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Saudi sisters bravely confront high risk of cancer with prophylactic mastectomy

Friday, 20 October 2017

Three Saudi sisters who are at a very high risk of breast cancer overcame their fears and underwent a prophylactic mastectomy. Reem and Rana Hajar said they and their third sister lived through a certain experience that made them decide to do the operation. In an interview with television program Sayidaty aired by Rotana Khalejia on Thursday, Reem and Rana said their mother suffered from breast cancer twice so a doctor advised them to test for the genetic genes behind the disease. They ...

Saudi minister: King Salman complex for Prophet’s Hadiths remarkable achievement

Friday, 20 October 2017

The Minister of Culture and Information Awwad Bin Saleh al-Awwad has described the establishment of a complex on the Prophet’s Hadiths by King Salman as an unprecedented accomplishment for the service of the Sunnah, which is the second source of Islamic legislation. "This is an unprecedented achievement which will preserve the Sunnah in a scientific method and protect the second source of Islamic legislation," he said. The minister said a council of senior scholars will be ...

Ed Sheeran ‘bruised and broken’ after accident, tour uncertain

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Singer Ed Sheeran said he was “a bit bruised and broken” on Wednesday as he recovered from a bicycle accident that left him with a broken wrist, elbow and rib and led to the cancellation of shows on the Asia leg of his tour.Sheeran, 26, sported a full cast on one arm and a sling on the other arm as he walked down the red carpet at London’s Q Awards for music.“I am a bit bruised and broken but I am fine,” the singer told Reuters. “It was a bike accident and I ...

WWE 2K18’s Sting reveals ‘dream match’ conversation with Undertaker

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

There’s a reason the man they call Sting has been known for decades in the world of professional wrestling as ‘the Icon’. For most of his career, he was one of the biggest stars to rise outside of the WWE. He became emblematic of the company’s greatest rival WCW, from its humble beginnings as a regional promotion to its eclipse of WWE’s popularity when the two companies battled for supremacy in the mid-to-late 1990s. In a company that brought us names such as ...

US author George Saunders wins 2017 Man Booker Prize

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

US author George Saunders became on Tuesday only the second American writer to win Britain’s renowned Man Booker Prize, which was awarded for his first full-length novel “Lincoln in the Bardo”.Judges for the prestigious English-language literary award praised as “utterly original” the book that chronicles the death of Abraham Lincoln’s 11-year-old son Willie using the accounts of hundreds of narrators.“The form and style of this utterly original novel ...

Weinstein scandal signals end for ‘dinosaur’ men, Zeta-Jones says

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Harvey Weinstein’s fall should be the end of “dinosaur” men preying on women, Hollywood star Catherine Zeta-Jones said Tuesday as she premiered a film about a woman who had a brutally efficient way of dealing with chauvinism. The Oscar-winning actress said she hoped Weinstein’s disgrace would be the “tipping point, or at last a turning point” in the treatment of women not just in Hollywood but in “any industry, corporation, school or college.” ...

Smoking to be stubbed out on Thai beaches

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Smokers who flout a smoking ban on 20 of Thailand’s most famous tourist beaches will face a $3,000 fine or up to a year in prison, Thai authorities have said.The ban, which comes into force in November, follows a clean-up of nearly 140,000 cigarette butts from a 2.5 kilometre (1.5 mile) stretch of the famed Patong beach in Phuket island province.Its introduction coincides with Thailand’s peak tourist season and will be enforced in visitor hotspots including Krabi, Koh Samui, Pattaya, ...

Contemporary Saudi art shown at UNESCO displays ‘intercultural convergence’

Monday, 16 October 2017

Prince Muhammad Bin Salman Foundation (Misk Foundation) launched an exhibition titled ‘Incense Route’ at the headquarters of UNESCO in Paris last Monday. The launching ceremony was held in the presence of UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova, Saudi Ambassador to France Khaled Al-Anqari, Permanent Representative of Saudi Arabia to UNESCO Ibrahim Al-Balawi, Secretary General of Misk Foundation Badar Al-Asakir, and several other officials, diplomats and cultural figures at Segur Hall of ...

Roman theater uncovered at base of Jerusalem’s Western Wall

Monday, 16 October 2017

Israeli archaeologists on Monday announced the discovery of the first known Roman-era theater in Jerusalem’s Old City, a unique structure around 1,800 years old that abuts the Western Wall and may have been built during Roman Emperor Hadrian’s reign. The edifice’s elegant masonry was found during excavations carried out in the past two years below the Western Wall tunnels, a warren of ancient subterranean passageways running alongside a contested Jerusalem holy site built by ...

Fed up of work? 9 signs corporate life isn’t for you

Monday, 16 October 2017

Society tells us life has a set direction. We go to school. Go to university. Find a job in a reputable company. Get promoted. Work our way to the top. And hopefully retire around 65.However, we have entered a new age. An age of entrepreneurship, technology, social media and personal development. An age where education is no longer considered ‘essential’. Where people are going out on their own instead of joining a company.An age where people are focusing on happiness and fulfilment ...

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