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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?

  • Oil up as Russia mulls OPEC talks, rig count drops

    By Christopher Johnson LONDON (Reuters) - Oil rose on Monday after Russia said it was ready to meet other producers to discuss the market, where prices have more than halved from last year's highs due to a supply glut. Russia, one of the world's top three oil producers, has been unwilling to cut output to support prices and last November declined to cooperate with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries in order to defend its market share. Russian oil output hit a new post-Soviet monthly high of 10.74 million barrels per day in September, despite a drop in global crude prices to 6-1/2-year lows in August.

  • 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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  • Tensions simmer as Turkey struggles with burden of refugees

    By Jonny Hogg KARAPURCEK, Turkey (Reuters) - When 46-year-old Hamed fled bombs and snipers in the Syrian city of Aleppo, he ended up in the Turkish capital Ankara, opened a grocery store and began what he hoped would be a better life. With its Arabic signs and women wearing the niqab face veil, Karapurcek feels like it could be in Syria but, like many other Syrian refugees in Turkey, Hamed faces hostility from local residents and dreams of moving on to the European Union. If I can't survive I'll go back to Syria and die with dignity.

  • These Will Be the World's Top Economies in 2020

    Discover the current economic forces that are anticipated to significantly shift the landscape of the world's most powerful economies over the next decade.

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  • Donald Trump's classmates share their memories about his 'Lord of the Flies' days in military school

    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has cited his high school experience at the New...

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  • 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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  • Netanyahu vows 'fight to death' as clashes spread after attacks

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged "a fight to the death against Palestinian terror" as clashes spread after two deadly attacks, while Jerusalem's Old City was closed to Palestinians for a second day Monday. The Israeli premier's comments late on Sunday came as he convened security chiefs immediately after landing back from the United States to discuss the clashes in east Jerusalem and the West Bank. Palestinian youths throwing stones and firebombs have faced off against Israeli security forces using both live rounds and rubber bullets.

  • 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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  • 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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  • Free Event in Washington DC Area October 13th - 17

    Join us for Than Merrill's, the star of A&E's 'Flip this House', free 2 hour training event in the Washington DC area. Register before seats are gone!

  • Attorneys: Robin Williams' widow, kids settle estate fight

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Robin Williams' widow and his three children from previous marriages reached a settlement in their legal fight over the late actor's estate, ending a public dispute following the beloved comedian's suicide last year.

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  • AP count puts Saudi hajj disaster toll at over 1,100 killed

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The number of pilgrims killed in the Saudi hajj disaster near the holy city of Mecca rose on Monday to over 1,100 dead, according to an Associated Press count.

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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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  • 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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  • Learning more about Google's self-driving cars made me terrified to ever drive again

    I knew that Google's self-driving cars looked adorable, but the full scope of how dramatically...

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  • Wish I never met this man: Kris on Caitlyn Jenner

    Los Angeles, Oct 6 (IANS) Reality TV star Kris Jenner blasted her former husband Caitlyn, who was known as Bruce Jenner before undergoing a gender transition, after reading an interview, which was published earlier this year. In scenes aired on "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" this weekend, Kris hit out at her ex-husband following comments made about their marriage in a Vanity Fair interview, reports After reading the article - which saw Caitlyn unveiled after her transition into life as a woman - Kris sobbed to her daughter Kim Kardashian.

  • 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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  • How this Russian spacecraft sparked a revolution for space travel as we know it

    Exactly 58 years ago, the former Soviet Union shocked the world by launching the first artificial...

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  • Serena atop WTA rankings for third-most weeks

    Serena Williams moved third in the all-time list for most time atop the WTA rankings.

  • Asian stocks jump on hopes Fed will stay rates

    Asian equity markets opened higher on Monday after a weak US jobs report fuelled speculation that the world's number one economy isn't ready for an interest rate hike any time soon. Markets across Asia tracked Friday's surge on Wall Street after a September unemployment report increased the likelihood the US Federal Reserve will keep key interest rates near zero for longer. A rate hike delay would give global stock markets a bit of breathing room after having suffered their worst quarter since 2011, analysts said.

  • Exclusive: Syrian Director of Antiquities Welcomes Russian Bombing of Palmyra

    Updated | The Syrian director of antiquities, Maamoun Abdulkarim, has told Newsweek that, while he can't confirm the reports, he welcomes the news that Russia is targeting the ancient city of Palmyra, to save the ancient city from militant group ISIS. Syrian state TV reported on Tuesday that Russian jets have started bombing ISIS targets in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra. "The Russian air force in coordination with the Syrian air force targeted positions held by ISIS in and around the city of Palmyra," Syrian state TV reported, citing a Syrian military source, according to AFP news agency.

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