• Watch: Saudi heat causes manhole cover to shake

    Sunday, 24 July 2016 To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading your web browser From Saudi Arabia we received a video depicting a manhole cover

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  • How people in Turkey feel, one week on

    "State of emergency means military rule and so does the coup, so what is the difference? I don't know who was behind the coup. You want to believe it was Fethullah [Gulen] because there were so many dead and injured. But then you see tens of thousands of government personnel had their jobs taken away." Ridvan, a 26-year-old cook "Those who did this to us are in the wrong. But Turkey will deliver unto them justice, God willing. The state of emergency doesn't make me concerned. This is a coup that was against Turkey in its entirety. We will make them all pay for their actions. This coup won't affect my daily life." Ali, a 70-year-old teacher "I'm worried because the people's freedoms will be limited.

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  • Why ice cream won't help your sunburn but oatmeal will

    After catching some rays on the hottest day of the year, some of us may be feeling a bit pink today. Obviously the best way to avoid sunburn is to wear sunscreen but what if you forgot and got burnt? There's lots of advice on what to do and some of it can be a bit misleading. Newsbeat's been speaking to Dr Nisith Sheth from the British Skin Foundation who tells us what is good - and what isn't - for burnt skin. Ice cream When your skin is burning up, it may be tempting to cool off with the coldest thing you can find on the beach. But Dr Nisith Sheth says putting ice cream on your skin is not a good idea. "Whilst the cooling affect of the ice cream may reduce the inflammation, the contents of

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  • 'Our dead son loved life

    The parents of a 25-year-old man who died in a car crash are calling for tougher punishments for dangerous drivers. Joseph Brown-Lartey was killed in 2014, after 18-year-old Addil Haroon ploughed into his car at 80mph, in a 30mph zone. Addil Haroon was given six years, after admitting causing death by dangerous driving. Joseph's parents have taken the their son's wrecked car down to Parliament, because they don't think that's fair. "Joseph just loved life," his dad Ian told Newsbeat, "he was always out there, supporting people, supporting his friends." "He was a loveable, loveable character," his mum Dawn added, "he was a beautiful boy." A day before the crash, Addil Haroon sent his friends a

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  • Meet Hijarbie, the hijab-wearing Barbie becoming a star on Instagram

    A hijab-wearing Barbie has become a star on Instagram. The iconic doll has been given a makeover by a Nigerian Muslim blogger and medical scientist, Haneefah Adam. She started posting photos of "Hijarbie" two months ago. Haneefah told Mic the idea came when she got thinking about "how I'd actually like to see a doll dressed up like I would have - covered up". Haneefah makes the mini hijabs and dresses herself. The 24-year-old says she is working on making hijarbies available for sale soon. Haneefah says she'd like to dress up a black doll but she couldn't find different Barbie types in Nigeria. Last month, toymaker Mattel announced it was adding new body shapes and skin tones to the Barbie range.

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  • Islamic State group: Crisis in seven charts

    In 2014 militants from so-called Islamic State (IS) seized large parts of Syria and Iraq, putting as many as 10 million people under their control. In June of that year, the jihadist group overran the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, and then moved southwards towards Baghdad, routing Iraq's army and threatening to eradicate the country's many ethnic and religious minorities. Two months later, after the militants advanced on the Iraqi Kurdish city of Irbil, the US launched air strikes on IS positions in Iraq. A multinational coalition led by the US extended the air campaign to Syria that September. Since then, IS has lost approximately 40% of the populated territory it once held in Iraq, and 10-20%

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  • China scores diplomatic victory, avoids criticism from ASEAN - Other bloc's members are victims actions

    VIENTIANE, LAOS: China scored an unequivocal diplomatic victory yesterday, preventing Southeast Asia’s main grouping from criticizing it for territorially expanding in the South China Sea, even though some of the bloc’s members are victims of Beijing’s actions. After hectic negotiations, the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations issued a watered-down rebuke that amounted to less than a slap on the wrist, and exposed the deep divisions in a regional body that prides itself on unity. In a joint communiquÈ released after their talks, the foreign ministers of ASEAN said only that they “remain seriously concerned over recent and ongoing developments” in the South China Sea. The statement did not mention China by name in referring to the developments.

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  • The Bernie Sanders supporters now backing Hillary Clinton for US president

    Austin is a Democrat island in a Republican state - a very liberal city in the middle of the extremely traditional, conservative Texas. Hillary Clinton is now pretty certain to be the Democratic candidate for US president, ahead of the more left of centre Bernie Sanders. Over the course of the campaign, Sanders became a hero among younger voters - promising a fairer system and a fresh start. So how do young Democrats in Austin feel about Hillary? Roland rides a pedicab and earns a living picking up and dropping off tourists around Austin. He tells Newsbeat: "Everyone who's young likes Bernie Sanders because he wants to legalise weed, and he marched with Martin Luther King back in the day." Roland

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  • Love Island will return for a third series

    Good news for fans of Love Island - ITV has announced it will be back next year. Bosses have ordered a third season of one of the summer's most talked about shows. Its second run is thought to have doubled last year's viewing figures, with an average of 1.3 million people watching each episode. "We can't wait to do it all again next year," said ITV Studios creative director Richard Cowles. Although the series officially finished last night with Nathan Massey and Cara De La Hoyde crowned champions, it will return for a special episode on Sunday 17 July. Love Island: Heading Home will follow the islanders as they're reunited at the wrap party. Which will no doubt mean clashes as exes come face-to-face

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  • Saudi researcher wins $3.5m in defamation suit

    BOSTON: A jury in Boston ordered the payment of $3.5 million to visiting Saudi researcher at Harvard University.Hayat Sindi had filed a defamation suit against a woman and her mother, who had publicly accused Sindi of forging her educational qualifications. Sindi's lawyer said she filed the case against Samia El-Moslymani and her mother Ann, 77, saying: “The daughter and her mother were engaged in a campaign to embarrass and humiliate her and destroy her by publicly spreading lies on the Internet, social media and e-mails.” The comments made by Samia and her mother were lies, the lawyer said. He pointed out that with the decision, Sindi could resume her efforts to promote sciences and entrepreneurship

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  • Shakespeare Lives - Ballet, Opera and the Bard

    Great music and performance from the world of ballet and opera, presented by Ore Oduba. We join Royal Ballet stars Lauren Cuthbertson and Edward Watson as they rehearse The Winter’s Tale. Also featured; the potion scene from Kenneth MacMillan’s classic Romeo and Juliet and music from Verdi’s two great Shakespearean operas Otello and Falstaff. Watch live and on demand via the BBC Live page

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  • Eurovision: Why Norway's Agnete is open about her mental health struggles

    When she's on stage, Norway's Eurovision entry, Agnete, is confident and assured. Offstage, the 21-year-old singer struggles daily with depression. She's now cancelled all interviews in the run-up to the contest. "We made room for her to focus," says Stig Karlsen, the head of Norway's Eurovision delegation. "She's a strong, intelligent girl who's taking control of her own situation." Third party content may contain ads. "She's been open about her bipolarity and health issues because it's not that common to talk about it." "I think she's an inspiration," Karlsen adds. "In Norway, she's very successful and she's a role model for dealing with her challenges." Agnete's performing her single Icebreaker

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  • England bounces back, ties series

    MANCHESTER — James Anderson, Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes took three wickets apiece as England completed a thumping 330-run win over Pakistan on the fourth day of the second Test at Old Trafford Monday. Chasing a mammoth 565 for victory, Pakistan found batting no easier second time round and was dismissed for 234 in the final session as England leveled the four-match series at 1-1. ”It’s quite nice to bounce back and play like that,” said captain Alastair Cook. “You have to consign the last test to the bin. ”Joe Root’s performance, stepping up to number three in the order from four, was so controlled. We all know what a world-class player he is, he didn’t put a foot wrong.” Root was named the

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  • China shuts several online news sites for independent reporting

    China has shut down several online news operations amid a crackdown on political and social news reporting, local media report. News services run by some of China's biggest online portals, including Sina, Sohu, NetEase and iFeng, were shut for publishing independent reports instead of official statements, the media said. The sites had seriously violated reporting rules, officials said. China has tightened controls on online communications in recent years. Most Chinese news sites are prohibited from gathering or reporting on political or social issues themselves, and are instead meant to rely on reports published by official media, such as state news agency Xinhua. However, many news organisations

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  • Saudi Arabia vs Dubai: The 2020 Race For The World’s Tallest Tower

    It seems like Dubai is bored of smashing Guinness World Records, as flagship developer Emaar Properties announces plans to construct the world’s tallest tower, surpassing the Burj Khalifa that currently holds the current world record, but will Saudi Arabia steal the title? The race is on as property developer Emaar has announced plans to build a new tower, with an estimated cost of $1 billion, that will stand a ‘notch’ taller than 830-metre Burj Khalifa. The proposed project expects completion by 2020, which coincidentally will be the same year that Dubai will host the World Expo Trading Fair. The announcement explained that Spanish-Swiss architect Santiago Calatrava Valls is expected to devote

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  • Rita Ora confirms she's leaving The X Factor

    Rita Ora has confirmed that she's leaving The X Factor. The singer, who joined the show last year, tweeted: "I had a ball on The X Factor last year and will miss the team. "@simoncowell can't wait to work with you again... I'll be round for dinner soon. Thank you for the experience & love X" Rita took on the role after moving from The Voice UK, which is moving from the BBC to ITV. The singer mentored the girls category and went on to win the show with her act, Louisa Johnson. In a statement ITV told Newsbeat: "Rita brought a great energy to the show last year and did a brilliant job mentoring the girls' category, leading Louisa to victory. "We wish her all the best with her music and film plans

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  • Exodus of professionals reshapes QatarQatar Daily Star

    Like other Gulf states heavily contingent on appetite sales, Qatar – a world’s tip liquefied healthy gas exporter – has sought to pillow a impact of reduce oil prices on a finances by lifting application bills and slicing spending. Companies in Qatar that rest on supervision contracts are feeling a splash and are frozen salaries and terminating contracts of ostracise engineers, lawyers and consultants from countries including Britain, France, a United States and India. Businesses that rest on a tradition of veteran unfamiliar workers with their tax-free salaries and disposable income, including restaurants like Habib’s, private schools, automobile dealerships and offered malls, could onslaught to survive. In 2015 state-run Qatar Petroleum let some-more than 1 000 unfamiliar workers go as partial of restructuring, according to a appetite minister.

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  • The Saudi FM’s response to Iranian slander

    The Iranian consul in Belgium tried to tamper with history. He wanted to throw dust in the eyes when he spoke of Saudi Arabia’s supposed involvement with Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). However, the only proof he found is that Al-Qaeda’s late leader Osama bin Laden was Saudi. It is akin to the consul accusing Britain, France, Germany and the United States of supporting ISIS because their citizens are among its ranks. The absence of wisdom from Iranian politics has worsened regional problems. Tehran thinks if it tells the same lies again and again, people will eventually believe it Turki Aldakhil State relations Last Update: Tuesday, 26 July 2016 KSA 12:21 - GMT 09:21

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  • 7 Gadgets The World Never Needed

    It seems like every day some new technological wonder pops into existence, totally reinventing some aspect of 21st Century life. Especially since the advent of smartphones, bajillions of gadgets have come out, taking advantage of the tiny supercomputers in our pockets. Still, for every smartwatch or wireless speaker that comes out, there are thousands of gadgets no one ever needed.  Oh, America, your love affair with firearms is funny and scary at the same time. Not only do some of them demand it is their right to possess military grade firepower, but now they want to be able to pack heat without anyone being able to notice. Ideal Conceal has created a .308 caliber double barrel pistol that can

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  • Two Muslim Women Kicked Off JetBlue Flight for ‘Staring’ at Flight Attendant

    In what would have been a shocking but is now an all-too-familiar Islamophobic incident, two Muslim women were led off a passenger plane as a flight attendant did not like the way the women ‘stared’ at her, according to DailyMail. On Saturday, two Muslim women in hijabs onboard JetBlue Flight 487 between Boston and Los Angeles were escorted out of the airliner by police as one of the flight attendants was concerned about the way the two women were looking at her. A video showing the two women being escorted out for questioning was posted on YouTube on Monday by Mark Frauenfelder, taken by his friend Sharon Kessler. In regards to the incident, Kessler told DailyMail that "it was a terrible moment

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