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Let the celebrations begin!

There are some peculiarities among the Dutch people that are rather alluring: those who ignore their birthdays are considered to be rather anti-social. Contrary to many other countries, where the birthday celebrant

Elizabeth Taylor: Violet-eyed movie queen

LOS ANGELES – Elizabeth Taylor, who has died at the age of 79, was the archetypal Hollywood movie queen, a violet-eyed beauty known equally for her stormy romances and eight marriages as her Oscar-winning performances.
Over a five-decade career she won two Academy Awards for best actress, including in the 1966 classic “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” one of many films where she played opposite her two-times husband Richard Burton. In later years as her health failed she retired

Jordan tribes break taboo by targeting queen

AMMAN – Popular discontent took a new turn with unprecedented public criticism of King Abdullah II’s wife, Queen Rania, who stands accused of “corruption” by large tribes, the bedrock of Jordan’s regime.
“We call on the king to return to the treasury land and farms given to the Yassin family (of the queen). The land belongs to the Jordanian people,” 36 tribal leaders said this week in a joint statement. By so doing, they have broken a taboo in the desert kingdom, where criticism

Julia Roberts to play Snow White’s evil queen

Julia Roberts is in talks to take on Charlize Theron as Snow White’s evil stepmother in a rival adaptation of the popular fairy tale. ‘Monster’ star Theron has been cast as the villainous queen in upcoming fantasy film, ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’, while ‘Twilight’ actress Kristen Stewart was linked to the title role – although her representative has denied movie bosses have approached her about the part.
It has now emerged that Roberts is in talks to play the queen in a

Protest at Queen Mary College – A widow asks for justice

LAHORE – A widow and a former employee of Queen Marry College (QMC) Lahore along with her family brought the academic activities at the college and the traffic outside the hospital to a halt in a protest against the QMC administration for not giving her pension.
The widow, Nasreen, bedridden because of a disease, worked as a chowkidar in QMC for 32 years before retiring and the college’s administration has not paid her pension as yet, despite repeated requests. Abid Ali,

Queen Mary, LCU in Inter-Collegiate Netball final

LAHORE – Queen Mary College and Lahore College University will play the final of the Inter-collegiate girls Net Ball Championship being played here at the Queen Mary ground.
In the semi-finals, LCU beat Islamia College Cooper Road while Queen Mary beat Sheikhupura College.
Earlier in the day, Govt Islamia College for Women Cooper Road beat Defence Degree College DHA and Queen Mary beat Govt Model Degree College Model Town and Govt Girls Higher Secondary School Sheikhupura

Caroline is queen, but Serena rules

PARIS – Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki ended the year the women’s world number one, but the consensus is that Serena Williams is the best player on earth.
The problem as ever with the American, who will turn 30 next year, is her level of commitment to the sport as she continues to dabble in everything from acting to fashion design to her charity work in Africa.
Williams opened the year with a blast when she won the Australian Open for the fifth time by defeating comeback queen

Queen saddened by New Zealand mine tragedy

LONDON: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II said on Wednesday she was “deeply saddened” by the news that 29 men missing in a New Zealand coal mine, including two Britons, have died.
“I am deeply saddened by today’s news that there is now no hope for the men trapped in the Pike River mine,” the queen said in a message to New Zealand Prime Minister John Key, released by Buckingham Palace.
“My heart goes out to the families and friends of these 29 brave miners and to all who have been

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