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IS claims stabbing attack in Russia (2 minutes ago)
Moscow, Aug 20 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has claimed responsibility for a knife attack that left seven persons injured in the Russian city of Surgut, media reports said.

Roles are hard for me to get: Robert Pattinson (28 minutes ago)
Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) Actor Robert Pattinson says he is not as big as Leonardo DiCaprio in Hollywood, and it is difficult for him to get roles.

Israeli forces shoot dead knife-wielding Palestinian teen (04:40)
Jerusalem, Aug 20 (IANS) A Palestinian teenager who attempted to carry out a knife attack was shot dead by Israeli Border Police in the West Bank, the police said.

Ethnic wear basics for men (04:16)
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) There are many options that men can play with while going for ethnic wear. Pathani suit, Jodhpur pants and dhoti are the basics that men should have in their wardrobe, say experts.

17,000 displaced returned to Mosul in past 2 months: Iraq (03:58)
Baghdad, Aug 20 (IANS) A total of 17,000 Iraqi displaced people have returned to their homes in the eastern part of Mosul in the past two months, government officials said.

China company to build Afghan embassy in Pakistan (03:34)
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) A leading Chinese company will build the Afghan embassy complex in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad at a cost of nearly $17 million, media reports said.

1 killed, 5 wounded in 3 shootings in US (03:08)
Washington, Aug 20 (IANS) One police officer was killed and 5 others wounded in three separate shootings in US states of Florida and Pennsylvania, authorities said.

Beckinsale 'quite' likes being scared (02:42)
Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) Actress Kate Beckinsale says it's scary to be alone for the first time in 20 years as her daughter Lily prepares to go to university. But that's not necessarily a bad thing for her.

Spain maintains alert level with reinforced security measures (02:04)
Barcelona, Aug 20 (IANS) The Spanish government decided to maintain its anti-terrorism alert level at 4 but pledged to reinforce security measures at the same time, the Interior Ministry said.

Jay Z admits he has 'real problem? with Kanye (01:36)
Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) Rapper-record producer Jay Z has revealed what led to the fallout with his former best friend and rapper Kanye West.

North Korea accuses Japan of planning cyberspace war (01:10)
Pyongyang, Aug 20 (IANS) North Korea accused Japan of building a cyberspace attack force in its military under the pretext of self-defence, the media reported.

Constitute enquiry panel on Darjeeling blast: GJM to Rajnath (00:42)
Darjeeling, Aug 20 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha has urged Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to constitute a high level enquiry committee involving the National Investigative Agency under Supreme Court monitoring into the Darjeeling blast.

Iraqi forces kill 66 IS militants near Mosul (00:20)
Baghdad, Aug 20 (IANS) The Iraqi forces killed 66 Islamic State (IS) militants, including suicide bombers,near the city of Mosul in Iraq, defence officials said.

 Stories dated 2017-08-19

One dead, two injured in twin bomb blasts in Bengal hills (Second Lead) (23:58)
Darjeeling, Aug 19 (IANS) A civic volunteer died, and two others were injured in a blast in northern West Bengal's Kalimpong police station on Saturday night, police said.

Not focusing on films at the moment: Pernia (23:52)
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Fashion entrepreneur and stylist Pernia Qureshi, who made her Bollywood debut with Muzaffar Ali's "Jaanisaar", says that she is not focusing on movies currently as she has other priorities.

16-yr-old attempts suicide in Delhi, police probing Blue Whale angle (23:48)
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) A 16-year-old student attempted suicide by jumping off the fourth floor of his house here but is now stable, police said on Saturday.

'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha' crosses Rs 100 crore in India (23:32)
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Hindi film "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha", which attempts to spread the message of eradicating open defecation in an entertaining vein, surpassed the Rs 100 crore on the eighth day since its release in India, its makers said on Saturday.

Flood situation deteriorates in Bengal's Malda and South Dinajpur (Lead) (23:32)
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) Notwithstanding an overall improvement in the flood scenario in northern West Bengal due to the reduced rainfall, the situation deteriorated in parts of Malda and South Dinajpur districts on Saturday, as reports of affected people looting relief materials came from a couple of places.

Haryana Steelers sneak past UP Yoddha in PKL (23:12)
Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) Haryana Steelers edged past hosts UP Yoddha 36-29 in an inter zone challenge of the Pro Kabaddi League (IPL) Season 5 at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here on Saturday.

Saiyami Kher turns show stopping bride for Nachiket Barve at LFW (Lead, correcting model's name) (23:10)
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Designer Nachiket Barve collaborated with Lakme Salon's backstage experts to showcase the modern Indian bride through sheer timeless beauty of Greco-Roman goddesses - with Saiyami Kher as the show stopper, as he brought alive the theme of "Eternal Luminance" at the fourth day of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017.

Safety should always be railways' number one priority: Mamata (23:02)
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) Condoling the death of 23 people in the railway accident in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said safety should be the number one priority of the Indian Railways.

23 dead, 40 injured as 14 coaches derail in Uttar Pradesh (Intro Roundup) (23:00)
Muzaffarnagar, Aug 19 (IANS) At least 23 people were killed and at least 40 injured in a major derailment when 14 coaches of the Kalinga Utkal Express bound for Haridwar in Uttarakhand went off the tracks with one of the coaches mounting on another near Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday evening.

Cow protection for BJP means killing of minority people: Congress (22:54)
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday targeted the BJP on cow protection and said for the ruling party it means "killing of minority people".

Siyami Kher turns show stopping bride for Nachiket Barve at LFW (22:42) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Designer Nachiket Barve collaborated with Lakme Salon's backstage experts to showcase the modern Indian bride through sheer timeless beauty of Greco-Roman goddesses - with Siyami Kher as the show stopper, as he brought alive the theme of "Eternal Luminance" at the fourth day of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017.

Mamata, Modi governments now battle over observance of Teachers Day (22:42) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) Days after clashing with the BJP-led central government over the format for celebrating independence Day in educational institutions, West Bengal's Mamata Baneerjee regime is again on a collision course with the centre over observance of Teachers Day on September 5.

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