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Nearly 350 Indians evacuated from Yemen
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Nearly 350 Indians were evacuated from Yemen's southern port city of Aden late on Tuesday, sources said. Those evacuated included, 220 men, 101 women and 28 children. They were taken to the Indian Navy ship INS Sumitra. Defence ministry sources said that the ship left Yemen late on Tuesday night. The evacuated people will now be taken to Djibout...
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At least 62 children killed in Yemen conflict: UNICEF
United Nations, April 1 (IANS) At least 62 children have been killed and 30 injured during clashes in Yemen over the past week, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday. The fighting is severely damaging basic health services and education, while violence and displacement are leaving children terrified, Julien Harneis, UNICEF's representative for Yemen, said in a statement, accord...
Los Angeles, April 1 (IANS) Actor Russell Crowe has revealed that he used to get prank calls from the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. I never met him, never shook his hand, but he found out the name I stayed in hotels under, so it didn't matter where I was, he'd ring up do this kind of thing, like you did when you were ten, you know, Crowe told theguardian.com. The Beat it hitmaker...
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US commits to ambitious emissions cut by 2025
Washington, April 1 (IANS/EFE) The US government formally committed itself on Tuesday to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26 to 28 percent from 2005 levels by 2025, according to media reports. This goal set by US President Barack Obama during his visit to China last November is included in a document that Washington sent to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNF...
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Iran nuclear talks extended until April 1
Lausanne, April 1 (IANS) Negotiations for a nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers have missed the March 31 deadline for a framework agreement and have been extended until Wednesday, according to media reports. In spite of a full day of talks on Tuesday, the negotiators -- the P5+1 group of countries (the US, Britain, China, Russia, France, plus Germany) and Iran -- were still wo...
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Tara Reid flaunts super slim frame
Los Angeles, April 1 (IANS) Actress Tara Reid has sparked health concerns among fans after showcasing her super slim frame while she was soaking up the sun in a bikini in Miami. The American Pie actress posed in a printed floral bikini on Friday showing her huge thigh gap and jutting ribs in the new photographs taken as she soaked up the sun in Miami, reports mirror.co.uk. Althou...
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Turkish prosecutor freed from extremists dies
Istanbul, April 1 (IANS) The Turkish prosecutor who was freed from extremists on Tuesday succumbed to his injuries sustained while he was held hostage, according to media reports. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that the prosecutor, Mehmet Selim Kiraz, was hit by three gunshots in his head and two in his body, according to a Xinhua report. Kiraz was taken hostage...
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Libya's Islamist-backed parliament dismisses prime minister
Tripoli, April 1 (IANS) Libya's Islamist-backed parliament dismissed Prime Minister Omar al-Hasi on Tuesday, media reported citing a parliamentary source. The Tripoli-based General National Congress (GNC) made the decision after a vote and assigned Khalifa al-Gauil the role of conducting government businesses until a new prime minister was chosen, the GNC announced, according to a Xinhua...
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Beyonce, Rihanna capture fun moment at Jay-Z Tidal launch
Los Angeles, April 1 (IANS) Beyonce Knowles, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Madonna and Alicia Keys had their fun moment during the launch of rapper Jay-Z's new music streaming service Tidal. The singers took some funny photographs together.
In three photographs shared by Minaj , she was seen posing alongside Knowles and Keys with funny faces while cuddling up together, reports aceshowbiz.com.
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Outgoing Nigerian president Jonathan concedes defeat
Lagos, April 1 (IANS/EFE) Outgoing Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday conceded defeat in the presidential election after the opposition took a decisive lead, and called up his rival Muhamadu Buhari to congratulate him on the victory.
Spokesman for Buhari's All Progressives Congress party (APC), Lai Mohammed, confirmed to Efe that Buhari received the call from Jonathan.
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Three assailants killed, hostage freed in Turkey
Istanbul, April 1 (IANS) Three assailants of a banned leftist group who had taken a Turkish prosecutor hostage were killed and the captive freed by the police on Tuesday, according to media reports. However, the hostage, identified as prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz, was reportedly injured, and was transferred to a hospital. The members of the Revolutionary People's Liberation Part...
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Russia to extend Ukraine gas deal by three months
Moscow, April 1 (IANS/TASS) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday supported the proposal to extend the gas price discount for Ukraine by three months from April 1. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said after a meeting with Putin that the government deemed it necessary to grant the request from Ukraine and Russian gas giant Gazprom for extending the gas price discount. ...
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David Beckham shaved beard for wife Victoria
Los Angeles, April 1 (IANS) Former footballer David Beckham said that he shaved off his beard after wife Victoria Beckham told him she wouldn't be kissing him till the time he doesn't shave it off. The 39-year-old had been sporting the fancy facial hair, but decided to remove it due to the prospect of the kissing ban from his wife, reports femalefirst.co.uk. He said: I was in Mi...
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SEBI has one woman on its board
Chennai, March 31 (IANS) The Indian market regulator gearing to penalise listed companies not having a woman director on their boards has one woman in a similar position. Clarifying to earlier reports that the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) does not have a woman member on its board, it said: secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Ms Anjuli Chib Duggal is a member of the...
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Ancient Egyptian treasures to be showcased in Berlin
Cairo, March 31 (IANS/AKI) Some 300 ancient Egyptian archaeological and religious treasures will go on show on Wednesday in the German capital Berlin, Egypt's antiquities ministry said in a statement. Antiquities Minister Mamdouh El Damaty will attend the opening of the 'One God - Abraham's Legacy on the Nile' exhibition that aims to showcase the peaceful coexistence of the three world r...
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Navy assisting evacuation from Yemen, warships enroute
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The operation for evacuating Indians stranded in Yemen intensified on Tuesday, with the navy also despatching two warships to Djibouti to escort the passenger liners in view of the threats from the pirates, officials said. Giving details of the operation named Raahat, navy sources said two warships - destroyer INS Mumbai and stealth frigate INS Tarkash - which ...
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Land operations against Houthis not required: Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, March 31 (IANS) Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that the military operations on land against Houthis in Yemen were not required now, as the militia supplies have been cut off, a media report said. The spokesperson for the operation, Brigadier Ahmed Al Asiri, told the daily press conference that the forces have heavily pounded Houthis in Sadaa and foiled their attempts to progre...
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Finmeccanica boss appointed new ASD president
Brussels, March 31 (IANS) Finmeccanica CEO Mauro Moretti is the new president of the AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD), the Italian industrial conglomerate said in a statement. Moretti, who has been CEO and general manager of Finmeccanica since last May, was appointed to lead the ASD at a meeting of its board of directors and general assembly held in Brussels o...
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British researchers call for control over e-cigarettes
London, March 31 (IANS) A large-scale survey of e-cigarette use among high school students in England has revealed one in five have accessed them, according to findings published on Tuesday in the journal BMC Public Health. More alarmingly, say academics, a large number of the 14-17 year-olds quizzed revealed e-cigarette was their first introduction to tobacco. More than 16,000 s...
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Iran receives $490 mn of frozen assets
Tehran, March 31 (IANS) The Central Bank of Iran announced Tuesday that it has received $490 mn of its frozen assets based on an interim deal Tehran signed with the world powers over its nuclear programme last November, a media report said. The central bank received the latest instalment of its frozen overseas assets in its accounts in Oman. It was the fifth instalment of a total of $4.9...