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Monk attempts 'running on water' record

Shi Liliang from the Quanzhou Shaolin Temple's previous record was set at 120 metres - can he beat that feat?

  • Syria's skies crowded with multiple air forces

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The skies over Syria are increasingly crowded — and increasingly dangerous. The air forces of multiple countries are on the attack, often at cross purposes in Syria's civil war, sometimes without coordination. And now, it seems, they are at risk of unintended conflict.

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  • The differences between Shia and Sunni Muslims

    The conflicts between Shia and Sunni Muslims go back to the seventh century and the death of...

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  • In India, meat and murder threaten Modi's inclusive agenda

    By Rupam Jain Nair BISARA, India (Reuters) - The murder by a Hindu mob of a Muslim man rumored to have slaughtered a cow has thrown a spotlight on the hardline, polarizing agenda of some followers of Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi, undermining his promise of development for all. On a tour of Silicon Valley last month where he was feted by U.S. tech gurus and Indian emigres, Modi won a pledge from Microsoft to provide low-cost Internet for 500,000 villages to back his vision of a globally networked "Digital India". One such village is Bisara, 50 km (30 miles) from the capital New Delhi, where a crowd of assailants broke into Mohammed Akhlaq's home last Monday night, beat him to death and dragged his body out into the street.

  • Harbhajan Singh And Geeta Basra’s Royal Wedding Card!

    The invitation card also includes a admit card which the guests are expected to carry at a wedding reception held at a five star hotel in Delhi. Since many years there have been rumours about Geeta Basra’s secret relationship with Harbhajan Singh but now its no more a secret and the amazing couple are all set for their D-day. Well, It’s another big fat wedding in Indian cricket team after cricketers Dinesh Karthik with Dipika Pallikal and Suresh Raina tied the knot with childhood friend Priyanka Chaudhary, this year.

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  • Antonio Banderas, Maisie Williams in Dubai in October

    Spanish star Antonio Banderas and Game of Thrones actress Maisie Williams are among the actors to attend a gala event hosted by TV network OSN in Dubai on October 12, tabloid! can reveal. The gala will be hosted by Bassem Yousuf with Arab stars Hayat Al Fahad and Ahmad Helmy also in attendance.

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  • Asian states hail deal on world's largest free trade area

    Asian members of the newly-minted Trans-Pacific Partnership Tuesday hailed the deal to create the world's largest free trade area, with Japan calling it the start of a "new century" for the region. Delegates from 12 Pacific Rim nations finally managed to hammer out an agreement in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday -- five years after the US-led talks first began. Spanning about two-fifths of the global economy, the hard-won deal aims to set the rules for 21st century trade and investment and press non-member China to shape its behaviour in commerce, investment and business regulation to TPP standards.

  • Saudi Arabia donated $115 billion to help 90 countries

    Faisal bin Hassan Trad, the permanent representative of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations Office in Geneva, said the Kingdom has been the most generous country in the world in the field of development and humanitarian aid over the past four decades. “Saudi Arabia donated, during this period, more than $115 billion to more than 90 countries all over the world,” said the Saudi ambassador to the UN during a symposium at the Geneva Press Club in the Swiss capital, which was managed by the Swiss Foreign Ministry. The ambassador gave a detailed briefing during the event on the vision, goals and the nature of work of the center, adding that Saudi Arabia has always led other countries in terms of the application of humanitarian values and principles in relief and support.

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  • Keira Knightley's Broadway debut interrupted by man, flowers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Keira Knightley's Broadway debut was interrupted when a member of the audience shouted at the actress and threw a bouquet of flowers at the stage before being escorted from the theater.

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  • Tori Spelling Uses the Excuse of a Lie-Detector Test to Basically Brag About Banging Two Guys on Beverly Hills, 90210

    Never one to pass up an opportunity to trend on Twitter, Tori Spelling is starring in Celebrity Lie Detector this Saturday on Lifetime, which is set to coincide with the 26th anniversary of Beverly Hills, 90210 and Lifetime's airing of The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story. While attached to a lie detector, Tori Spelling admitted that she slept with then-boyfriend Brian Austin Green while she was on the show, but also claims to have slept with another one of her original cast members.
  • Manny Pacquiao to run for Philippine Senate

    Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao said Monday he plans to run for a post in the influential Philippine Senate despite a lacklustre stint as a congressman. "Yes, I'm going to run for (a) Senate post this coming 2016 election. The boxer popularly known as "Pac-Man", said President Benigno Aquino's ruling Liberal Party had been courting him but added that he is also close to the leaders of rival parties.

  • Emirati heart transplant recipient dies

    A 21-year-old Emirati, who became the UAE’s first recipient of an artificial heart three months ago, died in Chicago where he was sent to have a natural heart transplant, Gulf News can exclusively reveal. Senior officials confirmed that Salem Juma Mohammad Al Junaibi’s condition had worsened and he suffered a brain stroke, leading to his death on September 12. The hospitals in the UAE and Chicago did their best for my brother.

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  • IS claims wave of attacks in Iraq that killed 56 people

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a series of attacks that rocked different parts of Iraq and killed at least 56 people the night before.

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  • 33 arrested for gambling in Sharjah

    Tip-offs from residents have led to more crackdowns on gambling, police said. There have been several complaints from the public against roadside gambling, leading to police raids. As a result, there is less gambling on the streets this year, Sharjah Police said.

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  • Elon Musk: The Model X is so advanced we probably shouldn't have built it

    Tesla launched its long-awaited Model X SUV this week to great fanfare in the San Francisco Bay...

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  • James: Thompson holdout a distraction for Cavs

    Tristan Thompson is a restricted free agent as he holds out for a new deal after rejecting the Cleveland Cavaliers' qualifying offer.

  • 10 Actors Who Narrowly Missed Out On Being HUGE Stars

    These are the 10 actors who came within inches of mega-stardom and universal fame… Dougray Scott Was nearly in: ‘X-Men’ Rising Scottish actor Dougray was already considered a hot enough property to play the villain opposite Tom Cruise in ‘Mission: Impossible II’, but shooting ran long on John Woo’s action epic (probably due to all the slow-motion scenes), denying Scott the opportunity to play Wolverine in Bryan Singer’s 'X-Men’.  - Avengers 2 Alternate Ending - Actors That Disappeared - Admiral Ackbar To Return 'A fella wi claws fir hands? Och, it’ll probably never amount to anything,' Scott probably reasoned, before watching mouth agape as 'X-Men’ kickstarted the superhero genre and Hugh Jackman reprised the role of Wolverine in nine movies across 17 years, becoming one of the world’s biggest stars as a result. He was also a front-runner to play Bond before Daniel Craig won the role. Eric Stoltz Was nearly in: ‘Back To The Future’ There are movie stars and there are character actors and there isn’t a whole lot of overlap – once you’re categorised as one, it’s hard to make it as the other.

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  • 'Nobody is ever going to tell you': 3 theories regarding who killed 'The King of Cocaine' Pablo Escobar

    On December 2, 1993, Pablo Escobar, the wealthiest drug kingpin the world has ever seen...

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  • Watch out, Shake Shack — the future of fast food isn't about burgers

    The hamburger is the quintessential American food. It has reigned supreme in the fast-food...

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  • Heads of Haj missions denounce Iran’s tirade

    A number of heads of Haj missions from Arab and Islamic countries expressed their surprised over Iran's heated media campaign against Saudi Arabia over the recent stampede incident in Mina. The heads, who assembled here during a function held in their honor by the Muslim World League (MWL), said the Kingdom exerts all its efforts in the service of Islam and Muslims. The heads of the missions expressed total support for the Kingdom and said the negative statements made by some Iranian officials and Iran's hostile media campaign will not tarnish the Kingdom's efforts in providing excellent services to the pilgrims.

    Saudi Gazette
  • This controversial new business model is taking over retail

    Subscription services are taking over retail.  Birchbox, Carnivore Club, Dollar Shave Club...

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