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First man to open Venice Film Festival

Los Angeles : Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelles space race drama “First Man” will open the 75th annual Venice International Film Festival on August 29. This will mark the second opening-night Venice bow for Chazelle. His previous film, “La La Land,” kicked

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Women fly against cockpit prejudices

Farnborough : When a stricken Southwest Airlines jet was expertly landed after an emergency descent in April, saving 148 lives, it was a surprise to some that a woman was at the controls. Role models remain f

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Japan start-up plans meteor shower by 2020

Tokyo : A Japanese start-up developing “shooting stars on demand” says it will be ready to deliver the world’s first artificial meteor shower in a spectacular show over Hiroshima in early 2020. ALE, based in Tokyo, is in the final stages of developing two micro-satellite

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Bus plunges into Indian gorge, 14 dead

Dehradun : A bus plunged into a gorge in a Himalayan state of northern India on Thursday, killing 14 people and injuring 17 others, a disaster official said. The driver lost control of the vehicle as he tried to negotiate a narrow bend in

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Facebook to remove bogus posts inciting violence

Menlo Park : Facebook has built on its campaign to prevent the platform from being used to spread dangerous misinformation, saying it will remove bogus posts likely to spark violence. The new tactic being spread through the global social network was tested in Sri Lan

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Saudi signs deal for five warships

Riyadh : Saudi Arabia’s state-owned defence company has forged a deal with Spanish shipbuilder Navantia for a joint venture to build five warships, state media said yesterday. The agreement with Saudi Arabian Military Indu

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Turkey Ends Emergency Rule

Istanbul : Turkey’s state of emergency which was imposed after the failed 2016 coup came to an end yesterday, but the opposition fears it will be replaced by even more repressive legislative measures. Presid

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Wenger regrets staying at Arsenal for 22 years

Arsene Wenger has said staying as Arsenal manager for nearly 22 years may have been the biggest mistake of his career and that he regrets sacrificing “everything” for the job. The 68-year-old Frenchman, who was appointed in Oct. 1996, left the north London club at the end of l

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“Today we kill them, Messi or no Messi”, Pogba

France’s Paul Pogba delivered an inspiring speech before their 4-3 win against Lionel Messi’s Argentina in the last-16 of the World Cup 2018 where he told his team mates ‘today we kill them, Messi or no Messi’ during the speech. France won their second World Cup ti