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Stewart bags another Chanel campaign

Los Angeles, Jan 29 (IANS) Actress Kristen Stewart is set to front her second campaign for Chanel. The Twilight star has been selected by the brand's chief executive Karl Lagerfeld to star in the upcoming Spring 2015 handbag campaign, reports femalefirst.co.uk. The 24-year-old appears in the advertisement with Chanel muses Vanessa Paradis and Alice Dellal. Stewart had fir...

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Now comic showcases need for vocational training

Kolkata, Jan 29 (IANS) The importance of vocational training in India has been stressed via a new medium - a comic book which is a collaborative effort between artists from India, France and Germany, a release said Thursday. The comic magazine Priya and Ashok in Europe unveiled Wednesday is a unique form of storytelling using cartoons and graphic art form, said a release from the German ...

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IS militants bomb nine of Saddam Hussein's palaces

Baghdad, Jan 29 (IANS) Islamic State (IS) militants Thursday blew up nine luxurious palaces of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in his hometown of Tikrit, a security source said. The militants planted bombs in the palaces and detonated them, the source told Xinhua news agency on condition of anonymity. There were a total of 76 palaces, smaller villas, artificial lakes and date ...

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Hickey, father of Indian journalism, remembered in Agra

Agra/Mathura Jan 29 (IANS) The contribution of James Augustus Hickey, an Irishman, who laid the foundation and parameters of journalism in India through the columns of his weekly Bengal Gazette, the first Indian newspaper published from Kolkata Jan 29, 1779, was recalled by journalism students and senior scribes of the Taj city at a function. Journalists said it was difficult to ignore t...

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Hewitt likely to retire after 2016 Australian Open

Melbourne, Jan 29 (IANS) Lleyton Hewitt Thursday announced that the 2016 Australian Open will likely be his last, while Pat Rafter stood down as Australia's Davis Cup captain. In an oddly timed news conference at Melbourne Park, Hewitt revealed his retirement plans while Rafter was replaced in the captaincy role for the interim by Wally Masur, reports allsports.com.gh. Hewitt wil...

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BJP, AAP failed to focus on poor: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Attacking the BJP and AAP for failing to focus on the poor, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Thursday said his party was the only one to understand Delhi's need for development must include the youth and find place for the poor. The reality is that the Congress intends to include the poor in Delhi's growth story. We understand what it means to develop, and we...

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Israel gets message of restraint from Hezbollah

Jerusalem, Jan 29 (IANS) Israel's Defence Minister Moshe Ya'alon Thursday said he received a message of restraint from the Lebanese Shia militant organisation Hezbollah through the UN, a day after a deadly attack claimed the lives of two Israeli soldiers. Defence Minister Moshe Ya'alon told Army Radio Thursday morning that he had received a message via the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (Un...

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Record-breaking Qantas aircraft to get place in museum

Sydney, Jan 29 (IANS) The Qantas Airways 747-400 aircraft VH-OJA, which holds the world record for the longest ever commercial flight, will get a place in a museum, a statement released by the airline said Thursday. The aircraft had flown non-stop from London to Sydney in 20 hours, nine minutes and five seconds in August 1989. Qantas will donate its first Boeing 747-400, known as...

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Stars' major mane changes

Los Angeles, Jan 29 (IANS) Be it Nicole Richie's pink hue or Selena Gomez's new cut, Hollywood stars haven't stopped getting hair makeovers. Here's a list of stars who dropped their old hair look for a new one, reports peoplestylewatch.com: * Nicole Richie: She has tried purple and midnight blue hair colours, but now she has lightened her locks with a brand-new bright pink hue. D...

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Five injured in South Africa mall shooting

Johannesburg, Jan 29 (IANS) At least five people were injured Thursday when several gun shots were fired by unidentified men in a popular mall in South Africa's Bedforview town, a media report said. It was not immediately clear what happened, but emergency services company Netcare 911 said that five people were wounded, with two in critical condition, Eyewitness News reported. As...

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Campbell to open London fashion week with charity show

London, Jan 29 (IANS) Supermodel Naomi Campbell will begin London Fashion Week with her charity show Feb 19 to raise money for the Ebola crisis in West Africa. The 44-year-old, who announced her Fashion for Relief foundation, would be putting on a catwalk show to raise money for the Ebola crisis last year. She will take to the runway alongside a host of her fashionista friends i...

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Pakistan opposes UN Council permanent seat to India

Islamabad, Jan 29 (IANS) Pakistan Thursday reiterated its opposition to grant a permanent seat on UN Security Council to India and insisted on reforms to make the forum more democratic. Pakistan contested the Indian move after US President Barrack Obama announced support for India to seek permanent Security Council's seat during his recent visit to New Delhi. Foreign ministry spo...

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MH370 met with accident, Malaysia declares officially

Kuala Lumpur, Jan 29 (IANS) The Malaysian government has officially declared that Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 met with an accident March 8 last year, and all 239 people on board the plane are presumed dead. The announcement was made by Director General of Malaysian Department of Civil Aviation Azharuddin Abdul Rahman Thursday. Neither the wreckage of the aircraft nor the bodie...

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Brigade of Guards, Sikh Regiment best marching contingents

New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Brigade of Guards Regiment and Sikh Regiment were jointly adjudged the best marching contingents - among the services category - in this year's Republic Day parade, an official statement said here Thursday. In the category of para-military forces and other auxiliary marching contingents, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has been adjudged the best co...

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Why did you take Congress' help, facilities, BJP asks Kejriwal

New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) The BJP Thursday asked AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal why did he take support from the Congress to form the government and why did he ask for facilities after denying them initially. These were among the five questions the Bharatitya Janata Party plans to ask Kejriwal everyday in the run-up to the Delhi assembly elections Feb 7. BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy ...

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Mariah Carey sued by former nanny

Los Angeles, Jan 29 (IANS) Mariah Carey has been sued by a former nanny of her kids, claiming that the singer forced her to work 100 hours per week but refused to pay her any overtime. Simonette DaCosta filed the lawsuit in Manhattan federal court Wednesday, reports nydailynews.com. The suit claimed that DaCosta attended to (Mariah's children) needs not only at home, but also dur...

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Bipasha Basu to introduce new season of 'Aahat'

New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) Actress Bipasha Basu, who has done a string of horror and supernatural films, will reportedly make her small screen appearance once again with an upcoming season of horror TV show Aahat. According to a source, the actress has been approached for the first episode of the horror show aired on Sony Entertainment Television channel. Bipasha, who has of late d...

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Win against India will help momentum: Morgan

Perth, Jan 29 (IANS) New England One-Day International (ODI) skipper Eoin Morgan has said that a win against India Friday will boost their confidence and build the team's momentum ahead of their World Cup campaign, starting Feb 14. India will take on England in the last group match of the tri-series here Friday. The match will serve as a virtual semi-final as the winner will face hosts A...

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One dead, two hurt on Scorsese film set

Taipei, Jan 29 (IANS/EFE) One person died and two others were injured Thursday while preparing to film the movie Silence, the latest project of US filmmaker Martin Scorsese, in Taiwan, regional authorities reported. According to the Taipei City Construction Management Office, the accident took place at the city's Culture and Movie Centre when temporary wooden scaffolding fell on three Ta...

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Tearful farewell to Col. M.N. Rai

New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) A tearful farewell was bid Thursday to Col. Munindra Nath Rai, with the top brass of the Army paying tributes to the braveheart who died fighting terrorists in Kashmir Jan 27. A guard of honour was accorded to Col. Rai at the crematorium complex in Brar Square, Delhi Cantonment. Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag, Vice Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Phil...

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