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  • Why FIFA Can't Give the 2022 World Cup to Qatar

    The decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar has been mired in controversy since FIFA made its initial decision in 2010. Qatar beat out its second-place rival, the United States, to win the bid for the World Cup. Qatar is the first country in the Middle East to host the World Cup.

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  • Kuwait names Saudi man as suicide bomber in mosque attack

    Kuwaiti authorities on Sunday identified the suicide bomber behind an attack on a Shiite mosque that killed 27 people as a Saudi citizen who flew into the Gulf nation just hours before blowing himself up. Police have begun making arrests in connection with Friday's bombing, which took place at one of Kuwait's oldest Shiite mosques during midday prayers. An affiliate of the Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the blast in the normally peaceful oil-rich nation.

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  • UAE woman 'sentenced to death for killing US teacher'

    A United Arab Emirates court sentenced an Emirati woman to death on Monday after convicting her of the jihadist-inspired murder of an American teacher, Abu Dhabi newspaper The National reported. Alaa Bader al-Hashemi, 30, was found guilty of stabbing to death teacher Ibolya Ryan, 47, in a shopping mall toilet, as well as "creating a handmade bomb" she placed in front of an Egyptian-American doctor's home, the paper said. The attacks took place within hours of each other in the UAE capital on December 1.

  • 10 Things to Know for Monday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:1. WHOSE CAPTURE ENDS EXHAUSTIVE MANHUNTConvicted murderer David Sweat is shot and taken into custody in northern New York, days after police kill

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  • Family pleads for American's release on margins of Iran talks

    Sarah Hekmati's young son had it all figured out. At this point the family of Amir Hekmati feels it may need superhuman intervention to free the former US Marine, who has been imprisoned in Iran since 2011. "We've been struggling for four years now, and we're just exhausted," Sarah Hekmati told AFP on Sunday, describing how her brother's incarceration has taken its toll on the family with her father now terminally ill, and her young children unable to grasp why their uncle is being held by Iran.

  • Report: World Jewish population nears pre-Holocaust level

    The world's Jewish population has grown to be nearly as large as it was before the Holocaust, an Israeli think tank said in its annual report Sunday. The Jewish People Policy Institute said there are currently 14.2 million Jews in the world. When factoring in individuals with one Jewish parent and others who identify as partially Jewish, the figure approaches 16.5 million — the Jewish population on the eve of World War II. The Nazis and their collaborators killed about 6 million Jews in the Holocaust.

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  • Facebook made a huge move this week that could lead to its next billion-dollar business

    (David Ramos/Getty) Earlier this week, Facebook made a big change to its chat app, Messenger: It's no longer requiring people to have a Facebook account to join. On the surface, that's exciting for people who don't want to join Facebook, but still want

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  • Emirates flight in emergency landing over cockpit smoke

    An Emirates flight from Sydney to Dubai was forced to make an emergency landing in Colombo after smoke was detected in the cockpit. The pilots on board the Airbus A380 issued a ‘may day’ distress call to Colombo when it was 600 kilometres east of the Ski Lankan capital city, according to a report by The National newspaper. The flight landed safely at Bandaranaike International Airport in Colombo 39 minutes after issuing its first distress call.
  • NASA cuts live feed as UFOs fly past earth: Report

    Washington, June 29 (IANS) Mysterious footage reportedly depicting three UFOs racing by our Earth has been a big hit on YouTube. The 4-minute video titled "UFO Mysteries: UFOs, Angels Or Biological Creatures Seen Leaving The Earth?" was uploaded a week ago and has over 214,000 views. The video, reportedly shot from the International Space Station (ISS), shows three unidentified flying objects (UFOs) shooting upward out of Earth's atmosphere, reported.

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  • Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce win big at BET Awards

    As Janet Jackson entered the stage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, Brown screamed loudly, Minaj whipped out her phone to record the moment and Laverne Cox was teary-eyed. The pop star was honored with the Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award as she made one of her first public performances in sometime as she readies a new album and tour this fall. Jackson wasn't the only show stopper Sunday: Diddy dropped it like it's hot at the awards show — figuratively and literally.

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  • Shraddha Kapoor reveals which actress she would love to do a biopic on

    By Jahnavi Patel, Glamsham Editorial Biopics have become like a fad in Bollywood now. We have many biopics to watch out for- from M. S. Dhoni to Mohammad Azharuddin to Neerja Bhanot to Sanjay Dutt and more. When we caught up with Shraddha Kapoor for

  • Felix wins 400 at nationals, unsure if run it at worlds

    Allyson Felix's dalliance with the 400 meters has led to a dilemma of whether she will run the event at worlds or hand off the spot to a teammate. Felix needed just 50.19 seconds — along with a powerful kick and a lean at the finish — to edge Natasha Hastings on a scorching Saturday at the U.S. championships.

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  • Rift with Greece sets Europe into uncharted territory

    By Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe's grand project to bind its nations into an unbreakable union by means of a common currency lurched into uncharted waters after EU governments refused funding to save Greece from defaulting on its debts. While finance ministers of the other 18 euro zone states chorused their insistence that Greece would remain inside the bloc, exasperation with the leftist government's decision to reject creditors' final offer and instead call a referendum was manifest and some officials spoke privately of expelling Athens. "They were playing poker," said Austrian Finance Minister Hans Joerg Schelling after the Eurogroup that runs the currency met on Saturday without their Greek counterpart to discuss how to limit the fallout.

  • Paedophile jailed after abducting schoolgirl

    London, June 28 (IANS) A paedophile maths teacher jailed after he abducted an underage schoolgirl and ran away to France with her now wants to rekindle his relationship when he is released. Jeremy Forrest, at the time a married maths teacher, was jailed for five and a half years in June 2013 for abducting and having sex with his vulnerable pupil.

  • Saudi's Almarai says gets final 790 mln riyal bakery fire compensation

    Almarai, the Gulf's largest dairy company, said the final amount of compensation it would receive from its insurer after a fire at one of its bakeries last year was 790 million riyals ($210.6 million), according to a bourse filing on Sunday. The Saudi Arabian company had already received 250 million riyals from Arabian Shield Cooperative Insurance Co in late March, which it booked in its first-quarter results. This March award would be offset against the amount agreed with the insurer on June 27, which was net of policy excesses, Almarai said in its statement.

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  • Dalai Lama joins Patti Smith on Glastonbury festival stage

    One of the most talked-about appearances at Britain's Glastonbury music festival wasn't a singer or rocker — it was the Dalai Lama. The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader joined singer Patti Smith on stage Sunday, where she led the crowd to sing "Happy Birthday" to mark his 80th birthday next week.

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  • More than 500 injured as fire hits Taiwan water park party

    A fire on a music stage spread into a crowd of spectators at a Saturday night party at a Taiwan water park, injuring more than 500 people, including eight in critical condition, authorities said Sunday. The fire was sparked by an accidental explosion of a colored theatrical powder thrown from the stage in front of about 1,000 people, the fire agency and local media said. The powder for the one-time event called "Color Play Asia" ignited along the ground, mainly burning people's lower bodies, said Wang Wei-sheng, a liaison with the New Taipei City fire department command center.

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  • Saudi builder Khodari delays submitting rights issue proposal to July

    Saudi Arabia's Abdullah Abdul Mohsin al-Khodari and Sons said on Sunday its proposal for a capital increase would be submitted to the market regulator during July, a month later than originally outlined. The company didn't elaborate on the reason for the delay, except to say it was still in the process of preparing the application to the Capital Market Authority with its financial adviser GIB Capital. The builder announced in November it planned a 500 million riyal ($133 million) rights issue to help expand its business, adding in March it would submit the proposal by end-June.

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  • Yoel Romero gives bizarre religious rant after win over Lyoto Machida, later apologizes

    Yoel Romero put on a career-defining performance on Saturday against former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. It was a beautiful trip takedown that placed Machida on his backside and Romero followed it up with a succession of brutal elbows that had the Brazilian’s head bouncing off the mat. Now undefeated in all six of his UFC outings, Romero put on a performance against Machida that should have stolen the show.

  • Ronnie Ricketts indicted for graft

    Actor and Optical Media Board (OMB) chair Ronnie Ricketts and four other officials of his antipiracy team were indicted in the Sandiganbayan on Thursday for allegedly returning seized pirated video discs to a private firm suspected of manufacturing the fake products.

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