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Joonas Suotamo didn't feel pressure over iconic 'Star Wars' scene

Los Angeles, May 23 (IANA) Solo: A Star Wars Story actor Joonas Suotamo says he didn't let himself feel any pressure while filming the iconic scene where characters Chewbacca and Han Solo meet for the first time. The 31-year-old actor plays Chewbacca in the film. He says he didn't let fans' expectations weigh him down when shooting the moment his character first met Han Solo essayed by A...

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SpaceX launches 7 satellites for NASA, Iridium

Los Angeles, May 23 (IANS) US private space firm SpaceX launched two new Earth-observing satellites for NASA and five commercial communications satellites for Iridium on a used Falcon 9 rocket in a ride-share mission on Tuesday. The rocket blasted off from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base, the state of California, at 12:47 p.m. PDT (1947 GMT). The US ...

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Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk bags Man Booker International Prize

London, May 23 (IANS) A novel about travel in the 21st century and human anatomy titled Flights by Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk has been awarded the Man Booker International Prize for 2018. A counterpart to the prestigious Man Booker Prize, the 50,000 British Pounds award goes to the best work of translated fiction from anywhere in the world and is split between the writer and the transl...

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Gorge on tomatoes, zucchini, yogurt for healthy summer

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) Eating juicy fruits and vegetables and healthy foods like yogurt can save you from summer woes like dehydration, skin sensitivity, as well as vitamin and mineral deficiencies, suggest experts. Manoj Kutteri, Wellness Director at Atmantan Wellness Centre, and Raheela Hasan, health and nutrition specialist, Director and Founder at Fitrition - Nutrition For Life, ha...

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Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk bags Man Booker International Prize

London, May 23 (IANS) Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk has been announced as the winner of the Man Booker International Prize for fiction. She bagged the much coveted prize for Flights, a novel that charts multiple journeys in time, space and human anatomy and has become the first ever writer from Poland to win the prestigious award. Combining tales of modern-day travel with the story of a 1...

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SpaceX launches 7 satellites for NASA, Iridium

Los Angeles, May 23 (IANS) The US private space firm SpaceX launched two new Earth-observing satellites for NASA and five commercial communications satellites for Iridium on a used Falcon 9 rocket in a ride-share mission on Tuesday. The rocket blasted off from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base, the state of California, at 12:47 p.m. PDT (1947 GMT), Xinhua repo...

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Must-have summer products for your little one

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS) In summer, the soaring temperatures can increase the risk of dehydration and irritation for your little one. Make sure you're using the right products to provide extra care for the baby's skin. Rajesh Vora, CEO, Artsana India Pvt. Ltd, suggests: * Nappy cream: It helps to protect a nappy area of the babies while preserving the hydrolipidic balance of thei...

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Massive manhunt underway for 2 murder suspects in US

Washington, May 23 (IANS) The US Police has widened a massive four-day manhunt for two escaped murder suspects after they broke jail in South Carolina, the authorities said on Tuesday. Three inmates escaped on Saturday night at the Orangeburg-Calhoun Regional Detention Center, Xinhua reported. The escape happened after an electrical shortage opened cell doors in one section of th...

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Meeting with Kim may be delayed: Trump

Washington, May 23 (IANS) US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his scheduled meeting with the top leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un may be delayed. It may not work out for June 12, Trump told reporters at the White House during his meeting with visiting President of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Moon Jae-in, referring to the date of his planned meeting with Kim. North Korea wa...

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BJP to protest JD-S, Congress forming government in Karnataka

Bengaluru, May 23 (IANS) Unfazed by the fall of its 3-day government last week in Karnataka, a defiant BJP's state unit will protest across the state on Wednesday against the formation of the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S)-Congress coalition government, said a party official on Tuesday. As the Congress-JD-S alliance hijacked the people's mandate and formed an unholy alliance to form a coaliti...

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Fortis to disclose EGM outcome on Wednesday

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Fortis Healthcare will disclose the outcome of its Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on Wednesday, a company spokesman said. The EGM, which was held on Tuesday, sought shareholders approval on a resolution filed by a minority shareholders' group to induct and remove certain Board members among other clearances. The resolution sought Fortis' shareholders...

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Congress' Parameshwara to be Karnataka Deputy CM

Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) The Congress' Karnataka President G. Parameshwara would be the Deputy Chief Minister in the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S)-Congress coalition government, a party leader said on Tuesday. Party President Rahul Gandhi has approved the name of Parameshwara for the Deputy Chief Minister post in the coalition government, Congress General Secretary K.C. Venugopal told report...

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IPL: Chennai edge out Hyderabad in thriller to enter final

Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) A fighting unbeaten half-century under pressure from Faf du Plessis helped Chennai Super Kings edge past Sunrisers Hyderabad by two wickets in the first qualifier here on Tuesday to enter the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Needing 140 runs to win, Chennai made heavy weather of what should have been a comfortable chase before crossing the line with five ba...

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Dhoni credits Chennai team spirit for success

Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) As Chennai Super Kings stormed into the Indian Premier League (IPL) final for the seventh time on Tuesday after a nail-biting two-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni credited the dressing room atmosphere for his team's success over the years. In the first qualifier of the 2018 season, Chennai pulled off a last-over thriller against the ...

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Ghaziabad official threatens civic body chief with pistol

Ghaziabad, May 22 (IANS) The tussle between Ghaziabad's Khoda Municipality chairperson and its Executive Officer turned ugly on Tuesday when the chairperson and her representative sought to inspect some files but the official refused, and allegedly threatened them with a pistol, police said. Both parties have lodged complaints with police against each other. Executive Officer K...

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IPL: Chennai edge out Hyderabad in thriller to enter final

Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) A fighting unbeaten half-century under pressure from Faf du Plessis helped Chennai Super Kings edge past Sunrisers Hyderabad by two wickets in the first qualifier on Tuesday to enter the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here. Needing 140 runs to win, Chennai made heavy weather of what should have been a comfortable chase before crossing the line with five ba...

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Patients and medical staff in peril in Libya, warns UN

Tripoli, May 22 (IANS/AKI) Libya's ongoing conflict is putting patients' lives at risk and even causing their deaths as hospitals and clinics are bombed, shelled and looted in possible war crimes, the United Nations said Tuesday, warning that the violence is having a devastating effect on health care in the country. Medical personnel are also in jeopardy and are being attacked, abducted ...

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UP to construct 100-room tourist complex in Haridwar

Lucknow, May 22 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government will construct a 100-room tourist accommodation building in Uttarakhand's Haridwar district, officials said on Tuesday. A proposal to this effect was approved by the state cabinet at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The new tourist complex, to be built in an area of 2,964 square metres in the Alaknanda hotel...

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AAP to support SP, RLD candidates in UP bypolls

Lucknow, May 22 (IANS) The AAP on Tuesday announced it will support the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) candidate in the Kairana parliamentary bypoll and the Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate in Noorpur assembly constituency, voting for which will be held on May 28. Aam Aadmi Party Rajya Sabha member and national spokesman Sanjay Singh told IANS that his party had decided to throw its lot behind th...

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Meeting between Italian coalition partners 'constructive'

Rome, May 22 (IANS/AKI) A meeting here between the far-right League party leader Matteo Salvini and populist Five-Star Movement head Luigi Di Maio was calm and constructive, the League said in a statement. Salvini and Di Maio's 90-minute meeting took place in a canteen in central Rome and lasted about an hour and a half. Things are moving forward and discussions are centred on th...

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