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14 killed, 65 injured in Iraq bomb attacks

Baghdad, Oct 23 (IANS) At least 14 people were killed and 65 wounded in two car bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital city Wednesday, a police source said. A car bomb went off near the National Theater in Baghdad's Karrada district in the evening, leaving five people killed and 28 wounded, and the toll could rise as ambulances and police vehicles evacuated the casualties to hospitals, Xinhua...

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Khamenei wants less reliance on oil

Tehran, Oct 23 (IANS) Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called on the country's officials Wednesday to formulate plans to cut Iran's dependence on oil revenues and manage the economy on the basis of the domestic capabilities. Instead of relying on the oil revenues, Iran should be governed by utilising domestic forces and the sources above the ground, Khamenei said, adding th...

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Syrian Air Force destroys old war jets captured by IS

Damascus, Oct 23 (IANS) The Syrian air force destroyed two timeworn war jets, which were captured by the Islamic State (IS) militants in an airbase in Syria's Aleppo province, a senior Syrian military source said Wednesday. The Syrian air force has destroyed two old war jets captured by the IS in the al-Jarrah airbase in Aleppo, Xinhua quoted the source as saying. He said the IS...

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Obama invites Afghan president, chief executive to Washington

Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Wednesday invited Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah to visit the White House in the new year. Speaking with Ghani and Abdullah by video conference, Obama commended the Afghan leaders on their political agreement and reaffirmed US commitment to support the unity government, Xinhua quoted the Whi...

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Ed Sheeran has no hard feelings against Niall Horan

Los Angeles, Oct 23 (IANS) Singer Ed Sheeran says he has forgiven One Direction band's Niall Horan after it was rumoured he got with his then-girlfriend Ellie Goulding. Sheeran had penned Don't about an old girlfriend cheating on him with a friend was apparently about his friend Horan and Goulding. And now he has forgiven the person, reports mirror.co.uk. When asked if he is a fo...

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When Nicole Scherzinger jumped out of a moving car

London, Oct 23 (IANS) Singer Nicole Scherzinger led to a car accident after she jumped off her moving limo because she was feeling sick. The singer was travelling through London after filming her new music video, Run, when she started feeling ill and asked the driver to stop, reports mirror.co.uk. According to The Sun newspaper, she tried to jump out the moving car and when the d...

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Nigerian parliament approves $1 bn loan to fight Boko Haram

Lagos, Oct 23 (IANS) The Nigerian House of Representatives Wednesday approved President Goodluck Jonathan's request to borrow not more than one billion dollars to tackle the security challenges facing the country. On Sep 25, the Nigerian Senate had approved the request made by the Nigerian leader to borrow the amount to tackle the national security challenges, Xinhua reported. Th...

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Modi condemns Canadian capital shootout as 'extremely disturbing'

New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi described Wednesday's shootout near the Canadian parliament in Ottawa as extremely disturbing. News of the attack in Ottawa is extremely disturbing. I pray for everyone's safety, he tweeted. Parliament Hill in Canada's capital Ottawa came under attack Wednesday after a gunman shot dead a soldier standing guard at the National ...

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Barack Obama condemns 'outrageous' attacks in Canada

Washington, Oct 23 (IANS) US President Barack Obama condemned the outrageous attacks that occurred in Canada in last three days and offered assistance to the US ally Wednesday during a phone call with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Obama expressed solidarity with Canada in the wake of attacks on Canadian forces in Quebec Monday and shootings in Ottawa Wednesday morning, Xinhua q...

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Kanye's love for Kim beyond words

Los Angeles, Oct 23 (IANS) Singer Kanye West says his love for his wife Kim Kardashian can't be expressed in words. West posted a picture of his wife Tuesday night on his twitter page and captioned it Happy Birthday baby! Thank you for being the dopest wife & mom!, reports mirror.co.uk. Later, he posted again: Sometimes I feel like just saying I love you isn't strong enough t...

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Kenya to train 30,000 health workers on Ebola

Nairobi, Oct 23 (IANS) Kenya has plans to train 30,000 health workers on Ebola screening, prevention, control and case management, the health ministry said Wednesday. The training is being supported by 150 medical doctors specialized in infectious diseases control positioned across the country, Xinhua quoted Nicholas Muraguri, the director of medical services in health ministry, as sayin...

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Shootout near Canadian parliament, soldier dead

Ottawa, Oct 23 (IANS) Parliament Hill in Canada's capital Ottawa came under attack Wednesday after a gunman shot dead a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial, before seizing a car and driving to the doors of Parliament Hill's Centre Block nearby, a day after Canada sent an air fleet consisting of CF-18 Hornet fighters in support of the efforts to fight against the Islamic State (IS...

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Canadian soldier gunned down in Ottawa attack

Ottawa, Oct 23 (IANS) A Canadian soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa was gunned down and a security guard in the nearby parliament buildings wounded Wednesday, a day after Canada sent an air fleet consisting of CF-18 Hornet fighters in support of the efforts to fight against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group in Iraq and Syria. Parliament Hill came under att...

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Soldier killed in shootout near Canadian parliament, gunman shot dead

Ottawa, Oct 23 (IANS) In an attack that police believe involved more than one gunman in the Canadian capital city, a soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial was killed and a security guard in the nearby parliament buildings left wounded Wednesday. Condolences to family of the soldier killed and prayers for the parliamentary guard wounded. Canada will not be terrorized or inti...

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Canada soldier killed in shootout near parliament, gunman shot dead

Ottawa, Oct 22 (IANS) A Canadian soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa was gunned down and a security guard in the nearby parliament buildings wounded Wednesday in an attack that police believe involved more than one gunman. Condolences to family of the soldier killed and prayers for the parliamentary guard wounded. Canada will not be terrorized or intimidated, Xi...

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Germany pledges additional five mn euros to fight Ebola

Berlin, Oct 22 (IANS) Germany Wednesday said it would provide over five million euros ($6 million) in additional funds to promote Ebola research. We urgently need reliable diagnostic and treatment methods, Xinhua quoted German Minister of Education and Research Johanna Wanka as saying in a statement. In addition, BMBF - the ministry of education and research - is supporting Ebola...

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Two Indian-American cardiologists to pay $380,000 for fraud

Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) Two Indian-American cardiologists have agreed to pay $380,000 to resolve allegations of a sham deal with a hospital in exchange for the referral of healthcare services, according to a media report. London, Kentucky-based Satyabrata Chatterjee and Ashwini Anand, who jointly owned Cumberland Clinic were charged with violating the False Claims Act with their sham m...

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Modi's second round of radio address Nov 2

New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's second round of Mann Ki Baat radio programme will be held Nov 2, a statement said here Wednesday. Looking forward to the 2nd 'Mann Ki Baat' Radio Programme Sunday Nov 2, 2014 at 11 a.m., the prime minister tweeted. Once again, I invite you to share thoughts, comments and examples of good governance initiatives that have left...

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CBI arrests Railway Board official in bribe case

New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) A senior Railway Board official was arrested by the CBI Wednesday for allegedly receiving a bribe from Mumbai-based tour operators in return for facilitation to run special trains and additional coaches for tourism purposes. Ravi Mohan Sharma, a 1997 batch official of the Indian Railway Traffic Service, was arrested by a team of the Central Bureau of Investigatio...

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Bengal's Siliguri caught in 'silver rush'

Siliguri, Oct 22 (IANS) West Bengal's Siliguri city Wednesday witnessed a silver rush as hundreds of people jostled among themselves to lay their hands on millions of tiny silver-coloured balls scattered all along the national highway. Traffic came to a halt as tea garden workers including motorists, auto drivers, cyclists, rickshaw-pullers and even the government staff joined a mad scra...

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