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"Complacent" NATO unprepared for Russian threat – British lawmakers

LONDON (Reuters) - NATO is not prepared for the threat of a Russian attack on one of its members, British lawmakers said on Thursday, calling for more equipment and troops to be positioned in the Baltic States, which, they said, were particularly vulnerable. Parliament's Defence Select Committee said events in Crimea and eastern Ukraine had revealed "alarming deficiencies" in NATO's preparedness and should be a "wake-up call". The military alliance has stepped up exercises in eastern Europe since Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimea peninsula in March #Arabic #Argentina #Business #Entertainment #facebook #France #Mexico #Middle East #opinion #Russia #russian #Technology

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Artistes show solidarity with Palestinians

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) A conceptual artist Thursday smashed watermelons and took out olives from each. The olives represented Gaza's main crop while the performance narrated Israel's "ruthless attitude" in Gaza in a conflict that has killed around 1,300 Palestinians. The performance was part of an event "Artist Action for Gaza", organised by the Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust (Sahmat), where artistes, performers and singers came together to show their support for the people of Gaza #Ajax #Business #Cinema #Economy #Firefox #Government #India #indian #Religion #science #Sports #Technology

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‘Lucy’ low on logic (IANS Movie Review)

Film: "Lucy"; Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Choi Min-sik, Amr Waked, Julian Rhind-Tutt; Director: Luc Besson Rating: ** Luc Besson's 'Lucy' bookends with voiceovers that has no co-relation to the subject. #Ajax #Cinema #Crime #Government #indian #Multimedia #NewsTracker #Sports #university

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Moroccan king stresses moderation in Islam, opposition to extremism

Rabat, July 31 (IANS) Morocco's King Mohammed VI has said his North African nation wanted to follow a model of religious management which seeks to "protect the citizens and society against extremism, reclusiveness and ignorance". #Ajax #Cinema #Firefox #Government #Interview #Religion #Sports #university

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Fine, jail for monitor lizard skin Goa music instrument

Panaji, July 31 (IANS) Using the skin of the endangered monitor lizard for the ghumat, a traditional clay drum, during the upcoming Ganesh Chaturthi festival will attract a fine of Rs.25,000 and a possibility of up to six years in jail, the Goa government cautioned Thursday. A statement issued here said ghumat aficionados should use goat skin instead #Ajax #Cinema #Economy #Education #Government #indian #Interview #Multimedia #News #Politics #Sports

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Giant asteroids wiped out life on early Earth

Washington, July 31 (IANS) Using a computer simulation model based on a moon crater, planetary scientists have revealed that early Earth is likely to have been hit by giant asteroids capable of killing off life and completely resurfacing the planet. Impact scars on Mars, Moon and Mercury suggest that the entire inner solar system was bombarded by asteroids during that time #Cinema #Crime #Economy #Education #Government #India #indian #science #Sports

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Quakes strike Myanmar, Andaman Islands; no tsunami warning

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Earthquakes of magnitude 6.2 and 6.1 struck Myanmar and Andaman islands on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. No Tsunami warning was issued after the Andaman quake, an official at the India Meteorological Department said #Arabic #Argentina #Brazil #Business #China #Entertainment #facebook #India #Latin America #Middle East #Russia #United States

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Jihadis impose restrictions on women’s clothes in Syria

Beirut, July 31 (IANS/EFE) The extremist Islamic State (IS) has imposed restrictions on women's clothes in the areas they control in the Syrian province of Deir Ez-Zor, bordering Iraq, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said Thursday. According to SOHR, the jihadis have released a statement in Deir Ez-Zor province with rules for the clothes to be worn by people in the province. #Crime #Education #Government #India #Multimedia #News #Politics #science #university

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Simon Cowell will be a great dad: Ex-girlfriend

Los Angeles, July 31 (IANS) Former Playboy model Carmen Electra says that her ex-boyfriend, Simon Cowell, will be a great father to his son Eric. The 54-year-old music mogul and his girlfriend, Lauren Silverman, welcomed their first child together in February. Electra said: "I'm sure little Eric will get a lot of knowledge of entertainment and business. #Ajax #Crime #Economy #Education #Government #India #indian #Interview #Sports

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Deputy NSA Nehchal Sandhu resigns

New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Deputy National Security Advisor Nehchal Sandhu resigned Thursday due to "personal reasons", the government said. #Ajax #Business #Crime #Education #Government #India #News #Religion #Technology