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Zip wire nearly two miles long breaks world record

A zip wire almost two miles in length - the longest in the world - has opened in the United Arab Emirates.

Thrill-seekers can reach up to 93mph when launching themselves from the start point on the Jebel Jais mountain and enjoy panoramic views.

The ride along the 1.75-mile wire lasts around three minutes and costs £124.

Guinness World Records officials awarded the zip line in Ras al-Khaimah the title of longest zip wire on Wednesday.

Diego Maradona back in management

Diego Maradona has been appointed as coach of Al-Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates.

The former Argentina star, now 56, has been out of management since being sacked by Dubai's Al-Wasl in 2012 but has now found a new role in the UAE second division.

A statement on the club's Twitter feed on Sunday read: "Officially: Maradona as coach of Fujairah".

Maradona himself wrote on his official Facebook page: "I want to tell you that I'm the new coach of Al-Fujairah SC, in the second division of the United Arab Emirates."

Attaching a picture of himself posing with an Al-Fujairah shirt with his name and his famous number 10 on the back, he added: "Here are my new colours!"

UAE warplane missing after Yemen sortie

File photo: An F16 fighter jet from the United Arab Emirates at an airbase in Jordan. Credit: Reuters

A fighter aircraft from the United Arab Emirates taking part in coalition fighting in Yemen is missing, the country's armed forces said in a statement via a state news agency.

The armed forces statement said the warplane was taking part in a mission with the Saudi-led alliance was "lost" without releasing further details.

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