• China: Philippine bilateral talks over sea dispute to resume - International - World

    China and the Philippines have agreed to resume a dialogue on their dispute over the South China Sea, a senior Chinese diplomat said Thursday following talks between the countries' leaders. The move appeared to be a diplomatic victory for Beijing several months after an international arbitration tribunal invalidated China's expansive territorial claims over the resource-rich waters in a case put forward by the Philippines. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte met with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in Beijing as part of a charm offensive aimed at seeking trade and support from the Asian giant by setting aside the thorny territorial dispute. Duterte hailed a warming of relations with China

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  • No plan to deport expats above 40, says ministry

    Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH — An official source from the Ministry of Labor and Social Development has denied rumors circulating on social media and online news sites that expatriates over 40 years of age would be deported. The source said that it was a false news story and that such rumors harmed expatriates in the Kingdom. He said that the ministry issues rules and directives through official websites. Professor of criminal psychology and head of academic studies at King Fahd Security College Dr. Nasser Ali Arifi said that the main motive behind spreading rumors is to destabilize the economy, spread chaos and harm the relationship between citizens and expatriates. “Enemies of the country tend

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  • Donald Trump: Iran should write us a thank you letter

    During the third presidential debate, Donald Trump said that Iran should write us a thank you letter if we were to take control of Mosul.

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  • Envoy: Top Filipino drug kingpin arrested in UAE

    DUBAI: A man named by Philippines’ president as a major drug kingpin was arrested in the capital of the United Arab Emirates after apparently fleeing his country, a Filipino diplomat said yesterday. Rolando “Kerwin” Espinosa Jr was arrested Sunday night in an apartment in Abu Dhabi, Ambassador Constancio Vingno Jr told AP. Abu Dhabi investigators used intelligence gathered by the Philippine National Police to locate Espinosa, Vingno said. He said that his country hopes to extradite Espinosa soon. Filipino media quoted local police as saying an overseas Filipino worker tipped off authorities. An Interpol red notice for Espinosa, the son of a mayor also accused of being a drug kingpin, says he

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  • Melania Trump: Billy Bush incitó a mi esposo a decir cosas sucias

    Melania Trump conversó con Anderson Cooper para CNN. Es la primera entrevista que la esposa del candidato presidencial republicano realiza tras el escándalo por la conversación obscena de 2005.

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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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  • OPINION: Oman, between the Gulf and Iran

    To those who don’t understand it, Oman is a mysterious country. Muscat’s government has not become involved in regional conflicts for decades, despite the fact that it occasionally voices its stance on issues. Kuwait was invaded by Saddam Hussein and Saudi Arabia would have confronted this same fate if it hadn’t fought against him. The UAE has islands occupied by Iran.

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  • 23 Absurdly Fab Photos from Karim El Chiaty & Victoria's Secret Model Ana Beatriz Barros' Wedding

    You might have noticed people making the move to Sahel, Gouna, and other such dreamy beachy lands during the Eid weekend, but what about the mysterious case of Mykonos? Why were our social media feeds suddenly flooded with images of the Greek tropical island? A coincidence? We think not. Everyone in the country (or world) has been buzzing – about what can only be described as the biggest, most glam wedding of the year where Brazilian Victoria’s Secret supermodel Ana Beatriz Barros tied the knot with Egyptian-Greek billionaire Karim El Chiati. You could say a few celebrities made an appearance. Nothing special. A slew of luxurious villas held over 400 guests who flew from all over the world for

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  • Saudi blogger Raif Badawi 'faces new round of lashes'

    Supporters of jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi have expressed alarm at a report that he faces a new round of lashes. A Canadian foundation campaigning for his release said a source had told it the flogging could happen at any time. European Parliament President Martin Schulz, who gave Mr Badawi the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought in 2015, said he was shocked and saddened. The 32 year old was sentenced in 2014 to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for "insulting Islam" online. There was an international outcry after he received the first 50 lashes in public in January 2015, and he has not been flogged since. The Raif Badawi Foundation said in a statement that it had "received from a private

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  • Americans in Philippines remain jittery - President Duterte rails against United States

    OLONGAPO: In a bar along the Philippines’ Subic Bay owned by an American military veteran, the main topic of conversation is not the upcoming US election despite the Donald Trump coffee mugs, photographs and caps on display. The talk is of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s tensions with Washington and his courting of China, which is worrying the bar’s mostly American clients who have settled in the vicinity of the huge Subic Bay base, a former US navy installation. “The biggest fear is that one day he’s going to wake up and say ‘everybody from the US, get out of town’ and we’d have to leave our loved ones behind,” said Jack Walker, a retired Marine sergeant who has lived in Olongapo, the

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  • 'The Biles' and other famous moves named after Olympic athletes and footballers

    Even if you don't consider yourself a gymnastics "fan" you've probably heard of Simone Biles. At Rio 2016 the 19-year-old won the individual all-round gold by a larger margin than 1980 to 2012 combined. The American is credited by many for turning the artistic gymnastics world upside down and even has a move named after her. Here's her move and some of the other famous sporting moves you may, or may not, know are named after an athlete. In gymnastics, if you do a double layout with half turn then you're doing a 'Biles' No idea what we're talking about? Us neither... It was officially recognised in 2013 at the Gymnastics World Championships in Antwerp. Simone isn't the first gymnast to have her

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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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  • Saudi businesses urged to put application security at heart of 2030 Vision plans

    F5 Networks on Tuesday urged Saudi businesses to put application security at the heart of plans to support the Kingdom’s tech-driven and transformative 2030 Vision. The global application security specialist highlighted the pitfalls and opportunities for business-leaders as it revealed findings from its first Annual State of Application Security report, which was conducted in partnership with the Ponemon Institute. “The proliferation of cutting-edge technology in Saudi Arabia is increasingly important as the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision is delivered. This is a genuinely transformative plan and applications will function as its central nervous system, empowering both individuals and business to prosper through new levels of flexibility and innovation,” said Mamduh Allam, Saudi Arabia General Manager, F5 Networks.

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  • Small strides you should take for your heart

    Let's face it – life is busy. You've got calls to make, e-mails to send and meetings to get to. But what about appointments with yourself that you've been meaning to make? "As I say to many of my patients, if you don't find time for exercise, you will have to find time for disease," Dr. Nanette Wenger tells CNN.  She's  a spokesperson for the American Heart Association (AHA) and  a cardiologist at the Emory University School of Medicine. February is American Heart Month, when the AHA and other organizations hope to spread awareness about the dangers of an unhealthy lifestyle. The statistics haven't changed: Cardiovascular disease is still the leading killer of men and women in the United States

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  • Egyptian Girl Sold Into Slavery at the Age of 8 Publishes Her Memoirs

    Despite having been heavily covered by western media, the sad saga of an Egyptian girl who was robbed of her childhood in the cruelest way possible is only just beginning to become known here in Egypt after one Facebook user took to the social network to share her story, which is rapidly going viral  Although born in 1991, Shyima Hall’s life didn’t really begin until 2002 when she was freed from the shackles of slavery her own parents had sold her into for the mere price of $30. Born in grinding poverty, little Shyima lived with her parents and ten siblings in an Alexandria slum until she was traded to a rich family for whom her older sister used to work as a maid. The wealthy employers accused

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  • Which country really has the cleverest students?

    Higher education has a strong sense of hierarchy. And high-profile international league tables are a very public form of this pecking order. While these might measure a whole range of factors - from reputation and staff ratios to research output - what they do not compare is the ability of students who have been taught in these universities. But the OECD, in its annual Education at a Glance, has published test results comparing the ability of graduates in different countries. And it shows a very different map of higher education than the ranking tables, which are dominated by US and UK universities, such as Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Oxford, Cambridge and UCL. The OECD tested literacy skills among

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  • Police van rams protesters in front of US Embassy in Manila

    MANILA, Philippines: A Philippine police van rammed into protesters, leaving several bloodied, as an anti-US rally turned violent Wednesday at the American Embassy in Manila. At least three student activists had to be taken to a hospital after they were ran over by the van driven by a police officer, protest leader Renato Reyes said. Associated Press TV footage showed the van repeatedly ramming the protesters as it drove wildly back and forth after activists surrounded and started hitting the vehicle with wooden batons they seized from police.

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  • Saudi Arabia Launches $100 Billion Joint Investment Fund

    Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) has just teamed up with Japan’s SoftBank Group to create a tech investment fund that would potentially reach $100 billion, becoming one of the largest private equity investors in the world. The London-based fund, titled ‘Softbank Vision Fund’, will be bolstered with up to $45 billion from the Saudi PIF over the next five years, and $25 billion from Japanese telecommunication giant Softbank. The Saudi PIF – which recently invested $3.5 billions in Uber - was established as part of the Gulf country’s strategy to diversify its economy and reduce its dependency on oil. According to a statement by Softbank, several global investors are expected to participate

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  • Clinton camp considered Tim Cook, Bill Gates for VP

    Hillary Clinton's campaign considered more than half a dozen prominent business leaders for vice president, including the CEOs of Apple, Starbucks and General Motors. The list of VP contenders was revealed in an email allegedly from Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, put out this week by WikiLeaks. On March 17, Podesta emailed an initial list of more than three dozen political figures and business heavyweights to be considered as her running mate based on conversations with several top Clinton campaign staffers. [We] also did a first cut of people to consider for VP. I have organized names in rough food groups," Podesta wrote in the e-mail. One of those "food groups" included Apple (AAPL,

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  • Oil prices slide, OPEC action expectation limits losses

    LONDON: Oil prices fell on Monday, weighed by oversupply concerns, while expectations of an OPEC intervention next month to curb production limited losses.International benchmark Brent crude oil futures fell 57 cents to $51.38 per barrel at 1348 GMT, after hitting a session high of $52.29 a barrel. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures were trading at $49.65 per barrel, down 70 cents from their last settlement, after hitting a session high of $50.58. Analysts said that while the market was supported by expectations that members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) would take action to support prices late next month, oversupply continued to weigh. “It’s

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