India vs South Africa 3rd Test, Day 2: If we get it from them, we can give it back as well, says Jasprit Bumrah

India vs South Africa 3rd Test, Day 2: If we get it from them, we can give it back as well, says Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah said that India’s barrage of short deliveries was aimed at getting wickets as quickly as possible. Jasprit Bumrah said that the Indian pace attack is a confident unit and capable of giving South Africans some of their own medicines. On the second day of the third Test, India’s...

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Australia vs England Live Score 4th ODI: Moeen Ali’s resistance comes to an end, departs on 33

Australia vs England Live Score 4th ODI: Moeen Ali’s resistance comes to an end, departs on 33

Australia vs England Live Score 4th ODI: Catch Live Score of Australia vs England 4th ODI from Adelaide here. AUS vs ENG 4th ODI Live Cricket Score. After already grasping their claim over the series by winning the first three ODIs against Australia, England would have hoped for a strong...

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Russia will send 169 athletes to Olympics but not the top ones, official says

Russia will send 169 athletes to Olympics but not the top ones, official says

Russia will send 169 athletes to Olympics but not the top ones, official says A total of 169 Russian athletes have been cleared to compete at the Pyeongchang Olympic Games next month, but not the top ones, a Russian Olympic Committee official said on Thursday. “Unfortunately, our top athletes did not...

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ISL 2017/18: Chennaiyin beat ATK 2-1 to climb to top of league standings

ISL 2017/18: Chennaiyin beat ATK 2-1 to climb to top of league standings

Chennaiyin FC were quick to restore parity when Malison Alves’ 51st minute header sneaked under goalkeeper Debjit Majumder before Jeje Lalpekhlua (64th) struck another for the visitors.. Chennaiyin FC came from a goal down to beat two-time champions ATK 2-1 in an Indian Super League match and jump to top...

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NBRA accepts Kevin Durant’s apology

NBRA accepts Kevin Durant’s apology

Kevin Durant apologized to official James Williams on Wednesday, a day after accusing him of targeting Durant with a technical foul in Tuesday’s win over the New York Knicks. The National Basketball Referees Association tweeted Thursday that it has accepted the apology of Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant for...

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Lucas Pouille called up for Davis Cup title defense

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Lucas Pouille called up for Davis Cup title defense

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Lucas Pouille played a role in France’s victorious campaign last year, which culminated in a 3-2 victory over Belgium in the final when France won the Davis Cup for the first time in 16 years. France captain Yannick Noah is keeping faith in the players who won...

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Russian cinema defies official ban to screen Stalin satire movie

Russian cinema defies official ban to screen Stalin satire movie

MOSCOW  – A Russian art house cinema defied a government ban on Thursday to screen satirical film ‘The Death of Stalin’ to a packed audience that included at least two people who said they witnessed the Soviet dictator’s funeral six decades ago. The Russian government said the movie mocks the...

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Actor Casey Affleck withdraws as 2018 Oscar presenter

Actor Casey Affleck withdraws as 2018 Oscar presenter

LOS ANGELES- Oscar-winning Casey Affleck, who has been accused of sexual harassment by female crew members on an earlier film, has withdrawn as a presenter at the 2018 Academy Awards, a spokeswoman for the organization said on Thursday. Affleck, 42, who won the best actor Oscar last year for his...

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Trump urges Turkey to limit military actions in Syria

Trump urges Turkey to limit military actions in Syria

Turkey’s air and ground “Operation Olive Branch” in the Afrin region of northern Syria is now in its fifth day, targeting YPG fighters and opening a new front in Syria’s multi-sided civil war. US President Donald Trump has urged Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to curtail a military operation against a...

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US to roll out immigration framework next week

US to roll out immigration framework next week

Press Secretary, White House, Sarah Sanders said after decades of “inaction” by Congress the time has come to work together to solve the issue once and for all. Former finance ministry official Irene Espinosa was on Wednesday confirmed by Congress as the first woman to serve on the board of...

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US pushed for enhanced military cooperation with India after 9/11: Documents

US pushed for enhanced military cooperation with India after 9/11: Documents

Ever since the 9/11 attack, India-US defence trade has jumped from near zero to more than USD 15 billion. Less than a month after the 9/11 attack, the then US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld called for fast tracking military-to-military co-operation with India, according to a latest declassified document. Rumsfeld’s memo...

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Venezuela’s presidential battle begins, Nicolas Maduro favorite

Venezuela’s presidential battle begins, Nicolas Maduro favorite

Critics of the 55-year-old Nicolas Maduro say he has ruined a once prosperous oil economy, turned Venezuela into a dictatorship and skewed the election system to perpetuate power for his Socialist Party. Venezuela’s presidential election race has begun with favorite and incumbent Nicolas Maduro signaling a nationalist, “anti-Trump” campaign while...

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Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon resigns in wake of scandal

Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon resigns in wake of scandal

Simon’s resignation was welcomed in the Legislature, where pressure had been building for her to step down or be ousted by the university’s board of trustees. Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon has submitted her resignation amid outcry over school’s handling of allegations against Larry Nassar. The announcement that Simon...

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Donald Trump takes his ‘America First’ policies to Davos ‘globalists’

Donald Trump takes his ‘America First’ policies to Davos ‘globalists’

Trump will be the first US president to attend Davos since Bill Clinton in 2000, giving him a chance to mingle with the same elite “globalists” he bashed in the 2016 election campaign. US President Donald Trump flew overnight to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where he will...

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And it happens: Man bites dog in US, arrested

And it happens: Man bites dog in US, arrested

According to the police, the man from New Hampshire, who was not identified, unsuccessfully tried to hide under a pile of clothes to evade arrest over the weekend and then put the police dog in a choke hold and bit it on the head. The first journalism lesson — “Dog bites...

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Federer faces Chung test as Kerber, Halep shine

Federer faces Chung test as Kerber, Halep shine

MELBOURNE: Defending champion Roger Federer zeroed in on a 20th Grand Slam title on Wednesday with Chung Hyeon next in his Australian Open firing line as dominant Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep raced into a semi-final showdown. The clinical Swiss ace strode into the last four at Melbourne Park for...

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The Incredibles 2: Sophia Bush, Isabella Rossellini join the cast; full details inside

The Incredibles 2: Sophia Bush, Isabella Rossellini join the cast; full details inside

Disney recently revealed the full cast of The Incredibles 2, and it couldn’t have been better. While Holly Hunter and Craig T Nelson return as the lead couple, the Parrs; a whole new bunch of talented actors have also been cast. Read on to know who made the cut. One...

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Ben Stokes to delay New Zealand arrival to attend court hearing

Ben Stokes to delay New Zealand arrival to attend court hearing

Ben Stokes was charged last week after a lengthy investigation into an incident outside a Bristol nightclub last September. Suspended England all-rounder Ben Stokes is to delay his arrival for the country’s tour of New Zealand in order to attend his first court hearing into a charge of affray. The...

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Australian Open: Britain’s Kyle Edmund beats Grigor Dimitrov to reach semis

Australian Open: Britain’s Kyle Edmund beats Grigor Dimitrov to reach semis

Britain’s Kyle Edmund bludgeoned his way past third seed Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-4 on Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday to reach the Australian Open semi-finals. The unseeded 23-year-old, playing in his first grand slam quarter-final, showed no nerves as he blazed away with his fearsome forehand to subdue...

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Australian Open Live, Day 9: Grigor Dimitrov goes down to Kyle Edmund; Elise Mertens stuns Elina Svitolina

Australian Open Live, Day 9: Grigor Dimitrov goes down to Kyle Edmund; Elise Mertens stuns Elina Svitolina

Australian Open Live, Day 9: Stay tuned for live scores and updates from Melbourne Park at the Australian Open on Day 9. Australian Open has already seen its share of scintillating matches and it reached prime level on Monday. On the third quarter filled with Alexander Zverev, Stan Wawrinka and...

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Australian Open 2018: Elise Mertens stuns Elina Svitolina to reach Melbourne semis

Australian Open 2018: Elise Mertens stuns Elina Svitolina to reach Melbourne semis

World number 37 Elise Mertens beat fourth seed Elina Svitolina and her first grand slam semi-final in 73 minutes. Elise Mertens produced another huge upset in a tournament littered with them when she thrashed fourth seed Elina Svitolina 6-4 6-0 to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open at the...

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Russian athletes challenge doping ban at CAS

Russian athletes challenge doping ban at CAS

GENEVA: Dozens of Russian athletes banned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for life over doping began an appeal against their suspension on Monday at the world’s top sports court. The week-long hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) includes appeals from 39 Russians who competed at the...

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Deal ends US government shutdown

Deal ends US government shutdown

WASHINGTON: The US Senate voted on Monday to reopen the government, ending a three-day standoff that left federal agencies shuttered and hundreds of thousands of workers in limbo. In a house of 100, 81 senators voted to approve a spending bill that would allow the federal government to resume its...

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After Kabul attack, Washington urges Pakistan to ‘take action’ against Taliban leaders

After Kabul attack, Washington urges Pakistan to ‘take action’ against Taliban leaders

In the wake of an attack on a landmark hotel in Kabul carried out by the Taliban, the White House on Monday called on Islamabad to take action against the militant group’s leaders. At least 22 people were killed when Taliban militants stormed the luxury Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital on...

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‘Taj Mahal is dying’

‘Taj Mahal is dying’

AGRA, India: Tourist Muskan Mahuwakar pictured the Taj Mahal as a dazzling vision of symmetry and beauty but upon reaching the monument, she – like thousands of other visitors – was disappointed to find it covered in scaffolding, its once white marble now yellowing due to pollution. Building restoration at...

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Icahn, Deason to jointly push Xerox to explore selling itself, other options: WSJ

Icahn, Deason to jointly push Xerox to explore selling itself, other options: WSJ

Investor Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason, the biggest- and third-largest shareholders of Xerox Corp, jointly plan to push the printer and photocopier maker to explore options, including a sale of the firm, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. Icahn and Deason, who together own 15.7 percent of the photocopier...

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Exclusive: Philadelphia Energy Solutions to file for bankruptcy – memo

Exclusive: Philadelphia Energy Solutions to file for bankruptcy – memo

Philadelphia Energy Solutions LLC, the owner of the largest U.S. East Coast oil refining complex, announced to its employees on Sunday that it plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, according to an internal memo reviewed. The bankruptcy would come six years after private equity firm Carlyle Group LP (CG.O)...

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Wal-Mart shops Brazil unit stake to Advent, other funds: sources

Wal-Mart shops Brazil unit stake to Advent, other funds: sources

SAO PAULO – Wal-Mart Stores Inc is in talks with buyout firm Advent International Corp and other funds to sell a major stake in its Brazilian operations, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said on Sunday. Wal-Mart is being advised by Goldman Sachs & Co, according to one...

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Sanofi confirms deal to buy Bioverativ for $11.6 billion

Sanofi confirms deal to buy Bioverativ for $11.6 billion

PARIS – French healthcare group Sanofi has agreed to buy U.S. peer Bioverativ for $11.6 billion, in a deal which Sanofi said would boost its earnings and strengthen its presence in the field of treatment for rare diseases. Sanofi has agreed to buy all of the outstanding shares of Bioverativ...

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L’Oréal Paris features a hijab-wearing model for its new hair campaign

L’Oréal Paris features a hijab-wearing model for its new hair campaign

“Whether or not your hair is on display,” Amena Khan says in the ad, “doesn’t affect how much you care about it.” Here’s to L’Oreal Paris starting off 2018 by making history and a hijab-wearing woman in a hair campaign. The video for L’Oreal’s new haircare line, Elvive features a...

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Rare sighting: Malala Yousufzai shows support for Akshay Kumar’s ‘PadMan’

Rare sighting: Malala Yousufzai shows support for Akshay Kumar’s ‘PadMan’

Askshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor’s upcoming venture, Padman, is all set to come out on January 25 and taboos surrounding the topic of menstruation. The producer of the movie and Akshay’s wife Twinkle Khanna was recently invited to Oxford University to discuss PadMan and all the taboos attached to the subject, reported The Indian Express. [email protected]: I...

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Toshiba reaches deal to help resolve Westinghouse bankruptcy, rebuild finances

Toshiba reaches deal to help resolve Westinghouse bankruptcy, rebuild finances

Toshiba Corp said on Thursday it had clinched an agreement to sell its claims in bankrupt U.S. nuclear plant maker Westinghouse Electric Co LLC in a deal that would add $3.7 billion to the Japanese owner’s depleted capital base. The Japanese conglomerate has also agreed to transfer its Westinghouse-related shares...

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Regulatory fears hammer bitcoin below $10,000, half its peak

Regulatory fears hammer bitcoin below $10,000, half its peak

LONDON/TOKYO – Bitcoin fell as much as 20 percent on Wednesday, piercing below $10,000, while other cryptocurrencies took similar spills due to investor fears that regulators could clamp down on them in an effort to curb speculation. The world’s biggest and best-known cryptocurrency at one point lost 30 percent of...

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Google, Temasek coming in as new investors in Indonesia’s Go-Jek: sources

Google, Temasek coming in as new investors in Indonesia’s Go-Jek: sources

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google (GOOGL.O), Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings and Chinese online platform Meituan-Dianping are investing in a fundraising round of Indonesian ride-hailing start-up Go-Jek, sources familiar with the matter said. Go-Jek’s existing investors such as global private equity firms KKR & Co LP (KKR.N) and Warburg...

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Exclusive: Trump denies U.S. embassy to be moved to Jerusalem within a year

Exclusive: Trump denies U.S. embassy to be moved to Jerusalem within a year

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump denied on Wednesday that the planned relocation of the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would take place within a year, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he expected the controversial move to happen by then. Reversing decades of U.S. policy, Trump in early December...

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Shari Redstone explores adding new CBS directors: WSJ

Shari Redstone explores adding new CBS directors: WSJ

 Shari Redstone, a controlling shareholder of CBS Corp, has discussed adding new directors to the CBS board as she renews her push to merge the company with Viacom Inc, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Shari Redstone and Sumner Redstone, her ailing 94-year-old father, together control both CBS and...

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Iranian oil tanker wreck produces two slicks in East China Sea: China

Iranian oil tanker wreck produces two slicks in East China Sea: China

BEIJING – An Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea has left two oil slicks covering a combined 109 square km (42 square miles), the Chinese government said late on Tuesday, as maritime police scour for damage and prepare to explore the wreck. Satellite imaging showed a...

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U.S. withholds $65 million in Palestinian aid after Trump threat

U.S. withholds $65 million in Palestinian aid after Trump threat

WASHINGTON  – The United States on Tuesday said it would withhold about half the initial aid it planned to give a U.N. agency that serves the Palestinians, two weeks after President Donald Trump questioned the value of such funding. In announcing that it would provide $60 million to the U.N....

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Thai court drops royal insult case over ancient king

Thai court drops royal insult case over ancient king

BANGKOK  – Thailand’s military court on Wednesday dropped the prosecution of an 85-year-old academic who had been accused of royal insult for questioning the truth of a 17th century elephant-back battle, he and his lawyer said. Under Thailand’s strict lese majeste law against defaming, insulting or threatening the monarchy, Sualak...

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Nations to consider more North Korea sanctions, U.S. warns on military option

Nations to consider more North Korea sanctions, U.S. warns on military option

VANCOUVER  – Twenty nations agreed on Tuesday to consider tougher sanctions to press North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Pyongyang it could trigger a military response if it did not chose negotiations. A U.S.-hosted meeting of countries that backed South...

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Ex-U.S. Navy officers face negligent homicide charges over ship collisions

Ex-U.S. Navy officers face negligent homicide charges over ship collisions

WASHINGTON  – The commanding officers of two U.S. Navy destroyers involved in deadly collisions last year in the Pacific Ocean face courts-martial and military criminal charges including negligent homicide, the U.S. Navy said in a statement on Tuesday. Filing charges against the officers marks the Navy’s latest effort to address...

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El Salvador eyes work scheme with Qatar for migrants facing exit from U.S.

El Salvador eyes work scheme with Qatar for migrants facing exit from U.S.

SAN SALVADOR  – El Salvador is discussing a deal with Qatar under which Salvadoran migrants facing the loss of their right to stay in the United States could live and work temporarily in the Middle Eastern country, the government of the Central American nation said on Tuesday. Last week, U.S....

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Hong Kong democracy leader Joshua Wong jailed a second time for 2014 protest

Hong Kong democracy leader Joshua Wong jailed a second time for 2014 protest

HONG KONG – Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong, 21, was sentenced to a second jail term of three months on Wednesday for what a judge described as his “leading” role during some of the 2014 pro-democracy “Umbrella Movement” street demonstrations. Wong and 19 other demonstrators were found guilty of...

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‘The Fakeys’: Comedians turn tables on Trump’s ‘fake news’ awards

‘The Fakeys’: Comedians turn tables on Trump’s ‘fake news’ awards

LOS ANGELES – Comedian Samantha Bee is campaigning for “Shrillest Reporting,” late-night talk show host Stephen Colbert put up a billboard in New York’s Times Square in a bid to win votes, and rival Jimmy Kimmel calls them “The Stupid People’s Choice Awards.”  Far from silencing these critics, U.S. President...

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Israel’s Netanyahu pushes for India free trade deal during rare visit

Israel’s Netanyahu pushes for India free trade deal during rare visit

NEW DELHI: India and Israel will begin work on a free trade pact that Israel has been pushing for, officials said on Monday, as Benjamin Netanyahu began a first visit by an Israeli prime minister in 15 years. India and Israel have built close ties over the years, largely centered on...

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Rocket lands inside premises of Indian embassy in Kabul

Rocket lands inside premises of Indian embassy in Kabul

A rocket landed inside the premises of Indian embassy in Kabul but caused no casualties on Monday.The rocket blast caused minor damage to the building, but all the mission staff were safe, reported the Times of India. Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said the rocket clipped the top of a barracks located...

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US general says ‘not giving up’ on Pakistan ties

US general says ‘not giving up’ on Pakistan ties

BRUSSELS: The top US military officer, Marine General Joseph Dunford, said on Monday he was committed to the US-Pakistan relationship, which has been strained in recent weeks as Washington piles pressure to crack down on militants. “Do we agree on everything right now? No we don‘t. But are we committed to...

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Trump denies he’s a racist as Americans honour King

Trump denies he’s a racist as Americans honour King

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has vehemently denied he is a racist, as Americans remembered civil rights hero Martin Luther King Jr Monday amid an uproar over a reported presidential slur. The denial late Sunday came three days after Trump was quoted as calling African nations and Haiti “shithole countries,” setting off...

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Toronto police say hijab attack on girl never happened

Toronto police say hijab attack on girl never happened

MONTREAL: An 11-year-old Toronto girl’s claim that she was assaulted by a man who tried to cut off her hijab never happened, Toronto police said Monday. The police statement gave no indication as to what motivated Kwawlah Noman’s claim on Friday, which drew national attention, including from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau....

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Saudi Arabia begins screening films after decades-long ban lifted

Saudi Arabia begins screening films after decades-long ban lifted

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia began screening feature-length animated children’s films this weekend in a makeshift theatre, after a 35-year-old ban on cinemas was lifted in the conservative Islamic kingdom. The first permanent theatres could open as early as March, part of a liberalising reform drive that has already opened the door to...

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