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  • Coalition attacks Yemen capital after UAE, Saudi soldiers killed

    By Mohammed Ghobari SANAA (Reuters) - Warplanes from the United Arab Emirates struck Houthi targets across Yemen, state news agency WAM said on Saturday, a day after at least 60 soldiers from a Saudi-led coalition, mostly Emiratis, were killed in an attack in central Yemen. WAM said the UAE air force struck a mine-making plant in the Houthi-dominated Saada province in northern Yemen, as well as military camps and weapon stores in the central Ibb province, causing "heavy damage". Apart from 45 Emiratis and five Bahrainis, Saudi state-run Al Ekhbariya TV reported on Saturday that 10 Saudi soldiers were also killed in the attack in Marib province on Friday, quoting Brigadier-General Ahmed al-Asiri, the coalition spokesman.

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  • 'Bigg Boss 9 Is Mine', Tweets Salman Khan

    Bollywood superstar Salman Khan recently confirmed that he would be hosting the upcoming season of popular reality show Bigg Boss and took to Twitter to share this information with his fans. Taking to the popular social micro blogging site, Salman wrote, "Bigg boss season 9 is mine . Salman Khan had hosted the last season of the show, but had later stepped down from its extended edition Bigg Boss Halla Bol, which was hosted by choreographer-filmmaker Farah Khan.

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  • Photos of drowned Syrian boy shock world as refugee crisis grows

    Harrowing pictures of a drowned Syrian toddler washed up on a Turkish beach brought home the horror of the escalating refugee crisis Thursday as Europe was accused of letting the Mediterranean become a "cemetery" for migrants. Ugly scenes erupted meanwhile in Hungary as migrants refused to get off a train to be moved to a camp, prompting Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban to lash out at Germany over its handling of the spiralling situation. Europe remained deeply divided over the response to the worst crisis of its kind since World War II, despite the heartbreaking images of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi lying dead in the surf after the boat taking his family to Greece sank.

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  • Pregnancy condition that means Kim Kardashian may need uterus removed becoming more common in Canada: Doctors

    Instagram/kimkardashian If you take a quick peek on Kim Kardashian West’s Instragram feed, her life looks picture-perfect. The feed is an endless stream of her and her burgeoning baby bump, her adorable daughter North West and her superstar husband Kanye West. In a recent interview with C Magazine, the 34-year-old mom revealed that during her first pregnancy she had placenta accreta. As a result of the serious pregnancy condition, she had to have a few small operations, making it harder to conceive her second child. While a joyful time for her, her doctor had to tell her some sad news: She is likely to get placenta accreta again and was told she might end up having to have her uterus removed.

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  • The hope for a Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather rematch may have just taken a blow

    The hopes for a rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather have always been slim, but...

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  • Samsung made one of the best smartwatches I've ever used, and it could give Apple a run for its money

    It's safe to say that Samsung has released more smartwatches than any other consumer-technology...

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  • Israel recovers ancient sarcophagus hidden by contractors

    Israeli authorities have recovered a Roman-era sarcophagus that construction workers sought to hide after digging it up at a building site, officials said Thursday. The limestone coffin, estimated at 1,800 years old and discovered last week during work on a new neighbourhood in coastal city Ashkelon, was described as "unique" by Gabi Mazor, a retired Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologist and expert on the era. The contractors who encountered the find opted to extract it themselves with a tractor, damaging it before hiding it beneath a stack of metal sheets and boards, according to the authority.

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  • Abu Dhabi airport expansion hits key construction milestone

    A major milestone has been reached in the construction of Abu Dhabi Airports' new Midfield Terminal Building, which will have the capacity to handle 30 million passengers a year. In this first of nine de-props, a team of 45 specialists, with 60 hydraulic jacks, systematically removed 30 temporary supports used for constructing the roof element, in one of the most complex engineering feats of the multi-billion dollar infrastructure project. Ali Majed Al Mansoori, chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports, said: "It is truly amazing to witness this great progress.

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  • Iran's Khamenei backs parliamentary vote on nuclear deal with powers - state TV

    By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader said on Thursday he favored a parliamentary vote on its nuclear deal reached with world powers and called for sanctions against Tehran to be lifted completely rather than suspended, state television reported. President Hassan Rouhani, a pragmatist whose 2013 election paved the way to a diplomatic thaw with the West, and his allies have opposed such a parliamentary vote, arguing this would create legal obligations complicating the deal's implementation. "Parliament should not be sidelined on the nuclear deal issue ... I am not saying lawmakers should ratify or reject the deal.

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  • Yahoo Movies Review: Welcome Back

    Cast: John Abraham, Shruti Hassan, Anil Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia Direction: Anees Bazmee Rating: **½ ‘Welcome Back’ has everything that a slapstick Bollywood comedy must have - an impressive star cast, ostentatious backdrops and all possible glamourous and glitzy elements incorporated. What our director seems to have completely disregarded is the need for a coherent script. While the setting up in the first half happens swiftly and there are moments of genuine humour, Anees Bazmee seems to have completely lost the thread post interval. The plot trajectory seems to veer out of control almost bordering on the absurd by the climax.

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  • Vladimir Putin barbecues, sips tea, and pumps iron in a $3,200 track suit in his latest bizarre photo shoot

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has made one small misstep in his efforts to show...

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  • Broadway season features Jennifer Hudson and Bruce Willis

    NEW YORK (AP) — The new Broadway season hasn't yet started in earnest and already there's a front-runner for the Tony Awards next summer — "Hamilton." But there are plenty of challengers hoping to steal its thunder over the next few months. Here's a look at some highlights of the 2015-16 fall season:

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  • Dutch soldier said to have joined Islamic militants

    A Dutch sergeant is believed to have run away to Syria to join Islamic State militants in the first such case involving a serving soldier in the Netherlands, defence officials said Thursday. Prosecutors have now launched a criminal investigation into the 26-year-old air force sergeant, who has not been identified. "It goes without saying that travelling abroad and joining ISIS is unacceptable, and is also a criminal offence," Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis Plasschaert said in a statement.

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  • Troubled Dubai gold retailer seeks time to repay $136 mln debts

    By Stanley Carvalho and Tom Arnold ABU DHABI/DUBAI (Reuters) - A Dubai-based gold and jewellery retailer that defaulted on loans worth about 500 million dirhams ($136 million) has asked banks for time to put together a repayment plan, the company said on Thursday. Officials of Atlas Jewellery, which has more than 50 branches across the Gulf and India, had a meeting with representatives of its creditors on Wednesday, three banking sources told Reuters. "We will present two or three options to banks who will select what is best for them." It is the latest scandal to hit the jewellery business in Dubai, a major centre for gold trading.

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo liked his wax statue so much he paid the artist $31,000 to make one the footballer could keep

    In 2013, Madrid's Museum of Wax unveiled a wax statue of footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, who was so...

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  • King Salman’s visit bolsters key ties with United States

    It is not an everyday event when leaders of such importance as Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman visit Washington. Thus the Saudi-American meeting has deep implications for a decades-old relationship. Riyadh will put all its cards on the table so that Washington is aware of both the risks and challenges in the area.

    Arab News
  • 2014 US Open runner-up Wozniacki stunned in 2nd round

    NEW YORK (AP) — Four times, 2014 U.S. Open runner-up Caroline Wozniacki was one point from winning. Four times, her opponent in the second round this year, 149th-ranked Petra Cetkovska of the Czech Republic, came up with a winner to extend the match.

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  • India SUV maker rides into US market ... on a scooter

    India's largest SUV maker is ready to make its debut on U.S. roads. But it's starting with two wheels, not four. Mahindra hopes to win over city and campus dwellers with a $2,999, Vespa-like electric scooter ...

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  • Have you taken the steps for a safe Haj?

    Experts at the session discussed health tips regarding vaccinations, prevention of heat strokes, ways to avoid food-poisoning and health precautions for a safe Haj. "Ideally, the vaccines should be taken four to six weeks prior to travelling or at least 10 days prior to the date of travel," said Dr Sawsan Al Nahas, specialist registrar at the Dubai Health Authority's (DHA) Traveller's Clinic, during a smart clinic session. Important information was disseminated during the two-hour live clinic via DHA's Twitter page (@DHA_Dubai) and Instagram account (DHA_Dubai) and through periscope.

    Khaleej Times
  • IS releases 15 Christians in Syria: monitoring groups

    At least 15 Syrian Christians who had been held by the Islamic State group in the central village of Al-Qaryatain were released Friday, monitoring groups said. "A group of 15 Christians who had been under house arrest by IS in Al-Qaryatain were released and arrived in Fayrouzah," said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. IS jihadists had taken at least 230 civilians hostage, including dozens of Christians, in the village in Syria's Homs province in early August.

    AFP