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George Clooney's back pain continues

Los Angeles, Sep 2 (IANS) Almost 10 years after filming the Oscar-nominated movie Syriana, actor George Clooney is still feeling the effects of his on-set back injury. The actor traveled to Duke University earlier this month and then to a hospital in Dusseldorf, Germany to get his back injury looked at, reports eonline.com. After hurting his spinal cord while filming a particular...

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Paul Smith collaborates with Led Zeppelin

London, Sep 2 (IANS) British fashion designer Paul Smith has collaborated with legendary rock band Led Zeppelin for his latest scarf collection. The London-based designer has teamed-up with the band to create the accessories in celebration of the remastering of their nine studio albums, reports bangshowbiz.com. The albums, which have been reissued in chronological order after bei...

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US continues air strikes against IS in Iraq

Washington, Sep 2 (IANS) US forces continued their attack on Islamic State (IS) militants in northern Iraq with three more air strikes conducted Monday, the army said. The strikes destroyed three IS trucks and destroyed a mortar position near the Mosul Dam, Xinhua quoted a statement by US Army's Central Command as saying. The operation was conducted under authority to protect US ...

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13 killed in Baghdad bomb blasts

Baghdad, Sep 2 (IANS) As many as 13 people have been killed in two explosions in Iraq's capital Baghdad Monday, a police source said. Thirteen people were killed and 45 others injured when two car bombs exploded in Bayaa area in south Baghdad, Xinhua quoted the source as saying. The massive blast also destroyed several nearby buildings and vehicles. Iraq has been witnessi...

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Rebels, Syrian forces clash near Golan Heights

Cairo, Sep 2 (IANS/EFE) Islamic rebels clashed with the Syrian forces near Israeli-controlled Golan Heights Monday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The observatory, in a statement, said that fighting continued throughout the day between Syrian army units and insurgents including the Al Nusra Front, an Al Qaeda affiliated group, in the province of Quneitra. Fierce ba...

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Kelly Brook suffered second miscarriage

London, Sep 2 (IANS) Actress-model Kelly Brook has revealed that she suffered a second miscarriage while dating Thom Evans. The 34-year-old and the former rugby star lost their first child May 6, 2011 when Brook gave birth at just six months pregnant, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Writing in an extract of her autobiography, printed in The Sun newspaper, she said: After the miscarri...

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Russia may retaliate against fresh EU sanctions

Moscow, Sep 2 (IANS/EFE) Russia will take retaliatory measures to defend its legitimate interests if the European Union imposes new sanctions over Moscow's intervention in Ukraine, the country's foreign ministry said Monday. The hysteria whipped up in the runup to European Council's meeting around the mythical 'Russian aggression in Ukraine' has yielded fruit, Efe quoted a foreign minist...

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Is Miley Cyrus dating Douglas Booth?

Los Angeles, Sep 2 (IANS) Pop star Miley Cyrus and British actor Douglas Booth are reportedly dating. The Wrecking Ball hitmaker was first rumoured to be romancing Booth in 2010 when they co-starred in teen drama Lol and the pair was recently seen at Soho House in Hollywood. Miley and Douglas looked very intimate with each other on Friday night. There was a lot of laughing and fl...

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Lena Dunham condemns naked photo leak

Los Angeles, Sep 2 (IANS) Actress-writer Lena Dunham has condemned a mystery hacker who leaked nude photographs of celebrities, including actress Jennifer Lawrence. Lawrence hit headlines Sunday when intimate snaps of her were posted on the internet by a hacker who claims to have similar pictures of more than 100 female stars, reports holllywood.com. Now Girls actress Dunham has ...

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Three children, teacher killed in China school stabbing

Beijing, Sep 2 (IANS) A stabbing spree in a Chinese school has left three children and a teacher dead Monday. Chen Yanfu, 43, who was upset that his daughter was not allowed to register at the school, rampaged through classrooms of Dongfang Primary School, stabbing students and teachers, in Yunxi county in central China's Hubei province Monday morning, Xinhua reported. The fourth...

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Nigeria to get Japanese drug for Ebola treatment

Abuja, Sep 2 (IANS) Nigeria will soon get a Japanese drug to treat Ebola, the country's Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said Monday. The drug named Favipiravir and developed by a subsidiary of Fujifilm Holdings in Japan, could be delivered any time soon in Nigeria, Xinhua quoted Chukwu as telling reporters here. Apart from the Japanese drug, the west African country had also app...

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Finance Minister Arun Jaitley admitted to hospital

New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was admitted to a hospital in capital here Monday. Sources said that he was admitted to Max Super Speciality Hospital in Saket in the evening and he will undergo some minor surgery. The nature of the surgery is not known yet. ...

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'Ukrainian conflict has escalated into war'

Kiev, Sep 1 (IANS) Ukrainian Defence Minister Valeriy Geletey Monday said the conflict in eastern Ukraine between government troops and pro-independence insurgents has escalated into a war. A great war came at our doorstep, the war, which Europe has not seen since World War II, Geletey wrote on his official Facebook page, Xinhua reported. Accusing Russia of beginning a full-scale...

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AMU convocation to honour distinguished Muslims

Aligarh, Sep 1 (IANS) The Aligarh Muslim University will honour distinguished Muslims at its convocation for which Emir of Sharjah, Sultan Bin Mohamed Al-Qasimi, has been invited to deliver the convocation address. The emir will also be the chief guest at the Sir Syed Day, it was decided at a meeting of varsity officials presided over by Vice Chancellor, Lt.Gen. (retd.) Zameer Uddin Shah...

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IS slogan found on school walls in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, Sep 1 (IANS) Slogans praising Sunni militant group Islamic State (IS) were found on the walls of some schools in the Saudi Arabia capital following Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz's call for coordinated counter-terrorism efforts. The pro-IS slogans were found on the walls of schools in the Al-Naseem neighbourhood of east Riyadh, Saudi Gazette reported Sunday. Our soci...

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Japan to aid connectivity upgrade in northeast India

Tokyo, Sep 1 (IANS) India and Japan Monday decided to strengthen cooperation for improving connectivity and socio-economic development in northeastern states of India. According to an Indian government release issued after summit meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe, both sides welcomed the study by Japan International Cooperation Agency (J...

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Decide on state's plea in palm oil case, SC to Kerala HC

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday asked the Kerala High Court to decide, as early as possible, the plea by the state government withdrawing 1991 cases of palm oil import case which had clouded the appointment of P.J.Thomas as the chief vigilance commissioner and led to his exit from the post. A bench of Justice T.S.Thakur and Justice R. Banumathi asked the high court to de...

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SC notice on leprosy treatment

New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to the central and state governments on a petition seeking availability of drugs for pregnant women suffering from leprosy and ending discrimination against children from the disease-affected families in educational institutions. A bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Vikramajit Sen issued notice, returnable in four weeks...

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PTI president says political crisis in Pakistan scripted

Islamabad, Sep 1 (IANS) In a clear sign of a revolt brewing within, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) president Javed Hashmi Monday claimed that the ongoing political crisis in the country was scripted amidst more clashes between anti-government protesters and police in the highly secured area of the capital Islamabad. Imran Khan said we can't move forward without the army, Hashmi told repo...

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No need for probe into tie-up with Saradha group firm: Railways

Kolkata, Sep 1 (IANS) Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha Monday ruled out conducting an inquiry into reports that the IRCTC had entered into an agreement with a company of the chit fund funded Saradha Group in 2010 in connection with a tourism project. When CBI is probing, there is no need for any inquiry by the railways. Whoever is found guilty in CBI probe, the government will ...

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