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Thu, 2020-05-07 15:12

DUBAI: A low-budget film depicting a young mother’s harrowing experience in the Syrian war has been nominated for a Peabody Award for Best Documentary, organizers announced Wednesday. 

“For Sama” focuses on Waad Al-Khateab, a filmmaker living in Aleppo, as she goes about her life from the start of the uprising through to the brutal siege of the city by Bashar Al-Assad’s forces and their allies.

Read Arab News interview with Al-Khateab here

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Thu, 2020-05-07 12:03

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: A Norwegian man suspected of killing his ethnic Chinese stepsister and then storming an Oslo mosque and opening fire said Thursday on the first day of his trial that it was an act of “emergency justice” and that he regretted not having caused more damage.
Philip Manshaus appeared at a court west of Norway’s capital and denied charges of murder and terror read to him by a prosecutor, the Norwegian news agency NTB said. Manshaus has acknowledged the facts but denies the accusation, saying he opposes non-Western immigration.

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Thu, 2020-05-07 14:04

LONDON: In 2017, Dubai-based rock band Jay Wud released their third album, “Transitions,” which brought the group international media acclaim, with outlets including Kerrang, Metro and Metal Hammer marking the group as one to watch. Three years on, their eponymous frontman — Lebanese musician Jay Wud — is talking about a new record. But it’s not the one some may have been expecting. 

“After 2017, I was like ‘OK. What am I gonna do now?’” Wud tells Arab News. “‘Am I going to do a rock record to top what I’ve done with Howard Benson? That’s gonna take me some time.’”

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Thu, 2020-05-07 13:51

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Thu, 2020-05-07 13:54

DUBAI: UAE’s Health and Prevention Ministry confirmed 502 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 16,240 infected individuals, state news agency WAM reported on Thursday.
The ministry also reported eight further deaths, but there were also 213 recoveries, increasing the number of fatalities to 165, while 3,572 people had recovered.
The authority has conducted 33,000 new coronavirus tests, which helped detect the new cases.
The UAE has reopened malls and other shopping areas recently, with new restrictions and operation times to curb the spread of COVID-19.

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Thu, 2020-05-07 12:53

PARIS: Madonna said Thursday she has had the coronavirus and that it was why she had to cancel a concert in Paris in February, though she is not currently sick.
The “Queen of Pop” said she had tested positive for antibodies which may mean she had has COVID-19.
“I am not currently sick,” she told her 15 million followers on Instagram.
“When you test positive for anti-bodies it means you had the virus, which I clearly did as I was sick at the end of my tour in Paris over seven weeks ago along with many other artists in my show,” she said.

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Thu, 2020-05-07 10:12

May 07: CPEC Authority Chairman and Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information Lt-Gen (retd) Asim Saleem Bajwa has said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a non-political international project and work for its completion is in progress on a fast pace.
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Thu, 2020-05-07 12:44

DUBAI: Screens are often used as a best baby sitter. Sometimes a little time spent playing a game can be a great way to keep your children entertained and it can also be a rich learning environment.

However screens are sometimes too convenient and can lead to problems in child development, even screen addiction!

If screens replace the essential social and play time a child needs, then there can be a problem. So then, Baby-Arabia is here to remind you of those child friendly, ever so necessary activities.

1.    Building bricks

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Thu, 2020-05-07 09:35

JERUSALEM: Israeli lawmakers approved the formation of a unity government between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his erstwhile rival Benny Gantz Thursday, paving the way to an end to more than a year of deadlock.
Parliament backed the coalition deal by 71 votes to 37, a statement said, with the two men expected to swear in the power-sharing government next week.

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Thu, 2020-05-07 09:22

MOSCOW: Russia’s coronavirus case tally surged to 177,160 on Thursday after a record daily rise in infections, meaning it now has the fifth highest number of registered cases in the world and more cases than in Germany or France.
The number of new cases of the virus jumped by 11,231 in the last 24 hours, the country’s coronavirus taskforce said.
More than half of all cases and deaths are in Moscow, the center of Russia’s outbreak, which on Thursday reported a record overnight increase of 6,703 new cases.

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