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    In an Iraqi village, a little girl hides skin disease from neighbors

    WAHED HAZIRAN: Four-year-old Iraqi girl Haura should be enjoying her childhood - games in the street, tearing in and out of friends’ homes and small squabbles over toys. Instead, a rare congenital skin condition covering much of her upper body in black marks and hair has made her the object of ridicule in her village, about 200 km south of Baghdad. Everyday, Haura’s parents dress her in long sleeved shirts and high collars, but it is a losing battle - her neck gives her away, to laughter and jeers. “In two years, she will have to go to school - we really dread that,” says Haura’s mother Alia Khafif at the family home, in Wahed Haziran, Diwaniya province. “How will the other children behave with

  • BBC News

    Ariana Grande gets bee tattoo

    Ariana Grande has posted a picture of her new bee tattoo, a symbol of Manchester. This week the city marked the one year anniversary of the terror attack at the Manchester Arena where 22 people died, shortly after Ariana came off stage. To remember the victims, thousands of people have had a bee inked on their body. Ariana has followed suit and captioned her post: forever. For many Mancunians, the bee represents both hard work and working together. The symbol comes from the era of the Industrial Revolution when Manchester's factories were often referred to as beehives. It was used because workers there were so busy and productive, and in 1842 the bee was officially incorporated into the Manchester

  • CNN

    Gwyneth Paltrow reveals Brad Pitt threatened Harvey Weinstein

    The actress spoke to Howard Stern about the day Harvey Weinstein allegedly sexually harassed her when she was 22.

  • BBC News

    Game of Thrones wedding date announced

    Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie are to marry in the north east of Scotland next month. The couple met on the fantasy show in 2012, where they played on-screen lovers Jon Snow and Ygritte. Their engagement was announced in September last year. A 23 June date has been posted at the Huntly registration office in Aberdeenshire. The actress's father, councillor Seb Leslie, owns a castle in his West Garioch constituency. Leslie left the cast two years after they met, while Harington became one of the show's biggest stars - appearing in every series of the popular TV drama. Harington earlier told L'Uomo Vogue it was "easy" to fall in love with Leslie. He said his best ever memory

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    Bahrain sees ‘no glimmer of hope’ for ending Qatar crisis soon

    Bahrain sees no resolution in sight to a diplomatic row between Qatar and its neighbors, which cut diplomatic and trade ties with the tiny Gulf Arab state nearly a year ago. “The information in our hands today does not indicate any glimmer of hope for a solution now, as the matter does not happen suddenly,” Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa told Alsharq Alawsat newspaper on Sunday. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt severed travel and trade ties with Qatar last June, accusing it of backing Iran and supporting terrorism. Qatar denies this and says the boycott is an attempt to impinge on its sovereignty and rein in its support for reform.

  • BBC News

    'Wolf-like' creature puzzles US experts

    US wildlife experts are baffled by a "wolf-like" animal that was killed by a Montana farmer. The rancher near the town of Denton shot the creature last week when it came within several hundred metres of his livestock, said officials. State wildlife experts said they have been unable to pinpoint its species. After inspecting the creature, they said they doubt it's a wolf as its teeth were too short, front paws abnormally small and claws too large. Bizarre theories have circulated online that it could be a werewolf, a starving grizzly cub or a relative of Bigfoot. In a news release, the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) said it was a "young, non-lactating female and a canid,

  • Egypt Independent

    Two people dead, three missing in Oman after cyclone

    Two people, including a child, were killed and three others went missing in the Omani province of Dhofar after Cyclone Mekunu hit the southern region of the Gulf Arab country, Omani police and state news media said on Saturday. The three missing were Asian nationals, state news agency ONA reported. Mekunu started to weaken to a tropical storm in Oman and authorities began clearing operations on Saturday after the heavy rain but warned residents to stay in their homes, with run-off from river valleys flooding most main roads in Dhofar. The cyclone also killed at least seven people in the Yemeni island of Socotra, a Yemeni official said on Saturday. At least 40 people were missing. Yemen declared