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Dubai 2014 firework display breaks world record – Guinness

In this photo provided by Dubai World Record 2014, fireworks explode over Palm Jumeirah Island, front, and World Islands, rear, to celebrate the New Year on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 as the city attempts to break the Guinness World Record for the "Largest Firework Display." (AP Photo/Dubai World Record 2014, Simon Brooke-Webb)

Dubai shattered the world record for the largest ever pyrotechnic display on New Year’s Eve with a show involving more than half a million fireworks, Guinness World Records said Wednesday.

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Dubai world Expo bid stirs worry of second bubble

In this Wednesday Nov. 13, 2013 photo, vehicles pass by a tower with a sign that reads, "Keep Calm, No Bubble," at the Marina district in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The logo for Dubai’s bid to host the Expo 2020 reflects a push by the city’s leaders to avert another financial crisis like the one that brought the city to its knees in 2008. AP FILE PHOTO

Climb Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak, and you might spot an unusual banner: A flag placed by six climbers emblazoned with the logo of Dubai’s bid to host a World’s fair in 2020.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Dubai dishes out gold awards to weight losers

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Dubai municipality has dished out 2.8 million dirhams ($762,942) worth of gold in prizes to contestants in a weight-loss challenge, an initiative by the Gulf emirate to fight obesity.

Posted: November 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Convicted Norwegian woman can leave Dubai after rape row—minister

Marte Deborah Dalelv from Norway, 24, talks to the Associated Press reporter in Dubai on Friday, July 19, 2013, after she was sentenced 16 months in jail for having sex outside of marriage after she reported an alleged rape. AP

The Norwegian woman sentenced to jail after reporting being raped by a co-worker in the United Arab Emirates is free to leave the country, Norway’s foreign minister said Monday.

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Iran: Quake kills at least 40 near Pakistan border

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Iranian state TV says at least 40 people have been killed by a major earthquake near the Iran-Pakistan border.

Posted: April 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UAE rejects Egypt call to free ‘Brotherhood’ detainees

UAE Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashed al-Maktoum. Photo from the Sheikh’s official Twitter account.

The United Arab Emirates has rejected a request from Egypt for the release of 11 of its nationals detained for suspected links to Egypt’s ruling Muslim Brotherhood, the Gulf News paper reported on Saturday.

Posted: January 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pair jailed for alleged Dubai taxi intimate tryst

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A Dubai court has sentenced an Irish man and British woman to three months in jail for an intimate tryst in the back of a taxi.

Posted: November 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Fire forces evacuation of high-rise in Dubai

Flames engulf a portion of Tamweel residential tower at Jumeirah Lakes Towers, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday. AP

Rescue crews in Dubai have evacuated a 34-story residential tower after a fire gutted portions of the building. There was no immediate word on casualties.

Posted: November 18th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Alfonso Cusi flies to Dubai after Senate hearing

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Alfonso Cusi. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

After appearing at Tuesday’s hearing of the Senate inquiry into election fraud, former Philippine Ports Authority General Manager Alfonso Cusi flew out of the country. Cusi left for Dubai shortly after midnight via Emirates flight EK 335, according to Connie Bungag, public affairs chief of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA). Cusi was with seven [...]

Posted: October 20th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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  2. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  3. Palace prepared to charge its allies
  4. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  5. Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  6. What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  7. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  8. Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  9. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  10. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima

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  • Drilon: I’m not on Napoles’ list
  • Sonar finds 1888 San Francisco shipwreck
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  • Ronaldo shakes off injury fears to play Bayern
  • Lifestyle

  • Gongs and southern dances star in a workshop at San Francisco Bayanihan Center
  • This woman ate what?
  • Photos explore dynamics of youths’ sexual identity
  • 12th Philippine Food Expo set at the World Trade Center
  • No tourist draw, Malang the croc will remain wild
  • Entertainment

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  • What Garcia Marquez left behind
  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Business

  • How ‘one percent’ economic elite was uncovered
  • Facebook profits triple as mobile soars
  • Insular Honors Sales Performers at Testimonial Rites
  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock
  • Cost-recovery provisions for affected gencos urged
  • Technology

  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
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  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
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  • Global Nation

  • Obama to visit Filipino soldiers in Fort Bonifacio
  • Fil-Am youth conferences unite under one theme
  • Embassy advisory: Filipinos still need visas to enter US
  • No travel restriction to Mideast, DFA clarifies
  • PH-HK relations repaired, but families of victims still being courted
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