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Pakistan urges EU to relax travel restrictions

Islamabad, May 27 (IANS) Pakistan has urged the European Union (EU) to relax travel restrictions imposed on the country because of increasing incidence of polio, media reported on Wednesday. During a meeting with a German parliamentary delegation on Tuesday, President Mamnoon Hussain called for relaxing the restrictions, a government official said. According to the official, the ...

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Tweak your lifestyle a bit and manage diabetes well

Book: Understanding Type 2 Diabetes; Author: Merlin Thomas; Publisher: Pan Macmillan India; Pages: 277; Price: Rs.350 So you have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Take heart as this is not the end. Just follow some simple guidelines and achieve better sugar levels for a longer, healthier life. In his book, Merlin Thomas, a clinical scientist at the Melbourne-based Baker IDI H...

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Sao Paulo sign Colombian coach

Rio de Janerio, May 27 (IANS) Sao Paulo have signed Colombian Juan Carlos Osorio as their new coach, a media report said. The 52-year-old agreed to join the six-time Brazilian Serie A champions following talks with the club's president Carlos Miguel Aidar in Medellin last week, Brazilian news portal Lancenet reported on Tuesday. He will replace Muricy Ramalho, who stepped down i...

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First-time BJP MP bags Sansad Ratna award

Chennai, May 27 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader P.P. Chaudhary, a first-time Lok Sabha member from Rajasthan, has been selected for the Sansad Ratna 2015 Awards for his performance in the house till the end of the budget session. Chaudhary is among four Lok Sabha members selected for the Sansad Ratna 2015 Awards for outstanding performance in the 16th Lok Sabha till the end of...

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Israel strikes Gaza in response to rocket attack

Gaza, May 27 (IANS) Israeli warplanes early on Wednesday launched missile strikes on military training facilities in the Gaza Strip in response to earlier firing of four rockets into Israel, security officials said. Witnesses said that F16 fighter jets had intensively hovered over the Hamas-ruled coastal enclave, while several explosions were heard in southern and central Gaza Strip, rep...

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Zayn Malik spends 'a lot of time in kitchen'

Los Angeles, May 27 (IANS) Former One Direction star Zayn Malik has spent a lot of time in the kitchen since leaving the band, according to fiancee Perrie Edwards. It's nice to see more of him now. We spend a lot of time in the kitchen, he's a great chef, Edwards told The Sun newspaper, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Also, Edwards said that the launch of girl group Little Mix's new s...

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India's aid to Nepal 'very welcome by the countrya': UNDP

United Nations, May 27 (IANS) India's assistance to earthquake ravaged Nepal has been very welcome by that country, according to a top UN Development Programme official. We have seen the Indian armed forces providing the first response, UNDP's Assistant Administrator, Magdy Martnez-Soliman, told reporters here on Tuesday describing India's contribution. The airport upon arrival was lit...

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UN calls for pause in fighting to help farmers in Syria

United Nations, May 27 (IANS) The World Food Programme ( WFP) has called for humanitarian pauses in the fighting in Syria so farmers can safely harvest and transport crops within the Middle East country to reach all Syrians in need, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters here. WFP executive director Ertharin Cousin was quoted by Dujarric at a daily news briefing on Tuesday here as...

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UN chief announces postponement of Geneva consultations on Yemen

United Nations, May 27 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon announced that the consultations in Geneva on Yemen has been postponed following a request from the Yemeni government and other key stakeholders for more time to prepare. The Secretary-General has asked his Special Envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, to postpone the consultations in Geneva planned for May 28, said a st...

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Obama to host South Korean president in mid-June

Washington, May 27 (IANS) US President Barack Obama will welcome South Korean President Park Geun-hye to the White House on June 16, the White House said. Park's visit, her second to Washington since taking office, will underscore the strength and breadth of the partnership between the US and South Korea, and demonstrate the close ties between the two peoples, White House spokesman Josh ...

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US airman identified as gunman in Walmart shooting

Washington, May 27 (IANS) The gunman of a deadly shooting in a Walmart supermarket of North Dakota earlier on Tuesday has been identified as an Air Force airman, police said. Marcell Willis, 21, walked into a Walmart supermarket, shot two employees, killing one, before ending his own life in the store. He also fired once at a third employee but missed, according to Grand Forks police, Xi...

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Explosions, gunshots rock Afghan capital

Kabul, May 27 (IANS) Casualties were feared as explosions and ensuing gunshots rocked a diplomatic district in the central part of Kabul on Tuesday night, sources said. The incident took place in Wazir Akbar Khan, the diplomatic enclave, after explosions went off in the area. The first blast took place at around 11.07 p.m. which was followed by sporadic gunshots, Xinhua quoted a security...

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Gaza militants fire rockets into Israeli towns

Gaza, May 27 (IANS) A huge explosion was heard in western Gaza city late on Tuesday which was a result of a rocket that exploded during launching it from northern Gaza Strip into Israel, security sources and witnesses said. However, the Israeli media quoted the Israeli army as saying that five rockets were fired from northern Gaza Strip; four rockets landed on opened areas near the Isra...

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IS releases video from ancient city of Palmyra

Damascus, May 27 (IANS/AKI) The Islamic State terrorist group has issued its first video from the recently-seized ancient city of Palmyra in central Syria, amid fears the extremist group could demolish the world heritage site. Released by the IS-linked Amaq News Agency, the 90 second-clip is filmed without sound or people and shows black smoke rising behind the 2,000 year-old ruins. <...

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When Martin Sheen felt 'powerless'

Los Angeles, May 27 (IANS) Actor Martin Sheen says he felt powerless when his son Charlie Sheen had a public meltdown in 2011, resulting in the latter being sacked from the hit series Two and a Half Men. The 74-year-old has confessed it was painful to see Charlie go through such hard times in the public eye, but insists there was nothing more he could have done for his son, reports femal...

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UN chief calls for enhanced efforts to combat migration crisis

Dublin, May 27 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon urged European Union leaders to exert more effort to save the lives of migrants risking their lives in the attempt to cross the Mediterranean Sea to reach the coasts of Europe. Ban made his remarks on Tuesday in Dublin before traveling to Brussels, where he will be separately received by Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission p...

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Johnny Depp names adopted bat Jacki Sparrow

London, May 27 (IANS) Actor Johnny Depp has reportedly decided to adopt an orphaned bat after it was found close to the set of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. He has named the creature Jacki Sparrow. The 51-year-old actor, which he is currently filming in Australia, is said to have offered to pay for the bat's medical care after it was rescued by the The Australian Bat ...

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Demi Moore, daughter look identical in new image

Los Angeles, May 27 (IANS) Actress Demi Moore and her daughter Rumer Willis looked like identical twins in a photograph featuring them in the similar outfits and pose. The image was shared on photo-sharing website Instagram on May 25. In the photograph, Moore and her eldest daughter sport the same black jumpsuit and matching glasses. Wearing their straight long hair down,...

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Kris Jenner wants Kendall to date Lewis Hamilton

Los Angele, May 27 (IANS) TV personality Kris Jenner is reportedly eager to see her daughter Kendall date reigning Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton. The 59-year-old matriarch is said to be very keen to see the 19-year-old catwalk model, who attended the Monaco Grand Prix over the weekend, and Hamilton get together, reports femalefirst.co.uk. She really wants Kendall to date him....

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Rare Marilyn Monroe images to be auctioned

London, May 27 (IANS) Eight never-seen-before photographs from legendary actress Marilyn Monroe's final photoshoot are going to be auctioned here. The eight photographs are set to be sold at Dreweatts and Bloomsbury Auctions on June 4. The images were captured by Monroe's photographer friend George Barris on Santa Monica beach on July 13, 1962, reports aceshowbiz.com. The...

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