• Hundreds more candidates allowed to contest Iran election

    By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's powerful election vetting body, the Guardian Council, decided on Saturday to allow hundreds more candidates to take part in a parliamentary election this month, in a move that rekindled the hopes of reformists and moderates. Hardliners fear Iranian voters will now be more inclined to reward reformist candidates. Former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a close ally of Iran's moderate President Hassan Rouhani, welcomed the decision.

    Reuters
  • The Wildest Awards-Show Beauty Looks You Need To See Again

    It would be understandable to think that that Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, or even Miley Cyrus invented the provocative red-carpet beauty look. They are, after all, the stars who make news with their raw meat accessories, rainbow wigs, and rage-inducing hair choices. But upon closer inspection, they're merely following a long line of risk-takers, like Cher, Madonna, and Gwen Stefani.Hollywood may not have much in the way of seasons, but it does have one that's all its own: awards season. (Better known to the rest of us as winter. ...

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  • These Kids Are Playing ‘Dinner Party’. It’s Cute & Innocent, At First… #ShortFilm

    This article These Kids Are Playing ‘Dinner Party’. It’s Cute & Innocent, At First… appeared first on Viddsee BUZZ. This is the child’s play that grown-ups don’t see. Tonight is special: Taha is attending a party with the other kids instead of staying at home and being parented by his mum’s voicemails. It was a lonely life to lead, so tonight was worth the trouble dressing up. It’s his first time with the group but they welcome […] Watch awesome short films at www.viddsee.com, or download our free iPhone and Android app now!

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  • Rohit Dhawan Planning A Sequel To 'Desi Boyz'?

    Varun Dhawan's brother Rohit Dhawan had made his directorial debut with Desi Boyz, which had starred Akshay Kumar and John Abraham as two unemployed men, who become male strippers/gigolos to earn a buck.

    Movie Talkies
  • Iran-backed militia warns against sending Arab forces to Syria, Iraq

    One of Iraq's most powerful Iranian-backed Shi'ite militias on Sunday warned that Arab forces sent to Syria or Iraq would "open the gates of hell", in comments clearly aimed at Sunni Arab countries that have said they might join such an operation. "The Arab kingdoms tried Daesh mercenaries to implement their malicious plans in Iraq and Syria, and they failed," a statement from Kataib Hezbollah said, using an Arabic acronym for Islamic State. Kataib Hezbollah, whose leader Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes heads the Baghdad-sanctioned coalition of mainly Shi'ite militias battling the ultra-hardline Sunni Muslim militants of Islamic State alongside Iraq's regular forces, has sent fighters to Syria to support President Bashar al-Assad's troops in that country's five-year-old civil war.

    Reuters Middle East
  • India's cultural influences reflect in its cuisine: Chef David Rocco

    New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) Having visited India five times in the last three years for a total of 26 weeks, Italian-Canadian chef David Rocco feels that the country is his "second home". Rocco has explored India as part of a TV show for channel FOX Life. For the second season of the Italian-Indian culinary adventure "David Rocco Dolce India", he returned to the nation and visited lesser-known locales to uncover some hidden gems.

    IANS
  • The Most Unusual Thing Happened When He Was Cleaning The Pipes #ShortFilm

    This article The Most Unusual Thing Happened When He Was Cleaning The Pipes appeared first on Viddsee BUZZ. The most unusual thing happened when he was cleaning the pipes. His girlfriend wasn’t going to bother with his late night urges, so this young man, Paul, took matters into his own hands. He did what he needed to get the job done. In the strangest twist of events, the bath tub surprised him with a present […] Watch awesome short films at www.viddsee.com, or download our free iPhone and Android app now!

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  • North Korean rocket puts object into space, angers neighbors, U.S.

    By Ju-min Park and Louis Charbonneau SEOUL/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea launched a long-range rocket carrying what it called a satellite, drawing renewed international condemnation just weeks after it carried out a nuclear bomb test. South Korea and the United States said they would explore whether to deploy an advanced missile defense system in South Korea "at the earliest possible date." The U.S. Strategic Command said it had detected a missile entering space, and South Korea's military said the rocket had put an object into orbit. North Korea said the launch of the satellite Kwangmyongsong-4, named after late leader Kim Jong Il, was a "complete success" and it was making a polar orbit of Earth every 94 minutes.

    Reuters
  • George Clooney Tells Ellen About His Awkward Marriage Proposal To Amal

    Star of the upcoming film Hail, Ceasar! George Clooney stopped by Ellen and talked about the night he proposed to his wife Amal. Upon her return home the two ate and when it came time for the ultimate question, Clooney prompted Amal to reach into a box that had the ring. Clooney, always quick with wisecracks, said “Look, you know, I hope the answer is yes.

    Superfan
  • Furniture giant IKEA loses its trademark in Indonesia

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — There is Samsung of South Korea, Sony of Japan, BMW of Germany and IKEA of Indonesia. Wait! IKEA of Indonesia? Yes, at least in Indonesia, if not worldwide.

    Associated Press
  • Rupert Grint Just Broke The Hearts Of Millions Of 'Harry Potter' Fans

    "Harry Potter" fans can't believe what Rupert Grint thinks happened to Ron and Hermione.

    UPROXX
  • Celine Dion says late husband protected, grounded her

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Celine Dion's husband protected her from the gritty business details of her career as he struck the deals that defined her superstar status, including saying yes to her mega hit from "Titanic" when she wanted to say no.

    Associated Press
  • Sanjay Dutt's Son Shahraan To Make Movie Debut With 'Hasmukh Pighal Gaya'

    Sanjay Dutt's son Shahraan will make his movie debut in his father's home production Hasmukh Pighal Gaya, by featuring in the remix version of an old classic song from Raj Kapoor's film. As per sources, the 5-year old Shahraan will be seen playing a cameo in the remix version of the song Kisi Ki Muskurahaton Pe.... This is the first time Shahraan will be seen in the film. Hasmukh Pighal Gaya offers a quirky take on what happens on the day of extreme heat in the city of Mumbai.

    Movie Talkies
  • Saudi Cement halts production at clinker kiln, scraps mill upgrade

    Saudi Cement will halt production at a clinker kiln that manufactures 3,500 tonnes daily and has scrapped plans to install two new cement mills, the company said on Sunday. It cited a cement export ban and market conditions for its decisions. Saudi Cement's clinker inventory has risen to around 4 million tonnes so it does not expect the production halt at the clinker kiln to impact its financial results.

    Reuters Middle East
  • Riyadh growth creates ‘major investment opportunities’

    Saudi Arabia’s capital city has major opportunities for investors across several sectors, the High Commission for the Development of Riyadh stated in its investment climate report for last year. The report, published in a local newspaper on Friday, was released in four parts, which included the background on the Kingdom’s economy, Riyadh’s growth and infrastructure, regulations for investors, and investment opportunities in the public and private sectors. The building boom in Riyadh contributed to the establishment of more than 170 factories producing building materials, ceramic and glass.

    Arab News
  • PSL: Amir hat-trick lifts Karachi Kings in Dubai T20

    "He is coming back after five years but the way he has been performing and improving every day, it's a very good sign for Pakistan cricket," said captain Shoaib Malik. Mohammad Amir could not have chosen a better stage to let the world know that he is well and truly back. The Karachi Kings' gifted left-arm quick who was left out in the cold due to self-inflicted wounds, pierced through Lahore Qalandars' heart with a stunning hat-trick in the penultimate over of the Lahore Qalandars innings in the second match of the Pakistan Super League on Friday.

    Khaleej Times
  • Qatar will act to maintain liquidity if needed-c.bank chief quoted

    Authorities in Qatar will use fiscal policy and money market operations if needed to prevent low oil and gas prices from causing a liquidity crunch in the banking system, the governor of the central bank (QCB) was quoted as saying. Money market rates have risen sharply as flows of new oil and gas revenue into the system have decreased over the past year, and as the Qatari government has borrowed to fund an emerging budget deficit. The three-month Qatar interbank offered rate is at 1.37 percent, up from around 1.07 percent a year ago.

    Reuters Middle East
  • A tiny European country just made an unprecedented move in the space mining business

    The Luxembourg Government became the first European country to express serious interest in the...

    Business Insider
  • Turkey must cut migrant flows to Europe, top EU official says

    By Robin Emmott AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Europe needs Turkey to dramatically cut the number of migrants reaching Greece within weeks or the pressure for more border closures and fences will grow, the EU's top official in charge of ties with Ankara warned on Saturday. Frustrated that refugees continue to stream into Greece despite a Nov. 29 deal between Ankara and Brussels to slow down the flows, European Commissioner Johannes Hahn said Turkey must show results by the time EU leaders meet for a Feb. 18-19 summit. "This action plan was agreed more than two months ago and we are still not seeing a significant decline in the number of migrants," Hahn, the EU's enlargement commissioner, told Reuters after an EU foreign ministers' meeting in Amsterdam attended by Turkey's foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu.

    Reuters
  • He Did This Just To Make Her Happy. He Took Off His Skin. #ShortFilm

    This article He Did This Just To Make Her Happy. He Took Off His Skin. appeared first on Viddsee BUZZ. There was one thing she wanted, that would make her very, very happy.  He took off his skin for her, just to please him. It was a sacrifice he was willing to make. Soon, she realises that it’s taking a toll on their relationship. Of course, there’s the sheets, the heating, then there’s the problem […] Watch awesome short films at www.viddsee.com, or download our free iPhone and Android app now!

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