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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. Doctors at Mumbai’s BYL Nair hospital where he was treated said the tumour…

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Canada rescinds invitation to militant to dine with Trudeau

Canadian officials Thursday admitted a Sikh extremist convicted of attempting to murder an Indian minister had been invited to dinner with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in New Delhi, in the latest controversy to dog the premier’s week-long visit to India. A statement confirming Jaspal Atwal’s invitation to Thursday’s official event had been cancelled comes less than…

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How Rich Is Blac Chyna?

“Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star Rob Kardashian’s ex-fiancée, Blac Chyna, made headlines Monday after her alleged sex tape leaked online. Chyna, who became a household name for her relationship with Rob and the feud with the Kardashian clan, has an estimated net worth of $4 million. Chyna, born Angela Renée White, began trending on social…

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Guess co-founder steps aside after groping claims from top model

Paul Marciano, co-founder of fashion giant Guess, is relinquishing his day-to-day responsibilities after model Kate Upton accused him of grabbing her breasts and aggressively kissing her, the company said Tuesday. The 65-year-old Guess co-founder and creative director denies the allegations, but the company’s board of directors has commissioned an investigation by outside lawyers into the claims…

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Michelle Obama faces backlash for racial ‘Black Panther’ comment that ignores film history

Moviegoers were quick to correct former first lady Michelle Obama this week after she framed the blockbuster movie “Black Panther” as a racial milestone. The left-wing magazine Salon was mocked by superhero fans earlier this month for calling “Black Panther” the “first blockbuster-format release featuring a black hero front and center.” Mrs. Obama, however, made the…

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Trudeau tours India amid quips PM being given ‘cold shoulder’

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met India’s corporate titans on Tuesday as he pursued a tour of the country marred by reports he has been snubbed by political leaders. Trudeau addressed a business conference in Mumbai on Tuesday morning, attended by leaders from the Tata conglomerate, IT giants Infosys and pharmaceutical major Jubilant Life Sciences. But…

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Toni Braxton Confirms Engagement to Birdman (The Internet isn’t Pleased)

Birdman & Toni Braxton *Finally! It’s the news we’ve been holding our collective breaths for (actually, we haven’t) and now it’s here. Wedding bells are about to chiming for Toni Braxton and Birdman. Of course rumors of their engagement between Braxton 50, and Birdman (Bryan Williams), 49, began swirling weeks ago when Madame Braxton was spotted…

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Saudi Arabia to host first Arab Fashion Week

Saudi Arabia is set to host in March its first ever Arab Fashion Week, the Arab Fashion Council announced Monday, overturning decades of draconian policies on arts and entertainment. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the powerful heir to the Saudi throne, has been leading a drive to reform the country’s dependence on oil, including expanding the…

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Jennifer Lawrence taking year off from acting to help ‘fix our democracy’

Jennifer Lawrence said she’s taking a year off from acting in order to pursue a career in activism and help “fix our democracy.” The Oscar-winning actress made the announcement Thursday while promoting her new film “Red Sparrow” with ET’s Carly Steel. “I’m going to take the next year off,” Ms. Lawrence, 27, said. “I’m going to…

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Hat-trick as Pakistan’s Imran Khan marries for third time

Pakistani politician and former playboy cricketer Imran Khan has married a woman described as his spiritual adviser, party officials said, the third wedding for the World Cup champion once touted as Pakistan’s most eligible bachelor. Khan, 65, married Bushra Wattoo in a private ceremony attended by relatives and friends in the eastern city of Lahore on…

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Soyinka Travels to Haiti for Art’s ‘Meetings From Here and Elsewhere’

Nigerian Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, will travel to Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital, for a series of meetings at the invitation of Laboratorio Contemporary Arts in the frame of the series ‘Meetings from here and elsewhere.’ ‘Meetings from here and elsewhere’ is organised every year by the Laboratorio Arts Contemporains, and the launch of the second edition…

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British female stars say ‘Time’s up’ ahead of Baftas

Actresses Kate Winslet and Emma Watson joined around 200 British stars in demanding an end to sexual harassment and abuse, in an open letter published Sunday ahead of the Bafta film awards. Signatories including Emma Thompson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Keira Knightley and Saoirse Ronan, expressed solidarity with the Time’s Up movement in the United States and…

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Netanyahu: Iran is the greatest threat to the world

Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli prime minister, has labelled Iran “the greatest threat to the world” in his address to t he Munich Security Conference in Germany . Comparing Iran to Nazi Germany, Netanyahu said on Sunday that Iran advocates “master faith” just like Nazi Germany used to advocate “master race”. “The commander of the Revolutionary Guard, [Mohammad]…

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Trump says Russia case distracted FBI from stopping Florida school shooter

WASHINGTON — Still silent on the role gun access played in last week’s Florida school massacre, President Donald Trump lashed out at the FBI and suggested that the Russia election-meddling investigation impeded an opportunity to stop the teenage shooter. In a series of 15 Twitter posts over 19 hours late Saturday and early Sunday, Trump said…

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