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Manny Pacquiao-Amir Khan fight looms

British boxing idol Amir Khan could be on a collision course with eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao next year if he can dispatch former Pacquiao foe Chris Algieri next Saturday at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York.

Jetman and sidekick tear up Dubai skies

Dubai - Two daredevil stuntmen have treated Dubai residents to a world-first aerial display, tearing through the skies above the Emirate at breakneck speed powered by jetpacks, organisers said Tuesday.

Black bears have close call with tourists blocking bridge

Montana Parks and Wildlife posted a video reminding tourists that although they may want to, no one should ever get too close to a bear.

Dubai to put 'robocops' on the streets in two years

Science fiction and Hollywood fantasy films seem to be turning into reality at a dazzling speed. As we enter the "robotic era" of drones and self-driving cars, our well-being could soon be protected by armies of police androids, as we're seeing in Dubai.

Saudi-led coalition using cluster bombs in Yemen: HRW

Dubai - The Saudi-led coalition bombing rebels in Yemen has been using US-supplied cluster munitions in its air campaign, Human Rights Watch said Sunday, warning of the long-term dangers to civilians.

Japan ousted by world body over bloody Taiji dolphin hunt

Taiji - Responding to pressure from conservationists, the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) has suspended its Japanese member because it is involved in the controversial dolphin hunts that take place each year in Taiji.

Qaeda in Yemen says ideological leader killed by drone

Dubai - The ideological leader of Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula was killed in a drone strike this week, allegedly by the United States, AQAP said in a statement published Tuesday.

It's 'checkmate' for chess grandmaster caught cheating in Dubai

One chess grandmaster is probably ruing the day he ever decided to play in the 2015 Dubai Open Chess Championship. Georgian grandmaster Gaioz Nigalidze will now have to live with the harshest of labels — Cheater.

UAE convicts 28 over 'sex and alcohol' boat party

Dubai - Twenty-eight men and women have been fined or jailed for attending an alcohol-fuelled sex party on a yacht in Dubai, reports said on Monday.

With Yemen attack, IS 'aims to eclipse Qaeda'

Dubai - By claiming its first attack in Yemen the Islamic State group is seeking to exploit the chaos gripping the country and siphon support from the world's most fearsome Al-Qaeda branch, analysts say.

IS claims deadly Yemen mosque bombings

Dubai - The Islamic State jihadist group claimed responsibility for suicide bombings Friday in the Yemeni capital that killed at least 77 people at mosques attended by Shiite militiamen.

Yoga, hypnosis prop up solar-powered plane pilots

Abu Dhabi - The power of yoga and self-hypnosis are being harnessed to prop up the endurance of the pilots of the solar plane which set off Monday on a first round-the-world tour.

Solar-powered plane begins round-the-world attempt

Abu Dhabi - A solar-powered plane set off from Abu Dhabi on Monday on a bid to make the first round-the-world tour, a marathon journey that will test its pilots' endurance to the limit.

Pilots set for first round-the-world solar flight

Abu Dhabi - The first attempt to fly around the world in a plane using solar energy will be launched Monday in Abu Dhabi, its pilots said, in a landmark journey aimed at promoting green energy.

3 life-changing medical apps everyone needs

Technology is making it increasingly easier for us to stay in touch with family and friends, and it also offers a new way to manage a variety of health concerns.

Huge blaze guts 79-floor Dubai skyscraper

Dubai - Hundreds of panicked residents fled one of the tallest towers in Dubai early Saturday as a huge fire engulfed the skyscraper, causing extensive damage to its luxury flats.

Chelsea football club invites Paris metro victim, family to game

The Chelsea football club has reached out to a black man treated abominably on the Paris metro by supporters of the club. White men prevented the man from boarding a train Tuesday and they sang a racist song at him.

Bahrain police fire tear gas as protests mark uprising

Dubai - Bahraini police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of Shiite protesters who took to the streets for Saturday's fourth anniversary of an uprising that deeply divided the key US ally.

Canadian woman on spiritual quest dies after drinking tea in Peru

Puerto Maldonado - Jennifer Logan loved to travel. She'd just wrapped up a job teaching English to women in Saudi Arabia and was spending some time with family in Canada when she set off for a trip to Peru.

Top Qaeda militant in Yemen dead in US drone strike: AQAP

Dubai - Al-Qaeda said Thursday that Harith al-Nadhari, a senior figure who threatened more attacks on France after last month's Charlie Hebdo killings, had died in a US drone strike in Yemen.
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