Remove

Editor's Picks

VIDEO: Naked swimmer gets stuck on bridge

A naked man swimming in a south Florida river was rescued after he got stranded.

  • IS claims suicide bombing on Shiite mosque in Saudi, 4 dead

    A suicide bomber disguised as a woman blew himself up in the parking lot of a Shiite mosque during Friday prayers, killing four people in the second such attack in as many weeks claimed by the Islamic State group. The latest attack and a suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque that killed 21 people last Friday appeared aimed at fanning sectarianism and destabilizing the kingdom. Both attacks took place in the oil-rich east, which has a sizable Shiite community that has long complained of discrimination.

    Associated Press
  • Bill Gates just described his biggest fear — and it could kill 33 million people in less than a year

    (Inc) Bill Gates. You would think that Bill Gates, the ever-so-friendly richest man in the world, wouldn't be afraid of much.  But as he recently told Ezra Klein at Vox, he does have some major fears for humanity.  "I rate the chance of a nuclear war

    Business Insider
  • The FIFA arrests show how far Qatar has fallen in the past 5 years

    The US Department of Justice's charging documents against 14 individuals accused of bribery and racketeering in conjunction with their roles at FIFA, soccer's international governing body, barely mention Qatar. If the allegations made by DOJ prosecutors are accurate, the hosting rights for the 2010 World Cup, the 2011 FIFA presidential election, and a number of South American soccer tournaments were tainted by nearly $150 million in bribes. It's difficult to believe that Qatar's World Cup bid was any cleaner than the rest of the apparently sordid day-to-day business of FIFA.

    Business Insider
  • UN nuke agency report shows Iran probe essentially stalled

    Amid accelerated international efforts to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, the U.N. atomic agency on Friday reported that work on a key element — an assessment of allegations that Tehran worked on atomic arms — remains essentially stalled. The report from the International Atomic Energy Agency also reiterated that more cooperation is needed by Iran for full clarity on its present activities. After years of deadlock, Iran and the IAEA agreed in November 2013 on a new attempt to probe the accusations.

    Associated Press
  • Shiamak Davar on choreographing Aiba in Dubai

    When it comes to dance in India, the name Shiamak Davar has high recall value. Since his breakthrough as a choreographer with the 1997 hit Bollywood film Dil To Pagal Hai, Davar has gone on to build a dance empire, now spread across the world, including centres in the UAE. Today, there are very few A-list actors in Bollywood he hasn’t worked with, and his shows have taken him on tours around the world, including projects with Hollywood films — the latest one being choreographing scenes in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, which was shot in Dubai.

    Gulf News
  • ISIS' favorite tactic for overrunning cities is brilliant, devastating, and insane

    In May, ISIS seized control of Ramadi after months of battles against the ISF, Iraqi police, and members of Sunni tribes who opposed ISIS. Altogether, the ISF had assembled a force of about 2,000 soldiers in Ramadi who were fighting against between 400 and 800 militants. Despite having many more troops, ISIS still managed to take control of the city due to their devastating and insane tactic of using waves of multiton suicide car bombs.

    Business Insider
  • Biblical soap opera enjoying ungodly success in Brazil

    The actress agonizes on her deathbed, her hair and makeup impeccable, as the hunky male lead clutches her hand. The scene oozes with over-the-top drama that makes Brazil's prime-time soap operas as much of a national institution as soccer or Carnival. Set in ancient Egypt and loosely based on the story of Moses, "The Ten Commandments" is billed as Brazil's first biblical soap opera.

    Associated Press
  • Wife accused of illicit chatting

    Having lots of friends on social media platforms is a norm in today’s electronic world. On Wednesday, a 25-year-old Pakistani woman was before the Misdemeanour Court in Ras Al Khaimah on charges of having illicit relationships.

    Gulf News
  • Iran, N. Korea 'collaborate' on nuclear arms: Iranian opposition

    An exiled Iranian opposition group accused Tehran Thursday of a "vast collaboration" with North Korea in developing nuclear arms, alleging that experts from both countries made regular intelligence-sharing visits. "The Iranian regime continues to collaborate with North Korea on nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles," the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) said in a report citing sources close to the Iranian government. North Korean experts spent a week in the Iranian capital in April this year, the report said, staying at a site close to the country's defence ministry.

    AFP
  • Dwyane Wade gave up $10 million last summer to help the Heat re-sign LeBron James, and now his contract situation is a mess

    There is a "sizable gap" between Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat in contract negotiations for a future deal, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. While James went back to Cleveland and Chris Bosh re-signed on a max deal, Wade settled for a two-year, $31 million deal with Miami, with a $16.1 million player option this summer. As Jackson reports, the original belief was that Wade would opt into that player deal this summer so he could explore free agency in 2016 when the salary cap jumps to $88 million.

    Business Insider
  • Serena escapes as women's seeds continue to fall

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - The pre-tournament shortlist of favourites for the French Open women's crown continued to shrink and for a while on Thursday it looked as though top seed, Serena Williams, would also vanish. Shortly after former world number one Caroline Wozniacki was knocked out by Julia Goerges, meaning the third, fifth and sixth seeds had all gone before round three, Williams, 33, faced unheralded 21-year-old German Anna-Lena Friedsam. It looked like a mismatch but 105th-ranked Friedsam gave the 19-times grand slam champion a torrid time on Court Suzanne Lenglen, taking the first set before a nervy Williams recovered to scrape into the third round 5-7 6-3 6-3.

    Reuters
  • PIKU, GABBAR IS BACK, TANU WEDS MANU RETURNS: Box Office hits with character names

    By Shaheen Irani, Glamsham Editorial The fad of movies being named after the characters seems to have become a hit. If one goes to see the movie releases of May, it is evident that 'Gabbar', 'Piku' and 'Tanu- Manu' have taken the Box-Office by storm. The trend started with Akshay Kumar's GABBAR IS BACK, a movie about fighting corruption that released at the beginning of the month.

    Glamsham
  • Russia to develop friendly ties with all countries: Putin

    Moscow, May 29 (IANS) Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Moscow was determined to develop friendly relationship with all countries, "both in the West and the East". "We will be developing friendly relations with all of our partners, both in the West and the East, and take part in working out collective solutions to global and regional problems," Putin said on Thursday. Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov doubted Ukraine's leadership on the implementation of a peace accord reached in the Belarussian capital of Minsk in February.

    IANS
  • Under Armour has one huge advantage over Nike

    Nike dominates the world of basketball sponsorships. The Curry One shoe has already provided a major boost to the company's fledgling basketball business, Sara Germano writes at the Wall Street Journal.

    Business Insider
  • McDonald's is making 2 major changes to its burgers

    McDonald's is overhauling its business to boost lagging sales, and even the burgers are getting a makeover. McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook announced the changes at a conference in New York on Wednesday. "These little things add up to big differences for our customers," Easterbrook said, according to Bloomberg.

    Business Insider
  • Pakistan hangs three separatists for 1998 plane hijacking

    Pakistan on Thursday executed three Baluch separatists convicted of hijacking a plane in 1998, which they attempted to fly to India to disrupt Islamabad's first nuclear tests, officials said. The executions were carried out on the 17th anniversary of the tests, which made Pakistan the world's seventh nuclear-armed power -- a landmark event for the impoverished Muslim country of 200 million people. Two of the men, Shahsawar Baluch and Sabir Baluch were hanged in Hyderabad prison in southern Sindh province while the third, Shabir Rind, was hanged in Karachi, officials at both the prisons told AFP.

    AFP
  • Top 10 highest-paid CEOs

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Here are the 10 highest-paid CEOs for 2014, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive pay data firm: 1. David Zaslav, Discovery Communications, $156.1 million, up 368 percent

    Associated Press
  • US threatening 'chaos' in Asia-Pacific: China

    China accused the United States on Thursday of threatening to sow "chaos" in the Asia-Pacific region by inciting countries whose territorial claims in the South China Sea clash with those of Beijing. China is rapidly building artificial islands in the disputed waters, and US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Wednesday demanded an "immediate and lasting halt to land reclamation by any claimant".

    AFP
  • Actor Omar Sharif suffering from Alzheimer's: agent

    By Edward Baran LONDON (Reuters) - Acting legend Omar Sharif, best known for his title role as Doctor Zhivago in the Oscar-winning film, is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, his agent said on Tuesday. The 83-year-old Sharif, whose films also include "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Funny Girl" opposite Barbra Streisand, is being cared for by his son. "Omar is suffering from Alzheimer's. I don't know much else," said Steven Kenis, the actor's agent.

    Reuters
  • Why Is Kiran Rao Heartbroken?

    Yes, it seems that director Kiran Rao is indeed nursing a broken heart, but before you gossip-hungry readers out there assume that Aamir Khan has something to do with this, let us assure you that all is well on the marital front. It seems that Rao, who had been spearheading FilmBay, a National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) initiative to provide an alternative, exhibition space for independent and art-house cinema and documentaries, has decided to part ways with the initiative. Confirming the news, Rao said, ''FilmBay was a dream project for me, and when I found an ideal space for it, I took the project to NFDC with a lot of hope and expectation.

    Movie Talkies