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Hollywood lends star power to climate crusade

Los Angeles (AFP) – Climate change may be the challenge of our time, but when it comes to rallying the global public to the cause, a Hollywood star will always trump a treaty or summit. Environmental threats loom large in many an American blockbuster, as in this year s “Mad Max” ...

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3rd ODI: England easily overcome sloppy Pakistan to go 2-1 up

SHARJAH: Seamer Chris Woakes grabbed four wickets while James Tylor notched an unbeaten half century to anchor England’s six-wicket win over Pakistan in the third day-night international in Sharjah on Tuesday. Woakes’s 4-40 skittled Pakistan out for a below-par 208 in 49.5 overs before Taylor scored 67 for his seventh ...

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Car bombs, gunfire rattle Iraqi capital, seven killed

At least seven people have lost their lives and more than two dozen others sustained injuries in separate bomb blasts and a shooting attack in and around the capital, Baghdad. A police source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said at least two civilians were killed and ten others injured when ...

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Syrian forces recapture several towns, villages near Aleppo

Syrian government forces have continued their anti-terror battle, gaining more grounds in their fight against Daesh and other terrorist groups near the northern city of Aleppo. In the most recent advances, the army managed to recapture several towns and villages, including the town of al-Ays, on the outskirts of Aleppo on Tuesday. The ...

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US Muslims face backlash after Paris attacks

HARTFORD: Muslims around the United States are facing a backlash following the deadly attacks in Paris, including vandalism to mosques and Islamic centres, hate-filled phone and online messages and threats of violence. Advocacy leaders say they have come to expect some anti-Muslim sentiment following such attacks, but they now see ...

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500,000 children in Yemen facing malnutrition: UNICEF

The United Nations children’s agency, UNICEF, warns that over 500,000 children in Yemen are facing severe life-threatening malnutrition. “The stunting rates in Yemen are likely to go up. It means children do not reach their full height, but also that their cognitive capacities are affected, which becomes a permanent burden ...

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