Articles for author: Connie Queline

Connie Queline

Imran Khan’s party supporters arrested across Punjab province for protest against rigging in Pakistan polls

Imran Khan’s party supporters arrested across Punjab province for protest against rigging in Pakistan polls

LAHORE: Dozens of Pakistan’s jailed former prime minister Imran Khan’s party supporters were arrested on Sunday in different cities of Punjab province for staging “peaceful” protests against alleged rigging in the polls and the “fake election” of the prime minister and the president. In several videos circulating on social media platforms, police can be seen ...

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Mind the tax when likes turn into cash

Mind the tax when likes turn into cash

In the realm of social media, South African influencers have gained immense popularity, amassing followers, likes, and shares. However, there’s a prevalent misconception among them that their earnings are exempt from taxation. In truth, income generated from their influencer activities, including sponsored posts and partnerships on platforms like OnlyFans, is fully taxable and must be ...

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Palestinians prepare for Ramadan in the shadow of Gaza war

Palestinians prepare for Ramadan in the shadow of Gaza war

JERUSALEM/CAIRO/RAFAH: Palestinians prepared for Ramadan in sombre mood with heightened security measures by Israeli police and the spectre of war and hunger in Gaza overshadowing the normally festive Muslim holy month as talks to secure a ceasefire stalled.Thousands of police have been deployed around the narrow streets of the Old City in Jerusalem, where tens ...

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Michael Bien shoots down rumor Kurt Russell directed Tombstone

Michael Bien shoots down rumor Kurt Russell directed Tombstone

Michael Biehn is taking a stand against the rumors that Kurt Russell directed 1993’s Tombstone, saying it was a “committee”. The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral lasted under one minute and took place over 140 years ago. Tombstone, which dramatizes said gunfight, was made just over 30 years ago and already has more mystery to ...

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Pope hints Ukraine should ‘raise white flag’ and end war; outraged Kyiv says will never surrender to Russia

Pope hints Ukraine should ‘raise white flag’ and end war; outraged Kyiv says will never surrender to Russia

KYIV: Ukrainian and allied officials criticised Pope Francis for saying Kyiv should have the “courage” to negotiate an end to the war with Russia, a statement many interpreted as a call on Ukraine to surrender.Ukraine’s foreign minister vowed “never” to surrender to Russia. Dmytro Kuleba said on social media, “Our flag is a yellow and ...

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The Holdovers hit with plagiarism accusations ahead of Oscars

The Holdovers hit with plagiarism accusations ahead of Oscars

Ahead of the Oscars, where The Holdovers is nominated for Best Original Screenplay, a plagiarism claim has hit the Alexander Payne film. As Paul Giamatti’s character in The Holdovers quoted, “History is not just a study of the past, it is an explanation of the present.” So what if looking at a piece of the ...

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London Jewish community blow shofar horns for Hamas hostages

London Jewish community blow shofar horns for Hamas hostages

NEW DELHI: Members of the Jewish community and their supporters gathered in London on Sunday to demand the release of Israeli hostages who were kidnapped by Hamas militants in a violent attack last October. The crowd blew ram’s horn shofars and whistles, creating a chorus of sound that filled Abbey Road in central London for ...

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Happy Mario Day! Super Mario Bros. Movie follow-up announced

Happy Mario Day! Super Mario Bros. Movie follow-up announced

A follow-up to last year’s The Super Mario Bros. Movie was announced, appropriately enough, on March 10th aka Mario Day. Considering it’s Mario Day (Mar. 10, get it?), it’s no surprise that we got some news related to the series. And this is a Bowser-sized one, as Nintendo and Illumination will re-team for another movie ...

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