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December 5, 2018

Israel targets Hezbollah 'terror tunnels'  (Twitter)
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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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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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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.
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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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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)
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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
Esmail Mattar (Photo: Kooora)
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Veteran UAE striker to undergo surgery after injury in a AGL game
 The Moroccan forward turned in a star performance on a weekend that also saw Neymar, Max-Alain Gradel and Loic Remy hit the headlines
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The Moroccan forward turned in a star performance on a weekend that also saw Neymar, Max-Alain Gradel and Loic Remy hit the headlines
150 women and girls have been raped in attacks by armed men in South Sudan (Twitter)
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Three United Nations (U.N.) agencies say at least 150 women and girls have been raped in attacks by armed men — many in military uniforms — in South Sudan over the past 12 days.
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A Dutch court has rejected a 69-year-old man's request to subtract 20 years from his legal age to reflect the way he feels.
Abderrahman Samba
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The attention of the athletics world will fall firmly on Monaco on Tuesday as the Mediterranean Principality prepares to...
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Social media has dubbed the father a "model of sacrifice and love".
They Had Two Wedding Ceremonies (Source: Nickjonas/ Instagram )
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The 36-year-old actress and 26-year-old singer shared photos Tuesday from their two wedding ceremonies at Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, India.
Kanye and Kim Kardashian were in attendance for the official opening of The Cher Show
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Kanye West has publicly apologised for his "lack of etiquette" after he was called out on social media for using his phone during Cher's Broadway show.
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Chanel has announced it will no longer use exotic animal pelts in its collections, making it one of the first major luxury labels to turn its back on crocodile and lizard skin.
The Trumps paying final respects (AFP)
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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump made an unannounced visit Monday evening to the Capitol Rotunda where the casket of former President George H.W. Bush lies in state
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (AFP)
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The Palestinian government has hailed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s support for the Palestinian people and the occupied city of Jerusalem.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (AFP)
14:30 GMT
Anyone trying to harm Israel will pay a “heavy price,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday afternoon, in his first statement about Operation Northern Shield to destroy Hezbollah terror tunnels penetrating into Israel.
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14:26 GMT
While it is not often in the Middle East to discuss racism, an issue that has been overlooked is the choice of words used to refer to Black people in Arabic.
Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum (AFP/File Photo)
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A young Emirati girl's dream to speak to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, came true after he personally met the girl and talked to her.
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A man who stole 22 mobile phones worth Dh60,000 from his workplace in Dubai has been sentenced to six months in jail followed by deportation.
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The Internal Security Forces has arrested a man for conning prospective online customers and then robbing them.
Yemen 'peace talks' (Twitter)
14:01 GMT
Proposed U.N.-led talks in Sweden mark a "critical opportunity" to bring peace to war-torn Yemen after four years of conflict, a top Emirati official said on Tuesday.
From classic tunes to futuristic beats, Dubai has it all. (Shutterstock)
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From classic tunes to futuristic beats, Dubai has it all
 UEFA president Alexander Ceferin says findings are to be revealed imminently after the Premier League champions were accused of financial impropriety
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UEFA president Alexander Ceferin says findings are to be revealed imminently after the Premier League champions were accused of financial impropriety
The actress said that she received many offensive texts on her phone.
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Egyptian actress Rania Youssef appeared in an interview with TV host Amro Adib to explain the incident of the dress that she appeared in during Cairo International Film Festival closing ceremony.
The 26-year-old beat competition from his Premier League rivals as well as Liverpool team-mate Virgil van Dijk to claim the award voted for by fans
12:51 GMT
The 26-year-old beat competition from his Premier League rivals as well as Liverpool team-mate Virgil van Dijk to claim the award voted for by fans
A red London bus makes it's way through the City of London (AFP)
12:46 GMT
Lawmakers could stop the Brexit process cold and keep Britain in the European Union by revoking Article 50, a top legal adviser of the 28-member alliance said Tuesday.
Protesters clash with French police in Paris (AFP)
12:41 GMT
French President Emmanuel Macron has today caved in and suspended hated fuel tax hikes in a victory for the Yellow Vest protesters.
Head of the Sadrist movement, Moqtada al-Sadr (Twitter)
12:20 GMT
Head of the Sadrist movement, Moqtada al-Sadr, warned on Monday Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi that he alone will be held responsible if he should “submit” to the developments going on behind the scenes in the government formation process.
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A 1940s-song “Baby, it's cold outside” has been grabbing news headlines lately with controversy surrounding it due to what some people called “rapey” theme of the song.
Here are four of the most important elements that Bayt.com recommends every HR team to adopt in order to succeed. (Shutterstock)
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Here are four of the most important elements that Bayt.com recommends every HR team to adopt in order to succeed.
The films will be available on TV, Facebook and YouTube in nine languages. (Shutterstock)
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Facing flak for the misuse of its platform, WhatsApp on Monday launched its first-ever TV campaign in India as part of its efforts to address the challenge of misinformation and pernicious rumours.
Now, connections of up to 150kW are done in just one step within seven days. (Shutterstock)
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In a move that boosts Dubai's economy, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has waived new connection charges for connections of up to 150kW for commercial and industrial customers, for the next 2 years.
The company said it is logging out all Quora users who may have been affected. (Shutterstock)
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About 100 million users of Quora were affected by unauthoried access to one of its systems by a "malicious third party," the knowledge-sharing website said on Monday.
Many thought that Elissa is leaving Rotana (Source: elissazkh - Instagram)
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Many thought that Elissa is leaving Rotana, but it seems like a deal was reached between the two parties.

The launch of the Jordanian satellite aims firstly to achieve educational and research purposes. (Shutterstock)
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The Crown Prince Foundation announced Monday the launch of Jordan’s first nanosatellite, as part of its Masar initiative.
Vatican says Palestinian president and Pope Francis discussed Jerusalem's 'universal value' for Christianity, Judaism and Islam (Twitter)
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In a meeting with visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Pope Francis expresses concern about the status of Jerusalem al-Quds, months after the U.S. recognized the occupied Palestinian city as Israel’s “capital” despite international criticisms and warnings.
According to the agreement, 50 per cent of the total amount is scheduled to be paid off over the next two weeks, 25 per cent in February 2019 and 25 per cent in April.
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Jordan and Libya on Sunday reached an agreement to close the file of Libyan outstanding debts to Jordan’s hospitals, the Private Hospitals Association (PHA) said on Sunday.
CIA Director Gina Haspel  (Twitter)
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U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director Gina Haspel will brief Senate leaders on the death of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who several Senators believe was killed at the order of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Despite the development, the monetary situation is still stable, noting that the Central Bank has other tools at its disposal to draw more funds. (Shutterstock)
10:49 GMT
The political paralysis in Lebanon triggered some conversion to dollar deposits and a drop in the prices of sovereign Eurobonds in the month of October, a leading banker revealed Monday.
Cryptocurrencies overall were flat, with the total coin market capitalization at $130 billion at the time of writing. (Shutterstock)
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Cryptocurrencies were lower on Monday as G20 leaders called for taxes on digital coins.
The movie 'El-Deif' starring Jamila Awad is about a young man who comes to a family while they were having dinner, and that’s when things start taking a strange turn. (Source: jamilaawad - Instagram)
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El-Deif (The Guest), staring Jamila Awad, was just awarded the Public Award at the annual Estonian Film Festival.
The Oscar-award-winning American actress is not new at championing humanitarian causes. (Source: AFP)
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A handful of celebrities will be in Dubai on Friday for the Brilliant Is Beautiful charity gala,sponsored by Swiss luxury watch brand Bovet 1822.
Abed Kobeissy will moderate a discussion with Lekhfa Maurice Louca, left, Maryam Saleh and Tamer Abu Ghazaleh. (Photo courtesy of Beirut & Beyond)
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Beirut & Beyond International Music Festival returns to the city’s stage this month with 11 bands, all up-and-coming local and international talent, staging four days of shows.
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A restaurant cleaner, who allegedly stabbed a colleague multiple times, has been sentenced to six months in jail by a Dubai court.
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The Arab Coalition supporting Yemen’s internationally recognized government condemned the Houthi militia on Monday for violating international law.
UNESCO's World Heritage Committee inscribed the old city of Jeddah and the Gate of Mecca on the World Heritage List in 2014. (AFP/File)
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Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Culture has transformed a historic site in central Jeddah into an “open museum.”
(Twitter)
09:53 GMT
A 35-year-old man in Nepal has a unique ability of touching his forehead with his tongue. While most people can barely reach their nose with their tongue.
Forty countries are represented at the three-day event in Egypt, one of the Middle East's top military powers. (Shutterstock)
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Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday inaugurated the first arms fair organised in Cairo, with hundreds of companies exhibiting.
French Prime minister Edouard Philippe (AFP)
09:14 GMT
The French Prime Minister is set to announce hated fuel tax hikes will be suspended following days of rioting, government sources have revealed this morning.
A protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask makes the victory sign near a burning barricade during a protest of Yellow vests  (AFP)
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The estimated damage caused by the last weekend’s protests held by “yellow vests” in French capital Paris against fuel taxes was €3-4 million ($3.4-4.5 million), local media reported on Monday.
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09:07 GMT
Israeli police on Sunday arrested 40 doctors and pharmacists for allegedly buying fake medical licences from Armenia, following anonymous complaints to authorities.
The buffet included blutwurst sausages made of pig's blood, pork and bacon. (AFP/File)
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Germany's Interior Ministry has apologised for serving pork sausages at a Berlin conference on Islam earlier this week.
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Members of Orange Blossom -- a French music band that mix electronic and world music -- praised Turkish music.
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HRH Crown Prince Hussein on Monday announced the launch of the first Jordanian cube satellite, JY1, from California into space earlier in the day.
Iraqis making clay pots in Najaf on November 11, 2018. Pottery has deep roots in Iraq, where ancient civilisations turned to clay to build their homes, shape their cooking utensils, and even make their ovens.
Haidar HAMDANI / AFP
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Iraq's ancient pottery faces challenges to keep his job and outlive modern plastic.
Syrian children gather in a tent repurposed as a make-shift classroom, at a camp for the displaced near the town of Sarmada in the northern countryside of the rebel-held Idlib province on December 1, 2018. (File/ AFP
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More than 90 percent of children in the Arab region are not getting access to preschool and kindergarten-level education.
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A photo has been circulated on social media of a dozen young Syrian men chained and forced into a military truck for not joining the compulsory military service.
Qatar has decided to withdraw its membership from OPEC effective January 2019 and this decision was communicated to OPEC this morning. (Shutterstock)
08:48 GMT
With Qatar making the announcement it would pull out of global oil cartel OPEC, analysts across the world have scrambled over Doha's unprecedented move and its implications.
Thousands of camels on display in Saudi Arabia in world's biggest camel festival. (AFP/File)
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In Saudi Arabia’s southernmost point, there is renewed fervor in the otherwise docile town of Sharurah, Najran province.
In this undated photo, a performer practises his craft at a fire jam (Photo courtesy of Anas Nahleh)
08:45 GMT
The episode left a 14-year-old Nahleh an outlier who determined that school was not for him.
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (AFP)
08:39 GMT
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has reportedly postponed a planned visit to Jordan after getting the cold shoulder in Algeria, where President Abdelaziz Bouteflika scrapped a meeting with him, citing flu.
The current US dollar is worth around 42,000 rials in the official market, and above 110,000 rials in the open market. (Shutterstock)
08:38 GMT
Spokesman for presiding board of the Iranian Parliament said Mon. that the government has estimated the sale of 1.5 million barrels of oil per day (bpd) for the next fiscal year (starting 21 Mar. 2019).
Israel forces attack new freedom flotilla in Gaza, dozens injured  (Twitter)
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Israeli forces have opened fire on a new flotilla attempting to break the Israeli siege on the Gaza Strip and people rallying in its support, leaving dozens of them wounded.
Yemen (Twitter)
08:32 GMT
The Yemeni government and Saudi-led coalition have signed a U.N.-backed prisoner exchange agreement with the Houthi rebel group, a senior member of the Houthis said Monday.
US special envoy for Iran Brian Hook rejected Iran’s insistence that its missile program is defensive. (Shutterstock)
08:23 GMT
The Trump administration on Monday urged Europe to impose tough new sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile program, The Associated Press reported on Monday.
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08:15 GMT
An Israeli software company on Monday denied allegations that its spyware had been used in connection with the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Israeli Forces Kill Disabled Palestinian (Twitter)
08:01 GMT
A mentally disabled Palestinian was martyred on Tuesday by Israeli army fire in the West Bank city of Tulkarm, according to a local medical source.
Dubai is determined to turn the challenges into opportunities as it tackles global cybersecurity threats on its path to continued growth. (Shutterstock)
07:32 GMT
Dubai is determined to turn the challenges into opportunities as it tackles global cybersecurity threats on its path to continued growth, said the emirate’s IT security chief at the recent Hack In The Box (HITB) Security Conference, in Dubai, UAE.
The UAE's leisure and entertainment market potential will reach 45 million visitors by 2021. (Shutterstock)
07:24 GMT
Several new developments in the leisure and entertainment industry across Dubai, have been instrumental in bringing Dubai one step closer to its tourism targets, experts said.
The expo is a good opportunity to strengthen the relations between Qatar and Oman. (Shutterstock)
07:12 GMT
Minister of Economy and Industry HE Ali bin Ahmed al Kuwari and President of General Authority for Investment Promotion and Export Development in Oman Yahia bin Saeed al Jabri inaugurated the 2018 edition of the Made in Qatar exhibition Muscat on Monday.
A proposal certainly wouldn't be a shocking (Source: kyliejenner / Instagram )
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The reality star, 21, once again fueled speculation she accepted a proposal from her boyfriend Travis Scott by posting a loved-up photo along with a diamond ring emoji.
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)
04:00 GMT
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)
22:00 GMT
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)
22:00 GMT
This rare white baby reindeer almost disappears into the snowy background in these magical wintry snaps.
Michelle Obama  (Twitter)
20:00 GMT
Michelle Obama has given some advice to Meghan Markle on dealing with the pressures of stardom in a newly released interview.
Essam El-Hadary
19:20 GMT
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.
KARIM SAHIB / AFP
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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
17:32 GMT
The Arsenal playmaker has missed the Gunners' last two matches with a back complaint and is yet to return to full training