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  • Turkey recovers body of pilot from downed Russian jet

    By Dasha Afanasieva and Lidia Kelly ANKARA/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Turkey recovered the body of a Russian pilot from northern Syria and presented it to Russian diplomats on Sunday, five days after shooting down his warplane in an incident that wrecked relations between two of the main powers involved in Syria's war. A coffin carrying Oleg Peshkov arrived by ambulance on the tarmac of Hatay Airport in southern Turkey near the Syrian border, a Reuters photographer said. It was flown to the capital Ankara, where according to Russia's RIA news agency it was met at an airfield by Moscow's ambassador and military attache.

  • Mediation gets smarter with Dubai Chamber app

    The concept of mediation is becoming increasing popular in the Middle East and Dubai Chamber's newly introduced Smart App helps clients to submit request in less than 10 minutes. This shift towards smart services especially in the legal services provided by the chamber is in line with the future vision of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of the UAe and Ruler of Dubai, in making Dubai the smartest city in the world. This smart service is directed towards supporting innovation in the private sector, and complements the chamber's innovation strategy with its focus on supporting the business community as well as to support the chamber's commitment to facilitate ease of doing business in the emirate.

    Khaleej Times
  • Sofia Vergara scores by sharing wedding photos on Instagram

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Newlyweds Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello might have cashed in by selling their wedding photos to a celebrity magazine, but instead they posted the pictures online, and the benefits could be priceless.

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  • She Was Alone When He First Met Her, This Beautiful, Strange Girl #ShortFilm

    This article She Was Alone When He First Met Her, This Beautiful, Strange Girl appeared first on Viddsee BUZZ. Their first meeting is like a fairy tale come true. Charlie who is wandering along the river, comes across a random girl swimming alone in the river. She’s beautiful, that doesn’t escape his notice. So entranced, he sketches her and requests to meet her again the same day. But on his way out, he cross paths with […] Watch awesome short films at, or download our free iPhone and Android app now!

  • Saudi's Kingdom Holding, Alinma plan $2.2 bln fund for tallest building

    (Adds detail) DUBAI, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Kingdom Holding , the investment firm of billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, said its affiliate Jeddah Economic Co (JEC) had arranged financing to complete construction of the world's tallest building. JEC agreed with Alinma Bank to establish an 8.4 billion riyal ($2.2 billion) real estate development fund that will finish work on the $1.2 billion Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Kingdom Holding said in a statement on Sunday, 26 floors of which have been built so far. The Islamic fund will also develop the 1.5 sq km (0. ...

    Reuters Middle East
  • Coalition 'hits Yemen boats carrying arms to rebels': military

    Warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition hit Saturday two small boats allegedly carrying weapons to Iran-backed Huthi rebels on the southern coast of Yemen, a military official said. Weapons were being unloaded from the two fishing boats near Belhaf, in Shabwa province, when the pre-dawn raid struck killing three smugglers, the military official said requesting anonymity. The coalition has imposed a blockade on Yemen to prevent weapons from reaching the Huthi rebels and allied renegade troops loyal to ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

  • Outspoken Miss World Canada denied entry to China

    HONG KONG (AP) — Canada's outspoken Miss World contestant said she was barred Thursday from entering China to take part in this year's pageant and accused Beijing of overreach in extending its campaign of censorship even to beauty contests.

    Associated Press
  • Iraqis find 3 more mass graves in formerly IS-held Sinjar

    IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish officials said Sunday three more mass graves have been found in the northern town of Sinjar, where Kurdish forces backed by heavy U.S.-led airstrikes drove out Islamic State militants earlier this month.

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  • Syrian opposition: Russian strikes kill 18, wound dozens

    BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes believed to have been carried out by Russian warplanes killed at least 18 civilians and wounded dozens more on Sunday in a northern Syrian town held by insurgents, Syrian opposition media reported.

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  • Third 'Dilwale' Song To Be Unveiled Is 'Tukur Tukur'

    After feasting your eyes on the chemistry between Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in Gerua and Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon's youthful romance in Manma Emotion Jaage, get ready for the third song of the film, which will be unveiled soon. The third song from the film to be unveiled is titled Tukur Tukur and will feature all the four actors in it. The song has been choreographed by Ganesh Hegde, who took to his Twitter page to write, "This is what we are upto...tukur tukur coming soon." Hegde also uploaded a snap in which SRK and Varun Dhawan are seen looking dashing in black while the ladies Kajol and Kriti look pretty in pink.

    Movie Talkies
  • Sheikh Mohammad’s Horse Racing Helmet Sells for AED 24.05 million for Charity

    Horse racing items that belong to the ruling family in Dubai, known for their passion for the equestrian sports, were sold during a fundraising auction held last week for the benefit of the Dubai-based Al Jalila Foundation. The biggest sale of the event was a racing helmet worn by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the vice president and prime minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and which was sold for AED 24.05 million.  Sheikh Mohammad wore the helmet during his victory at the 2012 FEI World Endurance championship. Also sold at the auction was an Al Yamamah saddle on which Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai, rode when he won the 2014 Altech FEI World Equestrian Games in France.

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  • Iran lures foreign investors with new oil contracts

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran unveiled a new model of oil contracts Saturday aimed at attracting foreign investment once sanctions are lifted under a landmark nuclear deal reached earlier this year, and said U.S. companies would be welcome to participate.

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  • Confidence Was a Bra Size. So She Decided to Fake It Till She Made It #ShortFilm

    This article Confidence Was a Bra Size. So She Decided to Fake It Till She Made It appeared first on Viddsee BUZZ. “Is this your girlfriend’s bra? It’s way too small. Has she hit puberty yet?” Those are the biting remarks Susan hears when she chances on her cheating ex-boyfriend… with a girl who is rather well-endowed. Her confidence in tatters, she decides to get a little help and embrace the bra pads. Lots of them. The internal voices in her […] Watch awesome short films at, or download our free iPhone and Android app now!

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  • Anushka Sharma’s Bajirao Mastani Dubsmash With Ranveer Singh Is Totally Worth Watching

    Our precious B-Town celebs, and their dubsmashing skills — ah, it’s just additional dose of entertainment! While a couple of actors have wooed us with their selection of funny dialogues, other go on to experiment something unique occasionally. Then we’ve Anushka Sharma. 

  • Life returns to Syrian town after IS ousted

    Outside her home in a town of northeast Syria, four-year-old Baydaa scribbles on a leaflet of religious rules left behind by the Islamic State group as they fled earlier this month. The town was once a key waystation for IS between the territory it holds between Iraq and Syria, and its capture was a strategic victory for the new Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) coalition. "My little daughter Baydaa has put kohl on her eyes and make-up on her face, which was forbidden when the 'organisation' was here," said Baydaa's father, Hamdan Ahmed, referring to IS.

  • Impressed by Kerala bird sculpture, officials want similar in Dubai

    Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 29 (IANS) Impressed by the 70-feet tall bird sculpture here that attracts numerous visitors, a visiting top Dubai Tourism official said he wants to build a similar structure of the national bird of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) - a falcon - in Dubai. Majid Al Marri, director stakeholder relations, Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce, his team and Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Saturday conducted an hour-long helicopter tour of the capital city. Marri later told IANS that they wish to built a similar structure - in Dubai - of the Falcon which is their national bird.

  • Philippines shopping for arms to beef up maritime security

    By Pedro Uchi Clark Airfield, PHILIPPINES (Reuters) - Philippine President Benigno Aquino has approved the purchase of 44 billion pesos ($932.74 million) worth of military equipment to help boost maritime security capability as tensions simmer in the South China Sea, a senior defence official said on Saturday. Defence Undersecretary Fernando Manalo made the announcement after the government received the first two of a dozen new South Korean-made light fighter jets to enhance the country's air defence capabilities. Aquino authorized the multi-year contract to purchase two frigates, eight amphibious assault vehicles, three anti-submarine helicopters, two long-range patrol aircraft, three aerial radars, munitions for the fighters and close support planes, Manalo told reporters.

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  • Malia Obama navigating college decision-making process

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama's message for high school seniors fretting about their college prospects is simple.

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  • Suffering a heart attack? Do not drive to hospital

    Call 999 if you suspect you’re having a heart attack instead of trying to drive to a hospital, a senior cardiologist said on the sidelines of the Scale Heart conference in Dubai on Friday. Many patients suffering a heart attack put themselves in grave danger by delaying treatment, Dr Brajesh Mittal, head of the cardiology department at Al Garhoud Private Hospital, told Gulf News. The conference, being held under the patronage of Sami Dhaen Al Qamzi, director-general of the Department of Economic Development-Dubai, seeks to help health care professionals from across the country understand how to eliminate delays in treating heart attack patients.

    Gulf News
  • Q&A: F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton focused on victory in Abu Dhabi

    Lewis Hamilton’s accomplishments so far in F1 – three world titles, 43 race wins and 86 podiums – have been admittedly beyond his wildest dreams and the Mercedes man is now setting for himself higher targets that would keep him going. Speaking at the launch of the Mercedes AMG A45 4MATIC Champion Edition on Abu Dhabi’s Zaya Nurai Island, the 30-year-old Brit shared his thoughts on a spectacular 2015, emulating his idol Ayrton Senna and his special connection with the UAE.