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 2018-01-16 12:53 

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Pakistan recover to set New Zealand target of 263...

Pakistan bounced back from a horror start to set New Zealand a competitive target of 263 in the fourth one-day international in Hamilton on Tuesday.Mohammad Hafeez top scored with 81 as the tourists' batsmen finally managed to notch some runs, with Fa...

 2018-01-16 11:52 

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48 injured in German school bus crash: police...

At least 48 people were injured, 10 of them seriously, when a school bus in Germany crashed into a wall Tuesday, police said.The accident, whose cause was not immediately clear, occurred at about 7:00 am (0600 GMT) en route to a school in the southwestern...

 2018-01-16 10:52 

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'Beasts of war': Afghanistan's buzkashi horses prepare for battle...

The rugged men of northern Afghanistan raise their buzkashi horses to be warrior princes, ready for the savagery of polo with a headless carcass.Mounts, like their riders, must be brave, strong and fast to compete in the traditional sport of buzkashi, whi...

 2018-01-16 10:52 

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Bangladesh agrees with Myanmar to complete Rohingya return within two years...

Bangladesh has agreed to complete the process of returning Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar within two years after repatriation begins, the south Asian nation said on Tuesday, following a meeting of the neighbours to implement a pact signed last year.A stateme...

 2018-01-16 09:52 

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Russians cut back on drinking, smoking as fitness trend grows...

Russians are drinking less than at any point since the fall of the Soviet Union, figures show, as a raft of government measures bear fruit and healthy living becomes ever more fashionable.Vodka might still serve as a national symbol but last year Russians...

 2018-01-16 09:52 

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Macron wades into Calais migrant crisis...

French President Emmanuel Macron will defend his controversial immigration policy Tuesday in the northern port of Calais, long a magnet for refugees and migrants trying to reach Britain.France's centrist president, who campaigned for open borders in l...

 2018-01-16 09:52 

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Actress Kruger says Hollywood changing because 'men are scared'...

Hollywood actress Diane Kruger said Monday that the #MeToo movement had scared powerful men but she was afraid that change may be short-lived.The German-born star, who won best actress in May at the Cannes film festival for...

 2018-01-16 09:52 

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Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies aged 46...

Dolores O'Riordan, the lead singer of Irish rock group The Cranberries, died suddenly on Monday at the age of 46 during a recording trip to London, her publicist said. The cause of death was unclear.O'Riordan's distinctive Irish lilt and yodel...

 2018-01-16 09:52 

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With Detroit launch, BMW aims to reignite US car sales...

BMW, which has been losing ground in the US luxury market to Mercedes, is hoping to turn the tide with a spate of new SUV offerings.At the Detroit Auto Show Monday, the Bavarian auto giant presented for the first time its new model X2, a smaller SUV -- pa...

 2018-01-16 09:52 

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Police rescue 13 children chained in California home, parents charged with torture...

A California couple has been charged with torture after police rescued their 13 malnourished children from a home where some of them had been chained to beds, and neighbors on Monday described the family as shut-ins who shunned social contact.Police made...

 2018-01-16 09:52 

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Turkey reveals route for 'crazy' canal to ease Bosphorus shipping...

Turkey announced on Monday the route for a planned canal that would reduce shipping traffic on the busy Bosphorus Strait and transform the European half of Istanbul into an island.Work on the 45-km (28-mile) Kanal Istanbul, linking the Black Sea and the S...

 2018-01-16 08:51 

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Australia offers cash for Great Barrier Reef rescue ideas...

Australia is calling on the world's top scientific minds to help save the Great Barrier Reef, offering hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund research into protecting the world's largest living structure.The UNESCO World Heritage-listed reef is ...

 2018-01-15 10:43 

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Controversial Indian film gets release date...

A Bollywood epic about a legendary Hindu queen will finally be released next week despite months of violent protests, Indian filmmakers have confirmed....

 2018-01-15 09:43 

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US racing pioneer Gurney dies...

American auto racing legend Dan Gurney, who won in Indycar, Formula One, NASCAR and at Le Mans, died on Sunday at the age of 86, his family said....

 2018-01-15 09:43 

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Masdar unveils locally manufactured all-electric Eco-Bus...

Masdar, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company, today unveiled the all-electric Eco-Bus at the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, ADSW.A template for future sustainable public transport solutions, the working prototype was jointly developed by Masdar and Abu Dhabi-b...

 2018-01-15 09:43 

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Central Bank issues commemorative coin...

The UAE Central Bank today announced the issuing of a commemorative silver coin on the occasion of the official opening of Oumolat Security Printing.The coin, with a face value of AED50, has the following specifications; diameter: 38.61 mm, weight: 28.28...

 2018-01-15 08:42 

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'Jumanji' leads the box office pack over holiday weekend...

Sony's family-oriented movie...

 2018-01-15 08:42 

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Nadal, Wozniacki kickstart opening Slam of the year...

World number one Rafael Nadal finally kickstarts his 2018 season Monday as he guns for a 17th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, while Caroline Wozniacki spearheads the charge among the women.The Spaniard insists he is feeling fine and ready to go d...

 2018-01-15 08:42 

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Fresh violence in Tunisia after protests marking Arab Spring anniversary...

Violent protests erupted again on Sunday in two areas of the capital Tunis and another town after a relatively calm two days, the latest protests in the country against austerity measures.After nearly a week of at times violent protests, police used tear...

 2018-01-15 07:42 

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12,000 flee as Philippines warns of volcano eruption...

The crater of a rumbling Philippine volcano was glowing bright red Monday, with vulcanologists warning it could erupt within days, sending thousands fleeing from their homes.Volcanic earthquakes and rockfalls have shaken the summit of Mayon over the last...

 2018-01-15 07:42 

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Volkswagen reports record global car sales in 2017...

Volkswagen said Sunday that its namesake brand sold more vehicles worldwide in 2017 than ever before, a sign it is recovering from a bruising emissions-cheating scandal three years ago....

 2018-01-14 10:35 

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Warning of ballistic missile inbound to Hawaii a 'false alarm': officials...

Social media ignited Saturday after apparent screenshots of cell phone emergency alerts warning of a ...

 2018-01-14 10:35 

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Macron joins calls to give French baguette UNESCO heritage status...

President Emmanuel Macron on Friday joined calls by bakers for France's traditional baguette to be recognised as one of the world's cultural treasures on UNESCO's list of ...

 2018-01-14 10:35 

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'No hope of survivors' in Iranian tanker fire: official...

An Iranian official said Sunday there was no chance any crew members had survived among the 32 aboard an oil tanker on fire off the coast of China for more than a week....

 2018-01-14 10:35 

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83 countries affected by Lactalis salmonella scandal: CEO...

A salmonella scandal at French dairy group Lactalis has affected 83 countries, where 12 million boxes of powdered baby milk are being recalled, the company's CEO said Sunday in an interview with French media.Emmanuel Besnier, scion of the secretive fa...

 2018-01-14 08:34 

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Women of Colombia's emerald mines shine after smashing taboo...

For decades, women like Rosalba Canon were banned from Colombia's emerald mines: men said they brought bad luck.Canon and others like her have spent their lives as ...

 2018-01-14 08:34 

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H&M 'racist' ad adds to company's woes...

A racism scandal at H&M is the latest indication of management problems at the Swedish clothing giant, once the darling of shoppers but now struggling to make the switch to e-commerce, analysts say.The fast-fashion group is one of Sweden's largest exp...

 2018-01-14 08:34 

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Two new butterflies for the UAE...

Two species of butterfly have been found for the first time in the UAE by locally-based naturalists who are preparing a comprehensive account of the UAE butterfly fauna. The total number of species known for the country now stands at 57.The Mottled Emigra...

 2018-01-14 08:34 

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Real Madrid misery after Villarreal's first win at Bernabeu...

Struggling Real Madrid risk falling further behind in La Liga after a cheeky late chip from Pablo Fornals saw Villarreal escape with a 1-0 win on Saturday, their first ever victory at the Santiago Bernabeu.Fornals struck with three minutes left to leave Z...

 2018-01-14 07:34 

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EU more dependent on Russian gas despite bid to diversify...

Despite repeatedly vowing to reduce its energy dependency on Moscow, Europe is more reliant on Russian gas than ever before -- and there are few signs of this trend reversing.Russian gas giant Gazprom said this month it had completed record deliveries tow...

 2018-01-14 07:34 

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Dubai Investments supported 49 initiatives during 2017 to mark UAE's Year of Giving...

Dubai Investments supported a total of 49 initiatives during 2017 in line with the UAEs Year of Giving, reaching out and benefitting communities across various sections of the society.During the year, the company supported social and community organisati...

 2018-01-14 07:34 

Emirates 24|7

Bitcoin fever hits US real estate market...

Bitcoin fever has hit the US real estate market, especially that of Florida, offering foreign investors a way to dodge currency controls at home and US economic sanctions.As of the end of last year, the digital currency was listed as a way to pay for some...

 2018-01-14 07:34 

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Japan sewers clean up their act with manhole art...

Japan's sewerage industry has found a way to clean up its dirty and smelly image: elaborately designed and colourful manhole covers with 12,000 local varieties nationwide -- including, of course, a Hello Kitty design.Appealing to a Japanese love of de...

 2018-01-14 07:34 

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Mohammed bin Rashid approves AED26.417 billion DEWA budget for 2018...

Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has approved Dubai Electricity & Water Authoritys (DEWA) total budget of AED26.417 billion for 2018, compared to AED24.358 billion in 2017....

 2018-01-14 06:33 

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UAE's anti-polio drive a noble humanitarian initiative, says Reem Al Hashimy...

The overwhelming success of the Emirati anti-polio campaign is another proof of the UAE's significant contribution to the global efforts aimed at overcoming development challenges, said Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashimy, Minister of State for International...

 2018-01-13 11:28 

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Family taken hostage in Swiss gold heist...

A family was taken hostage in Switzerland Friday to force the head of a precious metals company to hand over large amounts of gold, police said.The hostages were later released unharmed, while a manhunt was underway for the six hostage-takers in neighbour...

 2018-01-13 11:28 

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Negligence at S. Korea hospital 'killed four babies'...

Bad hygiene at the intensive care unit of a private Seoul hospital killed four newborn babies within two hours last month, police said Friday.Five medical staff - two doctors and three nurses - at Ewha Women's University Hospital will be charged with ...

 2018-01-13 11:28 

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DEWA approves Dh26.4bn budget for 2018...

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has approved a total budget of AED26.417 billion for 2018, compared to AED24.358 billion in 2017.The 2018 budget incorporates investments in conventional and non-conventional energy sources, advanced technologi...

 2018-01-13 11:28 

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London couple admit burning French nanny's body...

A London couple who deny killing their French nanny on Friday admitted perverting the course of justice by attempting to burn her body to dispose of it.Designer Sabrina Kouider, 34, and her partner Ouissem Medouni, 40, appeared in court for a brief hearin...

 2018-01-13 11:28 

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Dubai Tourism and Shah Rukh Khan recreate the #BeMyGuest magic...

Dubais Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism) proudly revealed today the much-awaited #BeMyGuest campaign video, featuring Bollywood Baadshah Shah Rukh Khan. While the first video, which took YouTube by storm last year, featured Sha...

 2018-01-13 11:28 

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UK blames protests as Trump cancels London trip...

The British government blamed the threat of mass protests for President Donald Trump's decision Friday to cancel a visit to London to open the new US embassy, and warned that criticism of the White House risked harming US-UK relations.Trump said he wa...

 2018-01-13 11:28 

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Death toll from California mudslides now 18...

Authorities in southern California said Friday they had discovered the body of an elderly man killed by mudslides that battered the region earlier this week, lifting the overall death toll to 18.The 87-year-old man was ...

 2018-01-13 11:28 

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British surgeon fined for branding initials on patients' livers...

A surgeon who admitted branding his initials on the livers of two patients undergoing transplants at a British hospital was fined Friday and sentenced to carry out unpaid community work.Simon Bramhall, 53, used an argon beam machine to burn his initials o...

 2018-01-13 11:28 

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Bitcoin shouldn't become the new Swiss bank account: Mnuchin...

Dominant digital currency bitcoin should not be allowed to become the Swiss bank account of the modern era used to hide illicit activity, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday.Mnuchin pledged to work with other governments, including within the Gr...

 2018-01-13 11:28 

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Father charged with murder in death of Indian orphan...

The father of a 3-year-old girl adopted from an Indian orphanage was indicted on a capital murder charge Friday, nearly three months after the girls body was found in a culvert near their suburban Dallas home.Wesley Mathews, 37, has been jailed on a less...

 2018-01-13 11:28 

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Wing panel falls off Japanese prime minister's jumbo...

A panel the size of a laptop computer fell off one of the Japanese prime minister's jumbo jets, the defence force said on Friday, a potentially embarrassing mishap amid concern over the dangers posed by parts falling off U.S. military aircraft based i...

 2018-01-13 11:28 

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Motorcyclist survives 75-foot fall off bridge...

Authorities in South Carolina say a motorcyclist survived a 75-foot (23-meter) fall after being thrown from his bike after a crash.Charleston Police spokesman Charles Francis said officers were called at around 2:45 a.m. Friday and found a damaged motorcy...

 2018-01-13 11:27 

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MOHAP warns against dangers of silicone injections...

The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MOHAP, has warned health care practitioners and community members via a Circular No. 216 of 2017 about the risks involved in using silicone injections, which are falsely promoted as approved by the US Food and Drug A...

 2018-01-13 11:27 

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FTA clarifies import procedures for non-registered businesses...

The Federal Tax Authority, FTA, has clarified import procedures for non-registered businesses, adopting the e-Dirham system for payments and e-Guarantee to provide guarantees, in order to ease processes for non-registered importers.Non-registered business...

 2018-01-13 10:27 

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Vegas shooter's girlfriend said she handled ammo...

The girlfriend of the gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history told authorities they would probably find her fingerprints on bullets because she sometimes helped him load ammunition magazines.An FBI agent tells a judge in warrant d...

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