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    Saudi Crown Prince: Islam is rational, moderate religion that has been hijacked

    In an hour-long interview with the Washington Post, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Friday that Islam was a moderate religion and there a those who attempt to hijack it. "I think Islam is rational, moderate and easy and there are those who are trying to hijack it," he explained. The crown prince discussed his reform efforts at home, including granting women many rights such as driving and more, stressing that he worked hard to convince the conservatives that such restrictions are not part of the Islamic faith. "After 1979, we became victims of extremism, especially during my generation," the prince, who is currently touring the United States, said.

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    Saudi official tells Qatari minister: Riyadh gave you chances to solve crisis

    Advisor at the Saudi Arabia's royal court Saud al-Qahtani, responded on Friday to tweets made by the former prime minister of Qatar, Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al-Thani, for criticizing Riyadh and the Gulf Cooperation Council. Coutnless chances Last Update: Saturday, 24 March 2018 KSA 12:10 - GMT 09:10

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    Celine Dion cancels Vegas shows due to ear issues

    (CNN)Unlike her heart, three weeks of Celine Dion's Las Vegas shows won't go on. The singer is postponing her March and April concert dates due to a middle ear condition known as Patulous Eustachian tube, "which causes hearing irregularities, and makes it extremely difficult to sing," according to an announcement about the canceled shows. She is set to undergo a "minimally invasive surgical procedure to correct the problem," the announcement added. Dion's shows from March 27 to April 18 have been canceled. She is set to return to the stage at The Coloseeum at Caesars Palace on May 22. "My luck hasn't been very good lately... I've been so looking forward to doing my shows again and this happens,"

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    US family found dead in Mexican resort

    A family of four from Iowa have been found dead inside their rented holiday home in Mexico, authorities say. The Sharp family had been expected to attend a basketball game in Illinois on Wednesday. A missing person report was filed after they did not show up. The incident took place in the popular resort of Tulum, according to the Mexico Tourism Board. Mexican and US police say there was no sign of traumatic injury and no foul play is suspected at this time. "Autopsies are being performed in Mexico and results are pending," the police department in Creston, Iowa, said in a statement on Friday. A local news station in Mexico reports that investigators are looking into whether food poisoning or

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    Macaulay Culkin gets real personal

    "But also, I'm with a lady right now and she is so good to me that they feel like blows," he said. "She just does nice things, and I feel like at first I didn't know how to be treated well in that kind of way. It was a strange, almost foreign concept."

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    Sandy Hook survivor joins Parkland students

    Lauren lost many friends at school that day. Five and a half years later, she doesn't talk about it much, but she still remembers. The student still wears a heart necklace given to her by Daniel Barden, one of her classmates who was killed. Her mother, Erin Milgram, says, "She wears it when she wants to think of him." Now a sixth grader, Lauren believes she can make a difference by marching on Washington. Like many others, she is inspired by the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas calling for gun control after their school in Parkland, Florida, became the scene of a massacre. "It's amazing that the Parkland students are doing it already," she says. "They're so ahead in this generation, at this

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    Cruise’s UAE mission

    JEDDAH: “Mission Impossible” star Tom Cruise has returned to the UAE for shooting on the sixth instalment of the popular franchise. The Abu Dhabi Film Commission posted a photo of Cruise in full flight suit on Instagram, alongside members of the local film crew from twofour54 Abu Dhabi, and a UAE airforce plane that was used in the shoot. “Mission made possible with @tomcruise #inAbuDhabi, thanks to homegrown talent @2454abudhabi while filming #MissionImpossible Fallout,” the photo was captioned. Cruise and the “Mission Impossible: Fallout” team are shooting the final sections of the Abu Dhabi leg of their schedule, with the shoot expected to wrap up shortly. Speculation had been rife on social