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Model Iman Ali’s wedding, A who’s who of celebrities attend

LAHORE: Model Iman Ali tied the knot on Thursday night. The model, who had announced her engagement to Babar Bhatti last month, had a Shendi (Mehndi/Shaadi) in Lahore which was attended by Lollywood bigwigs. Actors Sarwat Gilani, Urwa Hocane, singer Farhan Saeed, ace make-up artist Shahzad Raza, designers Faraz Manan, Hassan Shehryar Yasin, Ali Xeeshan and Zara Shahjahan were among several...

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‘Yellow vests’ protests force Dior to move Paris fashion show

PARIS: Dior said Friday it was bringing forward its Paris fashion week show after its flagship shop was looted during "yellow vests" protests. The luxury brand's men's spring/summer show was to have been taken place a week Saturday when more anti-government protests are likely in the French capital. Dior refused to say if it was bringing the January 19 show...

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The $136 billion breakup: Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announces divorce

NEW YORK: The announcement by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, the world’s wealthiest man, and his wife that they will divorce has captivated the imagination – how will they split his giant fortune, estimated at $136 billion? And what will happen to the Internet retail giant – will his soon-to-be ex get a significant stake, and how would that affect his control...

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Robot Breadmaking startup eyes fresh connections

The robot breadmaker came to Las Vegas this week, aiming to bring some freshness to a sector that may be ready for disruption. Wilkinson Baking Company unveiled its BreadBot at the Consumer Electronics Show, a machine that mixes and bakes up to 235 loaves a day. Chief executive Randall Wilkinson said the device can lower costs and produce fresher breads...

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24th Death anniversary of renowned poetess Parveen Shakir being observed today

ISLAMABAD: The 24th death anniversary of renowned poetess Parveen Shakir is being observed today (Wednesday).. Parveen Shakir was born on November 24, 1952 in Karachi. She breathed her last on December 26 1994  while succumbing to injuries sustaining from a road accident at Islamabad. Parveen Shakir started writing at an early age and published her first volume of poetry, Khushbu...

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Meghan makes surprise appearance at British Fashion Awards

Givenchy´s artistic director Clare Waight Keller Monday received the British designer of the year womenswear award from Meghan Markle, whose dress she designed for her wedding to Prince Harry. "It is such a pleasure to be here celebrating British fashion," Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, said at the star-studded annual Fashion Awards at the Albert Hall. The former US actress,...

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Mexican volunteer crowned Miss World

A Mexican model and volunteer was crowned Miss World at a glitzy event on the tropical Chinese island of Hainan on Saturday. Miss Mexico Vanessa Ponce de Leon, 26, has a degree in international business, volunteers for “Migrantes en el Camino” and is on the board of directors of a rehab centre for girls, according to the Miss World website....

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Government decides to impose ‘Sin tax’ on tobacco products

ISLAMABAD: National Health Services Minister Aamer Mehmood Khan has announced on Tuesday that the government has decided to impose a ‘sin tax’ on all tobacco products. While addressing the Annual Public Health Conference, the minister said that a ‘sin tax’ bill would be sent in the National Assembly. “According to that bill, taxes would be imposed on cigarettes and tobacco...

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Measles cases rise 30 percent worldwide: UN

Measles cases worldwide jumped more than 30 per cent last year compared to 2016, with increases recorded in wealthy European countries like Germany where vaccination coverage has historically been high, the UN said. The World Health Organization said the worrying trend of resurgent measles cases was a near-global phenomenon, but the causes varied among regions. In Europe, experts blamed the...

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British-Pakistani writer Kamila Shamsie bagged London Hellenic Prize for Home Fire

British-Pakistani writer Kamila Shamsie is on a winning row for her latest offering ‘Home Fire’ that has recently bagged the coveted London Hellenic Prize, 2017 along with cash reward worth £10,000 in an official ceremony held on Tuesday. Kamila’s seventh novel, Home Fire is an adaptation of a Greek myth Antigone that reimagines Sophocles's play in a contemporary setting. The...

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ICU stay can lead to depression

Patients who are treated in an intensive care unit (ICU) and survive are at increased risk of depression, a new study suggests. And depression in ICU survivors was linked with a higher risk of death in the next two years, researchers found. More than half of former ICU patients reported symptoms of psychological disorders, including anxiety, depression and PTSD, according...

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US paves way to get ‘lab meat’ on plates

US authorities on Friday agreed on how to regulate food products cultured from animal cells — paving the way to get so-called "lab meat" on American plates. The Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration agreed to share regulation of cell-cultured food products, they said in a joint statement, following a public meeting in October. While technical details...

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Natural Aloe Vera more effective than artificial toxic creams

ISLAMABAD: Health experts on Thursday advised the use of natural Aloe Vera as a skin care gel as artificial products available in the market were playing havoc with public health. Dermatologist of Pakistan Institute of Medical Science(PIMS), Dr Tuseef Yousaf said Aloe Vera was one of the best herbs which was extensively used in all beauty products due to its antiviral...

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‘Incomparable’ $50 mn pink diamond smashes record at Geneva auction

An exceptionally rare pink diamond of nearly 19 carats fetched 50.3 million Swiss francs ($50 million, 44 million euros) at auction in Geneva Tuesday, Christie's said, setting a new per-carat record for a stone of its kind. The Pink Legacy, which once belonged to the Oppenheimer family who for decades ran the De Beers diamond-mining company, was snapped up by...

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Fish oil cuts heart attack threat, vitamin D lowers chances of cancer death

A large US study designed to gauge the health benefits of vitamin D and fish oil supplements concludes that the omega-3 oil can dramatically reduce the odds of a heart attack while vitamin D’s benefits seem to come from lowering the risk of death from cancer. Neither vitamin D nor fish oil lowered the odds of stroke or of getting...

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Alicia Keys left voiceless at Thai mall launch

A three day, $30 million launch party for Bangkok´s biggest and flashiest mall got off to a rocky start on Friday night when its star guest Alicia Keys was briefly left voiceless by a dodgy sound system. The 15-time Grammy Award winning artist was the main event late Friday at the $1.6 billion IconSiam, the latest massive mall development to...

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Actor Idris Elba named sexiest man alive by People magazine

LOS ANGELES: Actor Idris Elba, who James Bond fans are campaigning to be the next person to play 007, was named the sexiest man alive on Monday by People magazine. The London-born actor, 46, said he didn’t believe it when the magazine told him. “I was like, ‘Come on, no way. Really?’” Elba told the celebrity publication. “Looked in the...

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