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Dwayne Johnson tops Forbes list of best paid actors

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was named the world s highest paid actor by Forbes on Thursday, raking in $64.5 million and snatching the title held for three consecutive years by Robert Downey Jr. The 44-year-old former wrestler more than doubled his earnings from last year thanks to ...

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Second ODI: Pakistan lose top-order in quick succession

LONDON: Both of Pakistan openers and one-down Azhar Ali were back in the hutch in first 19 balls of the second One-Day International (ODI) against England on Saturday. Making his ODI return, Aslam was given caught behind on a review when umpire Marius Erasmus had turned down Woakes’ appeal of ...

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No revelations can stop me from becoming president: Clinton

US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton says no revelations from emails or foreign entities’ ties to the Clinton Foundation are going to stop her from becoming president of the United States. “I am sure, and I am sure because I have a very strong foundation of understanding about the foundation” ...

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New Tunisian government gets parliamentary approval

Tunisia’s new unity government, led by Prime Minister-designate Youssef Chahed, has won a vote of confidence in the parliament. The 217-seat legislature overwhelmingly approved Chahed’s cabinet line-up, with 167 votes in favor, 22 against and five abstentions on Friday. The 27-strong cabinet includes members from all sides of the political spectrum with ...

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South Sudan’s Machar discharged from hospital in Khartoum

South Sudan’s rebel leader and former first vice president, Riek Machar, has been discharged from hospital in the Sudanese capital Khartoum after receiving treatment for a swollen leg. Machar had fled to the Democratic Republic of Congo after fresh wave of fighting erupted last month between his forces and government ...

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Bangladesh police kill 3 militants in raid on hideout

Bangladeshi police forces have raided a militant hideout outside the capital Dhaka, gunning down three militants, including the suspected architect of a terror attack on a café last month. “We can see three dead bodies here,” said senior police officer Sanwar Hossain on Saturday as quoted in an AFP report, adding ...

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US drone attack kills 22 Afghan soldiers: Helmand council

A US drone attack has reportedly killed 22 Afghan soldiers held by Taliban in the Helmand province in southern Afghanistan. Provincial officials announced the fatalities on Saturday. Taliban also confirmed the death toll, saying the airstrike had killed three of the group’s members in the Nad-e-Ali district on Thursday. Helmand is a strategically important ...

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Air raids, blasts leave 55 Daesh militants dead in Iraq

At least 55 Daesh terrorists have been killed in Iraq as the army and allied fighters advance against the Takfiri militants throughout the Middle Eastern country. Aerial assaults conducted by the US-led coalition, which is allegedly targeting Daesh positions, claimed the lives of 12 Daesh elements in the Khidr district ...

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Israeli forces fire tear gas at Palestinians watching football match

Dozens of Palestinian football players and soccer fans have suffered tear gas inhalation after Israeli forces raided a stadium northeast of Jerusalem al-Quds on Friday. Palestinian sources said some 1,200 people were watching a match between two clubs on Friday afternoon, when Israeli troops stormed the Faisal al-Husseini stadium in the town of al-Ram. The Israeli ...

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Turkish PM compares Erdogan to Ottoman sultan

Turkey’s prime minister has compared President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the Ottoman sultan who conquered Constantinople – modern-day Istanbul – centuries ago. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim made the comparison during the opening of a new bridge over the Bosphorus Strait between Europe and Asia in Istanbul on Friday. Erdogan has “made cars pass beneath sea” as Mehmet the ...

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