• Emirates24|7

    Duchess Catherine's parenting struggle

    Duchess Catherine has admitted parenthood can be "so hard". The 37-year-old royal - who has children Prince George, five, Princess Charlotte, three, and nine-month-old Prince Louis with husband Prince William - spoke candidly during a visit to charity Family Action on Tuesday as she acknowledged the "struggle" that comes when support "falls away" for new families. Speaking as she helped launch a new national support line for the organisation - which provides community assistance for families in south London - she said: "It's so hard. You get a lot of support with the baby as a mother particularly in the early days, but after the age of one, it falls away. After that, there isn't a huge amount

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    One of the world's most powerful oilmen drops out

    The International Monetary Fund released Monday its updated economic outlook with a dire warning: The world's economy is slowing and it could get much worse if countries keep fighting over trade. The agency lowered estimates for growth in 2019 by 0.2 percentage points to 3.5% - its second downward revision. The biggest risks are the unresolved trade war between the US and China, and the possibility of Britain exiting the European Union without a deal. "After two years of solid expansion, the world economy is growing more slowly than expected, and risks are rising," IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said Monday, adding the "risk of a sharper decline in global growth has certainly increased."

  • Emirates24|7

    Cristiano Ronaldo avoids jail, gets hefty fine for tax fraud

    Cristiano Ronaldo avoided jail on Tuesday but was ordered to pay 3.57 million euros ($4.1 million) for committing tax fraud when he was at Real Madrid, a Madrid court ruled. The court sentenced Ronaldo to a two-year jail sentence that it immediately reduced to a fine of 365,000 euros, which adds on to another penalty of 3.2 million euros, the sentence read. A court spokesman said it was not immediately clear if this fine would be added onto the 18.8 million euros that Ronaldo had agreed to pay Spain's taxman under a deal reached in June last year. Photos: AFP

  • Al Jazeera

    They threatened to kill us if we didn't leave India: Rohingya

    Dhaka/Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh - Last October, Zakir Hossain was getting a haircut at a saloon in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad when the TV inside the shop flashed a report on India deporting seven Rohingya refugees back to Myanmar. "That was the last straw. The prospect of being deported to Myanmar was terrifying," said 25-year-old Hossain, who along with his family had taken an arduous trip to Hyderabad from Myanmar's restive Rakhine State in 2014. Following a crackdown that began in 2012, tens of thousands of Rohingya fled their villages, escaping Buddhist mobs who often aided by the Myanmar military. The Muslim-majority Rohingya were forced to live in squalid camps, which have been

  • Emirates24|7

    Lady Gaga wept over Oscar nominations

    Lady Gaga "burst into tears" when she found out she'd been nominated for two Academy Awards. The 32-year-old singer-and-actress didn't set an alarm for 5.30am when the nominations were announced on Tuesday, so it was down to her manager to break the news she'd been shortlisted for both the Actress in a Leading Role for 'A Star is Born' and Best Original Song for 'Shallow' once she'd woken woken up. Gaga - who is in Los Angeles for a brief break before her Las Vegas residency resumes - told the New York Times newspaper: "I've been trying to get some sleep because I'm on showbiz time." "I woke up around 8:30 and I didn't know anything about it.My manager told me and I just burst into tears." Gaga

  • CNN

    Last ever Boeing 727 passenger jet bows out

    Flying a domestic Iranian route, a 38-year-old Boeing 727-200 owned by Iran Aseman Airlines entered the history books in mid-January after a journey documented by journalist Babak Taghvaee on Twitter. "Its three, rear-mounted engines made it versatile for operators able to take off and land on short runways but still have the range for transoceanic routes," Murdo Morrison, head of strategic content at aviation intelligence specialist FlightGlobal, told CNN via email. Boeing had initially planned to build 250 of the aircraft, according to the company website. Before long the 727 became the first commercial jet design to sell over a thousand airplanes, and 1,832 were eventually built and sold, according to Boeing.

  • Emirates24|7

    Mohammed bin Rashid visits Hatta

    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has ordered concerned government entities to speed up the execution of projects related to Hatta's comprehensive development plan, that seeks to turn the city into a key touristic and investment hub that offers all requirements for decent life to its residents. During his visit to Hatta today, His Highness stressed the importance of giving priority to service, environmental and heritage-related projects, given its significance in preserving the national identity and heritage. Sheikh Mohammed was accompanied by H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Mohammed bin Rashid