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Nasty flu season showing signs of winding down in US

Could this nasty flu season finally be winding down? U.S. health officials on Friday said fewer visits to the doctor last week — 1 out of 16 — were for fever, cough and other flu symptoms than during the previous two weeks. The number of states reporting high patient traffic for the flu also dropped, to 39 from 43. Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say they’re cautious about saying the flu season has peaked but called the downturn encouraging. Flu usually peaks in February. This season…

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'We can put the world on the right track': why Jane Goodall isn't slowing down

Now, on this sparkling autumn day, there isn’t an iota of doubt in her rational mind. Looking into Greybeard’s deep, chocolate-brown eyes, feeling the pressure of his fingers on hers, she sees a thinking, sentient creature. Our closest living relative is capable of emotions of fear, curiosity, anger and joy, just like us. It’s been more than a year since Jane arrived in this remote part of East Africa, which is today known as Tanzania, with an African cook and her mother Vanne – it was unthinkable for a single…

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London Fashion Week: What's gone down so far

London Fashion Week comes hot on the heels of New York and just ahead of Milan – but the UK capital’s biannual showcase is holding its own with headline collections from the likes of Mulberry, JW Anderson and Halpern. Big name fans have been in attendance on the frows and there’s been some truly avant-garde looks courtesy of St Martins graduates as well as more established designers. Here’s a look at some of the best bits so far: 1. Want to stand out in a crowd? We have just the…

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News: Qatar Airways touches down in Australian capital Canberra

The first Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Canberra, the capital city of Australia, touched down at Canberra Airport earlier, where it was welcomed with a celebratory water cannon salute. Qatar Airways chief executive Akbar Al Baker said: “Qatar Airways is delighted to be expanding its reach in Australia by launching our fifth gateway into this beautiful country. “In 2016, we launched flights to Sydney and Adelaide, clearly demonstrating our commitment to the people of Australia. “We are extremely happy to be offering our loyal Australian passengers the chance to…

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Ginger and Smart taking their designs down the aisle

When it comes to planning a runway show, there are always plenty of variables that need to be ticked off. This week, designers Ginger and Smart will add turbulence and wind speed to that list when they stage Australia’s first catwalk show in the sky. Models Emma and Alejandra wearing designs from the latest collection by Ginger and Smart, which is launching its first bridal collection in March. Photo: Simon Schluter The designers have been chosen to stage the Grand Showcase at next month’s Melbourne Fashion Festival, where the sister duo…

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Riyad Mahrez: Leicester City winger trains for first time since move broke down

Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez is set to return to training for the first time since a proposed January move to Manchester City fell through. The 26-year-old has not trained with his team-mates since Leicester rejected a deal of around £50m from the Premier League leaders on deadline day. But BBC Radio Leicester has learned he plans to return to the club on Friday. On Thursday, Foxes boss Claude Puel said Mahrez would not be selected for Saturday’s trip to Manchester City. It is not yet known if his decision to…

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