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Somali pirate to spend life in prison
Washington, Nov 13 (IANS) A Somali pirate will spend the rest of his life in a federal prison for his role in the 2011 hijacking of a sailboat off the coast of Africa that left four Americans dead, a media report said Tuesday.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 9:22:05 AM

Saudi Arabia officially rejects term on UN Security Council
United Nations, Nov 13 (IANS) Saudi Arabia, in an unprecedented moved, formally rejected Tuesday its two-year term on the UN Security Council, clearing the way for Jordan to take the seat as a replacement, Xinhua reported.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 8:50:05 AM

Barbra Streisand earned $2.3 mn from private concert
New York, Nov 13 (IANS) American singer Barbra Streisand reportedly took home $2.3 million for performing at a private concert here at Lincoln Center.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 8:00:04 AM

New York's Freedom Tower, tallest building in the Americas
New York, Nov 13 (IANS/EFE) The Freedom Tower in New York is the tallest building in the western hemisphere at 542 metres, surpassing Chicago's Willis Tower, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) said Tuesday.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 7:52:09 AM

Churches vandalised in Argentina
Buenos Aires, Nov 13 (IANS/EFE) Another two churches were vandalised over the past few days in Argentina, which has seen at least five incidents of destruction and defacement in houses of worship in less than two months, authorities said Tuesday.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 7:52:08 AM

I'm not cool, says Timberlake
Los Angeles, Nov 13 (IANS) Singer Justin Timberlake won't use the word "cool" to describe himself. He feels being cool is only about having a steady blood pressure.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 7:06:05 AM

Ashley Olsen has no time for acting
Los Angeles, Nov 13 (IANS) Actress-fashion designer Ashley Olsen chose to stay away from acting because she was unable to give "100 percent of her time" to the entertainment industry.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 6:30:04 AM

Fewer than 50,000 enrolled in Obamacare: Report
Washington, Nov 13 (IANS/EFE) Less than 50,000 people have successfully enrolled for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act via the HealthCare.gov website since Oct 1, when the site was launched, a leading US daily said Tuesday.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 5:32:07 AM

George Clooney gives thumbs down to Twitter
Los Angeles, Nov 13 (IANS) Actor George Clooney doesn't intend to join Twitter as he fears a tweet posted while he is drunk might end his career.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 5:20:04 AM

Didn't decide to become role model: Lawrence
Los Angeles, Nov 13 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Lawrence, one of the youngest actresses to win an Oscar, says she never decided to be a role model for youngsters, it just happened.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 4:40:05 AM

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