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Kourtney Kardashian admits didn't like beau Scott Discik when they first met

Washington, Dec 20 : Kourtney Kardashian, who has just welcomed her third child with long time partner Scott Discik, has revealed that she didn't like him when they first met each other.


Owen Wilson excited about 'Zoolander 2'

Washington, Dec 20 : Owen Wilson has recently revealed that he is too excited for the sequel of 'Zoolander '.


Kim Kardashian wants to give daughter North some siblings

Washington, Dec 20 : Kim Kardashian has revealed that she wants give her daughter North a brother and a sister.


Will Johnny Depp, Amber Heard tie the knot on Christmas eve in Bahamas?

Washington, Dec 20 : Johnny Depp may be getting married to fiancee Amber Heard on New Year's Eve (31.12.14).


Josh Brolin says facing rejection made him 'better actor'

New York, Dec 20 : Josh Brolin has confessed that facing rejection has helped him become a better actor.


Angelina Jolie enjoyed filming sex scene with hubby Brad Pitt for 'By the Sea'

Washington, Dec 20 : Angelina Jolie has recently admitted that she had a great time with husband Brad Pitt while filming a sex scene in their upcoming movie 'By the Sea'.


Hustler's Larry Flynt to produce Porn parody of 'The Interview'

Washington, Dec 20 : Hustler founder of Larry Flynt has recently revealed that they will produce a porn version of Sony's 'The Interview'.


US govt not fully equipped to tackle nuclear terrorist attack: Report

Washington, Dec 20 : A US congressional report suggests that the federal government is not competent enough to tackle a nuclear terrorist attack or a large-scale natural catastrophe.


Obama says majority of black folks don't use racism as an excuse

Washington, Dec 20 : US President Barack Obama has reportedly said that a majority of black people do not use racism as an excuse.


Michael Phelps gets suspended sentence for drunk driving

Washington, Dec 20 : American swimming legend Michael Phelps received a one-year suspended prison sentence after pleading guilty to drink-driving, media reported.


Iraqi forces repel IS attacks in western Iraq

Baghdad, Dec 20 : Iraqi security forces and allied tribesmen Saturday repelled attacks by the Islamic State (IS) militants in a military airbase housing US advisors in Iraq's western province of Anbar, a provincial security source said.


Obama says decision to normalize diplomatic ties with Cuba will bring change

Washington, Dec 20 : US President Barack Obama has said that Cuba will gradually witness a change in the wake of his decision to normalize diplomatic ties with the Cuban government.


MH370 passengers' families protest in Beijing demanding search updates from govt

Johannesburg, Dec20 : Grieving family members of the passengers of missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 have started a protest outside the foreign ministry in Beijing accusing the government of failing to provide updated information on the search for the aircraft.


Tony Blair says he will 'never' comment on relationship with Wendi Deng

London, Dec 20 : Tony Blair has revealed that he will "never" talk about the true nature of his relationship with Rupert Murdoch's former wife, Wendi Deng.


Cuba's parliament backs normalisation of ties with US

Havana, Dec 20 : Cuba's National Assembly backed President Raul Castro's decision to begin the process of restoring full diplomatic relations with the US, a historic move that brings an end to more than 50 years of enmity.


Blood groups A, B, AB run higher diabetes risk than group O

Washington, Dec 20 : A new study has demonstrated that people with blood groups A, B and AB are at a higher risk of type 2 diabetes than people with blood group O.


Henman says verdict on Murray- Mauresmo combo could be given post French Open

London, December 20 : Former world number one Tim Henman believes that a verdict on the combination of Andy Murray and his coach Amelie Mauresmo could be given after a year of working together, indicating that the proof to determine their success could be seen after French Open.


Blackberry reports net loss of 148M dollars for third fiscal quarter

Washington, Dec 20 : Even as Blackberry's revenue continued to fall over the last three months, it managed to narrow down its losses in comparison to previous year.


Tim Cook makes 'substantial' donation to help gay rights in Alabama

London, Dec 20 : Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook has made a "substantial" donation to a gay rights effort in his native Alabama and two other southern U.S. states.


Obama slips up on James Franco's name, calls him James 'Flacco'

Washington, Dec 20 : The US President Barack Obama, while speaking about the Sony cyberattack at the hands of North Korea that caused 'The Interview' to be pulled from theaters, accidently mixed up Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and actor James Franco.


Saudi police kill four militants

Riyadh, Dec 20 : Saudi Arabia announced Saturday the death of four militants in an exchange of fire with police in the disturbed city of Al-Awamiyah in the Eastern Province, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.


Britain's oldest man, a Sikh, celebrates Christmas

London, Dec 20 : An Indian-origin 110-year-old Sikh man in Britain is fond of Christmas and he is already celebrating on the eve of the festival.


Arrest warrant against Taliban chief, Pakistan assures Lakhvi in jail

Islamabad, Dec 20 : An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Pakistan Saturday issued non-bailable arrest warrants against Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Mullah Fazlullah, spokesman Shahidullah Shahid and nine others even as Pakistan assured India that Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi has not been released.


Kurdish forces fight IS to free Iraqi town

Baghdad, Dec 20 : Kurdish security forces Saturday continued their advance to free the town of Sinjar after retaking several villages from the Islamic State (IS) radical group in Iraq's northern province of Nineveh, a Kurdish official website and a security source said.


21 militants killed in Pakistan air raid

Islamabad, Dec 20 : At least 21 militants were killed when the Pakistani army launched an air raid against suspected militants in the country's northwest tribal area of Khyber Agency Saturday, the military said.


Egypt to reopen Rafah crossing for two days

Cairo, Dec 20 : Egypt will reopen the blocked Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip Sunday and Monday in both directions, official news agency MENA reported Saturday.


Arrest warrant issued against Pakistan Taliban chief

Islamabad, Dec 20 : An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Pakistan Saturday issued non-bailable arrest warrants against Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Mullah Fazlullah, spokesman Shahidullah Shahid and nine others for storming the Karachi airport in June 2014, Dawn online reported.


Forensic experts to examine Makkah bones

Riyadh, Dec 20 : Forensic experts in Makkah will begin examination of the bones found at the Grand Mosque expansion project site to determine whether they are human or animal remains, media reported.


Hollywood saw hair experiments in 2014

Los Angeles, Dec 20 : Hollywood celebrities like Kristen Stewart and Emma Stone experimented with new hair cuts and colour swaps in 2014.


Indians awaiting execution freed after blood money payment

Riyadh, Dec 20 : Three Indians in Saudi Arabia convicted for a compatriot's murder have been saved from execution after an Indian businessman paid nearly half a million Saudi riyals (nearly $133,200) in blood money on their behalf, media reported Saturday.


Will end terrorism in Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif

Islamabad, Dec 20 : Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Saturday emphasised that Pakistan will be rid of the menace of terrorism.


Militants capture huge amount of fuel in Syria

Damascus, Dec 20 : The Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front and like-minded groups have captured two million litres of fuel from a Syrian military base in the northwestern province of Idlib, a monitoring group reported Saturday.


UN, Afghan Taliban in talks to reduce civilian casualties

By Arul Louis, United Nations, Dec 20 : The top UN official in Afghanistan has said the world body has been in touch with the Afghan Taliban in an effort to cut down on civilian casualties and to make the group aware of its obligations under international human rights laws.


Carrick appointed Manchester United vice-captain

London, Dec 20 : Manchester United mid-fielder Michael Carrick has replaced Darren Fletcher as the club's vice-captain.


Germany ends Spanish dominance in world football

London, Dec 20 : The 2014 World Cup in Brazil witnessed the end of Spanish dominance of international football and the start of a new era.


UN chief assures support to Sierra Leone Ebola fight

Freetown, Dec 20 : UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has assured the government and people of Sierra Leone of the UN's commitment to help Sierra Leone's fight against the Ebola disease.


Benedict Cumberbatch calls Sony's response to hackers 'worrying'

Los Angeles, Dec 20 : British actor Benedict Cumberbatch has called Sony Pictures Entertainment's response to the recent cyber attacks "worrying", after the studio decided to pull the plug on "The Interview" Christmas release amid security fears.


Pakistan battles terror, assures Lakhvi still in jail

Islamabad, Dec 20 : Pakistani Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah may have been killed as Pakistan Saturday stepped up its war against terror, ordering the execution of 10 more terrorists and assuring that Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi has not been released.


Eight terrorists to be executed in Pakistan Saturday

Islamabad, Dec 20 : Eight terrorists on death row in Pakistan will be executed in prisons across Punjab province Saturday, media reported.


Whole nation is united against terrorism: Pakistan president

Islamabad, Dec 20 : Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain Saturday said that the whole nation is united against terrorism which will be eliminated from the country at all costs.


Pakistan, Afghanistan to carry out coordinated operations

Islamabad, Dec 20 : Pakistan's top security advisor Saturday ruled out joint operations with Afghanistan against militants, saying both counties will coordinate operations on their own side of border.


Sony made a mistake pulling off 'The Interview': Obama

Los Angeles, Dec 20 : US President Barack Obama has said that Sony Pictures Entertainment made a mistake in pulling the movie "The Interview" following a cyber attack.


Liverpool manager Rodgers rues failure to sign Sanchez

London, Dec 20 : Brendan Rodgers Friday revealed his "bitter disappointment" at failing to persuade Alexis Sanchez to reject Arsenal in favour of Liverpool after admitting the Chilean had been identified as the perfect replacement for Luis Suarez.


Five killed in US drone attack in Pakistan

Islamabad, Dec 20 : At least five people were killed and several others injured in a US drone strike in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of North Waziristan Saturday morning, media reported.


Facebook app to add stickers on friends' faces

New York, Dec 20 : A Facebook app now lets you put huge emoticons and cute cartoons over your friends' faces with ease.


Cells that facilitate tumour growth identified

Washington, Dec 20 : A recent study has identified the population of white blood cells that tumours use to enhance growth and suppress the disease-fighting immune system.


'Divorce' calling for Sarah Jessica Parker?

Los Angeles, Dec 20 : Actress Sarah Jessica Parker is likely to return to star in TV comedy "Divorce".


Don't criticise her weight else she will gain more!

Toronto, Dec 20 : Women whose family members or loved ones are critical of their weight tend to put on even more kilos, new research says.


Avicii splits from girlfriend?

Los Angeles, Dec 20 : Disc jockey and record producer Avicii and his girlfriend Raquel Bettencourt are said to have split after spending over a year together.


Pakistani Taliban chief killed?

Islamabad, Dec 20 : Even as the Pakistani Army intensified its anti-terrorism operations in the wake of Tuesday's Taliban attack on a Peshawar school that left 148 students and teachers dead, unconfirmed reports said that Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) chief Mulla Fazalullah was killed in an airstrike inside Afghanistan early Saturday.


Five killed in Afghan clash

Kabul, Dec 20 : At least five people were killed Saturday during a clash in Afghanistan's Badakhshan province, a police official said.


26/11 mastermind not released: Sartaj Aziz

Islamabad, Dec 20 : Sartaj Aziz, the Pakistani prime minister's advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs, said Saturday that Zaki-ur Rahman Lakhvi, the alleged mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, has not been released and that India should also show progress over the trial into the Samjhauta Express blast.


Rihanna's dad escorted out of her Diamond Ball

Los Angeles, Dec 20 : Singer Rihanna's alcoholic father Ronald Fenty was escorted out of a recent Diamond Ball for his drunk behaviour. He had promised his famous daughter that he had got rid of his habit.


India's growth to have impact on Africa next year

By Francis Kokutse, Accra (Ghana), Dec 20 : With just days to go for 2014 to end, a new study has projected a steady growth in India, which from every indication is likely to have some impact on its dealings with Africa which is also being seen as a growth zone next year.


Take 3D photos with your iPhone 6

New York, Dec 20 : A new app that allows iPhone 6 users to take 360 degree pictures of objects and then show them as 3D photographs is here.


Five militants killed in Peshawar

Islamabad, Dec 20 : At least five militants were killed Saturday when security forces hit militant hideouts in the restive northwest region, officials said.


When NASA 'emailed' a spanner to ISS

New York, Dec 20 : When astronauts at the International Space Station (ISS) asked people on Earth to send them a ratcheting socket wrench (or spanner), it took just a click of the mouse to "email" the hardware to them, literally.


Teenagers are leaving Facebook: Survey

New York, Dec 20 : Facebook is less popular among teenagers than last year, says a survey, adding that 88 percent of teenagers now use the social network against 94 percent last year.


Kate Winslet to star in Steve Jobs biopic?

Los Angeles, Dec 20 : Actress Kate Winslet is in negotiations to play the female lead in a Danny Boyle-directed upcoming biopic on late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, reports variety.com.


Breakthrough in optical fibre communications

London, Dec 20 : Researchers from University of Southampton have revealed a breakthrough in optical fibre communications.


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