• Kate's sister, Pippa Middleton, announces engagement

    (CNN)Five years after famously standing in her sister's fairy-tale wedding, Pippa Middleton is officially planning her own nuptials. Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge's 32-year-old sister, announced Tuesday she is engaged to marry her boyfriend, James Matthews, a hedge fund manager. "Miss Pippa Middleton and Mr. James Matthews are delighted to announce they became engaged on Sunday 17th July and plan to marry next year," the couple said in a statement released by the Press Association. Middleton is the younger sister of Kate, who married Britain's Prince William in a glamorous ceremony at Westminster Abbey in April 2011. She was her sister's bridesmaid and garnered her own headlines with an

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  • George W. Bush: 'I'm worried that I will be the last Republican president'

    (CNN)- Former President George W. Bush fretted to a group of former aides and advisers in April that he was worried he could be the "last Republican president." The 43rd president's remark, at a gathering in Dallas of his administration's staffers, reflected a dim view of the party's prospects at a time when the primary contest was realistically down to Donald Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. "I'm worried that I will be the last Republican president," Bush told a clutch of former aides and advisers. The comment was reported by Politico. Bush's office declined to comment to CNN. Bush -- as well as his father, former President George H.W. Bush, and his brother, 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush

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  • So hot in Saudi you can fry an egg on the road

    A video from Saudi Arabia shows a group of Indian workers preparing a meal of fried eggs on the main

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  • Saudi FM Adel Al Jubeir responds to Iran criticism in Brussels

    During his lecture about terrorism and hosted by Egmont Research Center and organized by the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Brussels, Saudi Foreign Minister Ade4l al-Jubeir received a question by the Iranian General Consul who repeated baseless accusations. Watch the response from AL-Jubeir.

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  • US Election 2016: Who are the next generation of Trumps?

    "Congratulations, Dad, we love you!" shouted Donald Trump Jr. His father had just clinched the presidential nomination at the Republican Party Convention in Cleveland. The 38-year-old was among four of Mr Trump's five children in attendance. His offspring are taking on an increasingly visible role in his campaign - but who are they? Time to meet the family. Donald Junior Donald senior has three children - Donald Jr, Ivanka, 34, and Eric, 32 - from his first marriage to Ivana Trump, a daughter - Tiffany, 22 - from his second marriage to Marla Maples and a son - Barron, 10 - with his wife Melania. He also has eight grandchildren. Ivana Trump, nee Zelnickova, was a Czech model and Donald Jr grew

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  • Turkey: WikiLeaks releases thousands of AKP emails

    WikiLeaks has published 294,546 emails along with thousands of attached files from 762 mail boxes that allegedly belong to the primary email domain of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). The most recent email in the trove released by the whistle-blowing organisation on Tuesday was sent on July 6, 2016. The oldest dates back to 2010. "It should be noted that emails associated with the domain are mostly used for dealing with the world, as opposed to the most sensitive internal matters," WikiLeaks said on its official website. WikiLeaks said it obtained the emails a week before Friday's attempted coup. "WikiLeaks has moved forward its publication

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  • Love Island will return for a third series

    Good news for fans of Love Island - ITV has announced it will be back next year. Bosses have ordered a third season of one of the summer's most talked about shows. Its second run is thought to have doubled last year's viewing figures, with an average of 1.3 million people watching each episode. "We can't wait to do it all again next year," said ITV Studios creative director Richard Cowles. Although the series officially finished last night with Nathan Massey and Cara De La Hoyde crowned champions, it will return for a special episode on Sunday 17 July. Love Island: Heading Home will follow the islanders as they're reunited at the wrap party. Which will no doubt mean clashes as exes come face-to-face

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  • Rebels: Boy beheaded in Syria 'a mistake'

    (CNN)- Gruesome video footage has emerged of Syrian rebels beheading a young boy, in what leaders of the group involved called an "individual mistake." The video that emerged on social media showed a visibly frightened boy lying in the back of a truck alongside what appeared to be several rebel fighters. The rebels claimed the boy was a prisoner from Liwa al-Quds -- a pro-regime militia force made up mostly of Palestinians in Syria -- and that he was captured from an unofficial refugee camp north of war-torn Aleppo. The footage then shows one of the men taking a knife to the child's head. The boy appears to be quite young, perhaps around 10, though CNN cannot verify his age or identity. 'Individual

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  • Mud run health probe into diarrhoea outbreak

    Public Health England is investigating why dozens of people suffered bouts of vomiting and diarrhoea after taking part in an "extreme" obstacle race. About 3,000 people took part in the X-runner mud run, which involved open water swimming, at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham on 9 July. The health body is trying to identify the cause of the illness which affected a number of competitors. Event organisers said water quality test results had been "normal". One runner named Sarah said she had been suffering from sickness, diarrhoea, headaches, fever and aching limbs and was still not well more than a week after the event. She said test results had ruled out food poisoning and still

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  • Document shows lesser limits on Iran nuke work - Tehran's ability to build a bomb boosted

    VIENNA: Key restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program imposed under an internationally negotiated deal will start to ease years before the 15-year accord expires, advancing Tehran’s ability to build a bomb even before the end of the pact, according to a document obtained Monday by AP. The confidential document is the only text linked to last year’s deal between Iran and six foreign powers that hasn’t been made public, although US officials say members of Congress who expressed interest were briefed on its substance. It was given to the AP by a diplomat whose work has focused on Iran’s nuclear program for more than a decade, and its authenticity was confirmed by another diplomat who possesses the same document. The diplomat who shared the text with the AP described it as an add-on agreement to the nuclear deal in the form of a document submitted by Iran to the International Atomic Energy Agency outlining its plans to expand its uranium enrichment program after the first 10 years of the nuclear deal.

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  • Saudi Aramco signs contracts to build $13b Fadhili gas project

    DHAHRAN/FADHILI — Saudi Aramco signed four engineering contracts to build its Fadhili gas processing project, the company said on Wednesday. The project is worth more than $13.3 billion (SR50 billion) and, when completed in 2019, will be the first program in the kingdom to treat gas from both onshore and offshore fields. Saudi Aramco President and CEO Amin H. Nasser presided over a signing ceremony of the Fadhili gas project. Joining the Aramco management team at the ceremony were CEOs and executives from engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies, and other service providers involved in the development and execution of the gas project. The company signed a contract with Saudi

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  • South China Sea: Beijing calls KFC, Apple protests 'irrational'

    In Changsha in Hunan province, residents held up a banner outside a KFC restaurant that reads: "Get out of China, KFC and McDonald's." On Tuesday, police in central China's Henan province detained three people outside a KFC outlet over organizing a disruptive boycott. Meanwhile, a campaign of smashing iPhones has taken off on social media, in protest against U.S. tech giant Apple. Defiant rap and patriotic mango Since the South China Sea ruling was handed down, a musical video compiling Chinese citizens rapping "South Sea arbitration, who cares?" has gained nearly 4.9 million views on social media platform Weibo, China's equivalent of Twitter. At one point the video, which was backed by the Chinese

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  • Fruit of labor

    A farmer plucks dates in a farm in Wadi Al-Dawasir, about 600 kilometers south of Riyadh, the traditional way. With the summer getting hotter, the annual date harvesting season has begun in most parts of the Kingdom.

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  • Rita Ora confirms she's leaving The X Factor

    Rita Ora has confirmed that she's leaving The X Factor. The singer, who joined the show last year, tweeted: "I had a ball on The X Factor last year and will miss the team. "@simoncowell can't wait to work with you again... I'll be round for dinner soon. Thank you for the experience & love X" Rita took on the role after moving from The Voice UK, which is moving from the BBC to ITV. The singer mentored the girls category and went on to win the show with her act, Louisa Johnson. In a statement ITV told Newsbeat: "Rita brought a great energy to the show last year and did a brilliant job mentoring the girls' category, leading Louisa to victory. "We wish her all the best with her music and film plans

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  • Two Muslim Women Kicked Off JetBlue Flight for ‘Staring’ at Flight Attendant

    In what would have been a shocking but is now an all-too-familiar Islamophobic incident, two Muslim women were led off a passenger plane as a flight attendant did not like the way the women ‘stared’ at her, according to DailyMail. On Saturday, two Muslim women in hijabs onboard JetBlue Flight 487 between Boston and Los Angeles were escorted out of the airliner by police as one of the flight attendants was concerned about the way the two women were looking at her. A video showing the two women being escorted out for questioning was posted on YouTube on Monday by Mark Frauenfelder, taken by his friend Sharon Kessler. In regards to the incident, Kessler told DailyMail that "it was a terrible moment

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  • Oil prices continue to drop

    NEW YORK: Oil prices fell 2 percent on Friday, with losses accelerating after the US oil rig count rose for a fourth week in a row, putting crude on track for a weekly loss and dragging Brent to two-month lows.Crude futures were already down as investors braced for expected growth in Iraqi crude exports that could add to the global glut. "The oil complex is already struggling with oversupply issues. More than ample inventories and upcoming refinery turnarounds and maintenance have the bulls on the defensive," said Pete Donovan, broker at Liquidity Energy in New York. "An increase in rigs is the last thing they need." Brent was down 98 cents, or 2.1 percent, at $45.22 a barrel by 1:21 p.m. EDT

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  • Melania: the good, the bad and the beautiful

    Melania Trump may have made her name as a model, but she's not used to being the center of attention, at least not on the campaign trail. To date, she's done little but stand by her man, on occasion taking the podium at her husband's prodding to say a few quick words, but leaving most of the stumping to her stepdaughter, Ivanka. So when it was announced that she was to take the stage at this year's convention, the cards were stacked (gently) against her. But few — even the most ardent Trump opponents — went so far as to doubt she had anything worthwhile to say. It's hard to imagine there wasn't a faction hoping she'd fail, for any number of reasons — because she's a woman, because she's a beautiful

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  • Saudi Arabia vs Dubai: The 2020 Race For The World’s Tallest Tower

    It seems like Dubai is bored of smashing Guinness World Records, as flagship developer Emaar Properties announces plans to construct the world’s tallest tower, surpassing the Burj Khalifa that currently holds the current world record, but will Saudi Arabia steal the title? The race is on as property developer Emaar has announced plans to build a new tower, with an estimated cost of $1 billion, that will stand a ‘notch’ taller than 830-metre Burj Khalifa. The proposed project expects completion by 2020, which coincidentally will be the same year that Dubai will host the World Expo Trading Fair. The announcement explained that Spanish-Swiss architect Santiago Calatrava Valls is expected to devote

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  • Why ice cream won't help your sunburn but oatmeal will

    After catching some rays on the hottest day of the year, some of us may be feeling a bit pink today. Obviously the best way to avoid sunburn is to wear sunscreen but what if you forgot and got burnt? There's lots of advice on what to do and some of it can be a bit misleading. Newsbeat's been speaking to Dr Nisith Sheth from the British Skin Foundation who tells us what is good - and what isn't - for burnt skin. Ice cream When your skin is burning up, it may be tempting to cool off with the coldest thing you can find on the beach. But Dr Nisith Sheth says putting ice cream on your skin is not a good idea. "Whilst the cooling affect of the ice cream may reduce the inflammation, the contents of

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  • Incredible 360 Shot From The Top Of Khufu's Pyramid Goes Viral

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