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Rio 2016 ticket registration to begin in November

Rio de Janeiro, Sep 17 (IANS) Fans can begin registering for tickets to the Rio 2016 Olympics in November with prices starting at less than $20, officials said. The most expensive tickets are for the opening ceremony, where the best seats will be available for almost $2,000, reports Xinhua. Track and field, basketball and indoor volleyball have the highest single-session prices a...

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Former Brazil striker Nilmar signs with Internacional

Rio de Janeiro, Sep 17 (IANS) Internacional have confirmed the signing of former Brazil striker Nilmar. The 30-year-older will wear the No. 7 shirt in a three-year deal with his original club, Xinhua quoted the Brazilian outfit as saying Tuesday. Internacional reportedly beat off interest from Corinthians in the former Villarreal striker, who left Qatari outfit El Jaish in July.<...

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India made progress in fighting child deaths, malnutrition, but short of goals: UN

United Nations, Sep 17 (IANS) India has made progress on the twin fronts of reducing hunger and child mortality but is still short of development goals, two international reports say. Fewer Indian children under five are dying, with infant mortality rate coming down from 126 per 1,000 in 1990 to 53 last year, a UN report released in New York said. And according to a Food and Agricult...

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Keira Knightley was neurotic

Los Angeles, Sep 17 (IANS) Actress Keira Knightley says she used to be neurotic, but since turning 25 she has become relaxed. The 29-year-old used to take herself far too seriously and the criticism, particularly about her looks, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Have I not got parts because of the way I look? Yes. I have got parts because of the way I look? Yes, she said. What ...

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Voting for Fiji general elections begin

Suva, Sep 17 (IANS) Voting for Fiji's general elections started Wednesdy, the first election since the military coup in 2006. The country has a large ethnic Indian population. More than 527,000 electorates are expected to cast their votes in the polls. Mohammed Saneem, supervisor of elections, reported Wednesday morning that all polling stations opened at 7.30 a.m. without any issues, Fi...

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Khloe blames sister for weight gain

Los Angeles, Sep 17 (IANS) Reality TV star Khloé Kardashian blames her sister Kourtney for her recent weight gain. She is embarking on an exercise regime to shed extra pounds, and joked she is sporting a fuller figure in sympathy for her older sibling, who is pregnant with her third child, reports eonline.com. Posting a selfie on Instagram, Khloe, who recently split from boyfrie...

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Jewel doing good post split

Los Angeles, Sep 17 (IANS) Singer Jewel, who separated from Ty Murray, her husband of over six years, is not letting the split affect her. I'm doing good! the singer was quoted by people.com as saying. The 40-year-old had announced the divorce in a blog post July 2. She and Murray wed in the Bahamas in 2008 after dating for 10 years. They have a three-year-old son Kase T...

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UN announces Israeli-Palestinian pact on rebuilding Gaza

United Nations, Sep 17 (IANS/EFE) The United Nations Tuesday announced an agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority on the rebuilding of the Gaza Strip, devastated in the recent Israeli military offensive. The pact will allow urgent reconstruction work to be carried out in Gaza, while ensuring that materials entering the area will not be used for other purposes, Robert Serry...

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Canada announces further sanctions against Russia

Toronto, Sep 17 (IANS) Canada has imposed further economic sanctions and travel bans against Russia in support of Ukraine, Canadia's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said Tuesday. Since the start of the Ukraine crisis, Canada has imposed economic sanctions against hundreds of Russian companies, institutions and individuals, Xinhua reported. This time, Canada is imposing addi...

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US hails ratification of Ukraine-EU association agreement

Washington, Sep 17 (IANS) The US Tuesday congratulated the people of Ukraine on the ratification of the country's Association Agreement with the European Union(EU). By forging ahead with this agreement in the face of great challenges, Ukraine's leaders have carried out the will of the Ukrainian people, US State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said in a statement. The European p...

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UN chief calls for unity at General Assembly session

United Nations, Sep 17 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Tuesday said the 69th session of the UN General Assembly (GA) opened as the world was confronted with an unprecedented level of crisis and called for unity among members to overcome it. Member states should show their unity, Xinhua quoted Ban as telling reporters at a press conference just before the formal GA opening. <...

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One million newborns die within 24 hours of birth: UN

United Nations, Sep 17 (IANS) One million babies each year died within 24 hours of birth from mostly preventable causes, a UN report said Tuesday. The 2014 Committing to Child Survival, a Promise Renewed progress report showed that many of these deaths could be easily prevented with simple, cost-effective interventions before, during and immediately after birth, Xinhua reported. ...

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Ebola epidemic spiraling out of control: Obama

Washington, Sep 17 (IANS) The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is spiraling out of control and posing a potential threat to global security, US President Barack Obama warned Tuesday. If the outbreak is not stopped now, we could be looking at hundreds of thousands of people infected, with profound political and economic and security implications for all of us, Obama said as he visited Center...

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My son has taught me about patience: Hilary Duff

Los Angeles, Sep 17 (IANS) Actress Hilary Duff can't really remember life without her two-year-old son Luca and says he has changed her completely. The Chasing the sun singer credits Luca, her son with estranged husband Mike Comrie, for changing her priorities and outlook on life. I feel like I don't even remember who I was before I had him, femalefirst.co.uk quoted her as sayin...

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Scottish minister insists of using pound even if gets independence

Edinburg, Sep 17 (IANS) Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond Tuesday insisted that an independent Scotland could not be prevented from using the pound. In an interview with Sky TV news, Salmond reiterated his desire to hold on to sterling, saying that the words about being able to be vetoed from using the pound actually is not true and no one can stop Scotland from using the pound.

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Portman 'honoured' to be face of Dior

Los Angeles, Sep 17 (IANS) Actress Natalie Portman says it is an honour to front campaigns for Dior and is constantly excited about working on new projects with the Parisian label. The Black Swan star, who has worked with the Parisian fashion house since 2010, gushed over her collaboration with the luxury label and admitted she feels constantly excited to get to work on the brand's lates...

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US does not rule out sending ground troops to Iraq

Washington, Sep 17 (IANS) Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday that US ground troops could be called into battle against the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria if circumstances require. So far, US President Barack Obama has deployed about 1,600 military advisors to Iraq, but has stressed that boots are not on the ground in a combat role. Howev...

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69th session of UN General Assembly begins

United Nations, Sep 17 (IANS) The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) started its 69th session at the UN Headquarters in New York Tuesday. Sam Kahamba Kutesa, Uganda's foreign minister who was elected president of the 69th UNGA session June 11, said in his opening remarks that the coming year will be a momentous time for the UN. We will commemorate the seventieth anniversary o...

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Spanish minister warns against Catalonia independence vote

Madrid, Sep 17 (IANS) Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo warned that if Catalonia region continues with plans to hold an independence referendum Nov 9, the regions status as an autonomous community could be at risk. The Catalan Parliament is pressing on with plans to hold the referendum, despite warnings from Madrid that the vote is illegal under the current ...

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Men are pigs: Kelly Brook

London, Sep 17 (IANS) Actress-model Kelly Brook targets at her ex-boyfriends Billy Zane and Jason Statham again by branding them as pigs. The Piranha 3D star released her tell-all memoir Close Up earlier this month in which she detailed her romances with Zane, Statham and British rugby star Danny Cipriani. She made personal revelations about all three men in the tome, and even re...

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