‘Black Panther’ leads MTV Movie and TV Award nods

“Black Panther,” the breakthrough superhero film that has become one of the highest-grossing motion pictures of all time, on Thursday led nominations for the MTV Movie and TV Awards. The action movie about the fictional African kingdom of Wakanda led with seven nominations including Best Movie for the June 18 …

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Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor reunite after 27 yrs

Two of Bollywood’s greatest stars, Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor, will share a screen together for the first time in almost three decades when comedy “102 Not Out” is released Friday. The movie, directed by Umesh Shukla, sees Bachchan play a 102-year-old who dreams of becomming the world’s longest-living man …

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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ smashes box office records

“Avengers: Infinity War” took in $630 million in its first weekend, the highest global opening of all time, industry estimates showed on Sunday. “The latest Marvel juggernaut… opened with $630M worldwide, making it the largest global weekend tally in the history of film, and this was done without China,” which …

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Indian police arrest 14 over teenager raped, burned to death

Indian police on Saturday arrested 14 people suspected of kidnapping, raping and burning to death a teenage girl, the latest in rising crimes against women in India despite toughening of laws. District magistrate Jitendera Singh said the accused abducted the girl from Chatra, a village in eastern Jharkhand state, while …

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Putin to begin fourth term

Vladimir Putin will be inaugurated for a historic fourth term on Monday, extending his almost two-decade rule by another six years after predictably winning Russia’s March presidential election. But with no successor and no political competition, what are the possible scenarios when his term ends in 2024? Fight for influence …

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Rohingya to stay safe in ‘designated areas’: Myanmar army chief

Rohingya refugees who return to Myanmar will be safe as long as they stay in the model villages built for them, the countrys army chief has said, renewing fears they will be kept in settlements indefinitely. Some 700,000 Rohingya Muslims fled Buddhist-majority Myanmar to Bangladesh after the military launched a …

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Britain to Trump: Don’t ditch Iran nuclear deal

Britain has appealed to US president Donald Trump not to abandon the Iran nuclear deal as a key deadline approaches, saying that while it is not perfect there is no better alternative. The call came in an op-ed piece in The New York Times that was signed by foreign secretary …

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Putin sworn in as president for fourth term

Vladimir Putin was sworn in as Russia’s president for a fourth term at a ceremony in the Kremlin on Monday, extending his almost two-decade rule by another six years. “I consider it my duty and my life’s aim to do everything possible for Russia, for its present and for its …

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