Categories
Sports World

Novak Djokovic: Australia cancels world number one tennis player’s visa

Tennis star Novak Djokovic has had his visa to enter Australia dramatically revoked on his arrival in Melbourne. The world number one was held in the city’s airport for several hours before border forces announced he had not met entry rules and would be deported. He has reportedly now been taken to a government detention […]

Categories
World

Ashraf Ghani was given less than ‘two minutes’ to decide if he wanted to flee Afghanistan

Former Afghan president Ashraf Ghani on Thursday described fleeing the Taliban’s victory march on Kabul, saying the decision had been taken in “minutes” and that he did not know he was leaving the country until he was taking off. Ghani told BBC’s Radio 4 “Today” programme that on the morning of August 15, 2021, the […]

Categories
World

Dubai ruler ordered to pay ex-wife Princess Haya over $728 million in royal divorce case

The UK’s High Court on Tuesday awarded a lump sum settlement of £251.5 million to Princess Haya Bint Al-Hussain, the 47-year-old daughter of Jordan’s former King Hussein. She is the youngest of six wives of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum – the multi-billionaire ruler of Dubai, prime minister of the UAE and influential horse-racing owner. […]

Categories
Sports

Magnus Carlsen defeats Ian Nepomniachtchi in Dubai to retain Fide World Chess Championship title

Norwegian chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen retained the Fide World Chess Championship title, defeating Ian Nepomniachtchi in Dubai. Needing a point to seal the deal in game 11 itself, Carlsen, playing with black, capitalised on Nepomniachtchi’s blunder on move 23 to record his fourth win of the 14-game series. Nepomniachtchi resigned after 49 moves and 3 […]

Categories
Sports

T20 World Cup Final: Australia beat New Zealand by eight wickets

Australia powered to an eight-wicket victory over New Zealand to win the Men’s T20 World Cup for the first time. Mitchell Marsh scored a ferocious 77 not out from 50 balls as Australia overhauled what appeared to be a challenging 173 with seven deliveries to spare in Dubai. The all-rounder shared a dominant stand of […]

Categories
Sports

T20 World Cup: Pakistan defeat India by 10 wickets, break jinx

Pakistan defeated India by 10 wickets to claim a famous win over their great rivals at the Men’s T20 World Cup in Dubai. Chasing 152, Mohammad Rizwan made an unbeaten 78 and captain Babar Azam 68 not out as Pakistan registered their first win over India at a World Cup. Both players leapt into the […]

Categories
Sports

IPL 2021: MS Dhoni led-Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders to win 4th title

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings claimed their fourth Indian Premier League (IPL) title with a comfortable 27-run victory against Kolkata Knight Riders in the final in Dubai. Put into bat, Chennai amassed 192-3 with opener Faf du Plessis anchoring their innings with 86 off 59 balls, which also earned the South African the man-of-the-match […]

Categories
World

Princess Haya: Dubai ruler ordered hacking of his ex-wife’s phone, UK court rules

London’s High Court ruled that Dubai’s leader Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum ordered the hacking of the phones of his ex-wife and those close to her amid custody battle over their children. Timeline and findings made in the English courts: June 2000 – Sheikha Shamsa, daughter of Mohammed and his Algerian wife Huriah Ahmed al […]

Categories
Insane Social Media Reactions

Side Eyeing Chloe: Music company buys popular internet meme as NFT for $74,000

An image of a popular internet meme, featuring a two-year-old girl, has been sold as a non-fungible token (NFT) for about $74,000. The picture, dubbed Side Eyeing Chloe, shows young Chloe Clem giving a disapproving look after her mother reveals a surprise trip to Disneyland. NFTs are digital tokens which demonstrate ownership of electronic art. […]

Categories
Insane

Afghan woman gives birth at 30,000 feet on evacuation flight heading to Birmingham

An Afghan woman fleeing the Taliban gave birth to a baby girl at 30,000 feet while on an evacuation flight destined for Birmingham, United Kingdom. Soman Noori, 26, was on a flight from Dubai to Birmingham, having previously left Kabul, when she went into labour, Turkish Airlines said. With no doctor on board, members of […]

Categories
Business India World

UAE becomes the second country after Bhutan to accept India’s UPI payment system

The United Arab Emirates based digital banking service and solution provider Mashreq Bank announced their strategic partnership with India’s National Payment Corporation’s International. UAE aims to offer India’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI) system in their country. UPI is India’s very own home grown instant payment system. It was developed by the National Payments Corporation of […]

Categories
World

Kim Kardashian look-alike jailed for 34 months for smuggling five suitcases full of cash from London airport

A Kim Kardashian-lookalike has been jailed for nearly three years over more than £5million worth of money-laundering offences after she was stopped at Heathrow Airport with five suitcases full of nearly £2million in cash on her way to Dubai. Recruitment consultant Tara Hanlon, 30, who worked for a recruitment firm in Leeds and underwent cosmetic […]