BNY Mellon freezes $22 billion in Kazakhstan assets: source

BNY Mellon freezes $22 billion in Kazakhstan assets: source

ALMATY  – The Bank of New York Mellon (BK.N) has frozen $22 billion in assets held by Kazakhstan’s National Fund over a lawsuit launched by Moldovan businessman Anatolie Stati and his companies against the Kazakh government, a source familiar with the case said on Thursday.  The National Fund is replenished...

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Japan Display says report it sought Apple, Huawei funds is ‘speculative’

Japan Display says report it sought Apple, Huawei funds is ‘speculative’

TOKYO (Reuters) – Cash-strapped smartphone screen maker Japan Display Inc (6740.T) dismissed a report on Thursday that it was seeking investment from Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Huawei Technologies Co Ltd as “speculative” and declined to comment further. Japanese news agency Kyodo, which reported on Wednesday that Japan Display was...

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Kobe Steel says senior executives knew about data tampering

Kobe Steel says senior executives knew about data tampering

TOKYO  – Kobe Steel Ltd, at the center of a data-falsification scandal that has shaken Japan’s manufacturing industry, admitted for the first time that executives were aware of the cheating, and reassigned three senior officials.  Japan’s No.3 steelmaker, which supplies the manufacturers of cars, planes and trains across the world,...

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Catalan vote tests Europe

Catalan vote tests Europe

LONDON  – World markets offered a muted reception on Thursday to the passage of U.S. tax cuts as potential benefits to company bottom lines were already priced in, while bonds were spooked by the blowout in government debt needed to fund the giveaways. An election in Catalonia, which has become...

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City join Arsenal in League Cup semis after penalty drama

City join Arsenal in League Cup semis after penalty drama

LONDON: Manchester City’s stellar season gathered yet more momentum as the runaway Premier League leaders kept alive their hopes of a quadruple after holding off a spirited challenge from Leicester City to reach the League Cup semi-finals on Tuesday. Pep Guardiola showcased the riches at his disposal by making nine...

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Hilarious images from the contest of Comic Photographs of Nature

Hilarious images from the contest of Comic Photographs of Nature

An owl trying to get on a tree branch after having stumbled was the winner of the main prize of the contest The Comedy Wildlife of 2017, which celebrates the funniest scenes of nature. This is the third edition of the contest that seeks to have fun while raising awareness about the...

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“We will take note of the names”: the US threat to those who vote in the UN against their decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

“We will take note of the names”: the US threat to those who vote in the UN against their decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

The United States warned that it will “take note of the names” of countries that reject in the United Nations its recent recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. After Washington vetoed on the Security Council on Monday a draft resolution affirming that any decision on the status of...

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Michael Jackson sex abuse lawsuit dismissed

Michael Jackson sex abuse lawsuit dismissed

The summary judgment against Wade Robson resolves one of the last remaining major claims against the late singer’s holdings. Wade had claimed that pop star Michael Jackson molested him as a child. A judge on Tuesday dismissed the lawsuit brought by a choreographer who alleged Michael Jackson molested him as...

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How a university exam in 1977 changed China and created a legendary generation

How a university exam in 1977 changed China and created a legendary generation

Forty years ago, China restored an important entrance exam to the university after an interval of more than a decade when the country was plunged into the chaos of the Cultural Revolution. More than five million people took the exam in hopes of securing a place at the university. Yuwen Wu...

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Peru captain Paolo Guerrero free to play at 2018 FIFA World Cup after ban cut

Peru captain Paolo Guerrero free to play at 2018 FIFA World Cup after ban cut

Paolo Guerrero had been suspended by world governing body FIFA on Dec. 8 after testing positive for cocaine metabolite benzoylecgonine. Peru captain Paolo Guerrero will be able to play at the World Cup after FIFA’s appeal committee cut his ban for failing a doping test from one year to six...

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India vs Sri Lanka: Losing is okay but we have to at least come close, says Upul Tharanga

India vs Sri Lanka: Losing is okay but we have to at least come close, says Upul Tharanga

Sri Lanka batsman Upul Tharanga said that their disappointing was the main reason for their loss against India. India were on top of their in the first T20I against Sri Lanka and completed a thumping win over the visitors. Sri Lanka, apart from their win the first ODI in Dharamsala,...

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Virat Kohli dethrones Shah Rukh Khan to become India’s most valuable celebrity brand

Virat Kohli dethrones Shah Rukh Khan to become India’s most valuable celebrity brand

Virat Kohli has had a tremendous year in 2017 – both on the field and off the field. What a year it has been for Indian captain Virat Kohli! The Indian skipper is the leading run-scorer in One-Day Internationals in 2017, scoring 1460 runs at an average of 76.84. Apart...

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Pakistani cricketers stranded in Uganda after sponsors desert league

Pakistani cricketers stranded in Uganda after sponsors desert league

KARACHI: Several Pakistani cricketers were left stranded in Kampala, Uganda, after sponsors pulled out of a deal with the T20 event in which the players were due to participate. The league, Afro T20 Cup, which was delayed earlier for a few days, was ultimately cancelled after sponsors decided to pull...

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Ashes 2017: Aussies are not the nicest when you play against them, says Mark Stoneman

Ashes 2017: Aussies are not the nicest when you play against them, says Mark Stoneman

England opening batsman Mark Stoneman said he is disappointed that he has failed to capitalise after getting to a good start on numerous occasions in the series. The ongoing Ashes Test series between England and Australia have become particularly humbling one for the Three Lions. The side has already registered...

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Top 5 Donald Trump’s most controversial tweets since becoming president

Top 5 Donald Trump’s most controversial tweets since becoming president

Donald Trump has reached the 100-day mark. That’s 100 days of head-scratching, baffling, offensive and often trolling tweets from the President of the United States.  What better way than to celebrate than by recapping some of his worst? There was the time Trump accused Obama of “wiretapping” him, and we’re still waiting to...

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Leaking of details from army chief’s in-camera briefing angers Senate chairman

Leaking of details from army chief’s in-camera briefing angers Senate chairman

Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani on Wednesday criticised lawmakers for allegedly leaking details of the in-camera briefing by Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, saying they had violated the sanctity of the upper house by doing so. Taking notice of the details from the session being made public, Rabbani said Rule...

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Akshay Kumar on Bill Gates tweeting about Toilet Ek Prem Katha: It’s amazing that people sitting there are watching the film

Akshay Kumar on Bill Gates tweeting about Toilet Ek Prem Katha: It’s amazing that people sitting there are watching the film

Akshay Kumar also spoke about how he enjoys doing films that give a message to the audience in an entertaining way. His next PadMan with Radhika Apte and Sonam Kapoor is slated to release on January 26, 2018. Philanthropist and business mogul Bill Gates recently listed down six stories and...

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Sanjay Dutt’s First International Shoot Post His Release From Jail

Sanjay Dutt’s First International Shoot Post His Release From Jail

Last Week, Sanjay Dutt Travelled To Kyrgyzstan To Shoot For Girish Malik’s Torbaaz. He Was Accompanied By Wife Maanayata And Kids Shahran And Iqra Last week, Sanjay Dutt travelled to Kyrgyzstan to shoot for Girish Malik’s Torbaaz. He was accompanied by wife Maanayata and kids Shahran and Iqra. The visit marks...

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Interview: Ali Abbas Zafar on ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ and nationalism

Interview: Ali Abbas Zafar on ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ and nationalism

Ali Abbas Zafar assisted Kabir Khan in 2012’s “Ek Tha Tiger” (There Once Was a Tiger), a blockbuster film about an Indian and Pakistani spy who fall in love. What he didn’t know then was that he would be directing the second part of what is turning out to be an...

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Shehbaz is Pakistan’s next prime minister, says Nawaz

Shehbaz is Pakistan’s next prime minister, says Nawaz

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Nawaz Sharif has nominated his brother Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif as the candidate for the prime minister in the next elections. Nawaz announced this decision after a meeting of PML-N bigwigs at his Jati Umra residence. According to sources present in the meeting, Nawaz...

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Shahid Kapoor: Someone Very Famous Once Cheated On Me

Shahid Kapoor: Someone Very Famous Once Cheated On Me

Actor Shahid Kapoor Admitted Having Fallen In Love Twice With His Co-Actors. He Made This Revelation At A Chat Show With Host Neha Dhupia A Shahid Kapoor has found the love of his life in Mira Rajput and has an adorable daughter, Misha together. However, before tying the knot with...

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A cross to bare: tattoos and tradition in Jerusalem

A cross to bare: tattoos and tradition in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM  – A small shop in the heart of Jerusalem’s walled Old City offers Christian pilgrims indelible memories of their visit to the holy city: tattoos with religious designs unchanged for centuries. Blending modern technology with tradition, the Razzouk family uses the Internet to draw clients to their business in...

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Christian Bale wants people to stop saying ‘white dudes’ are running things

Christian Bale wants people to stop saying ‘white dudes’ are running things

While men in Hollywood come under fire left and right amid the recent storm of people coming forward with accusations of sexual harassment, one star is hoping for a day to come when we can stop saying “white dudes” are running everything. The star appeared at the AOL Build series...

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Eminem says Trump makes his ‘blood boil,’ hopes he ‘gets impeached’

Eminem says Trump makes his ‘blood boil,’ hopes he ‘gets impeached’

Eminem has lashed out again at President Trump, saying in an interview with vulture that he hopes the president “gets impeached.” When asked by the outlet how he hopes the presidency carries on in 2018, the rapper replied, “I hope he gets impeached. I’d be there for that.” The comment came...

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Venus Williams will not be charged in Florida fatal accident: report

Venus Williams will not be charged in Florida fatal accident: report

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla – Tennis star Venus Williams will not face any criminal charges in relation to a June fatal traffic accident she was involved in near her Florida residence, the Sun-Sentinel newspaper reported on Wednesday, quoting police. The driver of a car that struck Williams’ SUV in an intersection...

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Disney backs Fox’s request for more data protection in antitrust trial

Disney backs Fox’s request for more data protection in antitrust trial

WASHINGTON – Walt Disney Co (DIS.N) joined Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOXA.O) on Wednesday in asking the judge hearing AT&T Inc’s (T.N) antitrust case to strengthen an order aimed at keeping its data private if it is used at trial next year. Disney and Fox have given data to the Justice...

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3 killed in explosion in Dera Bugti

3 killed in explosion in Dera Bugti

At least three people were killed and seven others injured on Thursday when a bomb went off in Balochistan’s Dera Bugti area, DawnNews reported.

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Twitter seeks business ad dollars with live news, CEO tweets

Twitter seeks business ad dollars with live news, CEO tweets

Twitter Inc is turning its spotlight onto a new demographic in its bid to lure more advertising dollars to its social media platform: deep-pocketed business users. The microblogging service has 330 million monthly active users but has struggled to turn its popularity into profit, losing out to rival Facebook Inc...

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Gymnast Maroney says in court filing she was forced to sign agreement

Gymnast Maroney says in court filing she was forced to sign agreement

Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney sued USA Gymnastics (USAG) on Wednesday alleging that the organization forced her to sign a non-disclosure agreement about sexual abuse she endured from former national team doctor Larry Nassar. The lawsuit, filed by attorney John Manly in the Los Angeles Superior Court, a copy of...

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Happy Birthday Govinda: Things this Hero No 1 did, which nobody can dare to do today

Happy Birthday Govinda: Things this Hero No 1 did, which nobody can dare to do today

Govinda ruled the box office in 1990s giving some of the biggest hits like Aankhen, Coolie No. 1, Raja Babu, Dulhe Raja, Saajan Chale Sasural, Hero No. 1, Bade Miyan Chote Miyan and Haseena Maan Jaayegi. If it weren’t for Govinda, 90s Bollywood would’ve been different. The entertainer, who carried...

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Army chief observes winter exercise of mechanised formation in Bahawalpur

Army chief observes winter exercise of mechanised formation in Bahawalpur

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday visited Bahawalpur to observe winter collective training exercises of the mechanised formation based in the area, said a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).  The army chief appreciated the high standards of training and professional skills displayed by the...

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Pakistan issues visa to Kulbhushan Jadhav’s family

Pakistan issues visa to Kulbhushan Jadhav’s family

Islamabad has issued visas to the mother and wife of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been awarded death by a military court in Pakistan. Earlier in November, Pakistan had offered to allow the spy to meet his family on humanitarian grounds. In a statement, Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad...

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Trump threatens to cut aid to UN members over Jerusalem vote

Trump threatens to cut aid to UN members over Jerusalem vote

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that vote in favor of a draft United Nations resolution against his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “They take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars, and then they vote...

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