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Harrison Ford to reprise iconic ‘Indiana Jones’ role

Disney in 2013 took over rights to the “Indiana Jones” franchise from Paramount Films. LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Harrison Ford will reprise his iconic role as the adventurous archaeologist in a fifth installment of the “Indiana Jones” series, the Walt Disney Company announced on Tuesday. It said Steven Spielberg, who ...

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Tennis: Nadal topples Verdasco to advance at Indian Wells

INDIAN WELLS (AFP) – Rafael Nadal saved five set points to finish off a two-set victory over Fernando Verdasco 6-0, 7-6 (11-9) on Tuesday in the third round at Indian Wells. Nadal, the nine-time French Open champion who turns 30 in June, avenged his first-round loss to fellow Spaniard Verdasco ...

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Turkey police arrest 20 in Istanbul ‘anti-terror operation’

Police in the Turkish city of Istanbul have carried out an operation against members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), arresting 20 people, local media report. Anadolu news agency said on Wednesday that police forces backed by helicopters raided at least 32 locations across Istanbul, the country’s largest city. Those ...

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Emirati court tries seven people over ‘Hezbollah link’

A court in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has brought seven people to trial over ‘their affiliation to Hezbollah’, Lebanon’s resistance movement. Two Emirati nationals and five foreigners stood trial at the State Security Court in the capital, Abu Dhabi, on charges of forming a group linked to Hezbollah, the UAE-based Arabic-language daily ...

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Jordan parliament bans property deals with Israelis in Petra

Jordan has banned the sale and rent of properties to Israelis in the kingdom’s ancient city of Petra, local media report. Jordan’s parliament passed the law, prohibiting Israelis from buying or renting real estate in the entire Petra region, al-Rai newspaper said on Tuesday. The law, however, allows foreign investors to invest in ...

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Snoopers’ Charter clears first hurdle at UK parliament

A bill controversially extending British authorities’ reach into people’s private lives in the UK has cleared the first major hurdle facing it in the country’s lower house of parliament. The House of Commons lent its blessing 281-15 to the Investigatory Powers Bill, derided as Snoopers’ Charter, on Tuesday. In order ...

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Landmine kills three in northeast Nigeria

Three civilian fighters on their way to combat Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria have been killed when their vehicle hit a landmine. Local residents said on Tuesday that seven more fighters on board the vehicle were injured. “We lost three of our colleagues to a roadside bomb yesterday evening on their ...

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