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  • Brides for sale: European women lured for sham marriages

    Klara Balogova was 18, penniless and heavily pregnant when she rode thousands of miles from Slovakia to England to marry a man she had never met. The marriage was arranged so the 23-year-old Pakistani groom could gain the right to live and work in Europe. Balogova was promised a clean place to stay in Britain and maybe even some money.

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  • Fashion's greatest hits, misses on the Cannes red carpet

    Cannes' red carpet can be as kind as it is cruel when it comes to fashion. For 12 days, major Hollywood actresses such as Marion Cotillard, Emily Blunt, Naomi Watts and Sienna Miller graced the film festival's red carpet in clothes designed by the world's greatest. Here are the 68th Cannes Film Festival's fashion hits and misses.

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  • Businesses quietly switch to dollar in socialist Venezuela

    It's still possible to buy a gleaming Ford truck in Venezuela, rent a chic apartment in Caracas, and snag an American Airlines flight to Miami. Businesses and individuals are turning to dollars even as the anti-American rhetoric of the socialist administration grows more strident. The latest sign of an emerging dual-currency system came earlier this month when Ford Motor Co. union officials announced the company had reached a deal with officials to sell trucks and sports utility vehicles in dollars only.

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  • The Latest on IS: Fighting, strikes near Iraq's Ramadi

    Officials in Iraq's Anbar province say there is ongoing fighting and airstrikes west and south of the Islamic State-held city of Ramadi. Iraq launched an operation Tuesday to retake Anbar province from the Islamic State group, and a Shiite militia spokesman said Iraqi forces have surrounded the provincial capital, Ramadi, from three sides.

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  • Venus Williams ousted from French Open by Sloane Stephens

    A loss by Venus Williams in the first round at a Grand Slam is no longer the rarity it once was. For the 15th-seeded Williams, it was her second opening defeat in three years at Roland Garros. Williams didn't show up for a news conference, meaning she could face a fine.

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  • Saudi executes 88th person this year, topping 2014 total

    Saudi Arabia on Tuesday carried out its 88th execution so far this year, surpassing the total for all of 2014 despite activists' concerns that trials are not conducted fairly. Activists are unable to explain specific reasons for the surge and officials have not commented.

  • 17 mistakes everyone should make before they turn 30

    (Flickr/Leo Hidalgo) Go ahead and date the wrong person. It's good for you. Everyone makes mistakes. But no matter how much humiliation, pain, or sadness they may cause, every misstep helps us learn and grow and ultimately be better people. In fact,

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  • Iran hopes sanctions will be lifted by December

    Iran's deputy oil minister said Monday he hoped for a total lifting of international sanctions later this year if a nuclear deal is struck with world powers by June 30. Amirhossein Zamani-Nia also told the oil ministry's Shana news agency that the lifting of sanctions could help Iran's oil and gas sectors attract billions of dollars in foreign investment. "The structure of sanctions is being destroyed bit by bit and we could expect a total lifting of the sanctions towards the month of Azar," which in Iran falls between November 22 and December 21, he said.

  • Pakistan cricketer Raza banned for two years

    The 22-year-old left-armer returned an "adverse analytical finding" from a urine sample taken during a domestic tournament in January, the Pakistan Cricket Board said in a statement. Raza, who has played one one-day international and 10 Twenty20 matches for Pakistan, was notified on March 24 and subsequently failed to send a written request for a hearing within 14 days, the PCB said. "Therefore in accordance with the Anti-Doping Rules and with the approval of the competent authority, Mr. Raza Hassan (Hasan) is being imposed with a ban that will make him ineligible to participate in the sport of cricket for a period of two years," the board said.

  • Alleged UAE killer of American 'aware of her actions'

    Alaa Bader al-Hashemi is on trial at the Federal Supreme Court on charges of stabbing to death mother-of-three Ibolya Ryan, 47, in a shopping mall washroom in the UAE capital. The court had ordered psychiatric tests after Hashemi asked for psychological help, claiming to be "possessed by evil spirits" and seeing "ghost-like people". The authorities say Hashemi embraced "jihadist ideology and then engaged in terrorist acts in support of the terrorist organisations" Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group.

  • Aamir Khan Reveals His Old Family Connection With China

    Actor-producer Aamir Khan, who had recently visited China for the premiere of his latest release PK ïn Shanghai, had a pleasant surprise when he discovered that he has an old family connection with China. Talking about his visit to China and the warm welcome that he received there, Aamir said, "I had no idea that the Chinese love Indian films and Raj Kapoor's Awara is a big hit there.

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  • Judge allowing new lawsuit in Sofia Vergara embryo fight

    Sofia Vergara's ex-fiance will be allowed to file an amended lawsuit seeking custody of two embryos he created with the "Modern Family" star, a judge ruled Friday. Superior Court Judge Lawrence Cho ruled that Nicholas Loeb can file the revised complaint, which for the first time will seek custody of the embryos. Loeb, who dated Vergara for several years before breaking up last year, sued the actress in August seeking a ruling that the embryos could not be destroyed.

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  • Netanyahu offers to resume peace talks with settlement focus, official says

    * Peace negotiations collapsed more than a year ago * Netanyahu under international pressure over settlements * Palestinians reject Israeli leader's proposal * Call for halt to settlement building on occupied land By Maayan Lubell JERUSALEM, May 26 (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has proposed resuming peace negotiations with the Palestinians but with the initial focus on identifying those Jewish settlements that Israel would keep and be allowed to expand, an Israeli official said on Tuesday. Peace talks collapsed in April 2014 over Israeli settlement-building in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, areas Palestinians seek for a state, and after Abbas angered Israel by reaching a unity deal with the Islamist group Hamas in Gaza.

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  • Couple missing 2 weeks in California drank rain, ate oranges

    An elderly husband and wife stranded for two weeks in Southern California's high desert ate oranges and a pie and drank rain water that they collected in cups, but the 79-year-old husband died at some point before the couple's rescue, authorities said Monday. Off-roaders found Cecil Knutson and his wife, Dianna Bedwell, 68, Sunday afternoon near a Boy Scouts camp on the Los Coyotes Indian Reservation about 65 miles northeast of San Diego, sheriff's Lt. Ken Nelson said.

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  • Salman attends Arpita's wedding reception, gets taste of Himachali culture

    Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), May 25 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Salman Khan on Monday had a taste of Himachali culture when he savoured local delicacies during his foster sister's reception ceremony in this town. The reel-life hero also left the crowd swaying after he danced to the tunes of Himachali songs. Clad in full-sleeve round neck T-shirt and blue jeans, Salman wore sunglasses as he was accompanied by brother Sohail at Himachal Pradesh's Mandi town, located on the Chandigarh-Manali National Highway-21, in the morning to attend his younger sister Arpita's marriage reception.

  • Abdullah Al-Talq — anatomy of a young terrorist

    Saudi security authorities arrested two women, accompanying six children on April 17, 2014, when they were crossing the southern border to Yemen to join in terrorist operations. One of these women, Mai Abdul Rahman Al-Talq, is the sister of detained terrorist Abdullah bin Abdul Rahman Al-Talq, who wasn’t even 15 years old at the time. The Interior Ministry has confirmed his association with Daesh which was involved in the blast at Imam Ali bin Abi Taleb Mosque at Al-Qadeeh village in Qatif on Friday.

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  • Hawaii groups plant coconut trees, protest against Monsanto

    Demonstrators planted coconut trees and waved signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto. The protesters on Saturday complained about the effects that companies like the Monsanto Company have on the community when they spray fields with chemical pesticides. "Get off the island," said Diane Marshall, a Honolulu teacher.

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  • Balaji Motion Pictures Unveils Azhar's Teaser Trailer

    Balaji Motion Pictures and MSM Motion Pictures have unveiled the first look of their much-anticipated film Azhar, which is based on the life and times of former Indian cricket team skipper Mohammad Azharuddin. Emraan Hashmi will play the titular role and the actor has infused life into his character by not only getting his look right, but by also perfecting the cricketer's stance and his famous wrist movement. The teaser trailer shows Emraan entering the cricket ground, clad in his cricket jersey, surrounded by an angry mob vandalising the stadium and as he approaches the game arena, a few spectators jump the fence and attack him.

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  • Filipina accused of robbing exchange gets seven years in prison

    A Filipina accused of attempting to rob a local exchange under the threat of violence in the capital last March, has received a seven-year sentence, the Criminal Court in Abu Dhabi ruled. The defendant, A.L.R., 33, also faces two months in prison for residing illegally in the country and deportation after completing her sentence.

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  • Harden helps Rockets stay alive, beat Warriors 128-115

    James Harden was not happy after a poor performance in Houston's embarrassing loss to Golden State in Game 3. Harden did just that, scoring a playoff career-high 45 points as the Rockets led from start to finish to avoid elimination in the Western Conference finals with a 128-115 victory over the Warriors on Monday night. The Rockets had a big lead after tying a playoff record with 45 points in the first quarter before Stephen Curry landed on his head in a nasty spill midway through the second and missed about 12 minutes.

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