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‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin dies at 76

‘Cultural icon around the globe’ NEW YORK, Aug 16, (Agencies): Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think”, “I Say a Little Prayer” and her signature song, “Respect”, and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age …

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Atletico take sweet revenge on Real

Atletico win Super Cup Tallinn, Aug 16, (AFP): Saul Niguez and Koke scored in extra time as Atletico Madrid fought back to beat city rivals Real Madrid 4-2 and win the UEFA Super Cup in Tallinn  as Julen Lopetegui got off to a losing start with the European champions. Real …

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Altidore powers TFC to Canadian Championship

Rooney nets two as DC United stays hot to beat Timbers TORONTO, 16 AUG, (RTRS): Jozy Altidore produced three goals in a 14-minute stretch spanning halftime, and Toronto FC beat the visiting Vancouver Whitecaps 5-2 Wednesday to capture their third consecutive Canadian Championship. TFC took the two-game, total-goals series 7-4 …

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IOC provisionally lifts Kuwait ban

BERLIN, Aug 16, (Agencies): The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Thursday provisionally lifted a ban on Kuwait two days before the start of the Asian Games, allowing the country to participate under its own flag. Kuwait’s national Olympic committee (KOC) has been banned since October 2015 after the government was …

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‘Asians’, delightful new fairy tale

Bell narrates cuddly ‘Pandas’ There are two glittering parades running in tandem through Jon M. Chu’s “Crazy Rich Asians”, a glitzy and delightful adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s 2013 bestseller. One is the blinged-out, designer-label, crazy-rich opulence often characteristic of rom-coms yet extreme enough here to make even Carrie Bradshaw or …

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‘Outlaw King’, ‘Terminator’ to open and close Toronto film fest

Thompson eyes lead role in ‘Lady and the Tramp’ LOS ANGELES, Aug 15, (RTRS): “Outlaw King”, a biopic about Scottish hero Robert the Bruce, and “Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy”, a look at an infamous literary fabulist, will both screen at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. The “Hell or High Water” …

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‘Alpha’ prehistoric survival yarn

‘Enthralling in a square & slightly stolid way’ ‘Alpha’, a spectacular prehistoric eye-candy survival yarn, is enthralling in a square and slightly stolid way. It’s the tale of a young hunter stranded in the wilderness, who proves his manhood and becomes best friends with a wolf, and it’s like a …

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Do not let Iraq suffer a holocaust to satisfy Iran agents

NOT long after Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi concluded his statement on his country’s “commitment to US sanctions on Iran in the interest of Iraqis,” the Iranian front went up in flames with negative attitude towards Baghdad. It looks like Tehran raised the slogan, ‘restoring everything to the way they …

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Kuwait Airport: Tragedy continues

ONE of my readers used to work as an expatriate doctor in Ministry of Health, which has recently been transformed into a “Salafi” ministry, thanks to the minister’s tendencies. However, our topic for today has nothing to do with the ministry but it is related to Kuwait International Airport. We …

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New manpower company’s ‘price’ tag and name of worker not humanitarian

THE most awaited manpower company has finally started operating. It provides other companies with employees and citizens with domestic workers upon their request.  Among many manpower companies, this one claims to have adopted a humanitarian vision; an honest and trustworthy company which offers safe deals to clients who will not …

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