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UNSC calls for 'unhindered humanitarian access' to Palestinian camp

United Nations, April 21 (IANS) The UN Security Council (UNSC) has called for unhindered humanitarian access to the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp near the Syrian capital of Damascus and stressed on the protection of civilians there. The members of the security council called for unhindered humanitarian access to the Yarmouk camp and for the protection of civilians inside the camp, acc...

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Black man dies in police custody in US

Washington, April 21 (IANS/EFE) A 33-year-old black man died in police custody in the US city of San Antonio over the weekend after police used a taser on him twice while trying to arrest him, authorities said. San Antonio Police spokesman Javier Salazar told the San Antonio Express News that the incident occurred when two officers responded to a family disturbance call at a local home.<...

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Six arrested in US for seeking to join IS in Syria

Washington, April 21 (IANS) Six people have been arrested over the weekend in the US states of Minnesota and California for trying to visit Syria and join the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, according to the US justice department. The arrested people were part of a group of friends aged between 18 and 24 years, living in the city of Minneapolis, Spanish news agency Efe reported on Mo...

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Kendra Wilkinson to become singer?

Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) Reality TV star Kendra Wilkinson reportedly wants to work her way to make a career as a singer. According to a source, the 29-year-old is hoping to sign a major record deal and has already been playing around in a recording studio, reports femalefirst.co.uk. She's always loved being on stage, so when an opportunity opened up for her to lay down some r...

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US beefs up naval presence off Yemen

Washington, April 21 (IANS) The US has bolstered its naval presence in the waters off the war-torn Yemen by sending an aircraft carrier and a guided missile cruiser following the spectre of Iran sending weapons to the Shia Houthi rebels to fight the Yemen government. The US Navy confirmed in a communique that the US had decided to strengthen its presence in the Gulf of Aden and the Arabi...

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China's Silk Road Fund to invest in Pakistan hydro project

Beijing, April 21 (IANS) China's Silk Road Fund, the China Three Gorges Corporation and the Private Power and Infrastructure Board of Pakistan signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Monday for jointly developing hydropower in Pakistan, a Chinese official said. The investment into the $1.65-billion Karot hydropower project in Pakistan would mark the first investment from the $40-b...

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US journalist faces espionage charge in Iran

Washington, April 21 (IANS) Iranian authorities have charged US journalist Jason Rezaian with four serous crimes, including espionage, according to media reports on Monday. Rezaian, the Tehran bureau chief of the US daily The Washington Post, was arrested nine months ago, and faced charges of collaborating with hostile governments, propaganda against the establishment, gathering informat...

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Justin Timberlake shares first photograph of son

Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) Singer Justin Timberlake has shared the first photograph of his newborn son Silas. The singer showed off his gorgeous bundle of joy being cradled by mother Jessica Biel. The pair are seen looking into the camera, with Biel flashing a big smile and their son Silas squinting into the lens, reports mirror.co.uk. Sexy Back hitmaker posted the photograph t...

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China, Pakistan to lift bilateral trade to $20 bn

Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) China and Pakistan on Monday agreed to work towards raising bilateral trade to $20 billion in three years. The agreement was announced in a joint statement issued during Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to Pakistan, according to a Xinhua report. China has become Pakistan's largest trading partner, and official statistics show that two-way trad...

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UN chief slams execution of Ethiopian Christians by IS

United Nations, April 21 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday condemned in the strongest terms, the barbaric killing of a number of Ethiopian nationals by individuals affiliated with Daesh (Islamic State) in Libya. He also utterly deplored the targeting of people on the basis of their religious affiliation, according to a Xinhua report. A video released by the Islami...

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Kendall Jenner flashes derriere in bizarre image

Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) Model Kendall Jenner flashed her bottom in a bizarre photogragraph she posted as she began her journey home from the music festival Coachella. Kendall shared the photograph on image-sharing website Instagram, where her naked thighs and her bare bottom were on display. A toy car was also perched on her rear, reports mirror.co.uk. RoadTrippin like, she ...

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BNP calls shutdown on Wednesday to protest attack on Khaleda

Dhaka, April 21 (IANS) The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has called a nationwide shutdown on Wednesday to protest the attack on party chief Khaleda Zia during an election rally on Monday, according to media reports. BNP standing committee member, Moudud Ahmed, announced the programme at a press conference at the party's Naya Paltan headquarters here, bdnews24.com reported...

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EU presents 10-point plan on migrant crisis

Brussels, April 21 (IANS) European foreign and interior ministers, at a joint meeting in Luxembourg on Monday, presented a 10-point plan on the immediate actions to be taken in response to the migrant crisis after a series of shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea. The plan called for reinforcing joint operations in the Mediterranean Sea, and increasing financial resources and number of ass...

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Three migrants drown as vessel sinks off Greek island

Athens, April 21 (IANS) At least three people drowned, while 90 other migrants were rescued as a vessel carrying them sank off the Greek island of Rhodes in the southeastern Aegean Sea, the Greek Coast Guard said. Among the survivors, who were mainly Syrians and Ethiopians, were 22 women and six children, Xinhua reported on Monday. Initial estimates had put the number of people o...

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Naya Rivera flaunts blooming baby bump in bikini

Los Angeles, April 21 (IANS) Actress Naya Rivera has showed off her blooming baby bump in a bikini. A photograph, shared on image-sharing website Instagram, showed the former Glee star wading in a Hawaii beach while donning a flesh-colored strapless two-piece, proudly flaunting her baby bump, reports aceshowbiz.com. Rivera captioned the photograph: Baby moon. A day after...

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Nearly 3,000 Tunisians join IS

Tunis, April 21 (IANS) Nearly 3,000 Tunisians have joined the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, Tunisia's Deputy Minister of National Security, Rafik Chelli, said here on Monday. Several hundreds of Tunisians are currently in Libya in order to train or join terrorist groups in the east and west of the country, Chelli announced, according to a Xinhua report. The Tunisian interio...

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I'm just focusing on my line and length: Yadav

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) High on confidence after his superb World Cup performance, Kolkata Knight Riders pacer Umesh Yadav said he was focusing on his line and length to outsmart batsmen in the ongoing Indian Premier League. Having finished with the man of the match award against Delhi Daredevils here on Monday, the 27-year-old Yadav said he used the pace and bounce of the Feroz Shah ...

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Dissident AAP leaders Bhushan, Yadav expelled from party

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) It was the end of the road for Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) founder-leaders, Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, with the party expelling them for anti-party activities. Besides, Ajit Jha and Anand Kumar were also removed from the party. The development came late on Monday night following separate replies of Bhushan and Yadav, to the show-cause notice for ...

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IPL scoreboard: Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the Indian Premier League match between Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium here on Monday: Delhi Daredevils M Agarwal c U Yadav b Morkel 1 S Iyer b Chawla 31 JP Duminy b Narine 5 M Tiwary c Pathan b Morkel 32 Yuvraj Singh st Uthappa b Chawla 21

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Shah Rukh Khan, Mamata Banerjee cheer on KKR win

Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner and Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan congratulated his team for playing a mature innings as they beat Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League match on Monday. Always & Everytime...a mature innings... @GautamGambhir. & my man @iamyusufpathan in the thick of things again. Morne & Umesh deadly. Love KKR, SRK ...

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