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A naked man swimming in a south Florida river was rescued after he got stranded.

  • This is the reality of what you'd earn working as a plus-size model

    (Facebook/Tess Munster) Tess Holliday became the first US size 22/ UK size 18 model to be signed up to a mainstream agency. Tess Holliday became the world's first US size 22/ UK size 26 to be signed to a mainstream modelling agency and to lead brand

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  • Shiamak Davar on choreographing Aiba in Dubai

    When it comes to dance in India, the name Shiamak Davar has high recall value. Since his breakthrough as a choreographer with the 1997 hit Bollywood film Dil To Pagal Hai, Davar has gone on to build a dance empire, now spread across the world, including centres in the UAE. Today, there are very few A-list actors in Bollywood he hasn’t worked with, and his shows have taken him on tours around the world, including projects with Hollywood films — the latest one being choreographing scenes in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, which was shot in Dubai.

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  • Expatriate arrested for harassing Makkah woman

    The police in Makkah recently arrested a Pakistani citizen for allegedly blackmailing a university student living in Madinah. The man, who is in his 30s, had allegedly made contact with the woman on Twitter posing as a Saudi who wanted to marry.

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  • Businesses quietly switch to dollar in socialist Venezuela

    It's still possible to buy a gleaming Ford truck in Venezuela, rent a chic apartment in Caracas, and snag an American Airlines flight to Miami. Businesses and individuals are turning to dollars even as the anti-American rhetoric of the socialist administration grows more strident. The latest sign of an emerging dual-currency system came earlier this month when Ford Motor Co. union officials announced the company had reached a deal with officials to sell trucks and sports utility vehicles in dollars only.

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  • The most immersive virtual reality experiences are going to be incredibly expensive and difficult to access

    Have you been blown away by virtual reality yet? While Samsung brings hardware prowess to the collaboration, Oculus VR brings the genius of its chief technology officer and legendary video game developer John Carmack among others.

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  • Really, it's OK if your airliner loses an engine

    Over the weekend, both engines on a Singapore Airlines Airbus A330-343 lost power while cruising at 39,000 feet. Airliner do sometimes lose power to both engines. Instead of returning to LAX, the pilot and his Boeing 747-400 continued toward Heathrow Airport.

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  • U.S. hopes Chinese island-building will spur Asian response

    By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - By releasing video of Beijing’s island reclamation work and considering more assertive maritime actions, the United States is signaling a tougher stance over the South China Sea and trying to spur Asian partners to more action. The release last week of the surveillance plane footage - showing dredgers and other ships busily turning remote outcrops into islands with runways and harbors - helps ensure the issue will dominate an Asian security forum starting on Friday attended by U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter as well as senior Chinese military officials. As it pushes ahead with a military “pivot” to Asia partly aimed at countering China, Washington wants Southeast Asian nations to take a more united stance against China's rapid acceleration this year of construction on disputed reefs.

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  • IS burned 80-year-old Christian woman alive: Report

    Baghdad, May 27 (IANS/AKI) Islamic State militants burned an 80-year-old Christian woman alive in northern Iraq for failing to comply with their drastic interpretation of Sharia law, the independent BasNews agency reported. The punishment was carried out in the woman's village of Karamlish, 20 km southeast of Mosul, BasNews said late on Tuesday, citing Kurdistan Democratic Party representative Saed Mamuzini. Karamlish is one of dozens of Assyrian Christian villages in the Nineveh plains surrounding Mosul which were partially overrun by IS in August last year, causing 200,000 people to flee.

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  • THE LATEST: Russia: Soccer arrests just an illegal US move

    Russia's Foreign Ministry is lashing out at the United States over the arrest in Switzerland of seven officials from FIFA, the world soccer body. U.S. corruption charges were unveiled Wednesday against 14 people, and seven of them, all FIFA officials, were arrested Wednesday in Zurich. In addition, Swiss prosecutors announced criminal proceedings into FIFA's awarding of the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

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  • Iran nuclear talks shift into top gear

    US Secretary of State John Kerry is set to launch a final high-stakes diplomatic push to seal a ground-breaking nuclear deal with Iran, as some officials warned Wednesday the negotiations may go beyond a June 30 deadline. Kerry will on Saturday once again huddle with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in Geneva, after weeks of behind-the-scenes complex technical discussions in Vienna seeking to narrow the gaps on what would be an unprecedented deal on curtailing Iran's nuclear program. Iran and the six global powers leading the talks -- Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States -- laid down a framework to guide the final accord in eight days of marathon late-night talks in Lausanne in early April.

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  • Wife accused of illicit chatting

    Having lots of friends on social media platforms is a norm in today’s electronic world. On Wednesday, a 25-year-old Pakistani woman was before the Misdemeanour Court in Ras Al Khaimah on charges of having illicit relationships.

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  • Apple's next iPhone could come with a new type of screen that's unlike anything we've seen on a smartphone yet

    Over the past few months, reports have indicated that Apple's next iPhone will come with a new screen that includes the same Force Touch technology Apple introduced in its Apple Watch and new MacBook. Now a new report from 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman provides some insight as to what exactly this new Force Touch screen will do for the iPhone. Gurman, who has reported accurate information about Apple's iPhones in the past, says the Force Touch screen will trigger some new features within iOS.

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  • PIKU, GABBAR IS BACK, TANU WEDS MANU RETURNS: Box Office hits with character names

    By Shaheen Irani, Glamsham Editorial The fad of movies being named after the characters seems to have become a hit. If one goes to see the movie releases of May, it is evident that 'Gabbar', 'Piku' and 'Tanu- Manu' have taken the Box-Office by storm. The trend started with Akshay Kumar's GABBAR IS BACK, a movie about fighting corruption that released at the beginning of the month.

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  • Putin classifies information on deaths of Russian troops on special missions

    President Vladimir Putin on Thursday declared all deaths of Russian soldiers during special operations to be classified as a state secret, a move that comes as Moscow stands accused of sending soldiers to fight in eastern Ukraine. Putin, who has repeatedly denied any involvement of Russian troops in a pro-Russian rebellion there, amended a decree that had previously classified only deaths of servicemen during war time as secret. Asked to explain the rationale behind Putin's move, his spokesman Dmitry Peskov had no immediate comment.

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  • Top 10 highest-paid CEOs

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Here are the 10 highest-paid CEOs for 2014, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive pay data firm: 1. David Zaslav, Discovery Communications, $156.1 million, up 368 percent

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  • Balaji Motion Pictures Unveils Azhar's Teaser Trailer

    Balaji Motion Pictures and MSM Motion Pictures have unveiled the first look of their much-anticipated film Azhar, which is based on the life and times of former Indian cricket team skipper Mohammad Azharuddin. Emraan Hashmi will play the titular role and the actor has infused life into his character by not only getting his look right, but by also perfecting the cricketer's stance and his famous wrist movement. The teaser trailer shows Emraan entering the cricket ground, clad in his cricket jersey, surrounded by an angry mob vandalising the stadium and as he approaches the game arena, a few spectators jump the fence and attack him.

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  • Shocking ads ignite debate about abortion ban in Chile

    The video shows a woman climbing a stairwell, her belly visibly pregnant, as she offers suggestions: Make sure there are no security cameras. The video is one of a series of mock abortion tutorials, part of a public campaign urging Chile to allow women to end pregnancies in cases of rape or medical complications. It would be a radical change for Chile, one of only six countries that prohibit all abortion, according to the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights.

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  • This photo shows a mysterious mechanism of the sun that has baffled scientists for centuries

    What you're seeing is a representation of one small part of the sun's colossal magnetic field. The sun's magnetic field is constantly changing unlike Earth's, which means it's growing and shrinking in strength.

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  • Most Qatif culprits caught

    Saudi Arabia will confront those who try to undermine its security and stability with an iron fist, said Crown Prince Mohammed bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior. Addressing citizens in Qatif, he said security forces have arrested most of the culprits behind Friday’s terror attack on the Imam Ali bin Abi Taleb Mosque in Al-Qadeeh village, in which 21 Saudis were killed. Security forces will track down all perpetrators of the terror attack and bring them to justice,” the prince said.

    Arab News
  • LeBron James is the most powerful player in the NBA — here's how he always gets his way

    LeBron James has an unprecedented amount of power within the Cleveland Cavaliers. Since the beginning of the season he has taken on play-calling responsibilities, effectively eliminated the offense David Blatt installed in the preseason, and decided to play himself at point guard at one point. Off the court is where LeBron really separates himself.

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