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  • Apple's next iPhone could come with a new type of screen that's unlike anything we've seen on a smartphone yet

    Over the past few months, reports have indicated that Apple's next iPhone will come with a new screen that includes the same Force Touch technology Apple introduced in its Apple Watch and new MacBook. Now a new report from 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman provides some insight as to what exactly this new Force Touch screen will do for the iPhone. Gurman, who has reported accurate information about Apple's iPhones in the past, says the Force Touch screen will trigger some new features within iOS.

    Business Insider
  • Businesses quietly switch to dollar in socialist Venezuela

    It's still possible to buy a gleaming Ford truck in Venezuela, rent a chic apartment in Caracas, and snag an American Airlines flight to Miami. Businesses and individuals are turning to dollars even as the anti-American rhetoric of the socialist administration grows more strident. The latest sign of an emerging dual-currency system came earlier this month when Ford Motor Co. union officials announced the company had reached a deal with officials to sell trucks and sports utility vehicles in dollars only.

    Associated Press
  • Iran hopes sanctions will be lifted by December

    Iran's deputy oil minister said Monday he hoped for a total lifting of international sanctions later this year if a nuclear deal is struck with world powers by June 30. Amirhossein Zamani-Nia also told the oil ministry's Shana news agency that the lifting of sanctions could help Iran's oil and gas sectors attract billions of dollars in foreign investment. "The structure of sanctions is being destroyed bit by bit and we could expect a total lifting of the sanctions towards the month of Azar," which in Iran falls between November 22 and December 21, he said.

    AFP
  • Fashion's greatest hits, misses on the Cannes red carpet

    Cannes' red carpet can be as kind as it is cruel when it comes to fashion. For 12 days, major Hollywood actresses such as Marion Cotillard, Emily Blunt, Naomi Watts and Sienna Miller graced the film festival's red carpet in clothes designed by the world's greatest. Here are the 68th Cannes Film Festival's fashion hits and misses.

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  • Brides for sale: European women lured for sham marriages

    Klara Balogova was 18, penniless and heavily pregnant when she rode thousands of miles from Slovakia to England to marry a man she had never met. The marriage was arranged so the 23-year-old Pakistani groom could gain the right to live and work in Europe. Balogova was promised a clean place to stay in Britain and maybe even some money.

    Associated Press
  • Tens of thousands turn up for funeral of Saudi suicide attack victims

    Tens of thousands of people turned out at a mass funeral in eastern Saudi Arabia for 21 Shi'ite Muslims killed last week in a suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State, a Reuters witness said. Saudi security forces stayed away from the funeral in Qatif, as delegates converged on the city from various regions in the eastern province, where most of the country's Shi'ite Muslim minority live, to attend the burial. "Here I am, O Hussein," the crowd chanted, invoking the name of Prophet Mohammad's grandson Imam Hussein, one of the most revered figures in Shi'ite Islam, as they marched toward the cemetery behind the flower-covered coffins, held shoulder-high by local men.

    Reuters
  • Alleged UAE killer of American 'aware of her actions'

    Alaa Bader al-Hashemi is on trial at the Federal Supreme Court on charges of stabbing to death mother-of-three Ibolya Ryan, 47, in a shopping mall washroom in the UAE capital. The court had ordered psychiatric tests after Hashemi asked for psychological help, claiming to be "possessed by evil spirits" and seeing "ghost-like people". The authorities say Hashemi embraced "jihadist ideology and then engaged in terrorist acts in support of the terrorist organisations" Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group.

    AFP
  • Iraq Shi'ite militia take lead in campaign to reverse Islamic State gains

    Iraq's Shi'ite paramilitaries said on Tuesday they had taken charge of the campaign to drive Islamic State from the western province of Anbar, giving the operation an openly sectarian codename that could infuriate its Sunni Muslim population. The United States described the codename as "unhelpful" while France, which will host a meeting of nations fighting Islamic State next week, accused the Shi'ite-led government of failing to represent fully the interests of all Iraqis. The Iraqi government is scrambling to reverse the fall of Ramadi, its biggest military setback in nearly a year.

    Reuters
  • Venus Williams ousted from French Open by Sloane Stephens

    A loss by Venus Williams in the first round at a Grand Slam is no longer the rarity it once was. For the 15th-seeded Williams, it was her second opening defeat in three years at Roland Garros. Williams didn't show up for a news conference, meaning she could face a fine.

    Associated Press
  • Saudi Gulf Airlines plans to begin flights at start of November

    By Nadia Saleem DUBAI, May 25 (Reuters) - Saudi Gulf Airlines aims to begin flying in November after receiving regulatory approvals, the new Dammam-based carrier said on Monday. Owned by the Abdel Hadi Al-Qahtani & Sons group, the airline plans to fly from Dammam to three destinations, initially with a fleet of four Airbus A320s, Samer Majali, the group's president and senior adviser, told Reuters. "We are working with the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) in preparation for starting operations to obtain the technical licence," Majali said.

    Reuters Middle East
  • Hawaii groups plant coconut trees, protest against Monsanto

    Demonstrators planted coconut trees and waved signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto. The protesters on Saturday complained about the effects that companies like the Monsanto Company have on the community when they spray fields with chemical pesticides. "Get off the island," said Diane Marshall, a Honolulu teacher.

    Associated Press
  • Gerphil Flores: I have no grudge against Kris Aquino, Ai-Ai delas Alas

    “I want to tell everybody that my experience on Pilipinas Got Talent was completely memorable,” Gerphil told INQUIRER.net in an interview during the finalists’ homecoming press conference on Thursday at Urban Bar and Kitchen, Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. In 2010, Gerphil joined ABS-CBN’s Pilipinas Got Talent, the local franchise of the popular talent show, as the classical singer Fame but failed to land a spot in the finals. Actresses Kris Aquino and Ai-Ai de las Alas were two of the three judges of the show.

    INQUIRER.net
  • Japan to join U.S., Australia war games amid growing China tensions

    By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) - Japan will join a major U.S.-Australian military exercise for the first time in a sign of growing security links between the three countries as tensions fester over China's island building in the South China Sea. While only 40 Japanese officers and soldiers will take part in drills involving 30,000 U.S. and Australian troops in early July, experts said the move showed how Washington wanted to foster cooperation among its security allies in Asia. The Talisman Sabre biennial exercises, to be held in locations around Australia, will encompass maritime operations, amphibious landings, special forces tactics and urban warfare.

    Reuters
  • Filipina accused of robbing exchange gets seven years in prison

    A Filipina accused of attempting to rob a local exchange under the threat of violence in the capital last March, has received a seven-year sentence, the Criminal Court in Abu Dhabi ruled. The defendant, A.L.R., 33, also faces two months in prison for residing illegally in the country and deportation after completing her sentence.

    Gulf News
  • Former Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti

    Factbox on former Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti, who was sacked on Monday after the La Liga club finished the season without major silverware: PLAYING CAREER * Born Reggiolo, Italy, June 10, 1959. * A midfielder for Parma, AS Roma and AC Milan, Ancelotti helped Roma win the 1983 Serie A title and four Italian Cups before joining AC Milan in 1986. * At Milan, he added two more league championships, as well as back-to-back European Cup triumphs in 1989 and 1990.

    Reuters
  • Khloe Kardashian back in Dubai

    The Kardashian sister is in town on Monday for a hairstyling event Khloe Kardashian and her signature mane are in Dubai to take over a hairstyling event on Monday. The reality star will be a model at Mane Addicts, a one-day seminar on hair, with her

    Gulf News
  • Dependents weigh on UAE expats' ability to save

    For many expatriates working in the UAE, families come first. Financial experts said there is nothing wrong with providing financial assistance to family members in need, but they need to save for themselves first, to ensure they can survive on their own when they are no longer able to work. Unfortunately, the financial obligations to their dependents are making it difficult for a lot of expatriates in the UAE to secure their own future.

    Gulf News
  • Remittances to slow down this year, says World Bank

    Remittances from the UAE and around the world to India, Philippines and other countries will continue to grow this year but not at the same pace as the previous years. The World Bank has forecast that remittances to the developing world will reach only $440 billion this year, an increase of 0.9 per cent over the previous year, which is the slowest since the global financial crisis in 2008-2009. The slowdown will be due to weak economic growth in Europe, deterioration of the Russian economy, depreciation of the euro and ruble and decline of oil prices.  Remittance flows to countries in East Asia  and Pacific region, in particular, will increase by just 2.8 per cent this year, a marginal growth compared to the previous years.

    Gulf News
  • Abdullah Al-Talq — anatomy of a young terrorist

    Saudi security authorities arrested two women, accompanying six children on April 17, 2014, when they were crossing the southern border to Yemen to join in terrorist operations. One of these women, Mai Abdul Rahman Al-Talq, is the sister of detained terrorist Abdullah bin Abdul Rahman Al-Talq, who wasn’t even 15 years old at the time. The Interior Ministry has confirmed his association with Daesh which was involved in the blast at Imam Ali bin Abi Taleb Mosque at Al-Qadeeh village in Qatif on Friday.

    Arab News
  • U.S. fighter jets escort Air France flight to New York after threat

    An Air France flight from Paris was escorted by two U.S. F-15 fighter jets to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport on Monday after an anonymous threat was made against the flight, the U.S. military said. Air France flight 22, traveling from Charles de Gaulle Airport, landed safely in New York, officials said.

    Reuters