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    Caught on camera: Indian ex-lawmaker’s son brandishes gun at couple in Delhi

    Dubai: A video showing the son of a former Indian parliamentarian, waving a gun and hurling abuses at a couple outside a five-star hotel in Delhi, went viral online in India today. Many Twitter users called out the “VIP brat” in “pink pants”, and requested Delhi Police to arrest him soon. Tweep @rohini_sgh posted: “Who is the BSP leader whose son is a brat, wears pink pants and goes around threatening people with a gun?” The young man in the video was identified as Ashish Pandey, the son of Ritesh Pandey, a former Member of Parliament (MP) of India’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). The Delhi Police have booked Ashish Pandey after the video was widely shared on social media. The video appears to have

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    ANALYSIS: Could a coup by Soleimani save the Iranian regime?

    Effecting a complete regime change in Iran will be close to impossible right now, as such is the military structure covering the country, with military bases in every province, it cannot be achieved through people power alone. Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, knew only too well that through installing his own form of clerical government, there were certain to be those opposing his theory of divine rule, velayat-e-faqih. Another fact that Khomeini bore in mind, was how Shah Pahlavi’s regime was so ill-prepared for the revolution that dethroned him, brought about by an ill-trained military, even though on paper it seemed to be the most powerful army in the Middle East, and one of the best equipped.

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    Nicole Kidman: Marriage to Tom Cruise protected me

    The actress typically shies away from talking about her ex. "Being married to Tom Cruise at 22 is something I'm always reluctant to talk about, because I'm married now to the man who is my great love [Keith Urban], and it almost feels disrespectful," Kidman said. But she added "That said, I got married very young, but it definitely wasn't power for me -- it was protection." "I married for love, but being married to an extremely powerful man kept me from being sexually harassed. I would work, but I was still very much cocooned," Kidman wrote. "So when I came out of it at 32, 33, it's almost like I had to grow up." The star is currently playing journalist Gretchen Carlson alongside fellow actresses

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    Saudi Arabia's oil is a powerful weapon. But using it has big risks

    A rhetorical threat to withhold additional supplies "could certainly exert some upward pressure on prices," said Helima Croft, global head of commodity strategy at RBC Capital Markets. And the kingdom could go further, by "slow-walking" output increases to make up for reduced Iranian supplies when US sanctions take effect next month, Croft added. Filling the gap left by Iran Saudi Arabia pumps around 10.5 million barrels of oil a day, according to OPEC data. It has previously said it is willing, along with Russia, to fill the gap created by the return of sanctions on Iran. "We expect Iran's crude production to decline by nearly 1 million barrels per day," said Bjørnar Tonhaugen, head of oil market

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    'There is no God,' says Stephen Hawking in final book

    "For centuries, it was believed that disabled people like me were living under a curse that was inflicted by God," he adds. "I prefer to think that everything can be explained another way, by the laws of nature." Hawking suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a neurodegenerative disorder also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, for most of his adult life. The scientist died while still working on the book, which his family and colleagues finished with the help of his vast personal archives. 'Increasingly looking inward' While Hawking spoke of his lack of belief in God during his life, several of his other answers are more surprising. "There are forms of intelligent life out there," he

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    The latest on the missing Saudi journalist

    Saudi officials will admit Jamal Khashoggi died in an interrogation gone wrong, sources say From CNN's From Clarissa Ward and Tim Lister The Saudis are preparing a report that will acknowledge Jamal Khashoggi's death was the result of an interrogation that went wrong - one that was intended to lead to his abduction from Turkey, according to two sources. One source says the report will likely conclude that the operation was carried out without clearance and transparency and that those involved will be held responsible. One of the sources acknowledged that the report is still being prepared and cautioned that things could change.

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    Investors panic as Heera Gold chairman is arrested in India

    Dubai: The arrest of an entrepreneur-cum-politician in India has sparked panic among UAE investors who had put their life’s savings with her company’s Dubai office. Dr Aalima Nowhera Shaikh, chairman of Heera Gold, was taken into custody in Hyderabad on Tuesday afternoon after investors took to the street in the city demanding that they get their money back. An Indian who lives in Abu Dhabi said he is worried about the Dh500,000 he invested with Heera Gold’s Jumeirah Lake Towers office. Another investor who works in Dubai said he fears he had become an unwitting victim of an elaborate Ponzi scheme. “I lost Dh200,000. It was all I had. I am ruined,” he told Gulf News. Some investors said they