• Kerry says Iran, world powers closer than ever to historic nuclear deal

    By Louis Charbonneau and Arshad Mohammed UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States and five other major powers are closer than ever to a deal with Iran that would end a 12-year-old nuclear standoff, though more tough negotiations lie ahead, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday.…

    • Salma Hayek hopes 'The Prophet' inspires new generations

      Salma Hayek said on Monday that the animated feature film "The Prophet" she co-produced has been a personal passion project, one she hopes can inspire young viewers to think outside the box about ways to improve the world. "I think the whole world could use a little bit of message of peace, and…

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      • Sonam Kapoor predicts when Katrina Kaif will get married

        By Pankaj Sabnani, Glamsham Editorial There's always a lot of speculation and interest when it comes to celeb marriages. We ALL want to know when our very own celebs will get married. And Katrina Kaif is no exception. At an event, Katrina Kaif and

        • ISIS leader Baghdadi is reportedly 'unable to move' after a spinal injury

          "Sources tell us Baghdadi is still alive, but still unable to move due to spinal injury sustained in the March air strike," Shaheen tweeted. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who last year declared himself caliph of the Islamic State (also known as ISIS, ISIL, and Daesh), was reportedly wounded in a US-led…

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          • Pacquiao’s conditioning coach sees Mayweather crumbling

            More and more bettors believe the fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. will end in a draw, but the man in charge of keeping Pacquiao in top shape doubts the American will survive 12 rounds. Justin Fortune said at the weekend that Mayweather might withstand Pacquiao’s early barrage…

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            • Founder of Rogo’s talks about steps to successful start-up

              What most people don’t know, however, is that the restaurant is the brainchild of Dubai-resident, Jessica Al Absi, whose goal was to develop a world-class brand in the capital. Al Absi is the chairman and chief executive officer of Group JWA, which is the parent company behind Rogo’s. “This led to…

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              • UAE billionaire calls for new rules on succession for Gulf family businesses

                Family businesses generate more than 80 per cent of the non-oil gross domestic product in the Gulf, according to accountancy firm PwC, a sector of the economy each nation is trying to bolster, especially in the lower oil price environment. Abdulaziz al-Ghurair, considered the most prominent member…

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                • The Airbus A380, the flagship of the Emirates fleet

                  Ten years ago, the world’s largest passenger jet, the Airbus A380-800, completed its maiden test flight. Thirty months later it entered into commercial service with Singapore Airlines flying it from Singapore to Sydney, Australia. A year later, in 2008, Emirates started operating the aeroplane.

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                  • China maritime tensions dominate Southeast Asia summit

                    By Manuel Mogato and Praveen Menon KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Southeast Asian leaders edged closer to open criticism of China's land reclamation in the disputed South China Sea at a regional summit on Monday, as the Philippines drew the ire of Beijing which called its objections to the work…

                    • Indonesia rebuffs last-ditch bids to delay drug-convict executions

                      By Kanupriya Kapoor and Jane Wardell CILACAP, Indonesia/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Indonesia said the execution of nine drug traffickers would go ahead this week, rebuffing last-minute appeals from Australia and the Philippines to spare their nationals and ignoring a decision by the Constitutional Court to…

                      • Pia Sukanya: Radhika Apte is very instinctive and you believe everything she does

                        By Pankaj Sabnani, Glamsham Editorial Debutante director Pia Sukanya is gung-ho about her first film, BOMBAIRIYA starring Radhika Apte, Siddhanth Kapoor, Akshay Oberoi and others. Ask Pia an actor who she really wants to work with and she says, "I really want to work with Radhika Apte.

                        • Dubai Safari Park project to be completed next year

                          Dubai Safari, the long-awaited upcoming zoo park, is 30 per cent complete and expected to open in the third quarter of 2016, an official said on Saturday. Hussain Lootah, Dubai Municipality Director-General, said on Saturday that the massive Dh1 billion project will cover 119 hectares of land.…

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                          • Bruce Jenner expected to make transgender history in interview

                            Nearly 40 years after his record-breaking Olympic gold-medal win in the decathlon, Bruce Jenner will likely make history in a different realm on Friday, with an interview in which he is expected to disclose his transition to life as a woman. The 65-year-old Jenner, known to younger generations as…

                            • The White House fires back at George W. Bush

                              Earnest was responding to reports over the weekend on Bush's remarks to a closed-door gathering of Jewish donors. At the Republican Jewish Coalition event in Las Vegas, Bush allegedly criticized Obama for putting the US in "retreat" around the globe.

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                              • Winehouse family criticizes 'misleading' movie about singer

                                The family of Amy Winehouse has criticized a documentary about the late singer that is due to have its premiere at next month's Cannes Film Festival. The statement said the film suggested family members did too little to help the singer, who died in July 2011 at age 27 of accidental alcohol…

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                                • Heroin worth Dh4.5 million seized at Dubai airport

                                  Test on a sample of the 9.2kg of drugs seized using Al Kashif high-end mobile laboratory facility, the substance was found to be heroin. The Dubai Customs has foiled an attempt to smuggle 9.2kg of heroin — believed to be worth Dh4.5 million — at Terminal 3 of the Dubai International Airport. Ahmed…

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                                  • All signs point to Apple announcing a monster earnings report

                                    Analysts are expecting big iPhone sales and think Apple could provide a major update to its cash return program. Apple's revenue growth is expected to be driven by strong iPhone sales. If Apple sells 58.1 million iPhones, it will be the second-biggest quarter for iPhone sales in Apple's history.

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