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  • Luxury hotel built inside disused quarry set to open outside Shanghai

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    Luxury hotel built inside disused quarry set to open outside Shanghai

    SHANGHAI, Sept 20 — A luxury hotel carved dramatically into the rock face of an underground quarry, complete with bungee jumping, rock climbing and underwater...

  • Resistance training could help treat and prevent child obesity

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    Resistance training could help treat and prevent child obesity

    LONDON, June 19 — A new review has found that strength-based exercises, such as squats, lunges, and push-ups, could be an effective way to reduce obesity in children. Carried...

  • Bright and frilly: Designers unveil Brexit wardrobe

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    Bright and frilly: Designers unveil Brexit wardrobe

    LONDON, Sept 19 — If you have been wondering what to wear when Britain leaves the European Union next spring, here are some pointers: Hot pink, skirts slashed at the thigh and...

  • Study links air pollution to higher risk of dementia

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    Study links air pollution to higher risk of dementia

    PARIS, Sept 19 — Urban air pollution, mostly from vehicles, is associated with an increased risk of dementia, according to research published today. The link remained even after...

  • Che Guevara poster artist looks back on 50 revolutionary years

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    Che Guevara poster artist looks back on 50 revolutionary years

    DUBLIN, Sept 19 — Fifty years after creating the Che Guevara poster that still adorns student bedrooms around the world, Irish artist Jim Fitzpatrick is delighted at its...

  • Scotland sets sights on slavery as more Vietnamese chase ‘pot of gold’

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    Scotland sets sights on slavery as more Vietnamese chase ‘pot of gold’

    GLASGOW, Sept 19 — After decades spent battling an influx of heroin, some of Scotland’s top cops are now striving to get to grips with another troubling import — modern-day...

  • Los Angeles, city of fashion and glamour, moves to ban fur products

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    Los Angeles, city of fashion and glamour, moves to ban fur products

    LOS ANGELES, Sept 19 — The city of Los Angeles, a leading centre of the world’s fashion industry, moved yesterday toward becoming the largest US metropolis to outlaw the sale...

  • Nigeria’s trafficking curse: The battle to dispel the black magic behind sex slavery

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    Nigeria’s trafficking curse: The battle to dispel the black magic behind sex slavery

    BENIN CITY (Nigeria), Sept 19 — When Florence broke out in lesions on her face, she was convinced it was because she had crossed a black magic curse cast on her as she left...

  • Medicube’s Red Line could be your solution to sensitive and irritable skin

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    Medicube’s Red Line could be your solution to sensitive and irritable skin

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 — Caring for sensitive and troubled skin can be a real struggle especially when it comes to selecting the right skincare that will not irritate your...

  • New York expo on conspiracy theories aims to capture zeitgeist

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    New York expo on conspiracy theories aims to capture zeitgeist

    NEW YORK, Sept 19 — The Kennedy assassination, Watergate, 911 and the war in Iraq: All these landmark events in US history fuelled public suspicions about the elites and...

  • Flamenco star Galvan herds cats in new circus show

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    Flamenco star Galvan herds cats in new circus show

    PARIS, Sept 19 — Israel Galvan, the brooding star of modern flamenco, is used to conjuring up miracles on stage. But in his new show Galvan has to herd cats. The Spanish dancer...

  • The unusual way that microplastics may enter food chain

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    The unusual way that microplastics may enter food chain

    PARIS, Sept 19 — Mosquito larvae have been observed ingesting microplastics that can be passed up the food chain, researchers said today, potentially uncovering a new way that...

  • KLIA ranked top five among Asia-Pacific’s most connected airports

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    KLIA ranked top five among Asia-Pacific’s most connected airports

    KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19  — The OAG International Megahubs Index 2018 ranked Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) 12th in its Top 20 most connected airports worldwide,...

  • In Hong Kong, disposable fashion gets a recycled makeover

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    In Hong Kong, disposable fashion gets a recycled makeover

    HONG KONG, Sept 19 — In Hong Kong, more than 340 tonnes of textile waste is dumped each day into the city’s overflowing landfills, according to the city’s Environmental...

  • Milan Fashion Week regales in green-tinted luxury

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    Milan Fashion Week regales in green-tinted luxury

    MILAN, Sept 19 — Milan Fashion Week kicks off today with cutting-edge couturiers taking over the city to present their women’s ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2019 collections,...

  • Is Gucci going big on beauty?

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    Is Gucci going big on beauty?

    MILAN, Sept 19 — Gucci has sparked rumours that it is set to turn its attention to the beauty sector. The luxury Italian fashion house, which is part of the Kering conglomerate,...

  • Matta: Malaysians travel more despite ringgit’s devaluation

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    Matta: Malaysians travel more despite ringgit’s devaluation

    GEORGE TOWN, Sept 19  — Although the value of the Malaysian ringgit is depreciating, Malaysians still continuing to travel to both local and foreign destinations, according...

  • Study: Exposure to air pollution during pregnancy may affect thyroid development in foetuses

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    Study: Exposure to air pollution during pregnancy may affect thyroid development in foetuses

    CALIFORNIA, Sept 19 — New US research has found that small particles of soot and dust from air pollution can affect the thyroid development in foetuses, possibly putting...

  • Victoria Beckham and sushi hats: London Fashion Week wraps up

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    Victoria Beckham and sushi hats: London Fashion Week wraps up

    LONDON, Sept 19 — Long-awaited debuts, sushi-themed hats and mums as models were the standout themes of London Fashion Week, which ended yesterday. The British capital's...

  • South African sea snails under threat from surge in poaching

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    South African sea snails under threat from surge in poaching

    JOHANNESBURG, Sept 19 — Poverty and crime in South Africa are driving a surge in the illegal harvesting off its shores of the abalone, a large sea snail coveted as a delicacy in...

  • Gay dating app Grindr announces ‘zero tolerance’ of racism, transphobia

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    Gay dating app Grindr announces ‘zero tolerance’ of racism, transphobia

    LONDON, Sept 19 — Gay dating app Grindr has announced a “zero tolerance policy” towards racism, transphobia and other discrimination on the platform as it looks to crack...

  • ‘Catastrophic’ floods rising on Amazon River, say scientists

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    ‘Catastrophic’ floods rising on Amazon River, say scientists

    TEPIC (Mexico), Sept 20 — Severe flooding on the Amazon has increased amid changing weather patterns, and is harming the health and incomes of people living along the world’s...

  • Lily Aldridge has a fragrance line on the way

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    Lily Aldridge has a fragrance line on the way

    NEW YORK, Sept 19 — Supermodel Lily Aldridge is set to make her mark on the beauty industry. The IMG model is preparing to launch a fragrance line based on her travels and...

  • Nicki Minaj ramps up for Diesel collaboration

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    Nicki Minaj ramps up for Diesel collaboration

    NEW YORK, Sept 19 — Nicki Minaj has been dropping hints about her upcoming clothing collaboration with Diesel, ahead of Milan Fashion Week. The rapper is set to unveil her...

  • Nappy change: Dutch to turn diapers into furniture

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    Nappy change: Dutch to turn diapers into furniture

    WEURT, Sept 19 — Fed-up with a growing mountain of stinking disposable nappies, a Dutch firm yesterday started building the country's first recycling plant to turn poo into...

  • Woodward's Trump book sells 1.1 million in first week

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    Woodward's Trump book sells 1.1 million in first week

    NEW YORK, Sept 19 — Investigative journalist Bob Woodward's incendiary Fear: Trump in the White House has become the fastest selling book in Simon and Schuster's history, the...

  • Napoleon's imperial barge on the move again

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    Napoleon's imperial barge on the move again

    PARIS, Sept 19 — A barge built secretly for Napoleon Bonaparte in 1810 to inspect his imperial fleet had its crown removed in a delicate museum operation Tuesday ahead of the...

  • Adidas reveals limited-edition TOUR360 golf shoe

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    Adidas reveals limited-edition TOUR360 golf shoe

    PARIS, Sept 19 — To celebrate this year's Ryder Cup, adidas Golf has revealed it will be launching a limited-edition version of the TOUR360, the brand's flagship model and the...

  • Having undiagnosed STI could worsen a woman's PMS symptoms

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    Having undiagnosed STI could worsen a woman's PMS symptoms

    LONDON, Sept 19 — New UK research has found that women who have undiagnosed sexually transmitted infections may be more likely to experience negative premenstrual symptoms...

  • UN: A child dies every five seconds and most are preventable deaths

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    UN: A child dies every five seconds and most are preventable deaths

    LONDON, Sept 18 — An estimated 6.3 million children died before their 15th birthdays in 2017, or one every five seconds, mostly due to a lack of water, sanitation, nutrition and...