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Moscow threatens to retaliate against Poland

Moscow, Aug 30 (IANS) Moscow Friday threatened to take retaliatory measures against Poland, after its authorities refused permission to a plane carrying Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu to enter its airspace. The jet was carrying Shoigu to Russia from Slovakia, where he took part in a ceremony. However, the plane was later allowed to over Poland. The press secretar...

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UN peacekeepers injured in Mali landmine explosion

United Nations, Aug 30 (IANS) A number of UN peacekeepers were injured Friday when their vehicle hit a landmine in northern Mali, a UN spokesman said. The United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) reported that around 12 noon, the mission's military vehicle hit a landmine in Aguelhok of Kidal region, Xinhua quoted UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric...

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Seacrest hopes to have 'great marriage' like parents

London, Aug 30 (IANS) Anchor-producer Ryan Seacrest, who is dating Shayna Taylor, says he would like to have a fantastic marriage just like his parents. The 39-year-old admires his parents - Connie and Gary - and hopes to emulate them one day, reports dailymail.co.uk. The radio personality was recently spotted holidaying with his bikini-clad girlfriend on a luxury boat off the co...

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Militants take hostate 44 peacekeepers in Golan

United Nations, Aug 30 (IANS) At least 44 peacekeepers have been taken hostage by the militnts in the Golan Heights, a UN spokesperson said Friday. The United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) reported that 44 Fijian troops were detained and 72 Filipino troops still stranded in the region, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said at a daily briefing. The United N...

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Putin, Poroshenko agree on aid delivery to Ukraine by railway

Moscow, Aug 30 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday he has agreed with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on the proposal of delivering humanitarian assistance to southeastern Ukraine by train. We agreed that we will implement Poroshenko's plan in his way for aid provision to people in Lugansk and Donetsk, and send products and supplies by railway, Putin said of the Tues...

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Jessica Chastain demands a female superhero movie

Los Angeles, Aug 30 (IANS) Actress Jessica Chastain demands a female superhero movie, which should have Scarlett Johansson in the lead role. The acclaimed actress, who starred in the 2013 horror film Mama, says Marvel Studios should make a movie in which Johansson and her Black Widow character play the central role, reports contactmusic.com. The 37-year-old actress told The Wrap:...

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850,000 displaced in one month in Iraq

Geneva, Aug 30 (IANS/EFE) The Islamic State minlitants advancements have forcibly displaced 850,000 people in one month, the International Organisation for Migration(IOM) said Friday. The total number of people who have been evacuated their homes since January have increased to 1.6 million. Most of those who have fled have found refuge in the autonomous Iraqi region of Kurdistan,...

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US identifies citizens fighting for Islamic State

Washington, Aug 30 (IANS/EFE) US intelligence and law enforcement agencies have identified around a dozen of its citizens, who have traveled to the Middle East to join jihad led by the Islamic State, officials said. As the group has grown stronger in recent months, more foreigners have gone to Syria to fight in its ranks, which has forced European and US authorities to dedicate more reso...

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Keira Knightley goes topless

London, Aug 30 (IANS) British actress Keira Knightley showed her upper body for a racy magazine photoshoot. The Pirates of the Caribbean actress stripped off for fashion magazine Interview. In the photo, she appears in black lace gloves and black trousers while sporting soaking wet hair and a belly button piercing, reports dailymail.co.uk. The 29-year-old was clicked by fashion p...

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UN human rights report on Ukraine distorts facts: Russia

Moscow, Aug 30 (IANS/ITAR -TASS) The latest report of office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights distorts the situation on the Russia-Ukraine border, Russia's foreign ministry said Friday. The authors of the document continue to follow their selective approach to the tragedy in the east of Ukraine and bluntly spin facts concerning the situation on the Russia-Ukraine border, Alex...

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Happy to call Brad Pitt my son-in-law: Voight

Los Angeles, Aug 30 (IANS) Actor Jon Voight is happy that now he can call Brad Pitt his son-in-law. Voight is happy about the wedding of his daughter Angelina Jolie to her partner of nine years and although he wasn't invited to the ceremony, which was held in Chateau Miraval, France, he can't wait to catch up with them soon, reports femalefirst.co.uk. In an interview to ITV's Goo...

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Gunmen kill two officials in Yemen

Sana'a, Aug 30 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen shot dead two officials in Yemen's southern province of Lahj Friday, a security official said. An official of the General People Congress party and another official of Lahj local government were gunned down by masked attackers riding a motorbike when they were traveling toward the neighbouring southern province of Aden, a local security official ...

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Modi government selling off Indian assets: Mamata

Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) Accusing the Narendra Modi led BJP government of selling out the country's assets by embracing FDI across sectors, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday warned that such policies would put Indian economy in grave crisis. You can never make me do anything which is anti-people. I left the United Progressive Alliance as I was opposed to FDI in retail. I ca...

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Modi keeps himself informed through multiple sources: Jaitley

New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi keeps himself informed through multiple sources, and has fostered a lot of decentralization in the NDA government contrary to wide perception about him centralizing power, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Friday. Releasing books Narendra Modi: The Game Changer and Being Modi here, Jaitley also said that Modi started talking to peopl...

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India scraps tender for buying light utility helicopters

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) India's defence ministry has scrapped the over Rs.6,000 crore worth tender for procuring 197 light utility helicopters for army and air force which had been on hold due to a CBI probe on allegations that an army official had sought to a bribe from a contender, official sources said. They said that the decision was taken Friday at a meeting of the Defence Acquisit...

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Delhi asked to decide on age relaxation on special educators

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS The Delhi High Court Friday directed the city government hold a meeting with MCD officials and take a policy decision with respect to age relaxation norms on recruitment of special educator in nearly 1,700 schools run by the municipal body. A division bench of Justice S. Ravindra Bhat and Justice Vipin Sanghi asked the chief secretary to hold the meeting within ...

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Can consider tie-up from CPI-M if it so proposes: Mamata

Kolkata, Aug 29 (IANS) Averring that no one is untouchable, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday said her Trinamool Congress would consider and discuss the matter if a proposal for a tie-up came from her long-time foe CPI-M. Congratulating Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, Janata Dal-United leader Nitish Kumar and the Congress for rallying together against the Bh...

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India to host international human rights event

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) India's National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will host the three-day annual general meeting of the Asia Pacific Forum of national human rights panels, said a statement Friday. The APF is one of the four regional networks of national human rights institutions (NHRIs) within the international co-ordinating committee of NHRIs. The event will open on Sep 3...

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SC seeks government's proactive role on 'undertrial' prisoners

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court Friday asked the central government to place before it the complete information about undertrial prisoners languishing in jails all over the country till March 2014 and urged it to play an active role in addressing the situation. It is a serious matter. You can't be a mute spectator. You must take a proactive role. Call a meeting of the home sec...

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Modi keeps himself informed through multiple sources: Jaitley

New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi keeps himself informed through multiple sources, and has fostered a lot of decentralization in the NDA government contrary to wide perception about him centralizing power, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Friday. Releasing the books Narendra Modi: The Game Changer and Being Modi at a function here, Jaitley also said that Modi starte...

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