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(NEWSER) – It's not every day that what is essentially nothingness would be major news, but today is that day: Scientists announced in Nature that after two years of study, they've identified a roughly 100-foot-long void in Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza—built around 2500 BC, it's the most ancient...
Whether it was a small flag on the desk or banners draped across skyscrapers, thousands across the country raised the national colours in honour of the accession of Sheikh Khalifa as President. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, shared photos of himself and his daughter Sheikha...
In the final act of the funeral ceremony, broadcast live nationwide and led by new King Maha Vajiralongkorn, Bhumibol's ashes were transferred from the Temple of the Emerald Buddha to two royal temples. In an earlier ceremony at Bangkok's Grand Palace, Bhumibol's relics were escorted to Chakri Maha Prasad Throne...
Asia’s most powerful passport has elbowed past Europe’s supreme citizenship. Singapore’s is now the world’s most powerful passport, according to Passport Index, a ranking compiled by global financial advisory firm Arton Capital. Singapore was previously tied with Germany for the number-one spot. In the past few days, Paraguay removed its...
(NEWSER) – Is it possible some Vikings were Muslim? That's a question the National Post is asking following the discovery of Viking funeral garb embroidered with ancient Arabic characters spelling "Allah." Annika Larsson of Uppsala University tells the BBC she was examining fragments of clothing discovered in 1,000-year-old burial...
Emaar will handle management and support with technicality and administration of Dubai Frame, which will be open to the public in November. Using its experience with promoting Burj Khalifa and attracting visitors over the past eight years, Emaar will collaborate signed a MoU with Dubai Municipality as an agreement to...
History is a subject that tells us about our past. We can either choose to learn from it or completely ignore and continue making the same mistakes again. History tells where we have come from and based on what has transpired where we might head next in the future. Also,...
The advance in technology is catalyzing globalization. Data utilization is becoming the trend, as the most successful companies are those that rely on data and use it to improve their customer experience. To remain competitive, the international companies are utilizing various types of OLAP (online analytical processing) is the...
The Yellow Pages telephone directory will no longer be printed after 2019. Its owner Yell announced on Friday the famous weighty tome will enter its final print run, with the first of 104 editions being distributed in Kingston, south-west London, from January next year. The last of the yellow books will...
he UAE has announced Eid Al Adha holidays for the private sector. According to the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, the private sector will enjoy a three-day break starting from Thursday, August 31, to Saturday, September 2, 2017. Work will resume on Sunday, September 3. The announcement comes a day after...
Car accidents are a major concern and should not be taken lightly. It is estimated that about 3,287 people die everyday due to a car crash, which is heartbreaking to think about. The idea of finding a way to eliminate this problem is definitely something to consider, but it...
America is known as the land of the free where there are different opportunities available throughout the country. When it comes to finding a place to live, there are rural areas and major cities that suit a variety of preferences. When you want a change of scenery, there are...
Many Finns orient each year to Thailand. It seems simple holiday destinations, but here are some of the things tourists should avoid. Do not raise your voice Even if the Thais were agitated, they usually do not yell at each other. In spite of all the anger aimed at making the...
Education can be used a tool to eradicate all the vices from any society. Terrorism is a growing concern and it is present in different forms in the society. Terrorism usually prevails in societies where education rate is low and don’t have a clear direction in life. Terrorism is...
Honestly, not many people think about Canada when they’re planning their next vacation. It has the reputation for being remote, boring, and worst of all, cold. But what if I told you that none of that is actually accurate? Yes, the country does experience occasional winter-strikes throughout the year,...
King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands hasn't been resting on his monarchical laurels, telling Dutch media he has been moonlighting as a copilot for a KLM airlines affiliate for more than two decades. The king told Holland's Telegraaf newspaper he co-pilots two KLM Cityhopper flights per month. And now he is...
New Zealand has a temperate climate not dissimilar to that of the British Isles, but with one large difference. It is south of the equator, so the seasons are basically reversed. December through February, for example, is New Zealand’s summer. Fall takes place during March through May, while winter...
The American dream has always been homeownership. Homeownership provides stability and a sense of pride. For many years the dream of owning a home has been fraught with obstacles due to economic uncertainty and unavailability of space. The demographics of the population have also been a changing factor in...
Texting and driving is the activity of sending text messages, emails or using a mobile phone to browse the web or other involved actions. Because all of these actions necessitate taking one's eyes off the road, they are considered extremely dangerous by experts and authorities on the subject. There...
The stunning heist of a 220-pound gold coin worth more than $4 million dollars from a German museum has bewildered authorities in Berlin and sparked a desperate hunt for the scratch before it is melted down. The $1 million Canadian coin, known as "Big Maple Leaf," is one of the...
Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the tallest and most famous skyscraper in the world, will light up with the colours of the Pakistani national flag tonight to celebrate the country's National Day. The skyscraper will be celebrating Pakistan's 77th Republic Day with a lavish LED light show, it was announced on official...
(NEWSER) – One photo shows a group of men holding a drink up to Justin Trudeau's mouth. Another shows a woman licking his face. But such selfies with life-size cardboard cut-outs of the Canadian prime minister at diplomatic events are now a thing of the past. After complaints from...
The U.S. Declaration of Independence inscribed as a fundamental right "the pursuit of happiness," but Norway has taken that goal most to heart. The Scandinavian nation of 5 million, known for its spectacular fjords, reindeer and "Midnight Sun," ranks No. 1 among 155 countries rated for happiness in a United...
SYDNEY - An Australian woman suffered burns to her face after her battery-operated headphones exploded during a flight from Beijing to Melbourne, Australian air safety investigators said Wednesday. The woman, whose name was not released, fell asleep on the plane while wearing the headphones and awoke to a loud explosion...
Fancy making your ex jealous by filling up your Tinder profile with photos of yourself surrounded by attractive strangers? Well, a Japanese company called Family Romance is making that possible with its new service which has been named ‘Real Appeal‘. Real Appeal will make sure you never have to take selfies...
The world faces the largest humanitarian crisis since the United Nations was founded in 1945, the UN's humanitarian chief has warned. Stephen O'Brien told the UN Security Council that over 20 million people in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and northeast Nigeria are facing starvation and famine. He said that "without collective...
Dubai Airports will soon introduce a new baggage rule to help improve service, reduce the risk of mishandlings and enhance the performance of its check-in and baggage operation at Dubai International. "Dubai International provides some of the most sophisticated baggage systems in the world," said Ali Angizeh, Vice President of...
In most kitchens, there are a variety of canned products in cabinets and drawers. However, many people do not know certain important information about the health risks associated with these canned products. Here are three crucial things that everyone should know about canned products. Canned products have been around for...
China is reviewing birth rewards and subsidies to encourage couples to have a second child, after surveys showed that many are hesitant to expand families due to economic constraints, the state-owned China Daily newspaper reported. The potential move was revealed by Wang Pei'an, a vice minister of the National...
Ah, spring. It seems like it will never get here! Thanks to Phil the Groundhog, it looks like we have an extra six weeks of winter to slog through before we get to sweet, sweet spring. The last few weeks of winter can be particularly depressing. It's too cold...