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New judges, UAE ambassador sworn-in before Mohammed
ABU DHABI: New judges and a new UAE ambassador have sworn-in before Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, at Al Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi. Present at the swearing-in ceremony, which was held on Sunday, were Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince; Dr Amal Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the Federal National Council (FNC); Lt. General Sheikh S
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Mohamed Bin Zayed orders panel for Special Olympics
ABU DHABI: His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Chairman of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, has issued a resolution forming the Higher Committee to host the Special Olympics in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, under the chairmanship of Mohammed Abdullah Al Junaibi. The resolution named the members of the committee as: Dr Fahad
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Proper education is a shield against destructive ideas: Sultan
SHARJAH: Proper education is a shield against destructive ideas and misguided groups, His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has said. A solid family background contributes effectively to the nation-building, he added. The Sharjah Ruler expressed his views during a television talk show hosted on Sunday noon by Sharjah Satellite TV, and moderated by Mohammed Hassan Khalaf
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RTA conducts trial run of smart pedestrian signal
DUBAI: Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has carried out trial run of smart pedestrian signal to ensure safe crossing for pedestrians. "The RTA has tentatively installed and operated smart light signals for pedestrians on Al Saada street. The operational system of the signal is designed to eliminate the time allocated to pedestrians if it senses no pedestrians waiting on the pavement, thus provides more time for vehicles to pass
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Dewa to provide Dhs2 million endowment to support community
DUBAI: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with Dubai Women’s Association to support the global vision of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Global Centre for Endowment Consultancy, MBRGCEC, for Awqaf and Endowments, which is the first organisation launched to support marriage endowment, and strengthen its work. The MoU was signed under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Hind Bint Ma
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‘1001 Titles’ honours authors and publishers
SHARJAH: The ‘1001 Titles’ project, launched by the Sharjah-based cultural initiative Knowledge without Borders, KwB, recently honoured a select group of authors and publishers in recognition of their efforts and contributions to the project’s success. The event was attended by Rashid Al Kous, General Manager of KwB, Majd Al Shehhi, Manager of '1001 Titles', and a number of media representatives, authors and publishers. The atten
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Dubai International Airport to stage CATS for #musicDXB
DUBAI: Passengers travelling through Dubai International, DXB, will be treated to live performances from CATS the Musical, as part of Dubai Airports’ ongoing initiative, #musicDXB. Selected cast members from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s globally-renowned musical, playing at Dubai Opera until January 28th, will perform two shows for #musicDXB on Jan.24, at 1pm (B-Gates) and 2.15pm (A-Gates) in Dubai International. Performers in the airpor
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11 killed as powerful storms strike southeastern US state
Washington: At least 11 people have been killed after powerful weekend storms tore through the southeastern US state of Georgia, media reported on Sunday. A rural part of south-central Georgia was hardest hit, including a trailer park where seven people were killed, Cook County coroner Tim Purvis told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Atlanta TV channel WSB reported, meanwhile, that another four people were killed elsewhere in th
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Two killed in Indian bull-wrestling festival
NEW DELHI: Two people were gored to death on Sunday in a bull-wrestling festival in southern India, a report said, a day after a ban on the controversial sport was overturned. Several towns and villages in the southern state of Tamil Nadu celebrated the popular Jallikattu festival on Sunday after week-long protests prompted authorities to approve an executive order lifting a Supreme Court ban on it. But rampaging bulls sprinting
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Facial recognition, fingerprints to replace passports at airports
CANBERRA: Australia on Sunday announced an overhaul of security at all its international airports, with technology set to replace passports as means of identifying passengers by 2020. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection is seeking tenders for a self-processing system to be introduced later this year, Australia's ABC News reported. The system will use fingerprints, iris or facial structure recognition at major air
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Pakistan blunders blasted as Australia take ODI series
SYDNEY: Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur blasted his players after their blunders helped Australia secure their one-day series at Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday, taking a 3-1 lead in the five match series. Set an imposing 354 to win, Pakistan were never really in the hunt. After Australia made 353 for six on the back of a David Warner century that was aided by appalling fielding from the tourists, Pakistan replied with 267 from 43.5
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Stokes dominates as England beat India in third ODI
KOLKATA: England all-rounder Ben Stokes put in a dominant performance with the bat and ball to help England pull off a five-run consolation win against India in the third one-day international in Kolkata on Sunday. Seam bowler Stokes claimed three wickets to help restrict India, who were chasing 322 for victory, to 316-9 as Kedar Jadhav's 90 went in vain. Chris Woakes, who bowled the final over with India needing 16 to win, held
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Trump slams US media over inaugural crowd coverage
WASHINGTON: Donald Trump and his chief spokesman launched an unprecedented assault on the media Saturday for a US president's first full day in office, accusing reporters of downplaying the turnout at his inauguration. Trump, visiting the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters in nearby Langley, Virginia, insisted against all evidence that he drew 1.5 million people to his Friday swearing-in ceremony. "I made a speech. I looked
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Madonna makes surprise appearance in Women's March
WASHINGTON: The songstress Madonna made a surprise appearance in the massive Women's March in Washington that included many artistes that refused to attend Donald Trump's inauguration as President of the United States this Friday. EFE news quoted Madonna as saying that she had "thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House" after Trump won the November 8 election, but instead she chose a "revolution of love". She immediat
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Huge snake pulled out from car in Thailand
BANGKOK: A huge python was found inside the hood of a car in the Thai city of Nakhon Ratchasima. An amateur video shows the reptile got itself tangled in the front wheel of the car with rescue officials struggling to pull it out. The tug-of-war started with the defiant snake not wanting to leave the car. With great effort, residents and rescuers were able to free the python with a sigh of relief. Later, it was put in a bag
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Murray stunned by Zverev in latest Open shock
MELBOURNE: World number one Andy Murray was sensationally dumped out of the Australian Open by German Mischa Zverev in a fourth-round classic on Sunday. The 50th-ranked Zverev played unbelievable sustained tennis to down Murray 7-5, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 and will play either Roger Federer or Kei Nishikori in the quarter-finals. Left-hander Zverev's stunning upset means that both top seeds are now out of the tournament before the quarter-
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Families of victims of MH370 plead to resume search
SYDNEY: Relatives of victims onboard missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 said on Sunday they plan to deliver personal letters to Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai while he visits Australia, urging him to resume the search for the missing jet. Liow held informal talks with Australian Transport Minister Darren Chester in the Western Australian capital of Perth on Sunday, Chester's office said, five days after the two m
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Brazil's tragic Chapecoense play first match since plane crash
CHAPECÓ: Chapecoense, the Brazilian football club cruelly decimated by a plane crash, strode back on the field on Saturday in a new line-up for their first match since the tragedy. Intense public and media attention was greeting the friendly match against Palmeiras, played in the 20,000-place Arena Conda stadium in Chapeco decked out in the home side's green colour. The game was a draw: 2-2 against Palmeiras. Although supporters
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Rooney breaks Bobby Charlton's United goal record
LONDON: Wayne Rooney became Manchester United's outright record goal-scorer on Saturday when he scored his 250th goal for the club to earn a 1-1 draw at Stoke City. Rooney equalised in the fourth minute of stoppage time to break fellow England great Bobby Charlton's United record of 249 goals. AFP Sport selects the five most memorable strikes from his United collection: Manchester United 2 Newcastle United 1 (Premier League,
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Priyanka supports anti-Trump women's march
WASHINGTON: Actress Priyanka Chopra extended her support for the women's march here, a day after Donald Trump was sworn in as the US President. But the 34-year-old actress was not physically present in the protest due to her shooting schedule. "So proud of all my sisters and the men that are at the women's march. I'm so upset I couldn't go. Girl love, women's rights are human rights," Priyanka posted on Twitter. The actress is i
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Ageless Venus dares to dream of Serena final
MELBOURNE: Ageless Venus Williams is daring to dream of a possible glamour Australian Open final against sister Serena, but admits they both have their work cut to get there. The American great progressed to an amazing 37th career Grand Slam quarter-final Sunday, needing all her big-match experience against determined German qualifier Mona Barthel 6-3, 7-5. It sets her up against Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova for a place in t
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Chinese human rights lawyers set their sights on smog
BEIJING: Toxic smog has found itself in the dock in China, as the authorities are taken to court over a problem that has choked entire regions, put public health at risk and forced the closure of schools and roads. At the helm is a group of human rights lawyers, who despite increasing government hostility to their work on some of China's most sensitive cases, say popular feeling is behind them when it comes to pollution that is li
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Two killed in Indian bull-wrestling festival
NEW DELHI: Two people were gored to death on Sunday in a bull-wrestlin..
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11 killed as powerful storms strike southeastern US state
Washington: At least 11 people have been killed after powerful weekend..
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Stokes dominates as England beat India in third ODI
KOLKATA: England all-rounder Ben Stokes put in a dominant performance ..
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Proper education is a shield against destructive ideas: Sultan
SHARJAH: Proper education is a shield against destructive ideas and mi..
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Pakistan blunders blasted as Australia take ODI series
SYDNEY: Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur blasted his players after their b..
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Dubai International Airport to stage CATS for #musicDXB
DUBAI: Passengers travelling through Dubai International, DXB, will be..
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‘1001 Titles’ honours authors and publishers
SHARJAH: The ‘1001 Titles’ project, launched by the Sharjah-based cult..
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Mohamed Bin Zayed orders panel for Special Olympics
ABU DHABI: His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prin..
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Dewa to provide Dhs2 million endowment to support community
DUBAI: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) has signed a Memor..
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RTA conducts trial run of smart pedestrian signal
DUBAI: Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has carried out trial run o..
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