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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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  • Salman Khan reacts to PRDP poster's comparison to ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’

    The first poster of Salman Khan’s ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ with Sonam Kapoor has not only got the fans exciting but has also sparked a debate on the social media.
  • Assad: Russian failure in Syria would 'destroy' Mideast

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned the success of Russia's military intervention in his war-torn country was vital for the entire Middle East, as Moscow ramped up its bombing campaign Sunday. Russian raids against what Moscow says are Islamic State group targets took place for a fifth day despite accusations in the West that the strikes are mainly targeting moderate opponents of the regime. "The alliance between Russia, Syria, Iraq and Iran must succeed or else the whole region will be destroyed," Assad said in an interview broadcast by Iranian state television.

  • Filipina held in Saudi over suicide vests

    A Filipina has been arrested in Saudi Arabia on suspicion of helping a Syrian to make explosive belts for suicide attacks in the kingdom, the interior ministry said Saturday. The Syrian, identified as Mohamed al-Barazi, is suspected of turning the house they shared in the Saudi capital into a bomb factory, the ministry spokesman said. Police then raided the suspected bomb factory which they found had been booby-trapped.

  • 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.
  • China beats Philippines 78-67 to win FIBA Asia title

    CHANGSHA, China (AP) — Yi Jianlian combined with youngsters Guo Ailun and Zhou Qi to lead China to a 78-67 win over the Philippines in the FIBA Asia basketball final on Saturday, helping the host nation secure an Olympic slot and finish the continental tournament unbeaten.

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  • First Iran hajj dead return -- nine days after stampede

    The first bodies of Iranian pilgrims killed in a stampede at the annual hajj arrived home Saturday -- nine days after the tragedy which sparked anger and criticism of Saudi Arabia. President Hassan Rouhani and other top officials attended a repatriation ceremony for the 104 pilgrims, who were among at least 464 Iranians killed in the September 24 crush. "If it were proved that some (authorities) were guilty in this accident, we will not forgive" the loss of our loved ones, said a sombre Rouhani said, flanked by the heads of the judiciary and parliament as well as the chief of staff of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's office.

  • Why the number of heart attack cases are growing

    In the UAE, one in four deaths are attributed to heart attacks. The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) doctors took part in the smart clinic to discuss ways to prevent cardiovascular diseases to mark the World Heart Day 2015. According to World Heart Federation, globally heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women, and in the UAE one in four deaths are attributed to heart attacks.

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  • UAE goes to polls with some citizens still denied vote

    The electoral roll is drawn up by the rulers of the seven states that make up the United Arab Emirates who also appoint the remaining members of the Federal National Council. This year, 224,000 people had the right to vote out of a citizen population of just under one million.

  • Medical teams to visit elderly at home

    Comprehensive home care will be provided to the elderly under a new programme launched by the UAE Ministry of Health and announced on Thursday. It will later be expanded to Ras Al Khaimah by the end of 2016, and to Ajman, Umm Al Quwain in 2017. Dr Hussein Abdul Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health Centes ande Clinics, said: "These services will provide the elderly with access to the best customised treatments at home after regular visits to specialised care centres.

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  • Apple just bought a startup that could make Siri more like a real person

    Apple just acquired VocalIQ — a startup based in the UK that makes artificial-intelligence...

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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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  • Asia's 'recession barometer' is flashing

    Singapore is in danger of entering recession in the third quarter, in what could be a sign...

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  • Asia's largest film festival opens in South Korea

    BUSAN, South Korea (AP) — Asia's largest film festival opened its doors on Thursday for 10 days of screenings that will highlight the region's young talent and its rich heritage.

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  • Riyadh raps Russian strikes

    Saudi Arabia has expressed deep concern over Russia’s airstrikes in Syria, saying there was no evidence of Daesh operating in the areas targeted and that innocent civilians had been killed. Al-Moallemi said the Kingdom condemned Israel’s continuing occupation of Palestinian land, its repeated aggression at Al-Haram Al-Sharif and Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the violence perpetrated by terrorist settlers.

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  • Despite property price fall, growing yields make Dubai market attractive

    Dubai has seen its residential prices plunging around 12.2 per cent over 12 months to June. Residential price fall in Dubai continues to significantly outpace rental value declines, but growing yields make the market an attractive income generating opportunity. Dubai has seen its residential prices plunging around 12.2 per cent over 12 months to June while decline of mainstream rental rates has been cooling down over the same period at a low rate of 1.2 per cent, according to Knight Frank Global House Index.

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  • Hillary Clinton was asked about Donald Trump — she just scoffed and shook her head

    In an interview that aired Friday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was asked to react...

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  • $2 billion startup GitHub's next mission: Turn you into a programmer

    The San Francisco startup GitHub, which has been called the Facebook for programmers, seems to...

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  • Xtouch to highlight new devices

    In addition to mobile devices, Xtouch is unveiling its brand new innovation self-balancing electric scooter S1. Xtouch, a Chinese consumer electronics brand, will launch new mobile devices and a self-balancing electric scooter at the 25th autumn edition of Gitex Shopper. Xtouch products have been sold to over 40 countries, including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, South Africa, Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya.

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  • Obama was right when he said 'this type of mass violence does not happen in other developed countries'

    At least 13 people are dead and at least 20 more injured after a gunman opened fire at a...

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