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Iraq PM to lead diverse coalition in May election

Iraq PM to lead diverse coalition in May election

Abadi, a Shi'ite Muslim who led Iraq in the three-year war against the jihadist group Islamic State, said the "Victory Alliance" that he was assembling to contest the parliamentary election would include candidates from other communities. The move seems to indicate deep cracks within the Shiite Dawa party to which both Abadi and Maliki belong. Maliki, who holds the ceremonial title of vice-president, remains a powerful figure as head of the largest political bloc in the current parliament.


Posters in Amethi depict Rahul Gandhi as Lord Rama, Modi as Ravana

Posters in Amethi depict Rahul Gandhi as Lord Rama, Modi as Ravana

Senior state leaders of the Congress are in Amethi to accord a grand welcome to Rahul Gandhi on his maiden visit as Congress president to his parliamentary constituency. On the second day of his visit, Rahul will interact with the locals at Musafirkhana and then leave for Jais, Jagdishpur and Mohanganj. But what came as a bigger shock was its dismal show in Amethi and Rae Bareli, which had for always been a Gandhi family bastion.


Real Sociedad 2-4 Barcelona

Real Sociedad 2-4 Barcelona

The pulsating pace continued in the second stanza and Suarez levelled the scores on 50 minutes with a delicious chip over Geronimo Rulli from the left edge of the box. Messi's free-kick, a dipping curler that any goalkeeper would have struggled to save, was the icing on the cake for Barca and the Argentine, who overtook Gerd Muller to become the top scorer in the history of Europe's top five leagues with his 366th La Liga strike.


At least 16 people killed in Baghdad twin blasts

At least 16 people killed in Baghdad twin blasts

Spokesman Saif al-Badr said 26 people were killed and that 90 were wounded but the Interior Ministry couldn't confirm those figures. He said there had been 16 deaths. In December, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory over the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS), marking the end of a three-year war to drive the armed group out of Iraq.


England star batsman lines up for first IPL auction

England star batsman lines up for first IPL auction

The full list has already been sent out to the eight franchises. 282 foreign players have registered themselves for the auction that has changed the careers of many a player. Three players from Associate nations are also included in the list of uncapped players. Lasith Malinga, whose form has taken a considerable dip in the previous year or so, too will be part of the auction apart from his Sri Lanka mates Angelo Mathews and Niroshan Dickwella.


Jakarta Stock Exchange Floor Collapse Causes Several Casualties, Building Evacuated

Jakarta Stock Exchange Floor Collapse Causes Several Casualties, Building Evacuated

Police spokesman Argo Yuwono told local media that up to 15 people had been injured. He said some of the victims, who had injuries to their hands and feet, had been taken to nearby hospitals. "There was a lound banging so people who were inside immediately ran outside of the building", said Metro TV journalist Marlia Zein who was on the scene.