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Six feared dead in Jammu and Kashmir road accident

Jammu, April 25 (IANS) Six people were feared dead in a road accident on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Ramban district of Jammu region on Saturday. A Tata Sumo taxi went out of the driver's control at Mehad (Ramban) on the Jammu-Srinagar highway and plunged into the roaring Chenab River this morning, a police official told IANS in winter capital Jammu. A rescue operation was laun...

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Dust storm, lightning kill five in UP

Lucknow, April 25 (IANS) Five people including a woman were killed late Friday after a dust storm and lightning hit many parts of eastern Uttar Pradesh, officials said on Saturday. While two people died in Jaunpur after being struck by lightning, two others died in Pratapgarh and a woman lost her life in Azamgarh. Police said Afroz and Preeti were struck by lightening in Jaunpur ...

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Brazil has 'plan B' for Neymar

Rio de Janerio, April 25 (IANS) Brazil will adopt contingency plans for Neymar's Copa America preparations if Barcelona advance to the UEFA Champions League final. The Selecao's team doctor said this on Friday, Xinhua reported. Barcelona need to defeat Bayern Munich over two legs to qualify for the final of Europe's top club competition in Berlin on June 6. The Catalan ...

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Woods plays golf with Yao Ming

Shanghai, April 25 (IANS) American golfer Tiger Woods met former NBA Rockets center Yao Ming and the two stars exchanged skills on their respective specialised sport here. Woods on Friday demonstrated how to tee off to Yao Ming and gave hand-to-hand instructions to Yao, who is also a golf lover. Woods then attempted basketball shootings under Yao's direction, Xinhua news agency reported....

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First teeth of anatomically modern humans detected in Italy

Rome, April 25 (IANS) A team of researchers found that two teeth from prehistoric sites in northern Italy are the oldest modern human remains overlapping in time with the last Neandertals. The team, composed of Italian and German researchers, analysed two deciduous teeth from the prehistoric sites of Riparo Bombrini in Western Ligurian Alps and Grotta di Fumane in Western Lessini Mount...

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Robert Downey Jr's birthday karaoke

Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Actor Robert Downey Jr, who turned 50 earlier this month, sang for guests at his birthday party. The Iron Man star was treated to a performance from rock band Duran Duran, after which he joined jazz rock band Steely Dan on the stage to belt out Reelin' in the Years, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Speaking on The Late Late Show, Downey Jr said: It was kind...

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Mainz upset Schalke 2-0 in German Bundesliga

Berlin, April 25 (IANS) Mainz defender Stefan Bell sealed his brace within three minutes to extend Schalke' s winless streak at the curtain raiser on the 30th round of German Bundesliga on Friday. Fifth-placed Schalke wait for their first win since six games as eleventh-placed Mainz cruised to a 2-0 victory on home soil, inflicting the Royal Blues the 10th loss of the season. S...

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Selena Gomez loves her curves

Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Singer Selena Gomez says she is proud of her curvaceous figure. The 22-year-old, who was recently spotted holidaying with friends in Mexico, took to her Instagram account to show off her enviable figure during the trip, posting a sultry photograph of herself in a cut-out black swimsuit reclining on a sun-lounger, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Gomez, who ...

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Volcanic activity prompts evacuations in Chile

Santiago, April 25 (IANS/EFE) At least 6,400 people have been forced to leave their homes because of the activity of Chile's Calbuco volcano, which erupted two days ago for the first time in 42 years. Authorities ordered the immediate evacuation on Friday afternoon of 2,000 people from three towns in the Los Lagos region, after another 4,400 were displaced over the previous two days. ...

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Another 'The Invisible Man' reboot in development

Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Sony Pictures is reportedly making a remake of The Invisible Man, which is an adaptation of H.G. Wells' 1886 novel of the same name. According to Hollywood website Tracking Board, the new spin will make the Invisible Man the villain of the film, with the audience following the hero that is tasked to hunt him down. Other details are not available, but ...

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Evans, Renner apologise for Black Widow comments

Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Avengers: Age of Ultron stars Chris Evans and Jeremy Renner have apologised for calling their co-star Scarlett Johansson's character Black widow a sl*t and wh*re. Yesterday we were asked about the rumours that Black Widow wanted to be in a relationship with both Hawkeye and Captain America. We answered in a juvenile and offensive way that rightfully angered s...

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Carey Mulligan doesn't care about clothes

Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Actress Carey Mulligan doesn't care what she wears when she isn't working, and she thinks that makes her a better person. The actress, who is married to singer Marcus Mumford believes in makes minimal effort on her clothes and makeup when she is at home on her farm in Devon, South West England. I like waking up in the morning and putting on whatever's...

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'Warcraft', 'Pacific Rim 2' release shifted

Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Legendary Pictures has pushed the release of its two films Warcraft and Pacific Rim 2. Duncan Jones' Warcraft is pushed ahead from March 11, 2016 to June 10, 2016, while Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim 2 release has been shifted from April 7, 2017 to August 4 in the same year, reports aceshowbiz.com. Based on Blizzard's popular video game, Warcraft ...

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IS kills 10 people, shoots down plane in Syria

Damascus, April 25 (IANS/EFE) Islamic State (IS) militants killed 10 people, many of them Kurds, in northern Syria on Friday and shot down a military aircraft in the south of the country, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, or SOHR, reported. The NGO explained that IS killed the 10 victims with knives on the outskirts of the northern Aleppo province after accusing six of them of spy...

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Beauty is perceptual: Julianne Moore

Los Angeles, April 25 (IANS) Actress Julianne Moore's classmates thought she looked prettier when she ditched her glasses for contact lenses when she was 16. The Still Alice actress still doesn't understand why her classmates didn't think she was terribly pretty until she ditched her spectacles because she was still the same person on the inside. That's the thing about beauty, it...

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Statue of Liberty evacuated over suspicious package

New York, April 25 (IANS) Tourists were evacuated on Friday from the Statue of Liberty, a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York City, over reports of a suspicious package. US Parks Police received a phone call about a bomb threat at noon, after which police personnel swept the location and a K9 unit detected a possible suspicious package inside a visitor locker, X...

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German ambassador, Saif Ali Khan launch 'Kal ho naa ho' song remake

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) German ambassador Michael Steiner along with actor Saif Ali Khan, his mother, Sharmila Tagore, and Javed Akhtar launched a remake of the famous music video Kal ho naa ho featuring Steiner's wife, Eliese, former foreign minister Salman Khurshid and the ambassador himself. The project titled Lebe jetzt!, which means Kal ho na ho in German, was launched on Friday ...

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Thousands march in South African city against xenophobia

Pretoria, April 25 (IANS) South Africa's executive capital of Pretoria came to a halt on Friday as thousands of people marched against the xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals. The Million Men March, which followed a similar march in Johannesburg on April 16, showed South Africans' determination to combat xenophobia, organisers said. The march was part of nationwide efforts sp...

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Rohit Bal feted by Swiss watch brand

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Renowned fashion designer Rohit Bal was feted by a luxury Swiss watch brand here for his contribution to domestic and international fashion over the years. Bal, who has been part of the Indian fashion industry for over two decades, was felicitated by Olivier Bernheim, president of Raymond Weil at the brand's boutique in central Delhi's Connaught Place area on F...

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Canada's Senate speaker Nolin dies

Ottawa, April 24 (IANS) Canada's Senate Speaker Pierre Claude Nolin died of cancer at the age of 64, said a Canada Senate spokeswoman on Friday. The spokeswoman said Nolin died just after 7 p.m. on Thursday, Xinhua reported. The late speaker was appointed to the Senate in 1993 by then prime minister Brian Mulroney and he had been battling a rare cancer since 2010. Nolin b...

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