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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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Burundi slams international pressure over president's re-election bid

Bujumbura, May 27 (IANS) Burundi's government has slammed international criticism over President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term, saying the president's decision should not be discussed. Burundi is deeply concerned with the ongoing diplomatic activities that tend to undermine and denigrate the republican institutions and constitution in Burundi, said government spokesman Philipp...

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Obama offers federal help for Texas flood recovery

Washington, May 27 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has pledged federal assistance in the rescue and recovery of Texas' catastrophic flooding. I assured Gov. (Greg) Abbott that he could count on the help of the federal government, Obama on Tuesday told reporters in the White House, I will anticipate that there will be some significant requests made to Washington. My pledge to him is that...

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Belarusian president postpones visit to Pakistan

Minsk, May 27 (IANS) Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has postponed his two-day official visit to Pakistan due to the death of his mother, his spokeswoman Natalya Eismont said. The visit to Pakistan by Belarusian President is expected to take place on May 28-29. The delay was caused by the death of Alexander Lukashenko's mother, Eismont told the Belarus 1 television station on T...

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Nigerian suicide attacks by women, children on rise: Unicef

Geneva, May 27 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund (Unicef) has said there has been an increase in the number of women and children being used to conduct suicide attacks in northeast Nigeria. Unicef child protection specialist Laurent Dutordoir on Tuesday said, There has been a sharp increase of these cases since the beginning of 2015 as armed groups have shifted back to opportunistic attacks ...

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Simon Cowell wants a daughter

London, May 27 (IANS) TV mogul Simon Cowell and his girlfriend Lauren Silverman want to their 15-month-old son Eric to have a sibling, and they want a daughter. Cowell, 55, hopes for a new addition to their small family, reports femalefirst.co.uk. The X Factor boss told HELLO! magazine: I think if you have one child it would be lovely to have two and yes, I would like to have a l...

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Iran executes 22 prisoners

Tehran, May 27 (IANS/AKI) A total of 22 prisoners have been hanged in the northern Iranian city of Karag since the weekend, the Iran Human Rights group reported, condemning the mass executions. All of the prisoners, who were convicted of drugs charges were hanged the Ghezel Hasar prison, reportedly on Monday, although some may have been put to death on Sunday, the group said on Tuesday.<...

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Obama urges NATO member states to help stabilise Afghanistan

Washington, May 27 (IANS) US President Barack Obama urged all NATO member countries to play a role in helping stabilise Afghanistan. Emerging from a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the White House, Obama on Tuesday said not only the US, but also all NATO members should offer training and other support to Afghan forces following the drawdown of NATO troops, Xinhua ...

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Judge bars former president Jagdeo from leaving Guyana

San Juan, May 27 (IANS) Facing the possibility of a jail term, Indian ethnic former president Bharrat Jagdeo has been cautioned to not leave Guyana without the court's permission. The injunction was issued on Monday when Jagdeo was arraigned on a charge of making racially divisive statements, reports Efe. He was released on his own recognisance and was due back in court on June 2...

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Diaz turned to Barrymore for marriage tips

Los Angeles, May 27 (IANS) Actress Cameron Diaz reportedly sought marriage advice from her close friend Drew Barrymore when she went through a rough patch with husband Benji Madden. Diaz got married in January. Drew said Cam should let Benji know he's the most important man in her life and keep his ego padded. She's taking Drew's advice seriously. She wants to stay happily marrie...

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US Capitol evacuated after alarm

Washington, May 27 (IANS) The US Capitol Building and the US Capitol Visitor Center were evacuated after alarm sounded in both buildings, police said. The cause of the alarm was under investigation by the US Capitol Police and the DC Fire Department, US Capitol Police spokeswoman, Kimberly Schneider, said on Tuesday . However, she said that signs of smoke or a fire have not been found.

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14-Year-old "jihadist" sentenced to jail in Austria

Vienna, May 27 (IANS) An Austrian court sentenced a 14-year-old boy to two years in prison, not only for his wish to participate in the war in Syria, but also because he apparently had plans to commit terrorist attacks in Vienna. Austrian national public service broadcaster ORF said on Tuesday that the defendant, a Turkish citizen living in Austria for eight years, must spend at least ei...

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'No damage' to Syria's ancient city of Palmyra

Damascus, May 27 (IANS/AKI) The 2,000-year-old Unesco World Heritage site of Palmyra has not been damaged by Islamic State terrorists who ovverran the ancient city, a top Syrian archaeology official said. The site has not been damaged so far, the head of the Syrian government's department of antiquities, Maamoun Abdulkarim, told the Free Iraq radio station on Tuesday. The ancient...

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Two boys charged with raping two-year-old in Mexico

Mexico City, May 26 (IANS/EFE) Prosecutors in the southeastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo have charged two boys, ages 12 and 13, with raping their two-year-old cousin, officials said. The boys were placed in the custody of their mother and grandmother because the law prohibits holding children younger than 14 in jail. The boys face trial before a family court judge and have be...

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16 mn in Yemen have no access to drinking water: Oxfam

Cairo, May 26 (IANS/EFE) Nearly two-thirds of the Yemeni population, a total of 16 million people, live without access to drinking water due to air strikes, armed clashes, and lack of fuel in the country, charity group Oxfam warned on Tuesday. People are being forced to drink unsafe water as a result of the disintegration of local water systems, bringing the real risk of life-threatening...

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Why didn't Congress set up TV channel for farmers, asks minister

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Tuesday hit out at the Congress for not ensuring a dedicated TV channel for farmers despite running the country for nearly six decades. Speaking at the launch of the DD Kisan channel, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the first anniversary of the NDA government, Singh said it was ultimately the BJP-led govern...

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Former militant killed for giving land for cell phone tower

Srinagar, May 26 (IANS) Separatist guerrillas on Tuesday shot dead a former militant, who rented land for a mobile phone tower in a village in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said. The assailants stormed into the home of Ghulam Hassan Dar in Dooru village near Sopore town on Tuesday evening and gunned him down, a senior police officer told IANS. Militants fired at ...

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