• Iran calls Obama's 10-year nuclear demand 'unacceptable'

    By Arshad Mohammed MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - Iran rejected on Tuesday as "unacceptable" U.S. President Barack Obama's demand that it freeze sensitive nuclear activities for at least 10 years but said it would continue talks on a deal, Iran's semi-official Fars news agency reported. Iran…

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    • Ronda Rousey's latest movie project revealed amid criticism from rival

      If fans were wondering what’s next for UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey after her UFC 184 win, they needn’t wonder any longer.

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      • Pop icon Madonna announces dates for 'Rebel Heart' tour

        Madonna will begin an international tour to promote her new album "Rebel Heart" with a concert at the American Airlines Arena in Miami in August, her promoters, Live Nation, said on Monday. The Aug. 29 show will kick-start the North American leg of the tour that will include appearances in New…

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        • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

          Five months after 43 students from a rural teachers college in Mexico's Guerrero state disappeared, marches by relatives and protesters continued, some turning violent with confrontations like what was seen Tuesday at a metro station in Mexico's capital. In Michoacan state, federal police captured…

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          • New concert venue in UAE

            UAE-based conglomerate Al Ahli Holding Group (AAHG) is teaming up with local events organiser Done Events — behind concerts such as One Direction, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars and Jennifer Lopez — to bring bigger and better entertainment to the Middle East, Asia and South America, the companies…

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            • Pacquiao will force the fight on Mayweather, De La Hoya says

              Boxing’s Golden Boy Oscar De La Hoya believes that anything can happen come May 3 (May 2 US time) once Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. get on the ring of the MGM Grand Garden Arena. He, however, also believes that Pacquiao can dictate the tempo.

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              • Three British plane spotters detained in UAE: family

                Three British men are being detained in the United Arab Emirates on national security grounds after being arrested while plane spotting, their relatives said Tuesday. Valerie Clitheroe said her husband Conrad, 53, and his friend Gary Cooper, 45, are being held with their former work colleague, Neil…

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                  • Iraqi forces try to seal off Islamic State around Tikrit

                    By Ahmed Rasheed and Dominic Evans BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Thousands of Iraqi soldiers and Shi'ite militiamen sought to seal off Islamic State fighters in Tikrit and nearby towns on Tuesday, the second day of Iraq's biggest offensive yet against a stronghold of the Sunni militants. Iranian military…

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                    • Five reasons cited for growing infertility among Saudi women

                      Experts have identified five main reasons including late marriages and increasing cases of abortion for the fall of fertility rate among Saudi women. “The fertility rate of Saudi women declined from 2.9 children in 2013 to 2.8 children in 2014,” said one expert. The Kingdom maintained its second…

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                      • 'Jihadi John' born into stateless family in Kuwait

                        KUWAIT CITY (AP) — The Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John" was born to a family of undocumented residents in an impoverished corner of oil-rich Kuwait, two members of the country's so-called stateless community said Monday.

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                        • Reaching for Mars on a one-way trip

                          Ready to embark on a one-way trip to Mars, Mikolaj Zielinski is looking to explore the possibility of life on Mars. The Mars One, which is a non-profit Dutch foundation, is set to depart in 2024 with crews of four taking off every two years. Prior to the mission departing in 2024, the Mars One’s…

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                          • Dolce&Gabbana pay sentimental tribute to mothers in Milan

                            MILAN (AP) — Model Bianca Balta won applause of approval as she walked down the Dolce&Gabbana runway in an advanced stage of pregnancy. It was part of the designing duo's early Mother's Day present to women, a collection dedicated to moms.

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                            • Forbes List: 10 richest people in the world

                              Bill Gates, the founder of technology company Microsoft Corp., topped Forbes' 2015 list of the world's top billionaires for the second straight year. In 2013, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Helu was on ...

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                              • Terrorists only use Saudis as cannon fodder

                                The Islamic State terror group is beset with deep-rooted conflicts, said Manie Al-Manie, a former member of the organization who is back in the Kingdom. “Sectarian and racist conflicts prevail among its members,” he told reporters.

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                                • Saudi Aramco finds eight new oil and gas fields

                                  Saudi Aramco discovered eight new oil and gas fields and produced a record volume of gas in 2014, said Khalid Al-Falih, its president and CEO. In a statement following a meeting of the company’s executive committee in Dhahran, Al-Falih described 2014 as a difficult year as a result of a 50 percent…

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                                  • Mukesh Ambani again tops 90 Indian billionaires, Bill Gates world's richest

                                    Washington, March 2 (IANS) Mukesh Ambani again tops 90 Indian billionaires, 28 of them newcomers, on Forbes' annual ranking as Bill Gates emerged as the world's richest person for the 16th time in the last 21 years.

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                                    • Two expats arrested over serial murders in Riyadh

                                      Riyadh Police discovered one of the murders after being contacted by citizen about a vehicle that was parked behind a shopping center in the Al-Foutah District and had a repugnant smell. The directorate identified two Pakistani suspects named Asad Jan, 24, and Adam Khan, 22, and they both confessed…

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