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Taxes may keep Jolie from buying British property

London, Nov 27 (IANS) Actress Angelina Jolie, who has been considering buying property in Britain, says the proposed 'mansion tax' could prevent her from doing so. The actress is a regular visitor to Britain due to frequent shoots at Pinewood Studios here and has said that the proposals for the mansion tax -- which will tax houses worth more than two million pounds -- could keep her from...

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Nigerian opposition criticise government for currency devaluation

Abuja, Nov 27 (IANS) The All Progressives Congress(APC), Nigeria's main opposition party, Wednesday criticised the government for its move to devalue the country's currency naira. ]The party objected that the policy would hurt the national economy which depends heavily on imports, Xinhua reported. Oil prices have lost a third since June, putting pressure on naira which devalued ...

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Army foils infiltration bids on LoC in Jammu

Jammu, Nov 27 (IANS) Army has foiled two infiltration bids on the line of control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir during the last 48 hours. A senior army officer told IANS in winter capital Jammu today,A group of heavily armed terrorists tried to infiltrate at Panjni Nallah in Balakote sector in Poonch. Alert troopers foiled their attempt and pushed them back. Ther...

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Jolie spotted smoking post fight with Pitt

Sydney, Nov 27 (IANS) Actress Angelina Jolie was spotted smoking a cigarette on a hotel balcony here reportedly after she and her husband Brad Pitt engaged in a heated argument. According to weekly magazine In Touch, the 39-year-old, who has undergone a double mastectomy as a preventative measure against cancer, was caught with a cigarette in hand, reports dailymail.co.uk. The ne...

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Kate Moss plans Christmas 'glow'

London, Nov 27 (IANS) Supermodel Kate Moss is planning to spice up her look by adding more colourful metallics and shimmer to her beauty regime to give her skin a festive glow. The 40-year-old has decided to undergo an image makeover in the run up to the Christmas party season, adding her favourite St.Tropez products to her beauty regime to give her skin a radiant glow and conceal signs ...

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Britain deploys military helicopters to aid for Ebola-hit Sierra Leone

London, Nov 27 (IANS) Britain has deployed Royal Navy helicopters to deliver materials to northern Sierra Leone as the part of its ongoing efforts to tackle Ebola, the British Department for International Development (DFID) said Wednesday. Responding to a United Nations World Food Program (WFP) request, a Merlin helicopter from Britain's 820 Naval Air Squadron lifted urgent supplies for ...

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Cumberbatch wants new title for fans

Los Angeles, Nov 27 (IANS) Actor Benedict Cumberbatch doesn't want his fans to be called as 'Cumberbitches'. He wants a different name for them. The 38-year-old, who has a dedicated following of female supporters who call themselves 'Cumberbitches', is flattered by their attention, but he thinks they ought to choose a less rude nickname, reports people.com. It's funny and I'm fla...

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Ridley Scott misses his younger brother

Los Angeles, Nov 27 (IANS) Filmmaker Ridley Scott terribly misses his younger brother Tony Scott, who committed suicide in August 2012. The 76-year-old has confessed that he got very close to his sibling before he died, and so Tony's suicide left him devastated, reports variety.com. However, the Prometheus director is grateful that he had got to spend a lot of time with Tony, the...

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British couple arrested on suspicion of 'terror offences'

London, Nov 27 (IANS) A couple in Britain has been arrested on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences, police said Wednesday. The West Midlands Police Wednesday said the couplefrom Walsall in central England were detained Tuesday evening at Heathrow Airport by the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit. The man, 20, and the women, 19, were seized after they got off a flight ...

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Putin says Russia to stay out of geopolitical conflict

Moscow, Nov 27 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday Russia is not a threat to any other countries, vowing that Russia will stay out of any geopolitical conflict. We are not threatening anyone and we are not going to get involved in any geopolitical gambling or intrigue, let alone conflict, Xinhua quoted Putin as saying at a conference with senior military officials in S...

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Spanish minister resigns after implicated in corruption case

Madrid, Nov 27 (IANS) Spanish Health Minister Ana Mato resigned Wednesday after a judge concluded she had benefited economically from a corruption scandal. I have decided to present my resignation as minister of health, social services and equality. I do not want my presence under any concept to be used to harm the government of Spain, its prime minister or the Peoples' Party (PP), Xinhu...

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Brothers sentenced on terrorism charges in Britain

London, Nov 27 (IANS) Two brothers from London have become the first Britons to be jailed for attending terrorist training in Syria, London's Metropolitan Police said Wednesday. Mohommod Hassin Nawaz,31, was sentenced to four and a half years in prison and his 23-year-old brother Hamza Nawaz was sentenced to three years in prison after appearing at the Central Criminal Court here Wednesd...

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Nicole Kidman wants four more kids

Los Angeles, Nov 27 (IANS) Actress Nicole Kidman already has four children, and she'd love to have four more. The 47-year-old, who is a mother of an adopted daughter and son, Isabella and Connor from her previous marriage with actor Tom Cruise, and daughters Sunday and Faith with Urban, has said that she would love to increase her brood up to eight, even if her mother disagrees, reports ...

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Mistakes led to Swift's 'career triumphs'

Los Angeles, Nov 27 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift credits her life's biggest mistakes have led to her greatest career triumphs. The 24-year-old has gone through her share of life's ups and downs, and she admits the hurdles have taught her a lot, reports eonline.com. As much as I would really like to have saved myself heartache, embarrassment or gossip, I also know that my biggest mi...

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UN Security Council condemns escalating violence in Libya

United Nations, Nov 27 (IANS) The UN Security Council Wednesday strongly condemned the escalation in violence in Libya, urging constructive efforts to resume an inclusive political process to address the security challenges facing the country. In a press statement issued here, the council members expressed their profound concern about the deteriorating situation and its impact on regiona...

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Albanian national arrested for nightclub shooting in Greece

Athens, Nov 27 (IANS) An Albanian national was arrested Wednesday for the shooting inside a nightclub in Greece Saturday, which resulted in 15 injuries. Albert Bako, 31, was apprehended during a police raid in an apartment in a central Athens district. Bako was caught on closed circuit security cameras exiting the nightclub after a verbal attack at another customer and returning ...

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Obama to host Jordan's King at White House

Washington, Nov 26 (IANS) US President Barack Obama will host King Abdullah II of Jordan at the White House Dec 5 to discuss issues of the Middle East, the White House said Wednesday. The two leaders will discuss efforts to counter Islamic State (IS) group and find a political solution in Syria, provide humanitarian assistance to refugees from the conflicts in Iraq and Syria, and take st...

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Women can't be secured by curbing their freedom, says CJI

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Chief Justice of India H.L.Dattu Wednesday said security of women, in the wake of spate of cases of sexual assaults, could not be secured by curbing their freedom as is being advocated in some quarters. Safety of the women could not be achieved by curbing their freedom and we have to find ways of dealing with the problem, he said in his address at a function org...

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Pune Marathas beat Delhi Dreams to lift inaugural CTL

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Pune Marathas lifted the Champions Tennis League (CTL) title, beating Delhi Dreams 27-23 in the final at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association here Wednesday. Delhi took a 6-3 lead, claiming the legends match but Pune reduced the margin, winning the mixed doubles contest 6-5 (3). The visitors then bagged the women's singles match 6-4 and extended their domina...

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Government draws up plan to raise power generation

New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) The ministers of the key energy portfolios of power and petroleum met Wednesday to finalise a plan to increase power generation in the country that would also involve operating 16,000 MW of gas-based plants lying stranded for lack of fuel. Power Minister Piyush Goyal met Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan here to craft a rescue package, although no specific de...

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