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Five unforgettable travel spots in Chile

Mysterious stone statues on Easter Island.
 
11 Mar 2017
Visitors to Chile were up 26 percent in 2016 to 5.64 million. European travelers, in particular—with Italians leading the way (+24 percent)—are boosting tourism to the country. From the various volcanoes scattered across this...
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Hounded out: battle to save beloved British dogs

Larger dogs, some of them globally-famous native breeds, are being squeezed out by handbag-sized pooches better suited to modern busy lifestyles and smaller homes (AFP / Oli Scarff).
10 Mar 2017
Eclipsed in the rush for so-called designer dogs, some famous British breeds are now threatened with extinction, the world's biggest dog show Crufts warned as it kicked off its annual showpiece event.   Globally-famous native...
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Cairo offers cheapest breakfast worldwide: Bloomberg

10 Mar 2017
"Bloomberg indicator" revealed that Cairo is the cheapest country around the world in terms of the cost of a breakfast meal at $0.35.   The index revealed, however, that Cairo and the Venezuelan capital Caracas have been...
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Nike commercial celebrates Arab female athletes 'to inspire others'

 
 




Emirati figure skater Zahra Lari competes last month in Abu Dhabi.
 




 
08 Mar 2017
"What will they say about you?" is a rhetorical question with which many women and girls in the Middle East are all too familiar. Young women pursuing their dreams irrespective of the rigid traditional gender roles in the region...
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Nike has a new product for Muslim women: The 'Pro Hijab'

Manal Rostom, a young Egyptian mountain climber was the first veiled Muslim woman to represent Arab ladies in an advertisement of the sportswear company Nike.
 
08 Mar 2017
  Nike will soon begin selling a performance hijab for Muslim women athletes. The head cover, called the "Nike Pro Hijab," boasts a single-layer pull-on design made from lightweight polyester in dark, neutral colors. The...
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Opening a new chapter at India's 'Grandmothers schools'

Sheetal Prakash More (R), a 30-year-old teacher, helps Janabai Kedar, 74, as she writes on a slate at Aajibaichi Shaala (Grandmothers' School) in Fangane village, India, February 15, 2017 (Danish Siddiqui / Reuters). 
06 Mar 2017
Aajibaichi Shaala is not your ordinary school in India. The students at the "Grandmothers school" in the village of Fangane are elderly women who are getting the chance to learn to read. "I love going to school," Kamal...
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If you want to have more kids, read this first!

04 Mar 2017
New research suggests that having more children could increase the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) for not only mothers but also fathers too.   According to Professor Vera Regitz-Zagrosek, chairperson of the European Society of...
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McDonald’s to launch home delivery, mobile ordering at restaurants

A McDonald's logo is seen at one of the chain's restaurants in San Francisco, California, May 6, 2015.
 
04 Mar 2017
McDonald's is hoping that home delivery, table service and mobile app ordering will help the fast food chain stay afloat in the ever competitive and ever crowded fast food market.     The burger giant unveiled details of its...
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Food world invited to nominate chef in ‘Nobel Prize’ of gastronomy

María Fernanda Di Giacobbe from Venezuela winner of the Basque World Culinary Prize 2016. — AFP pic


 


 
04 Mar 2017
 Nominations for an international award billed as the ‘Nobel Prize’ of the food world are open.    Organizers of the Basque Culinary World Prize are inviting professionals in the industry — be it chefs,...
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Stressed out? Try Cairo Laughers' kind of yoga that will make you giggle

Cairo Laughers is a new initiative of certified yoga leaders meeting in Azhar Park every Friday morning
01 Mar 2017
Laughing hysterically for absolutely no reason in public may be considered utterly bonkers, but pepper it up with some slow elongated breathes and it's called laughing yoga. You need to let your inner weirdo out; the technique is an...
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