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01/19/2020 - 04:48

Designer hopes green lingerie takes off

In a tiny workshop in central Paris, Paloma Casile puts finishing touches on eco-friendly lingerie that she hopes will catch on at an international show a few days hence.

In a tiny workshop in central Paris, Paloma Casile puts finishing touches on eco-friendly lingerie that she hopes will catch on at an international show a few days hence.

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01/19/2020 - 04:48

Designer hopes green lingerie takes off

In a tiny workshop in central Paris, Paloma Casile puts finishing touches on eco-friendly lingerie that she hopes will catch on at an international show a few days hence.

In a tiny workshop in central Paris, Paloma Casile puts finishing touches on eco-friendly lingerie that she hopes will catch on at an international show a few days hence.


01/19/2020 - 04:19

China reports 17 new cases of mystery virus

China reported 17 new cases of the mysterious SARS-like virus on Sunday, including three in a severe condition, heightening fears ahead of China's Lunar New Year holiday when hundreds of millions of people move around the country.

China reported 17 new cases of the mysterious SARS-like virus on Sunday, including three in a severe condition, heightening fears ahead of China's Lunar New Year holiday when hundreds of millions of people move around the country.


01/19/2020 - 03:20

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan to give up royal titles

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will give up their royal titles and public funding as part of a settlement with the Queen to start a new life away from the British monarchy.

Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will give up their royal titles and public funding as part of a settlement with the Queen to start a new life away from the British monarchy.


01/19/2020 - 03:03

World powers in Berlin to seek elusive Libya peace

World leaders will gather in Berlin on Sunday to make a fresh push for peace in Libya, in a desperate bid to stop the conflict-wracked nation from disintegrating into a "second Syria".

World leaders will gather in Berlin on Sunday to make a fresh push for peace in Libya, in a desperate bid to stop the conflict-wracked nation from disintegrating into a "second Syria".


01/19/2020 - 02:23

Ken Starr, celebrity lawyer Dershowitz join Trump defense team

Ken Starr, who was at the center of Bill Clinton's impeachment in the 1990s, and America's biggest celebrity lawyer Alan Dershowitz were announced Friday to be joining President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment defense.

Ken Starr, who was at the center of Bill Clinton's impeachment in the 1990s, and America's biggest celebrity lawyer Alan Dershowitz were announced Friday to be joining President Donald Trump's Senate impeachment defense.

01/19/2020 - 04:48

Designer hopes green lingerie takes off

In a tiny workshop in central Paris, Paloma Casile puts finishing touches on eco-friendly lingerie that she hopes will catch on at an international show a few days hence.

In a tiny workshop in central Paris, Paloma Casile puts finishing touches on eco-friendly lingerie that she hopes will catch on at an international show a few days hence.


01/19/2020 - 04:19

China reports 17 new cases of mystery virus

China reported 17 new cases of the mysterious SARS-like virus on Sunday, including three in a severe condition, heightening fears ahead of China's Lunar New Year holiday when hundreds of millions of people move around the country.

China reported 17 new cases of the mysterious SARS-like virus on Sunday, including three in a severe condition, heightening fears ahead of China's Lunar New Year holiday when hundreds of millions of people move around the country.


01/19/2020 - 03:38

Syria refugees bring new tastes and traditions to Kurdish Iraq

At first, no one in the Iraqi Kurdish capital Arbil would drink the bitter coffee at Syrian refugee Abdussamad Abdulqadir's cafe. But now it's a hit, part of a growing cultural exchange.

At first, no one in the Iraqi Kurdish capital Arbil would drink the bitter coffee at Syrian refugee Abdussamad Abdulqadir's cafe. But now it's a hit, part of a growing cultural exchange.


01/18/2020 - 21:35

Suspended in a barrel, S.African man set to break "pole sitting" record

Vernon Kruger has been sitting in a barrel suspended 25 metres above ground for more than two months.

Vernon Kruger has been sitting in a barrel suspended 25 metres above ground for more than two months.


01/18/2020 - 20:13

Devils, bears and Death ring in the New Year in Poland

Mountain men disguised as devils, the Grim Reaper, horses and bears ring-in the New Year with a cacophony of drums, whistles, shouts and catchy melodies in a time-honoured tradition still popular in Poland's mountains.

Mountain men disguised as devils, the Grim Reaper, horses and bears ring-in the New Year with a cacophony of drums, whistles, shouts and catchy melodies in a time-honoured tradition still popular in Poland's mountains.


01/18/2020 - 19:59

In Washington, women march against Trump as election looms

Thousands of women marched through Washington on Saturday at a now-annual event opposing US President Donald Trump, striking a defiant note despite falling attendance numbers.

Thousands of women marched through Washington on Saturday at a now-annual event opposing US President Donald Trump, striking a defiant note despite falling attendance numbers.


01/18/2020 - 19:14

Benin welcomes back 28 antique royal artefacts

Ambassadors from France and Japan mingled with presidential officials, royalty and schoolchildren as Benin celebrated the return of dozens of colonial-era antique artefacts looted by France more than a century ago.

Ambassadors from France and Japan mingled with presidential officials, royalty and schoolchildren as Benin celebrated the return of dozens of colonial-era antique artefacts looted by France more than a century ago.


01/18/2020 - 18:23

Farmer fury and environmental anger in protest-hit Germany

From grumpy bee-keepers dumping honey on politicians' doorsteps to furious farmers holding up traffic, increasing tensions between farmers and environmentalists have overshadowed the opening of the biggest show on Germany's agriculture calendar.

From grumpy bee-keepers dumping honey on politicians' doorsteps to furious farmers holding up traffic, increasing tensions between farmers and environmentalists have overshadowed the opening of the biggest show on Germany's agriculture calendar.


01/18/2020 - 13:36

Rising rents push out famous LGBT bookshop from Paris's gay district

France's oldest LGBT bookshop is being pushed out of Paris's trendy gay district due to skyrocketing rents fanned by gentrification, tourism and top brands which have opened outlets there.

France's oldest LGBT bookshop is being pushed out of Paris's trendy gay district due to skyrocketing rents fanned by gentrification, tourism and top brands which have opened outlets there.


01/18/2020 - 11:01

Louvre reopens after being blocked by strikers

The Louvre in Paris, the world's most visited museum, reopened on Saturday after being shut down by workers striking over government plans to overhaul France's pension system.

The Louvre in Paris, the world's most visited museum, reopened on Saturday after being shut down by workers striking over government plans to overhaul France's pension system.


01/18/2020 - 05:42

Experts warn over scale of China virus as US airports start screening

The true scale of the outbreak of a mysterious SARS-like virus in China is likely far bigger than officially reported, scientists have warned, as countries ramp up measures to prevent the disease from spreading.

The true scale of the outbreak of a mysterious SARS-like virus in China is likely far bigger than officially reported, scientists have warned, as countries ramp up measures to prevent the disease from spreading.


01/18/2020 - 05:24

Art blooms in gritty Dakar neighbourhood

Mamadou Boye Diallo, an art curator with a penchant for heart-shaped glasses, calls Dakar's working-class Medina neighbourhood an open-air museum.

Mamadou Boye Diallo, an art curator with a penchant for heart-shaped glasses, calls Dakar's working-class Medina neighbourhood an open-air museum.


01/18/2020 - 03:54

Australia's farmers count cost after bushfires wipe out livestock

In the wake of ferocious bushfires that tore through Kangaroo Island, local farmer Rick Morris has endured the gruelling task of burying 400 sheep killed when most of his sprawling property went up in flames.

In the wake of ferocious bushfires that tore through Kangaroo Island, local farmer Rick Morris has endured the gruelling task of burying 400 sheep killed when most of his sprawling property went up in flames.


01/18/2020 - 02:51

US sheriff threatens to defy state to protect gun ownership rights

When Sheriff Scott Jenkins swore to protect the US Constitution, he swore to protect the Second Amendment -- even from new laws in Virginia that he says threaten to deprive citizens of their right to bear arms.

When Sheriff Scott Jenkins swore to protect the US Constitution, he swore to protect the Second Amendment -- even from new laws in Virginia that he says threaten to deprive citizens of their right to bear arms.


01/18/2020 - 02:10

'Hundreds' likely affected by Chinese virus: researchers

The number of people infected by a mystery SARS-like virus that has killed two people in China is likely hundreds more than officially reported, researchers have said.

The number of people infected by a mystery SARS-like virus that has killed two people in China is likely hundreds more than officially reported, researchers have said.


01/17/2020 - 22:39

All is dandy: Dior goes English aristo chic in Paris men's show

Kim Jones injected a spot of English aristocratic insouciance into the DNA of Dior Friday, with a starry men's Paris fashion week show that riffed on British upper class eccentricity.

Kim Jones injected a spot of English aristocratic insouciance into the DNA of Dior Friday, with a starry men's Paris fashion week show that riffed on British upper class eccentricity.


01/17/2020 - 22:36

Style legend Jean-Paul Gaultier retires from fashion

French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier shocked the fashion world Friday by saying his next Paris haute couture show will be his last.

French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier shocked the fashion world Friday by saying his next Paris haute couture show will be his last.


01/17/2020 - 22:14

US dumps huge amounts of sand on Miami Beach to tackle climate change erosion

Dozens of trucks have started dumping hundreds of thousands of tons of sand on Miami Beach as part of US government measures to protect Florida's tourist destinations against the effects of climate change.

Dozens of trucks have started dumping hundreds of thousands of tons of sand on Miami Beach as part of US government measures to protect Florida's tourist destinations against the effects of climate change.


01/17/2020 - 21:55

Men in skirts, Madonna in cones and lots of sailors: the Gaultier style

When Jean-Paul Gaultier walks away from fashion design, he will leave behind a rich legacy of men in skirts, Madonna in a conical bra and lots of sailor stripes.

When Jean-Paul Gaultier walks away from fashion design, he will leave behind a rich legacy of men in skirts, Madonna in a conical bra and lots of sailor stripes.


01/17/2020 - 21:21

US begins airport screenings as SARS-linked virus kills 2 in China

The US will begin screening passengers Friday arriving from a Chinese city at the heart of a mysterious SARS-linked virus, officials said, after an outbreak that has stricken dozens claimed a second life.

The US will begin screening passengers Friday arriving from a Chinese city at the heart of a mysterious SARS-linked virus, officials said, after an outbreak that has stricken dozens claimed a second life.