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‘Star Wars’ still rules box office

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” saw its latest box office numbers soften a bit but it remains the unchallenged leader on North American screens as its record earnings continue to mount, industry figures showed Sunday. The latest “Star Wars” space epic took in $88 million for ...

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Military children sexually abused many times each year: AP

Official data by the US Department of Defense show the children of service members are sexually assaulted hundreds of times each year, according to an AP report. There were at least 1,584 substantiated cases of military dependents being sexually abused between fiscal years 2010 and 2014, according to the data. ...

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I Am A Different Person Now, Says Paceman Amir

Tainted Pakistan fast-bowler Mohammad Amir, who is returning to the national side after a five-year spot-fixing ban, says he is a changed man now, and that he hopes to regain the cricket community’s trust with his performance. In an interview published Monday, Amir accepted his past mistakes, but urged team-mates ...

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Daesh Takfiris abduct 78 teachers in northern Iraq

Daesh Takfiri militants have reportedly abducted nearly 80 teachers in Iraq’s northern province of Nineveh after the instructors refused to promote the group’s heavily-distorted interpretations of religious principles in areas under their control. A provincial source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Arabic-language al-Sumaria satellite television network on Sunday that Daesh ...

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Israel military launches artillery into Lebanon

The Israeli military has fired a number of artillery rounds into Lebanon amid a pledge by the Lebanese resistance movement, Hezbollah, that it will not leave unanswered Israel’s assassination of its high-ranking member Samir Qantar. On Sunday, Israeli forces shelled the Lebanese border fence for the fourth consecutive day. The Israeli military ...

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Bahrain detains Shia cleric for protesting Nimr killing

Bahraini forces have reportedly detained another Shia cleric following protests in the tiny Persian Gulf Arab country against Saudi Arabia’s recent execution of prominent Shia clergyman Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. According to the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, Sheikh Ahmad al-Jidhafsi was arrested on Sunday after he attended protest rallies against Nimr’s execution. ...

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