World’s tallest man gets married in Turkey

ANKARA: Turkey’s Sultan Kosen, at 2.51 meters (eight foot three) the world’s tallest man, has wed a Syrian woman he called the “love of my life,” though he towers over his 1.75-meter bride.

First passengers arrive at Dubai’s newest airport

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: A flight carrying a little more than 100 passengers from Budapest touched down Sunday at Dubai’s new Al Maktoum International Airport, a modest first arrival for

Pope’s Twitter account attracts 10 million followers

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis welcomed news on Sunday that his Twitter account @pontifex had attracted more than 10 million followers.

Disabled Frenchman makes record jump over Everest

KATMANDU: A French multiple sclerosis sufferer Sunday became the first disabled person to skydive over Mount Everest, successfully completing his landing before being taken to hospital as a precaution

Hajis throng Madinah’s historic sites

The number of pilgrims arriving in Madinah has reached 16,487, while the number of pilgrims departing is about 15,020, according to statistics prepared by the Reports and Statistics Unit in the Secret

Malaysia bans Ke$ha concert, cites ‘culture’ clash

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia: Authorities in Muslim-majority Malaysia have banned a planned concert by US pop singer Ke$ha after deciding it would hurt cultural and religious sensitivities.

Would-be nun offered plea deal in newborn son's murder

WASHINGTON: Prosecutors have offered a plea deal to a woman charged in the death of her newborn son at the convent where she was studying to become a nun.

Elephant race scrapped on Sri Lanka’s new trunk road

COLOMBO: Twenty-four elephants lined up for a race Thursday on Sri Lanka’s newest expressway, but thousands of spectators were left disappointed when organizers scrapped the event due to safety concer

Why the long face? Briton jailed for punching police horse

LONDON: A British football fan was jailed for 12 months on Thursday for drunkenly punching a police horse in the head after his team lost to their arch rivals.

Mass breastfeeding record attempt in Philippines

MANILA: Thousands of lactating mothers across the Philippines simultaneously breast fed their babies on Thursday in an attempt to break a world record and break down social taboos.

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