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  • 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
  • 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
  • Kim Kardashian Tries And Fails To Stop Amber Rose’s Reality Show

    It seems like just about everyone has their own reality show – and soon to be added to that list is Blac Chyna and Amber Rose who have just been commissioned their very own series on MTV. Well, Amber Rose is the particularly vocal ex of her husband Kanye West while her BFF costar Blac Chyna is the particularly vocal ex of Tyga – Kylie Jenner’s new beau.

    Amy Nickell
  • Policeman killed and seven people injured in Bahrain blast

    A policeman was killed and seven people, including a child, injured in an explosion Friday evening in a predominantly Shiite district of Bahrain's capital Manama, authorities said. Four police officers were among the injured, one of them seriously, Information Minister Isa Abdulrahman Al Hammadi told AFP. The minister said the explosives used in the apparent bomb attack was "very similar" to that seized by authorities last month which "came from Iran".

  • 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
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  • Qatar Airways 'shamed' into action over pregnancy, marriage

    Qatar Airways was shamed into relaxing its policy of sacking cabin crew for getting pregnant or marrying in their first five years of employment, a labour federation said Thursday, while welcoming the move. "Qatar Airways has been shamed into action, and that's a tremendous advance," International Transport Workers Federation president Paddy Crumlin said in an statement. "Our policies have evolved with the airline's growth," a spokeswoman said.

  • 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...

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  • MERS virus kills 19 in week in Saudi

    Deaths from the MERS coronavirus have surged in Saudi Arabia ahead of the hajj pilgrimage, with 19 fatalities recorded in a week, according to health ministry statistics. A total of 502 people have died in the kingdom since the virus first appeared in 2012, according to updated figures posted on the ministry's website, including 19, all Saudis, since last Thursday. The number of MERS infections has also surged to 1,171 cases, the website said.

  • 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
  • 'A dangerous cocktail' is brewing in Turkey

    Just over one month after Turkey launched a two-front war against ISIS in northern Syria and the...

    Business Insider
  • 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...

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  • 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.

  • Los Angeles plans to make money on its $4.6 billion Olympics — here's how

    On Tuesday, the team behind Los Angeles' 2024 Olympics bid released a draft of the bid and a...

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  • 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.

  • Angelina Jolie’s ‘By The Sea’ To Open AFI Fest 2015

    The American Film Institute has made the Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt drama By The Sea the opening-night film of AFI Fest 2015, the annual festival that kicks off November 5. The Universal Pictures pic, which Jolie Pitt wrote and directed and stars in with husband Pitt, will bow in theaters November 13 as part of an Oscar push. Mélanie Laurent, Melvil Poupaud, Niels Arestrup and Richard Bohringer co-star. The fest runs November 5-12 around LA including at the Dolby…

  • Alia Bhatt: I Want To Run My House Like My Mom

    Many Bollywood celebrities have come out in support of helping the society and so has the young doll of Bollywood Alia Bhatt. Alia is one of the eight faces of Girl Rising - Woh Padegi Woh Udegi- campaign along with Priyanka Chopra, Parineeti Chopra, Frieda Pinto, Sushmita Sen, Madhuri Dixit and Nandita Das.

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  • Student jailed for assaulting cabbie in Dubai

    A 22-year-old student has been sentenced to three months in jail for assaulting a taxi driver and damaging his car. The Emirati student is believed to have approached the driver and inadvertently attacked him. The taxi driver, a 40-year-old Pakistani, said he was on duty outside the Dragon Mart when the accused got close to his car and grabbed the door handle trying to open the door.

    Khaleej Times
  • Prosecutors review evidence in fatal crash involving Jenner

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors on Tuesday began reviewing evidence and considering whether charges should be filed against Caitlyn Jenner in a traffic collision that killed a woman on a coastal California highway.

    Associated Press
  • Jewellery chain defaults on bank loans, founder’s whereabouts unknown

    Officials of 15 banks met in Dubai on Wednesday to discuss growing concerns over the financial health of a major jewellery chain which owes an estimated Dh550 million to them and has allegedly defaulted on payments, banking and industry sources told Gulf News. Some banks are planning to lodge a formal complaint of financial fraud with the Central Bank. The sources told Gulf News that the banks are considering filing a case of “wilful default and financial fraud” with the Central Bank.

    Gulf News
  • NBA and Los Angeles Lakers star Jordan Clarkson reiterates desire to play for the Philippines

    Rising NBA star Jordan Clarkson said Thursday he is eager to play for the Philippines' national basketball team despite citizenship concerns from the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). "I want to assure my Filipino brothers and sisters that, if given the chance and everything can be worked out, I sincerely wish to play for Gilas and contribute to the total team effort for flag and country," Clarkson said in a statement released by the Basketball Association of the Philippines (SBP). Clarkson, whose mother hails from the Philippines, is visiting the basketball-crazy Southeast Asian nation and has joined the national team, Gilas Pilipinas, for practice.