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German Bundesliga standings

Berlin, Nov 1 (IANS) Following are the German Bundesliga standings after Friday's match (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua. Bayern Munich 9 6 3 0 21 2 21 Borussia Moenchengladbach 9 4 5 0 12 4 17 VfL Wolfsburg 9 5 2 2 16 ...

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UN chief urges youth to embrace ICT

Nairobi, Nov 1 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Friday called on the youth to embrace the use of Information and Community Technology (ICT) to help tackle emerging development challenges. Ban, who interacted with young Kenyan technology innovators at the iHub, an incubation facility for entrepreneurs and innovators in Nairobi, said homegrown technology based solutions are key to e...

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Indian appointed to UN peacekeeping panel

United Nations, Nov 1 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has appointed Abhijit Guha, a retired Indian Army Lieutenant General, to a high-level panel to assess UN peace operations. Announcing the formation of the 14-member panel Friday, Ban said it would make a comprehensive assessment of UN peace operations and the needs of the future and its recommendations would be sent to next y...

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Kim Kardashian wants to loose 10lb

Los Angeles, Nov 1 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian, who shed weight after the birth of her daughter last year, is keen to loose 10lb (about 4.5 kg) more. She talked about loosing weight while talking to Grazia magazine and said that she feels she is gaining again, reports contactmusic.com. I've lost a little bit, but I feel like I'm gaining it back. It's hard. A couple of ...

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US, EU to meet Iran over nuke talks

Washington, Nov 1 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Oman early next month for meetings with his Iranian and EU counterparts to push for a comprehensive deal over Tehran's nuclear programme by Nov 24, the State Department said Friday. The top American envoy will be in Muscat, Oman's capital, Nov 9-10 for a trilateral meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Java...

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UN warns of worsening food crisis in Somalia

United Nations, Nov 1 (IANS) A UN food agency Friday warned that poor rains in Somalia may worsen the country's food crisis, a spokesperson said. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) issued the warning that an estimated one million people were now in urgent need of assistance, said UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric at a daily briefing, Xinhua reported. The number has grown...

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1.26 mn uprooted Iraqis need shelter: UN

United Nations, Nov 1 (IANS) The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that some 1.26 million internally displaced people (IDPs) throughout Iraq need shelter and basic supplies, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said Friday. Of that number, an estimated 600,000 people need immediate help to deal with the winter, particularly in the north, Xinhua quoted Dujarr...

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Price expects ghosts in new house

London, Nov 1 (IANS) Singer Katie Price feels that her new house is going to be full of ghosts. She recently moved into a west Sussex nine-bedroom mansion with husband Kieran Hayler and her five children. She's convinced that spirits are following her and so the property will soon be plagued with ghosts, reports femalefirst.co.uk. All my other houses have been haunted. It seems t...

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Canada suspends issuance of visas to Ebola-hit African countries

Ottawa, Nov 1 (IANS) Canada has suspended issuance of visas to residents of West African countries with widespread and persistent-intense transmission of Ebola virus disease, a media report said Friday. The Canadian government has stopped issuing visas in the worker, student or visitor class and won't issue any pending permanent residency visas for people from those countries either. Any...

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Sheen keen to return to 'Two and a Half Men'

Los Angeles, Nov 1 (IANS) Actor Charlie Sheen says he is open to a return to popular TV show Two and a Half Men. Sheen, who was was fired from the sitcom in March 2011 after a series of negative headlines, says he and the producers of the show are just a meeting away from his sensational return to the show, reports contactmusic.com. I would definitely do it, yeah, yeah. If they'l...

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14 killed in Honduras bus crash

Tegucigalpa, Nov 1 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed and scores injured when a bus carrying them plunged into a ravine in western Honduras, media reports said Friday. The accident, which occurred early in the day near the village of La Majada, along a stretch of highway in the western state of Lempira, left at least 23 people injured. Some reports placed the number of injured at 40, ...

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US urges peaceful transition of power in Burkina Faso

Washington, Nov 1 (IANS) The US Friday called for a peaceful transition of power in Burkina Faso, but refused to label the military's take-over as a coup. We underscored our commitment to peaceful transitions of power, through democratic elections, and emphasise neither side should attempt to change the situation through extra constitutional means, Xinhua quoted State Department spokesp...

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'Interstellar' about bonds of love: Jessica Chastain

Los Angeles, Nov 1 (IANS) Actress Jessica Chastain says that her forthcoming science fiction Interstellar is also about fathers and the bonds of love. In the movie, she plays Matthew McConaughey's character's daughter. She told Belfast Telegraph that she feels the movie deals those family themes that are at the heart of it, reports femalefirst.co.uk. It's about a father and his ...

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Chinese unmanned lunar orbiter returns home

Beijing, Nov 1 (IANS) China succeeded Saturday in the world's first mission to the Moon and back, becoming the third nation to do so after the former Soviet Union and the US. The test lunar orbiter, nicknamed Xiaofei on Chinese social networks, landed in Siziwang Banner of China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region early Saturday morning, Xinhua reported. The last documented missio...

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Rogen may star in Steve Jobs biopic

Los Angeles, Nov 1 (IANS) Actor Seth Rogen is reportedly in talks with Sony studio to star as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in their upcoming Steve Jobs biopic. Zero Dark Thirty star Jessica Chastain is also being courted for a role in the film, reports contactmusic.com. However, Chastain and Rogen have so far not confirmed their roles in the movie. Danny Boyle is to di...

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Lindsay Lohan denies dating Tom Cruise

London, Nov 1 (IANS) Actress Lindsay Lohan has denied she's secretly dating actor Tom Cruise. The duo reportedly swapped numbers here recently, and have been meeting up since. But now Lohan's representative said the rumours are not true, reports mirror.co.uk. A source had previously said: Lindsay's always had a major crush on Tom and was dying to run into him, so the second she g...

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Three Iraqis arrested on terror charges in Switzerland

Geneva, Nov 1 (IANS) Swiss authorities Friday said they arrested three Iraqi nationals suspected of planning a terrorist attack in Europe. The office of the attorney general of Switzerland said in a statement that the suspects were arrested and held in pre-trial detention at the end of March, Xinhua reported. The office has been conducting criminal investigations ever since. It a...

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Angelina Jolie goes blonde

Photographs surfaced Thursday of Jolie and Pitt on the set of By the Sea. The 39-year-old actress sported a flowy white dress, yellow chiffon scarf and honey-blonde hair, reports people.com. The film marks the first time the couple have appeared on the big screen since 2005 release Mr. & Mrs. Smith. ...

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Virgin Galactic's spaceship crashes during test flight

Los Angeles, Nov 1 (IANS) A passenger rocket plane developed by Virgin Galactic's crashed Friday after suffering an in-flight anomaly during a powered test flight over the US state of California, the company said. SpaceShipTwo has experienced an in-flight anomaly. Additional info and statement forthcoming, Xinhua quoted Virgin as saying on Twitter, giving no further details. Two ...

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Katie Holmes has morning woes

Los Angeles, Nov 1 (IANS) Actress Katie Holmes is not a morning person -- and that's evident with the way her pancakes turn out and the way she treats her alarm button. My first two pancakes are always burned. Well, sometimes it's not just the first two, people.com the 35-year-old as saying. I'm seriously under pressure because it's the last part of the batter and I'm flipping it...

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