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Somalian MP killed in Mogadishu attack

Mogadishu, May 24 (IANS) A Somali parliamentarian has been shot dead in Mogadishu in an attack by suspected Islamist militants, BBC reported on Sunday. Yusuf Dirir was killed when gunmen opened fire on his car, said security officials. Three workers from the transport ministry also died in a separate drive-by shooting on Saturday. Dirir was killed when gunmen in a minibu...

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Rain brings down temperature in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, May 24 (IANS) Following the overnight rain, the minimum temperature across the Kashmir Valley dropped on Sunday. The Met office has forecast inclement weather till Monday. The minimum temperature was 10.7 degrees Celsius in Srinagar while it was 5.6 in Pahalgam, four degrees Gulmarg and Kargil, 5.6 in Leh, and 29.3 in Jammu city, a Met official told IANS here. T...

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Hoffenheim extends contract with striker Kevin Volland

Berlin, May 24 (IANS) Hoffenheim and Kevin Volland agreed on a contract extension until June 2019, the TSG confirmed in an official statement. The 22-year-old German international striker penned a two-year contract extension, which keeps him at Hoffenheim until June 2019. Xinhua news agency reported. This is a vote of confidence in our work. I am pleased that Kevin wants to conti...

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Pakistan Rangers return two Indian bodies

Jammu, May 24 (IANS) Pakistan rangers on Saturday night handed over two Indian dead bodies to BSF (Border Security Force) authorities in Jammu district after recovering them from the Chenab River. A senior police officer told IANS in winter capital Jammu Sunday, At 9.15 p.m. yesterday Pakistan troops handed over two dead bodies from their Inayat border outpost Post to BSF personnel at ou...

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Burundi's opposition leader shot dead

Bujumbura, May 24 (IANS) The leader of a Burundi opposition party was killed Saturday night as he was heading home in the Burundian capital of Bujumbura, witnesses told Xinhua. The witnesses said Zedi Feruzi, chairman of the Burundian Union for Peace and Development (UPD-Zigamibanga), was shot by unidentified people when he was walking home in Bujumbura's Ngagara district, adding that on...

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Pakistan criticizes Indian defence minister's terrorism remarks

ISlamabad, May 24 (IANS) Pakistan has criticized Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's statement that India will use terrorism to counter terrorism from other countries. Indian media quoted Parrikar as saying on Thursday that India has to neutralize terrorists through terrorists. Indian national security advisor Ajit Doval has however sought to play down Parrikar's controver...

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Ireland becomes first country to vote for equal marriage

Dublin, May 24 (IANS) Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has welcomed the results of Friday's referendum over same-sex marriage, saying that Ireland has become the first country in the world to vote for equal marriage. Today Ireland made history. The first country in the world to vote for equal marriage. I welcome that and thank all those who voted yesterday, Kenny said on Saturday evening ...

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US Senate blocks bill on NSA's phone records collection

Washington, May 24 (IANS) The US Senate has rejected a bill that would curb the country's National Security Agency (NSA)'s bulk collection of telephone data, leaving it uncertain the fate of the once-secret program ahead of its expiration at the end of the month. The bill, USA Freedom Act, which would have ended the NSA's bulk collection but preserved its ability to search the records he...

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Kanye West's marriage will last 'forever', says stepmom

Los Angeles, May 24 (IANS) Rapper Kanye West's stepmother Brenda thinks his marriage to Kim Kardashian West will last forever. The All Day rapper's stepmother has revealed that the couple, who has been married for a year, still act as though they're on their honeymoon, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Kim and Kanye are still honeymooning in their minds. I think their marriage will last...

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Kelly Brook planning family

Los Angeles, May 24 (IANS) Model-actress Kelly Brook is reportedly planning to start a family with her new boyfriend Jeremy Parisis. The 35-year-old star is thinking about having a baby with her new boyfriend following the news that her sitcom One Big Happy has been cancelled after just one season, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Kelly was heartbroken that the show's been cancelled, b...

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Chelsea Handler goes topless in Bahamas

Los Angeles, May 24 (IANS) Comedian Chelsea Handler went topless during a vacation with her friends in the Bahamas. Handler has shared two new photographs on photo-sharing website Instagram, baring her breasts, during the holiday, reports aceshowbiz.com. In one of the photographs, the 40-year-old comedian was photographed posing with a group of friends on a beach. They flashed hu...

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Khloe Kardashian, Rick Fox spark dating rumours

Los Angeles, May 24 (IANS) Khloe Kardashian has sparked dating rumours after she was spotted enjoying dinner date together with television actor Rick Fox. Khloe and Fox were spotted arriving at a restaurant here on Thursday. They reportedly stayed at a Mexican restaurant until the early hours of Friday before exiting the venue together. However, the two left the site on differe...

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US white cop acquitted in killing of black couple

Washington, May 24 (IANS) A police officer in Cleveland, Ohio, was acquitted by a judge for the shooting deaths of two unarmed suspects, both black, after police chased the victims' car on November 2012. After a four-week trial, Judge John P. O'Donnell on Saturday handed down the verdict in the case against white policeman Michael Brelo, 31, for the deaths of Timothy Russell and Malissa ...

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Cuba allows five more foreign companies to invest in Mariel

Havana, May 24 (IANS) Cuba has given the go-ahead for five more foreign companies to set up operations in the Mariel Special Development Zone, a port and trade complex aimed at luring foreign investment, officials said at an international trade symposium in this capital. Six companies have been approved (to date), five of them with 100 percent foreign capital, the director of the ZEDM's ...

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'Mission Impossible 6' already in developement

Los Angeles, May 24 (IANS) The sixth installment of Mission: Impossible franchise is under development. Paramount, Bad Robot and Skydance Productions are currently developing the movie which is tentatively titled Mission: Impossible 6. According to Tracking Board website, Tom Cruise, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and J.J. Abrams would be all returning to produce the movie.

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Indian film 'Masaan' wins Fipresci Award at Cannes

Cannes, May 23 (IANS) Indian filmmaker Neeraj Ghaywan's indie project Masaan, centred around a group of people in Varanasi, was awarded the International Federation of Film Critics (Fipresci) award at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival on Saturday. Actress Richa Chadha, who features in a key role in the film, says the team feels blessed. #MasaanAtCannes just got the Fipr...

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Military trial for 61 Brotherhood loyalists over terrorism

Cairo, May 23 (IANS) The Egyptian prosecution on Saturday referred 61 affiliates of the currently-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group to military trial over terrorist activities and plots, state-run MENA news agency reported. The defendants are accused of carrying out and plotting terror acts in response to the ouster of former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013, after mass prot...

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Somali lawmaker killed in drive-by shooting

Mogadishu, May 23 (IANS) A lawmaker died and another sustained injuries in Mogadishu on Saturday following a drive-by shooting, police said. The lawmakers, Yusuf Dirir and his colleague Abdalla Boss, were attacked along Maka al Mukarama street when gunmen, driving past them, opened fire. The two were injured and immediately rushed to a city hospital. Dirir, however, later succumb...

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US policeman found not guilty in killing of black men

Washington, May 23 (IANS) A white police officer in the US state of Ohio was found not guilty on Saturday of voluntary manslaughter in the killing of two unarmed black people after a high-speed chase in November 2012. After a month-long trial, a judge found Cleveland Officer Michael Brelo, 31, not guilty of two counts of felony voluntary manslaughter in the deaths of Timothy Russell, 43,...

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Nigerian troops kill scores of terrorists in operation

Abuja, May 23 (IANS) Nigeria's military on Saturday claimed scores of terrorists were killed in an operation carried out by troops in the northeastern state of Borno, where intensive efforts to rout the Boko Haram is currently going on. A statement by the defence headquarters said despite continuously coming across a large number of land mines which still litter the Sambisa forest, one o...

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