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Twitter Introduces Expanded 280-Character Tweet Limit for all Users

San Francisco: on Tuesday afternoon, Twitter announced they doubled the limit for tweets to 280 characters in a bid to attract more users and boost engagement at the social network. The expanded limit will be rolled out to users in all languages except Chinese, Japanese and Korean – where cramming is not an issue because … Continue reading “Twitter Introduces Expanded 280-Character Tweet Limit for all Users”

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Qualcomm seeks Apple iPhone sales ban

It claims that iPhones using chips by…

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Audi manager arrested in emissions probe

This is the first arrest in Germany related…

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Tesla to build world’s largest lithium battery

The battery will protect South Australia…

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US jobs growth faster than expected

The economy added 222,000 jobs…

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Fitness tracker firm Jawbone faces liquidation

We have learned that reports of the…

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Rainfall likely in parts of UAE today

The residents of the UAE may enjoy rainfall this weekend with National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) predicting precipitation from Thursday to Saturday. “Due to the increase in humidity, the number of clouds will increase at times over eastern coast and the northern part of the country and the western island. It may be … Continue reading “Rainfall likely in parts of UAE today”

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UAE Weather: Temperature dipped to 10 °C

The weather of UAE has become colder with minimum temperatures now down to as low as 10 degrees Celsius in early hours. It will be a partly cloudy day in general, says the National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology. Strong winds could cause blowing dust over the exposed areas, leading to poor visibility. The NCMS … Continue reading “UAE Weather: Temperature dipped to 10 °C”

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Iranian city scorching temperature of 129 degrees

A city in southwestern Iran may have tied the all-time global heat record. On Thursday in Ahvaz, Iran, the temperature reading hit 129.2 degrees, matching the hottest recorded…

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Entertainment News


Dubai miracle garden unveils new attractions

Dubai Miracle Garden that reopened last week has a number of exciting attractions including live shows, hammocks and floating beds to offer in its new season. It is the world’s largest natural flower garden, it has almost 50 million plants in 120 flower varieties. The number of flowers this year has increased by more than … Continue reading “Dubai miracle garden unveils new attractions”

Free entry to Dubai parks for 2 companions with people of determination

Dubai Municipality will exempt those accompanying ‘people of determination’ from entry fee for public parks in Dubai. The facilities include public parks in the emirate, Children’s City, Dolphinarium and Dubai Safari Park, which is set to open in December. The entry for people of determination to these facilities is already free. Hussain Nasser Lootah, director-general … Continue reading “Free entry to Dubai parks for 2 companions with people of determination”

Louvre Abu Dhabi opens this weekend – Here What to Expect at the Museum

Louvre Abu Dhabi is flagged as “the first universal museum in the Arab World”, situated on the low-lying Saadiyat Island, a developing tourism and culture hub of Abu Dhabi. “A quick walk through the museum’s collection should take between one and two hours. But along with a stop at the Children’s Museum. Families can spend … Continue reading “Louvre Abu Dhabi opens this weekend – Here What to Expect at the Museum”

Anyone for tennis? In the movies that is

One recreates the fabled rivalry between Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe, while the other tells…

Entertainment news round-up: 1-7 July : Must Read

After two sell-out concerts at Wembley Stadium, Adele announced she was cancelling…

Coldplay share new Brian Eno co-written track

Coldplay have worked with ambient electro-artist Brian Eno on their new track A L I E N S and…

Sports News


Venus Williams ‘drove lawfully’ in fatal car crash in Florida

Surveillance video obtained by Palm Beach Gardens police in Florida shows Ms Williams’ vehicle entering an intersection on a green traffic signal…


Wimbledon 2017: Novak Djokovic & Roger Federer in action on day six

Serb Djokovic is second on Centre Court with the world number four and second seed facing Ernests Gulbis of Latvia. Switzerland’s Federer, a seven-time…


Romelu Lukaku: Chelsea & Man Utd both offer £75m for Everton striker

Senior United sources told on Thursday that they had made a bid for the 24-year-old Belgium international. And it has now emerged Chelsea moved…


England v South Africa: Moeen Ali & Stuart Broad give hosts edge in first Test

Off-spinner Moeen and seamer Broad each took two wickets to reduce the Proteas to 104-4. Temba Bavuma (48 not out) and Theunis de Bruyn (48) added…


Austrian GP: Lewis Hamilton to receive grid penalty for unauthorised gearbox change

Teams must run a gearbox for six consecutive events but Hamilton’s was changed before that period had expired. Stewards have not confirmed the penalty but…


Jason Livermore: Jamaican Commonwealth Games gold medallist tests positive

Livermore, 29, won 4x100m gold – with Usain Bolt, Kemar Bailey-Cole and Nickel Ashmeade – and individual 200m bronze at the 2014 Commonwealth Games…


from the desk

  • LHC double heavy particle to shine light on strong force

    The discovery will help researchers learn more about the so-called “strong force” which holds the centres of atoms together. The existence of the new particle was theoretically predicted but this is the first time it has been identified. The details of…

  • BepiColombo: Joint Mercury mission ready for ‘pizza oven’

    This joint European-Japanese venture has been in development for nearly two decades, but should finally get to the launch pad in 15 months’ time. The two spacecraft will travel together to the baking world but separate on arrival to conduct their own studies…

  • Petya victims given hope by researchers

    A security firm says it has managed to decrypt files damaged by the recent Petya ransomware attack, on one infected computer. The cyber-attack caused havoc for businesses around the globe, but mainly in Ukraine. The potential solution only works if the ransomware secured…



Abu Dhabi Police celebrate 60th anniversary

50% discount on traffic fines in Fujairah

Dh2,000 fine for smoking e-cigarettes in Dubai malls



Three men on trial for Dh1 million Dubai villa robbery

Six women accused of forcing girls into prostitution in UAE


Editors Column

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