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Kelly Osbourne feared for life on flight

Los Angeles, Nov 27 (IANS) British singer Kelly Osbourne was petrified her plane would come down during a rocky flight from Australia to Los Angeles. The 31-year-old star and her travel companion Melinda Varga gripped each other's hands and panicked during the 15-hour long flight to Los Angeles, after experiencing the worst turbulence ever, and she was convinced it would be her last day ...

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Chinese shares open lower

Beijing, Nov 27 (IANS) Chinese stocks opened lower on Friday with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 0.52 percent to open at 3,616.54 points. The smaller Shenzhen index opened 0.55 percent lower at 12,697.51 points, XInhua reported. The ChiNext Index, tracking China's NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, lost 0.49 percent to open at 2,819.36 points. ...

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Consumer prices in Japan fall in October

Tokyo, Nov 27 (IANS) The Japanese internal affairs ministry said on Friday that the country's consumer prices fell 0.1 percent in October from a year earlier, down for the third straight month. The core consumer price index, which excludes volatile fresh food prices, fell to 103.5 against the 2010 base of 100, Xinhua news agency quoted the ministry as saying. However, the Japane...

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Portugal's new Socialist government sworn in

Lisbon, Nov 27 (IANS) Portugal's new government led by Socialist Party (PS) leader Antonio Costa was sworn in on Thursday by President Anibal Cavaco Silva here. The new government consists of 17 ministers and 41 secretaries of state, among whom Justice Minister Francisca Van Dunem has become the first black female minister in Portuguese history, XInhua news agency reported. At th...

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Chinese yuan weakens against dollar

Beijing, Nov 27 (IANS) The central parity rate of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, weakened by 19 basis points to 6.3915 against the US dollar on Friday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trading System. In China's spot foreign exchange market, the yuan is allowed to rise or fall by two percent from the central parity rate each trading day, Xinhua news agency reported.

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Footballers go on strike in Ecuador over unpaid salaries

Quito, Nov 27 (IANS) Ecuador's Footballers' Association (AFE) declared on Thursday it will go on strike in support of its members who have not been paid for between four and five months in over a dozen clubs. The association has decided to suspend all activities related to Ecuadorian soccer, announced AFE vice president Edwin Tenorio Ecuador international. The strike was declared...

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Tokyo shares open higher

Tokyo, Nov 27 (IANS) -- shares opened the trading Friday slightly higher without any clear trading cues as the US stocks markets were closed for a holiday and Japan's consumer prices report was within market expectations. At 9.15 a.m., the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average gained 31.43 points, or 0.16 percent, from Thursday to 19,975.84, Xinhua news agency reported. The broader Topi...

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Britney Spears is the queen: Adele

London, Nov 27 (IANS) Grammy-winning singer Adele says pop star Britney Spears is the queen. Adele has a plan to crack a joke when she meets Spears for the first meet, so that they are able to break the ice, reports femalefirst.co.uk. She told National Public Radio: Britney is the queen. I love her. So yeah, sometimes it is a bit intense. But I usually crack a joke, and then it b...

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Paul Walker's father sues Porsche for wrongful death

Los Angeles, Nov 27 (IANS) Almost two years after Paul Walker's death in a car crash in Santa Clarita, California, the late actor's father has sued automobile company Porsche for wrongful death and negligence. In a lawsuit filed on Wednesday and obtained by ew.com, Paul William Walker III says that the Porsche Carrera GT that the actor was riding in lacked safety features that could have...

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Afghan gets life sentence for raping, murdering girl in Finland

Helsinki, Nov 27 (IANS) An Afghan national was sentenced to life imprisonment for raping and murdering a 17-year-old girl in Finland, Finnish news agency STT reported on Thursday. The man was also asked to pay compensation totalling some $63,638 to the girl's mother and other family members, and another 69,000 euros of compensation for destroying a building. The crime happened in...

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Leonardo Dicaprio eyes froze on set

New York, Nov 27 (IANS) Actor Leonardo DiCaprio's eyes froze shut while working on the set of his latest movie The Revenant. The 41-year-old actor was working on the Alejandro G. Iñárritu directorial when the crew got caught in horrific weather conditions which lasted for an hour in temperatures that dropped to minus 40, reports femalefirst.co.uk. He said: We were doing an emot...

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White House on lockdown after man jumps fence

Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) The White House was placed on lockdown on Thursday after a person jumped the fence, CNN reported, adding that the jumper was immediately caught. Despite the quick capture, the presidential mansion was still on lockdown as the secret service conducted a security sweep of the area, The Guardian quoted media reports as saying. Representatives for the secre...

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Olsen sisters won't appear in 'Fuller House'

Los Angeles, Nov 27 (IANS) Actresses-designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen will not act in Fuller House, a sequel to the popular sitcom Full House that featured the twins. Lori Loughlin, who played Aunt Becky on the sitcoms, shared that the filming on Fuller House has wrapped and the Olsens didn't come in, as many suspected would be the case, reports eonline.com. When it was annou...

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German police arrest two in raids on suspected terrorists

Berlin, Nov 27 (IANS) German police have arrested two people suspected of belonging to an Islamist extremist group before launching a raid on a mosque here on Thursday, the media reported. No weapons or other dangerous objects were found after police acted on a tip-off that an attack was being planned at the mosque in Charlottenburg, a western district in the German capital, according to...

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Germany's benchmark DAX index rises

Frankfurt, Nov 27 (IANS) The benchmark DAX index at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on Thursday rose by over 150 points and closed at 11,320.77 points. The strong performance of some companies especially the semiconductor producer Infineon Technologies AG made investors jubilant and the blue-chip DAX index rose by 151.23 points, or 1.35 percent, Xinhua news agency reported. Infineon...

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Jake Gyllenhaal shares fond memories of Heath Ledger

Los Angeles, Nov 27 (IANS) Actor Jake Gyllenhaal says Heath Ledger, his onscreen lover in Brokeback Mountain, was extraordinary and always somebody who I admired. Ledger died almost eight years ago, reports hollywoodreporter.com. Ledger died in January 2008, less than three years after Brokeback Mountain hit the cinemas and won prestigious awards. The Australian actor w...

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White House on lockdown after person jumps fence: Report

Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) The White House was on lockdown on Thursday, after a person jumped the fence, CNN reported. It is reported that the fence jumper has been caught. ...

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Spanish stocks close higher

Madrid, Nov 27 (IANS) The Spanish stock market index Ibex-35 rose 1.03 percent on Thursday to close at 10,332.30 points, up from the 10,227.30 points of Wednesday. On Thursday's session, ArcelorMittal shares led rises climbing 5.67 percent, followed by OHL, IAG, DIA, Acerinox and Repsol that rose 3.55 percent, 2.67 percent, 2.04 percent, 2.01 percent and 1.84 percent respectively, Xinhua...

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Chris Hemsworth loves surfing

Los Angeles, Nov 27 (IANS) Actor Chris Hemsworth says that he loves surfing despite his fear of getting attacked by sharks. He said: My beach where we lived, directly out the front, someone got bit six to eight months ago. My love and obsession for surfing some days outweighs that kind of fear. However, Hemsworth also said his attitude isn't based on common sense. It's pr...

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Russia suspends military contacts with Turkey

Moscow, Nov 27 (IANS) Russia on Thursday suspended all military contacts with Turkey as ties between the two countries plummeted after the downing of a Russian warplane, the defence ministry said. Today (Thursday), all cooperation contacts have been suspended between Russian defence ministry and the Turkish Armed Forces...including the so-called hotline set up in order to avoid incidents...

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