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    Iran leader backs suggestion to block Gulf oil exports if own sales stopped

    DUBAI: Iran’s supreme leader on Saturday backed President Hassan Rouhani’s suggestion that Iran may block Gulf oil exports if its own exports are stopped, according to his official website. “(Ayatollah Ali Khamenei) said remarks by the president ... that ‘if Iran’s oil is not exported, no regional country’s oil will be exported,’ were important remarks that reflect the policy and the approach of (Iran’s) system,” Khamenei’s website said. Rouhani’s apparent threat earlier this month to disrupt oil shipments from neighboring countries came in reaction to looming US sanctions and efforts by Washington to force all countries to stop buying Iranian oil. Iranian officials have in the past threatened

  • CNN

    Kuwaiti Instagram star slams days off for Filipino domestic workers

    The reforms to Kuwaiti regulations for Filipino domestic workers were sparked by a diplomatic spat between the Philippines and the Gulf country. The murder of a Filipina maid earlier this year prompted Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to ban Filipino workers from traveling to Kuwait. In January, the body of Filipina Joanna Demafelis, 29, was discovered stuffed in the fridge of her Lebanese employer and his wife. Kuwaiti authorities have since sentenced the couple to death. "I will sell my soul to the devil to look for money so that you can come home and live comfortably here," Duterte said after news broke of Demafelis's death. The Philippines President said he was ready to take "drastic

  • BBC News

    'Brazilian butt lift gave me septicaemia'

    A model who travelled to Turkey for a "Brazilian butt lift" has told 5 live that she "could have lost her leg" after the surgery went wrong. 21-year-old Darcie Russell hoped the procedure would help her in the competitive modelling industry, but was rushed into hospital after noticing her hip was red and inflamed. This clip is originally from 5 live Breakfast.

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    Prince George celebrates fifth birthday

    A new official picture of Prince George has been released as he turns five. The eldest child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was photographed in the garden of Clarence House. The picture, showing the prince grinning at something - or someone - off camera, was taken after the christening of Prince Louis. The photographer, Matt Porteous, had also taken private pictures for William and Kate at the christening of two-month-old Louis earlier this month. George was last seen, alongside his siblings and parents, at the christening in The Chapel Royal at St James's Palace. It was the first time the family-of-five had been seen together. George Alexander Louis of Cambridge was born in the private

  • CNN

    Mysterious sarcophagus opened in Alexandria

    (CNN)Egyptian archaeologists have unsealed and opened a mysterious granite sarcophagus discovered on a construction site in Alexandria -- only to find the remains of three mummies in a pool of leaked sewage water. Photos released Thursday evening by Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities show a team of archaeologists climbing down the 16-foot-deep (5 meter) pit and wedging the black sarcophagus open with a wooden plank. An archaeologist at the site, Shabaan Abdul, said that the remains most likely belonged to three military officers, according to a post on the ministry's Facebook page. A ministry official, Aiman Ashmawy Ali, told CNN that the sarcophagus had been found in a previously unexcavated section of one of Alexandria's largest ancient cemeteries.

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    You judge… Is this the worst kick ever in a football match?

    With mid of July behind us, most of the football clubs in Europe are back to routine and preparations are underway for the next football season. In this regard, a match in Hungary- within the qualifying matches for the Champions League on Tuesday night- saw one of the worst scenes of violence ever in a football match. Bryan Melisse of Luxembourg's F91 Dudelange got an instant red card after an extremely messy Kung Fu-like kick against his Hungarian rival Matti Patkai  of Videoton. The hopes of the Luxembourg team, which emerged from the competition after a 2-1 defeat in Hungary, were shattered when their 29-year-old French defender had to leave the game after receiving a red card.

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    Fox News' Kimberly Guilfoyle leaving the network to hit campaign trail with Donald Trump Jr.

    Kimberly Guilfoyle, a Fox News host and longtime network personality, plans to leave her role at the cable news channel, two people familiar with the matter said. Guilfoyle will join Donald Trump Jr., who she is dating, on the campaign trail for the 2018 midterm elections, the people said. It's not yet clear precisely when she plans on stepping down from her role at Fox News. One of the people familiar with Guilfoyle's plans said she would likely take a job at America First Policies, a non-profit organization that works to support President Trump's agenda. The second source said that donors for the group had been actively trying to recruit her. News of Guilfoyle's departure was first reported