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Arsenal crowned FA Cup champions with 4-0 rout of Aston Villa

London, May 31 (IANS/EFE) Arsenal crushed Aston Villa 4-0 here to win its second straight FA Cup title and become the most successful club in the history of this competition. The Gunners came out focused at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, eager to avoid the early struggles they endured in last year's championship match, when they had to rally from a 2-0 deficit before edging surprise finali...

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Robert Downey Jr travels with his furniture

Los Angeles, May 31 (IANS) Actor Robert Downey Jr reportedly takes his furniture with him when he is shooting away from his home in Malibu here. The Avengers: Age of Ultron star, who has son Exton, three, and six-month-old daughter Avri with wife Susan Downey, shipped some of his favourite items from his home to his rental house in Atlanta in a bid to feel more at home there while he is ...

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Differences remain over final nuclear agreement: Iran negotiator

Tehran, May 31 (IANS) Some enduring differences between Iran and the West over the nuclear programme of the country have hindered the progress in preparing the draft for a possible nuclear agreement, Iran's senior nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi said. In the recent round of talks, both sides reviewed all issues, however, differences still remain, Islamic Republic News Agency quoted Araq...

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Suicide bombing takes 13 lives in Nigeria

Abuja, May 31 (IANS) A suicide bombing has killed at least 13 people at a mosque in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, a media report said. Dozens were wounded in the attack on Saturday, that followed an overnight assault on the north-eastern city by the militant group Boko Haram, BBC reported, citing eyewitnesses. The attacks came just hours after Muhammadu Buhari was sworn in as N...

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Kim is a great wing woman: Paris Hilton

Los Angeles, May 31 (IANS) Socialite Paris Hilton says her former stylist and close friend Kim Kardashian West is a great wing woman. Yeah, we had so much fun. She's a great wing woman, someone to hang out with, fun to be around, beautiful, Hilton told Heat magazine when asked if she looks back at the days when they were close friends, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Hilton also rubb...

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Wildlife agencies urge US to curb illegal ivory trade

Nairobi, May 31 (IANS) Two international wildlife conservation agencies called on the US to act swiftly in curbing illegal ivory trade. The destruction of 662 kg of confiscated ivory by China on Friday should be emulated by countries such as the US, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) said on Saturday. More leadership is needed, not only from China but...

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Nadal storms into French Open 4th round

Paris, May 31 (IANS/EFE) Spain's Rafael Nadal stayed on course for a possible quarter-final showdown with Serbian world No.1 Novak Djokovic at the French Open, brushing aside Russian Andrey Kuznetsov 6-1, 6-3, 6-2 in the third-round. Kuznetsov did not hold his own serve until the match on Suzanne Lenglen Stadium was an hour old and the nine-time champion had seized complete control by th...

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Nalco Q4 net more than doubles at Rs.355 crore

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) State-run National Aluminium Company (Nalco) on Saturday reported a more than doubling of its net profit of Rs.354.87 crore for the fourth quarter ended March on the back of an exceptional gain as against Rs.172.45 crore in the same quarter a year ago. The Bhubaneshwar-headquarterd Nalco said in a stock exchange filing that during the quarter in question there w...

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Power Grid Q4 net rises 20 percent at Rs.1,412 crore

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) State-run Power Grid Corp on Saturday reported a 20 percent rise in its standalone net profit at Rs.1,412.48 crore for the forth quarter ended March as compared to Rs.1,175.84 crore in the same quarter of the previous fiscal. According to a Power Grid filing to the stock exchange, for the entire fiscal 2014-15, the company's consolidated net profit rose to Rs.5,...

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Six killed during Pakistan local body elections

Islamabad, May 30 (IANS) At least six people were killed while 47 injured in clashes on Saturday as the local government elections in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa saw mismanagement, poor security and conflicts between rival groups in many parts of the province which hampered the polling process. Sources said three people were killed in Charsada, two in Dera Ismail Khan and another lost ...

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Cabinet nod for land ordinance's re-promulgation, Rahul attacks Modi

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The union cabinet on Saturday gave its approval to the re-promulgation of the land acquisition ordinance, triggering strong criticism from opposition parties including the Congress whose leader Rahul Gandhi accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being in an amazing hurry to grab land from the poor farmers at any cost. The move was also criticised by Bihar Chief...

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Maryland ex-governor O'Malley enters US presidential race

Washington, May 30 (IANS) Former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley on Saturday announced his bid for the 2016 US presidential race, in which he will first face tough challenge from former secretary of state Hillary Clinton to win the Democratic nomination. I declare that I am a candidate for president of the US, O'Malley told a crowd of supporters at the Federal Hill Park in Baltimore, w...

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PM allows maximum consultation, says Jaitley

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a hands-on prime minister who allows maximum consultation, union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said. Appearing in Aap Ki Adalat show hosted by India TV Editor-in-chief Rajat Sharma, Jaitley refuted allegations that Modi does not believe in consulting his cabinet colleagues and has concentrated all powers in his hands. I...

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Tribal villages not to cooperate with Meghalaya government

Shillong, May 30 (IANS) Tribal village chiefs in eastern part of Meghalaya on Saturday decided to end cooperation with the state government until it legally empowers the traditional institutions. This decision - which is likely to have a major impact in tribal state Meghalaya - was adopted at the Dorbar Bah Ka Bri U Hynniew Trep (assembly of people of Hynniew Trep land), organised by the...

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Grenade lobbed at Kashmir police station, no injuries

Srinagar, May 30 (IANS) Separatist guerrillas on Saturday evening lobbed a grenade at a police station in Handwara in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir which exploded without causing any damage, an official said. Militants hurled a powerful hand grenade at the police station in Handwara this evening. The grenade exploded without causing any damage, a police officer told IANS here.

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Shooter Gurpreet finishes fourth, misses Olympic quota

Munich, May 30 (IANS) Armyman Gurpreet Singh on Saturday missed sealing India's fifth 2016 Rio Olympics quota place by the narrowest of margins when he finished fourth in the Men's 25-metre Rapid Fire Pistol event at the World Cup (Rifle/Pistol) here. At one stage of the final, the 28-year-old Gurpreet looked set to take the silver before being relegated to fourth post a three-way tie an...

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Egypt frees son of Islamist leader

Cairo, May 30 (IANS) Egyptian authorities on Saturday released a son of a leading member of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group after the Egyptian-American man gave up his Egyptian nationality, official MENA news agency reported. Mohamed Salah Sultan was sentenced to 25 years in jail over violence and terror charges after he was arrested following a security crackdown on two protest ca...

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Sarkozy promises to build 'Republic of confidence'

Paris, May 30 (IANS) Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy who is also the boss of the right-wing newly renamed Les Republicains party pledged on Saturday to restore the confidence of discontented voters. It is not a dream, it's just our ambition, the Republic of confidence. That's why we became Republicans, Sarkozy said, Xinhua reported. We must restore confidence of the Frenc...

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28 IS militants killed in Iraq airstrikes

Baghdad, May 30 (IANS) Iraqi security forces on Saturday continued their battles against Islamic State (IS) militants in the western Anbar province, while air strikes killed 28 IS militants, including senior leaders, security sources and official television said. In Anbar province, the security forces and allied militias known as Hashd Shaabi, moved closer to the IS-held provincial capit...

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Rio Ferdinand retires from football

London, May 30 (IANS) Former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand retired from football after 18 years of playing the game at the top level, a statement from the player said on Saturday. After 18 years as a professional footballer, I now feel it's the right time for me to retire from the game that I love, the statement said. Ferdinand's decision came four weeks af...

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