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These ’90s Style Essentials Are Making a Major Comeback

History repeating itself isn’t always seen as a good thing, but in the fashion world, it’s a shortcut to success. Case in point: the ’70s style revolution. Over the last few seasons, editors, bloggers, It girls and every girls have been diggin’ those groovy vibes, welcoming (cropped) flares, suede …


Meet the Manga-Loving Gamer Girl Who Ruled the Fall Shows

Sora Choi was one of the most popular faces on the runways this season, walking over 50 different shows in New York, Paris, London, and Milan, but her career trajectory was hardly straightforward. In fact, it never would have happened if it weren’t for a well-timed favor she did for a friend back …

Louis Vuitton

Kate Middleton Channels Downton Abbey in Very Large Hat

In a pretty great $3,575 coat, too.<p><b>The Duchess of Cambridge</b> is really delivering, sartorially, lately. After wearing a checkered gingham dress that evoked Jackie Kennedy last week, Kate opted, for today’s Commonwealth Day service, for a grey Erdem coat that retails for $3,575 (we will get back to …

The U.S. Has Called on North Korea to Release a Detained American Student

The White House demanded on Wednesday that North Korea pardon and release Otto Warmbier, the 21-year-old American student who was sentenced Wednesday …

North Korea

Bowe Bergdahl says he left his post in Afghanistan as an act of 'self-sacrifice'

Attorneys for Bergdahl, who faces charges including desertion, said they released the documents to help counteract negative publicity over the case.<p>Bergdahl told a general who investigated the case that he hoped to cause an alarm by leaving his post, then walk to a larger base in Afghanistan so he …

Bowe Bergdahl

What to wear on dress-down Friday at work

Dress-down Friday: the three dreaded words that give license to all manner of sins in the boardroom. While we don’t expect you, dear reader, to hold court in flip flops, slashed denim or naval-grazing tops (yes, we have witnessed them all), striking a balance that lends itself to both meetings and …



Rights & Freedoms

Japanese journalist missing in Syria appears in video

A video has surfaced online showing a missing Japanese journalist, reportedly held by an al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria, reading a message to his family and country.<p>Dressed in a dark sweater with a scarf, Jumpei Yasuda mostly seemed calm as he spoke in English in the one-minute video, which was posted …

Middle East

From Kim Jong-un to Kim Kardashian – the world's most powerful millennials

From Kim Kardashian to Kim Jong-un, we look at some of the biggest movers and shakers aged 20-35<p>For some, millennials are the cursed generation who would prefer to concentrate on taking 2,000 selfies a year than anything else.<p>For others, including many millennials themselves, they are the …

Kim Jong-Il

Japanese journalist missing in Syria appears in video

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Japanese freelance journalist who has been missing in Syria since June 2015 has appeared in a video posted online Wednesday.<p>Although Jumpei Yasuda, whose identity Japanese media have confirmed through his family, references the date March 16, CNN cannot confirm the date the video was …


Sands of time: a century of Egyptian photography – in pictures

These images of everyone from presidents to paupers show the tourist’s view of Egypt that we know – and the backstreets we don’t

Ben Affleck Reveals the Reason He and Jennifer Garner Don't Act Like a Typical Divorced Couple

Ellen was very impressed.<p>Even with the heart-shattering <i>Vanity Fair</i> profiles and the follow-ups to the aforementioned heart-shattering <i>Vanity Fair</i> profiles, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are still buds, says Ben Affleck.<p>"Absolutely, you know?" said Affleck in response to Ellen DeGeneres' …