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Drew Barrymore: EgyptAir’s magazine sorry for ‘surreal’ article

EgyptAir’s in-flight magazine has apologised over an interview with actress Drew Barrymore that was slated on social media after being published. The article went viral after being posted online, with many questioning whether the interview was real.   Barrymore’s representatives said she “did not participate” in the interview, which was notable for a number of grammatical and spelling errors.   ...

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Parents tend to underestimate their kids: Kajol

Actress Kajol, who plays the role of an overprotective mother in her upcoming film “Helicopter Eela”, says parents tend to underestimate their children. She feels parents should discuss important issues with their children openly.   “Somewhere down the line, we underestimate our kids. As they are born in this world so they know this world much better than us in ...

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Salman Khan said Aishwarya Rai wouldn’t have survived if he had hit her

In the midst of the #MeToo wave happening in India, an old video of Salman Khan has resurfaced in which he addresses allegations of physical abuse against Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, his then girlfriend. In the video, a journalist questions him if he’s ever hit a woman (Rai had shared in the past that he had been physically violent with her ...

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IMF: ‘Dangerous undercurrents’ threaten global economy

One of the most comprehensive studies of the state of banking and markets since the financial crisis warns that “dangerous undercurrents” are a rising threat to the world economy. The International Monetary Fund’s Financial Stability Report says that although banks are far safer than they were in 2008 there are new risks.   Trade tensions are growing, the IMF says, ...

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Six-wicket Bilal sparks spectacular Australian collapse

Test debutant Bilal Asif snatched six wickets to spark a spectacular Australian collapse from 142-0 to 202 all out and put Pakistan in firm command of the first Test in Dubai on Tuesday.   The 33-year-old off-spinner overshadowed his more experienced team-mate Yasir Shah by finishing with 6-36 as his efforts, the third best figures for a Pakistani bowler on ...

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SpaceX satellite launch lights up night sky, social media

When SpaceX launched a rocket carrying an Argentine Earth-observation satellite from California’s Central Coast, both the night sky and social media lit up.   People as far away as San Francisco, Sacramento, Phoenix and Reno, Nevada, posted photos of the Falcon 9 rocket’s launch and return on October 7 night. It was the first time SpaceX landed the first-stage booster ...

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Lethal diseases can be treated before birth thanks to gene editing

In a first, scientists have performed prenatal gene editing to prevent a lethal metabolic disorder in animals, offering the potential to treat human congenital diseases before birth.   Using both CRISPR-Cas9 and base editor 3 (BE3) gene-editing tools, researchers from University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in the US reduced cholesterol levels in healthy mice treated in ...

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5 dead in torrential flooding in Spain’s Mallorca island

Emergency services in Spain’s Balearic islands say at least five people have died in flooding caused by a torrential rainstorm, with rescuers looking for an unknown number of people still missing. An emergency services spokeswoman said four people died in Sant Lorrenc, a town about 60 kilometers (40 miles) east of Mallorca’s capital, Palma.   The fifth victim was in ...

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Guatemala ex-VP Roxana Baldetti jailed in ‘Magic Water’ scandal

A court in Guatemala has sentenced the former vice-president, Roxana Baldetti, to 15 years and six months in jail for her role in what became known as the “Magic Water” scandal. Prosecutors said that she embezzled millions from a state fund set up to decontaminate a lake.  The chemical formula used as part of the clean-up was an ineffective solution ...

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Jamal Khashoggi: Britain challenges Saudi Arabia

  The UK’s foreign secretary has told Saudi Arabia that Britain expects urgent answers over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In a phone call to Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister, Adel al-Jubeir, Jeremy Hunt warned that “friendships depend on shared values”.  Mr Khashoggi was last seen visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week, and Turkey says he may ...

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