• Turmoil in Yemen escalates as Saudi Arabia bombs rebels

    The turmoil in Yemen grew into a regional conflict Thursday, with Saudi Arabia and its allies bombing Shiite rebels allied with Iran, while Egyptian officials said a ground assault will follow the airstrikes. Iran denounced the Saudi-led air campaign, saying it "considers this action a dangerous…

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    • UAE businessman in 'dirty dancing' wedding shame begs for forgiveness

      A high profile UAE businessmen caught on camera dancing indecently at a wedding has apologised for his behaviour and begged for forgiveness. It was reported on Tuesday that Khalid Hurriyah, a member of the UAE football supporters’ association and a well-known TV pundit, had been dirty dancing with…

      ArabianBusiness.com
      • Cancer experts laud Angelina Jolie's decision to remove ovaries

        Two years after a double mastectomy, actress Angelina Jolie has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed to avoid the risk of ovarian cancer, a move cancer experts described as courageous and influential. The movie director and philanthropist, who is the wife of actor Brad Pitt and the mother of…

        Reuters
        • Where Filipino expats in UAE are buying villas, flats

          For many Filipinos working in the UAE, which remit millions of dirhams to their home country every year, there is no better investment option than real estate. With property prices in the Philippines rising steadily every year, a growing number of expatriates from the Southeast Asian country are…

          Gulf News
          • Review: Despite its star power, 'Serena' has no spark

            Despite its prestigious pedigree, "Serena," starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, is likely to be remembered as another example of the curious, inexplicable science of moviemaking. "Serena," directed by the Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier ("In a Better World"), is based on Ron Rash's 2008…

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            • Anushka Sharma - Virat Kohli Jokes Go Viral

              As Virat Kohli has flopped tremendously in the semi final match against Australia, the twitterati have targeted his girlfriend Anushka Sharma. Anushka, who has flown down to Australia to support team India and  her beau has become the reason for ridicule

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              • Girl dies after stabbing at Corniche

                A man who is said to have fatally stabbed a 23-year-old girl to death on Monday near Starbucks on the Corniche after she refused to take his mobile number has turned himself in to the police. It was awful,” people at the crime scene told Arab News.

                Arab News
                • Sonam Kapoor Miffed With Aishwarya Rai Bachchan And Katrina Kaif?

                  The gorgeous ladies of Bollywood Sonam Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Katrina Kaif who are also the brand ambassadors of a leading cosmetic brand, were invited together at an event but clearly the beauties do not share a good camaraderie. Living up to the myth of actresses can never be friends,…

                  Movie Talkies
                  • Iraq special forces advance in Tikrit, U.S. coalition joins fight

                    By Saif Hameed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi special forces advanced on central Tikrit on Thursday as U.S.-led coalition planes joined the largest offensive yet against Islamic State militants holding out in Saddam Hussein's home city. Coalition jets launched their first air strikes against Islamic…

                    Reuters
                    • The Latest: witness tells of series of noises before crash

                      Pierre Polizzi told The Associated Press the noise began at 11:30 a.m. No survivors are expected in the crash of the plane that was traveling from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, Germany. Spanish King Felipe has canceled his state visit to France following the crash of a plane in the southern French Alps.

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                      • Adidas didn't sign Michael Jordan because executives thought he was too short

                        In 2014, Adidas fell behind Under Armour as the second biggest sportswear company in the U.S., and they have made big mistakes that hurt the company. According to WSJ, one of the biggest mistakes was passing up the opportunity to sign Michael Jordan when he entered the NBA in 1984. A University of…

                        Business Insider
                        • Pauleen Luna’s message to Vic Sotto’s kids, Danica and Oyo Boy

                          More than money, Luna said there were “a lot of reasons, too many to mention” for being with Sotto, one of the pillars of the long-running noontime show Eat Bulaga and one of the country’s more successful television and movie personalities.

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                          • 'Cyborg' finally under Zuffa umbrella, but Ronda Rousey fight is no guarantee

                            When female MMA powerhouse Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino made $90,000 in her last fight for the Invicta FC promotion back in February, many speculated that her paycheck was footed by the UFC. It turns out all the speculation was more than warranted, as news broke Wednesday that the feared Brazilian…

                            Cagewriter
                            • Philippines says to resume works in disputed South China Sea

                              The Philippines said on Thursday it would resume repair and reconstruction works in the disputed South China Sea after halting activities last year over concerns about the effect on an arbitration complaint filed against China. Manila had called on all countries last October to stop construction…

                              Reuters
                              • Steve Jobs described Apple's purpose in 2 perfect sentences when he was only 22

                                Early in the book, it's clear that Jobs became immortal because he had something in the late '70s that nobody else had: the conviction that a computer didn't have to be shared between four or five people in a lab — it could be used by just one person.

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                                  • Super fight between Mayweather, Pacquiao to gross over $400M

                                    The Super Fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao is turning out to be even bigger than initially hyped. The biggest chunk of earnings from the fight, to be jointly aired by Showtime and HBO, will come from pay-per-view sales, tipped to be at $100 each, which is bound to surpass the…

                                    Philippine Daily Inquirer
                                    • England's Richard III finally gets burial fit for a king

                                      England's slain king Richard III, exhumed from an undignified grave beneath a car park, will finally be buried with honour on Thursday in an unprecedented ceremony filled with pageantry and poignancy. Some 530 years on from his brutal demise, the last English monarch killed in battle will be laid…

                                      AFP