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IRIAF F-14 Tomcat’s operational after 14 years

Above photo is a still photo from Iranian television news, claiming recently overhauled F-14A type “Tomcat” now again operational with IRIAF after 14 years in storage. Location is Isfahan/Shahid Baba’ie TAB 8. Plus below, you can see the Iranian television news media clip covering the subject: Read More »

Lady Gaga Arrives in Dubai

Lady Gaga flounced into the United Arab Emirates this past Monday dressed rather regally as she arrived ahead of her first ever performance in the Middle East. The 28-year-old certainly made quite the impression as she landed in Dubai, dressed in a stunning sheer gold gown that was covered in gorgeous sequin and jewelled embellishments. The words ‘censor’ and ‘Gaga’ ... Read More »

Creative painter beautifies city streets

Artist Mehdi Ghadyanloo transforms the sides of city buildings with his mind-bending murals. CNN’s Reza Sayah reports. Mehdi Ghadyanloo, is a street artist who has brought over 100 whimsical murals to the walls of  the capital. He began began decorating Tehran’s high-rises and office buildings about eight years ago. Read More »

The Hug of the Century

An African lion has been filmed ’embracing’ the woman who nursed him back to health in an animal shelter in Colombia. Ana Julia Torres runs the Villa Lorena shelter for abandoned and maltreated animals. While Ms. Torres receives help from Cali’s environmental police, who deliver rescued animals to her doorstep, she shuns government financing and other involvement with the authorities. ... Read More »

Most Expensive Home in U.S.

This home is located in Hillsboro Beach, Fla. The property is currently the most expensive home for sale in the United States priced at $139 million. This mansion is called Le Palais Royal, a “Beaux Arts masterpiece” covering more than 60,000 square feet with 11 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms and an IMAX Theatre. It has a 4,500-square-foot infinity-edge pool with an LED-lit ... Read More »

volkswagen parking lot towers at autostadt

spanning approximately 16 stories, two silos are used as a kind of temporary vertical parking lot at volkswagen‘s production facility and autostadt visitor attraction in wolfsburg, germany. designed by renowned international firm HENN architekten, the 48-meter tall silos are composed of glass and galvanized steel, illuminated by night. a conveyor belt system transports finished cars directly from the adjacent manufacturing ... Read More »

Magic Mountain Roller Coaster catches fire

Colossus, the 36 year old wooden roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain caught fire on Monday and partially collapsed. The park was closed at the time of the fire and no one was injured. The ride closed last month after 36 years, and is to be replaced by a hybrid wood-steel ride called Twisted Colossus set to open next ... Read More »

NBA Player Captures Policeman’s Generosity Toward Homeless Man

RTV6 – A tweet from Indiana Pacers player Roy Hibbert put an Indianapolis officer in the spotlight Monday. Hibbert posted a picture of an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer who got out of his car to give a homeless man a pair of boots near the 30th Street exit ramp off of Interstate 65. Once the image hit Facebook and ... Read More »

Hookah a hit with the youth

The exact date of the first use of ghalyan in Persia is not known. Although the Safavid Shah Abbas I strongly condemned tobacco use, towards the end of his reign smoking ghalyan and copoq had become common on every level of the society, women included. Smoking water-pipes is an age-old tradition with roots in Iran, but its recent resurgence in ... Read More »

Iran Beats Puerto Rico in FIVB

Tasnim – Iran’s national volleyball team swept Puerto Rico in straight sets (25-17, 25-22, 25-14) at the 2014 FIVB Men’s World Championship on Sunday. Iran’s Shahram Mahmoudi ranked higher than all scorers with 13 tallies and teammate Mousavi matched his personal best in the competition with 8 blocks in a total of 12 points. “Iranian serve put us in trouble, ... Read More »