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    Dilip Kumar: An actors’ actor

    Dilip Kumar, who passed away on Wednesday in Mumbai at the age of 98, was the yardstick by which the performances of all other actors in the Sub-continent were judged

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    RIP Dilip Kumar: India, Pakistan United In Grief For Iconic Actor

    Bollywood's most iconic actors passed away at the age of 98 on Wednesday. The overwhelming response to the iconic actor's departure is a testament to his charm which transcended all boundaries of space and time.

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    Why the Korean wave is stronger than ever

    The BigBang member was charged with illegal distribution of pornography and was under investigation for several other illegal activities in relation to the nightclub he co-owned.

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    Film cameras start to roll again in Damascus studios

    On a long-disused film set outside Damascus featuring mud houses, palm trees, alleyways and camels, actors in flowing robes are making a television series that the producers say is part.

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    Pakistani filmmakers have the chutzpah to go global

    The last three decades of the twentieth century saw hundreds of cinema houses being pulled down across Pakistan and turned into commercial theatres, plazas, marriage halls and petrol pumps due.

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    Petition filed to remove Bollywood actress as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

    Priyanka Chopra has been under fire for cheering on India’s strike in Balakot last week. And now, an online petition has been filed to remove her from the position of UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

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    This Film on Kashmir Sought CBFC Clearance 6 Months Ago – and Is Still Waiting

    Ashvin Kumar’s 16-year-old filmography has been marked by an unlikely intersection: censorship troubles, movies on Kashmir and National Film Awards.

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    Visual Politics of Iranian Cinema: Social Class in Asghar Farhadi’s ‘A Separation’

    Iranian movies receive widespread critical acclaim and popularity in the global space for its creative richness, honesty and the striking blend with reality. These movies are regarded as some of the finest.

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    Veteran Bollywood actor-writer Kader Khan has passed away

    Veteran Bollywood actor-writer Kader Khan passed away in Toronto today, reports Times of India. He was 81. Khan was suffering from a protracted illness and had been admitted to a hospital in Toronto.

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    India’s highest-paid female star earns less than half of what her male counterpart does

    In this year’s Forbes India Celebrity 100 list, Deepika Padukone is the only woman among the top 10 earners, ranking fourth with Rs112.8 crore ($15.9 million). But even that’s less than half of what.

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    Thugs of Hindostan: A British myth or Indian reality?

    On October 3, 1830, the Calcutta Literary Gazette published an anonymous letter that spoke at length on the activities of a group of worshippers of Goddess Kali, who expressed their devotion.

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    How Syrian architects can start to rebuild – even in the devastation of war

    The war in Syria has turned many of its cities into battlegrounds. Places like Aleppo, Homs and Raqqa have been reshaped beyond recognition by the destruction of architecture and the mass displacement of citizens.

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    'Erasing terrorist ideology': Iraqis fill the Mosul airwaves after IS radio silence

    During the Islamic State group's rule in Mosul, radio stations were banned and replaced with broadcasts of extremist propaganda. Today, young Iraqis are filling the city's airwaves.

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    Amjad Sabri: The void remains

    Two years ago, on June 22, Pakistan’s qawwali legend Amjad Sabri was shot dead in a target killing case in Karachi. While his absence left a huge void in the music industry.

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    Chinese vase found in attic sells for €16.2 million

    Experts at the auction house said the exquisite porcelain vessel was made for the Qing dynasty Emperor Qianlong and had set a guide price of a much more modest €500,000.

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    ‘The Message’ to be shown in Saudi Arabia four decades after ban

    Saudi Arabia will on Thursday screen "The Message" - a four-decade-old film about the Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) that was initially banned in most Arab states - as the first Arabic title after.

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    ABC apologises over Quantico Hindu terror plot post backlash

    US television studio ABC has issued an apology to Indian fans of its crime drama Quantico after an episode featuring Indian nationalists trying to frame Pakistan in a terrorist plot.

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    Books on Palestine to combat stripping Palestinians of their humanity

    In a world that has become partly robotic, where the buzzing sounds of drones drown out the voices of people, the experiments of driver-less cars have proven to be safer than humans.

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    Reham’s yet-to-appear book opens Pandora’s box

    A bitter fight has broken out between Imran Khan’s former wife Reham Khan and four individuals who claim that Reham Khan has mentioned them in her upcoming book in defamatory terms.

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    Colombian singer Shakira cancels Israel concert after pressure from BDS

    Columbian star Shakira will not be performing in Tel Aviv this year following pressure from activists who support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

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    ‘Beyond the Clouds’ and Beyond the Boundaries

    Maryam Papi – Eminent Iranian director, Majid Majidi, revisited India to redeem the failure of his 50 milion USD ‘ filmMuhammad: The Messenger of God , known as the most expensive film.

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    Cannes 2018: The year Middle Eastern cinema made its mark

    The selection of films at the 71st Cannes Film Festival, running from 8-19 May, is the talk of the town. The word in film industry circles is that Middle Eastern cinema has finally arrived.

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    Why are Indian Muslims using the Arabic word ‘Ramadan’ instead of the traditional 'Ramzan'?

    It’s that time of the year again. As the annual month of dawn-to-dusk fasting comes around, people everywhere are girding their social media loins to fight the inevitable lexical war that’s about to break out: Ramzan.

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    ‘Local story, global appeal’: Netflix’s strategy in India with ‘Sacred Games’ and other projects

    Netflix is a pop culture phenomenon in India without the numbers to support it. It is not known exactly how many Indians watch the series, films and documentaries available on the streaming.

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