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Emma Watson film takes $61 at limited UK cinema open

LONDON (Reuters) – British actress Emma Watson’s latest movie, “The Colony,” took just $61 in its UK box office opening weekend after showing in only three cinemas while immediately being made available for home streaming. The film, already out in other countries, was released in the form of Video on ...

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Hamilton top in crash-marred final practice

SILVERSTONE (AFP) – Lewis Hamilton completed a clean sweep by topping the times ahead of Mercedes team-mate and rival Nico Rosberg in Saturday s crash-interrupted final practice for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. The session, which began gingerly with the drivers making cautious progress in the temperamental conditions, was stopped ...

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So close yet so far: Aisam misses out on second Grand Slam final

LONDON: Pakistan tennis star Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi missed out on his career’s second Grand Slam final on Friday as he was on the receiving end of the mixed doubles’ semifinal defeat against Robert Farah of Colombia and Germany’s Anna-Lena Groenefeld. The first semifinal, contested on Court no 3, saw Aisam’s pair ...

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Israeli minister: Kidnap top Hamas officials

An Israeli minister has advised the regime to kidnap senior Hamas members for use as bargaining chips in the conflict with the Palestinians.  Education minister Naftali Bennett said on Thursday such a measure was needed in order to secure the release of two Israelis and return of the bodies of two others ...

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Saudi airstrike leaves 15 allied militiamen dead in NW Yemen

Saudi military aircraft have reportedly targeted Riyadh-sponsored militiamen loyal to resigned Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi in Yemen’s northwestern province of Hajjah, killing more than a dozen of the mercenaries. Informed sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said on Friday that the Saudi warplanes struck a gathering of the gunmen close ...

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Bahrainis stage rally in support of senior Shia cleric

Hundreds of people have staged rallies across Bahrain to express solidarity with prominent Bahraini Shia cleric Sheikh Issa Qassim and condemn the Al Khalifah regime’s recent decision to strip him of his citizenship. Bahrainis took to the streets under the motto of “Friday of Sacrifice” in the villages of Ma’ameer and Karzakan, ...

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Militant mortar attacks kill 30, wound 140 civilians in Syria’s Aleppo

Foreign-backed Takfiri militants have launched several mortar attacks against two residential areas in Syria’s northern province of Aleppo, killing over two dozen people and wounding more than 100 others. At least 30 civilians, including four children, were killed and 140 others sustained injuries as the Takfiris fired rockets at the al-Furqan and ...

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