• Putin letter to Arab summit triggers strong Saudi attack

    By Yara Bayoumy and Mahmoud Mourad SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, March 29 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of hypocrisy on Sunday, telling an Arab summit that he should not express support for the Middle East while fuelling instability by supporting Syrian leader Bashar…

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    • US medal drought continues at figure skating worlds

      The medal drought for American singles skaters at the figure skating world championships grew even longer after a couple of near-misses on Saturday. Gracie Gold and Ashley Wagner narrowly missed out on medals in the women's event, finishing fourth and fifth, respectively, while Jason Brown finished…

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      • Lightning strikes pulverize Houthis as warships secure strategic sea passage

        The main aim of the military operations in Yemen currently is to cut off the major supply routes of the Houthis, a senior defense official said on Friday. “The coalition forces are implementing this particular objective,” said Brig. Gen. Ahmad Assiri, consultant in the office of the defense…

        Arab News
        • Pacquiao scarier than Mayweather, says Garcia

          Trainer Robert Garcia knows the pound for pound rivals enough to predict who’ll emerge winner in their megabuck bout on May 2 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In contrast, Garcia cited Mayweather’s last two fights with his ward, Marcos Maidana, as proof that Mayweather isn’t too tough a riddle to solve.

          Philippine Daily Inquirer
          • Jolie delivers empowerment message at Kids' Choice Awards

            The traditional green slime flowed at the Kids' Choice Awards, but it was Angelina Jolie's message of empowerment for youngsters that stuck. When she was young, Jolie said, "I was told I was different.

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            • 4 kids rescued from stepmother’s torture in Dubai

              The management of the school where the children study informed them that the four siblings were absent from school for over a month. A notification from a Dubai-based school about the prolonged absence of four siblings led to their rescue from their stepmother, who was allegedly torturing them.…

              Khaleej Times
              • Officials: Iran nuke talks solving some issues, not others

                Iran is considering demands for further cuts to its uranium enrichment program but is pushing back on how long it must limit technology it could use to make atomic arms, Western officials involved in the nuclear talks said Sunday. Iran's potential movement on enrichment reflected the intense…

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                • Sarah Geronimo to Matteo: ‘Seek God’ no matter what, ‘I love you’

                  Singer-actress Sarah Geronimo made her actor boyfriend Matteo Guidecelli cry on stage after surprising him with a performance, a heart-felt message and a kiss on the cheek during his 26th birthday celebration in Makati on Thursday. In a series of videos posted on Yes! Magzine’s Facebook page, Sarah…

                  • Behold! The Mercedes-Benz pickup truck!

                    Mercedes-Benz is building a pickup truck! Yes, the purveyor of some of the world's finest luxury cars is jumping headfirst into the ultra-competitive pickup market. The Mercedes entry into the fray will be a mid-size truck, something on the scale of General Motors' Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon.…

                    Business Insider
                    • ISIS 'death threat' to AoL founder Ravi Shankar

                      Bengaluru, March 28 (IANS) Art of Living (AoL) Foundation on Saturday claimed that its founder Sri Ravi Shankar received death threat from international terror organisation ISIS during his present visit to Malaysia. "Three (death) threat letters were received addressed to three persons, including…

                      • Islamic State group beheads 8 Shiites in Syria's Hama

                        A new video released by the Islamic State group on Sunday shows its fighters cutting off the heads of eight men said to be Shiite Muslims. The video posted on social media said the men were beheaded in the central Syrian province of Hama. The video could not be immediately independently verified,…

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                        • Robin Padilla asks Rey Pamaran: Forgive Melissa Mendez

                          Actor Robin Padilla has pleaded to businessman Rey Pamaran to forgive actress Melissa Mendez over their deplaning fiasco. Padilla issued the appeal on his Instagram account after Pamaran slapped Mendez with a P3-million damage suit despite Mendez’ apology and statement that she wanted to move on…

                          • Engineer jailed for forging SUV export papers

                            An engineer was sentenced to six months in jail for forging an export certificate issued from Sharjah Police’s traffic department to export a sports utility vehicle (SUV) to his country. The 40-year-old Iraqi engineer tampered with the production date of the 2007-model SUV by making it read 2011 on…

                            Gulf News
                            • Here are the fastest growing and fastest shrinking counties in the US

                              America's population is always changing, and it develops in different ways in different parts of the country. The US Census Bureau recently released its estimates of how the populations of America's counties and cities changed between July 1, 2013 and July 1, 2014. The then-booming oil-rich…

                              Business Insider
                              • Bollywood Celebs Bat For Anushka Sharma After India?s Defeat In Semi-Finals

                                Ever since India lost to Australia in the World Cup semi-finals, jokes targeting Virat Kohli’s girlfriend Anushka Sharma have been going viral and it seems that this has not gone down well with Bollywood celebs, who took to Twitter to stand by her and lambast all those blaming Sharma for India’s…

                                Movie Talkies
                                • Cash-strapped Russia is drastically cutting its planned fleet of 5th-generation fighter jets

                                  Russia previously had plans to produce 52 fifth-generation T-50 fighters by 2020. The Kremlin will now only procure 12 of the new jets. The 4+ generation fighters are aircraft like the Russian Su-30 and Su-34 which generally feature radar and avionics upgrades over older models.

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                                  • Syrian army turns to women on Damascus front lines

                                    Perched on a makeshift bench taking turns with a sniper rifle, the Syrian army's top markswomen await their "prey" on the front line in east Damascus. Sergeant Rim, 20, and Chief Sergeant Samar, 21, belong to the First Women's Commando Brigade of the Republican Guard, an elite unit stationed on…

                                    • UAE airlines review cockpit policies after Germanwings crash

                                      UAE airlines have reviewed their cockpit policy to ensure two members of staff are present at all times, following the Germanwings tragedy in which a co-pilot allegedly deliberately crashing a passenger plane in the French Alps. French prosecutors believe German co-pilot Andreas Lubitz locked…