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Fadwa Baruni launches autumn/winter range

Fadwa Baruni, a renowned pan-Arab fashion designer, has launched her Autumn/Winter 2014-15 Collection titled ‘Olive Tree and Purple Sun.’   The new collection is available at more than nine outlets ac

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Fading winter to lift US payrolls, create more jobs

The US economy likely created jobs at the fastest pace in four months in March as it shifted into a higher gear after being held back by a brutally cold winter. Employers are expected to have added 200,000 new jobs to their payrol

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US growth loses steam as consumer sentiment dips

US consumer spending increased in February, but a dip in sentiment this month offered confirmation that economic growth slowed in the first quarter. The Commerce Department said yesterday that consumer spending rose 0.3 per cent l

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Harsh winter hits US consumer sentiment

US consumer sentiment weakened in early March as an unusually harsh winter appeared to dim views on the economy's prospects. The preliminary Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan index of consumer sentiment fell to 79.9 in Ma

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Wettest winter in England for 250 years

This winter has already been the wettest for almost 250 years in England and Wales, Britain's national weather service the Met Office said on Thursday. Around 435 mm of rain was recorded up to February 24 in England and Wales,

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Winter cold cuts power to Iran homes, industry

Cold and snow have cut off power to more than 480,000 homes in northern Iran, reduced feedstocks for petrochemical plants and led to a drop in gas supply pressure in some cities, the energy ministry news service said on Monday. Lo

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China bird flu cases 'signal winter epidemic'

Fresh human cases in eastern China of a deadly new strain of bird flu signal the potential for "a new epidemic wave" of the disease in coming winter months, according to experts. The strain, known as H7N9, emerged for th

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Qatar open to winter World Cup in 2022

Qatar would be willing to host the 2022 World Cup in the European winter despite winning the bid with a controversial summer proposal, local organisers said on Friday. "Concerning the timing of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, we hav

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Hundreds of flights cancelled as storm pounds US

  A powerful winter storm forced the cancellation of about 200 US flights on Thursday, snarling holiday travel as heavy snow and high winds pummelled the northeastern US.   The National Weather Serv

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De Boer calls for winter Qatar World Cup

  The 2022 soccer World Cup in Qatar should be played in December or January rather than in the middle of the year, bid ambassador Ronald de Boer said.   The finals were awarded to Qatar by world go

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