• Rihanna in queen's garb shuts down Met Gala carpet

    Never let it be said that Rihanna doesn't know how to make an entrance. On a night when big stars were a dime a dozen — try George and Amal Clooney, Lady Gaga, Madonna and Cher — the pop singer still managed to pull the red carpet out from under the rest of them at the Met Gala on Monday when she…

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    • Suicide bomber blows himself up during Damascus attack

      Syrian soldiers battled a small group of insurgents, including a suicide bomber, who attacked a Syrian military logistics facility in the capital Monday, militants and activists said. The relatively rare Damascus attack took place in the Rukneddine neighborhood and was claimed by the al-Qaida…

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      • Mayweather takes his $100 million check and runs

        The check was for $100 million, a payday so mind boggling that Floyd Mayweather Jr. couldn't help but show it to a few reporters when the night was done. "No pictures, though," Mayweather said, sliding the check out of an envelope. The check will soon be cashed, adding to the millions Mayweather…

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        • Witherspoon, Vergara team up in female-driven 'Hot Pursuit'

          Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon teams up with "Modern Family" star Sofia Vergara in "Hot Pursuit", a female-driven comedy directed, produced and led by a strong presence of women on set. Academy Award winner Witherspoon, also one of the film's producers, plays an uptight police officer who has…

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          • Indonesia to stop sending domestic workers to Mideast: reports

            Indonesia will stop sending new domestic workers to 21 Middle Eastern countries, reports said on Tuesday, after the recent execution of two Indonesian women in Saudi Arabia angered Jakarta. The ban affects countries including Saudi Arabia -- a major destination for Indonesian maids -- United Arab…

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            • Romeo Santos and Enrique Iglesias sweep Latin music awards

              Romeo Santos and Enrique Iglesias swept the Billboard Latin Music Awards, but Jennifer Lopez may have stolen the show. Santos, the U.S. singer known as the "King of Bachata," took home 10 awards Thursday night, including Artist of the Year Solo while Spanish artist Enrique Iglesias won nine,…

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              • Saudi Arabia replaces head of royal ceremonies

                CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia issued a royal decree on Monday replacing the head of its royal ceremonies, the state news agency SPA said. The decree removed Mohamed bin Abdelrahman al-Tubaishi from his position and appointed Khaled bin

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                • 'Abandoned' Hong Kong veterans go into battle with Britain

                  Hong Kong military veterans who served in the British armed forces are going into battle against their former colonial ruler over their right to live in Britain. With some locals increasingly anxious about Beijing's encroaching influence in Hong Kong, the veterans have become the latest group to…

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                  • Judge throws out United's lawsuit against 22-year-old computer whiz who found a way to get cheap airfare, rules lawsuit can be filed in different jurisdiction

                    A federal judge in Illinois has dismissed a lawsuit that United Airlines and Orbitz filed against Aktarer Zaman. It all started when Zaman built a website called Skiplagged as a hobby. Skiplagged searches out cheap airfares, particularly a type of cheap airfare called Hidden City that is frowned…

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                    • Britain's new princess can't expect fairy-tale life

                      William and Kate's new daughter is the first British princess who won't face royal discrimination because she's a girl, but that doesn't mean her life will be a fairy tale. Thanks to a change in the centuries-old rules of royal succession, if Princess Charlotte has a younger brother, he won't…

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                      • Teen delighted with her donation to Nepal quake victims

                        Alleviating the sufferings of the children in Nepal is more delightful than buying branded bags and cosmetics, says a 13-year-old girl who donated her long-term savings to earthquake victims. Firdous Mohammad Farooq, a ninth grader at school in Musaffah, opened her piggybank with Dh1,300 of savings…

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                        • Evelyn Sharma: I have learnt how to play pranks from Ranbir Kapoor

                          By Jahnavi Patel, Glamsham Editorial Evelyn Sharma, who was seen in movies like YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI, YAARIYAN, MAIN TERA HERO and others, is currently gearing up for the upcoming Bollywood movie KUCH KUCH LOCHA HAI. Where playing pranks on co-stars on the sets has become too common, at an…

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                          • Amitabh Bachchan: Deepika Padukone eats food every 3 minutes

                            By Shaheen Irani, Glamsham Editorial Taking their on-screen chemistry of a father-daughter in the movie PIKU to off-screen, 'Piku' Deepika Padukone and 'Baba' Amitabh Bachchan delighted mediawallaas with their adorable equation at an event. It was at a recent interview that Deepika was asked to…

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                            • American Vonn named Pyeongchang honorary ambassador

                              SEOUL (Reuters) - United States Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn has been named as an honorary ambassador for the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea's Pyeongchang, organizers (POCOG) said on Monday. Vonn, an Olympic gold medalist at the 2010 Vancouver

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                              • U.S. warships accompany British commercial vessels in Strait of Hormuz: Pentagon

                                U.S. Navy warships have begun accompanying British-flagged commercial vessels through the Strait of Hormuz as a result of Iran's detention of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship last week, the Pentagon said on Monday. Army Colonel Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said the U.S. Navy had…

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                                • With rescue near, Boko Haram stoned Nigerian girls to death

                                  Even with the crackle of gunfire signaling rescuers were near, the horrors did not end: Boko Haram fighters stoned captives to death, some girls and women were crushed by an armored car and three died when a land mine exploded as they walked to freedom. "We just have to give praise to God that we…

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                                  • Poster Unveiled: 'Hamari Adhuri Kahani' Is A Love Story That Will Transcend Time

                                    Mohit Suri unveiled the first look of his much-talked about Vidya Balan-Emraan Hashmi starrer Hamari Adhuri Kahani on Twitter today and it has managed to peak the audience’s curiosity. Mohit tweeted the poster of the film and wrote, “After a year of hard work and passion ! Here it is ..…

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                                    • Airliner diverted to UAE airbase after blast warning: news agency

                                      An Air Arabia airliner flying from Kuwait to the United Arab Emirates was diverted to a UAE military airbase on Sunday after a passenger warned the plane was about to explode, the UAE state news agency WAM reported. The UAE-based budget carrier said in a statement that Air Arabia flight G9128 from…

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                                      • Suha walks after receiving prosthetic legs

                                        Jordanian teenager, Suha Bashayreh, who suffered limb amputations in both legs walks once again after receiving prosthetic rehabilitation at Dubai Healthcare city. Suha, who lost her limbs in a traffic accident in June of 2007, is viewed as a medical tourism story for Dubai Healthcare City. Suha…

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