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Audio to shoot down Russian fighter jet released

Ankara, Nov 26 (IANS) The Turkish military has released an audio recording of what it said were warnings to the Russian fighter before it was shot down near the Syrian border after it violated Turkish airspace, a media report said on Thursday. This is Turkish Air Force speaking on guard. You are approaching Turkish airspace. Change your heading south immediately. Change your heading sout...

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Kylie Jenner's HIV fears

Los Angeles, Nov 26 (IANS) Kylie Jenner is a worried woman! The fact that her boyfriend Tyga and HIV positive actor Charlie Sheen had once been involved with the same transgender pornstar in the past, has left her scared. Pornstar Mia Isabella, who in September had claimed she enjoyed a relationship with rapper Tyga, had also been with Sheen, who only earlier this month revealed that he ...

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Chinese yuan weakens against dollar

Beijing, Nov 26 (IANS) The central parity rate of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, weakened by 19 basis points to 6.3896 against the US dollar on Thursday, 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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Tokyo shares open higher

Tokyo, Nov 26 (IANS) Tokyo shares opened higher on Thursday as sentiment here was boosted by gains in the European stocks market overnight, as well as on the yen's slight depreciation. At 9.15 a.m., the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average jumped 112.77 points, or 0.57 percent, higher from Wednesday at 19,960.35, Xinhua news agency reported. The broader Topix index of all First Section...

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French parliament approves extension of air strikes in Syria

Paris, Nov 26 (IANS) French National Assembly on Wednesday authorised the extension of French air force' strikes against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria. Out of 529 deputies, 515 voted in favour of the bill to intensify France's air strikes against IS, with four against and 10 abstentions, French National Assembly said on Wednesday on its website. We have a responsibility, we hav...

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Chinese shares open higher

Beijing, Nov 26 (IANS) Chinese stocks opened higher on Thursday with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index up 0.32 percent to open at 3,659.57 points. The smaller Shenzhen index opened 0.46 percent higher at 12,952 points, XInhua news agency reported. The ChiNext Index, tracking China's NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, gained 0.49 percent to open at 2,911.85 points.

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Obama signs defence bill despite Guantanamo restrictions

Washington, Nov 26 (IANS) US President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed a $607-billion annual defence policy bill despite its continued ban on transferring detainees from the Guantanamo Bay military prison to the US. Blasting the Republican-controlled Congress for maintaining language that hampers the closure of the Guantanamo military prison in the bill, Obama called the restrictions co...

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Gold down on better-than-expected US data

Chicago, Nov 26 (IANS) Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange fell on Wednesday as stronger-than-expected US data put pressure on the precious metal. The most active gold contract for December delivery fell $3.8, or 0.35 percent, to settle at $1,070.00 per ounce, reports Xinhua. Gold was put under pressure as a report released by the US Department ...

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Germany's benchmark DAX index rebounds

Frankfurt, Nov 26 (IANS) The benchmark DAX index at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on Wednesday rebounded and closed up by more than 200 points. The European Central Bank (ECB) will have its monetary policy meeting at the beginning of December and the central bank has signalled that it stands ready to extend the asset purchase program, Xinhua news agency reported. Investors turned...

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Brad Pitt's youthful secret

Los Angeles, Nov 26 (IANS) Actor Brad Pitt, 51, says his youthful look is a result of a lot of love. The actor, who has children Maddox, 14, Pax, 11, Zahara, nine, and twins Knox and Vivienne, seven, with wife Angelina Jolie, also believes in never overindulging in his favourite things, reports femalefirst.co.uk. Everything in moderation and a lot of love, Extra magazine quoted P...

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US stocks end mixed amid upbeat data

New York, Nov 26 (IANS) The US stocks closed fractionally mixed after wavering in a tight range on Wednesday, as Wall Street digested an array of generally positive data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average edged up 1.20 points, or 0.01 percent, at 17,813.39. The S&P 500 edged down 0.27 point, or 0.01 percent, at 2,088.87. The Nasdaq Composite Index rose 13.33 points, or 0.26 percent, a...

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Merkel, Hollande vow determination to fight terrorism

Paris, Nov 26 (IANS) Visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday vowed determination to fight together against terrorism. We must act. We must take all necessary steps to protect our population and our territories, because no country is safe, Hollande said, while addressing a joint press conference with Merkel. The Socialist leader...

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Late goals take shine off Real Madrid win

Madrid, Nov 26 (IANS) Real Madrid put some of the crisis caused by Saturday's 4-0 defeat to FC Barcelona behind them when they defeated Shakhtar Donetsk 4-3 away from home late on Wednesday. Knowing that Real Madrid had already assured their place in the last 16 of the Champions League, Rafael Benitez made several changes to his side with Kiko Casilla, Dani Carvajal, Isco (who was sent o...

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Jodie Marsh is a stepmother

Los Angeles, Nov 26 (IANS) TV actor Jodie Marsh has revealed she's a stepmother. The 36-year-old, who wed James Placidom in a secret ceremony in Barbados in August, let the news slip that she has a step daughter, via her Twitter account, reports femalefirst.co.uk. She wrote: Warning folks, do NOT buy any furniture from @asda - I bought online a flat packed kids pink chest of draw...

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Austria to resume rail services to Germany

Vienna, Nov 26 (IANS) Austrian state-owned rail operator the Austrian Federal Railways (OeBB) will resume long-distance rail services across the German border on Friday following a freeze in services of over two months due to massive overcrowding as a result of the migrant crisis. The OeBB said on Wednesday that following the earlier resumption of regional cross-border services, its Rail...

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Jennifer Lawrence praises Amy Schumer

Los Angeles, Nov 26 (IANS) Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence has said that her favourite moment of 2015 was when she and her friend Amy Schumer got drunk and danced on music star Billy Joel's piano. Amy is, like, the s**t. We got so drunk we ended up on top of Billy Joel's piano. That was really cool... She didn't have to share that piano with me and she did, Lawrence told etonline...

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Spanish stock market closes higher

Madrid, Nov 26 (IANS) The Spanish stock market index Ibex-35 rose 0.20 percent on Wednesday to close at 10,227.30 points, up from the 10,207.20 points of Tuesday. On Wednesday session Inditex shares led rises climbing 2.71 percent, followed by Gamesa, Enagas, Gas Natural, Grifols and Abertis A that rose 2.52 percent, 2.49 percent, 2.10 percent, 1.81 percent and 1.53 percent respectively,...

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Kim Kardashian may undergo C-section

Los Angeles, Nov 26 (IANS) Reality TV star Kim Kardashian, who is expecting her second child, has been warned she may need a caesarean section, as her baby is breech. My latest concern is that my baby is breech, meaning he's in the wrong position for childbirth. His head is still up and it's supposed to be down. He was supposed to turn by 32 weeks. So now, I will have to get a C-section....

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Tunisia closes borders with Libya for 15 days

Tunis, Nov 26 (IANS) The Tunisian Presidency late on Wednesday said that the country decided to close the borders with Libya for 15 days. The national security council decided to close the border from midnight with reinforced security measures of maritime borders and in airports, Xinhua news agency quoted an official statement as saying. The council also decided to block web sit...

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Cindy Crawford taught daughter how to pose

Los Angeles, Nov 26 (IANS) Supermodel Cindy Crawford taught her 14-year-old daughter Kaia Gerber how to strike a perfect pose. She taught me to have a thought behind every single pose. That way, when you look at the photos afterwards, it feels deeper than just staring at a blank face, Gerber said. And it's not just her poses that the 49-year-old model has been helping the teenage...

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