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African style makes debut at Paris Haute Couture week

Cameroonian designer Imane Ayissi blended European style with African flair for a catwalk collection that marked the first time a designer from sub-Saharan Africa had joined the Paris haute couture fashion week.

24 Jan 2020 4:17 pm
UK's Duchess Kate begins 24-hour tour for childhood survey

Britain's duchess Kate, the wife of Prince William, began a 24-hour tour on Tuesday to launch a survey of people's views on bringing up children, as the royals carry on with official duties in the wake of the rift over Prince Harry.

22 Jan 2020 4:04 am
China's 'mermaid descendants' weave final garments from skin of fish

You Wenfeng, who belongs to China's tiny Hezhen ethnic group, is one of the few people in her community who can still make clothing from the skin of fish.

21 Jan 2020 10:03 am
Elegant Kim Jones collection stars on Dior menswear runway

Sleek double-breasted suits, luxurious patterns and silky fabrics mingled to celebrate tailoring in a timeless menswear collection at the Christian Dior catwalk in Paris on Friday.

18 Jan 2020 3:07 am
Can 'Made in Africa' cigars compete with Cuba?

While drinking in a nightclub in Mozambique in 2015, Kamal Moukheiber had an idea: a luxury cigar made not in Cuba, but in southern Africa.

17 Jan 2020 3:35 pm
Shakespeare's First Folio to be sold at auction in New York in April

A rare 1623 book that brought together William Shakespeare's works for the first time will go up for auction in April, Christie's auction house announced on Friday.

13 Jan 2020 10:01 pm
UK's Prince Harry and Meghan to step back from being senior royals

Britain's Prince Harry, the grandson of Queen Elizabeth, said he and his American wife Meghan plan to step back from their roles as senior members of Britain's royal family and work to become financially independent.

9 Jan 2020 12:20 am
After Britain appeals for weirdos, spoon bender Uri Geller applies

Spoon-bending celebrity psychic Uri Geller, 73, has applied for a job in the British government in response to an advert for misfits and weirdos, saying no other candidate would possess his powers.

8 Jan 2020 4:45 pm
Cat vs. chants: Friendly feline tests Buddhist monk's patience

A Thai temple cat's bid for affection during five-hour-long New Year prayers was enough to test the patience of a Buddhist monk as he tried to maintain his chanting concentration.

3 Jan 2020 4:23 pm
With Uighur comic, Japanese manga artist aims to highlight everday 'suffering'

A Japanese artist whose manga comics about a Uighur woman went viral wants to use the simple power of her work to raise awareness of the daily suffering endured by the Chinese mostly Muslim minority, she told Reuters.

27 Dec 2019 3:46 pm
Archeologists discover ancient Mayan palace in eastern Mexico

Archeologists have discovered a large palace likely used by the Mayan elite more than 1,000 years ago in the ancient city of Kuluba, near the modern day tourist hot spot of Cancun in eastern Mexico, Mexican anthropology officials said.

27 Dec 2019 3:36 am
Colorado bank robber throws cash in air, shouting 'Merry Christmas'

A man with a white beard was being held on $10,000 bond for allegedly robbing a Colorado bank and throwing the stolen cash into the air while shouting, Merry Christmas to passersby, police and local media reported on Tuesday.

25 Dec 2019 7:22 am
Romania auctions dictator Ceausescu's hunting car for $44,000

Romania sold an off-road vehicle made especially for Nicolae Ceausescu in 1977 for almost double its starting price, the country's tax authority ANAF said on Friday, drawing on the late dictator's notoriety 30 years after the collapse of communism.

20 Dec 2019 9:19 pm
Wakanda free trade forever? Fictional nation removed from U.S. trade list

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said it removed the fictional country of Wakanda from an online list of nations that have free trade agreements with the United States on Thursday.

19 Dec 2019 9:31 pm
You dirty rat: Zodiac window cleaners set Tokyo sparkling for New Year

Dangling more than 50 meters above a busy Tokyo street, window cleaners dressed up as a boar and a rat on Thursday scrubbed windows at a downtown hotel ahead of the country's New Year festivities.

19 Dec 2019 12:54 pm
Venezuela Christmas decorations light up anger over blackouts

Venezuela's government has sparked a holiday controversy by hanging Christmas lights in major cities, decorations that many say have no place in a country suffering chronic blackouts.

17 Dec 2019 7:32 pm