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British woman ‘caged by father’ in Saudi Arabia for ‘kissing a guy’

A 21-year-old British woman has been held in a cage in Saudi Arabia for years by her father because he reportedly disapproved of her behaviour when she lived in the UK, a court was told this week. Swansea-born Amina Al-Jeffery, a 21-year-old dual British-Saudi citizen, was taken from her home in Wales by her father Mohammed Al-Jeffery, four years ago, ...

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Man strangles teenage niece for ‘honour’ in Mansehra

MANSEHRA: A teenage girl was strangled to death by her uncle for ‘honour’ in a remote village of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P)’s Mansehra district, police sources said on Thursday. The suspect, who has been arrested, had initially tried to make the killing appear as suicide; however, post-mortem examination of the victim revealed she was strangled to death, sources told The Express Tribune. Misbah Bibi, ...

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This mashup of Nike’s ad featuring working women will give you goosebumps

Recently a powerful Nike advertisement featuring Deepika Padukone broke the internet. It highlighted women in sports and the energy exuded in the video was incredible. A Youtube channel, Epic Spirituals remade the video and the outcome is mind blowing. Nike’s new ad featuring a fierce Deepika is trending for all the right reasons The video shares the everyday struggle of ...

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MasterChef Australia Season 8 Finale: Like walking on eggshells

On Monday night, millions felt the adrenaline rush while rooting for their favourite contestant once again, as the eighth season’s finale of Australian cooking show, MasterChef Australia aired. The opening credits with the judges talking about contestants Matt Sinclair and Elena Duggan, and how far they’ve come through the competition was enough to give viewers goosebumps. We have seen it ...

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BlackBerry unveils ‘world’s most secure’ Android smartphone

BlackBerry has unveiled it’s second-ever Android device, DTEK50, and as opposed to general expectations the device is surprisingly good. The device has a 5.2-inch screen, 1080p display and has Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor with 3GB RAM. It has a 13-megapixel rear and 8-megapixel front camera with flash for taking selfies in the dark and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with BlackBerry’s software ...

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I want to be the best, like I was two seasons ago: Hazard

BENGALURU, INDIA: Belgian winger Eden Hazard said on Thursday that he was eager to recapture the form he displayed in Chelsea’s title-winning 2014-15 campaign to help the club recover from the disappointments of last season and bring the Premier League trophy back to Stamford Bridge. Chelsea launched one of the worst defences of the league title in living memory last campaign, ...

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Kohli promises signed bat to Aleem Dar’s son

Indian Test captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday promised to send a signed bat to umpire Aleem Dar’s son, Hassan, urging him to visit his side the next time his father officiates a match involving India. In a video message on Facebook, the 27-year-old batsman shared a few words of wisdom and motivation with Hassan, and said he would like to meet ...

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Indonesia rejects international pleas to halt execution of Pakistani drug convict

CILACAP, INDONESIA: Indonesia Thursday rejected appeals from the UN and EU to halt the execution of 14 drug convicts including foreigners, as speculation mounted they could face the firing squad in a matter of hours. The group, including foreigners from Nigeria, Pakistan, India and Zimbabwe as well as Indonesians, have been placed in isolation on a prison island where Jakarta carries ...

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Ignoring Pakistan will be dangerous for US: John McCain

US senator and chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services John McCain has urged US, Pakistan and Afghanistan to get down to the business of fighting their common terrorist enemies together, and has stressed Pakistan to target all terrorist groups operating on its soil. Writing in the Financial Times, McCain discussed his latest visit to Pakistan and Afghanistan. The ...

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Hafeez the highest earning Pakistani cricketer

Pakistan opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez is the highest earner among his colleagues for the year 2015-16, after he took home approximately Rs39 million from Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Press Trust of India reported on Thursday. According to documents sent by the PCB to the Ministry of Inter-Provincial Co-ordination for the fiscal year 2015-16, it paid some 46 cricketers around Rs550 ...

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