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Trump aide compares IS militants to cockroaches

Washington, March 26 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's counter-terrorism adviser compared Islamic State militants fleeing the Middle East to cockroaches, vowing to obliterate the extremist group, the media reported. We're going to obliterate IS. We're going to wipe them off the face of the Earth, White House deputy assistant Sebastian Gorka told Fox News on Saturday. But before ...

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Trump press official leaving White House: Report

Washington, March 26 (IANS) An staffer in the White House press office who had a contentious relationship with television producers, is leaving his job, a media report said. Boris Epshteyn's departure was treated with some mystery, the New York Times said in the report on Saturday. Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, did not comment on the reason Epshteyn, an old frien...

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Lawmakers and gallant rescuers: Kipling's other child heroes

Mowgli, the wolf-raised child in a central Indian jungle, and Kim, the orphan drawn into the Great Game, may be his most enduring child characters, but Rudyard Kipling is responsible for other irrepressible young heroes too. Changing literary politics have, however, regrettably obscured the tales of the children who could influence the Viceroy's council or view an unprecedented natural spectacle ...

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China fully reopens market to Brazilian meat

Brasilia, March 26 (IANS) China, one of the first countries to suspend imports of Brazilian meat following revelations that companies were selling unsafe produce for years, has decided to fully reopen its market, a top minister said. China has announced the complete reopening of its market to Brazilian meat. This categorically certifies the solidity and quality of Brazil's sanitation sys...

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Clear Sunday morning in Delhi

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) The national capita witnessed was a clear sky on Sunday morning with the minimum temperature recorded at 20.8 degrees Celsius, four notches above the season's average. The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 36 degrees Celsius. The morning was marked with a clear sky and is likely to remain so, said an official of the India Meteorological Depa...

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ONGC's exploration mission begins in northeast: Official

Agartala, March 26 (IANS) State-owned ONGC has began exploration works in northeast India to attract more gas based industries in the region, top official said. ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation) has vigorously embarked on exploration works to explore more natural gas, ONGC Director (Onshore) V.P. Mahawar told reporters here on Saturday night. He said :The ONGC has targeted t...

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10 die in Bangladesh accident

Dhaka, March 26 (IANS) At least 10 persons were killed and a dozen injured in a collision between a truck and a mini truck in Bangladesh's Chuadanga on Sunday, police said. The accident took place on a highway connecting Dhaka and southern Khulna town, Xinhua news agency quoted police as saying. The death toll may rise as many of the injured are in critical condition. The...

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Nepal to promote pashmina products in China

Kathmandu, March 26 (IANS) Nepal will promote its pashmina products via Belt and Road International Trade and Investment Platform in China, an official said. It is a mutual exchange platform of global purchasers and suppliers which was formed with a joint initiative of chambers of commerce and associations from countries and regions along the Belt and Road routes, Xinhua news agency repo...

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1 killed in Las Vegas shooting

Las Vegas, March 26 (IANS) One person was killed and another was injured in a shooting on a bus in Las Vegas, police said. The attacker surrendered after a standoff on Saturday that lasted over four hours, CNN quoted police spokesman Larry Hadfield as saying here. Hadfield said the second person shot had minor injuries and was hospitalizsd. The attacker remained on the bu...

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London attacker acted alone: Police

London, March 26 (IANS) Terrorist Khalid Masood who killed four persons in an attack at the Westminster Bridge here, acted alone and there is no information suggesting further attacks are planned, police said. We must all accept that there is a possibility we will never understand why he did this, BBC quoted Deputy assistant commissioner Neil Basu as saying. About 50 persons were...

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Rebellion led Indian-American teen to $250,000 science prize

New York, March 26 (IANS) A rebellion began Indian-American teen Indrani Das on her way to the brain research that got her the quarter-million-dollar Regeneron Science Talent Search award for high school students. Most Indian parents want their children to become doctors, but not her parents. Das, who calls herself a rebel, recalled to IANS that her parents had told her: Whatever...

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Zoe Saldana scared of 'Guardians...' sequel failure

Los Angeles, March 26 (IANS) Actress Zoe Saldana says she is worried if the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 would live up to the success of the first film. The 38-year-old actress reprises her role as Gamora in the Marvel sequel, but was concerned that there was a huge risk involved in revisiting something that had been so successful. You would think we'd come back cocky ...

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6 killed, scores injured in blasts in Bangladesh

Dhaka, March 26 (IANS) At least six persons, including two police officials, were killed and over 40 were injured in two explosions on Saturday near a militant hideout in Sylhet city, some 240 km from capital Dhaka, local police said. Sylhet Metropolitan Police Additional Deputy Commissioner Zedan Al Musa confirmed the death toll to bdnews24.com early on Sunday. The explosions ca...

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Voting for Hong Kong's fifth-term Chief Executive starts

Hong Kong, March 26 (IANS) The voting for the fifth-term Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) started on Sunday. The voting started at 9 a.m. local time and nearly 1,200 members of the Election Committee for the next Chief Executive cast their votes by secret ballot at the main polling station in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Xinhua news agen...

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Lady Gaga's 'painful' lonely days

Los Angeles, March 26 (IANS) Singer-actress Lady Gaga says fame made her so lonely that it was painful. Gaga, while discussing her rise to fame, revealed she found it hard to connect with her old friends in New York when she became an overnight star in 2008 around the release of Just dance, reports mirror.co.uk. Your whole life changes. The atmosphere, the energy around you, the ...

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Morocco's PM forms coalition government

Rabat, March 26 (IANS) Morocco's Prime Minister Saadeddine El Othmani said here on Saturday that he had agreed to form a coalition government with five other parties. El Othmani told the press that the new coalition will consist of six parties, namely his Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD), the liberal National Rally of Independents (RNI), the nationalist Popular Movement (MP),...

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Chris Evans 'wants to be a daddy someday'

Los Angeles, March 26 (IANS) Actor Chris Evans says he would love to become a father in future as he himself grew up in a big family. The 35-year-old, best known for his portrayal of superhero Captain America in films by Marvel Cinematic Universe, is currently not dating anybody. I have a big family, a lot of little nieces and nephews, and cousins, and a lot of people in my life ...

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EU leaders celebrate anniversary of Treaty of Rome

Rome, March 26 (IANS) The European Union (EU) on Saturday celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome here amid concerns over challenges. The Treaty of Rome was signed in 1957, creating the European Economic Community, a predecessor to the modern EU, Xinhua news agency reported. Sixty years later, leaders from 27 nations met in the same room to sign the Rome Declaration...

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Turkey may hold referendum on EU accession process: Erdogan

Ankara, March 26 (IANS) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that Turkey may have a Brexit-style referendum on whether to continue European Union membership process after the April 16 constitutional referendum. Xinhua news agency quoted Erdogan as saying that Turkey would likely review its ties with the EU after its April 16 referendum on constitutional changes.

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Diversity has become a corny word: Idris Elba

Los Angeles, March 26 (IANS) Actor Idris Elba says diversity has become a corny and overused word. Elba believes that people have got tired of hearing the term being used in relation to the entertainment industry in Britain and the US. It's become a bit of a corny word. People are just like, 'Oh, stop talking about it', Elba told theguardian.com. Elba said he was unimpres...

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