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    US puts up $10 mln reward for Hezbollah information

    The United States is offering a $10 million reward for information that can help disrupt the finances of the Lebanese Hezbollah movement. The State Department said it would give the money to anyone who provides intelligence that allows the United States to disrupt Hezbollah in key ways. The areas include information on Hezbollah's donors, on financial institutions that assist its transactions and on businesses controlled by the movement. President Donald Trump's administration has put a top priority on reducing the influence of Iran, the primary backer of Hezbollah.

  • Emirates24|7

    Prince Louis' first birthday marked with new pictures

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have shared three new photographs of their son Prince Louis to celebrate his first birthday (23.04.19) The young royal can be seen showing off his two baby teeth in the sweet photographs which were taken by his mother in the grounds of the royal couple's private residence, Anmer Hall, on Queen Elizabeth's Sandringham Estate in Norfolk. Kensington Palace announced on Twitter: "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share three new photographs of Prince Louis ahead of his first birthday tomorrow The photographs were taken earlier this month by The Duchess at their home in Norfolk." Louis' uncle and aunt, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have wished their

  • Egypt Independent

    Family's near miss at bombed Sri Lanka church

    When Dilip Fernando arrived at St Sebastian's church in Sri Lanka's Negombo on Easter Sunday, it was so crowded he went elsewhere for mass. The decision probably saved his life. Shortly after he left, a massive bomb ripped through the church as worshippers observed the Christian holiday. Dozens died there on a day of carnage across Sri Lanka that saw at least 290 people killed in eight blasts. On Monday morning, Fernando returned to the church in the seaside town of Negombo to see the damage at the site where he and his family narrowly escaped death. “I usually come to services here,” the 66-year-old retiree told AFP, as around three dozen security personnel stood outside the church. “Yesterday

  • CNN

    25 of the most beautiful places around the world

    Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda Dense, lush and otherworldly, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is one of the last redoubts of the mountain gorilla. Over 400 call this UNESCO-protected national park home, with the chance for visitors to trek to and meet habituated groups. Its biodiversity extends far beyond its most famous inhabitants, however; 348 bird species and 220 butterfly species can be found within its 331-square-kilometer expanse. Samburu, Kenya Thanks to its relative inaccessibility, Samburu, in the heart of Kenya, is a haven for some of Africa's most beguiling wildlife. The grassland and acacia-dotted landscapes of its national reserve are home to the endangered reticulated giraffe and

  • UAE woman Munira Abdulla wakes up after 27 years in a coma

    A woman from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who was seriously injured in a traffic accident in 1991 has made a seemingly miraculous recovery after emerging from a 27-year-long coma. Munira Abdulla, who was aged 32 at the time of the accident, suffered a severe brain injury after the car she was travelling in collided with a bus on the way to pick up her son from school. Omar Webair, who was then just four years old, was sitting in the back of the vehicle with her, but was left unscathed as his mother cradled him in her arms moments before the accident. Ms Abdulla - who was being driven by her brother-in-law - was left seriously injured, but last year regained consciousness in a German hospital.

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    Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger make red carpet debut

    Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger chose the 'Avengers: Endgame' premiere to make their first public appearance as a couple. The 39-year-old actor and the 29-year-old author announced their engagement in January, following half a year of romance, and on Monday the pair stepped out for their first major public appearance as a couple at the film's star-studded launch at the Los Angeles Convention Center. On the red carpet, Chris - who plays Star-Lord in the Marvel Cinematic Universe - admitted he counts his "blessings every day" that he has "good things" happening in his work life and at home. Giving an update on the progress of their wedding planning, Chris joked to 'Entertainment Tonight': "I'm up to about my neck, you know?

  • Saudi prisoner 'executed and crucified'

    A Saudi prisoner has been executed and crucified, according to a statement by the country's state media. The man was one of 37 people executed on Tuesday on charges of terrorism. The statement added that the men were charged with "adopting terrorist extremist ideology, forming terrorist cells" and harming the "peace and security of society". One of the men executed was aged just 16 at the time of his arrest, according to Amnesty International. Executions are usually carried out by beheading. Crucifixion following an execution is reserved for crimes seen by the authorities as even more serious. In Tuesday's executions, those accused had allegedly attacked security headquarters, killing a number