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China violates citizens' privacy: Rights group

Beijing, Nov 20 (IANS) A rights group on Monday asked the Chinese government to stop building big data policing platforms to store personal information of its population, calling it a violation of privacy rights. The Human Rights Watch's statement said the Police Cloud was designed to track and predict the activities of activists, dissidents and ethnic minorities, and does not comply wit...

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CBFC behaving in a strange way: Shyam Benegal On 'Padmavati' row

Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) As the Padmavati crisis escalates, veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal shows concern on the behaviour of The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC). The filmmaker who helmed a committee to recommend reforms in the censor board's working, has strong words of censure for the panel. I must say the CBFC is behaving very strangely in the matter of 'P...

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Toshiba stocks plummet after capital increase announcement

Tokyo, Nov 20 (IANS) Japanese electronics giant Toshiba's stocks plummeted on Monday during the first half of the trading session following the company's announcement of a multi-billion dollar capital increase to seek liquidity at a time of financial difficulties. Toshiba's shares lost almost 5 per cent in early trading as investors reacted to the company's announcement on Sunday that it...

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51 countries to participate in Asia-Europe Foreign Ministers' Meeting

Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 20 (IANS) A total of 51 countries will participate in the 13th Asia-Europe Foreign Ministers' Meeting, opening on Monday in Myanmar's capital city of Nay Pyi Taw. The host country's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi will inaugurate the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM), in which the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and the European Union (EU) will participate, repo...

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London buses to be powered by coffee

London, Nov 20 (IANS) Waste coffee grounds will be used to help power some of London's buses from Monday, according to transport authorities. A biofuel created by blending oil extracted from coffee waste with diesel is to be added to the public transport fuel supply, reports the BBC. London-based technology firm bio-bean Ltd has said it has produced enough coffee oil to power one...

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N.Korean Foreign Minister to visit Cuba

Havana, Nov 20 (IANS) North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho will visit Cuba on Monday to discuss bilateral cooperation and other important topics, government officials confirmed here. Ri will arrive on Monday afternoon in the Cuban capital, reports Xinhua news agency. During his visit, he will meet with his Cuban counterpart, Bruno Rodriguez, and participate in a series of ot...

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German coalition talks collapse following FDP withdrawal

Berlin, Nov 20 (IANS) Three-party exploratory talks to form Germanys next coalition government collapsed after the pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP) walked out of marathon negotiations, the media reported on Monday. The four discussion partners have no common vision for modernisation of the country or common basis of trust, FDP leader, Christian Lindner, announced shortly before m...

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Mix, match, create different looks

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Different looks for men can be created by fusion of the garments and accessories in their existing wardrobe. Coordination between patterns like checks, paisley and solids is required, suggest experts. Kim Virk, Business Head at Carlton London, and designer Sunil Mehra have listed a few looks: * Formal: A well fitted tuxedo or evening jacket with colour-co...

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Australia urged to sue tobacco industry for smoking-related illnesses

Sydney, Nov 20 (IANS) Leading Australian experts have called on the country's governments to hold tobacco companies accountable for damage done to people's health by taking them to court, a media report said. In an article published in the Medical Journal of Australia, public health experts from Macquarie University and Curtin University called on state and federal governments to seek re...

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Andre bans his kids from using social media

Los Angeles, Nov 20 (IANS) Singer Peter Andre banned his children from using social media after being bullied as a child left him scarred. The father of four says the biggest issue facing children these days is mental health and warns cyber bullying is adding to problems, reports mirror.co.uk. The London-born star said he was left psychologically damaged by being bullied as a you...

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Kylie Jenner hides baby bump?

Los Angeles, Nov 20 (IANS) Reality TV star Kylie Jenner hid her baby bump in new images related to a cosmetics line. Kylie is reportedly pregnant with her first child; the father is allegedly rapper Travis Scott. And the star doesn't seem to want anyone to see her midsection. She often hides her 'baby bump' in chest-up photos, reports dailymail.co.uk. But on Saturday, the 20-year...

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Efforts underway to repatriate Maza's body: Envoy

Buenos Aires, Nov 20 (IANS) Spain's Ambassador to Argentina, Javier Sandomingo, has confirmed that efforts are underway to repatriate Spanish Attorney General Jose Manuel Maza's body to Madrid early this week on a regular commercial flight. At present, we don't have all the procedures finalized, but we think that that is what's possible and foreseeable, Efe news quoted the diplomat as sa...

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Matt Damon's 'surreal' Thor cameo

Los Angeles, Nov 20 (IANS) Marvel Studios' President Kevin Feige feels actor Matt Damon's cameo in Thor: Ragnarok was very surreal and amazing. Feige says he was shocked when Damon agreed to take the part in the movie, which features Chris Hemsworth as the protagonist. He described it as very surreal and amazing seeing the actor dressed as Loki, reports femalefirst.co.uk. He told...

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China proposes three-phase solution to Rakhine issue

Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 20 (IANS) China proposed a three-phase solution to help settle the issue in Myanmar's Rakhine state, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said. China believed that the Rakhine issue can be addressed by a solution acceptable to both Myanmar and Bangladesh through consultations between the two neighbouring countries, Wang told a joint press conference here on Sunday with Myanm...

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Get your skin glowing in winter

New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) With the onset of winter wedding season, a number of unconventional treatments and methods have come up to achieve the perfect glowing skin. Try 'bhasm (a calcined preparation in which the gem or metal is converted into ash) of the birthstones and Vitamin C serums, suggest experts. Vandana Luthra, founder at VLCC, and experts at O3+, have given a few ideas:

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58 Army men ride motorbike in Bengaluru for world record

Bengaluru, Nov 19 (IANS) In a spectacular display of daredevilry, 58 men of the Indian Army set a world record on Sunday by riding a single motorcycle at the IAF base in the city's northern outskirts, official sources said. The 58-member motorcycle team of the Army Service Corps (ASC) christened 'Tornadoes' set another world record by riding a 500cc Royal Enfield motorbike for 1,200 metr...

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Penguin Random House bags 'Publisher of the Year' award at Tata Lit Live

Mumbai, Nov 19 (IANS) Leading publisher Penguin Random House India has bagged the prestigious Publisher of the Year award that recognises the efforts of India's publishers in discovering and nurturing writers at Tata Literature Live here. We are absolutely delighted at being awarded Publisher of the Year, and would like to thank the Tata Live Literature Festival for recognising the immen...

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Arunachal government to set up Skill University

Itanagar, Nov 19 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Sunday announced the setting up of a Skill University to provide employment opportunities outside the government space. The biggest challenge facing the youth of Arunachal today is the dearth of adequate and gainful employment opportunities outside the government space, Khandu told President Ram Nath Kovind at a gath...

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Real Madrid confirm Ramos broken nose

Madrid, Nov 19 (IANS) Real Madrid confirmed on Sunday that central defender Sergio Ramos broke his nose during the Madrid derby away to local rivals Atletico Madrid. The incident happened in the 36th minute of the game when the defender was accidentally kicked in the face as he stooped low for a header and Ramos was unable to continue in the second half on Saturday, reports Xinhua news a...

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Kenyan breaks Valencia Marathon men's record

Valencia (Spain), Nov 19 (IANS) Kenyan long-distance runner Sammy Kirop Kitwara won the Valencia Marathon on Sunday, breaking the race's record. Kitwara clocked in at two hours, five minutes and 14 seconds, almost a minute faster than the record registered in 2015 by fellow countryman John Mwangangi (2:06:13), reports Efe. Evans Kiplagat Chebet of Kenya also beat the previous re...

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