• Here's what we know about Donald Trump's daughter Tiffany

    Donald Trump is no stranger to the limelight - and neither are his family. Daughter Ivanka is known for her many business ventures, including clothing ranges and books. And his eldest sons, Eric and Donald Jr. are businessmen, following in their father's footsteps. However, as the president's youngest daughter, Tiffany, looks to move to Washington DC this autumn for law school, we take a look at the life of the lesser-known Trump. She is the only daughter of President Trump and his second wife, actress Marla Maples, to whom he was married for six years. Tiffany grew up in California and went to school in Calabasas and boasts over one million followers on social media. This following has led to

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  • Who and where are the Kurds?

    Up to 30 million Kurds, who are mostly Sunni Muslims, do not have an official country or homeland. After the collapse of the Ottoman Empire nearly a century ago, Kurds dispersed into mostly four nations (Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Iran). They have pursued autonomy or independence. In each of the four nations, Kurds have had years of unstable relationships with governments. In 1992, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) was formed by the Kurdistan National Assembly, the first democratically elected parliament in Kurdistan (and in Iraq). The KRG, which is a secular government, is modeled along the lines of a modern independent nation-state in a federation with the rest of Iraq. Today at least 5.2

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  • Nicole Kidman in Cannes: 'I still act like I'm 21'

    Oscar winner Nicole Kidman says she still acts like she's 21 when it comes to acting roles. The star told a Cannes press conference she likes to make "bold" choices, as if she were at the start of her career. Kidman said while she doesn't have to work, she does so because of her passion for cinema. The star of The Killing of the Sacred Deer, in competition at Cannes, said her young children will be banned from seeing the dark psychological thriller. Kidman has two grown-up children from her marriage to Tom Cruise and two younger daughters with her current husband singer Keith Urban. "My (younger) children have very little understanding of what me or my husband do. Their lives are obviously far

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  • Melania interacts with Saudi female workers

    Saudi Gazette report Riyadh — US first lady Melania Trump visited GE’s all women business process service center in Riyadh on Sunday. She was accompanied by Minister of Commerce and Investment Majed Al-Qassabi. During the visit she interacted with Saudi women employees. General Electric won a prestigious award from the US State Department in recognition of its path-breaking initiative in establishing the All-Women Business Process & IT Services Center in Riyadh. The all-women center is a partnership between GE, Saudi Aramco and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS),  employing 1,000 women, 600 of them working on projects for GE. Launched in September 2013, the all-women center celebrated the milestone

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  • Man jailed for pregnant woman attack at Bletchley Co-op

    A "shabby racist" who repeatedly kicked a pregnant Muslim woman, resulting in her losing her unborn baby, has been jailed for almost four years. David Gallacher, 37, of no fixed address, attacked Samsam Haji-Ali, 34, and her husband outside a Co-op in Bletchley, Buckinghamshire, in August. He admitted actual bodily harm, assault by beating and two counts of racially or religiously aggravated assault. The judge called him a "thug and a racist to boot." Aylesbury Crown Court heard Somali Ms Haji-Ali was racially abused by Gallacher in the Water Eaton Road shop on 4 August. He swore at her and said: "You come here with your clown outfit on..." As her husband Abdullah Sulamain, 40, attempted to calm

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  • US warship challenges China's claims in South China Sea

    A US Navy warship sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, the first such challenge to Beijing in the strategic waterway since US President Donald Trump took office. The US patrol, the first of its kind since October, marked the latest attempt to counter what Washington sees as Beijing's efforts to limit freedom of navigation in the strategic waters. US officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said on Wednesday the USS Dewey traveled close to Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands - among a string of islets, reefs and shoals over which China has territorial disputes with its neighbours. The so-called "freedom of navigation operation",

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  • Little Mix win best global act at Kids' Choice Awards

    Little Mix gave a shout out to their fans after their win at the Kids' Choice Awards (KCA). The British girl group won the favourite global music star award in Los Angeles. They performed their hit single Shout Out To My Ex and a version of their song Touch during the ceremony. Collecting their award, Perrie Edwards said: "You're the best fans in the world. We love you more than anything." Other winners of the night included Fifth Harmony, who picked up an award for favourite music group and Shawn Mendes, who won favourite male singer. Selena Gomez took home the award for favourite female singer. The Nickelodeon Kids' Choice awards are famous for soaking celebrities in green slime - and this

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  • Court: Sight Ramadan crescent tomorrow

    Saudi Gazette report Riyadh — The Supreme Court has called on all Muslims throughout the Kingdom to sight the crescent of the holy month of Ramadan on Thursday evening. Whoever sights the crescent by naked eyes or through binoculars should report to the nearest court and register his testimony, the Supreme Court said in a

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  • Philippines’ Duterte heads to Russia in blow to US

    MANILA: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte flew to Russia yesterday to meet his hero, seek arms and steer his nation’s foreign policy further away from longtime ally the United States. The five-day trip will cement a dramatic improvement in relations with Russia since Duterte came to power last year and began unraveling his country’s decades-long alliances with the United States, which he accuses of hypocrisy and bullying. Overdependence on traditional partners has limited our room to maneuver in a very dynamic international arena,” Duterte told reporters before leaving. The trip will also be personal for Duterte, who has described Russian President Vladimir Putin as his “favourite hero” and proclaimed a bond because of mutual passions such as guns and hunting.

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  • The countries that cane their convicts

    Two men are due to be caned in public after they were caught in bed together in Aceh, Indonesia. The men will each receive 85 lashes in public, as punishment under the strict Islamic laws used in Aceh. It is the only Indonesian province where Sharia is in force. According to human rights campaign group Amnesty International, 108 people were punished for various offences in 2015. Their offences ranged from gambling to alcohol, adultery and public displays of intimacy outside of marriage. Pictures of these public punishments - designed to humiliate as much as to injure - show people being led onto a raised platform, and made to kneel or stand as a hooded man beats them with a long, thin cane while

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  • North Korea fires another ballistic missile

    Altitude was key to the test a week earlier, which analysts called North Korea's most successful ever in its quest to develop ballistic missiles that can carry nuclear warheads. MUST WATCH The May 14 test reached an altitude of more than 2,100 kilometers (1,300 miles), according to North Korea. Analysts said that test showed gave North Korea critical information on developing a re-entry vehicle for nuclear warheads and showed Pyongyang had a missile capable of striking the US territory of Guam. A White House official said the projectile in the latest test was a medium-range ballistic missile, a system that North Korea tested in February. Joseph Dempsey, a researcher at the International Institute

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  • Canada's Justin Trudeau photobombs students' prom picture

    Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made an unscheduled appearance in Vancouver on Friday night - jogging through a high school prom photo. The keen sportsman had been out for a run along the Stanley Park Seawall when he passed a group of students in full formalwear. His official photographer Adam Scotti tweeted a picture of the moment, captioned: "Prom season in #Vancouver". At first glance, it appears the PM has pulled off a sly photobomb. But one delighted student told Canada's CBC the group had spied him in shorts and t-shirt, and begged him to join their photo-shoot. "We were just taking photos and hanging around talking, and then Trudeau, he just comes running," Constantine Maragos said.

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  • Nicki Minaj says she'll pay college tuition fees for fans

    Nicki Minaj says she'll pay college tuition fees for fans if they can prove they got straight As. Responding to dozens of requests on Twitter asking for help with money, she said she'll do it again in the future. People sent her screengrabs of report cards and stories of their financial troubles. The majority of the pleas were for less than $1,000 (£770) but she seemed to agree to pay $6,000 (£4600) to one student if he could be prove what it was for. The fan, called Josh, said it was for tuition fees, accommodation, food and books. She joked that if she didn't stop with the donations she wouldn't have "any money left". Around 30 fans were chosen. Earlier this year, Chance The Rapper donated

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  • Migrant crisis: Mediterranean rescue as 34 drown

    At least 34 migrants, some of them young children, have drowned after falling into the sea off the Libyan coast, Italy's coastguard says. The overcrowded boat was carrying about 500 migrants when it suddenly listed, sending about 200 people into the water, a spokesman said. It triggered a frantic operation to search for survivors. The central Mediterranean route for illegal migration to Europe is currently the busiest. More than 50,000 migrants have reached Italy this year. The route is also the most deadly, accounting for the vast majority of the 1,364 people who the UN estimates have drowned in the Mediterranean this year. One report suggested a private humanitarian group, Moas, had begun lifting

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  • Zayn Malik defends Gigi Hadid after 'racist' Snapchat video

    Zayn Malik has defended his girlfriend Gigi Hadid in a single tweet after her sister Bella posted a Snapchat video of her. In it, Gigi holds up a Buddha-shaped cookie, squints her eyes and smiles. Bella has since deleted it after fans called the model racist against Asians. But it's still been widely shared online. Critics were keen to highlight Zayn's Asian heritage, prompting him to defend her. After being questioned by fans about the video, Zayn replied to one saying: "Trust me.. she likes asians ;)". Gigi Hadid was named international model of the year at the 2016 Fashion Awards last December. But this isn't the first time she's been criticised. She had to apologise after co-hosting the American

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  • Kylie Jenner accepts invite to be California teenager's high school prom date

    Kylie Jenner has surprised teenagers at a high school in California by turning up at their prom. The reality star was invited by student Albert Ochoa after his date turned him down. Videos posted on social media show the 19-year-old walking through crowds of people at Rio Americano High School on Saturday night. Kylie snapchatted a photo of herself in a prom dress with friend Jordyn Woods. "TELL ME WHY MY BROTHER TOOK KYLIE JENNER TO PROM 2NIGHT !!!!!!!", she wrote on Twitter. Albert retweeted videos showing him entering the prom with Kylie. Kylie attended high school until the end of ninth grade before being home schooled, and missed out on her own high school prom. She has previously talked

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  • China and Russia are coming for Boeing and Airbus

    China and Russia are teaming up to take on Airbus and Boeing. On Monday, the state-owned commercial aerospace enterprises of both countries formally established the China-Russia Commercial Aircraft International Co., Ltd or Craic. The partnership will develop a new twin-aisle airliner that's meant to compete with the most advanced jets from Boeing (BA) in the U.S. and Airbus (EADSF) in Europe -- the 787 Dreamliner and the A350 XWB, respectively. The new project has backing at the highest levels of both countries. Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin originally penned the agreement to join forces and take on the western jetliner industry in June 2016. There aren't

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  • Manchester attack: What we know so far

    Twenty-two people were killed and 116 injured in a suicide bombing at Manchester Arena. Here's what we know about the attack so far. What happened? Suspected attacker 22-year-old Salman Abedi detonated a home-made bomb in the arena's foyer as crowds were leaving a performance by US singer Ariana Grande just after 22:30 BST on Monday. The blast, between the main arena and neighbouring Victoria station, blew people off their feet and caused widespread panic. Witnesses described hearing an explosion and seeing a flash of fire. Pictures of the aftermath show debris and casualties in the foyer area of the arena. Metal nuts and bolts were strewn around the floor among bodies. The smell of explosives

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  • Thank you, King Salman!

    JEDDAH — Saudis have created a hashtag to thank Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman for the GCC-US and Arab Islamic American summits which they believe highlighted the Kingdom’s position as a center for decision making and political leadership in the Muslim and Arab world. The first to write on the hashtag in relation to the summits was media person Mufarih Al-Shigigi who said, “It is the time to start a hashtag to thank King Salman.” He addressed the King by saying, “You put the Kingdom in spotlight, the center of decision making, leader of combating terrorism and a minaret for human peace.” Commenting on the summit in the same hashtag Fahad Al-Majidi said that by hosting leaders from

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  • Trump in Riyadh: Controversy follows US president

    President Trump is one of the world's most famous Twitter users - and that fact isn't being forgotten during his trip. In addition to his main address he'll also make a short speech at a social media conference in Riyadh. And, not surprisingly, his trip itself is a major social media topic Al Jazeera's Andrew Chappelle reports on the online reaction to the visit.

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