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  • An exercise scientist told us the 2 things everyone gets wrong about working out

    Exercise is filled with misconceptions. Recently, we chatted with Rutgers exercise scientist Shawn Arent and asked him what the two biggest misconceptions are about exercise. "I think one [misconception] is if you lift weights you'll get big and bulky.

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  • America's 'Plan B' for Iran comes with one huge problem

    Should negotiations ultimately fail and Tehran makes a break for a nuclear weapon, the US has signalled that it is ready to attack Iranian nuclear facilities with an awe-inspiring "plan B" — the 30,000-pound bunker busting Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP).

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  • Kim Kardashian says sexy selfies can be empowering

    The big reveal from Kim Kardashian's guest turn for San Francisco's revered Commonwealth Club of California on Tuesday night? Before her visit, the Commonwealth Club's invitation to Kardashian provoked minor controversy. Kardashian did discuss the key topics, and others, during an hour-long appearance before an adoring audience that was mostly young and female.

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  • This detailed Syria map shows what territory ISIS is truly fighting for

    The official propaganda of the Islamic State terror group declares that it wants to establish a "caliphate" that unites the world's Mulsims behind its strict interpretation of Sharia law, partly so that Muslims can be freed from the "persecution" they face in secular countries. The Islamic State (also known as ISIS, ISIL, and Daesh) has been seizing territory in Syria and Iraq for the past year ever since it declared the establishment of its "caliphate," an Islamic empire that aims to unite Muslims under a single religious and political entity. While ISIS does aspire to global expansion, the group has so far been focusing on taking swaths of territory that are rich in oil, which it then sells in order to fund further expansion.

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  • Evil forces ‘drove’ bomber

    The father of the suicide bomber who blew himself up in a mosque in Kuwait has blamed “evil” forces for his son’s behavior. Al-Gabbaa said he had noticed his son acting in a “suspicious” manner because he stayed indoors.

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  • Secret tunnel used to send intel from China to the Soviet Union reportedly discovered

    A secret tunnel that was used by China and the former Soviet Union was reportedly discovered in China's Heilongjiang province, according to the Siberian Times. Back in the 1930s when both China and the USSR were at odds with the Empire of Japan, the two used the tunnel to exchange intel. A staff member at China's Dongning Fortress — which is close to the tunnel — visited North Korea a few years ago, and a "local expert" told him Koreans were involved in the construction of such a path.

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  • Billionaire Saudi prince vows to donate $32 billion fortune

    Saudi Arabia's billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the world's richest people, announced Wednesday that he will donate all of his wealth of $32 billion to charity over the coming years. The money will go to the Saudi prince's organization called Alwaleed Philanthropies to work in the fields of "intercultural understanding" and supporting communities in need, he said in a statement. The prince, chairman of investment firm Kingdom Holding Company, said he has already donated $3.5 billion to the charitable organization.

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  • Revealed: Shahid and Mira's wedding invite

    By now we all know Bollywood’s heartthrob Shahid Kapoor is all set to marry his fiancé Mira Rajput in July. The wedding preparations of Shahid and Mira are in full swing. While wedding is on cards for the actor, Shahid Kapoor is too much in headlines for his wedding plans and has time and again grabbed media attention for it.

  • No health insurance, no visa, says DHA

    From August 1, no new visa will be issued or the existing one renewed if the applicant does not have health insurance coverage. The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has linked the health insurance scheme to visa issuance and renewal, meaning employers have to provide appropriate health insurance at the time of application — or face the risk of potential employees being turned down for a visa. In November 2013 when the health insurance scheme was first introduced, the insured population in Dubai was 1.1 million.

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  • Trump sues Univision for $500 million over Miss USA cancellation

    U.S. presidential candidate and real estate mogul Donald Trump filed a $500 million lawsuit on Tuesday against Univision over the Spanish-language TV network's decision to end its contract to broadcast the Miss USA pageant, which is co-owned by Trump. Univision said last week it would not air the July 12 pageant because of what it called insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants made by Trump when he announced he was running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. The 19-page lawsuit accuses Univision of a "thinly veiled attempt" to stifle Trump's freedom of speech in order to boost Democratic frontrunner Hilary Clinton.

  • The Lakers' presentation to LaMarcus Aldridge — the most coveted free agent in the NBA — sounds like a disaster

    The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly out of the running for free agent big man LaMarcus Aldridge. The Lakers had a meeting with Aldridge early in the NBA's free agency period, and though initial reports said it went "really well," information about the meeting that leaked out Wednesday afternoon makes it sound like a disaster.

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  • Come arrest me, Tihar Jail escapee had called his captors

    New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) "I am an inmate. Come and arrest me," 19-year-old Faizan had to call out to security personnel guarding the perimeter wall of Tihar Jail when he got stuck in the drain adjoining jail number 8 during his escape bid. For the next 11 hours, no one in jail number 7 realised that Faizan was missing.

  • A nearby black hole just erupted for the first time in 26 years and scientists are ecstatic

    Lurking 8,000 light years from Earth is a black hole 12 times more massive than our sun. Now, scientists around the world are using highly sophisticated instruments to learn as much as they can about this mysterious beast of nature before the black hole returns to its slumber, which will be soon. Black holes are very dense, massive objects in space that have an immensely powerful gravitational field that traps anything and everything that comes too close, including light.

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  • OMG! Shraddha Kapoor is scared to dance with Tiger Shroff!

    By Jahnavi Patel, Glamsham Editorial Shraddha Kapoor, who is paired opposite Tiger Shroff in the upcoming Bollywood film BAAGHI, is very excited to work with the actor and also scared to dance with him. Ask her if she is excited to work with Tiger Shroff as he is also a very good dancer and she says "He is a superb dancer, how he moves! I am very scared.

  • Video shows Syria rebel group executing 18 IS fighters

    A Syrian rebel group operating around Damascus has executed 18 alleged members of the Islamic State group in a video mimicking the extremist organisation's own productions. The video, which emerged overnight, shows fighters from Jaysh al-Islam (Army of Islam) wearing the orange prison clothes that IS victims often sport. Jaysh al-Islam fighters in the video say the IS forces are being executed in part as revenge for the deaths of at least three of the rebel group's members who were beheaded by IS.

  • Salman Khan: 'Bollywood is not anyone's jaagir'

    Bollywood superstar Salman Khan, who is one of the reigning Khans of the Hindi film industry, shocked everyone recently by claiming that everyone has to struggle in this industry, irrespective of their family background or 'connections'. When asked to comment on the fact that many actors find it hard to make it in Bollywood because they don't come from a filmy family, Salman said, ''Bollywood is nobody's jaagir.

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  • Bouchard, Halep lose Wimbledon openers; Federer, Nadal win

    A year ago at Wimbledon, Eugenie Bouchard and Simona Halep met in a semifinal showcasing two of tennis' up-and-coming stars. Bouchard was only 20, Halep 22. Bouchard won that matchup to reach a Grand Slam final in the sixth major tournament of her career, a month after Halep was the runner-up at the French Open.

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  • X Factor: Nick Grimshaw Refers To Fellow Judge As ‘Cheryl Cole’ During His Radio Show

    Nick Grimshaw suffered an accidental slip of the tongue this morning, when he referred to his fellow X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini as ‘Cheryl Cole’. Referring to the fact that it was Chezza’s big day yesterday (HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHEZ), he said: “Did you see it was Cheryl Cole’s birthday yesterday and for her birthday, she said ‘I quite fancy an Italian’. Kinda awkward, with the whole working-together thing, but considering how ruddy early he has to get up every day for the radio show, we surprised he can actually form logical words in the morning.

  • Emilia Clarke conquers the big screen with a 'Terminator'

    To the casual observer, Emilia Clarke might look like one of the lucky ones: The young British actress was seemingly plucked out of the ether to star as Daenerys Targaryen on HBO's wildly popular "Game of Thrones." Just a few years later, she was chosen to make the leap to a summer blockbuster as Sarah Connor, one of action's most iconic heroines, in "Terminator Genisys," out Wednesday. The ebullient Clarke, who nearly jumped out of her seat to answer questions in a recent interview, is the first to stress that she's lucky to have reached these heights by age 28. Clarke has also said she wanted to act since she was 3 years old, although that makes her laugh now.

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  • Man accused of killing girlfriend suspecting infidelity

    The defendant reportedly confessed to investigators that he was in a relationship with the victim and that she had come to the country on a visit visa. An Asian man, who allegedly strangled his girlfriend to death with his belt, stood trial in the Abu Dhabi Criminal Court on Tuesday. The defendant reportedly suspected the victim of infidelity.

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