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Daily Archives: September 8, 2017

Afghanistan’s lost movies, hidden from the Taliban, go digital


When the Taliban charged in to Afghanistan’s state-run film company in the mid-1990s intent on destroying all the movies, Habibullah Ali risked everything to save them. He hid thousands of reels of footage showcasing Afghanistan’s rich cultural history, knowing that if the Taliban found out he faced certain death. “We …

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Saina Nehwal, coach train Shraddha for biopic


Successful biopics in the recent past have put directors as well as studios in a confident position to fancy financing and putting their muscle in more of such films and today on Friday (September 8), Saina Nehwal and Shraddha Kapoor have something similar brewing. Shraddha visited the badminton star to …

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PHF names 37 players for forming teams


Pakistan Hockey Federation on Thursday announced the names of thirty seven U19 hockey players for attending one day camp at Abdul Sattar Edhi hockey stadium. “In all six teams will be formed out of these probables to compete in a 5- A side tournament scheduled at the Olympian Islahuddin- Dr …

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Premier League to close transfer window before season


English Premier League clubs voted on Thursday to close the 2018 close-season transfer window before the start of the 2018-19 campaign. Following complaints by managers that transfer activity disturbs their preparations, Premier League clubs will not be able to register new players after 1600 GMT on the Thursday before the …

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Fears of World Cup without Messi as Argentina stutter


Argentina s poor run of results in the South American qualifiers has left everyone contemplating the unthinkable: a World Cup next summer without Lionel Messi. The dreaded question looms large after an uninspiring draw at home to last-placed Venezuela this week left Argentina adrift of the automatic qualifying places for …

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Football: Rooney looks to redeem himself against Spurs


Everton manager Ronald Koeman confirmed striker Wayne Rooney will play against Tottenham on Saturday despite a drink drive charge hanging over the striker. Rooney was arrested a week ago and has a court hearing on September 18th after being released on bail over the incident. The 31-year-old has scored twice …

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Tennis: Stephens outlasts Venus to reach US Open final


o missed 11 months with a left foot injury before returning in July, reached her first Grand Slam final by outlasting Venus Williams 6-1, 0-6, 7-5 Thursday at the US Open. Stephens, whose best prior Slam run was to the 2013 Australian Open semi-finals, will play the winner of a …

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