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Venezuelan presidential election marked by empty precincts, irregularities (27 minutes ago)
Caracas, May 21 (IANS) The Venezuelan presidential election was marked by a lack of voters at many polling places and reports of irregularities by the main adversaries of President Nicolas Maduro, who is running for re-election.

Chinese yuan weakens to against US dollar (27 minutes ago)IANS Photo Service
Beijing, May 21 (IANS) The central parity rate of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, weakened 89 basis points to 6.3852 against the US dollar on Monday, according to the China Foreign Exchange Trade System.

Britain to outlaw 'wild west' practices on internet (27 minutes ago)
London, May 21 (IANS) British Culture Secretary Matt Hancock has said Britain is to introduce new laws to make social media safer by outlawing "wild west" elements of the internet.

Must-follow night skincare regime for youthful skin (29 minutes ago)
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Apart from making healthy organic life choices, incorporating a night time skincare regime into our daily lives, will go a long way in keeping the skin looking healthy and glowing.

Trump seeks probe into FBI election campaign 'infiltration'; inquiry ordered (07:54)IANS Photo Service
Washington, May 21 (IANS) Under pressure from President Donald Trump, the US Justice Department has asked its inspector general to assess whether political motivation tainted the FBI investigation into ties between Russia and Trump's campaign.

Cuba identifies 20 victims of plane crash (07:48)
Havana, May 21 (IANS) Twenty of 110 victims of last Friday's fatal plane crash in Cuba have been identified and the bodies were sent to their families for burial, an official said.

Lionel Messi wins 5th Golden Shoe (07:46)IANS Photo Service
Madrid, May 21 (IANS) Barcelona striker Lionel Messi has won his fifth European Golden Shoe after his team beat Real Sociedad 1-0 in its final La Liga Santander match of the season.

Berlin celebrates cultural diversity with carnival (07:40)
Berlin, May 21 (IANS) Over 4,000 carnival actors in 68 groups have showcased the rich cultural diversity in Berlin with a street parade, drawing tens of thousands of spectators.

First baby in 12 years born on remote Brazil island (07:32)
Brasilia, May 21 (IANS) A remote Brazilian island with a ban on childbirth has celebrated the first baby born there in 12 years.

Crane collapses in Grand Mosque in Mecca (07:22)
Riyadh, May 21 (IANS) A mobile crane lever has fallen inside Mecca's Grand Mosque, injuring one worker.

China launches satellite to explore Moon's far side (07:10)
Beijing, May 21 (IANS) China launched a relay satellite on Monday to set up a communication link between Earth and the planned Chang'e-4 lunar probe that will explore the mysterious far side of Moon, which can not be seen from the Earth.

US temporarily suspends tariffs on Chinese products (Lead) (06:32)
Washington, May 21 (IANS) US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said the US was temporarily suspending tariffs on Chinese goods after an agreement was reached to reduce the bilateral trade deficit.

It's time to update fashion statement for summer (06:26)
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Picking the right fabric is very important when dressing smartly during summer. Men should opt for lighter fabrics like cotton, linen and seersucker as they are a great options to keep you cool, suggest experts.

Rajnath for inclusion of martyrs' biographies in syllabus (05:36)IANS Photo Service
Bhopal, May 21 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said biographies of martyrs should be included in the syllabus so that the upcoming generation can draw inspiration from the stories of patriotism and sacrifice.

Isla Fisher doesn't get offered roles she wants (05:06)IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, May 21 (IANS) Actress Isla Fisher says she doesn't get offered the roles she's "dying" to take, and she has become more selective because of her family with husband Sacha Baron Cohen.

Nadal defeats Zverev to win 8th Italian Open title (04:32)
Rome, May 21 (IANS) Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal has won his eighth Italian Open title, dethroning Germany's Alexander Zverev 6-1, 1-6, 6-3 in an epic final that was halted twice due to rain.

Thandie Newton's mixed feelings on 'Star Wars' role (03:16)IANS Photo Service
Los Angeles, May 21 (IANS) Actress Thandie Newton thinks it is "awful" that she is the first woman of colour to have a leading role in a "Star Wars" movie as it should have happened earlier.

'US, China reach important framework deal on trade' (02:48)
Washington, May 21 (IANS) US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said the US and China have reached a deal on a "very important" framework concerning their economic and trade ties, and the two sides have agreed to put a possible trade war on hold.

Ed Sheeran makes sure to go home, rest on tour (01:56)IANS Photo Service
London, May 21 (IANS) Singer Ed Sheeran always make sure he goes home to rest in between tour dates.

Today's generation of filmmakers say things boldly, openly: Gulzar (01:46)
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) His own brand of cinema was about human relationships entangled in social issues, but veteran writer-filmmaker Gulzar believes the present generation of movie makers have more courage to express things in an open and bolder way.

Emraan Hashmi, Kunal Deshmukh to work on new project (01:30)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) As "Jannat" clocked 10 years since its release, actor Emraan Hashmi and director Kunal Deshmukh have announced they will be collaborating again on a new project.

IPL 2018: Chennai outplay Punjab by five wickets (00:46)
Pune, May 21 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings knocked out Kings XI Punjab from the play-offs race of the Indian Premier League (IPL), outplaying them in the last league match by five wickets here on Sunday.

Iran urges more 'practical steps' by Europe to protect n-deal (00:30)
Tehran, May 21 (IANS) Political sympathy from Europe with Iran's nuclear deal is "not enough" and they should take more "practical steps" to guarantee Iran's economic interests from the deal, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said here on Sunday.

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Salman Khan turns distributor with 'Race 3' (23:34)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan will foraying into film distribution with his upcoming Eid release "Race 3".

Russian man masturbating on board aircraft arrested (23:32)
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A Russian man who allegedly masturbated in front of his Indian woman co-passenger on an international flight has been arrested, Delhi Police said on Sunday.

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