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December 6, 2018

the biggest movies and stories in the superhero universe will soon overlap (Source: xmenmovies / Instagram)
08:14 GMT
Director Joe Russo has claimed that 'X-Men' and 'Deadpool' will soon be seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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The Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation and the German Development Bank (KfW) on Wednesday signed a grant agreement worth 30.6 million euros to complete the programme of school construction in Jordan.
Netflix confirmed the news on its See What's Next official Twitter account (Source: narcos / Instagram )
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The streaming company announced in a news release Wednesday that it renewed the series for a second season.
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A maid is accused of threatening to kill her sponsor, his wife, mother-in-law and their child if they didn't give her passport back to her in Dubai.
Ireland Passes Bill Banning Goods From Israeli Settlements in Occupied Palestine (Twitter)
07:58 GMT
Ireland’s Senate or upper house of parliament on Wednesday approved a bill that criminalizes the import and trade of goods and services originating in Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories.
Former German President Horst Kohler (Twitter)
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The first deliberations in six years to end the decades-long dispute in the Western Sahara region kicked off on Wednesday between regional countries mediated by the U.N.
Sen. Marco Rubio (Twitter)
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A group of Republican and Democratic senators defied the White House on Wednesday and introduced a resolution that would hold Saudi Arabia’s crown prince accountable for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.
Rodeo Realty has sold the house which spans 7,843 sq. feet, for $5.25 million (Source: krisjenner / Instagram )
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A Los Angeles-area mansion that Keeping Up with the Kardashians producers used as a stand-in for Kris Jenner's abode has been sold.
Cardi B shared the first picture of her daughter (Source: iamcardib / Instagram )
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Cardi B has shared the first picture of her daughter Kulture Kiari, just hours after announcing she and her husband Offset have split.
Saudi Arabia’s major cities and business hubs continue to suffer from a lack of the high-quality grade A stock most sought-after by private and public companies. (Shutterstock)
07:25 GMT
Office space rents remain under pressure in Saudi Arabia this year due to subdued occupier demand and a sluggish economy, according to a new report.
Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry attends a meeting with his Algerian and Tunisian counterparts. (AFP Photo)
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Kuwait Ruler Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Tuesday received Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.
Massimo Brunaccioni (Instagram)
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A bodybuilder says he's completely transformed his body - by going vegan.
There has been some global resistance to cuts in OPEC oil production, with US President Donald Trump pushing Saudi Arabia to pump more oil to keep fuel prices low for Americans. (Shutterstock)
03:58 GMT
Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih has dismissed suggestions that OPEC and its partner producers such as Russia will cut output at the next meeting as “premature.”
"Examining the reasons for Qatar’s exit from OPEC is a necessity,” Zanganeh said, adding that “OPEC has big problems from some oil producers which Qatar is not a part of.” (Shutterstock)
03:46 GMT
Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh says OPEC has major problems with some oil producers except Qatar, and the reasons for Qatar’s exit from the organization must be examined.
UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock looks on a pledging conference aimed at raising funds for war-ravaged Yemen on April 3, 2018 in Geneva. (AFP)
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The United Nations continues in its push to improve the delivery of humanitarian aid with the opening of two offices in the Yemeni province of Taiz, Saudi state news agency SPA reported.
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Ten Indian men and 24 Thai women have been arrested in Thailand on charges of forging documents and filing falsified papers to authorities about their marriages, media reports said on Wednesday.
Akshay Kumar And Rajinikanth's Film (Twitter)
00:00 GMT
Indian Tamil-language sci-fi action film 2.0 starring superstar Rajinikanth and Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar is the most expensive Indian film to date.

December 5, 2018

Now at two locations, Brighton College and Hartland International
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Now at two locations, Brighton College and Hartland International
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A Pennsylvania man said he received an unexpected call from Hersheypark saying workers found the wallet he lost on a roller coaster four years ago.
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A Michigan animal shelter said it found new homes for two kittens with "wobby cat syndrome," a rare condition that makes the felines appear to be dancing.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (AFP/file photo)
20:00 GMT
NATO leaders on Tuesday accused Russia of failing to abide by the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, an agreement U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo threatened to withdraw the United States from unless Moscow complies.
We take a look at what doping entails, how severe of a problem it is within the sport and the punishment footballers can face
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We take a look at what doping entails, how severe of a problem it is within the sport and the punishment footballers can face
Sweden national football team
18:44 GMT
Sweden’s national football team will visit Qatar on a winter tour from 3-13 January 2019 to build a new generation of players towards preparation for Euro 2020 Championship qualifying and Qatar 2022 Word Cup.
Standing in front of the flags of their two countries, Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un made history in Singapore (AFP /SAUL LOEB)
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The United States and North Korean officials held a secret meeting at a North-South Korean border village to discuss holding a second summit between U.S. and North Korean leaders, South Korean media reported, citing high-ranking government officials in Seoul.
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18:00 GMT
A Netherlands man is enjoying an unexpected windfall after a painting he bought for $85 at a thrift store sold for $34,025.
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15:47 GMT
A German human rights group on Wednesday criticized the country’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia in light of Riyadh’s notorious rights record and its involvement in the conflict in Yemen.
The King of Morocco, Mohammed VI. (AFP/File Photo)
15:37 GMT
The Moroccan Ministry of State for Human Rights and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have signed on agreement to activate the 2018-2021 plan for reviving democracy and human rights.
Syrian chief negotiator Bashar al-Jaafari, and other delegates take part in Syria peace talks in Astana on December last year. (AFP)
14:35 GMT
US Special Representative for Syria Engagement James Jeffrey has called on Russia to exert efforts to convene the Syrian constitutional committee on December 14, proposing to end the Sochi/Astana peace talks if the committee is not put together.
A photo of 13th Organization of Islamic Cooperation Summit at Istanbul. (AFP)
14:32 GMT
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Wednesday called for taking measures to launch an investigation into what it described as “racist” Israeli laws.
The famous handwritten 'God letter' from scientist Albert Einstein (Twitter)
14:29 GMT
The famous 'God letter' written by hand by Albert Einstein the year before he died sold for three times its expected amount on Tuesday in New York City.
"If you tell me you want to go to the Olympics I will try to talk you out of it!”
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"If you tell me you want to go to the Olympics I will try to talk you out of it!”
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14:17 GMT
Amid the political instability in Saudi Arabia that surrounded Jamal Khashoggi killing in October 2, Saud Al-Qahtani’s name has been seen rising in media reports since then.
Synagogue grows in Dubai (Twitter)
14:13 GMT
One Saturday last month, the handful of worshippers were waiting, chatting amiably to kill time.
Fatemeh Etedadi (Photo: Tehran Times)
14:04 GMT
After having released the list of ten names in contention as best female goalkeeper in the year 2018, Futsal Planet announced the nominees for the Best Female Player in the World.
An Israeli soldier stands behind a laid-out spike strip at a security checkpoint near the northern Israeli town of Metula near the border with Lebanon on December 4. (AFP/File)
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Hours after the IDF operation to destroy Hezbollah tunnels began, Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon called for a meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss the terror group’s violation of previous council resolutions and Israel’s sovereignty.
US special representative on Syria James Jeffrey. (AFP/File)
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U.S. special representative for Syria James Jeffrey will travel to Turkey and Jordan between Dec. 4-14, the State Department said Tuesday.
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World athletics body IAAF on Tuesday upheld a ban against Russia’s athletics federation over doping in the country, pending full access to doping data stored in Moscow and financial compensation.
Hamas militants take part in a rally in Gaza city. (AFP/ File)
13:52 GMT
Hamas has accepted an Egypt-floated proposal for healing the inter-Palestinian rift, a leading group member said Wednesday.
She later provoked hilarity on Instagram after posting the video to her 254,000 followers last week (Instagram)
13:26 GMT
This is the bizarre moment a TV presenter is filmed stashing her phone between her breasts moments before going on the air.
Ahmed Fouad Negm (Twitter)
13:17 GMT
Business tycoon Naguib Sawiris, the founder of the Ahmed Fouad Negm Colloquial Poetry Award, announced that the Sawiris Foundation for Social Development has bought the house of late poet Ahmed Fouad Negm in Cairo’s Mokattam district and will turn it into a museum.
Copts church (Twitter)
12:13 GMT
Pope of Alexandria Tawadros II stated on Wednesday that the number of Copts have reached 15 million in Egypt, with 2 million residing in around 60 countries worldwide.
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12:06 GMT
A woman was fined Dh150,000 ($40,832)for taking a photograph of another woman and posting it on social media in Abu Dhabi.
3D printed motorcycle (Twitter)
12:01 GMT
A 3D printed motorcycle resembling the transport of the caped crusader has been created by German engineers.
River of ‘blood’ (Twitter)
11:58 GMT
The Burundi government is using confiscated abandoned private properties as secret detention centers where they torture and kill dissidents, it has been claimed.
But the process of getting an internal position will require some preparation and effort no less than getting a brand new job in a different company. (Shutterstock)
11:58 GMT
Are you interested in getting a new job? Do you love your company and wish you can just stay there or take the great workplace with you? You don’t have to worry about leaving the company you love, you can simply take a look at the job openings within your company.

Careem Bus is a separate app from the ride hailing product and is available for download on iOS and Android.
11:52 GMT
CAREEM has launched its new service, Careem Bus, with Cairo as the first city of operations.
Angela Ponce (Twitter)
11:52 GMT
A Spanish transsexual beauty queen has said that winning this year's Miss Universe would be a victory 'for human rights' as some bookmakers today made her the favourite.
He said buying the Dh1,000 raffle ticket has become part of his trips. (Shutterstock)
11:47 GMT
A 48-year-old Jordanian expat finally won the $1 million (Dh3.67 million) Dubai Duty Free raffle draw, after 19 years of purchasing about 300 tickets.
Syria's First Lady Asma al-Assad (centre) poses for a picture during a graduation ceremony of future teachers of a Syrian Organisation for Persons with Disabilities, in Damascus yesterday (Twitter)
11:47 GMT
The wife of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad has attended an education event in a headscarf after undergoing treatment for breast cancer.
Hisham Haddad allegedly refused half a million dollar offer to leave LBCI network and join MTV Lebanon (Source: hichamhaddadz - Instagram)
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The new music video for George Wassouf was screened exclusively on MTV Lebanon. Many noticed that Hisham Haddad's shots were removed from the video
This prototype device has a notch in the top right hand corner of the display, which is something the company hasn't announced before. (TechRadar)
11:41 GMT
Samsung has yet to include a notch on any of its phones, but for the first time today, it's showing off a 5G prototype smartphone with a notch cut out.
President Hassan Rouhani has reaffirmed that the United States will not be able to stop Iran’s oil sales. (AFP)
11:29 GMT
President Hassan Rouhani has reaffirmed that the United States will not be able to stop Iran’s oil sales, warning that no crude will find its way out of the Persian Gulf should Washington attempt to target Iranian crude exports.
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11:06 GMT
With a wide smile, a taxi driver in the city of Basra, southern Iraq, offers a free book to passengers so they could read for whole 10 minutes without using their smartphones in his cab which is now known as the "Reading Taxi."
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10:59 GMT
As BBC released their Christmas advert of 2018 on Saturday last week, it apparently evoked a massive wave of admiration and respect.
Caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil and Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel-Mahdi. (Twitter/@Gebran_Bassil)
10:57 GMT
Caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil and Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel-Mahdi discussed a series of measures that would boost ties between Lebanon and Iraq, a statement from Bassil’s office reported Tuesday.
The Lebanese journalist answered all questions without hiding anything during her latest interview in the program "Taht Al Saytara" (Under Control) presented by Yemeni artist Arwa on New TV. (Source: Arwa Media - Youtube)
10:56 GMT
Lebanese journalist Nidal Al Ahmadiyeh answered all questions without hiding anything during her latest interview in the program "Taht Al Saytara" (Under Control) presented by Yemeni artist Arwa on New TV including questions about what she labeled as 'the first attempt to kill a Lebanese journalist'..
The former couple tied the knot in September 2017 (Source: iamcardib / Instagram )
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The rapper, 26, took to Instagram on Tuesday to reveal she and the Migos star, also 26, are 'not together any more' and 'grew out of love', but remain good friends and business partners
Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh (AFP/File)
10:32 GMT
Iran’s Oil Minister Bijen Namdar Zengene has called for examining the reasons behind Qatar’s decision to withdraw from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
Drake Tops Spotify List (Source: champagnepapi / Instagram )
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Spotify announced Tuesday that the rapper earned 8.2 billion streams in 2018. He also has the year’s most-streamed album and song with “Scorpion” and “God’s Plan.”
An undated picture shows prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. (AFP/ File)
10:21 GMT
Turkey is seeking the arrest of two allies of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman over the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.
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10:11 GMT
A video has been widely shared among social media users of a Saudi man firing bullets in a wedding, but instead of firing in the air, his weapon slipped from his hands and fire was directed toward the people around him.
Bitcoin surged to a record $19,511 in December 2017; now it’s nosedived around 82%. (Shutterstock)
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For all the euphoria of 2017, the great crypto crash of 2018 is plunging deeper.
David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency, a member of the International Space Station (ISS) expedition 58/59, gestures from inside a bus as he leaves to board the Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft shortly before the launch at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on December 3, 2018. 
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09:59 GMT
A Soyuz MS-11 rocket carrying Russian, American and Canadian astronauts takes off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome before reached orbit later, the first manned mission since a failed launch in October.
The World Cup deals between Britain and Qatar are part of a rise in trade between the two countries which totalled £3.39bn in 2017, an increase of 70% over the last five years. (Shutterstock)
09:54 GMT
British firms are signing £1.5bn worth of contracts with Qatar for work on the next World Cup – more than ten times what they made at the tournament in Brazil four years ago.
Iran's reliance on oil revenues in the next Iranian year's budget is no more than 25%. (Shutterstock)
09:47 GMT
Iran's First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri downplayed the effects of the US sanctions against Tehran, stressing that the government can administer the country even without reliance on oil exports.
The movie surpassed the $500 million mark globally. (Source: bohemianrhapsodymovie / Instagram )
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The recently released Bohemian Rhapsody biopic, starring American-Egyptian Actor Rami Malek, just hit a box office record giving us one more reason to be super proud of the rising star.
Kevin is no stranger to hosting award shows (Source: kevinhart4real / Instagram)
09:30 GMT
'Night School' star Kevin Hart has been announced as the host of the 2019 Academy Awards, and he is delighted for "the opportunity of a lifetime" to be at the helm of the Oscars.
H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah. (Pinterest)
09:21 GMT
H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, has exempted 272 commercial establishments from 50 percent of any renewal fees or fines imposed by any local department in Ras Al Khaimah.
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09:12 GMT
The Italian archaeological mission to Jordan's Medieval Petra recently concluded its 2018 excavation season in Al Jaya village (some 200 kilometres south of Amman), which resulted in the excavation of the urban Jaya Palace.
The pavilion is themed as ‘The Crosspoint for the Future’. (MEConstruction)
09:11 GMT
The Japan External Trade Organisation (Jetro) has unveiled the design for its country’s pavilion for the Expo 2020 Dubai.
Riyadh’s Falconry exhibition (Twitter)
09:09 GMT
The first edition of Riyadh’s Falconry exhibition has kicked off on Tuesday amid a huge turnout from falconers, equestrian and Safari lovers from inside the kingdom and abroad.
Scott and Jenner started dating in April 2017  (Source: travisscott / Instagram )
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Travis Scott says he didn't cheat on his girlfriend, television personality Kylie Jenner.
Ellen takes to the stage for her first stand-up special in 15 years (Source: theellenshow / Instagram )
08:56 GMT
The clip, released on Tuesday, features DeGeneres dancing, discussing her decision to return to stand up, her life, career and how she has taken issue with support animals on airplanes.
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani speaks at a conference in Tehran, on January 28. (AFP/ File)
08:54 GMT
President Hassan Rouhani has reaffirmed that the United States will not be able to stop Iran’s oil sales, warning that no crude will find its way out of the Persian Gulf should Washington attempt to target Iranian crude exports.
Thank u, Next Features cameo appearance from trove Sivan (Source: arianagrande / Instagram )
08:48 GMT
The 25-year-old singer's breakup anthem Thank U, Next has become the fastest music video to reach 100 million views, video hosting service Vevo said on Tuesday.
US Marine Corps (USMC) F-35B stealth combat aircraft performing air maneuvers during the 2018 Bahrain International Airshow (BIAS). (AFP)
08:47 GMT
Scores of Libyans have protested against a new US airstrike on a desert area in the country’s southwestern town of Uwaynat, near the Algerian border, saying that the strike targeted and killed civilians.
Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Adel Abdul Mahdi. (AFP/File)
08:43 GMT
Iraq’s Parliament descended into chaos on Tuesday as MPs clashed angrily over a planned vote on the remainder of Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi’s Cabinet.
Saudi security forces rescued a child and shot dead a man who was using her as a “human shield” (Twitter)
08:39 GMT
Saudi security forces rescued a child and shot dead a man who was using her as a “human shield” as he fired at police in Jeddah.
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08:27 GMT
Saudi filmmakers should not be discouraged by censorship in the Kingdom, according to scriptwriter Afnan Linjawi.
Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Mary Kawar and US Deputy Chargé d’Affaires and USAID Mission Director Jim Barnhart sign a grant agreement in the presence of Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Tuesday (Petra photo)
08:05 GMT
Jordan and the US on Tuesday signed a grant agreement to directly support the Treasury with $725.1 million, as part of the 2018 US economic assistance.
A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on December 5, 2016 shows Saudi King Salman (L) waiving next to the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani during a ceremony in Doha. (AFP)
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Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Tuesday invited Qatari Emir Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to attend 39th Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Dec. 9.
Israeli forces detain a Palestinian youth during clashes near Israel's Ofer prison. (AFP/File)
07:47 GMT
Israeli forces rounded up 21 Palestinians in overnight raids carried out across the occupied West Bank, according to the Israeli military on Wednesday.
Demi Lovato completed a 90-day stint in rehab (Source: ddlovato / Instagram )
07:45 GMT
Demi Lovato has returned to her much-loved sport of jiu jitsu, following her admission to rehab earlier this year, as she continues to work on her health and fitness.
Crude oil is not among the list of products facing import duties, but traders said the positive sentiment of the truce also moved crude markets. (Shutterstock)
07:44 GMT
The announcement of Saudi-Russian agreement to extend the "OPEC plus" agreement in addition to the US-China trade arm agreement led to the rise in oil prices more than five percent on Monday.
The source pointed out the number of expatriate employees in the ministry decreased in the current fiscal year compared to the previous year when the number exceeded 1,500. (Shutterstock)
07:36 GMT
The Ministry of Education has frozen 1,080 jobs occupied by expatriates for fiscal 2018/2019, reports quoting a reliable source from the educational sector.
Standard Chartered has not yet officially made the strategy public. (Shutterstock)
07:09 GMT
Standard Chartered is to cut up to 100 jobs in Dubai in a bid to reduce costs, according to a report by Bloomberg.
Qatar’s decision to exit OPEC will have no major impact on the cartel’s decision-making process, oil output or oil prices in the short term. (Shutterstock)
07:03 GMT
Qatar’s decision to exit OPEC next month is unlikely to have a significant impact on the oil group’s structure or on short-term oil prices, according to analysts.
Foreign Ministry spokesman denies 'baseless' rumors regarding any agreement between Tehran and Seoul, local media reports. (Shutterstock)
06:53 GMT
A spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry on Monday denied rumors of an oil-for-food agreement with South Korea, local media reported
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06:00 GMT
Despite hard-fought victories to retake ISIS territory, there are three major signs that the terrorist militants are regrouping, taking advantage of ongoing instability and refocusing their campaign against the Iraqi government, said a recent report.
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06:00 GMT
A national joint survey by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health and Population in Egypt revealed that "almost half of young Egyptians (48.9%) are exposed to secondhand smoke at home, and 36.5% are exposed to it in the workplace."
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04:00 GMT
A sex doll shop that allows potential customers 'try before they buy' was closed down by authorities in Hong Kong.
Israel targets Hezbollah 'terror tunnels'  (Twitter)
02:00 GMT
Israel has launched an operation to destroy tunnels built by Hezbollah across the border from southern Lebanon, the military announced early Tuesday.
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02:00 GMT
Passengers demanded to be let off a 'plane from hell' after boarding to a smell of 'burning' in a sauna-like temperature of '122F (50C)' due to an air conditioning 'malfunction'.
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00:00 GMT
NASA’s InSight lander is now settling into its new home on Mars, and sending pictures back to Earth all the while.

December 4, 2018

 Goals from Leroy Sane and Riyad Mahrez gave Manchester City a 2-1 win at Watford that puts them five points ahead of Liverpool.
22:20 GMT
Goals from Leroy Sane and Riyad Mahrez gave Manchester City a 2-1 win at Watford that puts them five points ahead of Liverpool.
Island of Lindholm in the province of Vordingborg (Twitter)
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Denmark plans to send migrants convicted of crimes and sentenced to deportation to a remote island off the country's coast.
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22:00 GMT
The Victoria Secret Fashion Show wasn't able to enthrall that many viewers this year, pulling in just 3.3 million folks when it aired on Sunday night.
A British retailer's unusual Christmas tree is designed with branches only on the top half to protect from babies and cats. (Argos)
20:00 GMT
A British company is selling a unique Christmas tree online that features only the top half of an artificial conifer to protect it from babies and cats.
Words from a World Cup winner and rookie coach in 2016 were key to a Real Madrid star of the present making a surge to the top of world football
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Words from a World Cup winner and rookie coach in 2016 were key to a Real Madrid star of the present making a surge to the top of world football