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No Vogue cover for Kylie Jenner?

Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) Reality TV star Kylie Jenner has reportedly been denied a Vogue magazine cover shoot. Kylie told Kris to get her a spread in Vogue because both Kim and Kendall have been featured in the magazine, radaronline.com quoted a source as saying. Kendall has appeared in three consecutive issues of Vogue, and Kylie believes it's now her turn. Even though Kylie d...

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US backs proposal to consider Internet a public service

Washington, Feb 27 (IANS/EFE) The US Federal Communications Commission Thursday approved the proposal to make Internet a public utility, a decision that will allow increased regulation of online activities to guarantee the open nature of the Net. The 3-2 vote to approve so-called Net neutrality came without any surprises, receiving support from the Democratic members of the FCC, includin...

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Katy Perry's 'heavy' visit to Poland

Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) Singer Katy Perry visited the Auschwitz-Birkinau State Museum in Poland and came out with a heavy heart. The 30-year-old took the time following her show in Krakow, Poland to visit the site of notorious concentration camps Auschwitz I and Auschwitz II-Birkenau Wednesday, where more several people were murdered during the Holocaust, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

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Bill Cosby thanks fans for support

Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) Comedian Bill Cosby has thanked his fans for their moral support following a woman's allegations of sexual assault against him. The 77-year-old's new public-relations consultant issued a statement Wednesday which states that his Friday gig in Lafayette, Louisiana will take place amid all sexual assault allegations, reports aceshowbiz.com. Dear Fans: Fo...

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Blasts hit motor park in Nigerian city of Jos

Abuja, Feb 27 (IANS) Explosions have rocked a major motor park in Nigerian city of Jos, just hours after a suicide bomber attacked a bus station in the northeast town of Biu, witnesses said Thursday. The explosions occurred at the Bauchi Road motor park in Jos, and many people are feared killed, Xinhua reported. A witness named Dalap Tanyong said the explosions have killed a yet...

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Robbie slapped DiCaprio during '...Wall Street' audition

Los Angeles, Feb 27 (IANS) Actress Margot Robbie says she slapped her on screen husband Leonardo DiCaprio from The Wolf of Wall Street during a passionate audition for the 2013 biographical black comedy film. Speaking to the Harper's Bazaar magazine in its April issue, the 24-year-old, who is currently promoting her new release Focus, said she smacked DiCaprio, 40 in the face and got afr...

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Opposition leader urges Netanyahu to cancel speech to US Congress

Tel Aviv, Feb 27 (IANS) Zionist Union leader Isaac Herzog Thursday called on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cancel his planned speech to the US Congress March 3, saying it will cause strategic damage to Israel's ties with the US, Xinhua news agency reported. Herzog, who is chairman of the Labor Party, started his attack against Netanyahu at a press conference held in Te...

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Bangladeshi writer attacked, dies in hospital

Dhaka, Feb 26 (IANS) Bangladeshi writer Avijit Roy was attacked and killed by unidentified assailants Thursday and while his blogger wife was injured, media reports said. Roy along with his wife Rafida Ahmed Banna were attacked at Dhaka University's TSC intersection around 9.30 p.m. while they were returning from the Amar Ekushey Book Fair. The writer, who suffered a deep gash on...

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Iran to build world's largest methanol plant

Tehran, Feb 26 (IANS) Iran is building the world's largest methanol plant which the country is touting as a rival to US shale gas. The Kaveh mega methanol project, coming up in the Persian Gulf city of Bandar Dayyer, is 70 percent complete, deputy head of Iran's National Petrochemical Company (NPC) Mohammad Hassan Peyvandi said, Press TV reported. The facility is intended to prod...

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19 killed in suicide attack on Nigeria bus station

Abuja, Feb 26 (IANS) At least 19 people were killed in a suicide attack on a bus station in Nigeria Thursday, a military source said. Two male suicide bombers carried out the attack at Tashan Gandu motor park in Biu town, located 187 km to Maiduguri, capital of the northern state, reported Xinhua citing a security source. One of the suicide bombers successfully detonated his bomb...

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BJP continues to meet farmers on land law

New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The BJP Thursday conveyed its willingness to consider suggestions from farmers on the land acquisition law amendments to resolve the impasse on the issue inside and outside the parliament. A committee constituted by Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah on the land acquisition law continued to meet farmers from different parts of the country and was told that th...

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Satellite terminal to decongest Bengaluru's main station

Bengaluru, Feb 26 (IANS) Baiyappanahalli station in Bengaluru's eastern suburb will be developed as a satellite terminal to decongest the main city station and the Yeshvanthpur junction in the northern suburb, a top official said Thursday. Baiyappanahalli will be the satellite terminal in the city to decongest the main station from where 61 pairs of trains originate, pass through or term...

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'Gaza rebuilding might take 100 years if Israeli blockade persists'

Gaza, Feb 26 (IANS) An international charity organisation Thursday warned that rebuilding the Gaza Strip following last summer's military offensive by Israel might take 100 years, if the eight-year-old Israeli blockade persist. It could take 100 years to complete essential building of homes, schools and health facilities in Gaza unless the Israeli blockade is lifted, said an Oxfam repor...

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When Rahul is elevated, you will know: Sonia

New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Amid controversy over Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's leave during the budget session and demands that he be elevated, party president Sonia Gandhi said Thursday that everyone will get to know when such a decision is taken. You will know, when it happens, she said. The Congress vice chief is on a few week's leave during the budget session to reflec...

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Swine flu deaths crosses 250 mark in Rajasthan

Jaipur, Feb 26 (IANS) The swine flu epidemic continued to rage in Rajasthan with six more deaths reported Thursday taking the total death toll over the 250 mark since the start of this year, an official said. Six more deaths were reported across the state on Thursday. Total deaths reported till Thursday touched 251 from Jan 1 in the state, a medical and health department official told IA...

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Mamata asks opposition to join her in meeting Modi

Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday called upon the opposition to accompany her in meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to press the demand for a debt-waiver for the cash-strapped state. Speaking on the governor's address in the state assembly, Banerjee said she would be happy if the opposition parties joined her. I will be going with my MPs...

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Ban on Togadia's entry in Odisha's Kandhamal

Bhubaneswar, Feb 26 (IANS) Authorities in Odisha's Kandhamal district Thursday banned the proposed entry of Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) chief Pravin Togadia on apprehensions that it might disturb peace in the area. He (Togadia) will not be allowed to enter the district. The ban is valid for next seven days, Kandhamal's Superintendent of Police Kanwar Vishal Singh told IANS. Togad...

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NHRC notice to Delhi Police chief over placement agencies

New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Apex human rights panel, the NHRC has sought a report from Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi over steps taken to keep a check on the mushrooming placement agencies which are the hubs and transit point for human trafficking. Taking suo motu cognizance of a media report that surging demand for domestic help in Delhi is encouraging human trafficking by unregulate...

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SC reserves verdict on plea against IT act provisions

New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday reserved its verdict on a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of section 66A of the Information Technology Act and other provisions of cyber law on the grounds of their misuse/abuse by the authorities. A bench of Justice J. Chelameswar and Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman reserved its verdict after the central govern...

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Plea in HC for free treatment to genetic disorder patient

New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) A plea was filed Thursday in the Delhi High Court by a street vendor seeking directions for free treatment to his two-year-old son, suffering from Gaucher's disease, a genetic disorder. The father moved the high court after he was denied treatment by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) as he was unable to pay Rs.4.75 lakh per month for his son Shi...

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