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Child and teen obesity soars tenfold worldwide in 40 years: WHO report

GENEVA: The number of obese children and adolescents worldwide has jumped tenfold in the past 40 years and the rise is accelerating in low- and middle-income countries, especially in Asia, a major study said on Wednesday. Childhood and teen obesity rates have levelled off in the United States, north-western Europe and other rich countries, but remain “unacceptably high” there, researchers …

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‘I feel like I’m going crazy:’ migrant health crumbles in Greece

ATHENS: A mental health emergency is unfolding in migrant camps on Greece’s islands, fueled by poor living conditions, neglect and violence, charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Tuesday. Medical staff have seen a sharp increase in people trying to get help after attempting suicide, harming themselves or suffering psychotic episodes, it said in a report. More than 13,000 migrants …

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Apple teams with Steven Spielberg on video expansion

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is teaming up with award-winning director Steven Spielberg for its first major push into TV programming. The iPhone maker is bringing back Spielberg’s 30-year-old anthology series “Amazing Stories” in its attempt to build an online video subscription service to challenge the digital networks operated by Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and HBO. “We love being at the …

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Facebook has a faster, simpler version of its Messenger app

(Web Desk) – Facebook and Messenger are one of those apps on smartphone which cause frequent worry for users as they expand in size with every update and are way slower if the internet connectivity is weak. It is because Facebook has gradually added so many new features in its apps for Android and iOS phones that the apps have …

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Facebook ‘blackout’ reported in parts of world

(Web Desk) – Facebook suffered a major global ‘blackout’ on Wednesday with thousands of its users complaining of either error messages or blank pages. Reportedly, users were left confused with messages, some of those claiming that Facebook would be back soon and others being notified that there was a maintenance work scheduled. Facebook-owned Instagram also suffered of an outage with …

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Mika Singh’s elder brother Ustad Shamsher Singh passed away

Elder brother to Mika Singh and Daler Mehndi, Shamsher Singh Mehndi has passed away on Tuesday morning after suffering of jaundice for one and a half months. indianexpress.com quoted Mika’s spokesperson who said that he has performances lined up in Canada and that the the musician passed away in Vedanta hospital in New Delhi. His last television appearance was Sa …

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Facebook and Instagram down for some users

Facebook and Instagram users in some parts of the United States, Europe and Canada were unable to access their accounts on Wednesday as the social networking website faced technical issue. “We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing Facebook and Instagram. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible,” a Facebook spokesperson told Reuters. …

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Anushka Sharma accused of copying outfits’ designs for NUSH

(Web Desk) – Bollywood actress and producer Anushka Sharma, who recently launched her clothing brand NUSH, has been accused of copying outfits from various Chinese e-commerce websites, reported deccanchronicle. Anushka she had been involved in choosing the styles, colours and fabrics for over a year. Brand’s black bomber jacket with floral motifs, a pink bomber jacket, a parka, a tan …

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Sridevi’s daughter Khushi Kapoor becomes popular after viral photos

(Web Desk) – Popular Bollywood star Sridevi is known for her classy acting and iconic appearance in movies. Her teenage daughters Jhanvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor are also gaining popularity before even entering the film industry. The two teenage girls have been clicked several times enjoying their teenage life and their pictures often go viral over the internet. Indian media …

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Bafta suspends Harvey Weinstein’s membership

LONDON: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) said Wednesday it has suspended Harvey Weinstein’s membership, effective immediately. The organisation acted as the scandal engulfing the Hollywood producer continued to widen, with new claims he raped an Italian film star and two other women drawing condemnation from across the film world and America´s liberal political elite. In a …

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