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The body of five-year-old Abdallah Abu Ghazal lies at a mosque during a funeral ceremony in the northern Gaza town of Beit Lahiya on July 10, 2014 after he was killed in an Israeli air strike. (MAHMUD HAMS/AFP)
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I can no longer stand by while Israeli politicians like Ayelet Shaked condone the deaths of innocent Palestinian women and children
"We have no interest in sharing a name with a group whose name has become synonymous with violence," said Isis CEO Michael Abbott (Courtesy of Android Spin)
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U.S. wireless carriers are not so excited that the world is Googling "ISIS" like never before. After all, it is not for the carriers' mobile wallet app that they have been trying to promote to customers for months, but rather it is for the jihadist terrorist group in Syria that has been grabbing headlines globally.

July 11, 2014

Diane Sawyer issued an official apology Thursday over the Palestinian photo mistake (Courtesy of the Chicago Tribune)
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Diane Sawyer's "oops" Tuesday in which the famous news anchor misidentified Palestinians as Israelis in the aftermath of an airstrike has caused a social media storm globally, prompting Sawyer herself to issue an apology Thursday.
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With Ramadan shopping season in full swing, retail stores all over the Kingdom are offering special discounts and sales to attract customers. But according to a report in Al-Watan daily, shoppers may not be getting the bargains they expect.
This bunny has switched from silky rabbit ears to a modest hijab (Facebook).
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Former Playboy bunny Felixia Yeap described herself as "reborn" after embracing Islam and shunning her rabbit ears for a modest hijab.

July 10, 2014

Buyers from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Kuwait can also benefit from this Ramadan deal. (Shutterstock)
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A real estate firm is offering a free luxury car with the purchase of one of their properties as a special Ramadan deal.
A small sample of surreal street serenity, created by Mehdi Ghadyanlo
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Urban artist Mehdi Ghadyanloo is causing passersby to do a double take just by walking down the street.
Stay-at home dad Mokhtar Mohyeldeen with his three-year-old son Yahya (right) and daughter Malak (Image: Gulf News)
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Mokhtar Mohyeldeen decided to give up working to care for his three-year-old son who suffers from Russell Silver Syndrome, yet won't leave the young boy in the care of maids. That's dedication!
Brazil was devastated by a 7-1 loss. (AFP/File)
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A Saudi burger joint ran into some trouble after it promised customers 2 Saudi riyals off their purchase for every goal scored in the Brazil-Germany World Cup match.

July 9, 2014

Dummies pose with guns when telling police they were just doing aid work in Syria (AFP/ File).
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To prepare for Jihad in Syria two British terrorists bought books about Islam and Arabic from the "For Dummies" series, messaged friends about their plans and despite claiming to do aid work in Syria, took photos of themselves with guns.
Dubai came out ahead of New York City and other popular European destinations! (AFP/File)
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Dubai is the fifth most favorite hotspot for travelers according to a new study revealed Wednesday.
This year's contest focuses on child obesity. (Shutterstock)
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Dubai is relaunching a contest that rewards residents who lose weight with pure, solid gold.
116 Cannabis pills were stuffed into the pizzas delivered to Zahle prison (Shutterstock)
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A Lebanese pizza delivery man was arrested and imprisoned for delivering pizza pies stuffed with cannabis to inmates in Zahle prison Tuesday.

July 8, 2014

The grant is part of the EU-funded Agriculture and Rural Development Program. (File)
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The EU along with the Agriculture Ministry is donating $2 million to support reforestation in Lebanon.
Millions of Syrians are now refugees. (AFP/File)
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Syrian women who have fled the civil war often must face their struggles alone.