WWE wrestling star Daniel Bryan coming to Dubai

Plus: Pair of Dubai gigs for Two Tone, Tyler Perry meets African kids he helped and Bono applauds European refugee action.

Daniel Bryan will be at Games 15 in Dubai this weekend. Jason Merritt / Getty Images for WWE / AFP
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Wrestling fans won't want to miss the Games 15 ­video-games convention in Dubai this weekend. Daniel Bryan, one of the world's best-known wrestlers, will be at the event on Friday to promote the release of the game WWE 2K16. He will be available to meet fans, take photos and sign autographs from 3.30pm to 6pm. The 34-year-old wrestler has held the WWE championship title three times. Games 15 is at Dubai International Marine Club from Thursday until Saturday. For more details and ticket ­information, visit www.games-me.com – The National staff

Pair of Dubai gigs for Two Tone

Rapper Two Tone has nabbed two high-profile supporting slots in the coming month. The Dubai-based Moroccan artist will warm up the crowd before Jason Derulo's Dubai Music Week performance on September 23 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. And on October 8, he will appear at the all-African music festival Dance Afrique Dubai at Meydan alongside Akon and French Montana. The latest gigs come in an already-busy year for Two Tone, during which he has toured Europe and is preparing for the release on Friday of new single Weli Liya, featuring Star Academy singer Ibtissam Tiskat, which has already racked more than 1.7 million views on YouTube. – The National staff

Tyler Perry meets African kids he helped

Actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry has met a group of Tanzanian children with albinism who are living in a home he helped to fund. He donated US$200,000 (Dh734,590) three years ago to help build a four-bedroom house in New York for a group of children who were mutilated for their body parts. They attended Perry's Madea on the Run play on Thursday at Manhattan's Beacon Theatre, and met him backstage. The children will stay there while they receive medical treatment in the United States. Perry donated the money after watching a TV special featuring Elissa Montanti, a woman from New York's Staten Island who runs the non-profit Global Medical Relief Fund for children affected by war and natural disasters. She brought the children to the US. – AP

Bono applauds European refugee action

U2 frontman Bono is ­applauding a turnabout by European nations in ­agreeing to accept refugees. In an interview with the Italian daily newspaper La Stampa in Turin, the singer said the image of the body of drowned child Aylan on a beach – and photos of German children offering their toys to Syrian refugees – "will remain in the history of Europe". He added: "We might truly be at a turning point for what Europe wants to be in the 21st ­century." He had particular praise for German chancellor Angela Merkel, saying that in a few short days she "has become a moral symbol for Europe. This week, something incredible happened and Europe isn't the same as it was seven days ago". Bono was in Italy to kick off a ­European tour and take part in a United Nations event on world ­hunger. – AP

1960s TV star Martin Milner dies at 83

Martin Milner, whose wholesome good looks helped make him the star of two hugely popular 1960s TV series, Route 66 and Adam-12, has died. He was 83. His Adam-12 co-star Kent McCord said Milner died on Sunday. No cause of death was given. Milner shot to fame in 1960 with co-star George Maharis in Route 66, which featured two restless young men roaming the highway, which author John Steinbeck dubbed The Mother Road, in a red Corvette convertible. In 1968 Milner atarred in another buddy series, Adam-12. This time he played Officer Pete Malloy, a veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department assisted by rookie cop Jim Reed, played by McCord. – AP

Video-game developer to open theme park

Moronic rabbits will soon invade Malaysia. French video-game developer Ubisoft on Monday unveiled plans to open its first theme park, featuring innovative rides and attractions featuring its biggest franchises including the Raving Rabbids, Assassin’s Creed and Just Dance. Ubisoft said it aims to have the 10,000 square metre park in Kuala Lumpur open by 2020, in partnership with Malaysia theme park developer RGS, which is also set to open a park with DreamWorks animation studios next year. Ubisoft has in recent years sought to diversify from video games, including merchandising, a Rabbids TV show and an upcoming Assassin’s Creed Holywod movie, starring Michael Fassbender. The Rabbids have already invaded France’s Futuroscope theme park with the Rabbids Dark Ride. – AFP

Prince William to make speech on Chinese TV

Britain’s Prince William will make a rare speech on Chinese television to discuss the need to curb the illegal wildlife trade. Palace officials said that William will record the speech next month for CCTV1. The prince has been an advocate of protecting endangered species and has made the issues one of his priorities. Officials said William was “grateful to have this opportunity to explain how people around the world must work together” to preserve wildlife. He discussed the issue with Chinese officials during his official visit to Beijing earlier this year. – AP