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Dubai movie fest opens with Firth film

Dubai movie fest opens with Firth film

DUBAI: The seventh Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) opened on Sunday with the Tom Hooper-directed “The King’s Speech” starring Colin Firth, which movie pundits say is Oscar-bound.
Firth plays the leading role as Britain’s King George VI in the historical comedy set in a time of fading empire. A total of 157 films from 57 countries are taking part in this year’s DIFF, where new Arab talent is also on show, particularly from Egypt.
“The seventh edition of the Dubai

China opens Islamabad-Kashgar air cargo route

BEIJING: Ahead of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s visit to Pakistan, Beijing has inaugurated the first air cargo route linking Islamabad with border town Kashgar, in northwest Xinjiang province.
The cargo service operates once a week and the frequency will be increased to daily flights depending on freight volume, said an official from Kashgar, which is a known as Kashi Prefecture Government. Kashgar is an oasis town east of the Taklamakan Desert and a trading hub along the ancient

LG Optimus 7 opens a new window to content sharing

LAHORE: LG Electronics recently announced the global launch of its first Windows Phone 7 devices, LG Optimus 7 and LG Optimus 7Q.
Building on Microsoft’s new operating system that offers people the ability to do more in fewer steps, the LG Optimus 7 series introduces a new era for smartphones and offers consumers a whole new experience of mobile life.
A direct result of LG and Microsoft’s close work together in the smartphone market, the LG Optimus 7 series offers the glance

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