Gulf News - 26 Dec 2014

Table of content - Gulf News (26 Dec 2014)

Tsunami, 10 years on
Jordan vows ‘ all efforts’ to save pilot
Pakistan unveils anti- terror plan
Pope prays for hope and peace in Middle East
New Year Eve celebrations
Deficit budget for Saudis
Missouri protests continue
Gulf News Fun Drive registration starts today
5,000
Tsunami warnings stumble at ‘ last mile’
Remembering the 2004 victims
Burj Khalifa set for New Year’s festivities
Online registration for Overnighter Fun Drive opens today
8 Emirati trekkers rescued in Oman
Registrations and bookings
Parking spaces
Residents pick world’s influential individuals
How not to pile on the pounds during the holiday season
Mohammad receives letter from Tunisia PM
Kuwait parliament starts legal action on UAE issue
Suspended jail term for ‘ indecent’ pilot
Visitor acquitted in 2008 sex case
Labour contract terms are binding
Mohammad Ebrahim Al Shaiba
Sharjah’s ‘ elf thief’ lands in police net
Vegetable vendors accused of stealing warehouse safe
Ask the law
ENTRY FEES :
Leading daily halted after rebel takeover
Saudi female activists to appear in court
Al Houthis kidnap intelligence officer
Bahrain, Kuwait sign cooperation accord
Iran in massive military exercise
Bashir demands UN mission leave Sudan
Iran stages massive military exercises
Children among 21 killed by regime air strikes in Aleppo
Student arrested for ‘ insulting Erdogan’
Iran moves to censor ‘ offensive’ pictures
Kurds stand to gain from turmoil
Tent schools offer glimmer of hope to Syrian refugee children in Lebanon
Displaced Iraqi Christians keep it sombre
Lebanese learn to live with chaos
Mauritania delivers rare death sentence
Deadliest year for migrants worldwide
What’s trending
The top 10 video games of 2014
3,000
In the US this year, up around 2.5 per cent from last year.
Christmas in the US. A set of five costs $ 750, the same as last year.
Hundreds more
540
Fate of migrants in 2014
4,868
307
232m
740m
Obama’s personal chef to hang up apron after six years
So many tears this season, Pope says
Warsaw models lost architecture
TripAdvisor fined Dh2.23m for fake logs
City bans Christmas in schools, warns about ‘ Western’ culture
TSUNAMI IN NUMBERS
14
Approximate number of people killed.
130,000
9.1
9.9b 4.5b
20metres
Floods leave more than 91,000 homeless in Malaysia
Betrayal makes Sri Lanka election race personal
Electric swatter burns house down
Thai PM to be quizzed over donations
Passersby grab cash as van spills millions
Abandoned asbestos mines still pose a hazard in Sikkim
Modi becomes Santa in Doordarshan blooper
Man held for beheading ‘ sorcerer’
Two arrested for acid attack on woman doctor
Thousands flee homes after deadly violence in Assam
Popular vote in J& K is with us, BJP claims
50 people convert to Hinduism in Kerala
Railways won’t be privatised, PM says
Country declares war on terrorism
20- point antiterrorism action plan
Birthday greetings for Sharif, Vajpayee
Benazir death anniversary tomorrow
Electricity, gas prices to go up from January
Bill on dual nationality rejected
Fixing division over Scotland vote will take time — Queen
A child supermodel untouched by fame
Witness points finger at Ukraine
Spain: New king says corruption must end
Protests continue in Missouri over shooting of black man
Cuba signals extradition of US fugitives is off the table
Comfort element key for 2016 voters
Sierra Leone declares Ebola lockdown in north for 5 days
Cocoa farmer tastes chocolate first time
Man held for ramming van into welfare office
Warsaw models lost architecture
Make- or- break year for Europe
Kurds stand to gain most from the turmoil
Christmas trends come alive on social media, as users share pictures of pets in costumes and other festive moments.
“After the school massacre, Pakistanis have come out galvanised to say they will ‘ never forget’.”
“If there is a silver lining to Miliband’s troubles, it is that Labour losses have not benefited Conservatives directly.”
Pakistan must quash extremist ideology
Return of high oil prices not a certainty
Fall of Syrian historical sites a blow to the world
Sadly, money gets in the way of arms treaty
Cyberattacks and the US- North Korea storm
Be the ‘ smart’ mum, detox life from technology
Obama’s fourth- quarter foreign policy
Will the Castros be the real winners?
Ukraine should put Russia to Donbas test
AS REPORTED BY GULF NEWS
Momentous year in UK politics
Something needs to be done
What does it mean?
Saudi Arabia faces deficit for the first time since 2009
Russia says currency crisis over
Japan plans stimulus measures worth $ 29b
16%
50%
Putin scraps New Year’s holidays
Extreme measures needed for a modicum of service
1,000- 2,000
Mixed performance for region’s hotels
Resolution on hotel amenities issued
DSOA team to take part in India IT show
RAK Ceramics to exit Sudan business
Lulu Group to invest in new Saudi stores
$ 3b
Serbia budget sets deficit at 6% of GDP with subsidy cuts
Cuba inches toward more transparency
Wells Fargo, HSBC sued over subprime securities
Citi selling retail bank business in Japan
JPMorgan, Singh plan SpiceJet investment
25%
7%
Sophisticated techniques used in cybercrimes
Biggest breaches so far
The year of massive data breaches
Oppo’s Find 7 can take on rivals with its features
Bringing games to the workplace
Refillable cartridges an option to save
The good and the bad
Tech Byte
Extreme measures for a modicum of service
The flip side to putting on that thinking cap
Key commodities far from getting over the glut
Worldly Wise
No conspiracy in oil price slide
2.5%
China stocks gain on support pledge as rouble recovers
HSBC says bonds gaining on loans
Global headwinds no hurdle for Dow milestone
3.4%
0.3%
UAE markets reverse early losses to end higher
DFM, Egyptian Clearing ink pact
Alinma Bank plans dividend of 5 riyals
Bank Dhofar to raise $ 300m in new capital
Frenetic M& A activity has telling effect on banks
15%
More equity sell- offs predicted for 2015
Banks to keep rating agencies at arm’s length
Coming year
Astoryworth makingamovie
Exciting contest on the cards
Stars in a risky business
Exciting prep race highlight at Jebel Ali
Ramdin calls for self- belief among players
Jebel Ali Racecourse
Nigalidze heading for a classic finish in Al Ain
Sledging war shows no signs of abating in third Test
Green top awaits teams in first Test
Sammy replaces Roach in Windies ODI squad
Burns to bat at No. 6 for Australia in Melbourne
Srikanth leaps to fourth in rankings
Azarenka under pressure to retain seeding
Test to pause to remember tsunami victims
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1,300
Premier League braced for bumper Boxing Day
Lampard hope lights Man City’s gloom over injured strikers
Wenger backs under- fire defender Mertesacker
Saudi Arabia name strong squad for Asian Cup
Struggling Cagliari appoint Zola as coach
Torres poised to rejoin Atletico Madrid
Blackpool call for Ranger’s return
Heskey makes shock return with Bolton deal
Saudi Arabia
Premier League
Hamilton claims glory in turbulent year for F1
67
Ouch moments 2014
18
Indian boxers deliver despite odds ADMINISTRATIVE MESS CONTINUESTO PLAGUETHE SPORTINYEAROFGUTSYPERFORMANCES
Dubai Open is an exciting addition to Asian Tour schedule
Brazil set for Olympic glory, Cielo says
Sharks enforcer banned for four games
Pakistan to take controversial issue to FIH
Stricker aims to return after back surgery
Paes undergoes routine dope test
Special to Gulf News
2014 in style
Taylor Swift is back on top
Maalouf’s soundtrack of daily life
Bradley Cooper sets high targets
What do you really want for Christmas? “
THE DUBAI INSIDER
ASwift return
Jackie feels ashamed of son’s drug abuse
Patriotism mixed with jokes
‘ Yudh’ failure was a lesson: Anurag
‘ PK’ team sets up screening for Dutt
‘ Hawaaizaada’ was a tough film
A ‘ sad day’ for cinema
‘ I drank to play the role’
Polanski loses latest sex conviction bid
‘ Paddington’ arrives in 21st century
Capturing history in a hotel room
What kind of effect would you like to have?
For the love of adventure
The year in fashion
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Zee Cinema at 21.00
Hotline
Black wins a piece
Can you control the trump suit?
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