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Asian Games: Jitu Rai wins gold for India

Incheon, Sep 20 (IANS) Indian shooter Jitu Rai Saturday clinched a gold medal in the men's 50 metre pistol event in the Asian Games at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range here. The silver medal went to China's Wei Pang and Vietnam's Hoang Phuong Nguyen settled for the bronze. ...

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Sobriety saved Rob Lowe's married life

Los Angeles, Sep 20 (IANS) Actor Rob Lowe, who is married to Sheryl Berkoff, says he had to sober up so he could stop cheating on his wife. In an interview with Haute Living magazine, Lowe, known for his films The Outsiders and Oxford Blues, admitted how sobriety helped his relationship, reports femalefirst.co.uk. I had met my now wife, Sheryl, and was attempting my first try at ...

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Dylan Penn wants to be a director

London, Sep 20 (IANS) Model Dylan Penn, who is making her acting debut with Condemned, aspires to be a screenwriter and director in future. In an interview to Vanity Fair magazine, Penn, daughter of Sean Penn and Robin Wright, expressed her desire to control film's artistic and dramatic aspects in the future, reports femalefirst.co.uk. I never thought about it (acting). I like t...

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China clinch first gold medal at Incheon Asian Games

Incheon, Sep 20 (IANS) Chinese markswomen Guo Wenjun, Zhang Mengyuan and Zhou Qingyuan won the women's 10m air pistol team event Saturday morning, the first gold medal at Asian Games. It was the fourth consecutive time for China to take the first gold medal at the Asian Games since 2002 Busan Asiad, reports Xinhua. The 2008 and 2012 Olympic champion Guo, and her teammates Zhang a...

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Paltrow acquires new culinary skills

Los Angeles, Sep 20 (IANS) Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has added baking to her culinary skills by taking private lessons from top chef Zoe Loeb. The 41-year-old jumped at the chance to work with her long time friend Josh Loeb's wife when she heard the serious baker was working on a book based around the recipes for dishes she serves at her Huckleberry Cafe in California, reports contactmusic...

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Shweta Chaudhry wins bronze in women's 10m air pistol

Incheon, Sep 20 (IANS) Shweta Chaudhry shot the first medal for India in the 2014 Asian Games after she won the bronze medal in the women's 10m air pistol at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range here Saturday. Shweta shot a total of 176.4 in the final to clinch the bronze medal while the silver went to South Korean Jung Jeehae (201.3) and China's Zhang Mengyuan (202.2) won the gold....

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US man jailed in Cuba seeks to sue government

Washington, Sep 20 (IANS/EFE) Lawyers for a US government subcontractor serving a 15-year sentence in Cuba on a conviction for subversion argued here Friday before a federal appellate court that their client should be allowed to sue the US. Alan Gross, now 65, and wife Judith sued Development Alternatives Inc(DAI) and the US Agency for International Development(USAID) in 2012 for failing...

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Gemma Ward makes modelling comeback

Los Angeles, Sep 20 (IANS) Australian model-turned-actress Gemma Ward made her modelling comeback at the Milan Fashion Week after seven-year hiatus. The 26-year-old took to the catwalk for Prada's spring-summer 2015 show Thursday, reports telegraph.co.uk. The supermodel, who was scouted when she was just 14-years-old and made her catwalk debut at 15 years, retired in 2007 and dis...

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US says training Syrian rebels will take months

Washinton, Sep 20 (IANS) The White House said Friday that it would take months to vet and train Syrian rebels to make them ready for battle against the Islamic State(IS) fighters. National Security Adviser Susan Rice told reporters that the administration will move as fast as it reasonably can after Congress approved the president's plan to train and arm Syrian rebels, Xinhua reported.

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Catalan parliament pass law allowing Nov 9 referendum

Madrid, Sep 20 (IANS) The Catalan Regional Parliament Friday passed the Referendum Law, allowing the Nov 9 referendum over independence of the region from Spain. The motion was supported by the votes of all of the Catalan Nationalist Parties in the Generalitat along with those of the Socialists and opposed by the Popular Party and the Citizens party, Xinhua reported. Seventy-nin...

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Museum on human rights opens in Canada

Toronto, Sep 20 (IANS) Governor General of Canada David Johnston inaugurate the Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg, Manitoba in central Canada Friday. The Museum can play a vital role in helping to engage in dialogue, to learn and to stand up for what is right and good, Xinhua quoted Johnston as saying. The opening ceremony was attended by numerous dignitaries. The new ...

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Additional MH17 crash investigators return to Netherlands

The Hague, Sep 20 (IANS) The thirty additional researchers, who were sent to Kharkiv last week to investigate MH17 crash, returned to the Netherlands due to unstable security situation in eastern Ukraine, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Friday. At the moment it is simply not safe enough to send our people in the field and that is also the judgment of our international partners Malay...

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Pakistan says navy officers behind dockyard attack fled country

Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said Friday that two navy officers, who had been involved in a recent terrorist attack on navy targets, have fled the country. A navy officer and three attackers had been killed in the attack on the Karachi Dockyard in the port city of Karachi Sep 6 after militants breached the navy defence with inside help, Xinhua reported....

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Iran, world powers start new round of nuclear talks

United Nations, Sep 20 (IANS) Iran and six major countries started a new round of talks towards a comprehensive agreement on its nuclear programme at the United Nations headquarters in New York Friday. The talks are expected to last until Sep 26. There was a hiatus after Iran and the six major world powers, namely the US, China, Russia, Britain, France, plus Germany, met in July,...

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'Bang Bang' was self-discovery: Hrithik

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Actor Hrithik Roshan says bits of his own self are part of every role he plays on screen, but while working on Bang Bang, he discovered a complete similarity between his real and reel self. 'Bang Bang' is the first film in which instead of getting into the character, I discovered that I was the character. It was self-discovery, Hrithik said here during an event F...

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71 killed as army, rebels clash in Yemen

Sana'a, Sep 19 (IANS) Shiite Houthi rebels Friday clashed with the army and Sunni militia in Yemeni capital city of Sana'a for the second day, leaving 71 people killed, including 30 soldiers and eight civilians, Xinhua reported. It also drove hundreds to flee their homes in an escalation of violence after weeks of hostility in the city's outskirts. The rebels launched an unexpect...

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Champions League: Northern Knights win rain-interrupted match

Raipur, Sep 19 (IANS) New Zealand side Northern Knights beat Cape Cobras by 33 runs (D/L method) in a rain-affected Champions League Twenty20 clash at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium here Friday. Chasing Knights' 206/5, the Cobras were batting at 44/2 in 7.2 when the skies opened up. To win the contest, the South African side needed to be at a score of 77. Pu...

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All will respect Scottish referendum's result: Queen Elizabeth

Edinburgh, Sep 19 (IANS) Queen Elizabeth II Friday said everyone in Britain will respect the result of the Scottish independence referendum, in which Scotland voted to stay part of the country. In a written statement from the Balmoral Castle in northern Scotland, the Queen said Scotland's vote to stay part of Britain was a result that all of us throughout the United Kingdom will respect,...

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All will respect Scottish referendum's result: Queen Elizabeth

Edinburgh, Sep 19 (IANS) Queen Elizabeth II Friday said everyone in Britain will respect the result of the Scottish independence referendum, in which Scotland voted to stay part of the country. In a written statement from the Balmoral Castle in northern Scotland, the Queen said Scotland's vote to stay part of Britain was a result that all of us throughout the United Kingdom will respect,...

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Army calls off rescue work in Kashmir

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) The army's rescue operations under Operation Megh Rahat in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir have been called off but relief and medical assistance will continue, a defence release said Friday. Operation Sadbhavna activities will continue and the troops of Northern Command remain committed to provide support in close synergy with the civil administration and the police...

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