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Muhammed Ali in hospital

LOUISVILLE: Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who has suffered from Parkinson's Disease for three decades, was in stable condition after being admitted to hospital with a 'mild' case of pneumonia.

The 72-year-old Ali was admitted on Saturday morning and is not expected to remain in the hospital ...ReadMore


Essebsi claims poll win

TUNIS: Tunisians voted in the run-off of the country's first free presidential election yesterday, after authorities urged a big turnout to consolidate democracy following a chaotic four-year transition.

Another US policeman shot dead

TAMPA: A veteran Florida police officer was shot and killed while on duty yesterday, law enforcement officials said, providing no details about the suspect in custody or motive for the shooting.

Churchill painting sold for $2.8m

LONDON: A painting by Sir Winston Churchill has been sold for almost $2.8 million at auction.

Elton John marries long-time partner

WINDSOR: British pop superstar Elton John married long-time partner David Furnish in Windsor yesterday, the ninth anniversary of their civil partnership, with David Beckham and actor Hugh Grant among the guests.

Jordan hangs 11

AMMAN: Human rights groups took Jordan to task yesterday as the country ended an eight-year moratorium on the death penalty by hanging 11 men convicted of murder.

Egypt puts 26 men on trial for 'debauchery'

CAIRO: An Egyptian court yesterday tried 26 men for alleged debauchery after accusing them of homosexual activity at a Cairo public bathhouse.

Sony hack 'not an act of war'

WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama moved to prevent US anger at North Korea from spiralling out of control yesterday by saying the massive hacking of Sony Pictures was not an act of war but instead was cyber vandalism.

Kurdish fighters push into jihadist-controlled town

MOUNT SINJAR: With coalition warplanes circling overhead, Kurdish fighters pushed into the contested northern Iraqi town of Sinjar yesterday, touching off heavy clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants, who have controlled the area for months.

Noted British photographer Bown, 89, dies

LONDON: UK photographer Jane Bown, known for her portraits of famous people including the Queen, the Beatles and Samuel Beckett, has died aged 89.


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