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Strings band says goodbye to Coke Studio after season 10


– Internationally acclaimed Pakistani pop rock band Strings has bid farewell to Coke Studio after its season 10 concluded. Strings joined Coke Studio when Rohail Hayat started losing his musical creativity as the seasons progressed. The band, comprised of Faisal Kapadia and Bilal Maqsood, worked with Coke Studio in four …

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Paul McCartney concert lifts spirits in quake-hit Mexico


– Paul McCartney lifted spirits in quake-hit Mexico at a concert here punctuated with the cry “Fuerza Mexico!” More than 48,000 fans gathered in the city s Azteca Stadium Saturday to hear the former Beatle in his first Mexico City concert in five years. Before launching into “Maybe I m …

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‘Jigsaw’ helps Hollywood with its box-office puzzle


Hollywood may be suffering through a spiritless patch but Halloween films can still lend a needed jolt, as Lionsgate s new “Jigsaw” horror film and a clutch of other scary films showed by boosting an otherwise flimsy weekend box office. “Jigsaw,” the eighth chapter in Lionsgate s “Saw” horror franchise, …

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Katrina Kaif becomes Alia Bhatt’s gym trainer


Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif gave some serious gym lessons to Alia Bhatt as she turned her trainer and asked her to do 300 squats with weights. Katrina Kaif shared a video on Instagram with a caption, “This is what happens when @yasminkarachiwala doesn’t show up… You’re doing good @aliaabhatt… Don’t …

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Tennis: Nadal set to seal year-end No 1 spot in Paris


– Rafael Nadal will be crowned as the year-end world number one if he wins his first match at this week s Paris Masters, after Roger Federer withdrew from the tournament. The two old rivals have both had stunning seasons, returning to form and fitness with two Grand Slam titles …

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Federer downs del Potro for eighth Basel crown


Home favourite Roger Federer claimed his eighth Swiss Indoors title on Sunday with a 6-7 (5/7), 6-4, 6-3 final defeat of Juan Martin del Potro. The 36-year-old fought back from a set down to win the 95th ATP title of his career, taking him clear above Ivan Lendl into second …

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Football: Real Madrid lose in troubled Catalonia


– Real Madrid suffered a backlash on the field rather than from an expected hostile atmosphere amid political turmoil in Catalonia as they slumped to a shock 2-1 defeat at Girona on Sunday. Goals from Cristhian Stuani and Portu in four second-half minutes cancelled out Isco s opener for Madrid …

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Clowns brings laughter to traumatised Rohingya children


The Rohingya boys and girls shrieked with delight as the clowns juggled hoops and somersaulted, their red-nosed antics provoking a sound rarely heard in the world’s largest refugee camp — children’s laughter. The clowns have been providing much-needed levity in the crowded Bangladesh camps, where hundreds of thousands of traumatised …

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