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Monk attempts 'running on water' record

Shi Liliang from the Quanzhou Shaolin Temple's previous record was set at 120 metres - can he beat that feat?

  • A look at deadly hajj incidents in Saudi Arabia

    This year's stampede and crush at the hajj in Saudi Arabia has become the deadliest event to ever strike the annual pilgrimage, according to an Associated Press count.

    Associated Press
  • Senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards general killed in Syria: IRGC

    By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA (Reuters) - An Iranian Revolutionary Guards general has been killed near Aleppo while advising the Syrian army on their battle against Islamic State fighters, the guards said in a statement on Friday. The Guards said General Hossein Hamedani was killed on Thursday night and that he had "played an important role ... reinforcing the front of Islamic resistance against the terrorists". Iran is the main regional ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and has provided military and economic support during Syria's four-year-old civil war.

  • 10 Most Famous And Powerful Star Wives Of Bollywood

    Their men are able to create magic on-screen, because these ladies support them through thick and thin. They are talented, influential and command a position of their own. They are not dependent on their husbands and can run the world (READ Single Celebrity Moms). So, meet the most famous and powerful Bollywood star wives, who are anything but ordinary.
  • Taylor Swift Reveals She Might Take A Break From Music After Her 1989 Tour Ends

    Everybody take a deep breath and brace yourselves, because Taylor Swift has revealed that she may take a break away from music after her incredible 1989 tour comes to an end. Speaking to NME as she appears on this week’s cover, Taylor admitted: “I think I should take some time off. Can we hang too please, Taylor?

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  • Oil-starved Nepal seeks suppliers to bring fuel by air

    Struggling with a fuel shortage after Indian shipments stopped, Nepal is asking suppliers to bring gasoline and kerosene by airplane before the Himalayan country begins celebrating its biggest festival ...

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  • Why do extremists drive Toyotas?, asks US

    Toyota has spoken with U.S. officials about the prominent use of its vehicles by militants in Syria, Iraq and Libya. Toyota trucks are conspicuous in extremist propaganda and are often what carry Islamic ...

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  • Nicki Minaj just burned Miley Cyrus again after their blow up at the VMAs

    Just after Nicki Minaj went off on Miley Cyrus onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards, some...

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  • Germany made a 2,300-page list detailing every single bar of gold it owns

    Germans have been wondering for years about the country's gold holdings abroad. Now the...

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  • Celebrities hit Paris shows as Balenciaga names new designer

    The chicest celebrities in the business rocked the final day of Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday as powerhouse Louis Vuitton and Miuccia Prada's VIP-magnet Miu Miu presented their spring-summer 2016 collections. ...

    Associated Press
  • Dancing star Rumer Willis talks 'Chicago,' dad on Broadway

    NEW YORK (AP) — You don't have to tell Rumer Willis to "break a leg" before she goes on a Broadway stage every night. She already did that.

    Associated Press
  • US pulling out Patriot missiles from Turkey

    Istanbul, Oct 9 (IANS) The US on Friday started to withdraw its Patriot missile batteries from Turkey, despite Russia's weekend incursions into Ankara's airspace amid a deepening crisis in Syria. The batteries, based in Turkey's southeastern province of Gaziantep, have been taken to the Turkish harbour of Iskenderun for shipping back to the United States, the Dogan news agency said. The withdrawal came despite Ankara's appeal for its NATO allies to keep their Patriot missiles in the country, as Russia started air raids on Islamic State targets in Syria on September 30 and Russian fighters twice breached Turkish airspace on October 3 and 4.

  • List Of Bigg Boss 9 Contestants Unveiled

    As much as the makers of Bigg Boss try to keep the list of their contestants under wraps, actor-producer and self-proclaimed number one critic Kamaal R. Khan plays spoilsport for them every year by revealing the list of the people who’ll enter the Bigg Boss house, much before the commencement of the show.

    Movie Talkies
  • The Latest: Coast Guard calls off search for missing crew

    The latest on a U.S.-based cargo ship that sank in the Atlantic and the search for crew members. All times local: 7:45 p.m. The Coast Guard says it has ended its search for 33 missing crew members from ...

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  • China anxious over alleged US plan to challenge island claim

    BEIJING (AP) — Beijing expressed "serious concern" Thursday about a reported U.S. plan to challenge China's South China Sea territorial claims by sailing a Navy ship near one of its newly built artificial islands.

    Associated Press
  • Beyonce, Rihanna, others sue Paris firm over clothing knockoffs

    Beyonce, Jay Z, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and Rihanna have teamed up to sue a Paris clothing retailer they say has been "brazenly" selling shirts, hats, backpacks, cellphone cases, and other items featuring their likenesses without permission. The complaint filed on Tuesday in federal court in New York said ElevenParis has ignored the singers' warnings to stop the sales, including in a store in Manhattan's Soho district, and on its website. The artists accused ElevenParis and its affiliates of being "habitual, willful intellectual property infringers that, without authorization, usurp the trademarks, copyrights and other rights of A-list celebrities." ElevenParis did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

  • Popularity of 'Putin the Shiite' sky high in Iraq

    Russian President Vladimir Putin's bullish entry into the Syrian conflict has worked wonders for his popularity in neighbouring Iraq, where some await "Hajji Putin" like a saviour. Sitting at his easel in his central Baghdad workshop, painter Mohammed Karim Nihaya touches up a portrait of Putin he copied from the Internet. "I have been waiting for Russia to get involved in the fight against Daesh," he says, referring to the Islamic State group that last year declared a "caliphate" straddling Iraq and Syria.

  • Microsoft's CEO shared a surprising motive for the coolest feature in its new phones

    The just-announced Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950XL smartphones come with one killer feature...

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  • US airman who helped thwart French train attack is stabbed

    SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — U.S. Airman Spencer Stone, hailed as a hero for helping to tackle a gunman on a French train in August, was stabbed and seriously wounded outside a bar early on Thursday in what police said was an alcohol-related fight that had nothing to do with terrorism.

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  • Full list of Nobel Peace Prize winners

    Here is the full list of Nobel Peace Prize laureates from 1901, when the prize was first awarded:

  • U.S. commander says U.S. must exercise freedom of navigation in Asia-Pacific

    By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The commander of U.S. forces in the Pacific said on Friday the United States must carry out freedom of navigation patrols throughout the Asia Pacific, but declined to say whether it planned go within 12 nautical miles of China's artificial islands in the South China Sea. Admiral Harry Harris told a Washington seminar one of his responsibilities was to offer options to President Barack Obama and Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, and added, "I'm comfortable knowing those options are being considered." Asked about reports that the United States planned to challenge 12-nautical mile limits around China's artificial islands, he replied: "I will not confirm that.