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  • Furious parents are alleging that Jessica Alba's sunscreen doesn't work

    Chicago mother Gretta Stabler purchased The Honest Company's SPF 30 sunscreen at Costco, according to the local NBC affiliate. The Food and Drug Administration told NBC that companies are responsible for testing the effectiveness of their own products. The company says the product was tested by an independent third party, and is safe when its used properly, NBC reported.

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  • Kim Kardashian's Style Evolution: Before And After Kanye West

    Many of her fans have noticed a dramatic change in her style over the years and the 34-year-old has revealed that her transformation is down to none other than her husband, Kanye West. Kim admitted that when she and Kanye started dating three years ago, the rapper threw out her entire wardrobe and brought in a team of fashion stylists to update her look. The mum-of-one reckons fashion guru Kanye has made her love fashion ‘so much more’ thanks to his image overhaul and you can’t deny the effect his discerning eye has had on Kim’s wardrobe.

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  • Russia retains synchro team gold at swim worlds

    Russia retained its team free program title at the world aquatics championships on Friday. Russia excelled in front of its home crowd with a score of 98.4667 points, including two perfect 10s from the judges, comfortably beating second-place China with 96.1333. "We're all happy, just really happy," Russian swimmer Vlada Chigiryova said.

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  • Iran's parliament has no power over nuclear deal, top negotiator says

    Iran's parliament does not have authority over the nuclear agreement signed with world powers last month, the Islamic Republic's top nuclear negotiator was quoted as saying on Saturday. The comments from Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Iran's atomic energy agency, are the latest volley in a lengthy battle between Iranian officials supportive of the deal, and hardliners who are skeptical of it. The conservative-dominated parliament in June passed a bill imposing strict conditions on any nuclear deal, such as barring international inspectors from Iran's military sites.

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  • ISIS just received a 'gift' — and now 'there's a lot of opportunity for high drama'

    Taliban leader Mullah Omar was officially declared dead this week, and the militant group is showing signs of major strain as a result. Omar's death could have huge implications that ripple past the Taliban itself — J.M. Berger, a Brookings Institution fellow and coauthor of the recent book "ISIS: The State of Terror," told Business Insider that this week's news could be a boon to the Islamic State. Although Omar has apparently been dead for more than two years, until this week the Taliban had been leading people to believe that he was still alive.

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  • Dh250,000 bribe for parking spots gets duo jailed in Dubai

    Emirati inspector refused to accept Dh250,000 offered by the two investors in lieu of 14 parking bays for their trucks at Ras Al Khor Vegetables and Fruit market. The Dubai Criminal Court has sent two investors to one year in jail for their attempt to bribe a senior government official. The investors - an Indian and Iranian - offered Dh250,000 bribe to an inspector at the Ras Al Khor Vegetables and Fruit market to help them have parking lots for their trucks in violation of Dubai Municipality rules.

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  • Prince William & Queen Elizabeth Look Regal in Newly Released Portraits

    New portraits that will be featured in an exhibition at London art gallery Eleven have just been released, and the glossy images are pretty magnificent. Queen Elizabeth and Prince William are just two of the Queen's people who posed for the majestic series, which will most likely make you feel jealous that you weren't born into this kind of kingdom.

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  • 1.2m in Saudi Arabia download new free messaging app SOMA

    One new app SOMA gaining incredible traction for instant messaging and other functions not previously available, was launched last week and is being downloaded rapidly in Saudi Arabia. Since SOMA’s debut it has got about 2 million users from Middle East — 1.2 million from the Kingdom. Other messenger apps like WhatsApp can only support group chats of up to 100 people, and no HD video calls.

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  • Pluto's dwarf planet status is 'bulls---,' says lead scientist of NASA mission

    Pluto is perhaps the most beloved object in our Solar System. So when the New Horizons spacecraft flew past Pluto on July 14 — a nearly 10-year, 3-billion-mile journey — we weren't too surprised to learn NASA saw unprecedented traffic to its website,

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  • Ryan Lochte ready to test rebuilt confidence at swim worlds

    Coming off the worst year of his career, Ryan Lochte has rebuilt his health and his psyche. Lochte, along with fellow world record holders Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky, lead a veteran U.S. team into the swimming portion of the world championships, which begins Sunday at Kazan Arena, a soccer stadium with temporary competition and warmup pools on the field. The U.S. and rest of the world won't be overshadowed by Michael Phelps, who is missing the year's biggest international meet after being suspended by USA Swimming for a second DUI arrest.

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  • Possible MH370 debris could be a 'flaperon' — here's what that means

    This week, debris washed up on the on the beaches of Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. According to CNN, investigators from Boeing conducted a photo assessment of the wreckage and were able confirm an indentification number that corresponds with a Boeing 777 part. As a result, the investigators have a "high degree of confidence" the part found on the island could be the right "flaperon" from the 777, CNN reported.

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  • Lynn Anderson, singer of 'Rose Garden,' dies in Nashville

    Lynn Anderson, whose strong, husky voice carried her to the top of the charts with "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden," has died. A statement from the family said she passed away at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, on Thursday. Anderson first soaked up the national spotlight as a young singer on "The Lawrence Welk Show" between 1967 and 1969.

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  • Australian seated beside overweight passenger sues Etihad

    Etihad Airways said Friday that it will continue to fight a lawsuit by a passenger who says he was left with back pain because he was seated beside an overweight man on a 14-hour flight from the United Arab Emirates to Sydney. James Bassos, of Brisbane, is suing the Abu Dhabi-based airline in the Queensland state District Court over a permanent back injury he says he suffered while trying to avoid his fellow passenger on the 2011 flight. The 38-year-old interior designer is claiming $227,000 Australian dollars ($166,000) for medical expenses and lost earnings.

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  • UAE swimmers Alia Al Shamsi and Nada Al Bedwawi ready to make history at World Aquatics Championships

    A new chapter in UAE swimming history will be written when Alia Al Shamsi and Nada Al Bedwawi become the first ever Emirati females to represent the country at a World Aquatics Championships. At the Arab Swimming Championships in Dubai last April, Al Shamsi, became the first Emirati female to fly the UAE flag in an official competition. The 15-year-old has now stepped up to the global stage where she hopes to make a statement in Kazan by showing the rest of the world that girls like her are breaking new ground in the UAE.

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  • The REAL Reason You’re Tired All The Time – And It Doesn’t Cost A Penny To Fix

    Skip the caffeine, quit snoozing the alarm and unplug your headphones because there’s a real reason you’re tired all the time – and it costs nothing to fix. A new survey of 300 GPs in the UK has found that a fifth of all doctor’s appointments are down to tiredness and fatigue, a syndrome which is known as TATT (Tired All The Time). As well as getting a decent night’s kip, have you taken a minute to look at your hydration levels?

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  • New day, new life for Zsa Zsa Padilla

    “My heart is happy and content,” singer-actress Zsa Zsa Padilla said of her relationship with boyfriend, architect Conrad Onglao, whom she’s reportedly marrying early next year in Florence, Italy. Zsa Zsa said that she’s not raring to have a lavish

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  • ISIS is exploiting a crucial weakness in Turkey that let's them walk 'free'

    Turkey's airstrikes on ISIS targets in northern Syria and Kurdish PKK camps in northern Iraq have coincided with a nationwide crackdown on suspected militants and extremists operating within its own borders. "There are multiple reports of Turkish IS members who return from Syria and are let go after their trial," Jonathan Schanzer, vice president for research at Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told Business Insider via email. "This is largely due to the unclear legal definition of" ISIS (also known as Islamic State, ISIL, or Daesh) in Turkey.

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  • Taco Belle: This blogger turned her Taco Bell obsession into a Disney fairy tale

    Instagram / avantgeekWho doesn’t love a good pun? Olivia Mears certainly does. The North Carolina-based artist and designer posted an epic “Beauty and the Beast”-inspired Taco “Belle” dress on Thursday on her Instagram account, the grand finale in a three

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  • ASEAN, China discuss 'hotline' for sea dispute: Philippines

    ASEAN and China are discussing setting up a "hotline" in case of an emergency regarding the territorial dispute over the South China Sea, a Philippine official said on Sunday. The proposed hotline was discussed during a meeting of senior diplomats from China and ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, in Tianjin last week, said foreign department spokesman Charles Jose. The Philippines and fellow ASEAN members Brunei, Malaysia and Vietnam have competing claims over the South China Sea along with China and Taiwan.

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  • A 10-year study points to something disturbing that happens to a lot of kids who are cool in high school

    Although past studies have suggested that this type of behavior can be beneficial in the short-term, gaining you higher social status in school, far less was known about the "long-term implications of this early adolescent behavior," Allen states in the paper. Allen and his team found evidence to suggest that this behavior might actually hurt social status in school. All of the subjects were recruited from a single middle school that, according to the researchers, represented "suburban and urban populations in the Southeastern United States." The average family range of annual income was $40,000 to $59,999 and about 58% of the subjects described themselves as Caucasian, 29% as African-American, 8% as mixed race and ethnicity, and 5% as being from other minority groups.

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