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United Arab Emirates

The UAE consists of seven states, termed emirates, but only Abu Dhabi and Dubai are well known. Thanks to possessing the world's seventh largest oil reserves and a leadership that emphasizes development, it is one of the most developed economies in the Middle East with a high per capita GDP.

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin talks to reporters during a meeting in Brasilia July 16, 2014
Russian Smartphone Maker Yota Devices Denies Canadian Relocation Plans

By IBTimes AU

Russian smartphone maker Yota Devices denied it is transferring HQ to Canada. (Aug 12)

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Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra performs during the 15th International Indian Film Academy Awards
TIFF 2014: Five Asian Movies to Watch at Toronto International Film Festival

By IBTimes AU

The Toronto International Film Festival officially announced the list of films to be shown in its 39th edition on Tuesday, July 22. The list includes some of the most talented names in Asia. Here are the five Asian films to watch at the festival. (Aug 07)

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Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates after breaking serve against Novak Djokovic of Serbia during his men's singles finals tennis match on Centre Court at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London July 6, 2014.
Roger Federer Feels 'No Pressure' at This Stage of His Career

By IBTimes AU

No question, Roger Federer is an accomplished tennis player already so much so that he’s considered one of the best players of all time if not the greatest sportsman in the history of his sport. It’s no surprise too that he’s contented with what he... (Aug 05)

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. of the U.S. celebrates his majority decision victory over Marcos Maidana of Argentina in their WBC/WBA welterweight unification fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 3, 2014. Mayweather improved his record to 4
Boxing News 2014: Money Team Parks Van Outside Top Rank Gym, Another Indicator of Mayweather-Pacquiao Bout; But Golden Boy Advisor Says Dream Match Has Lost Lustre

By IBTimes AU

Amid reports that Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao are set to hang their boxing gloves after three and five more fights, respectively, the speculation that their dream match would be their farewell gift to boxing fans has been apparently confirmed by yet another hint. (Aug 04)

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The Queen Mary 2 sets sail past the Sydney Opera House, February 19, 2014. Entering service in 2004, the flagship of the Cunard Line is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a three-week cruise that will circumnavigate Australia.   REUTERS/Jason Reed
Australia Ranks High in Human Development Index But Scores Low in Climate Change

By IBTimes AU

Australia has been ranked one of the best places in the world to live in with the recent United Nations Human Development Report reaffirming the country's position. The 2014 UN Report said Australia ranked second in the world for human development. (Jul 30)

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$530-Billion Saudi Arabia Stock Market to Open to Foreign Investors in 2015

By IBTimes AU

The $530-billion Saudi Arabia stock exchange plans to open its doors to foreign investors for the first time in 2015. The move aims to reduce the kingdom's dependence on oil revenue and bring in more international investments. (Jul 25)

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Dual-Sim Variant Samsung Galaxy S5 Duos LTE Available For $899
Dual-Sim Variant Samsung Galaxy S5 Duos LTE Available For $899

By IBTimes AU

Samsung is on a roll this year with quite a bunch of devices released so far with Galaxy S5, Galaxy K Zoom, Galaxy Tab S and Galaxy S5 Mini leading the way. However, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Duos LTE with model number G9009D was released in April in selected markets like China. (Jul 23)

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The International Space Station's robotic arm, Canadarm2, grapples the Orbital Sciences' Cygnus cargo craft, as seen in this still image taken from NASA TV July 16, 2014. The Orbital Sciences Corp cargo ship reached the International Space Stati
Space Race On in Middle East, UAE Plans Planet Mars Mission in 2021

By IBTimes AU

A new player has joined the worldwide list of nations hurtling space missions to Mars. The United Arab Emirates recently announced plans to send a mission to the red planet by 2021. (Jul 21)

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A person wearing a costume of the Darth Vader character from the Star Wars movies is pictured in Hollywood, California
Star Wars: Rise of the Emperor Palpatine Based on Hitler

By IBTimes AU

"Star Wars" fans who have closely followed the movies will find an uncanny resemblance between emperor Palpatine and Adolf Hitler. A new post on the official Web site of the franchise gives fans hints on what historical events inspired George Lucas. (Jul 17)

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Android 4.4.4 KitKat Live for Sony Xperia Z1, Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 Compact to Nine Countries

By IBTimes AU

The official Android 4.4.4 KitKat is now rolling to Sony Xperia Z1, Xperia Z1 Compact and Xperia Z Ultra. Know the top changes provided by Sony Mobile, territories being served and methods to download the new firmware. (Jul 10)

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