Category Archives: Variety

Prince George, 3, to start school in September

Prince George

Prince George, Britain’s third in line to the throne, is to start school in southwest London in September, Kensington Palace announced on Friday. Three-year-old George, the elder child of Prince William and his wife Kate, will attend the private Thomas’s

Why did this man piggy-back North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un?

Kim Jong-un

North Korea this week released a flurry of photos to accompany news that a rocket engine was launched by the state. However, one image stood out in particular – North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un being piggy-backed by an older man.

Aniston, Emirates have the best response to US ban

Jennifer Aniston

Following the US’ ban on allowing passengers from a handful of Middle Eastern and North African countries to pack large electronic devices in their carry-on luggage, Dubai’s Emirates Airline took to its Instagram page with a slick new advert. Within

Bill Gates again world’s richest man; Trump slips

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates once again topped the Forbes magazine list of the world’s richest billionaires, while US President Donald Trump slipped more than 200 spots, the magazine said Monday. Gates, whose wealth is estimated at $86 billion, led the

Will Smith is back in his ‘favorite city,’ Dubai

Hollywood actor Will Smith is back in Dubai and is having the time of his life. The 48-year-old actor posted a video of himself making a jump at Skydive Dubai, which has had more than 3 million views overnight. “Yeah,

World’s best airports for 2017 revealed

Skytrax, an international air transport rating organizations based in London, UK, announced at the annual Skytrax World airport Awards, that city-state’s Changi international Airport has been named as the “world’s best Airport” for the fifth year in a row, CNN

Indian farmer wins train in legal fight with railway

An Indian farmer’s battle for proper compensation for land seized to build a railway reached an unexpected conclusion this week when a court awarded him a train. Sampuran Singh has been fighting for the money since 2015, when he went

Sean Hannity denies pointing gun at Juan Williams on Fox set

Sean Hannity says he “never pointed” a gun at Fox News colleague Juan Williams, despite a CNN report to the contrary. CNN reported Thursday that Hannity pointed a gun directly at Williams and turned on the laser sight off-air following

Zuckerberg, wife expecting a second daughter

Facebook Inc. founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are expecting a second child, a daughter, the billionaire Internet mogul said. The couple was not sure they would be able to have another child after a difficult pregnancy with

Acid victims redefine beauty in Bangladesh fashion show

Teen model Shonali Khatun strutted the catwalk as the audience cheered at a fashion show in Bangladesh’s capital. But Shonali is no ordinary model, and this was no ordinary show. She and the 14 other models are survivors of acid

Saudi designers to wow at Fashion Forward Dubai

Arwa Al-Banawi

In two weeks’ time, Fashion Forward Dubai, one of the year’s most anticipated events in the fashion industry, will showcase a carefully curated selection of the Middle East’s coveted ready-to-wear, couture, accessory and jewelry designers. Fashion Forward Dubai (FFD), which

Air India claims record with all-female round-world flight

India’s national airline claimed Monday to have set a new record with the first round-the-world flight staffed entirely by women. Air India said its Boeing 777 travelled from Delhi to San Francisco and back again with an all-female crew last

US lawmaker asks Muslims: ‘Do you beat your wife?’

An American lawmaker known for anti-Islam remarks is requiring Muslims to answer several written questions — including, “Do you beat your wife?” — before agreeing to meet with them. The office of Rep. John Bennett, a Republican from the state

Gaza’s first English library to open window to world

Mossab Abu Toha has never actually left Gaza, instead devouring books as an escape. Now he is struggling to open the first English-language library in the beleaguered Palestinian territory. “Send us books in English, new or used,” says the 24-year-old

Egyptian woman, world’s heaviest, to be biggest yet happiest loser after India op

Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty

An Egyptian believed to be the world’s heaviest woman will fly to India for weight reduction surgery Saturday after intervention from the country’s foreign minister ensured her a visa. Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, aged 36 and weighing around 500

5 things you didn’t know about Saudi ardha dance

On Tuesday, Saudis will be performing the traditional Najdi ardha dance that is held annually and is patronized by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as part of the Kingdom’s National Festival for

Indian doctor removes live cockroach from woman’s skull

It’s the stuff of nightmares — a cockroach crawls up your nose in the middle of the night, burrows in and drives you mad with scratching behind your eyes. But for one Indian woman, this horror story proved all too

Dummy mummy comes to the rescue of tiger cubs in India’s

Park rangers in India are using a cuddly toy tigress to help three traumatized cubs spring back to their feet after the death of their mother. The cubs, who were orphaned last month, have been happily feeding from milk bottles

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