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Chinese smartphones maker Oppo cleared to open own stores in India

MUMBAI (Reuters) – India has approved smartphones maker Oppo’s request to open single-brand retail stores in the country, paving the way for the Chinese firm to sell directly to consumers and add to its existing wholesale business. The move would help Oppo expand its reach in the world’s third-largest smartphones market, where global giants such as Apple Inc have been …

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Google Home Mini: Speaker, digital assistant worth $49

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Google on Wednesday unveiled a slimmed down version of its digital assistant connected speaker starting at $49, stepping up its challenge to market leader Amazon. The new Google Home Mini is available for pre-order in the seven countries where the device is offered, and will go on sale in stores October 19, the company said at …

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Huma Qureshi to become Rajnikanth’s heroine in upcoming movie

MUMBAI (Daily Dunya) – Indian star Huma Qureshi is all set to perform actor and director Rajinikanth’s heroine role in upcoming Tamil movie ‘Kaala’. “I am very fortunate and blessed that I am working with him. Film is releasing next year and this is our final schedule so all of us are trying to do our best job. I am …

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Kate Winslet reunites with James Cameron for ‘Avatar’ sequels

Hollywood star Kate Winslet and James Cameron are reuniting for the first time after they collaborated on ‘Titanic’ two decades ago – which remained the top-grossing film of all time until the director’s ‘Avatar’ released in 2009. Winslet has signed on for a starring role in Avatar sequels, deadline.com has revealed. “Kate and I have been looking for something to …

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Saudi king arrives in Russia for first visit

MOSCOW: Saudi Arabia´s King Salman arrived in Moscow on Wednesday, the first official visit to Russia by a ruler of the Sunni state. His three-day trip is expected to focus on energy and the Syrian conflict. Salman could be seen descending an escalator from his plane in Moscow´s Vnukovo airport after landing around 1600GMT. The escalator, however, stopped midway, forcing …

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Trump weighs ‘decertifying’ Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump has railed against a deal to curb Iran´s nuclear program, but officials say that far from scrapping it, he is considering kicking the decision to Congress. Ahead of an October 15 deadline, several officials familiar with White House deliberations told AFP Trump has made it clear he does not want to certify Iran´s compliance with the …

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Turkish court hands life sentences to 34 people for Erdogan death plot

ISTANBUL (AFP) – A Turkish court on Wednesday handed life sentences to 34 people for plotting to assassinate President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a luxury Aegean hotel during last year s failed coup. The 34 were given four life sentences each at the trial in the southwestern city of Mugla, state-run TRT Haber television said. The group includes former brigadier …

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Trump arrives in Las Vegas as FBI question shooter’s girlfriend

LAS VEGAS (AFP) – President Donald Trump arrived Wednesday in Las Vegas to meet survivors of the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history. Air Force One touched down at McCarran International Airport as the FBI was questioning the girlfriend of gunman Stephen Paddock for clues to what drove him to mass murder. “We re going to pay our respects …

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People proved top court’s verdict not ‘real verdict’: Nawaz

Ousted premier Nawaz Sharif has said on Wednesday that the people have proved that the top court s verdict which disqualified him was not the real verdict. He addressed convention of workers of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz in AlHamra Art Centre. In his address, Nawaz Sharif said that nefarious designs would not keep Pakistan from progressing. He said that he wishes …

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