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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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40 years ago, America shocked by death of Elvis


PARIS (AFP) – Forty years ago, on August 16, 1977, “The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll” Elvis Presley died and rock lost its first superstar. Presley was found unconscious at his Graceland Mansion in Memphis, Tennessee, and declared dead at hospital. He was just 42. The cause was pronounced as …

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Tubelight actor to refund INR 35 crore to distributors


(Web Desk) – Salman Khan has decided to compensate for the loss of distributors and exhibitors in showcasing his movie Tubelight which failed to live up to the expectations last Eid-ul-Fitr. A film critic confirmed that Tubelight actor will refund INR 35 crore as compensation amount. Komal Nahta said on …

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Madhubala’s sister wants Kareena to play actress in biopic


Younger sister of Madhubala, Madhur Brij said that all the actresses are very beautiful but she wants Kareena Kapoor to play the role of late actress if her biopic is made, reported Times of India. Madhur Brij said that Kareena has the same naughtiness that the slain actress

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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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Football: Barca seek Super Cup tonic to Neymar hangover


arcelona host Real Madrid in the Spanish football season’s opening act in the Super Cup, first leg on Sunday (2000GMT) needing to dispel doubts they have fallen further behind their rivals following Neymar’s departure. The Brazilian’s world record 222 million euro ($261 million) move to Paris Saint-Germain just days before …

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Pakistan team reach back after winning World Snooker Championship


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. It is worth mentioning …

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Bolt anchors Jamaica into finals


LONDON (AFP) – Usain Bolt s bid to bring the curtain down on his glittering career with a 15th world gold medal remained on track as Jamaica qualified for the final of the 4x100m relay. Bolt took the unusual step of racing the relay heats, something usually reserved for the …

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Tennis: Resurgent Federer advances to Montreal final


MONTREAL (AFP) – Swiss superstar Roger Federer turned in a precision performance Saturday at the ATP Montreal tennis, using thundering serves and clever backhands to defeat unseeded Robin Haase for a spot in the final. The 36-year-old Federer blasted nine aces and lost just nine points on his serve as …

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Football: Neymar braced for French culture shock in PSG debut


PARIS (AFP) – After dazzling Rio’s imposing Maracana and Barcelona’s storied Camp Nou, the world’s most expensive footballer Neymar will be welcomed to French football on Sunday at Guingamp’s humble 17,000-capacity Stade du Rouduorou in sleepy Brittany. With the mundanity of transfer paperwork finally resolved, the 25-year-old Brazilian magician will …

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