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Waiting on the runway in terrible weather, this is probably not what you want to see happen.

  • Nicki Minaj To Open MTV VMAs, Justin Bieber Also Set To Perform

    Not only will this year’s MTV VMAs be packed full of awards, crazy red carpet outfits and Miley Cyrus’ unpredictable hosting, but it’ll also have more incredible performances than a jamboree - starting with an amazing show opener from Nicki Minaj. Yep, despite criticising MTV for their nominations, the 32-year-old will be the first act on Sunday’s stage, and something tell us it will be out of this world.

    Rachel Pilcher
  • How to Double Your Money Every 3.5 Years

    In a recent study, a group of University professors show how 539 individual investors were able to consistently double their money every 3.5 years.

  • Air guitarists strum out for the world title in Finland

    OULU, Finland (AP) — In a sweaty, dark, clubhouse in northern Finland, people were jerking, jumping and screaming into the early hours Friday while moving their fingers with precision through the air.

    Associated Press
  • Kim Kardashian: ‘I Didn’t Want To Smile For The Nasty Paps Who Called Me Fat’

    It’s no secret that Kim Kardashian massively struggled during her first pregnancy, with the haterz unable to resist slagging her off for gaining a bit of weight while she was, y’know, growing an actual human inside her body. Now, two years after her first media pregnancy battle, Kim is expecting her second child with husband Kanye West and appears to be enjoying the nine months a lot more than she did the first time round. Speaking to C Magazine, the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star explained: “I couldn’t help it, and everyone would say, ‘She can’t stop eating.’ I delivered at 180, and they were like, 'She’s 210 pounds.

    Stephanie Soteriou
  • US to Iran: Release Hekmati from 'unjust detention'

    US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday urged Iran to free Amir Hekmati, an American who served as a US Marine, from four years of "unjust detention." Saturday marks the fourth anniversary of Hekmati's imprisonment on what Kerry called "false espionage charges" while Hekmati was visiting relatives in the Islamic republic. "We repeat our call on the Iranian government to release Amir on humanitarian grounds," Kerry said in a statement. "And as befits a former Marine, Amir has shown tremendous courage in the face of this unjust detention." Kerry reiterated his government's call for Iran to release two other Americans.

    AFP
  • Agent in Dubai swindles millions, disappears

    Eighty employees were hired by the agency which was registered with Dubai's Real Estate Regulatory Agency as a brokerage. The Dubai Police issued an arrest warrant on Thursday against a British man, who owned Dubai-based property agency S&K Estate Agents, better known as Smith & Ken, for embezzling millions of dirhams and failing to pay the company's nearly 80 employees for three months.

    Khaleej Times
  • #1 Reason Not To Buy A New Computer

    Find out the real reason behind slow computers!

  • Libyan drownings, truck of corpses drive up migrant toll

    By Karin Strohecker and Ahmed Elumami EISENSTADT, Austria/TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Austria said on Friday 71 refugees, including a baby girl, were found dead in an abandoned freezer truck, while Libya recovered the bodies of 105 migrants washed ashore after their overcrowded boat sank on its way to Europe. Both tragedies were a result of a renewed surge in migrants fleeing war and poverty that has confronted Europe with its worst refugee crisis since World War Two. The International Organization for Migration said it estimated a third of a million people had crossed the Mediterranean so far this year to wash up in southern Europe.

    Reuters
  • Taylor Swift probably won't be at Apple's big September 9 event, but these artists could be

    Sorry, Swifties: It looks like pop idol Taylor Swift won't be celebrating her renewed...

    Business Insider
  • UAE's VAT plan 'unlikely to result in expat exodus'

    Plans to introduce a value added tax (VAT) and corporation tax in the UAE is unlikely to deter foreign investors from establishing a commercial presence in the country, according to a firm which helps foreign companies set up in the region. The Links Group, a UAE-based provider of commercial facilitation and advisory services, said the move is a sign of a maturing market, adding that a low tax environment is unlikely to result in an exodus of expatriates. John Martin St Valery, founding partner of The Links Group said: "Plans to introduce a federal tax system have been mooted for some time now as the UAE steps up efforts to consolidate non-oil revenues.

    ArabianBusiness.com
  • Miley Cyrus Insists: I’m Not In A Relationship

    Despite rumours that she’s dating model Stella Maxwell, Miley Cyrus has insisted that she is very much single. Yep, Miley’s just being Miley for the time being, and doesn’t have room in her busy schedule for a significant other – supermodel or otherwise. Speaking to Elle magazine, the star confirmed that she is ‘not in a relationship’ right now.

    Amy Nickell
  • 5 Cheapest Countries to Retire to

    America is cold and expensive. Get out of the country during winter (or all-year round) and live in one of these five places to make small social security payments last longer.

    Investopedia
  • This photo sums up the slow-motion tragedy unfolding in Europe

    Over the last two months, the number of refugees arriving to Europe has reached staggering new...

    Business Insider
  • Lindsay Lohan ‘Paints Nails And Plays On Phone’ During Friend’s Wedding Ceremony

    Lindsay Lohan has been accused of ‘painting her nails and playing on her phone’ throughout a friend’s wedding ceremony in a whole load of new super sneaky ‘source’ reports just in. Attending the four-day wedding celebration of Justin Etzin and Lana Zakocela in Florence, the Hollywood type is accused of causing all sorts of DRAMZ in today’s New York Times. “Lindsay was painting her nails during the ceremony and looking at her phone,” a spy told Page Six.

    Amy Nickell
  • Federer eyeing a win for the ages at U.S. Open

    The U.S. Open has long been a tournament for the 20-something set but an in-form Roger Federer is looking to break that trend at the year's final grand slam. In the last three-plus decades only Pete Sampras in 2002 and Jimmy Connors in 1983 won the men's side of the tournament at Flushing Meadows in their 30s. Now here comes 34-year-old Federer, fresh off an impressive win on the hardcourts in Cincinnati.

    Reuters
  • Waters off second Hawaii beach fouled by partially treated sewage

    Hawaii health authorities have posted warnings of a sewage spill at a popular beach once proposed to be renamed after President Barack Obama, marking the second time this week that a well-known stretch of Oahu's shoreline has been hit by such a mishap. About 1 million gallons of wastewater that ran through a treatment plant without being disinfected flowed into the ocean on Tuesday off Sandy Beach, a favorite spot for body surfers on the east end of the island, roughly 15 miles from Honolulu. The discharge prompted the state Health Department to post advisories along more than a mile of coastline, including Sandy Beach, Allison Nunnally, an environmental health specialist for the agency, said on Thursday.

    Reuters
  • Xi just changed the rules of the game in China — and that makes things scarier for everyone

    The rules of engagement have changed in China. There was a time when loyalty to the party, and...

    Business Insider
  • Russia's MTS teams up with Google to promote mobile Internet

    Russia's biggest mobile phone operator MTS said on Friday it had teamed up with Google Inc to help grow the use of mobile Internet and will get a share of the search site's advertising revenues in Russia. Under a strategic agreement, MTS will feature Google's voice search in its ad campaigns and retail stores, and a relevant application will be pre-installed on the main screen of Google's Android-based smartphones sold in the MTS retail chain. "MTS will share with Google the cost of mobile Internet promotion and get money from Google's search services under a revenue-sharing scheme," an MTS spokesman said.

    Reuters
  • Yemeni government says to mount battle for Sanaa within eight weeks

    By Jake Rashbass CAIRO (Reuters) - Yemeni government forces intend to launch the battle for Sanaa within two months and steps are already under way to break the grip of Houthi fighters who controlled the capital for nearly a year, said the country's exiled foreign minister. "(The battle for Sanaa will begin) within eight weeks, God willing. It has really already begun in the resistance within Sanaa, which is mobilizing," Yemeni Foreign Minister Reyad Yassin Abdulla told Reuters in an interview during a visit to Cairo.

    Reuters
  • Radhika Apte's 'Kaun Kitney Paani Mein' Character Is Similar To Shah Rukh Khan's 'Swades' Role

    In Ashutosh Gowariker's Swades, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan had played a talented engineer working for NASA, who comes back to his hometown in India and ends up using his knowledge for the betterment of his village. Talking about her character, Radhika said, “In the play, I play a girl from a small village, who goes to the city to study and comes back to her hometown because she wants to use her knowledge to help in the development of her village.” Needless to say, this reminded us of Khan's Mohan Bhargava character from Swades.

    Movie Talkies
  • Forbes: Mall tycoon Henry Sy tops Philippines' rich list

    Property, retail and banking tycoon Henry Sy whose conglomerate owns the chain of SM Supermalls in his country and China has retained the title of the Philippines' richest person for the eight consecutive ...

    Associated Press
  • MERS infections continue in capital

    The Ministry of Health announced on Friday that two more people were infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus. While no deaths were announced, the virus has already killed 26 people in just two weeks, from Aug. 16 to 28, the highest spike in cases in recent times, all likely caused by transmission of the virus at Riyadh’s National Guard Hospital. There have now been 79 cases of new infections reported in Riyadh since Aug. 16, most of them from the National Guard hospital.

    Arab News