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Petra – Jordan

  Camels in the doorway of the Treasury at Petra, Jordan, shows the enormity of the ancient building’s entrance. Carved into the sandstone hill by the Nabataeans in the second century A.D., this towering structure likely began as a temple. PHOTOGRAPH BY JON ARNOLD IMAGES LTD, ALAMY STOCK PHOTO The “Lost City” still has secrets to reveal: Thousands of years …

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7-Year-Old Girl Without Hands Wins National Handwriting Competition

All you need in life is determination. And 7-year-old Anaya Ellick from Virginia, USA has shown remarkable determination by winning a national handwriting competition. Now if you’re wondering what is it that’s so special about Anaya Ellick winning the competition, then here’s the big secret – she was born without hands. Anaya was born without hands and has adapted herself to …

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Muslim girl sent home by school in France over long skirt

A teenage Catholic girl who converted to Islam has been banned from attending a school in the eastern Paris suburbs because her skirt is too long. The headteacher of the school in Montereau-Fault-Yonne told the 16-year-old that the length of her skirt meant that it was an “ostentatious religious symbol” – something forbidden in state schools in France since 2004. …

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Plane’s landing gear damaged during emergency stop after another aircraft crosses runway

A passenger plane damaged its landing gear when it made an emergency stop during take-off after another jet moved onto the runway. The Singapore Airlines Boeing flight to San Francisco was accelerating for takeoff at Seoul Incheon Airport in South Korea when a Korean Air Airbus flight to Saint Petersburg, Russia, unexpectedly taxied onto the runway. The Singapore Airlines plane, …

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Dubai-based students score 98.75% in Indian board exams

Students from UAE-based schools affiliated to the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) have trumped their Indian counterparts with a 100 per cent result. CISCE declared the results for Grade 10 and Grade 12 on Friday. In the UAE, nearly 300 students of grade 10 appeared for the Indian Certificate for Secondary Examination (ICSE) from four schools and 120 …

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Labour’s Khan becomes first Muslim mayor of London after bitter campaign

Sadiq Khan, the son of a bus driver, became London’s first Muslim mayor Sadiq Khan, the son of a bus driver, became London’s first Muslim mayor on Friday, seeing off a Conservative challenger who attempted to link him to extremism and securing a much-needed victory for his opposition Labour Party. As New York mayor Bill de Blasio sent his congratulations, …

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Scientists warn of skyrocketing temperatures in Mena region

Dubai: Countries across the Middle East and North Africa could become so unbearably hot that sooner or later many residents may have to leave the region, scientists have warned. Results of a study conducted by researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and the Cyprus Institute in Nicosia indicated that summer temperatures in the region will increase more than …

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Women now make up 25% of top 100 boards

UK top companies have reached a “major milestone” in increasing the number of women in their boardrooms, but more needs to be done, a report says. FTSE 100 companies have now met a voluntary target of 25% women board members, says the report’s author, former trade minister Lord Davies. But he says this should now be replaced by a new …

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Twitter shares fall 11% on results

Twitter reported a rise in revenue for the three months to September but the pace of growth in active users was the slowest since it joined the stock market in 2013. Twitter had 320 million average active monthly users, up from 316 million the previous quarter, below investor hopes. The social networking site reported revenues of $569m, up 58% from …

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Volkswagen pushed into loss by emissions scandal

Volkswagen has reported its first quarterly loss for at least 15 years after taking a big charge to cover the costs of its emissions scandal. VW admitted installing software to cheat emissions tests in 11 million of its diesel cars worldwide in September. VW said it had set aside €6.7bn ($7.4bn; £4.8bn) to cover the scandal, leaving it with a …

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