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  • This is the reality of what you'd earn working as a plus-size model

    (Facebook/Tess Munster) Tess Holliday became the first US size 22/ UK size 18 model to be signed up to a mainstream agency. Tess Holliday became the world's first US size 22/ UK size 26 to be signed to a mainstream modelling agency and to lead brand

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  • Shiamak Davar on choreographing Aiba in Dubai

    When it comes to dance in India, the name Shiamak Davar has high recall value. Since his breakthrough as a choreographer with the 1997 hit Bollywood film Dil To Pagal Hai, Davar has gone on to build a dance empire, now spread across the world, including centres in the UAE. Today, there are very few A-list actors in Bollywood he hasn’t worked with, and his shows have taken him on tours around the world, including projects with Hollywood films — the latest one being choreographing scenes in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, which was shot in Dubai.

    Gulf News
  • The most immersive virtual reality experiences are going to be incredibly expensive and difficult to access

    Have you been blown away by virtual reality yet? While Samsung brings hardware prowess to the collaboration, Oculus VR brings the genius of its chief technology officer and legendary video game developer John Carmack among others.

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  • North Korean nuclear, missile experts visit Iran-dissidents

    By John Irish PARIS (Reuters) - An exiled Iranian opposition group said on Thursday that a delegation of North Korean nuclear and missile experts visited a military site near Tehran in April amid talks between world powers and Iran over its nuclear program. The dissident National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) exposed Iran's uranium enrichment plant at Natanz and a heavy water facility at Arak in 2002. Iran says allegations that is trying to develop a nuclear weapons capability are baseless and circulated by its enemies.

  • Expatriate arrested for harassing Makkah woman

    The police in Makkah recently arrested a Pakistani citizen for allegedly blackmailing a university student living in Madinah. The man, who is in his 30s, had allegedly made contact with the woman on Twitter posing as a Saudi who wanted to marry.

    Arab News
  • Really, it's OK if your airliner loses an engine

    Over the weekend, both engines on a Singapore Airlines Airbus A330-343 lost power while cruising at 39,000 feet. Airliner do sometimes lose power to both engines. Instead of returning to LAX, the pilot and his Boeing 747-400 continued toward Heathrow Airport.

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  • IS burned 80-year-old Christian woman alive: Report

    Baghdad, May 27 (IANS/AKI) Islamic State militants burned an 80-year-old Christian woman alive in northern Iraq for failing to comply with their drastic interpretation of Sharia law, the independent BasNews agency reported. The punishment was carried out in the woman's village of Karamlish, 20 km southeast of Mosul, BasNews said late on Tuesday, citing Kurdistan Democratic Party representative Saed Mamuzini. Karamlish is one of dozens of Assyrian Christian villages in the Nineveh plains surrounding Mosul which were partially overrun by IS in August last year, causing 200,000 people to flee.

  • Serena escapes as women's seeds continue to fall

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - The pre-tournament shortlist of favourites for the French Open women's crown continued to shrink and for a while on Thursday it looked as though top seed, Serena Williams, would also vanish. Shortly after former world number one Caroline Wozniacki was knocked out by Julia Goerges, meaning the third, fifth and sixth seeds had all gone before round three, Williams, 33, faced unheralded 21-year-old German Anna-Lena Friedsam. It looked like a mismatch but 105th-ranked Friedsam gave the 19-times grand slam champion a torrid time on Court Suzanne Lenglen, taking the first set before a nervy Williams recovered to scrape into the third round 5-7 6-3 6-3.

  • U.S. hopes Chinese island-building will spur Asian response

    By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - By releasing video of Beijing’s island reclamation work and considering more assertive maritime actions, the United States is signaling a tougher stance over the South China Sea and trying to spur Asian partners to more action. The release last week of the surveillance plane footage - showing dredgers and other ships busily turning remote outcrops into islands with runways and harbors - helps ensure the issue will dominate an Asian security forum starting on Friday attended by U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter as well as senior Chinese military officials. As it pushes ahead with a military “pivot” to Asia partly aimed at countering China, Washington wants Southeast Asian nations to take a more united stance against China's rapid acceleration this year of construction on disputed reefs.

  • Evelyn Sharma: ISHQEDARRIYAAN is my debut film

    By Rachana Sheth, Glamsham Editorial After playing itsy-bitsy role in films like YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI, YAARIYAN, MAIN TERA HERO, KUCH KUCH LOCHA HAI, etc, hottie Evelyn Sharma is now gearing up for her first solo lead role in the upcoming film ISHQEDARRIYAAN. Despite being part of the above-mentioned successful films, Evelyn counts ISHQEDARRIYAAN as her debut film.

  • Most Qatif culprits caught

    Saudi Arabia will confront those who try to undermine its security and stability with an iron fist, said Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior. Addressing citizens in Qatif, he said security forces have arrested most of the culprits behind Friday’s terror attack on the Imam Ali bin Abi Taleb Mosque in Al-Qadeeh village, in which 21 Saudis were killed. Security forces will track down all perpetrators of the terror attack and bring them to justice,” the prince said.

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  • Wife accused of illicit chatting

    Having lots of friends on social media platforms is a norm in today’s electronic world. On Wednesday, a 25-year-old Pakistani woman was before the Misdemeanour Court in Ras Al Khaimah on charges of having illicit relationships.

    Gulf News
  • Saudi Aramco may raise rigs in 2016 if oil prices rise -sources

    (Updates, adds comments) KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, May 28 (Reuters) - Saudi Aramco may raise the number of its oil and gas drilling rigs to as high as 250 next year if oil prices continue to firm and as domestic demand for gas increases,

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  • Ahli wins match, misses chance to advance in ACL

    Naft Tehran advanced to the quarter-finals of the AFC Champions League for the first time on Wednesday despite losing 2-1 against Saudi Arabia’s Al Ahli at the King Abdullah Sports City. Padovani (Leandro Padovani Celin) scored the all-important opener for Naft Tehran and even though Omar Al Soma scored twice for the home side it was not enough for Christian Gross’ team to progress. Leading by a single goal from the first leg in Tehran, Naft stunned their hosts in the 32nd minute when Iman Mobali’s free kick from the right swung over the Al Ahli defence and Padovani was on hand to send his side-foot volley past Abdullah Al Muaiouf.

    Saudi Gazette
  • Will Deepika Padukone outdo Kareena Kapoor Khan in the Box-office battle?

    By Rachana Sheth, Glamsham Editorial The two reigning actresses of Bollywood Kareena Kapoor Khan and Deepika Padukone are going neck-to-neck, if we observe their Box-office status. Both Kareena (SINGHAM RETURNS, RA.ONE, BODYGUARD, GOLMAAL 3, 3 IDIOTS) and Deepika (PIKU, HAPPY NEW YEAR, GOLIYON KI RASLEELA RAM-LEELA, CHENNAI EXPRESS, YEH JAWAANI HAI DEEWANI) have a total of five films (in their career span) that did a whooping business of 100 crore plus. Since Kareena is gearing for yet another potential blockbuster in the form of BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN starring Salman Khan, it is estimated to be her sixth film that will become a part of 100 crore plus club.

  • Apple's next iPhone could come with a new type of screen that's unlike anything we've seen on a smartphone yet

    Over the past few months, reports have indicated that Apple's next iPhone will come with a new screen that includes the same Force Touch technology Apple introduced in its Apple Watch and new MacBook. Now a new report from 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman provides some insight as to what exactly this new Force Touch screen will do for the iPhone. Gurman, who has reported accurate information about Apple's iPhones in the past, says the Force Touch screen will trigger some new features within iOS.

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  • This photo shows a mysterious mechanism of the sun that has baffled scientists for centuries

    What you're seeing is a representation of one small part of the sun's colossal magnetic field. The sun's magnetic field is constantly changing unlike Earth's, which means it's growing and shrinking in strength.

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  • Is AirAsia making the best use of its 171 aircraft?

    By Yantoultra and Ngui KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - AirAsia's rapid network expansion and huge plane orders aimed at meeting what CEO Tony Fernandes once described as "amazing" demand are in the spotlight after the carrier fell into the red for the first time since 2008. Malaysia-based AirAsia, Asia's biggest budget airline by passenger volume, posted a net loss for October-December due to a weaker ringgit and higher costs despite lower fuel prices. In one sign of AirAsia's increasingly inefficient deployment of its assets in its expansion across Southeast Asia, return on assets (ROA) has fallen over the past decade.

  • Unconventional is what scores for Kangana Ranaut: TANU WEDS MANU RETURNS would also in all probability continue the trend

    By Nalin Rai, Glamsham Editorial Prediction of Box office success for a film is a hazardous guess, but when the predictions are backed up by a trend analysis from the past and backed with the figures interspersed with the rationale for making the premises then it has the potential to hit the bull's eye. This column would initiate a trend of this kind and would test waters to see whether the hypotheses are correct and the first confident forward paves the way for a solid foundation so no better way to start this column than through the analysis of TANU WEDS MANU RETURNS. One of the underlining motifs of Kangana Ranaut's career has been the unconventional roles that she has played in her acting career, which has turned out to be a heady concoction of box office success as also praise from the critics.

  • Kuwait emir asks Muslim states to increase extremism fight

    Muslim countries must increase measures to fight extremism, Kuwait's emir said Wednesday, at the start of a conference aimed at combatting the spread of jihadist organisations such as the Islamic State group. "We are required to intensify efforts with the world to combat terrorism being waged by terrorist organisations," Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah told attendees at a conference of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). "We need to take a serious stand against sectarian tensions plaguing and dividing our nations... It is the most serious (threat) against the very existence of Muslim countries," the Kuwaiti emir said.