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Daily Archives: September 17, 2016

Pakistani films released on Eid attract huge crowd

ISLAMABAD (APP) – Eid week is always considered to be the most celebrated time of the year for a Blockbuster film release in the country, amid house full expectations. The healthy trend on this Eid is that the audience have endorsed Pakistani Urdu films. The Urdu films Actor-in-law, Zindagi Kitni ...

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Brazil soap opera star drowns in off-set accident

SAO PAULO (AFP) – Brazilians on Friday mourned the death of soap opera star Domingos Montagner, who drowned in a river where his series had been filming and where his character narrowly escaped death in a recent episode. Montagner, 54 and at the height of his career, was on a ...

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‘Azhar retained as ODI skipper for WI series’

KARACHI: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has once again put its faith in Azhar Ali’s leadership as the right-handed batsman has been retained as ODI skipper for the series against the West Indies in the UAE. The three-match series starts on Sept 30 in Sharjah. Azhar’s captaincy came under scrutiny ...

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Brathwaite wants WI to play exciting cricket against Pakistan

DUBAI: West Indies Twenty20 skipper Carlos Brathwaite, who would be leading his side against Pakistan in the UAE series, has urged the youngsters to express themselves, and play their natural game, as their performance could eventually decide their future in the national team. The West Indies are scheduled to play ...

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Russia, China put on a show of strength in South China Sea

Russia and China have commenced the active phase of their joint eight-day naval drills in the disputed South China Sea amid tensions with the US, which is expanding its military presence in the region. The active phase of “the Joint Sea 2016” started at an undisclosed location in the contested sea on Friday, after vessels departed ...

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UN refugee agency demands closure of Australia’s offshore detention center

The United Nations human rights office has demanded that Australia end its indefinite detention of refugees held on the Central Pacific island country of Nauru amid persisting reports of abuse against the captives. Censuring Australia’s controversial offshore detention policies, new Pacific representative of UN human rights office of the high ...

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Zimbabwe opposition coalition defies ban on protests

Zimbabwe’s coalition of opposition parties under the banner of the National Electoral Reform Agenda (NERA) says it will challenge a police order that bans protests in the capital Harare. Police on September 13 announced the ban on public protests in Harare from September 16 to October 15 nearly a week after ...

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UN says number of South Sudan refugees exceeds one million

The United Nations refugee agency says fighting in South Sudan has forced more than one million people to flee the war-stricken country. South Sudan is witnessing one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters as the “number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in neighboring countries has this week passed the one million ...

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Clinton created disasters in Middle East: Trump

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has accused his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton of creating “disasters” in the Middle East and all over the world. Trump made the accusation against Clinton at a campaign rally on Friday in Miami, Florida. “She has never taken accountability for the disasters she created in Libya, ...

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US says won’t recognize outcome of Russian elections in Crimea

The United States has denounced upcoming Russian parliamentary elections planned for the Crimean peninsula, saying it “does not recognize the legitimacy” of the process. “The United States does not recognize the legitimacy, and will not recognize the outcome, of the Russian Duma elections planned for Russian-occupied Crimea on September 18th,” ...

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