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Monday , November 19 2018

Arab Times

India drug industry TPP deal will raise prices – New Delhi not part of agreement but sells to deal nations

NEW DELHI, Oct 16, (RTRS): Leaders of India’s $15 billion pharmaceuticals industry, a major supplier of affordable generics to the world, have joined public health activists in criticising a new US-led trade deal they say will delay the arrival of new cheap drugs. The impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) …

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Al-Ahly win Egypt Super Cup 2015

Al-Ahly SC, the champions of 2015 Egypt Cup, have been crowned as champion of the ninth Super Cup of Egypt after defeating Al-Zamalek 3-2 on Thursday night. The dramatic game was held at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in Al-Ain city, Abu-Dhabi emirate, the United Arab Emirates. Omar Jaber scored first …

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Women’s Taylor to make history – Men’s cricket

LONDON, Oct 16, (AFP): England international Sarah Taylor will make history this weekend when she becomes the first woman to play men’s grade cricket in Australia. The 26-year-old wicketkeeper will represent Northern Districts against Port Adelaide in South Australia’s premier men’s competition. “I had no idea that I would be …

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Sheikh Salman, Asia’s soft-spoken strongman – ‘We need some stability’

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 16, (Agencies): Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al Khalifa isn’t the first Asian football chief to aspire to run FIFA, but with his powerful backers and opportunistic timing he could be the first to succeed. The soft-spoken Bahraini royal took over an Asian confederation in turmoil after Mohamed …

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Cook hits marathon double as England thwart Pakistan – Test in Abu Dhabi heads for draw

ABU DHABI, Oct 16, (AFP): Alastair Cook played the third longest innings in Test cricket as he scored a monumental 263 to help his team into the lead over Pakistan in the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Friday. The skipper batted for 836 minutes to guide England to 569-8 at …

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Truth is elusive in entertaining ‘Truth’ – Is ‘The Martian’ a go for launch at the Oscars?

There’s a scene in “Truth,” James Vanderbilt’s crisp, absorbing new film about the doomed 2004 CBS story on then-president George W. Bush and his National Guard service, where execs are doing something utterly mundane. They’re looking at a calendar, scheduling a broadcast. Between sports and fluffy specials, there aren’t many …

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DFI scores ‘Idol’ as Ajyal opener – ‘Dheepan’, ‘Youth’ set for ME launches via Dubai Film Festival

LOS ANGELES, Oct 14, (RTRS): The Doha Film Institute has secured the Middle East premiere of Oscar-nommed Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad’s buzz title “The Idol” as the opener of the third edition of its Ajyal Youth Film Festival. “The Idol,” the potent tale of how Palestinian pop singer Mohammed Assaf …

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‘Sanjay’s Team’ hits many firsts – ‘Arbat’ banned

A directorial debut from Sanjay Patel, the short centers around a little Hindu boy who prefers Saturday morning cartoons of superheroes while his father wants him to join in morning prayers, until he sees Vishnu, Hanuman and Durga as the Avengers who save him. Patel, who grew up in San …

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Craig seeks to erase spectre of landmines

NICOSIA, Oct 14, (AFP): Daniel Craig’s latest mission has taken him to Cyprus but not as super spy James Bond, as a UN advocate for the elimination of landmines. The 47-year-old British actor — best known for his role in the 007 series — was visiting the divided Mediterranean island …

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New films scrutinize Brazil’s World Cup legacy – James channels Olympian Owens in ‘Race’ teaser

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 14, (Agencies): Last year’s World Cup in Brazil may have been the “cup of cups” for soccer fans, but for Brazilian taxpayers, who forked out some $11.5 billion for the month-long tournament, its legacy has proven negative, according to two new films. “Brazil vs. Brazil” and …

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