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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.

  • Five Products Every Fashion Girl Must Have In Her Make-Up Box

    In a selfie-conscious world that’s been taken over by the likes of Instagram, Facebook and Tinder, we all want to put ourselves out there looking our uttermost best.  We’ve been there too, so trust us when we say, all you need to amp up your style quotient are these five basic beauty products, that’ll leave you feeling like a whole new person! 1. The Perfect Red Lipstick Because this will ensure you have a way with making an entrance.

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  • The differences between Shia and Sunni Muslims

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

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  • 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
  • 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.

  • Former South Africa coach Jake White coaches Dubai English Speaking College Under-19s

    It’s not every day a World Cup winning coach oversees a training session, but that was certainly the case for a group of aspiring rugby players in the UAE. Jake White, who led South Africa to the 2007 World Cup, took time out from his schedule as a television pundit for OSN Sports, to take charge of Dubai English Speaking College’s (DESC) Under-19 team training session. The 52-year-old gave advice and tips to the 26 boys, aged between 16 and 19, who are gearing up for an important season ahead with the Dubai Sevens and domestic season beginning from December.

  • 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.

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  • 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
  • Harbhajan Singh And Geeta Basra’s Royal Wedding Card!

    The invitation card also includes a admit card which the guests are expected to carry at a wedding reception held at a five star hotel in Delhi. Since many years there have been rumours about Geeta Basra’s secret relationship with Harbhajan Singh but now its no more a secret and the amazing couple are all set for their D-day. Well, It’s another big fat wedding in Indian cricket team after cricketers Dinesh Karthik with Dipika Pallikal and Suresh Raina tied the knot with childhood friend Priyanka Chaudhary, this year.

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  • 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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  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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...

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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.
  • 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.

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  • Free Event in Washington DC Area October 13th - 17

    Join us for Than Merrill's, the star of A&E's 'Flip this House', free 2 hour training event in the Washington DC area. Register before seats are gone!

  • 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...

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  • Matt Damon and Animated Vampires Dominate the Weekend Box Office

    Matt Damon may have earned the ire of the internet when he again put his very famous foot in his very famous mouth this week, but all those angry headlines didn't deter moviegoers from going to see The Martian, which landed the second-best October opening ever with $55 million, about $700,000 behind Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity. Ridley Scott's space epic has been well-received, the Oscar buzz has already started, and it also opened with $45.2 million internationally. The weekend's other major movie from a major-movie director, Robert Zemeckis's The Walk, didn't do nearly as well, roping in a paltry $240,379 on Wednesday, and making $1.9 million its entire five-day opening. The film stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Philippe Petit, the daring Frenchman who strung a metal cable between the Twin Towers in 1974 and walked on the wire, some 110 stories in the sky.
  • 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 ...

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