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  • Are Katy Perry And John Mayer Back Together Again For The 234th Time?

    Forgive us if you think you’ve heard this one before, but Katy Perry and John Mayer are - you’ve guessed it - back ON. The pair were spotted on holiday in Yellowstone National Park, which isn’t your usual celeb holiday hotspot, and witnesses told The Sun that the on-off-on-off-we’velosttrack couple appeared “head-over-heels” in love. The couple - that’s Katy and John - have been together since 2008, but have broken up more times than we’ve had hot dinners (well, nearly, this is the fourth time they’ve split/reunited and we’ve had at least six hot dinners in that time).

  • US, Philippines to raise territorial row in Malaysia meet

    Despite China's objections, the United States and the Philippines will call for a stop to island-building work, military deployments and other aggressive actions that raise tensions in the disputed South China Sea in an annual diplomatic meeting in Malaysia, officials said Tuesday. Beijing has opposed any mention of the thorny territorial rifts in the meetings of foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and their Asian and Western counterparts.

    Associated Press
  • The hype is building for a fight between Ronda Rousey and the only opponent who has a chance against her

    UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey's last three opponents have lasted a combined 64 seconds. Rousey, the most dominant athlete alive, has been so clinical that fans and experts alike can't think of a single fighter that could even give her trouble ... except for one, Cris "Cyborg" Justino. The possibility of a mega fight between the two fighters took a giant step forward Sunday when, following Rousey's knockout win over Bethe Correia, Justino told Fox Sports' Elias Cepeda she would try her best to meet Rousey's demands of a 135-pound weight limit, if that's what it takes to secure the fight, although she said she would prefer a compromise of 140 pounds.

    Business Insider
  • Mad for Madonna even at P3K-P57K tickets

    Proof: Madonna’s Manila concert at SM Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena on Feb. 24, 2016, is more than six months away, but already, there is much ado about getting tickets now, “before they run out,” a midlevel corporate executive told the Inquirer. It took one week before the official announcement on July 29 that the Manila concert, part of Madonna’s “Rebel Heart” world tour, will have a second night on Feb. 25, 2016, although the Inquirer had reported it in advance (Madonna in Manila confirmed: 2 nights at MOA Arena,, July 1). The decision to hold back the announcement of the second night was a calculated move, sources say, to test if the Philippine market was ready for advance ticket sales, especially for a top concert act like Madonna.

    Philippine Daily Inquirer
  • Saudi King cuts vacation short amid uproar from Cannes locals

    Saudi Arabian King Salman left the south of France for Morocco on Sunday, cutting short a planned three-week stay after a petition from some 150,000 residents over the closure of a public beach outside his villa. A Saudi source said King Salman had arrived in Morocco, saying this was part of his holiday program and had nothing to do with the media coverage that his visit had attracted. Philippe Castanet, a local French government official, added that about half of the king's 1,000-person entourage had left along with him.

    Business Insider
  • Photo of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Body Reportedly Sold for Six Figures

    A photo of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s body has reportedly sold for six figures, a source tells ET. The picture, which was snapped on Friday, July 31 during the private viewing and wake for the 22-year-old daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, shows Bobbi Kristina’s body lying in her casket. A source tells ET the photo was sold to the National Enquirer and that the purchase price went into six figures.

  • Beyonce goes shopping in Birmingham, forks out £200k on a pair of shoes

    Beyonce has spent a frankly ridiculous  £200k on one single pair of shoes. The reported outrageous purchase was made in no other than UK’s answer to Rodeo Drive, Birmingham where bling loving Bey was shopping ahead of a forthcoming video shoot. The glittery heels are the work of British designer Christopher Michael Shellis, also from Birmingham, who offers a 1,000-year guarantee.

  • Former teenage soldier hatches millions from Chinese egg futures

    By Engen Tham SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A decade ago Zhang Xiongjie was a teenage infantryman patrolling China's bleak border with North Korea. Now he stays in swanky hotels and drives a Mercedes Benz CLS - a remarkable rags-to-riches journey achieved in part by dominating one of the most obscure corners of China's unruly financial markets: egg futures. The story of how he earned so much money, so fast - 600 million yuan ($96.63 million), he says, in 2014 - highlights the casino-like nature of China's nascent futures markets, and the vulnerability of such markets to a destabilizing rout.

  • Iran's Ahmadinejad seeks political comeback

    Iran's former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has launched a political campaign ahead of February's parliamentary elections in what could prove a challenge to the moderates behind a landmark nuclear agreement reached last month. Few expect a rerun of Ahmadinejad's surprise victory in the 2005 elections, which kicked off an eight-year presidency marked by confrontation with the West, incendiary rhetoric toward Israel and refusal to compromise on the disputed nuclear program. Many former allies have turned on Ahmadinejad, and two of his former vice presidents have been jailed for corruption.

    Associated Press
  • Thieves on visit visa steal items worth millions

    An American managed to escape, while a Colombian was arrested by the Dubai Police for stealing cash and jewellery worth millions of dirhams in various parts of Dubai. A Canadian complainant told the police he left his villa in the morning to go to Ras Al Khaimah. During interrogation, J.D. reportedly confessed that he and K.F. came from Oman on a visit visa.

    Khaleej Times
  • Rapper Snoop Dogg stopped in Italy airport with $422,000 in cash

    Italian police stopped California rapper Snoop Dogg on Friday as he prepared to board a private plane bound for Britain with $422,000 in cash in his Louis Vuitton luggage, said an Italian lawyer representing the entertainer. In the European Union, the maximum amount of undeclared cash one can take on board a plane is 10,000 euros ($10,986.00). Snoop Dogg, who has been touring Europe after releasing the album "Bush" earlier this year, will have to pay a fine, said Andrea Parisi, his lawyer.

  • Airbus just patented a jet that could fly from London to New York in 1 hour

    In other words, Airbus just patented a hypersonic jet. Airbus expects the jet to reach speeds as high as Mach 4.5 — or 4 1/2 times the speed of sound. According to PatentYogi's Deepak Gupta, this means the Airbus jet could make the trip from London to New York in just one hour.

    Business Insider
  • Dubai's real-estate market is looking vulnerable again

    Dubai's property market looks like it has hit a peak. This after the IMF warned the Dubai government that it could be facing another property bubble due to “unsustainable price dynamics and an eventual correction” in May 2014. Property prices climbed 32% from the first quarter of 2013 to the first quarter of 2014.

    Business Insider
  • Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith's $240 mn divorce?

    Los Angeles, Aug 3 (IANS) After 17 years, star couple Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are reportedly ending their rocky marriage with a secret divorce deal. "For Will and Jada, holding it together these past few years has been tough because their marriage has been on life support for a long time," a source told Meanwhile, Pinkett Smith, 43, seemed to acknowledge Will's notorious wandering eye, telling Howard Stern: "I'm not his watcher.

  • #360transfers: Top 10 most interesting moves in Europe this summer

    This window has been a mad one in terms of major and surprising transfers, particularly from clubs like Manchester United, Liverpool and Inter Milan. One of the world’s finest footballers and purest box-to-box midfielders, Arturo Vidal’s signature has cost Bayern Munich around €40 million. Bayern manager Pep Guardiola is into his third season at the club and is desperate to win the Champions League, having failed in his last two attempts.

  • Mother calls water birth experience a dream come true

    Dubai had its first water birth at Al Zahra Hospital, Al Barsha. Baby Arlo, weighing 3,025 gm, son of Aimee Stevenson and Johnathan Kennaugh, was born in a warm water pool on July 29, under full observation of medical experts, in a method of birthing that has appealed to thousands of women worldwide for many decades. The decision for a water birth was identified by Aimee on her birth plan and the hospital, which opened the water birthing facility a month ago, agreed as she met all the low-risk birthing criteria.

    Gulf News
  • Flight MH370: What we know and what we don't

    Boeing 777 debris found on the island of Reunion appears to prove that missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 crashed in the Indian Ocean, but the cause of the disaster remains unknown. -- We know the plane was piloted by Zaharie Ahmad Shah, 53, a highly respected airman with 33 years of experience at the state flag carrier. Fariq Abdul Hamid, 27, was his co-pilot.

  • Passenger caught with 6.28kg of cocaine in leg cast

    A passenger was caught with 6.28kg of cocaine hidden in a leg cast when he tried to run away after a suspicious airport policeman stopped him at Dubai airport. A policeman was said to have asked the 49-year-old Swedish passenger, A.M., to bring the medical reports from his bag at the luggage belt after the latter claimed that his legs were in a cast because they were fractured. The policeman searched A.M., who had just arrived at Dubai International Airport’s terminal three, when he suspected the passenger who seemed scared and confused as he was sweating a lot.

    Gulf News
  • Marco Rubio has been sinking dramatically in the polls

    (Manuel Balce Ceneta) Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. presides over a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing Republican presidential primary polls have not been looking good lately for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida).  A

    Business Insider
  • UAE hiring activity slows down amid cutbacks

    Companies in the UAE were hiring less in recent months partly due to falling oil prices, with the number of jobs created dropping by one per cent in June from the first quarter of the year. The latest UAE Employment Monitor report by Morgan McKinley showed that the decline in oil prices has slowed the recruitment market in the country, with the number of vacancies offered dropping from 8,213 in the first three months of 2015 to 8,109 in the second quarter. The sustained decline in oil prices has squeezed profit margins of oil and gas businesses not just in the region but around the world, forcing employers to reduce their staff size.

    Gulf News