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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?

  • Russian entry into Syria's air wars raises worries

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia's entry into the crowded and sometimes uncoordinated air wars in Syria is making the U.S. increasingly nervous, reflecting concern at the Pentagon and in Europe about the risk of accidents or unintended conflict.

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  • The differences between Shia and Sunni Muslims

    The conflicts between Shia and Sunni Muslims go back to the seventh century and the death of...

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  • These Will Be the World's Top Economies in 2020

    Discover the current economic forces that are anticipated to significantly shift the landscape of the world's most powerful economies over the next decade.

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  • Saudi Arabia donated $115 billion to help 90 countries

    Faisal bin Hassan Trad, the permanent representative of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations Office in Geneva, said the Kingdom has been the most generous country in the world in the field of development and humanitarian aid over the past four decades. “Saudi Arabia donated, during this period, more than $115 billion to more than 90 countries all over the world,” said the Saudi ambassador to the UN during a symposium at the Geneva Press Club in the Swiss capital, which was managed by the Swiss Foreign Ministry. The ambassador gave a detailed briefing during the event on the vision, goals and the nature of work of the center, adding that Saudi Arabia has always led other countries in terms of the application of humanitarian values and principles in relief and support.

    Arab News
  • 'Nobody is ever going to tell you': 3 theories regarding who killed 'The King of Cocaine' Pablo Escobar

    On December 2, 1993, Pablo Escobar, the wealthiest drug kingpin the world has ever seen...

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  • Serena atop WTA rankings for third-most weeks

    Serena Williams moved third in the all-time list for most time atop the WTA rankings.

  • Iraqi Shi'ite militia welcomes Russian action against Islamic State, criticises U.S.

    (Adds quote, details) BAGHDAD, Oct 5 (Reuters) - One of Iraq's most powerful Shi'ite Muslim militias said on Monday it fully supported Russia's intervention and air strikes against Islamic State in the Middle East and accused the United States of being indecisive in its campaign against the group. Naim al-Uboudi, a spokesman for Asaib Ahl al-Haq, said Russia's air strikes in Syria had already produced results. "We know that the United States, during the past year and a half was not serious about putting an end to Daesh," he said, using an Arabic acronym for Islamic State.

    Reuters Middle East
  • Antonio Banderas, Maisie Williams in Dubai in October

    Spanish star Antonio Banderas and Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams are among the actors to attend a gala event hosted by TV network OSN in Dubai on October 12, tabloid! can reveal. The gala will be hosted by Bassem Yousuf with Arab stars Hayat Al Fahad and Ahmad Helmy also in attendance.

    Gulf News
  • Exclusive: Syrian Director of Antiquities Welcomes Russian Bombing of Palmyra

    Updated | The Syrian director of antiquities, Maamoun Abdulkarim, has told Newsweek that, while he can't confirm the reports, he welcomes the news that Russia is targeting the ancient city of Palmyra, to save the ancient city from militant group ISIS. Syrian state TV reported on Tuesday that Russian jets have started bombing ISIS targets in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra. "The Russian air force in coordination with the Syrian air force targeted positions held by ISIS in and around the city of Palmyra," Syrian state TV reported, citing a Syrian military source, according to AFP news agency.

    Newsweek UK
  • Attorneys: Robin Williams' widow, kids settle estate fight

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Robin Williams' widow and his three children from previous marriages reached a settlement in their legal fight over the late actor's estate, ending a public dispute following the beloved comedian's suicide last year.

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  • The Oregon community college shooter's father slams US gun laws: 'It has to change'

    In the days following the latest school shooting in the US, familiar demands for tougher gun laws...

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  • Donald Trump's classmates share their memories about his 'Lord of the Flies' days in military school

    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has cited his high school experience at the New...

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  • How this Russian spacecraft sparked a revolution for space travel as we know it

    Exactly 58 years ago, the former Soviet Union shocked the world by launching the first artificial...

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  • Emirati heart transplant recipient dies

    A 21-year-old Emirati, who became the UAE’s first recipient of an artificial heart three months ago, died in Chicago where he was sent to have a natural heart transplant, Gulf News can exclusively reveal. Senior officials confirmed that Salem Juma Mohammad Al Junaibi’s condition had worsened and he suffered a brain stroke, leading to his death on September 12. The hospitals in the UAE and Chicago did their best for my brother.

    Gulf News
  • 33 arrested for gambling in Sharjah

    Tip-offs from residents have led to more crackdowns on gambling, police said. There have been several complaints from the public against roadside gambling, leading to police raids. As a result, there is less gambling on the streets this year, Sharjah Police said.

    Gulf News
  • Why iPhone owners only sometimes see accept/decline buttons when receiving calls

    iPhone owners: Have you ever noticed sometimes when you receive a call you have an option to...

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  • No Russian love, so Goa Tourism dials CIS, Europe, China for tourists

    Panaji, Oct 5 (IANS) Anxious about a potential drop in Russian tourists, a mainstay for Goa's travel and tourism industry, the authorities here are desperately wooing other European markets - and even China - in a bid to make up the numbers. Among the countries that are in Goa Tourism's radar are Poland, Holland, Latvia and Kazakhstan for the short-term and the Middle East and Southeast Asian regions for the long term, as the state aims to secure a limited open skies status to facilitate flights from the two regions. While around 1,000 Latvian tourists are scheduled to visit Goa during the tourist season from October to March, at a do held last month in Kazakhstan's largest city of Almaty, Indian ambassador Harsh Kumar Jain, invoked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to pitch Goa as a tourism destination to around 80 Kazakh travel and tour operators.

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  • Netanyahu vows 'fight to death' as clashes spread after attacks

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged "a fight to the death against Palestinian terror" as clashes spread after two deadly attacks, while Jerusalem's Old City was closed to Palestinians for a second day Monday. The Israeli premier's comments late on Sunday came as he convened security chiefs immediately after landing back from the United States to discuss the clashes in east Jerusalem and the West Bank. Palestinian youths throwing stones and firebombs have faced off against Israeli security forces using both live rounds and rubber bullets.

  • Harbhajan Singh And Geeta Basra’s Royal Wedding Card!

    The invitation card also includes a admit card which the guests are expected to carry at a wedding reception held at a five star hotel in Delhi. Since many years there have been rumours about Geeta Basra’s secret relationship with Harbhajan Singh but now its no more a secret and the amazing couple are all set for their D-day. Well, It’s another big fat wedding in Indian cricket team after cricketers Dinesh Karthik with Dipika Pallikal and Suresh Raina tied the knot with childhood friend Priyanka Chaudhary, this year.

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  • SRK finds online abusers 'uncool'

    Mumbai, Oct 5 (IANS) Shah Rukh Khan is irked by social media users taking the virtual route to abuse other celebrities in order to show unethical support for their favourite star. The 49-year-old actor took to social networking site Facebook to express his views, and termed people's act "uncool". The post read: "On social media you do/say what you feel, free expression blah blah, But will request my people not to deride or abuse other films and colleagues.