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‘Oldest’ Koran found in Birmingham

For almost 100 years, two small pieces of parchment had been bound and stored away on a university library shelf.

  • Pregnant Kim Kardashian Shows Off Baby Bump, Looks Gorgeous

    There’s certainly no maternity smocks for Kim Kardashian. Copyright [Splash]The five-month pregnant star is not letting go of her signature figure hugging wardrobe for anyone, thank you very much and looked mighty fine as she stepped out for a business

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  • A crazy-strong bicyclist lifted a car out of a bike lane with his bare hands

    If you ride a bicycle in bike lanes you know all too well that often these "bike lanes" are lined with parked cars, delivery trucks, construction vehicles, cop cars, you name it. A video going viral shows a Hulk-like man lifting a compact car out of

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  • Lady Gaga Poses for Taylor Kinney In Nude Bodysuit, Gushes Over Alexander McQueen Heels

    Lady Gaga had lots to celebrate this weekend. Mother Monster was excited to come off of traveling and reunite with her fiance Taylor Kinney in New York City. "Lion cub stuff," she captioned the selfie of her and Kinney, showcasing him flipping a bird and her bedazzled eyebrows.

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  • A critical unknown is emerging in the Iran deal

    One of the big unanswered questions regarding the historic nuclear deal between a US-led group of countries and Iran had to do with the status of a side agreement reached between the International Atomic Energy Agency and Tehran. On July 14, hours before the nuclear agreement was officially announced, Iran and the IAEA signed a "road map" agreement on the disclosure of Iran's prior nuclear-weaponization activities. The IAEA and Iran have been wrangling over Iranian cooperation with IAEA investigations into the country's weapons program for nearly a decade.

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  • Madonna: It's just the beginning for streaming service Tidal

    Madonna, who co-owns Tidal with Jay Z, Beyonce and others, says it's just the beginning for the streaming service that's had some troubles since its launch in March. Tidal, which offers a basic subscription for $10 and a high-quality audio one for $20, hasn't made a splash like its announcement did a few months ago, when Rihanna, Kanye West, Daft Punk, Nicki Minaj, Jack White and others stood onstage in solidarity along with Madonna, Beyonce and Jay Z. The idea is we want to support other artists and we want people to understand this is our heart, this is our work, and we want people to recognize that and we want other artists to have a chance," Madonna said.

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  • Filipino’s death in Dubai a ‘big loss’ to community

    The death of a Filipino due to suspected heatstroke within the Philippine consulate’s premises on Tuesday morning is a “big loss” to the community he served. Members of the Filipino community in Dubai are mourning the death of Alex Lapore, 37, who died after collapsing and falling face down on the pavement near the entrance of the Philippine labour office next to the consulate in Al Qusais. “We regret to inform that Mr Lapore eventually died due presumably to heatstroke, although we have yet to wait for the official cause of death after the investigation.

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  • Afghanistan says Taliban leader dead, urges peace talks

    By Mirwais Harooni and Jessica Donati KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan said on Wednesday that Mullah Omar, the elusive leader of the Taliban movement fighting to topple the government, died more than two years ago. The announcement came a day or so before a second round of peace talks had been tentatively scheduled, and news of the fate of the one-eyed Omar could deepen Taliban divisions over whether to pursue negotiations with Kabul and who should replace him. Omar had not been seen in public since fleeing when the Taliban was toppled from power by a U.S.-led coalition in 2001, and there has been speculation for years among militant circles that he was either incapacitated or had died.

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  • I just tested 2015’s best affordable smartphone – and it’s not made by Samsung or Apple

    It’s very rare for me as a reviewer to get excited about an affordable Android smartphone. This is because normally the only thing smart about an affordable smartphone is its name. Most of smartphones that cost less than £200 have such woefully poor internal components even basic tasks like web browsing are a slow and painful process.

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  • U.S. to deliver eight F-16 aircraft to Egypt

    The United States will deliver eight F-16 Block 52 aircraft to Egypt within the next two days, the U.S. embassy in Cairo said in a statement on Thursday, part of a military package that had been unfrozen earlier this year. The statement said Washington would deliver four more F-16s to Egypt this autumn. Despite U.S. lawmakers' concerns that Egypt is lagging on democratic reforms, Egypt remains one of Washington's closest security allies in the region.

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  • Man jailed for hugging, kissing 10-year-old girl in lift

    A salesman was jailed for six months for hugging and kissing a 10-year-old schoolgirl although he claimed he gave her a fatherly kiss and a hug. When the lift door opened, I ran out and rushed to our home and informed my mother what had happened.

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  • Former ISIS fighter explains why he joined the terror army — and why he left after just 3 days

    A former Islamic State militant recently spoke with NBC news about his experience fighting with the group in Syria — and why he surrendered after just three days on the frontlines. The man, a 24-year-old single father and college dropout who traveled from New York back to his native Turkey, told NBC what has become a familiar story. This is a common profile among those recruited by the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, who are often young men (and women) seeking purpose and identity.

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  • Kate Moss Still Wearing Wedding Ring Despite ‘Split’ From Hubby Jamie Hince

    Kate Moss’s marriage to Jamie Hince may be reported to have hit, shall we say, a rocky patch (read: over), but the supermodel was spotted near her north London home yesterday still wearing her very impressive wedding and engagement rings. Well, that’s bound to get tongues wagging.

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  • Luggage piece found on French island near possible MH370 debris

    Part of a bag was found Thursday on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion not far from plane debris which has fuelled speculation it may be from missing flight MH370. "The piece of luggage was here since yesterday but nobody really paid attention," said Johnny Begue, a member of a local clean-up association who found the long piece of wreckage believed to be a part of a plane wing. Local air transport police who have been studying the plane debris also picked up the piece of luggage on Thursday.

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  • Hillary Clinton: Here's the 'principal threat' ISIS poses to the US

    For former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the most important front for the war on the Islamic State may not be in Iraq and Syria. As the New York Times reported in 2010, Clinton's speech was a major pillar of the former secretary of state's "smart-power" foreign-policy strategy.

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  • Indian Ocean debris almost certainly from Boeing 777

    By Joe Brock SAINT-DENIS, Reunion (Reuters) - Plane debris washed up on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777, a Malaysian official and aviation experts said, potentially providing some answers for families of those aboard last year's vanished flight MH370. Malaysian investigators are due in Reunion on Friday and the object, identified by numerous aviation experts as part of a wing, is then due to be sent to a French military laboratory near Toulouse for checks, French police sources said. National carrier Malaysia Airlines was operating a Boeing 777 on the ill-fated flight, which disappeared in March last year en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in one of the most baffling mysteries in aviation history.

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  • Bobbi Kristina Brown autopsy sheds little light on bathtub mystery

    By Rich McKay ATLANTA (Reuters) - An initial autopsy on Bobbi Kristina Brown on Monday found no significant injuries and no obvious underlying cause of death for the daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston, who died on Sunday after sustaining irreversible brain damage in January. The Fulton County Medical Examiner's office in Georgia said Brown, 22, had no previously unknown medical conditions that would have contributed to her death. Brown, the only child of Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, died at an Atlanta-area hospice where her family had placed her a month ago after giving up hope she would recover.

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  • The Middle East's 3 best airlines have infuriated their US competitors

    "This is really about what the future of US-international air travel will look like," Airways News senior business analyst Vinay Bhaskara told Business Insider. US and international airlines operate globally under a series of "Open Skies" agreements.

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  • A new theory explains why Floyd Mayweather is fighting such a weak opponent in his 'last fight'

    In recent weeks, the boxing world has heavily criticized Floyd Mayweather for reportedly picking Andre Berto, a low-level fighter who has lost three of his last six fights, as his September opponent in what Mayweather has claimed will be his final fight before retiring. According to ESPN's Stephen A. Smith — who originally reported that Mayweather texted him saying he'd be willing to give Manny Pacquiao a rematch — Mayweather is planning to use Berto as a "tuneup" for a possible rematch against Pacquiao or a more formidable opponent.

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  • VW overtakes Toyota as world's biggest carmaker

    By Andreas Cremer and Minami Funakoshi MUNICH/TOKYO (Reuters) - Volkswagen overtook Toyota as the world's largest carmaker by sales in the first half year, achieving its long-held ambition three years ahead of target. "The hunt for scale only makes sense if it boosts synergies, something VW hasn't really been able to achieve," said Stefan Bratzel, head of the Center of Automotive Management think-tank. "Dependence on China is VW's weak spot and managing such a large group inevitably poses problems." VW has been pushing for greater scale under Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn's eight-year reign, propelled by adding brands and factories and roaring sales in China.

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  • Former Kremlin banker: Putin 'is the richest person in the world until he leaves power'

    The man who used to be the "Kremlin's banker" says that as long the Russian president Vladimir Putin remains in power, he's the richest person in the world. “Everything that belongs to the territory of the Russian Federation Putin considers to be his," Sergei Pugachev told The Guardian's Luke Harding.

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