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  • Schwarzenegger’s weightlifting idol dies aged 77

    KIEV: Ukrainian heavyweight weightlifter Leonid Zhabotinsky, an idol of Arnold Schwarzenegger who won two Olympic gold medals and set multiple world records while competing for the Soviet Union, died on Thursday at the age of 77...

    Schwarzenegger once praised the Ukrainian for “creating the foundation” for his own career...

  • Little Afghan Messi fan not giving up on meeting idol

    I like him,” he told AFP Friday, proudly dribbling his new ball across a dusty field in Kabul while swimming in one of his new jerseys, which was much too big for him...

    Murtaza's elder brother Homayoun, 15, turned a blue-and-white-striped plastic bag into a jersey for his sibling by scrawling “Messi” on it in marker pen, then posted the photos of Murtaza wearing it on Facebook in mid-January...

  • Bethlehem fetes Palestinian Arab Idol singing hero

    BETHLEHEM: Hundreds of Palestinians celebrated in Bethlehem after a young singer from the occupied West Bank city became the second Palestinian to win the Arab Idol television song contest...

    He became the second Palestinian to win the contest after Mohammed Assaf, who was raised in a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, won Arab Idol against all odds aged 23 in 2013...

  • Young Afghan 'Messi fan' meets idol Leo in Doha

    An Afghan boy who became an internet sensation after pictures of him wearing an improvised Lionel Messi football shirt went viral finally got to meet his superstar idol on Tuesday...

    It is a dream for me,” according to a statement released by Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, the committee overseeing organisation of the 2022 tournament...

  • 'Idol' singers — Japan's obsession with minor girls

    She is a so-called “idol” singer, common in Japan, where rights groups have complained that society's sometimes permissive view of the sexualisation of young girls puts minors at risk...

    “(For them) coming to a concert like this and visiting a hostess club in Kabukicho are essentially the same thing,” he said, referring to Tokyo's major red-light district...

  • US companies keen to invest in Pakistan: American Business Council survey

    KARACHI: A large number of US companies have plans to invest in Pakistan, with almost 95 per cent participants of American Business Council (ABC) ‘perception survey’ optimistic about long-term economic and operating environment in the country...

    Over 40pc of the respondents indicated that the perception of Pakistan improved in 2016-17, compared to 6pc from the year before...

  • Rescued Canadian-American family leaves Pakistan: officials

    Foreign hostages kidnapped five years ago by a terrorist group in Afghanistan and recovered by the Pakistan Army in Kohat left the country by plane from Islamabad on Friday, two security officials said...

    American Caitlan Coleman, 31, and her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle, 33, were abducted while backpacking in Afghanistan in October 2012 on a trip that had earlier taken them to Russia, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan...

  • Pakistan Army describes freeing Canadian-American couple from terrorists

    The Pakistan Army said that the captors of a Canadian-American family held by a Taliban-linked group fled on foot after troops shot at their vehicle's tyres, as it offered a fuller account on Friday of the operation to rescue the hostages...

    American Caitlan Coleman and her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle, who were kidnapped while backpacking in Afghanistan in 2012 and had all three of their children in captivity, have left Pakistan...

  • Airline refuses to take American woman being deported by Pakistan home

    RAWALPINDI: An American woman, who was found roaming around Commercial Market Satellite Town a few days ago by the police, was offloaded from a Qatar Airways flight at Benazir Bhutto International Airport on Sunday...

    After the expiry of Ms Lancaster’s visa, the interior ministry on Oct 19 had issued her a special exit permit for 15 days...

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