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UN Security Council urges for immediate ceasefire in Libya

United Nations, Aug 28 (IANS) The UN Security Council Wednesday adopted a resolution on Libya, calling for an immediate ceasefire while expanding sanctions on those who involved in the violence there. The 15-member council called on all parties to agree to an immediate ceasefire and an end to fighting, and extended its strong support for the efforts of the United Nations Support Mission ...

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Cara Delevingne to star in 'Zoolander' sequel?

Los Angeles, Aug 28 (IANS) Model Cara Delevingne may star in the upcoming Zoolander follow-up alongside Ben Stiller. The 22-year-old model is said to be negotiating with the movies' star, Stiller, over the female lead in the sequel, which is set to go into production in just a few months, reports contactmusic.com. Ben and producers want a big-name model for the film and they need...

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US fighter jet crashes in Virginia

Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) A US F-15C Eagle fighter jet crashed Wednesday morning near Deerfield in Virginia during a routine mission, Pentagon confirmed. Air Force and civilian first responders are responding to the scene, Xinhua quoted spokesman Steve Warren as saying. Warren also added that the status of the pilot was not known yet. The fighter lost radio contact with ...

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Yemeni troops kill three Al Qaeda gunmen

Sana'a, Aug 28 (IANS) At least three Al Qaeda militants were killed in a raid by the Yemeni armed forces Wednesday, a security official said. Yemen's elite anti-terrorism unit stormed an Al Qaeda-held house in an area between Shibam and Qattan regions in Hadramout governorate, killing three terrorists and injuring several soldiers, Xinhua reported citing the official. The rest of...

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Congo confirms six Ebola cases

Brazzaville, Aug 28 (IANS) Six cases of the Ebola virus have been confirmed in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Health Minister Felix Kabange Numbi said Wednesday. A total of 42 cases have been reported since the beginning, and six cases have been confirmed in a laboratory test, Kabange told Xinhua. The number of deaths is still 13, including five health workers. Eleven people...

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Women come into their prime in 40s: Charlize Theron

Los Angeles, Aug 28 (IANS) Academy Award wining actress Charlize Theron says women come into their prime when they reach fourty, but society believes differently and treats them like dead flower. Theron says that women in their forties are in their prime and cosmetic industry should focus more on them rather then considering girls half her age, reports eonline.com. Talk...

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Sindhu progresses to pre-quarters at Worlds

Copenhagen, Aug 28 (IANS) One of India's best hopes P.V. Sindhu came out with a strong performance to enter the third round of the World Badminton Championships after earning a straight games win over Russian Olga Golovanova at the Ballerup Super Arena here Wednesday. The 11th seeded Indian needed only 40 minutes to ease past Olga 21-12, 21-17 in their first ever match. Last year's bron...

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Paes, Sania win US Open openers

New York, Aug 28 (IANS) Indian tennis players Leander Paes and Sania Mirza won their respective doubles matches to advance to the second round of the US Open at the Flushing Meadows here Wednesday. Men's doubles defending champions Paes and Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic needed an hour and 32 minutes to come out on top against Italians Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini. The six...

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Delhi Half Marathon Nov 23

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The annual Delhi Half Marathon will be held Nov 23. The registrations for which was declared open here Wednesday. Approximately 32,000 people are expected to take part in the run which will comprise of corporate champions, great Delhi run, senior citizen's run and the wheelchair event. The route will cover eminent landmarks, including the Parliament House...

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South Africa safe for visitors, says its airline

Bangalore, Aug 28 (IANS) South Africa is safe for all visitors planning to fly into the country, as the risk of being affected by the dreaded Ebola diseases is low, an official of its state-run airline said here Wednesday. With no case of Ebola virus disease reported so far, our country remains open and safe for all planning to visit, South African Airways' India manager Sajid Khan assur...

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Sindhu progresses to pre-quarters at Worlds

Copenhagen, Aug 28 (IANS) One of India's best hopes P.V. Sindhu came out with a strong performance to enter the third round of the World Badminton Championships after earning a straight games win over Russian Olga Golovanova at the Ballerup Super Arena here Wednesday. The 11th seeded Indian needed only 40 minutes to ease past Olga 21-12, 21-17 in their first ever match. Last year's bronz...

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SRK roped in as Interpol 'Turn Back Crime' ambassador

Lyon (France), Aug 28 (IANS) Internationally-renowned Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has been roped in as an ambassador for Interpol's Turn Back Crime campaign to promote awareness on how everyone can play a role in preventing crime. SRK, said to be the first Indian to be made an ambassador for the global campaign, is lending his voice to help spread the message that all of society b...

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Deposit Rs.630 crore penalty, SC to DLF

New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday penalised real estate giant DLF Rs.630 crore for exploiting its dominant position to the disadvantage of its customers in three projects in Gurgaon. The bench of Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai and Justice N.V. Ramana said DLF would furnish an undertaking to pay Rs.170 crore interest on the penalty of Rs.630 crore or the amount that the ...

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No humanitarian catastrophe in eastern Ukraine, UNHCR official

Kiev, Aug 27 (IANS) There is no ground to declare a humanitarian catastrophe in eastern Ukraine, a senior UN official said Wednesday. This is not a humanitarian catastrophe. During humanitarian disasters, people die of hunger, coldness and lack of drinking water, Xinhua quoted the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) regional representative in Ukraine, Oldrich Andrysek as saying.

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Bengal's victims move Rajnath, NHRC demanding protection

Kolkata, Aug 27 (IANS) A platform of cheated, oppressed and attacked people in West Bengal Wednesday sought protection from home minister, NHRC chairman and state governor, saying they no longer had any faith in the state administration. In identical letters to union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, NHRC chairman Justice K.G. Balakrishnan and state Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, Aakranta Aa...

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Saradha scam: CBI grills businessmen Santanu Ghosh, Rajesh Bajaj

Kolkata, Aug 27 (IANS) The CBI Wednesday grilled Kolkata-based entrepreneur Santanu Ghosh, also the chairman of the now-defunct Xenitis Group, and another businessman Rajesh Bajaj, based in Assam, in connection with the multi-crore-rupee Saradha scam. Ghosh, whose business ventures included computer and computer components manufacturing and automobile business, is said to have taken a hu...

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Raina, spinners script India's 133-run win over England

Cardiff, Aug 27 (IANS) Suresh Raina got his maiden century outside the subcontinent to inspire India to a 133-run win via the Duckworth Lewis method against England in the second ODI and take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series here Wednesday. Raina's quickfire 75-ball 100 took India to a challenging 304 for six in 50 overs here at Sophia Gardens. The first ODI was washed out without a b...

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15 Australian jihadis died in Iraq, Syria

Sydney, Aug 27 (IANS/EFE) At least 15 Australians died fighting alongside Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria, Australian Intelligence (ASIO) chief David Irvine said Wednesday. The participation of foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq is significant and includes more Australians than there was in all the previous extremist conflicts together, Irvine said at the National Press Club in C...

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India vs England: Second ODI scoreboard

Cardiff, Aug 27 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of the second One-Day International (ODI) between India and England played at the Sophia Gardens here Wednesday: India Rohit Sharma c Woakes b Tredwell 52 Shikhar Dhawan c Buttler b Woakes 11 Virat Kohli c Cook b Woakes 0 Ajinkya Rahane st Buttler b Tredwell 41 Suresh Raina c Anderson b Woakes ...

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India beat England by 133 runs in second ODI

Cardiff, Aug 27 (IANS) India defeated England by 133 runs via the Duckworth Lewis method in the rain-affected second ODI at the Sophia Gardens here Wednesday. Chasing a rain revised target of 295 runs in 47 overs, England were shot out for 161 runs in 38.1 overs. Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja picked up four for 28 while offie Ravichandran Ashwin got two for 38. Pacer Mohammad ...

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