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Road deaths halve in Oman while crashes drop by more than 70%

DUBAI: The number of crashes on Oman’s roads has been slashed by a staggering 72 percent, while fatalities have halved, the traffic police chief has said. Speaking after “Traffic Safety Day” Commander-in-Chief and Director-General of Traffic for Royal Oman Police, ...

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ATLANTIC CITY, United States: Beauty pageants may conjure up images of young women in bikinis, but in Atlantic City a roomful of sequined grandmothers and great-grandmothers are putting their best stiletto forward.From an ex-CIA employee to Whitney Houston’s childhood choir ...

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Chinese women fuel Thai tourism boom

BANGKOK: For decades since the Vietnam war, the scantily clad dancers in the go-go bars of Bangkok’s Patpong red-light district have been the face of Thailand’s tourism industry.But last year for the first time, the country drew more women tourists ...

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Putting elegance into age: US granny beauty queens

ATLANTIC CITY, United States: Beauty pageants may conjure up images of young women in bikinis, but in Atlantic City a roomful of sequined grandmothers and great-grandmothers are putting their best stiletto forward.From an ex-CIA employee to Whitney Houston’s childhood choir ...

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Melania to donate inaugural ball gown to Smithsonian

WASHINGTON: Melania Trump is donating her inaugural ball gown to the First Ladies’ Collection at the Smithsonian Institution.The first lady is handing over the vanilla silk, off-the-shoulder gown during a ceremony Friday in Washington. The gown also featured a slit ...

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French film legend Danielle Darrieux dies aged 100

PARIS: Danielle Darrieux, one of France’s most enduring and glamorous film stars despite her wartime collaboration with the Germans, has died aged 100 at her home near Paris, her partner said Thursday.She became unwell “recently after a little fall,” Jacques ...

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Sweden to get Europe’s biggest car battery factory

STOCKHOLM: Start-up company Northvolt said Thursday it had picked its home country Sweden to build Europe’s biggest factory for electric car batteries, rivalling Tesla’s American “Gigafactory.”The company said it had selected Skelleftea, a coastal town in the country’s industrial north-east, ...

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