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Former NBA star Marbury applying for Chinese green card

Beijing, April 18 (IANS) Former NBA star Stephon Marbury has applied for a Chinese green card, or permanent residence permit. I'm applying for a Chinese green card, Marbury wrote Friday in his Weibo account. China started to grant permanent residence permits to foreigners in 2004. Since then, about 5,000 foreigners have received permits, reported Xinhua. Marbury, who left...

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Hezbollah lashes out at Saudi-led aggression in Yemen

Beirut, April 18 (IANS) Head of Lebanon's Hezbollah Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah chastised weeks of Saudi-led air campaign against Yemen. Addressing hundreds of supporters at a rally on Friday , Nasrallah said the airstrikes' real objective is to restore the Saudi-US hegemony over Yemen, instead of Riyadh's claim of defending Yemen's Arab identity. Saudi Arabia has championed an Arab ...

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14 killed in fierce fighting in Libya

Tripoli, April 18 (IANS) A total of 14 soldiers died and another 24 were injured as a brigade of the Libyan National Army mounted assaults on a camp occupied by the Islamist Libya Dawn militants in capital Tripoli, military sources said. Battalion 101 on Friday completely control the Libya Dawn camp in Tajura area, an army officer told Xinhua. After fierce fighting, the army forc...

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Kylie Jenner wants kids after a decade

Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Reality TV star Kylie Jenner, 17, says she wants to have children 10 years from now. When I look to the far future and decide to have kids, I need to have a million girls. Ten years from now - in 2025 -I hope I have a kid, Kylie said in an interview with Teen Vogue magazine, reports aceshowbiz.com. Having sisters is the best. I have a different relati...

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Police add sedition charge to Masrat Alam's arrest

Srinagar, April 18 (IANS) Under pressure from New Delhi, the state government overnight added charges of sedition and waging war against the country to Masrat Alam's detention who has now been formally arrested. Police late on Friday added section 121A (waging war against the country) and section 124 (sedition) to FIR lodged against hardliner, Masrat Alam. Following the additiona...

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Obama discusses Yemen's situation with Saudi King

Washington, April 18 (IANS) US President Barack Obama spoke with King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia over the phone to discuss recent developments in Yemen, the White House said. Yemen has been suffering from political unrest and clashes between Houthi rebels and forces loyal to Yemeni President Abd- Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who has fled the country. Obama and King Salma...

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Bus plunges into river killing 19 in Tanzania

Dar Es Salaam, April 18 (IANS) At least 19 people were killed and two others were injured when their mini bus plunged into a river in Tanzania's southern highland region of Mbeya. The accident occurred on Friday when the bus carrying 21 people plying from Mbeya city to Kyela via Rungwe plunged into the Kiwira River, Xinhua reported. Zainab Mbiro, Rungwe district commissioner, sai...

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Lily Allen chooses 'watermelon' hair colour

Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Pop star Lily Allen, who will turn 30 in May, has changed her hair colour into pink and neon green. Allen showed off her watermelon hair in latest Instagram photograph, reports aceshowbiz.com. She captioned it: Not long till I'm 30, one last hurrah on the hair front. Watermelon hurr dun care. After sharing the photograph, Allen was spotted ou...

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Pippa Middleton criticised for eating whale meat

London, April 18 (IANS) Duchess of Cambridge's sister Pippa Middleton has been criticised by animal rights groups for eating whale meat. Pippa is not known for common sense or compassion, but it still beggars belief that anyone, let alone someone from a country like ours, where whale meat has long been banned, could be oblivious to the uproar over Norway's slaughter of these gentle giant...

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Michael Buble accused of body-shaming

Miami, April 18 (IANS) Singer Michael Buble has been slammed for sharing a photograph of a woman's bottom without her consent. The photograph, which was taken during Buble's vacation with wife Luisana Lopilato here, was posted on image-sharing website Instagram, reports aceshowbiz.com. There was something about this photo lu took, that seemed worthy of instagram. #myhumps #babygo...

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Sam Smith consulted Beyonce for weight loss advice

Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Grammy Award-winning singer Sam Smith says he asked Halo hitmaker Beyonce Knowles for tips on how to eat more healthily before shedding 19 kgs over the last few months. I did have a conversation with Beyonce about food, which was great, Smith told The Sun Newspaper, reports femalefirst.co.uk. The 22-year-old star failed to mention whether he'd signed...

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19 killed, more feared trapped in Tanzania landslide

Dar Es Salaam, April 18 (IANS) At least 19 gold miners were killed in a landslide in Tanzania's northwestern district of Kahama, with many more feared trapped in mining pits. Justus Kamugisha, Shinyanga regional police commander, said on Friday 19 bodies had been recovered so far and rescue operations were underway. He said the miners were buried alive on Thursday night by a huge...

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Fierce fighting erupts on outskirts of Libya's Tripoli

Tripoli, April 18 (IANS) Fierce fighting between Libya Dawn militias and pro-government forces broke out in Libya's capital Tripoli, according to military sources and witnesses. The fierce fighting started at dawn in Tripoli's eastern suburb of Tajoura on Friday, a pro-government military official told Xinhua. Witnesses said random shelling hit a number of residences in the area,...

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Freida Pinto avoids mirrors

Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Actress Freida Pinto says she isn't interested in the way she looks and often avoids looking at her reflexion in the mirror. The Slumdog Millionaire star isn't interested in constantly checking her appearance and is aware her beauty often works against her when it comes to landing gritty roles, although she is keen to change people's opinions of her in the in...

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Bowlers win matches in T20: Nehra

Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Twenty20 cricket may be regarded as a batsmen's game, but Chennai Super Kings pacer Ashish Nehra believes it is the bowlers who win matches in the format. It is a batsman's game, but I still believe bowlers are the ones who win you matches, Nehra said after bagging the man of the match award for his good performance (4-0-23-3) against Mumbai Indians in an Indian ...

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We lost the match when they scored 90 in six overs: Rohit

Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Having slumped to their fourth straight defeat in the Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma expressed disappointment with the way his bowlers fared against Chennai Super Kings and said the hosts lost the match when the visitors raced to 90 in six overs. Replaying to 183/7 posted by Mumbai Indians on Friday, Chennai reached a winning 189/4 in ...

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Rumer Willis left feeling 'awful'

Los Angeles, April 18 (IANS) Actress Rumer Willis says she felt awful after getting bullied online. The 26-year-old, eldest daughter of Hollywood stars Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, juggled working part-time at a Marc Jacobs boutique with acting and voice lessons and auditioning for roles after leaving college, but still felt judged for her looks and celebrity parents. It was real...

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11 killed in bomb attacks in Baghdad

Baghdad, April 18 (IANS) A total of 11 people were killed and 55 others wounded in a car bomb and a roadside bomb explosions in two Shiite dominated districts in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, a police source said. In one attack, eight people were killed and 31 wounded when a booby-trapped car detonated at a busy area in Habibiyah district in eastern Baghdad on Friday, the source said, Xi...

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Our bowlers were brilliant in the first few overs: Dhoni

Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) On a high after having won all three games so far, Chennai Super Kings skipper M S Dhoni praised his bowlers for doing well upfront, to reduce Mumbai Indians to 12/3 inside four overs in the Indian Premier League game here. The reason we loved to bowl was because of the dew factor. I felt the first few overs were brilliant from our bowlers, Dhoni said at the pres...

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IPL Scoreboard: Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings

Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the Indian Premier League match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings at the Wankhede stadium here on Friday. Mumbai Indians LMP Simmons c du Plessis b Pandey 5 P Patellbw b Nehra 0 CJ Anderson c du Plessis b Nehra 4 RG Sharma c Bravo b Nehra 50 Harbhajan Singh c Jadeja b Sharma 24 KA Pollard c Smith b Bravo 64 AT Rayudu c J...

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