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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.

  • 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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  • Kim Kardashian Gets Defensive With Caitlyn Jenner: 'Don't Bash Us On Your Way Up'

    Speaking with her friend, Caitlyn admits that Khloe Kardashian is upset because she didn't like the Vanity Fair article. The promo then cuts to Kim offering up some tough love to Caitlyn. In June, Kim chatted with ET about Caitlyn, but made no mention of family drama.

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  • Former ISIS fighter explains why he joined the terror army — and why he left after just 3 days

    A former Islamic State militant recently spoke with NBC news about his experience fighting with the group in Syria — and why he surrendered after just three days on the frontlines. The man, a 24-year-old single father and college dropout who traveled from New York back to his native Turkey, told NBC what has become a familiar story. This is a common profile among those recruited by the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, who are often young men (and women) seeking purpose and identity.

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  • UAE hikes petrol prices 24%, cuts diesel 29%

    The United Arab Emirates will hike the retail price of petrol by 24 percent but prices will still be low by international standards, a government committee announced on Tuesday. The UAE, one of the world's leading petroleum producers, decided last week to end subsidies on fuel, a move that is expected to save billions of dollars a year. Fuel prices in the federation are already the highest of any of the six Gulf Arab states but still among the lowest in the world because of the heavy subsidy.

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  • Arab female bodybuilder looks abroad for recognition

    Flexing her muscles in defiance of the Gulf's conservative cultural stereotypes, bodybuilder Haifa Musawi has lost all hope of pumping iron for Bahrain so now is looking elsewhere for recognition. The 32-year-old began working out a decade ago after finding a personal trainer to help her overcome obesity -- a widespread problem in the oil-rich region. "I had a problem with obesity and I used to like bodybuilding," says Musawi, a square-jawed woman with curly hair pulled back in a tight ponytail.

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  • Bugaboo Pushchair Photo Sparks Outrage Among Mums: What Do You Make Of It?

    A photo of a model running while pushing her baby in a buggy has caused quite a stir. The image, released by top pushchair brand Bugaboo, shows Dutch model Ymre Stiekema running with her two-year-old daughter Lymée – who’s strapped into the new Runner model. “See how model and mum Ymre Stiekema stays fit and healthy with the Bugaboo Runner,” the caption accompanying the Amsterdam-based company’s campaign reads.

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  • 'Dead in water' U.S. team expects slow start in Kazan

    USA Swimming was rubbing its hands with glee when it announced a squad packed full of gold medal winners and record breakers for the 2015 world championships, but that was a year ago and the team that lands in Kazan may need time to fire on all cylinders. Twelve months can be an eternity in the pool and while Katie Ledecky and Ryan Lochte take huge reputations to Russia, the form they were in then and where they are now are likely to be poles apart. Normally U.S. teams arrive at major global meets battle hardened and razor sharp from do-or-die qualifying events but for Kazan, a group picked from results at last year's national and Pan Pacific championships has left swimmers idling.

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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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  • 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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  • 7 Famous Bollywood Actresses Who Dated Cricketers But Never Got Married To Them

    While Yuvraj was maintaining his ‘just good friends’ stance, one could simply not ignore his great chemistry with these actresses. While his relationship with Kim was steady and long (sadly it did not go anywhere), with Deepika it was fairly short-lived.

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  • Nigaar Khan's Wedding Look Out: Inside Pictures Of Gauahar Khan Enjoying Sister's Dubai Wedding

    The wedding bells have finally rung for Indian television’s favourite vamp and Gauahar Khan’s beloved sister, Nigaar Khan. On July 23, 2015, Nigaar tied the knot with her long-time boyfriend, Khayyam Sheikh, in a destination wedding in Dubai. The wedding

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Most Embarrassing Movie Poster Photoshop Fails

    Sex and the City 2 As you’d expect, the film’s four creaking leads have been airbrushed to within an inch of their pampered lives in the poster. What we weren’t prepared for, and what’s disturbing us very much indeed, is the fact that Kim Cattral’s got

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  • LeBron James on how long he'd last against Ronda Rousey: 'As long as she wanted me to last'

    When UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey called out Floyd Mayweather in her ESPY acceptance speech, “Rowdy” unquestionably added a few more fans to her corner. Four-time NBA league MVP LeBron James was not one of them – that’s because he was

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  • One Direction Share On The Road Again Tour Diary - AND WE LOVE IT

    As much as we all wish that we could be on tour with One Direction at all times, the practicality of life says that we can’t. Which is why we were so ruddy excited when we saw that they had released an all-too-brief behind the scenes video diary from their On The Road Again tour. Narrated by Liam Payne and Niall Horan (Does this mean we have a Larry one to look forward to??), the boys talk us through their pre-show routine, and if you thought it was all laying-around-with-facemasks-on then you are in for a bit of a shock.

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  • Dubai files first case under anti-hate law

    The Saudi national reportedly made offensive remarks against the UAE on his social media accounts. A Saudi national will become the first man to be charged under the new anti-hate law issued by the UAE last week. The man reportedly made offensive remarks against the UAE on his social media accounts.

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  • 'I am busy, call me later,' police officer's last words

    Kapurthala (Punjab), July 27 (IANS) "I am busy, call me later." These were the last words Punjab's Superintendent of Police Baljit Singh told his eldest daughter Ravinder Kaur on Monday morning before terrorists killed him in Gurdaspur district. 'I am busy, call me later' was his only reply," Ravinder Kaur told reporters here. Singh was inducted into Punjab Police in 1984 on compassionate grounds after the death of his father Achar Singh, who was also employed with the police.

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  • Scott Disick Parties With Blonde “Cowbabes” During Canadian Nightclub Appearance

    Scott Disick, who has previously battled substance abuse and split from longtime girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian earlier this month after being spotted cosying up to his former lover, Chloe Bartoli, in the South of France, is officially back on the party scene. This was just one day after he had gone to lunch with Kourt and the kids, so it’s hardly surprising that he faced some backlash on Twitter when he announced the 24th July appearance. The photo that has been shared on the nightclub’s official Instagram page is captioned, “Scott Disick partying with our cowbabes! #cowboyscalgary #thathappened”…We wonder how Kourtney feels about that happening.

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