Arts & Culture

Zidane a Change for the Better at Real, Modric Says

MADRID, Jan 10 – Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric believes Saturday’s 5-0 drubbing of Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga in Zinedine Zidane’s debut as coach shows the former Real and France great is the right man for the job. Modric, a Croatia international, said he was sorry for Rafa Benitez, sacked and replaced by

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‘Star Wars’: North America’s Highest Grossing Film of All Time

Jan 6 – Blockbuster movie “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has become the highest grossing film of all time in the United States and Canada, Walt Disney Co said, and crossed the $800 million mark at overseas box offices on Tuesday. Earlier on Wednesday, Disney said that domestic ticket sales for the “Star Wars” movie

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West Indies Cricketer Fined for “Disrespecting” Reporter

By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY, Jan 5 – West Indies batsman Chris Gayle has been fined A$10,000 ($7,197) by the Melbourne Renegades Twenty20 team for asking an Australian TV reporter out on a date and directing personal comments at her during a televised pitchside interview. Gayle had earlier suggested Monday’s incident was a “simple joke” that

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Dubai Residents Offer Shelter to Guests Stranded by Hotel Fire

BY Arfa Shahid DUBAI – Jan. 1 – Following a massive fire that engulfed a luxury hotel in Dubai’s downtown area, support poured in from different parts of the emirate on social media. Within two hours of the incident, social media users got the hashtag #NeedAnAddress trending on Twitter, offering shelter as well as words of encouragement

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Scho-long Trump: Vulgar Remarks Cause Uproar, Hilarity

Following Donald Trump’s misogynist remarks against rival Hilary Clinton, where he said the Democratic presidential candidate was “schlonged” in her 2008 presidential bid, Twitter became a Trump-trolling minefield. #ReplaceAWordWithSchlong began trending worldwide in a matter of hours following the Republican presidential candidate’s statement at a campaign event in Michigan Tuesday night. “She was going to beat Obama,”

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Swiss Muslim Group Denies Wrongdoing Over Jihadist Documentary

ZURICH, Dec 21 – An executive at a Swiss Muslim organisation said on Monday that a documentary he had made about jihadists in Syria was intended to shed a harsh light on their activities rather than glorify them as prosecutors have alleged. A criminal investigation against Naim Cherni, head of the Islamic Central Council of

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Star Wars’ Global Sales Haul in Massive $250 Million

By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES, Dec 19 – “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” collected a galactic $250 million of global ticket sales through Friday and headed toward a historic opening weekend in the United States and Canada as fans around the world reveled in the return of the beloved space saga. The seventh “Star Wars”

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From Icon to Politician: The Changing Face of Myanmar’s Suu Kyi

By Aung Hla Tun and Antoni Slodkowski NAYPYITAW, Dec 14 – When Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi spoke warmly on a recent radio show about a critical meeting that followed her landslide election victory, she was referring to talks with the very man who had detained her for 15 years. Listeners might have been surprised

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Prove You’re a Muslim, Get Into Brooklyn Comedy Club for Free

By Frank McGurty NEW YORK, Dec 13 – Donald Trump may want to block all Muslims from entering the United States, but a Brooklyn comedy club is welcoming them into its shows free of charge. The club is aiming to make a serious statement about the Republican presidential hopeful’s proposed ban—and possibly to win some

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