• Indian surgeons remove 'heaviest recorded' brain tumour
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    Indian surgeons remove 'heaviest recorded' brain tumour

    Indian surgeons who removed a massive brain tumour in a marathon seven-hour procedure said Thursday it could be the heaviest ever recorded. Santlal Pal, a 31-year-old shopkeeper, had been carrying around a tumour weighing nearly two kilos before the surgery on February 14.

  • Qatar to plant 16,000 trees to spruce up World Cup venues
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    Qatar to plant 16,000 trees to spruce up World Cup venues

    Desert country Qatar will plant at least 16,000 trees in a bid to "beautify" its eight planned 2022 World Cup stadiums, tournament organisers said on Thursday. The 880,000-square metre site was officially opened Thursday by the head of Qatar's Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, the

  • Depardieu hooks up with French provocateur Blier for new film
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    Depardieu hooks up with French provocateur Blier for new film

    French acting legend Gerard Depardieu has teamed up again with director Bertrand Blier, the veteran provocateur behind some of his greatest hits, his producers said Thursday. Blier helped launch Depardieu's career with "Going Places", a film about a pair of young thugs on a sexual and

  • New aviation stats should ease any fears of flying
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    New aviation stats should ease any fears of flying

    New figures confirm that 2017 was a good year for commercial aviation, continuing a downward trend in fatal accidents and improvements in airline safety. 

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    YouTube celeb Zoella writing lifestyle book

    The book will be divided into seasons, revealing the vlogger's favorite events throughout the year and her tips for celebrating them, such as how to feed guests or handle unexpected get-togethers, plus ideas for craft projects and other personal touches. Sugg aka Zoella has 16.8 million subscribers

  • How do you pronounce Creme Egg?
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    How do you pronounce Creme Egg?

    Crem? CREM? From Cosmopolitan UK

  • Ryan Reynolds is now part owner of an American gin
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    Ryan Reynolds is now part owner of an American gin

    Haven't heard of Aviation Gin? Odds are you'll hear more about it now, after the American gin-maker enlisted the star power of Ryan Reynolds as an investor and male model for the brand. 

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    Debut and established writers shortlisted for International Prize for Arabic Fiction

    Six authors have been named for the shortlist of the International Arabic Prize for Fiction, which includes two works already due out in English translation and which is said to represent the best in contemporary Arabic literature. The shortlist includes two debut authors, who were also the two youngest

  • New study advises switching off the TV to avoid potentially fatal blood clots
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    New study advises switching off the TV to avoid potentially fatal blood clots

    Following recent research which has shown too much time spent sitting down at work is bad for our health, a new US study has now found that hours spent in front of the television could also have a negative impact on health outcomes, by increasing the chance of developing potentially fatal blood clots

  • Taiwan to ban disposable plastic items by 2030
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    Taiwan to ban disposable plastic items by 2030

    Taiwan is planning a blanket ban on single-use plastic items including straws, cups and shopping bags by 2030, officials said Thursday, with restaurants facing new restrictions from next year. It is the latest push by Taiwan to cut waste and pollution after introducing a recycling programme and charges

  • Hong Kong harbour gets star attraction with sculpture park
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    Hong Kong harbour gets star attraction with sculpture park

    Hong Kong's harbourfront is known for glistening skyscrapers and the sight of containerships navigating busy shipping lanes -- but a new art project has added a giant pumpkin, a map of the stars and a pair of disembodied legs to the famous skyline. The Harbour Arts Sculpture Park, which officially

  • Saudi to spend billions on Western-style entertainment
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    Saudi to spend billions on Western-style entertainment

    Saudi Arabia announced plans Thursday to spend billions on building new venues and flying in Western acts, in a total overhaul of its entertainment sector that would been unthinkable not long ago. Long known for its ultra-conservative mores, the kingdom has embarked on a wide-ranging programme of social

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    Antidepressants do work concludes new study

    After much debate, a new review of research has concluded that antidepressants are more effective than a placebo for short-term treatment of acute depression in adults. Led by researchers at the University of Oxford, UK, the new meta-analysis is the largest ever in psychiatry, analyzing 522 trials and

  • Brit Awards 2018: Red carpet style roundup
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    Brit Awards 2018: Red carpet style roundup

    The Brit Awards were held in London, Wednesday, February 21, crowning the cream of the crop on the current pop music scene. While Dua Lipa and Stormzy shone in the spotlight as the evening's big winners, a host of celebrities stepped onto the red carpet wearing all kinds of glamorous creations. Here

  • The country where you get paid to be a student
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    The country where you get paid to be a student

    Anyone else considering a university transfer?

  • New Volvo V60 unveiled
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    New Volvo V60 unveiled

    The comprehensive overhauling of the Volvo range is continuing apace, with the latest new model to break cover being a brand new version of the V60 estate. The V60 is the second of Volvo's 60 models to get redesigned after the XC60, so only the S60 sedan is left of the trio awaiting the new treatment

  • Louis Vuitton to stage next Cruise show on French Riviera
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    Louis Vuitton to stage next Cruise show on French Riviera

    It's out with far-flung destinations for Louis Vuitton, as the Paris-based fashion house has picked the French Riviera as the location for its next Cruise show, Women's Wear Daily (WWD) reports, Thursday, February 22. While the exact location is yet to be announced, the French fashion house

  • Record tourist arrivals in Paris in 2017
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    Record tourist arrivals in Paris in 2017

    After two years during which Paris was scarred by terror attacks, tourists returned to the French capital in record numbers in 2017, hotel booking figures showed Thursday. Hotels in the Paris area received 2.9 million more foreign and French visitors compared to 2016, an increase of 9.5 percent that

  • 710bhp Ferrari 488 Pista revealed ahead of Geneva debut
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    710bhp Ferrari 488 Pista revealed ahead of Geneva debut

    A major motor show wouldn't be the same without a healthy dose of Italian exotica, and this year's Geneva Motor Show will be no exception as it's going to be graced by the simply stunning Ferrari 488 Pista. Not only will this track-focused beast be the legendary Italian manufacturer'

  • R&B duo Chloe x Halle announce debut album details
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    R&B duo Chloe x Halle announce debut album details

    US sister duo Chloe x Halle have announced that their debut album, "The Kids Are Alright," will release on March 23, and they've also revealed the cover art for the LP. Chloe x Halle got their start uploading covers to YouTube. After gaining notice from Beyoncé's music label imprint

  • Aircraft designed to minimize jetlag set to make maiden commercial flight with Qatar Airways
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    Aircraft designed to minimize jetlag set to make maiden commercial flight with Qatar Airways

    An aircraft that claims to minimize jetlag and boasts the title of the quietest twin-aisle cabin in the skies, has touched down in Doha, Qatar, where's it's being prepped to make its maiden commercial voyage as the newest fleet member for Qatar Airways. 

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    Fenty Beauty drops special highlighter for Rihanna's birthday

    Fenty Beauty is celebrating its founder Rihanna's 30th birthday in the best possible way... with a limited edition "Dirty Thirty" highlighter. The brand has reimagined the packaging of its cult-favorite Killawatt Highlighter in the popular golden shade "Trophy Wife" to mark the

  • Wednesday's highlights from Milan Fashion Week
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    Wednesday's highlights from Milan Fashion Week

    Day two at Milan Fashion Week brought spectacular shows from Gucci and Moschino, as well as collection presentations from Annakiki, Alberta Ferretti and N°21. There were notable appearances from Bella and Gigi Hadid, plus Kaia Gerber, who opened several shows. In recent seasons, Alessandro Michele