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Poland prolongs Polish soldiers mission in Central African Republic

Warsaw, Oct 26 (IANS) Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski has signed a document prolonging the participation of Polish soldiers in the EU military operation in Central African Republic (CAR), media reported Saturday. The National Security Bureau said that the mission has been prolonged until Dec 15, 2014, Xinhua reported citing the Polish Press Agency. So far, it has cost Pola...

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World Bank approves $75 mn for pastoralists in Horn of Africa

Nairobi, Oct 26 (IANS) The World Bank has approved an additional credit of $75 million to improve the livelihoods and resilience of pastoralists in the Horn of Africa. The funds will help to strengthen the organisational capacity of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), including the sustainable development of pastoralism in the Horn of Africa, Xinhua reported citing th...

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Brad Pitt had his first flight at 25

Los Angeles, Oct 26 (IANS) Actor Brad Pitt likes taking his kids around the globe for his work because he thinks travelling is educational and says that he had never been on a plane until he was 24 or 25. The 50-year-old actor, who raises children Maddox, 13, Pax, 10, Zahara, nine, Shiloh, eight and twins Knox and Vivienne, six, with wife Angelina Jolie, is keen for his kids to see as mu...

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Casper Smart finds it hard being JLo's former lover

Los Angeles, Oct 26 (IANS) Choreographer Casper Smart finds it hard to be singer Jennifer Lopez's former lover because people think he only had his job as a dance instructor because they were dating. Smart split from Lopez, who he met while working as one of her backing dancers, earlier this year and has confessed it's difficult to get people to take him and his career seriously followin...

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Slovakia to provide further financial help in fighting Ebola

Bratislava, Oct 26 (IANS) Slovakia planned to provide some 90,000 euros ($114,000) to countries affected by Ebola to help with the construction of field hospitals, foreign ministry said Saturday. It's for tents, beds, sheets, lighting, towels, generators, sinks and toilets, Xinhua quoted Peter Susko, head of the press department at Slovak foreign ministry, as saying. The plan was...

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US launches 22 air strikes against IS positions in Iraq

Washington, Oct 26 (IANS/EFE) The US military has carried out 22 air strikes against Islamic State (IS) positions in Iraq and one in Syria over the past two days, the US Central Command said Saturday. The aerial bombardment in Syria took place near the Kurdish city of Kobani and destroyed an IS artillery piece, CENTCOM, which is coordinating the US campaign against the Sunni militants sa...

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Hispanic leaders give Democrats ultimatum on deportation

Washington, Oct 26 (IANS/EFE) Hispanic leaders from a dozen US states have delivered an ultimatum to the Democratic Party, threatening to back an independent candidate in the 2016 presidential election, if Obama administration does not halt deportations of undocumented migrants. The Chicago-based organisation Pueblo Sin Fronteras/Familia Latina Unida headed the protest outside the Democr...

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German national IS fighter killed in Syria

Damascus, Oct 26 (IANS) A German national Islamic State (IS) fighter was killed Saturday during clashes with the Syrian troops in the country's eastern province of Deir al-Zour, media reported. The fighter, known as Abu Muhammad al-Almani, was killed during his group's clashes with the Syrian troops at the al-Sina'a neighbourhood in the oil-rich province of Deir al-Zour, xinhua reported ...

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When Ozzy Osbourne was terrified of losing his wife

London, Oct 26 (IANS) Singer Ozzy Osbourne says he was terrified of losing his wife Sharon Osbourne when she suffered from The Exorcist like seizures while being treated for colon cancer. The rockstar's wife was diagnosed with cancer in 2002, reports contactmusic.com. Sharon is the strongest woman I know. When I saw the scans of the colon, I thought, 'No way'. The cancer was so a...

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Hugh Jackman worried about cutting himself on stage

London, Oct 26 (IANS) Actor Hugh Jackman is worried about cutting himself on stage when he has to prepare a trout for cooking during his Broadway play The River. The 46-year-old star is getting ready to portray a man who brings his girlfriend to a remote rural cabin near a river to introduce her to night fishing in the play. He will have to clean, prepare and sauté a real trout on stage...

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Russia to develop advanced aircraft carrier by 2030

Moscow, Oct 26 (IANS) Russia has worked out a long-term military development programme that envisages construction of an advanced aircraft carrier for the Navy, a high-ranking military official said Saturday. An aircraft carrier whose construction is planned will significantly differ from heavy aircraft cruisers that our Navy used to have and has now, Xinhua quoted Russian Navy Deputy Co...

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Mahasweta Devi accuses personal assistant of cheating her

Kolkata, Oct 26 (IANS) Writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi Saturday accused her personal assistant Joy Bhadra of fraudulently acquiring her properties. Bhadra in the last few years has taken my signatures on a number of documents and by creating trusts in my name, has fraudulently acquired my house, properties and legacy. I suspect I was administered too many sedatives to get the s...

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Mauritania closes border with Mali after Ebola death

Nouakchott, Oct 26 (IANS) Mauritania has closed its border with Mali after an Ebola death was confirmed in the border area this week, a health official said Saturday. The authorities of Nouakchott gave instruction to conduct the closing of the all terrestrial points of passage situated on the border, said Limam Deddeh, physician chief of the border city of Kobonni. The border clo...

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Penalty killed the game: Materazzi

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC player-manager and Italian world cupper Marco Materazzi Saturday said Bruno Herrero Arias' 79th minute spot kick was the decisive moment in his team's 1-4 loss against Delhi Dynamos in the Indian Super League (ISL) match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here Saturday. Goals from Belgian Wim Raymaekers (1st minute), Mads Junker of Denmark (21st), Span...

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Three Turkish soldiers killed in raid by Kurdish rebels

Ankara, Oct 25 (IANS) Three Turkish soldiers were killed in a raid staged by rebels of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) in southeast Turkey Saturday, the Turkish armed forces said in a statement. Three PKK militants attacked Turkish troops in Yuksekova town of Hakkari province in the afternoon, killing two soldiers at the scene, Xinhua reported citing the statement, adding that ...

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Patient dies unattended in Ghaziabad hospital?

Ghaziabad, Oct 25 (IANS) A 60-year-old patient died after he reportedly remained unattended for eight days at the government hospital here, officials said Saturday. The patient, Gopal Singh, was alleged to be absconding by the physician in the hospital ward after he was admitted to the emergency unit Oct 17. His body was found lying in the hospital premises Oct 25. Piyush Sharma,...

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Akhilesh first sacks 82 MoS rank holders, then spares 16

Lucknow, Oct 25 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government late Saturday revised its earlier order sacking 82 people holding minister-of-state (MoS) rank, including advisors and chairmen of various corporations. A communique from the Chief Minister's Office, sent unofficially to the media said 16 people had been spared in the crackdown by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. These included N....

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ISL professionalism will take Indian football forward: Morgan

Kolkata, Oct 25 (IANS) The professional standards of the Indian Super League (ISL) augur well for Indian football, says Kerala Blasters FC assistant coach Trevor Morgan. Morgan, who earlier successfully coached city giants East Bengal, Saturday said the ISL would make the players plying their trade in the I-League more experienced. Praising the playing surfaces, organisation, and...

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Number of Ebola cases crosses 10,000: WHO

Geneva, Oct 25 (IANS/EFE) The World Health Organisation (WHO) confirmed Saturday that the number of Ebola cases has risen to more than 10,000 in the eight affected countries, two of which, Nigeria and Senegal, had recently been declared free of the virus. Of a total of 10,141 people infected, 4,922 have died, according to the latest statistics released by the WHO on the state of the Ebol...

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Akhilesh writes to Modi, seeks fertilizers for farmers

Lucknow, Oct 25 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Saturday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting immediate supply of 8.5 lakh tonnes of urea for farmers to ensure optimum crop produce. Of the amount of fertilizer, 4.5 lakh tonnes was required for the cooperative sector while four lakh tonnes was needed for the private sector, an official spokesman said.

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