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  • 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.

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  • 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, lifestyle.inquirer.net, 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
  • Kim Kardashian’s Daughter North Holds Hands With Kourtney’s Son Mason As They Attend A Birthday Party

    Kim Kardashian’s daughter North and Kourtney’s son Mason have been showing that the Kardashian Kontingent’s close bond is stronger than ever, walking along hand-in-hand after attending a birthday party. Nori also wore a white top with silver writing on it, teamed with acid wash denim shorts and white vans, with her hair tied into a little bun.

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  • Some Americans refuse to give up on Confederate flag

    Many Americans assumed the Confederate flag was retired for good after governors in South Carolina and Alabama removed it from their statehouses this summer and presidential candidates from both parties declared it too divisive for official display. "You can't take it out on the flag — the flag had nothing to do with it," said Ralph Chronister, who felt inspired to dig out his old Confederate flag, which is decorated with a bald eagle, and hang it from his weather-beaten front porch on a heavily traveled street in Hanover, Pennsylvania. An uncomfortable tolerance of the Confederate flag in mainstream society was upended in June when photos circulated on the Internet revealing that a young white racist charged with killing nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina, had posed with the Confederate symbol.

    Associated Press
  • 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
  • 13-year jail sentence, 2,000 lashes for man who raped daughter

    The General Court in Jeddah sentenced a father to 13 years in jail and 2,000 lashes of the whip for raping his daughter over a five-year period. The court dismissed the demands of the public prosecutor for the death sentence, Ayn Al-Yom online daily reported

    Saudi Gazette
  • Bobby Brown’s Wife Rushed To Hospital After Bobbi Kristina’s Funeral

    Musician Bobby Brown was faced with more heartache after he lay 22-year-old Bobbi Kristina to rest yesterday, with his wife, Alicia Etheredge, being rushed to hospital after suffering a seizure. According to TMZ reports, mere hours after saying goodbye to his daughter at her funeral, Bobby’s wife, who had given birth to their daughter Bodhi, earlier this month, had to be taken to hospital via ambulance as paramedics rushed to help her. Thankfully, Alicia was able to make a recovery and Bobby is expected to attend Bobbi Kristina’s burial in New Jersey tomorrow.

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  • Country singer Lynn Anderson, best known for 'Rose Garden,' dead at 67

    By Tim Ghianni NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Reuters) - Country music singer Lynn Anderson, best known for her 1970 Grammy-winning smash hit "Rose Garden," has died of a heart attack at a hospital in Nashville, her publicist said on Friday. Anderson, who had recently returned from a trip to Italy, was admitted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Thursday for treatment of pneumonia and died later in the day, spokesman Mark Logsdon said. “Lynn is blooming in God’s rose garden now,” fellow country star Dolly Parton said after learning of Anderson's death.

    Reuters
  • Saudi Arabian king leaves France after holiday controversy

    NICE/DUBAI (Reuters) - 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.

    Reuters
  • Blatter gives up IOC membership as FIFA exit nears

    By Karolos Grohmann KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - FIFA President Sepp Blatter was relieved of his International Olympic Committee ex officio membership on Monday, seven months before he will be replaced as the head of football's governing body, IOC President Thomas Bach said on Monday. Blatter would ordinarily have been re-elected for another eight-year term as a procedural matter at the ongoing IOC Session in Malaysia, along with more than a dozen other members, but would be required to stand down when he left FIFA at the end of February. The 79-year-old Swiss was re-elected for a fifth term as FIFA president in Zurich on May 29 but announced he would lay down his mandate just four days later in the wake of the worst crisis in the football authority's history.

    Reuters
  • 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
  • This Iranian coffee shop is bizarrely similar to Starbucks

    In Iran, there are many imitations of popular restaurant chains, the New York Times reported. "We are trying to get as close as we can to the McDonald's experience," the owner of a restaurant called Mash Donald's told the Times.  "No genuine American

    Business Insider
  • One of the world's strangest border disputes is officially over

    The border dispute surrounding 162 Indian and Bangladeshi enclaves ended Saturday at one minute past midnight, Adam Taylor of The Washington Post reports. The two countries switched sovereignty over 111 enclaves in Bangladesh and 51 in India after a border agreement struck in June, the AFP reports, ending a 68-year-old dispute affecting the lives of over 50,000 people. No one is sure exactly how this odd border dispute came to be: Some say it was the result of a chess game, while others says it was because of an ink spill on a map by a drunken British colonial.

    Business Insider
  • China's island-building faces scrutiny at Asia security talks

    Beijing faces pressure over its island-building in the South China Sea during high-level Asian security meetings this week that will include the top US and Chinese diplomats. China is expanding tiny reefs into islands and topping some with military posts to reinforce its disputed claims over the strategic sea, fanning fears of a regional arms race and possible conflict. Southeast Asia's human-trafficking problem and concerns over North Korean missile launches are also expected to be among the issues discussed at the talks in Kuala Lumpur.

    AFP
  • Kylie Jenner’s 18th Birthday: Scott Disick Is Desperate For A Party Invite!

    According to Hollywood Life, Lord Disick is desperate to score an invite to the birthday bash, which is being hosted at the Montreal Beach Club in Canada. “Scott is hoping that he gets invited to help celebrate Kylie’s milestone 18th birthday,” a source revealed.

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  • AP WAS THERE: US drops atomic bombs on Japan in 1945

    EDITOR'S NOTE: On two days in August 1945, U.S. planes dropped two atomic bombs — one on Hiroshima, one on Nagasaki, the only times nuclear weapons have been used. A few days later, Japan announced its unconditional surrender. 6. — An atomic bomb, hailed as the most terrible destructive force in history and as the greatest achievement of organized science, has been loosed upon Japan.

    Associated Press
  • Bra business: Hong Kong protests after arrest for 'breast assault'

    Dozens of activists including men wearing bras staged a protest in Hong Kong on Sunday after a woman was sentenced to three-and-a-half months’ jail for assaulting a police officer with her breast. The crowd chanted “Breasts are not weapons – give back our breast freedom” and “Shame on police” as a representative handed in a petition letter to a police officer.

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  • Stephen Curry's shoe deal with Under Armour is a total steal

    Stephen Curry's deal with Under Armour became even more of a bargain when it broke that Adidas is offering James Harden $200 million in an attempt to steal him from Nike. While these kinds of offers can be the norm for NBA superstars — according to Forbes, Kevin Durant signed a 10-year extension with Nike worth as much as $300 million with royalties and Adidas gave Derrick Rose a 13-year, $185 million deal — Curry's deal with Under Armour looks paltry in comparison.

    Business Insider
  • Jolie, Suu Kyi visit Myanmar female factory workers

    Angelina Jolie has joined Myanmar's opposition leader and democracy icon, Aung San Suu Kyi, in sitting down with female workers to learn more about their dire conditions. Jolie, who is a special envoy for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, is on a four-day visit to the Southeast Asian nation. During her meeting with the factory workers on the outskirts of an industrial zone in Myanmar's largest city, Yangon, Jolie and Suu Kyi witnessed first-hand the conditions the women live in, mostly low-cost hostels.

    Associated Press
  • Missing plane draws eyes to land of molten lava and killer sharks

    By Joe Brock SAINT-DENIS, Reunion (Reuters) - As experts on the Indian Ocean island Reunion studied plane debris for clues in the search for missing flight MH370, scientist Nicolas Villeneuve was making his own discovery: the island's volcano was about to erupt. Reunion, a part of France that lies in the Indian Ocean around 370 miles east of Madagascar, gained newfound notoriety last week when a beach cleaner stumbled across a barnacled piece of an airplane wing known as a flaperon. The wreckage was flown on Friday to mainland France where experts hope forensic analysis will uncover if it was part of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which vanished without trace in March 2014 along with 239 passengers and crew.

    Reuters