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Iraqi PM rules out fresh polls amid rigging allegations

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BAGHDAD, NINEVEH, Iraq – Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi on Tuesday said an agreement had been reached between his al-Nasr coalition and influential Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr-led coalition on forming a government. Addressing a news conference in the capital Baghdad, al-Abadi ruled out any possibility of a re-election over complaints of rigging. He called on all the […]

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Trump-Kim summit in play as Moon visits White House

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WASHINGTON: Donald Trump holds a high-stakes meeting with South Korea’s president at the White House Tuesday, talks that could decide whether the US president’s much-vaunted summit with the North’s leader Kim Jong Un goes ahead. Moon Jae-in jets into Washington on a mission to salvage a rare diplomatic opening between the US and North Korea […]

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Israel says first country to use US-made F-35 in combat

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JERUSALEM: Israel is the first country to have used the US-made F-35 stealth fighter in combat, the Israeli air force chief said on Tuesday in remarks carried by the military’s official Twitter account. Israeli media further quoted Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin as saying: “We are flying the F-35 all of the Middle East and have […]

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Israel snubs EU request to probe abuse of Arab activist

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JERUSALEM: The Israeli authorities on Tuesday refused a request by the EU to investigate the alleged beating and arrest of an Arab-Israeli activist during a pro-Gaza demonstration in Haifa last weekend. Describing his country as “the only democracy in the Middle East”, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said Israel “does not need lessons in morality from […]

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Lebanon’s Saad Hariri asked to lead caretaker govt

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BEIRUT: Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Tuesday asked Prime Minister Saad Hariri to continue leading his cabinet until a new government can be drawn up. In a statement, Aoun thanked Hariri and his cabinet ministers for remaining at their positions until a new cabinet can be formed following Lebanon’s May 6 parliamentary poll. The newly elected […]

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8,700 electric cars, wheelchairs for pilgrims arranged in Makkah

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RIYADH: About 8,700 electric cars and wheelchairs will be provided for the elderly, sick and pilgrims with special needs to use free of charge in the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, the Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques has announced. The presidency will also supervise the wheelchair […]

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Palestinians ask ICC for ‘immediate’ probe against Israel

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THE HAGUE: The Palestinian foreign minister asked the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to open an “immediate investigation” into alleged Israeli “crimes” committed against the Palestinian people. The step was sure to worsen the already troubled relations between the internationally backed Palestinian Authority and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government. Peace talks have been frozen […]

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Iranian people will punch US Secretary of State in the mouth: Iranian commander

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BEIRUT: A senior Iranian military commander poured scorn on US threats to tighten sanctions on Tuesday, saying the Islamic Republic’s people would respond by punching US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the mouth. Pompeo on Monday demanded Iran make sweeping changes that would effectively force it to reverse the recent spread of its military and political […]

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    Bear hugs, boat ride as Modi meets Putin for first informal summit

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    Moscow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said he had ‘extremely productive’ discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin and they reviewed the complete range of India-Russia relations as well as global issues and underlined the need for a multi-polar world during their first ever informal summit in the Black Sea coastal city of Sochi. Modi said […]

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    India, China discuss security cooperation

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    New Delhi: India and China on Monday discussed security and law enforcement cooperation between them, weeks after an informal summit between Prime Minister Narandra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Wuhan. Deputy National Security Advisor Rajinder Khanna, who took part in the National Security Council Secretaries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, held talks with […]

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    Kumaraswamy visits Karnataka temples ahead of swearing-in

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    Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) A day ahead of his swearing-in, Karnataka Chief Minister-designate H.D. Kumaraswamy on Tuesday visited the Hindu holy towns of Dharmasthala and Sringeri to pray for the success of the Congress-(JD-S) coalition government. The Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) leader returned to the southern state after a day-long visit on Monday to Delhi to discuss […]

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    SC refuses early hearing of plea challenging Kumaraswamy’s swearing-in

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    [India] May 22(ANI): The Supreme court on Tuesday refused to give an early hearing of the petition filed by the Hindu Mahasabha challenging the oath taking ceremony and appointment of Karnataka’s chief minister-elect H D Kumaraswamy. The Hindu Mahasabha filed the plea opposing Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala’s decision to invite Janata Dal (Secular) leader H.D. […]

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    Yeddyurappa vows to stage a comeback

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    Bengaluru: Coming to grips with the loss inthe numbers game in government formation, Bharatiya Janata Party Karnataka chief B S Yeddyurappa vowed to stage a comeback. He told party workers in an emotional message that their efforts would not go in vain. Yeddyurappa, who bowed out of as chief minister in less than three days […]

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    SC refuses urgent hearing on Kumaraswamy’s oath taking

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    New Delhi: The Supreme court has refused to give an early hearing into the petition filed by the Hindu Mahasabha that challenged the oath taking ceremony and appointment of H D Kumarswamy as the Karnataka Chief Minister, stating it is unconstitutional. the JD-S leader will take oath as chief minister of Karnataka on May 23 […]

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    Anti-Sterlite protest in Tamil Nadu turns violent

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    Chennai: The months-long protest demanding closure of Vedanta’s Sterlite Copper unit here took a violent turn today with agitators pelting stones and toppling police vehicles after they were prevented from marching towards the plant. Five protestor have been killed and many others injured as police opened fire against the protesters who were on a rally […]

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    Mehbooba thanks people for condemning use of abusive language

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    Srinagar, May 22 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday thanked the people for their support against abusive language used against her by a brother of BJP leader and former Minister Choudhary Lal Singh. Responding to birthday greetings and expressing gratitude to those who condemned Lal Singh’s brother Rajinder Singh, Mufti said on […]

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      Telangana TDP Mahanadu in city tomorrow

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      Hyderabad, May 22 (NSS): Telangana TDP “Mahanadu” would be held on May 24 at Exhibition grounds here, party State president L Ramana announced here today. Prior to the Mahanadu, the party organised 19 mini-Mahanadu meetings in 17 parliamentary constituencies, Ramana told media at NTR trust bhavan here. The party chief said eight resolutions would be moved in the […]

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      KTR, Mahender Reddy launch reservoirs

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      Hyderabad, May 22 (NSS): Participating in some development programs in the city, Municipal Minister KT Rama Rao today inaugurated a first AC Bus Shelter, first of its kind in the country, at Shilparamam near Hitec City here. As part of transforming Hyderabad into a global city, efforts are being made towards that end, he claimed. The AC Bus […]

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      KCR To Avoid Meeting Sonia, Rahul, Rushes To Bengaluru To Wish Kumaraswamy In Advance !!!

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      Hyderabad, May 22 (NSS): Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao is leaving for Bengaluru in the evening today and return the same night after conveying his good wishes to Karnataka’s Chief Minister designate H.D. Kumaraswamy whose coronation is scheduled for Wednesday. The swearing-in ceremony of Kumaraswamy is scheduled to take place on Wednesday at 4.30 p.m. The JD(S) which managed to win […]

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      International Biodiversity Day Conserving nature our top priority: Guv

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      Hyderabad, May 22 (NSS): International Day for Biodiversity 2018 was celebrated all over the country by various States and organizations on Tuesday. The celebrations were held at the Prof. Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University auditorium here with enthusiastic participation of all stakeholders. Organized by the Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, in coordination with the […]

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      Chada slams CM for his silence on Karnataka affairs

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      Siddipet, May 22 (NSS): Alleging that the Governors were working as agents of the ruling parties at the Centre, CPI State secretary Chada Venkat Reddy has questioned Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao’s silence on the Karnataka political developments. Speaking to the media here on Tuesday, Chada alleged that the Rythu Bandhu scheme was not being implemented properly. Demanding that the […]

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      SCR adds coaches to summer specials

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      Hyderabad, May 22 (NSS): In order to provide additional travelling facility for wait-listed passengers during the summer season, the South Central Railway will be providing temporary augmentation in the following trains with additional coaches. Train No. 07117 Hyderabad – Ernakulam Special Train will be augmented with two sleeper class coaches from May 23 to June 27. Train No 07118 […]

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      APCC chief cries war against Modi rule

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      Hyderabad, May 22 (NSS): APCC Chief N Raghuveera Reddy today released ‘Rana Shankaravam’ wall poster at Indira Bhavan here against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s four years rule. Speaking to the media later, Raghuveera Reddy said they will stage protest programs across Andhra Pradesh on the occasion of completion of Modi’s four-year rule on May 26. Claiming that […]

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      Anees ul Ghurba building to be ready by 2019 summer

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      Hyderabad, May 22 (NSS): Government Advisor on Minorities Welfare A K Khan, along with Shahnawaz Khasim, IPS, Director Minorities Welfare inspected the ongoing work at Anees-UI-Ghurba, Nampally here with concerned Architect, R & B officials, contractors, etc.,             Annes UI Ghurba is being reconstructed in 1.00 Acre prime land allotted by Chief Minister of Telangana K. Chandrashekar […]

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        Arab League chief slams opening of Paraguay’s embassy in Jerusalem

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        CAIRO  (Xinhua) — Arab League (AL) Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit condemned on Monday the opening of Paraguay’s embassy in Jerusalem, warning the move will have a negative impact on ties between the Latin American country and the Arab world. In a statement, the AL chief urged world countries to refrain from taking similar steps […]

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        Iran shrugs off U.S. threat of imposing “toughest sanctions”

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        TEHRAN (Xinhua) — Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Monday dismissed the U.S. threats of imposing the “toughest sanctions” on the Islamic republic, according to Iran’s presidential website. President Hassan Rouhani said that the United States cannot make decisions for Iran or other independent countries in the world. “All world countries want independence in their decision-making […]

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        Last chapter of war in Damascus closes with final defeat of IS

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        Syrian soldiers take a selfie in the Hajar al-Aswad district, south of Damascus, Syria, on May 21, 2018, just hours after it was declared free of the Islamic State (IS) militants. For the first time in seven years, Syria’s capital Damascus was declared secure and empty of any rebel presence on Monday, following the defeat […]

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        Two Holy Mosques program receives international award

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        RIYADH: The Two Holy Mosques program to care for the Kingdom’s cultural heritage has received the Sharjah International Cultural Heritage award for its achievements. It was described as an unprecedented national program sponsoring projects and efforts related to all aspects of national heritage. King Salman’s initiative to care for cultural heritage is one of the […]

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        Egypt’s Sisi calls on Palestinian president to check on health

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        CAIRO (Xinhua) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi phoned on Monday his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas to check on his health conditions. Sisi wished Abbas a speedy recovery, Sisi’s spokesman Bassam Rady said in a statement. The spokesman added that the two leaders discussed the latest Palestinian and regional developments, affirming they would resume mutual discussions […]

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        Government initiative provides support for entrepreneurial families

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        JEDDAH: Saudi authorities are making all-out efforts to facilitate productive families by introducing different programs and offering them various incentives. Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal and Deputy Gov. Prince Abdullah bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz on Monday patronized the signing of agreements between the Education Ministry and the Ministry of Labor and Social Development within an initiative […]

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        Saudi passenger plane makes emergency landing in Jeddah due to technical problem

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        RIYADH (Xinhua) — Saudi Arabian Airlines flight SV3818 from Saudi city Medina to Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka was diverted to Jeddah after suffering a malfunction of the nose landing gear, online Arab News reported on Monday. The Airbus A330-200 made an emergency landing at Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz Airport with the nose gear retracted. The aircraft had […]

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        Jordan’s cabinet endorses new income tax law to increase tax payers

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        AMMAN (Xinhua) — Jordan on Monday endorsed a new income tax law to combat tax evasion and increase the number of tax payers, the state-run Petra news agency reported. Minister of Finance Omar Malhas said the new law, which will be referred this week to the parliament, entails increasing the percentage of Jordanians who pay […]

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          India poised to join China as global leaders in renewables

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          New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) India is poised to join China as the two global leaders in the renewable energy technology-led transformation, a US-based research institute said on Tuesday. India doubled solar installs to 10 GW in 2017-18 and is rapidly up-scaling capacity to strive towards the ambitious and transformational 100 GW of solar by 2022, […]

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          SBI posts Q4 loss of Rs 7,718 cr, gross NPAs up

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          Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Reflecting the continued pressure on state-run banks, State Bank of India (SBI) on Tuesday posted a loss of Rs 7,718 crore for the fourth quarter ended March, the bank said in a stock exchange filing. The country’s largest lender had recorded a profit after tax (PAT) of Rs Rs 2,815 crore in […]

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          Petrol price highest ever in Chennai; up 30 paise across metros

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          New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) After reaching unprecedented highs in Delhi and Mumbai, petrol prices touched a record high in Chennai, at Rs 79.79 per litre on Tuesday. With this, the fuel price breached its previous record of Rs 79.55 in the city, hit in September 2013. Across the four metropolitan cities, prices rose around 30 […]

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          Key equity indices rise marginally on value buying

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          Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Amid volatility, the key Indian equity indices traded marginally higher on Tuesday afternoon — after declining in the last five trading sessions — due to value buying by investors. However, high crude oil prices and mixed cues from the Asian markets prevented further gains in the indices. At 12.33 p.m., the broader […]

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          New air passenger-friendly norms soon

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          New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Domestic air passengers will soon be able to avail of full refunds and additional compensation for flight delays/cancellations as the government on Tuesday put in the public domain a new ‘passenger charter’ for eliciting comments/suggestions before notifying them. The new air passenger charter seeks to amend current norms for charges incurred […]

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          Jordanian cabinet approves new IMF-guided tax law to boost finances

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          AMMAN: Jordan’s cabinet on Monday approved major IMF-guided proposals that aim to double the income tax base, as a key part of reforms to boost the finances of a debt-burdened economy hit by regional conflict. “When only 4 percent of Jordanians pay (personal) income tax, this may not be the right thing,” Finance Minister Omar […]

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          Dubai’s Emirates NBD acquires Turkish lender Denizbank for $3.2 billion

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          MOSCOW/DUBAI: Dubai’s biggest lender Emirates NBD has agreed to buy Turkey’s Denizbank from Russia’s state-owned Sberbank for $3.2 billion to help establish itself as a leading bank in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. Denizbank is the fifth-largest private bank in Turkey and the biggest asset held by Sberbank outside Russia. The sale is […]

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          Turkey: Government gross debt stock up in April

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          ANKARA: Turkish government’s gross debt stock stood at 921.1 billion Turkish liras (nearly $226.8 billion) at the end of April, the Undersecretariat of Treasury announced on Monday. Last month, the gross debt stock — the outstanding debt of public sector institutions, the Central Bank, private companies and households — was up 15.8 percent year-on-year, compared with 795.1 billion […]

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            IPL-Playoffs: Royals aim to upset favourites KKR in Eliminator

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            Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Resurgent Rajasthan Royals will look to defy odds and upset ‘home favourites’ Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Eliminator here at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday. KKR are the only team among the four knockout entrants to have got their matches in their own backyard. If they win […]

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            Peru’s group stage rivals appeal to FIFA to let Guerrero play at World Cup

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            Lima, May 22 (IANS) The captains of the Australian, Danish and French national teams, Peru’s rivals in the group stage of the 2018 World Cup, have joined the international trade union of professional footballers (FIFPro) in calling on FIFA to allow Peruvian striker Paolo Guerrero to play in the upcoming quadrennial tournament. In a letter to […]

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            Messi deserves to win World Cup, says Crespo

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            St Petersburg (Russia), May 22 (IANS) Star forward Lionel Messi deserves to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup, former Argentina striker Hernan Crespo said. “We all want Messi to win the World Cup. He deserves it. But, to be realistic, Argentina team level is lower than Germany or Spain. Those two teams will be favourites of […]

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            S. Korea will don white away kit to kick off World Cup vs. Sweden

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            Seoul, May 22 (IANS) South Korea will don their white away kit to kick off next month’s FIFA World Cup in Russia, the national football federation said on Tuesday. The Korea Football Association (KFA) said the ‘Taeguk Warriors’ will wear white jerseys, shorts and socks, while their goalkeepers will be in all black against Sweden in […]

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            Zidane happy with last season, not worried about CL result

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            Madrid, May 22 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said on Tuesday that he would not consider the previous season a disappointment even if his team loses the upcoming UEFA Champions League final. He however, admitted his biggest regret was getting eliminated by Leganes in the second leg of the 2018 Copa del Rey quarter-final, reports […]

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            Women’s T20: Supernovas opt to field vs Trailblazers

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            Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Supernovas’ skipper Harmanpreet Kaur won the toss and opted to field against the Smriti Mandhana-led Trailblazers in an one-off “IPL-styled” women’s T20 face-off at the Wankhede stadium here on Tuesday. Both the sides consist of five foreign players each as the historic match precedes the first qualifier of the Indian Premier League […]

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            Harry Kane named captain of England’s World Cup team

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            London, May 22 (IANS) Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane was on Tuesday named captain of the England football team which will take part in the World Cup in Russia this summer. At Tottenham, Kane, the two-time English Premier League Golden Boot winner, is the vice captain to Hugo Lloris and has occasionally worn the armband since […]

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            Pellegrini appointed West Ham United coach

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            London, May 22 (IANS) Manuel Pellegrini has been appointed the new coach of West Ham United, the English Premier League side announced here on Tuesday. West Ham said that Pellegrini, who parted company with Chinese Super League club Hebei China Fortune three days ago, has signed a three-year contract at the London Stadium, reports Xinhua. “Manuel […]

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              I work towards breaking patterns of my body: Sonakshi Sinha

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              Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Actress Sonakshi Sinha says her goal is to consistently push her limits to be the best version of herself. “My goal is to consistently push my limits to be the best version of myself everyday. I have never been (like) this before. Now that I’m here, I only want to get better […]

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              I value every relationship in my life: Kareena Kapoor

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              Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Actress Kareena Kapoor Khan says friends play an integral part in her life. The actress talked about her friends during a conversation with actor Aparshakti Khurrana when she became a part of a two-hour special show “Cricket Final Party Toh Banti Hai”. The Star Plus show “Cricket Final Party Toh Banti Hai” […]

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              Don’t believe in endorsing something I don’t use: Virat Kohli

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              New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Cricket captain Virat Kohli says being a brand ambassador comes with its share of responsibilities. Virat has launched the first performance footwear from the brand evoSpeed One8 for Puma. Asked if being a brand ambassador is a huge responsibility, Virat told IANS in an e-mail interview: “I certainly believe that being […]

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              Hrithik Roshan is a fan of Vidya Vox

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              Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Actor Hrithik Roshan says he is a fan of Indo-American singer and YouTube sensation Vidya Iyer, famously known as Vidya Vox. Hrithik on Tuesday shared a photograph of himself along with Vidya. “Ladies and gentlemen, Vidya Vox is in the house! My house! What do I say, I’m such a fan. Thank […]

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              ‘Tumhari Sulu’ leads nomination pack for IIFA 2018

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              Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) Vidya Balan-starrer “Tumhari Sulu” has scored a maximum of seven nominations for the 19th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards, to be held in Bangkok next month. “Newton” comes a close second with five nominations. A story of an ambitious and enterprising housewife, “Tumhari Sulu” finds a mention in […]

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              My next directorial a salute to today’s generation: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

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              New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) After “Mere Pyare Prime Minister”, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has his eyes set on telling a father-son story, comparing two generations. He says it’s a salute to the new generation that is grappling with pressures of all kinds. “I have started work on my next. It’s untitled right now, but its script […]

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              SemSem’s Ramadan line has a charitable twist

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              Famed French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent once said that the city of Marrakesh taught him color. It seems that the Moroccan city has struck again, serving as the inspiration for SemSem’s bold Ramadan line this season. With its mélange of cultural currents and cosmopolitan charge, the bustle of Marrakesh is manifest in SemSem’s red-based […]

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              Muse: Mariam Hamidaddin talks safe spaces, creative courage and cats

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              The Jeddah-based founder of “alternative art space” Humming Tree is also a freelance graphic designer and a keen adventurer. This year, she became the first Saudi to join a Euro-Arabian North Pole expedition, spending 10 days on the shifting ice of the Arctic Ocean and skiing over 100km to the pole. Here, she talks safe […]

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                Indian AI startup signs MoU to assist Dubai Police

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                New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) India-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) startup Staqu on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to assist the Dubai Police with its AI-powered predictive policing technology. In an attempt at monitoring and reducing the crime rates, Dubai Police intents to integrate AI with its current programmes and database to enable quicker response […]

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                SpaceX to launch twin NASA water cycle tracker satellites

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                Washington: On its way to deploy five Iridium Next communications satellites on Tuesday, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will also launch twin NASA satellites that will monitor Earth’s water cycle, marking a unique rideshare arrangement.The satellites are scheduled to launch at 3.47 p.m. EDT from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Central California. (This corresponds to […]

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                Apollo Hospitals adopts IBM Watson for oncology and genomics

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                Bengaluru, May 22 (IANS) Apollo Hospitals on Tuesday joined hands with IBM to deploy its cognitive computing platform Watson for oncology and genomics in ten of its cancer care centres. Watson will help oncologists surface relevant data to bridge disparate sources of information and identify treatments that are personalised to each unique patient. “Each person’s cancer […]

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                New technique tracks drug, gene delivery to cells: researchers

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                CHICAGO (Xinhua) — Researchers at the University of Illinois (UI) said in a news release posted on UI’s website Monday that they knew how to track and map drug and gene delivery vehicles to evaluate which are most effective at infiltrating cells and getting to their targets. They combined two imaging tools to track and […]

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                Twitter to customise Twemojis for Android

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                San Francisco, May 22 (IANS) On the issue of missing emoji characters on Twitter, the micro-blogging platform has rolled out updated versions of its Twemoji designs for its Android users. This update appears to target users using the Twitter app on Android 4.4 KitKat to Android 7.1 Nougat, tech website Emojipedia reported late on Monday. Over […]

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                iVOOMi’s ‘Full View’ display smartphone in India for Rs 7499

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                New Delhi: Chinese electronics company iVOOMi on Tuesday launched “i2” with 3D mirror finish for Rs 7,499 in India.The device comes with features such as “Full View” display and facial recognition and is exclusively available on Flipkart. The smartphone also supports dual active 4G VoLTE connectivity.”iVOOMi ‘i2’ is a design inspiration with features like face […]

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                ICICI Bank enables customers to instantly reload travel card digitally

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                Mumbai: Overseas travellers will have some comfort thanks to ICICI Bank’s latest offering. Customers of the bank can reload foreign currency to their ‘ICICI Bank Travel Card’ instantly, from the bank’s internet banking platform and its mobile banking app, iMobile. India’s largest private sector bank by consolidated assets, shared an official note that explained the […]

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                Samsung Galaxy A, J series devices with ‘Infinity Display’ now in India

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                New Delhi: Aiming to disrupt India’s mid-segment smartphone market, Samsung India on Monday launched four new smartphones in its Galaxy “A” and “J” series with “Infinity Display” — a bezel-less screen for an immersive viewing experience.”These phones are aggressively priced and with these launches, we will consolidate our leadership position in the Indian smartphone market […]

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                  Israel says first country to use US-made F-35 in combat

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                  JERUSALEM: Israel is the first country to have used the US-made F-35 stealth fighter in combat, the Israeli air force chief said on Tuesday in remarks carried by the military’s official Twitter account. Israeli media further quoted Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin as saying: “We are flying the F-35 all of the Middle East and have […]

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                  Israel snubs EU request to probe abuse of Arab activist

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                  JERUSALEM: The Israeli authorities on Tuesday refused a request by the EU to investigate the alleged beating and arrest of an Arab-Israeli activist during a pro-Gaza demonstration in Haifa last weekend. Describing his country as “the only democracy in the Middle East”, Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said Israel “does not need lessons in morality from […]

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                  8,700 electric cars, wheelchairs for pilgrims arranged in Makkah

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                  RIYADH: About 8,700 electric cars and wheelchairs will be provided for the elderly, sick and pilgrims with special needs to use free of charge in the Grand Mosque in Makkah and the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, the Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques has announced. The presidency will also supervise the wheelchair […]

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                  Palestinians ask ICC for ‘immediate’ probe against Israel

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                  THE HAGUE: The Palestinian foreign minister asked the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to open an “immediate investigation” into alleged Israeli “crimes” committed against the Palestinian people. The step was sure to worsen the already troubled relations between the internationally backed Palestinian Authority and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government. Peace talks have been frozen […]

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                  Erdogan hints Turkey may ban some Israeli goods because of Gaza violence

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                  ISTANBUL: President Tayyip Erdogan has hinted that Turkey might consider imposing a ban on imports of some Israeli goods over the killing of Palestinian protesters by Israeli forces on the Gaza border, media reported on Tuesday. Erdogan, who is campaigning for re-election in June, last week hosted Muslim leaders who condemned the events in Gaza […]

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                  Israel intentionally targeted unarmed protesters: UNRWA

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                  GAZA CITY, Palestine: Israel intentionally targeted Palestinian protesters near the Gaza-Israel security fence last week, Pierre Krahenbuhl, head of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), said Tuesday. Speaking at a press conference in Gaza City, Krahenbuhl described the nature of injuries sustained by Palestinian protesters as “shocking”. Krahenbuhl said the Israeli […]

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                  Turkey calls for abolishing health restrictions on Gaza

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                  GENEVA: Turkey on Tuesday urged the World Health Organization and other UN agencies to take measures to stop restrictions on the movement of patients, health staff and essential medicines in the besieged Gaza Strip. “People in the occupied Palestine territory are in dire need of medicines, medical equipment and beds,” Turkish Health Ministry Undersecretary Eyup Gumus […]

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                  Turkish group to distribute 55,000 Qurans for Ramadan

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                  SAMSUN, Turkey: In honor of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a group connected to Turkey’s religious authority will hand out 55,000 copies of Quran to Muslims worldwide. Abdurrahman Cetin, deputy head of the Turkiye Diyanet Foundation (TDV), told Anadolu Agency on Tuesday that the group will distribute Qurans in 10 languages across 17 countries this […]

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