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  • 'Mockingjay' disarms 'Penguins' to retain top spot at U.S. box office December 1, 2014

    Los Angeles/New York: 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1,' the third film in the dystopian action series starring Jennifer Lawrence, collected $56.9 million to hold off advances by animated films 'Penguins of Madagascar' and 'Big Hero 6' and claim victory at the U.S. holiday weekend box office. 'Penguins of Madagascar,'...
  • Pope prays in Istanbul mosque in new outreach November 30, 2014

    Istanbul: Pope Francis stood on Saturday for two minutes of silent prayer facing east in one of Turkey's most important mosques, a powerful vision of Christian-Muslim understanding at a time when neighboring countries are experiencing violent Islamic assault on Christians and religious minorities. His head bowed, eyes closed and hands clasped...
  • 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' review: The movie leaves with more question marks than full-stops November 28, 2014

    Director: Francis Lawrence Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth Not very much happens in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1. The studio's decision to make two films from the final book in Suzanne Collins' bestselling trilogy may have made sense from a business point of view - hey, it worked...
  • Pope wades into Mideast turmoil with Turkish visit November 28, 2014

    Ankara: Pope Francis is visiting Turkey at a sensitive moment for the Muslim nation, as it cares for 1.6 million refugees and weighs how to deal with the Islamic State group as its fighters grab chunks of Syria and Iraq across Turkey's southern border. Francis is expected to use his opening...
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1: Live tweet review November 28, 2014

    Directed by Francis Lawrence, 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 1' stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh1 Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks and Julianne Moore. It is the sequel to 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' and is the first of two films based on the novel...
  • I am not amazed: Martin Sheen on not winning an Oscar November 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Warren Anderson had shut his life out and chose to remain inhuman, says the very accomplished Hollywood actor Martin Sheen, who essays the Union Carbide chief in 'Bhopal: A Prayer For Rain', a movie which relives the Bhopal gas disaster, 30 years after its occurrence. In an interview, Sheen has...
  • Pope condemns Islamic State violence November 28, 2014

    Jerusalem: On the eve of a trip to the Middle East, Pope Francis is urging religious and political leaders to speak out against attacks on Christians by Islamic State extremists. In an interview published on Friday, Francis was quoted as saying that the persecution of Christians today is "the worst" it...
  • Live: Father Kuriakose Chavara and Sister Euphrasia have been congregated as saints November 23, 2014

    In a jubilant moment for the Christian community in India, two beatified candidates from Kerala Father Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Sister Euphrasia will be conferred sainthood by Pope Francis at Vatican. With their canonisation, as the finale of the long-drawn stage-by-stage process is known in Catholic parlance, the centuries-old Syro...
  • Pope Francis denounces euthanasia as 'sin against god' November 15, 2014

    Vatican City: Pope Francis denounced the right to die movement on Saturday, saying it's a "false sense of compassion" to consider euthanasia as an act of dignity when in fact it's a sin against god and creation. Francis made the comments to the Association of Italian Catholic Doctors. Earlier this month, the...
  • Laxmikant Parsekar elected unanimously by MLAs, sworn in as Goa CM November 8, 2014

    Panaji: Laxmikant Parsekar has been sworn in as the new Goa Chief Minister at Raj Bhawan at 4 PM on Saturday. Parsekar earlier held the portfolio of the state Health Minister. An elated Parsekar who has strong RSS links, said, "I am very happy to be elected as the CM". Parsekar...
  • Laxmikant Parsekar to be sworn in as Goa CM, Manohar Parrikar to join Narendra Modi's Cabinet November 8, 2014

    Panaji: Laxmikant Parsekar has been named as the next Goa Chief Minister, declared Bharatiya Janata Party senior leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy. Parsekar will be sworn in at Raj Bhawan at 4 PM on Saturday. Parsekar has strong RSS links and currently holds the portfolio of the state Health Minister. Parsekar,...
  • Manohar Parrikar resigns as Goa Chief Minister, Laxmikant Parsekar likely to take the post: sources November 8, 2014

    Panaji: Manohar Parrikar resigned as Goa Chief Minister on Saturday. The 58-year-old submitted his resignation through fax to Governor Mridula Sinha. Sources have tipped that state Health Minister Laxmikant Parsekar is likely to be the next CM, even as a certain section of the Goa cabinet rooted for deputy CM...
  • Ahead of Parrikar's resignation, MLAs threaten to resign if Francis D'Souza not made Goa CM November 8, 2014

    Panaji: As the race for the next Goa Chief Minister gets tougher, the rift within the Bharatiya Janata Party government in the state is coming to the fore. Some MLAs have threatened to resign if Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza is not elevated after Manohar Parrikar quits as the Chief...
  • Tussle over Chief Ministerial post, a sign of internal democracy: Manohar Parrikar November 8, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar discussed his shift to the national capital and said that the rebellion within BJP in the state on the issue of Chief Ministership is only a sign of internal democracy in the party. ...
  • Race for Goa CM heats up, Parrikar downplays rebellion in party as 3 MLAs eye the post November 8, 2014

    Panaji: With the Union Cabinet expansion due on Sunday, Goa Chief minister Manohar Parrikar, who will be moving to the Centre to join Prime Minister Narendra Modi's team, has played down the rebellion in the party over the tussle to take his post in the state. Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza...
  • PM Modi and I share the same wavelength, says Manohar Parrikar as race for Goa CM intensifies November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is all set to be a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet at the Centre. Parrikar said that he shares the same wavelength with the Prime Minister and is looking forward to work in a positive direction. The Union Cabinet is...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 7, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Karma Paljor November 7, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Karma Paljor on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Indian Army admits mistake in Budgam firing, expresses regret over the incident November 7, 2014

    Terming the incident as a mistake, the Indian Army has taken responsibility for the Budgam firing in which two people were killed and two others were injured. "We take responsibility of incident. A mistake has taken place," GOC Northern Command Lieutenant General DS Hooda said. ...
  • Pope Francis mulls removing marriage annulment charges November 6, 2014

    Vatican City: Pope Francis on Thursday denounced the hardships Catholics can face when seeking marriage annulments, revealing he once fired an official who tried to charge thousands of dollars for one. Francis told participants at a Vatican course for officials dealing with annulments that as bishop of Buenos Aires, he was...
  • Has the Pope settled the debate between science and religion? October 29, 2014

    The Pope's recent remark about the Big Bang theory not contradicting Christianity was widely appreciated. He said the "Big Bang" theory as a model "does not rule out the intervention of a divine Creator, but rather demands it" and that "the origin of the world is not a product of...
  • Photos: 'The Big Bang theory does not rule out the divine Creator, but demands it': 22 times Pope Francis proved he is a man of the people October 29, 2014

    Pope Francis has been winning hearts ever since he became the absolute sovereign of the Vatican City State. His simple style of living and his views about the gay community have won him a lot of fans.He was once spotted enjoying a meal at a cafeteria in Vatican with other...
  • Elton John at AIDS event: Pope Francis is my hero October 29, 2014

    New York: Elton John has called Pope Francis "my hero" for his compassion and push to accept gays in the Catholic church, at his annual AIDS benefit. John hosted the event, "An Enduring Vision: A Benefit for the Elton John AIDS Foundation," Tuesday night in New York City. He says Francis...
  • Big Bang theory for real, God is not a magician, says Pope Francis October 29, 2014

    Vatican city: Scientific theories including the "Big Bang" believed to have brought the universe into being 13.7 billion years ago and the idea that life developed through a process of evolution do not conflict with Catholic teaching, Pope Francis said on Tuesday. Addressing a meeting of the Pontificial Academy of Sciences,...
  • News 360: Air India violates DGCA flying duty hours norms for crew October 28, 2014

    In the news yet again for wrong reasons, India's state air carrier Air India has been accused of flouting civil aviation guidelines and putting lives of hundreds of passengers at risk everyday. ...
  • Sothebys auctions Indian and Islamic art work in London October 9, 2014

    London: The Auction House Sothebys of London held its inaugural 'Indian and Islamic Art week' putting on display a high profile series of Public exhibitions and auctions from October 3 to October 8. The exhibition was divided into three areas - the Modern and Contemporary South Asian Art, Art of...
  • Pope Francis marks 100 years from start of WWI September 13, 2014

    Redipuglia (Italy): Pope Francis on Saturday denounced those who profit from the "madness" of war at a ceremony in the north west of Italy to mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. "In today's world, behind the scenes, there are interests, geopolitical strategies, lust for money and...
  • Pope urges world to shed apathy toward new threats September 13, 2014

    Redipuglia (Italy): Pope Francis urged the world on Saturday to shed its apathy in the face of what he sees as a third world war, intoning "war is madness" at the foot of a Fascistera monument to soldiers killed in World War I. Francis' aim in recalling those who died in...
  • I need more races, says Usain Bolt August 18, 2014

    Rio De Janeiro: Usain Bolt admitted he lacked sharpness after taking gold in a 100metre race in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. The sixtime Olympic champion clocked 10.06 seconds to beat Britain's Mark Lewis Francis (10.42) and Jefferson Liberato of Brazil (10.44) on the Copacabana beach track, Xinhua reported. "I had a...
  • Goa Deputy CM apologises for 'Hindu nation' remark July 28, 2014

    Panaji: Goa's Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza on Monday apologized for his comment that India was already a Hindu nation. "My opinion could be wrong for others. I accept it. I don't say it is the most correct opinion. You might say I am wrong. If anyone's sentiment is hurt, I...