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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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Pulitzer-winning author Philip Roth dies at 85

Author Philip Roth, who was both hailed and derided for laying bare the neuroses and obsessions that haunted the modern Jewish-American experience, died on Tuesday at the age of 85, his agent said. Roth died in New York City at 10:30pm local time of congestive heart failure, his literary agent Andrew Wylie said. Roth wrote more than 30 books, including...

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Special Ramzan dishes from around the globe: Chakchouka (shakshouka)

As the blessed month of Ramzan is upon us, let’s try something out of the ordinary, tired of the same old samosa’s and pakoras dripping with oil and fats? Then, look no further, we have the alternates you desire. Want to try something unique and refreshing, then stay in touch with NewsOne which will be sharing a new and different...

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Just Married! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied knots, declared husband and wife

Britain's Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle were pronounced husband and wife on Saturday by the Archbishop of Canterbury in a glittering union that brought a measure of modern Hollywood glamour into the 1,000-year-old monarchy. The star of the TV drama "Suits" walked unescorted in a pure white, long-sleeved dress to the middle of the 15th-century St George's Chapel...

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Special Ramzan Dishes from around the globe to revitalize, energize and please

As the blessed month of Ramzan is upon us, let's try something out of the ordinary, tired of the same old samosa's and pakoras dripping with oil and fats? Then, look no further, we have the alternates you desire. Want to try something unique and refreshing, then stay in touch with NewsOne which will be sharing a new and different...

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Special Ramzan Dishes from around the globe to revitalize, energize and please

As the blessed month of Ramzan is upon us, let's try something out of the ordinary, tired of the same old samosa's and pakoras dripping with oil and fats? Then, look no further, we have the alternates you desire. Want to try something unique and refreshing, then stay in touch with NewsOne which will be sharing a new and different...

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Meghan Markle’s father will not attend royal wedding

Meghan Markle confirmed on Thursday that her father will not be present to walk her down the aisle when she marries Prince Harry on Saturday. "Sadly, my father will not be attending our wedding. I have always cared for my father and hope he can be given the space he needs to focus on his health," she said in a...

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Study says exercise does not delay decline in people with dementia

PARIS: While physical exercise may stave off dementia, it does not delay mental decline in people after they´ve been diagnosed, a study in nearly 500 people with the condition reported Thursday. While a fitness regime improved physical fitness in people with mild to moderate dementia, it "does not slow cognitive impairment," researchers reported in The BMJ medical journal. It is...

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Study reveals what women find in men

Labouring over the age-old question "What do women look for in men?", scientists added an item to the list Wednesday: legs slightly longer than average, with a good shin-to-thigh ratio. Long arms, however, fail to impress. In an online survey, some 800 American women preferred faceless male figures "when their legs are slightly longer than average" -- but not too...

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Royal wedding plans thrown as Markle’s dad ‘pulls out’

LONDON: This weekend’s carefully planned wedding of Britain’s Prince Harry to his fiancee Meghan Markle was mired in confusion on Tuesday after the father of the American actress told a celebrity news website he was no longer coming. Harry, 33, Queen Elizabeth’s grandson and the sixth-in-line to the British throne, and Markle, 36, will marry on Saturday at St George’s...

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Royal Wedding: ‘Black Beverly Hills’ pumped for its princess

In the upscale Los Angeles community known as the "Black Beverly Hills" where Meghan Markle's mother lives, the neighbors are delighting in the frenzy around the upcoming Royal Wedding. "This has probably been the number one topic for a long time in this neighborhood," Windsor Hills resident Earl Hutchinson, an author specializing in African American rights and history, tells AFP....

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Genes linked with sunburn, skin cancer risk

Certain genes can determine which people are more at risk of getting sunburnt, and possibly develop skin cancer as a result, scientists said Tuesday. In a trawl of the genetics of nearly 180,000 people of European ancestry in Britain, Australia, the Netherlands and United States, researchers found 20 sunburn genes. Eight of the genes had been associated with skin cancer...

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Fashion priestesses get holy at New York Met Gala

Madonna and Rihanna stunned as fashion high priestesses on the red carpet at New York's Met Gala on Monday, headlining the most sought after invitation in the celebrity universe. Madge, the Catholic girl from Michigan and queen of pop whose 1989 hit "Like a Prayer" remains a dance-floor classic 30 years later, presided over the "Sunday Best" theme dressed head...

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Nestle pays $7.15 billion to sell Starbucks products

Swiss food giant Nestle announced Monday it will pay $7.15 billion in cash for the rights to market Starbucks products around the world, outside of the company's coffee shops. The agreement gives Nestle, which owns the Nescafe and Nespresso brands, a strong platform for continued growth in North America, the company said in a statement. Nestle is focusing on coffee...

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British royal family releases first official photographs of Prince Louis

LONDON: Britain’s royal family released the first two official photographs of newly born Prince Louis on Sunday, one of which shows him being held by his sister Princess Charlotte, aged three. Louis, who is fifth in line to the British throne, was born on April 23 weighing 8lbs 7oz (3.83 kg). Both the photographs were taken at Kensington Palace by...

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Eat less saturated, trans fats to curb heart disease: WHO

GENEVA: Adults and children should consume a maximum of 10 percent of their daily calories in the form of saturated fat such as meat and butter and one percent from trans fats to reduce the risk of heart disease, the World Health Organization said on Friday. The draft recommendations, the first since 2002, are aimed at reducing non-communicable diseases, led...

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Penpix of the key figures at the royal wedding

Here are brief profiles of the main participants at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: PRINCE HARRY Groom, 33. Aged 12, his mother Diana's death shook Harry, who became a wild child in his youth. After a decade in the army and two tours in Afghanistan, the prince is a more settled character. He is now devoted to...

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