• Khamenei says Iran nuclear weapons are U.S. 'myth'

    By Sam Wilkin DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told military commanders on Sunday the United States had created the "myth" of nuclear weapons to portray Iran as a threat, hardening his rhetoric before nuclear negotiations resume this week. Khamenei, the highest…

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    • Sarah says her parents more accepting now

      In a previous interview, Matteo said his family adored Sarah, and that this pleased him to no end. Sarah knows all about the positive comments from netizens about herself and Matteo. Asked to describe her relationship with Matteo, Sarah said: “We’re both very young when it comes to love matters.

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      • Saudi soldier killed in Yemen border clash

        Fighting along Saudi Arabia's border with Yemen has killed a soldier from the kingdom, the Saudi-led coalition spokesman said on Saturday. The soldier is the seventh to die since coalition aircraft on March 26 began air strikes in Yemen to stop a southern advance by Iran-backed Huthi rebels.…

        • Dubai Police help acid attack victim

          An Asian man was arrested by Dubai Police for pouring acid on a 21-year-old Asian model after she refused to marry him. Major General Khalil Ebrahim Al Mansouri, Assistant to the Dubai Police Chief for Criminal Investigation Affairs, said the police received a call about a man pouring acid on a…

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          • (No typical) Day in the stateside life of Pacquiao

            Smiling broadly, Manny Pacquiao, after another day at the office, is home. Indeed, it’s a mansion for the hoi polloi from whose ranks the once-impoverished Manny comes from. Soon, Pacquiao will be moving to a new address with celebrity neighbors in a gated barrio called the Summit in Beverly Hills,…

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            • What to say when the interviewer asks, 'Why should we hire you?’

              Taylor says this question is likely the single best opportunity you have to seal the deal in the job interview. Before you arrive at the job interview, you should have a general sense of how to communicate this, she suggests.

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              • Kim holes out from fairway to win LOTTE Championship

                It was the 22-year-old's second LPGA Tour win of the year following victory in Bahamas in February. Kim's win, following her final round one-over 73, was the sixth by a South Korean in nine events on Tour this year.

                • A history of the Islamic State group after Ethiopians killed

                  The extremist Islamic State group, which controls a third of both Iraq and Syria in its self-declared caliphate, released a video Sunday purportedly showing militants killing two groups of Ethiopian Christians in Libya. The release of the 29-minute video comes a day after Afghanistan's president…

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                  • New Dubai Metro extension 'could lift house prices by 15%'

                    Properties within a 10-minute walk of new Dubai Metro stations proposed on the Red Line extension are likely to see an uplift in value even before the line becomes operational, it has been claimed. Once operational, prices could rise by up to 15 percent compared to similar homes located further…

                    • 'Star Wars' design team teases 'Force Awakens' themes

                      ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is about a generational transfer in more ways than one. Set 30 years after the events in "Return of the Jedi" and coming to theaters just over 30 years after the film first debuted, that idea remained top of mind for the film's brand new…

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                      • Man jailed for kissing colleague’s hand during exam

                        An employee was sentenced to three months in jail for grabbing his colleague’s hand and kissing it when she tried to pick up her pen. The 43-year-old Indian airline employee, M.A., was helping his 26-year-old Emirati colleague while she was undergoing an online aviation test when he touched and…

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                        • Returning Hingis loses Fed Cup tie in courageous effort

                          By Ian Chadband ZIELONA GORA, Poland (Reuters) - Martina Hingis has no plans of returning to play singles on the women's tour after a courageous performance in a Fed Cup defeat by Agnieszka Radwanska on Saturday in her first major match in eight years. The 34-year-old reckoned she had savoured her…

                          • Physicians want Dr. Oz gone from Columbia medical faculty

                            "Dr. Oz has repeatedly shown disdain for science and for evidence-based medicine," said a letter the 10 physicians sent to a Columbia dean earlier this week. Oz first came to public attention as a frequent television guest of Oprah Winfrey. Oz was not reachable Thursday night at his Columbia office…

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                            • Floyd Mayweather on Conor McGregor's taunt: He's a joke

                              When UFC fighter Conor McGregor said earlier this week he would “kill” boxing’s Floyd Mayweather in less than 30 seconds, more than a few people wrote it off as hyperbole – a bit of gamesmanship on the part of the vocal Irishman. Mayweather once famously said, “I don’t know who he is,” when asked…

                              • Dubai theme park operator signs photo, video services deal

                                The management team of Dubai Parks and Resorts, set to become the Middle East's largest multi-themed theme park destination when it opens in October 2016, has signed a deal to provide photo and video services to visitors. The agreement with Picsolve International will create one of the world's…

                                • This chart shows why China thinks it can take over the South China Sea without triggering a war

                                  China might have plenty of reasons to be confident about its expansionist ambitions in the South China Sea, according to a recent US Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) report that lays out China's long-term strategy for dominating its neighborhood. China wants to project its military power deep…

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                                  • There's a troubling reason at the heart of tens of thousands flooding Syria and Iraq to become jihadists

                                    In her story, Weaver profiles the work of the International Center for the Study of Radicalization (or ICSR), a research institute at King's College London. "Can you imagine, a 20-year-old kid whose peers are getting drunk, obsessed with finding a girlfriend, as opposed to doing something in Syria…

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                                    • Why Did Deepika Padukone Try To Strangle Amitabh Bachchan?

                                      Amitabh Bachchan is known to have a wicked sense of humour and actors who work with him are often at the receiving end of his pranks. During the shoot of Shoojit Sircar's Piku, Deepika Padukone, who plays Amitabh Bachchan's daughter in the film was his designated target.

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