The Pentagon on Thursday flight-tested a missile that had been banned under a treaty that the United States and Russia abandoned last summer. Some US arms control advocates said the test risks an unnecessary arms race with Moscow. The Pentagon declined to disclose specifics beyond saying the missile was launched from a “static launch stand” at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and landed in the open ocean. The Defense Department said the ballistic missile flew more than 500 miles.
- Egypt Independent
MAZAIKEWALE, Pakistan (AP) - Sold by her family as a bride to a Chinese man, Samiya David spent only two months in China. When she returned to Pakistan, the once robust woman was nearly unrecognizable: malnourished, too weak to walk, her speech confused and disjointed. “Don't ask me about what happened to me there” was her only reply to her family's questions, her cousin Pervaiz Masih said. Within just a few weeks, she was dead. David's mysterious death adds to a growing body of evidence of mistreatment and abuses against Pakistani women and girls, mainly Christians, who have been trafficked to China as brides. AP investigations have found that traffickers have increasingly targeted Pakistan's
- Egypt Independent
The UEFA has nominated a goal scored by Egyptian football star and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah against Red Bull Salzburg for the UCL Goal of the Week award. Salah scored the second goal for his team against Salzburg from an “almost impossible” angle, after taking advantage of a mistake made by a defender on the opposing team and the goalkeeper's exit. The goal scored by Salah is currently in competition with French football star Houssem Aouar's goal against RB Leipzig, Dinamo Zagreb player Dani Olmo's goal against Manchester City, and Felipe Augusto's goal for Atletico Madrid against Lokomotiv Moscow. Salah was also recently selected as part of Liverpool's FIFA World Cup Squad. The Egyptian
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra are working on an unscripted series for Amazon Prime inspired by their traditional pre-wedding dance. To mark the couple's first year as a married couple, the 'Baywatch' actress has announced the upcoming currently "untitled project", which is based on the Sangeet - a traditional Indian dance which celebrates the union of two people the night before their tie the knot. The 37-year-old star - who married the Jonas Brothers star in a three-day wedding extravaganza in Jodhpur, India, last December - took to Instagram to tease the series, which is looking for couples who are "engaged to be married in the spring or summer next year" to take part. "@nickjonas and I are excited to announce a new, currently untitled project (we're still working on it!!) that celebrates the love and magic that comes from friends and family that join together through music and dance the night before a wedding.
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BAGHDAD (AP) - A gunman shot dead six people, including four protesters, on Thursday, provoking some anti-government demonstrators to disarm and hang him in a central Baghdad square, security and health officials said. The incident was condemned by the wider protest movement based in Tahrir Square, the epicenter of the movement, who said the individuals who killed the gunman were not part of their peaceful demonstrations. The officials said the gunman, who was wanted on drug-related charges, was running from security forces and fired live rounds first killing two shop owners and then four protesters near Baghdad's Wathba Square. Enraged, some protesters overpowered the gunman and disarmed him.
Russia's foreign ministry said on Friday it was alarmed after the United States tested a ground-launched ballistic missile that would have been prohibited under the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, the RIA news agency reported. The United States carried out the test on Thursday. Washington formally withdrew from the 1987 INF pact with Russia in August after determining that Moscow was violating the treaty, an accusation the Kremlin has denied. Last Update: Friday, 13 December 2019 KSA 11:26 - GMT 08:26
Every year, billions of dollars' worth of art passes through international auction houses, while leading museums each hold tens of thousands -- even hundreds of thousands -- of artworks in their collections. But precious few ever achieve the fame required to truly be considered household names. As "famous" is a subjective term, CNN Style turned to Google to see which paintings topped search results worldwide over the past five years. We compared dozens of popular masterpieces -- from classics such as "Mona Lisa,""The Great Wave off Kanagawa" and the "Salavator Mundi," to more modern works like "Nighthawks" and even the "Dogs Playing Poker" series. Based on those results, these are the world's