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Kidnapped US journalist's mother pleads IS to release son

Washington, Aug 28 (IANS/EFE) The mother of a US freelance journalist, who was kidnapped in Syria by the Islamic State(IS), Wednesday released a video in which she urged the jihadist group to be merciful and release her son. She also asked the group through the vedeo to follow the example set by the Prophet Mohammed. We have not seen Steven Sotloff for over a year and we miss hi...

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Bieber compares himself to Princess Diana

Los Angeles, Aug 28 (IANS) Troubled singer Justin Bieber has compared himself to the late Princess Diana after he reportedly experienced a minor car collision when he was infuriated about being pursued by a photographer. The Canadian Baby hitmaker, has reached out to reckless paparazzi, saying they should have learned from the premature death of the Princess of Wales. He took to ...

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Styles helping rising star Meghan Trainor?

London, Aug 28 (IANS) English singer Harry Styles has reportedly offered to help rising star Meghan Trainor as she attempts to break into the music industry. Styles met her in the US during One Direction's 'Where We Are' tour and he plans to boost her singing career, reports femalefirst.co.uk. They have a similar sense of humour and Harry was keen to lend her his musical opinion,...

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Maliki urges Iraqi political blocs to back Abadi

Baghdad, Aug 28 (IANS) Iraq's outgoing Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki called on the political blocs to decrease their demands and hepl form the government lead by Haider al-Abadi. Some of the blocs' demands are violating the constitution and others need time to be executed. Increasing the demands are hindering the formation of the next government, MENA news agency quoted Maliki as saying...

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UN delivers food to Gaza via Egyptian crossing

United Nations, Aug 28 (IANS) For the first time in seven years, a humanitarian convoy of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) successfully crossed from Egypt into the Gaza Strip Wednesday, a spokesman said here. After a seven-hour drive from Alexandria across the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt, the trucks, carrying enough food to feed 150,000 people for five days, arrived at the Rafa...

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Most people take my clothes too seriously: Rick Owens

Los Angeles, Aug 28 (IANS) American fashion designer Rick Owens believes his fans takes his designs too seriously. The California-born designer, known for his statement drop-crotch shorts and leather jackets, believes that some fans are so obsessed with wearing his clothes, they have alienated others to feel part of his avid group of followers, reports telegraph.co.uk. It was sup...

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US reporter requests privacy after release

Washington, Aug 28 (IANS/EFE) The US journalist, who was freed this week by the miltants in Syria after two years in captivity, Wednesday thanked everyone for their efforts to secure his release and asked for privacy to be with his family. In the days following my release Sunday, I have learned bit-by-bit that there have been literally hundreds of brave, determined, big-hearted people al...

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Dating actresses best for Daniel Radcliffe

London, Aug 28 (IANS) Actor Daniel Radcliffe says dating actresses works well for him as they understand the demands of the industry. The Harry Potter actor is currently in a relationship with his Kill Your Darlings co-star Erin Darke. If you're in a film and you're an actor and your girlfriend is not an actor and you say, 'Right, I'm going away for four months and, no, I won't s...

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Egypt accuses Morsi of leaking documents to Qatar

Cairo, Aug 28 (IANS) The Egyptian prosecution ordered Wednesday to temporarily detain former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi for 15 days on charges of leaking national security documents to Qatar, media reported. The documents were leaked by the ex-president during his one-year rule through Doha-based pan-Arab Al Jazeera channel, the country's official MENA news agency reported. ...

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Poland sends humanitarian aid for Ukrainian soldiers

Warsaw, Aug 28 (IANS) The Polish National Defence Ministry said Wednesday humanitarian aid for Ukrainian troops is already on its way. Poland will provide around 320 tonnes of relief supplies, including food, blankets and mattresses, Xinhua reported. The first convoy, containing around four to five loaded trucks had already left Monday. Once the convoy reaches Lvov, it w...

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Child abuse: British police commissioner's resignation demanded

London, Aug 28 (IANS) Police commissioner of the British metropolitan county of South Yorkshire has come under fire from various quarters after an inquiry exposed shockingly child sexual abuses. Leaders from different sections demanded Wednesday resignation of Shaun Wright, police and crime commissioner of the metropolitan county. The commissioner, however, refused to resign, Xinhua repo...

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UN Security Council urges for immediate ceasefire in Libya

United Nations, Aug 28 (IANS) The UN Security Council Wednesday adopted a resolution on Libya, calling for an immediate ceasefire while expanding sanctions on those who involved in the violence there. The 15-member council called on all parties to agree to an immediate ceasefire and an end to fighting, and extended its strong support for the efforts of the United Nations Support Mission ...

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Cara Delevingne to star in 'Zoolander' sequel?

Los Angeles, Aug 28 (IANS) Model Cara Delevingne may star in the upcoming Zoolander follow-up alongside Ben Stiller. The 22-year-old model is said to be negotiating with the movies' star, Stiller, over the female lead in the sequel, which is set to go into production in just a few months, reports contactmusic.com. Ben and producers want a big-name model for the film and they need...

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US fighter jet crashes in Virginia

Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) A US F-15C Eagle fighter jet crashed Wednesday morning near Deerfield in Virginia during a routine mission, Pentagon confirmed. Air Force and civilian first responders are responding to the scene, Xinhua quoted spokesman Steve Warren as saying. Warren also added that the status of the pilot was not known yet. The fighter lost radio contact with ...

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Yemeni troops kill three Al Qaeda gunmen

Sana'a, Aug 28 (IANS) At least three Al Qaeda militants were killed in a raid by the Yemeni armed forces Wednesday, a security official said. Yemen's elite anti-terrorism unit stormed an Al Qaeda-held house in an area between Shibam and Qattan regions in Hadramout governorate, killing three terrorists and injuring several soldiers, Xinhua reported citing the official. The rest of...

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Congo confirms six Ebola cases

Brazzaville, Aug 28 (IANS) Six cases of the Ebola virus have been confirmed in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Health Minister Felix Kabange Numbi said Wednesday. A total of 42 cases have been reported since the beginning, and six cases have been confirmed in a laboratory test, Kabange told Xinhua. The number of deaths is still 13, including five health workers. Eleven people...

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Women come into their prime in 40s: Charlize Theron

Los Angeles, Aug 28 (IANS) Academy Award wining actress Charlize Theron says women come into their prime when they reach fourty, but society believes differently and treats them like dead flower. Theron says that women in their forties are in their prime and cosmetic industry should focus more on them rather then considering girls half her age, reports eonline.com. Talk...

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Sindhu progresses to pre-quarters at Worlds

Copenhagen, Aug 28 (IANS) One of India's best hopes P.V. Sindhu came out with a strong performance to enter the third round of the World Badminton Championships after earning a straight games win over Russian Olga Golovanova at the Ballerup Super Arena here Wednesday. The 11th seeded Indian needed only 40 minutes to ease past Olga 21-12, 21-17 in their first ever match. Last year's bron...

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Paes, Sania win US Open openers

New York, Aug 28 (IANS) Indian tennis players Leander Paes and Sania Mirza won their respective doubles matches to advance to the second round of the US Open at the Flushing Meadows here Wednesday. Men's doubles defending champions Paes and Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic needed an hour and 32 minutes to come out on top against Italians Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini. The six...

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Delhi Half Marathon Nov 23

New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) The annual Delhi Half Marathon will be held Nov 23. The registrations for which was declared open here Wednesday. Approximately 32,000 people are expected to take part in the run which will comprise of corporate champions, great Delhi run, senior citizen's run and the wheelchair event. The route will cover eminent landmarks, including the Parliament House...

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