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Saudis filmed changing wheels while driving

Thursday, 24 April 2014 5:22 PM

Young Saudis perform dangerous stunt while driving along deserted highway

US Muslims claim FBI bribed them to become informants
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US Muslims claim FBI bribed them to become informants

Thursday, 24 April 2014 1:47 PM

Legal case launched claiming the FBI put them on a no-fly list in bid to force them to become informants

Illiteracy, lack of job opportunities said to impact Saudi women
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Illiteracy, lack of job opportunities said to impact Saudi women

Thursday, 24 April 2014 1:44 PM

Survey finds 25.4% of women do not finish their primary education; 22.1% do not consider education important

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Huge crowds attend Win Tin’s funeral

Thursday, 24 April 2014 1:09 PM

Mourners have gathered for the funeral of Burmese journalist Win Tin. The memorial at Yay Way cemetery was held to say farewell to one of the key players in helping Aung San Suu Kyi launch a pro-democracy movement against the junta military regime.

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Bangladesh marks factory collapse anniversary

Thursday, 24 April 2014 1:08 PM

The families of those who died in Bangladesh’s worst industrial accident have held a rally on the eve of the tragedy’s first anniversary. More than 1,000 people died when the eight-story Rana Plaza building collapsed last year.

Abu Dhabi launches crackdown on graffiti
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Abu Dhabi launches crackdown on graffiti

Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:52 PM

Municipality said the practice is “distorting the walls of public and private buildings”

Kuwait promotions for dead, retired staff in Ministry blunder
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Kuwait promotions for dead, retired staff in Ministry blunder

Thursday, 24 April 2014 11:51 AM

The error by the Ministry of Education was discovered after about 7,000 employees were identified as qualifying for a promotion

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London police say recent Emirati attacks are not connected
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London police say recent Emirati attacks are not connected

Thursday, 24 April 2014 11:23 AM

In response to growing concerns, officers confirm the two recent incidents are a “tragic coincidence”

Six tourists injured in Sheikh Zayed Road minibus crash
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Six tourists injured in Sheikh Zayed Road minibus crash

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 4:52 PM

BMW driver who hit the back of the bus is a suspected of being under the influence of alcohol

No pork in McDonald's meals, official UAE tests confirm
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No pork in McDonald's meals, official UAE tests confirm

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 1:47 PM

Tests follow claims on social media that products imported by the fast-food giant were not halal

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Protesters march against Keystone pipeline

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 1:03 PM

Members of the Cowboy and Indian Alliance, including Native American tribal leaders, and non-native farmers and ranchers from across the US, have started a week-long programme of protests against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The Alliance marched along Independence Avenue as part of its ‘Reject and Protect’ campaign, with more demonstrations to follow.

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Shootings in Rio favela

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 1:02 PM

Less than two months before the 2014 World Cup begins in Brazil, violence has escalated in one of Rio de Janeiro’s pacified favelas. Brazilian police patrols entered the Pavao-Pavaozinho community after protests and shootings broke out following the discovery of dancer Douglas Rafael da Silva’s body, who protestors allege was beaten by police. The government has been accused of mismanaging a ‘clean up’ of the country’s favelas ahead of the major sporting event, which begins on 12th June.

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World’s Fair pavilion reopens after 50 years

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 1:02 PM

The New York State Pavilion has opened for one day only as part of the festivities marking the 50th anniversary of the 1964 World Fair. Hundreds of World’s Fair buffs, tourists, and curious members of the public waiting in line four hours to tour the grounds of the landmark pavilion. The World’s Fair, which began in Europe in the 19th century, celebrated technological advancement and cultural exchanges, among other ideas.

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US drug shortage could change death penalty

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 1:01 PM

The US is having difficulty getting the drugs it needs to kill condemned prisoners ‘humanely’, putting the death penalty under pressure. Some state authorities are alleged to have become increasingly secretive about the type of drugs it uses, putting increased strain on a system which already has a lot of opposition.

6,000 female job vacancies in Makkah
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6,000 female job vacancies in Makkah

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 12:45 PM

The announcement is part of the third phase of the kingdom’s feminisation of jobs program


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