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  • Little Afghan Messi fan not giving up on meeting idol

    KABUL: The five-year-old Afghan boy who won the Internet's heart when he was pictured wearing a plastic bag as an improvised Lionel Messi jersey is still eager to meet the Argentine football superstar, he told AFP Friday...

    Murtaza Ahmadi travelled with his family to Kabul this week to receive two jerseys autographed by Messi and presented to the young fan by UNICEF
  • 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...

  • '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...

    Idol Tama Himeno, who has performed on stage since the age of 16, says the men attending her shows worship the performers and crave communication with young girls that they cannot get elsewhere...

  • Usman, Hameed star as Abbottabad down star-studded Lahore

    ISLAMABAD: Khalid Usman's five-wicket haul helped Abbottabad topple a star-studded Lahore Whites side by 83 runs in the Group B match of National Twenty20 Cup at the Pindi Cricket Stadium on Wednesday...

    The left-arm spinner Usman outshined team mates and Pakistan internationals Junaid Khan and Yasir Shah, picking up 5/26 in four overs after Abbottabad had amassed 198/3 batting first...

  • Star Wars vs Star Trek: why can’t fans just get along?

    To casual moviegoers, there is not much difference between Star Trek, the sci-fi franchise that launched on television in 1966, and Star Wars, which debuted on movie screens in 1977...

    Star Trek fans think ‘Trek’ is better because it portrays a complex, science-based technological future where diverse species unite for the betterment of all...

  • Pakistan guns to complete China FTA by December

    KARACHI: The government has asked China to expedite the second Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and conclude the process by December, a senior official of the commerce ministry told Dawn on Monday...

    Pakistan now hopes to have a final agreement to sign before the end of the year...

  • Shaharyar optimistic about Pakistan-India Test series in December

    NEW DELHI: Pakistan wants to host the first bilateral Test tour by India in eight years in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in December, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shaharyar Khan said on Sunday after meeting Indian board chief Jagmohan Dalmiya in Kolkata...

    “We want to resume India-Pakistan series in the UAE,” Khan told reporters after a meeting with BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya in Kolkata on Sunday...

  • Pakistan to launch volleyball league in December

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Volleyball Federation (PVF) is all set to launch the first edition of its professional volleyball league by the end of this year, PVF chairman Chaudhry Yaqoob said in a statement on Monday...

    “We have almost finalised plans for our very own professional league and it is expected to be launched in December this year,” Yaqoob told APP...

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