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Monk attempts 'running on water' record

Shi Liliang from the Quanzhou Shaolin Temple's previous record was set at 120 metres - can he beat that feat?

  • Filipina held in Saudi over suicide vests

    A Filipina has been arrested in Saudi Arabia on suspicion of helping a Syrian to make explosive belts for suicide attacks in the kingdom, the interior ministry said Saturday. The Syrian, identified as Mohamed al-Barazi, is suspected of turning the house they shared in the Saudi capital into a bomb factory, the ministry spokesman said. Police then raided the suspected bomb factory which they found had been booby-trapped.

  • Salman Khan reacts to PRDP poster's comparison to ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’

    The first poster of Salman Khan’s ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ with Sonam Kapoor has not only got the fans exciting but has also sparked a debate on the social media.
  • Miley Cyrus Says Leonardo DiCaprio ‘Doesn’t Know How To Share’

    Miley Cyrus has poked fun at Leonardo DiCaprio saying that he doesn’t know how to share after he failed to let her have some of his vapouriser at a party. Speaking on US chat show The Tonight Show, the 22-year-old joked that Leonardo needs to ‘pass that sh*t’. “I was like 20 feet, 15 feet from Leonardo DiCaprio sitting there with his mom,” she explained.

    Amy Nickell
  • Egypt says Russia's intervention in Syria will counter terrorism

    Russia's intervention in Syria will curtail the spread of terrorism and help deal a fatal blow to Islamic State in the war-torn country, Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said on Saturday. Russia launched air strikes in Syria on Wednesday in its biggest Middle East intervention in decades, marking a dramatic escalation in a more than four-year-old civil war in which every major country in the region has a stake. "Russia's entrance, given its potential and capabilities, is something we see is going to have an effect on limiting terrorism in Syria and eradicating it," Shoukry said in a televised interview on Saturday.

  • Victoria Beckham Proves Marriage Is Stronger Than Ever As She Shares Pride For David Beckham

    David and Victoria Beckham are continuing to prove that their marriage is stronger than ever despite the various split rumours, with Posh taking to Instagram to show how proud she is of her husband, who’s returning to Old Trafford for a charity match. David made the announcement on The BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw, revealing that he’s returning with Sir Alex Ferguson to play and captain the GB team, while Zinedine Zidane will captain the Rest of the World team, which will be managed by Carlo Ancelotti. Sharing a nostalgic photo of David playing football to congratulate him, Victoria wrote: “Proud of @davidbeckham putting his boots back on again at Old Trafford for the fantastic work of @unicef.

    Rachel Pilcher
  • Satellite images might show the construction of the first Chinese-made aircraft carrier

    Satellite photos published by IHS Jane's 360 this week might show China's first indigenous...

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  • A research foundation just tripled its funding for Obama's massive project to understand the human brain

    A research foundation announced plans Thursday to invest $100 million in the BRAIN Initiative...

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  • Stanford University researchers analyzed the language in 125 performance reviews from a tech company and found something disturbing

    It's no secret that women's prospects for professional advancement are often dimmer than men's...

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  • Rowdy Russian military athletes deported after boozy flight

    By Hooyeon Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - Several Russian athletes gunning for gold at the Military World Games in South Korea have instead been deported without setting foot outside Incheon airport after getting drunk and causing a commotion on their flight from Moscow. An official from Incheon International Airport Police told Reuters on Friday: "Complaints were received from inside the plane before it landed that the Russians were shouting, drinking and making noise." The official said police took them into custody as soon as they arrived in South Korea. You Ji-hyun, spokeswoman for the Games, said: "Among the nine not all were athletes but the exact number is unknown." The Games, organised by the International Military Sports Council (CISM), have been held every four years since 1995.

  • South Asian Actors Are All Over TV This Year

    Priyanka Chopra may be the first Bollywood biggie to take center stage on the small screen Stateside, but she’s hardly the only actor of South Asian descent to make a dent in Hollywood. Vulture rounded up some of the brown folks taking to the small screen these days as way more than your geeky sidekick, along with their two cents on being an actor of color in the industry.
  • First Iran hajj dead return -- nine days after stampede

    The first bodies of Iranian pilgrims killed in a stampede at the annual hajj arrived home Saturday -- nine days after the tragedy which sparked anger and criticism of Saudi Arabia. President Hassan Rouhani and other top officials attended a repatriation ceremony for the 104 pilgrims, who were among at least 464 Iranians killed in the September 24 crush. "If it were proved that some (authorities) were guilty in this accident, we will not forgive" the loss of our loved ones, said a sombre Rouhani said, flanked by the heads of the judiciary and parliament as well as the chief of staff of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's office.

  • Why the number of heart attack cases are growing

    In the UAE, one in four deaths are attributed to heart attacks. The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) doctors took part in the smart clinic to discuss ways to prevent cardiovascular diseases to mark the World Heart Day 2015. According to World Heart Federation, globally heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women, and in the UAE one in four deaths are attributed to heart attacks.

    Khaleej Times
  • Foreign toll in Saudi hajj stampede passes 1,000

    Saudi authorities have yet to provide a breakdown of the nationalities of the 769 Muslim pilgrims they say were killed in the hajj stampede, but a number of countries have announced the deaths of their citizens.

  • Selena Gomez Says It ‘Isn’t Fair’ To Listen To Weight Criticism

    Selena Gomez says it ‘isn’t fair’ to let body-shaming trolls get to her and that she’s finally found a way of coping with negative comments about her appearance. Selena points to a track on her new album in which she sings about how she has freed herself from caring about nasty comments. The former Disney star credits her bezzie Taylor Swift for helping to pull her out of this tough time and make her ‘feel like a human’ again.

    Amy Nickell
  • UAE goes to polls with some citizens still denied vote

    The electoral roll is drawn up by the rulers of the seven states that make up the United Arab Emirates who also appoint the remaining members of the Federal National Council. This year, 224,000 people had the right to vote out of a citizen population of just under one million.

  • Asia's largest film festival opens in South Korea

    BUSAN, South Korea (AP) — Asia's largest film festival opened its doors on Thursday for 10 days of screenings that will highlight the region's young talent and its rich heritage.

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  • Houston Rockets new point guard thinks he finally has the answer to slowing Stephen Curry down

    After getting knocked out of the Western Conference playoffs last season by the Golden State...

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  • LG unveils smartphone with dual display, improved camera

    South Korean smartphone maker LG Electronics Inc. unveiled a new smartphone Thursday with an additional screen and a camera that can capture a wider scene when taking a selfie, hoping to arrest a slide ...

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  • Killing over beef: Union minister, Owaisi meet victim's family

    New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) Union minister and BJP leader Mahesh Sharma and AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday met the family of a man lynched for allegedly eating beef in a Greater Noida area, adjoining the national capital. "The incident was just an accident and was not planned," said Sharma after meeting the victim's family. "I have met the mother and other family members of Akhlaq.

  • Riyadh raps Russian strikes

    Saudi Arabia has expressed deep concern over Russia’s airstrikes in Syria, saying there was no evidence of Daesh operating in the areas targeted and that innocent civilians had been killed. Al-Moallemi said the Kingdom condemned Israel’s continuing occupation of Palestinian land, its repeated aggression at Al-Haram Al-Sharif and Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the violence perpetrated by terrorist settlers.

    Arab News