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Liv Tyler finds delivering baby 'scary'

Los Angeles, Feb 12 (IANS) Actress Liv Tyler said she does not handle labour very well and will need a lot of doctors and midwives on hand when she gives birth to her third child later this summer. The 38-year-old actress is set to welcome her and her fiance David Gardner's second child. It's (labour is) a wonderful, magic, amazing experience, but it's pretty f***ing scary; a lot...

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Tales of courage, humanity, philosophy and money

New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Virtually everyone has stories to tell about what makes them extraordinary. Meet Bant Singh, an agrarian labourer with indomitable spirit despite being physically disabled; Mohammed Aamir Khan, who refuses to be defeated despite being framed as a terrorist and being jailed for 14 years; an IAS officer explains complex ideas of Indian philosophy in simple and acce...

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Pakistan launched $500 million projects for Afghanistan

Islamabad, Feb 12 (IANS) Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal announced that Pakistan has launched $500 million worth of projects for Afghanistan's education, health and infrastructure sectors, the media reported on Friday. Iqbal on Thursday said that 3,000 scholarships had been offered to Afghan students in different universities of Pakistan and 100 Afghan students...

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Taiwan quake death toll rise to 83

Taipei, Feb 12 (IANS) The death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck Taiwan on February 6 has increased to 83, authorities announced on Friday. According to an official update on the casualties, 81 victims were pulled out from the rubble of Tainan's city collapsed Wei Guan residential complex, the most seriously damaged, Xinhua news agency reported. The 6.7-magnitude earth...

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Sit-in lifted in Ghaziabad after police intervention

Ghaziabad, Feb 12 (IANS) The enraged Ghaziabad residents lifted a sit-in from outside a police office which blocked traffic on Hapur road here after the SP City assured of speeding up the recovery process of a kidnapped woman engineer. A 23-year-old woman engineer, working in the IT department of online shopping website Snapdeal, was abducted, police said on Thursday. Residents protested...

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Penelope Cruz takes offence

Los Angeles, Feb 12 (IANS) Actress Penelope Cruz takes offence after her 'ugly feet' are brought up during an interview. Presenter Savannah Guthrie wasn't aware it was a touchy subject when she interviewed the actress during an episode of Today on Wednesday, reports mirror.co.uk. The chat started off with Guthrie asking Cruz about her role in Zoolander 2. Then the host sp...

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World powers agree to implement 'cessation of hostilities' in Syria

Munich, Feb 12 (IANS) World powers have agreed on a cessation of hostilities in Syria that could serve as a bridge towards the resumption of genuine peace talks later this month. Emerging from a marathon meeting that stretched late into the night in Munich on Thursday, US Secretary of State John Kerry said the powers agreed on a plan that had the potential to change the daily lives of th...

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'Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein's prediction'

Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) Scientists said on Thursday they have detected the existence of gravitational waves, which were predicted by Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity 100 years ago. The detected gravitational waves were produced during the final fraction of a second of the merger of two black holes to produce a single, more massive spinning black hole, they said at a news ...

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Russia to support Iraq in anti-IS fighting

Baghdad, Feb 12 (IANS) Russia on Thursday confirmed its support to Iraq in fighting against the Islamic State militant group which has seized large parts of the country. Visiting Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin held meetings with top Iraqi officials in Baghdad on Thursday, which concluded with a cooperation agreement to boost bilateral ties in various aspects, Xinhua reporte...

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Netanyahu names new head of security agency

Jerusalem, Feb 12 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday appointed a new chief of the country's shadowy Shin Bet security service. Nadav Argaman, 55, currently serves as the deputy director of the Shin Bet. He will replace Yoram Cohen who will step down in May after five years in this position, Xinhua reported. Argaman has been with the Shin Bet since 1983 a...

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Sam Smith's weight loss sparks concerns

London, Feb 12 (IANS) Singer Sam Smith has sparked concerns he is losing too much weight after exposing his tiny frame online. The star looks half the size he used to be, shedding over a stone over the past few months alone, reports dailystar.co.uk. Taking to Instagram, he shared a new image of himself enjoying a break from the music scene. The British singer could be seen posing...

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Iraqi forces preparing to liberate Mosul from IS

Baghdad, Feb 12 (IANS) New Iraqi army units have arrived in the semi-autonomous northern region of Kurdistan preparing to free the city of Mosul, the second-largest Iraqi city, from the Islamic State, a military officer said on Thursday. Troops, weapons and equipment have arrived in Makhmour area, just south of Mosul, for an offensive to liberate Nineveh province where Mosul is the capit...

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Ryan Reynolds wants nine daughters

Los Angeles, Feb 12 (IANS) Actor Ryan Reynolds, who already has 13-month-old daughter James with wife Blake Lively, says he wouldn't mind adding a number of girls to his brood as he grew up with three brothers. I can't get enough of that. If I could have nine daughters, I would be thrilled. My brothers and I, there's four of us, we would destroy the house. I was eight and I could patch a...

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Needs lot of help for givng birth: Liv Tyler

Los Angeles, Feb 12 (IANS) Actress Liv Tyler says she doesn't handle labour very well and will need a lot of doctors and midwives on hand when she gives birth to her third child later this summer. The 38-year-old actress is set to welcome her and her fiancé David Gardner's second child. It's (labour is) a wonderful, magic, amazing experience, but it's pretty f***ing scary; a lot...

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US sanctions three individuals working for IS

Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) The US Treasury Department on Thursday blacklisted three individuals working for the Islamic State group, in an effort to attack its finances and disrupt its ability to profit from illicit oil sales. The move targets senior IS oil official Faysal al-Zahrani, foreign fighter facilitator Husayn Juaythini, and senior IS official Turki al-Binali, the Treasury Depart...

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Gold rises to highest level in year as US equities fall sharply

Chicago, Feb 12 (IANS) Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange rose sharply on Thursday as US equities took a sharp downturn in reaction to a decreasing cost of oil. The most active gold contract for April delivery rose $53.2, or 4.45 percent, to settle at $1,247.80 per ounce. This settlement is gold future's highest level since February 5, 2015.

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Russia to continue its snap military drills: Putin

Moscow, Feb 12 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that current regular large-scale snap military drills were a success and such exercises should be continued. The practice of conducting such snap inspections should be continued. We are seeing that the practice itself works well and allows consistent raising of combat readiness of the army and navy, as well as coord...

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Tori Spelling urinates in public places

Los Angeles, Feb 12 (IANS) Reality TV star Tori Spelling says she has a drunk alter-ego called 'Terri' who thinks it is fine to urinate in public places when she's hit the bottle too hard. Appearing on reality TV personality Khloé Kardashian's new show Kocktails With Khloé, the former 90210 star said: When Terri comes to visit she is cray-cray and one of her things is she likes to pee ...

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Six killed in a Saudi office attack

Riyadh, Feb 12 (IANS) Six people were killed and a number of others injured on Thursday when a gunman attacked a government education office in the border city of Jazan, local media reported. The attacker was arrested, the report said, adding that five victims died at the scene, while the sixth died later in hospital. It was not immediately known what prompted the shooting, but s...

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Victoria, David Beckham separation slammed as 'all rubbish'

London, Feb 12 (IANS) Star couple David and Victoria Beckham were said to be spending over six months of 2016 on separate continents. A representative for Victoria has slammed it as nonsense. Fashion designer and former Spice Girl Victoria, 41, was allegedly preparing to embark on a tour of Italy, France and Hong Kong - where she is opening a brand new store. She was also report...

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