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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.

  • Al Jazeera

    Saudi Arabia sacks chief of General Entertainment Authority

    Saudi Arabia has sacked the head of its entertainment authority after a Russian circus featuring women wearing tight costumes drew criticism in the kingdom. The official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) announced on Monday that chairman of the Saudi General Entertainment Authority (GEA) Ahmad al-Khatib had been removed from his position, citing a royal decree, without giving a reason. The pro-government Sabq news website, however, said al-Khatib was dismissed over a circus performance in Riyadh, which included women wearing "indecent clothes". A video circulating on social media appeared to show a female performer in a tight pink costume, drawing outrage from Saudi conservatives. Al-Khatib's sacking

  • CNN

    Emmanuel Macron to teenager: 'Call me Mr. President'

    (CNN)French President Emmanuel Macron is rarely one to shy away from taking a selfie with the crowds or sharing a high-five, but there is one informality he won't tolerate -- nicknames. Macron was on an official outing in Paris on Monday when he was greeted by one teenager with a "How's it going, Manu?" The too-friendly nature of the greeting clearly left Macron perturbed, leading him to promptly chastise the boy in a scene captured on camera and shared across social media, including by the President himself. "No, you can't do that, no, no, no, no," Macron told the boy, who was lined up to meet the head of state during his visit to Mont Valerien fort, where hundreds of members of the French Resistance

  • CNN

    Nigerian celebrities look stunning at Ocean's 8 Lagos premiere

    Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)It was a night of drama and elegance as Nollywood celebrities, fashionistas and influencers gathered in Lagos, Nigeria for the premiere of Ocean's 8 movie on Sunday. The stars turned out in force at the Filmhouse IMAX Cinema to celebrate one of the most anticipated Hollywood movies of the year with a Met Gala themed event -- a nod to the film's heist plot where an all-female crew attempt to steal precious jewels at New York City's yearly Met Gala. Guests were free to dress in their own interpretation of any of the past Met Gala themes such as "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination," "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology," "China: Through the Looking Glass," and many others from the past two decades the fundraising event has been running.

  • 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.

  • english.alarabiya.net

    WATCH: Saudi football team capture moment Russian plane’s wing catches fire

    Saudi Arabia’s national airline has denied any affiliation with the Russian plane which caught fire carrying the kingdom's national team on Monday. The soccer team landed safely in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, after one of the engines on the plane carrying the players to a World Cup match appeared to catch fire. A spokesman for airline Rossiya said the fault that developed was due to a bird strike. The team were travelling on a Rossiya Airbus A319 from St Petersburg to Rostov-on-Don, where they are due to play their second Group A match against Uruguay on Wednesday.

  • 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