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    Veteran Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna passes away at 70

    The actor was admitted to Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre in Girgaon, Mumbai. He was surrounded by his family and loved ones in his last days.

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    Meet the lawyer whose musical rendition of an old elegy to Imam Husain is leaving Indians teary-eyed

    It was not Moharram, the season to mourn Husain’s sacrifice. The gathering was not a Shia majlis and the listeners were not all Muslims either. But the story of 72 men, women and children.

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    Malala receives highest UN honour to promote girls' education

    United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres appointed Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai a UN Messenger of Peace on Monday to promote girls education.

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    Film on extremism wins at Saudi festival

    A short film that tackles extremism has won the top prize at the Saudi Film Festival, organisers said on Sunday, in an ultra-conservative kingdom that continues to ban public cinemas.

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    Can Ghosts Change Hollywood Stereotypes about Muslims?

    The jury may be out for a while on the newly anticipated release of the very talked about movie Jinn.  The central focus of the movie is about a young man whose family has been cursed by evil spirits.

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    Nowroz- e- Por-rang

    Nowroz or Nowrooz, contrary to the popular perception, is not merely a community - centric tradition. It is a philosophy, a concept, and tradition, which will always have the contemporary significance.

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    Afghan Star: Rap, stilettos and a musical revolution

    Smokey-eyed Zulala Hashemi, standing tall in four-inch gold heels, wants to sing for women. The 18-year-old has become the first girl to reach the final of popular television music talent show Afghan Star.

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    The fragility of women’s rights: How female guilds wielded power long ago

    Today is International Women’s Day. The first was held in 1911, after activists Clara Zetkin and Luise Zietz pushed for day that would bring attention to women’s rights especially the vote and women’s working conditions.

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    Indian director Karan Johar becomes father of twins through surrogacy

    Karan Johar has become a single father of twins - a baby boy and girl - who were born through surrogacy and the filmmaker says he is "enormously blessed" to be a parent.

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    Oscars 2017: The Salesman Director Delivers Powerful Statement Against Trump

    The Salesman's director Asghar Farhadi announced in January that he would not be attending the Academy Awards in the wake of Donald Trump's Muslim ban, which prevented people from Yemen, Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya.

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    Israel invited 26 Oscar stars to visit. So far none has

    A year ago Israel offered Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and other Hollywood stars all-expenses paid luxury trips, but it seems they have chosen to miss their cues.

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    The Mosul artifacts: A priceless loss

    It is hard to overstate the historical and archaeological significance of the area extending from Mesopotamia to Egypt. This stretch contains the early stages of human civilization, especially from the Neolithic era.

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    The ghosts of a literary Indian hill-station that haunt the writers of the present

    All hill-stations have their share of ghost stories” writes journalist Sheela Reddy. “But the Doon must be the only spot that can boast of so many writers, living and dead, who have turned their home into their muse.

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    AP image of Turkish assassin wins World Press Photo award

    Associated Press photographer Burhan Ozbilici won the 2017 World Press Photo competition Monday, with jurors and colleagues lauding his courage and composure in capturing his image of a gun—wielding off.

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    Bollywood movie 'Raees' banned in Pakistan

    Within days of lifting a self-imposed ban on Indian films, Pakistani exhibitors were informed on Monday that Shah Rukh Khan’s much-awaited Raees will not be released in the country as it depicts Islam in a “negative.

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    Pakistan ends ban on Indian films 

    On January 26, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif gave his go ahead. That was followed some days later by notification from the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage.

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    Iran actress to boycott Oscars over 'racist' Trump visa ban

    The Iranian star of Oscar-nominated film "The Salesman" said Thursday she would boycott the awards in protest at President Donald Trump's "racist" ban on Muslim immigrants.

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    “Voices from Syria”: New E-book by Mark Taliano

    Between 15 and 23 September 2016, I travelled to war-torn Syria because I sensed years ago that the official narratives being fed to North Americans across TV screens, in newsprint and on the internet were false.

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    Majidi to shoot 'Floating Garden' in India

    Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi, who is in India for a location recce for his new movie, decided to travel in a suburban train to connect better with the pulse of the city's people.

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    Uzbekistan churns Out new anti-Terrorism Melodrama

    Speaking at a preview of his movie, “Dadam Betob" (“Dad is Sick”) director and screenwriter Zulfikar Musakov told reporters he had presented the idea to state-run film company Uzbekfilm five years ago.

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    Bollywood star Salman Khan cleared in illegal arms case

    An Indian court on Wednesday acquitted Bollywood superstar Salman Khan of using unlicensed firearms to kill protected wildlife almost two decades ago, a lawyer said.

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    Iraqi artist recreates ancient works destroyed by Islamic State

    As Iraqi forces fight to retake the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State, an artist in nearby Erbil is chiseling at clay in a tiny, unheated studio to recreate historic Assyrian monuments destroyed by the group.

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    How artists around India are responding to atrocities in Kashmir

    An armed guard stands in front of two children. His gun is pointed downwards, and instead of using it, he blows bubbles for the youngsters to play with. Recalling an image from George Orwell’s 1984, military boots.

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    'Dangal' shatters Bollywood box office record

    Aamir Khan's latest film "Dangal" is now Bollywood's highest grossing movie of all time, breaking the record set by his previous release "PK" in 2014.

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