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India all out for 465 in first innings

Melbourne, Dec 29 (IANS) India were bowled out for 465 runs in the first innings on day four of the third Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground here Monday. Resuming at the overnight score of 462 for eight, India lost Umes Yadav (0) in the second ball of the day for zero and then Mohammed Shami (12) shortly after. Both wickets were taken by Mitchell Johnson to finish the innings ...

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Loud music, louder spirits rock Vh1 Supersonic 2014

Candolim (Goa), Dec 29 (IANS) From international icons to national DJs, the message at the second day, Sunday, of the ongoing Vh1 Supersonic 2014 was clear -- as loud as it gets in terms of music and spirits is well. The four-day music festival started Saturday at Candolim beach here with high octane performances by popular artists from India and around the world such as DJ Funkagenda, D...

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Campbell, Moss show their inner child

London, Dec 29 (IANS) Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss recently proved that the supermodels are still kids at heart. They were spotted enjoying rides at Winter Wonderland here. They jumped on the rides at the Hyde Park amusement, and couldn't contain their delightful smile as they enjoyed some festive fun, reports dailymail.co.uk. They were joined by Moss' husband Jamie Hince, who pa...

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Sinitta goes 'crazy' at New Year's Eve parties

London, Dec 29 (IANS) Singer Sinitta says she and her friend Simon Cowell always have a great time on New Year's Eve at Philip Green's party, where she goes crazy. The 51-year-old and the TV mogul, also her former lover, always spent the festive season in Barbados with friends and celebrate the New Year at a lavish bash thrown by the Topshop tycoon, reports femalefirst.co.uk. It'...

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Bieber wants to impress Gomez?

Los Angeles, Dec 29 (IANS) Singer Justin Bieber reportedly wants to impress his on-off girlfriend Selena Gomez by taking her on holiday in his new private jet. Justin wants to impress Selena with his new jet. In fact, he's hoping to surprise Selena with a romantic getaway with his new wings, a source was quoted by hollywoodlife.com as saying. He used to talk to Selena all the tim...

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Israeli minister's associate detained for graft scandal

Jerusalem, Dec 29 (IANS) A close associate of Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman was detained Sunday by police for possible involvement in a major corruption scandal, police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld said. The individual, whose identity has been concealed, is reportedly a top official of Lieberman's Israel Beytenu party, Xinhua reported. He is suspected of illegally chan...

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Algeria urges OPEC to cut oil output

Algiers, Dec 29 (IANS) The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries(OPEC) should cut oil output to push prices up, Algerian Energy Minister Youcef Yousfi said Sunday. OPEC should intervene to correct the imbalances by cutting oil output to push prices up and defend incomes of the member countries, Yousfi said at a press conference in the southern Tamanrasset Province. Algeri...

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Somalia refuses to hand over captured Al-Shabaab commander to Kenya

Mogadishu, Dec 29 (IANS) Somali security agencies said they had turned down a request from the Kenyan defence forces to hand over the captured Al-Shabaab commander, Zakariya Ismail Hersi. Col. Abass Ibrahim Gurey has confirmed to media that they rejected the request from their Kenyan counterparts, Xinhua reported. Kenyan defence forces are part of the Africa Union (EU) peacekeepi...

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Pine regrets not getting 'Jack Ryan' right

Los Angeles, Dec 29 (IANS) Actor Chris Pine doesn't think the producers will make a sequel to the action thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit any time soon. The titular star of the rejuvenated franchise said that the film's low box office turnout has likely killed its future, reports variety.com. Asked if there have been talks of further Jack Ryan adventures, the 34-year-old said: ...

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Woman dead, three hurt in Bengaluru blast

Bengaluru, Dec 29 (IANS) A woman died and three other people were injured in a low-intensity blast near a restaurant in the city centre Sunday, a top police official said. The woman, identified as Bhavani, who suffered head injury in the blast, succumbed in a private hospital, while the injured are undergoing treatment in the same hospital, Commissioner of Police M.N. Reddi told reporter...

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Conspiracy to divide Sri Lanka, says Rajapaksa's party

Colombo, Dec 29 (IANS) The Sri Lankan government Sunday apprehended an international conspiracy to divide the country by getting political parties to support the opposition at next month's presidential election. The ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) led by President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that a decision by the country's main Muslim political party to withdraw from the gover...

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Italian ferry accident: One dead, 150 people rescued

Athens, Dec 28 (IANS) One person died, while over 150 people were rescued from an Italian-flagged ferry carrying 478 people that Sunday caught fire off the Greek island of Corfu, Greek official sources said. The ferry Norman Atlantic had sent a distress signal while sailing in international waters in the Adriatic Sea, when the crew realised that they could not put out the fire that had s...

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VHP complains against 'PK'

New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) The VHP has said Aamir Khan's movie PK has several scenes that hurt religious sentiments of Hindus and has written to the information and broadcasting ministry demanding a curb on such movies and changing the character of the censor board. In a letter to the ministry, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad said the movie has been made to hurt and provoke Hindu religious senti...

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Israel fires at Palestinian protesters, injures one

Jerusalem, Dec 28 (IANS) Israeli troops opened fire on Palestinian protesters Sunday, at a border crossing in northern Gaza, injuring one, Israeli army sources said. An Israeli army spokesperson said that more than 40 Gazans approached the Israeli side of the Erez Crossing border terminal and began throwing stones at the security forces, according to Xinhua. The troops, following...

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10 killed in Nigeria village attack

Lagos, Dec 28 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed in an attack by gunmen in a village in Nigeria, security sources said Sunday. The attack took place in Tattaura village in Kaduna state, Xinhua reported. Five other people sustained injuries in the attack, which started around 10 p.m. Saturday and were rushed to the Akwanga General Hospital in Nasarawa state, according to witnes...

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Rail coaches derail at Chandigarh station, no injuries

Chandigarh, Dec 28 (IANS) The Chandigarh railway station Sunday witnessed a freak accident when stationary coaches started rolling on their own and two derailed while one was half-way off the tracks, officials said. There was no casualty and railway traffic was also not affected. Police officials at the site said that the railway coaches, parked on a maintenance track near the r...

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BSF seizes heroin worth Rs.15 crore near Amritsar

Amritsar, Dec 28 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) Sunday seized three kg of heroin, valued at Rs.15 crore in the international market, from the Amritsar sector of the India-Pakistan border, an official said. A BSF spokesman said the seizure was made near the Fatehpur border out post, nearly 300 km from Chandigarh. BSF troopers noticed some movement in the area near the inte...

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Punjab scraps NRI meet, opts for low-profile event

Chandigarh, Dec 28 (IANS) Marking a shift from its earlier high-profile annual NRI meets, the Punjab government has decided to opt for a comparatively low-profile events for the diaspora early next year. Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Sunday held his first Sangat Darshan for NRIs in Punjab's Moga town, 175 km from here. The chief minister held the Sangat Darshan exclusively...

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Rajnath speaks to Siddaramaiah over Bengaluru blast

New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh Sunday spoke to Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and assured him of all central assistance after a low-intensity blast in Bengaluru injured two people. A home ministry official said the chief minister apprised Rajnath Singh of the situation. The home minister extended all central assistance to Siddaramaiah regarding the bl...

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Federation Cup: Bengaluru, Royal Wahingdoh begin on winning note

Vasco/Margao (Goa), Dec 28 (IANS) Bengaluru FC pipped Salgaocar 3-2 while Royal Wahingdoh edged past Mumbai FC 2-1on the inaugural day of the Federation Cup football tournament Sunday. In Vasco, Sunil Chhetri struck a brace, and Australian forward Sean Rooney was the other scorer for Bengaluru. Goa giants Salgaocar struck through Gurjinder Kumar and Ivorian Douhou Pierre, with all the fi...

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