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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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Prince Harry, Duchess Meghan welcomes first baby boy

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, are the proud parents of a new baby boy, Buckingham Palace said in a statement. “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex was safely delivered of a son at 0526hrs,” the palace said. “The baby weighs 7lbs 3oz. The Duke of Sussex was present for the birth." The baby, who...

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Thai king to pay homage to ancestors ahead of coronation

BANGKOK: Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn will pay homage to his ancestors on Thursday as part of preparations for his elaborate coronation ceremonies this weekend. The coronation, which takes place from Saturday to Monday, will be the first the country has seen in 69 years, since his father, the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, was crowned in 1950. King Maha Vajiralongkorn, 66,...

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Giant pandas set to leave San Diego Zoo after two-decade loan from China

LOS ANGELES: The last two giant pandas living at the San Diego Zoo in California will be sent to the People’s Republic of China this spring, ending a more than two-decade conservation program that helped bring the black-and-white bears back from the brink of extinction. The two remaining pandas, Bai Yun and her 6-year-old cub Xiao Liwu, will be sent...

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As war rages, Tripoli art gallery opens in rundown old city

TRIPOLI: As a new war reached the Libyan capital, businessman Mustafa Iskandar opened an art gallery and cultural center, hoping to draw attention to a long-neglected old city in need of revival. One of the best preserved in North Africa with monuments going back to the Romans, Tripoli’s old city has been rundown for years, with garbage filling the narrow...

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WHO issues health guidelines for under 5yr olds

GENEVA: Young children should not spend more than an hour a day watching television and videos or playing computer games and infants less than one year old should not be exposed to electronic screens at all, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. The United Nations agency, issuing its first such guidelines, said under-fives should also be physically active...

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Thai navy tows floating home of fugitive US ‘seasteader’

BANGKOK: Thailand’s navy on Monday began towing to shore the floating cabin of a fugitive US citizen and his Thai girlfriend, both prominent members of the “seasteading” movement who face possible death sentences for setting up their offshore home. The cabin set on top of a spar 14 nautical miles off the Thai island of Phuket had been touted as...

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Ralph Lauren launches polo shirt made entirely from recycled plastic bottles

Polo Ralph Lauren on Thursday launched a version of its iconic polo shirt made entirely of recycled plastic bottles and dyed through a process that uses zero water. David Lauren, the youngest son of the company’s founder and its chief innovation officer, told The Associated Press ahead of the announcement that the new shirt is part of a broader strategy...

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First hotel with sleeping capsules opens in Slovenian capital

LJUBLJANA: Tourists who visit Ljubljana can now stay in the Slovenian capital’s first sleeping capsules after the city’s Central Hotel put up 10 capsules in a former telephone switchboard room. “This is a new story in Slovenia,” said Matej Rigelnik, chief executive officer of the hotel. Slovenia, the native country of US First Lady Melania Trump, has seen a surge...

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Has the media turned on UK’s Prince Harry and wife Meghan?

LONDON: Last May, millions across the world tuned in to watch Queen Elizabeth’s grandson Prince Harry tie the knot with his American actress girlfriend Meghan Markle, with the media feting the couple as the epitome of glamor and royal modernity. But less than a year later, the couple have found themselves on the receiving end of much less flattering coverage...

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Australia sees record temperatures for fourth month in a row

Australia continued a string of "hottest ever" months in March, the government said Monday, as global warming emerges as the hot button issue in national elections just weeks away. The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said the country had experienced the warmest March on record, with mean maximum and minimum temperatures above average for nearly all of the vast continent nation....

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Baby Diana? Or little Arthur? Bets on for royal baby name

What will Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan name their child? With the former actress in the last stage of her pregnancy, punters are having a flutter on the baby’s gender, weight, date and birthplace. One of the most popular wagers is for the name. For a boy, Arthur is leading the pack at bookmakers William Hill but if...

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American IHOP breakfast chain to open 19 branches in Pakistan

International breakfast chain IHOP will be opening its first location in Pakistan by the end of 2019, Bloomberg reported. According to the report, the first branch will open in Karachi which will be followed by 18 more across the country over the next nine years, US parent company Dine Brands Global said Monday. Of those, nine of the franchises will be operated...

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Gender parity at work only possible if men do more at home: UN

Progress towards gender parity at work has barely budged for the past quarter century, and will only speed up once men take on far more unpaid caregiving tasks, the UN said Thursday, on the eve of International Women´s Day. The UN´s International Labour Organisation said in a fresh report that the difference in employment rates for men and women has...

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Barbie will soon be 60 — and is still going strong

She is turning 60 this year and still doesn´t have a single wrinkle. Blonde or brunette, slender or curvy, black or white, princess or president, Barbie is a forever favorite for young girls, even if she has caused controversy over the years. The iconic doll has evolved to keep up with the times — check out her Twitter feed. And...

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Richest people in the world, according to Forbes

Jeff Bezos remains the world's richest person, ahead of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, according to the latest Forbes list of the ultra wealthy, while far behind President Donald Trump jumped 51 spots in the ranking. While things are largely stable up on top of the list, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg dropped three spots and former New York mayor Michael...

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Kylie Jenner becomes youngest self-made billionaire

LOS ANGELES: Kylie Jenner on Tuesday was named the youngest self-made billionaire of all time by Forbes magazine, thanks to the booming cosmetics company she founded three years ago. Jenner, 21, the half-sister of reality television stars Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, made it onto the annual Forbes list of billionaires after debuting her Kylie Cosmetics online in 2015 with $29 lip...

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