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Mary Berry will never have Botox despite ‘wrinkles’

She looks decades younger than her 82 years and barely aged during the seven series she spent judging The Great British Bake Off. But Mary Berry has said she would never have plastic surgery as she is happy with her wrinkly face. The mother-of-three said she had ‘no wish’ to have Botox or a facelift as ‘our surgeons are busy enough’. Scroll down for video   Age-defying: Mary Berry, 82, has said she would never have plastic surgery as she is happy with her wrinkly face She said: ‘I’m quite…

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Hillary Clinton almost named her post-election group ‘OAF’

Hillary Clinton almost fell victim to bad branding – and fresh embarrassment – as she created a new political organization in the aftermath of her 2016 election loss.  While eventually settling on the name ‘Onward Together,’ Clinton’s original name for the group was ‘Our American Future,’ until a pal pointed out that the acronym for the group would be ‘OAF,’ a word for a rough or clumsy man. ‘Luckily, a friend of mine pointed out that the acronym of Our American Future would be OAF,’ Clinton wrote in her new book,…

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Lucy Mecklenburgh admits she struggles to exercise

She has carved out a career for herself as a fitness guru since quitting The Only Way Is Essex in 2013. But Lucy Mecklenburgh, 26, admitted she finds exercising ‘horrendous’ and only perseveres with her full-body workouts as they leave her looking ‘amazing’. Showcasing her abs in a series of skintight crop tops in an interview with Women’s Fitness, the reality star added that she started working out to blitz her cellulite and stop feeling ‘yuck’. Scroll down for video  Ouch: Lucy Mecklenburgh, 26, admitted she finds exercising ‘horrendous’ and only…

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0-Tennis-U.S. Open women’s singles round 2 results

Aug 31 (Gracenote) – Results from the U.S. Open Women’s Singles Round 2 matches on Thursday 27-Zhang Shuai (China) beat Risa Ozaki (Japan) 6-0 6-3 Shelby Rogers (U.S.) beat 25-Daria Gavrilova (Australia) 7-6(6) 4-6 7-6(5) Monica Niculescu (Romania) beat Ana Bogdan (Romania) 6-2 3-6 6-3 1-Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) beat Nicole Gibbs (U.S.) 2-6 6-3 6-4 Daria Kasatkina (Russia) beat Christina McHale (U.S.) 7-5 6-3 Naomi Osaka (Japan) beat Denisa Allertova (Czech Republic) 6-3 4-6 7-5 4-Elina Svitolina (Ukraine) beat Evgeniya Rodina (Russia) 6-4 6-4 12-Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia) beat Sorana…

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Soccer-Barkley snubs Chelsea in dramatic end to deadline day

By Neil Robinson LONDON, Aug 31 (Reuters) – Chelsea suffered a dramatic late blow on transfer deadline day when Everton midfielder Ross Barkley rejected a move to the Premier League champions after travelling to their training ground for a medical. On a day of frenetic spending that took the Premier League total to a record far above one billion pounds ($1.29 billion), Antonio Conte’s side also missed out on two of their other targets – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Fernando Llorente. England midfielder Oxlade-Chamberlain signed for Liverpool and Spaniard Llorente joined…

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European rivals plot to sabotage British airlines

Europe’s biggest airlines are conspiring to punish UK rivals after Britain leaves the EU. In a move that would result in rocketing fares and fewer flights for British passengers, some of the Continent’s biggest carriers are advocating a tough post-Brexit aviation deal. Leaked briefing documents seen by the Daily Mail show they want British airlines to be treated as ‘third country citizens’ in a move that would severely reduce the number of routes they can operate within the EU. Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary, pictured suggested German and French airlines were…

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Paraguay joins Argentina-Uruguay in Cup bid; Chile may, too

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) – Paraguay plans to join Argentina and Uruguay in a regional bid to host the centenary World Cup in 2030. And it may not end there, with neighbor Chile interested in joining the South American effort. Paraguay president Horacio Cartes and the president of South American soccer body CONMEBOL, Alejandro Dominguez, announced the plan Thursday. “I’m confirming that we are in agreement – the presidents of Paraguay, Argentina and Uruguay – to fight for the right to host the 2030 World Cup,” Cartes posted on Twitter. Argentina’s…

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White House preparing $5.9B request for Harvey recovery aid

WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House has prepared a request to Congress for an initial $5.9 billion package in Harvey recovery aid, a first down payment to make sure recovery efforts over the next few weeks are adequately funded. The Trump proposal, which is being finalized pending White House consultations with key Republicans, promises to represent just a fraction of an eventual Harvey recovery package that could rival the $100-billion-plus in taxpayer-financed help for victims of 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. A senior administration official said the plan will be sent to…

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UN chief affirms support for Lebanon peacekeeping commander

NEW YORK (AP) – U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is welcoming the extension of a longtime peacekeeping operation in Lebanon – and reiterating support for a commander who drew U.S. criticism. Spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement Thursday that the peacekeeping mission will keep enhancing its operations and Guterres has confidence in its leadership and staff. The Security Council renewed the mission known as UNIFIL on Wednesday, with new instructions for more patrols with Lebanese forces and detailed reports when peacekeepers run into roadblocks in Hezbollah strongholds in southern Lebanon….

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Switzerland guarantee World Cup 2018 play-off spot

Switzerland are assured of at least a play-off place after they completed a comfortable 3-0 victory over Group B minnows Andorra. Haris Seferovic scored twice for the Swiss before Stephan Lichtsteiner made sure with a third in the 68th minute. The match looked uncertain to finish as heavy rain drenched the pitch leaving it waterlogged in parts. Switzerland’s Stephan Lichtsteiner takes a tumble as heavy rain battered the pitch Volunteers worked tirelessly to get the standing water off the pitch for the game to continue Eren Derdiyok takes a swipe…

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