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Worldwide, obesity rising faster in rural areas

Worldwide, obesity rising faster in rural areas

Obesity worldwide is increasing more quickly in rural areas than in cities, a study reported Wednesday, challenging a long-held assumption that the global epidemic of excess weight is mainly an urban problem.

Pacquiao 'ready' to regain title after weigh-in with Matthysse

Pacquiao 'ready' to regain title after weigh-in with Matthysse

Manny Pacquiao, the only man to have won world titles in eight weight divisions in a glittering 23-year career, tipped the scales at 146 pounds.

Kate's sister Pippa Middleton pregnant with first child

Kate's sister Pippa Middleton pregnant with first child

Pippa Middleton, the younger sister of Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, announced on Thursday that she is pregnant with her first child.

Indian doctors defend 500kg Egyptian's weight loss amid row

Indian doctors defend 500kg Egyptian's weight loss amid row

Indian doctors on Tuesday angrily rejected claims that they had lied about the amount of weight an Egyptian once believed to be the world's heaviest woman had lost following surgery.

500kg Egyptian sheds half her weight after surgery in India

500kg Egyptian sheds half her weight after surgery in India

The "world's heaviest woman" has shed half her weight -- around a quarter of a tonne -- in the two months she's been in India for treatment, doctors said.