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Why top fashion models never smile

Do models really need to be so glum? PARIS (AFP) – They wear the world’s most beautiful and expensive clothes yet their faces are the picture of blank boredom. Why do fashion models always look so miserable? “You don’t smile. It is just not done,” said model Ty Ogunkoya as ...

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Pakistan cinemas suspend screening of all Indian films

KARACHI (Web Desk / Reuters) – The majority stake holders comprising of cinema owners and distributors of Pakistan film industry have decided to suspend the exhibition of all Indian films in Pakistan with immediate effect. The decision has been taken after Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association (IMPPA) passed a resolution ...

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De Kock blasts South Africa to ODI win against Australia

PRETORIA: South Africa opener Quinton de Kock hit a masterful 178 runs in a comfortable six-wicket victory over top-ranked Australia on Friday in the first one-day international of the five-match series. After Australia posted 294 for nine in their innings, South Africa reached their victory target with more than 13 ...

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First ODI: Azam, Nawaz star as Pakistan thrash West Indies

SHARJAH: Babar Azam hit his maiden century while spinner Mohammad Nawaz grabbed four wickets as Pakistan thrashed the West Indies by 111 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method in the first day-night international on Friday. Azam’s rapid-fire 139-ball 120 helped Pakistan post a challenging 284-9 in a match reduced to 49 ...

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Rights group details torture in Egyptian jail

Human Rights Watch has published an 80-page report, detailing the torture of prisoners in Egypt’s Scorpion Prison. The rights group’s report said authorities of Aqrab (Arabic for scorpion) maximum security prison in Cairo that houses many political prisoners routinely abuse inmates, sometimes causing death. “Scorpion Prison sits at the end of the state’s ...

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UN warns of worst humanitarian crisis by Boko Haram

The United Nations has urged more donations to satisfy the humanitarian needs of people affected by Boko Haram militancy, warning that the world’s worst humanitarian crisis awaits the Lake Chad Basin if enough is not done. “I have worked in Darfur,” Toby Lanzer, the UN assistant secretary general, said on ...

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Philippines’ Duterte draws Hitler parallels

DAVAO: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday likened his deadly crime war to Hitler’s efforts to exterminate Jews, as he declared he was “happy to slaughter” millions of drug addicts. Duterte also railed against Western critics of his unprecedented law-and-order crackdown, which has left more than 3,000 people dead in ...

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US, S Korea to pay ‘price’ for THAAD missile deployment: China daily

A top Chinese newspaper has cautioned Washington and Seoul against the planned deployment of an advanced US missile system to the Korean Peninsula, saying the pair will face a “counter attack” for their controversial move. In a commentary published on Saturday, The People’s daily that belongs to China’s ruling Communist Party emphasized ...

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Clinton opens comfortable lead over Trump after debate

US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has reopened a comfortable lead over her Republican rival Donald Trump, a likely consequence of the two candidates’ first debate on Monday, a new poll shows. According to the Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday, with 42 percent support, the former secretary of state was enjoying ...

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