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  • Bill Gates just described his biggest fear — and it could kill 33 million people in less than a year

    (Inc) Bill Gates. You would think that Bill Gates, the ever-so-friendly richest man in the world, wouldn't be afraid of much.  But as he recently told Ezra Klein at Vox, he does have some major fears for humanity.  "I rate the chance of a nuclear war

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  • Ex-administration official explains where Obama went wrong in Syria

    As the Islamic State terror group continues to make territorial gains across Iraq and Syria, experts have blasted President Barack Obama's strategy for beating the militants. Critics have called out Obama's seemingly myopic view of the Islamic State's increasingly sophisticated strategy, and some have suggested that the US consider committing ground troops to the fight in Iraq.

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  • Shiamak Davar on choreographing Aiba in Dubai

    When it comes to dance in India, the name Shiamak Davar has high recall value. Since his breakthrough as a choreographer with the 1997 hit Bollywood film Dil To Pagal Hai, Davar has gone on to build a dance empire, now spread across the world, including centres in the UAE. Today, there are very few A-list actors in Bollywood he hasn’t worked with, and his shows have taken him on tours around the world, including projects with Hollywood films — the latest one being choreographing scenes in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, which was shot in Dubai.

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  • UN nuke agency report shows Iran probe essentially stalled

    Amid accelerated international efforts to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, the U.N. atomic agency on Friday reported that work on a key element — an assessment of allegations that Tehran worked on atomic arms — remains essentially stalled. The report from the International Atomic Energy Agency also reiterated that more cooperation is needed by Iran for full clarity on its present activities. After years of deadlock, Iran and the IAEA agreed in November 2013 on a new attempt to probe the accusations.

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  • Guess Who Is Salman Khan's Little Co-Star From 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan'

    The teaser trailer of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan's upcoming film Bajrangi Bhaijaan was unveiled a couple of days back and all those who saw it, claimed to be simply bowled over by Salman's cute little co-star, who has won many hearts without even uttering a dialogue in the trailer. Ever since the trailer was out, people have been wondering who the girl is and we have recently found out that the little lady is an actress named Harshaali Malhotra, who has starred in the serial Laut Aao Trisha, in which she had played Trisha's younger sister and has also appeared in commercials with Madhuri Dixit, Mahesh Bhupati and others.

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  • Dwyane Wade gave up $10 million last summer to help the Heat re-sign LeBron James, and now his contract situation is a mess

    There is a "sizable gap" between Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat in contract negotiations for a future deal, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. While James went back to Cleveland and Chris Bosh re-signed on a max deal, Wade settled for a two-year, $31 million deal with Miami, with a $16.1 million player option this summer. As Jackson reports, the original belief was that Wade would opt into that player deal this summer so he could explore free agency in 2016 when the salary cap jumps to $88 million.

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  • Hollande, Merkel call for rapid implementation of Minsk agreement

    French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to rapidly implement measures agreed under the Feb.12 Minsk ceasefire, Hollande's office said in a statement. Hollande said he and Merkel had spoken on the phone with Putin early on Friday afternoon and told him they want to see concrete results from four working groups that were set up on May 6 to deal with political, security, economic and humanitarian issues. The Kremlin said in a statement that Putin expressed concern in the call over "increasingly frequent shelling by Ukrainian forces of civilian objects that have led to civilian casualties." It added the leaders exchanged views on potential additional measures that could shore up the fragile ceasefire.

  • 'Outlander' finale: responsible violence in drama

    It's certainly a staple of "Game of Thrones," the wildly popular HBO series whose disapproving viewers "fear that rape has become so pervasive in the drama that it is almost background noise: a routine and unshocking occurrence," as The New York Times said in a front-page story a year ago. If this depiction, downright demure for "Game of Thrones," was meant as an olive branch to outspoken detractors, the gesture didn't work. Reaction was swift and harsh, including that from U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri), who tweeted that the scene was "gratuitous" and "disgusting," adding that she was "done" with the show.

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  • Samsung is reportedly developing a crazy phone with two screens that you might be able to fold in half

    The phone is being called Project Valley internally, or Project V, the report says. Sam Mobile is speculating that the phone could be completely bendable given its name, Project V, which could be a reference to the shape it makes when you fold it. Samsung has said in the past that it will be able to deliver a phone that's completely foldable by 2016, but the company hasn't divulged any details on such plans.

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  • OPEC sees rivals boosting oil output despite weak prices

    The North American oil boom is proving resilient despite low oil prices, producer group OPEC said in its biggest and most detailed report this year, suggesting the global oil glut could persist for another two years. A draft report of OPEC's long-term strategy, seen by Reuters ahead of the cartel's policy meeting in Vienna next week, forecast crude supply from rival non-OPEC producers would grow at least until 2017. Sluggish global demand for oil means the call on OPEC's crude will fall from 30 million barrels per day (bpd) in 2014 to 28.2 million in 2017, effectively leaving the group with two options - cut output from current levels of 31 million bpd or be prepared to tolerate depressed oil prices for much longer.

  • Attack on Saudi tourists in Jordan: Suspect held

    Jordanian security services revealed Friday the details of an attack on three Saudis nationals in Jordan by a group of men who stole their vehicle, assaulted them, and robbed them of their passports and mobile devices. The Saudis were on a hunting trip in the governorate of Ma'an at the time of the incident.

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  • Eyewitness recounts horror of explosion

    The blast outside Al-Anoud mosque in Dammam on Friday caused panic and chaos as worshippers rushed to get out of the building and several cars were set alight in the parking lot by the force of the explosion, a witness said. In response, worshippers ran to the northern side of the mosque, away from the source of the sound. Mubeen Patel, an academic at Jubail Industrial College, said: “Saudi Arabia is the most important country for Muslims across the world.

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  • Under Armour has one huge advantage over Nike

    Nike dominates the world of basketball sponsorships. The Curry One shoe has already provided a major boost to the company's fledgling basketball business, Sara Germano writes at the Wall Street Journal.

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  • Air Force's Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Spotted by Amateur Astronomers

    The unmanned X-37B launched May 20 atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. "It's in a lower orbit than normal … had us confused for a while, as I thought it would be the standard operating orbit," tracker Greg Roberts, who lives in South Africa, told The X-37B is built by Boeing Network & Space Systems, a unit that also designs and delivers satellites used for communications, navigation, intelligence and weather monitoring.
  • The FIFA arrests show how far Qatar has fallen in the past 5 years

    The US Department of Justice's charging documents against 14 individuals accused of bribery and racketeering in conjunction with their roles at FIFA, soccer's international governing body, barely mention Qatar. If the allegations made by DOJ prosecutors are accurate, the hosting rights for the 2010 World Cup, the 2011 FIFA presidential election, and a number of South American soccer tournaments were tainted by nearly $150 million in bribes. It's difficult to believe that Qatar's World Cup bid was any cleaner than the rest of the apparently sordid day-to-day business of FIFA.

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  • Fitness in middle age linked to healthier brain in later years

    By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - - People who have better aerobic fitness in middle age may ward off decreases in brain volume later in life, potentially preserving memory and other functions, a U.S. study suggests. “The current findings suggest that maintaining high fitness in midlife may boost brain health on average 20 years later in adults who have not yet experienced cognitive impairment,” lead study author Qu Tian, a gerontology researcher at the U.S. National Institute on Aging, said by email. Tian and colleagues followed 146 older adults over a decade, using treadmill tests to measure cardiorespiratory fitness.

  • So far, so very good for Roger Federer at the French Open

    One of Roger Federer's 5-year-old twin daughters had her nose buried in a comic book. Shame, really, that they didn't look up, because the tennis their father wove on the French Open center court verged on art. The canvas for Federer's strokes, the backhand as smooth as a cat's paw and the forehand with crackle and pop, was Damir Dzumhur.

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  • Iran, N. Korea 'collaborate' on nuclear arms: Iranian opposition

    An exiled Iranian opposition group accused Tehran Thursday of a "vast collaboration" with North Korea in developing nuclear arms, alleging that experts from both countries made regular intelligence-sharing visits. "The Iranian regime continues to collaborate with North Korea on nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles," the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) said in a report citing sources close to the Iranian government. North Korean experts spent a week in the Iranian capital in April this year, the report said, staying at a site close to the country's defence ministry.

  • Why Is Kiran Rao Heartbroken?

    Yes, it seems that director Kiran Rao is indeed nursing a broken heart, but before you gossip-hungry readers out there assume that Aamir Khan has something to do with this, let us assure you that all is well on the marital front. It seems that Rao, who had been spearheading FilmBay, a National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) initiative to provide an alternative, exhibition space for independent and art-house cinema and documentaries, has decided to part ways with the initiative. Confirming the news, Rao said, ''FilmBay was a dream project for me, and when I found an ideal space for it, I took the project to NFDC with a lot of hope and expectation.

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  • Nepal may extend Everest climbing permits because of earthquake

    Nepal may allow hundreds of foreign mountaineers to climb Mount Everest on the same permit next year after they were forced to abandon their expeditions due to an avalanche triggered by last month's devastating earthquake, a minister said on Friday. More than 350 foreign climbers abandoned their attempts to reach the summit after the avalanche buried part of Everest base camp, killing 18 people and destroying tents. If any request comes I am personally positive about this," Tourism Minister Kripasur Sherpa told reporters.The minister was speaking on the sidelines of a National Mount Everest Day function in Kathmandu celebrating the day when New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay made the first ascent of the mountain in 1953.