• Taylor Swift posted her first bikini pic to Instagram to prevent paparazzi from selling it, after rumors about her belly button

    For years, Taylor Swift has been plagued by the rumor that she doesn't have a belly button. I don't like showing my belly button. When you start showing your belly button then you're really committing to the midriff thing.

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    • Iran blocks websites for reporting on reformist ex-president

      Iran has blocked two news websites after they published reports about former reformist president Mohammad Khatami and pictures of him, state-run IRNA news agency said Friday. Newspapers have said judicial authorities told media they were banned from publishing information, including pictures, about…

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      • British TV shows student picture of 'Jihadi John' in baseball cap

        Sky News broadcast a photograph of the 26-year-old wearing a black cap with a logo that resembled the P from the Pittsburgh Pirates U.S. Major League Baseball team, which it said was stored by the University of Westminster where he studied. Two U.S. government sources have told Reuters that Emwazi…

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        • Oscars still top draw for advertisers despite fickle ratings

          By Eric Kelsey and Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The number of people who watched Sunday's Oscars was down and the critics were less than impressed, but Hollywood's biggest night is still a top draw for television advertisers. Despite a 15 percent drop in viewership to 37.3 million,…

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          • Debate rages over color of dress photographed in rare light

            Friends and co-workers worldwide are debating the true hues of a royal blue dress with black lace that, to many an eye, transforms in one photograph into gold and white. Experts are calling the photo a one-in-a-million shot that perfectly captures how people's brains perceive color and process…

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            • In Algeria, women 'imams' battle Islamist radicalisation

              Hundreds of female religious guides have been at the forefront of Algeria's battle against Islamic radicalisation since the civil war that devastated the North African country in the 1990s. The surge of the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, and even in Libya next door, as well as the growing…

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              • One of CNN's aviation experts thinks Putin stole missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

                Screenshot/CNN Private pilot and science writer Jeff Wise, one of CNN's aviation analysts during the network's wall-to-wall coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, has a wild theory about the plane's true location. In short, he thinks that the plane landed on a remote runway in…

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                • Over 40 killed as Iraqi forces battle IS

                  Baghdad, Feb 28 (IANS) At least 41 people were killed and over 100 injured in Iraq Saturday, as Iraqi forces and allied militiamen clashed with Sunni jihadi group Islamic State, security sources said. In the deadliest militant attack, three suicide car bombers backed by dozens of IS militants…

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                  • Indonesia's stance 'clear' on Australians' executions: Widodo

                    Indonesian President Joko Widodo has said his country's stance is "clear" on the pending executions of two Australian drug smugglers, despite the suggestion by Australia's prime minister that he is "carefully considering" his position. The executions by firing squad of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew…

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                    • Invite the world to fight ISIS but help it militarily

                      Iraq's army has just shot down two British planes as they were carrying weapons to the ISIS in Al Anbar province. The Iraqi Parliament's National Security and Defence Committee have photos of the planes that have been shot down. In recent months, if you called up contacts in Baghdad, Najaf and…

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                      • Here come the ultra-luxurious SUVs!

                        The SUV is back, big time. Automakers like...

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                        • Most of the NBA's highest-paid players aren't worth it

                          Because of the NBA's salary cap system, the players that are hurt most often are the best players in the league. A perfect example is LeBron James who is just the 5th highest-paid player in the NBA. Below is look at the expected salaries for the 12 highest-paid players in the NBA.

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                          • A model tells us what it was like to walk in Kanye West's bizarre fashion show

                            Everyone has been weighing in on Kanye West's Adidas collaboration show at New York Fashion Week. Devan Mayfield, who walked the runway at modeling West's line, spoke with Business Insider about her experience with the show. Mayfield said she found out about the casting call last minute.

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                            • Saudi reports 10 MERS deaths in a week

                              Ten more people in Saudi Arabia have died from MERS over the past week, health ministry figures showed on Friday, after an international mission urged extra measures to combat the virus. Saudi Arabia is the country worst-hit by Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Doctor Abdul…

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                              • Oil rebounds after volatile week

                                Oil prices rebounded Friday on bargain-hunting at the end of a volatile trading week, having slumped the previous day as surging US crude reserves added to the global supply glut.European benchmark Brent North Sea crude for April delivery rallied $1.14

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                                • Safarova beats Azarenka to win the Qatar Open

                                  Fed Cup winner Lucie Safarova beat Victoria Azarenka in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3 to clinch the Qatar Open on Saturday. The Czech snapped Azarenka's 14-match winning streak in Doha and also foiled the Belarusian's attempt to clinch a record third Qatar Open title.

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                                  • Visa on arrival now for 150 countries

                                    New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) India will provide visa on arrival (VoA) to visitors from 150 countries -- a sharp rise from the 43 countries now, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced Saturday. "Last year VoA was issued to 43 countries. As tourism in the country has increased, I propose to increase the…

                                    IANS
                                    • Dozens dead as Qaeda militants in Syria seize rebel base

                                      Al-Qaeda's Syria affiliate on Saturday drove US-backed rebels out of a strategic northern military base in fierce fighting that left dozens dead, a monitor said. At least 29 fighters from the Western-armed Hazm movement were killed along with six Al-Nusra Front jihadists, according to the Syrian…

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