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Elizabeth Hurley has crush on Aaron Paul's TV avatar

Los Angeles, Sep 23 (IANS) Actress Elizabeth Hurley says she has a crush on actor Aaron Paul's character Jesse Pinkman from TV series Breaking Bad. The 49-year-old star took to Twitter to share her feelings, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Is it wrong to have a crush on Jesse? I don't want to leave the house -- I only want to stay home and watch 'Breaking Bad'. Can't believe I waited ...

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White House beefs up security after intruder incident

Washington, Sep 23 (IANS/EFE) The US Secret Service has ordered stronger White House security after a man climbed over the fence and entered the North Portico door of the executive mansion before being caught, the presidential spokesman said Monday. Washington was shocked by the incident. Once in a while agents have had to detain people who scale the fence around the White House, but for...

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FIFA member predicts 2022 World Cup will not be held in Qatar

Berlin, Sep 23 (IANS/EFE) A member of the executive committee of international soccer's governing body, FIFA, said Monday that he doubted the 2022 World Cup would be held in Qatar, on account of its high temperatures and health threats to players and fans. I personally think that in the end, the 2022 World Cup will not take place in Qatar, Efe quoted German member Theo Zwanziger as telli...

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UN agency steps up aid for 130,000 Syrian refugees

United Nations, Sep 23 (IANS) The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has been stepping up assistance to the Turkish government to aid an estimated 130,000 Syrian Kurds who have crossed into Turkey since last Friday, the United Nations spokesman said Monday. The Turkish authorities and UNHCR are preparing for the possibility of hundreds of thousands more refugees arriving in the coming days, as th...

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French national abducted in Algeria: France

Paris, Sep 23 (IANS) A French national was kidnapped in Algeria's Tizi Ouzou region Sunday, the French foreign ministry said Monday. A French national was kidnapped on Sunday in Algeria, in the region of Tizi Ouzou, while he was on holiday there, Xinhua quoted the foreign ministry as saying. The incident came after the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist group threatened to attack...

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Some American IS recruits are back in US: White House

Washington, Sep 23 (IANS/EFE) The Obama administration believes that some of the roughly 100 Americans who may have travelled to the Middle East to join the ranks of the Islamic State (IS) militant group have returned to the United States, a top White House official said Monday. The US administration calculates that 2,000 Europeans are among the 15,000 foreign combatants in IS ranks, Efe...

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Now Bieber lives healthier lifestyle

Los Angeles, Sep 23 (IANS) Singer Justin Bieber, more popular for his off-stage antics rather than music, is reportedly embracing a healthier lifestyle and has given up alcohol. According The Sun newspaper, Bieber is looking to get his career back on track and believes a healthier lifestyle could be the key, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Justin has been boasting to his friends abou...

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Ukraine, rebels creates buffer zone amid new casualties

Kiev, Sep 23 (IANS) Ukrainian troops and independence-seeking rebels have started establishing a weapon-free buffer zone to separate the areas they control from each other, the country's military said Monday. A preparation for the withdrawal of heavy weapons is under way, Xinhua quoted Ukraine's National Security and Defense Council spokesman Andrei Lysenko as saying. Although th...

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UN mission team to combat Ebola arrives in Africa

United Nations, Sep 23 (IANS) An advance team of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) has arrived in Ghana's capital Accra to set up the operation's headquarters, a UN spokesman said Monday. Another advance team of the world body's first ever mission dealing with a public health crisis also arrived in Liberia, which has been hardest hit by the unprecedented ou...

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Kurdish official denies IS presence near Turkish border

Beirut, Sep 23 (IANS/EFE) The militants of the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist group are not quite as near the Turkish border as some reports out of Ankara may claim, the Syrian-Kurdish Democratic Union Party (DUP) said Monday. Turkish media had reported that IS forces had advanced to within five kilometers of the border, but in a phone conversation, DUP spokesman Nawaf Jalil insisted...

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Spanish Ebola patient in 'serious' condition

Madrid, Sep 23 (IANS) An Ebola affected Spanish missionary who was flown back from Sierra Leone was described as serious by the health authorities in Spain. Manuel Garcia Viejo, 69, arrived in Madrid Monday and was taken to the Carlos III Hospital near Madrid, Xinhua reported. He was diagnosed as being infected with the deadly virus Friday. Viejo has spent the past 12 years as th...

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Houthi rebels control Yemeni capital after ceasefire

Sanaa, Sep 23 (IANS) The Shia Houthi rebels Monday set up checkpoints and deployed fighters to guard key government institutions in Yemen's capital Sanaa as they overran the city after week-long battles against the army and Sunni militia. The rebels set up checkpoints on the main road to the airport which has been shut down since last Friday due to fighting in northern Sanaa, Xinhua repo...

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Ukraine to partially replace gas with heating oil

Kiev, Sep 22 (IANS) Ukraine will increase the use of heating oil in the county's energy mix to replace natural gas, Deputy Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said here Monday. We have decided to increase usage of heating oil as an alternative fuel to partially cover gas deficit, Xinhua quoted Groysman telling media after a meeting of the anti-crisis energy staff. Ukraine is planni...

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Strategic partnership key for peace in Mali: Algeria

Algiers, Sep 22 (IANS) Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika Monday said strategic partnership between Algeria and Mali will contribute to the success of the inter- Malian peace dialogue. I remain firmly convinced that our strategic partnership and consultation will contribute to the success of the inter-Malian inclusive dialogue currently held in Algiers, Xinhua quoted Bouteflika as s...

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CSK blitzkrieg makes up for poor fan turnout

Bangalore, Sep 22 (IANS) Former IPL champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) made light of the poor turnout of fans at the Chinnaswamy stadium here late Monday, with awesome batting display against Dolphins of South Africa in the Group A league tie of the Champions League T20 (CLT20). Though CSK came into the game after losing to IPL title holder Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by three wickets S...

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Hindustan Power CSR helps MP district raise food output

New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Hindustan Power Monday said initiatives taken under its corporate social responsibility (CSR) programme resulted in increasing the food sufficiency in Anuppur district of Madhya Pradesh by around 50 percent. The area is the location of the company's 1,200 MW thermal power project currently in the commissioning stage. Focusing on the needs of local populat...

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CLT20: Raina powers Super Kings to big win

Bangalore, Sep 22 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings outbatted Dolphins for an 54-run victory, their first in the Oppo Champions League T20 tournament, here Monday in a Group A match that witnessed as many as 25 sixes besides 35 boundaries. Suresh Raina (90, 43b, 4x4, 8x6) and Brendon McCullum (49, 29b, 5x4, 3x6) set the trend for the night as the Super Kings, who had lost their opening Group A ...

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Second LCU for amphibious ops to be in service by 2014 end

Kolkata, Sep 22 (IANS) The second of the Indian Navy's eight Landing Craft-Utility ships for amphibious operations, being built by the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd., was launched here Monday and is expected to be commissioned by the year end, a defence release said. The launching marks completion of main hull of the ship, which will now be fitted out with essential equipme...

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Estonia to clear bush along Russian border for security

Tallinn, Sep 22 (IANS) Estonian government has decided to clear the bush along the border between Estonia and Russia for full infrastructure development on border safety. The move came following alleged kidnapping of an Estonian counterintelligence agent along the border. State Forest Management Center would perform the work, as agreed by the country's Prime Minister Taavi Roivas...

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Israel seeks cancellation of travel warnings

Jerusalem, Sep 22 (IANS) Israeli diplomats have appealed to various countries to remove travel advisories against visiting the country that were issued during the two-month military campaign against militants in Gaza, a media report said here Monday. Several countries, including US, Canada, Germany, China, Ireland, the Britain, Austria, Italy, the Czech Republic, France and Mexico had is...

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