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Waiting on the runway in terrible weather, this is probably not what you want to see happen.

  • Is Mariah Carey Pregnant?

    Mimi a mama, again? Not so fast!

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  • Khloe Kardashian Causes Outrage With Birthday Party Firework Display

    Khloe Kardashian definitely knows how to throw a party. Khlo has been laying on the celebrations for her boyf of just over a month, James Harden, and by the sounds of things – the party certainly got wild. The famous fam landed themselves in trouble after they lit up the skies with a midnight firework display – much to the annoyance of sleeping residents nearby, some of whom even rung 911.

    Amy Nickell
  • Here's how the US military spends its billions

    The US military is unquestionably the dominant force on the planet.  From the greatest...

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  • 'A dangerous cocktail' is brewing in Turkey

    Just over one month after Turkey launched a two-front war against ISIS in northern Syria and the...

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  • Muslims not doing 'enough' to fight IS: Jordan's Queen Rania

    Queen Rania of Jordan said Wednesday that moderate Muslims were not doing enough to fight against IS jihadists and their "diabolical ideology." Speaking at a major French business gathering in Jouy-en-Josas near Paris, the 44-year-old said helping the Middle East's youth was crucial in the fight against the extremist group, which controls swathes of Iraq and Syria on Jordan's doorstep. Daesh, or the so-called Islamic State, continues to spread its diabolical ideology," she said. "Moderate Muslims the world over are not doing enough to win the ideological struggle at the heart of this battle.

  • Tanorexia: when getting a tan becomes an addiction

    On a warm August evening in Madrid a steady stream of tanned customers parade out of a tanning salon -- even in sunny Spain, the need to catch some rays can turn into an addiction. "My family does not like it, they tell me it is not healthy... but they live near the beach! I work here and I also want to tan," she said as she left the Solmania tanning salon in the centre of Madrid. Jose Manuel Rodriguez, a handsome 36-year-old dancer, said he comes to the salon up to three times a week "in order not to lose (his) natural tan".

  • Saudi Arabia executes four people in one day, death penalties soar

    Saudi Arabia announced it had carried out four executions in different cities on Wednesday morning, bringing the total number of judicial killings to 130 so far in 2015, a sharp rise on recent years. Three executions were of Saudi nationals convicted of murder. Most executions in Saudi Arabia are done by public beheading.

    Reuters Middle East
  • Richard Branson reveals he bought his island paradise to impress his future wife

    Richard Branson's Necker Island is an island paradise.  The 74-acre Caribbean retreat has...

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  • Qatar Airways eases disputed cabin crew pregnancy rules

    Qatar Airways has relaxed controversial policies which saw cabin crew sacked if they became pregnant or got married within the first five years of employment, airline officials said on Wednesday. The restrictions, which had been condemned by UN agency the International Labour Organization (ILO), had been phased out "over the past six months", a spokeswoman for the company told AFP. Qatar Airways has about 9,000 cabin crew and around three-quarters of these are female.

  • Filipino airlines urge gov't to resist call for more UAE flights

    Local airlines in the Philippines have called on their government to resist pressure from UAE rivals to increase the number of flights they can operate to the country, ahead of top-level talks to take place later this week. Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific are reportedly urging the Philippine panel representing the country to be fair to them at the talks to be held on August 27-28. In a joint statement cited by local media, the airlines called on the government to "resist any and all pressure to grant unfair advantage to the airlines of the UAE in the form of unjustified and unnecessary disruptive additional rights to serve Manila".
  • NBA star accused of gang rape by ex-girlfriend

    Chicago, Aug 27 (IANS) American professional basketball player Derrick Rose is allegedly being sued by his ex-girlfriend, who has claimed that he and two of his friends drugged and gang raped her. The woman, identified as Jane Doe, said she and the basketball player who currently plays for the Chicago Bulls in the National Basketball Association (NBA) league, dated from 2011 to 2013. The woman said that the two continued to date until August 2013, when Rose and two of his friends, Ryan Allen and Randall Hampton (who is also Rose's personal manager), invited her to the NBA star's Beverly Hills house.

  • Iran film epic about Prophet Mohammed postponed

    The eagerly awaited premiere of Iran's multimillion-dollar film "Muhammad" -- about the childhood of the prophet -- was postponed Wednesday for 24 hours due to technical problems, a spokesman said. The 171-minute film, which stars many top Iranian actors, was due to show in around 140 theatres throughout Iran on Wednesday, the day before it opens the Montreal Film Festival. Iranian media reported that the film's audio track was incompatible with the existing sound systems in Iranian cinemas, forcing the postponement to make time for changes.

  • President Obama says Derek Jeter 'stole money' from him during a golf game

    President Barack Obama claimed he was hustled on the golf course by former New York Yankees...

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  • India's 1st Mars Probe Captures Stunning 3D View of Huge Chasm

    India's first mission to Mars has captured a stunning new 3D view of a vast chasm, revealing gullies shaped by erosive forces on the Red Planet. The images, sent back by India's Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), show Ophir Chasma, a portion of the massive Valles Marineris system that stretches across much of the planet's equator. According to NASA, the chasm is the northernmost connected valley in Valles Marineris, which is about 2,500 miles (4,000 kilometers) long.
  • Bolt leaves 'em laughing and a new star comes out in 400

    BEIJING (AP) — Long after two of the all-time greats at 400 meters had left the track in second and third place, the winner was sprawled on the ground, gasping for breath and getting his pulse checked by a medic.

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  • Iran says some in OPEC do not want high oil price

    Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh blamed the latest drop in oil prices on some members of OPEC and questioned whether any OPEC emergency meeting would reach an agreement, the oil ministry's news agency Shana reported. "To balance the oil price... OPEC members should balance their production. "But as you know the result of OPEC meetings should be approved by all members, I think some members do not want the price of oil to be high and they want to damage other countries by low prices." Zanganeh, said on Sunday that holding an emergency OPEC meeting may be "effective" in stabilising the oil price.

    Reuters Middle East
  • Back to School: The Designers Bringing Us Classroom Chic

    Wearing a school uniform beyond the age of 17-years-old feels odd, if not a little bit cruel. Big names, such as Gucci, Chanel and Prada have brought back the crisp white shirt and Mary-Janes, and we’re lapping it all up.

    Sabrina Carder
  • 10 things you need to know today

    Before markets open on Tuesday, here's what you need to know. Chinese stocks took another plunge...

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  • More Dubai real estate agents to close, merge, brokers warn

    More Dubai real estate agencies are expected to merge or close down before the end of the year as intense competition puts pressure on margins, industry members have told Arabian Business. “I’m personally aware of six companies closing down in the past few months, two of them were heavyweights,” Terra Casa Real Estate director Zishan M. Khan said. “I believe we will have more real estate companies closing down within 2015.
  • The chief hit man of legendary drug kingpin Pablo Escobar says 'El Chapo is a dead man'

    Jhon Jairo Velásquez Vásquez, alias "Popeye," is one of few surviving members of...

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