‘Abdul Does Not Celebrate Norouz’: Anti-Norouz Campaign Prompts...

An online campaign in Afghanistan calling for the boycott of the ancient festival of Norouz has prompted a backlash among many Afghans, who have vented their exasperation at the growing influence of fundamentalist Islamic ideology in the war-torn country. Heralding the arrival of spring, the... read more »

Iranian TV Personality Who Promoted Compulsory Islamic Dress Under Fire Ove...

A well-known Iranian television personality has been accused of hypocrisy after images of her in which she is not adhering to the country’s Islamic dress code surfaced online. Presenter turned actress Azadeh Namdari has for years promoted compliance with the hijab, which in Iran refers to... read more »

Syrian rebels say U.S., allies sending more arms to fend off Iran threat

By Tom Perry, Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Maher Chmaytelli BEIRUT/AMMAN/BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Syrian rebels say the United States and its allies are sending them more arms to try to fend off a new push into the southeast by Iran-backed militias aiming to open an overland supply route between Iraq... read more »

Trump’s communications aide steps down as president grapples with Rus...

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s communications director is leaving the job, the White House said on Tuesday, as the president considers wider staff changes to try to prevent more political damage from probes into Russia and his presidential... read more »

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Priyanka Chopra Gets Injured on the Set of Quantico

New York: Indian actress Priyanka Chopra was involved in a minor accident on the set of her TV drama Quantico and taken to the hospital here. The 34-year-old actress has since been released by the doctor, and is now “resting comfortably” at home, a... read more »


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Iraqi Troops Push Forward In Eastern Mosul Against Stiff Resistance

Iraqi troops are facing stiff resistance from Islamic State (IS) militants as they push deeper into eastern Mosul, backed by aerial support from the U.S.-led international coalition. Major General Sami al-Aridi of the Iraqi special forces said on November 19 that IS... read more »


“Allied” is a Paramount Pictures release

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Dare to dream and live fearlessly

Johannesburg, 10 November 2016: Entrepreneur Rakesh Wahi; Chairman of CMA Investment Holdings, founder of CNBC Africa and Forbes Africa, Murdoch University Dubai and Lancaster University Ghana this month released his autobiography titled “Be a lion: Dare to dream and... read more »

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Simple tips for recreating red carpet looks at home

(BPT) – Whether you’re looking to enhance your daily beauty routine or for tips to add glam to your style for an upcoming special occasion, Hollywood’s red carpet is the best source... read more »

5 Ways to Keep Skin Healthy and Beautiful this Summer

  (BPT) – It’s time to embrace the pleasures of summer: long vacations, poolside lounging, and al fresco dining with great views. While soaking up the sun can be fun, it can also pose significant risk for your skin. According to research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, the majority of Americans are not... read more »


ZEE WORLD introduces brand new Series – Young Dreams

Johannesburg: 13 October 2016 – Zee World continues to bring you the very best in Indian entertainment with a new heart-warming series Young Dreams which follows the story of two cousins from... read more »

King, Queen & Jacqueline!

Jacqueline Fernandez talks about all things personal and professional in a spontaneous chat. Intro: Jacqueline Fernandez, born of mixed parentage was a Miss Sri Lanka, a few years ago. But then Bollywood beckoned and the actress is here and right in the top ten actresses in Bollywood. Excerpts from an interview.  Jacqueline’s... read more »



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UNICEF’s star-studded 70th anniversary event

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Merkel wants to foster India ties, softens message on U.S. as Tru...

By Michelle Martin and Thomas Escritt BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany wants to develop its ties with India but this should not be at the cost of its trans-Atlantic relationship, Chancellor Angela... read more »

Berlin market attack suspect killed in police shootout in Italy

By Emilio Parodi and Antonella Cinelli MILAN (Reuters) – Italian police shot dead the man believed to be responsible for this week’s Berlin Christmas market truck attack, killing him after he pulled a gun on them during a routine check in the early hours of Friday. The suspect – 24-year-old Tunisian Anis Amri – travelled to... read more »


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Coast Of Style

Gen Next Designer Charmi Shah made remarkable debut with her collection ‘Côte du Style’ in Mumbai recently Charmi showcased 32 of her best designs from her first set of collection ‘Côte d’Azur’ inspired by the French Indian art work on the ramp. The models walked the ramp and the show stopper of the evening was none other than the... read more »


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WE READ about and talk to lots of great investors. These are the professionals who live and breathe the markets. Their life is based around researching and chasing the best deals to make money. These professionals come in all shapes and sizes and don’t necessarily walk around the CBD in a pinstripe suit. We have a few ordinary looking... read more »

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Troll slapped with intervention order after The Janoski...

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Iranians Raise Cry As They Brace For U.S. Immigration Ban

Anticipating an executive order from the White House to temporarily shut off Iranians’ access to U.S. visas and other avenues to immigration, Iranians have voiced frustration with being... read more »

Syria Says No To Autonomous Administration In East Aleppo

The Syrian government has rejected a proposal by the United Nations to grant Aleppo’s rebel-held areas autonomy to help restore calm to the northern city. The state’s institutions “must be restored” to Aleppo once rebels have been expelled, Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem said after talks with the UN’s special... read more »

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Childhood’s End: Forced Into Marriage At Age 10 In Iran

At first, it sounds like a charming love story: Playmates who grow up side by side in an Iranian village go on to get married. But when Leila was wedded to Ali, she was 10 years old. He was... read more »

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A little snow didn’t stop Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady from enjoying Boston with a large group of friends on Sunday. The couple bundled up against the elements, with Gisele... read more »

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WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump has demanded an end to the visa lottery program that grants legal permanent residency — so-called green cards — to people from... read more »

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U.S. President Donald Trump wants South Korea to pay for the $1 billion Terminal High Alti...

By James Pearson SEOUL (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s suggestion that Seoul pay for the THAAD advanced U.S. missile defence system would be an “impossible... read more »

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