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Sport»

Balancing religion with football

Thursday, 24 July 2014 1:03 PM

The rising NFL star Husain Abduallah took a year off, during the prime of his career to do Hajj.

Politics & Economics»

Indonesia's Prabowo to challenge election result in court

Thursday, 24 July 2014 1:02 PM

Indonesia's losing presidential election candidate, ex-general Prabowo Subianto, plans to challenge the result in the Constitutional Court

Politics & Economics»

Chinese President Visits Castro

Thursday, 24 July 2014 1:02 PM

The last stop of a four-nation tour saw Chinese President Xi Jinping visit Cuban President Raul Castro in Havana.

Politics & Economics»

IMF cuts US growth forecast

Thursday, 24 July 2014 1:02 PM

The International Monetary Fund has cut its growth forecast for the United States for this year from what it said a month ago.

Transport»

Emirates Airlines: The world's shortest A380 flight

Thursday, 24 July 2014 1:02 PM

Behind the scenes view from EK857, the world's shortest scheduled A380 service currently in operation, from Dubai to Kuwait.

Politics & Economics»

Jakarta governor wins Indonesia presidential race

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:29 PM

Final results in Indonesia's presidential election show that Jakarta governor Joko Widodo has won with 53 percent of the votes.

Politics & Economics»

EU raises possibility of economic sanctions against Russia

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:29 PM

The EU will hit more Russian officials with travel bans and asset freezes by the end of the week.

Technology»

Healing burns fast with spray-on nanogel

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:29 PM

Researchers in Singapore are developing a new type of peptide-base hydrogel that acts as a natural scaffold, allowing burn wounds to heal faster than ever before while decreasing the risk of infection.

Sport»

Challenges ahead as Russia hosts 2018 World Cup

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:29 PM

After Sochi's hosting of this year's Winter Olympics, the focus is now on the 2018 event in Russia and its construction delays.

Culture & Society»

Video: Dubai Crown Prince's latest posting atop Burj Khalifa

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 8:45 AM

Instagram clip was accompanied by the message: "For everyone who's wondering what the view is like at the top! #BurjKhalifa #MyDubai #MyView"

Politics & Economics»

Kerry makes candid Gaza remarks

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 12:43 PM

US Secretary of State John Kerry was caught on tape making unguarded comments about the Israeli offensive.

Politics & Economics»

Removal of Egyptian energy subsidies impact on food prices

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 12:43 PM

Egyptians are complaining that a cut in government energy subsidies has led to a massive rise not only in fuel prices but also other goods and services.

Retail»

US tobacco firm pays record $23 billion damages

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 12:43 PM

Widow of chain-smoker wins record damages from one America's biggest cigarette makers, R J Reynolds, claiming that the company concealed the health dangers and addictive nature of its products.

Politics & Economics»

UN votes for an investigation into flight MH17

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 12:43 PM

United Nations Security Council members have condemned Thursday's downing of the Malaysian passenger plane.

Politics & Economics»

Qatar: Ban Ki-Moon seeks urgent end to Israeli-Hamas violence

Tuesday, 22 July 2014 12:43 PM

UN chief Ban Ki Moon is engaged in a diplomatic offensive in order to bring about a ceasefire to end the Israeli-Hamas violence.


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