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Political leader shot dead in Pakistan

Karachi, Nov 24 (IANS) A leader of the Awami National Party (ANP), Ziauddin was gunned down Sunday by unknown assailants in Orangi Town in the Pakistani city of Karachi, media reported. According to police, the leader was going to offer prayers at a mosque when the gunmen targeted him, Geo News reported. A spokesman for the Pakhtun nationalist party said that Ziauddin, an ANP dis...

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Israeli cabinet pushes to make country 'Jewish state' by law

Jerusalem, Nov 24 (IANS) The Israeli cabinet approved a bill Sunday, which enshrines in law that Israel is the national homeland of the Jewish people and that this right is unique to them. Fifteen ministers voted in favour of the bill and seven against it, including Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, according to a spokesperson for the prime minister's office, a Xinhua report said. T...

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When Lily Allen's sex life 'lacked magic'

Los Angeles, Nov 24 (IANS) Singer Lily Allen, who says she didn't enjoy a great sex life until she was in her mid-20s, believes sex needs to be reprented as an emotive experience in popular media. She says the media gives girls unrealistic expectations about intercourse, and admits she found sex to be disappointing when she lost her virginity. Sex definitely lacked magic for a lo...

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Bangladesh beats Zimbabwe in second ODI

Dhaka, Nov 24 (IANS) Bangladesh beat Zimbabwe by 68 runs in the second one day international (ODI) at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury stadium in Chittagong Sunday, to go 2-0 up in the five-match cricket series. Batting first, Bangladesh set Zimbabwe a target of 251 runs in their allocated 50 overs, losing 7 wickets. However, the Zimbabweans were bowled out for 183 runs in 44.5 overs, Xinhua re...

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Stand up for your rights, Imran Khan tells Pakistanis

Islamabad, Nov 24 (IANS) Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan said Sunday that the people of Pakistan must stand up for their rights, when the party holds a rally Nov 30 in Islamabad. Addressing a public gathering Sunday, the cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan said that the people of the country have rejected the ruling government and want a change, Dawn online reported.

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Jessie J wants beau like her dad

Los Angeles, Nov 24 (IANS) A perfect man for singer Jessie J would mean someone like her father. The 'Bang Bang' hitmaker is currently dating singer Luke James. She says she loves the way her social worker father Stephen handles her mother, who is much like her. My mum and dad are a great example. My mum, Rose, is a very sexy, independent and strong woman. My dad has always been ...

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Heavy rains in Morocco leave six dead, 10 missing

Rabat, Nov 24 (IANS/EFE) Six people were killed and 10 others reported missing in heavy rains in southern Morocco, official sources said. According to health officials, the tragedy happened in an area outside Bouizakarne, a town in southern Morocco, EFE reported, citing the MAP news agency. The bodies of the victims, including a 9-year-old girl, were taken to a hospital in Bouiza...

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British-Iranian woman jailed for attending men's sports event gets bail

Tehran, Nov 24 (IANS) The British-Iranian woman, who was jailed after attempting to watch a men's volleyball match in Tehran has been released on bail, media reported Sunday. The family of the 25 year-old Ghoncheh Ghavami said that she has been freed on bail until her court appeal, after she staged hunger strikes and hundreds of thousands of people signed a petition calling for her relea...

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At least two people killed in Philippines blast

Manila, Nov 24 (IANS) A bomb blast in the south Philippine province of North Cotabato Sunday killed at least two people, a military official said. According to the official, Jo-ann Petinglay, the bomb was an improvised explosive device (IED), which exploded at a plaza in the M'lang town leaving two killed and an undetermined number of others wounded, Xinhua reported. A military r...

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'Fifty Shades of Grey' brings film offers for Rita Ora

Los Angeles, Nov 24 (IANS) Singer Rita Ora, who has a cameo in long-awaited movie Fifty Shades of Grey, says it has subsequently brought in more opportunities for her in the film world. The 23-year-old singer is making her movie debut in the film, which is an adaptation of an eponymous raunchy novel. For me this was such a great cameo to be involved in, and even though I'm only i...

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First Italian female astronaut ready for spaceflight

Rome, Nov 24 (IANS) History will be made Monday with the first ever Italian female astronaut set to go into space for a mission on board the International Space Station (ISS). Samantha Cristoforetti, a captain in the Italian Air Force, will be a flight engineer for ISS expeditions 42 and 43, until May 2015, Xinhua reported. She will leave Earth from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Ka...

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One Direction members upset with 'Steal My Girl' performance

London, Nov 24 (IANS) The members of English pop band One Direction felt disappointed when their single Steal My Girl didn't make it to number one spot on Britain's music charts. The band, which comprises of members Niall Horan, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, saw their latest single listed at number three last month and though they were upset not to top the sin...

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Ex-Mongolia PM seriously injured in car crash

Ulan Bator, Nov 24 (IANS) The former prime minister of Mongolia, Norov Altankhuyag was seriously wounded in a car crash Sunday, media reported. Altankhuyag's vehicle overturned near his private resort camp in the northeast of Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia, according to a Xinhua report. The former prime minister was reported to have broken his clavicle, or collarbone and su...

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Tennis: Delhi Dreams enter final of CTL

Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Delhi Dreams entered the final of the Champions Tennis League (CTL), beating Mumbai Tennis Masters 27-21 in a North Zone match here Sunday. Delhi Dreams got a dream start when Juan Carlos Ferrero defeated Sergi Bruguera 6-3 in the legends match. Mumbai came back into the contest with a win in the mixed doubles match. Alize Cornet and Tommy Robredo came from ...

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Tennis: Pune stay in hunt for place in CTL final

Pune, Nov 23 (IANS) Pune Marathas beat Bangalore Raptors 26-20 in their Champions Tennis league (CTL) South Zone match to keep their aspirations of entering the final of the inaugural tournament intact. In the legends singles match, Thomas Enqvist put Bangalore ahead by beating Pat Cash 6-3. But Pune quickly bounced back from the opening match defeat, to win the mixed doubles enc...

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Boko Haram kills 48 Nigerian fishermen

Abuja, Nov 23 (IANS) Members of Nigeria's armed terrorist group Boko Haram have killed 48 people in an attack on fish sellers near the border with Chad, a media report said Sunday. The attack took place Thursday, but the news took several days to come to light because Boko Haram has destroyed mobile phone masts in the area, BBC reported. In Thursday's attack, the traders were on ...

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India does not rule out Modi-Sharif meet at SAARC

New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) India Sunday did not rule out a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the SAARC Summit, saying that Modi is keen to have meaningful dialogues with as many south Asian leaders as possible. India also said that there was already a framework between the two countries as part of Shimla ag...

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45 killed in Afghanistan suicide attack

Kabul, Nov 23 (IANS) At least 45 people were killed and 60 wounded Sunday in a suicide bomb attack at a volleyball ground in Afghanistan's Paktika province, officials said. Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani condemned in strongest terms today's suicide blast in Yahya Khel district of Paktika province which left about 45 innocent civilians dead and injured more than 60 others, Xinhua ...

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Switzerland win Davis Cup

Lille (France), Nov 23 (IANS) Switzerland defeated France 3-1 to win the 2014 Davis Cup final at the indoor clay courts of the Stade Pierre Mauroy here Sunday. It is Switzerland's first title at the prestigious event and they become only the 14th champion nation in the 115-year-old competition. Seventeen-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer became the most successful Swiss player in Da...

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ISL: Chennayin FC beat Mumbai City FC 3-0

Navi Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Chennayin FC maintained their position at the top of the Indian Super League (ISL) standings with a 3-0 thrashing of Mumbai City FC at the D.Y. Patil Stadium here Sunday. Chennayin's goals came from Bruno Pelissari (71st minute), Dhanachandra Singh (81st) and substitute Cristian Hidalgo (89th). With this win, the Chennai-based team widened a three-point lead ov...

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