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‘La La Land’ leads Golden Globe nominations

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Dreamy musical romance “La La Land”, set in modern-day Los Angeles, topped nominations for the Golden Globes on Monday, as Hollywood s awards seasons revs up in the march to the Oscars. Damien Chazelle s tribute to the Golden Age of American musicals picked up seven nods, including ...

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Pakistan face big task to win in Australia

Pace spearhead Mitchell Starc says Australia plan to inflict a psychological blow on vulnerable Pakistan in Thursday’s day-night first Test in Brisbane to set up their three-match series. The left-armer said Australia, who lost Test series against Sri Lanka and South Africa recently, sense an opportunity to strike with Pakistan ...

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Egypt arrests four over deadly church bombing in Cairo

Egyptian security forces have arrested four people, including a woman, over the recent deadly bombing that killed at least two dozen Christian citizens at a church in the capital, Cairo. Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi made the announcement at a state funeral for the blast victims on Monday, saying the ...

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Gambia opposition demands Jammeh hand over power

The opposition coalition of Gambian president-elect Adama Barrow has called on long-time President Yahya Jammeh to step down immediately. Mai Ahmad Fatty, the opposition coalition representative, in a statement read to reporters in the capital Banjul on Monday demanded that Jammeh, who lost the election on December 1, to hand over power. ...

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Philippine Abu Sayyaf militants free 2 Indonesian hostages

Daesh-linked terrorists in the Philippines have released two Indonesian hostages, after the militants came under pressure from the Philippine army. The two were among seven Indonesian crewmen, who had been kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf Takfiri terrorist group from a tugboat sailing in waters off the southern Philippines in June, ...

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Raging cyclone kills 2, displaces over 30k in southeastern India

A powerful cyclone has battered India’s southeastern coast, claiming the lives of at least two people and forcing tens of thousands of others from low-lying areas to evacuate. The tremendous Cyclone Vardah, unleashing torrential rainfalls and hurricane-force winds, lashed the coastal districts of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh provinces on ...

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Turkish fighter jet crashes near airport in Diyarbakir

A Turkish warplane has crashed near an airport in the country’s southeastern city of Diyarbakir, security sources say. The sources said the incident occurred on Monday, adding that the pilot survived after he had safely ejected from the plane. The Turkish F-16 warplane had left a military air base in ...

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Netanyahu to make rare trip to Central Asia

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is to begin a rare visit to Azerbaijan and Kazakstan amid media fanfare, but protesters have already taken to the streets to condemn his presence in the Muslim countries.   The two-day tour, which is to begin on Tuesday, is the first by an Israeli prime minister to ...

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Dozen countries to hold sit-ins in support of Palestinian inmates

People in at least a dozen countries are going to stage sit-ins in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails across the occupied territories. Qadura Fares, the head of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), on Monday listed the states as Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, France, Japan, Mexico, South ...

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