• Another MTV VMAs, another controversial Miley Cyrus

    Justin Bieber cried, Taylor Swift won most of the awards and Kanye West ranted onstage, but Miley Cyrus still owned the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.

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  • Ballerina Misty Copeland calls Broadway debut 'incredible'

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stage lights have been hard to get used to and she worried about limited rehearsal time, but ballerina Misty Copeland has put aside her nervousness and is finding her feet on Broadway.

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  • Could female UFC champion Ronda Rousey beat Floyd Mayweather?

    Boxer Floyd Mayweather and MMA fighter Ronda Rousey continued their verbal sparring...

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  • Canadians, Pakistani, Nigerian among dead in Saudi fire

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Three Canadians, a Pakistani and a Nigerian were among those killed in a fire that engulfed parts of a residential compound in Saudi Arabia's oil-rich east, a Saudi official said.

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  • Kim Kardashian Lands A Role In Big Screen Adaptation Of ‘Absolutely Fabulous’

    Ahhhh, just when we thought that we couldn’t be more excited for the upcoming Absolutely Fabulous movie, sources have come forward to claim that none other than actual Kim Kardashian has bagged herself a cameo role. This is seriously exciting stuff - we mean, Kim K alongside the likes of Edina and Patsy? Jennifer Saunders, who is writing the script for the movie as well as starring in it, reportedly approached Kim and was eager for the reality star to be involved.

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  • Here's how the US military spends its billions

    The US military is unquestionably the dominant force on the planet.  From the greatest...

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  • X Factor 2015: Controversy Begins As Girlband Fourth Power Are Revealed As Professionals

    Bloomin’ ‘eck, there has only been one episode of this year’s series of The X Factor and the controversy has already kicked off in a big way. Ah, we’d missed the X Factor #dramz. The first act of the series to be hit by this year’s ‘IT’S A FIX’ claims is girlband Fourth Power, who wowed the judges with their shock rendition of Jessie J’s ‘Bang Bang’.

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  • A surging presidential candidate is going to war with CNN over its debate rules

    Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina was perhaps the biggest winner of the first GOP debate...

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  • Book Scarlett Johansson Tried To Ban Will Be Published In The UK

    A book that Scarlett Johansson tried to have banned is to be published in the UK next month. ‘La Première Chose Qu’on Regarde’ (translated as 'The First Thing You See’) is written by award-winning novelist Grégoire Delacourt, and tells the story of a mechanic called Arthur Dreyfuss who is visited one night by a woman he believes to be Johansson. He added that he got the idea for the book after reading the results of a survey in France which said that half of girls aged between 15 and 25 were considering cosmetic surgery.

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  • #1 Reason Not To Buy A New Computer

    Find out the real reason behind slow computers!

  • Filipinos welcome additional UAE-Philippine flights

    Filipinos in the UAE welcomed the additional flights between the UAE and the Philippines that will take effect within the year and will possibly provide more connectivity to the regional airports. Flights between the UAE and the Philippines will increase to a total of 70 per week within the year, up by 25 per cent from just 56 flights, Carmelo Arcilla, Executive Director of the Philippine Civil Aeronautics Board, told Gulf News on Friday. Emirates and Etihad Airways will get 35 flight entitlements per week between them while the remaining 35 flights will be shared by Philippine carriers such as Philippine Airlines, PAL Express, and Cebu Pacific.

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  • A leaked part of an iPhone 6S shows a bigger, more powerful front camera

    A leaked component that appears to be part of the not-yet-announced iPhone 6S shows...

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  • Tough tests from the start for Federer, Murray

    Second seed Federer, who beat world number one Novak Djokovic in the Cincinnati final and is striving to add to his record 17 grand slam singles titles, plays 34th-ranked Leonardo Mayer of Argentina. Third seeded Murray, who defeated Djokovic in the Montreal final, faces number 37 Nick Kyrgios, the talented 20-year-old Australian who is on ATP probation after making a crude personal remark to Stan Wawrinka on court in Montreal.

  • Coffee puts BP patients at heart attack, diabetes risk

    London, Aug 30 (IANS) If you are young and suffering from mild hypertension, it is time to shun your love for coffee. According to a research, coffee drinkers - especially those who drink over four cups a day - are at an increased risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular events. Not just this, heavy coffee consumption can also trigger pre-diabetes in young adults with hypertension, the study said.

  • Warren Buffett just disclosed his newest $4.5 billion investment pick

    On Friday evening, billionaire investor Warren Buffett, the founder of Berkshire Hathaway...

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  • Iran nuclear deal now backed by 31 senators

    U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, a Democrat from Oregon, said on Sunday he would support the nuclear deal with Iran, moving President Barack Obama a step closer to having sufficient backing to ensure the deal stands. "I believe the agreement, titled the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is the best available strategy to block Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon," Merkley wrote in a statement published on To read the statement, see ( Obama is trying to muster 34 votes in the Senate to ensure lawmakers cannot kill the deal.

  • Beheaded Syriac bishop beatified a century after death

    Pope Francis on Sunday praised a Syriac Catholic bishop who has been beatified in Lebanon, a century after he his beheading by Ottoman forces during a wave of religiously motivated killings in Syria. Flavien Michel Melki, murdered for refusing to renounce Christianity, was officially recognised by Pope Francis as a "martyr" of the Catholic church earlier this month. "In the context of a terrible persecution of Christians, he was a tireless defender of the rights of his people, urging all to remain firm in their faith," the pope said Sunday at St. Peter's square.

  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's genius plan: to swap one monopoly for another

    Once, not so long ago, "computing" was synonymous with Microsoft Windows. But thanks to the rise...

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  • Battling rebels, IS moves closer to central Damascus: monitor

    The Islamic State group battled Syrian rebel forces in a Damascus neighbourhood on Monday, bringing the jihadists closer than ever to the centre of the capital, a monitoring group said. IS militants fought street battles against Islamist rebels in Asali, part of the capital's southern Qadam district, after seizing two streets there over the weekend, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. "This is the closest IS has ever been to the heart of Damascus," Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman said.

  • Putin pumps iron to show Russians his healthy, wholesome side

    The Kremlin has released pictures of Russian President Vladimir Putin working out at the gym with Prime Minister Dmitrty Medvedev, images apparently aimed at shoring up Putin's rugged, masculine image as his popularity dips. Wearing a white T-shirt, track suit trousers and running shoes, Putin is shown on muscle-building apparatus in a publicity stunt that recalled previous shots of him shirtless riding a horse, flying a supersonic jet and hunting a tiger. Putin's approval ranking has been dented by a sluggish economy and free-falling rouble whose value has halved since last year due to a decline in the oil price and Western sanction over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis.

  • New Dubai park runs on solar energy

    The first solar-powered and environmentally friendly park has been launched by Dubai Municipality. In line with Dubai’s vision for 2020 to reduce energy consumption by 30 per cent, Dubai Municipality completed its first trial to operate environmentally friendly parks. The parks, which will operate independently from the water and electricity authority, will generate energy from the sun with the use of solar panels.

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