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    Spotted: Deepika Padukone, Karisma Kapoor, Amrita Arora...

    Kareena Kapoor and Amrita Arora (Instagram) Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Anisha Padukone (Instagram) Karisma Kapoor poses for photographs during a promotional event for the jewellery brand 'Forevermark' launch at Khurana Jewellery House, in Amritsar. (AFP) Sara Ali Khan Gautam Gulati Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas. Photo: Instagram Kareena Kapoor and Amrita Arora in London. Photo: Instagram Amrita Arora Photo: Instagram Iulia Vantur Pooja Hegde Sonakshi Sinha Ananya Panday (L), Tiger Shroff (C) and Tara Sutaria perform during the first song launch of upcoming romantic comedy drama Hindi film "Student of the Year 2". (AFP) Shweta Bachchan Alia Bhatt Suhana Khan Varun Dhawan Kareena

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    Rouhani says Saudi Arabia, UAE owe their existence today to Iran

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates owed their existence to Iran because it had refused to help former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein invade the two countries. “Had it not been for Iran's rational decision back then not to cooperate with Saddam, there would have been no trace of these countries today,” Rouhani said. “They owe their existence today to Iran.” Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, which resulted in the seven-month-long Iraqi occupation of the country. “Before invading Saudi neighbor Kuwait, Saddam had told Iran that Iraq and Iran will be sharing 800 kilometers in border in the Persian Gulf,” Rouhani said. “This shows that Saddam

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    25 of the most beautiful places around the world

    Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda Dense, lush and otherworldly, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is one of the last redoubts of the mountain gorilla. Over 400 call this UNESCO-protected national park home, with the chance for visitors to trek to and meet habituated groups. Its biodiversity extends far beyond its most famous inhabitants, however; 348 bird species and 220 butterfly species can be found within its 331-square-kilometer expanse. Samburu, Kenya Thanks to its relative inaccessibility, Samburu, in the heart of Kenya, is a haven for some of Africa's most beguiling wildlife. The grassland and acacia-dotted landscapes of its national reserve are home to the endangered reticulated giraffe and

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    'A generation lost': The victims of Sri Lanka bombings

    Entire families attending Easter Mass, a mother and daughter enjoying breakfast on the Christian holy day, a newlywed man on honeymoon - these are the victims of the devastating bomb blasts that rocked churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Scores of children, many of them from the same family, are among the 359 people killed when the coordinated assaults hit a church and three hotels in Sri Lanka's capital, Colombo, and the towns of Negombo, just north of the capital, and Batticaloa on the east coast.  The vast majority of victims were worshippers from Sri Lanka's Christian minority. Dozens of foreign tourists, many visiting the country for the holiday period, were also killed Here

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    US gives exemptions to sanctions on Iran's Revolutionary Guard

    The Trump administration on Wednesday granted important exemptions to new sanctions on Iran's Revolutionary Guard (IRGC), watering down the effects of the measures while also eliminating an aspect that would have complicated the United States's foreign policy efforts. Foreign governments and businesses that have dealings with the IRGC and its affiliates will not be subject to a ban on US travel under waivers outlined by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in two notices published in the Federal Register. That weakens the effect of the measures and will frustrate members of Congress backing tough measures against Iran who are already concerned that the Trump administration won't fully enforce sanctions

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    Livelihood at risk: Farmers question Philippines rice tax

    Farmers in the Philippines say their incomes have more than halved since the introduction of a tariff on rice import. President Rodrigo Duterte says it'll help Filipino farmers and curb rising prices, but others are warning it could damage the livelihood of millions. Al Jazeera's Jamela Alindogan reports from Nueva Ecija in the northern Philippines.

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    Duchess Meghan to take three months maternity leave

    Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, will only take three months of maternity leave after she gives birth to her first child. The 37-year-old former actress is expecting her first child with husband Prince Harry any day now, and although she has the opportunity to take a full year away from royal duties in order to care for her tot, sources say she's planning just three months off before she heads back to work. Meghan - who was known as Meghan Markle before joining the royal family in May last year - finished her official royal duties six weeks ago but continues to work behind the scenes with various charities, and reportedly wants to return to public life in time for Queen Elizabeth's official birthday in June. A source told The Sun newspaper: "Meghan has made it very clear she wants to return to work as soon as possible.