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Akshay Kumar’s ‘PadMan’ opens up to a slow start in China


New Delhi: Many Bollywood films are being released in international box offices and the results have been good so far. Akshay Kumar’s ‘PadMan’ is the latest film to join the bandwagon of Indian films released in China. After a thunderous response to the actor’s ‘Toilet:Ek Prem Katha’, there were many expectations from ‘PadMan’ hitting the Chinese Box office. However, the ...

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New York man, who assaulted Indian-origin woman, faces 15-year jail


A 54-year old man has been charged with hate crime for assaulting an Indian-origin woman travelling in a subway and using homophobic slurs against her. Allasheed Allah, 54, was arraigned on Thursday and charged with assault as a hate crime and aggravated harassment against Avneet Kaur, 20, for the attack in New York City’s Queens borough in November. If convicted, ...

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Australia recognises West Jerusalem as Israel capital, embassy to remain in Tel Aviv


Australia formally recognises West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, reversing decades of Middle East policy, but will not move its embassy there immediately, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday. “Australia now recognises West Jerusalem, being the seat of the Knesset and many of the institutions of government, is the capital of Israel,” Morrison said. “We look forward to moving our ...

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Donald Trump names Mick Mulvaney as acting White House chief of staff


US President Donald Trump on Friday named budget director Mick Mulvaney as acting chief of staff, a week after he announced John Kelly’s scheduled departure. “I am pleased to announce that Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management & Budget, will be named Acting White House Chief of Staff, replacing General John Kelly, who has served our Country with ...

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Sri Lanka’s top court rules parliament dissolution as illegal


Colombo: Sri Lanka`s Supreme Court on Thursday ruled President Maithripala Sirisena`s decision to dissolve parliament ahead of its term as illegal, in a setback for the embattled leader in his face off with an elected premier. Sirisena dissolved parliament on November 9 and called a general election for January 5 days after sacking Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and naming opposition ...

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4 dead, 43 injured after high-speed train crashes into overpass in Turkey

ANKARA: At least four persons died and over 43 injured after a high-speed train crashed into an overpass in Turkish capital Ankara, reported the country’s media. A video footage uploaded by Posta Gazetesi, a Turkish daily newspaper, showed mangled metal remains of the train. Emergency workers were seen rescuing people from the accident site. The accident took place at the overpass at ...

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Emirates ‘Bling’ 777 plane made Social media users across the globe puzzled

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Social media users across the globe were puzzled after a photo of a jewel-encrusted plane was tweeted by Emirates. A doctored photo of one of the luxury airline’s jetliners boasting an exterior decked out in diamonds was tweeted by the company. “Presenting the Emirates ‘Bling’ 777,” Emirates wrote on Twitter. “Image created by Sara Shakeel.” Shakeel is popular for recreating photos ...

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Jamal Khashoggi named Time magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’


Washington: Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in October in the kingdom`s Istanbul consulate, was on Tuesday named Time magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ along with several other journalists. Apart from Khashoggi, the honour was also given to three other journalists — two Reuters scribes Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo jailed in Myanmar for their work exposing ...

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US adds Pakistan, China to its blacklist for religious freedom violations


Washington: Pakistan, China and Saudi Arabia are among countries added to a US blacklist of nations that violate religious freedom, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday. Pompeo said he has designated Pakistan, China, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan as “Countries of Particular Concern” in a congressionally mandated annual report. The development comes ...

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Palestinian child dies of wounds after border clash: Gaza ministry


Gaza: A four-year-old Palestinian boy has died after being injured during clashes between the Israeli army and protesters along the Gaza border, the health ministry in Gaza said. “Ahmed Abu Abed, aged four years and eight months, died as a result of the wounds he received last Friday east of Khan Yunis,” health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said in a ...

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