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US-led coalition continues airstrikes against IS in Iraq, Syria

Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) The US and coalition partners have conducted more than two dozen airstrikes against targets of the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq in the past two days, a media report said. The US and coalition forces launched 13 airstrikes in Syria with fighter jets, bombers and unmanned aircraft, the Pentagon said Saturday. Near the Kurdish city of Ayn al-Arab (K...

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Madhya Pradesh CM to launch New York conclave to promote development

New York, Jan 25 (IANS) Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is to launch a Friends of Madhya Pradesh Conlave here next Sunday (Feb 1) to mobilise an international talent pool to promote the state's development, according to Consul General Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay. Part of a campaign of economic diplomacy by the consulate in the world's financial capital, the event jointly organised with the...

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Pakistan Rangers target Indian positions in Jammu

Jammu, Jan 25 (IANS) Pakistan Rangers Sunday targeted BSF positions on the international border in Jammu district. Pakistan Rangers targeted Jogwana post of the BSF in R.S. Pura sector of Jammu district today (Sunday) morning, a senior police officer told IANS here. Pakistan Rangers used small weapons and automatics to target the post. BSF retaliated effectively using similar cal...

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Italian Serie A standings

Rome, Jan 25 (IANS) Following are the Italian Serie A standings after Saturday's games (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, against, points), reported Xinhua. Juventus 19 14 4 1 42 9 46 Roma 19 12 5 2 32 14 41 Lazio 20 10 4 6 36 23 34 Napoli 19 9 6 4 34 24 33 Sampdoria ...

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Dutch Eredivisie standings

The Hague, Jan 25 (IANS) Dutch first division soccer league standings after Saturday's matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), reported Xinhua. PSV Eindhoven 19 16 1 2 51 15 49 Ajax 18 13 3 2 45 17 42 Feyenoord 18 10 4 4 33 16 34 FC Zwolle 19 10 3 6 36 23 33 AZ Alkmaar ...

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Power crises: Pakistan plunges into darkness

Islamabad, Jan 25 (IANS) Pakistan faced a major power breakdown early Sunday and most of the cities including Islamabad, Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta witnessed a large blackout. The tripping of Guddo power plant's in Sindh province transmission lines affected the 500 KW power line from the national grid, forcing Jamshoro and Bin Qasim power stations to shut down. In Balochistan 1...

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Kerry slams new Ukraine assault

Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) Fighter jets escorted two US domestic airliners to land at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport after receiving credible threats of bombs on board, local media reported. The affected airliners were the Delta flight 1156 from Portland, Oregon and the Southwest flight 2492 from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, reported the WSB-TV Channel 2 in Atlanta, Georgia Saturda...

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Obama to arrive on three-day visit

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) US President Barack Obama accompanied by his wife Michelle arrive here Sunday morning on a three-day state visit during which he will attend the Republic Day parade as chief guest and also hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Obama, whose presidential plane, Air Force One, lands in New Delhi at 10 a.m., has a packed schedule. Union Power Minister...

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Kristin Cavallari feels 'too thin'

Los Angeles, Jan 25 (IANS) Reality TV star Kristin Cavallari is trying to gain weight as she is worried she looks too skinny. The former The Hills star has revealed she is trying to bulk up after giving birth to her sons, Camden, two, and eight-month-old Jaxon, with her husband Jay Cutler, as she doesn't like looking too skinny. I don't know why or how but after I had children my...

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Depp, Paltrow, Bettany plane escapades

Los Angeles, Jan 25 (IANS) Actors Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany and Gwyneth Paltrow have one thing in common -- they've all had a sex escapade on an airplane once in their life at least. They made the candid confession during a game with talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. The Mortdecai co-stars didn't have to elaborate on their revelations, and were instead given a paddle with o...

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Julianne Hough uses baby oil for beauty

Los Angeles, Jan 25 (IANS) Actress Julianne Hough lathers herself in baby oil while she's in the shower to help keep her skin silky smooth. The Dancing With The Stars judge has said the moisturising liquid helps her skin to feel silky, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Actually, funny enough, I lather myself up with baby oil in the shower. Then I pat myself down so I always feel really ...

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Miss Honduras loses 18 kg for beauty pageant

Los Angeles, Jan 25 (IANS) In preparation of the 63rd annual Miss Universe Pageant Sunday, Miss Honduras Gabriela Ordonez has lost 40 pounds (approximately 18 kg) after following a diet which minimised her carbohydrate intake. I lost more pounds than I needed and I was thinner than usual due to the stress and the traveling, the model told people.com. But that wasn't always the ca...

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Fighter jets escort two US planes after bomb threat

Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) Fighter jets escorted two US domestic airliners to land at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport after receiving credible threats of bombs on board, local media reported. The affected airliners were the Delta flight 1156 from Portland, Oregon and the Southwest flight 2492 from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, reported the WSB-TV Channel 2 in Atlanta, Georgia Saturda...

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Obama slams IS murder of Japanese hostage

Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) US President Barack Obama strongly denounced the murder of a Japanese citizen by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group and called for the release of other hostages. The US strongly condemns the brutal murder of Japanese citizen Haruna Yukawa by the terrorist group IS, the president said in a written statement Saturday, Xinhua reported. Our condolences t...

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Katie Price wants hit music career

Los Angeles, Jan 25 (IANS) Singer Katie Price is reportedly planning to turn her hand to music again and so, she's targeting the Ibiza club market. The 36-year-old, who has made a number of unsuccessful forays into music in the past, reportedly wants to work with her friend Lauren Goodger. She has set her sight on creating a massive Ibiza hit for the summer. She's been back in th...

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Wrongly jailed man free after decades

Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) A 70-year-old man who spent more than half his life in a North Carolina prison for two murders he didn't commit walked out a free man, holding his belongings in two white plastic bags. Joseph Sledge, who was wrongfully convicted in 1978, said he feels wonderful about his freedom. He was freed Friday, CNN reported. Sledge was picked up after he was spotte...

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Thailand ex-PM banned from politics

Bangkok, Jan 25 (IANS) Thai authorities have banned former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra from office for five years and launched a legal case that could see her jailed. An army-appointed legislature impeached her over corruption in a scheme she oversaw to subsidise rice farmers, BBC reported. The criminal charges, which also relate to the rice scheme, could result in a 10-ye...

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Daughter Coco planning Courteney Cox's wedding

Los Angeles, Jan 25 (IANS) Actress Courteney Cox is engaged to Snow Patrol rocker Johnny McDaid, but she admits 10-year-old Coco, her daughter with ex-husband David Arquette, spends more time thinking about their nuptials than she does. Asked how their wedding plans are progressing, she said: Right now we're just figuring out where. His family is from Ireland, and my mom is in Alabama a...

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AirAsia flight QZ8501: Bid to raise fuselage begins

Jakarta, Jan 25 (IANS) Salvage teams have begun an operation to raise the fuselage of AirAsia flight QZ8501, which crashed into the Java Sea last month killing all 162 on board. However, the initial attempt was unsuccessful as ropes around the fuselage snapped, BBC reported. Four more bodies have been recovered, bringing the total to 69, with more thought to be inside. In...

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Japanese hostage executed by IS, PM says 'unforgivable act'

Tokyo, Jan 24 (IANS) A video released by the Islamic State (IS) militant group Saturday claimed one of the two Japanese hostages held by it was beheaded, according to media reports. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe condemned the possible execution, and called it an unforgivable act of violence. The government said it was verifying the video, which claimed that Japanese hostage Haruna Yu...

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