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  • Kim Kardashian says sexy selfies can be empowering

    The big reveal from Kim Kardashian's guest turn for San Francisco's revered Commonwealth Club of California on Tuesday night? Before her visit, the Commonwealth Club's invitation to Kardashian provoked minor controversy. Kardashian did discuss the key topics, and others, during an hour-long appearance before an adoring audience that was mostly young and female.

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  • APNewsBreak: Tunisia beach killer trained with museum gunmen

    The student who massacred tourists in a Tunisian seaside resort trained in a jihadi camp in Libya at the same time as the two men who attacked a leading museum in March, a top security official said Tuesday, enforcing the notion of a link between the two assaults and raising fears of more attacks from an underground world clawing at this North African nation's budding democracy. "It has been confirmed that the attacker trained in Libya with weapons at the same period as the Bardo attackers," said Rafik Chelli, the secretary of state for the Interior Ministry. Chelli said Seifeddine Rezgui, a 24-year-old who obtained a Master degree in electrical engineering, left his studies at Kairouan University and sneaked into the western Libyan town of Sabratha in January — when the two young men who carried out the museum attack in Tunis were there.

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  • What Happened To The Girl From Jaws’ Iconic Opening Scene?

    As the first victim of Bruce the Great White Shark in Steven Spielberg’s seminal 1975 blockbuster, Susan Backlinie (above) made an entire generation fear the ocean and what lurked beneath the water. Where is she now, on the 40th anniversary of ‘Jaws’? Breakfast is the the most important meal of the day, but if morning swimmer Chrissie Watkins knew she’d be on the menu, she probably would have stayed on dry land.

  • Revealed: Shahid and Mira's wedding invite

    By now we all know Bollywood’s heartthrob Shahid Kapoor is all set to marry his fiancé Mira Rajput in July. The wedding preparations of Shahid and Mira are in full swing. While wedding is on cards for the actor, Shahid Kapoor is too much in headlines for his wedding plans and has time and again grabbed media attention for it.

  • Philippines Embassy sues Saudi firm over pay delay

    The Philippine Embassy has taken a Saudi company to court for not paying 2,000 of its Filipino employees their salaries. Philippine Ambassador Ezzedin H. Tago said the relationship between Saudi Arabia and the Philippine has always been a positive one. “We rarely receive any complaints from Filipino expatriates in the Kingdom.

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  • Secret tunnel used to send intel from China to the Soviet Union reportedly discovered

    A secret tunnel that was used by China and the former Soviet Union was reportedly discovered in China's Heilongjiang province, according to the Siberian Times. Back in the 1930s when both China and the USSR were at odds with the Empire of Japan, the two used the tunnel to exchange intel. A staff member at China's Dongning Fortress — which is close to the tunnel — visited North Korea a few years ago, and a "local expert" told him Koreans were involved in the construction of such a path.

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  • Salman Khan: 'Bollywood is not anyone's jaagir'

    Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who is one of the reigning Khans of the Hindi film industry, shocked everyone recently by claiming that everyone has to struggle in this industry, irrespective of their family background or 'connections'. When asked to comment on the fact that many actors find it hard to make it in Bollywood because they don't come from a filmy family, Salman said, ''Bollywood is nobody's jaagir.

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  • A nearby black hole just erupted for the first time in 26 years and scientists are ecstatic

    Lurking 8,000 light years from Earth is a black hole 12 times more massive than our sun. Now, scientists around the world are using highly sophisticated instruments to learn as much as they can about this mysterious beast of nature before the black hole returns to its slumber, which will be soon. Black holes are very dense, massive objects in space that have an immensely powerful gravitational field that traps anything and everything that comes too close, including light.

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  • The Iranian nuclear talks just went into overtime — and here's the real deadline for Obama

    Negotiators in Geneva are set to blow past their latest deadline in the ongoing discussions surrounding Iran's nuclear program. Under a compromise bill supported by bipartisan majorities in Congress that Obama signed into law, a 60-day congressional review period on the final deal was cut in half to 30 days.

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  • Torture death of student: Dh12m blood money offered

    The family of a student, who is on death row for torturing a fellow student to death, offered a cheque for one million Kuwaiti Dinars (Dh12.14 million) to the deceased’s family as blood money in a Sharjah court on Tuesday. The family also submitted a cheque for 100,000 Kuwaiti Dinars (Dh1.21 million) to the lawyer of the deceased’s family, in addition to a cheque for 10,000 Kuwaiti Dinars (Dh121,462) as legal fees. The lawyer of the deceased’s family, Salim Sahoo, however, refused the cheques and insisted on cash payment as was agreed by the two parties.

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  • Emilia Clarke conquers the big screen with a 'Terminator'

    To the casual observer, Emilia Clarke might look like one of the lucky ones: The young British actress was seemingly plucked out of the ether to star as Daenerys Targaryen on HBO's wildly popular "Game of Thrones." Just a few years later, she was chosen to make the leap to a summer blockbuster as Sarah Connor, one of action's most iconic heroines, in "Terminator Genisys," out Wednesday. The ebullient Clarke, who nearly jumped out of her seat to answer questions in a recent interview, is the first to stress that she's lucky to have reached these heights by age 28. Clarke has also said she wanted to act since she was 3 years old, although that makes her laugh now.

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  • Own goal gives Japan 2-1 win over England in World Cup semi

    England defender Laura Bassett was inconsolable as she lay face down on the field, sobbing. Japanese players gathered at the other end of the field in celebration — and relief — in realizing how close they came to squandering a chance to defend their Women's World Cup title. After Japan was outplayed for much of the second half, a turn of Bassett's foot followed by a fortunate bounce off the crossbar led to an own goal in the final minute of stoppage time that allowed Japan pull out a 2-1 victory in the semifinal Wednesday.

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  • Video shows Syria rebel group executing 18 IS fighters

    A Syrian rebel group operating around Damascus has executed 18 alleged members of the Islamic State group in a video mimicking the extremist organisation's own productions. The video, which emerged overnight, shows fighters from Jaysh al-Islam (Army of Islam) wearing the orange prison clothes that IS victims often sport. Jaysh al-Islam fighters in the video say the IS forces are being executed in part as revenge for the deaths of at least three of the rebel group's members who were beheaded by IS.

  • Katy Perry Is Forbes’ Highest Paid Female Celebrity

    Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris might be the world’s highest paid celebrity couple, but Katy Perry has been revealed as the highest paid female celebrity in her own right, and the third highest paid celeb overall, according to a report in Forbes.Crikey

  • Myanmar fisherman goes home after 22 years as a slave

    Thailand earns $7 billion a year from a seafood industry that runs on labor from the poorest parts of the country, along with Cambodia, Laos and especially Myanmar, otherwise known as Burma. As overfishing decimates stocks near Thailand's shores, trawlers have been forced to venture farther and farther into more plentiful foreign waters. After easily skirting police at the border with Thailand and being held in a small shed with little food for more than a month, Myint was shoved onto a boat.

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  • Images show Chinese airstrip on man-made Spratly island nearly finished

    A U.S. military commander had told Reuters in May that the airstrip on Fiery Cross Reef could be operational by year-end, although the June 28 images suggest that could now be sooner. The airstrip will be long enough to accommodate most Chinese military aircraft, security experts have said, giving Beijing greater reach into the heart of maritime Southeast Asia. China said on Tuesday some of its land reclamation in the Spratlys, where it's building seven islands on top of coral reefs, had been completed, although it gave few details.

  • North Korea opens new showcase airport terminal

    North Korea has opened its new airport terminal in the capital, hailing it as a showcase of leader Kim Jong-Un's "unremitting efforts" to put the country's air transport on a world level. Terminal 2 of Pyongyang International Airport, which is reserved for international civilian flights, opened for service Wednesday, state media said. "The terminal was built in a modern way from the gatepost to the airport to departure lounge, entry formalities hall, service halls, etc", the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.

  • Dana White did not appreciate Yoel Romero's post-fight religious rant

    This much we do know: Romero was upset with America. Romero wanted to fix something happening in America and post-fight he clarified his statements and said he was simply referring to the decline of the “American dream” – even though we were just 24 hours removed from the Supreme Court’s benchmark ruling on marriage equality, many accepted Romero’s apology and moved on. UFC president Dana White has spent his entire career speaking loudly into microphones and he certainly has had more than his fair share of on-air snafus.

  • Dubai's theme parks set to generate $5bn by 2020

    Dubai’s theme parks will generate close to $5 billion in revenue by 2020, according to organisers of Dubai Entertainment, Amusement and Leisure show (DEAL Show). Dubai Parks and Resorts is set to become the Middle East's largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination when it opens by the end of 2016 with Legoland Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai, motiongate Dubai, Legoland Water Park and Lapita Hotel, a Polynesian-themed resort catering to families. “Theme park industry is scaling the growth trajectory in the UAE,” said Abdul Rahman Falaknaz, IEC chairman and organiser of the Deal Show.
  • Review: Gadgets for the beach and getting you there

    If you're headed to the beach or any other weekend getaway, don't forget these "essential" gadgets. Amazon has the best readers out there. This week, Amazon is bringing that great display to its mid-tier model, the Kindle Paperwhite.

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