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Stallone’s brother livid over Oscar snub

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – A furious Frank Stallone slammed the Academy in a foul-mouthed tirade Monday for snubbing big brother Sylvester in the best supporting actor category at this year s Oscars. The Rocky star was widely backed to bag the prize following a Golden Globe award for his critically acclaimed ...

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Dhoni, Waqar, Malinga unhappy with pitches in Asia Cup

DHAKA: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Sri Lankan skipper Lasith Malinga and Pakistan’s head coach Waqar Younis feel that green top pitches in Bangladesh are hardly ideal preparation for the upcoming World T20 since most of the batsmen are struggling in the on-going Asia Cup. The round-robin clashes in the ...

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US a racist nation based on slavery, genocide: Researcher

The United States is a racist country that was based on slavery and genocide and where African Americans and the indigenous people continue to face “persecution” and “genocide,” a researcher and historian in Washington says. “This persecution of poor and black, brown and other people is very much part of ...

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Saudi airstrike kills over two dozen in Yemen

More than two dozen civilians have lost their lives in another Saudi aerial attack against a residential neighborhood in Yemen’s west-central Yemen province of Sana’a. On Tuesday, Saudi fighter jets launched an airstrike against the mountainous Jabal Bani Yusuf district of the province, leaving 25 people dead and tens of ...

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Iraq launches operation to purge Samarra Island

Security forces in Iraq have launched a military operation in order to purge a district in Salahuddin Province of Takfiri Daesh terrorists. The Iraqi army, anti-terrorism units and federal police along with volunteer forces, are taking part in the operation which is provided air cover, the al-Sumaria television network said Tuesday. The operation in the Samarra ...

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Turkey, Israel to announce end to freeze in ties soon

Turkey’s foreign minister has reportedly said that his country and Israel would soon release a joint statement, announcing an end to six years of a freeze in their relations. Mevlut Cavusoglu made the remarks in a recent cabinet meeting attended by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss the process of reconciliation with ...

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Israeli forces kill another Palestinian youth in West Bank

Israeli military forces have fatally shot a young Palestinian man and injured more than a dozen others amid fierce skirmishes with residents of the Qalandiya refugee camp in the occupied West Bank. Witnesses said hundreds of Israeli soldiers and special forces raided the camp, located 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) north ...

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Saudi says discussed Syria incursion with US

A Saudi official says the kingdom and the US discussed the possibility of a ground incursion in Syria two weeks ago but they have not made a decision. “It was discussed two weeks ago in Brussels,” Brigadier General Ahmed Asseri, an aide to Saudi Arabia’s defense minister, said on Monday. “It was discussed ...

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US drone strikes kill 9 in eastern Afghanistan

Authorities in Afghanistan say at least nine people have lost their lives in two US drone strikes in the country’s troubled eastern province of Nangarhar. Attaullah Khogyani, the spokesman for the provincial governor, said the aerial assaults took place in the Achin district of the province, located 120 kilometers (74 ...

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