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Iran nuclear issue: Kerry holds talks with Gulf foreign ministers

Vienna, Nov 23 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry held talks with the foreign ministers of UAE, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain on the Iranian nuclear issue Saturday. Earlier, Kerry delayed his departure from Vienna in order to hold intensive negotiations with the Iranian foreign minster over the issue, Xinhua reported. Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Counci...

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Penelope Cruz joins Ben Stiller in 'Zoolander 2'

Los Angeles, Nov 23 (IANS) Actress Penelope Cruz is all set to star with actor Ben Stiller in the film Zoolander 2. According to Deadline magazine, details of Cruz's role in the sequel of Zoolander has not been disclosed, reports eonline.com. The Spanish actress will be joining the cast members Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell in the comedy that follows Derek Zoolander, the male mode...

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No general election in Pakistan before 2018: Nawaz Sharif

Islamabad, Nov 23 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Saturday that a general election would not be held in the country before 2018. He thus rejected the demands by the opposition Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) for early elections, a Dawn online report said. The PTI has been holding countrywide demonstrations in protest of the government's alleged corruption and rigg...

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Bahrainis vote in first parliamentary elections since 2011 protests

Manama, Nov 23 (IANS) Bahrain held its parliamentary elections Saturday, the first since a failed protest against the monarchy in 2011. Bahrainis turned out to cast their ballots, in spite of the main opposition party of the country, Al Wefaq boycotting the elections, Xinhua reported. Opposition groups, led by the Al Wefaq had claimed that the Shiite majority in Bahrain is discri...

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28 killed in Kenya attack

Nairobi, Nov 22 (IANS) At least 28 people were killed Saturday in an attack on a bus in Kenya's Mandera county, authorities said. A group of over 100 armed men stopped the Nairobi-bound bus and ordered everyone out at around 5.30 a.m., Xinhua quoted Mandera Deputy County Commissioner Elvis Korir as saying. We were told that 100 armed men stopped the bus just after it left Arabia ...

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Over 900 killed by US-led strikes in Syria

Damascus, Nov 22 (IANS) The US-led anti-terror coalition has killed more than 900 people in its strikes inside Syria during the past 60 days, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday. The casualties include 52 civilians,72 fighters of the Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front and 758 fighters of the Islamic State militants, Xinhua reported citing the statement. The casualties ...

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ISL: FC Goa beat FC Pune City to jump to fourth spot

Margao, Nov 22 (IANS) FC Goa beat FC Pune City 2-0 in an Indian Super League (ISL) match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here Saturday to storm into the top half of the table - into the fourth spot. Winger Romeo Fernandes got the opener for the winners in the 6th minute and substitute Miroslav Slepicka added another in stoppage time to seal the victory. It was the same margin by which Pu...

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World's tallest tower to come up in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Nov 22 (IANS) The Telangana government Saturday decided to build the world's largest tower and other skyscrapers at 40 places around Hussain Sagar lake in the heart of Hyderabad. A meeting presided over by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao decided to build the world's tallest tower in Sanjeevaiah Park abutting the picturesque lake. At the five-hour long review meetin...

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Former Portuguese PM Jose Socrates arrested

Lisbon, Nov 22 (IANS/EFE) Former Portuguese prime minister Jose Socrates has been arrested as part of investigation into the alleged tax fraud, money laundering and corruption. The former Socialist premier was arrested late Friday upon his arrival at the Lisbon airport from Paris, Portuguese media reported Saturday. The Attorney General's Office confirmed the arrest of Socrates a...

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Shuttlers Pawar, Saili lose in Scottish Open semis

Glasgow, Nov 22 (IANS) The Indian campaign at the $50,000 Scottish Open Grand Prix came an end as Anand Pawar and Saili Rane lost their respective semi-final matches at the Emirates Arena here Saturday. Spanish second seed Beatriz Corrales defeated Saili 21-13, 24-22 in 39 minutes in their first women's singles career meet. The match was followed by seventh seed Pawar's loss to C...

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Speaker holds all-party meet

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan Saturday held an all-party meeting to ensure smooth functioning of parliament during the winter session beginning Monday. The meeting was followed by dinner which was also attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Briefing the media after the meeting, Mahajan said 18 parties attended the meeting barring the Trinamool Cong...

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Can shoot in India all day long: Canadian producer

Panaji, Nov 22 (IANS) Canadian producer David Miller has made films like Amal and Siddharth in India and is set to make more as he loves shooting in the country, and can do it all day long. Miller fell in love with India on his maiden visit itself. In February 2006, I came here for development trip to Mumbai, then Delhi. It was mindblowing. It was something I've never experienced...

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Philippines renews commitment to resolve Maguindanao massacre

Manila, Nov 22 (IANS) On the fifth anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre Sunday, the Philippine government renewed Saturday its commitment to serve justice to the victims of the worst election-related violence in the country. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said similar to the families of the Maguindanao massacre victims, the Aquino administration also wants a speedy tri...

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Fadnavis hopeful of successful talks with Shiv Sena

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Saturday expressed confidence about a breakthrough in talks with the Shiv Sena over sharing power in the state. At the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit here, Fadnavis said the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) was not mediating between the Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party. He said the Shiv Sena has alw...

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Jama Masjid Shahi Imam's son anointed Naib Imam

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Shaban Bukhari, the 19-year-old son of Jama Masjid Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari, was Saturday formally anointed the Naib Imam (deputy Imam) of the 17th century mosque at a ceremony here. The anointment, which was attended by religious leaders from India and abroad, comes in the face of objection by the Indian government and the Wakf Board, which termed the cerem...

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Quarantined Indian's samples found negative for Ebola

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) The Indian man, who had travelled to Liberia and got infected with Ebola but cured, continues to be symptom free and his tests for the killer virus have been found negative, an official statement said Saturday. The 26-year-old male, Indian, who had undergone Ebola treatment in Liberia, is presently quarantined at Airport Health Organization Quarantine Centre, New...

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Mulayam to lay foundation of Agra-Lucknow Expressway

Agra, Nov 22 (IANS) Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav will Sunday lay the foundation stone of his son Akhilesh Yadav-headed Uttar Pradesh government's most ambitious project - the Agra-Lucknow Expressway. The official programme will be held at his Kalidas Marg residence in Lucknow at 11 a.m., while in Agra, a programme has been organised at Hingot Kheria from where the Expressw...

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Perez extends contract with Force India

Abu Dhabi, Nov 22 (IANS) Mexican driver Sergio Perez Saturday extended his contract with Formula 1 team Force India for 2015 and beyond. The 24-year-old had joined the team from McLaren at the start of 2014 and enjoyed immediate success with a podium in only his third race for Force India. Since then he has scored points in 11 races so far this season. I am delighted that Checo w...

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Cannot ignore Russia, it is great regional power: Pakistan

Islamabad, Nov 22 (IANS) Pakistan Defence Minister Khawaja Asif Saturday said improvement in ties between Islamabad and Moscow was not at the cost of relations with other countries such as New Delhi and Washington, media reported. Asif brushed aside the notion that Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu's recently concluded visit to Pakistan might annoy New Delhi and Washington, Dawn onl...

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Less than 10 Indians keen on joining, Muslim leaders denounced IS: NSA Doval

New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval Saturday said there were fewer than 10 cases of Indian youth wanting to join the Islamic State and Muslim leaders in India had unanimously come out against the jihadist group. Addressing the HT Leadership Summit, Doval also said Pakistan was using terrorism as an instrument of state policy and that India will have to pre...

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