• Rhian Ramos on taking over Marian Rivera’s role: I’m still in shock

    On Friday (April 17), GMA network confirmed in a statement that Marian had withdrawn from the show as well as her TV appearances abroad due to her delicate condition, following her announcement on April 13 that she was expecting her first baby with husband actor Dingdong Dantes. “I was in shock … I…

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      • Iran ships 'turn back' from Yemen as fighting rages

        An Iranian naval convoy suspected of carrying weapons for Shiite rebels in Yemen has turned back, US officials said, as Saudi-led warplanes kept up air strikes on anti-government forces. The conflict has sent tensions soaring between Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia and Shiite Iran, which backs the Huthi…

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        • Cox makes directorial debut with 'Just Before I Go'

          U.S. actress Courteney Cox goes behind the camera in her new feature film "Just Before I Go" and the "Friends" star says she has been bitten by the directing bug. The movie, which stars "American Pie" actor Seann William Scott, tells the story of a man who wants to go back to his hometown to make…

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          • Bruce Jenner expected to make transgender history in interview

            Nearly 40 years after his record-breaking Olympic gold-medal win in the decathlon, Bruce Jenner will likely make history in a different realm on Friday, with an interview in which he is expected to disclose his transition to life as a woman. The 65-year-old Jenner, known to younger generations as…

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            • Man accused of raping masseuse at hotel

              Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for a manager accused of raping a masseuse after drugging her in a landmark hotel’s massage centre in Dubai. The 44-year-old Syrian manager, M.R., was said to have put a towel over the 33-year-old Burmese masseuse’s face, she then lost consciousness for 30…

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              • Russia wants to build a supercarrier, and it's a total waste

                Supercarriers, by nature, allow a country to project power throughout the world. An individual US supercarrier, for instance, can carry 70 aircraft anywhere in the world. In the growing tensions between the US and Russia, it is only natural that Moscow would like to challenge US naval supremacy and…

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                • Diversity Study: Super Bowl ads less gender offensive

                  While Super Bowl XLIX commercials were more sensitive and less gender offensive than in past years, women and people of color remain vastly underrepresented among the creative directors who are producing those ads, according to a diversity study released Wednesday. The Institute for Diversity and…

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                  • Saudi prince 'deletes' Bentley car offer for war pilots

                    A billionaire Saudi prince has purportedly deleted a controversial tweet in which he offered 100 luxury Bentley cars to air force pilots who took part in Saudi-led operations over Yemen. The tweet cannot be found on the official account of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, @Alwaleed_Talal which has more…

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                    • Australia Islamic school 'bans running' over virginity fears

                      An Islamic college in Australia is under investigation after claims that its principal has banned girls from taking part in running competitions because they might "lose their virginity". Victoria state Education Minister James Merlino said Thursday that if true, the claims made by a former teacher…

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                      • Angelina Jolie rips world powers on Syria's refugee crisis

                        Actress Angelina Jolie pleaded with world powers Friday to help the millions of Syrian refugees, sharply criticizing the U.N. Security Council for being paralyzed by its division over Syria's four-year conflict. Jolie briefed the council as special envoy for the U.N. on refugee issues. Jolie spoke…

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                        • Stabbing probe reveals prostitution ring in Abu Dhabi

                          A bloody fight between two men led the Abu Dhabi Police to what is believed to be a ‘prostitution ring’, an Abu Dhabi court heard on Tuesday. The man was rushed to a city hospital, where he told the police that he was assaulted after he told the person who ran the ring that he would not solicit…

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                          • Country awards help CBS dominate ratings

                            NEW YORK (AP) — With Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan and Taylor Swift leading the way, country music helped CBS to a dominant week in the television ratings.The Academy of Country Music Awards was seen by just under 16 million viewers, making it the most-

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                            • Dubai’s next wave of high-rises are by the waterfront

                              Dubai’s next wave of high-rises could be headed for the waterfront, further confirming that the city and its developers retain the appetite for very tall structures. “There are a number of previously masterplanned zones that are being revised or rejuvenated ... for example, the Dubai Waterfront and…

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                              • ‘Beast in the ring, angel outside’

                                Just outside the gym, he met two cerebral palsy victims, one wheelchair-bound, chatted with them and posed for a photograph that brought wide smiles to their faces. Earlier in the day, Manny Pacquiao was a beast, but his aggressiveness in training must have drained the beast in him. Informed that…

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                                • Airbus proposes more seats on A380

                                  If you thought your struggle for an armrest with a fellow passenger was bad already, hold your breath, it could get worse from 2017 when Airbus puts its new A380 economy class seat configuration in place. Unveiled recently at an aircraft interiors convention in Hamburg, Germany, the European…

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                                  • Chechen leader tells security forces to shoot if Russian police intrude

                                    The leader of the Russia's southern region of Chechnya has ordered his police to "shoot to kill" if servicemen from other parts of the country encroach on their territory. Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov gave the order after a man was killed in his capital, Grozny, in an operation by police from…

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                                    • Dubai Police step up raids on fake brand traders

                                      The Anti-Economic Crime Department is stepping up inspections and raids on premises selling or storing counterfeit items. Colonel Abdullah Rashid, Director of the Anti-Economic Crime Department at Dubai Police’s CID, said police efforts are making a dent in the mega-million dollar underground fake…

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