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Business and professional tips at your bookshelf

Be it practical, straightforward advice to improve your work conditions or a few business tools you should know to succeed. IANS Books this Weekend is determined to give you a heavy dose of advice. Take a look: 1. Book: How to be Confident and Assertive at Work; Author Suzanne and Conard Potts; Publisher: Robinson; Pages: 210; Price: Rs.299 This book gives practical and straightf...

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'Mars once had sea larger than the Earth's Arctic Ocean'

Washington, March 6 (IANS) Ancient Mars was likely to have possessed a primitive ocean that held more water than the Earth's Arctic Ocean, the US space agency NASA said. Perhaps about 4.3 billion years ago, Mars would have had enough water to cover the entire surface in a liquid layer about 450 feet (137 metres) deep, Xinhua reported on Thursday, citing a NASA statement. More lik...

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WHO to begin vaccination trials in Guinea

United Nations, March 6 (IANS) The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that it will begin conducting Ebola vaccination trials in Guinea this week to test whether the vaccine is effective to prevent Ebola. The phase III trial in one of the world's most affected countries by Ebola will start on March 7 to test the VSV-EBOV vaccine for efficacy and effectiveness, based on data from in...

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Human shield to protect Hindus celebrating Holi in Pakistan

Islamabad, March 6 (IANS) A human shield was formed at the Holi celebrations at Swami Narayan Temple in Karachi to show solidarity with and protect Hindus in attendance. The National Student's Federation (NSF) organised the formation of a human shield on Friday, the demonstration is an attempt to promote interfaith coexistence and cooperation among different religious and ethnic groups i...

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Luke Evans in talks for 'Beauty and the Beast'

Los Angeles, March 6 (IANS) Actor Luke Evans is in talks to play the villainous Gaston in the upcoming film Beauty and the Beast a retelling of the Walt Disney studio's 1991 animated blockbuster of the same name. In the original story, Gaston was a handsome suitor who tried to win Belle's heart and, after losing her to the beast, led a group of townspeople on a hunt to kill the creature....

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'No military solution to Ukraine crisis'

Helsinki, March 6 (IANS) Vice President of the European Commission and High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini has said that there is no military solution to the Ukraine crisis. Mogherini made her remarks at a press conference on Thursday held after meeting with Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb in Helsinki, Xinhua reporte...

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When Solange Knowles faced oops moment

Paris, March 6 (IANS) Singer Solange Knowles suffered a wardrobe malfunction after she arrived in Paris ahead of the Paris fashion week. Knowles looked stylish in her all-white outfit but she had an unfortunate malfunction when her top started to come undone. She arrived in the French capital Wednesday wearing a long sleeve white top with her white capris and a pair of white san...

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Russia concerned with US military deployment in Ukraine

Moscow, March 6 (IANS) Russia is concerned with arrival of US military personnel on Ukraine soil, the Russian Foreign Ministry has said. Up to 300 US troops reportedly have been deployed to a peacekeeping center in Ukraine's western Lvov region, the ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich on Thursday, Xinhua reported. Noting that those US military instructors would train Ukraini...

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Pakistan activist honored with International Women of Courage Award

Islamabad, March 6 (IANS) After youngest ever nobel peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai, the scenic Swat valley is again in the limelight on the world scene due to another brave woman from the area -- Tabassum Adnan, the founder an NGO. In recognition of her service for women's rights, the US has awarded Adnan the 2015 Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award, Dawn repor...

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Chelsea Handler denies breast job reports

Los Angeles, March 6 (IANS) Comedian Chelsea Handler denies reports of having breast jobs, she tweets a topless photograph of herself sprawling out on the floor as a totally sober portrayal of proof. Um... there have been a lot of men who've touched my bo**ies, but not one of them has ever been a doctor, Handler tweeted on Wednesday, reports aceshowbiz.com. Us Weekly magazine bro...

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Lily James went on liquid diet for 'Cinderella'

Los Angeles, March 6 (IANS) Actress Lily James says she had soup while filming Cinderellafor proper digestion of food. I think I may be trying to get sympathy a bit there. I'm being a bit over the top, she told eonline.com when asked about her corset-ready diet. When (the corset) was on we would be on continuous days so we wouldn't stop for lunch or a lovely tea like this-you'd ...

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Kim Kardashian's forehead woes

Los Angeles, March 6 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian says she has the hairiest forehead. I have the hairiest forehead you could ever imagine, and I would always break out and get all cracky on my forehead just from all the hair that I had, Kim was quoted by peoplestylewatch.com as saying. So in high school, I would wax it off because there was just so much hair, and then I ...

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David Walliams has 'a lot of love' for Lara Stone

London, March 6 (IANS) Comedian David Walliams still has a lot of love for wife Lara Stone following reports of a trial separation among the couple. The 43-year-old is reportedly undergoing a trial separation from his wife, with who he has 21-month-old son Alfred, but is hoping they will soon get things back on track for the sake of their little boy. It is only a trial separation...

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N-deal possible if sanctions lifted "all at once": Iran

T00ehran, March 6 (IANS) Iran has reiterated its call for the removal of all sanctions before a final nuclear deal with the P5+1 group as the country wraps up another round of nuclear talks with six world powers. Our principle position is that all sanctions are lifted at once, Iran's senior nuclear negotiator, Abbas Araqchi, said on Thursday following his talks with officials from the P5...

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Kendall Jenner gets inspiration from Kanye West

Los Angeles, March 6 (IANS) Model Kendall Jenner says having rapper Kanye West as a brother-in-law is awesome. The 19-year-old, whose half sister Kim Kardashian is married to West, 37, loves him as a part of her family and sees him as an inspiration, reports femalefirst.co.uk. It's awesome. He inspires us in a lot of ways, HELLO! Magazine quoted Kendall as saying. She ad...

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US to support new entrepreneurs in Tunisia: Obama

Tunis, March 6 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has said that the US would invest more than one billion dollars in the next generation of entrepreneurs in Tunisia and the world. Obama announced the decision via an audiovisual message, which was sent to the opening of the Investment and Entrepreneurship Conference (IEC) held in Tunis on Thursday, Xinhua reported. In the message, O...

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Neil Patrick Harris won't host Oscars again

Los Angeles, March 6 (IANS) Actor Neil Patrick Harris won't host the Oscars again because his family and soul couldn't take it. The actor hosted this year's Academy Awards, his first time in the position, but insists he's not going to do it again because it took up so much time, reports femalefirst.co.uk. I don't know that my family nor my soul could take it. It's a beast. It was...

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Some people consider peace 'an existential threat': Iran

London, March 6 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his supporters are trying to create an atmosphere of hysteria and fear-mongering, the Iranian foreign minister has said. The only explanation that you can have here is that some people consider peace and stability as an existential threat, Javad Zarif told CNN on Thursday. Because a deal cannot be threatening to...

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47 villagers killed in Nigeria Boko Haram attack

Abuja, March 6 (IANS) At least 47 villagers were killed in the latest attack by Boko Haram in Nigeria's northeastern state of Borno, one of the three most-hit states by the terror group, a local security source said. Ahmed Haruna, a member of the civilian joint task force responsible for the security of lives and property in Damboa area of Borno said on Thursday, suspected Boko Haram fig...

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Union minister Danve resigns

New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Union minister Raosaheb Dadarao Danve on Thursday resigned from the council of ministers, Rashtrapati Bhavan said in a statement. President Pranab Mukherjee, as advised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has accepted the resignation of Danve with immediate effect, the statement said. Danve was the minister of state for consumer affairs, food and public dis...

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