. Airbus was the lone bidder for the p...

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Mamata congratulates Saina

Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday congratulated shuttler Saina Nehwal for assuring herself of the world number one position, the first Indian woman badminton player to achieve the mark. Wonderful. Congratulations to @NSaina for becoming first Indian woman badminton player to be ranked World No1, Banerjee said in a tweet. Come Thursday...

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Unbelievable to be World No.1: Saina

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) After being assured of the World No.1 spot, Olympic bronze medal winning shuttler Saina Nehwal said on Saturday that she can't believe she has reached the summit. It is still unbelievable. Let me pinch myself! It will probably sink in only when I see my name on the top of the ranking list, an overjoyed Saina said here. Come Thursday when Badminton World...

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Yadav, Bhushan sacked from AAP panel, may take legal recourse

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The month-long internecine war between AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and dissident leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan came to a head on Saturday with the duo being expelled from the party's national executive for sabotaging the organisation. The founder-members, who were ousted in a 247-8 vote at the 311-member National Council meeting - marred by protests...

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