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Parrikar to visit LoC, review security situation

Jammu, May 23 (IANS) Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar arrived in Jammu on Saturday to review the overall security situation in the region and visit some forward areas on the Line of Control (LoC). A special plane carrying the defence minister landed at Jammu airport on Saturday morning. Accompanied by Indian Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag and GOC of the northern command ...

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Sunny Saturday in Delhi

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) It was a sunny Saturday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 29.3 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season's average. The Met Office has forecast a clear day ahead. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 44 degrees Celsius. The sky will remain clear on Saturday, said an official of the India Me...

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French Open leading seeds warn against writing off Nadal

Paris, May 23 (IANS) Maria Sharapova slammed the disrespectful decision on Friday to pick nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal as the sixth seed despite his domination of the event, a media report said on Saturday. Nadal will kick off his defending campaign at Roland Garros as the sixth seed after having slipped to the seventh in the ATP world rankings. The 28-year-old Spaniard co...

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Sharapova wants to stay focussed on tennis

Paris, May 23 (IANS) French Open defending champion Maria Sharapova said that she is happy to see other players get married or have a baby but wanted to stay focussed on tennis as it comes to herself. The world No. 2, who came to Paris with a clay title won in Rome last week, has collected all four Grand Slam trophies since she claimed the maiden victory in 2004 in Wimbledon as a 17-yea...

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207 giant turtles to be released in the Galapagos

Quito (Equador), May 23 (IANS) Administrators at Ecuador's Galapagos National Park said 207 giant turtles will be released next month on the island of Santa Fe, where the native tortoises died out more than 150 years ago. The turtles to be set loose on June 5 by the park directors and the Galapagos Conservancy group belong to the species Chelonoidis hoodensis, Spanish news agency Efe rep...

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New mothers under too much of pressure: Kimberly Wyatt

London, May 23 (IANS) American singer Kimberly Wyatt feels women are under too much pressure to lose weight after giving birth. The former Pussycat Dolls singer welcomed her daughter Willow in December 2014. Drawing on her own experience, she said: You have to exercise when you are ready and your body will tell when you are ready. I had to have an unplanned caesarean, whi...

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US, Cuba 'much closer' to opening embassies

Washington, May 23 (IANS/EFE) The US and Cuba ended on Friday their fourth round of negotiations to restore diplomatic relations, with the message that the opening of embassies is now much closer and that the last obstacles will be overcome in the coming weeks, though not necessarily with another high-profile gathering. The meeting that began on Thursday in Washington could be the last e...

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Pentagon: Iraqi forces break through IS siege at oil refinery

Washington, May 23 (IANS) The Pentagon announced on Friday that Iraqi forces had broken through months-long siege of the Beiji oil refinery by the extremist group Islamic State (IS) and started resupplying previously beleaguered Iraqi forces within the facility. In the past 72 hours, we have seen the Iraqi security forces make steady, measured progress in regaining some of the areas to t...

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Paul McCartney buys $15.5 million penthouse

New York, May 23 (IANS) Singer Paul McCartney has purchased a $15.5 million penthouse here at the Fifth Avenue. The 72-year-old bought the property, which is a 1960's time capsule, at 1045 Fifth Avenue with his wife Nancy Shevell, who he wed in 2011, reports pagesix.com. The luxurious apartment is said to be a glamorous 1960's time capsule with a dash of Hollywood. The pu...

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Obama signs bill allowing Congress to review Iran n-deal

Washington, May 23 (IANS) US President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a bill that gives Congress the right to review a potential deal on Iran's nuclear programme. The legislation would give Congress the power to review a nuclear deal with Iran for 30 days and bar Obama from lifting any Congressional sanctions against Iran during that period, Xinhua reported. If lawmakers ...

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Dyeing hair helped Eva Green

London, May 23 (IANS) Actress Eva Green felt like she could breathe when she dyed her hair at the age of 15. The Casino Royale star has confessed she felt compelled to colour her hair blue-black as a youngster after being inspired by a weird friend of her mother Marlene and has stuck by the decision into her adult life as it makes her feel more like (herself). I wanted to change ...

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Attack on police in Mexico leaves 43 people dead

Mexico City, May 23 (IANS) At least 43 people were killed on Friday in Mexico's Michoacan state following a clash between an armed group and federal police, authorities said. Sources from the government's security cabinet told Xinhua the armed group launched the attack against agents in the township of Tanhuato. A preliminary police report leaked to EFE news agency put the death ...

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Obama repeats commitment to Israel

Washington, May 23 (IANS/EFE) US President Barack Obama repeated on Friday that his commitment to the security of Israel is and always will be unshakeable, and that he will not accept a bad deal with Iran concerning its nuclear programme. No administration has done more to ensure that Israel can protect itself than this one, Obama said in a speech to an audience of almost 1,200 people in...

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Michael Caine 'never tempted to stray' from wife

Cannes, May 23 (IANS) Veteran actor Michael Caine says he has never been tempted to stray from his wife because he always brings her with him when he is working away from home. The 82-year-old has been married to wife Shakira, 68, for 42 years and insists that despite working alongside Hollywood beauties such as Rachel Weisz and Scarlett Johansson, he has never thought about cheating on ...

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Golfers Lahiri, Jeev share 52nd spot in BMW PGA championship

Virginia Water (England), May 23 (IANS) Indian golfers Anirban Lahiri and Jeev Milkha Singh shared the 52nd position after the second round of the BMW PGA Championship here on Friday. Current Asian Tour leader and world No.41 Lahiri and Jeev - both ha d scored identical par-72s on Thursday - came up with similar scores in the second round at the Virginia Water (England). Other I...

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IS takes responsibility for attack on Saudi Shia mosque

Riyadh, May 23 (IANS/EFE) Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for an apparent suicide bomb attack carried out on Friday at a Shia mosque in the town of Al Qudayh in the eastern Saudi Arabian, Shia-majority province of Al Qatif, in which at least 21 people were killed while 102 others were wounded, according to the Saudi health ministry. The ministry's statement said that 50 of the ...

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I don't jump out of a trunk naked in 'The Duff': Ken Jeong

Los Angeles, May 23 (IANS) The Hangover star Ken Jeong, who is set to entertain Indian audience with his role of Mr. Arthur, a high school teacher, in teen comedy film The Duff, says his character will be different from his previous works. Mr. Arthur is a journalism teacher in Malloy High School, and a mentor/surrogate father to Bianca (Mae Whitman), whose real father is absent following...

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Hillary Clinton's 296 emails published

Washington, May 23 (IANS) The US State Department has published online 296 emails from former secretary of state Hillary Clinton's account. The emails were sent and received in the aftermath of the September 2012 attacks on an American diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, which killed four Americans, including an ambassador. The emails we release today do not change the essent...

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Catholic priest abducted in Syria by IS-linked jihadis

Homs (Syria), May 23 (IANS/AKI) Jacques Murad, the Catholic priest abducted in central Syria this week was seized by jihadis linked to the Islamic State militant group, according to sources quoted by the Syrian pro-government radio station Sham Fm. Catholic news agency Fides reported on Friday that Murad, the prior of the Mar Elian Monastery on the outskirts of Qaryatayn in central Syria...

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Qualifier 2 scoreboard: RCB vs CSK

Ranchi, May 23 (IANS) The following is the scorecard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) Qualifier 2 between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Chennai Super Kings CSK) at the JSCA International Cricket Stadium here on Friday. RCB innings: Chris Gayle c & b Raina 41 Virat Kohli c Sharma b Nehra 12 AB de Villiers lbw Nehra 1 Mandeep Singh c Hussey b Ashwin 4 Dinesh Karthik c...

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