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Luxury home boom to change face of London

The face of London is about to change.

India’s ‘Iceman’ targets Olympic glory from Dutch rink

Vishwaraj Jadeja hurtles around a chilly ice rink in the Netherlands thousands of miles from his tropical home in India, chasing his unlikely dream of competing in the Olympics.

Lost limbs and uncertain futures as Afghan army casualties mount

Taking his first faltering steps since his left leg was blown off by a land mine, Sergeant Muneer Ahmad is grim proof that the Afghan army is paying a heavy price in its war against the Taleban and st

New York mourns end of hot dog classic

NEW YORK: No more “Recession Specials,” neon lights and cheap bites washed down with papaya juice: New York has lost one of its most iconic hot-dog joints after three decades.

Grammy winner Lorde launches Twitter tirade

WELLINGTON: New Zealand teenage pop sensation Lorde complained about the “frightening” price of fame Wednesday after a media pack jostled her when she returned home following her Grammys success.

Larger than life Oprah celebrates 60th b’day quietly at home

LOS ANGELES: Fifty came with a televised bash, celebrity friends and a black-tie dinner, but Oprah Winfrey had a low-key 60th birthday at home in California on Wednesday.

SR3m rejected for ‘No. 1’ car plate

Hisham Al-Beely is an Egyptian working in Riyadh who makes a modest SR4,000 a month. His earthly assets, again at modest levels, include a car worth a mere SR12,000.

Poetry or prose? Russian literary dispute ends in stabbing death

MOSCOW: The lesson from a stabbing death in Russia: Alcohol and literature can be a lethal mix.

Man-eating Indian tiger suspected of killing 8th victim

NEW DELHI: A wild tiger is believed to have claimed its eight victim in northern India, even as forest officials attempt to track down and kill the animal, an official said Wednesday.

Tokyo thief caught with 450 pairs of high heels

TOKYO: A man arrested for stealing high-heel shoes from a Tokyo hostess club was found to have a total of 450 purloined pairs when his room was searched, Japanese police said Wednesday.

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