Showbiz

After near-death fall, trance pioneer van Dyk finds new purpose

NEW YORK, Oct 19 — Trance music pioneer Paul van Dyk had hoisted himself onto an elevated ridge of the stage to greet the cheering crowd. He waved and took a stroll—and plunged into an... Read more

Life

Walking could lower mortality risk in those who struggle to meet activity guidelines

WASHINGTON, Oct 19 — New US research suggests that walking could be enough to lower the risk of mortality even in those who fail to meet the recommended activity levels. Public health...

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Tech/Gadgets

Sony announces Mini Wired Gamepad for smaller hands (or wallets)

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19 — A new PlayStation 4 gamepad is being prepared for launch this Holiday 2017, with size (and some features) squeezed in conjunction with a lower price tag. Made under...

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Life

A good diet in adulthood can improve physical fitness in old age

LONDON, Oct 19 — New UK research has found a link between a healthy diet in adulthood and being stronger and fitter in older age. Led by scientists at the University of Southampton’s Medical...

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Showbiz

Morgan Freeman to star in Colin Powell biopic

LOS ANGELES, Oct 19 — He’s been South African president Nelson Mandela in Invictus, prison wise man Red in The Shawshank Redemption, and determined detective Somerset in Se7en; Morgan Freeman...

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Life

Delhi braces for pollution ‘airpocalypse’ as smog looms

SONIPAT, Oct 19 — As Hindus across India celebrate Diwali this week, scientists fear a ban on firecrackers and other emergency anti-pollution measures deployed by authorities may not be enough to...

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Travel

Rome’s Hotel Eden named top European hotel by Prix Villegiature

ROME, Oct 19 ― Each year, the Prix Villegiature Awards crown the best hotels in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Here is the list of winners for 2017. This year, the “Grand Prix of the Best...

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Pullman’s ‘Dark Materials’ world re-emerges after 17-year wait (VIDEO)

LONDON, Oct 19 — The 17-year wait for a return to the mystical world of British author Philip Pullman’s Dark Materials series ended today with the release of La Belle Sauvage, the first volume...

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Life

‘Nowhere to hide’: N. Korean missiles spur anxiety in Japan fishing town

ERIMO (Japan), Oct 19 — Ever since North Korea lobbed two missiles far above this windswept fishing town on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, seaweed farmer Mitsuyo Kawamura says she’s...

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Drive

Chevrolet singles out SEMA for new special edition pickup truck range

NEW YORK, Oct 19 — To mark its 100th year as a truck maker the ‘bowtie brand’ is adding two new very individualised editions to its Colorado lineup and they’ll be making their official...

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