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Cooper was 'nervous' before first kiss for film

Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Actor Bradley Cooper says he got nervous when he had to kiss a girl for the first time on the big screen at the age of 25. While recalling his earliest acting memories, the 40-year-old said the two things that have stayed with him are how anxious he was about kissing a female co-star for the first time and how awkward he felt when makeup artists wanted to blow ...

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Courtney Stodden's mother resigns as her manager

Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Reality TV star Courtney Stodden's mother Krista Keller has resigned as her manager. Keller says she and the 20-year-old, who caused a media storm in the last few weeks with the release of her solo sex tape via Vivid Entertainment, have parted ways due to serious creative differences, reports usmagazine.com. On May 22 I resigned as Courtney's manager/mo...

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Indian-American jailed for life for killing friend

Washington, May 28 (IANS) A US court has sentenced an Indian-American student to life imprisonment for stabbing his friend to death in 2013, media reported. Rahul Gupta, 25, an aspiring biomedical engineer, was sentenced to life on Wednesday for allegedly stabbing his close friend Mark Waugh, then 23, eleven times after accusing him of cheating on Gupta's girlfriend Taylor Gould, The Was...

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Navy chief downplays China's white paper on defence

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Navy chief Admiral R.K. Dhowan on Thursday downplayed China's white paper on defence that focused on a larger role for the communist country's navy, by saying that such vision documents were there for every navy. Admiral Dhowan also reiterated that India was closely monitoring the activities of China in the Indian ocean. Every navy makes out its plan as t...

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Scientists solve quantum tunnelling mystery

Canberra, May 28 (IANS) An international team of scientists studying ultrafast physics has solved a mystery of quantum mechanics and found that quantum tunnelling is an instantaneous process, the Australian National University said on Thursday. The new theory could lead to faster and smaller electronic components for which quantum tunnelling is a significant factor. It will also lead to ...

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Important not to lose players next season: Mourinho

Bangkok, May 28 (IANS) Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho says his football club's priority during the summer transfer window will be to keep his English Premier League title-winning squad together and not bring in new players as he believes he has already got one of the best squads. Chelsea finished atop the leaderboard with an eight-point winning margin over previous champions Manchester City...

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Brett Lee urges Starc to look up to McGrath

Melbourne, May 28 (IANS) Former fast bowler Brett Lee on Thursday said if Australia's World Cup hero Mitchell Starc is to carry his good form in upcoming Ashes series, he has to heed the advice of legendary Glenn McGrath. Starc, player of the tournament in Australia's recent World Cup triumph, appears set to share the new ball with Mitchell Johnson in the upcoming two-Test series against...

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Shillong Lajong ends partnership with ISL team NE United

Shillong, May 28 (IANS) Shillong Lajong Football Club (SLFC) on Thursday ended its partnership with North East United Football Club, the Guwahati-based franchise of the Indian Super League (ISL). The club has taken the decision to offload its holding in North East United FC in order to focus on the grassroots and youth development in the northeastern region, according to a release.

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Girls outshine boys in Class 10 CBSE exam

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Girls performed better than boys in the Class 10 results of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exam that were announced here on Thursday, official said. The percentage of girls who qualified for higher class is 97.82, while for boys it was 96.98. There was a drop in the overall pass percentage this year, which was 97.32 as compared to the 98....

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Chris Pine in talks for 'Wonder Woman'

Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Actor Chris Pine is in negotiations to star in upcoming film Wonder Woman, which stars Gal Gadot. If all goes well, Pine would play Gadot's love interest Steve Trevor in the film, which will be directed by Patty Jenkins from a script by Jason Fuchs. Wonder Woman will be released in 2017, reports variety.com. In DC Comics, Steve Trevor was an int...

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Delhi contests home ministry notification, HC hearing on Friday

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) The Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government on Thursday moved the Delhi High Court, challenging the union home ministry's May 21 notification that said Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung has discretionary powers for appointments and transfers to key bureaucratic posts in the capital. The Delhi government mentioned the matter before a division bench of Justice B.D. Ahmed and J...

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Cher to endorse Marc Jacobs's new campaign

Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Singer Cher has been appointed the latest face of Marc Jacobs. She stars in the luxury label's autumn-winter 2015 campaign. The Believe hitmaker was unveiled as the star of the luxury label's autumn/winter 2015 campaign on the designer's photo-sharing website Instagram account earlier on Thursday. The photograph was captioned: The amazing and beautiful ...

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Rihanna poses with spunky pink gun

Los Angeles, May 28 (IANS) Singer Rihanna has posted a daring photograph in which she is seen posing with a pink gun. The Diamonds hitmaker shared the image on her photo-sharing website Instagram account on May 25, reports aceshowbiz.com In the image, the singer is seen wearing a green oversized jacket, and she carries a black leather bag, while her red hair is worn down. ...

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Edward Maya takes Bollywood turn for Indian concert

Bengaluru, May 28 (IANS) The beats of electronic dance music (EDM) will amalgamate with tunes of Bollywood when international music composer and performer Edward Maya joins hands with Indian artists like Ankit Tiwari, Kanika Kapoor and Badshah for a concert here on May 30. Conceptualised by LIVE Viacom18 and Cineyug, the concert titled MTV Bollyland will enliven a musical extravaganza at...

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Srikanth, Jwala-Ashwini lose in Australia Open

Sydney, May 28 (IANS) Top Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth and the women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa were ousted from the $750,000 Australian Open Superseries following their defeat in the second round at the Sydney Olympic Park here on Thursday. In the men's singles round two encounter, Srikanth got off to a brilliant start pocketing the first game against Chinese...

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Protesting government employees baton charged in Srinagar

Srinagar, May 28 (IANS) Hundreds of temporary state government employees held a rally for their regularisation in summer capital Srinagar on Thursday and also tried to storm the civil secretariat prompting police to use batons and water cannons to disperse them. The protest march was organised by the Employees Joint Action Committee (EJAC) which had last week announced the secretariat 'G...

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Chinese president gets moustache, Chinese artist gets arrested

Shanghai, May 28 (IANS) Shanghai artist Dai Jianyong has been detained after publishing a humorous image of Chinese President Xi Jinping sporting a moustache, according to Chinese Human Rights Defenders (CHRD). Dai is a photographer known for creating a series of images of what he calls a chrysanthemum face -- the flower is a slang term in Chinese for anus. He has published onlin...

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Aurorae can be visible to naked eye on Mars

London, May 28 (IANS) An international team of researchers has for the first time predicted the occurrence of aurorae visible to the naked eye on a planet other than Earth. The upper atmosphere of Mars glows blue depending on the activity of the Sun. The result was achieved through numerical simulation and a laboratory experiment, called the Planeterrella, used to simulate the au...

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How ovarian cancer resists effects of chemotherapy

Melbourne, May 28 (IANS) Australian-led research has revealed how ovarian cancer cells can mutate to outsmart chemotherapy and resist drug treatments. The study, led by doctors at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute in Melbourne, took 114 samples of cancer cells from 92 patients and investigated how the cancer evolved to avoid the radiation treatment from chemotherapy, and pump drugs aw...

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Media confuses teenage girls about career choices

Washington, May 28 (IANS) A study shows how teenage girls get conflicting messages in the media about careers and success for women. Teenage girls like and feel more similar to women in appearance-focused jobs such as models and actresses, though they find female CEOs and military pilots to be better role models. Girls know they should look up to female doctors and scientists, bu...

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