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Donald Trump and Netanyahu share a graffiti kiss on West Bank wall

  • 29 October 2017 - 18:04
Donald Trump and Netanyahu share a graffiti kiss on West Bank wall

Another Donald Trump mural believed to be the work of Australian graffiti artist Lushsux has popped up on Israel’s barrier in the occupied West Bank, this time depicting the U.S. president sharing a kiss with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Reuters wrote. His face hidden by a...

Libyan author Hisham Matar wins The Geschwister-Scholl-Preis for “The Return”

  • 8 October 2017 - 21:00
Libyan author Hisham Matar wins The Geschwister-Scholl-Preis for “The Return”

The Libyan author Hisham Matar has won a new international literary award for his book "The Return." On Thursday, the New York-born writer was awarded The Geschwister-Scholl-Preis for his "The Return" book, which recounts the story of his search for his father's disappearance details when he...

Extremely thin models banned from French fashion companies

  • 6 September 2017 - 21:59
Extremely thin models banned from French fashion companies

French fashion companies Kering and LVMH will stop hiring excessively thin models worldwide under a new charter developed in response to continued criticism the industry encourages eating disorders. France banned ultra-thin models under a 2015 law though it only stipulated models needed a...

US observes phenomenal total solar eclipse

  • 21 August 2017 - 18:31
US observes phenomenal total solar eclipse

Skywatchers in the United States are preparing for the spectacular sight of a total solar eclipse, according to the BBC. The Moon is set to pass in front of the Sun, casting a deep shadow that will sweep over the nation from Oregon in the west to South Carolina in the east, BBC...

Meteors shower hits the earth in brightest show in history

  • 12 August 2017 - 10:11
Meteors shower hits the earth in brightest show in history

The brightest meteor shower is well on its way. It is said that it will literally light up the night sky and that some of the meteors will actually be visible during the day. It will happen from August 11th, 2017 to August 13th, 2017 but will peak on the 12th and will according to...

Partial lunar eclipse takes place in several countries around the world

  • 7 August 2017 - 23:20
Partial lunar eclipse takes place in several countries around the world

A partial lunar eclipse which will begin at 10:55 pm and will last for about two hours is to take place Monday night. Due to the monsoon clouds, the eclipse might not appear to be very clear in the northern parts of India, particularly Delhi. However, it will be the first visible lunar eclipse this...

Syria’s Aleppo Old City can be rebuilt says UNESCO

  • 3 August 2017 - 21:52
Syria’s Aleppo Old City can be rebuilt says UNESCO

Aleppo's Old City, shelled, burned and shot up during years of fighting in Syria's civil war, can be rebuilt, the local representative of the United Nations cultural body UNESCO said. "Our vision is to rebuild the Old City exactly as it was before the war, with the same stones where we can,"...

Saudi female appeared wearing skirt is under investigation

  • 22 July 2017 - 23:27
Saudi female appeared wearing skirt is under investigation

A woman who appeared in videos touring one of Saudi Arabia’s heritage sites dressed in a skirt and crop top is being investigated by the kingdom’s religious police. The woman, who is identified as Khulood, appeared in a series of clips on Snapchat over the weekend at the deserted Ushaqir...

Syrian refugees name their son Justin Trudeau in honour of Canadian PM

  • 16 July 2017 - 13:15
Syrian refugees name their son Justin Trudeau in honour of Canadian PM

Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau has met a Syrian baby named in his honour by a refugee couple after they resettled in Canada. Afraa Hajj Hammoud and Mohammed Belal fled Syria in 2016 and now call the Canadian city of Calgary home, according to CBC News. When their son was born in May...

Dubai to operate autonomous aerial taxi by the end of 2017

  • 1 July 2017 - 18:34
Dubai to operate autonomous aerial taxi by the end of 2017

As part of Dubai’s bid to be a city of the future, they plan to have 25 percent of their public transport autonomously controlled by 2030. An exciting aspect of this is the autonomous aerial taxi (AAT) service they announced in February. Now, they’ve provided an updated timeline for the...