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Modi stresses on women empowerment, education

Tokyo, Sep 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday stressed on the need for women's empowerment in the present-day world. Modi, who was addressing students of the Sacred Hearts University here, said he has always given a lot of importance to girl child education. As a Gujarat chief minister, I dedicated myself to help educate the girl child in the state, Modi said in a twee...

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Eight killed in China landslides

Beijing, Sep 2 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and 24 missing Tuesday after heavy rains caused landslides in China's Chongqing province. Rescue teams, including fire-fighters and police, have evacuated over 7,000 residents to safe locations, Xinhua reported. The missing include 11 coal miners in Yunyang county who were buried due to a landslide Monday. Heavy rain...

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Country with knowledge will lead world: Modi

Tokyo, Sep 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said that 21st century is the century of knowledge and the country with knowledge and information will lead the world. ...the one who has knowledge and information will lead the world than those who have wealth and arms, the prime minister said. He was speaking at the inauguration of the TCS Japan Tech and Cultural Academy ...

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Spain returns Colombian treasure

Bogota, Sep 2 (IANS/EFE) Spain has returned to Colombia 691 indigenous artefacts seized in a police operation 11 years ago. The items - from different epochs, cultures and regions, include objects with organic and geometric designs, the Colombian Anthropology and History Institute (ICANH) said. Most of the ceramic items are of huge cultural and archaeological value, and date back...

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Travel across India for enhanced learning: Modi

Tokyo, Sep 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday asked IT experts to step out of their rooms and travel across India to enhance their learning. You will learn as much outside your rooms as you will learn inside them, Modi said while speaking at the inauguration of TCS Japan Tech and Cultural Academy in Tokyo. I have a suggestion also- if you stay in India do not remain in...

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Rape accused's sister gang raped in UP

Lucknow, Sep 2 (IANS) A rape accused's sister was kidnapped and gang raped by five men in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district, police said Tuesday. The victim's brother was accused of raping a girl Aug 25, police said. Villagers protested Monday night against the incident outside the Kakrauli police station in Muzaffarnagar. On Sunday night, five men barged into the ...

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Rahul Gandhi to visit Amethi

Lucknow, Sep 2 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will visit his parliamentary constituency Amethi for two days beginning Thursday. Gandhi will meet villagers in the Uttar Pradesh constituency and interact with Congress workers at the Munshiganj guest house where he will stay, party sources said Tuesday. Congress president Sonia Gandhi also visited her parliamentary cons...

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New anti-terror measures to be introduced in Britain: Cameron

London, Sep 2 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron Monday said his country will introduce a slew of measures to prevent terror suspects from travelling abroad, imposing tougher constraints on suspected extremists in the country. To confront the threat of Islamist extremism, we need a tough, intelligent, patient and comprehensive approach to defeat the terrorist threat at source, X...

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Rahul Gandhi to visit Amethi

Lucknow, Sep 2 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will visit his parliamentary constituency Amethi for two days beginning Thursday. Gandhi will meet villagers in the Uttar Pradesh constituency and interact with Congress workers at the Munshiganj guest house where he will stay, party sources said Tuesday. -- Indo-Asian News Service md/pv/mr ...

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I don't enjoy my voice: Romeo Santos

Los Angeles, Sep 2 (IANS) Singer Romeo Santos is often baffled by fans who pay to listen to him sing, because he hates his own voice. The 33-year-old says he hates both his speaking and singing voice, reports contactmusic.com. I don't enjoy hearing myself talk...I don't like my voice and I don't enjoy my singing voice; I do what I do to bring pleasure and diversion to the fans, S...

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Eight killed in France building collapse

Paris, Sep 2 (IANS/EFE) As many as eight people have died due to a building collapse in Paris till Monday, French emergency management services said. Firefighters had recovered before dawn Monday the bodies of two people, and another two were uncovered during the day. The four-story building in Rosny-sous-Bois in suburban Paris collapsed early Sunday after a loud explosion was he...

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George Clooney's back pain continues

Los Angeles, Sep 2 (IANS) Almost 10 years after filming the Oscar-nominated movie Syriana, actor George Clooney is still feeling the effects of his on-set back injury. The actor traveled to Duke University earlier this month and then to a hospital in Dusseldorf, Germany to get his back injury looked at, reports eonline.com. After hurting his spinal cord while filming a particular...

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Paul Smith collaborates with Led Zeppelin

London, Sep 2 (IANS) British fashion designer Paul Smith has collaborated with legendary rock band Led Zeppelin for his latest scarf collection. The London-based designer has teamed-up with the band to create the accessories in celebration of the remastering of their nine studio albums, reports bangshowbiz.com. The albums, which have been reissued in chronological order after bei...

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US continues air strikes against IS in Iraq

Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) US forces continued their attack on Islamic State (IS) militants in northern Iraq with three more air strikes conducted Monday, the army said. The strikes destroyed three IS trucks and destroyed a mortar position near the Mosul Dam, Xinhua quoted a statement by US Army's Central Command as saying. The operation was conducted under authority to protect US ...

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13 killed in Baghdad bomb blasts

Baghdad, Sep 2 (IANS) As many as 13 people have been killed in two explosions in Iraq's capital Baghdad Monday, a police source said. Thirteen people were killed and 45 others injured when two car bombs exploded in Bayaa area in south Baghdad, Xinhua quoted the source as saying. The massive blast also destroyed several nearby buildings and vehicles. Iraq has been witnessi...

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Rebels, Syrian forces clash near Golan Heights

Cairo, Sep 2 (IANS/EFE) Islamic rebels clashed with the Syrian forces near Israeli-controlled Golan Heights Monday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The observatory, in a statement, said that fighting continued throughout the day between Syrian army units and insurgents including the Al Nusra Front, an Al Qaeda affiliated group, in the province of Quneitra. Fierce ba...

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Kelly Brook suffered second miscarriage

London, Sep 2 (IANS) Actress-model Kelly Brook has revealed that she suffered a second miscarriage while dating Thom Evans. The 34-year-old and the former rugby star lost their first child May 6, 2011 when Brook gave birth at just six months pregnant, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Writing in an extract of her autobiography, printed in The Sun newspaper, she said: After the miscarri...

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Russia may retaliate against fresh EU sanctions

Moscow, Sep 2 (IANS/EFE) Russia will take retaliatory measures to defend its legitimate interests if the European Union imposes new sanctions over Moscow's intervention in Ukraine, the country's foreign ministry said Monday. The hysteria whipped up in the runup to European Council's meeting around the mythical 'Russian aggression in Ukraine' has yielded fruit, Efe quoted a foreign minist...

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Is Miley Cyrus dating Douglas Booth?

Los Angeles, Sep 2 (IANS) Pop star Miley Cyrus and British actor Douglas Booth are reportedly dating. The Wrecking Ball hitmaker was first rumoured to be romancing Booth in 2010 when they co-starred in teen drama Lol and the pair was recently seen at Soho House in Hollywood. Miley and Douglas looked very intimate with each other on Friday night. There was a lot of laughing and fl...

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Lena Dunham condemns naked photo leak

Los Angeles, Sep 2 (IANS) Actress-writer Lena Dunham has condemned a mystery hacker who leaked nude photographs of celebrities, including actress Jennifer Lawrence. Lawrence hit headlines Sunday when intimate snaps of her were posted on the internet by a hacker who claims to have similar pictures of more than 100 female stars, reports holllywood.com. Now Girls actress Dunham has ...

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