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Fashion doesn’t need to kill animals: British designer MacDonald

LONDON (Reuters) – British fashion designer Julien MacDonald has apologized for using fur in his past collections – raising a hot topic that returned to rock London Fashion Week.

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Diverse shapes, sizes, colors dominate Emmys red carpet

(Reuters) – The Emmy awards red carpet challenged the traditional ideals of Hollywood beauty on Sunday with diversity in race, body shape and sexual identity reinventing television’s biggest runway.

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Japan restaurant highlights dementia awareness

TOKYO, Japan (Reuters) – Diners have no complaints about the service at a pop-up restaurant in central Tokyo, where the 17 waiters and waitresses all suffer from dementia.

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Koala survives 16 km drive trapped under 4WD

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A koala survived a 16-kilometre (10-mile) road trip in Australia clinging to the axle of a four wheel drive vehicle, before the driver stopped and heard the cries of the…

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Brexit looms over London catwalk as overseas brands take spotlight

LONDON (Reuters) – London kicked off fashion week on Friday to pleas from the local fashion industry to protect the city’s international outlook as uncertainty about Britain’s impending departure…

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Watchmaker Zenith bets on new way of keeping time

LE LOCLE, Switzerland (Reuters) – High-end watchmaker Zenith is replacing a part that has kept time in mechanical watches for almost 350 years, hoping its new, apparently more accurate mechanism will…

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Two first-time authors make Man Booker Prize shortlist

LONDON (Reuters) – Two first-time female authors feature on the 2017 Man Booker Prize fiction shortlist which comprises three women and three men including best-selling U.S. writer Paul Auster.

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J.J. Abrams to write and direct 2019’s ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Filmmaker J.J. Abrams will write and direct the ninth installment of the ongoing “Star Wars” saga, Walt Disney Co said Tuesday, a week after the film lost its writer-director…

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From refugee camp to runway, hijab-wearing model breaks barriers

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Roughly one year ago, Denise Wallace, executive co-director of the Miss Minnesota USA pageant, received a phone call from 19-year-old Halima Aden asking if she could compete in…

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Cats on a train! Japan railway lets felines roam to raise awareness of strays

OGAKI, Japan (Reuters) – A Japanese civic group teamed up with a railway operator on Sunday to let some 30 cats roam on a local train at an event, hoping it will raise awareness of the culling of…

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