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Fifty-three die in flash floods

Heavy rains that caused flash floods and collapsed houses in different parts of Pakistan have killed 53 people.

Civil and military authorities have launched rescue and relief efforts to deal with the crisis.

Flooding hit Pakistan's largest city, Karachi, because of the southern city's faulty drainage system. The same storm system hit Afghanistan, killing at least 58 people.

FANS DYEING TO LOOK LIKE STARS

Extravagant hair colour has more than doubled in popularity after celebrities such as Helen Mirren and Rihanna were seen sporting shades of purple and pink.

Home hair dye sales are up 128pc on this time last year, according to Amazon. The retailer said high-profile experiments by celebrities had reignited the trend.

Dame Helen surprised reporters at the Bafta Awards when she took to the red carpet with pink hair.

US DIPLOMATIC POSTS CLOSED

US diplomatic posts in 19 cities in the Muslim world will be closed at least through the end of this week, amid online "chatter" about terror threats.

One lawmaker on an intelligence committee called it the most serious threat he had seen in several years.

Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the decision to keep the embassies and consulates closed is a sign of an "abundance of caution" and "not of a new threat".

Facilities will remain closed in Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, along with Madagascar, Burundi, Rwanda and Mauritius. Britain, Germany and France have also closed embassies in Yemen.

BUTTOCK JABS PUT LIVES AT RISK

Women across the US are risking their lives for illegal procedures to make their buttocks bigger, often involving home-improvement materials such as silicone injected by people with no medical training.

Deaths from illegal buttocks injections have been reported in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Pennsylvania, Nevada and New York.

An interior decorator in Mississippi faces trial in the deaths of two women who were injected at her house.


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