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China stocks open higher

Beijing, April 27 (IANS) Chinese stocks opened higher on Monday with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 1.1 percent, to open at 4,441.93 points. The Shenzhen Component Index opened at 14,749.02, up 1.03 percent, Xinhua news agency reported. The ChiNext Index, tracking China's NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, opened 1.71 percent higher at 2,781.6 points. ...

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Mel C, Beckham to skip Geri Halliwell's wedding

London, April 27 (IANS) Singer Geri Halliwell's wedding won't see a Spice Girls reunion, as former bandmates Melanie C and Victoria Beckham will reportedly not be able to attend the celebration. According to a source, the 42-year-old wanted to get her bandmates back together for her nuptials to Christian Horner, but work commitments have got in the way. While Beckham will be out of the c...

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Bayern Munich lift their 25th Bundesliga title

Berlin, April 27 (IANS) Bayern Munich were handed their third Bundesliga title in a row after Monchengladbach defeated Wolfsburg 1-0 on Sunday. Thanks to Max Kruse's late goal, the Foals ended any of runners-up Wolfsburg's title chance, and confirmed front-runners Bayern Munich, who already reaped a 1-0 win over Berlin on Saturday, as the 2014-2015 Bundesliga champions with four rounds t...

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Unidentified people escape with school bus in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, April 27 (IANS) A group of unidentified people on Saturday night escaped with a private school bus near the international border in Jammu and Kashmir, police said. The three unidentified people entered the Sunshine Public School near the international border in R.S. Pura area of Jammu district around midnight and escaped with the bus. They beat up the school guard and tied...

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Paul McCartney announces first US arena show of 2015

Los Angeles, April 27 (IANS) Singer Paul McCartney has announced that he will be playing his first US arena show of 2015 at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center on June 21. The show, which will be a part of his 'Out There Tour', will mark his first time stop in the city since his sold-out two-night concert back in 2010, reports aceshowbiz.com. McCartney is currently touring Japan an...

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Franco likes movies that make audiences 'uncomfortable'

Los Angeles, April 27 (IANS) Actor James Franco, who features in I Am Michael, about a gay activist who denounces homosexuality to become a Christian pastor, feels films that raise relevant questions in the society, are important. In I Am Michael, Franco stars alongside Emma Roberts and Zachary Quinto. There's the coming out narrative, the fighting for rights narrative, the clos...

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Kanye West's father didn't like North's name

Los Angeles, April 27 (IANS) Kanye West's father Ray thought the rapper was joking when he announced he was naming his daughter North. West stunned his father when he revealed the moniker he and wife Kim Kardashian had chosen for their baby girl, who is now 22 months old, but his family have since grown to love her name, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Brenda Bentley, who was previous...

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Kelly Brook blasts 'disrespectful' Simon Cowell

London, April 27 (IANS) Model-actress Kelly Brook says she was relieved when she was fired from Britain's Got Talent by disrespectful Simon Cowell. The 35-year-old has revealed that the music mogul would arrive four hours late to film the show in 2009, so she wasn't bothered when she got fired just three days after starting her job as a judge next to Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan, repor...

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Atif Aslam goes the EDM way

Indore, April 27 (IANS) Popular Pakistani musician Atif Aslam gave his band a miss and teamed up with DJ Chetas to churn out electronic dance music (EDM) for his over 6,000 fans here on Sunday. Aslam, known for his rock songs and Bollywood soundtracks, was here for Royal Stag MTV Bollyland -- a series of multi-city music concerts that bring together popular Bollywood numbers with heady e...

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Tyga gets tattoo for Kylie Jenner?

Los Angeles, April 27 (IANS) Rapper Tyga has reportedly taken his love for Kylie Jenner to a whole new level. He was spotted with what appeared to be a tattoo for the 17-year-old girlfriend. The tattoo, located on the inside of his right elbow, features the word 'Kylie' written in large, black letters. Tyga, who is already heavily tattooed, showed a glimpse of the design on Instagram, re...

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Sudan army repels rebel attack in Darfur

Khartoum, April 27 (IANS) The Sudanese army announced on Sunday that it repelled an attack on South Darfur state by armed groups supported by South Sudan. The Sudanese army and the Rapid Support Forces ambushed the terrorist forces and dragged them to the battle field where on Sunday rapid support forces engaged them at Al-Nakhara area, south of the Tulus locality, and inflicted heavy da...

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David Beckham planning 40th b'day in Morocco?

London, April 27 (IANS) Former footballer David Beckham, who turns 40 on May 2, is reportedly planning to celebrate his birthday in Morocco. According to a source, Beckham has asked his close friends and loved ones to keep the weekend free, although he has not told any of them that they will be flown out to North African holiday destination, reports femalefirst.co.uk. He'll only ...

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Tanzania's liberation icon Hashim Mbita dies at 74

Dar es Salaam, April 27 (IANS) Hashim Mbita, a Tanzanian army general and the icon of the southern Africa liberation struggle, died at the age of 74 on Sunday after a long illness. The East African nation's State House in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam said in a statement that Mbita, the retired executive secretary of the Organisation of the African Unity (OAU) Liberation Committee...

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Quake toll rises to 20 in Tibet

Beijing, April 27 (IANS) The toll in Tibet due to the impact of the earthquake that struck Nepal rose to 20 on Sunday, a media report said. Saturday's quake in Nepal killed more than 2,500 people. According to Xinhua news agency, 58 people were injured in Tibet and four people, including a Nepali national, were missing in Nyalam county. The quake affected the southwestern...

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Planned to get wickets early, that's what happened: RCB pacer Aaron

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Awarded man of the match for his excellent bowling, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) pacer Varun Aaron on Sunday said his team had set a target to take early wickets and everything went as planned in their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter against Delhi Daredevils. With RCB pacers Mitchell Starc (3/20), Aaron (2/24) and David Wiese (2/18) bowling their hea...

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Shopping mall blaze in Kolkata yet to be doused after 12 hours

Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) A major fire broke out in a shopping mall in central Kolkata on Sunday, and was yet to be completely doused even after 12 hours of efforts by firefighters. However, there was no casualty. As many as 27 fire tenders were rushed to the spot to control the blaze that was first noticed at 11.45 a.m. on the third floor of the building where clothing was stacked, offic...

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IPL scoreboard: Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore played here at the Ferozeshah Kotla on Sunday. Delhi Daredevils: M.A. Agarwal st Karthik b Iqbal Abdulla 27 Shreyas Iyer lbw b Starc 0 Jean Paul Duminy c Karthik b Wiese 13 Yuvraj Singh c Karthik b Aaron 2...

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Secret understanding between Trinamool, BJP, says CPI-M

Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Alleging a secret understanding between the Trinamool Congress and the BJP, CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday said the delayed and inadequate sanctioning of central forces for the recent municipal polls was an indicator of the covert links. Bharatiya Janata Party and the Trinamool Congress have a secret understanding. These two parties had been in...

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Most balanced side we are playing: RCB skipper Kohli

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) After a thumping 10-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday said the current RCB squad was the most balanced one in terms of both batting and bowling. RCB pacers Mitchell Starc (3/20), Varun Aaron (2/24) and David Wiese (2/18) bowled their hearts out to skittle out Daredevils for a meagre 95 in just 18.2...

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President confers gallantry awards

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday conferred gallantry awards, including two Kirti Chakras and eleven Shaurya Chakras, on armed forces and security personnel. Five of the 11 Shaurya Chakras - the third highest peacetime decoration - were given posthumously. The medals are generally awarded for counter-insurgency operations and actions against the enemy during...

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