Qatar says embargoing nations behind news agency hack

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Justin Bieber is banned from playing Beijing

[ad_1] The Canadian pop singer has been banned from performing in the Chinese capital for "bad behavior," according to a statement from the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture in response to fans asking about the cancellation."His series of misbehaviors while living abroad and during his performances in China has caused public resentment," said the statement dated July 18. "To regulate the domestic entertainment market and purify its environment, we find it inappropriate to bring in performers with bad behaviors."The 23-year-old singer is currently on his third world tour, with Asian dates in Japan, India, Hong Kong, Philippines, Singapore and Indonesia....

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Russia probes fidget spinners that ‘zombify’ youth

[ad_1] It is the latest attempt by state media to explain away youth protests that have gripped the nation in recent months. The anti-corruption demonstrations held in March and June, organized by opposition leader Aleksei Navalny, were the largest in Russia in years. In late May, Navalny was captured on camera spinning the small hand toy while awaiting trial in Moscow. Russia's consumer protection agency, Rospotrebnadzor, urged parents in a statement to be vigilant when buying the "aggressively promoted" fidget spinners and to supervise children playing with the toy. The watchdog has apparently teamed up with researchers to "study...

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Philippines police nab gang accused of multiple kidnaps at casinos in Manila

[ad_1] "We're pleased to announce she was safely rescued," Philippines National Police (PNP) director general Ronald Dela Rosa told reporters Thursday. According to the Philippine News Agency, the woman was able to identify 14 of her alleged kidnappers, including three men accused of being ringleaders -- Malaysians Ng Yu Meng and Goh Kok Keong and Chinese national Zhang Fuxing. ');$vidEndSlate.removeClass('video__end-slate--inactive').addClass('video__end-slate--active');}};CNN.autoPlayVideoExist = (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist === true) ? true : false;var configObj = {thumb: 'none',video: 'world/2017/06/25/philippines-military-hospital-orig.cnn',width: '100%',height: '100%',section: 'domestic',profile: 'expansion',network: 'cnn',markupId: 'body-text_12',adsection: 'const-article-inpage',frameWidth: '100%',frameHeight: '100%',posterImageOverride: {"mini":{"height":124,"width":220,"type":"jpg","uri":"//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170625114800-philippines-military-hospital-small-169.jpg"},"xsmall":{"height":173,"width":307,"type":"jpg","uri":"//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170625114800-philippines-military-hospital-medium-plus-169.jpg"},"small":{"height":259,"width":460,"type":"jpg","uri":"//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170625114800-philippines-military-hospital-large-169.jpg"},"medium":{"height":438,"width":780,"type":"jpg","uri":"//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170625114800-philippines-military-hospital-exlarge-169.jpg"},"large":{"height":619,"width":1100,"type":"jpg","uri":"//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170625114800-philippines-military-hospital-super-169.jpg"},"full16x9":{"height":900,"width":1600,"type":"jpg","uri":"//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170625114800-philippines-military-hospital-full-169.jpg"},"mini1x1":{"height":120,"width":120,"type":"jpg","uri":"//i2.cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170625114800-philippines-military-hospital-small-11.jpg"}}},autoStartVideo = false,callbackObj,containerEl,currentVideoCollection = [],currentVideoCollectionId = '',isLivePlayer = false,moveToNextTimeout,mutePlayerEnabled = false,nextVideoId = '',nextVideoUrl = '',turnOnFlashMessaging = false,videoPinner,videoEndSlateImpl;if (CNN.autoPlayVideoExist...

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Dr. Alex Ellis Is Tied To Greatness

[ad_1] Dr. Alex Ellis stands out in a crowd – not just because he is 6’5” tall. Dressed as if he’s on the way to close a business deal, when people see him suited and booted, dressed to the 9s or what old-school people call ‘casket sharp,’ they know he’s on a mission. He’s a man with goals. You probably won’t see Ellis in sweatpants unless he’s headed to or from the gym. Most people confirm their expectations of success for themselves started because someone else expected great things of them. Ellis, who holds a doctorate’s degree in urban ministries, a master’s in theological...

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