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Netflix’s Marvel antihero ‘The Punisher’ explores the toll of violence

Frank Castle, the vigilante sniper assassin at the center of Netflix Inc’s new Marvel series “The Punisher,” is neither a hero nor a villain. He is a man in pain. In “The Punisher,” launching all episodes on Friday, Castle is fixed on getting revenge on the criminals that killed his wife and two young children….

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London theater says 20 men made allegations against Kevin Spacey

LONDON: The Old Vic theater in London said on Thursday it had received 20 separate allegations of inappropriate conduct by Kevin Spacey from 20 men who came into contact with him at the theater, or in connection with it, between 1995 and 2013. The theater was reporting on the findings of an investigation it launched…

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Thousands protest in Yemen against Saudi-led blockade

SANAA: Young and old, desk clerks and activists, Yemenis from all walks of life took to the streets Monday to protest a Saudi-led blockade that has left thousands struggling to survive. “This siege is oppressive, and the whole world is sleeping!” people chanted as thousands gathered outside the UN offices in the rebel-held capital Sanaa….

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Investigators probe Trump knowledge of campaign’s Russia dealings: sources

WASHINGTON: Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has questioned Sam Clovis, co-chairman of President Donald Trump’s election campaign, to determine if Trump or top aides knew of the extent of the campaign team’s contacts with Russia, two sources familiar with the investigation said on Friday. The focus of the questions put to Clovis by Mueller’s team…

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Five women detail sexual misconduct claims against comedian Louis C.K.: report

NEW YORK: Five women detailed sexual misconduct allegations against Emmy-winning comedian Louis C.K. in a New York Times report published Thursday, including three who said he had performed a lewd act in front of them. In the New York Times article, C.K.’s publicist Lewis Kay said the comedian “is not going to answer any questions”…

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Saudi graft inquiry spreads beyond borders as UAE examines bank accounts

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s crackdown on corruption has spread beyond its borders as regulators in the United Arab Emirates ask UAE banks for information about Saudi citizens detained in the investigation, a possible prelude to freezing their accounts. The UAE central bank has requested commercial banks and finance companies in the UAE to provide details of…

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Syria declares victory over Islamic State

LABU KAMAL: Syria’s army declared victory over Islamic State on Thursday, saying its capture of the jihadists’ last town in the country marked the collapse of their project in the region. The army and its allies are still fighting Islamic State in desert areas near Albu Kamal, the last town the militant group had held…

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Kevin Spacey to be erased from Sony film about Getty kidnapping: reports

LOS ANGELES: The director and producers of the completed but unreleased Hollywood film “All the Money in the World” have chosen to remove Kevin Spacey from the movie, recast his role and reshoot his scenes following sexual misconduct allegations against the actor. The extraordinary measure to erase a leading actor from a completed major studio…

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Saudi crown prince accuses Iran of ‘direct aggression’

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince accused Iran on Tuesday of “direct military aggression” through Yemen’s Huthi rebels, ratcheting up regional tensions as the kingdom reels from a sweeping royal purge. Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia and predominantly Shiite Iran have been trading fierce accusations over their involvement in the conflict in Yemen, in which they back opposing…

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Chinese fans prepare to welcome rich, powerful, ‘free-spirit’ Trump

BEIJING: He may be a divisive figure back home, but U.S. President Donald Trump will be landing in friendly territory when he arrives in Beijing on Wednesday, judging by Chinese social media. On platforms such as the Twitter-like Sina Weibo, Trump’s Chinese supporters, who admire his business success and a free-wheeling style unconstrained by political…

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At North Korea’s doorstep, Trump warns of U.S. power while also striking conciliatory note

SEOUL: President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned North Korea he was prepared to use the full range of U.S. military power to stop any attack, but in a more conciliatory appeal than ever before he urged Pyongyang to “make a deal” to end the nuclear standoff. Speaking on North Korea’s doorstep during a visit to…

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‘Thor: Ragnarok’ rules with $121 million weekend

Disney-Marvel’s “Thor: Ragnarok” is heading for a stellar opening weekend with $121 million at 4,080 North American locations — the fourth best launch of 2017. The third Thor movie is also putting an emphatic end to the month-long box office slump that saw the worst October in a decade. Among 2017 titles, its debut weekend…

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Netflix cuts ties with Kevin Spacey after sexual misconduct allegations

LOS ANGELES: Netflix Inc severed ties on Friday with Kevin Spacey, one of its biggest stars and the lead in its popular drama “House of Cards,” after a number of allegations of sexual misconduct against the Oscar-winning actor. The streaming company suspended production earlier this week of the upcoming sixth and final season of the…

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Trump campaign aide met Russian officials in 2016: NY Times

WASHINGTON D.C.: A foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign met Russian government officials last year, the New York Times reported on Friday, citing testimony he gave this week to a U.S. congressional committee. In numerous media interviews in recent months, the adviser, Carter Page, has either denied meeting Russian government officials during a…

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U.S. bomber drills aggravate North Korea ahead of Trump’s Asia visit

PYONGYANG: Two U.S. strategic bombers conducted drills over South Korea, the U.S. Air Force said, raising tensions with North Korea just days before President Donald Trump visits the region seeking to shut down Pyongyang’s nuclear program. News of the Thursday’s drills was first reported by North Korean state news agency KCNA on Friday, which said…

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Trump calls for death penalty for Uzbek man charged in New York attack

NEW YORK: U.S. President Donald Trump said the Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people when he drove a truck down a New York City bike path should get the death penalty. The suspect, Sayfullo Saipov, told investigators he was inspired by watching Islamic State videos and began planning Tuesday’s attack a year ago, according…

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Former Trump campaign manager indicted in Russia probe, ex-aide guilty

WASHINGTON D.C.: Paul Manafort, a former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, surrendered to the FBI on Monday and another ex-aide pleaded guilty to lying to agents in the most serious steps yet of a federal probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Manafort, 68, a longtime Republican operative, arrived at the Federal…

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Kevin Spacey apologizes after actor describes sexual advance at 14

LOS ANGELES: Kevin Spacey apologized on Sunday to fellow actor Anthony Rapp who said Spacey made a sexual advance to him in 1986 when Rapp was 14 years old. Spacey said in a post on Twitter he was “beyond horrified” to hear Rapp’s story of the encounter, which he said he did not remember. He…

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Iran fulfilling nuclear deal commitments: IAEA chief

ABU DHABI: Iran is fulfilling its commitments under the nuclear deal with world powers and U.N. inspectors are facing no problems in their verification efforts, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director-general said on Monday. U.S. President Donald Trump said earlier this month that he would not continue to certify the multinational 2015 agreement, reached…

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Tennis: Retiring Hingis’s career comes to sudden halt

Singapore, Singapore: Martina Hingis’s glittering career came to a sudden end on Saturday when she suffered a shock doubles defeat at the WTA Finals — her last tournament before retiring. Hingis and Taiwan’s Chan Yung-Jan, the world’s top pairing and reigning US Open champions, were beaten by third-ranked Timea Babos and Andrea Hlavackova 6-4, 7-6…

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Apple says iPhone X pre-orders are ‘off the charts’

CALIFORNIA: Apple Inc quashed concerns of muted demand for its iPhone X on Friday, saying pre-orders for the 10th anniversary phone were “off the charts”. The company’s shares, which have fallen steadily since it announced in early September it would launch two iPhones within two months, rose nearly 3 percent in response. Pre-orders for the…

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