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Samuel L. Jackson claps back at Martin Scorsese over Marvel statement


October 7, 2019

Globally acclaimed filmmaker Martin Scorsese had stirred up quite the storm amongst Marvel fans after he said that the films aren’t ‘real cinema’. While the statement did not sit well with many of the MCU buffs, Samuel L. Jackson, who stands as an integral part of the franchise was quick to clap back at the director. Speaking to Variety, the …

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Kore-eda urges ´solidarity´ as Japan-South Korea trade war rumbles on


October 7, 2019

BUSAN: Cannes Palme d´Or-winning Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda says he has come to South Korea to show “solidarity” with his fans and fellow filmmakers as governments in Seoul and Tokyo fight out a bitter trade war. “Through showing support for each other we can solve and overcome these political problems,” Kore-eda said Saturday as he formally accepted the Asian Filmmaker …

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Ferry disaster, politics and cinema intermingle at BIFF


October 7, 2019

BUSAN: A new film about the Sewol ferry sinking, a disaster that killed more than 300 people — most of them children, will premiere at Asia´s biggest film festival, five years after director Lee Sang-ho caused controversy with his first documentary on the topic. “Diving Bell”, which screened at the 2014 Busan International Film Festival (BIFF), criticised then leader Park …

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Khamenei says ‘enemies seek to sow discord’ between Iran and Iraq


October 7, 2019

TEHRAN: Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said “enemies” were trying to drive a wedge between Tehran and Baghdad in a tweet on Monday following deadly unrest in neighbouring Iraq. “#Iran and #Iraq are two nations whose hearts & souls are tied together… Enemies seek to sow discord but they’ve failed & their conspiracy won’t be effective,” Khamenei said on …

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British PM Johnson warns EU he will not delay Brexit


October 7, 2019

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned the European Union on Sunday he will not delay Brexit beyond October 31, underlining that his latest proposals are a last chance to reach a deal. Johnson told French President Emmanuel Macron in a telephone call on Sunday that “the EU should not be lured into the mistaken belief that the UK will …

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British PM Johnson warns Macron he will not delay Brexit


October 7, 2019

ISLAMABAD: The Afghan Taliban said Sunday their delegation had visited Pakistan on an official invitation wherein they talked regional peace, refugees, and bilateral relations. Led by the group’s co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Afghan Taliban’s 12-member delegation had called on Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, with whom they exchanged views on peace and stability in South Asia region as …

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British PM Johnson warns Macron he will not delay Brexit


October 7, 2019

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned French President Emmanuel Macron he will not delay Brexit beyond October 31, underlining that his latest proposals are a last chance to reach a deal, a Downing Street spokesman said on Sunday. Johnson told Macron in a telephone call on Sunday that “the EU should not be lured into the mistaken belief …

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US bar shooting: Four killed, five wounded in Kansas


October 7, 2019

WASHINGTON: Four people  were killed and five others injured on Sunday in a shooting at a bar in Kansas. According to a preliminary investigation, an “earlier dispute” at the bar led to the shooting. Police have launched a manhunt for two suspects armed with handguns had fled the scene. At the scene of the shooting, which took place at the …

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Afghan generation knows only conflict as war turns 18


October 7, 2019

KABUL: Afghanistan’s war cost 13-year-old shoe shiner Hameedullah his education. Poverty forced Sabir, 11, to flee home and sell dried fruits on Kabul´s streets. Niyamathullah, 9, hangs out in a park, looking for work. Such is the lot of many a child in Afghanistan, which this week passes another sombre milestone. On Monday, the conflict turned 18, meaning every single …

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Turkish President Erdogan to meet US President Trump over Syria safe zone


October 7, 2019

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US counterpart Donald Trump agreed during a phone call to meet in Washington next month to discuss creating a “safe zone” in northern Syria, the Turkish presidency said Sunday. Erdogan told Trump of his “frustration over the US military and security bureaucracy´s failure to implement the deal” agreed in August to establish a …

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