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Meghan joins Prince Harry to meet royal fans after rest

Meghan, the pregnant wife of Britain´s Prince Harry, emerged from her break from official duties Monday to greet excited fans on the stunning World Heritage-listed Fraser Island during the royal couple´s Australian tour. The Duchess of Sussex skipped most of the day´s events on the island off Queensland state, after a packed tour that has seen the pair travel to...

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Paternal smoking linked to miscarriage risk

Would-be fathers may increase their partner’s risk of miscarriage by smoking during the pregnancy, or even during the time leading up to conception, a large study from China suggests. Based on data for nearly 6 million pregnancies, researchers found that women whose partner smoked during the first few months of the pregnancy were 17 percent more likely to miscarry than...

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Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra to reportedly get engaged in July

Web Desk: Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas’ whirlwind romance is all set to reach new heights as both have decided to get engaged in next month. According to the reports by FilmFare, Nick Jonas who is currently in India with Qunatico actress had met PeeCee’s mom, Madhu Chopra, there as well. Filmfare Exclusive! @priyankachopra and @nickjonas to get engaged...

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Red, orange, green… Saudi women take the wheel as Kingdom lifts driving ban

Saudi women celebrated taking the wheel for the first time in decades Sunday as the kingdom overturned the world's only ban on female motorists, a historic reform expected to usher in a new era of social mobility. The much-trumpeted move is part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's plan to modernise the conservative petrostate -- but it has been dented...

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From Conservatism to ‘Modernization’ Saudi Arabia loosens up

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia, one of the world´s most conservative countries, is undertaking major social and economic reforms including allowing women to drive from June 24. Here is an overview of the ancient kingdom´s far-reaching modernisation drive under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Curbing oil addiction Even before he is named heir to the throne in June 2017, the powerful young...

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International Yoga Day stretches around world

Downward-facing dogs, cobras and warriors sprouted all over Asia on Thursday, as the fourth annual International Yoga Day got under way. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose proposal for the global event won UN approval in 2014, led the way, performing his asanas with over 50,000 others in the northern city of Dehradun.   "The way to lead a calm,...

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Marriage is (literally) good for the heart: study

PARIS: Even if marriage is sometimes more a bed of nails than roses, living into old age with a partner may help ward off heart disease and stroke, researchers said Tuesday. A sweeping survey of research conducted over the last two decades covering more than two million people aged 42 to 77 found that being hitched significantly reduced the risk...

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Saudi entertainment chief sacked after outrage over circus

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Monday sacked the head of its entertainment authority, state media said, following a conservative backlash against a circus featuring women wearing figure-hugging costumes. "Ahmad al-Khatib, chairman of the Saudi General Entertainment Authority has been removed from his position," the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said citing a royal decree, without giving a reason. The pro-government Sabq...

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Battle of the hats held at elite French horse race

CHANTILLY, FRANCE: Champagne corks pop over the pounding of hooves and the "best hat" prize is as fiercely contested as the race itself: welcome to the Prix de Diane, a highlight of the year for France´s horsey set. Some 40,000 well-dressed spectators flocked to Sunday´s races in the shadow of a chateau north of Paris, clutching picnic baskets, ice-cold wine...

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Similar behaviors of overweight dogs, humans related to food

Researchers in Hungary who found that normal and overweight dogs behaved differently in tasks involving food say the dogs’ responses were similar to what might be expected in normal and overweight humans. Bucka, the 11 year-old overweight mongrel dog, is seen during a test trying to find the reasons for obesity at the Ethology Department of the ELTE University in...

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Argentine lawmakers approve bill to legalize abortion

Argentine lawmakers Thursday backed a bill legalizing abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, a historic step for Pope Francis's Catholic homeland, although the measure must still pass through the Senate. Thousands of abortion rights activists cheered and hugged outside the Congress as the lower house Chamber of Deputies passed the bill by 129 votes to 125. The bill...

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Eid shopping extravaganza gains momentum in Karachi

Web Desk: Eid-ul-Fitar is right around the corner and Eid preparations are in full swing in the metropolis. People, especially women, are rushing to markets to buy clothes and other items to celebrate the festive event. Shopping malls and traditional markets are bustling with shoppers from all walks of life. Markets and shopping malls are crowded with children and women...

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Sindh Wildlife Department orders inquiry into Shahid Afridi’s lion whispering

Sindh Wildlife Department (SWD) conservator Taj Mohammad Shaikh says he has ordered an inquiry into the presence of a lion in former Pakistani cricket captain Shahid Afridi's home, photos of which went viral on social media last week. If found guilty, appropriate action will be taken against former cricketer Shahid Afridi and others, said Shaikh. Afridi and his six-year-old daughter...

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Modi posts video of his morning exercises, inspires others to take up fitness challenge

New Delhi: Narendra Modi, whose supporters boast of his physical prowess and indifference to sleep, has shared the secrets to his morning fitness regimen in a video where the Indian premier thrusts a staff, walks backwards and flexes over a boulder. Modi spruiked the "refreshing and rejuvenating" benefits of his exercise workout in a video posted online Wednesday that also...

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Global warming will make veggies harder to find: study

Global warming is expected to make vegetables significantly scarcer around the world, unless new growing practices and resilient crop varieties are adopted, researchers warned on Monday. By the end of this century, less water and hotter air will combine to cut average yields of vegetables -- which are crucial to a healthy diet -- by nearly one-third, said the report...

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T-shirts, tacos, and tourism: Singapore cashes in on Trump-Kim mania

SINGAPORE: From summit-themed burgers and online scalpers peddling “World Peace” medallions and “Peace Out from Lion City” T-shirts, Singaporeans are cashing in on a historic meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. The buzz around the Trump-Kim summit on Tuesday has stirred Singaporeans’ entrepreneurial spirit and raised hopes of a tourism dividend long after the...

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#MeToo conquering the US as 8 months passed by

A "Miss America" pageant without swimsuits, tougher sexual harassment laws, more women running for office: Eight months after the downfall of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, the #MeToo movement reverberates across America. At first, #MeToo, a social media movement against sexual misconduct, made its mark through accusations against high-profile men accused of sexual abuse in a range of sectors from entertainment...

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