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Daily Archives: October 8, 2015

Misogyny and sleaze — how JPNA heralds a ‘naya’ Pakistan

Since its release, Jawani Phir Nahi Aani (JPNA) has broken several box office records. Momentarily disengaging from intellectualising; isn’t it nice that a Pakistani film came out, and South Asians from all across the planet are loving it? Men, women, filmmakers, filmgoers, Lollywood, Bollywood – just positivity all around with ...

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BD to host Zimbabwe next month

DHAKA: Bangladesh annou­nced on Wednesday it would host Zimbabwe for a two-Test cricket series in November after Australia postponed a planned visit this month due to security concerns. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hasan said Zimbabwe had agreed to tour that month although no date had been finalised. “Zimbabwe ...

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Brussels anti-austerity protest turns ugly

Jerome Hughes ​Brussels Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Brussels to protest against government austerity measures. Most of them were civil servants affiliated to the three main trade unions in Belgium. Press TV’s Jerome Hughes has more on the massive anti-austerity march.

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Bomb attacks kill 14 in Nigeria’s Yobe State

More than a dozen people have been killed in three separate bomb attacks in northeastern Nigeria. Nigeria’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said on Wednesday that the bombings were carried out in the town of Damaturu in the state of Yobe. At least 14 people died and ten others were ...

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Yemen’s Houthis conditionally agree to UN-brokered peace plan

Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement has expressed conditional support for a UN-brokered peace plan put forward in talks previously held in Oman. The Ansarullah movement will agree to the seven-point peace plan, which also requires adherence to UN Resolution 2216, if other parties to the conflict also commit to the initiative, ...

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Talks with US banned because of disadvantages: Leader

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says holding negotiations with the US is banned as it has countless disadvantages and no benefits. The Leader made the remarks in a meeting with commanders and staff members of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)’s Navy as well as their ...

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Obama apologises to MSF for deadly Kunduz air strike

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama on Wednesday apologised to Doctors without Borders (MSF) for a deadly US air strike on an Afghan hospital, as the medical charity demanded an international probe into the incident. Three separate investigations — by the US military, NATO and Afghan officials — are currently under ...

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Turkey wary over EU’s migrant plan offer

ANKARA (AFP) – Turkey is giving a European Union plan to assist the country in hosting over two million Syrian refugeesonly a lukewarm reception, indicating funding needs to be drastically increased and lamenting shortfalls in help over previous years. The EU hopes that helping refugees inside Turkey will discourage Syrians ...

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