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Jimmy Fallon pens children's book

Los Angeles, Oct 21 (IANS) Popular TV host Jimmy Fallon has penned and published a children's book Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada. The picture book serves as a hilarious how-to on coaching your children to show their father some love, and say Dada. Fallon's 15-month-old daughter Winnie Rose's first words included a mention of her mother Nancy Juvonen Fallon. And so, Fallon d...

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Norwegian doctor recovers from Ebola infection, discharged

Oslo, Oct 21 (IANS) A Norwegian doctor, who was infected with the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, has been discharged from hospital after recovery from the deadly disease, doctors at Oslo's Ulleval hospital said. After two weeks of medical treatment, doctors at the hospital's infectious diseases department concluded that the patient, Silje Michalsen, has recovered, Xinhua reported Monday.

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Lufthansa pilots' strike causes 1,500 flight cancellations

Berlin, Oct 21 (IANS) German airline Lufthansa cancelled over 1,500 flights Monday after its pilots union announced to extend the 35-hour strike to include long-haul fleets. The two sides -- union Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) and Lufthansa airline -- are in a dispute over pilots' retirement benefits. VC is asking Lufthansa to retain a scheme that allows pilots to retire early at age 55 whil...

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EU strengthens sanctions against Syria

Brussels, Oct 21 (IANS) The European Union (EU) Monday announced it was strengthening sanctions against Syria. According to an official statement, 211 people and 63 entities from Syria will now be subject to EU sanctions, Xinhua reported. The legal act, including the names of the designated persons and entities, will be published in the EU Official Journal Tuesday and will enter into fo...

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Lebanon to stop accepting Syrian refugees

Beirut, Oct 21 (IANS) Lebanese government has announced no to accept Syrian refugees anymore, state media reported. Following the meeting of the ministerial committee in charge of the Syrian refugees' issue, Social Affairs Minister Rashid Derbas Monday said the borders, however, would remain open to people travelling for other purposes. Any Syrian national is welcome, but not as ...

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China, US training Afghan diplomats

Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) A group of young Afghan diplomats began a two-week training session here Monday as part of a joint programme co-organised by the US and China. This is the third year the US and China have partnered to train early-career Kabul diplomats, who visit the two countries in order to develop their diplomatic, communications and management skills, Xinhua reported.

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Gomez gets guidance from Swift

Los Angeles, Oct 21 (IANS) Singer Selena Gomez says she gets advice from her friend and country musician Taylor Swift. During an appearance on The Talk, Gomez revealed the valuable guidance Swift recently shared with her in private, reports eonline.com. She was actually at my house the other day and we were sitting by the fire and I was talking about relationships and business i...

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120 people on Ebola watch list in US' Dallas city

Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) About 120 people are being monitored for signs of Ebola in the US city of Dallas in Texas, the second most populous US state after California. According to health authorities, about 120 people are still being monitored for signs of Ebola in Dallas -- the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak in the US -- as dozens of others came out of the three-week observation perio...

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India showcases IPL as driver of economic development

United Nations, Oct 21 (IANS) The Indian Premier League's (IPL) success embodies the emergence of sports as a global industry that promotes economic development and job creation in developing countries, India told the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Monday. The IPL is today, India's most profitable and popular sporting league and has generated employment and revenues for upcoming athletes, pl...

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India starts push at UN for International Yoga Day

United Nations, Oct 21 (IANS) India's UN Mission has started action to have June 21 declared the International Day of Yoga, following the proposal made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the General Assembly (UNGA) last month. Calling Yoga a concrete manifestations of globalisation, Indian diplomat Prakash Gupta appealed Monday for support to the initiative. Yoga o...

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Stanley Tucci awaits his fourth child

Los Angeles, Oct 21 (IANS) Actor Stanley Tucci is reportedly going to be a father for the fourth time! His second wife, Felicity Blunt, is expecting their first child, reports people.com. Tucci and Blunt - the sister of actress Emily Blunt - revealed in a interview that the duo had a secret wedding in 2012. The Hunger Games star has three children with his late wife Kate,...

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Son's bike demand petrifies Victoria Beckham

London, Oct 21 (IANS) Victoria Beckham's son Brooklyn will turn 16 next year, and her biggest worry is reportedly his demand to learn how to ride a motorbike. The former Spice Girls singer's worry stems from the fact that her husband David crashed his bike in August this year. Victoria is petrified, it's every mum's worst nightmare when their child wants a motorbike, dailymail.co...

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UN to support Ghana's fight against Ebola

Accra, Oct 21 (IANS) A UN official Monday reiterated support to Ghana's preparedness to contain a possible spread of the Ebola virus disease. Speaking here during the launch of the 69th celebration of the UN Day, Wolfgang Haas, Coordination Specialist of the UN in Ghana, said, in the wake of the Ebola crisis the UN had a central role in ensuring a rapid and effective response to eradicat...

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Panel to probe EU-Russia dispute on import duties: WTO

Geneva, Oct 21 (IANS) The World Trade Organisation (WTO) Monday announced a panel will probe into the dispute between the European Union (EU) and Russia on anti-dumping duties imposed by Moscow on Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs) from Germany and Italy. The EU brought the case before the WTO's Dispute Settlement Body in May this year, having requested consultations with Russia over the l...

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'Lebanon at a high risk for Ebola'

Beirut, Oct 21 (IANS) Lebanon is at a high risk of being affected by deadly Ebola virus, which has ravaged parts of West Africa and prompted a worldwide health scare, the country's health minister said Monday. However, a set of measures to prevent the disease from entering the country has been adopted, Xinhua quoted Wael Abou Faour as adding during a press conference. Lebanese ...

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Centre to bring ordinance to re-auction coal blocks

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The union cabinet Monday recommended for presidential assent to an ordinance that would allow re-auction of 214 coal blocks. This was done to resolve issues arising out of the Supreme Court cancelling allocations of those coal blocks last month. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said: The cabinet has recommended promulgation of an ordinance to the president i...

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BJP leaders discuss Maharashtra, Haryana CM choices

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) BJP held hectic consultations Monday over government formation in Haryana and Maharashtra with party leaders weighing various factors to decide the chief ministerial candidates in the two states. In Haryana, the party has to select its chief ministerial nominee while the process is more complex in Maharashtra as it also has to decide on the support it will need t...

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12 burnt alive in Andhra firecrackers unit blast

Hyderabad, Oct 20 (IANS) At least 12 workers, 11 of them women, were charred to death and six others injured when a blast Monday rocked a firecrackers unit in Andhra Pradesh, police said. The accident took place in a building in coastal East Godavari district's Vakatippa village. Firecrackers were being manufactured illegally in the building, they said. The fire, which triggered ...

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Tamil actioner 'Kaththi' to release Wednesday

Chennai, Oct 20 (IANS) The makers of Vijay-starrer Tamil actioner Kaththi Monday confirmed that the film would be released Wednesday. Earlier in the day, the release of the film in Tamil Nadu looked uncertain due an unproven link between the film's producer Lyca Productions' and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Tamil fringe groups had demanded the removal of Lyca Productio...

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Enjoyed working in 'Lingaa': Sonakshi Sinha

Chennai, Oct 20 (IANS) Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who is making her Tamil debut opposite superstar Rajinikanth in upcoming Tamil actioner Lingaa, says she thoroughly enjoyed working in the film and also learnt from the experience. Lingaa is done!! Thanks to @superstarrajini sir and the entire team for this opportunity. Enjoyed working on this film and learnt a lot, Sonakshi tweeted Monday.<...

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