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One killed in suicide blast outside Pakistan stadium

Islamabad, May 30 (IANS) A sub-inspector was killed and six others injured after a suicide blast outside a stadium in Lahore where the second one day international (ODI) match between Pakistan and Zimbabwe was ongoing, media reported on Saturday. Policemen stopped the bomber before he could enter the outer wall of the Gaddafi Stadium where he blew himself up on Friday night, killing th...

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Clear Saturday in Delhi

New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) It was a sunny Saturday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 27.6 degrees Celsius, normal for the season's average. The Met Office has forecast a clear day ahead. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 42 degrees Celsius. The sky will be clear in the day. The maximum temperature for the day is likely to hover around 42 ...

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Brazil soccer chief 'perplexed' by graft claims

Rio de Janerio, May 30 (IANS) The president of Brazil's football confederation (CBF) Marco Polo Del Nero said he was angry and perplexed by the arrest of his predecessor Jose Maria Marin on corruption charges, reported media on Saturday. Del Nero addressed a packed press conference just hours after arriving in Rio from Zurich, where he was due to vote in the presidential election for wor...

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Why Congress doesn't give Manmohan the credit he deserves

The Narendra Modi government's chief economic advisor, Arvind Subramanian, has said that the rate of poverty reduction from 2005-06 to 2011-12 was the fastest in the country's history. The reason, according to him, was fast GDP growth. Rarely before has the Manmohan Singh government received such a handsome compliment on its performance. Although it has been known that an estimated 138 m...

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Mauritius president resigns

Port Louis, May 30 (IANS) Mauritius President Kailash Purryag has resigned from office, an official statement said. The statement said that Purryag sent his letter of resignation to the Speaker of the National Assembly of Mauritius on Friday, Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday. Purryag was appointed president in 2012 by the island's previous Labour party government of forme...

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Re-elected Blatter faces an uphill task

Zurich, May 30 (IANS) The world soccer's governing body FIFA has been embroiled in a deep crisis as several senior officials, including FIFA vice president Jeffery Webb, were arrested on May 27 in Zurich, Switzerland ahead of the 65th FIFA Congress. Amid the biggest storm that has hit the 111-year-old organisation, Sepp Blatter was re-elected for the fifth time as the FIFA president at t...

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David Gandy to quit modelling

Los Angeles, May 30 (IANS) British model David Gandy says he's preparing to quit modelling to let the younger and fitter models have a chance. The 35-year-old has been posing in his underwear for more than a decade, but admitted that he wants to slowly fade from modelling into designing as he thinks he is getting too old, reports femalefirst.co.uk. It's 14 years now I have been d...

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Ian Somerhalder refuses to pose for fans

Paris, May 30 (IANS) Actor Ian Somerhalder was clearly not in the mood to let his fans click his photographs, and wanted a little privacy on his vacation here. The star politely asked a flock of fans awaiting outside his hotel to stop following him and going clickety-click. This even made a female fan cry, reports aceshowbiz.com. A 30-second video taken by someone in the crowd w...

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Suicide bombing kills six in Nigeria

Lagos, May 30 (IANS) Police in the restive north-east state of Borno confirmed the killing of six people when a suicide bomber attacked the venue of a wedding in Tashan Alade town of the state. State police chief Aderemi Opadokun, who confirmed the toll in Maiduguri, the state capital, said up to 30 people were also injured during the attack on Friday. Opadokun said that police h...

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Gaga to start clothing line for pups

Los Angeles, May 30 (IANS) Singer Lady Gaga is planning to design a clothing range for puppies. The 29-year-old singer has announced that she will be designing creative and functional ways for pets and their owners to bond via her and her fiance Taylor Kinney's puppy Asia's Instagram account, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Along with an image of the little pug surrounded by sketches ...

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India unveils virtual memorial wall for fallen UN peacekeeping heroes

United Nations, May 30 (IANS) India has launched a virtual memorial wall to honour the UN peacekeeping heroes who died in service as the first step towards building a permanent monument at the UN headquarters. Permanent Representative Asoke Kumar Mukerji unveiled the digital memorial wall on Friday at a reception India hosted here to honour the 125 recipients of the Dag Hammarskjold Meda...

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'US out to hurt FIFA after losing 2022 World Cup bid'

San Juan, May 30 (IANS/EFE) Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner said the corruption charges US prosecutors filed against him and 13 other people are in retaliation to the failure of America's bid to host the 2022 World Cup. The Americans are trying to put the hurt on FIFA since they did not get the World Cup in 2022. It is personal, Warner said at a news conference on Friday in his na...

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Kate Moss feels she's as famous as Katie Price

Los Angeles, May 30 (IANS) Supermodel Kate Moss says her popularity equals that of reality TV stars Kerry Katona and Katie Price. Despite being one of the world's most in-demand and highest-paid supermodels, Moss considers herself to just be a normal British girl who has made a success of her chosen career -- just like Katona and Price, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Moss says she's ...

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17 migrants dead, 217 rescued off Libyan coast by Italian Navy

Rome, May 30 (IANS) The Italian Navy has found 17 dead migrants onboard a boat off the Libyan coast and rescued another 217 people from the same wreckage, a media report said. The Italian Navy reached the boat after an alert was launched by the migrants with a satellite phone, Xinhua reported, citing ANSA news agency, on Friday The boat had not capsized and the migrants died for ...

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Pharrell Williams buys $7 mn Hollywood home

Los Angeles, May 30 (IANS) Singer Pharrell Williams has purchased a new home in the Hollywood Hills for $7.14 million. It is designed by internationally-renowned architect Hagy Belzberg. The 11-time Grammy-Award winner snapped up the property towering over the Sunset Strip, a renowned area for music history, for almost $2 million less than the price tag. The property was listed i...

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'Iran won't discuss military sites' inspection in nuclear talks'

Tehran, May 30 (IANS) Iran will not discuss the issue of inspection of its military sites in the ongoing nuclear talks with the world powers, Iran's senior nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi said. Iranian negotiators are committed to follow the decisive guideline of the Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei who recently rejected calls for the inspection of Iran's military sites as ...

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Burundian refugees turn to prostitution in Rwanda

Kigali (Rwanda), May 30 (IANS) Prostitution has spread among Burundian refugees in the neighbouring country of Rwanda, as life in the refugee camps is not easy for them, Rwandan authorities have revealed. Christella, a girl who once lived in the Mahama refugee camps in the south-eastern region, said she thought she could continue studies in a normal life, but was forced to work as a pros...

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Mother's death led Bono to create music

Los Angeles, May 30 (IANS) Singer Bono believes it was the death of his mother when he was just 14, which inspired him to form rock band U2 and become one of the biggest rock stars in the world. The U2 frontman's mother Iris died from a brain aneurysm four days after collapsing at her father's funeral in September 1974. Her death left a hole in his heart, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

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Militants kill 20 passengers in Pakistan

Islamabad, May 30 (IANS) A group of unknown militants on Friday night killed at least 20 passengers after kidnapping them in Pakistan's south-western province of Balochistan, a media report said. The incident took place when unknown militants stopped two buses and kidnapped 35 passengers in Mastung district of the province, Xinhua reported Soon after the incident, security forces...

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Brazil's Petrobras denies selling stakes in distribution network

Rio de Janeiro, May 30 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian state-controlled oil company Petrobras said that the $13.7 billion divestment programme it unveiled two months ago does not include plans to sell a stake in its service station network. There's no divestment decision related to the asset Petrobras Distribuidora known as BR, Petrobras said in a statement on Friday, in response to reports indicat...

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