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Philippines says it will press US to pay for reef damages

Manila, Sep 17 (IANS) The Philippines government vowed Wednesday to continue seeking compensation from the United States for the damage caused by its navy ship to parts of a protected marine reserve. We will continue our ongoing discussions with the US government on the matter of securing full compensation for the damage caused to the Tubbataha reef, and will be guided by the Supreme Cou...

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I added my own style: Hrithik on doing MJ's iconic moves

Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) For the title track of the forthcoming film Bang Bang, Hrithik Roshan has grooved a la his dance idol, the late King of Pop Michael Jackson. But the Bollywood actor says he's added a dash of his own style to the number. Hrithik has idolised Michael Jackson since the time he first moved to a dance beat, and he used to learn the moves through play and pause mode for h...

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No control over US surveillance in country: New Zealand PM

Wellington, Sep 17 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister John Key Wednesday said his government and intelligence agencies had no control over what data the US National Security Agency (NSA) collected from its citizens. Key has been under pressure since NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden Monday revealed that the NSA had unfettered access to all New Zealand electronic communications, aided by th...

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President flies out of Vietnam

Ho Chin Minh City, Sep 17 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday wrapped up his four-day state visit to Vietnam and flew back to India. During the President's visit, India and Vietnam called for a peaceful, unfettered South China Sea, inked seven agreements including for direct Delhi-Hanoi flights and an extended line of credit for purchase of military equipment. Both countr...

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North Korea bank on Olympic and World champions for Asiad glory

Incheon (South Korea), Sep 17 (IANS) North Korea will be banking on its Olympic gold medallists and World Champions as it targets glory in the 17th Asian Games starting here Friday. North Korea, which won the men's football silver medal at the last Asian Games, has a squad of about 150 athletes, featuring Olympic and World Champions, and will compete in 14 sports, reports Xinhua. ...

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HC to hear plea against Justice Dattu's appointment as CJI

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday agreed to hear a plea filed by an advocate and a former RAW woman officer against the appointment of Justice H.L. Dattu as the next Chief Justice of India (CJI), alleging sexual harassment by him. Alleging sexual harassment, Nisha Priya Bhatia, 51, sought quashing of the government recommendation to the President to appoint Justice ...

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'Improper use of clean energy fund weakening India'

Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) India's leveraging strength in climate finance will be weakened globally after the central government's failure to properly plan state-wise sharing of revenue generated from the coal cess-driven National Clean Energy Fund (NCEF), an expert said. According to Joyashree Roy, a member of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPC...

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World's factory and world's back office need to combine: Xi

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) China is ready to contribute to India's development with its rich experience in infrastructure building and manufacturing and Indian IT and pharma companies are welcome to seek business opportunities in the Chinese market, Chinese President XI Jinping has said as he arrives in India on a three-day visit. In an special article titled Towards an Asian century of pr...

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Borussia Dortmund cruise to 2-0 win over Arsenal

Berlin, Sep 17 (IANS) A first-half goal by Ciro Immobile and a second-half goal by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wrapped up Borussia Dortmund's 2-0 victory over hapless Arsenal in Group D of UEFA Champions League football. Arsenal lacked in penetration and ideas to overcome the host's defence as the two strikes on either side of the break were enough for Dortmund to grab three points on home...

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Anushka Sharma attends Burberry show at London Fashion Week

Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma was among the special guests at luxury fashion house Burberry's showcase of the spring-summer 2015 collection at the London Fashion Week. The actress graced the front row at the show, which took place Monday at BFC Courtyard in London. The actress's manager tweeted a photograph of Anushka sitting in the audience, and captione...

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China again aims to dominate Asian Games

Incheon (South Korea), Sep 17 (IANS) Banking on a contingent of 1,300 members, comprising athletes and officials, China aim to dominate the 17th Asian Games, the continent's premier sporting event, starting here Friday, for the ninth consecutive time. China will be participating in all but one of the 36 sports - kabbadi - at the Sep 19-Oct 4 Games, with 33 Olympic champions in its squad,...

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Zenit beat 10-man Benfica in Champions League

Lisbon, Sep 17 (IANS) Two first-half strikes helped Zenit St. Petersberg of Russia beat Benfica of Portugal 2-0 in Lisbon's Estadio da Luz Stadium in their UEFA Champions League Group C opener. Hulk scored in the fifth minute following a pass by Oleg Shatov and Axel Witsel scored in the 22nd with a header to round off the victory Tuesday, reports Xinhua. Benfica goalkeeper Artur ...

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Yoga improves health, reduces stress: health experts

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Yoga is the best way to tackle anxiety, stress and psycho neurotic disorders, easily resulting in better health and regulation of stress hormones, health experts said. They said that it has been scientifically proven that yoga is very effective in curing disorders related to diet problems, hypertensions, diabetes, high cholesterol and obesity. Yoga is a w...

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World's first water-based nuclear battery developed

New York, Sep 17 (IANS) Researchers at the University of Missouri have created a long-lasting and more efficient nuclear battery that could be used as a source of reliable energy in automobiles and space flight. The battery uses a radioactive isotope called strontium-90 that boosts electro-chemical energy in a water-based solution. A nano-structured titanium dioxide electrode (th...

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UN chief welcomes US assistance to fight Ebola

United Nations, Sep 17 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed the US support against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and called for bold and courageous international efforts to fight the epidemic. The secretary-general warmly welcomes today's announcement by the United States government to provide a range of measures to assist in the global response to Ebola virus disease, Xi...

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Be careful with wearable lifestyle monitoring devices

New York, Sep 17 (IANS) If you plan to buy a wearable device fitted with health apps to improve your well-being, do not go by its flashy advertisements but check if it matches your requirements. Given the large and quickly growing market for these devices, researchers at the University of Texas analysed 13 of these activity monitors - such as those made by Fitbit, Jawbone or Nike - to co...

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Bypoll results a shock: Shiv Sena

Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) The Shiv Sena Wednesday described the Sep 13 bypoll results as an unexpected shock and surprise and said there are lessons to be learnt from it for the forthcoming Maharashtra assembly elections. Don't take the voters for granted... They are very intelligent. Keep your feet on the ground and don't indulge in sword-fights from the air... Otherwise, the people will sk...

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My health is improving: Amitabh

Mumbai, Sep 17 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, who has not been keeping well for the past few days, says he is on the road to recovery. The 71-year-old shared the update on his health via his blog, thanking his fans for outpouring their wishes and support on the medium. Thank you all for inquiring after my health...it's improving gradually, the megastar posted Tuesda...

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Iranian official at Asiad accused of sexual harassment

Incheon (South Korea), Sep 17 (IANS) An Iranian football official faces police investigation on suspicion of sexually harassing a South Korean female volunteer at a stadium, an official at the Incheon Asian Games Organising Committee (IAGOC) confirmed. The Iranian, whose name was not disclosed, is suspected of groping a female volunteer Monday inside Ansan Wa Stadium, said IAGOC overseas...

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New provinces vital for Pakistan's existence: MQM chief

Islamabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Leader of Pakistan's Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) party Altaf Hussain Wednesday pressed for creation of new provinces in the country and warned that Pakistan would be wiped out from the global map if new administrative borders were not drawn, a media report said. Addressing his supporters during his birthday function at the MQM headquarters in Karachi, the self...

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