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Monk attempts 'running on water' record

Shi Liliang from the Quanzhou Shaolin Temple's previous record was set at 120 metres - can he beat that feat?

  • How Iranian general plotted out Syrian assault in Moscow

    By Laila Bassam and Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - At a meeting in Moscow in July, a top Iranian general unfurled a map of Syria to explain to his Russian hosts how a series of defeats for President Bashar al-Assad could be turned into victory - with Russia's help. Major General Qassem Soleimani's visit to Moscow was the first step in planning for a Russian military intervention that has reshaped the Syrian war and forged a new Iranian-Russian alliance in support of Assad. Soleimani is the commander of the Quds Force, the elite extra-territorial special forces arm of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, and reports directly to Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

  • Daesh members threaten to kill their kin in Saudi Arabia

    Several Daesh terrorists have threatened to kill their families and loved ones in the Kingdom “if they do not repent,” according to a video that went viral on social networking sites on Sunday evening. The threat comes in the wake of a citizen, Saad Al-Anzi, killing his cousin, Madous Al-Anzi, on the first day of Eid Al-Adha, in an incident that shocked Saudi society.

    Arab News
  • Oil up as Russia mulls OPEC talks, rig count drops

    By Christopher Johnson LONDON (Reuters) - Oil rose on Monday after Russia said it was ready to meet other producers to discuss the market, where prices have more than halved from last year's highs due to a supply glut. Russia, one of the world's top three oil producers, has been unwilling to cut output to support prices and last November declined to cooperate with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries in order to defend its market share. Russian oil output hit a new post-Soviet monthly high of 10.74 million barrels per day in September, despite a drop in global crude prices to 6-1/2-year lows in August.

  • The differences between Shia and Sunni Muslims

    The conflicts between Shia and Sunni Muslims go back to the seventh century and the death of...

    Business Insider
  • NASA image shows India-Pakistan border at night

    Washington, Oct 6 (IANS) An image of India-Pakistan border taken from the International Space Station (ISS) shows one of the few places on the Earth where an international boundary can be seen at night.

  • South Africa bag T20 series after Cuttack crowd trouble

    South Africa's fiery bowling and electric fielding restricted India to their second-lowest score in Twenty20 internationals as the visitors won the second match by six wickets amid crowd trouble to bag the series on Monday. All-rounder Albie Morkel marked his return to the South Africa team after 18 months with bowling figures of 3-12 as the hosts were skittled for 92 in the 18th over, their lowest after being bundled out for 74 against Australia in Melbourne in 2008. Supporters at the sold-out Barabati Stadium threw bottles during the change of innings and again when South Africa were batting, forcing the players off with the visitors 70 for three in 13.2 overs and closing in on victory.

  • Models, not celebrity guests, turn heads in Paris

    PARIS (AP) — Forget the celebrity guests; it's all about the models at this season's Paris Fashion Week. Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid dominated the Elie Saab catwalk, while icy blonds Doutzen Kroes and Lily Donaldson — both in black — caused a stir at Mugler.

    Associated Press
  • Kerry: Turkey Within Rights to Shoot Down Trespassing Russian Warplanes

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that Turkey would be within its rights to shoot down Russian warplanes that violate its airspace on Monday, after a second Russian jet was intercepted over Turkey in as many days. Turkey summoned the Russian ambassador on Monday for a second time after a Russian warplane crossed the border from Syria and violated Turkish airspace on Sunday—a day after a similar incident on Saturday. Speaking on a visit to Chile, Kerry said Turkey would have been within its rights to shoot the jets down.

    Newsweek UK
  • Dubai apartment prices fall 11 pct y/y, more declines likely -JLL

    By Matt Smith DUBAI, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Apartment prices in Dubai have fallen 11 percent in the past 12 months and will decline further because of tighter regulations, rising inflation and a strong United Arab Emirates currency, industry consultants JLL said on Tuesday. Inflows of cash from troubled areas of the Middle East helped Dubai's property sector recover from a crash in the previous decade, but that momentum has sagged since the end of 2013 and prices are again in retreat, JLL and other real estate analysts say.

    Reuters Middle East
  • Emirati heart transplant recipient dies

    A 21-year-old Emirati, who became the UAE’s first recipient of an artificial heart three months ago, died in Chicago where he was sent to have a natural heart transplant, Gulf News can exclusively reveal. Senior officials confirmed that Salem Juma Mohammad Al Junaibi’s condition had worsened and he suffered a brain stroke, leading to his death on September 12. The hospitals in the UAE and Chicago did their best for my brother.

    Gulf News
  • The Biggest Oil Producers in Asia

    Learn which Asian countries deliver the most crude oil to market, and discover what companies are the biggest producers in each country.

    Investopedia q
  • Saturday Night Live Recap: Miley Throws a Party In The S.N.L.

    Welcome back, nerds. A lot has happened since we lost got together to pick apart the 90-minute sketch show assembled from scratch each week by artisan comedy ninjas. I'd offer a rundown of the events of this past summer but SNL already did that in its opening monologue, which you've likely seen, so let's just skip the preamble and get right to it.
  • Iraq may request Russian air strikes on Islamic State soon: official

    Iraq may request Russian air strikes against Islamic State on its soil soon and wants Moscow to have a bigger role than the United States in the war against the militant group, the head of parliament's defense and security committee said on Wednesday. “We might be forced to ask Russia to launch air strikes in Iraq soon.

    Reuters 57 mins ago
  • Why iPhone owners only sometimes see accept/decline buttons when receiving calls

    iPhone owners: Have you ever noticed sometimes when you receive a call you have an option to...

    Business Insider
  • 33 arrested for gambling in Sharjah

    Tip-offs from residents have led to more crackdowns on gambling, police said. There have been several complaints from the public against roadside gambling, leading to police raids. As a result, there is less gambling on the streets this year, Sharjah Police said.

    Gulf News
  • A drone above Apple’s new spaceship headquarters got this amazing spy video

    Apple's new spaceship campus won't be finished for a little while, but we're already getting an...

    Business Insider
  • These Will Be the World's Top Economies in 2020

    Discover the current economic forces that are anticipated to significantly shift the landscape of the world's most powerful economies over the next decade.

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  • ‘How do I compare Aishwarya and Deepika?’ – Irrfan Khan

    Talking about the comfort level while working with the two actresses, Irrfan further said, “I have had great chemistry with all the women I have worked with so far. You all talk about it, it is not me who does.
  • Matthew McConaughey Looks Unrecognisable For New Film Role

    Matthew McConaughey has once again physically transformed for a new film role. The film sees him play Kenny Wells, a struggling businessman who travels to the Indonesian jungle in search of gold with an unlucky geologist played by Édgar Ramírez.  Bryce Dallas Howard, Rachael Taylor and Toby Kebbell co-star in the film. In the pictures below he is cavorting with Bryce Dallas Howard.

    Orlando Parfitt
  • Philippines sees big growth in outsourced medical services

    Leaders of the Philippine outsourcing industry said Monday they expect a big increase in business as the result of a new, highly detailed medical diagnosis coding system adopted by the U.S. for insurance ...

    Associated Press