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Having a sauna can save your life, say Finnish researchers

A sauna does more than build up a sweat. It can be a lifesaver, research says. Middle-aged men who take frequent saunas are less likely to die from heart conditions than those who do not, scientists have found.

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British Inventor proud of one-use syringe

A British painter and decorator-turned-inventor has spoken of his pride as his one-use syringe that has been 30 years in the making has been endorsed by the World Health Organisation.

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Gloves from famous Muhammad Ali v Joe Liston match fetch €1m

The gloves worn by Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston during their infamous 1965 rematch and a rare century-old signed photo of Shoeless Joe Jackson have fetched over $1.1m (€960,000) at an auction.

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Stars come out for Burberry style at London Fashion Week

Stars of fashion and music cam out in force to support Burberry at London Fashion week yesterday.

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Tobacco companies to print warnings

America’s biggest tobacco companies say they are ready and willing to pass along factual public health information about cigarettes.

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JackStraw, left and Malcom Rifkind, right.

Tories eject grandee in cash-for-access claim

The Conservative Party has suspended the whip from former foreign secretary Malcolm Rifkind and a party disciplinary committee will investigate cash-for-access allegations resulting from an undercover sting operation.

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Child bomber kills 4 in market

A child suicide bomber under 10 blew herself up at a busy market in the northeastern Nigerian town of Potiskum, killing four others and seriously wounding 46 people, a witness and hospital records show.

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‘No evidence’ girls were radicalised at school

The headteacher of the school attended by three teenage girls believed to have travelled to Syria to join Islamic State has said police found no evidence that the missing students were radicalised there.

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Honda president steps down amid airbag scandal

Honda Motor Co, the Japanese carmaker at the centre of an airbag defect scandal, says its president Takanobu Ito will step aside and be replaced by another Honda executive.

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Tottenham hit out at fans’ ‘vile’ anti-Semitic chanting

Tottenham Hotspur FC has called for tough action against fans who were shown on video footage chanting a “vile” anti-Semitic song.

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Afghanistan set for Taliban peace talks

A senior Afghan leader has said his country’s government will begin peace talks with the Taliban in the “near future”.

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Egyptian activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah gets five years in jail

An Egyptian court sentenced an icon of the 2011 uprising to five years in prison yesterday, in the latest sign of authorities’ determination to stifle dissent in spite of promises by the president to release “wrongly jailed youths”.

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Emma Stone compares her Lego Oscar statuette with Julianne Moore's genuine Oscar for best leading actress for her role in 'Still Alice' at the Governor's Ball.

‘Tired and teary’ stars enjoy the Oscars' party

The curtains fell on the Oscars, but Hollywood was not done celebrating its biggest night as the film industry took Academy Award winners and their statuettes out for an extended spin through glamorous after-parties.

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The year that the Oscars got political

This was the year that the Oscars got political.

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A still from the film Birdman.

Fox arthouse division soars ahead with surreal ‘Birdman’

Fox Searchlight, the arthouse film division of Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, dominated the Academy Awards with eight awards, including the coveted best picture prize for its absurd comedy drama Birdman.

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QUIRKY WORLD...Hairy situation: Man held for kicking hole in salon wall

USA:  A man who was unhappy with his haircut faces criminal charges after police say he became enraged and threw items around a Connecticut salon.

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