24 killed in attack on Iranian military parade

    The group is supported by "foreign antagonists," including Saudi Arabia, IRNA said. "The terrorists disguised as Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and Basiji (volunteer) forces opened fire to the authority and people from behind the stand during the parade," Governor of Khuzestan Gholam-Reza Shariati said, according to IRNA. IRGC spokesman Ramezan Sharif said the attackers were affiliated with a terrorist group supported by Saudi Arabia, Press TV said. "The individuals who fired at the people and the armed forces during the parade are connected to the al-Ahvaziya group which is fed by Saudi Arabia," Sharif said. Saudi Arabia has yet to respond to the allegations. The parade was part of nationwide

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    Can K-Pop stars have personal lives? Their labels aren't so sure

    (CNN)If Taylor Swift was a South Korean artist, she would be in deep trouble. At the height of her fame, the American singer's dating life was a key element of her music, with the smash success of hits like "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" driven in part by the real-life relationship drama that helped inspired them. Unlike their western counterparts, for whom making their romantic lives public can be a key part of promotional activities (including allegedly staged relationships), K-Pop stars are often forbidden from disclosing personal details, with some even having a "no dating" clause in their contracts. When it was revealed artists Hyuna and E-Dawn were a couple last month, there was an angry backlash from some apparently heartbroken fans, and the pair were subsequently suspended by their record label, Cube Entertainment, under whom they had been performing together as part of the outfit Triple H.

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    'Snapchat queen' boyfriend killer jailed

    A woman who filmed her boyfriend dying in a pool of blood and put the video on social media has been jailed for 14 years. Fatima Khan, 21, dubbed a "Snapchat queen", plotted with a love rival to kill Khalid Safi, 18, who she had been seeing for two years. Mr Safi was repeatedly stabbed in the chest by Raza Khan in North Acton, London, in December 2016, jurors heard. Khan was convicted of manslaughter after a trial at the Old Bailey. Mr Khan remains on the run, the Met Police said on Friday. Khan, described by her own defence barrister as "Ilford's Snapchat queen", filmed Mr Safi as he lay dying in the street and posted it on the picture-sharing app alongside an offensive message. Judge Michael

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    Snake-nado caused by Hurricane Florence

    Hurricane Florence has reportedly caused a "snake-nado" with scenes straight out of a horror film. South Carolina residents have been warned about the possibility of getting bitten by venomous serpents misplaced by the hurricane. Thad Bowman - who works at Myrtle Beach animal park Alligator Adventure - said people should be on the guard, and urged anyone who is bitten to immediately go to hospital. Gerald O'Malley - from the Grand Strand Hospital - explained earlier this year that bites from a venomous snake can be fatal. He added: "They inject venom, which causes tissue destruction, platelet loss, causes bleeding, it can cause death."

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    Spotted: Priyanka Chopra, Yami Gautam, Shraddha Kapoor...

    Shraddha Kapoor poses during the promotion of the upcoming drama Hindi film 'Batti Gul Meter Chalu'. (AFP) Yami Gautam Photo: AFP Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Photo: Instagram Photo: Instagram Anushka Sharma Deepika Padukone Kareena Kapoor Lara Dutta with husband Mahesh Bhupathi Sonam Kapoor Kareena Kapoor spotted shooting at Film City. Athiya Shetty Alia Bhatt with friends out for lunch. Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma Sussanne Khan Abhishek picks-up Aishwarya and Aaradhya at the airport. Shahid Kapoor Jahnvi Kapoor and Manish Malhotra Tiger Shroff performs a stunt at the launch of innerwear brand. Saif Ali Khan and son Taimur spotted in their building compound.

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    Rare photos give glimpse into life of late Saudi Arabia founder King Abdulaziz

    RIYADH:  Minister of Media Dr. Awwad bin Saleh Al-Awwad announced on Thursday the inauguration of the unified media center for the 88th National Day at a ceremony held in Riyadh, attended by a large number of journalists, the leaders of the Ministry of Media and official spokespersons of the participating government bodies. He affirmed that the progress made in consolidating the media discourse, as well as the growing integration and coordination among the governmental bodies, has been very visible. Al-Awwad added that those who walk in the streets of the Kingdom understand this through the unified visual identity of the streets of Saudi cities and buildings on the occasion of National Day. He said that “the success we are witnessing today could not have been achieved without the guidance, support and confidence of our wise leadership, God, and the cooperation, support, and commitment of government officials” adding that everyone is a partner in work and in achieving success.

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    Meghan takes mum to Grenfell cookbook launch

    Meghan Markle has launched a charity cookbook to help those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire - with a little help from her mum. Ms Markle, who has been working with campaigners on the book, Together, said it had been a "labour of love". Doria Ragland introduced herself to guests as "Meg's mom" and said she was "head over heels" with pride as Ms Markle helped prepare lunch for guests. She was last seen in London in May for her daughter's wedding to Prince Harry. She said she had only recently moved to London when she came to cook with a group of women at a Muslim cultural centre in North Kensington, after the Grenfell Tower fire. "I felt so immediately embraced by the women in the kitchen,"