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Monk attempts 'running on water' record

Shi Liliang from the Quanzhou Shaolin Temple's previous record was set at 120 metres - can he beat that feat?

  • I'm too sexy for my dress: barely there gowns hit bridal

    Sexy in bridal gowns isn't new, but barely there looks have leaped off the backs of Beyonce, Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez and made their way from red carpet to wedding. What about scandalizing your ...

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  • Russian warplanes in Syria destroy U.S.-trained rebels' weapons depots: commander

    Russian air strikes have destroyed the main weapons depots of a U.S.-trained rebel group in Syria, their commander said on Wednesday, in an expansion of Russian attacks on insurgents backed by foreign enemies of President Bashar al-Assad. The Liwa Suqour al-Jabal, whose fighters have attended military training organized by the Central Intelligence Agency in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, was also hit last week by Russian raids as Moscow began its air campaign in support of Damascus. New strikes targeted the group's main weapons depots in western Aleppo province and completely destroyed them late on Tuesday, its commander Hassan Haj Ali told Reuters on Wednesday via an Internet messaging service.

  • It’s Time for the United States to Start Worrying About a Saudi Collapse

    Facing a rising tide of problems from the outside and in, the kingdom is in trouble. Will America come to the rescue?

    Foreign Policy Magazine
  • Nicki Minaj just burned Miley Cyrus again after their blow up at the VMAs

    Just after Nicki Minaj went off on Miley Cyrus onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards, some...

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  • Saudi tycoon raises stakes in Twitter

    Saudi tycoon Prince Alwaleed bin Talal and his Kingdom Holding Company announced Wednesday they have increased their stake in Twitter Inc to become the firm's second-largest shareholders. "This combined investment makes Prince Alwaleed and KHC the second largest shareholders in Twitter," it said. Twitter shares closed Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange at $27.62, giving the Alwaleed-Kingdom stake a market value of more than $965 million.

  • There are rumors about Malia Obama's college plans — here's our best guess at where she'll go

    Malia Obama is only through the first month of her senior year of high school, but there is...

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  • US admiral: The Russian military is trying to 'cripple' NATO

    A US admiral has warned that NATO is having difficulty adapting and responding to evolving...

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  • 10 Most Famous And Powerful Star Wives Of Bollywood

    Their men are able to create magic on-screen, because these ladies support them through thick and thin. They are talented, influential and command a position of their own. They are not dependent on their husbands and can run the world (READ Single Celebrity Moms). So, meet the most famous and powerful Bollywood star wives, who are anything but ordinary.
  • U.S. mulls sailing near disputed South China Sea islands: Pentagon official

    The United States is considering sailing warships close to China’s artificial islands in the South China Sea to signal it does not recognize Chinese territorial claims over the area, a U.S. defense official said on Thursday. The Financial Times newspaper cited a senior U.S. official as saying U.S. ships would sail within 12-nautical-mile zones, that China claims as territory around islands it has built in the Spratly chain, within the next two weeks. The Navy Times quoted U.S. officials as saying the action could take place "within days," but awaited final approval from the Obama administration.

  • A United Airlines pilot lost consciousness mid-flight

    The first-officer of a United Airlines jet flying from Houston to San Francisco reportedly...

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  • 8 overrated wine countries around the world — and where to go instead

    Older might be better when it comes to wine, but not necessarily when it comes to wine country....

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  • Dubai's Al Maktoum airport to see prep work next yr for Emirates' move

    Dubai's Al Maktoum International Airport will begin the preparations next year for Emirates Airlines to move operations there in about a decade, an airport official said on Wednesday. "By next year, we will do a lot of preparations," Khalifa Zaffin, executive chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation, Dubai South told reporters when asked about construction at the new airport that would allow Emirates Airlines to move its hub. The passenger terminal at Al Maktoum International, Dubai South was launched in October 2013.

    Reuters Middle East
  • Manny Pacquiao to retire next year after one last fight

    Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao announced on Wednesday he would likely retire next year after one last fight so he could focus on a career in politics, hopefully as a senator. The born-again Christian, winner of an unprecedented eight world titles in as many weight divisions and at times touted as a future president of the Philippines, said he had taken career advice from God.

  • Popularity of 'Putin the Shiite' sky high in Iraq

    Russian President Vladimir Putin's bullish entry into the Syrian conflict has worked wonders for his popularity in neighbouring Iraq, where some await "Hajji Putin" like a saviour. Sitting at his easel in his central Baghdad workshop, painter Mohammed Karim Nihaya touches up a portrait of Putin he copied from the Internet. "I have been waiting for Russia to get involved in the fight against Daesh," he says, referring to the Islamic State group that last year declared a "caliphate" straddling Iraq and Syria.

  • Beyonce, Rihanna, others sue Paris firm over clothing knockoffs

    Beyonce, Jay Z, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and Rihanna have teamed up to sue a Paris clothing retailer they say has been "brazenly" selling shirts, hats, backpacks, cellphone cases, and other items featuring their likenesses without permission. The complaint filed on Tuesday in federal court in New York said ElevenParis has ignored the singers' warnings to stop the sales, including in a store in Manhattan's Soho district, and on its website. The artists accused ElevenParis and its affiliates of being "habitual, willful intellectual property infringers that, without authorization, usurp the trademarks, copyrights and other rights of A-list celebrities." ElevenParis did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

  • Ayaz Memon: BBCI president Shashank Manohar reminded of big challenges ahead in second term

    Within a couple of days of beginning his second innings as president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BBCI), Shashank Manohar was reminded of a major challenge that confronts him in the days ahead. This did not come from the man whose ambitions he has stymied, N Srinivasan, or any other threat to his position within the administration, rather the way cricket is being administered in the country. The shameful behaviour of the Cuttack crowd during the second T20I match against South Africa - when bottles and other debris were thrown on the outfield to protest against India’s poor performance – was a more serious blow to the prestige of Indian cricket than the loss of the three-match series.

  • Erdogan warns Russia over Turkey nuclear, gas deals

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday warned Russia that Ankara has alternatives to Moscow for building its first nuclear power plant and importing gas, as tensions rise over the Russian bombing campaign in Syria. Russia is building Turkey's first nuclear power plant in Akkuyu on the shores of the Mediterranean, a controversial $20 billion project aimed at improving its energy self-sufficiency. Turkey is also one of the top importers of Russian gas and had joined forces with Moscow in a major project to build a new gas pipeline underneath the Black Sea.

  • The Golden State Warriors already look scary good

    The Golden State Warriors opened their preseason Monday night, and it looks like they haven't...

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  • Indian toll in Haj stampede rises to 81

    New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) The toll of Indian pilgrims killed in the stampede near Makkah in Saudi Arabia during Haj has risen to 81, the government said on Tuesday. External affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup told reporters that seven more Indians have been identified among the dead. "Unfortunately, seven more Indian pilgrims have been identified as among the deceased, taking the toll of Indian pilgrims in the tragedy to 81," he said.

  • List Of Bigg Boss 9 Contestants Unveiled

    As much as the makers of Bigg Boss try to keep the list of their contestants under wraps, actor-producer and self-proclaimed number one critic Kamaal R. Khan plays spoilsport for them every year by revealing the list of the people who’ll enter the Bigg Boss house, much before the commencement of the show.

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