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'American Gigolo' set for TV remake
Los Angeles, Oct 31 (IANS) Richard Gere starrer movie American Gigolo is set to be remade as a crime drama series for television. Movie mogul Jerry Bruckheimer, who produced the 1980 film, will serve as executive producer on the remake, with original writer and director Paul Schrader also on board as executive consultant, reports contactmusic.com. A statement released by Bruckhei...
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UN, AU chiefs mourn Zambia's late president
Lusaka, Oct 31 (IANS) Messages of condolences on the death of Zambian late president Michael Sata continued pouring here Thursday, with the latest coming from the heads of the United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU). Sata, 77, died Tuesday night at London's King Edward VII Hospital where he had gone for medical check-ups, Xinhua reported. In separate statements, UN Secreta...
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Aniston, Theroux still a couple
Los Angeles, Oct 31 (IANS) Jennifer Aniston, who was recently spotted without her engagement ring, has not split from Justin Theroux. The actress removed the ring to get it cleaned, says her spokesperson. The 45-year-old, who got engaged to Theroux in August 2012, sparked rumours they had split after she was spotted out without her eight-carat radiant cut diamond sparkler here on Wednesd...
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Burkina Faso's army seizes power
Ouagadougou, Oct 31 (IANS) Burkina Faso's armed forces Thursday announced the dissolution of parliament and government and the creation of a transitional body after violent protests against the president's plan to extend his 27-year-rule, a senior military official said. A transitional body will be put in place in consultation with all parties. A return to the constitutional order is exp...
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Syria ensures medicine supplies for chronic diseases
Damascus, Oct 31 (IANS) Despite the nearly four-year crisis and the suffocating economic sanctions against Syria, the health sector in war-torn country is still able to secure medicines for the chronic diseases free of charge, health officials said Thursday. Nour Addien Kakaji, the head of the chronic diseases department in the Syrian health minister, told Xinhua in an interview that the...
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Milla Jovovich expecting a girl
Los Angeles, Oct 31 (IANS) American actress-model Milla Jovovich has revealed that she and her husband Paul W.S. Anderson, who already have six-year-old daughter Ever together, are expecting another baby girl. The Resident Evil actress and her husband recently found out the gender of their unborn baby and their daughter Ever, six, is particularly excited to have a sister, reports eonline...
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Threats targeting US schools in UAE raise concerns
Dubai, Oct 31 (IANS) The embassy of the US in Abu Dhabi warned US citizens about threats to attack American schools and teachers from Islamist groups in the region, saying that they must be taken seriously, a media report said Thursday. A website used by Islamist militants had published the threats, the US embassy said in a memo sent to US citizens living in the country, Xinhua reported ...
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Miley Cyrus to raise money for HIV charity
Los Angeles, Oct 31 (IANS) Pop star Miley Cyrus is releasing a MAC lipstick, which will raise money for HIV sufferers.
The We Can't Stop singer has teamed up with the cosmetic company to bring out her own branded Viva Glam lipstick in early 2015 and the proceeds will go to the MAC AIDS Fund charity, reports contactmusic.com.
She announced the collaboration on her Twitter page.
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Chinese minister to attend conference on Afghanistan
Beijing, Oct 31 (IANS) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi Thursday met senior officials to attend the fourth foreign ministerial conference of the Istanbul Process on Afghanistan in Beijing, slated to open Friday. When meeting with his Afghan counterpart Zarar Ahmad Osmani, Wang hoped the meeting to bear positive results, Xinhua reported. Wang and Osmani will co-chair the 4th Forei...
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JLo felt 'abused' in relationships
Los Angeles, Oct 31 (IANS) Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez says she felt abused in some of her past relationships. She shared her experience in her upcoming memoir True Love, reports people.com. While she doesn't specify the abuser, Lopez writes: I've never gotten a black eye or a busted lip, but I've felt abused in one way or another - mentally, emotionally, verbally. Her...
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US urges restraint from more provocations in Jerusalem
Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) The US Thursday voiced concern about escalating tensions across Jerusalem, urging all sides to refrain from provocative actions. We condemn yesterday's shooting of a US citizen in Jerusalem, Xinhua quoted State Department spokesperson Jennifer Psaki as saying at a daily press briefing. We're extremely concerned by escalating tensions across Jerusalem and particu...
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Do best you can: Holmes on motherhood
Los Angeles, Oct 31 (IANS) Actress Katie Holmes says she wrestles with moments of self-doubt as a parent. But believes that parents should give their best to raising their children. Am I enough? Am I doing enough? Have I seen her enough? people.com quoted the mother of eight-year-old Suri as saying. Guess what? You're not enough, she hasn't seen you enough, you're horrible. That'...
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Burkina Faso president declares state of emergency
Ouagadougou, Oct 31 (IANS) Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore Thursday declared a state of emergency after violent protests against his attempt to extend his 27-year-rule. The move came after the government of Burkina Faso scraped its decision to amend the country's constitution, Xinhua reported. Compaore will complete two five-year democratic terms in Nov 2015 and the co...
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Another Bangalore school girl raped, suspect arrested
Bangalore, Oct 31 (IANS) A physical training teacher at a private school was arrested Thursday for allegedly raping a six-year-old student twice this week, a police official said. We have arrested the accused, Jaishankar, on a complaint by the victim's parents that he had allegedly raped their young daughter twice in the school in Indirangar area, Additional Commissioner of Police Alok K...
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JK Laxmi Cement Q2 net profit soars 197 percent
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) JK Laxmi Cement Thursday reported a 197 percent rise in net profit for the second quarter ended September at Rs.30.61 crore as against Rs.10.30 crore in the period July-September 2013 on the back of increased volumes. The company posted double digit growth of 11 percent and 13 percent in production and sales respectively in the quarter in question over the corre...
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Argentina's Congress passes energy-overhaul bill
Buenos Aires, Oct 30 (IANS/EFE) Argentina's lower house of Congress, controlled by President Cristina Fernandez's allies, gave final approval Thursday for a new Hydrocarbons Law that was harshly criticised by opposition lawmakers.
The lower house passed the bill with a vote of 130-116 with one abstention after more than 14 hours of debate that began Wednesday and ended early Thursday.
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UN chief seeks help against female genital mutilation
Nairobi, Oct 30 (IANS/EFE) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon called on the media Thursday to speak out and help put an end within this generation to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a practice suffered by 130 million girls and women around the world. In an event in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, Ban expressed his support for an international media campaign to raise awareness of FGM. ...
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11 held for digging women's graves for 'ghost marriages'
Beijing, Oct 30 (IANS/EFE) Chinese police have arrested 11 people for allegedly digging up dead women's bodies from their graves to sell them for rituals known as ghost marriages, Hong Kong's South China Morning Post newspaper reported Thursday. The suspects were detained after they exhumed the body of a woman in Shandong province and sold it to the family of a deceased middle-aged man, ...
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Britain honours Indian soldiers' contribution in WWI
New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Britain Thursday honoured the over a million Indian soldiers who fought in World War I, as British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon laid a wreath at the war memorial at India Gate and praised the enormous contribution of India. Fallon, who arrived here on a two-day visit, handed over a digitised version of the war diaries and memorials of six Victoria Crosses won...
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China's aid to fight Ebola arrives in Ghana
Accra, Oct 30 (IANS) Chinese medical supplies and equipment to aid Ghana's fight against the outbreak of the deadly Ebola Viral Disease arrived at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra late Wednesday night. The materials include protective clothing, protective goggles, sprayers, gauze mask, body thermometer and temperature monitors, Xinhua reported. Other countries to benefit...