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‘Oldest’ Koran found in Birmingham

For almost 100 years, two small pieces of parchment had been bound and stored away on a university library shelf.

  • Arab female bodybuilder looks abroad for recognition

    Flexing her muscles in defiance of the Gulf's conservative cultural stereotypes, bodybuilder Haifa Musawi has lost all hope of pumping iron for Bahrain so now is looking elsewhere for recognition. The 32-year-old began working out a decade ago after finding a personal trainer to help her overcome obesity -- a widespread problem in the oil-rich region. "I had a problem with obesity and I used to like bodybuilding," says Musawi, a square-jawed woman with curly hair pulled back in a tight ponytail.

  • Lady Gaga Poses for Taylor Kinney In Nude Bodysuit, Gushes Over Alexander McQueen Heels

    Lady Gaga had lots to celebrate this weekend. Mother Monster was excited to come off of traveling and reunite with her fiance Taylor Kinney in New York City. "Lion cub stuff," she captioned the selfie of her and Kinney, showcasing him flipping a bird and her bedazzled eyebrows.

  • The Most Embarrassing Movie Poster Photoshop Fails

    Sex and the City 2 As you’d expect, the film’s four creaking leads have been airbrushed to within an inch of their pampered lives in the poster. What we weren’t prepared for, and what’s disturbing us very much indeed, is the fact that Kim Cattral’s got

  • Bahrain: 2 police officers killed, 6 wounded in bomb attack

    Two Bahraini policemen were killed and six were wounded in a bomb attack south of the island kingdom's capital on Tuesday, according to authorities. The blast was the latest in a series of bombings in recent years targeting security forces in the Gulf nation, which continues to face low-level unrest more than four years after widespread protests demanding greater political rights. The Interior Ministry described the bombing as a "terror blast," and said it took place in the largely Shiite community of Sitra, just south of the capital, Manama.

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  • #360stats: How Tillakaratne Dilshan reached 10,000 ODI runs

    Sri Lankan Tillakaratne Dilshan on Sunday became the 11th member of the exclusive 10,000 ODI run club. He is the fourth Sri Lankan to the milestone, joining three Indians and one Australian, South African, Pakistani and West Indian in doing so. Dilshan

  • The world's first plus-size supermodel is working to solve a $9 billion problem

    Melissa Aronson, known professionally as Emme, is widely recognized as the world's first plus-size supermodel. Emme spoke to Business Insider about how she launched Fashion Without Limits at her alma mater, Syracuse University. The program's curriculum teaches emerging designers how to craft designs for plus-size women.

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  • Jennifer Lopez Bares Her Bod To Celebrate 46th Birthday

    Jennifer Lopez made our eyes pop out of their sockets this morning, when we spotted her outfit of choice for her 46th birthday party.We mean, in the words of Chandler Bing, could she BE any hotter??The absolutely drop-dead-gorgeous singer decided to flaunt

  • Shahid Kapoor And Mira Rajput's Wedding Details: From Invites And Outfits To Menu And Ceremonies

    Shahid Kapoor is the boy next door of the entertainment industry. The 'Kaminey’ actor has finally decided that it is time for him to settle down, as he recently got engaged to Delhi-based college student, Mira Rajput. So, here we come with everything you need to know about Shahid Kapoor’s upcoming wedding, from guests to outfits, from menu to venue.

  • 5 Gorgeous Bridal Makeup Styles From Beautiful On-Screen Bollywood Brides

    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looked breathtakingly beautiful as a bride in the movie Jodhaa Akbar, where she played the royal Rajput queen (from Rajasthan) married to the Mughal Emperor, Akbar. Rani Mukherji in Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna wore a heavily embroidered red lehenga with complementing jewellery and a very minimal makeup.

  • There's something peculiar about the 2 prisons Mexican drug kingpin 'El Chapo' escaped from

    Earlier this month, the world's most notorious drug lord escaped for a second time from a high-security prison in Mexico — one that looks identical to the prison that failed to hold him the first time. On January 19, 2001, Guzmán cut his 20-year-sentence short and was successfully smuggled out of Puente Grande.

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  • Over 1,800 migrants rescued off Italy, 13 bodies recovered

    More than 1,800 migrants have been picked up in the Mediterranean and 13 bodies recovered as the exodus from north Africa by boat endures, Italy's coast guard said Tuesday. Vessels taking part in EU border security operation Triton rescued the migrants from their rickety boats in five separate operations on Monday, following the arrival in Sicily on Saturday of 1,300 migrants, mostly from sub-Saharan Africa and Syria. The cause of death was not yet known, the coast guard said, but migrants attempting the perilous crossing to Europe often suffer from dehydration and sun exposure.

  • Prince George Thinks He’s Older Than He Is, Duchess Of Cambridge Reveals

    The Duchess took the time to chat to plenty of children at the event. Prince George may have only just celebrated his second birthday, but he’s already convinced he’s hit the third year mark. The Duchess of Cambridge revealed her son’s age exaggeration during a visit to Portsmouth’s Royal Naval Base yesterday (July 26), admitting that the pint-sized royal likes to think he’s a whole year older than he actually is.

  • Thompson wins Meijer LPGA Classic by one shot

    Four strokes behind fellow American Salas heading into the final round, the long-hitting Thompson birdied five of the first eight holes on the way to a six-under-par 65 in bright sunshine at Blythefield Country Club. The 20-year-old Thompson, who will climb from 13th to sixth when the new world rankings are issued on Monday, earned a winner's cheque of $300,000 for her first LPGA victory of the season.

  • Dubai files first case under anti-hate law

    The Saudi national reportedly made offensive remarks against the UAE on his social media accounts. A Saudi national will become the first man to be charged under the new anti-hate law issued by the UAE last week. The man reportedly made offensive remarks against the UAE on his social media accounts.

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  • Syria army, Kurds push IS out of Hasakeh city: monitor

    Syrian troops and Kurdish fighters ousted the Islamic State group from the northeastern city of Hasakeh on Tuesday after more than a month of fighting, a monitoring group said. Government troops and Kurdish forces, who share control of the city, had been battling since June 25 to push the jihadist group out of the city, which is the capital of Hasakeh province. IS "was expelled by the army from Zuhur, the last district in which it was present in Hasakeh, and its fighters have been pushed to the southern outskirts of the city," said Syrian Observatory for Human Rights director Rami Abdel Rahman.

  • Madonna: It's just the beginning for streaming service Tidal

    Madonna, who co-owns Tidal with Jay Z, Beyonce and others, says it's just the beginning for the streaming service that's had some troubles since its launch in March. Tidal, which offers a basic subscription for $10 and a high-quality audio one for $20, hasn't made a splash like its announcement did a few months ago, when Rihanna, Kanye West, Daft Punk, Nicki Minaj, Jack White and others stood onstage in solidarity along with Madonna, Beyonce and Jay Z. The idea is we want to support other artists and we want people to understand this is our heart, this is our work, and we want people to recognize that and we want other artists to have a chance," Madonna said.

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  • Man arrested for verbal assault of Abu Dhabi airport security

    A British man of Indian origin has been arrested after verbally assaulting Abu Dhabi International Airport security and airline personnel and for making statements offensive to the UAE after he was unable to catch his flight. Originally coming from Heathrow Airport and heading to India, the man arrived at the UAE capital one week ago,  Criminal Investigation Department officials said. Witnesses said that two security officials tried to placate the man, whom police said insisted on using offensive language and making derogatory remarks directed at the UAE.

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  • ‘Say Goodbye’: Chris Brown finally gets OK to fly out

    After firing tweets and going down on his knees inside his hotel room to dramatize his plea to fly out, stranded Grammy-winning star Chris Brown was finally allowed by Philippine authorities to leave the country. Brown was scheduled to perform in Macau on Friday night.

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  • Here are the features analysts expect to see in Apple's iPhone 6S

    The next iPhone, which some are calling the iPhone 6S, is expected to be a modest upgrade from Apple's current iPhone 6. Various reports have indicated that the iPhone 6S will look and feel a lot like the iPhone 6, but with some technical improvements.

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  • Houthis, Saudi-led forces battle for Yemen's biggest air base

    By Mohammed Mukhashef and Mohammed Ghobari ADEN/SANAA (Reuters) - Yemeni forces allied with a Saudi-led coalition fought Houthi militia for control of the country's largest air base north of Aden on Sunday, hours before a humanitarian truce declared by the coalition was meant to start, residents said. The al-Anad base, 50 km (30 miles) from the southern port city, has been held by the Iranian-allied Houthi movement for much of a fourth-month-old civil war and commands the approaches to Aden. The Arab coalition on Saturday announced a ceasefire to take effect at 11.59 p.m. (2059 GMT) on Sunday evening for five days to allow for the delivery of humanitarian aid.