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Chew gum and walk, it may keep you thin: study

PARIS: Still looking for the secret to effortless weight loss? It may be as simple as chewing gum while walking, Japanese researchers suggested on Saturday. In experiments, they said, the heart rate of 46 people, aged 21 to 69, increased when they were given gum to chew while walking at a natural pace. And while masticating caused a measurable physical...

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Sania Mirza posts sweetest birthday tweet for husband Shoaib Malik  

Karachi: Pakistan ace all-rounder Shoaib Malik is celebrating his 36th birthday on Thursday (today). Sania Mirza took to twitter to upload an adorable picture with her husband and wish him on his birthday. Happy birthday @realshoaibmalik 🎂🎊 wish you love , laughter and happiness always 💟 pic.twitter.com/zcF3E9mqml — Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) January 31, 2018 Shoaib just replied with 'kiss' emoji...

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Deepika Padukone reacts to engagement rumours with Ranveer Singh

As Bollywood couple, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh have been dating on and off for over four years now. But Deepika recently denied the reports when she made an appearance on Neha Dhupia’s show BFFs with Vogue. When questioned on the engagement rumours, Deepika said, “I was not engaged.” This is not the first time Deepika has denied engagement rumours....

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Amazon to open first cashierless shop to public on Monday

SAN FRANCISCO: Online giant Amazon on Monday plans to open a convenience store in Seattle where hungry customers will be able to grab sandwiches and go, without having to wait in line or use a checkout. The American group unveiled the concept for its cashierless "Amazon Go" shop just over a year ago, saying the 1,800 square feet (170 square...

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Singer Ed Sheeran announces engagement

LONDON: Ed Sheeran has become engaged to his girlfriend Cherry Seaborn, the British singer-songwriter announced Saturday. "Got myself a fiance just before new year. We are very happy and in love, and our cats are chuffed as well," he told his 18 million followers on Instagram. Sheeran, 26, is one of the best-selling artists in the world and his latest...

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Pakistan becomes visa-free for many foreign tourists

ISLAMABAD:  The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Friday announced on-arrival Pakistani visa for tourists from a number of “tourist-friendly” countries. According to an FIA notification, tourists will be given multiple entry 30-day visas. The visit to Pakistan will need to be organized through a designated tour operator. The tour operator will be required to furnish tourist documents to the FIA...

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Forget the self-driving car, meet the self-driving suitcase

LAS VEGAS: Self-driving cars may take a while to arrive, but the self-driving suitcase is here now. Some of the technologies used in autonomous cars have been adopted in products unveiled at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, to help travellers with the weighty problem of dealing with baggage. The "robot suitcase" from California-based startup Travelmate can be...

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Smokers more likely to need spinal surgery

Smoking increases the risk of lower back pain that needs to be fixed by spinal surgery, a Swedish study suggests. Researchers focused on a common cause of lower back pain known as lumbar spinal stenosis, which occurs when the spinal canal narrows, putting pressure on the spinal cord and nerves. The condition often develops as people age, but nicotine’s constriction...

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The mysterious, ancient Nine Domes Mosque of northern Afghanistan

BALKH: In the white dusty plains of northern Afghanistan, archaeologists are seeking to unravel the secrets of one of the oldest mosques in the world, whose structure is still standing after a thousand years of solitude. The Nine Domes Mosque, named for the cupolas that once crowned its intricately decorated columns, glimmers with remnants of the blue lapis lazuli stones...

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Renowned chef Zubaida Tariq passes away in Karachi after brief illness

KARACHI: Renowned chef Zubaida Tariq, popularly known as Zubaida Aapa, passed away on Friday night after a protracted illness, her brother Anwar Maqsood confirmed. She was 72. Family sources have confirmed that Zubaida Tariq, popularly known as Zubaida Aapa, is no more and her funeral prayers will take place after Jumma prayers in Defence Housing Authority’s (DHA) Sultan Masjid. Zubaida Tariq...

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India limits visitors to save Taj Mahal

AGRA: India is to restrict the number of daily visitors to the Taj Mahal in an attempt to preserve the iconic 17th-century monument to love, its biggest tourist attraction. Millions of mostly Indian tourists visit the Taj Mahal every year and their numbers are increasing steadily as domestic travel becomes easier. Experts say the vast crowds increase wear and tear...

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Mahira Khan reacts to Trump’s remarks against Pakistan

KARACHI: Pakistani actress Mahira Khan reacted to a tweet by US president Donald Trump, attacking Pakistan in his first tweet of 2018. As we entered the year 2018, the US President Donald Trump tweeted: " The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing...

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Informal caregiving linked to sleep problems

For people who are in the workforce already, the added burden of unpaid caregiving for a family member or loved one may lead to insomnia and other sleep issues, according to a large study from Sweden. Researchers found that the likelihood of sleep problems rose with the number of hours spent in unpaid caregiving, and when caregiving stopped, sleep disturbances...

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Drinking hot tea linked to lowered glaucoma risk

People who drink hot tea daily may be less likely than others to develop glaucoma symptoms, US researchers say. Compared to coffee, soft drink and iced tea drinkers, study participants who consumed a cup or more of hot caffeinated tea daily had 74 percent lower odds of having glaucoma, the study authors report in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. “Glaucoma...

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Quarter of Earth’s land will be drier under 2 C warming: study

PARIS: More than a quarter of Earth's land surface will become "significantly" drier even if humanity manages to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius, the goal espoused in the Paris Agreement, scientists said on Monday. But if we contain average warming to 1.5 C (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit), this will be limited to about a tenth -- sparing two-thirds of...

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Let’s Have a look, who is going to have a ‘Birthday Bash’ this week ..

It has now become a trend to celebrate birthdays everyday of your loved ones. Likewise, famous celebrities are also following this course. So, who's gonna celebrate birthday this week ? Let's check it out: January 1st: Morris Lamont Chestnut Jr. born in 1969 is a famous American actor. He kick start his career in 1990 in small feature films. His best movie...

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Cold Canada forced to cancel some New Year’s events

OTTAWA: Canadians pride themselves on living with cold weather -- but sub-zero temperatures proved too much even for them Friday, with concerts canceled and ski hills closed for safety reasons during an extreme year-end cold snap. Temperatures almost reached -58 F (-50 C) in two central Canadian cities, Regina and Winnipeg. In the capital Ottawa, meanwhile, authorities announced the cancelation...

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