Penguin Random House in book deal with the Obamas

Penguin Random House has landed a deal to publish two forthcoming books by former US President Barack Obama and the former first lady, Michelle Obama, with one volume to be written by each, the publishing company [...]

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Ski resort razed by the Taliban lifts Pakistan’s domestic tourism

Atop the piste of Malam Jabba in Pakistan’s once dangerous Swat Valley skiers schuss downhill, a new Chinese-built chairlift ferries tourists to the peak, and a luxury hotel is under construction to replace one torched by [...]

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Hottest cut of all – Gaza barber wields blowtorch

In Ramadan Odwan’s barbershop in Gaza, hair isn’t just blow-dried, it’s blowtorch-dried. “People have gone crazy about it, many people are curious to go through the experience and they are not afraid,” he told Reuters. “People [...]

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Emma Watson Makes Surprising Style Move in Revealing Top

Emma Watson is all about natural beauty. The actress, who appears on the cover of Vanity Fair’s March issue, takes this pledge seriously. So seriously, in fact, she forwent undergarments in the photo shoot — and [...]

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Hair, Makeup Hacks for Valentine’s Day

With Valentines just a day away, it’s time to check simple makeup and hair hacks that can create a lasting impression on your loved one. Sushma Khan, National Creative Director – Makeup, Lakmé Salon gives you [...]


Young Albanians scarred by rogue cosmetic treatments

Emira Sela covers her face with her hand to hide a disfiguring abscess, the traumatic result of unregulated cosmetic treatments now rampant across Albania. The 31-year-old began to worry when wrinkles appeared on her face. Sela’s [...]

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People prefer sense of humour in partner

A good sense of humour is one of the top desired qualities when both men and women look out for a dating partner, reveals a new survey by dating app Tinder. An in-app survey, which saw [...]

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Excess weight in youth can cause stomach cancer

An overweight youth in his early 20s is three times more at risk of developing cancer of either the oesophagus (food pipe) or upper stomach in adulthood, researchers have warned. The findings showed that those who [...]