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Residents evacuated after volcano eruption in Japan

Tokyo, May 29 (IANS) At least 120 residents were evacuated to safety after a volcano erupted in Japan's Kuchinoerabu island on Friday. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) issued alerts demanding local residents to leave the island after it upgraded its warning from level 3 to level 5, the highest level of its volcano alert system, Xinhua news agency reported. A volcano had als...

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Australia says no to Blatter's FIFA re-election campaign

Canberra, May 29 (IANS) Football Federation of Australia (FFA) chairman Frank Lowy said he will not vote for besieged FIFA president Sepp Blatter in Friday's presidential vote. President of the Federation International de Football Association (FIFA) for the past 17 years, Blatter is running for a fifth term. He remains defiant in the face of growing pressure to step aside after...

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DRDO scientists welcome appointment of new chief

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) After being without a full-time chief for around four months, the appointment of a chief at the premier defence research agency DRDO has been welcomed by the scientists and officials. On Thursday night, the cabinet committee on appointments cleared the appointment of eminent scientist S. Christopher as director general of the Defence Research and Development Orga...

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No respite in sight from heat wave in UP

Lucknow, May 29 (IANS) There is no respite in sight from the unprecedented heat wave sweeping the state, the Met Office said on Friday. Officials said that the heat wave will not relent for the next few days and the hot wind blowing in most parts of the state will get more intense. The day temperatures which had ebbed a little in the past three days climbed once again on Thursda...

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One lakh Digital Lockers opened in 100 days

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) As many as 1,00,000 Digital Lockers have been opened by the Indian citizens in 100 days, said a ministry of communications and information technology press release. One of the key initiatives of the Digital India vision, the Digital Locker is aimed at abolishing the use of physical documents. It enables different government agencies to transfer documents ...

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Akhilesh's policies creating waves overseas: SP

Lucknow, May 29 (IANS) The ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh has claimed that the state government's policies were finding an echo on foreign shores and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was being lauded for his visionary decisions. Samajwadi Party spokesman Rajendra Chowdhary said on Friday that during his recent visit to France and Netherlands, policies and schemes like the Sama...

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Perry, Mayer not serious about each other?

Los Angeles, May 29 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry and John Mayer only see each other whenever it's convenient and are reportedly keeping their relationship casual while she is on tour. The Dark Horse hitmaker and her on-again, off-again beau were spotted spending time together at Disneyland in California on Monday, but they haven't officially rekindled their relationship again, reports people...

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Murray through to French Open third round

Paris, May 29 (IANS/EFE) Scotland's Andy Murray, ranked 3rd in the world, succeeded in advancing to the third round of the French Open after beating Portugal's Joao Sousa 6-2, 4-6, 6-4, 6-1. In spite of a setback in the second set, Murray was able to come back to win the match on Thursday. Murray, who won two clay tournaments -- Munich and Madrid -- this year, will play against A...

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IS targets young Australian women for new recruits

Melbourne, May 29 (IANS) Victoria's anti-terrorism taskforce on Friday said women were the new targets for recruitment in the Islamic State militant group as they are being offered marriage, a lavish lifestyle and security while in the Middle East. More than a dozen young Australian women have attempted to join IS strongholds in the Middle East over the last two months, Xinhua reported.<...

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Africa to launch continental free trade negotiations

Cape Town, May 29 (IANS) African countries will launch the Continental Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) negotiations at the upcoming African Union (AU) Summit scheduled for mid-June this year, it was announced. The CFTA will be the main topic at the 25th AU Summit scheduled for June 14-15 in Johannesburg, Xinhua reported on Thursday. The CFTA will create a market of over 1.3 billion ...

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Kendrick Lamar wants to be positive role model

Los Angeles, May 29 (IANS) American hip-hop artist Kendrick Lamar wants to be a positive role model and set a good example for his fans. The 27-year-old rapper, who received the Generational Icon Award in recognition of his philanthropic work from the California State Senate earlier this month, is determined to do something worthier with his life, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Asked...

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Car bombs kill 10 in Iraq

Baghdad, May 29 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and 27 others injured on Friday when two bombs, planted on separate cars inside the parking lots of two hotels here, exploded, a media report said. A car bomb in the parking lot of Babil Hotel in central Baghdad exploded, killing at least six people and wounding 14 others, Xinhua reported, citing a security official. About fi...

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Light energy to help retrieve lost memories in amnesiacs

Washington, May 29 (IANS) Memories that have been lost as a result of amnesia can be retrieved by activating brain cells with light, a study suggested. The findings, published in the US journal Science on Thursday, may help answer a fiercely-debated question in neuroscience as to whether memories lost to amnesia are completely erased or merely unable to be recalled, Xinhua reported. <...

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Taylor Swift asks Calvin Harris to move in

Los Angeles, May 29 (IANS) Singer Taylor Swift has reportedly asked Calvin Harris to move into her Los Angeles apartment. The Bad Blood hitmaker has told the superstar disc jockey that she wants to take their romance to the next level despite only meeting at the BRIT Awards in February. Harris is said to have accepted her offer to move and has already transferred some of his stuff into h...

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FIFA scandal: US attempt at extending jurisdiction, says Putin

Moscow, May 29 (IANS) The recent arrest of top FIFA managers on corruption charges is a manifestation of US attempts to extend its jurisdiction to foreign countries, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. This is another blatant attempt to extend US jurisdiction to other countries, also an attempt to prevent the re-election of (FIFA President Sepp) Blatter, Putin said on Thursday ...

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Latin America has done the most to reduce hunger: FAO

Santiago, May 29 (IANS/EFE) Latin America and the Caribbean are the regions where efforts to eradicate hunger have made the greatest strides, according to a report released here by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. The proportion of undernourished people in the region fell from 14.7 percent in 1990-1992 to 5.5 percent in 2014-2016, FAO said on Thursday. In the battle agai...

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When Chris Pratt turned rickshaw-puller

Beijing, May 29 (IANS) Hollywood actor Chris Pratt was spotted riding a rickshaw along with his co-star Bryce Dallas Howard here while promoting their forthcoming science fiction adventure film Jurassic World. The pair, who attended the press conference of the film earlier this week, were seen bonding with each other while enjoying a rickshaw ride together, read a statement. Prat...

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Italian coast guard rescues 234 migrants off Sicily coast

Rome, May 29 (IANS/EFE) The Italian coast guard broadcast footage of a rescue operation recovering 234 migrants from a fishing boat in a precarious condition in the Strait of Sicily, 200 km off the coast of the Sicilian city of Augusta. The coast guard said in a statement on Thursday that the mission occurred on Wednesday night and added that all the passengers, including 187 men, 38 wom...

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Djokovic advances to third round of French Open

Paris, May 29 (IANS/EFE) World No. 1 Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic advanced on to the third round of the French Open after beating Luxembourg's Gilles Muller 6-1 6-4 6-4 . Djokovic, seeking to win his maiden Roland Garros title, took just one hour and 45 minutes to wrap up the match on Thursday. It is the only Grand Slam title to evade the superstar, despite winning the A...

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Miley Cyrus flaunts her bosom

Los Angeles, May 29 (IANS) Singer Miley Cyrus has shared daring photographs of herself, showing off her breasts. The singer took to photo-sharing website Instagram and shared a series of selfies, featuring her wearing a loose white tank top while trying on several bright-colored wigs, reports aceshowbiz.com. Cyrus revealed more than she intended in one of these photographs. ...

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