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    Why did World Cup organizers send a written apology to the Saudi team?

    The Saudi Football Federation on Tuesday received a written apology from the organizing committee of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The apology addressed “the conditions that accompanied the landing of the plane that flew the Saudi team from St Petersburg on Saturday to Rostov in preparation for Uruguay on Wednesday,” a Saudi Press Agency statement said. The soccer team landed safely after one of the engines on the plane appeared to catch fire.

  • CNN

    MTV Movie & TV Awards 2018: Photos from the red carpet

    See what celebrities wore at this year's MTV Movie & TV Awards in Santa Monica, California.

  • Al Jazeera

    In southern Syria, the US faces a Russia-Israel challenge

    Dynamics in the southern front in Syria have reached a tipping point. Russian-Israeli coordination is taking precedence over the ceasefire agreement that US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin reached on the sidelines of the G20 summit last year. Iran and the United States are both facing increasing pressure in the area, while both the Syrian regime and the Syrian armed opposition are on alert over a potential clash to settle the question of who controls the southwest border areas. US' ambivalent role on the southern front The US used to play a significant role on the southern front. The Amman-based US-led Military Operations Center (MOC) was providing training and weaponry

  • BBC News

    How trying to stay cool could make the world even hotter

    Air conditioning systems that keep homes, offices and shops cool on hot days are rapidly gaining in popularity in a warming world. But is all the extra electricity they use going to exacerbate climate change or can design efficiencies prevent this? The world is getting hotter, indeed 16 of the 17 warmest years on record have occurred since 2001, say climatologists. It's no wonder demand for air conditioning systems is going through the roof. The energy they consume is likely to triple between now and 2050, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says. This would mean that by 2050, the world's air conditioners would be using the current electricity capacity of the US, the European Union and Japan

  • Al Jazeera

    Will Russia let Iran down to win the US over?

    The remarks appeared to be a response to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who had stressed twice during the preceding week that "all non-Syrian forces" must withdraw from Syria's southern border with Israel. While Russia has consistently backed the Iran nuclear deal along with its European signatories, the mounting international pressure on Tehran over its regional activities has created a realpolitik opportunity for Moscow to warm up to Tel Aviv and ultimately win Washington.     Moscow and Tehran developed close relations since the multilateral nuclear deal was concluded between the Islamic Republic and world powers in July 2015. In an effort to consolidate bilateral ties and coordinate

  • CNN

    Beyoncé and Jay-Z drop joint album

    (CNN)Beyoncé has retained her title as queen of the surprise music drop. This time she had some help, as she and husband Jay-Z released a joint album, "Everything Is Love," Saturday on his Tidal streaming service. The singer gave a sneak peak Saturday of the first video off the album, "Ape S**t," which according to a rep for the project was shot in May at The Louvre in Paris. Beyoncé also shared other images from "Everything Is Love" including the album cover.

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    Iran player dodges question on women’s rights at World Cup

    Women’s rights are a sensitive issue within the Iran team at the World Cup. Masoud Shojaei was evasive during his team’s news conference Tuesday when the midfielder was asked what he thought of Iranian women in stadiums in Russia. “With all due respect for you and your question, we are not just a team. Women have been prohibited from attending men’s games and other sports fixtures in Iran since the 1979 Islamic revolution.