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Justin Timberlake sued by Cirque du Soleil over hit song

(Reuters) – Cirque du Soleil is not doing flips over Justin Timberlake s hit song “Don t Hold the Wall.” The Canadian theatrical performance company on Thursday sued the superstar singer with allegations that the song copied part of one of Cirque du Soleil s original compositions without permission. Timberlake s song appeared on ...

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Sarfraz likely to replace Shahid Afridi as T20 captain

LAHORE  – Fact-finding committee on Friday has suggested to pick star player Sarfraz Ahmad as new T20 captain but the announcement can face delay, reported on Friday. Sources told the board has decided to not extend Head Coach Waqar Younis’ contract which is due to expire in May while Mohsin ...

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Israel, Egypt ministers meet for first time in years

Israel’s energy minister has met with the Egyptian foreign minister in Washington, in a rare meeting between the two sides to discuss energy cooperation. Israel’s Energy and Infrastructure Minister Yuval Steinitz met with Egypt’s Sameh Shoukry on Thursday on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit held at the White ...

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Israel soldier not to face murder charge for execution

An Israeli soldier who killed a Palestinian apparently already incapacitated in al-Khalil (Hebron) will be prosecuted for manslaughter and not murder. The Israeli army said at a court hearing on Thursday that military prosecutors had reduced the anticipated murder charge to manslaughter. Under Israeli law, manslaughter signifies an intentional killing but one that was ...

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Palestinian Authority on verge of collapse: Abbas

President Mahmoud Abbas has warned that the Palestinian Authority is “on the brink of collapse” as Israeli regime presses ahead with its deadly military operations in the West Bank areas under his administration’s watch. In an interview with Israel’s Channel 2, Abbas urged Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to stop ...

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Turkey forcibly sending Syrians back to war zone: Amnesty

Amnesty International says Turkey has forcibly expelled thousands of Syrian refugees back to their war-torn homeland in recent months. Turkish authorities have, on a daily basis, forced around 100 Syrian men, women and children to return home since mid-January, the UK-based rights group said in a report based on testimonies. John ...

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Washington pledges more security aid to Kiev

The United States has pledged hundreds of millions in security assistance to Ukraine. Washington said Thursday that it will provide Ukraine with an additional $335 million in security assistance. The news came after a meeting between US Vice President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Washington on the ...

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10 Libyan cities pledge allegiance to new unity govt.

Ten Libyan cities controlled by a self-declared authority in Tripoli have pledged their support to the UN-backed unity government of the country, which has moved into the capital. The announcement was made in a statement published on Thursday on the official Facebook page of the municipality of the northwestern city ...

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China to defend sovereignty in South China Sea: President Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping tells US counterpart Barack Obama in Washington that Beijing is resolute in defending its sovereignty in the South China Sea.  Xi said that the disputes over the waters should be settled peacefully by relevant claimants through direct talks. Beijing “respects and safeguards the freedom of navigation and overflight other countries are ...

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