• Rihanna in queen's garb shuts down Met Gala carpet

    Never let it be said that Rihanna doesn't know how to make an entrance. On a night when big stars were a dime a dozen — try George and Amal Clooney, Lady Gaga, Madonna and Cher — the pop singer still managed to pull the red carpet out from under the rest of them at the Met Gala on Monday when she…

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    • Suicide bomber blows himself up during Damascus attack

      Syrian soldiers battled a small group of insurgents, including a suicide bomber, who attacked a Syrian military logistics facility in the capital Monday, militants and activists said. The relatively rare Damascus attack took place in the Rukneddine neighborhood and was claimed by the al-Qaida…

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      • Wozniacki beats McHale to reach 3rd round of Madrid Open

        MADRID (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark powered past Christina McHale of the United States 7-5, 6-0 Monday to reach the third round of the Madrid Open.The fifth-seeded Wozniacki hit five aces and committed fewer unforced errors on the red clay to

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        • Britain's new princess meets royal family members

          The newest member of Britain's royal family, a daughter born to Prince William and his wife Kate, met her grandparents and other family members at the couple's Kensington Palace home in London on Sunday. A statement from Kensington Palace said grandfather Prince Charles, next in line to the throne,…

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          • Discussing police, Iran president pushes against hard-liners

            Ahead of summer in Iran, when hard-liners want women in the Islamic Republic to be veiled and covered to their standards, the country's president is taking a stand against police enforcing morality rules. By doing so, President Hassan Rouhani is staking a clear position against hard-liners who…

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            • Mayweather v Pacquiao round-by-round

              Manny Pacquiao landed a hard body shot on Floyd Mayweather to start the 10th round of their megafight on Saturday. Despite Pacquiao's attempt to be the aggressor and unleashing the occasional flurry on his opponent, Mayweather's quickness and timing was evident and he was controlling the flow. - -…

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              • U.S. warships accompany British commercial vessels in Strait of Hormuz: Pentagon

                U.S. Navy warships have begun accompanying British-flagged commercial vessels through the Strait of Hormuz as a result of Iran's detention of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo ship last week, the Pentagon said on Monday. Army Colonel Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said the U.S. Navy had…

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                • American Vonn named Pyeongchang honorary ambassador

                  SEOUL (Reuters) - United States Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn has been named as an honorary ambassador for the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea's Pyeongchang, organizers (POCOG) said on Monday. Vonn, an Olympic gold medalist at the 2010 Vancouver

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                  • Amitabh Bachchan: Deepika Padukone eats food every 3 minutes

                    By Shaheen Irani, Glamsham Editorial Taking their on-screen chemistry of a father-daughter in the movie PIKU to off-screen, 'Piku' Deepika Padukone and 'Baba' Amitabh Bachchan delighted mediawallaas with their adorable equation at an event. It was at a recent interview that Deepika was asked to…

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                    • Teen delighted with her donation to Nepal quake victims

                      Alleviating the sufferings of the children in Nepal is more delightful than buying branded bags and cosmetics, says a 13-year-old girl who donated her long-term savings to earthquake victims. Firdous Mohammad Farooq, a ninth grader at school in Musaffah, opened her piggybank with Dh1,300 of savings…

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                      • Met show uses film, fashion to explore East-West interplay

                        Hollywood has long been fascinated with China. In the new exhibit "China: Through the Looking Glass," early Hollywood — and film in general — is just one of the lenses through which the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute explores the way Chinese art and aesthetics have been interpreted…

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                        • Airliner diverted to UAE airbase after blast warning: news agency

                          An Air Arabia airliner flying from Kuwait to the United Arab Emirates was diverted to a UAE military airbase on Sunday after a passenger warned the plane was about to explode, the UAE state news agency WAM reported. The UAE-based budget carrier said in a statement that Air Arabia flight G9128 from…

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                          • Airstrikes hit Yemen airports as Saudis ponder cease-fire

                            Heavy Saudi-led airstrikes targeted several airports Monday across Yemen even as the kingdom's foreign minister said officials were considering a cease-fire to allow aid into the Arab world's poorest country. In the southern city of Aden, more than 150 airstrikes hit the city's airport, witnesses…

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                            • 10 things in tech you need to know today

                              1. Dave Goldberg, the CEO of Survey Monkey, has died. Goldberg passed away unexpectedly Friday evening while on vacation abroad his wife, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. 2. Twitter once expressed interest in acquiring media startup Mic.com. That's just one battle in an ongoing war over the future of…

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                              • With rescue near, Boko Haram stoned Nigerian girls to death

                                Even with the crackle of gunfire signaling rescuers were near, the horrors did not end: Boko Haram fighters stoned captives to death, some girls and women were crushed by an armored car and three died when a land mine exploded as they walked to freedom. "We just have to give praise to God that we…

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                                • Filipinos warned about drug traffickers

                                  Filipino workers in the Kingdom were cautioned about their baggage especially at airport that drug traffickers might use to smuggle narcotics into countries where they work, observed several Filipinos here following the experience of a fellow national, Mary Jane Veloso, in Indonesia. Velosa was…

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                                  • Maya Plisetskaya overcame terror legacy to redefine ballet

                                    By Jason Bush MOSCOW (Reuters) - Maya Plisetskaya, a star of Russia's Bolshoi ballet who overcame a legacy of Stalinist oppression to redefine her art and be feted as the greatest ballerina of her generation, has died in Germany aged 89. Plisetskaya died of a heart attack in Munich, Russian media…

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                                    • ‘Throwaway ticketing,’ the controversial money-saving trick that airlines don’t want you to know about

                                      Scott Keyes is an expert when it comes to getting the best possible price for airline tickets. The reporter for Think Progress and author of the e-books “How To Fly For Free” and “How To Find Cheap Flights" is so good at it that he has planned a world trip that will take him more than 20,000 miles…

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