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Rebel Wilson to make West End debut

London, May 26 (IANS) Actress Rebel Wilson will make her West End debut in Guys And Dolls. The Australian actress is joining the cast of the production for an eight-week stint as Miss Adelaide over the summer and is honoured to have been offered the role, reports theguardian.com. I am delighted to be making my West End debut in 'Guys And Dolls' and to be playing such an iconic ro...

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Caroline Flack to watch her cat on webcam

Los Angeles, May 26 (IANS) TV personality Caroline Flack is planning to watch her cat Waffle on webcam while she's away in Majorca, Spain filming for Love Island. The former X Factor host is set to jet out to Majorca, Spain, for a few weeks later this summer to present the show but she doesn't want to cut all contact with her pet cat Waffle so is planning on talking to him via video link...

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IS hacks Iran's national statistics website

Tehran, May 26 (IANS/AKI) The Islamic State hackers reportedly attacked Iran's national statistics institute, a media report said on Wednesday. Employees could not access of the national statistic institute's computer systems and when they tried to log on got a message on their screens reading Hacked by Daesh (the Arabic name for IS). --IANS/AKI lok/ahm ...

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Primary US embargo on Iran to stay: official

Washington, May 26 (IANS) The US has lifted all nuclear-related sanctions as promised in the nuclear deal with Iran, but has not changed the primary US embargo on Tehran, said an official of the US Treasury Department on Wednesday. The US will continue to prohibit Americans from investing in Iran, importing or exporting to Iran most goods or services, or otherwise engaging in commercial ...

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Brussels Airport loses nearly 1.5mn passengers after March attacks

Brussels, May 26 (IANS) Brussels Airport has lost 1.5 million passengers since the attacks on March 22, a media report said on Wednesday. Following the attacks on March 22, the airport recorded a decrease of 29.1 percent in passenger traffic at the end of March, compared to 2015 figures. Despite the partial resumption of activity in April, passenger traffic at the airport fell by...

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Shake hands with female teachers or face fine, Muslim boys told

Geneva, May 26 (IANS) Muslim school students in the Swiss canton of Basel cannot refuse to shake hands with their female teachers on religious grounds, otherwise their parents will face fines, local authorities have ruled. The public interest with respect to equality between men and women and the integration of foreigners significantly outweighs the freedom of conscience (freedom of reli...

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Kendall Jenner claims she's psychic

Los Angeles, May 26 (IANS) Reality TV personality and model Kendall Jenner is convinced that she has psychic abilities, and she feels she's a lot like a cat. Writing on her website KendallJ.com, Kendall said: I swear, I've had a keen sense of perception since I was a kid. I've just always had really good intuition. I've actually even been told by like seven psychics that I'm psychic! The...

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Microsoft to slash 1,350 jobs in Finland

Helsinki, May 26 (IANS) Microsoft said on Wednesday that it would lay off 1,350 people in Finland, as a result of its plan to streamline its smart phone hardware business. We will continue to innovate across devices and on our cloud services across all mobile platforms, said Satya Nadella, chief executive officer of Microsoft, Xinhua news agency reported. The redundancies in Finl...

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Obama extends 'deepest regrets' over Okinawa murder

Tokyo, May 26 (IANS) US President Barack Obama extended sincerest condolences and deepest regrets over the murder of a Japanese woman by a US military-affiliated civilian, here at a meeting with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Wednesday. Responding to a strong statement of protest from the Japanese prime minister, Obama said the murder was a tragedy and considered inexcusable, and...

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Sonam, McKellen inaugurate Kashish Film Festival

Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor and international star Sir Ian McKellen inaugurated the Kashish Film Festival, here late Wednesday. I'm here for Kashish, and I'm here because I strongly believe in what this film festival stands for, that it's a basic human rights; it's not about being lesbian, gay, female, male, transsexual, anything, it's about being able to be who you want t...

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Hillary Clinton criticised for emails in State Department

Washington, May 26 (IANS) The US State Department's inspector general has sharply criticised Hillary Clinton's exclusive use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, saying she had not sought permission to use it and would not have received it if she had. In a report delivered to members of Congress on Wednesday, the inspector general said that Clinton had an obligatio...

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Hope 'Sultan' is another record-breaking film: Sonam

Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor is looking forward to superstar Salman Khan's upcoming film 'Sultan', and hopes another record-breaking film for Khan. It is very good, very beautiful. I'm looking forward to watching Salman Khan on screen again like how you all are obviously looking forward to it. I hope it's another record-breaking film of his. Sonam, who was present along wit...

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Kesoram Industries to strengthen its tyre business

Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) B.K. Birla group company Kesoram Industries will continue to focus and strengthen its tyre business even though it sold its tyre manufacturing plant at Laksar in Haridwar, a top official the company said on Wednesday. We are not going out of the tyre business. We have sold a tyre manufacturing facility not the tyre business to JK Tyres. We will strengthen our tyre ...

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Iran executes 17 prisoners

Tehran, May 26 (IANS/AKI) As many as 17 prisoners were executed in Iran in the past two days for crimes including murder, rape and drugs trafficking, the Iran Human Rights (IHR) website reported on Wednesday. The prisoners were put to death in two different prisons in Karaj, bringing to almost 60 the number of people put to death in different Iranian prisons this month, IHR said. ...

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Tata Steel posts Q4 net loss of Rs.3,279 crore

Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) Tata Steel on Wednesday posted a net loss of Rs.3,279 crore for the fourth quarter ended March caused by one-off costs associated with its European business. The company said in a statement that fourth quarter earnings were impacted due to one-off costs associated with the Britain business, such as impairment of non-current assets (Rs.1,724 crore), employee separati...

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IPL: KKR eliminated, SRH to face Lions in second qualifier

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) Two time champions Kolkata Knight Riders' campaign in Indian Premier League 9 ended after going down to Sunrisers Hyderabad by 22 runs in the eliminator here on Wednesday. Famed Hyderabad's bowling line-up led by Bhuvneshwar Kumar with three wickets, proved too good for the KKR batsmen, who failed to put up a fight to finish at 140/8 in their 20 overs. Ch...

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Maryam Zakaria to sizzle in an item number for aMissing On A Weekend'

Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Actress Maryam Zakaria, who has acted in popular Hindi films and down South, is all set to feature in an item number for the upcoming investigative thriller 'Missing On A Weekend'. Most of the item numbers in our industry are vulgar and are just to cater to the masses. But for us, it was a creative demand of the script to shoot an item number and that's why we thou...

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Censors giving zero cuts for 'Phobia' a big moment: Director

Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Director Pavan Kripalani of psychological thriller 'Phobia' says he was petrified before showing it to the censor board, but they loved it and didn't suggest any cuts in the film. 'Phobia' releases on May 27. I was really worried about how the censors will react because it is thematically an adult film. So I was really worried that they might say cut the mov...

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Cabinet approves India-Japan pact on thermal power

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The union cabinet on Wednesday accorded ex post facto approval to an agreement between India and Japan for promoting sustainable and low-carbon thermal power development. The union cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (Wednesday) granted ex post facto approval to the MoU between India and Japan for promoting sustainable, stable and low-carbon t...

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Gadkari launches safety feature-rich Nirbhaya buses

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday launches 20 Nirbhaya buses of Rajasthan State Transport Corporation with multiple safety measures to better protect women passengers. Certain unfortunate incidents in the recent past have forced the ministry to take this step, so that women travelling in buses are more safe, Gadkari said in a s...

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