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Syria attack: 250 civilians killed in 48 hours

Syria attack: 250 civilians killed in 48 hours

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Around 1,200 people were wounded by the Syrian regime shelling and air strikes on Monday. At least 250 civilians have been killed by shelling and air strikes in Syria's Eastern Ghouta in the past 48 hours, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said Tuesday. The death toll included 58 children and 42 women, the group said in what was termed as the deadliest attack in the city in the last few years. Syria carnage: World runs out of words More than 100 were killed and another 1,200 people were wounded by the Syrian regime shelling and air strikes on Monday on the besieged Damascus suburb, the rebel-held town of Hamouria, the CNN said. The SOHR activists and residents described it as "being under constant bombardment". The rights group said at least 106 of the ...
Apple delivers record profit as iPhone X sales top expectations

Apple delivers record profit as iPhone X sales top expectations

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iPhone X surpassed Apple's expectations and has been our top-selling iPhone every week since November. Apple on Thursday said its earnings in the final three months of last year set new records, with sales of its flagship iPhone X topping its expectations. The California-based technology giant reported that profit climbed to $20 billion on revenue that increased 13 percent to $88.3 billion during the period. "We're thrilled to report the biggest quarter in Apple's history, with broad-based growth that included the highest revenue ever from a new iPhone lineup," said Apple chief executive Tim Cook. "iPhone X surpassed our expectations and has been our top-selling iPhone every week since it shipped in November." However, Apple reported that overall iPhone sales in the quarter of...
Selfie with Miss Israel forces Miss Iraq to flee country

Selfie with Miss Israel forces Miss Iraq to flee country

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Remember the selfie Miss Iraq Sarah Idan posted on Instagram with Miss Israel Adar Gandelsman during Miss Universe pageant last month? After the photo went viral, Idan’s family has been now forced to flee their country. The family has been receiving death threats over the last month over the selfie and for letting their daughter model in a bikini. Idan had posted the photo on Instagram with the caption, “Peace and Love from Miss Iraq and Miss Israel.” While the picture garnered a lot of eyeballs, not everyone looked pleased. Many social media users commented saying that the women did not reckon their country’s ideas. While they were also complimented for promoting global harmony, they were equally trolled for posting pictures with each other on their social media...
World’s 1st stadium that can be reassembled to come up in Qatar

World’s 1st stadium that can be reassembled to come up in Qatar

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Ras Abu Aboud Stadium is the seventh stadium design launched ahead of Qatar 2022 Venue set to be capable of being reassembled on another site or turned into multiple smaller venues Work already underway on the 40-000-seater stadium The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), the organisation responsible for delivering the infrastructure required to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™, has unveiled the design of Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, the seventh Qatar 2022 stadium design to be released. The stadium features a bold and innovative design concept unique to any World Cup stadium ever made. Built using modular building blocks, each containing removable seats, concession stands, lavatories and other fundamental stadium elements, Ras Abu...
Buyer of world’s costliest painting revealed as Saudi prince

Buyer of world’s costliest painting revealed as Saudi prince

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The Louvre Abu Dhabi is getting Leonardo Da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi,” which sold last month at a Christie’s auction for $450 million, the most ever paid for a work of art. Christie’s said the artwork will be going to the museum, but declined to say whether the Louvre Abu Dhabi bought the painting. The Louvre Abu Dhabi said in a tweet Wednesday: “Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi is coming to #LouvreAbuDhabi.” The New York Times reported later Wednesday that Saudi Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan Al Saud was the buyer, citing documents it reviewed. Christie’s declined to comment on the report. Ever since the sale at Christie’s, the identity of the buyer has been the most sought-after se...
South Korea, U.S. kick off large-scale air exercise amid North Korean warnings

South Korea, U.S. kick off large-scale air exercise amid North Korean warnings

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SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and the United States launched large-scale joint aerial drills on Monday, officials said, a week after North Korea said it had tested its most advanced missile as part of a weapons programme that has raised global tensions. The annual U.S.-South Korean drill, called Vigilant Ace, will run until Friday, with six F-22 Raptor stealth fighters to be deployed among the more than 230 aircraft taking part. The exercises have been condemned as a provocation by the isolated North. F-35 fighters will also join the drill, which will also include the largest number of 5th generation fighters to take part, according to a South Korea-based U.S. Air Force spokesman. Around 12,000 U.S. service members, including from the Marines and Navy, will join ...
Digging into Adani

Digging into Adani

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Digging into Adani: The dubious dealings of India's corporate colossus. "Why would the crime branch want to see us?" Stephen Long, reporter When Four Corners travelled to India to investigate the activities of the giant Adani group, they soon discovered the power of the company. While attempting to film and gather information about Adani's operations, the Four Corners team had their cameras shut down, their footage deleted and were questioned for hours by police. The team were left in no doubt that their investigations into the Indian company triggered the police action. For months, Four Corners has been digging into the business practices of the Adani Group. This is the corporate colossus that plans to build Australia's...
TNM Impact: Bail for woman who saved granddaughter from sexual abuse by killing her own son

TNM Impact: Bail for woman who saved granddaughter from sexual abuse by killing her own son

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Three weeks after TNM reported the imprisonment of a 65-year-old woman who killed her son to protect her granddaughter from sexual abuse, the woman is set to be released on bail. The Superintendent of police for Sivaganga district, T Jayachandran, has told us that the bail order will be passed on Friday evening. On September 18, Devi's* alcoholic son had entered their home in Sakkavayal village and misbehaved with his 19-year-old daughter. This was not the first time that the 47-year-old was attempting to sexually abuse the girl. And when she resisted, he attacked her with a wooden log. According to the granddaughter, Devi was unable to watch this assault any longer and so she picked up a sickle and hacked her own son to death. Investigating officers had then told TN...
Never Miss! Limited PREMIUM OFFER On iPhones in UAE Get iPhone 8, 8 Plus for Dh133 in UAE

Never Miss! Limited PREMIUM OFFER On iPhones in UAE Get iPhone 8, 8 Plus for Dh133 in UAE

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Here are the deals. We all are eagerly waiting for the new line of iPhones that Apple unveiled during their keynote event last week. Apart from the iPhone X, another phone was also announced and it’s the successor to the iPhone 7 – the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Touted as the new generation of iPhone, the iPhone 8 has an all-glass design, upgraded cameras and of course, beefed up systems. It also has wireless charging – gone are the days when charging cables would get frilled with this no-frills solution. The iPhone 8 will be available in the UAE starting Saturday (September 23). That being said, several great deals and promos are already available if you’re keen to grab one of Apple’s latest devices. One such offer is&nbs...