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Tarantino gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Oscar-winning filmmaker Quentin Tarantino got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, just days before the release of his latest movie “The Hateful Eight.” Tarantino recalled to a crowd that had gathered for the event outside the Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard how ...

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Australia skipper Steve Smith named ICC Cricketer of the Year

Australia captain Steve Smith was named ICC Cricketer of the Year for 2015 on Wednesday after scoring a world leading 1,734 runs at an average of 82.57 with seven centuries over the voting period. The 26-year-old right-hander kept the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy in Australia for the third straight year ...

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Over one million refugees, migrants entered Europe in 2015

GENEVA: More than 1 million refugees and “irregular migrants” have entered Europe in this record-breaking year, the International Organisation for Migration said on Tuesday, a symbolic milestone driven by war, poverty and persecution in the Middle East and Africa. With just days left in 2015, the Geneva-based inter-governmental organisation said ...

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Drone strike kills 4 Qaeda suspects in Yemen

    ADEN (AFP) – A presumed US drone strike has killed four suspected members of Al-Qaeda in central Yemen, a security official said Wednesday. The raid targeted their vehicle on Tuesday evening near the border of Baida and Shabwa provinces, the official said. The United States is the only ...

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Iraq forces advance into centre of IS-held Ramadi

BAGHDAD (AFP) – Iraqi security forces advanced Tuesday into the centre of Ramadi for a final push. The forces are aiming to retake the city they lost to the Islamic State group in May, officials said. “We went into the centre of Ramadi from several fronts and we began purging ...

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France foils attack plot, plans constitutional reforms

PARIS (AFP) – A jihadist plot was foiled last week in the French region of Orleans, southwest of Paris, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Tuesday, as the government prepared constitutional changes to enshrine emergency police powers. “A planned attack targeting representatives of state forces in the Orleans region was foiled ...

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