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‘Easy Rider’ star Peter Fonda dead at 79


August 17, 2019

LOS ANGELES: US actor Peter Fonda, whose starring role in classic road movie “Easy Rider” made him a symbol of 1960s counterculture, died Friday aged 79 at his Los Angeles home following a battle with lung cancer, his family said. Fonda was the son of famed Hollywood actor Henry, and the brother of activist and actress Jane, who described him …

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Sarajevo Film Festival opens with honours for Mexican, Polish directors


August 17, 2019

SARAJEVO: The Sarajevo Film Festival launched its 25th annual edition Friday by bestowing its top honour on Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and Polish counterpart Pawel Pawlikowski for their “exceptional contribution” to the art form. Started as an “act of resistance” while the Bosnian capital was under siege during its 1990s civil war, today the Sarajevo Film Festival is one …

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Miley Cyrus new single ‘Slide Away’ indirectly addresses split with ex-flame Liam Hemsworth


August 17, 2019

Miley Cyrus released new song “Slide Away” on the heels of her breakup from husband Liam Hemsworth. The emotional track appears to be about her crumbling relationship with Hemsworth and deciding it’s time to move onto something new. ‘Slide Away’ where she has seemingly brought out the emotions she has been going through. The 26-year-old singer’s latest release seems like …

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‘Hollywood Ripper’ found guilty of two murders including Kutcher date


August 17, 2019

LOS ANGELES: A man dubbed the “Hollywood Ripper” was found guilty Thursday of the murders of two women, including a student who was due to go out with actor Ashton Kutcher the night of her death. Michael Gargiulo, 43, was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder by a Los Angeles jury who deliberated for four days before reaching their …

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Ex-Indian cricketer VB Chandrasekhar commits suicide


August 17, 2019

Chennai: Former Indian national cricketer VB Chandrasekhar has died in what investigators suspect was suicide prompted by worries about debt, police said Friday. Chandrasekhar, 57, was found in his bedroom by his family in the southern city of Chennai on Thursday evening, police investigator Senthil Murugan said. “We have booked a case of unnatural death. According to our preliminary investigation, …

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Archer strikes as Australia slump to 80-4 in second Ashes Test


August 17, 2019

LONDON: England fast bowler Jofra Archer marked his Test debut with a wicket as Australia suffered a top-order collapse at Lord´s on Friday. Australia lost three wickets for 11 runs on the way to reaching 80-4 when rain forced an early lunch on the third day of the second Test. That left Australia 178 runs behind England´s first-innings 258. Archer, on the ground where he bowled the Super …

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Babar Azam wants to prove himself in Test cricket format


August 17, 2019

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s top order batsman Babar Azam has said that he wants to replicate his white-ball form in the longer format of the game. “I definitely feel like there is more to come from me in First Class and Test cricket. I have done okay in the white-ball game recently, but I really want to prove myself in Test cricket, …

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Barty bounces back to win as top ranking return beckons


August 17, 2019

CINCINNATI: Australia’s Ashleigh Barty engineered her second comeback in as many days Friday with the top seed overhauling Maria Sakkari 5-7, 6-2, 6-0 at the WTA Cincinnati Masters. Barty has a chance to return to the world number one: but in the latest WTA calculation, Naomi Osaka and Karolina Pliskova also figure in the race for the top spot. Should …

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Suarez injured, joins Messi on Barca treatment table


August 17, 2019

MADRID: Luis Suarez joined Lionel Messi on the sidelines on Friday after injuring his calf during Barcelona´s opening game of the season against Athletic Bilbao. Suarez hobbled off in the 37th minute against Bilbao, leaving Barca without their two premium strikers for the start of the defence of their La Liga title. Messi also sustained a calf injury in training …

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