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Cambodia jails Australian filmmaker found guilty of espionage

An Australian filmmaker has been sentenced by a Cambodian court to six years in prison on charges of spying for an unnamed country. James Ricketson, 69, was arrested in June 2017 while flying a camera drone over an opposition rally.   Mr Ricketson denies the charges and his lawyer said he would appeal against the verdict.   His arrest comes ...

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Nick Jonas to voice act in ‘UglyDolls’

Singer Nick Jonas will voice act and perform an original song in upcoming animated film UglyDolls, alongside Kelly Clarkson and Pitbull. “I love that I get to work with Kelly Clarkson and Pitbull, and I can’t wait to get started,” Jonas said, reported variety.com.   The singer, who has got engaged to Quantico star, most recently appeared in Jumanji: Welcome ...

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Sex workers’ union ignites debate over prostitution in Spain

A Spanish sex workers’ union will hold a news conference Friday to react to the government’s decision to overturn its registration, a move that has reignited a debate among feminists over the legal status of prostitution.   Prostitution is tolerated but unregulated in Spain. There is no punishment for those who offer paid sexual services freely as long as it’s ...

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Crossrail delay: New London line will open in autumn 2019

Crossrail’s original budget was set at £15.9bn in 2007 but cut to £14.8bn in 2010 London’s new Crossrail underground line is to open in autumn 2019 – nine months after its scheduled launch. Transport for London (TfL) said more time is needed “to ensure a safe and reliable railway for customers from day one of passenger service”. The project is ...

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Solihull murders: Man held over mum and daughter deaths

Raneem Oudeh (left) and her mother Khaola Saleem were pronounced dead at the scene A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a mother and daughter. Raneem Oudeh, 22, and Khaola Saleem, 49, were found stabbed to death outside their home in Solihull on Monday. West Midlands Police said it arrested the man in the Sparkhill ...

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Indefinite transport strike on Dirai-Sunamganj route

Sunamganj Correspondent : Transport owners and workers enforced an indefinite strike on Sunamganj-Dirai road from Friday morning, protesting the torching of a bus after a road accident. The strike called by Sunamganj Road Transport Owners-Workers Unity Council began at 6am. The association will also enforce an indefinite strike on all routes in the district from Sunday if any action is not ...

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves Kathmandu for home

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Kathmandu for home. Photo: Kathmandu Post Kathmandu, Aug 31 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left here for home on Friday afternoon completing her two-day official visit to Nepal to attend the 4th summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (Bimstec). A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh carrying the Prime ...

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Coca-Cola to buy Costa chain for £3.9bn

Coca-Cola is to buy the Costa coffee chain from owner Whitbread in a deal worth £3.9bn. Whitbread said its board had unanimously approved the deal as being in the best interests of shareholders.   Whitbread chief executive Alison Brittain said the company would now focus on its Premier Inn business in the UK and Germany.   Whitbread bought Costa, which ...

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Janmashtami 2018: When is Gokulashtami? Date, significance, celebrations

Celebrated by Hindus across the world, Janmashtami or Gokulashtami marks the birth of the Lord Vishnu’s eighth reincarnation, Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna was born on the eighth day of the Krishna Paksh (waning moon) in the month of Shrawan, according to the Hindu calendar. This year, the festival of Janmashtami will be celebrated on 2nd September.   Significance   According ...

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Teenagers who smoke and drink suffer ill effects by age of 17

Teenagers who smoke and drink alcohol are causing visible damage to their arteries by the age of 17, a study has revealed. Tests showed stiffening of the arteries had begun by this relatively young age.   These physical changes have been linked with an increased risk of heart and blood vessel problems, such as stroke and heart attack, in later ...

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