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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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Israel approves rebuilding plan for communities near Gaza

Jerusalem, Sep 21 (IANS) The Israeli cabinet Sunday approved a $360 million development initiative for the communities in the country's south, near the Gaza border, who were hit hard in the recent bloody conflict between Israel and the Hamas. This is the largest investment that Israel has ever made in this area, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement. He said an ad...

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Brace yourself, here comes 'Bigg Boss 8'

Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Celebrities' bickering and backstabbing, arguing and mud slinging - all this and much more returns to whet the appetite of TV viewers with the eighth season of reality show Bigg Boss, which rolled out Sunday. With 12 contestants from different walks of life, which include not-so-successful Bollywood actors Arya Babbar, Minissha Lamba, and Upen Patel and television's...

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Shuttlers end India's long wait, Jitu leads team to bronze

Incheon, Sep 21 (IANS) Two bronze medals -- and the assurance of at least two more medals from squash -- summed up India's showing on the second day of the 17th Asian Games in Incheon. Jitu Rai failed to add a second individual medal, but did help the men's 10m Pistol team to add a bronze to India's kitty. The women's badminton team also had to settle for the bronze medal but it...

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Need to have faith China would accept global laws, says Modi

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Refusing to be drawn into comparisons with China, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said growth was also possible through democracy. He also said China wants to stay connected with the world and there was a need to have faith that it would accept global laws in maritime disputes with some of its neighbours. Modi said democracy was India's legacy.

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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 government official said. Basindawa has informed the president and the Shia Houthi group about his resignation, Xinhua quoted the official as saying on condition of anonymity. President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi had Sep ...

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Modi confident India, US can develop a genuinely strategic alliance

Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) With the mood in Delhi and Washington in harmony, India and the US can develop a genuinely strategic alliance, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared ahead of his first summit meeting with US President Barack Obama next week. I have a one word answer: Yes. And with great confidence I say aye, Modi told CNN's Fareed Zakaria in a wide-ranging interview, his ...

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Want to win people's confidence by action: Modi

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said he would like to win the confidence of people by his action rather than his speeches. If I can win the confidence of the people of India, not from my speeches but by actions, then the power of 1.25 billion Indians will come together to take the country forward, Modi said in an exclusive interview to CNN's Fareed Zakaria, tele...

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