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Waiting on the runway in terrible weather, this is probably not what you want to see happen.

  • Kim Kardashian Tries And Fails To Stop Amber Rose’s Reality Show

    It seems like just about everyone has their own reality show – and soon to be added to that list is Blac Chyna and Amber Rose who have just been commissioned their very own series on MTV. Well, Amber Rose is the particularly vocal ex of her husband Kanye West while her BFF costar Blac Chyna is the particularly vocal ex of Tyga – Kylie Jenner’s new beau.

    Amy Nickell
  • Saudi Arabia set to cut billions from its budget

    Saudi Arabia’s government is considering making significant cuts to its 2016 budget because of the continued drop in oil price. Two sources told Bloomberg that the country is seeking advice on reviewing its budget for next year, which could lead to delays or reduce some of the country’s infrastructure projects. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) projected that the Saudi government would run a fiscal deficit of around 20 percent of GDP in 2015 - much larger than the 14.2 percent gap that it had forecast in May, and the biggest deficit since at least 1999, IMF records show.

    ArabianBusiness.com
  • 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
  • Khloe Kardashian Causes Outrage With Birthday Party Firework Display

    Khloe Kardashian definitely knows how to throw a party. Khlo has been laying on the celebrations for her boyf of just over a month, James Harden, and by the sounds of things – the party certainly got wild. The famous fam landed themselves in trouble after they lit up the skies with a midnight firework display – much to the annoyance of sleeping residents nearby, some of whom even rung 911.

    Amy Nickell
  • 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
  • 3 ways Steve Jobs made meetings insanely productive — and often terrifying

    American businesses lose an estimated $37 billion a year due to meeting mistakes. Steve Jobs made...

    Business Insider
  • India reach 50-2 after rain forces early lunch

    India lost two quick wickets in a rain-truncated morning session to reach 50-2 at lunch on the opening day of the third and final test against Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground on Friday. Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews was rewarded by his fast bowlers with the wickets of opener Lokesh Rahul (two) and in-form batsman Ajinkya Rahane (eight) after he chose to bowl on a pitch sporting a covering of grass. India captain Virat Kohli (14) survived some nervous moments to stay unbeaten with Cheteshwar Pujara (19) when heavy rain forced the players off the ground for an early lunch break.

    Reuters
  • 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
  • Taylor Swift's boyfriend is the highest-paid DJ in the world — here's what he makes

    Calvin Harris has had a big year. This spring he started dating pop star Taylor Swift, and for...

    Business Insider
  • 'A dangerous cocktail' is brewing in Turkey

    Just over one month after Turkey launched a two-front war against ISIS in northern Syria and the...

    Business Insider
  • Qatar Airways 'shamed' into action over pregnancy, marriage

    Qatar Airways was shamed into relaxing its policy of sacking cabin crew for getting pregnant or marrying in their first five years of employment, a labour federation said Thursday, while welcoming the move. "Qatar Airways has been shamed into action, and that's a tremendous advance," International Transport Workers Federation president Paddy Crumlin said in an statement. "Our policies have evolved with the airline's growth," a spokeswoman said.

    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
  • Journalist lives for a week as Prince George -- clothing and all

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge/PA Wire via Getty Images There’s no denying the allure of the royal family. Ever since the Royal Wedding, interest in the British monarchy has exploded, with royal fever reaching far and wide, well beyond places that even have a connection to the monarchy. It’s contagious.  While we’re not exactly sure what it is about these tony Brits that creates headlines on nearly a daily basis, the simple fact remains, we can’t seem to get enough of their daily antics – even the mundane. 

    Simone Olivero
  • Los Angeles plans to make money on its $4.6 billion Olympics — here's how

    On Tuesday, the team behind Los Angeles' 2024 Olympics bid released a draft of the bid and a...

    Business Insider
  • Prosecutors review evidence in fatal crash involving Jenner

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors on Tuesday began reviewing evidence and considering whether charges should be filed against Caitlyn Jenner in a traffic collision that killed a woman on a coastal California highway.

    Associated Press
  • Love Island Winners Jess Hayes And Max Morley Split After Six Weeks

    Even if you find love and walk away with a cool £50K. Yep, sadly it seems Love Island winners Jess Hayes and Max Morley just couldn’t make things work away from sunny Mallorca, and have split after just six weeks. Taking to Twitter to confirm that things hadn’t quite worked out, Jess wrote: “Some things are just not meant to be… #LoveIsland #JAX,” along with a broken heart.

    Rachel Pilcher
  • 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
  • NBA and Los Angeles Lakers star Jordan Clarkson reiterates desire to play for the Philippines

    Rising NBA star Jordan Clarkson said Thursday he is eager to play for the Philippines' national basketball team despite citizenship concerns from the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). "I want to assure my Filipino brothers and sisters that, if given the chance and everything can be worked out, I sincerely wish to play for Gilas and contribute to the total team effort for flag and country," Clarkson said in a statement released by the Basketball Association of the Philippines (SBP). Clarkson, whose mother hails from the Philippines, is visiting the basketball-crazy Southeast Asian nation and has joined the national team, Gilas Pilipinas, for practice.

    Sport360
  • Spotted: Varun Dhawan With Girlfriend Natasha Dalal In Maldives!

    Apart from his professional work, Bollywood’s handsome hunk Varun Dhawan, is surely making headlines for his alleged relationship with Natasha Dalal. Reportedly, the Student Of The Year actor is in a steady relationship with Natasha Dalal. Varun Dhawan who has tried his best to keep his personal life under wraps, is reportedly busy holidaying in Maldives with his lady love.

    Business of Cinema
  • No, Mars Won't Be As Big as the Moon in the Sky Tonight

    Sorry, skywatchers: Despite what you may have heard, Mars won't look as big as the moon overhead tonight (Aug. 27). The unknown sender of that message was trying to get people excited about an unusually close approach of Mars to Earth in late August 2003. "The encounter will culminate on Aug. 27 when Mars comes to within 34,649,589 miles (55,763,108 kilometers) of Earth and will be (next to the moon) the brightest object in the night sky," one paragraph of the email reads.

    SPACE.com