• Iran's Chesmi ruled out of World Cup by muscle injury

    Iran’s Chesmi ruled out of World Cup due to muscle injury

    Iran have suffered a blow ahead of Wednesday’s World Cup Group B clash against Spain with versatile defender Rouzbeh Cheshmi ruled out of the rest of the tournament by injury. Cheshmi, who started Iran's opening 1-0 victory over Morocco in central defence, suffered a muscle injury in training on Sunday and would be sidelined for four weeks, according to the Iran Football Federation. The 24-year-old will stay with the squad in Russia but his injury means coach Carlos Queiroz will have to reshuffle his line-up for back-to-back matches against Iberian powers Spain and Portugal over the next six days.

  • Catch all the MTV Movie & TV Awards highlights

    The 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards: Highlights

    James Shaw Jr. (R) accepts the Best Hero award presented to him by 'Black Panther' actor Chadwick Boseman (L) onstage during the 2018 MTV Movie And TV Awards. "Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman gave his best hero award to a man he called a "real life" hero. Boseman welcomed James Shaw Jr., the man who stopped the Waffle House shooting in Tennessee, to the stage at the MTV Movie & TV Awards and presented him with a Golden Popcorn trophy. "Receiving an award for playing a superhero is amazing," Boseman said. "But it's even greater to acknowledge the heroes that we have in real life. So I just want to acknowledge somebody that's here today, James Shaw Jr." He told Shaw: "You saved lives. So,

  • Arabian Business

    Man rescued after driving into 15-foot hole in Dubai

    Emergency response crews rescued a man after his vehicle fell into a 15 foot deep hole in Dubai, according to Dubai Civil Defence. According to a statement posted to social media, “an air ambulance flew to the scene and lifted the driver out” after the incident in Dubai’s Khawaneej area on the first day of Eid al-Fitr. The statement added that the driver was hospitalised with moderate injuries. Pictures posted to Instagram show the car, a black SUV, being hoisted out of the hole with cables. Dubai Police are currently investigating the incident.

  • BBC News

    How trying to stay cool could make the world even hotter

    Air conditioning systems that keep homes, offices and shops cool on hot days are rapidly gaining in popularity in a warming world. But is all the extra electricity they use going to exacerbate climate change or can design efficiencies prevent this? The world is getting hotter, indeed 16 of the 17 warmest years on record have occurred since 2001, say climatologists. It's no wonder demand for air conditioning systems is going through the roof. The energy they consume is likely to triple between now and 2050, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says. This would mean that by 2050, the world's air conditioners would be using the current electricity capacity of the US, the European Union and Japan

  • Iran player dodges question on women’s rights at World Cup

    Iran player dodges question on women’s rights at World Cup

    Women’s rights are a sensitive issue within the Iran team at the World Cup. Masoud Shojaei was evasive during his team’s news conference Tuesday when the midfielder was asked what he thought of Iranian women in stadiums in Russia. “With all due respect for you and your question, we are not just a team. Women have been prohibited from attending men’s games and other sports fixtures in Iran since the 1979 Islamic revolution.

  • Al Jazeera

    Iran executes Sufi man over deadly Tehran bus-ramming

    A member of a Sufi order has been hanged in Iran over a bus-ramming incident that killed three police officers and two security force members during protests in February in Tehran. The man, identified by the Tasnim news agency as Mohammad Salas, received the death sentence in March and was executed at a "correction facility" on Monday. Salas is a member of the Gonabadi Dervish group, which has been protesting in the Iranian capital against alleged religious repression by the government, and the reported threat of arrest of its leader, the 90-year-old Noor Ali Tabandeh. Salas reportedly drove the bus that ran over the officers, as they tried to contain the protests in the Pasdaran district of Tehran.

  • CNN

    MTV Movie & TV Awards 2018: Photos from the red carpet

    See what celebrities wore at this year's MTV Movie & TV Awards in Santa Monica, California.