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Keira Knightley makes it to Broadway

London, Oct 24 (IANS) Actress Keira Knightley will make her Broadway debut 2015 in a stage adaptation of Emile Zola's novel Therese Raquin. The 29-year-old actress will lead the cast in director Evan Cabnet's production about a woman who has an affair with her husband's friend, reports contactmusic.com. The story is based on the 1867 novel penned by French writer Zola, who turned...

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Shootout in Ottawa: Indian-Canadian MP's first person account

When Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking at about 9.30 a.m. Wednesday in a caucus room of parliament, we heard a couple of shots. We were not alarmed as we thought some construction work was going on. Then, more shots were heard and we were alarmed, more so as the Prime Minister was in the room, standing and speaking. I heard close to 30 shots, being fired one after anoth...

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Three Kurdish rebels killed in Turkey

Ankara, Oct 24 (IANS) At least three rebels from the Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) were killed in the clashes with Turkish gendarmerie teams in Turkey Friday, a media report said. Four PKK rebels attacked a hydroelectric power plant in Kagizman town of Kars province, Xinhua reported. Turkish gendarmerie teams were dispatched to the power plant after a tip-off, said the report. ...

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'We helped ensure Delhi celebrated a safe Diwali'

New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) This Diwali went off safely, thanks to Delhi's firefighters who ensured no incident turned into a conflagration by keeping alert right through the festival night. In this crowded city of over 17 million, no one from the public reported burn injuries either. We are not able to celebrate but ensure that Delhi people have a safe Diwali, firefighter Rajesh Kumar told...

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Sweden-India week to focus on improving business ties

New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) The eighth edition of Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week begins here Sunday, with a series of seminars and debates focusing on improving business between the two nations. The theme of this year's edition is Sweden Makes in India: Co-creating the Future, and Swedish Ambassador Harald Sandberg told IANS this fits very well with this idea of innovation and ideas for ...

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Boom in dam construction threatens freshwater biodiversity

London, Oct 24 (IANS) An unprecedented global boom in the construction of hydropower dams, spearhead by developing and emerging economies, could reduce the number of rivers by about 20 percent and pose a serious threat to freshwater biodiversity, says a study. The Ganges-Brahmaputra basin in India and the Yangtze basin in China will face the highest dam construction in Asia, the findings...

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Did drugs kill British couple?

Agra, Oct 24 (IANS) Police have sent the viscera of a British couple found dead in a hotel here to know what caused their death. James Oliver Gaskel, 28, and Alexendra Nichola Gaskel, 24, were in India on tourist visa since July 11. They were found dead Tuesday in a hotel room. Police said Thursday night that preliminary reports suggest the two died of an overdose of drugs, which...

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Beetroot boosts athletes' performance

New York, Oct 24 (IANS) Forget energy drinks, athletes may now rely on a more organic drink to enhance their performance - beetroot juice. In addition to improving athletic performance, research also found that beetroot juice can improve the quality of life for heart patients. The benefits of beetroot come from the nitrate found within it. The amount of nitrate in one 70-millilit...

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Holmes' beauty tips for moms-on-the-move

Los Angeles, Oct 24 (IANS) No mascara or hair care products? Actress Katie Holmes has a few beauty tips for moms-on-the-move. If I don't have any mascara then I lick my fingers and go like that, which is kind of gross, Holmes was quoted by eonline.com as saying. If I have really bad hair and I have no products, then I use baby oil a little bit. And if I have no lipstick and I do ...

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Indian teacher honoured in Saudi Arabia

Jeddah, Oct 24 (IANS) The Indian community in Saudi Arabia held a reception here to honour a teacher who has received India's best teacher award. The Indian government had conferred the National Award for Best Teacher on Syed Hameed, principal of the International Indian School in Jubail, around 1,500 km from Jeddah. Hameed was given the award by the Indian President Pranab Mukh...

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Unclear nuclear liability law putting off investors: Anil Kakodkar

New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Lack of clarity on India's nuclear damage liability law has held up faster development of its civil nuclear programme, one of the country's leading experts in the field says. The ambiguity on the liability law attaches to both the quantitative and legal implications of the legislation, says Anil Kakodkar, former secretary of the Department of Atomic Energy of the...

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Halle Berry to launch lingerie line

Los Angeles, Oct 24 (IANS) Actress Halle Berry has teamed up with Target to launch the revitalised Scandale Paris line. The 10-piece collection blends Parisian romance with a sense of timeless sophistication, reports eonline.com. I fell in love with Scandale while I was in Paris, because the brand reminded me of the city itself - beautiful and inspiring, Berry said in a statement...

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Google doodle celebrates one month of India's Mars mission

New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Google Friday celebrated one month of India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), the Mangalyaan, by putting up a special doodle on its home page for India. The recently launched Mangalyaan by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has completed one month in the Martian Orbit. In its very first attempt, India's Mars Orbiter Mission traversed over 650 milli...

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Dalai Lama concerned over terror attack in Canada

Dharamsala, Oct 24 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Friday expressed concern over the acts of terrorism in Canada, including an attack on parliament. In a letter to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the Nobel Peace laureate, who is currently visiting Canada, expressed concern over the senseless acts of violence. His Holiness expressed his deep sense of sadness...

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First protein microfibre developed in lab

New York, Oct 24 (IANS) In a first, scientists have created new proteins that are capable of self-assembling into fibres on a microscale, paving the way for new opportunities for using engineered protein fibres in drugs. A microscale fibre that is capable of delivering a small molecule, whether it be a therapeutic compound or other material, is a major step forward, said lead researcher ...

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Earthquake hits Pakistan

Islamabad, Oct 24 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale jolted northern Pakistan Friday, a media report said. The tremors were felt in Swat, Malakand, Chitral, Shangla, Upper Dir, Lower Dir and nearby areas, Geo TV reported. The epicentre was located in the Hindu Kush mountains in Afghanistan. ...

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Dark shadow of Ebola now a global threat: Trinidad PM

Port-of-Spain, Oct 24 (IANS) The dark shadow of the Ebola has now become a real and imminent global threat, Trinidad and Tobago's Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has said. In a message marking Diwali, the Indian festival of lights, the Indian-origin Prime Minister of this Caribbean nation said that her government was well prepared to deal with the Ebola virus. Through the ...

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What are aspiring designers tired of hearing

Los Aneles, Oct 24 (IANS) Suggestions from friends or family are welcome, but there are a few tips that people should avoid giving to aspiring designers. Here are the tips that aspiring fashion designers are tired of hearing from others, reports eonline.com: * Indirectly insulting their work: If you don't like someone's design, you're not helping by speaking in cryptic code that ...

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India never violates ceasefire: Rajnath

Greater Noida, Oct 24 (IANS) India has never violated the 2003 ceasefire with Pakistan on the Jammu and Kashmir border, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Friday. India never violates the ceasefire. It is a country which believes in peace, the minister said in response to Pakistani allegations. In the last two days, it is Pakistan which has violated the ceasefire. They did not eve...

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Alcohol abuse killed Elizabeth Pena, says report

Los Angeles, Oct 24 (IANS) Actress Elizabeth Pena died due to complications caused by alcohol abuse, says a report. The actress' death certificate reveals Pena suffered from cirrhosis of the liver due to alcohol. She had the disease for months, but it became acute shortly before her death, reports tmz.com The death certificate says the 55-year-old had acute gastrointestinal bleed...

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