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Russia calls for international efforts to combat terrorism

Moscow, Sep 16 (IANS) Russia is calling on the international community to join efforts in defeating terrorism in the Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday. Russia insists that the fight against terrorism and extremism must be given top priority among all political projects, the minister said in a statement published on the foreign ministry's website.

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Five extremists killed in raids in Egypt

Cairom, Sep 16 (IANS) At least five extremists were killed Monday during security raids on their hideouts in Egypt's North Sinai province, a security official said on condition of anonymity. After confrontations with security forces, three extremists were killed in their vehicle south of Sheikh Zuweid city, whereas another vehicle managed to run away, Xinhua quoted the official as saying...

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Wife keeps Ben Affleck 'calm'

Los Angeles, Sep 16 (IANS) Actor Ben Affleck credits his wife Jennifer Garner for being a calming influence on him whenever he feels the terror of starting a new project. Even after so many years of being in showbiz, the award-winning actor-filmmaker gets a feeling of terror, which he finds motivating, reports femalefirst.co.uk. That terror when I'm about to start something can b...

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Hats off to Vikram's commitment for 'I': Rajinikanth

Chennai, Sep 16 (IANS) Superstar Rajinikanth, who was moved by actor Vikram's commitment for upcoming Tamil magnum opus I, said Monday that no actor could sacrifice as much as him for a character. Vikram spent over two years working for the film and he gained and lost considerable amount of weight to play his characters in the film. Vikram has dedicated his life for this film. Ha...

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Bolivia prison clash leaves four dead

Sucre, Sep 16 (IANS) Authorities in Bolivia Monday confirmed that four people were killed and 11 others injured in a clash in central Bolivia's El Abra prison over the weekend. The fighting broke out around 10 p.m. Sunday at the prison after a sudden blackout interrupted a feast held to mark the festival of the Virgin of Urcupina, Xinhua reported citing the Bolivian Information Agency (A...

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World Bank launches website to track project progress

Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) The World Bank Monday launched a new website to allow users to track the progress of the bank's projects and check whether the group is meeting its key targets, including poverty reduction and boosting inclusive growth. The website, which will be upgraded continually, is being run by the President's Delivery Unit, which tracks the group's strategic priorities, X...

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Vikram stunned his fans in werewolf getup

Chennai, Sep 16 (IANS) Actor Vikram Monday stunned hundreds of his fans when he appeared on stage in his werewolf getup from the upcoming Tamil magnum opus I at the film's audio launch here. He performed a song with co-star Amy Jackson. I was getting ready in this getup from 4 p.m. in the evening. It takes so much of time to put on the makeup. The entire process takes about four hours ev...

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EU leads opposition against Iceland's whaling

Reykjavík, Sep 16 (IANS) The European Union (EU) led a joint multi-country opposition against the Iceland government's permission for commercial whale hunting and trading Monday, according to a statement issued by the EU. EU's Ambassador to Iceland, Matthias Brinkmann, along with diplomats of the US, France, Germany and Britain delivered a joint demarche Monday morning to express their ...

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OSCE monitors come under fire at MH17 crash site

Vienna, Sep 16 (IANS/ITAR -TASS) Monitors from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) came under artillery fire at the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine Sep 14, a report released by the organisation Monday said. It said the patrol vehicles were damaged by artillery or mortar fire...the team left the area in the remaining useable vehicle and returned to Donetsk ci...

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EU sanctions limit opportunities for dialogue: Moscow

Moscow, Sep 16 (IANS) The European Union (EU) sanctions against Russia limits the possibilities of bilateral dialogue, Russia's foreign ministry said Monday. The spiral of EU sanctions considerably narrows the opportunities for substantial dialogue, according to a statement released by the ministry after Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin met with EU envoy to Russia Vygaudas Usackas...

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Alexa Chung posses prediction powers

New York, Sep 16 (IANS) Model-presenter Alexa Chung says she stays a step ahead of others in the fashion circuit as she can predict style trends before they hit the runway. She is here for the New York Fashion Week, reports femalefirst.co.uk. I'm psychic. I don't see one because I already know what's up. All last week, I was thinking about Chinese slippers, you know, the ones you...

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No Ebola risk in Italy from migrants

Rome, Sep 16 (IANS) Italian Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin Monday ruled out that there could be a risk of Ebola coming to Italy from African migrants, as suggested by some media reports in the past weeks. Speaking on the sidelines of a meeting in Brussels to coordinate a European response to the virus raging in West Africa, Lorenzin stressed that her country was safe, Xinhua reported ...

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Macedonia, Serbia not to join EU's sanction against Russia

Skopje, Sep 16 (IANS) Macedonia and Serbia, both candidate countries of the European Union (EU), reiterated Monday that they would not implement the EU's sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis. Macedonia and Serbia's foreign ministers, Nikola Poposki and Ivica Dacic, stressed that the two countries had to consider their own economic benefits when deciding whether to join the sa...

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Kerry refuses to cooperate with Iran to fight IS

Paris, Sep 16 (IANS) US Secretary of State John Kerry Monday refused to cooperate with Iran to fight the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria. Speaking at the US ambassador's residence in Paris after an international meeting on security and peace in Iraq, Kerry said: We are not coordinating with Iran. I have no idea of what interpretation they drew from any discussion that may o...

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Will love to work with Shankar, says Schwarzenegger

Chennai, Sep 16 (IANS) Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was here Monday as the chief guest for the audio launch of Tamil magnum opus I, said he would love to work with its director Shankar someday. Schwarzenegger even gave the film an imaginary title King Conan, inspired from the film franchise Conan the Barbarian and Conan the Destroyer. Shankar is a great filmmaker. He...

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Second Russian humanitarian convoy into Ukraine illegal: EU

Brussels, Sep 16 (IANS) The European Union (EU) Monday said it considered the second Russian humanitarian convoy sent to eastern Ukraine over the weekend without Ukraine's consent as illegal. Russia delivered a second shipment of aid to eastern Ukraine over the weekend, unaccompanied across the border, Xinhua reported citing local media reports. The EU External Action Service sta...

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India, Vietnam for peaceful South China Sea, $15 bn trade

Hanoi, Sep 15 (IANS) Firming up their relationship at a higher level, India and Vietnam Monday called for a peaceful, unfettered South China Sea, inked seven agreements including for direct Delhi-Hanoi flights and an extended line of credit for purchase of military equipment, as they set a target of $15 billion bilateral trade by 2020 with a focus on tourism, garments and textiles, pharmaceutical...

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Deadline for comments on oil, gas revenue-sharing contracts extended

New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) The Petroleum Ministry has extended the deadline until Sep 20 for stakeholders' comments on a simpler revenue sharing contract, which proposes to replace the present Production Sharing Contracts (PSC). Timeline for receiving comments on the draft Model Revenue Sharing Contract (MRSC) has been extended up to Sep 20, 2014, an order by the ministry said. The...

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One killed, three injured in LoC blast

Jammu, Sep 15 (IANS) A porter working for the security forces was killed and three people were injured in an explosion near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, an official said. The three injured in the blast in Sunea Gali area of Mendhar sector in Poonch district were another porter and two security personnel, defence ministry spokesperson Colonel Manish Mehta told IANS here...

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Khalsa Warriors continue unbeaten streak in WKL

Bhatinda, Sep 15 (IANS) Khalsa Warriors continued their unbeaten streak as they defeated California Eagles by 59-54 in the 26th match of the Wave World Kabaddi League (WKL) here Monday. With the Bhatinda leg over, the league will travel to Jalandhar with matches beginning from Sep 19-21. The first quarter was an evenly contested affair with both teams going all out. There...

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