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Rio 2016 opens Olympic volunteer centre

Rio de Janerio, March 27 (IANS) The first training centre for Rio's 2016 Olympic volunteer program has opened, organisers said on Thursday, a media report said on Friday. The facility in the Barra da Tijuca neighbourhood is one of four permanent training centres due to open before the Games, according to a statement on the Rio2016.com website, Xinhua reported. Rio's city centre,...

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Bulgaria pull out of Euro weightlifting event

Sofia, March 27 (IANS) Bulgaria confirmed to withdraw from next month's European weightlifting championships on Thursday after 11 of its athletes tested positive for steroids, a media report said on Friday. Bulgarian athletes will not participate in any international events until the case is cleared, the Bulgarian federation said after consulting with the country's sports ministry, repor...

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'Be vigilant against threat of biological weapons'

United Nations, March 27 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday urged the whole world to continue to remain vigilant against the threat of biological weapons despite the progress made by the international community in preventing their spread, media reported on Friday. In his message marking the 40th anniversary of the entry into force of the UN Biological Weapons Convention,...

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US stocks continue to drop over geopolitical tensions

New York, March 27 (IANS) US stocks ended mildly lower after volatile trading on Thursday, as investors weighed the geopolitical tensions in the Middle East against an upbeat job report, a media report said on Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 40.31 points, or 0.23 percent, to 17,678.23. The S&P 500 dipped 4.90 points, or 0.24 percent, to 2,056.15. The Nasdaq Composite In...

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Goa: Not a single case since public drinking ban

Panaji, March 27 (IANS) In the last 11 months since drinking in public places was banned in Goa, often referred to as the country's nightlife and party capital, not a single case has been booked for downing alcohol publicly. Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar told the Goa legislative assembly in a written reply on Thursday that from April 1, 2014 to February 28, 2015, forty raids were...

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Taylor Swift, Calvin Harris spotted together

Los Angeles, March 27 (IANS) Photographs featuring singer Taylor Swift and DJ Calvin Harris together in Nashville have added fuel to rumours that the duo has been dating According to celebrity gossip site Perez Hilton, the Blank Space hitmaker and Scottish DJ were spotted holding hands together during their outing on Wednesday, reports aceshowbiz.com. In two photographs posted by...

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Building fire injures 12 in New York

New York, March 27 (IANS) A massive fire broke out after an explosion in a building in New York City's East Village neighbourhood, leaving 12 injured, three critically, the Mayor Bill de Blasio said. The explosion on Thursday afternoon caused partial collapse of the building and more than 200 firefighters responded to the ensuing blaze engulfing the five-story commercial and residential ...

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Iran n-talks resume to forward framework deal

Geneva, March 27 (IANS) A new round of Iranian nuclear talks resumed on Thursday in Swiss city as top US and Iran diplomats came back to the negotiating table, hopefully for the home stretch. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry started talks on Thursday morning, Xinhua reported citing Iran's state news agency IRNA. The head of Iran's...

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Spice Girls to have a reunion?

Los Angeles, March 27 (IANS) The all-girls band Spice Girls may be getting back together next year to celebrate the 20th anniversary reunion. In an interview with the Daily Star, former member Emma Bunton hinted at a possible reunion to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the beloved group's breakthrough single Wannabe, reports aceshowbiz.com. I was with (Geri Halliwell) and (Melan...

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Syria expresses "deep concern" over situation in Yemen

Damascus, March 27 (IANS) The Syrian Foreign Ministry has expressed deep concern over the situation in Yemen. While Syria stresses the need to respect the sovereignty of Yemen and its independence, it calls on all Yemeni parties to embark on a dialogue to reach a political solution that meets the aspiration and will of the Yemeni people, said the ministry on Thursday, Xinhua reported cit...

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Britney, Azalea duet to release in May

Los Angeles, March 27 (IANS) Singer Britney Spears has finally set a release date for her much-awaited collaboration with singer Iggy Azalea. In an interview with People magazine, Spears has revealed that the song, which fans have been waiting since last November, would come out on May 5, reports aceshowbiz.com. The duet is called Pretty Girls and will appear on Spears' new album...

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Lea Michele, Kate Upton to star in sex comedy

Los Angeles, March 27 (IANS) Actresses Lea Michele and Kate Upton will be pairing up to star in the upcoming road trip sex comedy movie The Layover, to be directed by William H. Macy. The two actresses have been confirmed to join the film's cast, playing a pair of lifelong best friends, reports aceshowbiz.com. The film's plot would follow the duo who decide to avoid their problem...

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Lil Wayne, Christina Milian spotted holding hands

Los Angeles, March 27 (IANS) Rapper Lil Wayne and actress Christina Milian were spotted walking hand-in-hand on the set of her upcoming comedy show Grandpa. A photograph obtained by Mail Online on Wednesday showed Milian smiling widely as the rapper held her hand tightly, reports aceshowbiz.com. The Lollipop rapper was seen wearing a black long hoodie over a white t-shirt and gre...

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Saudi-led air forces bomb Yemen's Sanaa, Taiz

Sanaa, March 27 (IANS) The Saudi-led coalition forces launched a fresh air strike against military targets in Yemen's capital Sanaa and the southern province of Taiz on Thursday night, sources told Xinhua. The airstrike in Sanaa hit a military base affiliated with the reserve forces, which is the former elite republican guards loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, a security offi...

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Arab FMs agree to form Arab united force

Sharm El-Sheikh, March 27 (IANS) The Arab foreign ministers agreed to form an Arab united force for immediate action, Arab League Chief Nabil al-Arabi has said. This is a great progress and a historical move in terms of the Arab joint work that an Arab united force will be established for the first time and work in the name of Arab states, he said at a joint press conference on Thursday ...

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Any threat to Saudi Arabia will evoke reaction from Pakistan

Islamabad, March 27 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asserted that any threat to Saudi Arabia's territorial integrity would evoke a strong response from Pakistan. Sharif said this while chairing a high-level meeting at the prime ministers house to discuss recent developments in the Middle East and to examine Saudi Arabia's request to join the Gulf-led operation against Houthi ...

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Drew Barrymore feels like kangaroo after childbirth

Los Angeles, March 27 (IANS) Actress Drew Barrymore, who has two daughters doesn't feel confident about her curves anymore. In fact, she feels like a kangoroo! After making two babies, holy cow, does your body do some crazy stuff! It's hard to stay positive and love yourself. You feel like a kangaroo with a giant pouch; everything's saggy and weird, told Glamour magazinein an interview, ...

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Saudi-led air forces bomb Houthi-controlled air base

Aden, Yemen, March 27 (IANS) The Saudi-led coalition forces launched a fresh air strike against a Houthi-controlled air base in Yemen's southern province of Taiz on Thursday night, a government official told Xinhua. The headquarters of the Tariq military air base was bombed by the Saudi-led air forces, causing huge damages, the local government official said on condition of anonymity.

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Yemeni president in Riyad en route to summit in Egypt

Riyadh, March 27 (IANS) Yemeni President Abdrabbo Mansour Hadi arrived in the Saudi Arabia's capital of Riyadh, media reported. Upon arrival at Riyadh Airbase on Thursday, Hadi was received by Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, also the defence minister, the president of the Royal Court and special advisor to the Saudi King, as well as Khalid bin Ali Al-Humaidan, the chief of Gene...

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AIFW: Samant Chauhan makes white-hued 'Rajputana' statement

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) Weaving a story around Nepal's tradition of worshiping female energy and tranquility, designer Samant Chauhan brought his collection Rajputana Kumari on the runway of the ongoing Amazon India Fashion Week with a subtle use of white hues. Shades of white are often termed as restrictive when it comes to experimenting in the world of fashion designing, but Chauhan...

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