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E-cigarettes, ‘smoke-free’ products do not help reduce cancer: WHO

GENEVA: Electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products are not helping fight cancer, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, urging smokers and governments not to trust claims from cigarette firms about their latest products. The seventh “WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic” said blocking the industry’s interference was critical to cutting the harm from tobacco use. “The tobacco...

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E-cigarettes, ‘smoke-free’ products do not help reduce cancer: WHO

GENEVA: Electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products are not helping fight cancer, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, urging smokers and governments not to trust claims from cigarette firms about their latest products. The seventh “WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic” said blocking the industry’s interference was critical to cutting the harm from tobacco use. “The tobacco...

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Injured Italian rescued by Pak Army after 48 hours on Karakoram peak

ROME: Pakistani military helicopters have rescued an Italian climber 48 hours after he suffered serious injuries in a fall in the northern Karakoram mountains, officials said on Monday. Francesco Cassardo, a 30-year-old doctor from the northern Piedmont region, on Saturday gave up on reaching the 6,955-metre summit of Gasherbrum VII and was returning to base camp when he fell, Italian...

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10-year-old Pakistani girl becomes youngest to climb 7,000-metre peak

Selena Khawaja, a 10-year-old Pakistani girl, has become the youngest climber anywhere in the world to scale a 7,000-metre-high mountain. Selena Khawaja broke the record after summiting the 7,027-metre-tall Spantik peak on Wednesday—the youngest person to do so. Spantik or Golden Peak is a mountain in the Karakoram subrange in Gilgit Baltistan's Nagar Valley. According to her father Yousaf Khawaja,...

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FaceApp viral amid fears of privacy

You might want to think twice before you use viral selfie app FaceApp. The two-year-old app, which lets you alter photos of your face, once again shot to the App Store's top spot this week after celebs and others began sharing doctored photos of themselves. Like some of Snapchat's popular face filters, you can change photos of yourself so you...

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Theme based restaurants changing Islamabad’s food landscape

ISLAMABAD: Young entrepreneurs have converted youth’s inclination of watching western TV series/seasons into an innovative business idea as the twin cities are witnessing an increase in theme-based restaurants. With detailed work on aesthetics and matching themes, the owners of these cafes make sure that visitors get the complete environment of their favourite TV shows while eating quality food with friends...

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Last Volkswagen Beetle drives into the sunset

PUEBLA: Volkswagen rolled the last Beetle off the assembly line on Wednesday, the end of the road for a car that ran from Nazi Germany through hippie counterculture but failed to navigate a swerve in consumer tastes toward SUVs. Serenaded by a mariachi band and surrounded by proud factory workers, the final units of the retro, rounded compact were celebrated...

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Lady Gaga to launch beauty line on Amazon as retailer targets cosmetics business

Pop star Lady Gaga on Tuesday announced a line of beauty products exclusively for sale on Amazon in a boost to the online retailer’s cosmetics business. The brand, Haus Laboratories, will launch in September for shoppers in nearly a dozen countries, including the United States, Germany and Japan, Amazon said. The move underscores how the world’s biggest online retailer is...

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Chicken meat causing rising rates of PCOs across the world

By: |Simra Shahab|  Since 1955 had the most astounding scope of beef, mutton, and then chicken. Be that as it may, because of ascent of costs, people moved to chicken as it is the most reasonable type of meat utilization. Soon, chicken replaced mutton as the prices for mutton meat reached sky high and since the middle class crisis, the...

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Japan sending patent officials to US over Kim Kardashian “Kimono” flap

TOKYO: Japan is to send patent officials to the United States to discuss the flap over Kim Kardashian’s Kimono brand underwear, the trade minister said on Tuesday. The reality TV star and businesswoman said on Monday she would rename her Kimono shapewear line after people in Japan said her use of the term was disrespectful. Trade Minister Hiroshige Seko said...

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France’s Mirazur crowned world’s best restaurant

SINGAPORE: Mirazur, on the French Riviera, was crowned No.1 at the World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony held in Singapore on Tuesday, lauded for its fresh and seasonal cuisine. The three-Michelin-starred restaurant in Menton climbed to the top from third last year, replacing Italy’s Osteria Francescana. Mirazur’s menu, which includes dishes like salt-crusted beetroot from the garden with caviar cream,...

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Raw, fried or on a bun: the many ways Japan eats whale

MINAMIBOSO: Whale cutlets, sliced raw whale, deep-fried whale nuggets, whale bacon and whale jerky feature on the menu at the restaurant Yoko Ichihara runs - and that’s just a small sample of the ways Japan eats whale. Though Japan’s government maintains that eating whale is a cherished part of its food culture, nationwide consumption didn’t really take off until after...

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Teenager who called UK’s Prince Harry ‘race traitor’ is jailed

LONDON: A teenage neo-Nazi who called for Britain’s Prince Harry a race traitor months after his marriage to US actress Meghan Markle and suggested he should be shot was jailed for more than four years on Tuesday, the BBC reported. Michal Szewczuk, 19, posted far-right online propaganda which included an image of Harry, the Duke of Sussex, with a gun...

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Japan’s #KuToo campaign seeks ban on requiring women to wear high heels at work

TOKYO: Japan's health minister said in response to a petition seeking a ban on requiring women to wear high heels at work that such dress code expectations are "necessary and appropriate" in the workplace. Health Minister Takumi Nemoto responded on Wednesday to an online campaign gaining attention in Japan under the hashtag #KuToo, a play on the Japanese words for...

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Meet ‘Digit’, the walking robot for Ford self-driving vans

Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it was partnering with walking robots maker Agility Robotics as it designs a planned fleet of self-driving delivery vans that will drop packages at the doorsteps of people’s homes. The United States’ second largest carmaker has been moving steadily on the development of full-service autonomous driving vans which it could potentially license out to...

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McDonald’s faces 25 new sexual harassment lawsuits

McDonald’s Corp has been accused in 25 new legal actions of condoning sexual harassment in the workplace and retaliating against employees who speak up. The new charges and lawsuits against one of the world’s most recognizable brands were announced on Tuesday by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the labor group Fight for $15, and the Times Up Legal Defense...

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Pakistani painter Jamil Naqsh passes away in London

Iconic Pakistani painter Jamil Naqsh passed away in London on Thursday after contracting "serious pneumonia" earlier this month. Naqsh, 79, who had been settled in London for the last 10 years, was admitted to St Mary's Hospital on May 7, where doctors did not appear optimistic about his chances of recovery. Jamil Naqsh is of a generation of artists such...

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