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Jodie Foster gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Two-time Oscar winner Jodie Foster was awarded a star on Hollywood Boulevard s Walk of Fame on Wednesday — and revealed she was banned from the glitzy thoroughfare as a child. The veteran actress was presented with the 2,580th star on the walk by longtime friend Kristen ...

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Demanding task awaits ninth-ranked Pakistan ODI team

KARACHI: Azhar Ali and his men now have a daunting task to retain their ODI ranking in the top eight after being pushed out of the elite club following annual update since only the top eight sides on Sept 30, 2017 will qualify directly for the game’s biggest event — ...

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Israel to upgrade ties with Nato

JERUSALEM (AFP) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that Israel would upgrade its ties with the 28-member Nato military alliance by opening a permanent mission to its Brussels headquarters. “Israel will accept the invitation and open an office, in the near future,” Netanyahu said at the start of ...

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Homelessness soaring in US county over housing crisis

A “historic” housing crisis in Los Angeles County has led to a spike in the number of homeless people in America’s largest county by population. LA County homelessness jumped by nearly six percent over the past year to 46,874, authorities said on Wednesday. The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) ...

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UK slammed for plan forcing people to prove nationality

The British government has been criticized for a recent “discriminatory” bill that would make people show proof of their nationality or face prosecution. The government is proposing the bill to provide police and immigration officers across the UK with an authority to order arrested people to prove their nationality and the foreign nationals to ...

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Canadian city declares emergency over blaze

A state of emergency has been declared in Canada’sMcMurray as a raging wildfire burned dozens of more buildings and forced the evacuation of the main oil sands city.  The Canadian province of Alberta officially announced the emergency state late on Wednesday after the blaze destroyed at least 1,600 buildings, mostly homes, and ...

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DR Congo launches probe into use of US mercenaries

The Democratic Republic of Congo has ordered an investigation into the alleged use of foreign mercenaries by the country’s opposition leader and potential presidential candidate Moise Katumbi. “I just gave the instruction to the general prosecutor of the republic to open a judicial case against the former governor of the ...

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Bahrain revokes opposition leader’s citizenship

A Bahraini court has revoked the citizenship of an opposition leader over his comments deemed derogatory to Saudi Arabia’s monarch King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. Bahrain’s high criminal court ruled on Wednesday that the defendant, identified as Ebrahim Karimi, be stripped of his citizenship, Bahrain Mirror reported. It sentenced ...

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