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‘Oldest’ Koran found in Birmingham

For almost 100 years, two small pieces of parchment had been bound and stored away on a university library shelf.

  • Pregnant Kim Kardashian Shows Off Baby Bump, Looks Gorgeous

    There’s certainly no maternity smocks for Kim Kardashian. Copyright [Splash]The five-month pregnant star is not letting go of her signature figure hugging wardrobe for anyone, thank you very much and looked mighty fine as she stepped out for a business

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  • A crazy-strong bicyclist lifted a car out of a bike lane with his bare hands

    If you ride a bicycle in bike lanes you know all too well that often these "bike lanes" are lined with parked cars, delivery trucks, construction vehicles, cop cars, you name it. A video going viral shows a Hulk-like man lifting a compact car out of

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  • Lady Gaga Poses for Taylor Kinney In Nude Bodysuit, Gushes Over Alexander McQueen Heels

    Lady Gaga had lots to celebrate this weekend. Mother Monster was excited to come off of traveling and reunite with her fiance Taylor Kinney in New York City. "Lion cub stuff," she captioned the selfie of her and Kinney, showcasing him flipping a bird and her bedazzled eyebrows.

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  • Mother who battered her newborn to death held in Dubai

    A 20-year-old Indonesian maid has been arrested for allegedly assaulting and murdering her newborn baby, who was found dumped in a garbage container in Al Barsha last February. Major-General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, Commander-in-Chief of the Dubai Police, said a municipality cleaner in Al Barsha area heard a weak crying sound coming from the dumpster and he alerted the police. A major search operation was launched to find the baby's mother and the Dubai Police combed the emirate's clinics and hospitals and even the residential area of Al Barsha from where the baby was found.

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  • You won’t believe that these actresses are in their 40s

    On July 24th, Jennifer Lopez celebrated her 46th birthday. Jennifer Lopez has always been in great shape – she started her career as a “Fly Girl,” after all – but over the years her body has become something more iconic. In an effort to get the rest of us up to speed, she recently launched the #BeTheGirl challenge, which encourages fans to help her combat obesity in America.

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  • Q&A: Kurds fight Islamic State and endure Turkish attacks

    U.S. and Turkish plans to create an "Islamic State-free zone" in Syria along the Turkish border could escalate the conflict between Turkey and Kurdish fighters in Syria and Iraq. Syria's main Kurdish fighting force is affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, which waged a decades-long insurgency in Turkey and maintains bases in remote parts of northern Iraq.

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  • A critical unknown is emerging in the Iran deal

    One of the big unanswered questions regarding the historic nuclear deal between a US-led group of countries and Iran had to do with the status of a side agreement reached between the International Atomic Energy Agency and Tehran. On July 14, hours before the nuclear agreement was officially announced, Iran and the IAEA signed a "road map" agreement on the disclosure of Iran's prior nuclear-weaponization activities. The IAEA and Iran have been wrangling over Iranian cooperation with IAEA investigations into the country's weapons program for nearly a decade.

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  • 4 ways Windows 10 is better than Apple's El Capitan — and 3 ways it isn't

    (Business Insider) Most of the reviews of Windows 10 have applauded the new OS as a good upgrade from Windows 7 and a necessary upgrade from Windows 8. But Laptop Magazine's Mark Spoonauer took a different approach with his review. He pitted Windows

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  • Former Kremlin banker: Putin 'is the richest person in the world until he leaves power'

    The man who used to be the "Kremlin's banker" says that as long the Russian president Vladimir Putin remains in power, he's the richest person in the world. “Everything that belongs to the territory of the Russian Federation Putin considers to be his," Sergei Pugachev told The Guardian's Luke Harding.

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  • Madonna: It's just the beginning for streaming service Tidal

    Madonna, who co-owns Tidal with Jay Z, Beyonce and others, says it's just the beginning for the streaming service that's had some troubles since its launch in March. Tidal, which offers a basic subscription for $10 and a high-quality audio one for $20, hasn't made a splash like its announcement did a few months ago, when Rihanna, Kanye West, Daft Punk, Nicki Minaj, Jack White and others stood onstage in solidarity along with Madonna, Beyonce and Jay Z. The idea is we want to support other artists and we want people to understand this is our heart, this is our work, and we want people to recognize that and we want other artists to have a chance," Madonna said.

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  • Real Indian Weddings: This Gujarati Couple Will Steal Your Heart With Their Charming Innocence

    With love and happiness in the air, a wedding celebration is a truly charming affair. The gorgeous couple, Rima and Chintan, had an arranged marriage, but the wonderful chemistry that the two share is absolutely outstanding. Rima, who is a dentist by profession, is an ever-smiling, chirpy and a bubbly person.

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  • Luggage piece found on French island near possible MH370 debris

    Part of a bag was found Thursday on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion not far from plane debris which has fuelled speculation it may be from missing flight MH370. "The piece of luggage was here since yesterday but nobody really paid attention," said Johnny Begue, a member of a local clean-up association who found the long piece of wreckage believed to be a part of a plane wing. Local air transport police who have been studying the plane debris also picked up the piece of luggage on Thursday.

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  • Man jailed for hugging, kissing 10-year-old girl in lift

    A salesman was jailed for six months for hugging and kissing a 10-year-old schoolgirl although he claimed he gave her a fatherly kiss and a hug. When the lift door opened, I ran out and rushed to our home and informed my mother what had happened.

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  • The Middle East's 3 best airlines have infuriated their US competitors

    "This is really about what the future of US-international air travel will look like," Airways News senior business analyst Vinay Bhaskara told Business Insider. US and international airlines operate globally under a series of "Open Skies" agreements.

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  • Here’s Why Shah Rukh Khan Wants To Walk Out Of Raees

    Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan, who is chock-o-block with few upcoming projects, is currently shooting for his upcoming film Dilwale in Bulgaria. Despite of busy schedules, SRK has an eye on his fan followers and the special little surprises they keep sending him on social networking sites. Recently what caught SRK’s attention was a fan made Raees teaser.

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  • Here's the best look yet at the giant new Galaxy phone Samsung is said to be launching next month

    French blog Nowhereelse.fr just posted a batch of photos that reportedly show a prototype of the Galaxy Note 5. You'll notice that the phone is this photo has the same shimmery gold color as the Galaxy S6. The shape of the phone is a bit different than the Galaxy S6, though — it's longer and its edges are more square.

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  • Google admits defeat and guts a key part of Google+

    Essentially, Google's admitting defeat for its original goal of using Google+ to give users one identity across all of its services. When Google first started forcing YouTube users to have a Google+ account if they wanted to comment on videos or share content, many hated the integration and the fact that it decreased the ability to be anonymous.

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  • Indian Ocean debris almost certainly from Boeing 777: Malaysia

    By Joe Brock SAINT-DENIS, Reunion (Reuters) - Malaysia is "almost certain" plane debris washed up on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion is part of a Boeing 777, its deputy transport minister said, heightening the possibility it could be wreckage from missing Flight MH370. National carrier Malaysia Airlines was operating a Boeing 777 on the ill-fated flight, which vanished in March last year en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in one of the most baffling mysteries in aviation history. Search efforts led by Australia have focused on a broad expanse of the southern Indian Ocean off Australia.

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  • India execution brings out mixed feelings on punishment

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Few countries sentence more people to death than India. Whether those punishments are actually carried out is another matter. Though well over a thousand people have been sent to death row this century, just four have been executed.Yakub

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  • Kangana trains for Vishal Bharadwaj's ‘Rangoon’

    For her next film Rangoon, Kangana Ranaut trains in ballet dancing, sword fighting and horse ridingKnown for being a perfectionist especially when it concerns getting under the skin of her character, the Queen of Bollywood raises the bar yet again. For

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