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BJP legislator shot at in Delhi, unhurt

New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) A Delhi BJP MLA was called out of his home and thrice shot at Wednesday. The bullets whizzed past him and he escaped unhurt, the police said. Jitender Singh Shunty was shot at three times here, police said. The incident took place outside Shunty's home in Shahdara in east Delhi around 6 a.m. Shunty was elected to the Delhi assembly from the Shahdara assemb...

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Markets hit record high

Mumbai, Sep 3 (IANS) A benchmark index of Indian equities markets Wednesday hit record high of 27,144.80 points, surpassing its previous high of 27,082.85 points Sep 2. Almost all the sectors were trading in the green and the rally was led by consumer durables, auto, capital goods and oil and gas sectors, while marginal selling pressure was seen in fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) secto...

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Indian-born scientist wins prestigious US award

Washington, Sep 3 (IANS) India-born scientist Dr Thomas John Colacot has won the American Chemical Society's ACS Award in Industrial Chemistry, one of the top honours in the field. Colacot, who studied at St Berchman's College, Changanacherry, Kerala and IIT, Chennai, is the first Indian to get the award in industrial chemistry. He also holds an MBA degree and was elected as a Fellow of ...

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Beheading of second journalist shocks US; White House in crisis mode

Washington, Sep 3 (IANS) As the beheading of a second American journalist by the Islamic State (IS) terror group sent shock waves through the nation, US President Barack Obama authorised 350 additional troops be deployed to Iraq The additional troops were being sent to protect American diplomatic facilities and personnel in Baghdad at the request of the US Department of State to beef up ...

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BJP MLA shot at in Delhi, escapes unhurt

New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) BJP MLA Jitender Singh Shunty was shot at three times here early Wednesday, police said. However, he escaped unhurt as none of the bullets hit him. Three men on a motorcycle shot at Shunty outside his house in east Delhi around 6 a.m., police said. The assailants then fled from the spot. ...

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10-day RSS conclave in Lucknow in October

Lucknow, Sep 3 (IANS) The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) will hold a 10-day conclave here in October, an official said Wednesday. Top RSS functionaries, including sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat and karyavak Bhaiyya Ji Joshi, will attend the event from Oct 13 to 23. The event will also see the RSS taking a birds eye view of the tenure of the central government so far and informal...

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China's yuan weakens

Beijing, Sep 3 (IANS) The value of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, retreated 13 basis points to 6.1697 against the US dollar in its central parity Wednesday, authorities said. In China's foreign exchange spot market, the yuan is allowed to rise or fall by 2 percent from the central parity rate each trading day, reported Xinhua. The central parity rate of the yuan agai...

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Miltos Yerolemou joins 'Star Wars Episode VII' cast

Los Angeles, Sep 3 (IANS) Miltos Yerolemou, who was seen as swordsman Syrio Forel in TV show Game of Thrones, joins the cast of Star Wars Episode VII. Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill return as Han Solo, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker respectively in the latest instalment of the sci-fi saga, which is being directed by J.J. Abrams, reports aceshowbiz.com. Abrams has ...

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No link between Ebola outbreaks in West Africa, DRC : WHO

Geneva, Sep 3 (IANS) The World Health Organisation Tuesday said the outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a distinct and independent event, with no relationship to the epidemic in West Africa. Based on virus sequencing of samples from the Ebola outbreak in DRC, WHO's collaborating laboratory in Gabon confirmed the virus is the Zaire strain. The indigenous strain lies in a lin...

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US warplanes drop leaflets on Iraqi city

Baghdad, Sep 3 (IANS/EFE) US warplanes Tuesday dropped thousands of leaflets on the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, urging residents to keep clear of places occupied by the Islamic State (IS) extremist group that overran the city in June. The leaflets were signed by the Iraqi ministry of defence and warned that IS-occupied areas may be targeted in bombing raids. Mosul residents were likewi...

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Don't have a perfect body: Charlize Theron

Los Angeles, Sep 3 (IANS) Actress Charlize Theron says she doesn't have an ideal figure, but is happy with the way her body looks. The actress features on the cover of Modern Luxury's September 2014 issue and looks sultry as ever in the spread, but she believes there is room for improvement, reports eonline.com. I do not have a perfect body! I'm always finding things I can work o...

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Mali mine blast kills four UN peacekeepers

Bamako, Sep 3 (IANS) Four United Nations peacekeepers were killed and 15 others injured after their vehicle hit a landmine in Mali Tuesday, security sources said. The UN vehicle was hit by a landmine when the peacekeepers were leaving the country's northern city of Aguelhok, where they had accomplished peacekeeping missions, Xinhua quoted Malian army spokesperson Olivier Salgado as sayin...

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Kate, Cara new faces of Burberry's latest fragrance

London, Sep 3 (IANS) Supermodels Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne have been roped in as the new faces of Burberry's latest fragrance. The models are pictured in the campaign for the label's latest scent My Burberry, shot by famed photographer Mario Testino, which celebrates the brand's icons and provides customers with a more personal approach to buying perfume, reports contactmusic.com.

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Former Israeli PM on trial again for corruption

Jerusalem, Sep 3 (IANS) Israel's former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert appeared before a Jerusalem court Tuesday after the state prosecution reopened a corruption case against him. Olmert was acquitted in what came to be known as the Talansky Affair in July 2012, after being charged with fraud and tax evasion for illegally receiving large sums of money in envelopes during fund-raisers from U...

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11 killed in Argentina van accident

Buenos Aires, Sep 3 (IANS/EFE) At least 11 people were killed Tuesday when a van carrying teachers collided with a truck in Argentina, police said. The accident occurred about 7.45 a.m. near El Simbol, 1,000 km north of Buenos Aires, when the van collided head-on with a gasoline tanker truck in the northern Argentine province of Santiago del Estero, Efe quoted Loreto district police comm...

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Rebels seeking total independence from Ukraine

Kiev, Sep 3 (IANS/EFE) Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine urged Kiev Tuesday to recognise their independence and denied that peace proposals presented a day earlier in Minsk contemplated any plan to stay within Ukraine. The self-proclaimed people's republics of Donetsk and Lugansk do not want to remain within the limits of Ukraine, whether in its territorial, political or financial aspect...

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Diana Ross hosts 'barbecue' for son-daughter-in-law

Los Angeles, Sep 3 (IANS) Legendary singer Diana Ross hosted a barbecue for son Evan Ross and his wife Ashley Simpson. The 70-year-old star threw the party Monday for the couple, who exchanged vows on Sunday, to wish them well on their journey into married life, reports femalefirst.co.uk. The bash took place at Ross' estate in Greenwich, Connecticut, where the couple got married....

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Britney Spears spends $31,000 on pets

Los Angeles, Sep 3 (IANS) Singer Britney Spears' pets are living the life most humans would envy - she reportedly spent over $30,000 on her dogs. Tmz.com reports that according to new legal documents filed in her conservatorship, Spears bought two tiny pups in 2013 that came with enormous price tags - more than $13K for both of them! She dropped $5,568 for what looks like a white...

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UN says Gaza destruction 'unprecedented'

United Nations, Sep 3 (IANS) The recent conflict in the Gaza Strip has caused unprecedented destruction, leaving hundreds of thousands people homeless, the UN said Tuesday, quoting the latest assessment after the ceasefire. Organisations on the ground report that the scale of destruction is 'unprecedented'. An estimated 18,000 housing units have been either destroyed or severely damaged,...

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Over 7,200 killed in Syria in August

Cairo, Sep 3 (IANS/EFE) As many as 7,219 people have been killed in Syria in August as fierce fighting continued due to the three-year-old civil war in the country, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Tuesday. At least 2,015 civilians, including 281 children and 138 women, were killed last month, while Free Syrian Army (FSA), rebels and other allied anti-government groups, lost ...

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