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Benitez vows to fight on despite transfer vows


LONDON (AFP) – Rafael Benitez has pledged not to quit as manager of Newcastle United despite his mounting frustration over the club s failure to back him in the transfer market. Since guiding Newcastle into the top flight by winning the second-tier Championship last season, Benitez has been engaged in …

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Tennis: Federer punches ticket to Montreal semis


MONTREAL (AFP) – Swiss star Roger Federer outclassed Roberto Bautista Agut as he inched closer to his sixth title of the season with a 6-4, 6-4 win in the quarter-finals of the Montreal Masters on Friday. Federer hammered five aces, made just two double faults and won 81 percent of …

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Tennis: Nadal’s pursuit of No. 1 derailed by Canadian teen


MONTREAL (AFP) – Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov shocked top seeded Rafael Nadal to reach the quarter-finals of the ATP Montreal Masters tournament, temporarily spoiling the Spaniard’s chances of returning to world number one. The 18-year-old Shapovalov continued his giant killing form at the hardcourt tournament by rallying to stun Nadal …

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Pakistan team reach back after winning World Snooker Championship


KARACHI (Dunya News) – Pakistan team have on Saturday reached back after winning the IBSF World Team Snooker Championship that was hosted by Egypt. The players were warmly welcomed at the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi where the champions Muhammad Asif and Babar Masih were greeted with garlands of flowers. …

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‘Khayal Rakhna’ – The A Capella way


Following the Coke Studio, Nescafe Basement, Redbull Soundclash and Pepsi Battle of Bands, Strepsils Stereo, another corporate music platform has hit the Pakistani music industry. After Coke’s version of the National Anthem failed to impress the people who had high expectations for the latest season of Coke Studio, a ‘new’ …

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Judge throws out DJ’s claims against Taylor Swift


DENVER (AFP) – A US judge on Friday dismissed claims that pop superstar Taylor Swift got a radio DJ fired, but court proceedings will continue to consider the singer’s allegations that he sexually assaulted her. David Mueller has accused Swift of slandering him to his radio station, which subsequently fired …

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Ransom money worth $250,000 demanded from HBO


(Web Desk) – HBO reportedly has offered $250,000 to the group that hacked its servers under the guise of a “bug bounty”. According to a screenshot of the conversation released by the attackers, a senior vice president of the company made the offer on July 27, phrasing the payment as …

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Fardeen Khan, wife overjoyed with birth of second child


(Web Desk) – Fardeen Feroz Khan and his wife Natasha welcomed their second child who was born on August 11. The 43-year-old Bollywood actor was overjoyed with the news as he took to Twitter. “We are overjoyed to announce the birth of our son Azarius Fardeen Khan who was born …

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Much-loved Kuwaiti actor Abdulrida dies at 78


DUBAI (AFP) – Kuwaiti actor, playwright and comedian Abdulhussain Abdulrida has died at the age of 78 after a career spanning decades that made him a household name across the Gulf. State news agency KUNA said Abdulrida, who had heart surgery in 2015, died of natural causes on Friday in …

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