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  • Pope condemns Islamic State violence Yesterday

    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...
  • Never refused to work with Sunny Leone, would love to work with her if I get a good script: Emraan Hashmi 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Emraan Hashmi denies that he refused to work with adult film star Sunny Leone for a special song in 'Ungli'. In fact, he says he'd like to work with her if given a chance. Past reports had suggested that Emraan had turned down an offer to share screen space with...
  • 2nd ODI: Anamul, Arafat shine as Bangladesh sink Zimbabwe 5 days ago

    Opening batsmen Anamul Haque and Tamim Iqbal each struck a half-century to set up an easy 68-run win for Bangladesh in the second one-day international against Zimbabwe in Chittagong on Sunday. Anamul made 80 off 110 balls while Tamim cracked 76 off 98 balls as Bangladesh posted 251-7 before dismissing Zimbabwe...
  • Muslim clerics meet in Iran to counter extremists 5 days ago

    QOM, Iran: Shiite and Sunni clerics from about 80 countries are gathering in Iran's holy city of Qom to develop a strategy to combat extremists including the Islamic State group that has captured large parts of Iraq and Syria. Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi, the chief organizer of the conference, appealed for...
  • Iraq court sentences Sunni ex-MP to death for murder 5 days ago

    Baghdad: An Iraqi court sentenced former Sunni MP Ahmed al-Alwani to death today for murder, a spokesman said, a verdict that could damage Baghdad's relationship with a powerful tribe battling jihadists. Alwani is a member of the Albu Alwan tribe, members of which are fighting against the Islamic State (IS) jihadist...
  • Sunny Leone will miss 'masti' of 'Mastizaade' November 1, 2014

    The fun and frolic on the set of "Mastizaade" in Pattaya will be missed, says actress Sunny Leone. "For the 1st time in Bollywood I am not looking forward 2 a schedule ending and going back to Mumbai. thanks @MastizaadeFilm @RangitaNandy @zmilap," Sunny tweeted. The film's team also had a schedule wrap...
  • Nissan to recall 9,000 units of Micra, Sunny models in India October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Japanese auto major Nissan is recalling 9,000 units of its compact car Micra and mid-sized sedan Sunny in India to replace defective airbags as part of a global recall. The recall will cover cars manufactured between 2008 to 2012 that use safety airbags made by its supplier Takata. "Nissan...
  • Snapshot: Sunny Leone tweets photos of birthday boy Daniel Weber's face smeared with cake October 21, 2014

    Actress Sunny Leone recently celebrated her husband Daniel Weber's birthday in style. The actress, who will soon be seen performing to the popular track `Dholi Taaro Dhol Baaje` in Bobby Khan's upcoming film 'Leela', has shared a string of photos with her husband to tells fans the fun they had...
  • At least 42 killed in suicide bombing in Yemeni capital October 9, 2014

    A suicide bomber killed at least 42 people on Thursday when he detonated an explosives-laden belt in a district of the Yemeni capital where the powerful Shi'ite Muslim Houthi movement had planned to hold a rally, medics and witnesses said. A witness in Sanaa counted at least 20 bodies immediately after...
  • Delhi: JNU, DU student politics sees dramatic shift September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Student politics in two internationallyknown universities DU and JNU have surprised many this time round. While the rightwing ABVP expanded its hold in JNU, a campus dominated by left politics, the radical leftist AISA increased its vote share in DU, giving close competition to traditional organisations. Started...
  • Britain verifying video of aid worker's beheading by ISIS September 14, 2014

    London: The UK foreign office said on Saturday it was "working urgently to verify" a video purporting to show beheading of a British hostage by the Sunni militant group Islamic State (IS) in Syria, media reported. The foreign office said that it was trying to confirm the authenticity of the video...
  • US Iraq air raids help Kurds and Shiites at expense of Sunnis September 9, 2014

    Suleiman Bega (Iraq): A small group of people pick through putrefying human remains laid out on plastic sheets by the side of a road in northern Iraq, searching for any trace of missing friends and relatives. Some had brought spades to help dig up the mass grave near Suleiman Beg after...
  • Sunny Leone starts shooting for 'Mastizaade' September 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Sunny Leone has started working on her new film "Mastizaade", a sex comedy. "God Bless my new movie! And if my parents are watching over me please bless me with this new project! @MastizaadeFilm," the IndoCanadian adult film star and Bollywood actress tweeted Sunday. "Mastizaade" is being directed by Milap Zaveri,...
  • Snapshot: Sunny Leone seeks parents' blessings for her new project 'Mastizaade' September 7, 2014

    "God Bless my new movie! And if my parents are watching over me please bless me with this new project!" Sunny Leone posted on her Twitter page. Sunny has begun working on her new film 'Mastizaade'. Directed by Milap Zaveri, the film will also feature Tushar Kapoor and Vir Das....
  • Snapshot: Sunny Leone takes the ALS ice bucket challenge; nominates rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh August 23, 2014

    Sunny Leone recently performed the ALS ice bucket challenge and took to Twitter to share the Youtube link of her video. "I have been nominated by my family and some twitter fans for the ALS ice bucket challenge. I accept the challenge," she says in the video. "Now I nominate...
  • 'No' from one Iraq villager triggered Islamic State mass killings August 19, 2014

    Dohuk: When Islamic State militants stormed into a northern Iraqi village and ordered everyone to convert to Islam or die only one person refused. But that did not satisfy the Sunni insurgents who are even more hardline than al Qaeda. The militants, who have seized much of northern Iraq since arriving...
  • Nuri alMaliki refuses to go as Iraqis turn to a new leader August 14, 2014

    Baghdad: An increasingly isolated Nuri alMaliki again protested his removal as Iraqi prime minister on Wednesday, as his own political party and his former sponsor in Iran publicly endorsed a successor who many in Baghdad hope can halt advancing Sunni jihadists. Although abandoned by former backers in the United States and...
  • Sunny Leone's item song shot secretly to avoid public attention August 4, 2014

    Bangalore: Adult film star and Bollywood actress Sunny Leone, who recently grooved to songs in a Tamil and well as Telugu film, is currently shooting for an item number here for upcoming Kannada film "DK". She will be seen in an outandout folk number. The song featuring Sunny is called "Seshamma...
  • Islamic State seizes two Iraqi towns, oil field, defeating Kurds August 3, 2014

    Baghdad: Islamic State Sunni insurgents have captured two northern Iraqi towns and an oil field in their first major victory over Kurdish fighters, witnesses said on Sunday. The alQaeda offshoot, which swept through northern Iraq in June almost unopposed by Iraq's UStrained army, poses the biggest challenge to the stability of...
  • 'Splitsvilla 7', Episode 8: Shravan defeats Mayank Pawar to win the King's title again August 3, 2014

    Last week, Mayank Pawar and Mayank Gandhi became Splitsvilla's new King contenders and this week they had to fight it out with the old King Shravan to win the King's title. But only one contender could fight with the old king and the power to choose that...