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  • Atlantis, The Palm Hosts Front Row Seats to the Largest Fireworks Display Ever, Breaking the World Record!

    January 2, 2014 11:16 AM 18

    Dubai has broken the world record for the biggest fireworks display ever with Atlantis, The Palm hosting front row seats to the greatest celebration on earth! Bigger and brighterthan the previous world record held by Kuwait for the 50th anniversary of it’s constitution, thousands of guests at Atlantis, experienced a part of history last night, watching

  • Egypt: Revolution, turmoil impact on pop culture

    January 2, 2014 8:27 AM 24

    Popular music has become dominated by young and rebellious musicians from urban slums who were once dismissed as vulgar. Their songs, blaring from Nile party boats, minibus taxis and the motorized rickshaws known as tuk-tuks, have come to provide a soundtrack to Cairo’s bustling streets. The changes bring new platforms for airing grievances and voicing

  • Health of comatose former Israeli PM Ariel Sharon worsens: local media

    January 1, 2014 5:55 PM 8

    JERUSALEM -- Israeli media are reporting that the condition of comatose former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has taken a turn for the worse. Channel 10 TV said Sharon's medical condition deteriorated Wednesday. It said Sharon was suffering from kidney problems. Repeated calls to officials at Tel Hashomer hospital in central Israel were not answered, and Sharon's

  • Pope Francis stresses strength, courage, hope in new year

    January 1, 2014 5:03 PM 19

    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis, laying out his hopes Wednesday for the just-begun year, urged people to work for a world where everyone accepts each other’s differences and where enemies recognize that they are brothers. “We are all children of one heavenly father, we belong to the same human family and we share a common destiny,” Francis said, speaking

  • WikiLeaks Party defends its 'cup of tea' with Bashar al-Assad

    January 1, 2014 10:01 AM 31

    Julian Assange's father has defended the WikiLeaks Party's controversial visit to Syria, saying it was ''just a matter of good manners'' to meet with accused war criminal President Bashar al-Assad. As a storm of controversy erupted around the visit by the Australian group, Mr Assange's father, John Shipton, admitted the visit was being used for propaganda

  • AP photographer Martin collapses at game, dies

    January 1, 2014 8:23 AM 15

    Martin suffered an apparent heart attack and was administered CPR on the field. He was placed on a stretcher and taken to Emory Hospital Midtown where he died early Wednesday morning. “Dave Martin was an excellent photojournalist, a consummate and dedicated professional and a wonderful person,” said AP Vice President and Director of Photography Santiago

  • Egypt remands Al-Jazeera journalists for 15 days

    January 1, 2014 6:44 AM 60

    Three journalists working for the Al-Jazeera English television network have been remanded in custody for 15 days by the Egyptian authorities. A statement from the public prosecutor in Cairo said the men were accused of joining an illegal terrorist group, supplying that group with equipment, and three other charges. Al Anstey, director of Al-Jazeera

  • Baird looking into reports that NDP MP is under house arrest in Sri Lanka

    January 1, 2014 3:53 AM 14

    Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said late Tuesday that he and his staff are looking into reports that a New Democrat MP from Ontario is under house arrest in Sri Lanka. According to unconfirmed Sri Lankan media reports, Scarborough-Rouge River MP Rathika Sitsabaiesan is under an “unofficial” house arrest at her hotel in Jaffna, the capital

  • Utah asks U.S. Supreme Court to halt same-sex marriages

    December 31, 2013 10:15 PM 15

    Posted on: 2:42 pm, December 31, 2013, by FOX 13 News, updated on: 04:03pm, December 31, 2013 SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Attorney General’s Office filed a request with the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, asking the nation’s top court to halt same-sex marriages in the state. “Every marriage performed uniting persons of the same sex is an affront to the sovereignty

  • Bangladesh court orders arrest of apparel factory owner, five others

    December 31, 2013 4:26 PM 64

    Dhaka, Bangladesh (CNN) -- A Dhaka court on Tuesday ordered the arrest of six people, including the owner of Tazreen Fashions Ltd., after a fire in the apparel factory left 112 people dead last year, officials said. "A senior judicial magistrate, Wasim Sheikh, today (Tuesday) accepted the charges against 13 accused and issued warrants for the arrest