• Sawyer Sweeten of 'Everybody Loves Raymond' dies at 19

    Sawyer Sweeten, who played one of Ray Romano's twin sons in the CBS comedy "Everybody Loves Raymond," has died. Madylin, and Sawyer's twin brother Sullivan, all played the children in the sitcom's fictional Barone family. In a statement Madylin, who is four years older than Sawyer, said the family…

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    • Nishikori, Ferrer advance to Barcelona Open semifinals

      Defending champion Kei Nishikori made his way into the Barcelona Open semifinals by holding off Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 on Friday. Third-seeded David Ferrer also advanced by beating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 7-6 (5) as he stayed on course for a fifth final appearance at the tournament.…

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      • Diversity Study: Super Bowl ads less gender offensive

        While Super Bowl XLIX commercials were more sensitive and less gender offensive than in past years, women and people of color remain vastly underrepresented among the creative directors who are producing those ads, according to a diversity study released Wednesday. The Institute for Diversity and…

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        • Angelina Jolie rips world powers on Syria's refugee crisis

          Actress Angelina Jolie pleaded with world powers Friday to help the millions of Syrian refugees, sharply criticizing the U.N. Security Council for being paralyzed by its division over Syria's four-year conflict. Jolie briefed the council as special envoy for the U.N. on refugee issues. Jolie spoke…

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          • Ssangyong Motor says Mahindra denies media report on plan to hike stake

            Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd has denied a media report that it plans to increase its stake in South Korean automaker Ssangyong Motor Co Ltd, a spokesman for Ssangyong Motor said on Friday. Shares of Ssangyong Motor were down 8 percent as of 0516 GMT on Friday. CNBC-TV18 on Wednesday said Mahindra is…

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            • Soldier probed for tweeting against Qatif residents

              Prince Mohammad bin Salman, defense minister and royal court chief, has ordered that a soldier should be investigated for tweeting that he was prepared to kill citizens in the Qatif governorate. Meanwhile, the education minister has ordered the transfer of a female teacher from a school in Makkah…

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              • Bruce Jenner comes out as transgender, says 'I am a woman'

                In the 1970s, Bruce Jenner was a symbol of American masculinity as an Olympic champion. Nearly 40 years later, in an extraordinary television interview, Jenner told the world that he identifies as a woman and has felt gender confusion since he was a little boy growing up in the New York suburbs.…

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                • Bouts from different eras can't be ranked: Arum

                  By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Next week's fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao is expected to be the most lucrative ever in boxing but that does not necessarily make it the biggest of all time, veteran promoter Bob Arum told Reuters. The heavily anticipated megabout in…

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                  • Founder of Rogo’s talks about steps to successful start-up

                    What most people don’t know, however, is that the restaurant is the brainchild of Dubai-resident, Jessica Al Absi, whose goal was to develop a world-class brand in the capital. Al Absi is the chairman and chief executive officer of Group JWA, which is the parent company behind Rogo’s. “This led to…

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                    • Dubai Safari Park project to be completed next year

                      Dubai Safari, the long-awaited upcoming zoo park, is 30 per cent complete and expected to open in the third quarter of 2016, an official said on Saturday. Hussain Lootah, Dubai Municipality Director-General, said on Saturday that the massive Dh1 billion project will cover 119 hectares of land.…

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                      • Wozniacki vs Kerber in Porsche Grand Prix final

                        STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki will play Angelique Kerber in the final of the Porsche Grand Prix after they won their semifinals in contrasting fashion on Saturday.Wozniacki beat second-seeded Simona Halep 7-5, 5-7, 6-2, while home favorite

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                        • Pentagon cites de-escalation of tensions over Iranian ships

                          The prospect of a U.S.-Iranian confrontation over the potential delivery of Iranian weapons to rebels in Yemen has receded, Pentagon officials said Friday. U.S. Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said the nine-ship Iranian convoy had reversed course, heading back in the general direction…

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                          • 13 ways successful people think differently from everyone else

                            If you want to be better at it, you've got to work at it, says Maxwell. Consider scheduling time to think. For example, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner schedules 30- to 90-minute blocks of "nothing" into his calendar for personal time, coaching, and reflection, and Panera Bread CEO Ron Shaich sits down at…

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                            • Man who stole Dh15 sent to three months in jail by Dubai court

                              Defendant threatened to kill producer in her car before stealing money A man has been jailed for three months for threatening to kill a producer in her car with a screwdriver at a mall and stealing Dh15. The 48-year-old Filipino, R.K., opened the door

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                              • Australians get 72-hour notice of execution in Indonesia: source

                                JAKARTA (Reuters) - Two Australian drug convicts were notified on Saturday that they will be executed by firing squad in 72 hours at the Indonesian prison island of Nusakambangan, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said. "A 72

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                                • Heroin worth Dh4.5 million seized at Dubai airport

                                  Test on a sample of the 9.2kg of drugs seized using Al Kashif high-end mobile laboratory facility, the substance was found to be heroin. The Dubai Customs has foiled an attempt to smuggle 9.2kg of heroin — believed to be worth Dh4.5 million — at Terminal 3 of the Dubai International Airport. Ahmed…

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                                  • Why is Shraddha Kapoor thanking Lauren Gottlieb?

                                    By Jahnavi Patel, Glamsham Editorial Bollywood actress Shraddha Kapoor, who will be seen in the upcoming Bollywood film ABCD 2 will be matching steps with the international dancer Lauren Gottlieb, who was also a part of the first film, ABCD. At the trailer launch event of their film, Varun said,…

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