• Lift 'no fly zone' restriction: India urges Saudi Arabia

    New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, March 29 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has urged the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to persuade Saudi Arabia to lift the ban on flying through its air space to help stranded Indians in Yemen fly home, said a Kerala minister. Minister of Diaspora K.C.…

    • US medal drought continues at figure skating worlds

      The medal drought for American singles skaters at the figure skating world championships grew even longer after a couple of near-misses on Saturday. Gracie Gold and Ashley Wagner narrowly missed out on medals in the women's event, finishing fourth and fifth, respectively, while Jason Brown finished…

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      • Officials: Iran nuke talks solving some issues, not others

        Iran is considering demands for further cuts to its uranium enrichment program but is pushing back on how long it must limit technology it could use to make atomic arms, Western officials involved in the nuclear talks said Sunday. Iran's potential movement on enrichment reflected the intense…

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        • Pacquiao scarier than Mayweather, says Garcia

          Trainer Robert Garcia knows the pound for pound rivals enough to predict who’ll emerge winner in their megabuck bout on May 2 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In contrast, Garcia cited Mayweather’s last two fights with his ward, Marcos Maidana, as proof that Mayweather isn’t too tough a riddle to solve.

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          • Jolie delivers empowerment message at Kids' Choice Awards

            The traditional green slime flowed at the Kids' Choice Awards, but it was Angelina Jolie's message of empowerment for youngsters that stuck. When she was young, Jolie said, "I was told I was different.

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            • Lightning strikes pulverize Houthis as warships secure strategic sea passage

              The main aim of the military operations in Yemen currently is to cut off the major supply routes of the Houthis, a senior defense official said on Friday. “The coalition forces are implementing this particular objective,” said Brig. Gen. Ahmad Assiri, consultant in the office of the defense…

              Arab News
              • 4 kids rescued from stepmother’s torture in Dubai

                The management of the school where the children study informed them that the four siblings were absent from school for over a month. A notification from a Dubai-based school about the prolonged absence of four siblings led to their rescue from their stepmother, who was allegedly torturing them.…

                Khaleej Times
                • France says will propose UN Security Council draft on Israel

                  France's foreign minister said Friday his country will propose a U.N. Security Council resolution in the coming weeks that could present a framework for negotiations toward resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Laurent Fabius said "there is no other solution" but said he doesn't know what the…

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                  • Indie horror movie 'It Follows' gets wide theater release

                    Two weeks after opening in just four theaters, the indie horror movie "It Follows" is getting a wide release this weekend. Director David Robert Mitchell came up with the film's premise from recurring nightmares he had as a child, she said. Monroe said she's aware that when horror movies aren't…

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                    • Serena Williams easily wins opening match at Miami Open

                      Serena Williams punctuated points Saturday with theatrics worthy of a Grand Slam final. In other words, Williams appeared to be 100 percent. Showing no lingering effects from a recent knee injury, the seven-time Key Biscayne champion won her opening match at the Miami Open on Saturday, beating…

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                      • Engineer jailed for forging SUV export papers

                        An engineer was sentenced to six months in jail for forging an export certificate issued from Sharjah Police’s traffic department to export a sports utility vehicle (SUV) to his country. The 40-year-old Iraqi engineer tampered with the production date of the 2007-model SUV by making it read 2011 on…

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                        • Imams in Riyadh bless anti-Houthi campaign

                          Imams at mosques in Riyadh on Friday welcomed the Saudi-led coalition campaign in Yemen, saying the Houthi rebels had undermined the country’s legitimate government and were killing innocent people. “All Yemeni people denounce and reject these minority rebels, but it seems they want to impose…

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                          • UAE airlines review cockpit policies after Germanwings crash

                            UAE airlines have reviewed their cockpit policy to ensure two members of staff are present at all times, following the Germanwings tragedy in which a co-pilot allegedly deliberately crashing a passenger plane in the French Alps. French prosecutors believe German co-pilot Andreas Lubitz locked…

                            • Why Kentucky is such a juggernaut this season

                              The Wildcats have won 37 games in a row, making them one of the most dominant teams in college basketball history. Kentucky is good every year under John Calipari, but this year's team is particularly dominant for a simple reason: Only two players entered the NBA draft after last season, as a bunch…

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                              • Islamic State group beheads 8 Shiites in Syria's Hama

                                A new video released by the Islamic State group on Sunday shows its fighters cutting off the heads of eight men said to be Shiite Muslims. The video posted on social media said the men were beheaded in the central Syrian province of Hama. The video could not be immediately independently verified,…

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                                • Deepika Padukone's Interview On Depression Has Created A Buzz On Social Media

                                  Deepika Padukone recently took up the cause of spreading mental awareness. Deepika admitted that she underwent depression last year and after a lot of support, understanding from her family and guidance of doctors she overcame it. The audiences applauded Deepika's courage and the show was widely…

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                                  • ISIS 'death threat' to AoL founder Ravi Shankar

                                    Bengaluru, March 28 (IANS) Art of Living (AoL) Foundation on Saturday claimed that its founder Sri Ravi Shankar received death threat from international terror organisation ISIS during his present visit to Malaysia. "Three (death) threat letters were received addressed to three persons, including…

                                    • These are the things investigators will have to figure out in the Germanwings crash

                                      The investigation into the crash of Germanwings flight 9525 took a decisive turn when French prosecutors announced that pilot suicide was the likely cause of the incident. Investigators will also examine the A320 aircraft type's overall maintenance history, looking for potential design issues that…

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                                      • Robin Padilla asks Rey Pamaran: Forgive Melissa Mendez

                                        Actor Robin Padilla has pleaded to businessman Rey Pamaran to forgive actress Melissa Mendez over their deplaning fiasco. Padilla issued the appeal on his Instagram account after Pamaran slapped Mendez with a P3-million damage suit despite Mendez’ apology and statement that she wanted to move on…