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  • Nicki Minaj To Open MTV VMAs, Justin Bieber Also Set To Perform

    Not only will this year’s MTV VMAs be packed full of awards, crazy red carpet outfits and Miley Cyrus’ unpredictable hosting, but it’ll also have more incredible performances than a jamboree - starting with an amazing show opener from Nicki Minaj. Yep, despite criticising MTV for their nominations, the 32-year-old will be the first act on Sunday’s stage, and something tell us it will be out of this world.

    Rachel Pilcher
  • #1 Reason Not To Buy A New Computer

    Find out the real reason behind slow computers!

  • Sania gets Khel Ratna, Arjuna awards for 12 others

    New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Tennis star Sania Mirza received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the country's highest sporting honour on Saturday, while 12 others, including ace shooter Jitu Rai and hockey goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh were conferred with the Arjuna award.

    IANS
  • UAE's VAT plan 'unlikely to result in expat exodus'

    Plans to introduce a value added tax (VAT) and corporation tax in the UAE is unlikely to deter foreign investors from establishing a commercial presence in the country, according to a firm which helps foreign companies set up in the region. The Links Group, a UAE-based provider of commercial facilitation and advisory services, said the move is a sign of a maturing market, adding that a low tax environment is unlikely to result in an exodus of expatriates. John Martin St Valery, founding partner of The Links Group said: "Plans to introduce a federal tax system have been mooted for some time now as the UAE steps up efforts to consolidate non-oil revenues.

    ArabianBusiness.com
  • Miley Cyrus Insists: I’m Not In A Relationship

    Despite rumours that she’s dating model Stella Maxwell, Miley Cyrus has insisted that she is very much single. Yep, Miley’s just being Miley for the time being, and doesn’t have room in her busy schedule for a significant other – supermodel or otherwise. Speaking to Elle magazine, the star confirmed that she is ‘not in a relationship’ right now.

    Amy Nickell
  • Agent in Dubai swindles millions, disappears

    Eighty employees were hired by the agency which was registered with Dubai's Real Estate Regulatory Agency as a brokerage. The Dubai Police issued an arrest warrant on Thursday against a British man, who owned Dubai-based property agency S&K Estate Agents, better known as Smith & Ken, for embezzling millions of dirhams and failing to pay the company's nearly 80 employees for three months.

    Khaleej Times
  • US to Iran: Release Hekmati from 'unjust detention'

    US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday urged Iran to free Amir Hekmati, an American who served as a US Marine, from four years of "unjust detention." Saturday marks the fourth anniversary of Hekmati's imprisonment on what Kerry called "false espionage charges" while Hekmati was visiting relatives in the Islamic republic. "We repeat our call on the Iranian government to release Amir on humanitarian grounds," Kerry said in a statement. "And as befits a former Marine, Amir has shown tremendous courage in the face of this unjust detention." Kerry reiterated his government's call for Iran to release two other Americans.

    AFP
  • 5 Cheapest Countries to Retire to

    America is cold and expensive. Get out of the country during winter (or all-year round) and live in one of these five places to make small social security payments last longer.

    Investopedia
  • Lindsay Lohan ‘Paints Nails And Plays On Phone’ During Friend’s Wedding Ceremony

    Lindsay Lohan has been accused of ‘painting her nails and playing on her phone’ throughout a friend’s wedding ceremony in a whole load of new super sneaky ‘source’ reports just in. Attending the four-day wedding celebration of Justin Etzin and Lana Zakocela in Florence, the Hollywood type is accused of causing all sorts of DRAMZ in today’s New York Times. “Lindsay was painting her nails during the ceremony and looking at her phone,” a spy told Page Six.

    Amy Nickell
  • Xi just changed the rules of the game in China — and that makes things scarier for everyone

    The rules of engagement have changed in China. There was a time when loyalty to the party, and...

    Business Insider
  • Libyan drownings, truck of corpses drive up migrant toll

    By Karin Strohecker and Ahmed Elumami EISENSTADT, Austria/TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Austria said on Friday 71 refugees, including a baby girl, were found dead in an abandoned freezer truck, while Libya recovered the bodies of 105 migrants washed ashore after their overcrowded boat sank on its way to Europe. Both tragedies were a result of a renewed surge in migrants fleeing war and poverty that has confronted Europe with its worst refugee crisis since World War Two. The International Organization for Migration said it estimated a third of a million people had crossed the Mediterranean so far this year to wash up in southern Europe.

    Reuters
  • Alia Bhatt: I Want To Run My House Like My Mom

    Many Bollywood celebrities have come out in support of helping the society and so has the young doll of Bollywood Alia Bhatt. Alia is one of the eight faces of Girl Rising - Woh Padegi Woh Udegi- campaign along with Priyanka Chopra, Parineeti Chopra, Frieda Pinto, Sushmita Sen, Madhuri Dixit and Nandita Das.

    9X Media private limited
  • Taylor Swift probably won't be at Apple's big September 9 event, but these artists could be

    Sorry, Swifties: It looks like pop idol Taylor Swift won't be celebrating her renewed...

    Business Insider
  • The 20-year-old who's becoming the most hated man in tennis got an incredibly hard draw at the US Open

    Nick Kyrgios became the scourge of the tennis world earlier this summer when a microphone...

    Business Insider
  • This photo sums up the slow-motion tragedy unfolding in Europe

    Over the last two months, the number of refugees arriving to Europe has reached staggering new...

    Business Insider
  • Kim Kardashian: ‘I Didn’t Want To Smile For The Nasty Paps Who Called Me Fat’

    It’s no secret that Kim Kardashian massively struggled during her first pregnancy, with the haterz unable to resist slagging her off for gaining a bit of weight while she was, y’know, growing an actual human inside her body. Now, two years after her first media pregnancy battle, Kim is expecting her second child with husband Kanye West and appears to be enjoying the nine months a lot more than she did the first time round. Speaking to C Magazine, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star explained: “I couldn’t help it, and everyone would say, ‘She can’t stop eating.’ I delivered at 180, and they were like, 'She’s 210 pounds.

    Stephanie Soteriou
  • Satellite images confirm Palmyra temple destruction: UN

    Satellite images confirm the destruction of the Baal Shamin temple in Syria's Palmyra, the United Nations said Friday, after international condemnation of the act claimed by the Islamic State group. The UN training and research agency UNITAR said its satellite programme had compared images of the site taken on June 26 and again on August 27. "We confirm the destruction of the main building, while surrounding columns seem to be less affected," UNITAR said in a statement.

    AFP
  • Student jailed for assaulting cabbie in Dubai

    A 22-year-old student has been sentenced to three months in jail for assaulting a taxi driver and damaging his car. The Emirati student is believed to have approached the driver and inadvertently attacked him. The taxi driver, a 40-year-old Pakistani, said he was on duty outside the Dragon Mart when the accused got close to his car and grabbed the door handle trying to open the door.

    Khaleej Times
  • When Pakistan bans Indian films

    Post the lift of the blanket ban on Hindi movies in 2006, Indian movies have enjoyed huge popularity in the country. One of the main debates that surround the banning of Indian films is how it is eating into the Pakistani film industry, and how a control is needed to ensure that the local film industry does not die out. Apart from that, bold scenes, terrorism, the ISI, clashes with the release of Pakistani films, not suitable for the Pakistani audience are just some of the other reasons cited by the Pakistani Censor Board for banning various Indian films in the country.   Here some of the reasons behind the banning of popular Hindi films in Pakistan:   Being anti Pakistan: Starring Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif, Phantom is the latest film to be banned by Pakistan, based on a petition filed by Jamat-ud-Dawah chief and 26/11 master mind Hafeez Saeed.

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  • MERS infections continue in capital

    The Ministry of Health announced on Friday that two more people were infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus. While no deaths were announced, the virus has already killed 26 people in just two weeks, from Aug. 16 to 28, the highest spike in cases in recent times, all likely caused by transmission of the virus at Riyadh’s National Guard Hospital. There have now been 79 cases of new infections reported in Riyadh since Aug. 16, most of them from the National Guard hospital.

    Arab News
  • Higher prices dent Putin's sky-high popularity: paper

    Russians' concern about rising prices has eroded President Vladimir Putin's approval ratings but these remain extremely high, the daily Vedomosti reported on Friday. It cited a poll by the Public Opinion Foundation as showing that 72 percent of Russians would have voted for Putin in August, down from 76 percent in May. Another poll, by the Levada Center, showed that in August 83 percent of Russians approved of the President's actions, down from an all-time high of 89 percent in May. The paper quoted experts as saying the fall reflected public dissatisfaction about prices during the summer, when many regulated prices such as utility and transport charges are raised. Putin's popularity ratings remain extremely high by both international and historical standards, boosted by his response to political upheaval in Ukraine last year.

    Reuters