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551m riders used public transport in 2017: RTA
DUBAI: Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), revealed that mass transit means in Dubai comprising the Metro, Tram, Buses, marine transport (Abra, Ferry, Water Taxi & Water Bus), and taxis (Dubai Taxi & franchise companies) had lifted 551.7 million riders in 2017 according to RTA’s Statistics Section. It reflects an increase in the corresponding
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Bollywood glam diva Sridevi passes away at 54
DUBAI: Bollywood glam diva Sridevi died of a cardiac arrest in Dubai. She was 54. The versatile actor’s brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor confirmed the death. The actor won hearts with her films like Chandni, Lamhe, Mr India, Nagina and was a screen darling in the 1990’s. In recent times she gave hits like, English Vinglish and MOM. The news comes as a shock to her fans and the film fraternity. Actor Priyanka Chopra tweeted, “I
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Death toll in Syria enclave tops 500 after UN delays truce vote
DOUMA (Syria): New air strikes on the Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta on Saturday took the civilian death toll from seven days of devastating bombardment to more than 500 after the United Nations again delayed a vote on a ceasefire. More than 120 children have been among the dead in the bombing campaign that the regime launched last Sunday on the enclave just outside Damascus, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
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DHA displays first fully autonomous fitness centre
DUBAI: As part of its participation in the UAE Innovation Month 2018, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) displayed the ‘SALEM Innovative Centre, the first fully Artificial Intelligence (AI) autonomous medical fitness centre in the region. The SALEM Innovation Center is the first center of its kind to utilize AI and Internet of Things (iOT) in providing medical fitness and health occupation screening services. Maisa Al Bustani,
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46 Houthi militants killed in Yemen's Red Sea coast front
HEIS: Some 46 Houthi militants were killed in air strikes launched by the Saudi-led Arab Coalition, with the support of the UAE Armed Forces, in the areas north of Heis, as well as the road leading to Al Jarahi, Yemeni military sources said on Saturday. According to sources, the Arab Coalition's fighters launched air strikes on the farms used by the militias east of Al Jarahi. They also bombed reinforcements that were heading to t
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‘Wedding gift’ kills groom in India
NEW DELHI: In a shocking incident, a groom and his grandmother were killed when a “wedding gift” they were opening exploded. The man's wife, who was also present at that time, sustained critical injuries. The incident happened in the Indian state of Odhisa, according to local media reports. Soumya Sekhar and Reema Sahu got married on Feb.18 and they received the "gift" at their wedding reception a few days later. Police said
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Turkey denounces America's Jerusalem embassy plan
ANKARA: Turkey on Saturday described as "extremely worrying" the US move to open its embassy in Jerusalem in May to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the founding of Israel. Friday's announcement by Washington to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to the disputed city follows US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital in December. "This decision shows the US administration's insistence on damaging th
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Speeding jeep kills nine schoolchildren in India
PATNA (India): A speeding jeep plowed through a group of schoolchildren crossing a road in eastern India on Saturday, killing nine and injuring 10 of them. The jeep first hit and injured two adult female pedestrians. While trying to escape from the spot, it hit the children, who were leaving their school on the outskirts of Muzzafarpur, a town in Bihar state, said police officer Vivek Kumar. The children range in age from 10
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India's Choksi claims innocence in PNB fraud with open letter
MUMBAI: Mehul Choksi, one of two businessmen allegedly involved in perpetrating India's biggest ever banking fraud, broke his silence at the weekend with an open letter to employees claiming his innocence and telling them to look for other jobs. Choksi and his nephew Nirav Modi, both owners of jewellery store chains, are suspected of colluding with two employees from Punjab National Bank (PNB), the country's second-largest state l
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MoH launches medical centre in Ibn Battuta Mall
DUBAI: The Ministry of Health and Prevention, MoHAP, has launched a medical examination centre for issuing and renewal of residency visas at Dubai’s Ibn Battuta Mall, in partnership with Nakheel Malls. The initiative forms part of the Ministry’s strategy to outsource health screening services to expatriate workers in partnership with the private sector. Dr. Hussein Abdel-Rahman Al Rand, Assistant Under-Secretary for Health
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Pakistani province bans sale, purchase, display of toy guns
KARACHI: The Sindh provincial government in Pakistan imposed a ban on Saturday on the manufacture, sale, purchase, use and display of toy guns and pistols. According to a notification issued by home department, the ban will be implemented throughout Sindh. The decision was made after the Rangers sent a letter to the home department and reported that the use of toy guns and pistols for criminal acts has been commonplace in Karachi
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Riyadh hosts first international half-marathon
RIYADH: Rain-soaked Riyadh hosted its first international half-marathon on Saturday with a top prize of one million riyals ($267,000), as the kingdom seeks to boost sports and entertainment in a far-reaching liberalisation drive. Hundreds of male runners raced in three categories — 21, eight and four kilometres — in a contest that started and ended at the city's King Saud University and was called the "Riyadh Marathon."
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Indonesian woman mauled to death by crocodile
JAKARTA: A 66-year-old woman was mauled to death by a huge crocodile on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, police said on Saturday. The Indonesian woman’s family and neighbours launched a search after she failed to return home from a riverside garden near the remote village of Teluk Kuali in Jambi province earlier this week. Locals became suspicious she had been attacked after seeing a huge crocodile near a boat containing
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Archaeologists find ancient necropolis in Egypt
TUNA AL GABAL: Egypt’s antiquities ministry announced on Saturday the discovery of an ancient necropolis near the Nile Valley city of Minya, south of Cairo, the latest discovery in an area known to house ancient catacombs from the Pharaonic Late Period and the Ptolemaic dynasty. The large cemetery is located north of Tuna Al Gabal area, a vast archaeological site on the edge of the western desert. It hosts a range of family tombs
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23 killed in multiple attacks in Afghanistan
KABUL: At least 23 people were killed and more than a dozen wounded in multiple suicide bombings and attacks in Afghanistan on Saturday, officials said, the latest in a series of assaults in the war-torn country. In the biggest attack, Taliban militants stormed an army base in the western province of Farah overnight, killing at least 18 soldiers. "Last night a big group of militants attacked an army base in Bala Buluk district of
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Australia mullet heads celebrate hairstyle revival
Kurri Kurri (Australia): "Business at the front, party at the back" was the mantra for the crowd of Australians sporting a mullet haircut at an inaugural festival celebrating the vintage style on Saturday. More than 150 people showcasing the hairstyle popular in the 1970s and 80s flocked to a small town north of Sydney for the event, swishing their locks and parading their chops to cheering fans. The mullet has remained a staple
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Chris Brown gives Rihanna $30,000 diamond chain
LOS ANGELES: Singer Chris Brown reportedly sent singer Rihanna an expensive birthday gift for her birthday. Brown spent $30,000 on a diamond chain for Rihanna's birthday on February 20, a source told hollywoodLife.com. And "he sent it over with 30 red roses", the insider added. The source said Rihanna actually enjoyed the gift and she "was happy he remembered her birthday, but she's not going to wear the chain" because "it's not
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Pakistani court acquits 12 men accused of child sex abuse
LAHORE: A Pakistani court acquitted 12 men of child sex abuse and blackmail charges on Saturday, the latest verdict in a massive paedophilia scandal that rocked the country in August 2015. The abuse and extortion scandal, which authorities have called the largest in Pakistan's history, allegedly involved hundreds of victims in Punjab province. Two of the accused were jailed for life in April last year.
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Neymar already world’s best, says Pele
RIO DE JANEIRO: Neymar has surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as the world’s best player, according to Brazilian football great Pele. Pele believes the 26-year-old is ready to take that form into this year’s World Cup, to be played in Russia from June 14 to July 15. “Neymar has changed the way he plays with the national team,” Pele, the only player to have won three World Cups, told FIFA’s website, Xinhua reported.
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South Africa bowl first against India in T20 series decider
CAPE TOWN: South Africa won the toss and made India bat in the third and deciding Twenty20 at Newlands on Saturday. The teams are locked at 1-1 in the series, ensuring there's something to play for in the final game of India's two-month tour. South Africa won the Test series 2-1 but India dominated the one-day international series to win 5-1. India captain Virat Kohli is missing for the first time on the tour because of a back
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Pakistan promises to expedite steps to curb terror financing
ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal says the Islamic nation will expedite steps to curb terror financing and money laundering a day after the country avoided ending up on a terror watch list by a global task force. Ahsan Iqbal in Saturday's remarks said Pakistan's performance in the war on terror was better than others, but the country still faced pressure from Washington. Pakistan on Friday escaped a motion to put it on
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Brilliant Ledecka seals historic snowboard, ski double
PYEONGCHANG: Ester Ledecka sealed the first snowboard and skiing double victory in Olympic history on Saturday as she pulled off a stunning win in the women’s snowboard parallel giant slalom. Ledecka, 22, beat Germany’s Selina Joerg in a tense snowboard final. The Czech world champion and hot favourite had earlier shocked the world of alpine skiing by capturing gold in last week’s super-G skiing. The men’s gold medal went
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You're cooler than the 'king': SRK to Uber CEO
NEW DELHI: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan met Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of ride sharing company Uber, and told him that he was cooler than the king. Khosrowshahi, who is here to attend the Global Business Summit 2018, on Friday tweeted a photograph with Shah Rukh. "This is the part where the fancy CEO tries to look cool by posing with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, the King Khan himself. Note to self: gotta work on my
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Philippine students aim to draw record for biggest art lesson
MANILA: Nearly 17,000 students in the Philippines gathered in a park in the capital, Manila, on Saturday in a bid to set a record for the world's biggest art class. Middle school pupils from about 200 schools listened for about an hour as a teacher taught them how to draw a mask. “I learned a lot,” said one of the students, Kathleen Pareno. Organisers said 16,692 students joined the lesson and the figure would be sent to
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Facebook pulls gun game from conservative gathering
SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook pulled a virtual reality gun game from a major US conservative political gathering Friday, saying the demo was a mistake given the recent deadly school shooting in Florida. "We removed the demo and regret failing to do so at the start," Facebook virtual reality vice president Hugo Barra said in a tweet sent from his verified account. "We got this wrong." Facebook-owned Oculus shows off virtual reality game
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Bollywood glam diva Sridevi passes away at 54
DUBAI: Bollywood glam diva Sridevi died of a cardiac arrest in Dubai. ..
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‘Wedding gift’ kills groom in India
NEW DELHI: In a shocking incident, a groom and his grandmother were ki..
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Pakistan promises to expedite steps to curb terror financing
ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal says the Islamic nation will ..
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South Africa bowl first against India in T20 series decider
CAPE TOWN: South Africa won the toss and made India bat in the third a..
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Archaeologists find ancient necropolis in Egypt
TUNA AL GABAL: Egypt’s antiquities ministry announced on Saturday the ..
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Riyadh hosts first international half-marathon
RIYADH: Rain-soaked Riyadh hosted its first international half-maratho..
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Australia mullet heads celebrate hairstyle revival
Kurri Kurri (Australia): "Business at the front, party at the back" wa..
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46 Houthi militants killed in Yemen's Red Sea coast front
HEIS: Some 46 Houthi militants were killed in air strikes launched by ..
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Turkey denounces America's Jerusalem embassy plan
ANKARA: Turkey on Saturday described as "extremely worrying" the US mo..
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Death toll in Syria enclave tops 500 after UN delays truce vote
DOUMA (Syria): New air strikes on the Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern ..
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