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Monk attempts 'running on water' record

Shi Liliang from the Quanzhou Shaolin Temple's previous record was set at 120 metres - can he beat that feat?

  • Filipina held in Saudi over suicide vests

    A Filipina has been arrested in Saudi Arabia on suspicion of helping a Syrian to make explosive belts for suicide attacks in the kingdom, the interior ministry said Saturday. The Syrian, identified as Mohamed al-Barazi, is suspected of turning the house they shared in the Saudi capital into a bomb factory, the ministry spokesman said. Police then raided the suspected bomb factory which they found had been booby-trapped.

  • Salman Khan reacts to PRDP poster's comparison to ‘Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam’

    The first poster of Salman Khan’s ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’ with Sonam Kapoor has not only got the fans exciting but has also sparked a debate on the social media.
  • Kendall Jenner steals Balmain as Rihanna arrives in Paris

    PARIS (AP) — Celebrity is in the air at Paris Fashion Week as Rihanna — in a baggy black hoody, shades and sandals — arrived low-key at Charles de Gaulle airport but triggered a paparazzi scrum nonetheless. Meanwhile, Kendall Jenner stole the show at Balmain with actress Jada Pinkett Smith and singer Joe Jonas looking on.

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  • Stanford University researchers analyzed the language in 125 performance reviews from a tech company and found something disturbing

    It's no secret that women's prospects for professional advancement are often dimmer than men's...

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  • Russia making 'grave mistake' in Syria: Turkey's Erdogan 

    Moscow's bombing campaign in Syria is "unacceptable", Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday, warning that Russia was making a "grave mistake". "The steps Russia is taking and the bombing campaign in Syria is unacceptable in any way for Turkey... Unfortunately, Russia is making a grave mistake," Erdogan told a news conference at Istanbul airport before leaving for a visit to France.

  • China beats Philippines 78-67 to win FIBA Asia title

    CHANGSHA, China (AP) — Yi Jianlian combined with youngsters Guo Ailun and Zhou Qi to lead China to a 78-67 win over the Philippines in the FIBA Asia basketball final on Saturday, helping the host nation secure an Olympic slot and finish the continental tournament unbeaten.

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  • Tori Spelling Uses the Excuse of a Lie-Detector Test to Basically Brag About Banging Two Guys on Beverly Hills, 90210

    Never one to pass up an opportunity to trend on Twitter, Tori Spelling is starring in Celebrity Lie Detector this Saturday on Lifetime, which is set to coincide with the 26th anniversary of Beverly Hills, 90210 and Lifetime's airing of The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story. While attached to a lie detector, Tori Spelling admitted that she slept with then-boyfriend Brian Austin Green while she was on the show, but also claims to have slept with another one of her original cast members.
  • Jaw-dropping images give us a first glimpse of Mars' liquid water

    For years, a team of NASA scientists had pondered over the enigmatic dark streaks lining the...

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  • Why the number of heart attack cases are growing

    In the UAE, one in four deaths are attributed to heart attacks. The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) doctors took part in the smart clinic to discuss ways to prevent cardiovascular diseases to mark the World Heart Day 2015. According to World Heart Federation, globally heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women, and in the UAE one in four deaths are attributed to heart attacks.

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  • 'Nobody is ever going to tell you': 3 theories regarding who killed 'The King of Cocaine' Pablo Escobar

    On December 2, 1993, Pablo Escobar, the wealthiest drug kingpin the world has ever seen...

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  • Obama to Putin: The World Is on Our Side

    Asked about his meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin and Putin's subsequent airstrike order against Syrian rebels, a fiery Obama took a shot at his frequent international sparring partner. "Iran and Assad make up Mr. Putin's coalition at the moment.

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  • First Iran hajj dead return -- nine days after stampede

    The first bodies of Iranian pilgrims killed in a stampede at the annual hajj arrived home Saturday -- nine days after the tragedy which sparked anger and criticism of Saudi Arabia. President Hassan Rouhani and other top officials attended a repatriation ceremony for the 104 pilgrims, who were among at least 464 Iranians killed in the September 24 crush. "If it were proved that some (authorities) were guilty in this accident, we will not forgive" the loss of our loved ones, said a sombre Rouhani said, flanked by the heads of the judiciary and parliament as well as the chief of staff of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's office.

  • Asia's largest film festival opens in South Korea

    BUSAN, South Korea (AP) — Asia's largest film festival opened its doors on Thursday for 10 days of screenings that will highlight the region's young talent and its rich heritage.

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  • Medical teams to visit elderly at home

    Comprehensive home care will be provided to the elderly under a new programme launched by the UAE Ministry of Health and announced on Thursday. It will later be expanded to Ras Al Khaimah by the end of 2016, and to Ajman, Umm Al Quwain in 2017. Dr Hussein Abdul Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Undersecretary for Health Centes ande Clinics, said: "These services will provide the elderly with access to the best customised treatments at home after regular visits to specialised care centres.

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  • Merkel urges Europe to protect external borders amid refugee crisis

    By Michelle Martin BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Europe needed to protect its external frontiers as it faces the greatest influx of refugees since World War Two - a crisis that she said was "testing Europe's mettle". Hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants have arrived in Europe this year from the Middle East, Africa and Asia, many fleeing war or poverty. Speaking in a weekly video podcast released on Saturday, Merkel said Europe needed to contribute to dealing with this global challenge.

  • Asia's 'recession barometer' is flashing

    Singapore is in danger of entering recession in the third quarter, in what could be a sign...

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  • Xtouch to highlight new devices

    In addition to mobile devices, Xtouch is unveiling its brand new innovation self-balancing electric scooter S1. Xtouch, a Chinese consumer electronics brand, will launch new mobile devices and a self-balancing electric scooter at the 25th autumn edition of Gitex Shopper. Xtouch products have been sold to over 40 countries, including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, South Africa, Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya.

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  • Nigeria's ex-oil minister Alison-Madueke arrested in London: sources

    By Julia Payne and Felix Onuah LAGOS/ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke was arrested in London on Friday, a source from Nigeria's presidency circle and another with links to her family said. Alison-Madueke was minister from 2010 until May 2015 under former president Goodluck Jonathan, who was defeated by Muhammadu Buhari at the polls in March. Buhari took office in May promising to root out corruption in Africa's most populous country, where few benefit from the OPEC member's enormous energy resources.

  • UAE goes to polls with some citizens still denied vote

    The electoral roll is drawn up by the rulers of the seven states that make up the United Arab Emirates who also appoint the remaining members of the Federal National Council. This year, 224,000 people had the right to vote out of a citizen population of just under one million.

  • LeBron James: 'There's no room for guns'

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James was at home with his three kids when news broke that a 5-month-old girl had been killed in a drive-by shooting — the third fatal shooting of a child in Cleveland in the past month.

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