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Iranian filmmakers show interest in Pakistani cinema industry

KARACHI  – As the Indian movies remain missing in Pakistan, Iranian filmamkers has shown keen interest in the cinema industry. Pakistan film distributors have initiated formal contacts with Iranian cultural departments for the import of their movies. The delegation of Iranian filmmakers will soon visit Pakistan. With the collaboration of ...

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83-year-old Argentine grandmother revives tennis dream

BUENOS AIRES (AFP) – Ana Obarrio de Pereyra Iraola’s dream of becoming a tennis star was put on hold in 1949 when her husband stopped her playing. For the next 20 years, she concentrated on raising their 10 children instead. But now at 83, this Argentine grandmother has revived her ...

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Pakistan’s top junior player aims to emulate Federer

ISLAMABAD: In a cricket-crazy country like Pakistan, tennis has not been able to get its due with only an odd icon like Aisam-ul-Haq making waves on international circuit. However, there are still youngsters in this country’s folk who want to turn professionals and aspire to excel like world’s top stars. ...

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Ivory Coast president sacks chiefs of army, police, gendarmerie

Ivory Coast’s President Alassane Ouattara has sacked the heads of the army, police and gendarmerie after a two-day military revolt that renewed tensions in the West African country. Angry soldiers and military officers on Friday started a revolt against the central government over pay and bonuses, capturing the second largest ...

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ECOWAS leaders due in Gambia over election dispute

Leaders from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have announced a plan to visit Gambia for a second time in less than a month in an effort to persuade the country’s longtime ruler to hand over power to the president-elect. Nigerian officials said Monday that President Muhammadu Buhari will lead ...

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China ‘firmly’ opposes Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen US stopover

China has “firmly” voiced it opposition over meetings between Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen and senior Republican officials during a visit to the US. “We firmly oppose leaders of the Taiwan region, on the so-called basis of a transit visit, having any form of contact with US officials and engaging in ...

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Pakistan test-fires submarine cruise missile for first time

Pakistan has “successfully” test-fired its first submarine-launched cruise missile, providing the nuclear-armed Asian country with a “credible second strike capability,” and further boosting its deterrence power against its arch-rival India. Pakistan’s military said in a statement on Monday that the Babur-3 cruise missile, which has a range of 450 kilometers, had been fired ...

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