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Glenda Bailey: 'It is not easy being in a room full of goddesses'

"I <i>love</i> coming to London Fashion Week," says Glenda Bailey. "I wave over at the front row and everyone waves back! It’s so nice because of course nearly all the editors were part of the team when I was editing <i>Marie Claire</i>."<p>This is textbook Glenda Bailey, editor-in-chief of US <i>Harper’s Bazaar</i>, the …

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Belarus re-elects 'last dictator in Europe' for fifth term

The West has long ostracised Belarus over its human rights record and clamp-down on political dissent<p>Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko won a fifth term in office by a landslide on Sunday in an election that could see an easing of relations with the West and raise questions about his ties …


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Japan Is Making It Easier To Send Troops Overseas And People Are Not Happy

The changes could be the biggest revamping of Japan's military since the country adopted a pacifist stance after the horrors of World War II.<p>1. Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and …

Indigenous Taiwanese open their lands, cultures to gain acceptance

The imposing stone head of a tribal elder welcomes about 200,000 visitors per month to a museum in the jungle-covered mountains south of Taipei. Inside, photos and paintings depict Atayal aborigines bearing black V-shaped tattoos from ears to mouth, traditional markers of beauty and passage into …


Hamburg sports club blocks refugee home extension

The Hamburg Sports Association has taken legal action to prevent a refugee home being extended further into its parking lot, a report says. HSV says …

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Billion-dollar Spanish airport sold for 10,000 euros

An abandoned Spanish airport which cost about 1.1bn euros ($1.2bn) to build has been sold for 10,000 euros in a bankruptcy auction.<p>Ciudad Real's Central airport, located about 235km south of the capital Madrid, became a symbol of the country's wasteful spending during a construction boom that ended …


Portugal: Problem child despite reforms

Problems from the past have been corrected, yet a mountain of debt remains - that's the way the Portuguese see it. The country is an uncertain …

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NHS chief: Cancer reforms will save 30,000 lives yearly

A radical overhaul of how the NHS diagnoses and treats cancer will save 30,000 lives a year by 2020, it has been claimed<p>Radical changes to the way the NHS diagnoses and treats cancer will save 30,000 lives a year by 2020, the head of the health service will pledge.<p>Major reforms will lead to an 80 …

Donald Trump attack on John McCain war record is 'new low in US politics'

Candidate slams 2008 nominee at social conservative Iowa gathering Perry leads strong GOP response: Trump ‘unfit to be commander in chief’<p>Donald Trump attacked the Arizona senator John McCain on Saturday, for being shot down while a navy pilot during the Vietnam war.<p>Trump, who has been in a war of …

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New Delhi: Two killed, 8 injured in 5-storey building collapse

The site of the building collapse in Vishnu Garden in West Delhi on Saturday night. (Source: Express Photo by Cheena Kapoor)<p>Two people were killed, …

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Breakthrough in Balochistan

For the firs time in nine years, the Pakistani government has managed to hold direct talks with one prominent secessionist tribal chief from Balochistan in a fresh attempt to end the ongoing violent insurgency in the gas-rich province. Suleman Daud, who holds the historically prestigious, yet …


Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes near Truckee, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Saturday evening nine miles from Truckee, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 6:36 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 9.3 miles.<p>According to the USGS, the epicenter was 24 miles from Reno, Nev.<p>In the last 10 days, …

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US military exercise sparks fears of martial law

Dissidents would be assassinated, Wal-Marts turned into prison camps, foreign troops brought in to help.<p>Then the governor of Texas lent credence to the paranoia by ordering the state's National Guard to monitor a weekslong special operations training exercise called Jade Helm 15 involving 1,200 …