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January 23, 2015

King Salman's son flew abroard the Space Shuttle Discover in 1985. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images)
12:13 GMT
Salman bin Abdulaziz will ascend to the throne of Saudi Arabia after a single year as its crown prince. But are reports true that he raised funds for the Mujahideen and has a son who went into space?
You guys remember Old Yeller? Well, there's a new one in town, and he's a little bit taller. (AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
Six days after his burial, a Yemeni man's loyal camel is still standing by his grave. Happy Thursday!

January 22, 2015

"The wolf has finally lost his sheep's clothing," said Ulla Jelpke, a member of Germany's Left party in the Bundestag. (Image: Facebook)
09:13 GMT
The far-right anti-Islam PEGIDA movement’s founder has quit as the group’s leader following public outrage over a picture of him posing as Adolf Hitler.
As of press time, the video featuring the "drunken" prankster had more than 46,000 views on Youtube. (Shutterstock)
08:52 GMT
A man pretending to be a "drunk tourist" drew attention for pretending to consume alcohol in public areas through Dubai.
A Malaysian woman stands outside the Court of Appeal in Putrajaya near Kuala Lumpur, awaiting a verdict to ban Christians using the word "Allah", March 5, 2014. (AFP/File)
06:50 GMT
Are Christians not entitled to say the Arabic word for God, Allah? According to a Malaysian court, the country's Catholic Church has been banned from using the word.
Mother and baby are said to be doing well. (Photo: AFP/File)
05:00 GMT
A 33-year-old woman gave birth to a baby girl on a flight bound to New York from Jordan. A doctor and a nurse on the flight helped deliver the baby.

January 21, 2015

“We can work...to save the environment, species, to protect them [but] if the new generations are not going to be better stewards than we’ve been, we might as well all give up,” said Dr. Jane Goodall.
10:20 GMT
Rising numbers of exotic pets in the UAE have raised alarm for animal conservationists, including the legendary Dr. Jane Goodall.
The teen tweeted, "how to join [Daesh]? Does anyone know? I want to join [Daesh]." (Shutterstock)
08:01 GMT
An 18-year-old Korean male went missing in Turkey and is likely to have joined Daesh after tweeting about his interest in joining the militant group.
Al Qaeda used Edward Snowden's leaks to train militants in a new video. (AFP/File)
07:24 GMT
Al Qaeda released a video to train militants on how to avoid detection by international intelligence agencies. Oops, Edward Snowden. Maybe you shouldn't have made those leaks!
A file photo shows Daesh militants about to flog three men for drinking alcohol in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk. (Image: Twitter)
05:00 GMT
Daesh militants were filmed beating musicians after discovering their playing a keyboard, which they deemed un-Islamic.

January 20, 2015

The accused claimed he was unable to remember the incident because he was too drunk. (Shutterstock)
12:33 GMT
A waiter got drunk and set fire to his former girlfriends bed after she left him in Dubai.
An ad placed in the Hebrew edition of a Haaretz newspaper by the poet caused a ruckus across Israel. (Image: Times of Israel)
10:35 GMT
Israel's award winning poet, Natan Zach, gave Palestine his blessings "on the way to the Hague court", by placing an ad in Haaretz. We think that's pretty badass!
It is hoped that the dating site will produce 100,000 marriages using this "correct method", potentially decreasing a divorce rate that has reached 22 percent. (Shutterstock)
07:48 GMT
Iran has announced plans to combat what it says are "immoral" online dating websites by launching an official site for young people seeking marriage.
Saudi Arabia encourages mass marriages to combat the growing trend of spinsterhood. (Photo: AFP)
06:00 GMT
The number of unmarried Saudi women over 30 reached 33.45 percent in the last 10 years, or 1.52 million of the total population of 4.57 million women, local media reported on Sunday.

January 19, 2015

By the time people realized he was just snapping a "selfie", there was a 50-car traffic jam. (Shutterstock)
16:00 GMT
Man took a "selfie" on a bridge, causing a 50-car traffic jam between Jerash and Amman.