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Jennifer Lawrence tops list of best paid actresses

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Oscar-winning Jennifer Lawrence was named the world s highest-paid actress for the second year running on Tuesday, with estimated pre-tax earnings of $46 million. The 26-year-old American raked in the lion s share from a profit share in the final “Hunger Games” movie, which grossed $650 million, Forbes ...

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Pakistan set to revisit Rose Bowl after 10 years

KARACHI: Pakistan will return to the Rose Bowl in Southampton after a yawning gap of 10 years when they face England in the opening fixture of the five-match One-day International series on Wednesday. Formerly known as Ageas Bowl, the picturesque cricket ground — which accommodate 20,000 spectators with temporary seating ...

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Nadal to play in Australia ahead of Open for first time

SYDNEY: World number five Rafael Nadal will play in the Brisbane International next year, organisers said on Wednesday, the first time the Spaniard has kicked off his season in Australia. The tournament, held in the eastern city of Brisbane in January ahead of the Australian Open, was last won by ...

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Kofi Annan to advise Myanmar on Rohingya Muslims

Myanmar has picked former UN chief Kofi Annan to lead a commission tasked with stopping human rights abuses in Rakhine State, where Rohingya Muslims long suffered from discrimination and violent attacks by the Buddhist majority. A statement by the office of State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi said Wednesday that ...

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China, Japan, South Korea censure North’s missile launch

China, Japan and South Korea have denounced North Korea’s latest missile test, calling on Pyongyang to refrain from “provocative” actions that could deteriorate the situation on the already-tense Korean Peninsula. Foreign ministers of the three countries made the remarks at the end of an annual trilateral meeting held in the ...

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Two Egyptian officers killed in shooting attack in Sinai

Two Egyptian police officers have reportedly been killed in a shooting attack in the North African country’s restive Sinai Peninsula. Security sources said Tuesday the two first lieutenants were shot in the head overnight in Arish, the provincial capital and largest city of North Sinai. The assault is the latest ...

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Nigeria warplanes kill Boko Haram militants, fatally injure leader

Nigeria says its warplanes have launched an airstrike against positions of Boko Haram militants in the northeast, killing several senior terrorists and fatally injuring the Daesh-affiliated group’s disputed leader. Nigeria’s air force said the airstrike hit a Boko Haram stronghold in Taye Village inside the Sambisa forest in Borno State on Friday. “Their leader, ...

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Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 12 points: Poll

US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has taken a 12-percentage-point lead over her Republican rival, Donald Trump, in the run-up to the 2016 US presidential race, according to a new poll. The Reuters/Ipsos poll, released on Tuesday, shows the former secretary of state has 45 percent of the votes as ...

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Turkey makes ‘formal’ request for extradition of Gulen: US

Turkey has formally requested that the United States extraditie Pennsylvania-based opposition figure Fethullah Gulen, whom it accuses of orchestrating last month’s failed coup, the US State Department says.  “We can confirm now that Turkey has requested the extradition of Mr. Gulen. But I wouldn’t characterize the request as relating to ...

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