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Billionaire Bill Gates’ daughter to marry Muslim millionaire

The oldest daughter of Microsoft co-founder and billionaire tech mogul Bill Gates and wife Melinda, Jennifer Gates is getting married to her Egyptian boyfriend  Nayel Nassar. Nayel Nassar is a professional equestrian who will represent Egypt during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Nassar took Instagram to reveal the good news he posted a picture with a caption ““SHE SAID YES!!” he further...

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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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London HIV patient becomes world’s second AIDS cure hope

An HIV-positive man in Britain has become the second known adult worldwide to be cleared of the AIDS virus after he received a bone marrow transplant from an HIV resistant donor, his doctors said. Almost three years after receiving bone marrow stem cells from a donor with a rare genetic mutation that resists HIV infection - and more than 18...

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Abdul-Jabbar memorabilia fetches $3m at auction

A trove of NBA memorabilia — including championship rings and MVP hardware from the hall-of-fame basketball career of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, garnered nearly $3 million at an American auction on Sunday. The 71-year-old former Los Angeles Laker put hundreds of items up for sale with the New Jersey-based Goldin Auctions which fetched a total of $2.9 million. The lots included four...

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Robinson Crusoe island sets example for the world in conservation

For almost a century, the inhabitants of Robinson Crusoe — named for literature´s most famous castaway — have known that their island´s fragile ecosystem depends on them conserving its unique wildlife. One of three islands in the Juan Fernandez archipelago, 700 kilometers (430 miles) off the Pacific coast of Chile, it was discovered in the sixteenth century. The island chain...

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Balochistan’s Sibi festival kicks off

SIBI: The annual Sibi Festival kicked-off in Balochistan on Sunday. Chief Minister Balochistan formally inaugurates the week-long festival. Addressing the inaugural ceremony of historical Sibi festival in Sibi on Sunday, he said we are proud of the security forces for restoring peace in the province. The Chief Minister said the government would ensure provision of all basic amenities of life...

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