Posts Tagged South Asia

World leaders to appear at NYC’s Citizen Festival

In this April 16, 2014 file photo, Shawn "Jay Z" Carter announces the Made in America Festival from the steps of City Hall in Los Angeles. The leaders of India, Bangladesh, Norway and the United Nations are set to appear at the Global Citizen Festival headlined by Jay Z on Sept. 27, 2014 in New York's Central Park. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, file)

NEW YORK (AP) — The leaders of India, Bangladesh, Norway and the United Nations are set to appear at the Global Citizen Festival headlined by Jay Z on Sept. 27 in New York’s Central Park.

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As troops exit, Britain aids soccer in Afghanistan

In this image supplied by the Football Association on Monady Sept. 15, 2014  former England international soccer star  Michael Owen. left,  coaches  Afghanistan captain Islamuddin Amiri , right, and an unidentified female member of the delegation from the Afghanistan FA during the  training session at St Georges Park on  Friday Sept. 5, 2014 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. The paths that took Wayne Rooney and Islamuddin Amiri into football couldn’t have been more different. When a 9-year-old Rooney was catching the eye of talent spotters in Liverpool in 1995 and joining up with Premier League club Everton, Amiri was enduring hardship and horror under Taliban rule in Kabul, where Afghanistan’s national stadium was used for public executions and brutal punishments.  (AP Photo/Michael Regan/The FA) NO ARCHIVE

LONDON (AP) — The paths that took Wayne Rooney and Islamuddin Amiri into football couldn’t have been more different.

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Anelka says he is joining Mumbai City in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — Former France striker Nicolas Anelka says he is joining Mumbai City FC in the new Indian Super League.

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