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Daily Archives: October 5, 2016

Humayun Saeed opposes ban on Indian films

KARACHI (Web Desk) – Renowned Pakistani actor and producer Humayun Saeed has opposed imposition of ban on Indian films, stating that Pakistan should show patience and must not follow India’s footprints,  reported on Wednesday. Saeed regretted India’s move to bar Pakistani actors from working in Bollywood. Whatever they did was ...

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Rolling Stones tease new blues album

NEW YORK (AFP) – The Rolling Stones on Tuesday hinted that they are about to release their first album in more than a decade, apparently a collection of covers of Chicago blues classics. The English mega-rockers took to Twitter to tease the line “Coming October 6” along with a snippet ...

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Broad targets England ODI return for 2019 World Cup

Fast bowler Stuart Broad has fallen out of contention for a regular starting place in England’s One-Day International (ODI) side but the Test stalwart is “desperate” to represent his country at the 2019 World Cup on home soil. Broad, who climbed to the top of the Test bowlers rankings earlier ...

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Accounts freeze ruined BCCI reputation: Thakur

MUMBAI: The reputation of the Indian cricket board (BCCI) has been ruined by the freezing of its bank accounts, its president Anurag Thakur said on Tuesday, after a Supreme Court-appointed panel blocked it from making two payments to its state units. The panel asked two banks to halt the disbursements ...

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Colombia extends ceasefire with FARC to save deal

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos has announced the extension of a ceasefire with the main rebel group in the country in an attempt to save a peace deal that has been signed with the group but been rejected as too lenient by a narrow majority of Colombians in a referendum. ...

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Police fire stun grenades at South Africa students

South African police have fired rubber bullets and tear gas and set off stun grenades at a university campus in Johannesburg to disperse students protesting a government decision to increase tuition fees.  The clash occurred Tuesday at the University of the Witwatersrand, which had announced it was re-opening after closing because of violent demonstrations ...

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Myanmar abolishes law meant to silence dissent by junta

Myanmar’s parliament has abolished a law that the former military government had excessively acted upon to suppress dissent. Parliament speaker, Mahn Win Khaing Than, said on Tuesday that members of the chamber had ratified a resolution that effectively abolished the Emergency Provisions Act, which was passed in 1950 after Myanmar ...

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Indian authorities ban Kashmir newspaper amid unrest

Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir have banned the publication of a local newspaper after accusing it of inciting violence in the disputed Himalayan region. The order, handed down by police officials to the office of the English daily Kashmir Reader, said the paper’s contents are “of such nature that can easily cause ...

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Abadi wants Turkish troops in northern Iraq out

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has renewed the call for the withdrawal of Turkish soldiers from his country, warning that Ankara’s military adventurism could trigger another war in the Middle East region. Speaking at a press conference in the capital Baghdad on Tuesday evening, Abadi expressed serious concern over the ...

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