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Films on Lankan war in stormy seas

Films on Lankan war in stormy seas

The civil war in Sri Lanka was a bitterly fought one between the minority Tamils and the majority Sinhalas.

Europe stock markets take a breather in cautious trade

Europe stock markets take a breather in cautious trade

Trading in European stock markets was calm yesterday as investors waited on this week’s interest rate call in the eurozone and crucial jobs data in the United States.

“I’ve always believed in people, and staying the course”

“I’ve always believed in people, and staying the course”

One of the memorable sights of the inaugural and second edition of the high-octane T20 Pakistan Super League held in the UAE was the troughs of emotion Fawad Rana went through in full public glare.

The 89th Academy Awards: fun facts and figures

The 89th Academy Awards: fun facts and figures

Hollywood's elite gathers at the Dolby Theatre for the 89th annual Academy Awards on Sunday to reward the best in acting, writing and filmmaking talent.

Benzema makes Madrid click, says Zidane after Real down Napoli

Benzema makes Madrid click, says Zidane after Real down Napoli

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane hailed the impact of Karim Benzema after his compatriot lifted the European champions from the early blow of conceding to beat Napoli 3-1 on Wednesday.

Blast kills at least 13 in Lahore, 83 injured

Blast kills at least 13 in Lahore, 83 injured

An explosion near the Punjab provincial assembly in the Pakistani city of Lahore killed at least 13 people and wounded 83 others on Monday, a senior police official said.

India guard against Bangla complacency

India guard against Bangla complacency

India have been warned against complacency as they look to extend their record-breaking unbeaten run to 19 matches when they host Bangladesh in a Test for the first time this week.

Arabi bounce back to beat Khor

Arabi bounce back to beat Khor

Visitors Al Khor grabbed the lead yesterday but home side Al Arabi turned things around in admirable fashion, winning the Qatar Stars League (QSL) clash 2-1 at Grand Hamad Stadium.

Beijing warns Trump over One China policy

Beijing warns Trump over One China policy

China expressed “serious concern” yesterday after US President-elect Donald Trump said the United States did not necessarily have to stick to its long-held stance that Taiwan is part of “one China”, calling it the basis for relations.

Wild’s three goals lead to 6-2 romp over Penguins

Wild’s three goals lead to 6-2 romp over Penguins

Finally, the floodgates opened. Disregarding the empty-net goal the Wild scored Wednesday against Winnipeg, the Wild hadn’t scored more than two goals in a game with an actual goaltender in net since the last time the team faced the Pittsburgh Penguins on Nov. 10.

Syrian army steps up bombardment of rebel-held east of Aleppo

Syrian army steps up bombardment of rebel-held east of Aleppo

Syrian aircraft and artillery pounded rebel-held areas of Aleppo early Friday as Damascus and its ally Moscow intensified a renewed offensive against the rebels.