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    WATCH: As Iranian rial drops, hundreds protest failed economic policies in Tehran

    Videos have surfaced across social media showing hundreds of protesters in Iran’s Tehran Bazaar on Monday, chanting slogans condemning the government’s failed economic policies. Protesters continued to chant slogans like “We don’t want the dollar to be at 100,000 riyals” and “Strike”. People are also seen chanting at merchants to close their stalls at the bazaar. The Iranian rial plunged to a record low against the US dollar on the unofficial market on Sunday, continuing its slide amid fears of returning US sanctions after President Donald Trump in May withdrew from a deal on Tehran’s nuclear program.

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    VIDEO: First Saudi female Uber driver picks up customer in Riyadh

    A video sent to Al Arabiya English showed the first moment a female Saudi Uber driver picking up her male customer in the capital Riyadh. The male customer was seen congratulating his countrywoman on the national celebration of Saudi women driving. “It is a good feeling, I am very happy to experience this,” she says in the video.

  • CNN

    Demi Lovato opens up about relapse in candid single 'Sober'

    (CNN)Demi Lovato has released a new single that reveals a heartbreaking setback in her road to recovery from addiction. In her new single, titled "Sober," a candid Lovato admits to suffering a relapse. Lovato has always been an open when it comes to her mental health and struggles with substance abuse. In the past, Lovato has spoken candidly in various interviews about her use of cocaine and addiction to alcohol, as well as her struggle with an eating disorder.

  • BBC News

    India actresses in US 'prostitution' racket

    The arrest of an Indian couple in the US who allegedly ran a prostitution ring by luring female actresses from India has shone a spotlight on casting couch allegations surrounding the southern Telugu-language film industry. Also known as Tollywood, it is one of India's biggest regional film industries and routinely produces blockbuster hits that rival Bollywood's most popular films. According to recently revealed federal charges, Kishan Modugumudi and his wife, Chandra, arranged for at least five Telugu actresses to travel to the US on the pretext of attending cultural events as performers or guests. The women were allegedly taken to events where the Modugumudis would "identify potential customers"

  • CNN

    Chloe Dykstra speaks out after Chris Hardwick denial

    The actress described him as someone who "grew from a mildly successful podcaster to a powerhouse CEO of his own company." She also said he blacklisted her in the industry. Fans pieced together the details and quickly figured out that she was talking about Hardwick, 46. In a statement, Hardwick, who dated Dykstra from 2011 to 2014, said their relationship was "not perfect -- we were ultimately not a good match," but he denied ever sexually assaulting her. "I'm devastated to read that she is now accusing me of conduct that did not occur," he said. "l was blindsided by her post and always wanted the best for her. As a husband, a son, and future father, I do not condone any kind of mistreatment

  • Al Jazeera

    Saudi women hit the road as driving ban is lifted

    Women in Saudi Arabia are now allowed to drive for the first time after the religiously conservative kingdom overturned the world's only ban on female motorists. The lifting of the prohibition on Sunday, which follows a sweeping crackdown on prominent women's rights activists who staunchly advocated for the right to drive, was first announced last year as part of the then newly-appointed Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's plans to reform the country. "Now every woman has the right to drive a car anywhere in the kingdom," state broadcaster al-Ekhbariya quoted traffic authorities spokesman Colonel Samy bin Mohammad as saying on Sunday. Saudi Arabia, which has some of the world's tightest restrictions on women, started issuing its first driving licences for female motorists earlier this month.

  • CNN

    Actress gives birth at 54

    Actress Brigitte Nielsen, 54, gave birth to her fifth child after announcing her pregnancy in May on Instagram.