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He's been accused of killing a homeless man, shooting dead an endangered animal and assaulting a former Miss World but it seems nothing can stop the box office appeal of Bollywood bad boy Salman Khan. The Indian superstar's latest blockbuster smashed records last week, just over a fortnight after he sparked fresh controversy by saying his heavy training schedule for the film left him feeling "like a raped woman".
Scooter Braun made his name as the man who discovered music phenomenon Justin Bieber nearly 10 years ago. Today, the talent roster of his management firm works with a number of big names, like Kanye West, Black Eyed Peas and Carly Rae Jepsen, which landed him on Time Magazine's 2013 list of the world's 100 Most Influential People.
A lot has been written on bidding in Bridge. Countless conventions reign supreme as far as finding the right contract is concerned. And yet even at the highest international level, catastrophes occur in bidding when partners are not on the same wave length misconstruing and misunderstanding each other's bids to land in ridiculous contracts or the wrong level of contract.
Tarzan may have left the jungle, but the call of the wild proves too irresistible for the vine-swinging hero as he is lured back to the African forests, only to find himself racing to save his kidnapped wife and the Congolese people in a new film.
Tributes are still pouring in to condole the death of Abdul SattarEdhi from all corners of the country and from abroad. The 92-year-old humanitarian died July 8, 2016. The obituaries describe him as a legendary philanthropist. The word "benevolence" evokes kindness and generosity. But he had no money. With not a single rupee in his pocket to spare, he established Pakistan's largest charitable foundation, beginning 60 years ago with a small roadside clinic to treat pennyless sick people, to creating a network of social services, including nursing homes, orphanages, homes for the homeless, the abandoned babies left to die on rubbish heaps, morgues and the world's largest voluntary ambulance fleet.
Some were destroyed because they were so closely linked to polytheism. Others were left standing, but turned into the backdrops for gory executions. Others were just the victims of war.
Cities are places of plenty, with the most opportunities and material comforts, yet they are often also where things go to waste. Roughly one-third of the food produced globally for human consumption is lost or wasted - about 1.3 billion tons per year, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation.