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UN's Liberian mission, with Indian policing, extended
United Nations, Dec 18 (IANS) The Security Council has extended the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), which has the participation of Indian police, till September next year, tailoring its mandate to focus on civilian protection, humanitarian assistance, and justice and security reforms.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 10:10:04 AM

Cruzeiro reject second Real Madrid offer for Lucas Silva
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 18 (IANS) Brazilian football club Cruzeiro have rejected a second bid from Real Madrid for midfielder Lucas Silva.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 8:52:09 AM

Tyson Gay's former coach banned for eight years
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) Jon Drummond, former coach of US sprinter Tyson Gay, has been banned for eight years after arbitrators ruled he possessed, trafficked and administered banned drugs to an athlete he coached.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 8:50:04 AM

UN secretary general calls for international mobilisation against terror
United Nations, Dec 18 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has called for "mobilising all resources and political will" to fight terrorism in the wake of the massacre of 132 school children in Pakistan and said he will consider measures to help that country combat extremism.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 8:18:03 AM

Sharon Osbourne loses tooth during show
Los Angeles, Dec 18 (IANS) TV host Sharon Osbourne lost a tooth live on television while shooting "The Talk".

Thursday, December 18, 2014 8:00:05 AM

Republicans slam Obama for Cuba decision
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS/EFE) The leading Republican in the US House of Representatives Wednesday slammed President Barack Obama's decision to resume full diplomatic ties with Communist-ruled Cuba as a "mindless" concession to a dictatorship.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 7:14:04 AM

Wiz Khalifa's sex tape won't come in market
Los Angeles, Dec 18 (IANS) Playboy model Carla Howe, who was trying to sell off a sex tape featuring herself with rapper Wiz Khalifa, has had a change of heart about it, reports tmz.com.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 6:50:05 AM

Brazilian Olympic hopeful banned for doping
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 18 (IANS) Brazilian Olympic sprint hopeful Vanda Gomes has been banned from competing for two years for doping.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 6:22:15 AM

Bynes calls herself Britney Spears
Los Angeles, Dec 18 (IANS) Troubled star Amanda Bynes has called herself pop star Britney Spears.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 5:56:12 AM

US, Cuba restoring ties very positive: UN chief
United Nations, Dec 18 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday heralded restoration of ties between the US and Cuba as "positive news", thanking leaders of both countries for "the very important step".

Thursday, December 18, 2014 5:54:04 AM

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