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Clooney says Oscars moving backwards on diversity

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Oscar-winning actor George Clooney has weighed in on the swirling controversy over the all-white roster of acting nominations for this year s Academy Awards, saying the industry is moving backwards and needs to do better. Clooney, one of Hollywood s biggest and most politically active stars, also said ...

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Amir Khan to take on Garcia-Guerrero fight winner

LOS ANGELES: British boxer Amir Khan of Pakistani origin, who holds a record 31-3 with 19 knockouts, will be the mandatory challenger for the winner of the fight between Danny Garcia and Roberto Guerrero, scheduled on Saturday. After Floyd Mayw­eather Jr. announced his retirement last September, the title was vacated. ...

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US drone strike kills two in Yemen’s southeast

The United States has carried a drone strike in southeast Yemen, killing at least two people, military sources say. The US drone targeted a vehicle in the town of Qatn in Hadhramaut Province on Wednesday, military sources said, adding that the victims were travelling in the vehicle. The development came after Yemeni sources ...

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PKK attack leaves 3 policemen wounded in SE Turkey

At least three Turkish police officers have sustained injuries in an attack by militants affiliated with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in southeastern province of Diyarbakir. Police sources, requesting not to be named, said security police were conducting a clean-up operation in the Sur district of the province on Tuesday, ...

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Daesh frees 270 Dayr al-Zawr abductees: Monitor

A monitoring group says the Takfiri terrorist group of Daesh has released 270 of more than 400 civilians it had abducted during an assault on the eastern Syrian city of Dayr al-Zawr. The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said the abductees were released on Tuesday, adding that they included ...

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