• There's a GIANT unknown in the Iran nuclear negotiations

    A US-led group of countries and Iran may be on the verge of signing a landmark nuclear accord that the US believes will diminish Tehran's pathways to a nuclear weapon. The emerging deal, as reported by the AP and The New York Times, would impose uranium stockpile and enrichment limitations on Iran,…

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    • IS jihadists destroy ancient idols in Iraq museum: video

      The Islamic State group released a video Thursday in which militants in Iraq are seen destroying ancient artefacts that included idols, which are prohibited by the Muslim faith. In another scene, a jackhammer is used to deface a large Assyrian winged bull at an archeological site in the city, which…

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      • Johansson: Nothing 'creepy or inappropriate' about Travolta

        Scarlett Johansson defended John Travolta on Thursday, calling the actor "a class act" and denouncing the image of the two on the Academy Awards red carpet as "an unfortunate still-frame" that doesn't reflect a "totally sweet and totally welcome" encounter. In an exclusive statement to The…

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        • IS executioner 'Jihadi John' named by media

          "Jihadi John", the masked Islamic State militant apparently responsible for beheading Western hostages, was named on Thursday as Kuwaiti-born London computer programmer Mohammed Emwazi by experts and the media. The International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation at London's King's College, a…

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          • Saudi Arabia beheads Indian axe murderer, Pakistani

            Saudi Arabia on Thursday beheaded an Indian axe murderer and a Pakistani heroin trafficker, bringing to 34 the number of death sentences carried out this year. Vijay Kumar Saleem, of India, was convicted of killing a Yemeni by striking him in the head with the axe, an interior ministry statement…

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            • 6 shampoos to use if you're worried about hair loss

              The majority of men deal with hair loss. In...

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              • Invite the world to fight ISIS but help it militarily

                Iraq's army has just shot down two British planes as they were carrying weapons to the ISIS in Al Anbar province. The Iraqi Parliament's National Security and Defence Committee have photos of the planes that have been shot down. In recent months, if you called up contacts in Baghdad, Najaf and…

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                • Islamic State under pressure as Kurds seize Syrian town

                  By Mariam Karouny BEIRUT (Reuters) - Kurdish forces dealt a blow to Islamic State by capturing an important town on Friday in the latest stage of a powerful offensive in northeast Syria, a Kurdish militia spokesman said. Islamic State has been forced into retreat across parts of the strategic…

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                  • UAE residents advised to stay cautious

                    Their advice comes in the wake of a massive outbreak of swine flu in India which has left over 700 people, including a visiting Dubai resident, dead and 11,000 others affected. Although the UAE is free from swine flu and the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Ministry of Health have not issued…

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                      • Samsung's new curved Galaxy phone may cost more than $1,000

                        Samsung's upcoming phones, the much-rumored...

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                        • Marquez says Pacquiao must knock Mayweather out to win

                          Manny Pacquiao can only win against Floyd Mayweather through a knock out, said Juan Manuel Marquez, the Filipino champion’s arch nemesis. “For Pacquiao to win, he must knock him out because the judges in Las Vegas are always in favor of Mayweather,” Marquez said on ESPN Deportes’ Golpe a Golpe,…

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                          • $150K dress worn by Lupita Nyong'o at Oscars reported stolen

                            The theft of a $150,000 pearl-covered gown worn by Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars doesn't surprise Hollywood stylists who have personally experienced the seedy side of red carpet fashion. Style expert and fashion commentator Mary Alice Stephenson has for years heard stories about similar stolen…

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                            • New Iran reformist party sets sights on legislative polls

                              A new Iranian political party with social democratic leanings opened its first congress Thursday, aiming to lead reformists to victory in the Islamic republic's legislative elections next year. Reformists suffered a serious setback after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was re-elected president in 2009 in polls…

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                              • Japan police arrest teen for 'IS-inspired' killing

                                Japanese police on Friday arrested a teenager on suspicion of killing a 13-year-old schoolboy, in a chilling murder some local media suggested was inspired by Islamist extremist executions. The brutalised and naked body of Ryota Uemura was found in undergrowth near a river last Friday. Low-crime…

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                                • Robin Padilla starts green revolution

                                  “Sana magkaroon tayo ng honest-to-goodness na green revolution, Ang daming nagsasabing wala silang makain. Sa New York, kuwento ni BB (Gandanghari, his sister), hinuhuli doon kapag wala kang tanim," says Robin Padilla.

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                                  • Drop in tenant migration to soften Sharjah, Ajman rents

                                    With the number of people relocating from Dubai to Sharjah expected to drop this year, there is the prospect of a decline in rents in the emirate, real estate experts said. Subsequent to a softening of rents in Dubai that has effectively put the brakes on tenant migration, experts predict a…

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                                    • Designers dabble with decades at London Fashion Week

                                      By Li-mei Hoang LONDON (Reuters) - Designers dabbled with different decades for inspiration at London Fashion Week, offering a heady mixture of patterned flares, oversized sheepskin jackets and printed mini-dresses in their latest collections. Designers also called upon the '60s and '80s for…

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