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Yemeni children starve as food and fuel prices soar

More than five million children risk famine in war-torn Yemen as food and fuel prices soar, Save the Children said Wednesday, warning an entire generation may face death and "starvation on an unprecedented scale". The three-year conflict between Yemen's Saudi-backed government and Huthi rebels linked to Iran has pushed the already impoverished country to the brink of famine, leaving many...

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Au revoir, baguette! France goes burger-mad

Baguette lovers may be horrified to learn that in 2017, for the first time ever, hamburger sales were higher in France than the classic jambon-beurre sandwich. American-style burgers were on the menu at 85 percent of restaurants in France last year, with a whopping 1.5 billion units sold, according to Paris-based restaurant consultants Gira Conseil. The silver lining for foodies...

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‘Life of Pi’ star Irrfan Khan reveals he has a neuroendocrine tumour

Web Desk: Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan took to his twitter handler and revealed that he is suffering from ‘neuroendocrine tumour.’ The actor posted that he has been diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour, saying that although it has been difficult, the love and support of those around him had brought him strength. At the end of his post, Irrfan writes, “To those...

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Women happier to donate kidney to partner than men: study

PARIS: Women are statistically far more likely to donate a kidney to a partner than receive one, according to a study released Thursday to coincide with World Kidney Day and International Women’s Day. Based on European data assessed, 36% of women donate a kidney to their husband in clinically suitable cases. That compares with just seven percent of clinically suitable...

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Coffee, knickers and lottery dreams: Five things to know about Italy

The Italian coffee cult is now a worldwide phenomenon with its own vocabulary. But there are rules: only milk in the morning, a caffe latte, latte macchiato or any other milky form of coffee, and never after a meal. The other variants include ristretto (a short shot of concentrated espresso coffee), lungo (a larger and more diluted espresso), corretto (espresso...

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Pakistani men assert their right to be groomed as male beauty booms

Nails are buffed, blackheads scrubbed and coffee sipped to the sound of clipping scissors inside the "Men's" salon in Pakistan's capital Islamabad, where a growing number of male patrons are set on revamping their style. Deeply conservative Pakistan has strict notions of masculinity where men are often expected to be austere and flamboyant styling is to be avoided. But savvy...

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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux announce separation

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have announced their separation, less than three years after the pair initially tied the knot. The couple said Thursday in a statement to The Associated Press released through a publicist that the decision to split “was mutual and lovingly made at the end of last year.” The couple said they are making the announcement publicly...

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Horse and carriage for Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding

A horse-drawn carriage will take Prince Harry and his American bride Meghan Markle down Windsor's main street after they marry in the town's castle in May, Kensington Palace said Sunday. Following a noon ceremony in St George's Chapel the newlyweds will make a "short journey" in the carriage, leaving the castle at around 1 pm (1300 GMT), it said. "Prince...

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Top 9 historical landmarks in Pakistan that you need to visit

The historical places in Pakistan dominate the whole arena because of its wealthy records and one of the oldest civilizations of this international had lived wherein Pakistan stands these days. Mohenjo-Daro Mohenjo-Daro is probably the most attractive historic lace in the country which is famous all through the world. It is part of the Larkana District of the province of...

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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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