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Russia mocks Democratic Party hacking charge

The Kremlin Tuesday dismissed as absurd allegations it was behind the hacking of U.S. Democratic Party emails, saying unidentified individuals were trying to cynically exploit fear of Russia for electoral purposes.

Russia mocks Democratic Party hacking charge

The Kremlin Tuesday dismissed as absurd allegations it was behind the hacking of U.S. Democratic Party emails, saying unidentified individuals were trying to cynically exploit fear of Russia for electoral purposes.

WhatsApp gives insight into Turkish coup plot 

As technology evolves, so do coups. Research on the online journalism platform Bellingcat has revealed how military commanders involved in the attempted coup in Turkey on July 15 used the WhatsApp messaging service to plot, coordinate and, eventually, disband.

New airport taxi rule blocks private cabs 

A new safety rule for the airport – adopted earlier this month – blocking all non-airport-run taxis from the arrivals terminal has been met with anger from drivers and passengers and glee from the Airport-run syndicate.

A year after Iran deal, oil flows but money stuck

A jump in oil exports, business deals signed with global companies and inflation tamed: One year since Iranian negotiators gathered with the world’s top diplomats to unveil their nuclear accord and Iran’s economy is on the mend.

Higuain in sensational Juventus move

Gonzalo Higuain completed a sensational move to Juventus after the Italian champions agreed to pay a 90 million euro ($99 million) fee, the third highest in history, to wrest the Argentine striker from Napoli Tuesday.

Higuain in sensational Juventus move

Gonzalo Higuain completed a sensational move to Juventus after the Italian champions agreed to pay a 90 million euro ($99 million) fee, the third highest in history, to wrest the Argentine striker from Napoli Tuesday.

Federer to miss Olympics and rest of season

Roger Federer has pulled out of the Rio Olympics and will miss the rest of the season, including the U.S. Open, because he needs “more extensive rehabilitation” after knee surgery earlier this year as he bids to prolong his career.

Duncan thanks team-mates in open letter

Tim Duncan, the San Antonio Spurs talisman who retired Monday after 19 seasons and five NBA titles, thanked fans and team-mates Wednesday in a letter posted on the Spurs website

Ecclestone’s mother-in-law kidnapped in Brazil

The mother-in-law of Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone has been kidnapped in Sao Paulo and criminals are demanding 120 million reais ($36.5 million) in ransom, according to reports in a leading Brazilian news magazine.

Egypt’s neorealist, Mohamed Khan dies at 73 

Celebrated Egyptian film director Mohamed Khan died in Cairo Tuesday aged 73 after a prolific career of engaged filmmaking. State-owned newspaper Al-Ahram reported that Khan died at Al-Andalusia Hospital, in the upscale Cairo district of Maadi, following a sudden health crisis.

Egypt’s neorealist, Mohamed Khan dies at 73 

Celebrated Egyptian film director Mohamed Khan died in Cairo Tuesday aged 73 after a prolific career of engaged filmmaking. State-owned newspaper Al-Ahram reported that Khan died at Al-Andalusia Hospital, in the upscale Cairo district of Maadi, following a sudden health crisis.

‘Blair Witch’ sequel unveiled at Comic-Con

Participants at Comic-Con that went into a screening for upcoming horror movie “The Woods” last week were surprised to come out from the movie having watched the sequel to the 1999 found-footage horror film hit, “The Blair Witch Project.”

Hungarian author Peter Esterhazy dies aged 66

Hungarian novelist Peter Esterhazy, widely regarded as one of the leading figures of 20th century Hungarian literature, died aged 66 Thursday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer his publisher said.

Dutch, Latvians are world’s tallest

Dutch men and Latvian women are the planet’s tallest people but Iranian men and South Korean women have grown the fastest in the last century, according to the largest-ever study of height around the world.

Saab brings New York glam to the catwalk 

Fashionista Hadia Sinno took the style world by storm with a unique combination of expertise and avant-garde style, rising to become one of the most preeminent voices on all things fashion.

Years on, Toyota Yaris sliding on former glory 

For a country afflicted with a creaky infrastructure, especially on the transportation and energy fronts, and a society which for the most part is as much concerned about global warming as it is about the price of tea in China, the Lebanese mindset ironically is probably among those best suited to rapidly embrace an energy-conscious, eco-friendly culture that seeks to curb reliance on fossil fuels.

Chicken scent offers hope for malaria prevention

Ethiopian scientists have discovered mosquitoes are repulsed by the smell of chicken, raising hopes for the development of a novel way to prevent a disease that kills hundreds of thousands every year.

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