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Miley Cyrus poses nude for magazine

Los Angeles, Aug 31 (IANS) Singer Miley Cyrus, who has been in the news for mostly wrong reasons, has now come in the spotlight for posing in the buff for a magazine cover. The 21-year-old, popular for her twerking acts, has posed nude for V Magazine's Rebel Issue, slated to hit stands in September, reports dailystar.co.uk. Her modesty is hidden by two strategically-placed smiley...

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One killed in police shelling at Pakistan protest site

Islamabad, Aug 31 (IANS) At least one women protester was killed and over 50 were injured when police fired teargas and baton charged Saturday night as the protesters moved towards the prime minister's house in Pakistan. Police started tear gas shelling when protesters of the Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) and the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI) tried to enter into the restricted area in the ...

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Italian FM appointed as EU foreign policy chief

Brussels, Aug 31 (IANS) The European Council Saturday appointed Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini as the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union(EU). Mogherini replaced Britain's Catherine Ashton, Herman Van Rompuy, the current President of the European Council, on his twitter. EU leaders met in Brussels Saturday evening to elec...

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Punjab Thunder ease past Royal Kings for second win

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Punjab Thunder recorded their second win in four matches beating Royal Kings USA 63-42 in the 14th match of the Wave World Kabaddi League at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium here Saturday night. From the very first quarter, Punjab Thunder dominated the match and the point difference kept growing as the game progressed. Stopper Yadwinder Singh of Punjab Th...

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Police fire tear gas on protesters in Islamabad

Islamabad, Aug 31 (IANS) Police in the Pakistani capital city fired tear gas shells to disperse thousands of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistani Awami Tehreek (PAT) supporters as they were marching towards the prime minister's house late Saturday. Police started shelling on the marchers when they were just metres away from the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's house, Xinhua quoted w...

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Syria rebels besiege UN position near Golan Heights

Damascus, Aug 30 (IANS) Armed militant groups Saturday besieged a position of the UN peacekeepers in Syria's Qunaitera province, bordering the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a media report said. Armed fighters of the Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front besieged a headquarter of the UN Disengagement Observer Force ( UNDOF) at the town of Ruwayhinah in the countryside of Qunaitera, reported Xinhu...

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Iran criticises US over new sanctions

Tehran, Aug 30 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has criticised the US over new sanctions, terming them not compatible with the spirit of current negotiations, BBC reported Saturday. New sanctions on 25 firms and individuals were announced in Washington Friday, as world powers suspect Iran seeks atomic weapons, a claim it strongly denies. Speaking at a news conference broad...

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Khalsa Warriors beat Lahore Lions, continue winning streak

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Khalsa Warriors defeated the Lahore Lions 64-55 in an action-packed 13th match in the Wave World Kabaddi League at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium Saturday. The points difference may have been as much as nine, but it was a very well-fought match. Khalsa Warriors maintained their unbeaten streak and record their fourth successive win in front of a boister...

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Sindhu loses in semis, settles for bronze

Copenhagen, Aug 30 (IANS) India's P.V. Sindhu had to be content with the bronze as Spaniard Carolina Marin proved the better shuttler on the day, winning the women's singles semi-final quite easily in straight games at the World Badminton Championships here Saturday. The 11th-seeded Sindhu had created history Friday when she made the last four to become the first Indian to notch two meda...

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Modi, Abe strike chord; Kyoto to help make Varanasi smart city

Kyoto, Aug 30 (IANS) Warmth, mutual admiration and convergent views marked the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe Saturday as India hoped the two sides would strive to achieve in five years the unrealised potential of the past five decades. The two countries signed a partnership agreement to turn the Hindu holy city of Varanasi, which for...

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Third ODI scoreboard: India vs England

Nottingham, Aug 30 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of the third One-Day International (ODI) between India and England at Trent Bridge here Saturday. England: Alastair Cook st Dhoni b Rayudu 44 Alex Hales c Dhoni b Raina 42 Ian Bell run out (Sharma) 28 Joe Root st Dhoni b Jadeja 2 Eoin Morgan c Dhoni b Ashwin 10 Jos Buttler b Ashwin 4...

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India outclass England to take 2-0 unassailable lead

Nottingham, Aug 30 (IANS) India beat England by six wickets in the third One-Day International (ODI) at Trent Bridge here Saturday, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the five-match series. After the first ODI was washed out, India maintained their superiority in the shorter format over England for a successive win. Spinners gave India the advantage, bowling out the hosts for 227...

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C.V. Rao is new Maharashtra governor

Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao, a veteran BJP leader from Telangana, was Saturday evening sworn-in as the new governor of Maharashtra. The Bharatiya Janata Party leader was sworn in at a function at the Raj Bhavan following the resignation of K. Sankaranarayanan Aug 24. Rao, 73, was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Bombay High Court Chief Justice ...

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India eases norms to blacklist weapons firms

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Defence Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday said that in view of India's security preparedness, the norms relating to blacklisting weapons manufacturing firms facing corruption charges have been eased partially. The issue (of blacklisting) has been discussed at length at the defence ministry. There are a large number of firms which have been blacklisted. Now that upho...

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Modi, Abe strike chord, India hopes ties reach full potential

Kyoto, Aug 30 (IANS) Warmth, mutual admiration and convergence of views marked the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe Saturday as India hoped the two sides would strive to achieve in five years the unrealised potential of five decades. Modi, who reached Kyoto Saturday at the beginning of his five-day visit to Japan, was accorded a warm we...

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Three arrested in Visva Bharati sexual assault case

Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) Three Visva Bharati University students were Saturday arrested in connection with the alleged sexual harassment of a female student from the northeast, West Bengal police said. We have arrested three students named in the first information report (FIR). We have pressed charges of criminal intimidation and outraging the modesty of a woman among others, Birbhum distr...

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Petrol cut by Rs.1.51 a litre, diesel hiked 50 paise

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) With international crude oil rates dropping to around $100 a barrel, petrol prices were cut Saturday by Rs.1.51 a litre excluding local taxes, effective midnight, state-run oil marketers announced. The current levels of international oil prices and INR-USD exchange rate warrants a decrease in selling price of petrol in the domestic market, Indian Oil said in a...

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India beat England by six wickets in third ODI

Nottingham, Aug 30 (IANS) India eased to a six-wicket win over England in the third One-Day International (ODI) at Trent Bridge here Saturday. After bowling out England for 227 in 50 overs, India had little problem reaching 228 for four in 43 overs. Ambati Rayudu was the top scorer with an unbeaten 64 off 78 balls. ...

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Curb anaemia deaths in Mussoorie: Harsh Vardhan to officials

Mussoorie, Aug 30 (IANS) Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Saturday directed government hospitals to immediately launch an anaemia awareness campaign here to curb the high number of deaths due to iron deficiency. Vardhan, who was on a day-long visit to the hill station in Uttarakhand, took cognizance of the conditions at the health centres and urged the medical and government authorities to ...

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UPA should be credited for economic revival: Chidambaram

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Former finance minister P.Chidambaram Saturday claimed the credit for the 5.7 percent economic growth during the first quarter of this fiscal due to the policies of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government. He said the UPA government had projected that the economic revival would happen at the start of 2014-15 owing to the steps taken in the earlier year.<...

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