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Pakistan, Afghanistan reports 2016's first polio cases

Islamabad, Feb 6 (IANS) Pakistan and Afghanistan have reported the first cases of polio for the year 2016, a media report said on Saturday. In Pakistan, the case was confirmed by Polio Virology Laboratory at the National Institute of Health, Dawn online reported. An official of the ministry of National Health Services said the sample collected from a 34-month-old in January confi...

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Elizabeth Hurley's fridge secrets

London, Feb 6 (IANS) British model and actress Elizabeth Hurley says she only keeps a bottle of vodka and eye masks in her fridge in her home here. The reason behind the absence of food is - she eats out all the time when she visits the city. In an interview with Star magazine, the 50-year-old shared why she doesn't keep her refrigerator well-stocked, reports femalefirst.co.uk. <...

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Britain rejects UN working group ruling on WikiLeaks founder

London, Feb 6 (IANS) Britain on Friday rejected a UN working group's ruling which calls for an end to the arbitrary detention of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (UNWGAD) announced on Friday that Assange has been arbitrarily detained by Sweden and Britain since his arrest in London in 2010, and he should be afforded the right to compensation, ...

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Twitter suspends 125,000 terrorism-related accounts

San Francisco, Feb 6 (IANS) Twitter said on Friday it has suspended 125,000 accounts primarily related to the terrorist group Islamic State (IS) since the middle of 2015. The social media network that has more than 500 million users worldwide, said in a tweet that its policy does not permit the use of Twitter to promote terrorism, Xinhua reported. Twitter, compared with other US-...

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Hundreds trapped in damaged buildings as quake hits Taiwan

Taipei, Feb 6 (IANS) A 6.4-magnitude earthquake in southern Taiwan early Saturday morning damaged several buildings, leaving at least one building collapsed, trapping hundreds of residents. Rescuers have saved more than 160 people, with two losing signs of life, Xinhua cited local media reports. By 7:10 a.m. local time, rescuers saved 127 people from a 17-storey collapsed buildin...

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US advises abstinence, condom use to prevent Zika spread

Washington, Feb 6 (IANS) The US government on Friday urged men who recently travelled to areas where Zika virus runs rife and their pregnant sex partners to abstain from sexual activity or consistently and correctly use condoms during sex for the duration of the pregnancy. The new interim guidelines, issued by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), also said men who are...

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No antibiotics for Jessie J

Los Angeles, Feb 6 (IANS) Singer Jessie J says she doesn't like to take antibiotics as she tries to beat illnesses herself with her lifestyle choices. The singer shared her way to cope with illness while talking to Women's Health magazine, reports femalefirst.co.uk. I'm healthy because I have to look after myself. I like to feel everything I feel based on purity. So, if I'm sick...

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Brazil midfielder Fred given FIFA ban

Rio De Janeiro, Feb 6 (IANS) Brazil international midfielder Fred has been banned from all football until June by the sport's world governing body FIFA. The 22-year-old was initially only banned from matches under the jurisdiction of South American confederation CONMEBOL after a positive doping test at last year's Copa America, Xinhua reported. The original sanction, imposed by C...

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It's fun, competitive: Longoria on Valentine's Day weekend

Los Angeles, Feb 6 (IANS) Actress Eva Longoria, who got engaged to Jose Antonio Baston in December last year, is looking forward to a fun and definitely a competitive Valentine's Day weekend. We always have a Valentine's Day weekend – a couple's war weekend. So we invite a lot of couple friends of ours and we have this insane competition of like minute-to-win-it games, she told people.c...

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Spain to publish weekly updates on Zika virus cases

Madrid, Feb 6 (IANS) The Spanish Ministry for Health and Equality has announced that it is to publish weekly updates informing of the number of cases of the Zika virus in Spain. The Ministry made the decision in the wake of Thursday's revelations that seven cases, including a pregnant woman, of the virus have been detected in Spain, all in people who had visited countries where the virus...

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Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom refuel romance rumour

Los Angeles, Feb 6 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry and actor Orlando Bloom have sparked romance rumours again as they were spotted cosying up to each other while attending the birthday dinner of Bloom's manager Aleen Keshishian. Bloom picked Perry up and the two headed to the birthday bash venue - the Sunset Tower here. She was nervous about being spotted and entered quickly trying to ...

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French government proposes prolonging state of emergency by four months: PM

Paris, Feb 6 (IANS) Facing unprecedented, global and lasting terrorism threats, the French government is proposing changing the constitution to allow for easier implementation of a state of emergency and to limit its duration to four months, French Prime Minister Manual Valls said on Friday. Addressing lawmakers, Valls said the government was ready to restrict the extension of the state ...

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Michael Jackson's daughter hits out at 'expectations'

Los Angeles, Feb 6 (IANS) Paris Jackson, daughter of the late popstar Michael Jackson, has hit out at fans on Instagram for expecting too much out of her. The backlash came after Paris -- who is believed to have split from her ex-boyfriend Chester Castellaw -- defended herself after she was criticised for smoking a cigarette while still a year off the legal age in some American states.

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Mumbai, Ontario film industries to work together

Mumbai, Feb 6 (IANS) Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, Canada, attended the high profile Bollywood style event in Mumbai where two new agreements were announced that will benefit India's film industry. Bollywood star Ranveer Singh attended the signing ceremony in Mumbai. The Maharashtra Film Stage and Cultural Development Corporation and the City of Toronto signed the Memorandu...

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Justin Bieber introduces new puppy online

Los Angeles, Feb 6 (IANS) Singer Justin Bieber has brought home a new puppy and he used the digital platform to introduce Phil to the world. He took to Instagram on Thursday to introduce the new addition to the family, reports etonline.com. Clearly, the 21-year-old singer couldn't contain his excitement over his new black Labrador retriever either, as he went on to share several ...

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I am stern that 'Taandav' will be made: Manoj Bajpayee

Mumbai, Feb 5 (IANS) Actor Manoj Bajpayee, who will feature in the short film, Taandav, says that he went to numerous producers for a film on the subject but was spurned by all, and is now stern that the film will be made. My honesty with regards to the project (film) is such that we are pursuing it since two years. And all the producers that I have gone to, would run away after the narr...

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39 killed in Gujarat bus accident, 24 injured

Ahmedabad, Feb 6 (IANS) Thirty-nine people were killed and 24 injured when a Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) bus fell off a river bridge in South Gujarat's Navsari district on Friday evening, police officials said. Expressing her condolences over those killed in the accident, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel announced compensation of Rs.4 lakh each to their familie...

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Nine killed in Turkey fire

Ankara, Feb 6 (IANS) Nine people were killed and 25 others injured on Friday when a fire broke out in a building in Cizre in southeastern Turkish province of Diyarbakar, a town that has been under a curfew since mid-December last year. Idris Baluken, a deputy for the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), said the building caught fire after getting hit by bombardments and security ...

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Navneet Kaur Dhillon supports new designers

Mumbai, Feb 5 (IANS) Miss India Navneet Kaur Dhillon, who will soon make her Bollywood debut with Loveshudhha, on Friday supported six designers showcasing their work here for the first time, and praised their fresh and different collections. The event, organised by 6 Degree in association with Don't Be Content and Kashish, had brought together six new fashion designers from across the c...

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New IS video shows teen beheading Syrian rebel

Aleppo, Feb 5 (IANS) A new video purportedly from the Islamic State jihadist group shows a teenage boy issuing a threat in English to the US and its allies before beheading an unarmed hostage in what is believed to be Syria. Oh America, these are the soldiers you armed and you spent money on to fight the Sharia of Islam, says the boy, who appears to be of 13 or 14, pointing a dagger down...

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