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Kenya launches probe into Garissa university attack

Nairobi, April 22 (IANS) Kenyan authorities on Tuesday appointed a team to help prosecutors investigate the attack on the Garissa University College earlier this month that killed 147 people and injured over 70, to establish possible criminal culpability of individual officers or relevant security committees. The inspector general of police has appointed an investigating team that will w...

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Lively likes a big happy family

Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Actress Blake Lively says she is looking forward to watch her family expand. She and husband Ryan Reynolds welcomed their first child -- daughter James in December. What's Lively looking forward to most about growing old? I think every year - my family is expanding, not only in my immediate family, but my siblings are having kids, and it's ni...

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IS leader al-Baghdadi critically wounded?

London, April 22 (IANS) Head of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was critically wounded in an airstrike in Iraq by the US-led coalition last month, The Guardian reported on Tuesday citing sources. A source in Iraq with connections to the terror group, however, said that the IS leader, whose wounds were initially believed to be life threatening, has since made a...

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No fashion tips, says Sarah Jessica Parker

Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Actress Sarah Jessica Parker, who flaunted her fashion quotient in the film franchise Sex And The City, says she would never give fashion advice because she believes style is a personal choice. It's not my job to tell any woman what she should or should not do. I just never enter into those conversations. Because what I think is a necessity could be completel...

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EC backs military operation against human traffickers in Mediterranean

Brussels, April 22 (IANS) The European Commission (EC) announced on Tuesday its support for a military campaign, on the lines of the counter-piracy operation in the Indian Ocean, to capture the vessels of human traffickers in the Mediterranean Sea. The announcement was made following a major tragedy in the Mediterranean Sea last week when a boat sank off the Italian island of Lampedusa k...

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Round-the-world solar plane reaches second Chinese destination

Beijing, April 22 (IANS) Solar Impulse (Si2), the solar plane on a mission to fly around the globe without a drop of fuel, arrived at the Chinese city of Nanjing on Tuesday on the final leg of its stay in China. The Swiss-made plane arrived in Nanjing at 11.26 p.m. on Tuesday after nearly 17 hours of flight from southwest Chinese municipality of Chongqing, according to a Xinhua report.

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Mediterranean boat capsize: Captain, crew member charged

London, April 22 (IANS) The captain of the boat that capsized off the Italian island of Lampedusa last week killing hundreds of migrants has been charged along with a member of the crew, media reported on Tuesday citing Italian officials. The 27-year-old Tunisian captain Mohammed Ali Malek was charged with reckless multiple homicide, and along with Mahmud Bikhit, a 25-year-old Syrian mem...

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'Full House' returning to TV

Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Full House is officially coming back to the small screen. John Stamos shared the good news on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday night, reports people.com. We've been working on this for many, many years, Stamos said. The new 13-episode series - Fuller House - will be on Netflix next year. Stamos (who will produce and guest star) explained that it w...

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No vanity issues for Carey Mulligan

Los Angeles, April 22 (IANS) Actress Carey Mulligan feels that she is a better person when she isn't worried about her clothes or about putting on makeup. I like waking up in the morning and putting on whatever's by the side of my bed, and putting on Wellington boots and walking up a steep hill. And not wearing any make-up. When you're working, everything's so busy and so aesthet...

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Saudi Arabia ends 'Decisive Storm' military operation in Yemen

Riyadh, April 22 (IANS) The Saudi Arabian defence ministry announced on Tuesday the end of the military campaign against the Houthi rebels in Yemen, according to media reports. The ministry stated that the airstrikes conducted as part of the Operation Decisive Storm military campaign had managed to successfully remove threats to Saudi Arabia's security and that of neighbouring countries,...

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IPL: Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab scoreboard

Ahmedabad, April 22 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) clash between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab at the Sardar Patel Stadium here on Tuesday: Rajasthan Royals Ajinkya Rahane c Saha b Johnson 74 Shane Watson st Saha b Patel 45 Deepak Hooda b Shivam Sharma 19 Steven Smith c Maxwell b Patel 0 Karun Nair ...

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Kings XI beat Royals via Super Over, end win-streak

Ahmedabad, April 22 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab came from behind to beat table-toppers Rajasthan Royals via the Super Over and end their five-match unbeaten streak in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Sardar Patel Stadium here on Tuesday. With the scores tied at 191 at the end of regulation period, the match went into the Super Over where Kings XI scored 15/1. In reply, the Roya...

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Those calling us 'suit boot sarkar' raised gas price to $9: Pradhan

New Delhi April 21 (IANS) Taking a dig on Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for his suit-boot sarkar remark about the NDA, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday said the previous UPA administration had approved a natural gas price of $9 without bothering about its impact on the common man. Now, this friend of mine, who has just returned from a holiday, calls my government a...

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Former Nazi officer put on trial

Berlin, April 21 (IANS) A German court on Tuesday put on trial a former Nazi officer who is accused of being an accessory to mass killings carried out at the Auschwitz concentration camp during World War II. Oskar Groening, a former Nazi Waffen-SS member, admitted on Tuesday on the opening day of the trial in the northern city of Lueneburg that his work at Auschwitz made him morally comp...

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24 killed in fresh Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen

Sana'a, April 21 (IANS) At least 24 civilians were killed on Tuesday when Saudi Arabia-led warplanes destroyed a military camp in Yemen's southern province of Ibb, a media report said. Warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition forces destroyed a military camp used by the Shia Houthi group as a supply station for their fighters in southern regions, in Ibb, 150 km south of Sana'a, Xinhua report...

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Climate change not a business opportunity: Javadekar

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Climate change was a challenge and not a business opportunity and the developed world should not profit from disaster, according to Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar. Speaking at the major Economies Forum meeting that took place in Washington on April 19-20, he said India will not allow bullying tactics and days of bulldozing were over. With the cr...

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AAP appoints Bhagwant Mann as leader in Lok Sabha

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Removing its Patiala MP Dharam Vira Gandhi from the post of leader of the party in the Lok Sabha, the Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday appointed Bhagwant Mann, an MP from Sangrur, in his place, party sources said on Tuesday. The decision comes after party on Monday expelled its founding leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav for anti-party activities. Ga...

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After expulsion, Yadav, Bhushan describe AAP as khap

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) After being expelled from their Aam Aadmi Party on Monday night for anti-party activities, Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav lambasted the party, describing it as a Khap Panchayat (kangaroo court). Although the two leaders termed their expulsion from the party as illegal, they said they would not contest it in the court. The AAP late Monday night rem...

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Modi, Sonia hand over chaadar for Ajmer Sharif

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday handed over chaadar to be offered at the dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer Sharif to Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi. Congress president Sonia Gandhi also handed over chaadar to be offered at the dargah, a party release said. She handed over the chaadar to party leaders at her residenc...

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Political intervention necessary in democracy, says Modi

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said though political interference was undesirable, political intervention was necessary to ensure people-friendly governance in a democracy. Addressing civil servants on the occasion of Civil Services Day here, Modi urged them to end their silo approach and work as a team. Modi called upon civil servants to maint...

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