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December 4, 2018

US President Donald Trump, and Chinese President Xi Jinping pose at the Forbidden City in Beijing. (Jim WATSON / AFP)
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China and the United States have started working toward removing all the tariffs they have imposed on each other in a trade war, the Chinese Foreign Ministry says, shortly after Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump agreed to temporarily suspend the months-long trade war.
Spokenword artist Danabelle Gutierrez (Twitter)
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“I've been a vagabond for far too long now. I can't keep navigating the rough terrains in the land of men. I would like to set my bags down now. I want to go home,” reads a passage from a prose written by Danabelle Gutierrez, a Dubai-based Filipino writer who has found her home in the UAE’s cultural oasis.
Pete Davidson is reportedly dating again  (Source: petedavidson / Instagram)
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Pete Davidson is reportedly dating again following his split from Ariana Grande in October this year, just months after their June engagement.
Bruno Mars dominated the 2018 Grammy Awards in January (Source: brunomars / Instagram )
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The Recording Academy announced on Twitter Monday that the 61st Grammy Awards nominations will be announced on Dec. 7 instead of Dec. 5 as originally planned.
Agatha Christie (Twitter)
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Agatha Christie's mysterious disappearance that sparked a nationwide police manhunt is to be brought to life in a TV drama that claims she went missing to solve a real-life murder.
Rohingya Muslims trying to cross the Naf river into Bangladesh to escape sectarian violence in Burma. (AFP)
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After a months-long investigation into the Myanmar government’s persecution against the Rohingya, a U.S.-based humanitarian rights law group has found that there is a reasonable basis to conclude that Rohingya are victims of genocide.
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An eager Pokemon Go player has paid an extraordinarily high price in his quest to catch them all.
New Nazi group System Resistance Network (Twitter)
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A neo-Nazi group that believes homosexuality is a disease and that non-whites should be expelled is facing calls for the outfit to be banned.

December 3, 2018

Bale scored an overhead kick in the Champions League final against Liverpool last May
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Three months after losing the Puskas Award to Egypt's Mohamed Salah, Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale said that he believes he deserved to win the award more than Salah.
Top Tory Brexiteer Michael Gove. (AFP/File)
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Top Tory Brexiteer Michael Gove has warned the Parliament against rejecting Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal to leave the European Union (EU) because doing so would increase the possibility of a new referendum.
White reindeer (Twitter)
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This rare white baby reindeer almost disappears into the snowy background in these magical wintry snaps.
Michelle Obama  (Twitter)
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Michelle Obama has given some advice to Meghan Markle on dealing with the pressures of stardom in a newly released interview.
Essam El-Hadary
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Former Egypt national team veteran goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary has explained his absence from Ismaily's trip to Burundi...
New Zealand's players celebrate with the trophy of the Men's Sevens World Rugby Dubai Series Cup after the Final match between USA an New Zealand on December 01, 2018.
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The New Zealand All Black 7s and Black Ferns 7s, who both won their respective cups in the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby...
Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) is pictured during a meeting with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) and China's President Xi Jinping (out of frame), in the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires. (AFP)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday that he was open to talking with Ukrainian President Pyotr Poroshenko as pressure mounts internationally against Russia to release three navy ships and 24 sailors it captured last Sunday.
Environmentalist Martin Dorey was left stunned when each copy of his book 'No. More. Plastic' was sent out by the American distributor coated in cellophane (Twitter)
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An eco-friendly author has been left raging after copies of his anti-plastic book were dispatched wrapped in plastic.
 The Arsenal playmaker has missed the Gunners' last two matches with a back complaint and is yet to return to full training
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The Arsenal playmaker has missed the Gunners' last two matches with a back complaint and is yet to return to full training
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A military court in the Gaza Strip has sentenced six people to death for espionage with Israel, a spokesman for the Hamas-run Interior Ministry said Monday.
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As Dubai-based Filipino fashion designer Michael Cinco posted photos of his latest collection on Instagram he sparked anger among many of his Kurdish fans.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. (AFP/ File)
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Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Monday welcomed UN-sponsored peace talks in Sweden this week between Yemen’s warring rivals.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu listens to his spokesman Boaz Stambler. (AFP/File)
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Close to half of Israelis, 47%, believe that Israel’s leadership is corrupt but only 23% of Likud supporters think so, according to the 16th annual Israel Democracy Index conducted by the Guttman Center for Public Opinion and Policy Research at the Israel Democracy Institute.
Iraqi filmmaker Mohamed Al-Dharadji whose film 'The Journey', is Iraq's entry for the Oscar's Foreign Film entries, poses for a photo in West Hollywood, California on November 27, 2018. (Source: AFP)
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The Iraq War may have ended in 2011, but for filmmaker Mohamed Al-Daradji, the conflict that tore his country apart remains very much part of his everyday life.
Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil (AFP photo)
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A suggestion reportedly made by Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil to expand the number of ministerial seats in the new government from 30 to 32, “has not been turned down” by any political party, al-Akhbar daily reported on Monday.
The Confederation of African Football logo
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There have been mixed reactions in Cameroon after the Confederation of African Football (CAF) withdrew the 2019 continental...
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An exhibition sure to attract history buffs in Turkey's sunny Mediterranean resort city of Antalya has opened on Saturday.
Jamal Khashoggi. (AFP/File Photo)
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Newly revealed WhatsApp messages sent by murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi just weeks before his death could provide a crucial insight into why he was killed.
Tunisian security forces in Kasserine. (AFP /Mohamed Khalil)
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ISIS terrorist organization claimed Sunday its responsibility for the terrorist attack that occurred earlier this week in Kasserine governorate, 200 km south of the capital.
The very well made music video, Abyu’s awesome lyrics, Chipsy’s lit music, and the participation of the Legendary Shabaan Abdelrehim, all made the song 'Ana Mesh Ha2adar 7ad' go super viral! (Source: Abyusif - Facebook)
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Leading Egyptian Rapper and Music Producer, Abyusif and the Talented Musician, Islam Chipsy came together for a long-awaited promising collab.
The decision comes at a critical time when OPEC is expected to cut its production at its much-awaited meeting on Thursday in order to increase the falling prices. (AFP)
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Qatar will withdraw from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) from January 2019, Saad al-Kaabi, the country's energy minister announced on Monday.
A chilling ISIS video has emerged showing 11-year-old Mukhamad-Amin Akhmatkhanov threatening to cut off his enemies' heads before he and his brother rammed a car into cops in Chechnya (dailymail)
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A chilling ISIS video has emerged showing an 11-year-old boy threatening to cut off his enemies' heads before he and his brother rammed a car into cops in Chechnya.
The young actress recently posted one of her latest Red Carpet looks (Source: sarrahsworld - Instagram)
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In a world of glitz and glam, rising starlet Sarrah Abdelrahman, known as sarrahsworld in the social media world, just defied the status quo and unleashed her inner Sophia Amoruso.
Palestinians walk outside the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem's Old City in Al Aqsa mosque compound on January 23, 2018. (Ahmad Gharabli / AFP PHOTO)
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Jordan will organize an international conference in support of East Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al Aqsa mosque compound on Dec. 20, according to the country’s Islamic affairs minister.
(Facebook/@UN Women Jordan)
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While many around the world celebrated the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women last week, Jordanian women activists launched a 16-day campaign to raise awareness on what women face in their daily lives in the Kingdom.
A picture released by the Kassig family on October 4, 2014 shows Peter Kassig somewhere along the Syria border between late 2012 and autumn 2013. (AFP/File)
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The US-led coalition against the ISIS group said Monday it killed a senior terrorist involved in the executions of an American aid worker and other Western hostages.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is seen behind a military band upon his arrival at Algiers International Airport on Dec. 2, 2018. (AFP / RYAD KRAMDI)
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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Algiers on Sunday for a two-day official visit to Algeria, heading a high-ranking delegation.
Israeli police arrest a Palestinian during clashes in Shuafat, an east Jerusalem refugee camp. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP)
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Israeli forces rounded up 13 Palestinians in overnight raids across the occupied West Bank, according to the Israeli military on Monday.
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A 70-year-old Scottish man ruined his holiday trip to New York City for which he spend around £2,000 ($1,807) by accidentally declaring himself a 'terrorist' on a crucial visa form.
Students creating sustainable fashion designs at the Dubai Saturday Clubs (Twitter)
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A free Saturday club has returned to Dubai to help pupils develop the skills they may need in their future careers.
Kelly Osbourne took father Ozzy to try yoga but he wasn't impressed with his 'goat massage' (Facebook)
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A bizarre yoga craze, which is well liked by celebrities such as Kate Beckinsale and Khloe Kardashian, is growing in popularity in the UK.
Extension for amnesty seekers in UAE (Twitter)
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The amnesty scheme in UAE which started in August has been extended by another one month on occasion of UAE National Day, sources have confirmed to Khaleej Times.
Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (Twitter)
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To mark the 47th National Day, a group of divers in Ras Al Khaimah swam their way to the bottom of the Arabian Gulf to install a 2,000kg memorial of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
Feminist activist Julie Bindel, co-founder of legal reform group Justice for Women, said 'Hello Boys' advertising campaign was so sexist it was almost a parody (Shutterstock)
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Wonderbra has sparked fresh controversy with their new 'Hello me!' campaign aimed at 'female self-empowerment' after feminists branded it as the 'same nonsense, different era'.
Jack Heslewood, 25, is currently representing the UK in the biggest male modelling contest in Australia (dailymail)
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A hunky young rocket scientist with an IQ of 181 has put his high-powered job on hold to become a full time male model.
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They are the shiny devices which provide everything from dates to cat videos with one swipe of the screen.
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Facebook is testing a new feature that could make a slightly more positive place to spend your time on the internet.
Egyptian actress Rania Youssef  (Twitter)
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Egyptian actress Rania Youssef was referred to misdemeanor court in Cairo over charges of wearing a black, see-through outfit that exposed most of her legs in the closing ceremony of 2018 Cairo International Film Festival on Thursday.This article has been adapted from its original source.
Iranian ballistic missile. (AFP/ File Photo)
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Iran affirmed Sunday that it will continue its missile testing to foster defense, and denied violating UN resolutions following testing of a missile capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads.
A catwalk with massive floral decorations, smoke and fog machines, and even confetti cannons, provided a spectacular backdrop as the Saudi fashion house JINO showcased (Twitter)
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A catwalk with massive floral decorations, smoke and fog machines, and even confetti cannons, provided a spectacular backdrop as the Saudi fashion house JINO showcased its 2018 fall and winter collection at the palace of Prince Talal bin Saud Al-Saud in Riyadh.
Qatar is quitting the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting as it plans its long-term strategy. (AFP pic)
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Qatar will withdraw from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) as of January, the country’s energy minister announced on Monday.
She is always dressed to the nine whatever the occasion (Source: FADEL SENNA / AFP )
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And Dakota Johnson didn't disappoint at the the 17th Marrakech International Film Festival in Morocco on Sunday. The Fifty Shades actress, 29, was a vision in silver as she worked a figure hugging slinky gown with gold heels.
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The Saudi Ministry of Interior has announced the opening of registration for female jobs at the Passports Directorate.
Ad Deir the Monastery Temple in Petra, Jordan (Shutterstock)
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This year saw the "best" November in the history of Petra in terms of number of visitors, according to officials.
A French fire fighter walks towards flames as a Yellow vests (Gilets jaunes) demonstrator waves the French flag during protests against rising oil prices and living costs in the French capital Paris on December 1, 2018. (AFP)
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The French government says it will consider imposing a state of emergency amid the worst civil unrest in more than a decade, which has caught authorities off guard.
King Abdullah II holds talks with Chairman of the Presidential Council of the Government of National Accord in Libya Fayez Sarraj. (@RHCJO/ Twitter)
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Chairman of the Presidential Council of Libya Fayez Sarraj, accompanied by his wife, on Saturday arrived in Amman on an official visit to the Kingdom, during which he is scheduled to meet with King Abdullah.
Her Mom Was very critical of her (Source: jenniferanistononline / Instagram )
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Jennifer Aniston has opened up about her difficult relationship with her late mother and how she fuelled her feelings into her latest movie 'Dumplin''.
village of Rijal Alma (Twitter)
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Some eight government bodies have completed their work in preparing the archaeological site of the village of Rijal Alma in the southern province of Asir to join the UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
Darb Zubaida festival (Twitter)
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The first edition of the Darb Zubaida (or Zubaida Trail) festival has been launched in Hail under the patronage of Hail Gov.
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Images and videos were widely circulated on social media platforms of a Coptic Sunday mass held in Saudi Arabia for the first time ever.
Celebration of the 47th UAE National Day (Twitter)
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2 Dec 2018 is National Day in the United Arab Emirates. A public holiday. It commemorates the formation of the UAE as a nation and the ending of the British Protectorate in 1971.
The reality TV star returned to the French capital (Source: kimkardashian / Instagram )
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Kim Kardashian West revealed she would "feel safe and comfortable" making a longer return to Paris after overcoming her anxieties about visiting the city again earlier this year.
Afghan volunteers carry a body at the scene of a car bomb exploded in front of the old Ministry of Interior building in Kabul on January 27, 2018. (WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP)
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More than 300 Afghan civilians and security forces, and over a thousand armed rebels were killed in November in signs of escalating violence in the war-torn country.
Three of seven journalists were arrested in past week in pre-dawn raids (AFP/ File Photo)
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Israel committed at least 811 violations against journalists in Palestine this year, the Palestinian Information Ministry said Sunday.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. left. is greeted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (AFP/File)
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet on Monday with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Brussels, according to a statement by his office.
"stay tuned, this is the beginning of a cross-company effort to update all icons in the same style". (TechRadar)
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Last week, Microsoft revealed its new-look Office 365 icons to the world, and now it appears the Redmond company is planning to continue its icon refresh across the entire Windows 10 platform.
The 1975 Released Their 3rd Album on Friday (Source: the1975 / Instagram )
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The 1975's next album will feature elements of "UK garage", especially on track 'Frail State of Mind', which explores social anxiety.
The volume of Kuwaiti oil bound for Japan rose for the first time in two months, providing 7.4 percent of the Asian nation's total crude imports, compared with 6.1 percent in the same month of last year, the Japanese Natural Resources and Energy Agency said in a preliminary report. (Shutterstock)
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Kuwait's crude oil exports to Japan in October jumped 28.3 percent from a year earlier to 7.11 million barrels, or 229,000 barrels per day (bpd), overtaking Qatar to become Japan's third-biggest oil provider, Japanese government data showed Friday.
A total 35 British companies already operate independently at the Qatar Financial Centre as the UK ranks as the eighth largest trade partner with Qatar, with goods traded worth a total USD 3 billion last year. (Shutterstock)
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Qatar and Britain have agreed to increase bilateral trade and investments in the areas of small and medium enterprises, education, healthcare, banking, logistics and projects related to the Qatar-hosted 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Whatever the commercial imperatives, Qatar would be helping Iran break out of its US-imposed isolation by intensifying airline connections. (Shutterstock)
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Obviously not worried that its strange embrace of Iran could morph into a kiss of death, Doha is flaunting even closer ties to Tehran.
The funds are paid when the exporting process is finished, and they range from eight to 12 per cent of the total value of the products concerned. (Shutterstock)
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Recent promises may end a two-year delay in the release of vital export subsidies to Egypt’s exporters.
The timing of the government’s decision coincided with financial problems at the country’s sole oil refinery, La Samir, forcing it to cease operations in August 2015. (Shutterstock)
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Transportation workers went on strike to protest soaring fuel prices, which disrupted fruit and vegetable supplies, forcing an increase in food prices.
The agreement between Russia and Saudi Arabia lead a group of oil producers known as OPEC+, which includes the members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and other large producers, most notably Russia. (Shutterstock)
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Oil prices surged Monday morning in Asia after Russia and Saudi Arabia agreed to extend a deal to manage the market into next year.
A number of foreign banks which used to write letters to Iran a few days ago saying it would be impossible for them to continue cooperation with Iran due to sanctions are now saying that they want to resume cooperation with Tehran in the face of US sanctions. (Shutterstock)
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A senior Iranian banker said several European banks have voiced strong willingness to cooperate with Iran irrespective of the US sanctions.
Ghosn, ex-chairman of Nissan Motor Co., was detained last month on allegations of underreporting his income, and Friday, a Japanese court approved extending his detention for 10 more days. (File/Photo)
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He may have fallen from grace internationally as one of the auto industry’s most powerful leaders, but Carlos Ghosn can count on continued support in at least one corner of the globe.
No voice cast has been announced yet (Source:  bladerunnermovie / Instagram)
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An anime series based on Blade Runner 2049 is now being created. The show is being produced by the animation studio Sola Digital Arts, with Shinji Aramaki and Kenji Kamiyama directing all of the episodes.
The software in the VCM of the affected vehicles may have an error causing the failure of vehicle positioning. (Shutterstock)
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The vehicles will not provide location information to emergency personnel in the event of an accident.
Articulate short-term and long-term goals. (Shutterstock)
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Employers have unspoken questions that may be inappropriate to ask in an interview. Nonetheless, those questions seek answers.
There is a stable outlook for Abu Dhabi’s economy, with growth set to “steadily recover” to hit 3 percent in 2021, according to an S&P Global Ratings report. (Shutterstock)
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There is a stable outlook for Abu Dhabi’s economy, with growth set to “steadily recover” to hit 3 percent in 2021, according to an S&P Global Ratings report.
Season 2 of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is expected to premiere April 5  (Source: sabrinanetflix / Instagram )
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Based on the Archie Comics, the horror-drama features Kiernan Shipka as the titular teen witch, and Miranda Otto and Lucy Davis as her aunts Zelda and Hilda.
How to Keep Your Children’s UAE Visa Valid While Working Abroad. (Shutterstock)
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Question: Is there any kind of visa which allows students to complete their academic year? I have got a job outside the UAE and have to join my new employer by mid-December 2018.
Ariana Adopted Mac Miller's Dog (Source: Arianagrande / Instagram )
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And now Ariana Grande has revealed she's covered his FDNY badge number and replaced it with the name Myron - the name of her late ex-boyfriend Mac Miller's dog, who she's now adopted.
Traditional banks are failing to keep up with direct banks and technology firms. (Shutterstock)
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There are a growing number of customers in the UAE who say that they are who are willing to get banking services from an established technology company, because traditional banks are failing to keep up with direct banks and technology firms, a new study has found.
British Prime Minister Theresa May (Twitter)
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British Prime Minister Theresa May has backed a controversial police tactic where officers ram their vehicles into scooters to knock off suspects.
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Abandoned for tens of years, a centuries-old wooden mosque was restored to serve for worship and touristic purposes in Turkey’s Black Sea region.
Inside of Sivrihisar Ulu Mosque in Sivrihisar, Turkey. (Shutterstock/File)
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Abandoned for tens of years, a centuries-old wooden mosque was restored to serve for worship and touristic purposes in Turkey’s Black Sea region.
 The next edition of the Africa Cup of Nations will take place in June 2019, which means South Africa would have just over six months to prepare for it
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The next edition of the Africa Cup of Nations will take place in June 2019, which means South Africa would have just over six months to prepare for it
Pope Francis criticizes 'fashionable' homosexuality'.  (AFP / ALBERTO PIZZOLI)
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Pope Francis has said that 'fashionable' homosexuality 'is something that worries me' and claims there is no place for gay priests in the Catholic church.

December 2, 2018

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (Twitter)
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Iran on Sunday defended its controversial missile programme describing it as "defensive", after the U.S. accused it of test-firing a rocket capable of hitting Europe.
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The first ladies of Argentina and the United States visited an art museum with their fellow G20 wives as the summit continued this morning.
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A group of Chicago-area moms pulled off a complicated Christmas photo when they got 23 total sets of twins to pose together with a mall Santa.
 The German playmaker was unable to play any part in Arsenal's thrilling victory over Tottenham after picking up an untimely pre-game knock
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The German playmaker was unable to play any part in Arsenal's thrilling victory over Tottenham after picking up an untimely pre-game knock
New Zealand team celebrate after clinching the Dubai Rugby Sevens title at The Sevens Stadium in Dubai. (Photo: Antonin Kélian Kallouche/Gulf News)
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New Zealand clung on for a dominant 21-5 win over the United States and a record seventh men’s title as the Emirates...
US airstrike in Somalia (Twitter)
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The United States military has reportedly conducted an airstrike in Somalia, killing nine people.
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A transgender teen has posted videos of school administrators forcing open the door of a bathroom stall while she sits inside - but the principal insists that the video 'misrepresents' the situation.
The International Olympic Committee logo
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Hosts of the Olympic Games must meet “human rights standards” from 2024, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said yesterday after an executive board meeting in Tokyo.
Photo: CNN
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When boxer Fes Batista saw the video of a teenage Syrian refugee being taunted and pushed to the ground at a school...
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu with wife (AFP)
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Israeli opposition leaders on Sunday called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign after police recommended indicting him over bribery charges
Screenshots taken by @IngyAndy for the locations where he found the swastika symbol pinned. (Twitter)
14:42 GMT
Google Maps users in different places of the world have noticed swastikas appearing as an icon for some locations on the map during the weekend.
(Shutterstock/ File Photo)
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A committee headed by Prime Minister and Housing Minister Mostafa Madbouly approved the legalization of 168 churches and buildings, oficially legalizing 151, and requiring documents for the remaining 17 to be fully legalized.
14:27 GMT
A Mississippi preacher's unusual entrance is going viral after he used zip line cables to make a "flying" entrance to his sermon.