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The love secret Clark Gable took to the grave

by Susan French/Tony James Features
Clark Gable and Loretta Young
Suddenly Hollywood's biggest heart throb decided to adopt a baby daughter ... but the gossips had a shrewd idea who the father was

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Challenges of modern day parenting
If a child’s home is a jungle then the outside world is as good as a war zone where they can practice what they learn

The meaning of love
Sadly, readings of love’s true soul are thus smeared and smudged by the callow, the jealous, and the controlling

Fashion tips: Designing the slim look by dressing right
The good news is that there are no end of cunning tricks that give the illusion of a slimmer silhouette without all the hard work of losing weight.

No fun in the game anymore: David Michael Bentle, England football star
Why has David Bentley, the England star who cost Tottenham Hotspur £15 million, given up football at only 29 and gone into the restaurant business?


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Parkinson's disease and eating right
Parkinson’s disease comes on slowly. In the beginning, you might feel anxious and have trouble sleeping.
Book review: Kathy Lette's Courting trouble
Kathy Lette’s dyed-in-the-wool feminist heroines tackle love-rats, legal eagles and a shocking dilemma in a fun rollicking romp
The Halloween killer - Trick or treat?
Adriane Insogna had been brutally murdered along with her housemate Leslie Mazzara. None of them had an enemy in the world. So who was behind the violent double murder?
Killer from the sky
One grey February day in 1965, a flock of pigeons were winging their way over the woods near the small country town of Warminster in England’s rural Wiltshire when something disturbing happened.
Teachers as role models
The biggest impact however can be provided by either the parents or the teachers or both while a student is undergoing his or her career building journey
World snooker champion Mark Selby - The Jester from Leicester
Mark is only the ninth player to complete the triple crown of the World, UK and Masters titles
Tips from the doyen of Paris perfumers Roja Dove
. To get the most from a fragrance don't put it behind your ears. The spot above the collarbone is better.
Not so faithful in a demanding world
When I passed an electronic shop just yards away from the mosque, there was a deafening racket of a hi-fi system blaring the latest disco number. How on earth would one hear the call of prayers?
Book Review: Joanna Briscoe’s 'Touched'
Joanna Briscoe’s creepily atmospheric new novel 'Touched' is a take on John Wyndham’s 'The Midwich Cuckoos'
A brutal end of a young bride - Caroline Coffey murder case
Hours after posting her wedding photos on Facebook, Caroline Coffey was bleeding to death, her throat slit by her new husband. It was a brutal end of a young bride
Face at the Devon resort of Dawlish window
The setting sun was lighting up the side of the house and Frank Feldman could see a face clearly. It was framed with dark hair which was decorated with a red bow. Who was she?
When Jackie Coogan and Betty Grable's love cost $4 million!
He planned to give his bride a multi-million-dollar nest-egg. But when married Betty Grable he couldn’t even afford a wedding suit...
Is the Internet world eroding reading habits?
In an age of apps and games reading habits are gradually fading out in children, Mahran Shaukat Ali reports
Just people on the deserted beach
The best thing about women is that they keep discovering themselves as they grow older while men get stagnated as they get long in the tooth
Crazy for currants
Whichever version of the currant you choose, you are sure to reap healthy benefits.

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His Majesty Sultan Qaboos in good health
The Diwan of Royal Court is honoured to reassure the loyal citizens of Oman that His Majesty Sultan Qaboos is in sound health after conducting medical tests
UAE’s visa norm to spur tourism in Oman
New multiple entry tourism permit for cruise passengers at just 200 dirhams will now make travel more cost effective and logistically more convenient with particular impact on a number of key markets
Filipinos upbeat over Muscat-Manila air link
Philippine expatriates in Oman are happy about the news that Oman Air has got approval to fly direct to Manila, saying it would greatly improve the experience of passengers
Corporates in Oman positive on hiring plans
Companies in Oman will be looking for engineers, project managers, human resources professionals, sales manager, executive assistants and construction managers in the next three months
Expatriate salesman found dead in interior Oman
The victim has been identified by his friends as Siby, an automobile spare parts shop salesman, from the south Indian state of Kerala
Airports in Oman to raise guard over Ebola
Health ministry official says there is no need to press the panic button over Ebola virus
Nigerian woman with Ebola like symptoms dies in transit phase at Abu Dhabi international airport
A 35-year-old Nigerian woman, who was travelling to India for treatment of cancer, died on Monday while in transit after showing symptoms similar to Ebola virus, the UAE health officials said
Movie Review: Chennai Express
SRK unleashes all his charm and experience over the years into his character and comes up with a winning performance
Muscat Goan bags title at ‘Goencho Avaz’
Adding to this latest achievement, Scully was recently declared the second runner-up at the May Queen beauty pageant organised by the Goan Committee of Oman, held at the Aviation Club, Muscat.
BP Oman to boost drilling, general manager says
So far, more than 15 wells have been drilled and five or six more wells will be drilled by the end of 2014, BP Oman General Manager said
His Majesty Sultan Qaboos in good health
The Diwan of Royal Court is honoured to reassure the loyal citizens of Oman that His Majesty Sultan Qaboos is in sound health after conducting medical tests
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Oman mall shooting update: Scare at Ibri Lulu as youth opens fire
“He entered the mall, threatened onlookers, fired in air and walked out,"
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Tender for Oman National Railway project this month
Global players with expertise in railway construction from Europe, China, South Korea, Turkey and India are pre-qualified for the prestigious 2,244-km-long Oman National Railway project
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Largest ever Indian made warship inducted into navy
Stealth destroyer INS Kolkata is a part of the Kolkata Class destroyers of the Indian Navy, which will include follow-on ships by the names of INS Kochi and INS Chennai
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Make in India, sell to world: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi
The prime minister speech focussed on creating jobs and attracting investment
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Movie Review: Chennai Express
SRK unleashes all his charm and experience over the years into his character and comes up with a winning performance
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‘Nato to respond if Russian troops infiltrate Ukraine’
US Air Force General Philip Breedlove, Nato’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe, said Nato countries in eastern Europe needed to start preparing for a possible threat from “little green men”
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Why airfares in Oman go SKY HIGH!
It is not just the universal market rule of demand and supply that causes airfares to escalate during peak season. Carriers which capitalise on rush months to boost revenues, too, play a major role
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World’s ‘most pierced’ man denied entry into the UAE
Rolf Buccholz, with 453 piercings on his body, was due to appear at Cirque Le Soir at the Fairmont hotel but denied entry into the United Arab Emirates due to 'security reasons'
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Anti-begging squad warns housewives against thieves in Oman
Housewives have been urged to keep doors closed for strangers and they have been advised to stay alert against burglars posing as beggars
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His Majesty Sultan Qaboos in good health
The Diwan of Royal Court is honoured to reassure the loyal citizens of Oman that His Majesty Sultan Qaboos is in sound health after conducting medical tests
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‘Nato to respond if Russian troops infiltrate Ukraine’
US Air Force General Philip Breedlove, Nato’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe, said Nato countries in eastern Europe needed to start preparing for a possible threat from “little green men”
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World’s ‘most pierced’ man denied entry into the UAE
Rolf Buccholz, with 453 piercings on his body, was due to appear at Cirque Le Soir at the Fairmont hotel but denied entry into the United Arab Emirates due to 'security reasons'
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Largest ever Indian made warship inducted into navy
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Anti-begging squad warns housewives against thieves in Oman
Housewives have been urged to keep doors closed for strangers and they have been advised to stay alert against burglars posing as beggars
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Sunday beat: Better facilities are required to attract modern tourists to Oman
The best way to make sure that tourists go back happy is to combine natural surroundings, leisure and hospitality into one package
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Ailing Bangladesh worker gets help, to fly home soon
While some donated small amounts, an Indian expatriate, who refused to be identified, paid thousands of rials at the hospital to clear Nazmul’s bills
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India’s cultural pride showcased on 68th Independence Day
The powerpoint presentation on India and the country’s milestone achievements in various disciplines was informative and awe-inspiring.
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Seminar on nanotech held at Indian School Al Ghubra
Indian School, Al Ghubra recently organised a workshop on nanotechnology, which has widespread applications in science. The seminar was sponsored by the school’s Department of Physics
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Fervour marks Pakistan 68th Independence Day event in Muscat
The celebrations included a flag hoisting ceremony at the Pakistan Embassy and later at Pakistan School Muscat
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