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Hijab wearing Maria Mahmood is a contestant in Miss UK contest

Birmingham, March 31 (Express Tribune): Twenty year old Maria Mahmood is a psychology student from Birmingham who is the first hijab-wearing Muslim to compete in Miss England - now that she's through to the semi-finals. "Muslims are associated with negative things like terrorism. I’m determined to do my bit to challenge those views," Maria told The Mirror. "It's pretty rare...

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Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan all set to gross US$ 153 million worldwide

Mumbai, March 31 (Express Tribune): Film-maker Kabir Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan starring Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui has been impressing the audiences globally after having an impressive run at the Indian box office. The film excelled in the Chinese market. After grossing INR6.26 billion globally, Bajrangi Bhaijaan has already touched the INR 9.07 billion  figure in addition to its numbers from the Chinese market,...

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This is another wake up call for cricketers

By Mark Nicholas/Cricinfo It was remarkable that on the front page of yesterday's Cape Times, beneath a picture of a quelled township riot, the headline printed in large bold font announced: "Disgraced Aussies kicked out. " The Cape Argus was barely less coruscating: "Guilty trio on first flight home." The words might as well have had an exclamation mark after them. If you...

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Fawad Khan and Deepika join a show in Dubai

Dubai, March 29 (Express Tribune): Pakistani heart throb Fawad Khan and Bollywood beauty Deepika Padukone made hearts flutter when they turned showstoppers for an Indian designer back in 2016. As per reports, the two actors will now share the same stage at an event in Dubai tomorrow, Pinkvilla reported. Apart from Deepika and Fawad, Vidya Balan, Jackie Shroff and other stars will also attend...

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US judge negatives Saudi Arabia’s plea to dismiss law suits on its involvement in 9/11 attack

New York, March 29 (DDNews):  A U.S. judge on Wednesday rejected Saudi Arabia's bid to dismiss lawsuits claiming that it helped plan the September 11, 2001, attacks and should pay billions of dollars in damages to victims. U.S. District Judge George Daniels in Manhattan said the plaintiffs' allegations "narrowly articulate a reasonable basis" for him to assert jurisdiction over Saudi...

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Maldives asks India to back off and says its utterances are not based on facts

Colombo, March 23 ( The Maldivian government headed by President Abdulla Yameen has virtually asked India to back off from interfering in the country’s internal affairs, saying that its statement on the lifting of the State of Emergency was not based on facts on the ground. “The Government of Maldives firmly believes that the recent political developments are an internal...

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Maldives releases some opposition leaders including MDP Vice President Shifaz

Male, March 22 (Maldives Independent): Several Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) members detained under Emergency powers were released without charge on Wednesday ahead of the lifting of the Emergency on Thursday. Those released included MDP Vice President Mohamed Shifaz, former MP Ilyas Labeeb, and several council members who were arrested in the build-up to the  March 16 mass protest after police...

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