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‘A Night with Travolta:’ Hollywood star hosts talk show in Saudi Arabia

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Hollywood star John Travolta held a three-hour talk show on Friday at the Apex Exhibition and Conference Center in Riyadh. The show is part of the event titled ‘A Night with Travolta’ organized by the Saudi Entertainment Authority. Travolta talked about his career and the secrets of Hollywood. Travolta is a multi-talented artist and performer — an actor, singer, writer and producer, who has a rich experience in entertainment and a great career with more than 45 films to his ...

Manhattan prosecutor returns ancient sculptures worth $5 mln to Lebanon

Saturday, 16 December 2017

The Manhattan district attorney announced Friday that three ancient sculptures are being returned to their rightful owners in Lebanon as he forms a new antiquities trafficking unit that will track stolen artifacts from around the world. At a news conference in his office, District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. stood by the treasures once owned by private collectors and valued at more than $5 million. They were stolen from a temple during the Lebanese civil war that started in 1975 and lasted 15 years ...

Egyptian sexual harassment victim attempts suicide

Friday, 15 December 2017

Egyptian woman Somaya Obeid, who is known as the "mall girl" in Egypt, broadcast a video of herself after attempting to commit suicide. Obeid was physically harassed by a man in a mall in Egypt two years ago. He was arrested and later released. In October this year, he carried out a revenge attack on her by scarring her face using a cutter. He was arrested and is expected to face trial on December 19. In the video posted on her Facebook profile, Obeid appeared in a very bad condition. ...

Miss Iraq’s family flees Iraq due to threats over selfie with Miss Israel

Friday, 15 December 2017

The family of Miss Iraq, Sarah Idan, has fled Iraq and joined their daughter in the US after being harassed and threatened because she posted a photo on Instagram with Miss Israel, Adar Gandelsman, and posed in a bikini during the Miss Universe Pageant in November, Gandelsman told the Israeli Hadashot News. Gandelsman added that she’s been in contact with Idan ever since seeing her at the pageant at Las Vegas. She also quoted Idan as saying that the latter “does not regret posting ...

Saudi man detained for immoral Snapchat post turns out to be mentally ill

Friday, 15 December 2017

A 26-year-old Saudi man who was detained on Thursday by security forces because he promoted debauchery and immorality and mocked breast cancer patients via the app Snapchat turned out to be mentally ill, sources confirmed to Al-Arabiya.net. The young man was identified as A. Al-Hameed. He was detained once before in October 2016 for insulting religion and making improper remarks. In a statement published on Thursday, the police said it detained Hameed for violating public ethics. It added that ...

Japanese company to pay part of salaries in bitcoin

Friday, 15 December 2017

A Japanese company will start paying part of its employees’ salaries in Bitcoin, as it aims to get better understanding of the virtual currency, a spokeswoman said on Friday.GMO Internet, which operates a range of web-related businesses including finance, online advertising and internet infrastructure, will start paying up to 100,000 yen ($890) monthly by Bitcoin to its employees in Japan from February next year.“Employees can receive salaries by Bitcoin if they want to,” ...

Driver in India wins an award for not honking for 18 years

Thursday, 14 December 2017

It is quite a challenge for people’s patience to not honk while driving in India. A man from Kolkata has done wonders demonstrating his calm superpowers, when it came to not honking on the road . Dipak Das has not honked for 18 years and he has just won an award for his rare behavior. Das, 52, believes if a driver follows this no-horn policy, she/he will become more alert while driving. The Indian driver was awarded in this year's festive gathering ‘Manush Mela’.

British Surgeon pleads guilty to initialing his name on patients’ livers

Thursday, 14 December 2017

A renowned liver, spleen and pancreas surgeon has pleaded guilty to marking his initials on the livers of two patients while performing transplant surgery, according to The Guardian. Simon Bramhall, 53, admitted to two counts of assault in a hearing at Birmingham crown court on Wednesday. The incidents took place on 9 February and 21 August of 2013. He pleaded not guilty to the more serious charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He was granted unconditional bail and will be sentenced ...

Treating bumps and humps: Dubai opens $10 million camel hospital

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Pristine operating theatres and state-of-the-art medical equipment are featured in a new Dubai hospital that opened last week - exclusively for camels. Camels remain an important part of the Gulf Arab state's heritage. Camel races and camel beauty pageants are a favorite recreation for locals, and some beasts fetch millions of dollars at auctions in the country. Preserving that heritage is part of the purpose of Dubai Camel Hospital, which cost 40 million dirhams ($10.9 ...

Baby's heart placed back inside her chest in rare surgeries

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

British officials say a baby born with an extremely rare condition has survived three surgeries to place her heart inside her chest.Glenfield Hospital in Leicester said Wednesday that baby Vanellope Hope was born in late November with her heart growing on the outside of her body. The unusual condition is called ectopia cordis.Dr. Nick Moore said the baby is in the hospital's pediatric intensive care unit.He says "she has a long way to go but so far at least she now has a chance at a ...

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