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Waiting on the runway in terrible weather, this is probably not what you want to see happen.

  • Is Mariah Carey Pregnant?

    Mimi a mama, again? Not so fast!

    Access Hollywood
  • Iran film epic about Prophet Mohammed postponed

    The eagerly awaited premiere of Iran's multimillion-dollar film "Muhammad" -- about the childhood of the prophet -- was postponed Wednesday for 24 hours due to technical problems, a spokesman said. The 171-minute film, which stars many top Iranian actors, was due to show in around 140 theatres throughout Iran on Wednesday, the day before it opens the Montreal Film Festival. Iranian media reported that the film's audio track was incompatible with the existing sound systems in Iranian cinemas, forcing the postponement to make time for changes.

    AFP
  • India's 1st Mars Probe Captures Stunning 3D View of Huge Chasm

    India's first mission to Mars has captured a stunning new 3D view of a vast chasm, revealing gullies shaped by erosive forces on the Red Planet. The images, sent back by India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), show Ophir Chasma, a portion of the massive Valles Marineris system that stretches across much of the planet's equator. According to NASA, the chasm is the northernmost connected valley in Valles Marineris, which is about 2,500 miles (4,000 kilometers) long.

    SPACE.com
  • Tanorexia: when getting a tan becomes an addiction

    On a warm August evening in Madrid a steady stream of tanned customers parade out of a tanning salon -- even in sunny Spain, the need to catch some rays can turn into an addiction. "My family does not like it, they tell me it is not healthy... but they live near the beach! I work here and I also want to tan," she said as she left the Solmania tanning salon in the centre of Madrid. Jose Manuel Rodriguez, a handsome 36-year-old dancer, said he comes to the salon up to three times a week "in order not to lose (his) natural tan".

    AFP
  • Kourtney's Sexy Workout Selfie

    Kourtney Kardashian is fresh off a trip to St. Barts, but that doesn't mean the 36-year-old mom of three is taking a jetlag-induced workout break!

    Access Hollywood
  • Saudi Arabia holding main suspect in 1996 Khobar Towers bombing: report

    The main suspect in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers residence at a U.S. military base in Saudi Arabia has been captured after nearly 20 years on the run, a Saudi-owned newspaper reported on Wednesday. Asharq al-Awsat said Ahmed al-Mughassil, leader of the Hezbollah al-Hejaz who had been indicted by a U.S. court for the attack that killed 19 U.S. service personnel and wounded almost 500 people, had been captured in the Lebanese capital Beirut and transferred to Riyadh. Saudi authorities said they were looking into the report but did not provide further information.

    Reuters
  • Victoria Beckham Is Slowly Turning Into An ‘Embarrassing Mum’ - And We Love It

    Now that she has been out of her awkward chavvy stage for a good few years, you’d think that Victoria Beckham was a low-risk for being an embarrassing mum to her four children, sixteen-year-old Brooklyn, twelve-year-old Romeo, ten-year-old Cruz, and four-year-old Harper. Although the three youngest are still, well, still too young to be affected by her cringe pics, teenage Brooklyn has been at the receiving end of quite a few posts that will no doubt leave him red-faced. It all started at the weekend, when Brooklyn revealed that he’d passed all of his GCSEs and Victoria gushed about how proud she was of her “baby” for doing so well.

    Stephanie Soteriou
  • Jaguar's new SUV could be the latest Tesla Model X competitor

    Tesla has been making waves in the automotive world for a few years now. But as the electric...

    Business Insider
  • Richard Branson reveals he bought his island paradise to impress his future wife

    Richard Branson's Necker Island is an island paradise.  The 74-acre Caribbean retreat has...

    Business Insider
  • Brad Pitt And Angelina Jolie Are ‘Househunting In London’, Apparently

    Brace yourselves, people of the UK, because reports are claiming that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are on the hunt for a new home in London. It’s thought that, being in the process of selling their New Orleans mansion, the couple are spreading their wings and looking to invest in a property across the pond. A source has told Us Weekly: “They’re house hunting in London.

    Rachel Pilcher
  • Qatar Airways eases disputed cabin crew pregnancy rules

    Qatar Airways has relaxed controversial policies which saw cabin crew sacked if they became pregnant or got married within the first five years of employment, airline officials said on Wednesday. The restrictions, which had been condemned by UN agency the International Labour Organization (ILO), had been phased out "over the past six months", a spokeswoman for the company told AFP. Qatar Airways has about 9,000 cabin crew and around three-quarters of these are female.

    AFP
  • Filipino airlines urge gov't to resist call for more UAE flights

    Local airlines in the Philippines have called on their government to resist pressure from UAE rivals to increase the number of flights they can operate to the country, ahead of top-level talks to take place later this week. Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific are reportedly urging the Philippine panel representing the country to be fair to them at the talks to be held on August 27-28. In a joint statement cited by local media, the airlines called on the government to "resist any and all pressure to grant unfair advantage to the airlines of the UAE in the form of unjustified and unnecessary disruptive additional rights to serve Manila".

    ArabianBusiness.com
  • Prosecutors review evidence in fatal crash involving Jenner

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors on Tuesday began reviewing evidence and considering whether charges should be filed against Caitlyn Jenner in a traffic collision that killed a woman on a coastal California highway.

    Associated Press
  • Man steals ex-girlfriend's phone to blackmail her

    A man stole his ex-girlfriend's mobile phone, got access to her private photos and allegedly blackmailed her saying he would spread the word that she was having an affair with him if she didn't pay him, a court heard.

    Khaleej Times
  • Indian man's tweet to Swaraj saves sister from traffickers

    Abu Dhabi, Aug 27 (IANS) A brother's tweet to Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj led to the rescue of his sister from human traffickers in United Arab Emirates (UAE), a media report here said. Dev Tamboli, a worker in Qatar, said his sister was held captive in Al Ain by a human trafficking gang last week, Xpress Abu Dhabi newspaper reported on Wednesday. "Need help for rescuing my sister from UAE.

    IANS
  • Barcelona heads 32-team draw for Champions League groups

    GENEVA (AP) — The Champions League season takes shape Thursday when UEFA draws 32 elite teams into groups in Monaco.

    Associated Press
  • Saudi buyer behind deal for Joan Rivers' $28m penthouse

    The former governor of the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia is reportedly behind a deal to buy the $28 million New York penthouse of US comedienne Joan Rivers, who died last year. The Daily Mail reported that the buyer is Muhammad bin Fahd, the son of the late King Fahd, and he has spent the past few weeks remodeling the property - a 5,100-square-foot, four-bedroom penthouse. "Ever since Prince Fahd bought the home nearly two months ago, he has had designers and contractors in and out of the place," a source told the UK newspaper.

    ArabianBusiness.com
  • Review: 'No Escape' is taut but deeply troubled

    Not since Saigon in the 1970s has an American operation in Southeast Asia been as ill-conceived as "No Escape," a taut, well-made and entirely dubious thriller.

    Associated Press
  • Philippines seeks US help to protect troops in disputed sea

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine defense chief said he asked the visiting U.S. Pacific commander on Wednesday to help protect the transport of Filipino troops and supplies to Philippine-occupied reefs in the disputed South China Sea by deploying American patrol planes to discourage Chinese moves to block the resupply missions.

    Associated Press
  • Russia's Putin hosts Middle East leaders at air show

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has played host to the king of Jordan and the crown prince of Abu Dhabi on the first day of Russia's main aviation and space show. In opening the International Aviation ...

    Associated Press