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Will Poulter may play evil clown in 'It' remake

London, May 6 (IANS) English actor Will Poulter is in negotiations to play the evil monster 'Pennywise', disguised as a clown, in the upcoming remake of horror classic It. Cary Fukunaga will direct It, which will be split into two feature films. Fukunaga could not say no after being blown away by Poulter's audition and felt that he was the right choice for the role, reports varie...

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I'm not humourless: Kit Harington

Los Angeles, May 6 (IANS) Game of Thrones actor Kit Harington says he's not humourless. The actor is renowned for his serious tone both on and off screen, but claims he's funny when around his friends, and doesn't tend to joke around while in the public eye, reports femalefirst.co.uk. He told the Observer newspaper: In my private life I like to think so. I'm not humourless. But p...

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Pattinson, Twigs to have 'bangers and mash' wedding

London, May 6 (IANS) Actor Robert Pattinson and singer FKA Twigs, whose real name is Tahliah Barnett, are reportedly planning to marry this summer in a low-key and relaxed celebration here. Tahliah wants to get married sooner rather than later and have what she's calling a 'bangers and mash' wedding. She'd like a low-key registry office ceremony, pub lunch and party with their friends. T...

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Reconstruction key to next stage of Nepal recovery: UN

United Nations, May 6 (IANS) Various UN agencies have appealed for humanitarian relief and reconstruction in the next stage of Nepal recovery after a major quake there claimed more than 7,300 lives so far, a UN spokesperson has said. The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said on Tuesday that more than 7,300 people have died and more than 14,000 have been injured in the ...

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US troops in Colombia linked to rapes

Bogota, May 6 (IANS) At least 53 underage girls were raped by US military personnel and contractors based in Colombia, according to a report prepared as part of the ongoing peace process between the Colombian government and the FARC rebel group. The 800-page document was the work of 12 experts, six picked by the government and another six by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or...

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We did not hit the yorkers as well as we would have liked: Duminy

Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) A downcast Delhi Daredevils skipper Jean-Paul Duminy blamed his bowlers for their inability to send down good yorkers against the Mumbai Indians. The ball was not that wet. We picked early wickets but they set the game up for (Kieron) Pollard. We did not hit the yorkers as well as we would have liked, said Duminy. Pollard plundered a 14-ball unbeaten 26 aided...

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Drake opens nightclub in memory of grandparents

Toronto, May 6 (IANS) Canadian rapper Drake has opened a nightclub in the memory of his late grandparents Rueben and Evelyn Sher, in his hometown here. The rapper named it SherClub after them. He used the photo-sharing website Instagram as a platform to announce the details of the new club, reports aceshowbiz.com. Rest in peace to my grandparents Rueben and Evelyn Sher, Drake wro...

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I am just trying to use my experience: Harbhajan

Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) After a magical bowling performance that saw him bagging the man of the match award against the Delhi Daredevils, Mumbai Indians' veteran offie Harbhajn Singh said he was using his experience to deliver at his best. Harbhajan, nicknamed turbanator, finished with figures of 4-1-11-2, that was praised as magical by his skipper Rohit Sharma after the hosts carved out a ...

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I just hope we carry on the same performance: Rohit Sharma

Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Having won a thriller against Delhi Daredevils to record their fourth victory on the trot after a shoddy start in the eighth Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma hoped his side would be able to retain the momentum and move forward in the grueling tournament. I just hope we carry on the same performance, Leave what has happened behind. We should ...

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IPL scoreboard: Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians

Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the Indian Premier League match between Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede stadium here: Delhi Daredevils M Agarwal c Patel b Malinga 0 S Iyer c Vinay Kumar b Harbhajan Singh 19 J Duminy c & b Suchith AA A28 K Jadhav st Patel b Harbhajan Singh 16 Yuvraj Singh c Simmons b Malin...

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Kylie Jenner wants to 'invest in real estate'

Los Angeles, May 6 (IANS) Reality TV star Kylie Jenner plans to invest in real estate, says her mother Kris Jenner. The 17-year-old star, who's openly expressed her desire to move out of her family home when she turns 18 in August, is already working out the best way to invest her ever-increasing fortune and her mother Kris, 59, has pledged to support her youngest daughter every step of ...

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Washington can't confirm IS was behind Texas shooting

Washington, May (IANS) The White House has said that investigators have been unable to determine if the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organisation was behind the attack last weekend on a Texas cartoon exhibition, despite the claim of responsibility IS issued via its Internet radio station. Too early to tell, White House press secretary Josh Earnest's on Tuesday responded when he was asked...

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Rayudu, Rohit power Mumbai to five wicket win over Delhi

Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Ambati Rayudu and Rohit Sharma displayed excellent batting skills to help Mumbai Indians register a five wicket victory over Delhi Daredevils in a Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter marred by rain-stoppages at the Wankhede Stadium here early Wednesday For the winners, Ambati Rayudu and Kieron Pollard remained unbeaten on 49 and 26 runs respectively to help their s...

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Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Daredevils by five wickets

Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) Mumbai Indians beat Delhi Daredevils by five wickets in their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the Wankhede Stadium here on Tuesday. For Mumbai, Ambati Rayudu and Kieron Pollard remained unbeaten on 49 and 26 runs respectively, followed by Rohit Sharma on 46. ...

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STORY: Obama picks Marine general as Joint Chiefs chairman

Washington, May 5 (IANS) US President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated Marine General Joseph Dunford as the next chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff. Praising Dunford as one of American military's most highly regarded strategic thinkers, Obama emphasised General Dunford's role in ending the US combat operations in Afghanistan. Under his steady hand, we've achieved key mile...

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India, Palestine hold foreign office consultations

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) India and Palestine held the first round of Foreign Office Consultations in Ramallah, during which the whole gamut of bilateral ties was reviewed, challenges identified, and mechanisms strategised to take the relationship forward. The two sides, during the meeting on Monday, also discussed important regional and multilateral issues including India's continued supp...

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Former Arkansas governor joins Republican White House bid

Washington, May 5 (IANS) Former governor of the US state of Arkansas, Mike Huckabee, on Tuesday announced his candidacy for the Republican Party's 2016 presidential nomination, becoming the sixth conservative hopeful to launch a campaign for the White House. Huckabee, who also ran in the 2008 primaries, where he lost to Arizona Senator John McCain, selected his hometown of Hope as the si...

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France supports GCC intervention in Yemen

Riyadh, May 5 (IANS) French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday expressed his support for the Saudi-led Arab military intervention in Yemen and reiterated France's commitment to stand by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). He also said he understood the fears around Iran's divisive regional influence and nuclear programme. At the opening ceremony of the GCC summit in Riyadh, H...

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GDP to grow at 8.1-8.5 percent in 2015-16: Sinha

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Benign oil prices, likely monetary policy easing by the Reserve Bank and lower inflation will help the Indian economy to grow in the range of 8.1- 8.5 percent in the current fiscal, the parliament was told on Tuesday. The increase in GDP growth can be expected on account of factors like benign oil prices, likely monetary policy easing facilitated by lower inflatio...

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Now, anti-terror courses in Kenyan varsities!

Nairobi, May 5 (IANS) Universities in Kenya have launched anti-terrorism courses for students joining them from September in efforts to curb terror attacks targeting the learning institutions. The courses, according to officials in-charge of academic affairs, will be compulsory and examined alongside other common units, Xinhua news agency reported. The launch of the anti-terror c...

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