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  • ‘Harry Potter’ star Alan Rickman dies at 69

    LONDON: Veteran British character actor Alan Rickman, known for his memorable portrayal of screen villains, has died at the age of 69 after suffering from cancer, his family said on Thursday...

    “The actor and director Alan Rickman has died from cancer at the age of 69...

  • ‘Alan was a symbol of an army of dead children. We ignore them at our peril’

    The body of Alan Kurdi, originally reported as Aylan, has gone beyond the ‘iconic’...

    Being small and dressed like a little European boy, and being white rather than brown-skinned, his very name posthumously and subtly shifting to the homely English ‘Alan’, the son of the Kurdish refugee family fleeing across the Mediterranean from Turkey to Europe became ‘our’ child...

  • Djokovic survives Simon scare at Monte Carlo

    MONTE CARLO: Novak Djokovic’s clay season got off to a sluggish start here on Tuesday at the Monte Carlo Masters as the world number two struggled past Gilles Simon 6-3, 3-6, 7-5...

    He finally prevailed against Simon, ranked 32 in the world, when the Frenchman fired long on a return...

  • Monfils, Simon move on

    MONTREAL: The French flag flew proudly in Montreal on Monday as Gilles Simon and Gael Monfils advanced to the second round of the Rogers Cup men’s tournament...

    Ninth-seeded Simon extended his perfect record against Andreas Seppi to 5-0 with his 6-2, 6-4 victory...

  • Djokovic survives Simon scare, Serena rocks on

    MELBOURNE: Novak Djokovic’s grip on the Australian Open title looked shaky for a short spell on Sunday but the world number one finally shook off Gilles Simon in a four-and-a-half hour marathon to take his place in the quarter-finals...

    The whiff of an upset hung around Melbourne Park for much of the day — Tomas Berdych, Agnieszka Radwanska and Carla Suarez Navarro all lost opening sets — but it was most potent in Djokovic’s...

  • Simon upset by Bedene at Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM (North Carolina): Top seed Gilles Simon of France was upset by Britain’s Aljaz Bedene, while two other high seeds survived upset bids on Tuesday during second-round play at the Winston-Salem Open...

    Bedene, ranked 58th in the world, battled through tiebreakers in all three sets and match point in the third against the 11th-ranked Simon to win 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (8-6)...

  • Story Times: Simon Bloom, The Gravity Keeper

    Simon Bloom, the Gravity Keeper is a science fiction book that also contains humour...

    The story is about, as you might have suspected, Simon Bloom, an 11-year-old boy, who, with his friends Owen and Alysha, gets drawn towards the mysterious woods...

  • Prolific US playwright Neil Simon dies at 91

    NEW YORK: Prolific US playwright Neil Simon, who won more combined Oscar and Tony nominations than any other writer, died on Sunday aged 91, according to reports...

    In 1983 he gained the rare accolade of having a New York stage, the Neil Simon Theatre, named in his honour...

  • Air Marshal Asghar Khan: my role model, father of Pakistan Air Force, and the protégé of Jinnah

    I have many reasons to write in memory of the venerated Air Marshal Asghar Khan — a protégé of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah, he was my role model from the age of 19 when I joined the Royal Pakistan Air Force (RPAF) in 1952...

    I first heard about Asghar Khan, who was at the time a wing commander, from my instructor at the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Academy in Risalpur, who narrated to me the historic event of Jinnah’s visit to...

  • China may be developing new long-range air-to-air missile

    China may be testing a new, long-range air-to-air missile that could take out early warning aircraft and aerial refuelling aircraft, a state-run newspaper said on Thursday, after pictures of the new missile surfaced online...

    Air force researcher Fu Qianshao told the newspaper he believed the missile was designed to hit distant high-value targets, such as early warning aircraft, normally outside actual combat zones...

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