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‘Oldest’ Koran found in Birmingham

For almost 100 years, two small pieces of parchment had been bound and stored away on a university library shelf.

  • Pregnant Kim Kardashian Shows Off Baby Bump, Looks Gorgeous

    There’s certainly no maternity smocks for Kim Kardashian. Copyright [Splash]The five-month pregnant star is not letting go of her signature figure hugging wardrobe for anyone, thank you very much and looked mighty fine as she stepped out for a business

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  • Brave Woman Shares Shocking Weight Loss Photo To Silence Haters

    Simone’s spent the best part of a year losing weight. A woman, who’s been documenting her weight loss journey for the best part of the last year, has bravely shared her most intimate series of snapshots yet – to silence any doubts that others have. Simone Anderson, a hair and make-up stylist from New Zealand, has taken to her Instagram to share a set of three images after some of her followers began to doubt that the pics were real.

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  • A crazy-strong bicyclist lifted a car out of a bike lane with his bare hands

    If you ride a bicycle in bike lanes you know all too well that often these "bike lanes" are lined with parked cars, delivery trucks, construction vehicles, cop cars, you name it. A video going viral shows a Hulk-like man lifting a compact car out of

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  • Senior Western official: Links between Turkey and ISIS are now 'undeniable'

    A US-led raid on the compound housing the Islamic State's "chief financial officer" produced evidence that Turkish officials directly dealt with ranking ISIS members, Martin Chulov of the Guardian reported recently. The officer killed in the raid, Islamic State official Abu Sayyaf, was responsible for directing the terror army's oil and gas operations in Syria. The Islamic State (aka ISIS, ISIL, or Daesh) earns up to $10 million a month selling oil on black markets.

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  • You won’t believe that these actresses are in their 40s

    On July 24th, Jennifer Lopez celebrated her 46th birthday. Jennifer Lopez has always been in great shape – she started her career as a “Fly Girl,” after all – but over the years her body has become something more iconic. In an effort to get the rest of us up to speed, she recently launched the #BeTheGirl challenge, which encourages fans to help her combat obesity in America.

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  • A critical unknown is emerging in the Iran deal

    One of the big unanswered questions regarding the historic nuclear deal between a US-led group of countries and Iran had to do with the status of a side agreement reached between the International Atomic Energy Agency and Tehran. On July 14, hours before the nuclear agreement was officially announced, Iran and the IAEA signed a "road map" agreement on the disclosure of Iran's prior nuclear-weaponization activities. The IAEA and Iran have been wrangling over Iranian cooperation with IAEA investigations into the country's weapons program for nearly a decade.

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  • Bobbi Kristina Brown autopsy sheds little light on bathtub mystery

    By Rich McKay ATLANTA (Reuters) - An initial autopsy on Bobbi Kristina Brown on Monday found no significant injuries and no obvious underlying cause of death for the daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston, who died on Sunday after sustaining irreversible brain damage in January. The Fulton County Medical Examiner's office in Georgia said Brown, 22, had no previously unknown medical conditions that would have contributed to her death. Brown, the only child of Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, died at an Atlanta-area hospice where her family had placed her a month ago after giving up hope she would recover.

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  • Lady Gaga Poses for Taylor Kinney In Nude Bodysuit, Gushes Over Alexander McQueen Heels

    Lady Gaga had lots to celebrate this weekend. Mother Monster was excited to come off of traveling and reunite with her fiance Taylor Kinney in New York City. "Lion cub stuff," she captioned the selfie of her and Kinney, showcasing him flipping a bird and her bedazzled eyebrows.

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  • Skeleton With ‘Alien’ Skull Discovered In Russia

    UFO watchers are in a tizz over the discovery of an ancient skeleton with an elongated skull that resembles an ALIEN. The humanoid skeleton was unearthed from a site known as Russia’s Stonehenge and it is being heralded as proof that aliens visited Earth thousands of years ago. Researcher Maria Makurova told Russian news agency TASS: “We have found a well preserved skeleton.

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  • Dubai boy’s life saved after pioneering treatment

    Conducting a technique that has not been carried out on children, a nephrologist from the Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) saved the life of a Dubai boy, Eisa Lashkari. At the age of five Eisa underwent his first transplant after failure of the existing kidney in the Philippines. After a recommendation from the local health office in Dubai, the Lashkari family agreed to take Eisa for treatment to GOSH.

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  • Nigaar Khan's Wedding Look Out: Inside Pictures Of Gauahar Khan Enjoying Sister's Dubai Wedding

    The wedding bells have finally rung for Indian television’s favourite vamp and Gauahar Khan’s beloved sister, Nigaar Khan. On July 23, 2015, Nigaar tied the knot with her long-time boyfriend, Khayyam Sheikh, in a destination wedding in Dubai. The wedding

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  • Man jailed for hugging, kissing 10-year-old girl in lift

    A salesman was jailed for six months for hugging and kissing a 10-year-old schoolgirl although he claimed he gave her a fatherly kiss and a hug. When the lift door opened, I ran out and rushed to our home and informed my mother what had happened.

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  • Here's the best look yet at the giant new Galaxy phone Samsung is said to be launching next month

    French blog Nowhereelse.fr just posted a batch of photos that reportedly show a prototype of the Galaxy Note 5. You'll notice that the phone is this photo has the same shimmery gold color as the Galaxy S6. The shape of the phone is a bit different than the Galaxy S6, though — it's longer and its edges are more square.

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  • Indian Ocean debris almost certainly from a Boeing 777: Malaysia

    By Praveen Menon and Tim Hepher KUALA LUMPUR/PARIS (Reuters) - Malaysia is "almost certain" that plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean is from a Boeing 777, the deputy transport minister said on Thursday, heightening the possibility it could be wreckage from missing Flight MH370. Malaysia Airlines was operating a Boeing 777 on the ill-fated flight, which vanished without a trace in March last year while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in one of the most baffling mysteries in aviation history. Search efforts led by Australia have focused on a broad expanse of the southern Indian Ocean off Australia, roughly 3,700 km (2,300 miles) from France's Reunion Island.

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  • Real Indian Weddings: This Gujarati Couple Will Steal Your Heart With Their Charming Innocence

    With love and happiness in the air, a wedding celebration is a truly charming affair. The gorgeous couple, Rima and Chintan, had an arranged marriage, but the wonderful chemistry that the two share is absolutely outstanding. Rima, who is a dentist by profession, is an ever-smiling, chirpy and a bubbly person.

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  • China conducts air, sea drills in South China Sea

    China said it conducted air and sea drills in the South China Sea on Tuesday as it stakes an increasingly assertive claim to virtually the whole sea despite rival claims by neighbors. The live-ammunition drills involved more than 100 ships, dozens of aircraft, information warfare units as well as the nuclear force, the state-backed China Military Online said in a report posted on the defense ministry's website. China claims most of the potentially energy-rich South China Sea, through which $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes every year, and rejects the rival claims of Vietnam, the Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia and Taiwan.

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  • Watch these pilots pull off an incredibly difficult jet landing in dangerous weather

    Summer storms blowing in off the North Sea made for a scary experience on this KLM flight. Video posted to YouTube shows a Royal Dutch Airlines Boeing 777 aircraft approaching Amsterdam's Schiphol airport in a strong crosswind. "Last Saturday, all flights at Schiphol encountered strong winds and thereupon applied the relevant procedures," a representative told the network.

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  • A new theory explains why Floyd Mayweather is fighting such a weak opponent in his 'last fight'

    In recent weeks, the boxing world has heavily criticized Floyd Mayweather for reportedly picking Andre Berto, a low-level fighter who has lost three of his last six fights, as his September opponent in what Mayweather has claimed will be his final fight before retiring. According to ESPN's Stephen A. Smith — who originally reported that Mayweather texted him saying he'd be willing to give Manny Pacquiao a rematch — Mayweather is planning to use Berto as a "tuneup" for a possible rematch against Pacquiao or a more formidable opponent.

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  • Hallelujah! It looks like Apple may finally be redesigning its earbuds to stop them from falling out when you exercise

    Apple patented a design for earbuds that don't fall out of your ears if you try to do some exercise last year. This wasn't particularly revolutionary when it comes to earbud design in general, but it is a step away from the hard earpieces Apple gives you when you buy its products. While we can't say for certain whether patent relates to this exact model, Apple has been selling versions like this for a while now.

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  • Prince Charles Gave Prince George Possibly The Best Present Ever For His Second Birthday

    Charles is said to be completely besotted with his grandson. The Prince of Wales probably made all of George’s dreams come true by turning part of his garden at his private house, Highgrove House, into a playground fit for a toddler-shaped prince. The heir to the throne even had a tree house once made for his own sons, Wills and Harry, updated for George (and Charlotte, eventually) to play in.

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