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Cheval Collection announces London expansion

A boutique collection of luxury apartments set to open in the heart of Kensington; expanding Cheval’s portfolio in Kensington WebDesk: [London, 21 st January 2021] Cheval Collection, the luxury hospitality company currently with serviced apartments across London and Edinburgh, has announced expansion in London as part of a long-term strategic vision for growth. From Spring 2021, Cheval Collection will have...

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Excessive use of smart phones causes depression, isolation and anxiety: report

A new study says that overuse of smartphones is just like any other type of substance abuse. The findings published in the journal NeuroRegulation also showed that those who used their phones the most reported higher levels of feeling isolated, lonely, depressed and anxious. "The behavioural addiction of smartphone use begins forming neurological connections in the brain in ways similar to how...

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Saudi Arabia hosts its first-ever fashion week

RIYADH: Fashionable women, dark-haired Saudis and blonde Eastern Europeans alike, fill the gold-trimmed halls of Riyadh’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel, marking the start of Saudi Arabia’s first-ever fashion week. Models and makeup artists preparing for the inaugural Saudi episode of Arab Fashion Week said they were surprised the event was taking place in the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom. “We are so excited...

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New Zealand PM says country ‘undeniably’ racist

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern admitted her South Pacific nation was "undeniably" racist but said she is proud of efforts to stamp out the problem. The centre-left leader was responding to comments from Kiwi film-maker Taika Waititi that his homeland is "racist as fuck". Thor Ragnarok director Waititi, who is Maori, outlined the prejudice he had experienced in an...

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TV goes royal ‘crazy’ in run-up to Harry and Meghan marriage

Republicans might like to look away from their television screens for the next six weeks. An avalanche of royal documentaries is set to flood schedules across the world in the run-up to the marriage of Britain's Prince Harry and the American actress Meghan Markle next month. "The world has gone crazy for the royal wedding," said Nick Bullen, the king...

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In sniffling Islamabad, pollen allergies soar as spring brings less rain

ISLAMABAD: With the approach of springtime, most residents in this capital city look forward to trading in snow and icy weather for milder temperatures and blossoming flowers and trees. But as the days grow longer, the budding trees and blooming flowers are also bearers of an unwelcome reality: the start of the allergy season. As climate change shortens springtime in...

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Baloot with a twist, First ever Saudi Card Tournament

JEDDAH: Riyadh will host the first-ever Baloot championship from April 4 to 18, the General Sports Authority (GSA) has announced via Twitter. The card game, similar to the French version Belote, is popular with Saudi men. The championships will be held in the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center, with the top four players receiving prize money totalling more...

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Taxes key in war on ‘lifestyle’ disease: Health experts

Global health leaders declared war on lifestyle diseases Thursday, decrying the impact of tobacco, alcohol and soft drinks on the world's poor, while calling for taxes to curb consumption and finance healthcare. In half-a-dozen studies in The Lancet, a leading health journal, experts detailed the link between poverty and non-communicable diseases (NDCs) such as stroke and diabetes, and made the...

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Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan split after 9 years of marriage

LOS ANGELES: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum have decided to part ways after nearly nine years of marriage. The couple, in corresponding social media posts, said that they have "lovingly chosen to separate." The statement added that: pic.twitter.com/8qtASty7tw — Jenna Dewan Tatum (@jennadewan) April 3, 2018 Tatum and Dewan met on the set of their hit 2006 movie "Step...

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson about his battle with depression and mom’s suicide attempt

Former WWE wrestling champion and actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has opened up for the first time about his secret battle with his mental health after suffering from depression for decades. The 45-year-old actor who is among one of the highest actors in Hollywood said, “I reached a point where I didn’t want to do a thing or go anywhere....

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Men more likely to die from diabetes as they are too macho to diet: Study

A study has claimed that men are more likely to die from diabetes because their "masculinity" stops them from changing their lifestyles to help combat the disease. Research published in the journal Diabetologia by Dr Marlene Krag, of the University of Copenhagen, found that “personally-tailored” care to tackle diabetes is more likely to be taken up by women, than men...

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Study shows significant increase in use of antibiotics across the Pakistan

Global consumption of antibiotics has soared since the year 2000, stoking calls for new policies to rein in usage -- and fueling fears that the worldwide threat posed by drug-resistant superbugs will spiral out of control, researchers say. A study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) -- based on sales data for 76 countries -- shows...

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Amir Khan, Faryal Makhdoom in talks for a reality show series

After a very public fall-out and reconciliation last year it comes as no surprise that boxer Amir Khan and his wife, Faryal Makhdoom, are reportedly in talks for their own reality show. According to The Sun, ITV bosses want the 31-year-old boxer and his wife to take part in a Katie Price-style fly-on-the-wall series. An ITV source has claimed that the...

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Prince Harry, Markle choose lemon elderflower cake for wedding

Meghan Markle, together with her fiance Prince Harry, has chosen a fellow London-based American, pastry chef Claire Ptak, to make a lemon elderflower cake for their upcoming wedding, the couple announced Tuesday. "Prince Harry and Ms. Markle have asked Ms. Ptak to create a lemon elderflower cake to incorporate the bright flavours of spring," Kensington Palace, the prince's official residence...

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Au revoir, baguette! France goes burger-mad

Baguette lovers may be horrified to learn that in 2017, for the first time ever, hamburger sales were higher in France than the classic jambon-beurre sandwich. American-style burgers were on the menu at 85 percent of restaurants in France last year, with a whopping 1.5 billion units sold, according to Paris-based restaurant consultants Gira Conseil. The silver lining for foodies...

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‘Life of Pi’ star Irrfan Khan reveals he has a neuroendocrine tumour

Web Desk: Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan took to his twitter handler and revealed that he is suffering from ‘neuroendocrine tumour.’ The actor posted that he has been diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour, saying that although it has been difficult, the love and support of those around him had brought him strength. At the end of his post, Irrfan writes, “To those...

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Women happier to donate kidney to partner than men: study

PARIS: Women are statistically far more likely to donate a kidney to a partner than receive one, according to a study released Thursday to coincide with World Kidney Day and International Women’s Day. Based on European data assessed, 36% of women donate a kidney to their husband in clinically suitable cases. That compares with just seven percent of clinically suitable...

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