The two sisters sat in the airport lounge, waiting for their flight to Kerala. It was delayed. They were keen to get going. Their mother had died the day before and they were going to settle her affairs. “She had a good life. She lived to 97,” explained one of the sisters. “You know what her secret was? Coconuts.”
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Schoolboy stuck in Adu Dhabi for 18 months due to fear of flying finally arrives back home - thanks to hypnotherapy
Monday 07 October 2013
British 12-year-old finally flies home after phobia traps him in UAE
Sunday 08 September 2013
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Saturday 10 August 2013
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Sunday 21 July 2013
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Sunday 09 June 2013
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Wednesday 15 May 2013
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Monday 04 March 2013
Friday 28 December 2012
They feed us a constant diet of fads and fancies, from detoxifying drinks to colon cleansers. But there were signs in 2012 that some celebrities at least are beginning to realise that many of the more bizarre health crazes of the rich and famous are nothing more than junk science.
Cancer boy Neon Roberts should have radiotherapy for brain tumour against mother's wishes, rules judge
Friday 21 December 2012
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Friday 23 November 2012
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Thursday 22 November 2012
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Monday 16 July 2012
At the society event of the season, what a joy to meet Andy Murray. This lover of the sweet science was ringside at Upton Park on Saturday night for David Haye's fifth-round destruction of Derek Chisora. "Hi, I'm Andy," said the modest Wimbledon finalist at the proffering of a Diary hand.
Friday 11 May 2012
A suspected rhino poacher was shot dead in South Africa's flagship Kruger National Park today and two others were arrested after they killed a mother and her calf, police said.
Sunday 12 February 2012
Thursday 19 January 2012
There was a rather pale look to Shire last night as the drugs maker weakened after one of its major rivals took a big step towards recovery. For a number of years now, Shire has been benefiting from serious supply issues suffered by Genzyne, but yesterday the biotech firm appeared to turn a corner.
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