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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?

  • Russian warships fire cruise missiles into Syria

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Russian warships in the Caspian Sea fired cruise missiles Wednesday as Syrian government troops launched a ground offensive in central Syria in the first major combined air-and-ground assault since Moscow began its military campaign in the country last week.

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  • 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
  • Iran's supreme leader bans negotiations with the United States

    Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday banned any further negotiations between Iran and the United States, putting the breaks on moderates hoping to end Iran's isolation after reaching a nuclear deal with world powers in July. Khamenei, the highest authority in the Islamic Republic, already said last month there would be no more talks with the United States after the nuclear deal, but has not previously declared an outright ban.

  • Victoria Beckham Continues To Slam Split Rumours: ‘David And I Have Nothing To Prove’

    David and Victoria Beckham seem to just be one of those couples who can’t avoid those pesky divorce rumours no matter how hard they try. Now, just days after gushing about how “proud” she is of David for all of his very honourable charity work, Victoria has launched another declaration of how happy they are as a family - insisting that neither of them have anything to prove. “David and I both have a strong work ethic and I believe that’s a good example to set our children.

    Stephanie Soteriou
  • 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.

  • 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.

    Associated Press
  • Dubai apartment prices fall 11 pct y/y, more declines likely -JLL

    By Matt Smith DUBAI, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Apartment prices in Dubai have fallen 11 percent in the past 12 months and will decline further because of tighter regulations, rising inflation and a strong United Arab Emirates currency, industry consultants JLL said on Tuesday. Inflows of cash from troubled areas of the Middle East helped Dubai's property sector recover from a crash in the previous decade, but that momentum has sagged since the end of 2013 and prices are again in retreat, JLL and other real estate analysts say.

    Reuters Middle East
  • 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
  • Saudis spend SR400m in Bahrain during Eid

    Statistics indicate that more than 300,000 Saudi citizens visited Bahrain via the King Fahd Bridge during the first three days of Eid Al-Adha. Abdullatif Al-Afalig, head of tourism committee at Jeddah Municipal Council, was quoted by Al-Eqtisadiah Arabic newspaper that the Eastern Province became a transit zone for some visitors coming from different parts of the Kingdom, after the establishment of the King Fahd Bridge, heading toward Bahrain. Al-Afalig encouraged people not to get annoyed at Saudi families who travel to neighboring countries such as Bahrain and Dubai, because they provided everything that families from the Gulf need especially Saudi families.

    Saudi Gazette
  • Matthew McConaughey Looks Unrecognisable For New Film Role

    Matthew McConaughey has once again physically transformed for a new film role. The film sees him play Kenny Wells, a struggling businessman who travels to the Indonesian jungle in search of gold with an unlucky geologist played by Édgar Ramírez.  Bryce Dallas Howard, Rachael Taylor and Toby Kebbell co-star in the film. In the pictures below he is cavorting with Bryce Dallas Howard.

    Orlando Parfitt
  • 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 ...

    Associated Press
  • 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
  • Djokovic improves to 25-0 at China Open with 1st-round win

    BEIJING (AP) — Novak Djokovic improved his perfect record at the China Open to 25-0 by beating Simone Bolelli of Italy 6-1, 6-1 Tuesday in the first round.

    Associated Press
  • DONALD TRUMP: Syrian refugees could be an ISIS 'plot' to launch a massive 'military coup' against US

    Real-estate tycoon Donald Trump has recently been sounding the alarm over a potential Islamic...

    Business Insider
  • 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
  • Butt dials are wreaking havoc on our 911 system

    Between 2011 and 2014, emergency calls to San Francisco’s 911 call center rose by 28%....

    Business Insider
  • Party time in North Korea

    When it comes to grandiose, mass displays of state muscle and military grandstanding, North Korea has few equals. This Saturday, the reclusive, and diplomatically elusive North is set to put on its biggest show to date -- a goose-stepping, tank-rumbling, missile-bristling tribute to the Workers' Party that has served at the whim of three generations of the ruling Kim family. Speculation that the party's 70th anniversary celebrations would be topped by a long-range rocket launch has receded, but the centrepiece mass parade in Pyongyang is still expected to provide a masterclass in synchronised military swagger.

  • Students help first lady harvest White House garden

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A gloved Michelle Obama wielded a pitchfork Tuesday to show some student helpers how to harvest the sweet potatoes in her White House garden.

    Associated Press
  • 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...

    Business Insider
  • The Latest: Russian warships in Caspian Sea targeting IS

    The latest developments after Syrian troops, emboldened by Russian airstrikes, launch a ground offensive against insurgents (all times local). __ 2:40 p.m. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu says Russia ...

    Associated Press