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Paul Beatty becomes first American to win Man Booker Prize

Updated: Oct 26, 2016 12:34 IST      
Paul Beatty becomes first American to win Man Booker Prize

London [United Kingdom], Oct. 26 (ANI): Paul Beatty has become the first US author to win the Man Booker Prize.

He won the award for his racial satire, 'The Sellout' at a ceremony in London's Guildhall yesterday.

The novel tells the story of a young black man who tries to reinstate slavery and racial segregation in a suburb of Los Angeles.

Amanda Foreman, Chair of the Judges, said the book managed to eviscerate every social taboo.

The Man Booker Prize is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original novel, written in the English language, and published in the United Kingdom. (ANI)

Washington D.C. [USA], June 26 (ANI): Walmart India CEO Krish Iyer hailed the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill, which will be rolled out on July 1st, as a 'game changing reform' that would ease business barriers and help bring down prices of essential commodities in the long run.

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Washington D.C. [USA], June 25 (ANI): After attending the CEOs roundtable conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said here that the former was focused on getting insights on how to attract more foreign investment.

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Washington DC [U.S.] [India], June 25 (ANI): Ahead of the much awaited meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Donald Trump, Divine Shakti Foundation president Sadhvi Bhagwati on Sunday hoped the vision of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' was conveyed to the U.S. President by the Prime Minister.

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UK Parliament: At least 90 email accounts hit by cyber attack

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 22:52 IST     

Westminster [London], June 25 (ANI): Houses of Parliament spokesman on Sunday said that less than 90 email accounts belonging to the peers and the MPs are believed to have been hacked by an orchestrated cyber-attack.

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Washington D.C. [USA], June 25 (ANI): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held a round table meeting with US business leaders here, including the likes of Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

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ISIS says Taliban betraying Islam, declares war

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 22:19 IST     

Kabul [Afghanistan], June 25 (ANI): The Islamic State has declared war on Taliban militants in Afghanistan as it called the latter "hypocrites and stooges of the unbelievers".

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Caution before Trump-Modi meeting

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 22:13 IST      By: Smita Prakash

Washington D.C. [USA], June 25 (ANI): If the first twelve hours are any indication, India is playing the D.C. game with caution. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's arrival in the city was at 9 p.m. on Saturday with no raucous Gujarati and Punjabi expats dancing and singing at the airport or at Willard Intercontinental, where he is staying. There were no drums and no Bollywood songs to greet him on arrival. The NRI community is probably saving it for their event in Virginia Sunday afternoon.

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Zurich [Switzerland] [India], June 25 (ANI): 'Jungfraujoch', situated at a height of 11,371 feet in the Swiss Alps, hosted a unique event on Saturday organized by Indo-Swiss Center, Switzerland, where hundreds of travelers from all over the world performed Yoga to celebrate the ethos of it.

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Netanyahu hails PM Modi's upcoming Israel visit as 'historic'

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 20:27 IST     

Jerusalem [Israel], June 25 (ANI): Israel has announced Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the country next week, which is the first ever by any Indian Prime Minister.

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Demands of Saudi an attack to Qatar's sovereignty: Erdogan

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 17:09 IST     

Istanbul [Turkey], June 25 (ANI): Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday dubbed the demands made by Saudi Arabia and three other nations to Doha to end a blockade as "an attack to Qatar's sovereignty right".

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10 policemen killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 17:00 IST     

Kabul [Afghanistan], June 25 (ANI): At least 10 policemen were killed and four injured in a Taliban attack in Afghanistan's western Herat province on Saturday night, the police said on Sunday.

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Lahore [Pakistan], June 25 (ANI): Death toll in Pakistan tanker fire on Sunday rose to 148 and dozens more are in critical condition, reports AP quoting rescue officials.

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Panama Papers case 'a joke', says Sharif

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 15:32 IST     

London [United Kingdom], June 25 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has described the ongoing case in the Panama Papers Leaks case as a joke, rather than as an effort on accountability.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], June 25 (ANI): Following his talks with Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani and National Security Adviser Haneef Atmar in Kabul, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has had similar discussions with senior Pakistan government officials in Islamabad.

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London [U.K.], June 25 (ANI): Accusing Pakistan, especially its armed forces and its Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of promoting a willful campaign of cross-border terrorism in the region and the border areas, scores of Afghans took part in a protest march in Central London, and demanded that Islamabad stop its policies of spreading instability in their country.

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Trump accuses Obama of not acting against Russia, again

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 10:35 IST     

New York [U.S.A.], June 25 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump has accused former president Barack Obama of not taking an action against Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections, suggesting that they were trying to help Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

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Over 120 killed as oil tanker catches fire in Pakistan

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 10:34 IST     

Lahore [Pakistan], June 25 (ANI) : Over 120 people were charred to death when an oil tanker burst into flames in Bahawalpur, Pakistan, on Sunday.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 25 (ANI): Throwing light on the issues that will be discussed in an upcoming meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States President Donald Trump in Washington on Monday, Vijay Chauthaiwale, In-Charge, Department of Foreign Affairs, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said that counter-terrorism would be a major topic of discussion.

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Egypt President Sisi ratifies Red Sea islands deal

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 08:51 IST     

Cairo [Egypt], June 25 (ANI): Eypt President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has ratified the maritime demarcation deal that cedes sovereignty over two uninhabited Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, despite widespread public criticism of the deal.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Modi, who reached Washington D.C. minutes back, would be the first world leader to have a working dinner with Trump at the White House on Monday.

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