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  • IS claims suicide bombing on Shiite mosque in Saudi, 4 dead

    A suicide bomber disguised as a woman blew himself up in the parking lot of a Shiite mosque during Friday prayers, killing four people in the second such attack in as many weeks claimed by the Islamic State group. The latest attack and a suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque that killed 21 people last Friday appeared aimed at fanning sectarianism and destabilizing the kingdom. Both attacks took place in the oil-rich east, which has a sizable Shiite community that has long complained of discrimination.

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  • Bill Gates just described his biggest fear — and it could kill 33 million people in less than a year

    (Inc) Bill Gates. You would think that Bill Gates, the ever-so-friendly richest man in the world, wouldn't be afraid of much.  But as he recently told Ezra Klein at Vox, he does have some major fears for humanity.  "I rate the chance of a nuclear war

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  • ISIS' favorite tactic for overrunning cities is brilliant, devastating, and insane

    In May, ISIS seized control of Ramadi after months of battles against the ISF, Iraqi police, and members of Sunni tribes who opposed ISIS. Altogether, the ISF had assembled a force of about 2,000 soldiers in Ramadi who were fighting against between 400 and 800 militants. Despite having many more troops, ISIS still managed to take control of the city due to their devastating and insane tactic of using waves of multiton suicide car bombs.

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  • The FIFA arrests show how far Qatar has fallen in the past 5 years

    The US Department of Justice's charging documents against 14 individuals accused of bribery and racketeering in conjunction with their roles at FIFA, soccer's international governing body, barely mention Qatar. If the allegations made by DOJ prosecutors are accurate, the hosting rights for the 2010 World Cup, the 2011 FIFA presidential election, and a number of South American soccer tournaments were tainted by nearly $150 million in bribes. It's difficult to believe that Qatar's World Cup bid was any cleaner than the rest of the apparently sordid day-to-day business of FIFA.

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  • Shiamak Davar on choreographing Aiba in Dubai

    When it comes to dance in India, the name Shiamak Davar has high recall value. Since his breakthrough as a choreographer with the 1997 hit Bollywood film Dil To Pagal Hai, Davar has gone on to build a dance empire, now spread across the world, including centres in the UAE. Today, there are very few A-list actors in Bollywood he hasn’t worked with, and his shows have taken him on tours around the world, including projects with Hollywood films — the latest one being choreographing scenes in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, which was shot in Dubai.

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  • UN nuke agency report shows Iran probe essentially stalled

    Amid accelerated international efforts to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, the U.N. atomic agency on Friday reported that work on a key element — an assessment of allegations that Tehran worked on atomic arms — remains essentially stalled. The report from the International Atomic Energy Agency also reiterated that more cooperation is needed by Iran for full clarity on its present activities. After years of deadlock, Iran and the IAEA agreed in November 2013 on a new attempt to probe the accusations.

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  • Wife accused of illicit chatting

    Having lots of friends on social media platforms is a norm in today’s electronic world. On Wednesday, a 25-year-old Pakistani woman was before the Misdemeanour Court in Ras Al Khaimah on charges of having illicit relationships.

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  • Biblical soap opera enjoying ungodly success in Brazil

    The actress agonizes on her deathbed, her hair and makeup impeccable, as the hunky male lead clutches her hand. The scene oozes with over-the-top drama that makes Brazil's prime-time soap operas as much of a national institution as soccer or Carnival. Set in ancient Egypt and loosely based on the story of Moses, "The Ten Commandments" is billed as Brazil's first biblical soap opera.

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  • Dwyane Wade gave up $10 million last summer to help the Heat re-sign LeBron James, and now his contract situation is a mess

    There is a "sizable gap" between Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat in contract negotiations for a future deal, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. While James went back to Cleveland and Chris Bosh re-signed on a max deal, Wade settled for a two-year, $31 million deal with Miami, with a $16.1 million player option this summer. As Jackson reports, the original belief was that Wade would opt into that player deal this summer so he could explore free agency in 2016 when the salary cap jumps to $88 million.

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  • Pakistan hangs three separatists for 1998 plane hijacking

    Pakistan on Thursday executed three Baluch separatists convicted of hijacking a plane in 1998, which they attempted to fly to India to disrupt Islamabad's first nuclear tests, officials said. The executions were carried out on the 17th anniversary of the tests, which made Pakistan the world's seventh nuclear-armed power -- a landmark event for the impoverished Muslim country of 200 million people. Two of the men, Shahsawar Baluch and Sabir Baluch were hanged in Hyderabad prison in southern Sindh province while the third, Shabir Rind, was hanged in Karachi, officials at both the prisons told AFP.

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  • Did Ranveer Singh Enjoy Shooting For 'Bajirao Mastani' More Than 'Dil Dhadakne Do'?

    Ranveer Singh, who will be next seen playing a Punjabi lad from a dysfunctional family in Dil Dhadakne Do, will also be seen playing a Maratha warrior in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Bajirao Mastani and going by Singh's words, it seems that the young star enjoyed playing the Peshwa more than playing Kabir Mehra. As an actor, I feel I have so much to give that I actually started missing Bajirao Mastani sets during the final schedule of Dil Dhadakne Do.

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  • Serena escapes as women's seeds continue to fall

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - The pre-tournament shortlist of favourites for the French Open women's crown continued to shrink and for a while on Thursday it looked as though top seed, Serena Williams, would also vanish. Shortly after former world number one Caroline Wozniacki was knocked out by Julia Goerges, meaning the third, fifth and sixth seeds had all gone before round three, Williams, 33, faced unheralded 21-year-old German Anna-Lena Friedsam. It looked like a mismatch but 105th-ranked Friedsam gave the 19-times grand slam champion a torrid time on Court Suzanne Lenglen, taking the first set before a nervy Williams recovered to scrape into the third round 5-7 6-3 6-3.

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  • Foreign fighters switching tactics to reach Syria, Iraq

    Foreign fighters bent on joining jihadists in Syria, Iraq and North Africa are changing tactics to avoid detection, increasingly resorting to tortuous travel routes and relying on middlemen, Interpol said Friday. Interpol chief Juergen Stock told a special UN Security Council meeting that intelligence-sharing was key to stopping would-be jihadists who are now flocking to war zones in record numbers. Stock said measures to stop foreign fighters are "already producing changes in tactics" by recruiters who are setting up "broken travel" to make tracking more difficult.

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  • Food supply fears whet appetite for Dutch farm technology

    By Thomas Escritt AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - From the rooftops of Amsterdam to the expanses of Kazakhstan, Dutch technology is helping food producers to meet the needs of both gourmets and growing populations facing uncertain supplies. One of the most densely populated countries in the world, the Netherlands has long learnt to squeeze the maximum out of its limited farmland, making it the second-largest agricultural exporter after the United States. Such technology is at work in some unlikely spots.

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  • Top 10 highest-paid CEOs

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Here are the 10 highest-paid CEOs for 2014, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive pay data firm: 1. David Zaslav, Discovery Communications, $156.1 million, up 368 percent

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  • The Apple Watch might be killing Michael Kors

    Michael Kors watches are ubiquitous. Michael Kors reported a 5.8% decline in same-store sales for its fourth quarter on Wednesday, including a 6.7% drop in North America. Analysts had been expecting a same-store sales increase in North America — the company's biggest market — of 3%. In a research note last fall, Barclays analysts said they were "increasingly concerned" about Fossil, which makes watches for more than a dozen brands including Michael Kors, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Burberry.

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  • US threatening 'chaos' in Asia-Pacific: China

    China accused the United States on Thursday of threatening to sow "chaos" in the Asia-Pacific region by inciting countries whose territorial claims in the South China Sea clash with those of Beijing. China is rapidly building artificial islands in the disputed waters, and US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Wednesday demanded an "immediate and lasting halt to land reclamation by any claimant".

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  • Photo shows Chicago cops posing over black man with antlers

    A former Chicago police detective is suing to get his job back after being fired for posing in a photograph with another officer holding rifles over an unidentified black man lying on a floor and wearing deer antlers. The photograph, which is believed to have been taken between 1999 and 2003, recently was made public after detective Timothy McDermott filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court seeking to rejoin the Chicago Police Department. The photo was discovered during an FBI investigation into police wrongdoing.

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  • Apple design head Jony Ive has DOUBLE the patents of Thomas Edison

    (Getty Images/Michael Kovac) Sir Jony Ive. Thomas Edison is usually thought of as the greatest inventor ever, bringing the automatic telegraph, the phonograph, and alkaline battery into the world.  His Menlo Park, New Jersey, lab was so productive that

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  • Why Is Kiran Rao Heartbroken?

    Yes, it seems that director Kiran Rao is indeed nursing a broken heart, but before you gossip-hungry readers out there assume that Aamir Khan has something to do with this, let us assure you that all is well on the marital front. It seems that Rao, who had been spearheading FilmBay, a National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) initiative to provide an alternative, exhibition space for independent and art-house cinema and documentaries, has decided to part ways with the initiative. Confirming the news, Rao said, ''FilmBay was a dream project for me, and when I found an ideal space for it, I took the project to NFDC with a lot of hope and expectation.

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