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Minister resigns in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, Oct 25 (IANS) Sham Lal Sharma, senior Congress leader and Jammu and Kashmir minister for public health engineering, irrigation and flood control, has quit. I called on the state president of my party Saif-ud-Din Soz yesterday (Friday) evening and handed over my resignation. I have asked him to submit my resignation to Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, Sharma told IANS Saturday.

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Kenya to remove ghost workers from payroll

Nairobi, Oct 25 (IANS) The Kenyan government Friday said it will remove all ghost workers from its payroll in November. Ministry of Devolution and Planning Cabinet Secretary Ann Waiguru told a media briefing in Nairobi that the ongoing biometric registration exercise has so far captured 90 percent of all public servants, Xinhua reported. We have clearly indicated that those emplo...

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Pakistan Army again violates ceasefire

Jammu, Oct 25 (IANS) Pakistan Army again resorted to unprovoked overnight firing at Indian positions on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu region using mortars and automatic weapons, an official said Saturday. Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire at Balakote in Poonch district during the night, defence spokesman Colonel Manish Mehta told IANS here. Pakistan started unprovoked fir...

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Two dead, including gunman, at US high school: Police

Washington, Oct 25 (IANS) Two students were dead and four injured, three of them critically, in a shooting incident Friday morning at a high school in the US state of Washington, police said. Authorities had earlier confirmed that a lone shooter, a student of the school in Marysville Pilchuck High School north of Seattle, was dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after he opened fire ...

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Jail chat upsets Lindsay Lohan

London, Oct 25 (IANS) Actress Lindsay Lohan has been left upset and uncomfortable after appearing on The Jonathan Ross Show and being asked about the time in jail. The actress' team has now asked ITV (Independent Television) to remove sections of the interview from the show where Ross asks Lohan how long she's been in prison. Friends of Lohan claim that she felt upset and uncomfo...

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One killed, four injured in Washington school shooting

Washington, Oct 25 (IANS) One student was killed and four others wounded, three of them critically, Friday morning in a high school shooting in the US state of Washington, police said. The shooter, a student and identified as Jaylen Fryberg, shot himself dead after going on a shooting spree in the cafeteria of Marysville Pilchuck High School, north of Seattle, Xinhua quoted officials as ...

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Bieber hits on model with Disney pick-up line

Los Angeles, Oct 25 (IANS) Singer Justin Bieber was caught hitting on a model, whom he saw on a side walk, with cheesy line inspired from Disney's cartoons. Bieber was cruising Rodeo Drive in his car when he caught a glimpse of Jacqueline Younis who was in the middle of a photo shoot for Festoun clothing, reports tmz.com. Bieber asked his driver to stop the car and called her ov...

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Sinai blast toll in Egypt reaches 30

Cairo, Oct 25 (IANS) The soldiers' death toll has risen to 30 in the car bomb blast that targeted a security checkpoint in Egypt's North Sinai province Friday, with 28 injured, a security source said. The blast targeted the military checkpoint of Karm al-Qawadis in Sheikh Zuweid, as a suicide bomber drove a car with more than five tonnes of explosives into the checkpoint, the source said...

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Mexico joins efforts to combat Ebola outbreak in West Africa

Mexico City, Oct 25 (IANS) Mexico is joining the international efforts to combat an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, the foreign affairs ministry said Friday. In a statement, the ministry said Mexico will make a financial contribution to equipping the contingent of doctors and healthcare workers Cuba has sent to the African region to fight the spread of the disease. ...

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China wants full implementation of new UN resolution on Somalia

United Nations, Oct 25 (IANS) A Chinese envoy to the UN Friday urged a new Security Council resolution on Somalia be implemented fully and to the letter. The UN Security Council Friday adopted a resolution authorising member states to inspect vessels suspected of carrying charcoal from Somalia, a measure aimed at tightening a charcoal export ban and cutting off a significant revenue sour...

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Both US nurses recover from Ebola: hospitals

Washington, Oct 25 (IANS) Both US nurses who contracted Ebola while caring for a patient from Liberia have recovered from the potentially deadly disease, the hospitals that treated them said Friday. The US National Institutes of Health (NIH), located near Washington DC, held a news conference to celebrate the recovery of the first nurse diagnosed at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital. T...

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Zambia to focus on economic diplomacy

Lusaka, Oct 25 (IANS) Zambia's Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba has said the country's new foreign policy will focus on economic diplomacy and not political cooperation. The Zambian minister said national interest will be at the core of the southern African nation's new foreign policy launched last week. Zambia has projected a forward and pragmatic foreign policy aimed at fa...

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US envoy for six-party talks to visit Asia

Washington, Oct 25 (IANS) The US special envoy for six- party talks will travel to South Korea, China and Japan next week to discuss policy toward Pyongyang, the State Department announced Friday. The trip by Sydney Seiler, Washington's new special envoy for six-party talks over denuclearisation on the Korean Peninsula, was made known after the US and South Korea urged the North Korea to...

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Why Sting didn't pen songs for eight years?

London, Oct 25 (IANS) Musician Sting says he didn't write songs for eight years because he was tired of displaying his private life in the lyrics of his tunes. Sting, who stopped penning songs after the release of Sacred Love in 2003, is back with the music for Broadway stage show The Last Ship, reports contactmusic.com. During his appearance on the US show Inside the Actors Stud...

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US probing reported chlorine gas attack in Iraq

Washington, Oct 25 (IANS) The US is looking into reported chlorine gas attack carried out by Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq, Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday. I am not in a position to confirm it, but I can tell you that we take these allegations very, very seriously, Xinhua quoted Kerry as telling reporters after meeting South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se. ...

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Zambian president pardons 975 prisoners

Lusaka, Oct 25 (IANS) Zambian President Michael Sata has pardoned 975 prisoners as part of 50 years of celebration of the country's independence from Britain, a senior official said in a statement Friday. This is exercising the powers vested in him by Article 59 of the Constitution of Zambia which empowers the Republican President to exercise prerogative of mercy, Xinhua quoted Ngosa Sim...

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For new line, Kim took inspiration from bloggers

Los Angeles, Oct 25 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian says she took inspiration from the internet while designing her latest collection. The 34-year-old, who is launching her third Kardashian Kollection for high-street retailer Lipsy, with her sisters Khloe and Kourtney, enjoys investigating bloggers. Now your everyday, average consumer can just be blogging and posting their ...

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Two dead in Washington school shooting

Washington, Oct 25 (IANS) Two students were dead and four injured in a shooting incident Friday morning at Marysville Pilchuck High School north of Seattle, a coastal seaport city, in Washington state, police said. US authorities earlier confirmed that the lone shooter, a student of the school in Marysville, was dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after he opened fire on five other ...

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Katie Price to sell old breast implants for a cause

London, Oct 25 (IANS) Former model Katie Price, who had six surgeries in a bid to get perfect breasts, says she plans to sell her breast implants to raise fund for charity. The 36-year-old shared her plans in an interview with The Sun, reports mirror.co.uk. We should sell these implants for charity. I've got more pairs in the safe. I love them but I'd sell them in The Sun for a ...

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Scorsese to make documentary on Grateful Dead

Los Angeles, Oct 25 (IANS) Filmmaker Martin Scorsese will produce the Grateful Dead documentary to celebrate the rock band's 50th anniversary in 2015. Amir Bar-Lev has been roped in to direct it, reports contactmusic.com. Millions of stories have been told about the Grateful Dead over the years. With our 50th Anniversary coming up, we thought it might just be time to tell one our...

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