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Battle of the hats held at elite French horse race

CHANTILLY, FRANCE: Champagne corks pop over the pounding of hooves and the "best hat" prize is as fiercely contested as the race itself: welcome to the Prix de Diane, a highlight of the year for France´s horsey set. Some 40,000 well-dressed spectators flocked to Sunday´s races in the shadow of a chateau north of Paris, clutching picnic baskets, ice-cold wine...

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Battle of the hats held at elite French horse race

CHANTILLY, FRANCE: Champagne corks pop over the pounding of hooves and the "best hat" prize is as fiercely contested as the race itself: welcome to the Prix de Diane, a highlight of the year for France´s horsey set. Some 40,000 well-dressed spectators flocked to Sunday´s races in the shadow of a chateau north of Paris, clutching picnic baskets, ice-cold wine...

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Similar behaviors of overweight dogs, humans related to food

Researchers in Hungary who found that normal and overweight dogs behaved differently in tasks involving food say the dogs’ responses were similar to what might be expected in normal and overweight humans. Bucka, the 11 year-old overweight mongrel dog, is seen during a test trying to find the reasons for obesity at the Ethology Department of the ELTE University in...

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Argentine lawmakers approve bill to legalize abortion

Argentine lawmakers Thursday backed a bill legalizing abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, a historic step for Pope Francis's Catholic homeland, although the measure must still pass through the Senate. Thousands of abortion rights activists cheered and hugged outside the Congress as the lower house Chamber of Deputies passed the bill by 129 votes to 125. The bill...

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Eid shopping extravaganza gains momentum in Karachi

Web Desk: Eid-ul-Fitar is right around the corner and Eid preparations are in full swing in the metropolis. People, especially women, are rushing to markets to buy clothes and other items to celebrate the festive event. Shopping malls and traditional markets are bustling with shoppers from all walks of life. Markets and shopping malls are crowded with children and women...

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Sindh Wildlife Department orders inquiry into Shahid Afridi’s lion whispering

Sindh Wildlife Department (SWD) conservator Taj Mohammad Shaikh says he has ordered an inquiry into the presence of a lion in former Pakistani cricket captain Shahid Afridi's home, photos of which went viral on social media last week. If found guilty, appropriate action will be taken against former cricketer Shahid Afridi and others, said Shaikh. Afridi and his six-year-old daughter...

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Modi posts video of his morning exercises, inspires others to take up fitness challenge

New Delhi: Narendra Modi, whose supporters boast of his physical prowess and indifference to sleep, has shared the secrets to his morning fitness regimen in a video where the Indian premier thrusts a staff, walks backwards and flexes over a boulder. Modi spruiked the "refreshing and rejuvenating" benefits of his exercise workout in a video posted online Wednesday that also...

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Global warming will make veggies harder to find: study

Global warming is expected to make vegetables significantly scarcer around the world, unless new growing practices and resilient crop varieties are adopted, researchers warned on Monday. By the end of this century, less water and hotter air will combine to cut average yields of vegetables -- which are crucial to a healthy diet -- by nearly one-third, said the report...

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T-shirts, tacos, and tourism: Singapore cashes in on Trump-Kim mania

SINGAPORE: From summit-themed burgers and online scalpers peddling “World Peace” medallions and “Peace Out from Lion City” T-shirts, Singaporeans are cashing in on a historic meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. The buzz around the Trump-Kim summit on Tuesday has stirred Singaporeans’ entrepreneurial spirit and raised hopes of a tourism dividend long after the...

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#MeToo conquering the US as 8 months passed by

A "Miss America" pageant without swimsuits, tougher sexual harassment laws, more women running for office: Eight months after the downfall of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, the #MeToo movement reverberates across America. At first, #MeToo, a social media movement against sexual misconduct, made its mark through accusations against high-profile men accused of sexual abuse in a range of sectors from entertainment...

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National Mango Festival kicks off today in Mirpurkhas

All is set to hold three-day 53rd national mango and summer fruits festival starting today (Friday) at Sindh Horticulture Research Institute. It will continue till June 10. According to the management committee of the festival, minister for agriculture would inaugurate the festival at 5.00pm after owners of mango orchards would get themselves registered with the committee. On the second day,...

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No women make Forbes’ highest-paid Athletes list; Floyd Mayweather tops list

LOS ANGELES: Boxer Floyd Mayweather reclaimed his place at the top of Forbes' annual ranking of the 100 highest-paid athletes on Tuesday but no woman featured on the list for the first time. Forbes reported that Mayweather, 41, topped sports highest-earners after banking $275 million dollars from his cross-combat super fight against mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor in August...

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Fashion Designer Kate Spade found dead in apparent suicide: Police

NEW YORK: Kate Spade, the designer who built a fashion empire on her signature handbags before selling the brand, was found dead in her New York City apartment on Tuesday morning in an apparent suicide, police said. Spade, 55, hanged herself and was found by her housekeeper at her home on Park Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the New...

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Gene test shows breast cancer patients can skip chemo

TAMPA: The majority of women with a common form of breast cancer may be able to skip chemotherapy after surgery, based on their score on a genetic test, researchers said Sunday. As many as 65,000 women in the United States alone could be impacted by the study, described as the largest breast cancer trial to date, released at the American...

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Picture of Saudi princess on magazine cover sparks backlash

Web Desk: Vogue magazine has been criticised for publishing a front cover featuring a Saudi Arabian princess at the wheel of a car, while activists who campaigned for an end to a ban on women driving in the kingdom are held in jail. The image of Princess Hayfa bint Abdullah al-Saud in the driver’s seat wearing leather gloves and high...

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WHO reveals smoking causing millions of heart attacks, strokes across the globe

While the link between smoking and a range of cancers is well known, the World Health Organization warned Thursday there was too little awareness of tobacco's impact on the human heart. On the occasion of World No Tobacco Day Thursday, the UN health agency hailed that smoking had declined significantly since year 2000, but warned that there were still far...

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Pakistan diminished proposed tobacco health warnings after Philip Morris, BAT lobbying

Philip Morris International Inc and British American Tobacco Plc lobbied Pakistan's government to not implement bigger health warnings on cigarette packs, in what officials say was part of an industry-wide campaign that successfully persuaded Islamabad to water down a proposal designed to save lives. In Pakistan, where the government estimates tobacco kills more than 100,000 people a year, Philip Morris...

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