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Algeria, Ghana to clash in Afcon quarterfinal

Malabo, Jan 28 (IANS) Algeria and Ghana will clash in the quarterfinals of the on going Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon). Algeria, who are the best ranked African team by the latest FIFA rankings, beat Senegal 2-0 at the Malabo Stadium Tuesday to finish top of Group D, reported Xinhua. After a defensive mix-up in the 11th minute, Riyad Mahrez beautifully finished off a long cross to...

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NC, Congress won't fight each other in RS polls

Jammu, Jan 28 (IANS) The National Conference will back Congress' Ghulam Nabi Azad in the Feb 7 Rajya Sabha elections for four seats in Jammu and Kashmir. This was decided after an hour long meeting between National Conference leader Omar Abdullah and Congress president Sonia Gandhi late Tuesday in New Delhi. The National Conference will field former ministers - Sajad Ahmad Kichloo and Na...

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Kim Kardashian happy for stepdad

Los Angeles, Jan 28 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has spoken out about her stepfather Bruce Jenner, saying he's the happiest he's ever been. The two have stayed close since Bruce and Kardashians' mother Kris Jenner split in 2013, and Kim says that he'll always have her support, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, she said: I think Bruce is very h...

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AirAsia flight QZ8501: Indonesia military ends hunt

Jakarta, Jan 28 (IANS) The Indonesian military said that it was stopping its efforts to recover the remains of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 almost a month after the commercial jet crashed into the sea. Indonesia's search and rescue agency, Basarnas, will continue its work to try to retrieve bodies from the wreckage site in the Java Sea, a civilian source close to the search and rescue operation...

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Missing Mexican students are dead: Mexico Attorney General

Mexico City, Jan 28 (IANS/EFE) Evidence and testimony fully confirm that all 43 of the students abducted Sept 26 in the southern state of Guerrero were killed, Mexican Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam said. Thanks to an extensive investigation, it has been proven that the 43 students from Ayotzinapa teachers college were seized by municipal police in Iguala, Guerrero, and handed over...

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Israeli air force strikes Syrian army targets

Jerusalem, Jan 28 (IANS) The Israeli Air Force struck the Syrian army's artillery posts late Tuesday in response to an earlier rocket attack from the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, the military said Wednesday. The IDF (Israel Defense Forces) holds the Syrian government accountable for all attacks emanating from its land, and will operate by any means necessary to defend Israeli civili...

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Gwyneth Paltrow to launch third cookbook

Los Angeles, Jan 28 (IANS) Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is planning to launch her third cookbook. The Mortdecai actress announced on the Rachael Ray Show Friday that her new book will focus on clean comfort food for the whole family, because she always finds herself running out of ideas, reports people.com. She also said that she might do appetizers for a party section because that's ...

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Obama, Merkel discuss increased violence in Ukraine

Washington, Jan 28 (IANS) US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed a significant rise of violence in eastern Ukraine during a call, the White House said. The two leaders Tuesday expressed concerns about Russia's material support for the separatists and its failure to fulfil its commitment under the Minsk agreement, and they agreed on the need to hold Russia...

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Did Chris Martin hit a photographer with jeep?

Washington, Jan 28 (IANS) Singer Chris Martin has reportedly hit a photographer with his jeep. The father of two went torestaurant Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica with his former wife Gwyneth Paltrow and their two children, Apple and Moses. While leaving the restaurant, a photographer ran to Martin's car and was allegedly struck by his jeep, reports tmz.com. An ambulance was then ...

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Ryan Reynolds gushes over newborn daughter

Los Angeles, Jan 28 (IANS) Actor Ryan Reynolds is completely in love with his and Blake Lively's newborn daughter. The best thing about it -- well, everything's great about it. The least impressive thing is the complete lack of sleep, Reynolds told eonline.com, when asked about parenthood. Lively reportedly gave birth to their child last month. ...

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Spain charges priests with child sex abuse

Madrid, Jan 28 (IANS) A judge in the southern Spanish city of Granada has charged 10 Roman Catholic priests and two Catholic lay workers with child sex abuse. The 12 are suspected of abusing four teenage boys between 2004 and 2007, the most serious offences occurring in a house used by the priests, BBC reported. Pope Francis telephoned one of the alleged victims, now 24, in Novem...

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Bigger girls do better in comedy: Rebel Wilson

Los Angeles, Jan 28 (IANS) Australian actress Rebel Wilson, who's on the heavier side of the weighing scale, finds her shape an asset. I took something that was seen as a disadvantage -- no one thinks, if you're fat, that you're going to be an actress and everyone's going to love you -- and turned it into a positive, she told Australia's Daily Life. The 28-year-old, who is set to...

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UN Security Council condemned Libya hotel attack

United Nations, Jan 28 (IANS) The UN Security Council strongly condemned the terrorist attack on the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli, Libya, which killed at least eight people. In a press statement Tuesday, the Security Council members expressed their sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims of this heinous act and wished a speedy recovery to those injured, Xinhua reported. ...

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Keira Knightley was to be named 'Kiera'

Los Angeles, Jan 28 (IANS) Actress Keira Knightley says her mother's awful spellings ruined it all when it came time to registering the former's name. I was meant to be named 'Kiera' after a Russian ice skater who was on the TV one day, people.com quoted The Imitation Game actress as saying. My dad fancied her and nicked her name for me. But it was my mum who went to register my ...

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Syrian troops kill over 60 rebels: state media

Damascus, Jan 28 (IANS) The Syrian army at least 66 rebels in several Syrian areas, the state media reported. The government troops Tuesday killed 35 terrorists in the contested town of Sheikh Miskin in the southern province of Daraa, Xinhua reported. The Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front has recently focused its attacks against Sheikh Miskin due to its strategic location in southern S...

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Obama wants to regulate drone use after White House incident

Washington, Jan 28 (IANS/EFE) US President Barack Obama urged regulation of the commercial and recreational use of un-crewed aircraft -- or drones -- a rapidly growing industry, after one of those devices crashed on the White House grounds. In remarks released Tuesday in an interview with CNN recorded in India, Obama commented that drones can perform incredibly useful tasks and gave the ...

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We have "obligation" to fight "rising" anti-Semitism: Obama

Washington, Jan 28 (IANS/EFE) US President Barack Obama noted humanity's obligation to condemn and fight against rising anti-Semitism, including the denial of the Holocaust, on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp. Honoring the victims and survivors, means recognising the value and dignity of each person. It demands from us the courage to protect the...

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Redmayne's wife keeps him humble

London, Jan 28 (IANS) Actor Eddie Redmayne says his wife Hannah Bagshawe always reminds him that he's just an ordinary man. There was a moment yesterday where I was in rehearsal and my wife was calling me because our dishwasher broke down, eonline.com quoted Redmayne as saying. So in the process of trying to focus on my craft, I was dealing with the blocked pipes, he added.

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Obama leaves Saudi Arabia after holding talks

Riyadh, Jan 28, (IANS) US President Barack Obama ended his hours long visit to Saudi Arabia by holding strategic talks, media reported. An official from Obama's administration said the US president and the Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud discussed briefly the energy and oil markets, but they didn't touch the topic of oil prices, Xinhua reported. The Saudi King said his co...

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Israel will defend itself: Netanyahu

Jerusalem, Jan 28 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel will defend itself from future attacks, reacting to the rockets attack from Syria into the Golan Heights. Israel views this attack from Syria's territory severely, Netanyahu Monday evening said at an event commemorating the International Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial museu...

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