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    Saudi women enjoy new fitness dance craze ‘Nia’

    A Saudi female fitness instructor has introduced women in her community to a new, fun way to keep fit by teaching them Nia dance cardio classes. In the last few years, many Saudi fitness trainers have been opting to try new and different kinds of physical fitness training to offer women in the kingdom a variety of workout styles. Manal Al-Dabagh fell in love with the Nia technique straight away, with its music and moves, during her time in the United States. Dabagh learnt the Nia dance cardio fitness classes and was licensed in the Nia Technique.

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    Duchess Meghan's father blasts Prince Harry

    Meghan has been estranged from her dad Thomas Markle ever since he colluded with paparazzi photographers to stage pictures of himself before her wedding to Prince Harry, 34, in May but Thomas says Harry has behaved badly in the past and he has begged Meghan, 37, to get in touch. He told the Mail On Sunday: "I've pleaded with her to pick up the phone. I wrote her a two-page letter and sent it by certified mail via her representative in Los Angeles. I asked her why she was believing the lies. I also pointed out the Royals haven't always been perfectly behaved. I wrote that I've never dressed up as a Nazi. [references to Harry's Las Vegas antics in 2012 and when he wore an imitation of a Nazi uniform

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    Details of calls to attack Trump by US ‘Muslim Sisters’ allied to Brotherhood

    For the first time in US political history, two Muslim women joined the ranks of the US Congress with Western and Arab media widely reporting on their win during the first midterm elections under US President Donald Trump. Ilhan Omar, a Democrat, is the first Somali American to serve in Congress and Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib  is a Palestinian American. Democrat Ilhan Omar after winning Minnesota's 5th Congressional District race. She is the first Somali American and one of the first two Muslim women to serve in Congress. (AP) Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat, became one of two Muslim women ever to serve in the US Congress. (AP) Who is Linda Sarsour? Linda Sarsour is removed during a hearing of

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    Celebrities arrive at pre-wedding bash for daughter of India’s richest man

    Dozens of chartered planes carrying celebrities, including former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton, flew into a sleepy airport in western India for the lavish pre-wedding festivities for the daughter of India’s richest man. Isha Ambani, 27, daughter of Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, will marry Anand Piramal, 33, in the financial capital of Mumbai next Wednesday, but the celebrations began this weekend in the desert city of Udaipur, with feasts, singing and dancing, and other pre-wedding rituals. Security was beefed up as the high-profile guests started arriving at Udaipur’s airport, said a source at the scene, who asked not to be identified. Outside, they were awaited by luxury

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    Mexican volunteer crowned Miss World

    A Mexican model and volunteer was crowned Miss World at a glitzy event on the tropical Chinese island of Hainan on Saturday. Miss Mexico Vanessa Ponce de Leon, 26, has a degree in international business, volunteers for “Migrantes en el Camino” and is on the board of directors of a rehab center for girls, according to the Miss World website.

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    Iran supreme leader urges currency boost amid months-long rial plunge

    Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has “ordered” the central bank to boost the value of rial, the bank’s governor said on Saturday, after a months-long plunge in the currency due to a faltering economy and US sanctions. The state news agency IRNA quoted Governor Abdolnaser Hemmati as saying Ayatollah Khamenei “ordered the bank at a recent meeting to increasingly strengthen the national currency and called for the observance of the independence of the central bank”. “The central bank and the banking system will use all of its managerial power and expertise to fulfill the Leader’s goals,” Hemmati said. He did not say which policies he would follow to support the rial, which has lost about

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    Sexual harassment in the sky: Hong Kong flight attendants fight back

    HONG KONG: Immaculate-looking flight attendants who appear unruffled by the demands of a life spent in the air are part of the slick image sold by carriers - but Hong Kong-based workers are increasingly hitting back against sexual harassment. Female cabin crew told AFP of how they had been harassed not only by passengers but also by colleagues. While they say carriers have made some steps in the right direction, they argue airlines still lag far behind in the #MeToo era. Venus Fung, whose experiences drove her to join and lead the Cabin Attendants Union of Hong Kong, says airlines must teach workers on how to deal with harassment. Fung, 29, said the issue was never raised in her company training.