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Last updated: Saturday, December 20, 2014 5:20:04 AM

Obama signs bill targeting Venezuelan officials
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Thursday signed into law a bill slapping sanctions on Venezuelan officials allegedly involved in a violent crackdown on anti-government protests in the South American country.

Friday, December 19, 2014 7:10:04 AM

Charlie Sheen to reprise ' Ferris Bueller's...' role in sitcom
Los Angeles, Dec 19 (IANS) Hollywood actor Charlie Sheen will be seen reprising his role of 'boy in the police station' from the 1986 classic "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" in a TV show.

Friday, December 19, 2014 6:56:17 AM

Sony email hack scary, says Chris Rock
Los Angeles, Dec 19 (IANS) Comedian Chris Rock says Sony hack case "is just scary".

Friday, December 19, 2014 5:22:10 AM

Barrymore shedding baby weight at her own pace
Los Angeles, Dec 19 (IANS) Actress Drew Barrymore, who gave birth to her youngest daughter, Frankie, in April this year, is working hard to lose baby weight, but says she is in no hurry to get into shape.

Friday, December 19, 2014 4:16:06 AM

Obama signs Russia sanctions bill
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Thursday signed into law a bill aiming for tougher sanctions on Russia, but ruled out additional steps at the moment.

Friday, December 19, 2014 3:32:23 AM

Pitt, Clooney raise a toast for their nuptials
Los Angeles, Dec 19 (IANS) Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and George Clooney came together to celebrate their marriages over a dinner.

Friday, December 19, 2014 1:36:12 AM

UN peacekeepers' mandate extended in Golan Heights
United Nations, Dec 19 (IANS) The UN Security Council Thursday extended the mandate of the world body's peacekeeping force in the Golan Heights, and called on all parties to the Syrian conflict to cease military actions in the mission's area of operation.

Friday, December 19, 2014 1:16:12 AM

Hillary Clinton backs shift in US policy toward Cuba
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS/EFE) Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, widely considered the Democratic frontrunner for the 2016 White House race, said Thursday that she supported President Barack Obama's decision to "change course" in Washington's policy vis-a-vis Cuba.

Friday, December 19, 2014 12:50:09 AM

US slaps sanctions against militants in Egypt, Yemen
Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) The US Thursday slapped sanctions on an Egyptian extremist group and a senior leader of the Yemen-based Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the State Department said in a statement.

Friday, December 19, 2014 12:22:11 AM

Abducted Mexican lawmaker rescued
Mexico City, Dec 18 (IANS/EFE) Police in the central Mexican state of Morelos rescued a lawmaker hours after he was abducted by members of a drug cartel, Governor Graco Ramirez said Thursday.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 10:44:11 PM

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