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Saudi Arabia to build world's tallest tower

Standing at over 1,000 meters (3,280 feet), the Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia is set to become the world's tallest tower, beating its closest rival Burj Khalifa in Dubai by nearly 600 feet.

According to CNN, the building is expected to cost £716 million ($1.2 billion)it will be constructed in Jeddah and the building will be situated along the coast of the Red Sea.

The world’s tallest tower has finally been given a start date to begin construction. Credit: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

One feature will be a sky terrace on the 157th floor and when completed it will become the highest terrace in the world.

The sky terrace could become the highest terrace in the world once completed. Credit: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

The building will be designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture and will require about 5.7 million square-feet of concrete, and 80,000 tons of steel, according to the Saudi Gazette.

The top 5 buildings in the world:

Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE - 2,717 ft

Shanghai Tower, Shanghai, China - 2,073 ft

Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel, Mecca , Saudi Arabia - 1,971 ft

One World Trade Center, New York City, USA - 1,776 ft

Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan - 1,670 ft

Chelsea Clinton announces pregnancy

Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former US President Bill Clinton, has announced she is expecting her first baby.

Chelsea Clinton is expecting her first baby
Chelsea Clinton is expecting her first baby Credit: Dennis Van Tine/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

According to US media, she revealed her pregnancy during a joint event with her mother Hillary, saying she was "very excited" that her first child was due to arrive later this year.

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Alleged last words of Boston bomber suspect released

An image allegedly showing the last words written by suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, before he was captured, have been obtained by ABC News.

The writing was apparently found on the wall of the boat he was arrested in.

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ABC have transcribed what they believe to be the inscription on the boat walls:

“The U.S. government is killing our innocent civilians, but most of you already know that… I can’t stand to see such [bullet hole] go unpunished,” said the note ABC News obtained from a law enforcement official.

“We Muslims are one body. You kill one of us, you hurt [bullet hole] us all.”

More: US seeking death penalty for Boston suspect Tsarnaev

US flight attendant's stand-up safety routine

A sharp-talking flight attendant's novel take on the pre-flight safety warning has won her millions of fans around the world.

The US-based Southwest Airlines employee has her passengers in stitches with her routine which more closely resembles a stand-up set than a safety speech.

This video of her gags had more than eight millions views within four days of it appearing on YouTube.

US 'does not anticipate breakthrough' over Ukraine

Washington does not anticipate a breakthrough with Russia over the Ukraine crisis at tomorrow's Geneva conference, Reuters reported, citing unnamed US officials.

The officials said it was reasonable to assume that more sanctions would be imposed against Russia if there was no progress at the meeting.

Ukrainian soldiers standing on a combat vehicle try to negotiate with pro-Russian protesters in Kramatorsk.
Ukrainian soldiers standing on a combat vehicle try to negotiate with pro-Russian protesters in Kramatorsk. Credit: REUTERS/Marko Djurica

They believe Russian President Vladimir Putin envisions a federalist Ukraine that would allow Moscow to veto its decisions.

Missing three-year-old 'found in arcade claw machine'

A missing child has been found safe and well inside an arcade claw machine filled with toys, according to reports in the United States.

Police in Lincoln, Nebaska were reportedly looking for the child after a 24-year-old woman rang 911 to say her son was missing.

The boy was then found at Madsen's Bowling Alley, where he was said to have been happily playing.

A vending machine company was called and the toddler was freed without injury, American TV station KOLN reported.

Police told the station there would be no action against the mother as she acted quickly and appropriately upon realising her son was missing.

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Boston Marathon suspect 'to face three charges'

A reporter from 7News in Boston has said a man has been charged in relation to leaving an unattended backpack at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Jennifer Eagan also said the man told police he had a rice cooker in his backpack.

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Charges man with backpack at finish line will face: Possession of hoax device, Disorderly conduct, Disturbing the peace

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BPD: With the marathon coming we are taking this seriously.

Read: Man held after security alert at Boston finish line

Man held after security alert at Boston finish line

A member of the bomb squad walks away from the abandoned backpack. Credit: REUTERS/Brian Snyder

A member of the police bomb squad walks away from an unattended backpack left on the road near the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston. A man is in police custody following the security alert, which prompted evacuations of the surrounding area.

Unattended bags destroyed a Boston finish line

The Boston Police Department has confirmed two unattended bags left at the Boston Marathon finish line have been destroyed, as a precaution. A man remains in custody.

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#BPDPublicSafetyAlert: BPD confirming that the unattended bags at the Finish Line have been disrupted for precautionary reasons.

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