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‘Kung Fu Panda’ kicks up box office rankings

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – “Kung Fu Panda 3” kicked its way to the top of the North American box office over the weekend, bouncing “The Revenant” to the number two spot, industry estimates showed Sunday. The computer-animated comedy from Fox — the third installment of the “Kung Fu Panda” franchise ...

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Ajmal ‘rediscovers old rhythm’, targets World T20 return

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s discarded off-spinner Saaed Ajmal says he is hopeful of proving his form in a forthcoming domestic league as he targets a return to national colours in the World Twenty20 this March. The 38-year-old, whose accuracy and deceptive doosrahelped drive his team to victory in the 2009 edition, has ...

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France says plans to end operations in CAR after UN report

French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says Paris wants to end its military operation in the Central African Republic (CAR) later this year after the UN issued a statement detailing the French troops’ sexual abuse of children in the African country. “The aim is to bring Operation Sangaris to a halt. I hope ...

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Israeli army bans entry to Ramallah for non-residents

Israeli military forces have blocked entries to the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah for all non-residents of the Palestinian city a day after three Israeli soldiers were injured in an attack there. “In accordance with situation assessments following yesterday’s shooting attack in Beit El, security measures have been taken ...

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Daesh terrorists suffer losses across Iraq

Iraqi army troops, backed by volunteer fighters and receiving air cover, have successfully carried out a number of operations against Takfiri Daesh terrorists across the country, dealing major blows to the them. On Sunday, units of Iraqi soldiers mounted several offensives in al-Sejariyah area, situated east of Anbar’s provincial capital ...

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Bahraini protesters attacked by police

Bahraini regime forces have attacked peaceful protesters calling for the release of prisoners. Regime forces fired toxic gas and birdshot at protesters in Sitra Island and Daih village outside the capital Manama where Bahrainis staged demonstrations on Sunday. Activists who called for the demonstrations have promised more protests despite the government ...

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Damascus bombings aim to disrupt peace talks: Syrian Foreign Ministry

Syria has condemned the recent triple bomb attacks that hit a suburb of the capital, Damascus, and killed scores of people, describing the bombings as an attempt to thwart “Syrian-Syrian” dialog underway in Switzerland. Syria’s Foreign Ministry issued the condemnation in two identical letters addressed to the United Nations (UN)’s secretary general ...

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Transatlantic data transfer deal seems illusive

The United States and Europe have failed to agree on the mutual transfer of digital data, including financial information and social media. Despite last-minute talks on Sunday, the two sides remained far apart on specific details required to approve a comprehensive deal, according to the New York Times. Without an ...

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Bomb explosions leave 4 security forces dead in Egypt

At least 4 members of Egypt’s security forces have been killed in two separate bomb explosions in the country’s volatile Sinai Peninsula. Both attacks targeted the country’s military personnel on Monday. In one attack, a remotely controlled bomb hit a vehicle belonging to the region’s police forces killing two cops, officials told local media. ...

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