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Obama decides to resume military aid to Egypt

Washington, April 1 (IANS) US President Barack Obama told his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Tuesday that he will allow the delivery of F-16 aircraft as well as request annual military aid to Egypt, a media report said on Wednesday. In their telephonic conversation, Obama informed al-Sisi that he will lift executive holds that have been in place since October 2013 on the de...

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Rio Olympics tickets go on sale

Rio de Janerio, April 1 (IANS) Tickets for the Rio 2016 Olympics went on sale to Brazilian residents on Tuesday via the Games' official web portal, a media report said on Wednesday. Local fans have until April 30 to request tickets in the first draw with results to be announced in June, the organisers said on Tuesday, reported Xinhua Only those who applied for the first installme...

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Accord reached on key aspects of Iran n-programme: Russia

Lausanne, April 1 (IANS/EFE) Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said that the six world powers had reached an accord with Iran on key aspects of its controversial nuclear programme. Lavrov said on Tuesday that now it can be announced with sufficient confidence that an agreement was reached on the main issues, adding that the technical details of the pact will be worked out betwee...

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Russell Brand used trangender for sex ?

Los Angeles, April 1 (IANS) Lauren Harries claims she was in a relationship with Russell Brand after they met on Celebrity Big Brother's Bit On The Side in 2006. The Transgender TV personality however says that the comedian only liked the bedroom department with her. Harries, who was once known as James, told Star magazine that she dated Brand for six months but he used her only for sex...

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Australian researchers find unique way to combat dengue

Melbourne, April 1 (IANS) Australian researchers have come up with a unique way of preventing the spread of the dengue virus, a mosquito-borne disease that currently has no approved vaccine, according to a media report on Wednesday. The University of Melbourne-led team of researchers discovered that mosquitoes, exposed to an insect bacterium called Wolbachia, were unable to acquire the d...

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Danny Brown ends show after pelted with glass of water

Los Angeles, April 1 (IANS) Hip Hop artist Danny Brown ended his concert early after a disrespectful fan pelted him with a glass of water. The rapper was in the middle of performing a song for the crowd in Glasgow over the weekend when someone in the audience pelted him with a glass of water, reports aceshowbiz.com. The incident was filmed by a concert-goer who later shared the v...

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US, Cuba look to cooperate on human rights

Washington, April 1 (IANS) The US and Cuba met here on Tuesday to discuss the issue of human rights, with both sides voicing readiness to cover a wide range of topics in substantive talks that are to follow. The US state department described the atmosphere of the meeting as professional, saying that the US and Cuban delegations discussed the methodology, topics and structure of a future ...

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Nearly 350 Indians evacuated from Yemen

New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Nearly 350 Indians were evacuated from Yemen's southern port city of Aden late on Tuesday, sources said. Those evacuated included, 220 men, 101 women and 28 children. They were taken to the Indian Navy ship INS Sumitra. Defence ministry sources said that the ship left Yemen late on Tuesday night. The evacuated people will now be taken to Djibout...

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At least 62 children killed in Yemen conflict: UNICEF

United Nations, April 1 (IANS) At least 62 children have been killed and 30 injured during clashes in Yemen over the past week, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday. The fighting is severely damaging basic health services and education, while violence and displacement are leaving children terrified, Julien Harneis, UNICEF's representative for Yemen, said in a statement, accord...

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Russell Crowe recalls getting prank calls from Michael Jackson

Los Angeles, April 1 (IANS) Actor Russell Crowe has revealed that he used to get prank calls from the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. I never met him, never shook his hand, but he found out the name I stayed in hotels under, so it didn't matter where I was, he'd ring up do this kind of thing, like you did when you were ten, you know, Crowe told theguardian.com. The Beat it hitmaker...

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US commits to ambitious emissions cut by 2025

Washington, April 1 (IANS/EFE) The US government formally committed itself on Tuesday to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 26 to 28 percent from 2005 levels by 2025, according to media reports. This goal set by US President Barack Obama during his visit to China last November is included in a document that Washington sent to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNF...

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Iran nuclear talks extended until April 1

Lausanne, April 1 (IANS) Negotiations for a nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers have missed the March 31 deadline for a framework agreement and have been extended until Wednesday, according to media reports. In spite of a full day of talks on Tuesday, the negotiators -- the P5+1 group of countries (the US, Britain, China, Russia, France, plus Germany) and Iran -- were still wo...

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Tara Reid flaunts super slim frame

Los Angeles, April 1 (IANS) Actress Tara Reid has sparked health concerns among fans after showcasing her super slim frame while she was soaking up the sun in a bikini in Miami. The American Pie actress posed in a printed floral bikini on Friday showing her huge thigh gap and jutting ribs in the new photographs taken as she soaked up the sun in Miami, reports mirror.co.uk. Althou...

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Turkish prosecutor freed from extremists dies

Istanbul, April 1 (IANS) The Turkish prosecutor who was freed from extremists on Tuesday succumbed to his injuries sustained while he was held hostage, according to media reports. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that the prosecutor, Mehmet Selim Kiraz, was hit by three gunshots in his head and two in his body, according to a Xinhua report. Kiraz was taken hostage...

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Libya's Islamist-backed parliament dismisses prime minister

Tripoli, April 1 (IANS) Libya's Islamist-backed parliament dismissed Prime Minister Omar al-Hasi on Tuesday, media reported citing a parliamentary source. The Tripoli-based General National Congress (GNC) made the decision after a vote and assigned Khalifa al-Gauil the role of conducting government businesses until a new prime minister was chosen, the GNC announced, according to a Xinhua...

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Beyonce, Rihanna capture fun moment at Jay-Z Tidal launch

Los Angeles, April 1 (IANS) Beyonce Knowles, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Madonna and Alicia Keys had their fun moment during the launch of rapper Jay-Z's new music streaming service Tidal. The singers took some funny photographs together. In three photographs shared by Minaj , she was seen posing alongside Knowles and Keys with funny faces while cuddling up together, reports aceshowbiz.com.

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Outgoing Nigerian president Jonathan concedes defeat

Lagos, April 1 (IANS/EFE) Outgoing Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday conceded defeat in the presidential election after the opposition took a decisive lead, and called up his rival Muhamadu Buhari to congratulate him on the victory. Spokesman for Buhari's All Progressives Congress party (APC), Lai Mohammed, confirmed to Efe that Buhari received the call from Jonathan.

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Three assailants killed, hostage freed in Turkey

Istanbul, April 1 (IANS) Three assailants of a banned leftist group who had taken a Turkish prosecutor hostage were killed and the captive freed by the police on Tuesday, according to media reports. However, the hostage, identified as prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz, was reportedly injured, and was transferred to a hospital. The members of the Revolutionary People's Liberation Part...

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Russia to extend Ukraine gas deal by three months

Moscow, April 1 (IANS/TASS) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday supported the proposal to extend the gas price discount for Ukraine by three months from April 1. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said after a meeting with Putin that the government deemed it necessary to grant the request from Ukraine and Russian gas giant Gazprom for extending the gas price discount. ...

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David Beckham shaved beard for wife Victoria

Los Angeles, April 1 (IANS) Former footballer David Beckham said that he shaved off his beard after wife Victoria Beckham told him she wouldn't be kissing him till the time he doesn't shave it off. The 39-year-old had been sporting the fancy facial hair, but decided to remove it due to the prospect of the kissing ban from his wife, reports femalefirst.co.uk. He said: I was in Mi...

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