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Islamic organisation condemns IS vandalism against landmarks in Palmyra

Damascus, Sep 3 (IANS) The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO) condemned the destruction of monuments and civilisational landmarks in Syria's Palmyra by the Islamic State (IS). The ISESCO said in a statement that these criminal acts are targeting a precious part of the history of the human civilisation, adding that they have to be firmly countered by the in...

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When Pattinson was dragged into Irish wedding

Los Angeles, Sep 3 (IANS) Actor Robert Pattinson was dragged into an Irish wedding after he was recognised at a hotel's bar. The 29-year-old was drinking at the Culloden Hotel in Belfast, Ireland, when he was spotted by a crowd of lively wedding guests, who immediately recognised him as the Hollywood actor and made him join in the celebrations, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Attendee...

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Pregnant Kelis craves tomatoes

Los Angeles, Sep 3 (IANS) Singer Kelis is pregnant with her second child and says she she's been craving tomatoes. I'm pregnant! I'm so excited! It's really amazing. My neighbour grows tomatoes and leaves them on my doorstep and I'll cut them up, use salt and pepper, and just eat them like that! Kelis said. The Milkshake hitmaker said that her second pregnancy has made her very...

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Jihadi groups attack two Shia towns in Syria

Damascus, Sep 3 (IANS) The Jaish al-Fateh rebel group unleashed a wide-scale offensive against two besieged Shia towns in northwestern Syria. Jaish al-Fateh, also known as the Conquer Army, mounted a violent offensive from three directions against the towns of Kafraya and Foa, two besieged Shia towns in the countryside of the northwestern province of Idlib, Xinhua news agency reported on...

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Drug was 'healing' for Miley Cyrus

Los Angeles, Sep 3 (IANS) Singer Miley Cyrus found hallucinogenic drugs healing. The 22-year-old is keen to try ayahuasca - an illegal blend of two plants, the ayahuasca vine and a shrub called chacruna which contains hallucinogenic drug dimethyltryptamine (DMT) - again because she loved the way it made her feel, reports nytimes.com. I think ayahuasca is a healing thing. I only d...

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Two suicide bombings hit mosque in Yemen, 30 killed

Sanaa, Sep 3 (IANS) Nearly 30 people were killed and 100 others injured when two suicide bombings targeted a Houthi-controlled mosque in Yemen's capital Sanaa. A security official of the country's interior ministry, which is controlled by Houthi rebels, said that a Shia mosque in Al-Jiraf district of Sanaa was hit by a suicide attack during evening prayers. Shortly after, a bomb...

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Ghana legendary footballer, coach Gyamfi dies

Accra, Sep 3 (IANS) Ghana football legend Charles Kumi Gyamfi died here after battling a protracted illness, Xinhau news agency reported. Gyamfi, 86, was the first African player to play in Germany when he joined Fortuna Düsseldorf football club in 1960. As a coach, he won the Africa Cup of Nations three times with Ghana in 1963, 1965 and 1982, making him the most successful Afr...

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Bobby Fischer was vocally confident: Maguire

Los Angeles, Sep 3 (IANS) Actor Tobey Maguire, who will portray Bobby Fischer in his next film titled Pawn Sacrifice, says the legendary chess champion was vocally very confident about his chances of winning a match. The story of Pawn Sacrifice revolves around Fischer's 1972 match with Russian chess grandmaster Boris Spassky whom he defeated to capture the World championship. I a...

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Nigeria's former football team captain to run for FIFA presidency

Abuja, Sep 3 (IANS) Nigeria's former national football team captain Segun Odegbami said he has informed the Nigeria Football Federation of his aspiration to run for the presidency of FIFA in the February 2016 election. Odegbami said his declaration for the FIFA presidency was borne out of the thought that it is high time the world football governing body was led by an African. He formall...

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Kylie Jenner debuts new ash blonde hair

Los Angeles, Sep 3 (IANS) Reality TV personality Kylie Jenner has debuted her new straightened long blonde tresses with dark roots. The 18-year-old TV personality shared her new look on Instagram on Tuesday. Kylie was seen sporting a cleavage-baring white crop top paired with a beige pencil skirt and matching heels, reports aceshowbiz.com. She captioned the image: Took ...

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UN chief, Baidu CEO co-launch app for e-waste recycling

Beijing, Sep 3 (IANS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and CEO of China's search engine giant Robin Li co-launched a mobile application for electronic waste recycling to save resources and reduce pollution. The Baidu Recycle 2.0 can help individuals disposing e-waste products easily find authorised companies to make an efficient and environment-friendly deal, Xinhua news agen...

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Helen George splits from husband

London, Sep 3 (IANS) Actress Helen George, set to compete on the upcoming series of Strictly Come Dancing, has split from her husband of nearly three years, Oliver Boot. I can confirm that Helen separated from her husband some time ago, George's representative told dailymail.co.uk. The Call The Midwife star will now embark on Strictly Come Dancing -- a show which has been known ...

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Pakistan condemns US drone strike in North Waziristan

Islamabad, Sep 3 (IANS) Pakistan on Wednesday condemned a US drone strike in North Waziristan tribal region that killed six people. Pakistan condemns such strikes which are in disregard of our territorial sovereignty and international law, Xinhua news agency quoted Pakistani Foreign Ministry's statement as saying. The statement added that the strike in North Waziristan resulted i...

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Deflation new challenge for India: Arvind Subramanian

New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) India's economy faces a new challenge in deflation chief economic advisor Arvind Subramanian said on Wednesday, after GDP data earlier this week showed lower first quarter growth. One real challenge that looms ahead appears not to be the price inflation but the possible price deflation, Subramanian told reporters here. Overall, economic growth is moving in...

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Hyderabad student dies after fight with classmate

Hyderabad, Sep 2 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a Class 10 student died on Wednesday of brain injury after a clash with a classmate at a private school here, police said. Amir Siddiqui, a student of St. Joseph's Public School, died at a private hospital. The incident occurred in the school during lunch hour on Tuesday but it came to light only after Siddiqui died. Deputy ...

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Obama secures Iran n-deal with Barbara Mikulski vote

Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) In a major victory for US President Barack Obama, Democratic Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland announced support for the Iran nuclear deal on Wednesday, providing the White House the votes it needs to prevent Republicans from scuttling the agreement. The announcement means that at least 34 senators -- the number required by the Constitution to sustain a veto -...

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France drops investigation into Arafat's death

Paris, Sep 2 (IANS) French investigating magistrates have decided to drop an inquiry into the death in France of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, whose widow alleged he was poisoned, Jerusalem Post reported on Wednesday. Arafat, who signed the 1993 Oslo interim peace accord with Israel but led an uprising after subsequent talks broke down in 2000, died aged 75 in a French hospita...

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Mumbai police records Siddharth's statement, seizes Sanjeev's laptop

Kolkata, Sep 2 (IANS) A Mumbai police team on Wednesday quizzed Siddharth Das, the biological father of murdered Sheena Bora and former live-in-partner of prime accused Indrani Mukherjea, at his residence in suburban Dum Dum and recorded his statement. The two-member Mumbai police team reached Das's house around 8 p.m. and came out about an hour and 45 minutes later. I have given...

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Upendra Bora Indrani's father, not stepfather: Siddharth Das

Kolkata, Sep 2 (IANS) Contradicting his former live-in partner Indrani Mukherjea, now under arrest for the murder of their daughter Sheena Bora, Siddarth Das has said Upendra Nath Bora was Indrani's father and not stepfather. Former NewsX CEO Vir Sanghvi had disclosed to India Today channel on Friday that Indrani revealed to him that her father had walked out of the house and was never s...

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Weaponising n-power in Iran will never be legitimate: Kerry

Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) Iran's civilian nuclear programme may be legitimised under international law, reinforced by a deal reached with world powers on July 14, but Iran's efforts to weaponise that programme will forever be illegitimate under the deal, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday. Kerry delivered a speech in Philadelphia within hours of Democrat Senator Barbara Mi...

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