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Narine warns against taking Bangladesh lightly

St. George's (Grenada), Aug 23 (IANS/CMC) West Indies off spinner Sunil Narine has cautioned against taking Bangladesh lightly following his side's crushing 177-run victory in the second One-Day International (ODI) here at the National Stadium. Friday's win seals the series two-nil for West Indies with the third and final match to be played at Warner Park in St.Kitts Monday, reports CMC....

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Electronic manufacturing policy unveiled in UP

Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has unveiled a new electronic manufacturing policy which will enable mass production of cell phones, DVDs and computers with other products, an official said Saturday. Inspired by the Chinese model, the policy got approval of the state cabinet after Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav pushed for it. In the initial phase, the governmen...

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Family top priority for Celine Dion

Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) Singer Celine Dion has cancelled all her work engagements indefinitely to stay by her ailing 72-year-old spouse Rene Angelil's side, and to support their sons as family always comes first for her. The 46-year-old singer's husband underwent treatment for a second bout of throat cancer in December, and she has been considering a break since his surgery. But she h...

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Hamas attack kills boy in Israel

Jerusalem, Aug 23 (IANS) A four-year-old boy was killed Friday evening by a mortar attack on southern Israel by Hamas, authorities said. The child was killed when a mortar barrage launched from the Gaza Strip hit a car near a kindergarten in Sdot Negev Regional Council near the Israel-Gaza border, Xinhua quoted a spokesperson with the Israeli military as saying. It is the first I...

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Atletico Madrid beat Real to lift Spanish Supercup

Madrid, Aug 23 (IANS) Atletico Madrid won the Spanish Supercup 2-1 on aggregate following a 1-0 win over Real Madrid in the second leg of the competition in the Vicente Calderon Stadium Friday night. Following a 1-1 draw in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium Tuesday night, Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti made several changes to his side, most notably with James Rodriguez in the starting 11 ...

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Nearly 200,000 killed since start of Syrian crisis: UN

United Nations, Aug 23 (IANS) The UN high commissioner for human rights, Navi Pillay, Friday said that more than 191,000 people have been killed in Syria between March 2011 and April 2014, saying that the ongoing fighting there has dropped off the international radar. Pillay said that the number released by her office is more than double the number documented a year ago, UN spokesperson ...

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Two killed in Pakistan firing in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu, Aug 23 (IANS) Two people were killed and seven others injured early Saturday in heavy firing by the Pakistan Rangers on the Border Security Force posts near the international border in R.S. Pura sector in Jammu district, police said. Two villagers, identified as Muhammad Akram and his 13-year-old son Aslam were killed and seven people including Akram's wife, his three children and...

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Eva Green finds movie business 'cold'

Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) Actress Eva Green, who finds the film industry cold, says she always chose parts which made her feel good over those which presented her as a boring beautiful girl. The 33-year-old, who featured in the 2006 Bond film Casino Royale, feels 2014 has been great for her courtesy her roles in two big movies - Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and 300: Rise of an Empire, a...

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Mass grave found in Mexico

Mexico City, Aug 23 (IANS) At least nine bodies have been recovered from a mass grave in Tumbiscatio, a municipality in Mexico's troubled state of Michoacan, media reports said Friday. The bodies have yet to be identified, but include seven men and two women, Xinhua quoted the state attorney general's office as saying. News of the mass grave came on the same day newspapers publi...

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US warns Russia over forcing convoy into Ukraine

Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) The White House warned Russia Friday that sending an aid convoy into eastern Ukraine without Kiev's approval would incur additional consequences, while Russia insisted that further delay of Moscow's humanitarian mission would have been unacceptable. Today, in violation of its previous commitments and international law, Russian military vehicles painted to look l...

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Katie Holmes moves from NY to California

Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) Actress Katie Holmes, who has been living in New York for two years with her daughter Suri, has now shifted back here. Holmes lived here during her marriage to star Tom Cruise, and then moved to New York with their daughter in 2012 when she began divorce proceedings. Now the actress and her eight-year-old have relocated back to California and are living...

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Lebanon cautions against repercussions from Syrian crisis

Beirut, Aug 23 (IANS) Lebanon's social affairs minister Rachid Derbas cautioned Friday that the country is on the verge of drowning and it cannot bare anymore the repercussions of the Syrian crisis and Syrian displaced. Derbas said in a radio interview that the Syrian crisis is the most dangerous crisis Lebanon has faced since its establishment and could lead to its disappearance and the...

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EU to fund agricultural products affected by Russia's ban

Brussels, Aug 23 (IANS) Experts of the European Union (EU) said Friday that the EU would provide additional funding for agricultural products affected by Russia's food import ban. On the emergency support measures for peaches and nectarines announced Aug 11, the executive body of the EU, the European Commission confirmed that the additional funding for peaches and nectarines is aimed pr...

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First edition of northeast film fest starts in capital

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar Friday opened the first edition of northeast film festival in the capital and said the government is committed to mainstream new initiatives in the region. Organised by the directorate of film festivals, ministry of information and broadcasting in coordination with north east division (HM) and NElim and ...

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'Iron Man 3' director to make 'The Destroyer' film

Los Angeles, Aug 23 (IANS) Shane Black, who directed Iron Man 3, will now go behind the camera for a movie adaptation of action book series The Destroyer. He will direct the film, based on the 1970s adventure series about US government operative Remo Williams, reports contactmusic.com. Apart from this project, he is also associated with a thriller titled Nice Guys featuring Ryan ...

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170 illegal immigrants missing off Libyan coast

Tripoli, Aug 23 (IANS) A wooden boat carrying some 170 illegal immigrants was missing off the Libyan coast near Tripoli Friday, a coast guard official said. The stowaways were believed from sub-Saharan African countries and intended to go to Italy. Their boat was feared sank some 60 km east of Tripoli in the Guarakouzi area, Xinhua quoted the official as saying. The official, wh...

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US targets key financiers of Al Qaeda, Al Nusra Front

Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) The US Friday imposed sanctions on two alleged key financiers of al-Nusra Front and Al Qaeda, authorities said. Abdul Mohsen Abdullah Ibrahim Al-Sharikh and Hamid Hamad Hamid Al-Ali were added to the Department of Treasury's list of specially designated global terrorists, a move that entails sanctions barring American citizens from doing business with them and f...

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EU deplores Russia's humanitarian convoy into Ukraine

Brussels, Aug 23 (IANS) The European Union (EU) Friday deplored as illegal Russia's decision to send humanitarian consignment into Ukrainian territory without escort of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) or consent of the Ukrainian government. The EU criticised Russian convoy into Ukraine as a clear violation of Ukrainian border, saying such action goes counter to the pr...

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UN to hold emergency meeting on Ukraine crisis

United Nations, Aug 23 (IANS) The UN Security Council is to hold emergency consultations amid media reports of a major escalation in the Ukraine conflict. The emergency session, scheduled for Friday evening, was requested by Lithuania, Xinhua quoted the UN spokesperson's office as saying. UN Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs Oscar Fernandez-Taranco was to brief the 15 cou...

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64 killed in Iraq mosque attack

Baghdad, Aug 23 (IANS) At least 64 people were killed Friday when suspected Shia militiamen attacked a Sunni mosque in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, a media report said. A bomber blew himself up and other gunmen fired fleeing worshippers during Friday prayers in a Sunni mosque in Baquba city, 120km from Baghdad, BBC reported. The attack is seen as a blow to Iraqi government...

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