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  • Saudi forces and Yemen's Houthis trade heavy fire, border crossing hit

    Saudi forces and Yemen's Houthi militia traded heavy artillery fire which destroyed part of the main border crossing between the two countries overnight, residents said on Sunday, an escalation of the two-month war. The Haradh border crossing, the largest for people and goods between the world's top oil exporter, Saudi Arabia, and its impoverished neighbor, was evacuated amid shelling which razed its departure lounge and passport section, witnesses said. Saudi Arabia has led an Arab coalition bombing the Houthis and backing southern Yemeni fighters opposing the group and loyal to the exiled government in Saudi Arabia headed by President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

  • Qatif culprits ‘can’t escape’

    Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman on Sunday said he was heartbroken over the Qatif suicide bombing. In a cable sent to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, the king said the heinous crime that claimed 21 innocent lives and injured nearly 100 others, had shocked everybody. "We were pained by the enormity of the crime of this terrorist aggression which contradicts Islamic and humanitarian values," the king said in his message.

    Arab News
  • Priyanka Chopra Is Happy About Recent Spate Of Woman-Centric Films

    Since the past year or so, woman-centric films have been doing wonders at the box office in Bollywood. Be it Kangana Ranaut's Queen or Priyanka Chopra's Mary Kom or Anushka Sharma's NH10, the audience has welcomed such films with open arms and it seems that Priyanka Chopra is quite glad about this recent trend.

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  • How a 17-year-old high school dropout got two Silicon Valley bigshots to invest $500,000 in his app

    Jason Marmon just turned 18 a few days ago. When he was 17, he dropped out of high-school (with his parents' blessing) after he co-founded a New York startup called HomeSwipe with two other co-founders. Last year, they launched an app of the same name, HomeSwipe, which they dubbed the "Tinder for apartment hunting" because you swipe through listings to find the apartment you want.

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  • Abdullah Al-Talq — anatomy of a young terrorist

    Saudi security authorities arrested two women, accompanying six children on April 17, 2014, when they were crossing the southern border to Yemen to join in terrorist operations. One of these women, Mai Abdul Rahman Al-Talq, is the sister of detained terrorist Abdullah bin Abdul Rahman Al-Talq, who wasn’t even 15 years old at the time. The Interior Ministry has confirmed his association with Daesh which was involved in the blast at Imam Ali bin Abi Taleb Mosque at Al-Qadeeh village in Qatif on Friday.

    Arab News
  • CANNES WATCH: Going out In style

    The 68th Cannes Film Festival was going out in style this weekend, with Marion Cotillard drawing raves on both carpet and screen at the "Macbeth" premiere and the very cool entourage from the LA indie "Dope" continuing to wow the fest as anticipation grew for Sunday's Palme d'Or finale. Marion Cotillard plays a queen in Justin Kurzel's "Macbeth," but at its Cannes premiere she was also a bejeweled queen of the red carpet. In a blue-and-rose truncated minidress from Dior's haute couture spring-summer 2015 collection, Cotillard sparkled Saturday as she posed alongside co-star Michael Fassbender, thanks to the outfit's myriad embroidered pailettes and jewels.

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  • Steve Wozniak: 'US would look like Dubai if it didn't spend all it's money on the military'

    "Everything is first-class," says Nerd-in-Chief Steve Wozniak of Dubai, as we sit down to chat on the sidelines of this month's Gartner Symposium at the Madinat Arena. In fact, "enthusiastic" is a word that neatly summarises the 64-year-old Apple co-founder. A man who is arguably at the heart of home computing history, naturally inspires a lengthy introduction, but David Willis, Gartner VP and Distinguished Analyst, managed an aptly brief biography when introducing Wozniak to a packed auditorium during the company's three-day summit.
  • Judge allowing new lawsuit in Sofia Vergara embryo fight

    Sofia Vergara's ex-fiance will be allowed to file an amended lawsuit seeking custody of two embryos he created with the "Modern Family" star, a judge ruled Friday. Superior Court Judge Lawrence Cho ruled that Nicholas Loeb can file the revised complaint, which for the first time will seek custody of the embryos. Loeb, who dated Vergara for several years before breaking up last year, sued the actress in August seeking a ruling that the embryos could not be destroyed.

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  • HIV+ girl awaits action over ‘medical error’

    The fate of a Saudi girl, who is about eight years old, hangs in the balance, two years after she tested positive for HIV. The girl’s lawyer, Ibrahim Al-Hakmi, has been quoted by local media that the committee appointed to probe the case has not yet taken any decision. This, despite the fact that it was confirmed by a medical team that she was infected with the deadly virus during blood transfusion at the King Fahd Hospital in Jazan, he said.

    Arab News
  • IS design to divide Kingdom exposed

    The Interior Ministry has confirmed the hand of Islamic State in Qatif suicide bombing. Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki, Interior Ministry spokesman, said latest investigations have revealed that IS was behind the bombing of Ali bin Abi Taleb Mosque. Last month, a cell was busted, and security forces revealed that one of the arrested members, Essam Al-Daoud, had provided shelter to Al-Qadeeh suicide bomber Saleh Al-Qashami.

    Arab News
  • The Obama administration just effectively ended one of the NSA's most controversial programs

    (Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images) Starting at 5 p.m. ET on June 1, the bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency will no longer be legally permitted, Spencer Ackerman of the Guardian reports. That would mark the first

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  • Gerphil Flores: I have no grudge against Kris Aquino, Ai-Ai delas Alas

    “I want to tell everybody that my experience on Pilipinas Got Talent was completely memorable,” Gerphil told in an interview during the finalists’ homecoming press conference on Thursday at Urban Bar and Kitchen, Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. In 2010, Gerphil joined ABS-CBN’s Pilipinas Got Talent, the local franchise of the popular talent show, as the classical singer Fame but failed to land a spot in the finals. Actresses Kris Aquino and Ai-Ai de las Alas were two of the three judges of the show.
  • Mayweather still world’s highest-paid athlete; Pacquiao 2nd on list

      After winning his megabuck bout with Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. maintained his stature as the world’s highest-paid athlete according to the annual list of ESPN. In a report by the international
  • 17 mistakes everyone should make before they turn 30

    (Flickr/Leo Hidalgo) Go ahead and date the wrong person. It's good for you. Everyone makes mistakes. But no matter how much humiliation, pain, or sadness they may cause, every misstep helps us learn and grow and ultimately be better people. In fact,

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  • AP Was There: Muhammad Ali-Sonny Liston heavyweight rematch

    EDITOR'S NOTE: On May 25, 1965, Muhammad Ali defeated Sonny Liston in the first round of a heavyweight bout that produced one of the strangest finishes in boxing history as well as one of sports' most iconic moments — photos of Ali hovering over Liston on the canvas, shouting at his opponent to get up. "It was lightning and thunder — fast as lightning and booming as thunder from the heavens," Ali said. Liston, who was a slight favorite going into the fight, said afterward that when he got up, he thought the fight was still on.

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  • Top Muslim body urges protection of Syria's Palmyra

    Leading Sunni Muslim body Al-Azhar said Sunday the world must unite in a "battle of all humanity" to prevent the Islamic State group from destroying Syria's ancient city of Palmyra. The appeal came a day after Syria's antiquities director said that IS fighters had entered the museum in Palmyra and raised their black flag over the ancient citadel that overlooks the archaeological site. "Protecting archeological sites from destruction and plundering is the battle of all of humanity," the Cairo-based Al-Azhar, a prestigious seat of Islamic learning, said in a statement.

  • Next-generation plane engines take a LEAP towards delivery

    If there's one key selling point that aerospace giants Airbus and Boeing have both been using in marketing their new aircraft, it is fuel efficiency. It is in fact largely down to French company Safran and GE, whose joint venture CFM International is making the LEAP motors that will power most of the next-generation of the planes which will be the future workhorses of airlines. The promise of 15 to 20 percent fuel savings moved closer as LEAP engines made their first flight tests that are a key step for the Airbus320neo to enter service next year and Boeing's B737 MAX in 2017 as planned.

  • Here's how George W. Bush handled the big question that's dogging Jeb

    As Bush considers a 2016 presidential bid, he has tried to insist "I am my own man," in order to differentiate himself from his older brother, former President George W. Bush, and father, former President George H.W. Bush. Like what am I supposed to say?" Jeb Bush quipped to reporters this week in New Hampshire, according to The New York Times. At the same event, Bush said, "I love my mom and dad.

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  • Khloe Kardashian back in Dubai

    The Kardashian sister is in town on Monday for a hairstyling event Khloe Kardashian and her signature mane are in Dubai to take over a hairstyling event on Monday. The reality star will be a model at Mane Addicts, a one-day seminar on hair, with her

    Gulf News
  • China lodges complaint with U.S. over spy plane flight

    China said it had lodged a complaint with the United States over a U.S. spy plane that flew over parts of the disputed South China Sea in a diplomatic row that has fuelled tension between the world's two largest economies. Friction in the region has grown over China's land reclamation in the Spratly islands. China last week said it was "strongly dissatisfied" after a U.S. spy plane flew over areas near the reefs, with both sides accusing each other of stoking instability.