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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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Hazara women in Quetta find a safe space in social venture

QUETTA: Working at "Hazara", a restaurant in Quetta, is a potentially deadly political act: all of the greasy spoon´s employees are female members of a Shiite ethnic minority often targeted by extremists. The outlet is named after the ethnic Hazara who make up a large part of Pakistan´s Shiite minority, which accounts for about 20 percent of the country´s 207-million...

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UK’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle release official engagement pictures

LONDON: Britain’s Prince Harry and his American fiancée Meghan Markle have released a series of portraits by New York-based fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski to mark their engagement. Lubomirski, a former assistant to Mario Testino, famed for his photos of Harry’s mother Princess Diana, took the pictures this week at the royal retreat of Frogmore House, near Windsor Castle, west of...

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Jemima accepts Salman Ahmad’s invitation to visit Pakistan after 15 years

ISLAMABAD: Former wife of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, Jemima Glodsmith has accepted famous vocalist Salman Ahmad’s invitation to visit Pakistan in 2018. According to sources, Jemima has accepted Salman Ahmad’s invitation, who is a close friend of Imran. While we're amplifying the Good News: I'm thrilled that @Jemima_Khan has responded positively to my invite to visit (Naya) Pakistan...

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Ranveer Singh shares a selfie movement alongside Deepika’s father Prakash Padukone

Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh met with the father of his rumoured girlfriend Deepika and bonded with the Indian tennis legend as his fan boy. Ranveer also took a selfie with Prakash Padukone and shared it on the social networking sites. He captioned it, “god of badminton.” The Indian star met several other sportsmen including Rahul Dravid, Abhinav Bindra, Geet Sethi...

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Mahira Khan, Mawra and Saba Qamar shine at Masala Awards in Dubai

DUBAI: Pakistani female powerhouses Mahira Khan, Saba Qamar and Mawra Hocane were recently invited from Pakistan to attend the annual Masala UAE Awards in Dubai.   It honoured bloggers, restaurateurs, entertainment shows and television channels based on thousands of voters and awarded top prizes. The glamorous event was hosted by the eloquent Boman Irani, Sri Devi, Boney Kapoor, Celina Jaitley,...

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Princes William and Harry attend ‘Star Wars’ London premiere

Princes William and Harry attended the European premiere of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" on Tuesday, joining the all-star cast in London for the latest instalment of the sci-fi saga. The British royals walked the red carpet dressed in tuxedos for the screening at London's Royal Albert Hall, where they were greeted by the rolling droid character BB-8 who dutifully...

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Actress Anushka Sharma and cricketer Virat Kohli got officially married today

Virushka fans all across the globe can finally breathe a sigh of relief as the news spreads that Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are officially a married couple now. According to sources, the two tied the knot on Monday in an intimate ceremony in Italy. In attendance were only their family members. The couple has made the announcement in Twitter posts...

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Da Vinci sold for $450 mn is headed to Louvre Abu Dhabi

NEW YORK: “Salvator Mundi,” a painting of Christ by Leonardo Da Vinci that recently sold for a record $450 million, is heading to the Louvre Abu Dhabi in a coup for the bold new museum. The move became possible after a little-known Saudi price reportedly bought the painting last month. The Louvre Abu Dhabi, the first museum to bear the...

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Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma all set to get married in December

According to reports, the couple is finally tying the knot in the second week of December this year. Tentative dates are December 9, 10, 11 and 12. Virat might leave for Italy for the wedding tomorrow. Anushka Sharma’s bridal wear is likely to be designed by fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee. The designer was spotted exiting Anushka’s house last week, leading...

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In US, 57 percent of kids on track for obesity by 35: study

MIAMI: More than 57 percent of children in the United States will be obese by age 35 if current trends in weight gain and poor eating habits continue, researchers warned Wednesday. The risk of obesity is high even among children whose present weight is normal, said the report in the New England Journal of Medicine. “Only those children with a...

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Marriage can make you crazy, but it deters dementia too: study

PARIS: Marriage may test one's sanity, but living into old age with a partner also lowers the risk of dementia, researchers said Wednesday. In a study covering more than 800,000 people, they found that walking through life alone increased the chances of Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia by 40 percent. Being widowed after extended co-habitation also took a toll,...

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Stunned surgeons find 263 coins in man’s stomach in India

PUNE: Surgeons treating a man in India were shocked to discover over 263 coins and dozens of nails inside a man’s stomach with suspected food poising. Maksood Khan, 35, was admitted to hospital with abdominal pains and doctors performed an endoscopy to investigate the cause. Mr Khan is believed to suffer mental health problems and did not inform his family...

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The unfortunate side effect of LED lighting

Light pollution has increased worldwide because of the prevalence of energy saving LED lights. However, the problem isn’t with the lights themselves — but the fact that the world is getting brighter because LEDs are illuminating places we didn’t bother to light before. And that has its own environmental cost. The findings were published in the journal Science Advances, and...

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2,000-year-old Roman shipwrecks revealed with stunning gold coins and royal crystal head  

ALEXANDRIA: Egyptian archaeologists have discovered at least three sunken shipwrecks dating back than 2,000 years. Dr. Mostafa Waziri, Secretary-General of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities announced that the discoveries were made during excavation works carried out by the Egyptian mission in collaboration with the European Institute of underwater Archeology in Eastern port of Alexandria. "The excavations indicate that a fourth...

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Sweet ‘Chai’ of Mine

You’re definitely a Karachite if your banyan is drenched in sweat and your face carries a harsh expression which maybe translated to "Why me?" . After decently describing the lovable weather of Karachi,let’s take an imaginary ride to a concrete island we like to call Saddar. The busy streets with donkeys parked at regular intervals, the sounds of verbal abuse...

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Rishi Kapoor wants to act in JPNA-2 but can’t

Did you enjoy the previous cast of Jawani Phir Nai Ani Part 1? Well the good news is that Mawra Hocane will be doubling the fun. The bubbly and stylish Mawra Hocane grabs her chance in the upcoming sequel Jawani Phir nahin Ani 2 after signing on Hum TV’s upcoming Drama “Angan.” If you aren’t aware of the previous story...

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