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Jack Black leads star-studded cast for ‘Jumanji’ reboot

BARCELONA: US actor Jack Black has some big comedic shoes to fill in his forthcoming project, which sees him take the lead role in “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”, a star-studded reboot of the hit 1995 comedy that starred the late Robin Williams. Black said that he only watched the …

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‘Cars 3’ Races Past ‘Wonder Woman’ to No. 1

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LOS ANGELES: This weekend featured a heated race between four new films that opened in wide release. As of Sunday morning, it appears some have fared better than others. The big winner is Disney and Pixar’s “Cars 3,” which is speeding to $53.5 million from 4,256 locations, putting it in …

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Katy Perry returns with her new album ‘Witness’

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CALIFORNIA: Katy Perry’s songs used to delight in first-time innocence – she kissed a girl (and she liked it), and a night of love made her feel like she was living a teenage dream. Now 32, the pop superstar has discovered adulthood. On a new album, her sound is tempting …

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“Ani Deurali Runchha” at Shilpee Theatre

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A play titled “Ani Deurali Runchha” is being staged at Shilpee Theatre, Battisputali. The play by Man Bahadur Mukhiya, which was staged during the 1970s in and outside the country, is being staged at the theatre under the direction of Jeevan Baral.  The play explores into the problems of feudalism, …

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Grande returns to Manchester to honor victims

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MANCHESTER, June 5: Ariana Grande paid tribute to the city of Manchester, England, on Sunday with an energetic, all-star concert that raised millions for victims of a suicide bombing that tore through her last performance in the city nearly two weeks ago. Grande was emotional and teary-eyed throughout the One …

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Takeaways from Trump’s maiden overseas trip

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By MR Josse GAITHERSBURG, MD: Launching this new column from the United States, following a month’s hiatus since putting my Kathmandu-datelined ‘Geopolitically Speaking’ column permanently to rest, I believe it appropriate to focus on American President Donald J. Trump’s maiden 9-day diplomatic foray. Trump has returned home to a house …

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BIN Art Exhibition at NAC

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BIN International Art Camp and Exhibition Event kicked off at Nepal Art Council (NAC), Babarmahal on Sunday. The event was conceptualized especially from the artists from Bangladesh, Nepal and India to build a bridge in the fine art sector among these countries and as well as other SAARC countries. Thirteen …

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The Laramie Project at Nepal Tourism Board

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One World Theatre’s version of The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later (with stories from the Nepali LGBTIQ Community) started this Friday, at the Nepal Tourism Board in the Capital. The play is  directed jointly by Bruno Deceukelier and Rajkumar Pudasaini. The Laramie Project narrates the reactions brought about by the …

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