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US stocks end mixed amid Yellen's comments

New York, Feb 11 (IANS) US stocks closed mixed on Wednesday, as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signalled that the Fed still keeps door open to further interest rate hikes, but flagging risks could delay any further moves. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 99.64 points, or 0.62 percent, to 15,914.74. The S&P 500 edged down 0.35 point, or 0.02 percent, to 1,851.86. The Nasdaq ...

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Idris Elba splits from Naiyana Garth?

London, Feb 11 (IANS) Actor Idris Elba is said to have split from his longtime girlfriend Naiyana Garth. According to a source, Elba, 43, has decided to move out of the London home that he shared with the make-up artist and their son Winston, reports dailymail.co.uk. He has now moved into a nearby apartment to remain close to his 22-month-old child. They've kept it very ...

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North Korea 'executes' its army chief

Payongayong, Feb 11 (IANS) North Korea has executed its army chief Ri Yong-gil, according to unconfirmed South Korean media reports. Senior officials in North Korea have previously been absent from view for long periods only to reappear. However, Gen Ri would be the latest of several high-ranking officials to be purged under leader Kim Jong-un. South Korean media reported...

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Qatar, Pakistan sign multi-billion dollar gas deal

Doha, Feb 11 (IANS) Qatar and Pakistan signed on Wednesday a multi-billion dollar gas deal to supply Pakistan with 3.75 million tonnes of liquified natural gas (LNG) annually for 15 years. Under the 15-billion-dollar agreement, Qatar Liquefied Gas Company Limited will supply 3.75 million tonnes of LNG to Pakistan State Oil Company from 2016 to 2031, with the first cargo expected to be de...

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Suicide bombings kills 60 in Nigeria

Abuja, Feb 11 (IANS) At least 60 people were killed in twin suicide bomb attacks at a refugee camp in the Dikwa town, some 90 km from the city of Maiduguri in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, local officials said on Wednesday. Satomi Ahmad, chairman of the State Emergency Management Agency, said two female suicide bombers on Tuesday sneaked into an internally displaced persons camp and d...

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Are Rob Kardashian, Blac Chyna engaged?

Los Angeles, Feb 11 (IANS) TV personality Rob Kardashian and model Blac Chyna, who have been dating each other for a few weeks now, have sparked engagement rumours the latter was caught sporting a huge diamond ring on her finger. Chyna was seen flaunting the ring while partying with her friend Amber Rose at the Trinidad carnival on Monday. However, none of them have confirmed the...

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US stocks rebound amid Yellen's downbeat comments

New York, Feb 11 (IANS) US stocks rebounded on Wednesday as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signalled that the risks to economy could delay the rate hikes. Financial conditions in the US have recently become less supportive of growth, with declines in broad measures of equity prices, higher borrowing rates for riskier borrowers, and a further appreciation of the dollar, Yellen said in...

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UAE creates ministry of happiness, tolerance

Dubai, Feb 11 (IANS) United Arab Emirates Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum announced on Wednesday the new Cabinet appointments, with two new portfolios on happiness and tolerance. Sheikh Mohammed made the announcement on his Twitter account, two days after he revealed plans to restructure the UAE Cabinet and to outsource most government services to ...

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Pakistan opposes preconditions for Afghan reconciliation

Islamabad, Feb 11 (IANS) A senior Pakistani diplomat on Wednesday emphasised a step-by-step approach and opposition to any precondition for the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. The comments came days after the four-nation meeting in Islamabad decided to set date for the Afghan peace talks by the end of February. The Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG)...

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Pro Kabaddi: Bengal Warriors beat Pink Panthers to go atop table

Kolkata, Feb 10 (IANS) Bengal Warriors scored their third victory in four outings at home to leap to the top of the points table with 26 points by beating Jaipur Pink Panthers 34-20 in a Pro Kabaddi League contest here on Wednesday. The Panthers looked clueless on the day in the absence of their star raider Jasvir Singh who is nursing an injury. The losers remain in fifth place with 11 p...

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Anupam Kher celebrates Padma Bhushan with specially-abled kids

Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) Actor Anupam Kher, who was conferred the Padma Bhushan on this Republic Day, celebrated the fourth death anniversary of his father Pushkarnath Kher with over 700 specially-abled children. In attendance were Bollywood singers Shaan and Kailash Kher among others. My father celebrated my failures and successes with equal joy. He was my greatest fan and admirer....

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Celebrating Indian roots of Charlie Chaplin, Elvis Presley

New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) What do Charlie Chaplin, Elvis Presley and Pablo Picasso have in common? They all belong to the Roma community whose Indian roots will be discussed at the fifth Roma conference and cultural festival organised by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) here. The three-day conference cum cultural festival would commence from Friday at Azad Bhawan, I.P. Est...

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'1982-A Love Marriage', '1942-A Love Story' poles apart: Amitkumar Sharma

Mumbai, Feb 10 (IANS) Actor Amitkumar Sharma says that his film 1982-A Love Marriage and classic film 1942-A Love Story are poles apart in its story, and the only similarity between the two is the title and the fact that they are period love stories. We have been pestered by comparisons with '1942-A Love Story' since the time we announced that our film will be titled '1982-A Love Marria...

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JNU clashes: University sets up proctorial committee

New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) The Jawaharlal Nehru University set up a proctorial committee on Wednesday to inquire into an event organised by some former members of Democratic Students' Union (DSU) that led to violent clashes on the campus. The Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) staged a protest outside the office of the vice chancellor on Wednesday to protest over the event against th...

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Let's forget the past: Bengal Congress, CPI-M leaders

Kolkata, Feb 10 (IANS) Displaying bonhomie, senior leaders of the CPI-M and the Congress on Wednesday pitched for an alliance in the upcoming assembly polls in West Bengal, saying both parties needed to forget the bitter rivalry of the past. Communist Party of India-Marxist politburo member Mohammed Salim and state Congress spokesman Om Prakash Mishra painted a grim picture of the state ...

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Eye on polls, Assam CM releases 'Vision Assam-2030'

Guwahati, Feb 10 (IANS) With an eye on the forthcoming assembly election, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday unveiled a draft vision document titled Vision Assam-2030: Everything for Everyone-Achieving inclusive and Sustainable Development. Unveiling the document at a function at the Assam Administrative Staff College, he said it envisions a transformed future for the people o...

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India invites UAE to invest in National Infrastructure Fund

New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) India on Wednesday said investors from Gulf countries could participate in its Rs.40,000-crore National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) set up last year to fund projects. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley mentioned this in his meeting here with the United Arab Emirates' Economy Minister Sultan Al Mansoori, ahead of the India visit of Abu Dhabi's Crown Princ...

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SC puts on hold child rapist-murderer's death sentence

New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday put on hold the execution of the death sentence of Vasanta Sampat Dupare who had sought recall of its verdict upholding his conviction and death sentence for raping and stoning to death a four-year-old girl in Maharashtra in 2008. An apex court bench of Justice Dipak Misra, Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit ...

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IS will be vanquished, says Italian PM

Rome, Feb 1o (IANS/AKI) The Islamic State jihadist group will lose against the international military coalition of countries fighting it and will be defeated culturally, economically and diplomatically, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Wednesday. The unscrupulous terrorists of Daesh (IS) must know they will lose their battle, Renzi told journalists here after a meeting his Iraqi ...

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I-League: Sporting Clube de Goa face Salgaocar FC

Margao, Feb 10 (IANS) Sporting Clube de Goa will take on arch-rivals Salgaocar FC in an I-League match at the Fatorda Stadium here on Thursday. Home side Goa is currently in sixth place with seven points from five games, having won two, drawn one and lost two, while Salgaocar are at the bottom of the table with just one point from five games, having lost four and drawn one. Both ...

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