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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?

  • Kendall Jenner steals Balmain as Rihanna arrives in Paris

    PARIS (AP) — Celebrity is in the air at Paris Fashion Week as Rihanna — in a baggy black hoody, shades and sandals — arrived low-key at Charles de Gaulle airport but triggered a paparazzi scrum nonetheless. Meanwhile, Kendall Jenner stole the show at Balmain with actress Jada Pinkett Smith and singer Joe Jonas looking on.

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  • Afghan actress urges Afghan women to keep working

    BUSAN, South Korea (AP) — When Marina Gulbahari walked the red carpet on the first night of Asia's largest film festival, she showed the world more than the colorful traditional Afghan dress she was wearing.

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  • Russian air force using laser-guided KH-29L missiles in Syria: RIA

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian air force is using KH-29L air-to-surface laser-guided missiles in Syria, the RIA news agency reported on Sunday, citing Colonel Igor Klimov, an air force spokesman. The high-precision missiles are being used by Su-34 and Su-24 aircraft, Klimov said. On Saturday, Russia said it would step up its air strikes in Syria, escalating a military intervention which Moscow says is weakening Islamic State militants, but which Western powers say aims to support President Bashar al-Assad. ...

  • Paralysed man unaware of extent of damage

    A little over two years after he came to the UAE with dreams of providing his family with a good life, 47-year-old Sreekumar V. Kuttan Pillai lies in a hospital in Abu Dhabi, paralysed from the neck down. Sreekumar was rushed to a hospital in the capital where he underwent surgery for his injuries but his spine was too severely damaged to be repaired. Today he lies in his hospital bed, a mass of tubes connected to various parts of his body that enable him to breathe, eat and drink.

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  • Thousands attend funerals of Iranians killed in hajj crush

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Thousands of mourners attended funeral services in Iran on Sunday for pilgrims killed in a stampede during last month's hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, a disaster that has stoked tensions between the two regional rivals.

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  • Filipinos to be made responsible for the relatives they sponsor

    Filipinos sponsoring relatives on tourist visas to come to the UAE to find work will be held responsible if their relatives run into trouble in the UAE, a senior labour official said. Labour attaché Delmer Cruz on Friday warned Filipinos sponsoring their relatives, who come here in the guise of UAE tourists but actually intend to look for employment mainly as housemaids or semi-skilled workers, that they are answerable if their relatives face employment problems in the UAE.

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  • Turkey vows to protect borders after Russian jet incursion

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's prime minister vowed Monday to take all necessary measures to protect the nation's borders from violation after a Russian fighter jet entered its airspace over the weekend, prompting Turkey to scramble jets and summon the Russian ambassador in protest.

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  • Antonio Banderas, Maisie Williams in Dubai in October

    Spanish star Antonio Banderas and Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams are among the actors to attend a gala event hosted by TV network OSN in Dubai on October 12, tabloid! can reveal. The gala will be hosted by Bassem Yousuf with Arab stars Hayat Al Fahad and Ahmad Helmy also in attendance.

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  • How this Russian spacecraft sparked a revolution for space travel as we know it

    Exactly 58 years ago, the former Soviet Union shocked the world by launching the first artificial...

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  • Tori Spelling Uses the Excuse of a Lie-Detector Test to Basically Brag About Banging Two Guys on Beverly Hills, 90210

    Never one to pass up an opportunity to trend on Twitter, Tori Spelling is starring in Celebrity Lie Detector this Saturday on Lifetime, which is set to coincide with the 26th anniversary of Beverly Hills, 90210 and Lifetime's airing of The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story. While attached to a lie detector, Tori Spelling admitted that she slept with then-boyfriend Brian Austin Green while she was on the show, but also claims to have slept with another one of her original cast members.
  • Apple has an idea that would change the iPhone's screen as we know it

    Apple has made some significant changes to the way the iPhone looks over the past few years...

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  • Middle East would be more stable if Saddam, Gaddafi still in power: Trump

    U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said on Sunday the Middle East would be more stable if Muammar Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein were still in power in Libya and Iraq, saying it's "not even a contest". Trump mentioned the countries in comparison to current efforts to drive Syrian President Bashar al-Assad out of power. "You can make the case, if you look at Libya, look at what we did there, it's a mess," Trump said on NBC.

  • Google created this company only to destroy it

    It's official: When the markets open Monday, what once was traded as Google will become Alphabet...

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  • 'Nobody is ever going to tell you': 3 theories regarding who killed 'The King of Cocaine' Pablo Escobar

    On December 2, 1993, Pablo Escobar, the wealthiest drug kingpin the world has ever seen...

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  • Israel vows "harsh offensive," banning Palestinians from Jerusalem's Old City

    Israel took the rare and drastic step of barring Palestinians from Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday as fears of a further escalation in violence mounted after attacks that killed two Israelis and wounded a child. Israel’s prime minister took harsh measures to counter rising violence that has focused in recent weeks over Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site sacred to both Muslims and Jews, in a series of so-called “lone wolf” Palestinian attacks against Israelis. This is a drastic measure that’s being taken in order to make sure there are no further attacks during the Jewish festival where you can see thousands of people visiting the Old City.

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  • AP count puts Saudi hajj disaster toll at over 1,100 killed

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The number of pilgrims killed in the Saudi hajj disaster near the holy city of Mecca rose on Monday to over 1,100 dead, according to an Associated Press count.

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  • What's Cooking! Watch Salman Khan And Sonam Kapoor Sharing A Drink From The Same Cup At PRDP Trailer Launch

    The trailer launch of Salman Khan's upcoming film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo was special in many ways. First Salman shared the stage with Sooraj Barjatya for a film after 16 years and second it was a delight to see the sizzling chemistry between him and his leading lady Sonam Kapoor. Salman was seen standing behind Sonam all through the event and it was interesting to see the duo share a drink from the same coffee mug.

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  • Exclusive: Lockheed Martin mulls merger of some services units with peer - sources

    The contemplated transaction would create the largest government services contractor in the United States and would generate an estimated $2 billion windfall for Lockheed, the people said. Lockheed, the Pentagon's largest supplier, is looking to pay down debt following its agreement in July to acquire Sikorsky Aircraft, the helicopter unit of United Technologies Corp , for $9 billion in cash. CACI International Inc and Science Applications International Corp are in early-stage talks with Lockheed about a so-called Reverse Morris Trust (RMT) deal for the assets, a transaction that would avert a hefty tax bill, the people said.

  • Harbhajan Singh And Geeta Basra’s Royal Wedding Card!

    The invitation card also includes a admit card which the guests are expected to carry at a wedding reception held at a five star hotel in Delhi. Since many years there have been rumours about Geeta Basra’s secret relationship with Harbhajan Singh but now its no more a secret and the amazing couple are all set for their D-day. Well, It’s another big fat wedding in Indian cricket team after cricketers Dinesh Karthik with Dipika Pallikal and Suresh Raina tied the knot with childhood friend Priyanka Chaudhary, this year.

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  • Islamic State militants blow up ancient Arch of Triumph in Palmyra

    By Kinda Makieh DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have blown up the Arch of Triumph, a major monument in the 2,000-year-old Roman city of Palmyra, Syria's antiquities chief said on Sunday, after they destroyed two ancient temples at the central Syrian site in recent months. Maamoun Abdulkarim told Reuters that sources in Palmyra had confirmed that the Arch of Triumph, a jewel in the exquisite collection of ruins in the oasis city, had been blown up. Islamic State militants have blown up temples at the Roman-era UNESCO World Heritage site, which it has controlled since capturing Palmyra from Syrian government forces in May and mined other monuments and historic buildings.