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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?

  • Oil up as Russia mulls OPEC talks, rig count drops

    By Christopher Johnson LONDON (Reuters) - Oil rose on Monday after Russia said it was ready to meet other producers to discuss the market, where prices have more than halved from last year's highs due to a supply glut. Russia, one of the world's top three oil producers, has been unwilling to cut output to support prices and last November declined to cooperate with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries in order to defend its market share. Russian oil output hit a new post-Soviet monthly high of 10.74 million barrels per day in September, despite a drop in global crude prices to 6-1/2-year lows in August.

  • The differences between Shia and Sunni Muslims

    The conflicts between Shia and Sunni Muslims go back to the seventh century and the death of...

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  • Saudi opposition clerics make sectarian call to jihad in Syria

    * Call for support for jihad against Syria, Iran and Russia * Saudi Arabia main supporter of rebels fighting Assad * Letter deems Russian action as part of Christian crusade By Angus McDowall RIYADH, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Dozens of Islamist Saudi Arabian clerics have called on Arab and Muslim countries to "give all moral, material, political and military" support to what they term a jihad, or holy war, against Syria's government and its Iranian and Russian backers. Although the clerics who signed the online statement are not affiliated with the government, their strong sectarian and anti-Christian language reflects mounting anger among many Saudis over Russian and Iranian involvement in Syria's civil war.

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  • These Will Be the World's Top Economies in 2020

    Discover the current economic forces that are anticipated to significantly shift the landscape of the world's most powerful economies over the next decade.

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  • Antonio Banderas, Maisie Williams in Dubai in October

    Spanish star Antonio Banderas and Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams are among the actors to attend a gala event hosted by TV network OSN in Dubai on October 12, tabloid! can reveal. The gala will be hosted by Bassem Yousuf with Arab stars Hayat Al Fahad and Ahmad Helmy also in attendance.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Netanyahu vows 'fight to death' as clashes spread after attacks

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged "a fight to the death against Palestinian terror" as clashes spread after two deadly attacks, while Jerusalem's Old City was closed to Palestinians for a second day Monday. The Israeli premier's comments late on Sunday came as he convened security chiefs immediately after landing back from the United States to discuss the clashes in east Jerusalem and the West Bank. Palestinian youths throwing stones and firebombs have faced off against Israeli security forces using both live rounds and rubber bullets.

  • Abu Dhabi Ports targets double-digit growth amid falling oil prices

    Abu Dhabi Ports is targeting double-digit growth in the coming years and plans to increase the capacity at Khalifa Port to handle more cargo, its Chief Executive Officer told Gulf News on Monday. In container business we have a solid growth.

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  • 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.

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  • 'Nobody is ever going to tell you': 3 theories regarding who killed 'The King of Cocaine' Pablo Escobar

    On December 2, 1993, Pablo Escobar, the wealthiest drug kingpin the world has ever seen...

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  • Harbhajan Singh And Geeta Basra’s Royal Wedding Card!

    The invitation card also includes a admit card which the guests are expected to carry at a wedding reception held at a five star hotel in Delhi. Since many years there have been rumours about Geeta Basra’s secret relationship with Harbhajan Singh but now its no more a secret and the amazing couple are all set for their D-day. Well, It’s another big fat wedding in Indian cricket team after cricketers Dinesh Karthik with Dipika Pallikal and Suresh Raina tied the knot with childhood friend Priyanka Chaudhary, this year.

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  • AP count puts Saudi hajj disaster toll at over 1,100 killed

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The number of pilgrims killed in the Saudi hajj disaster near the holy city of Mecca rose on Monday to over 1,100 dead, according to an Associated Press count.

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  • How to Double Your Money Every 4 Years

    In a recent study, a group of University professors show how 539 individual investors were able to consistently double their money every 3.5 years.

  • Donald Trump: Here’s why I would drop out of the race

    Donald Trump says there is one way he could get out of the race: if his poll numbers...

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  • ‘How do I compare Aishwarya and Deepika?’ – Irrfan Khan

    Talking about the comfort level while working with the two actresses, Irrfan further said, “I have had great chemistry with all the women I have worked with so far. You all talk about it, it is not me who does.
  • This controversial new business model is taking over retail

    Subscription services are taking over retail.  Birchbox, Carnivore Club, Dollar Shave Club...

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  • Exclusive: Syrian Director of Antiquities Welcomes Russian Bombing of Palmyra

    Updated | The Syrian director of antiquities, Maamoun Abdulkarim, has told Newsweek that, while he can't confirm the reports, he welcomes the news that Russia is targeting the ancient city of Palmyra, to save the ancient city from militant group ISIS. Syrian state TV reported on Tuesday that Russian jets have started bombing ISIS targets in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra. "The Russian air force in coordination with the Syrian air force targeted positions held by ISIS in and around the city of Palmyra," Syrian state TV reported, citing a Syrian military source, according to AFP news agency.

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  • How this Russian spacecraft sparked a revolution for space travel as we know it

    Exactly 58 years ago, the former Soviet Union shocked the world by launching the first artificial...

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  • 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.

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  • No Russian love, so Goa Tourism dials CIS, Europe, China for tourists

    Panaji, Oct 5 (IANS) Anxious about a potential drop in Russian tourists, a mainstay for Goa's travel and tourism industry, the authorities here are desperately wooing other European markets - and even China - in a bid to make up the numbers. Among the countries that are in Goa Tourism's radar are Poland, Holland, Latvia and Kazakhstan for the short-term and the Middle East and Southeast Asian regions for the long term, as the state aims to secure a limited open skies status to facilitate flights from the two regions. While around 1,000 Latvian tourists are scheduled to visit Goa during the tourist season from October to March, at a do held last month in Kazakhstan's largest city of Almaty, Indian ambassador Harsh Kumar Jain, invoked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to pitch Goa as a tourism destination to around 80 Kazakh travel and tour operators.