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  1. Whirling and twirling to the music so perfectly that it looked as if she was born with the knowledge of tunes ? and, in the process, making us all swoon ? Sridevi was a name that rocked the Indian cinema. The world woke up Sunday morning to the news of the legend's untimely passing, at the age of 55, due to a "massive heart attack". Major celebrities, politicians, and other notable names took to Twitter to express their shock and grief. "I have no words. Condolences to everyone who loved #Sridevi. A dark day. RIP," Priyanka Chopra wrote on Twitter. Kajol stated, "Still can?t believe it. A huge loss." "She was truly iconic," noted Ajay Devgn. Noting how "life is so fragile & unpredictable", Preity Zinta said Sridevi "will always live in our hearts forever". "I am in shock...cant stop crying..." wrote Sushmita Sen. "Really Shocked and disturbed to hear that Sridevi Ma?am is no more," said Sidharth Malhotra. Akshay Kumar was totally grief-stricken: "Woken up to Absolute Shock and Disbelief! Tragic news! Im at a loss of words, can?t comprehend this at all! Why?" "Shocked beyond words to hear about the sad and untimely demise of #Sridevi," wrote Farah Khan. "A dream for many, had the good fortune of sharing screen space with her long ago and witnessed her continued grace over the years," she added. "The brightest Star is gone." "An amazing talent and my favourite performer passes on. A tremendous loss to the industry," wrote a "shocked and devastated" Jaaved Jaaferi. Neha Dhupia said, "we just lost our finest" and that Sridevi went away "way too soon". Jacqueline Fernandez called her "an absolute icon". "Just can?t believe somebody so powerful and pure to have passed. Rest in peace," wrote Tiger Shroff. "I?m in shock," commented Armeena Khan. Journalist Wajahat Ali, however, wrote about how Sridevi and her acting resonated with "an entire generation". "The loss of #Sridevi is a big deal for Bollywood but also an entire generation, like mine, that grew up with her movies. She went supernova in the 80s. "She had charm, personality, wit and range. MR INDIA remains a classic. So sad that she passed so young," he wrote. Pakistan, rest of the world "So grateful to have grown up and lived in the times of #sridevi . Thank you for the movies, thank you for the magic. You shall live on forever." "Sad to hear of the vivacious Bollywood superstar and actor #Sridevi passing away at the age of 54! She surely had so much more living to do." Mayor of London Sadiq Khan also joined in the mourning, saying: "Really enjoyed meeting Bollywood icon Sri Devi on my recent trip to India. So sad to hear the news of the death of such a terrifically talented actress, performer and producer."
  2. GENEVA: The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Friday more than 20 staffers have left the organisation since 2015 after "paying for sexual services," as it called for a change in the humanitarian sector facing "a watershed moment". Following reports of sexual misconduct involving aid workers across multiple agencies, Yves Daccord ? the secretary-general of the ICRC ? said the Geneva-based organisation had conducted a thorough internal review. "I have instructed my teams to scour the data we do have on sexual misconduct, and I can tell you that since 2015 we?ve identified 21 staff members who were either dismissed for paying for sexual services or resigned during an internal enquiry," Daccord said in a statement sent to AFP. Two others did not have their contracts renewed over similar circumstances, he added, explaining that the decentralised nature of the organisation with 17,000 staff worldwide made it difficult to compile figures. Unlike crisis-hit British charity Oxfam, which did not explicitly bar its employees from hiring prostitutes, the ICRC has forbidden "the purchase of sexual services" since 2006, even in places where prostitution is legal, Daccord explained. He voiced concern that a number of incidents have not been reported, or reported cases were mishandled and vowed the ICRC was working to address the problem. Broadly, the ICRC needed to "acknowledge the cultural shift required for the organisation," Daccord said. "This is a watershed moment for the humanitarian sector as a whole. We owe it to the people we serve to behave with absolute integrity." The ICRC disclosures follow revelations that Oxfam was investigating 26 cases of sexual misconduct since a crisis erupted over its handling of a scandal involving prostitution in Haiti. Three of Oxfam?s senior leaders have apologised for the charity?s handling of an internal investigation into the hiring of prostitutes by staff in Haiti following the devastating 2010 earthquake. UNICEF?s deputy director Justin Forsyth resigned following complaints of inappropriate behaviour towards female staff in his previous post as head of British charity Save The Children.
  3. There is little doubt that Kagiso Rabada was one of the most influential players and probably one of the main reasons why South Africa was able to hammer the Indian cricket team in the recently-concluded Test series. His quick pace, tidy line and troubling lengths cut a sorry figure for India's star-studded batting line-up. But, the ongoing One-Day International (ODI) series hasn't been too kind for the South African pacer. After his heroics in the Test series, the 22-year-old went wicket-less in the first ODI and could only manage to claim one scalp in the second match. And, if that wasn't enough, Rabada's run-in with the Indian captain at Centurion only highlighted his frustration. © BCCL Left to defend a paltry total of 118 runs, the South African bowling unit undeniably had an uphill task in the second ODI. But, an early breakthrough from Rabada who sent Rohit Sharma back into the hut allowed the home fans to dream on. However, Shikhar Dhawan and Kohli stuck together to keep India on track in their run-chase. If the Proteas had any chance of winning that match, it was only going to happen with some quick wickets. And, that's when Rabada fired on all cylinders and began bowling steaming bouncers to Kohli in a bid to get his wicket. In the eighth over, Rabada bowled a fiesty bouncer to Kohli who got hit in the abdomen area. This HOOK SHOT from @imVkohli to Rabada after being beaten and hit by the bouncer in the ribs, just VIRAT KOHLI things. #SAvIND pic.twitter.com/oECTD4lcsY — Virat Crew (@ViratCrew) February 4, 2018 While Kohli winced in pain and took some time to get his breath back, Rabada tried to make the most of the opportunity at hand by saying a few words to the Indian skipper. Knowing the man he is, it was quite surprising for everyone to see Kohli keeping quiet. But, what eventually unfolded later, is something Kohli fans and Rabada will not forget for some time. © BCCL Having rattled Kohli, Rabada smelled blood and went for another quick bouncer. But, this time, Kohli was up to the task. The right-hander sat back and pounced on a short-ball with intent before sending it deep into the stands for a six. The shot cheered the Indian fans, while it left Rabada absolutely shell-shocked. Kohli went to score an unbeaten 46 and stitched a match-winning 93-run partnership with Dhawan who notched up his fifty. Unlike the Australians who seem to have realised what poking a bear like Kohli does to him, Rabada learnt the lesson the hard way and, by the looks of it, he will not forget it anytime soon. Kagiso Rabada hits Kohli in the solar plexus with a ball that bounced a bit. Kohli's doubled over in pain for a while. Predictable that next ball will be a bouncer. More predictable that Kohli will go for it. Hooks it into the stands. Batting Level: God-mode. — Saurabh Somani (@saurabh_42) February 4, 2018 Kohli Got Hit On Ribs By Rabada's Ball. Virat Gave A Reply That He Will Never Forget.. Watch here=>https://t.co/zDFCMDzvbB pic.twitter.com/NS6V2xVUNK — RVCJ Media (@RVCJ_FB) February 4, 2018 Virat Kohli to Rabada: Your bouncers make me hotter. — SANATH ð (@Dude_Cricket) February 4, 2018 Pic 1: Rabada hit kohli by a Quick Bouncer Pic 2: Next ball,next bouncer ball found somewhere in the Gallery This is Kohli for you #INDvSA #SAvIND pic.twitter.com/rJlTuCkxFs — നിനൠ(@ninovengal) February 4, 2018 Rabada face was worth watching when Kohli hit him for six #IndvSA — Virat Kohlið®ð³ (@imbeingindian) February 4, 2018 Virat kohli's eyes told the whole story when rabada sledged him after that bouncer. #SAvIND — Electric Loco WAP4's Second Father (@WAP4_2nd_Father) February 4, 2018 Rabada hits Kohli. Kohli responds with a six. No outburst. No swearing. Nothing. He picks his verbal targets and timing wisely.#SAvIND — Abhishek Mukherjee (@ovshake42) February 4, 2018 Gets hit by a #Rabada ball on his ribs, hooks the very next ball for a six - King #Kohli ð¤ #INDvSA #SAvIND — Kaushik LM (@LMKMovieManiac) February 4, 2018 " you hurt me physically but you never hurt me mentally" @imVkohli to Rabada — Virat kohli (@KohliFanteam) February 4, 2018 Kohli replies to Rabada's bouncers and verbal volleys with a six! #IndvSAonSonyTen3 — SPN Cricket (@SPN_Cricket) February 4, 2018 Having lost the first two matches, South Africa will have to play by the skin of their teeth to bounce back against India in the third ODI scheduled on 7 February in Cape Town.
  4. For a team that won the La Liga, UEFA Champions League, Supercopa de Espana, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Club last year; star-studded Real Madrid are undoubtedly a shadow of themselves this season. Their domestic form is already a matter of concern after four La Liga losses this season placed them in the four spot - a staggering 19 points behind arch-rivals and league leaders Barcelona. While the turn of events at the Santiago Bernabeu this season raised a few eyebrows, their fans and even coach Zinedine Zidane expected the team to emerge from their slump sooner than later. But, on Wednesday night, contrary to popular perception, things got a whole lot worse for the 'Kings Club'. Zidane's men were knocked out of the Copa del Rey - Spain's most-important knockout trophy - after a 2-2 (on aggregate) loss at the hands of Leganes. The European champions led 1-0 from the quarterfinals' first-leg, but Javier Eraso levelled the proceedings on aggregate before Karim Benzema restored Real's aggregate lead. But, it was Brazilian midfielder Gabriel who silenced a packed Bernabeu stadium after scoring the winner for Leganes who advanced to the semi-finals stage on the away goals rule. Despite the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, the availability of established players like Sergio Ramos, Isco and Karim Benzema couldn't help Los Blancos defeat a team that was playing in the third tier of Spanish football four years ago. © Reuters Thanks to their emphatic win, Los Pepineros (the cucumber growers) have now become the first team in Copa del Rey history to knock out Real Madrid at the Bernabeu after losing the first-leg at home. The result is expected to put more pressure on coach Zidane whose achievement of five trophies in 2017 was undoubtedly a phenomenal achievement, but 2018 has a stark look to it. And, Zizou didn't mince words on his team's performance. "Yes, it's a failure for me, clearly. Yes, I feel very responsible. We didn't play the game, especially in the first half, after winning a complicated game away. We didn't play well enough today, we didn't play how we had to play. We can say what we want but it's very hard, it's a difficult night for everyone," he told Marca. © Reuters When asked if his job was now in jeopardy, the French football legend said: "We will look at the situation and I will first because I am to blame. That is clear, I am responsible for this. I'm the one who has to find solutions for the team to be more efficient". With Barcelona's massive lead in La Liga, the chances of Real Madrid retaining the league title are next to none. Their shocking loss to Leganes has already forced them out of the Copa del Rey. The only respite for the Real Madrid seems to be the UEFA Champions League where they lock horns with Paris Saint-Germain in the Round of 16, slated to begin next month. Here's how Twitter reacted to Real Madrid's loss against a club that operates at a budget of just $53 million: We are a shit team. #HalaMadrid — Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrideen) January 25, 2018 James Rodriguez checking Real Madrid's Copa Del Rey result pic.twitter.com/jmfYDmO4pp — GeniusFootball (@GeniusFootball) January 25, 2018 I feel bad for people who ran away from epl to real Madrid ððððððððððððððððððððððððððððððð ð ð ðððððððððððððððððððððððððððððððððððððððððððððððððððððððððððððððððððððððððððð pic.twitter.com/GgH8QAnKAy — Jon ryans® (@QuteJR) January 25, 2018 Zidane is by far the best manager in Real Madrid in recent memory. He is also at the same time by far the worse manager in Real Madrid in recent memory. I don't even know how this works anymore ððððððð — ZIZOU (@RMadridCastilla) January 25, 2018 It's amazing how all those Real Madrid annoying fans have all disappeared from my TL, it's a miracle!!!! — Still Grazing (@Skhomo23) January 25, 2018 Real Madrid is so useless right now — D. Banks â (@DesoBanks) January 25, 2018 Real Madrid this season: âUEFA Super Cup ð âSupercopa de Espana ð âFIFA Club World Cup ð âCopa del Rey âLaLiga 19 pts behind Barca â¼UCL - last real chance to lift a trophy — David Kappel (@kappilinho) January 25, 2018 You're breaking my heart @ Real Madrid — Blank (@Lowonlifee) January 25, 2018 Okay what's happening to Real Madrid? — Black Tsunade (@Wika_ThatGurl) January 25, 2018 It's not that I hate Real Madrid but seeing them with a SQUAD and STILL taking L's is glorious pic.twitter.com/D7m2Y76452 — mm7 (@mary_matamoros) January 25, 2018 Depression is funny because you start off the day with so many goals and then BOOM you're in your bed watching Real Madrid lose to Leganes and avoiding your friends. — Tommyðºð¸ (@VivaLaCristiano) January 25, 2018 I thought supporting Real Madrid makes up for the embarrassment I get from supporting Arsenal. I'm defeated. — Amy (@Amanda_Aphane) January 25, 2018 Real Madrid - it's happened again ð­ð­ð­ pic.twitter.com/r38DnLcK33 — 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) January 25, 2018 Just rewatched. One of the most embarrassing results since I've been covering Real Madrid. — Lucas Navarrete (@LucasNavarreteM) January 24, 2018
  5. Starting with a fair warning: you are about to see a lot of celebrities together in an extremely confusing trailer which might leave you star struck yet dumbfounded at the same time. So, brace yourself. Back in July 2017, you might have seen photos of Lara Dutta, Diljit Dosanjh and Sonakshi Sinha walking the green carpet at IFFA Awards. Here, refresh your memory: First of its kind experience walking the green carpet 'in character'!! ð. Sorry to the fans and press on the carpet, couldn't shake hands or greet you, our film cameras were rolling and you'll are all going to be in the shot!!! ðð A post shared by Lara Dutta Bhupathi (@larabhupathi) on Jul 15, 2017 at 7:47pm PDT If you found it extremely weird and out-of-the blue, we should tell you that they were actually shooting on the green carpet for their movie 'Welcome To New York'. Now we know that Sonakshi and Diljit make for a rather unconventional couple but we were still pretty excited to see what's in store for us. And boy, we have a lot to absorb! Just a few days back, we got to see a 'leaked' video chat between Diljit and Sonakshi. They were then joined by Karan Johar, followed by Boman Irani, Lara Dutta and Riteish Deshmukh. This was enough to leave us extremely confused but when we saw 'Salman Khan calling' appear on the screen, we were blown away. Have a look: This came along with the poster of the film, of course. 𤪠THIS crazy bunch is here with some non stop laughs and endless entertainment! Bring on the madness aur haan... #WelcomeToNewYork ðð¼@poojafilms @WizFilmsIN pic.twitter.com/w4jtrMixu6 — Sonakshi Sinha (@sonakshisinha) January 18, 2018 And today, the makers finally dropped the trailer of this multi-starrer film and it was launched by none other than Salman Khan. You know it's something special when the 'Dabangg' of Bollywood posts about it. Ho gaya tum sab ka? Ye raha #WTNYTrailer - https://t.co/9Frvy7LBRe@poojafilms @WizFilmsIN — Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) January 22, 2018 Sonakshi plays a fashion designer who meets Diljit and somehow, they become a part of a big event that will take place in New York. This obviously means one hell of roller coaster ride. But that's pretty much the plot of the story. © Puja Entertainment After the lead couple, we are then introduced to Lara Dutta, Boman Irani, Karan Johar and Riteish Deshmukh. © Puja Entertainment © Puja Entertainment Oh, and Sushant Singh Rajput and 'Baahubali' star Rana Daggubati also make an appearance, leaving us like… via GIPHY While the star cast definitely is the major point of attraction in the trailer, you can obviously expect some lame AF jokes including Karan Johar (who btw is playing a double role) making fun of his own movies. Have a look at the trailer for yourself: Directed by Chakri Toleti, 'Welcome To New York' is touted as India's first 3D comedy film and is set to hit the screens on February 23, 2018.
  6. Tourists who came to Battery Park in lower Manhattan hoping to catch a ferry to the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor got an unpleasant surprise on Saturday, learning the must-see destination was closed because of the U.S. government shutdown. Photo: Reuters NEW YORK: Tourists who came to Battery Park in lower Manhattan hoping to catch a ferry to the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor got an unpleasant surprise on Saturday, learning the must-see destination was closed because of the US government shutdown. The National Park Service announced on Friday afternoon that it would close the historic statue and nearby Ellis Island to visitors if Congress failed to reach a funding deal by midnight. Apparently, not everyone got the word. ?If they knew it was being shut down, they should have told us,? said Amparo Mendez, 17. The Argentine exchange student came to Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan with a friend, having purchased tickets online last week to visit the statue and Ellis Island. ?We came with the notion to see the Statue of Liberty, and it?s not the same to see it from here,? said her 16-year-old friend, Brunella Pettoroso, looking out at the majestic, green-tinged statue, a symbol of American democracy. Neither of them were aware of the government shutdown, and when the Washington deadlock was explained to them, Mendez rolled her eyes. ?We?re not coming back,? Pettoroso said. In Washington, open-air parks and monuments remained open despite the shutdown. On the National Mall, thousands of protesters gathered for the second annual Women?s March, staged on the first anniversary of President Donald Trump?s inauguration. The Smithsonian Institution was open as well, but its museums and the National Zoo will close on Monday if lawmakers still have not reached a deal, it said in a statement. Dallas Kay, 26, a restaurant worker from Bend, Oregon, arrived at the Lincoln Memorial just after dawn on Saturday. He said he hoped for a quick resolution of the dispute, especially to keep national monuments and parks open. ?These monuments and parks belong to the people,? he said. ?Them getting shut down is a travesty.? In Battery Park, where large groups of visitors often gather for ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty, it was unusually quiet for a Saturday. ?People have been a little bummed out but they?re not mad at us,? said Matthew Rutter, an employee of Statue Cruises, which operates ferries to the islands, among New York?s most popular tourist destinations. ?They are mad at the government.? Stephen O?Malley, a retired medical professional from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, bought tickets months ago, when he and his wife, accountant Mary Hawks, began planning a trip to the statue and Ellis Island, the gateway for millions of U.S. immigrants in the late 19th and 20th centuries. The couple both blamed Washington lawmakers. ?I have to put more blame on the Republicans because they have all the control right now,? O?Malley said. ?But I don?t blame it all on them. They should have been able to make a deal,? he said of both Republicans and Democrats, before heading off to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. Andrew Riano, 25, of New York City?s Staten Island borough, was in Battery Park dressed as the Statue of Liberty. He said he gets tips from tourists who pose for pictures with him. But the regular crowds he sees on sunny weekend days were nowhere to be found. ?A lot of people are disappointed,? he said, taking a break on a park bench. ?They pay to go to the statue and they can?t go.? That was the case with Ateeb Iftikhar, 31, and his wife, Komal, 26, from Karachi, Pakistan. The couple brought their 5-month-old baby to Battery Park, hoping to visit Lady Liberty. ?I was wanting so much to get married and come here with my husband and see the Statue of Liberty,? the young mother said. ?I?m a little sad.?
  7. A sign announcing the closure of the Statue of Liberty, due to the US government shutdown, sits near the ferry dock to the Statue of Liberty at Battery Park in Manhattan, New York, US, January 20, 2018. Photo: Reuters NEW YORK/WASHINGTON: Tourists who came to Battery Park in lower Manhattan hoping to catch a ferry to the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbour got an unpleasant surprise on Saturday, learning the must-see destination was closed because of the US government shutdown. The National Park Service announced on Friday afternoon that it would close the historic statue and nearby Ellis Island to visitors if Congress failed to reach a funding deal by midnight. Apparently, not everyone got the word. ?If they knew it was being shut down, they should have told us,? said Amparo Mendez, 17. The Argentine exchange student came to Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan with a friend, having purchased tickets online last week to visit the statue and Ellis Island. ?We came with the notion to see the Statue of Liberty, and it?s not the same to see it from here,? said her 16-year-old friend, Brunella Pettoroso, looking out at the majestic, green-tinged statue, a symbol of American democracy. Trump laments 'nice present' of shutdown on inauguration anniversary Essential services and military activity will continue, but hundreds of thousands of public sector workers will be sent home without wages Neither of them were aware of the government shutdown, and when the Washington deadlock was explained to them, Mendez rolled her eyes. ?We?re not coming back,? Pettoroso said. In Washington, open-air parks and monuments remained open despite the shutdown. On the National Mall, thousands of protesters gathered for the second annual Women?s March, staged on the first anniversary of President Donald Trump?s inauguration. The Smithsonian Institution was open as well, but its museums and the National Zoo will close on Monday if lawmakers still have not reached a deal, it said in a statement. Dallas Kay, 26, a restaurant worker from Bend, Oregon, arrived at the Lincoln Memorial just after dawn on Saturday. He said he hoped for a quick resolution of the dispute, especially to keep national monuments and parks open. ?These monuments and parks belong to the people,? he said. ?Them getting shut down is a travesty.? In Battery Park, where large groups of visitors often gather for a ferry ride to the Statue of Liberty, it was unusually quiet for a Saturday. ?People have been a little bummed out but they?re not mad at us,? said Matthew Rutter, an employee of Statue Cruises, which operates ferries to the islands, among New York?s most popular tourist destinations. ?They are mad at the government.? Stephen O?Malley, a retired medical professional from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, bought tickets months ago, when he and his wife, accountant Mary Hawks, began planning a trip to the statue and Ellis Island, the gateway for millions of US immigrants in the late 19th and 20th centuries. The couple both blamed Washington lawmakers. ?I have to put more blame on the Republicans because they have all the control right now,? O?Malley said. ?But I don?t blame it all on them. They should have been able to make a deal,? he said of both Republicans and Democrats, before heading off to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. Andrew Riano, 25, of New York City?s Staten Island borough, was in Battery Park dressed as the Statue of Liberty. He said he gets tips from tourists who pose for pictures with him. But the regular crowds he sees on sunny weekend days were nowhere to be found. ?A lot of people are disappointed,? he said, taking a break on a park bench. ?They pay to go to the statue and they can?t go.? That was the case with Ateeb Iftikhar, 31, and his wife, Komal, 26, from Karachi, Pakistan. The couple brought their 5-month-old baby to Battery Park, hoping to visit Lady Liberty. ?I was wanting so much to get married and come here with my husband and see the Statue of Liberty,? the young mother said. ?I?m a little sad.?
  8. We often see actors going through transformations for their roles in different movies. Submitting themselves to the character's emotions obviously is a part of their jobs but more often, the transformation also involves a physical one. Within months, an actor has to completely dedicate himself to the process of going from a skinny lad to getting 8-pack-abs and sometimes vice-versa. And as we all know by now, Ranveer Singh's dedication in this regard is unparalleled. 6 WEEK #transformation with my boy @ranveersingh ... Haven't posted this in a long while but every time I look at it makes me very proud and remember that @ranveersingh and I worked extremely hard to achieve this result despite his extremely busy schedule that sometimes involved us working out at very late hours of the night or very early hours of the morning ... never the less we got it done ðªï¿½ï¿½ð#goodtimes . . . . . #transformationtuesday #ranveersingh #ramleela #bollywood #ripped #shredded #training #trainhard #trainsmart #nutrition #eatcleantrainmean #cleaneating #gym #gymmotivation #menshealth #mensfitness #healthandfitness #abs #sixpack #instafit #muscle #bodygoals #bodybuilding #picoftheday #weightloss #fatloss #diet A post shared by Lloyd Stevens (@lloydstevenspt) on Aug 8, 2017 at 1:11am PDT Remember when he had to seek a psychiatrist's help to get out of his character for his yet-to-release 'Padmaavat'? He also managed to build a body that fit his beast-like character completely. © Bhansali Productions You can't look like this without working hard now, can you? And the actor has done it again for his upcoming film 'Gully Boy' and boy, he has done it well. Taking to social media, Ranveer posted a photo comparing his body from his 'Padmaavat' days to 'Gully Boy'. And guys, we cannot handle it. #padmaavat —> #gullyboy A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Jan 19, 2018 at 12:01am PST Honestly, if it wasn't Ranveer posting these pictures himself, we might not have believed it for a minute. Within minutes, his post on Instagram has managed to garner over 160K likes and over 3K comments. And just like us, most of the comments are either heart-eyed-emojis or are saying 'What a transformation'. As for Twitter, his fans went crazy and couldn't help but praise the actor's dedication. dictionary should ad your name to ' hardwork ' ' tansformation ' ' versatility ' 's definitions! ð — Jasmine Fakhri (@JasmenFakhri) January 19, 2018 Daaaaang! What a transformation!! Shows all your hard work & dedication ðð — Neha 'Nene' Bhargava (@nehab01) January 19, 2018 INSANE!!!ð±ð³ Well you were right when you told me you'd transform your body like Christian bale if the script demands it 𪠗 Jenni ð (@Jenni_Jen113) January 19, 2018 It's nothing but sheer dedication...ð© off ...That's y u achieved Superstar level in such sort span which many of actors couldn't achieve in 15-20 years..#gullyboy — CHANDRA PRAKAS SINGH (@Ripupratap) January 19, 2018 Even Saina Nehwal couldn't resist commenting. Wowwwwðð — Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) January 19, 2018 This definitely serves as a motivation for everyone around to work hard and dedicate themselves completely to whatever it is they are doing. But we wouldn't mind seeing more of such pictures in the future too. Keep 'em coming, Ranveer!
  9. File Photo KARACHI: Geo News obtained late Wednesday night a new closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage of the fatal shooting incident in Landi Kotal that had left one police officer dead. In the video clip, two assailants ? wearing black clothes ? can be seen on a motorcycle, with helmets on to hide their identities. On the other hand, two dacoits robbed a mobile phone retailer in Model Colony at gunpoint and escaped with cash and cellphones in a bag. Police arrested two other suspects in Orangi Town during a search operation late Wednesday night, law enforcement agencies (LEAs) said, adding that weapons were recovered from the detainees.
  10. Shashi Tharoor and his love for the English language knows no bounds. The man has given us so many new words in the last one year, that we can have hour-long discussions on their meanings and usage. And by now, we have accepted the fact that beating him in this context is nearly impossible. You may not write for international publications, but he definitely does. Exasperating farrago of distortions, misrepresentations&outright lies being broadcast by an unprincipled showman masquerading as a journalst — Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) May 8, 2017 To all the well-meaning folks who send me parodies of my supposed speaking/writing style: The purpose of speaking or writing is to communicate w/ precision. I choose my words because they are the best ones for the idea i want to convey, not the most obscure or rodomontade ones! — Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) December 13, 2017 But yesterday, Tharoor took to his Twitter account to appreciate someone else's language skills and our perception changed forever. Of course it wasn't just any random person. It was a vocabulary genius' piece of work. Brace yourself, because this might leave you even more confused than Tharoor's tweets have ever managed to do. Received on whats app. Quite a feat! pic.twitter.com/JfAQrwwt8V — Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) January 7, 2018 You can go ahead and read it once more just like we did. Done?Now let us tell you what this whole thing is about. Reportedly, the sentence is from Dmitri Borgmann's book 'Language on Vacation: An Olio of Orthographical Oddities'. And this sentence is unlike any other. It is an example of a rhopalic sentence, where each word contains one letter, or one syllable, more than the previous word. The 20th word “incomprehensibleness” is 20 letters long which might make this sentence the longest rhopalic one. Mind= Blown Shashi's tweet obviously went viral and left the folks on Twitter surprised. 1. Leaving Tharoor Impressed Definitely Is A Feat. Sir nay jo reply kiya Hoga. Wo insaan bhi apney TL par Upload kar ke..Quite a feat kar raha hoga..https://t.co/mQ9YmXeP4t — Troll Lal Salam (@TrollLalsalam) January 7, 2018 2. A Match Made In Heaven. Wow! You met your match finally! — Namrata (@NamrataWakhloo) January 7, 2018 3. Not In Your Wildest Dream. Wouldn't want to play Scrabble with the writer... — Faris Hussain (@farishussain) January 7, 2018 4. Same Bro, Same. Hard to believe it's not you. — Rahul (@desicovfefe) January 7, 2018 5. Everyone Feels The Same. I thought it was you who created this Tharoor sahab :) — Tehseen Munawer (@TehseenMunawer) January 7, 2018 6. 'Farrago' Is Etched In Our Hearts Foreva! Still doesn't beat 'Farrago' ð — Muhammad Uzair (@MirUzair1) January 7, 2018 7. What A Coincidence! And isn't it so apt it has come to you...:) — Rajeev Batra (@R_Batra_) January 7, 2018 8. We Want To Know Too. If you were to make it 21, What word would that be? @ShashiTharoor ðð» — vikram sunda (@congenialvik) January 7, 2018 9. Y U Do Dis? Simply say the scentence is in arithmetic progression. Why kolavari di? — Sudhanshu (@logiccool) January 7, 2018 10. Remarkable Indeed. There's no dearth of geniuses worldwide! Remarkable! — aroma bhardwaj (@BhardwajAroma) January 7, 2018 Although we are still waiting for Mr. Tharoor to enlighten us with a new word in 2018, we can make do with this for the time being.
  11. HYDERABAD: The supporters of Pakistan Sarzameen Party proved in the Karachi rally on December 24 that they have left behind the ideology of leaders who were spreading discrimination, said PSP chief Mustafa Kamal. While addressing a convention of workers in Hyderabad, Kamal said a large number of people were present in Liaquatabad area of Karachi duing PSP?s rally in December 2017. A few days back, an MPA of the Sindh Assembly defected to PSP from Muttahida Qaumi Movement. Shiraz Waheed was elected from Korangi's PS-123 constituency. Mustafa Kamal had welcomed the lawmaker in his party at a press conference. During the media talk, the former Karachi mayor criticised the Sindh government over bad governance. MQM suffered a major blow when Deputy Karachi Mayor Arshad Wohra joined PSP.
  12. The dreadful 2017 finally came to an end and it's safe to say that almost everyone started 2018 with a bang. And for Shah Rukh Khan's fans, it was cause for double celebration. On the last day of 2017, King Khan took to his social media to announce that the title of his upcoming film with Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma would be announced on the first day of this year. However, what came along with the title announcement took everyone by surprise. As promised, he made the announcement on Twitter and gave us all a small glimpse of his upcoming movie with a teaser. à¤à¤¿à¤à¤à¥à¤à¤²à¤¿à¤à¤¬à¥à¤ à¥à¤à¤¹à¥à¤à¤²à¥à¤à¤®à¥à¤°à¥à¤à¤¼à¤¿à¤à¤¦à¤à¥à¤à¥, तमाशाभà¥à¤ªà¥à¤°à¤¾à¤¹à¥à¤¨à¤¾à¤à¤¾à¤¹à¤¿à¤! As promised, here's the title of @aanandlrai 's film. @AnushkaSharma#KatrinaKaif@RedChilliesEnt@cypplOfficial#2ZERO18https://t.co/V7xtLY2k5u — Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) January 1, 2018 Have a look at the teaser: SRK as a dwarf, dancing his heart out in the middle of a party is as entertaining as it can get. We were definitely stunned after seeing him in this avatar and so was the rest of the internet. 1. We Can't Wait For The Trailer. #zero ne aag lga di hai... i feel the same craze like Raees teaser.. This craze would surpass everything whenever the trailer will come..#2ZERO18 — Rahul R Upadhyay (@its_R2U) January 1, 2018 2. “King For A Reason” Tell me any other superstar who can make such a strong buzz of his movie which is releasing after a year? NONE other than @iamsrk. KING FOR A REASON#2ZERO18#ZERO — @iMSaurabh (@saurabh_srk) January 1, 2018 3. We Are Sure It'd Be A Blockbuster #2ZERO18 I really wish this film turns out to be a blockbuster.. Looks good and of course king khan @iamsrk's magic, @AnushkaSharma's acting and Katrina's charm will definitely work for the film. #Zero#Srkisback — Priyanka Bhatt (@iPriyankaBhatt) January 1, 2018 4. Massive Respect For The Man! After watching the teaser, I have only one thing in my mind: maybe SRK wants to challenge himself by accepting such difficult and different roles. #Respect ð#2ZERO18 — •Cнιragáµá¶¤áµáµÊ³ð¬ (@iSRKsSoul) January 1, 2018 5. Best New Year's Gift. Raising the bar, even if he's playing a person of short stature. The best way to start your year! Happy #2ZERO18 ! https://t.co/2zI9Mx3VAt — Bilal Siddiqi (@BilalS158) January 1, 2018 6. The Perfect Combination For A Hit! #2ZERO18 Unique Title + Extreme Bgm + SRK + Aanand saab Direction + Touching music + full Desi Tadka... Awesome man...!! @iamsrk@aanandlrai — Hardik (@hvyas79) January 1, 2018 7. Adorable Indeed How adorable is @iamsrk looking in #Zero!! Put a wide smile on my face on the first day of 2018!! Great way to start the year I must say. Very curious to see what this one will be all about @aanandlrai. Check it out for yourself - https://t.co/0tlABZ9jDd#2ZERO18 — Rahul Nanda (@rahulnanda86) January 1, 2018 8. Can't Have Enough Of Him #2ZERO18 there is an actor ,there is a star and then there is SRK.. Unbelievable.he has gone past his insecurities days — Megastar Akshay sir (@jhaarjun21) January 1, 2018 9. Gotta Appreciate His Guts Even if u are a die-hard SRK hater, u have to appreciate SRK's guts to do a movie based on a dwarf. Not many from Bollywood would attempt. He did & looks in good touch too.#2ZERO18 — SRK's WARRIOR (@SRKsWarrior1__) January 1, 2018 10. Oh Well, Here We Go With The Comparisons Movies may go flop but SRK deserves appreciation for trying different roles in Zero, My name is khan, Raone, Fan. Not like salman, where attitude and expressions are same in every movie #2ZERO18#ZERO — prayag sonar (@prayag_sonar) January 1, 2018 Even celebrities like Karan Johar, Diana Penty and Vaani Kapoor could not contain their excitement after seeing the teaser. 11. We Feel Your Excitement Girl! You make Cinema even more Delightful @iamsrk Can't wait!Can't wait ð #Zeroð @AnushkaSharma#Katrina#2Zero18 — vaani kapoor (@Vaaniofficial) January 1, 2018 12. Too Good, Ji, Too Good! Haha...tooooo good!! ððð @aanandlrai@iamsrk@AnushkaSharma#KatrinaKaif@RedChilliesEnt@cypplOfficial#2ZERO18https://t.co/6tWFMQCn20 — Diana Penty (@DianaPenty) January 1, 2018 13. Totally A Winner Bhai this is absolutely superb!!! Technology meets mainstream entertainment! Winner!!!ðð»ðð»ðð»ðð»ðð» https://t.co/W06PJ7Pws1 — Karan Johar (@karanjohar) January 1, 2018 'Zero' is scheduled to release on December 21, 2018. Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma play the female leads in the movie and we will also get to see cameos from stars like Salman Khan, Deepika Padukone, Kajol Rani Mukerji, Juhi Chawla, Alia Bhatt, Sridevi etc.
  13. Former MQM leader Babar Khan Ghauri. Photo:File KARACHI: Former Muttahida Qaumi Movement-London leader Babar Khan Ghauri said on Wednesday that he left the party not under any pressure of establishment or any political party. While exclusively speaking with Geo News, he said: "This is my personal decision and I don't have taken the decision on pressure from establishment or agency," adding, "Not in contact with any party neither I am going in any party." The former port and shipping minister announced his disassociation from the party on Sunday. Ghauri has remained as the federal minister for ports and shipping, as well as a lawmaker in the provincial and national assemblies, and the Senate. Babar Ghauri, Shamim Siddiqui quit MQM over 'personal reasons' Former federal minister Ghauri said he will not be joining any political party or group anytime soon Earlier, while speaking with Geo News seprately, in response to a question whether he is resigning from MQM-London, he said: "there is only one MQM and that is in London". He added that he has never been a part of the MQM that is working out of Pakistan. However, he seemed sympathetic towards the creation of MQM-Pakistan, saying, "I understand why they did what they did". He said it will be good if the MQM-Pakistan and Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP)'s merger succeeds as the Mohajir community is being neglected. The MQM split into two factions after a controversial speech by its London-based founder in August 2016. Moreover, the Pakistan-based MQM recently announced a short-lived 'alliance' with PSP, which was formed by former MQM leaders Mustafa Kamal and Anis Kaimkhani in 2016 and has been pulling serving and former MQM members into the party ever since.
  14. 'Titanic' was an iconic movie, the memories of which are still fresh in our minds even after 20 years of its release. While, we thoroughly enjoyed the budding romance between Jack Dawson and Rose DeWitt Bukater, by the end of the movie many people started feeling sorry for Jack and started hating or pitying Rose. “How can you be so selfish and heartless, Rose? How can you let your lover Jack, the one you saved from the evil hands of Caledon Hockley, drown in the icy cold water?” These phrased echo to this very day, as that heartbreaking scene became a masterpiece with people idolizing Jack as the epitome of true love, who gave up his life to save Rose. The world cried buckets and filled the already sinking ship with their tears, when they saw Jack's dead body sink into the black depths of the Atlantic. Their hearts cursed Rose for not letting him take shelter on that big f**king door she was holding on to, watching him sink in the bed of ocean. Honestly, it was only after we watched 'Game of Thrones' season 6 that we realised that this was the second most brutal death where a door was involved. The first being Hodor. Was that wooden plank really small for two people? Over these years, we all have wondered and criticized poor Rose for Jack not fitting on the plank. Some 'Titanic' fans went up to the extent where they came up with their own theories and mathematical calculations to prove that there was enough space for two people to fit in. © Wikimedia Now, finally after 20 years, Director James Cameron has revealed the real reason behind Jack's death and the answer is not lack of space or Hypothermia as many people argue. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Cameron was asked the question that has haunted people for the longest time now, “Why doesn't Rose make room for Jack on the door?” Honestly, we were expecting some logic-based reasoning behind this, but his answer left us dumbfound. He said, “And the answer is very simple because it says on page 147 (of the script) that Jack dies. Very simple…” Well, it does make sense but he did go on to explain why he let Jack die. © Pinterest He even mentioned about how people are still discussing this after so many years, “I think it's all kind of silly, really, that we're having this discussing 20 years later.” He further added, “But it does show that the film was effective in making Jack so endearing to the audience that it hurts them to see him die.” He explained that had the character of Jack lived, the ending would have been meaningless since the film was about death and separation. “It's called art, things happen for artistic reasons, not for physics reasons,” he further added. So all you folks who are still calculating the measurement of that door to prove that he could have fit in, you all can go home now. Jack was so shocked by his death in 'Titanic' that in his afterlife, he chose to go the YOLO way by first indulging in alcohol and being a womanizer in 'Wolf of The Wall Street' and then later fighting a wild bear in 'The Revenant'.
  15. Stop everything you are doing and check out this trippy, mystifying and whimsical trailer of 'A Wrinkle In Time' that Disney just dropped. We give Disney a 10 on 10 for its amazing cinematography and great use of VFX. But, before we start discussing the trailer, let's talk about a certain Bollywood movie that released over a decade ago and gave India its own 'superhero'. He was a superhero who could dance, sing, jump ovet mountains and buildings like it's no one's business and romance 'Quantico' girl Priyanka Chopra. Yes, we are talking about our man in black with a broken mask and cape, Krrish. Do you know whose fault is it? For those who saw the movie, you will remember that at least up until the interval, Krrish believed that his scientist father was dead and it was only when he follows Priyanka to Singapore that he realizes his father is actually alive. This movie treads on a similar path as well. A young girl sets out to find her astrophysicist father, after she finds out that he was alive all this while and held captive on a distant planet under the grip of a universe-spanning evil. In fact, the trailer also has traces of 'Koi…Mil Gaya' with scenes where the kid tries to show off the ubercool skills she learnt from her father and the fancy devices he created to travel to the stars. © Filmkraft Productions We are still blaming you! The trailer started on a really good note and had us hooked within the first few seconds with the kids discussing parallel dimensions and a bit of sci-fi action taking place in the backdrop. The story begins with a girl named Meg Murry who along with her younger brother, Charles Wallace, and friend Calvin O'Keefe, set off to find her missing father. Halfway into their journey, they are joined by Mrs. Which, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Whatsit (Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling and Reese Witherspoon) who help her become a powerful warrior. Can someone please tell us where is Mr. What's Going On Here? Amidst the discussions and debates on finding her missing father and unraveling the secrets of universe, the best solution the makers could come up with was to throw the girl inside a fantasy world with witches and mystical creatures guiding her to become a warrior. Was cosmology too intelligent for the directors or did they simply choose toddlers to work on the remaining script? But, if you like science-fiction and fantasy, then this one might interest you. © Disney After a minute or so, the trailer becomes weird with Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and Zack Galifianakis donning some hideous costumes, trying to train her to fight the evil forces of the universe. At one point, you might get confused and think that you accidently switched to 'Alice in Wonderland' and 'Avatar'. What was the purpose of this creature? Let's ask Chris Pine and Storm Reid once they are back. © Disney Honestly, when the trailer started, we were vouching for this film to be among the best movies of 2018, but just a few seconds in and when we're already overloaded with a power-packed star-cast, the makers decided to get rid of logic because that's the easiest trick in the boom. But, we guess that's how this movie is meant to be as it is an adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's bestselling novel. So, if you believe in a fanciful parallel world with mystical creatures fighting evil forces, then you will definitely love this. The film is also helmed by Ava DuVernay. The movie is slated to release on March 9, 2018 and given the hype around it, we can't really wait to see how events unfold.
  16. SANTIAGO: A strong performance by Chile?s left-wing parties in Sunday?s election left conservative presidential frontrunner Sebastian Pinera facing a tight battle to win a December runoff and likely opposition to tax breaks in Congress if elected. Pinera came first with more than 36 percent of the vote, but his two main leftist rivals made a stronger-than-expected showing, garnering a combined 43 percent between them. That unnerved financial markets, which had long seen the billionaire former president as a shoo-in. Chile?s stock index sank 5 percent on Monday and the peso currency closed nearly 2 percent lower. Thanks to a surprise surge by a new leftist grouping, Frente Amplio (Broad Front), left-of-centre lawmakers will outnumber Pinera?s Chile Vamos (Let?s Go Chile) voting bloc in both houses of Congress, official results showed on Monday. But no voting bloc will have an absolute majority in either house. That would not bode well for Pinera?s plans to cut the corporate tax rate and slash red tape to woo new investments to Chile, the world?s top copper producer. And a Pinera victory in the Dec. 17 runoff for the presidency was no longer a sure thing, said election forecaster and political scientist Kenneth Bunker. ?It?s all up in the air right now,? Bunker said. ?We were just dumbfounded when the results started to come in.? Pinera, who governed Chile from 2010 to 2014, came in five percentage points short of forecasts by opinion polls before Sunday?s vote. His runoff opponent, center-left journalist-turned-Senator Alejandro Guillier, secured two percentage points more than expected. But the main surprise of Sunday?s vote was Frente Amplio candidate Beatriz Sanchez, who garnered twice as many votes as forecast. ?It?s going to be a tight and hard-fought election,? Pinera told foreign media on Monday. ?We?re going to appeal to the centre, to the kind of people who want moderation.? In another bad sign for Pinera, Chileans went to polls in slightly bigger numbers than expected on Sunday. Analysts consider a low turnout to favour the conservative candidate, as his supporters tend to be more likely to vote. Voter turnout in the first-round was nearly 47 percent, above pollster CEP?s expectations of 44 percent. TRICKY TASK AHEAD Chile, a country of 17 million people with a $250 billion economy, has been one of Latin America?s most business-friendly and stable nations since its transition to democracy in 1990. Its economy slowed, however, to an average growth rate of 1.8 percent during outgoing President Michelle Bachelet?s term, with lower copper prices dragging on government revenue. Guillier has promised to deepen Bachelet?s policies, from expanded access to free university education to protections for striking unions, without departing from Chile?s free-market economic model. He has a tricky task ahead to attract the support of Chile?s wide-ranging left-of-centre voters. Winning an endorsement from Sanchez - who has proposed new taxes on the mining industry and the ?super rich? - could pull him sharply to the left. Having slammed Pinera as a ?step backward? for Chile, Sanchez, a 46-year-old former radio journalist, could rally her supporters to vote for Guillier, but likely in exchange for policy concessions. ?If Mr Guillier wants us to vote for him, he?s going to have to give in to Beatriz?s proposals,? Sanchez supporter and salesman Hector Mino said. He cited Sanchez? plan to wipe out student debt and overhaul the public-private pension system to ensure bigger payouts as possible offerings. But a too-sharp left turn could hurt Guillier?s chances with centrists. As left-leaning blocs weighed possible alliances, Pinera received a rapid endorsement from far-right Jose Antonio Kast, who was knocked out of the first round race of eight candidates but won nearly 8 percent of votes. ?We?re not going to demand anything in return or condition our support? for Pinera, said Kast, who defended deceased Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet during the campaign.
  17. US President Donald Trump on Sunday upbraided the father of one of three UCLA basketball players who were detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting after he questioned Trump?s role in their release. ?Now that the three basketball players are out of China and saved from years in jail, LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo, is unaccepting of what I did for his son and that shoplifting is no big deal. I should have left them in jail!,? Trump wrote in a Twitter post. The three players from the University of California, Los Angeles apologized last week and thanked Trump for helping secure their release by raising the issue with Chinese President Xi Jinping during his visit. But LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo Ball, on Saturday downplayed Trump?s involvement in the release. ?Don?t tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out,? he said on TV network ESPN. The White House declined to comment Sunday on the president?s tweet. The Republican president, while finishing up a 12-day, five-nation trip to Asia, said he had sought the help of Chinese President Xi Jinping in the case. ?What they did was unfortunate,? Trump told reporters in Manila last week, while describing Xi?s response as ?terrific.? The three players - Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill - admitted to stealing items from three stores during a team trip to China. Before they thanked Trump on Wednesday for intervening with Xi, Trump had wondered whether they would express gratitude to him. ?Do you think the three UCLA Basketball Players will say thank you President Trump? They were headed for 10 years in jail!,? Trump tweeted on Wednesday. Trump?s remarks on Sunday provoked strong reactions on Twitter, including from one Democratic lawmaker who accused the president of personal pettiness. ?The President would have left American students in a foreign jail because their families didn?t lavish sufficient praise on him. How can someone in such a big office be so small?? Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff wrote on Twitter.
  18. It's a bird, it's a plane, oh no, wait, it's a giant *****. Pulling the most overdone, yet hilarious prank, a US Navy pilot decided to put his artistic skill to good use by painting the sky with an enormous outline of a ***** using the condensation trails from his multi-million-dollar warplane. Residents of Omak in Okanogan County, Washington, were in for quite a shock when they looked up to see a F-18 jet drawing a giant ***** in the sky on Thursday. Obviously, pictures started circulating online immediately. The most monumental thing to happen in omak. A ***** in the sky pic.twitter.com/SM8k1tNYaj — Anahi Torres (@anahi_torres_) November 16, 2017 Even the Navy officials acknowledged one of their crews was behind the stunt, saying the aircraft “left a condensed air trail resembling an obscene image to observers on the ground.” Obviously, the US Navy was left red-faced because of the whole incident. In a statement, Lieutenant Commander Leslie Hubbell, a spokeswoman for the Naval Air Station on Whidbey Island said, “The actions of this aircrew were wholly unacceptable and antithetical to Navy core values.” “We have grounded the aircrew and are conducting a thorough investigation -- and we will hold those responsible accountable for their actions. “The Navy apologizes for this irresponsible and immature act,” she added. Some pilots at NAS Whidbey did some sky writing today. ð¤¦ð»‍âï¸https://t.co/9IsYvkX1za pic.twitter.com/Lm7kpMhKpY — Adam Gessaman (@adamrg) November 17, 2017 A lot of people posted pictures of the massive ***** on their social media accounts, because let's be honest, ethical or not, the whole thing is hilarious. this is ART. So much beauty, and elegance — Vero :) (@verooncia_) November 17, 2017 Such an immature and proud moment for everyone. I'm so proud to be a Navy Vet right now!! ðð — TexasStrongYank ð¹ð¸ð·ðº (@RiderBabe52) November 18, 2017 Me too pic.twitter.com/Ee9mWYkpuh — â BannerKingz â FAME (@BannerKingz) November 18, 2017 Art is art. Why are Americans so bothered by Cocks? Half the population have one!! Picture is art. — Richard V B (@southcoastbloke) November 18, 2017 Disturbing photoshop. pic.twitter.com/Ni7duxLT9U — McMike (@_McMike_) November 17, 2017 Ramon Duran told The Spokesman-Review that he was just out and about, running errands when he noticed what was happening up in the sky. “After it made the circles at the bottom, I knew what it was and started laughing,” Duran said. “It was pretty funny to see that. You don´t expect to see something like that.” Totally. If a navy pilot drawing a ***** in the sky doesn't describe military shenanigans I don't know what will. — Shaffer (@AlexanderShaffr) November 17, 2017 Using an expensive machine built for war to draw a giant ***** in the sky is a little too on the nose for This Year In Symbolism. — erin mccann (@mccanner) November 17, 2017 Watch it in its full glory.
  19. [embed_video1 url=http://stream.jeem.tv/vod/7821a0c1ae15fe2816f3d043fd2d30e0.mp4/playlist.m3u8?wmsAuthSign=c2VydmVyX3RpbWU9MTEvMTYvMjAxNyAzOjIxOjQxIFBNJmhhc2hfdmFsdWU9a2c1RGhsSmZnMFZiNjBGaEt5S3lodz09JnZhbGlkbWludXRlcz02MCZpZD0x style=center] The family of Ghulam Rabbani, whose body was found along with 14 others on Wednesday, was hard to console as they heard the news of the killing. The sound of his mother?s wail echoed around his house as his body was brought home. Extended families members came to the house to extend their condolences. About 15 bullet-ridden bodies were recovered a day earlier from Buleda area of Kech district in Turbat. After offering their funeral prayers the bodies were sent to the respective areas in Punjab, where the deceased hailed from. Rabbani?s brother, Kashif Chand, while speaking to Geo News shared that an agent, identified as Abid Hussain, had guarantee safe passage for Rabbani to Iran. Chand remarked that Rabbani had left his house on November 2 with dreams to improve his life. 15 bullet-ridden bodies discovered in Balochistan's Turbat Bodies sent to hospital for post-mortem; investigations under way Similarly, Zulfikar Ali, Khurram Shahzad and Azhar Waqas had left their respective homes hoping for a better future. The three belong to Mandi Bahauddin. Others have been identified as Ahsan Raza, Tayyab Raza, Saifullah, Ghafoor Ahmed, Muhammad Hassan Nazir, Ghufran Zahid and Yund. Four of the deceased are yet to be identified. The men were deceived by human traffickers that they will be taken to Europe through Iran. Funeral prayers offered Earlier in the day, the funeral prayers of the deceased were held in Turbat and attended by the chief minister, as well as other senior civil and military officials. The bodies were later sent to the respective areas in Punjab where the deceased hailed from. A special plane of the military, C-130, took the bodies to homes of the deceased. Earlier, it was reported that ambulances from the Edhi Foundation will transport the bodies.
  20. You've probably watched adult films at some point of time in your life. Don't lie, at least not to yourself. With celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton becoming popular the world over with their 'home productions' the adult film industry has turned into a juggernaut of sorts. But, we're not here to talk about adult filmstars are we? No, we're here to look at them. Now, we have a fair share of stars to choose from. We already covered 10 of the hottest adult filmstars on the internet right now recently. But, today we're doing something totally different. So, plug in your headphones, turn up the sound, listen to this song and enjoy our list of some of the most beautiful adult filmstars who are no longer a part of the industry. If you don't know how to listen to music on YouTube while reading this, check out this article. Jenna Jameson Source: Twitter Who hasn't heard of good old Jenna? Source: Twitter She helped us get through our teens didn't she? Source: Pinterest So much testosterone and nowhere to use it. Good thing Jenna was always there for us. Source: Pinterest If you miss her, she's still a webcam model. Sadly, no more adult films for her, though :( Source: Pinterest Sasha Grey Source: Twitter Who hasn't heard of Sasha Grey? Twitter She won numerous awards for her work in adult films between 2007 and 2010. Source: Twitter She made her feature film debut as the lead in 'The Girlfriend Experience.' Source: Twitter She was also a part of an industrial band, Telecine. Source: Maxim Mia Khalifa Source: Instagram She had a short run as an adult film star in 2014. Source: Instagram Even though it didn't last too long, it sure was memorable. Source: Twitter She was embroiled in quite a bit of controversy for wearing a hijab during an adult film. Source: Twitter We'll still remember her as the number 1 performer on a popular adult film site (that rhymes with Rubadub) for 2014. Source: Twitter Sunny Leone Source: Twitter Sunny Leone has become a household name after she entered Bollywood. Source: Pinterest She had quite a successful career as an adult film star before that, though. Source: Twitter Right now, it's hard to remember Sunny as anything but a Bollywood celebrity. Source: Twitter Then again, the internet never fails to remind us, IYKWIM. Source: Pinterest Jessie Rogers Source: Pinterest She's probably the youngest girl on this list at just 24. Source: Pinterest She has become quite popular for her videos while playing video games. Source: Brazzers She was recently in the news for exposing the abuse women go through in the adult film industry. Source: Pinterest Crissy Moran Source: Pinterest You may remember Crissy from the early 2000s. Source: Pinterest Maybe not her name, but definitely some of her work. Source: Pinterest She's appeared in more than 50 adult films. Source: Twitter Today, she's a devout Christian. We hope we haven't missed any of the buxom beauties that ruled your fantasies in your teens. Or maybe even some recent women who chose to move on to other things. Let us know if we missed anyone in the comments and we'll come out with a part two for this list!
  21. Terzo Millennio or the "Third Millennium", Lamborghini's futuristic hypercar concept is now out in the open. Yes, it is a concept but we'd like to watch Lamborghini turn it into a reality. Considering they teamed up with some of the best minds from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), we don't see what could possibly get in the way of making this beauty an actual road warrior. If the Batmobile were real, it would have to be the Terzo Millennio and we aren't just saying that because of it's matte black exterior and menacing swooping fenders, the vehicle is beyond anything the world has seen, it's metaphysical! Source: Lamborghini What's so special about the Terzo Millennio? Aside from how heart-wrenchingly beautiful it is, the vehicle packs a promise for eco-friendly function without any compromise on the performance. The vehicle is being engineered to store as well as re-generate power for long lasting performance. What does that mean and how exactly are the marque automobile makers planning to achieve this feat? Heard of supercapacitors? If not, let's just say, for the sake of simplicity, they are advanced battery-like instruments that generate and release almost instantly. So let's say you're speeding in an electric or hybrid car and apply brakes, its supercapacitors would store the power generated to reach that speed and once you take your foot off of the brakes, they would release the stored energy to re-power the vehicle (that's regenerative brakes explained, if you will). Source: Lamborghini Moral of the story-- no loss of power. Remember your dad asking you to not accelerate your fossil-fuel powered car when you know you're about to brake in front of a traffic signal because fuel pumped in once is fuel lost, spoiling the fuel economy? Well, in the Terzo Millennio, that concept doesn't apply because power is never lost, so your dad wouldn't say that to you if you were driving this baby. Source: Lamborghini That's what the Terzo Millennio promises, except on a much larger scale and beyond just regenerative braking. The brains at MIT are hard at work with Lamborghini, trying to develop a smart carbon fibre bodywork that could also become a reservoir of energy and can self heal. Huh? Source: Lamborghini Yup, the bodywork of the vehicle has been envisioned to fix itself of minor cracks and dents. Given the dangerously low floor of the vehicle, one could expect the splitter to almost graze against the ground or any raised surface that may come in its wake-- self healing would come in handy there. So it's not only futuristic, it's almost human! Since energy is everything in the Terzo Millennio, the vehicle may be electric, and Lamborghini has upped the powertrain by giving each of the tyres their very own electric motors. It's a no brainer that the vehicle will come with a lot of power. To be honest they had our affection the moment we laid eyes on the slit LED headlamp revealing teaser itself, the ideas have got our heads spinning with excitement. Source: Lamborghini
  22. Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos speaks during a news conference in Bogota, Colombia, October 27, 2017. REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga/Files BOGOTA: Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, in response to his name appearing in a trove of leaked documents about offshore investments, said he left a company registered in tax haven Barbados before taking a ministerial post with a previous government. The so-called Paradise Papers published on Sunday showed the investments of wealthy people and institutions ranging from United States Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to Britain?s Queen Elizabeth. Reuters has not independently verified the documents. Santos was listed in the leaked documents as a board member of insurance company Nova Holding in April and May 2000 and also Global Tuition, an insurance firm focused on education, from April 1999 to May 2001. Santos said in a statement on Sunday that he left Global Tuition before taking up his duties as Finance Minister in the government of then-President Andres Pastrana in August 2000. He said he was not a partner, did not invest any money and was not paid for serving on the board. ?I imagine they delayed in officially registering the changes,? Santos said in answers given to El Espectador newspaper and released by his office. ?I participated until before I became Finance Minister.? Santos said that after 2000 he was a Global Tuition client ?for some of their insurance for the education of my three children.? Global Tuition?s office was closed in Colombia for a public holiday on Monday and could not be reached for comment. The company?s office in the United States said any comment would come from the Colombia office. The president?s statement did not mention the other company, Nova Holding. Nova Holding could not immediately be reached for comment. The documents were obtained by Germany?s Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper and shared with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and some media outlets, including El Espectador and Connectas website in Colombia. The names of three former Colombian defence ministers and two former ambassadors to the United States also appear in the leaked papers.
  23. Iceland's Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson. AFP/Halldor Kolbeins REYKJAVIK: Icelandic Prime Minister Bjarni Benediktsson's conservative party looked set to retain its position as the country's biggest party in Saturday's general election, early vote counting showed, but the makeup of the future government remained uncertain. Bolstered by a thriving economy, scandal-plagued Benediktsson and his Independence Party were facing a challenge from the Left Green Movement and its potential allies ? the Social Democratic Alliance and the anti-establishment Pirate Party ? which could still dethrone the conservatives if they manage to secure a fourth ally. With around 25 percent of actual votes counted, Independence was credited with 17 seats in the 63-seat parliament, followed by the Left-Green Movement with 11 and the Social Democratic Alliance with eight. Under the Icelandic system, the president, who holds a largely ceremonial role, tasks the leader of the biggest party with forming a government. "We are winning this election. We hope to get more seats in parliament as the night goes on," Benediktsson told a cheering crowd of supporters at the Independence Party's election rally in Reykjavik. "We will need to take a deep breath and wait for the final results to see the options on the table," he later told AFP, adding: "I am optimistic that we can form a government." Final results were not expected until Sunday morning, but even then it could take days, weeks, or even months for the leader of the biggest party to form a coalition, as up to nine parties vied for seats in parliament and many said all coalition options remained open until negotiations were held. The election campaign has played out against a backdrop of deep public distrust in the political elite following a slew of scandals in recent years. Benediktsson called Saturday's election ? Iceland's fourth since 2008 and second in a year ? after a junior member of his three-party centre-right coalition pulled out last month over a legal controversy involving the PM's father. Benediktsson, a former lawyer and businessman whose family is one of the richest and most influential in Iceland, has also been implicated in several financial scandals, including the so-called Panama Papers release which revealed global tax avoidance and evasion. Economy's big role If the left were to seize power, it would be just the second left-leaning government in Iceland since its proclamation as a republic in 1944. The first one governed in 2009-2013, when the Social Democrats and the Left Greens ousted the right after Iceland's 2008 economic crisis ? when its three major banks collapsed and the country teetered on the verge of bankruptcy. "I hope that when all the results are in, we will be a part of the next government," Left-Green leader Katrin Jakobsdottir, 41, told party supporters in Reykjavik. Her campaign promises included investing in social infrastructure and ensuring that Iceland's economic prosperity reaches the health care and education sectors. Nearly one in two Icelanders would prefer to have her as their new prime minister, according to a September 19-21 poll published by daily Morgunbladid. Since the 2008 financial crisis, Iceland has made a spectacular recovery with robust growth of 7.2 percent in 2016 and unemployment at an enviable 2.5 percent. A year ago, snap elections were called after prime minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson was pressured to resign when he was named in the Panama Papers scandal. More than 600 Icelanders ? in a country of just 335,000 people ? were also named in the documents, including Benediktsson, then finance minister. Benediktsson still managed to build a coalition with the centre-right Reform Party and the centrist Bright Future, but the latter quit after nine months because the prime minister had covered up the fact that his father signed a recommendation letter for a convicted paedophile who sought to restore his civil rights. Independence Party supporters still view it as the main force for economic stability and growth. Nearly half of Iceland's postwar prime ministers came from the eurosceptic party. 'Rich parents' In Iceland, construction is booming: cranes dominate the skies in Reykjavik's city centre, away from the island's breathtaking volcanoes and glaciers. But its thriving tourism scene has caused an increase in housing prices and a shortage of apartments, many of which are rented out to tourists. According to Iceland's Housing Financing Fund, rents in the capital rose 13.9 percent in the year to September. "The people in the government do not understand (working people) because they all have rich parents," Jarya Sukuay, a 23-year-old voter in Reykjavik, told AFP.
  24. Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Qassem Soleimani uses a walkie-talkie at the frontline during offensive operations against Daesh militants in Salahuddin province of Syria March 8, 2015. Photo: Reuters BAGHDAD/LONDON: When the Iraqi army and Iranian-backed Shia militia entered a key oil processing facility in Iraq?s north to retake it from Kurdish Peshmerga forces last week, the installation was deserted and its alarm bells ringing. Engineers and workers on the facility, which processes oil from two major fields in the Kirkuk area of predominantly Sunni Kurdistan, had fled, fearing the military advance. ?No one wanted to risk their life and decided to evacuate as stories about the militia and Qassem Soleimani were spreading fast,? said a senior Kurdish oil industry source, referring to the head of foreign operations (Quds Force) for Iran?s elite Revolutionary Guards. The source declined to be identified. Iraqi engineers arrived to the sound of alarm bells warning about system malfunctions, prompting them to immediately shut down wells. Now, they need passwords and expertise from their Kurdish counterparts to restore oil output fully. The loss of control of Kirkuk oil fields is likely to starve the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) of vital oil revenue and cause deep concern to global trading houses such as Vitol and Glencore, which have granted the semi-autonomous government billions of dollars in loans against future oil sales. Iraqi forces seize oil city Kirkuk from Kurds in bold advance It was not immediately clear whether or when the Iraqi government would seek to retake control of all Kirkuk oilfields Baghdad?s lightning military offensive into northern Iraq came after the KRG held an independence referendum last month. Maj Gen Soleimani, one of the most influential military figures in the Middle East, with reach in Syria and Lebanon, issued tough warnings to Kurdish leaders ahead of the Iraqi military advance. ?We went inside the oilfield facilities after Kurdish workers fled and we found overalls and safety boots thrown on the ground,? said an engineer from the Baghdad-run North Oil Company (NOC), who declined to be named because he was ordered not to speak publicly about the issue. ?It seems that workers took them off and escaped very quickly.? Ringing alarms NOC crews entered oil facilities in the Bai Hassan and Avana fields on October 17 for the first time since 2014, when Peshmerga forces drove Daesh from the area and found all crude oil stations unmanned. Peshmerga fighters had also withdrawn. ?After we discovered that some of the key equipment was missing and the control panel was ringing alarms of crude processing malfunction, we immediately shut down oil wells,? the NOC engineer said. A week after the operation, Iraqi engineers are still struggling to resume Kirkuk?s oil production, saying they had yet to understand how to operate the equipment processing some 350,000 barrels per day. The military offensive more than halved Kurdistan?s oil output and cut its exports to global markets via Turkey by two thirds. The drop in exports has deprived the region of more than $200 million in revenues over the past week, a Kurdish oil industry source familiar with loadings told Reuters. It has also dealt a further blow to the region?s finances already stretched by a fight against Daesh and a budget crisis caused by a fall in oil prices. The United States has called on both sides to resume dialogue, saying the tensions hamper efforts to fight Daesh. Resuming normal oil production and exports will be challenging and will take at least another week and will only succeed if Iraqi and Kurdish engineers agree to cooperate, according to both sides. An Iraqi flag is seen on a military vehicle at an oil field in Dibis area on the outskirts of Kirkuk, Iraq October 17, 2017. Photo: Reuters On Tuesday, NOC officials asked Kurdish engineering firm Kar Group to send back its workers, according to sources on both sides. Iraqi engineers need guidance on how to operate recently installed equipment at Bai Hassan and Avana, the sources said. The pumping and operational stations for both oil fields are located in the city of Dahuk, which unlike Kirkuk is still under the control of the Peshmerga forces. Like a locked box ?Energy facilities in Kirkuk are more like a locked box and only their crew have the password,? the Iraqi engineer said. Kar Group has, however, so far refrained from going back without security guarantees, according to sources close to the engineering company. Kirkuk, one of the oldest and best-known oil areas in the Middle East, had long been under the control of Iraqi forces until it was overrun by Daesh. In 2014, it was retaken by the Peshmerga, the official security forces of the KRG, as part of their advance on Daesh. That allowed Kurdistan to regain control of an area it believes is historically Kurdish and ramp up exports from the oil fields while borrowing billions of dollars from trading houses and Russian state oil major Rosneft. Kurdistan region offers to freeze independence vote, engage in talks with Baghdad The Iraqi government has transformed the balance of power in the north of the country since launching a campaign last week to seize back territory from the Kurds ?We need to figure out who gets what when the fields resume production. At the moment the potential split of revenues is far from clear,? said the Kurdish oil industry source. Before the referendum, Kurdistan was exporting some 600,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude via Turkey, which it said had made it almost totally economically independent as it could pay its own bills without the need to wait for budget transfers from Baghdad. Under the deal with Baghdad, Kurdistan was exporting 540,000 bpd on behalf of the government in the city of Erbil and some 60,000 bpd on behalf of NOC. With the loss of control of the Kirkuk area, Kurdistan will be in theory left with only 250,000-300,000 bpd of its own output, less than it needs to cover its debt obligations. Vitol, Glencore, Petraco and Trafigura have loaned Kurdistan some $2.5 billion and Russia?s Rosneft has loaned some $1.2 billion. Glencore?s boss Ivan Glasenberg said last week he could not rule out a rescheduling of the payments.
  25. MULTAN: Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar has practically left the ministry and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was looking for a new person to head the country?s financial affairs, said Awami Muslim League?s Sheikh Rasheed. While addressing a news conference in Multan on Wednesday, Rasheed said Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz?s chief Nawaz Sharif has caused immense loss to the country destroying it financially. There is no official proof of Dar?s resignation from the ministry. However, Abbasi had removed him from his post as the chairperson of the Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet. Abbasi became the committee?s head when the decision was taken in August, a few days after he was sworn in as the prime minister. During the news conference on Wednesday, Rasheed also said that some minister of PML-N from south Punjab were planning to leave the party. About the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case, the AML chief reiterated his previously made statement saying it was the mother of all crimes. He added that verdict on the case will decide the fate of PML-N, which is in power in the Centre. According to Rasheed, if the Sharifs are indicted in the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case no one would be able to save them. The Hudaibiya Paper Mills money laundering reference was initiated over the confession made by Dar. In 2000, Dar admitted to his role in alleged laundering of millions of dollars for the Sharifs. The AML chief also spoke about the controversy surrounding position of office-bearer for PML-N, saying Nawaz did not give a chance to his brother Shehbaz Sharif, who is also the chief minister of Punjab, despite being disqualified. Rasheed added Nawaz has been in politics for the last 40 years but has not yet groomed a successor for PML-N.