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Yemeni government, Houthi rebels sign truce deal

Sana'a, Sep 22 (IANS) The Yemeni government and Houthi rebels signed a ceasefire deal late Sunday after days of deadly clashes in the capital Sanaa, an official said. The two sides agreed to cease fire in Sanaa immediately, nominate a prime minister in a week and form a government within a month, Xinhua quoted an official as saying. The Houthi group, however, refused to hand over...

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'Golden Boy' director slams Sharon Stone

Los Angeles, Sep 22 (IANS) Italian director Pupi Avati, who was happy to team up with Sharon Stone in his low-budget movie Golden Boy, says the actress was a demanding diva on the set and gave him a hard time. Avati was thrilled that Stone agreed to act in the film, until her representative reached out with a lengthy list of demands, reports hollywoodreporter.com. It was a negoti...

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UN chief welcomes unity government deal in Afghanistan

United Nations, Sep 22 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Sunday welcomed the conclusion of the presidential polls in Afghanistan as well as an agreement on formation of a national unity government in the country. The agreement between the candidates to form a government of national unity and the Independent Election Commission's announcement of the president-elect paves the way for...

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Miley flaunts chicken and waffles print bikini

Los Angeles, Sep 22 (IANS) It seems Miley Cyrus' latest style is inspired by food. The singer, who took a break from her Bangerz Tour, was spotted lounging in a chicken and waffles print bikini. The 21-year-old, who wraps up the Mexican leg of her international tour Sunday, worked up an appetite by sharing a selfie on her Instagram account Saturday that showed her lounging on a chair wit...

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Israel steps up cyber defence with new body

Jerusalem, Sep 22 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday announced the establishment of a new organisation that would spearhead the country's cyber defence operations. The decision was made pursuant to a comprehensive staff work, which indicated the need for a designated body to link the civilian with security spheres and lead Israel's overall defensive activity while ta...

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Wife of British hostage asks IS to free him

London, Sep 22 (IANS/EFE) The wife of a British taxi driver kidnapped by the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist group last December Sunday asked the jihadis to show compassion and set him free. Barbara, the wife of hostage Alan Henning, said her husband was driving an ambulance loaded with food and water at the time he was abducted in Syria, Xinhua quoted a communique issued by the Briti...

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Clashes with IS continues across Iraq

Baghdad, Sep 22 (IANS) Fierce clashes continued between the Iraqi security forces and the Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist group across the crisis-torn country Sunday, security sources said. In western Anbar province, the Iraqi forces launched an offensive aimed at breaking the siege of more than 400 officers and soldiers, who were surrounded by IS militants for six days in Saqlawiyah,...

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Five Boko Haram terrorists surrender in Nigeria

Abuja, Sep 22 (IANS) Authorities in Nigeria Sunday confirmed that some Boko Haram terrorists have begun to surrender voluntarily following relentless onslaught by troops. At least five terrorists surrendered Saturday with all their weapons to troops in Borno state's Konduga pleading for mercy, Xinhua quoted the Nigerian Defense Headquarters (DHQ) as saying in a statement. Other c...

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Jemima, Russell Brand part ways

London, Sep 22 (IANS) All good things must end. The much-talked about affair between Jemima Khan and comedian Russell Brand, described as tiger ride, has reportedly come to end too. With her impressive social connections and elegance, Jemima always seemed an unlikely catch for Brand. And romancing each other for a year, the pair has gone their separate ways, reports dailymail.co.uk. ...

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Officials penalised for terrorist attack in China's Xinjiang

Beijing, Sep 22 (IANS) As many as 17 public officials, including police officers, were given penalities Sunday after they were held accountable for the terrorist attack in China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region in July. The Xinjiang Regional Committee of the Communist Party of China gave a list of the penalised officials, including county and town officials, a vice secretary-general of...

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Thousands protest in Moscow against Russian intervention in Ukraine

Moscow, Sep 22 (IANS/EFE) Tens of thousands of people demonstrated Sunday in downtown Moscow against the war in neighbouring Ukraine and, in particular, against the Kremlin's support for the pro-Russian rebels there. The March for Peace, a demonstration organised by the extraparliamentary opposition most critical of the Kremlin, kicked off in Pushkin Square, where protesters gathered car...

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Pregnant Alicia Keys posts nude photo for a cause

Los Angeles, Sep 22 (IANS) Singer Alicia Keys posted a nude photo of her naked and pregnant belly with peace sign painted on the baby bump to draw eyes to a charity movement. The peace sign painted on the 33-year-old's baby bump was representative of the #WeAreHere movement, a charitable campaign. In the image, she gives the camera a gaze of intent with her braided and beaded hair fallin...

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51 militants killed in clashes across Afghanistan

Kabul, Sep 22 (IANS) At least 51 Taliban militants have been killed in fresh military operations across Afghanistan since Saturday, the country's interior ministry said Sunday. Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) carried out cleanup operations in Kandahar, Zabul, Logar, Ghazni and Helmand provinces over the past 24 hours. As a result, 51 armed Taliban members were killed, 32 wounded a...

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Syria warns of chemical attack by rebels

Damascus, Sep 22 (IANS) Syria's foreign ministry Sunday warned that the opposition rebel groups may prepare to launch a chemical attack in Syria to frame its army. The ministry warned that the rebels may stage an attack using chemical weapons against the Syrians to create a pretext for foreign aggression against Syria, Xinhua reported citing state-run SANA news agency. The warnin...

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Yemeni PM resigns amid deadly clashes in capital

Sana'a, Sep 21 (IANS) Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Basindawa resigned Sunday amid week-long deadly clashes between the army and Shia rebels here in the capital, a media report said. Basindawa informed the president and the Shia Houthi group about his resignation, Xinhua reported citing state-run Saba news agency. President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi Sep 2 announced a peace initiati...

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Teachers hit Kolkata's streets in support of Jadavpur students

Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Eminent academicians including former vice chancellors from various parts of India Sunday hit the streets here to express solidarity with Jadavpur University students, who were allegedly assaulted by police for staging a protest against the purported sexual assault of a female student. College and university teachers of West Bengal, besides representatives of teach...

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Punjab Thunder overcome United Singhs in WKL

Jalandhar, Sep 21 (IANS) Punjab Thunder overcame a sluggish start to register a 56-44 win over United Singhs in the Wave World Kabaddi League here Sunday. Star raider Talwinder Singh Tinda and stoppers Yadwinder Singh and Rana Alishan were instrumental in overturning a first quarter deficit taking Punjab Thunder to an important win. At the top of the Wave WKL, Khalsa Warriors hol...

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CLT20 match almost like India-Pakistan clash

Hyderabad, Sep 21 (IANS) It was billed as an India-Pakistan clash and almost lived up to the expectations as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) beat Lahore Lions in the last over in Oppo Champions League Twenty20. The match had all the excitement of a thrilling encounter which the two arch rivals are known to produce. A near full house at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium enjoyed t...

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CLT20: Knight Riders beat Lahore Lions by four wickets

Hyderabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders notched their second consecutive win with a four-wicket victory over Lahore Lions in a Champions League Twenty20 Group A encounter at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium here Sunday. A brilliant 100-run stand for the opening wicket between captain Gautam Gambhir (60) and Robin Uthappa (46) helped the Indian Premier League (IPL) si...

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Modi welcomes agreement between Afghanistan's Ghani, Abdullah

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday welcomed the agreement between Afghan leaders Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Abdullah Abdullah, saying India will stand steadfastly with the new government in Kabul in its task of building a strong and peaceful nation. We wholeheartedly welcome the agreement between the two Afghan leaders - Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah. Wisdom...

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