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Emma Stone succeeds Jennifer Lawrence as world's best paid actress

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Emma Stone succeeds Jennifer Lawrence as world's best paid actress

- Los Angeles: Oscar-winning Emma Stone capped a perfect 12 months on Wednesday as she knocked Jennifer Lawrence off the top spot on Forbes’ 2017 list of the world’s highest-paid actresses. Stone, 28, who won best actress for her role as a struggling performer in “La La Land,” made $26 million (Dh96 million) in pre-tax earnings in the year up to June, according to the magazine’s annual chart
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Impossible 6 filming suspended after Tom Cruise Injury

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Impossible 6 filming suspended after Tom Cruise Injury

- Los Angeles: Filming of “Mission: Impossible 6” has been delayed by up to three months after its star Tom Cruise damaged his ankle in a botched stunt, US media reported on Wednesday. The 55-year-old, known for performing his own death-defying stunts, was injured as he attempted a jump between buildings while attached to cables but fell short and slammed into a concrete wall
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Real Madrid complete crushing Super Cup win over Barcelona

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Real Madrid complete crushing Super Cup win over Barcelona

- Madrid: Real Madrid shrugged off the absence of the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo to cruise past rivals Barcelona 2-0 in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup to cap a 5-1 aggregate win. Ronaldo was slapped with a five-game ban for pushing the referee after he was sent-off in the first leg, but his replacement Marco Asensio enhanced his reputation as one of world football’s rising stars as he smashed Madrid into the lead after just four minutes
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100 children among dead in Sierra Leone mudslides

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100 children among dead in Sierra Leone mudslides

- Freetown: Sierra Leone began a week of mourning Wednesday as it emerged that 105 children were among more than 300 people who perished in mudslides and torrential flooding, in one of the country’s worst natural disasters. With 600 people still missing in Freetown, President Ernest Bai Koroma described the humanitarian challenge ahead as “overwhelming”. He said flags would fly at half-mast and called for urgent help after visiting the devastated hilltop community of Regent on Tuesday
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Saudi king orders Qatar border open to Haj pilgrims

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Saudi king orders Qatar border open to Haj pilgrims

- Riyadh: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered the border with Qatar be reopened to allow pilgrims to carry out their annual pilgrimage to Makkah, official state media said in Riyadh. The decision came after the kingdom received an envoy from Doha for the first time since Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt severed ties with Qatar on June 5. The king ordered that Qatari pilgrims be allowed “to enter Saudi Arabia through the border crossing to do the pilgrimage,” said a statement from the Saudi News Agency
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Places: Asia |  Mideast |  Qatar |  Saudi Arabia |  United Arab Emirates | 

The Defenders vs. The Avengers: Actors weigh in

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The Defenders vs. The Avengers: Actors weigh in

- While the Avengers are trying to save the entire planet on the big screen — thanks Thor, Captain America, Iron Man, et al — The Defenders are busy keeping New York safe on Netflix. And while the Marvel-Disney integration means Marvel’s films are good, clean fun for the whole family, The Defenders, an eight-episode crossover miniseries arriving on Netflix on August 18, is free to be more adult
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Kurdistan referendum to go ahead despite warnings

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Kurdistan referendum to go ahead despite warnings

- Dubai: Iraqi Kurds have made headlines for a few weeks now after they declared they were determined to go ahead with their independence referendum next month. Neighbouring countries fear that an independent Kurdistan in Iraq would lead to similar moves given that Turkey, Iran and Syria all have sizable Kurdish populations. The referendum has become a source of concern and contention for many countries
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Dubai population to double by 2027?

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Dubai population to double by 2027?

- Abu Dhabi: A study looking at the population and urban growth of Dubai has revealed that the city has been one of the fastest growing cities in the world, with a population growth of 1,000 per cent in just 40 years. “The research project is focused on the growth of Dubai, which has seen a rapid transformation, with the population of non-nationals living in Dubai rising from 132,371 in 1975 to more than 2
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With a wary eye on Iran, Saudi and Iraqi leaders draw closer

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With a wary eye on Iran, Saudi and Iraqi leaders draw closer

- BAGHDAD/DUBAI: It was an unusual meeting: an Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim cleric openly hostile to the United States sat in a palace sipping juice at the invitation of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, the Sunni kingdom that is Washington's main ally in the Middle East. For all the implausibility, the motivations for the July 30 gathering in Jeddah between Moqtada al-Sadr and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman run deep, and centre on a shared interest in countering Iranian influence in Iraq
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Places: Iran |  Singapore |  Iraq |  Saudi Arabia |  United Arab Emirates | 

Flavours that transcend borders and entice the world

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Flavours that transcend borders and entice the world

- Dubai: With its aroma alluring food lovers everywhere, the cuisine of South Asia is celebrated not for its ubiquitous uniformity but for its distinct regional and cultural variations. It is an immense melting pot of ingredients and flavours, each with its own distinctive characteristics, thus rendering the term ‘Indian’ food a misnomer. Yet the common culinary heritage that runs through the subcontinent makes its cuisine popular around the world
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Pace of airstrikes, clashes in Yemen sharply higher in 2017 - report

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Pace of airstrikes, clashes in Yemen sharply higher in 2017 - report

- DUBAI: Yemen suffered more airstrikes in the first half of this year than in the whole of 2016, increasing the number of civilian deaths and forcing more people to flee their homes, according to a report by international aid agencies. The pace of clashes on the ground has also intensified this year, especially around Yemen's third largest city, Taiz, which is besieged by the Iran-aligned Houthis, said the report
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Places: Asia |  Singapore |  Mideast |  United Arab Emirates |  Yemen | 

Teen launches mental health support group

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Teen launches mental health support group

- ABU DHABI: An Indian teen who overcame depression has launched a support group called Soul Knit with the help of her friends to create awareness about mental illness and make mental health services readily accessible. As part of the initiative, the Abu Dhabi-based teen group ropes in experts to reach out to people with mental illnesses by conducting free group therapy and counselling sessions every fortnight
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Philippine police kill 32 in ‘shock and awe’ drug raids

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Philippine police kill 32 in ‘shock and awe’ drug raids

- Manila: Police killed 32 people in “shock and awe” raids aimed at flushing out drug traffickers, Philippine authorities said on Wednesday, after President Rodrigo Duterte admitted to setbacks in his controversial war on crime. Authorities are looking into the killings which all took place in a single day in the province of Bulacan and have been attributed to the anti-drugs campaign
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Hot sticky weather ahead for UAE

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Hot sticky weather ahead for UAE

- Dubai: Hot and sticky weather will prevail in coming days over the country as towering clouds bring scattered rain showers to parts of the UAE, said national weather forecasters on Wednesday. According to the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology, temperatures will hover in the low to high 40s across most of the emirates. Humidity will actually increase in the evening along UAE coastal areas as moisture builds up throughout the day in the next few days
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How much does it cost to move away from the UAE?

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How much does it cost to move away from the UAE?

- So much to think about when moving away from here. You need to ask yourself: Are you just taking a few boxes with you? Will you bring all your clothes and personal items? Do you want to move furniture? Do you need your appliances? Should I sell all my stuff, or take it with me? Second-hand furniture, and just household items in general, sell for little in the UAE
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RTA launches service to convert your driving licence for automatic vehicles to manual ones

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RTA launches service to convert your driving licence for automatic vehicles to manual ones

- Dubai: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has opened a door enabling interested Automatic Transmission driver license holders to shift their licenses to Manual Transmission, in the light vehicles category. The service will start this October. “It is now possible for holders of light driving licences in the category of Automatic Transmission to apply for shifting their licences to Manual Transmission category, as of this October,” said Jamal Al Sada Director of Drivers Licensing, at RTA’s Licensing Agency
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Anna Faris opens up about her split from Chris Pratt

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Anna Faris opens up about her split from Chris Pratt

- Actress Anna Faris has opened up for the first time about her split from actor Chris Pratt. She spoke about it via her podcast, Unqualified. The actress often opens up on her podcast about her personal life and talked about the upsides of her relationship with Pratt being long-distance sometimes back in May. She said: “My long-distance relationship with Chris, I wouldn’t describe it as that, but we do spend a lot of time apart
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Dubai Miracle Garden: world's largest natural flower garden

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Dubai Miracle Garden: world's largest natural flower garden

- The Dubai Miracle Garden is certainly aptly named considering that -- like pretty much everything in the Middle Eastern city -- it was built on desert land. Billing itself as the world's largest natural flower garden, the 72,000-square-meter attraction has more than 60 million flowers on display. Located in Dubailand near the Arabian Ranches, it opened on Valentine's Day in 2013 and now attracts up to 1
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  • Real Madrid complete crushing Super Cup win over Barcelona
    Real Madrid complete crushing Super Cup win over Barcelona

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    Madrid: Real Madrid shrugged off the absence of the suspended Cristiano Ronaldo to cruise past rivals Barcelona 2-0 in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup to cap a 5-1 aggregate win. Ronaldo was slapped with a five-game ban for pushing the referee after he was sent-off in the first leg, but his replacement Marco Asensio enhanced his reputation as one of world football’s rising stars as he smashed Madrid into the lead after just four minutes
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Politics & Government

  • 'Blame on both sides' in Charlottesville
    'Blame on both sides' in Charlottesville

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    New York: US President Donald Trump sparked a political firestorm Tuesday when he doubled down on his initial response to the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville that ended in bloodshed, saying there was “blame on both sides.” The Republican president — who one day ago solemnly denounced racism and singled out the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis as “criminals and thugs” — also hit out at the “alt-left” over the weekend melee
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Sports

  • Manchester United will learn from Real Madrid lesson, says Mourinho
    Manchester United will learn from Real Madrid lesson, says Mourinho

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    Skopje: Jose Mourinho insisted that Manchester United had emerged from their trip to Skopje for the Uefa Super Cup reinforced despite the scoreline flattering them in a 2-1 defeat to Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid. The Portuguese manager had expected his side to struggle against the reigning European champions and they could have conceded more than just the goals scored by Casemiro and Isco, one in each half
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Business

  • Everyone’s dumping the pound, and real money’s just starting
    Everyone’s dumping the pound, and real money’s just starting

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    London: The pound remains unloved across investor groups, with real-money sales of the UK currency only just getting started, data from Bank of America Corp show. All client types — corporate accounts, reserve managers, hedge funds and institutional accounts, like mutual funds, pensions and endowments — have dumped sterling over the past two weeks, according to the US bank’s analysis of flow data
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Technology

Health

  • Teen launches mental health support group
    Teen launches mental health support group

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    ABU DHABI: An Indian teen who overcame depression has launched a support group called Soul Knit with the help of her friends to create awareness about mental illness and make mental health services readily accessible. As part of the initiative, the Abu Dhabi-based teen group ropes in experts to reach out to people with mental illnesses by conducting free group therapy and counselling sessions every fortnight
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Society & Culture

  • 9 dead in attacks on UN bases in Mali
    9 dead in attacks on UN bases in Mali

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    Bamako: Gunmen attacked two United Nations bases in Mali on Monday, killing a peacekeeper, a contractor and seven Malians, the UN said, in the latest attacks on its presence in the country. The peacekeeper and a Malian soldier were killed in an attack in the early morning in Douentza, in the central region of Mopti, according to a statement from the UN mission in the country, known by the acronym MINUSMA
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    Categories: Society & Culture | 
    Tags: Social Issues |  Death & Dying |  Peace |  Obituary |  Peacekeepers | 
    Places: N Africa |  Mali |  United Arab Emirates | 

Religion & Spirituality

  • Saudi king orders Qatar border open to Haj pilgrims
    Saudi king orders Qatar border open to Haj pilgrims

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    Riyadh: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered the border with Qatar be reopened to allow pilgrims to carry out their annual pilgrimage to Makkah, official state media said in Riyadh. The decision came after the kingdom received an envoy from Doha for the first time since Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt severed ties with Qatar on June 5. The king ordered that Qatari pilgrims be allowed “to enter Saudi Arabia through the border crossing to do the pilgrimage,” said a statement from the Saudi News Agency
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    Places: Asia |  Mideast |  Qatar |  Saudi Arabia |  United Arab Emirates | 

Entertainment & Arts

  • Emma Stone succeeds Jennifer Lawrence as world's best paid actress
    Emma Stone succeeds Jennifer Lawrence as world's best paid actress

    , gulfnews.com

    Los Angeles: Oscar-winning Emma Stone capped a perfect 12 months on Wednesday as she knocked Jennifer Lawrence off the top spot on Forbes’ 2017 list of the world’s highest-paid actresses. Stone, 28, who won best actress for her role as a struggling performer in “La La Land,” made $26 million (Dh96 million) in pre-tax earnings in the year up to June, according to the magazine’s annual chart
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Education

  • Emirati students describe Dundee as powerful and life-changing
    Emirati students describe Dundee as powerful and life-changing

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    Dundee, Scotland: Many Emirati students have described the annual Academic Training Programme at Al Maktoum College of Higher Education in Dundee, Scotland as being a ‘life-changing’ and ‘powerful’ experience. A total of 61 girls representing a number of international universities in the UAE, Malaysia and Egypt successfully graduated from the course which promotes multiculturalism, diversity and leadership. The graduation was held under the patronage of Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Finance, and attended by Mirza Al Sayegh, vice-chairman of the Board of Trustees of the College, and Sulaiman Hamid Al Mazroui, the UAE Ambassador to the UK, among other dignitaries
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Farming

  • UAE farmers to get seeds, fertilisers to boost harvest
    UAE farmers to get seeds, fertilisers to boost harvest

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    Dubai: Nurturing arid farmland to produce bountiful crops, come harvest time, is no easy task for even the best of food growers in the UAE. But thanks to an annual farm assistance programme by the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, UAE growers are being provided critical farming implements, seeds as well as fertilisers and pesticides at discounts of up to 50 per cent
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Travel & Recreation

  • Dubai Miracle Garden: world's largest natural flower garden
    Dubai Miracle Garden: world's largest natural flower garden

    , cnn.com

    The Dubai Miracle Garden is certainly aptly named considering that -- like pretty much everything in the Middle Eastern city -- it was built on desert land. Billing itself as the world's largest natural flower garden, the 72,000-square-meter attraction has more than 60 million flowers on display. Located in Dubailand near the Arabian Ranches, it opened on Valentine's Day in 2013 and now attracts up to 1
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    Categories: Travel & Recreation | 

Law & Crime

  • Philippine police kill 32 in ‘shock and awe’ drug raids
    Philippine police kill 32 in ‘shock and awe’ drug raids

    , gulfnews.com

    Manila: Police killed 32 people in “shock and awe” raids aimed at flushing out drug traffickers, Philippine authorities said on Wednesday, after President Rodrigo Duterte admitted to setbacks in his controversial war on crime. Authorities are looking into the killings which all took place in a single day in the province of Bulacan and have been attributed to the anti-drugs campaign
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Science & Nature

  • Hot sticky weather ahead for UAE
    Hot sticky weather ahead for UAE

    , gulfnews.com

    Dubai: Hot and sticky weather will prevail in coming days over the country as towering clouds bring scattered rain showers to parts of the UAE, said national weather forecasters on Wednesday. According to the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology, temperatures will hover in the low to high 40s across most of the emirates. Humidity will actually increase in the evening along UAE coastal areas as moisture builds up throughout the day in the next few days
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Life & Style

  • 70-year-old accused of beating his wife and breaking her jaw in Dubai
    70-year-old accused of beating his wife and breaking her jaw in Dubai

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    Dubai: A 70-year-old husband has been accused of beating his wife and causing her a jaw fracture after he pushed her off the stairs in their residence. The Emirati husband allegedly had a heated argument with his wife before he assaulted her and then pushed her at their residence in October. The Emirati wife, 44, was beaten up by her husband and pushed off the first-floor stairs, according to records, before she slid down on the stairs and landed on her face and fractured her jaw
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Real Estate

  • In a tenant’s market, concessions from the landlord
    In a tenant’s market, concessions from the landlord

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    Dubai: Housing rents are the biggest expense that hit most tenants’ budget every year in this city. But now, the good news is that property owners are becoming more flexible with payments terms, easing some of the renter’s concerns. An increasing number of tenants no longer face the pressure of putting the full year’s rent upfront, as landlords are now agreeing to multiple cheque payments
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Motoring

  • RTA launches service to convert your driving licence for automatic vehicles to manual ones
    RTA launches service to convert your driving licence for automatic vehicles to manual ones

    , gulfnews.com

    Dubai: The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has opened a door enabling interested Automatic Transmission driver license holders to shift their licenses to Manual Transmission, in the light vehicles category. The service will start this October. “It is now possible for holders of light driving licences in the category of Automatic Transmission to apply for shifting their licences to Manual Transmission category, as of this October,” said Jamal Al Sada Director of Drivers Licensing, at RTA’s Licensing Agency
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    Categories: Motoring | 
    Tags: Driving |  Driving license | 
    Places: Asia |  Mideast |  United Arab Emirates | 

Media & Information

  • Palestinian leader curbs social media expression in decree
    Palestinian leader curbs social media expression in decree

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    Ramallah: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has clamped down on social media and news websites—the main outlets for debate and dissent in the West Bank—with a vaguely worded decree that critics say allows his government to jail anyone on charges of harming “national unity” or the “social fabric.” Rights activists say the edict, issued without prior public debate last month, is perhaps the most significant step yet by Abbas’ government to restrict freedom of expression in the autonomous Palestinian enclaves of the Israeli-occupied West Bank
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