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‘Suicide Squad’ tops the box office, ‘Ben-Hur’ bombs

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – “Suicide Squad” held on for a third straight week as the top money-maker at North American box offices, easily brushing off the competition, industry estimates showed Sunday. “Ben-Hur,” meanwhile, bombed on its debut. “Suicide Squad” hasn t been a favorite with critics, but moviegoers plunked down $20.7 ...

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Test mace beckons with Pakistan primed for top ranking

KARACHI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday clarified that there is a prescribed procedure for the presentation for the Test mace to the team topping the rankings. Pakistan are poised to become the top-ranked Test team with the rain-ravaged fourth and final Test between India and West Indies at ...

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Trump ‘could be puppet for the Kremlin’: Clinton campaign

The campaign manager of US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton says Republican candidate Donald Trump “could be puppet for the Kremlin.” Robby Mook made the remarks on Sunday in an interview with ABC News, days after the Clinton campaign released a video, raising questions about Trump’s alleged close ties to ...

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Black Lives Matter rally held in NYC despite KKK threats

Hundreds of activists with the Black Lives Matter movement have taken into the streets of New York City to protest a surge in racist attacks and police violence against African-Americans. The protesters marched to the downtown area of Westhampton Beach on Sunday, carrying posters that had messages of unity and peace written ...

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Boko Haram militants kill 10, abduct 13 in Nigerian village

The Takfiri Boko Haram terrorist group has invaded a village in Nigeria, killing at least ten people and abducting 13 others before burning down the entire village. The terrorists riding on motorcycles opened fire on residents in Kubrrivu village near the northeast town of Chibok at dawn on Saturday, locals said ...

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3 killed in suspected Boko Haram bombing in Cameroon

Three people have been killed and two dozen others injured in a bombing carried out by a suspected member of the Boko Haram Takfiri terrorist group in Cameroon’s volatile northern region, security officials say. The attack was carried out in Mora, a town in Cameroon’s Far North Region near the ...

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Philippino FM says Manila will remain in UN

The Philippines plays down President Rodrigo Duterte’s threats to leave the United Nations while it reiterates the country’s “profound disappointment and frustration” with the world body. The climbdown came a day after Duterte threatened to withdraw the Philippines from the UN for criticizing his bloody war on crime, including on drug trafficking. In a strongly worded news ...

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Russia’s detention of Japanese on disputed islands irks Japan

Japan has lodged a diplomatic protest with Russia over the detention of a Japanese interpreter visiting one of the disputed islands claimed by both countries, demanding his swift return. Japanese media said the man was stopped by Russian border guard Sunday while on a visa-free trip to Kunashiri, one of the ...

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PM to lay foundation stone of Sialkot-Lahore motorway

ISLAMABAD  – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will lay the foundation stone of 89-kilomere Sialkot-Lahore Motorway today Monday, Dunya News reported. The sources said that the Lahore-Sialkot motorway project will cost Rs 45 billion and will be completed in two years. The Lahore-Sialkot motorway will be constructed on public private partnership ...

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