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  • Queen Victoria’s knickers up for grabs

    A pair of Queen Victoria’s cotton knickers with a 114-centimetre waistline could fetch thousands of pounds when they go under the hammer next week. The pants will be sold alongside nightdresses, stockings and hats worn by Queen Victoria and her...

  • Plastic surgeons from different countries prefer different breast shapes

    Plastic surgeons from different countries prefer different breast shapes

    In an international study, plastic surgeons from different countries had varying preferences for the ideal size and shape of breasts and size of areolas. “Cosmetic surgery tourism,” or travelling to a different country to have a cosmetic...

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder tied to heart, stroke risk among women

    Post-traumatic stress disorder tied to heart, stroke risk among women

    Women with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be at an increased risk for heart attacks and strokes, suggests a study. Women with the most symptoms were about 60 per cent more likely to develop cardiovascular disease, compared...

  • Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are divorcing

    Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are divorcing

    Hollywood couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner are divorcing after 10 years of marriage. Following weeks of speculation, the couple issued a joint statement to American celebrity website TMZ. “After much thought and careful consideration, we...

  • An extra sliver of time

    An extra sliver of time

    Global time stood still yesterday, delaying midnight by a second. An extra sliver of time – a ‘leap-second’ – was added to the world’s clocks to adjust for the inaccuracy of the spinning earth. Before the invention of super-accurate atomic clocks,...

  • Duos and brass in 3 concerts

    Duos and brass in 3 concerts

    MusicMusicians from France, Scotland and MaltaAula Mgr Giuseppe Farrugia;Il-Ħaġar – Heart of Gozo The Victoria International Arts Festival marches on, with three of many concerts under review here. The first of these, held at the Aula Mgr Giuseppe...

  • Men bring the moves, but ladies take charge in Magic Mike XXL

    Men bring the moves, but ladies take charge in Magic Mike XXL

    Mike may have the magic, but it is the ladies that have the control in Magic Mike XXL, as five buff men cater to the female gaze in the supercharged raunchy male stripper movie sequel. The film, out in US theatres today, follows 2012’s surprise...

  • Douglas tackles comic book role

    Douglas tackles comic book role

    Veteran actor Michael Douglas has admitted his first foray into the world of comic book movies has not helped him learn about superheroes but has given him another string to his bow. The Basic Instinct star plays scientist Hank Pym in Marvel’s...

  • E.L. James inspired by songs

    Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James has revealed the unusual inspiration behind her latest book. During an online question and answer session, the writer said two artists in particular helped her to write her latest book: Fleetwood Mac and Bill...

  • Crazy trip in time

    Crazy trip in time

    Minions (2015)Certified: UDuration: 91 minutesDirected by: Pierre Coffin, Kyle BaldaVoicing of: Pierre Coffin, Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney, Steve Coogan, Geoffrey Rush, Jennifer Saunders, Hiroyuki SanadaKRS Releasing...

  • Honorary doctorate for Susan Boyle

    Singer Susan Boyle has been awarded an honorary doctorate from a prestigious music and drama school. The multi-million album selling star posed with graduating students as she picked up an award from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS) in...

  • Cranberry juice may help protect against heart disease and diabetes risk factors

    Cranberry juice may help protect against heart disease and diabetes risk factors

    A study reveals that drinking low-calorie cranberry juice cocktail may help lower the risk of chronic diseases that rank among the leading causes of death worldwide, including heart disease, diabetes and stroke. The finding is welcome news...

  • Oldie worldly - wonderwomen of 115

    Oldie worldly - wonderwomen of 115

    When Susannah Mushatt Jones and Emma Morano were born in 1899, there was not yet a world war or penicillin and electricity was still considered a marvel. The women are believed to be the last two in the world with birthdates in the 1800s. They...

  • ‘I hate the show’

    ‘I hate the show’

    Top Gear has marked the end of an era with footage of Jeremy Clarkson saying he “hates” working on the show. The 75 minutes of footage for the finale was filmed before Clarkson was fired from the show. Aired as two separate films, in the second...

  • Ted 2 stumbles at US box office

    The party wasn’t as wild the second time around. Universal’s Ted 2 debuted to an underwhelming $32.9 million across 3,442 theatres in North America, roughly $15 million less than most analysts had expected the pot-smoking teddy bear comedy would...

  • Mother’s diabetes control in pregnancy may affect kids’ brains

    Mother’s diabetes control in pregnancy may affect kids’ brains

    For pregnant women with type 1 diabetes, good control of blood sugar might make a difference in how well their child does in school years later, according to new research from Denmark. Overall, children born to mothers with type 1 diabetes...

  • Older stroke patients may not get needed anti-clotting drugs

    Older stroke patients may not get needed anti-clotting drugs

    Following a first stroke, older, poorer and less educated patients may have lower odds of getting clot-busting drugs to help prevent another blockage of blood to the brain, a Swedish study suggests. “Our findings confirm socioeconomic inequalities...

  • Diddy at first show since arrest

    Diddy at first show since arrest

    Hip hop music mogul Diddy made his first awards show appearance since his arrest for assault with a star-packed tribute to his record label. Diddy, whose real name is Sean Combs, was joined by Pharrell Williams, Lil’ Kim, Mase and Faith Evans as...

  • UK parents’ joy at daughter’s hearing operation

    A little girl who was born profoundly deaf will be able to hear her parents sing “Happy Birthday” today after becoming one of the youngest people in the UK to have pioneering hearing surgery. Leia Armitage, who is 4 today, was born with a rare...

  • Yes guitarist Chris Squire dies

    Chris Squire, the bass guitarist and co-founder of 1970s British progressive rock band Yes, has died at the age of 67. Current Yes keyboardist Geoff Downes first tweeted the news, writing: “Utterly devastated beyond words to have to report the sad...

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