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  • Wenger hails Ozil’s astounding recovery

    LONDON: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger heralded Mesut Ozil after the German playmaker rose from his sickbed to inspire his team to victory over Premier League title rivals Manchester City...

    Ozil teed up first-half goals for Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud at the Emirates Stadium on Monday as Arsenal secured a 2-1 win that left them four points above City and two points below leaders Leicester City...

  • Sanchez, Ozil strike to end Arsenal away woes

    MIDDLESBROUGH: Goals from Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil ended Arsenal’s run of four successive away defeats with a scratchy 2-1 victory over struggling Middlesbrough in their Premier League clash on Monday...

    Arsenal’s response was impressive in the 63rd minute as Sanchez’s through ball picked out Ozil, but goalkeeper Brad Guzan sensed the danger and did well to save at the feet of the German international...

  • Ozil joins Germany injury list, but vows to be at World Cup

    BERLIN: Mesut Ozil has joined the list of Germany stars currently injured, but the Arsenal midfielder insisted Monday he will be fit for their World Cup title defence in Russia...

    “It’s a pity I missed yesterday’s match with my back injury,” Ozil wrote on his Instagram account after sitting out Arsenal’s 5-0 rout of Burnley on Sunday...

  • Bierhoff admits mistake over picking Ozil

    BERLIN: In the wake of their shock World Cup exit, Germany team boss Oliver Bierhoff has said Mesut Ozil should have been dropped over a pre-tournament scandal involving Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

    Ozil, 29, is one of a group of senior players slammed for woeful performances in Russia as Germany finished bottom of their group to suffer a shock early exit...

  • Ozil defends Erdogan photo in World Cup controversy

    BERLIN: German football international Mesut Ozil defen­ded on Sunday a photograph in which he was pictured beaming with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, saying he was merely respecting the highest political office of his family’s country...

    Ozil, a member of the 2014 World Cup-winning side who played again in this year’s tournament, drew criticism at home after he met Erdogan in May...

  • Ozil sparks racism debate in Germany, cheers in Turkey

    Mesut Ozil's decision to quit playing for Germany unleashed a racism storm in Berlin on Monday, but earned the applause of Ankara with a Turkish minister hailing “a goal against the virus of fascism”...

    After months of silence over a controversial photograph with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in May, which sparked questions about his loyalty to Germany, Ozil erupted on Sunday...

  • Loew rejects Ozil's accusations of racism in German FA

    Joachim Loew has rejected Mesut Ozil's accusations of racism within the German FA (DFB) as the head coach gave his analysis of Germany's World Cup debacle on Wednesday...

    Arsenal midfielder Ozil retired from international football on July 22 with a stinging three-page statement, in which he directly accused DFB president Reinhard Grindel of racism...

  • Pietersen jokes about England coaching job

    LONDON: Kevin Pietersen joked on Twitter that he had applied for the England coaching job on Wednesday, a day after being sidelined by new director of cricket Andrew Strauss...

    “Morning all, after a pretty bad day yesterday I’ve given it a lot of thought overnight,” Pietersen wrote to his 2
  • Funny or not? Salman Khan jokes about jail time

    Is he covering up his embarrassment or is he genuinely remorseless? Either way, Salman Khan hasn't lost many fans, if scenes from the Arab Indo Bollywood Awards in Dubai are to be believed...

    When Khan handed over the award for best debut director to Sajid Nadiadwala, the director said making Kick was so nerve-wracking that he probably won’t be making another film for the next five to six years
  • A litany of jokes

    LABOUR Force Survey annual report 2014-15 (last available) serves as the book of reference for whoever is curious to dig out the unemployment numbers in Pakistan...

    Released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, Government of Pakistan, it dishes out numbers difficult to digest...

  • Family jokes and school struggles, film shows private side of Malala

    Most people know Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban in 2012 for demanding girls' right to education, but few have heard of the 19th century Afghan heroine she was named after...

    According to Pashtun tradition, Malalai of Maiwand spurred her countrymen to victory against British troops in 1880, taking to the battlefield to rally a demoralised Afghan force with a verse about martyrdom
  • Listen to jokes and get your money

    The straight-shooter that he is, when the speed merchant was asked by a journalist about his decision to join the venture, he replied without any hesitation that he will be paid to enjoy the jokes, Good answer, Shobi...

    Spare a thought, though, for those who will see you and Harbajhan S enjoying the jokes!Published in Dawn, Sunday Magazine, July 17th, 2016...

  • The Butt of all jokes

    With eyes twinkling and savoir-faire that he has honed over the years, Ahmed can rap on stage, deliver on-the-spot witticisms and keep a fair share of the limelight focused on himself in a multi-starrer movie...

    Are these jokes, apparently so spontaneous, also conceived earlier? “I usually make a rough outline, put in pointers and add in jokes here and there, but most of it is improvised right there and then...

  • Local jokes

    Routinely, they are made the butt of jokes by their electorate, even if, as in the case of an overwhelming majority, they happen to belong to the all-powerful PML-N...

  • RBI chief jokes over future as rates held

    MUMBAI: India’s central bank chief Raghuram Rajan joked Tuesday that it would be “cruel” to end intense speculation surrounding his future as he held interest rates in the world’s fastest-growing large economy...

    The Indian media is abuzz with predictions about whether the popular central banker, often dubbed “Rockstar Rajan”, will be given a second three-year term as governor when his current contract expires in September
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