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Prehistoric skull a key 'piece of the puzzle' in story of humanity
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Prehistoric skull a key 'piece of the puzzle' in story of humanity

Friday, 30 January 2015 3:02 PM

Scientific dating techniques determined the skull was about 55,000 years old.

London hammer attacker has sentence increased
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London hammer attacker has sentence increased

Friday, 30 January 2015 2:42 PM

Philip Spence, who attacked 3 Emirati sisters in April, will serve minimum of 27 years in jail

Wife of flogged Saudi blogger says his health is worsening
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Wife of flogged Saudi blogger says his health is worsening

Friday, 30 January 2015 2:03 PM

Raif Badawi received 50 lashes on Jan 9, the second of 20 rounds in total has twice been postponed on medical grounds.

Abu Dhabi named safest city in the Middle East
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Abu Dhabi named safest city in the Middle East

Thursday, 29 January 2015 1:52 PM

UAE capital is only regional city to feature in top 25 of list published by Economic Intelligence Unit

Saudi jailed for 35 years to life for raping boy in Las Vegas
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Saudi jailed for 35 years to life for raping boy in Las Vegas

Thursday, 29 January 2015 10:02 AM

The 25-year-old airman was found guilty in 2013 of kidnapping, burglary, coercion, lewdness on a 13-year-old boy.

Bahrain's most senior opposition leader goes on trial
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Bahrain's most senior opposition leader goes on trial

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 6:39 PM

Sheikh Ali Salman's detention after a protest rally in December sparked violent demonstrations

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Angelina Jolie visits refugees in Iraq

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 12:59 PM

Angelina Jolie has visited Syrian refugees and displaced Iraqi citizens in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq to offer support to 3.3 million displaced people in the country and highlight their dire needs.

StartUp»

Entrepreneur Rising Workshop 2014

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 12:58 PM

In partnership with Mompreneurs, the Impact Hub Dubai, is launching the next round of Entrepreneur Rising on 4 February, 2015. Over the eight sessions participants will learn the tools and resources to ramp up their business. Each session is designed such that participants walk away with practical tools and strategic contacts for the direct growth of their business. At the end of the program participants may pitch their businesses to a panel of judges and an open audience in an optional pitch competition. The Impact Hub Dubai (www.impacthub.ae) is part of a global entrepreneur network which has 50+ locations and a network of 8,000 ‘Hubsters’. It was founded in 2014 and is the first in the Arab world.

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Airlines stop flights to Baghdad after shooting

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 12:58 PM

Iraq's government says the shooting of a plane at Baghdad international airport was an accident. The minister of transport said an army training exercise went wrong. Six Airlines have suspended flights to Baghdad.

Police to probe false reports plane crashed into labour camp in RAK
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Police to probe false reports plane crashed into labour camp in RAK

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 11:18 AM

An investigation to identify the source of these rumours has been launched, officials said

Application opens for Young Business Leaders award
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Application opens for Young Business Leaders award

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 3:12 PM

Dubai SME invites regional entrepreneurs to apply for the ninth cycle of the Mohammed bin Rashid Award for Young Business Leaders (YBL).

StartUp Academy: Women entrepreneurs
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StartUp Academy: Women entrepreneurs

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 3:11 PM

The January edition of Arabian Business StartUp Academy looked at how women in the UAE can progress from a fearless start-up founder to a successful entrepreneur.

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Australia Day 2015

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 12:37 PM

Australia Day, formerly known as Foundation Day, is the official national day of Australia and is celebrated annually on January 26 to commemorate the arrival of the First Fleet to Sydney in 1788.

Dubai's Princess Haya receives UN's 2015 Hunger Hero Award
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Dubai's Princess Haya receives UN's 2015 Hunger Hero Award

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 12:02 PM

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presented the award during a ceremony at the World Economic Forum in Davos

Bahrain plans to segregate expat bachelors in Manama
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Bahrain plans to segregate expat bachelors in Manama

Monday, 26 January 2015 1:35 PM

Study to be carried out by Capital Trustees Board to decide where expat bachelors can live

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