Duchess of Sussex's wedding dress to go on public display

    The Duchess of Sussex's wedding dress is set to go on public display for the first time since she wore it during her May 19 wedding at Windsor Castle's St. George's Chapel. Meghan Markle's ivory silk dress was designed by Clare Waight Keller, the British artistic director for the French fashion house Givenchy. Its bateau neckline, A-line silhouette and three-quarter-length sleeves were praised for their simplicity. Meghan Markle mounts the steps of St. George's Chapel ahead of her wedding.Credit: Brian Lawless/PA Wire/AP The accompanying 16.5-foot silk tulle veil was hand-embroidered with flora representing the 53 countries of the Commonwealth. The duchess complemented it with Queen Mary's diamond

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    More details emerge on Khashoggi’s alleged fiancée

    Ever since Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi went missing in Istanbul, the name Hatice Cengiz has dominated the scene and remained at the forefront of news headlines amid the mysterious aura of the past 13 days. Hatice graduated from the Sharia college in the University of Istanbul in 2013 and got her MA in 2017 from the Faculty of Social Sciences - History Department at Salahaddin University after finishing a field study about sects in Oman.

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    Turkey's Erdogan says not satisfied with Saudi blaming some of its intelligence agents

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday he was not satisfied with Saudi Arabia blaming some of its intelligence agents for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and called for suspects to be tried in Istanbul. Speaking to his AK Party at parliament, Erdogan said that he does not doubt the Saudi King Salman’s sincerity, without elaborating. He also said the whereabouts of Khashoggi’s body were still unknown and he demanded Saudi Arabia to reveal the identity of a “local cooperator” who purportedly took the body.

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    Trump says US ready to bolster nuclear arsenal after vowing treaty pullout

    President Donald Trump said Monday the United States is ready to build up its nuclear arsenal after announcing it is abandoning a Cold War-era nuclear treaty, as Russia warned the withdrawal could cripple global security. Trump sparked concern globally at the weekend by saying he wanted to jettison the three-decade-old Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) signed former US president Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, the last Soviet leader. In explaining his decision, Trump told reporters in Washington that Russia had “not adhered to the spirit of that agreement or to the agreement itself.” “Until people come to their senses, we will build it up,” he said, referring to America’s nuclear

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    Deepika and Alia discuss Ranbir Kapoor, kind of

    The new season of Koffee With Karan kick-started, rather ‘quip-started’, with plenty of giggles and nudges to whet viewers’ appetites. Sadly, at the end of the wildly conversational carousal, I knew nothing about Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt and Karan Johar that I didn’t already know. Or nothing that I wanted to know. Except that Johar has private Whatsapp conversations with Padukone’s fiance Ranveer Singh, which from what we gathered from the secret smiles, was proof of a secret crush that Johar harbours for Singh. Well, good for them. What happens to that crush after Singh weds Padukone? We weren’t told. In fact, we weren’t even told about the Ranveer-Deepika wedding which, coincidentally,

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    Kerala CM Vijayan slams BJP and RSS for protests

    New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram: India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would hear on November 13 multiple petitions challenging the Sabarimala verdict, in which the court allowed entry for women of all age groups into the shrine. The ruling remained unimplemented following weeklong protests in Kerala. A day after the doors to the temple closed - six days after they were opened for the first time since the Supreme Court lifted the ban on entry for women of menstruating age - Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the RSS of a “hidden conspiracy” to destroy peace at the temple. At least 12 women in the 10-50 age group made a failed attempt to trek the hills and had to return following protests from believers.

  • Man attempts to kidnap woman from street at midnight

    Dubai: A jobless man has been accused of impersonating a policeman and attempting to kidnap a female supervisor in his car, a court heard on Monday. The Filipina supervisor was said to be waiting for her friend in the street beside a mosque when a 30-year-old man, from Comoros Island, stopped his car in front of her in January. The man rolled down the window and asked the Filipina to get in, but she refused to do so, according to records. The man claimed that he is a policeman and sought to see her driving licence, the supervisor then asked him to show his police ID. The Filipina instantly called the man’s bluff. The man then tried to drag her into his car, and she resisted and screamed for help