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Daily Archives: September 12, 2016

Truce to take effect in Syria shortly

A truce agreement brokered by the United States and Russia is set to take effect in Syria at sundown on Monday. Russia and the US, which support opposing sides in the Syrian conflict, reached an agreement on the ceasefire in Syria after some 13 hours of talks on Friday. The ...

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Hollywood is dead, festivals more needed than ever: Kidman

TORONTO, Canada (AFP) – Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman warned Sunday that Hollywood was facing new challenges in the era of online streaming, and needed festivals more than ever to get films noticed. “I don’t think there is a Hollywood anymore,” the Aussie star told a press conference in Toronto following ...

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Will return of the prodigal son change Pakistan’s fortunes?

There was never a shadow of doubt about Umar Akmal being reinstated in the national T20 squad for the impeding series against the West Indies. Once pardoned by Shaharyar Mohammad Khan, octogenarian chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), the national selectors were left in no doubt about recalling the ...

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Pro-Rousseff protests hit 40 cities across Brazil

Thousands of people have taken to the streets across Brazil to condemn the ouster of former president Dilma Rousseff and demand the resignation of her successor, Michell Temer. Hundreds of protesters rallied in Rousseff’s hometown of Porto Alegre on Sunday, holing banners and chanting “Temer out.” Police blocked the street of ...

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Libyan rival forces say they seized third oil port from government

Forces loyal to Libya’s powerful general, Khalifa Haftar, say they have seized a third Mediterranean oil port from those loyal to the country’s Government of National Accord (GNA).  Military spokesman Mohammad al-Azumi said Haftar’s forces were able to take control of Zuwaytina port and secure it completely on Monday. The fighters, who support the ...

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Anti-Pyongyang sanctions can lead to a dead end: Beijing

China says sanctions alone cannot solve the North Korean nuclear issue as the UN and the US are pushing for fresh bans against Pyongyang following its recent nuclear test. On Friday, North Korea said it had conducted a successful “nuclear warhead explosion” test, which marked the country’s fifth and biggest nuclear ...

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Army chief: Turkey’s military operations in Syria will continue

Turkey’s top military commander says an ongoing offensive in northern Syrian will continue until southern borders are secured and Turkish forces mop “all terrorists” out of the region. “Our security forces have fought and will continue to fight shoulder-to-shoulder until all terrorists are routed, and our borders are secured,” Chief of Staff General ...

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Bahrainis mark Eid al-Adha with anti-regime rallies

Bahraini people have marked the Muslim occasion of Eid al-Adha (the Feast of Sacrifice) with rallies in solidarity with top Shia cleric Sheikh Isa Qassim. Bahrainis held the Eid prayers in front of the house of Sheikh Qassim in the northwestern village of Diraz and then staged a rally in ...

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