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Sensex sheds 37 points in early trade

Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Tuesday was trading 36.71 points or 0.13 percent down. The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) also trading 15.80 points or 0.19 percent down at 8316.15 points. The Sensex of the S&P Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened at 27,561.32 points, w...

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Tsunami warning following quake in Papua New Guinea

Sydney, May 5 (IANS) A tsunami warning was issued following a 7.5-magnitude earthquake that struck 150 km south of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday. According to the US Geological Survey, the epicentre, with a depth of 10.0 km, was initially determined to be at 5.6 degrees south latitude and 152.1 degrees east longitude. It issued a hazardous alert within 300 km of the epicentre, Xinh...

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Serena Williams eases into second round in Madrid Open

Madrid, May 5 (IANS) World number one Serena Williams needed less than an hour on Monday to get her campaign for the Mutua Madrid Open off to a comfortable start with a 6-4, 6-0 win over fellow American Sloane Stephens, media reported on Tuesday. Williams, despite a slow start, soon found her rhythm and Stephens had no answer to her power on the beaten clay of the Caja Magica center cou...

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Bingham beats Murphy to win snooker world championship

Sheffield, May 5 (IANS) Stuart Bingham beat Shaun Murphy 18-15 to win the title of the 2015 snooker World Championship here. Bingham, 38, playing his first final at the Crucible Theatre, trailed the 2005 champion Murphy 8-9 after a thrilling first day's competition, Xinhua reported. But he made a brilliant comeback to build a 14-11 lead after Monday's afternoon session by winning...

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Nick Rhodes creates expensive moisturiser

Los Angeles, May 5 (IANS) Nick Rhodes helped to develop the luxury product, called GeneU, which claims to be one of the most advanced anti-ageing serums in the world. The Musician says the bags under his eyes have been reduced by the treatment. Rhodes said: 'My DNA tests showed my skin degrades collagen rapidly, but that I have fairly good antioxidant protection.How well does it work? Yo...

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7.5-magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea: USGS

United States, May 5 (IANS) A 7.5-magnitude earthquake jolted 139 km south of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said. The epicenter, with a depth of 10.0 k.m, was initially determined to be at 5.6 degrees south latitude and 152.1 degrees east longitude. ...

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Obama unveils NGO for US minorities

Washington, May 5 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has launched a new non-profit foundation intended to offer more opportunities to young minority men amid continued heated national debates about racial relations following the death of 25-year-old African-American Freddie Gray. The new programme, My Brother's Keeper Alliance, mirrored a previous Obama administration's initiative, My Brot...

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Two more candidates announce bids for 2016 US presidential race

Washington, May 5 (IANS) The 2016 Republican presidential nomination race has become crowded as two more candidates, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, Monday announced their candidacy for presidency. Fiorina, 60, announced her White House bid on Monday morning on her twitter account with a campaign slogan New Possibilities. Real Leadership on t...

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Netanyahu calls for eradicating racism against Ethiopian minority

Jerusalem, May 5 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for eradicating discrimination against Jews of Ethiopian origin, following violent demonstrations by Israeli Ethiopians in recent days. We must stand as one against racism, condemn it and eradicate it, Netanyahu said on Monday at a three-hour meeting with leaders of the Ethiopian community representatives in Jer...

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Fresh rebel shelling kills 13 in Syria

Damascus, May 5 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and many more wounded by a fresh rebel shelling on government-controlled areas in the northern city of Aleppo, media reported. Improvised rockets hit residential buildings in the Mogambo district west of Aleppo on Monday evening, destroying many buildings, said Xinhua report, adding that at least three people were killed and tens of o...

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Turkey, US to sign agreement against fighters joining IS

Ankara, May 5 (IANS) Turkey and the US are planning to sign an agreement for cooperation on sharing systematic information about actual and suspected foreign fighters who want to join ranks of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Syria and Iraq. We are working now with government of Turkey on specific details on how we can better share information about people we know to be extremis...

56 seconds ago
Kim Kardashian strips down to skimpy lingerie

Los Angeles, May 5 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian shared a racy photograph online by stripping down to just lingrie. The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star took to her photo-sharing website Instagram page to share an image of her famous curves as she stripped down to skimpy pink lingerie, reports dailymail.co.uk. She captioned the image: Don't think I didn't put lots of ...

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Anna Faris' bug collection helped find true love

Los Angeles, May 5 (IANS) Actress Anna Faris says that she fell for actor Chris Pratt when she realised they both collect dead bugs. Speaking on an American late-night television talk show The Late Late Show, Faris said: I had a bug collection and ... when Chris and I first started dating he invited me over to his apartment and he had, also, a dead bug collection. The host then s...

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Policeman shot in head dies in New York

New York, May 5 (IANS) A New York police officer who was shot in the head on the weekend died after being disconnected from his respirator at a Queens hospital. The family of Brian Moore, made the decision to remove him from life support on Saturday, making him the third police officer killed in the line of duty in this city in the past six months, according to Efe. Officers Rafa...

42 seconds ago
Miley gets Barbie mini-me with pink armpit hair

Los Angeles, May 5 (IANS) Singer Miley Cyrus, who recently coloured her armpit hair in pink shade, shared a photograph of her Barbie doppelganger with pink hair in armpits. The We Can't Stop songstress shared on photo-sharing website Instagram on Sunday, a photograph of her Barbie look alike complete with arm tattoos, colourful necklace and pink hair in armpits, reports aceshowbiz.com.

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IS hacks St. Vincent government Web site

San Juan, May 5 (IANS) Hackers claiming to represent Islamic State (IS) terrorist organisation commandeered the official Web site of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines government to post a message accusing US and NATO Forces of organised butchery. Visitors to the Web site -- www.gov.vc -- were greeted late on Sunday by a message saying Hacked By Moroccanwolf -- Islamic State and a photo ...

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Netanyahu inks coalition with ultra-Orthodox Shas party

Jerusalem, May 5 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party on Monday signed a coalition agreement with the ultra-Orthodox Shas party, passing another hurdle on its way to establishing a new government following the March 17 elections. Under the agreement, Shas leader Aryeh Deri would become the economy minister and his party will obtain another two ministerial posts,...

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Bangladesh to send 100,000 tons rice for Nepal quake victims

Dhaka, May 5 (IANS) Bangladesh will provide at least 100, 000 tons of rice and other relief materials including drinking water to help the earthquake victims in Nepal. We have decided to send around 50,000 metric tons of rice to Nepal and sufficient amount of water on emergency basis, Xinhua quoted Bangladeshi Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury as saying on Monday. We will send...

19 seconds ago
Florence Welch's house is 'like hippie Disneyland'

L0ondon, May 5 (IANS) Singer Florence Welch says she has collected so many peculiar things for her house that she sometimes feels like she's living in a museum. Sometimes it's good to get out and go to other people's houses, otherwise it's as if I'm constantly curating my own museum. I'll be having dinner on my own and I'll get up to move a jar two cm to the left. I'm obsessive like that...

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Umesh set the game up from my boys: Gambhir

Kolkata, May 5 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir on Monday lauded pacer Umesh Yadav for setting up the 35-run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad by claiming two crucial wickets in the opening over of the innings. Having climbed to the third position in the league table following the win, an upbeat Gambhir also praised his batsmen for their professional effort in notching ...

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