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  • Could female UFC champion Ronda Rousey beat Floyd Mayweather?

    Boxer Floyd Mayweather and MMA fighter Ronda Rousey continued their verbal sparring...

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  • Fire at Saudi oil workers compound kills 11, injures more than 200

    By Reem Shamseddine KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - A fire swept through an oil workers' residential compound in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, killing 11 people and injuring over 200 others of various nationalities, some critically, the Civil Defence agency said. Saudi national oil company Saudi Aramco [SDABO.UL] said the cause of the fire which broke out in a basement of the Radium residential compound in Khobar was not known. "At 05:45 today a fire was reported in the basement of the Radium residential compound in Al Khobar which is leased by Saudi Aramco for its employees," Aramco said in a statement.

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  • Taylor Swift probably won't be at Apple's big September 9 event, but these artists could be

    Sorry, Swifties: It looks like pop idol Taylor Swift won't be celebrating her renewed...

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  • China's richest man just gave Beijing a reality check

    China's richest man thinks Beijing needs to cut its growth forecast and deal with it. Real estate...

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  • A surging presidential candidate is going to war with CNN over its debate rules

    Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina was perhaps the biggest winner of the first GOP debate...

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  • Jumeirah hires new manager for world famous Burj Al Arab

    Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hotel company, has announced the appointment of Imran Changezi as the new hotel manager for Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, claimed to be the world's most luxurious. Changezi is a Pakistani national who brings over 22 years of commercial and operational experience in the hospitality industry, including nearly 15 years in high-end luxury hotels and resorts across various properties in Jumeirah Group, the company said in a statement. Changezi joined Jumeirah Group in 2000, moving up the career ranks within the sales, marketing, rooms division and front office departments.

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  • Iranian film on Prophet Mohammad stirs calls for Tehran to ban it

    (Clarifies the sourcing of comments in paras 7 and 8) By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin DUBAI, Aug 28 (Reuters) - A film on the life of Prophet Mohammad is expected to break box office records in Shi'ite Muslim Iran after its release on Thursday, but some Sunni Muslim clerics in the Arab world are demanding that Tehran ban it. The state-sponsored "Mohammad, Messenger of God", directed by Oscar-nominated director Majid Majidi, is at $40 million Iran's most expensive movie to date. The Western interpretation of Islam is full of violence and terrorism," Majidi was quoted as saying by Hezbollah Line, a conservative Iranian magazine.

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  • UAE's VAT plan 'unlikely to result in expat exodus'

    Plans to introduce a value added tax (VAT) and corporation tax in the UAE is unlikely to deter foreign investors from establishing a commercial presence in the country, according to a firm which helps foreign companies set up in the region. The Links Group, a UAE-based provider of commercial facilitation and advisory services, said the move is a sign of a maturing market, adding that a low tax environment is unlikely to result in an exodus of expatriates. John Martin St Valery, founding partner of The Links Group said: "Plans to introduce a federal tax system have been mooted for some time now as the UAE steps up efforts to consolidate non-oil revenues.

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  • 5 Cheapest Countries to Retire to

    America is cold and expensive. Get out of the country during winter (or all-year round) and live in one of these five places to make small social security payments last longer.

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  • #1 Reason Not To Buy A New Computer

    Find out the real reason behind slow computers!

  • Air guitarists strum out for the world title in Finland

    OULU, Finland (AP) — In a sweaty, dark, clubhouse in northern Finland, people were jerking, jumping and screaming into the early hours Friday while moving their fingers with precision through the air.

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  • I spent a week switching between the iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 5 — here's how they compare

    If you're looking for a phone with a large screen, the iPhone 6 Plus and Galaxy Note 5 are by far...

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  • IS executes 91 people in Syria

    Cairo, Aug 29 (IANS) The Islamic State terrorist group has executed 91 people between July 29 and this Saturday in various Syrian provinces, the Syrian Human Rights Observatory said. Of the 91 victims, there were 32 civilians including two women, 39 IS combatants, 11 rebels and at least nine soldiers loyal to the Syrian regime. All were killed for supposedly "offending God and religion, collaborating with foreign organisations and secret services, practicing witchcraft, cooperating with the (international) coalition of crusaders, or working for the (Syrian) regime." These 91 victims bring to 3,156 the number of people executed by IS terrorists in the parts of Syria under their control since the terrorist organisation first announced the establishment of a caliphate on June 29, 2014.

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  • The first supermoon of the year will come out this Saturday

    There's an especially large and bright full moon coming out this Saturday night. So, if you want...

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  • Man who shot Virginia journalists identified with 9/11 attacks: sheriff

    The gunman who killed two Virginia television journalists on air carried out a well-planned assault and identified with mass murderers and the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, authorities said on Friday. The shooter, Vester Flanagan, gave no sign of his destination or next move when he fled after gunning down the journalists from Roanoke station WDBJ7 on Wednesday, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. "It is evident that Wednesday morning's attack was well-planned and premeditated" and Flanagan apparently acted alone, the statement on the shooting investigation said.

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  • Russian Kuchina takes high jump gold

    Mariya Kuchina won the women's high jump with a clearance of 2.01 meters on Saturday to become Russia's second gold medalist at the Beijing world championships. In silver and bronze positions were medal winners from this event in the Bird's Nest Stadium at the Beijing Olympics seven years ago -- 31-year-old Croatian Blanka Vlasic and 33-year-old Russia Anna Chicherova. "I can't believe that I am the champion," said Kuchina, who won the world indoor title last year.

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  • Cameron Diaz will have a spectacular year ahead, says Ganesha

    Cameron Diaz is one of the most famous and prominent names in the Hollywood and the name is synonymous with beauty, grace, charisma, acting genius among various other star qualities. - Cameron Diaz would be under the influence of Jupiter major period and Saturn sub period till 19th May, 2017. Jupiter is in a Moolatrikona position in the 7th House of her Natal Chart.

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  • Alia Bhatt: I Want To Run My House Like My Mom

    Many Bollywood celebrities have come out in support of helping the society and so has the young doll of Bollywood Alia Bhatt. Alia is one of the eight faces of Girl Rising - Woh Padegi Woh Udegi- campaign along with Priyanka Chopra, Parineeti Chopra, Frieda Pinto, Sushmita Sen, Madhuri Dixit and Nandita Das.

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  • The world's biggest sovereign wealth fund is getting roughed up

    Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the biggest in the world, is getting chewed. The $840 billion...

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  • Trump dumps insults on questioners, insists on control

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For Donald Trump, the joy of the insult seems as compelling as the art of the deal.

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