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French actress denounces #Metoo campaign for ‘puritanism’


January 10, 2018

PARIS: Actress Catherine Deneuve and 99 other French women have denounced a backlash against men following the Harvey Weinstein scandal, saying the #Metoo campaign against sexual harassment amounted to “puritanism” and was fueled by a “hatred of men.” In the aftermath of accusations against the US movie producer, millions of women took to social media to share their stories of …

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Meghan Markle deletes all her social media accounts


January 10, 2018

Princess-to-be Meghan Markle has closed all her social media accounts, including those on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, Kensington Palace confirmed. According to the British media, a statement from the palace read that Markle was “grateful to everyone who has followed her social media accounts over the years” but she had closed them “as she has not used these accounts for …

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United retaliate over Sevilla tickets price


January 10, 2018

LONDON (AFP) – Manchester United are to refund part of the �89 ($120) ticket price their fans are having to pay to attend the Champions League last 16 first leg match with Sevilla in Spain the English club announced on Wednesday. United will refund each fan �35, taken from the �89 they are have decided to charge the Sevilla fans …

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Former world champion Amir Khan braces for comeback


January 10, 2018

LONDON (AFP) – Former welterweight world champion Amir Khan will end a near two year hiatus from the sport with a bout in Liverpool on April 21 against an unnamed opponent he announced on Wednesday. The 31-year-old — whose most recent activity was spent on a reality TV programme in the jungle — made the announcement alongside British boxing promoter …

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Halep, Wozniacki lead race to seize Serena’s Aussie crown


January 10, 2018

MELBOURNE (AFP) – Simona Halep and Caroline Wozniacki spearhead the charge to succeed Serena Williams at an Australian Open left wide open by the withdrawal of the defending champion and new mum. A pregnant Williams sealed her 23rd Grand Slam singles title and seventh Melbourne Park crown a year ago, but last week announced she wouldn’t defend her title, saying …

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Two Pakistanis killed in Riyadh old building collapse: Saudi media


January 10, 2018

Two Pakistani workers were killed and another three were injured after part of an old building in a Riyadh hospital collapsed on Tuesday, according to a Saudi newspaper. The incident, at old lab buildings of King Saud Medical Complex, occurred when the workers were dismantling the building, the English-language Saudi Gazette reported. The old and unused parts of the building …

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Trump calls US court system ‘unfair’ after ‘Dreamers’ ruling


January 10, 2018

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump lashed out Wednesday at the US judicial system as “broken and unfair” after a judge blocked his decision to end a program that protects so-called “Dreamers” from deportation. Earlier, the White House had called the ruling Tuesday by US District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco “outrageous,” coming the same day Trump met lawmakers from both …

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US Senate Democrat report hits out at Putin’s ‘malign’ threat


January 10, 2018

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Russia s Vladimir Putin employs corruption, military invasions in Europe and sprawling disinformation campaigns in attempts to undermine democracies, and US President Donald Trump has been “negligent” in countering the threats, a Senate Democratic report warned Wednesday. A searing assessment released by Ben Cardin, top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, documented the extent of the …

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S. Korea’s Moon willing to hold summit with Kim Jong-Un


January 10, 2018

SEOUL (AFP) – South Korean President Moon Jae-In said Wednesday he would be willing to sit down with the nuclear-armed North’s leader Kim Jong-Un, as the international community welcomed an agreement for Pyongyang to send its athletes to the Winter Olympics in the South. The Games in Pyeongchang next month have long been overshadowed by geopolitical tensions, with the North …

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RAW-NDS nexus undermining Pakistan’s stability, Islamabad tells foreign diplomats


January 10, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Top Pakistani civilian and military officials on Wednesday briefed foreign ambassadors and heads of resident missions in Islamabad on Pakistan’s achievements and challenges in counter-terrorism efforts, and combating violent extremism. Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, Chief of General Staff (CGS) Lt Gen Bilal Akbar, and the directors general of Military Operations and Military Intelligence briefed members …

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