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‘Something special’: rumours in Milan over Versace x Fendi tie-up

Two of the biggest brands in Italian fashion are said to be staging a joint show this weekendFashion week is all about the gossip. The most talked about show in Milan is one that appears on no official schedule, exists only as a rumour, and may or may not take place this weekend.Versace and Fendi, two of the biggest brands in Italian fashion, are said to be staging a joint show co-designed by Donatella Versace and Fendi creative directors Kim Jones and Silvia Venturini Fendi. Cryptic gold-and-wh...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Milan, Life and style, World news, Italy, Fashion Weeks, Fendi, Milan Fashion Week, Versace, Kim Jones, Donatella Versace, Versace x Fendi, Silvia Venturini


‘Better ugly than boring’: book celebrates bizarre Belgian houses

Hannes Coudenys’ Ugly Belgian Houses updated with more from the ‘chaos known as Belgium’Ever since he was a child, Hannes Coudenys was annoyed by the “visual chaos” around him. On the road from home to his school in Bruges, he found a mishmash of architectural styles – haciendas, villas, farm-style houses, all mixed up with boxy malls and carpet shops.One day, as an adult, still exasperated, he took a photo of a house that was split into two jarringly different styles: a grey urban semi whose ot...
Tags: Europe, Books, Life and style, World news, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Homes, Belgium, Bruges, Hannes Coudenys


Experience: our house was moved to a different town

We lived in our dream home. Then suddenly a huge chasm split our town. Rather than buy a new home for the move, we decided to transplant the houseI moved to Malmberget – a town in the far north of Sweden, above the Arctic Circle – from a nearby village when I was four. My husband Mikael was born there. Our children, now grown up, were born there. I had a secret wish that we could one day live in the beautiful old house in the centre that belonged to my boss. A big green wooden villa, more than 1...
Tags: Europe, Technology, Sweden, Environment, Life and style, Communities, Society, World news, Mining, Engineering, Homes, Construction industry, Arctic Circle, Mikael, LKAB, Gällivare


Zahra Joya: the Afghan reporter who fled the Taliban – and kept telling the truth about women

As a child in Afghanistan, she pretended to be a boy in order to get an education, before starting her own women’s news agency. Now living in Britain, her fight continuesJust over a month ago, Zahra Joya left her house in Kabul to walk to her office, as she had been doing every day. From this small office, Joya, a journalist, ran Rukhshana Media, the news agency she founded last year to report on the stories of women and girls across Afghanistan. By the time she returned home in the afternoon, h...
Tags: Media, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Newspapers & magazines, Afghanistan, Britain, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Global development, Kabul, Joya, Zahra Joya, Rukhshana Media


Facebook and Google condemned over ads for ‘abortion pill reversal’

Adverts promoting ‘dangerous, unproven and unethical’ procedure shown millions of times, study findsFacebook has served “abortion reversal” adverts 18.4m times since January 2020, according to a report from the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH), promoting an “unproven, unethical” and “dangerous” procedure.Google shows the adverts on more than four-fifths of searches related to abortion across a number of US cities, according to the CCDH research, targeted at search terms such as “unwante...
Tags: Health, Google, Facebook, Technology, Media, Social Networking, Women, US, Life and style, Society, World news, Abortion, CCDH, Center for Countering Digital Hate CCDH


#DoNotTouchMyClothes: Afghan women’s social media protest against Taliban

Women around the world are sharing pictures of themselves in traditional colourful clothes in a campaign against the new strict dress code for female studentsAfter street demonstrations across major cities in Afghanistan, women have now taken to social media to protest against the Taliban’s hardline policies towards them.An online campaign has seen Afghan women around the world share photos of themselves wearing traditional colourful clothes, using the hashtag #DoNotTouchMyClothes. Continue read...
Tags: Law, Religion, Women, Life and style, World news, Afghanistan, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Islam, Global development, Sharia law, Inequality, Women's rights and gender equality


‘Every man was drinking’: how much do bans on alcohol help women in India?

Women’s protests led to prohibition in Bihar but can alcohol bans end domestic abuse and harassment?Holding sticks and brooms, the women marched to the liquor shop in the centre of Konar village. It was a rare ambush in the staunchly patriarchal Bihar state in eastern India. But they were at breaking point.“In every village women were troubled by alcohol. Men harassed them on the streets. Husbands beat them at home,” says Sunita Devi, 52, a former seamstress who led the crowd. “When they saw us ...
Tags: Health, Family, Law, Alcohol, India, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Domestic Violence, South and Central Asia, Global development, Alcoholism, Sexual Harassment, Bihar, Sunita Devi


Contents of Karl Lagerfeld’s eight houses up for grabs at Sotheby’s

Bowls used by world’s most spoilt cat among the more than 1,000 lots that belonged to late fashion designerDishes used to feed one of the world’s most pampered cats and hundreds of pairs of fingerless gloves will be among more than 1,000 lots at eight auctions selling the collection of Karl Lagerfeld, Sotheby’s has announced.The auction house announced earlier this year that it would sell the vast and varied number of objects that the late fashion designer accumulated to fill his eight residence...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Cats, France, Germany, Animals, Pets, Life and style, World news, Culture, Art and design, Monaco, Karl Lagerfeld, Sotheby, Karl Lagerfeld Sotheby


Is it ethical to travel right now? Experts on flying in the age of Delta

Questions to consider before you inflict the ‘moral injury’ of a risky, nonessential trip A new season is here and, with it, seedlings of holiday escape plans to some sun-drenched beach or snowy mountain ski slope. In view of passenger data from the US and the UK, air travel is on its way toward recovering from the slump of a pre-vaccine Covid-19 pandemic – despite the rise of the Delta variant.But does that mean it’s a good idea to buy that plane ticket, even if you’re vaccinated? And if you’re...
Tags: Travel, UK, US, Life and style, World news, US news, Ethics, Health & wellbeing, Delta, Coronavirus


Lashana Lynch, the first female 007: ‘I never had a plan B’

Lashana Lynch, star of the new Bond movie, on ninja training, doing her own stunts and why now’s the time for an agent who’s a ‘real woman’Lashana Lynch knew she was on a very short shortlist. She had taped a couple of auditions for Barbara Broccoli, the producer of the James Bond films since 1995. She met and read with Daniel Craig, who would be making his fifth and final appearance in No Time To Die, the 25th 007 adventure, a new release that you may have caught wind of by now. Then, finally, ...
Tags: Film, Race, Women, Life and style, World news, Culture, James Bond, Thrillers, Daniel Craig, Barbara Broccoli, Lynch, Lashana Lynch


‘Every message was copied to the police’: the inside story of the most daring surveillance sting in history

Billed as the most secure phone on the planet, An0m became a viral sensation in the underworld. There was just one problem for anyone using it for criminal means: it was run by the policeThe rain pattered lightly on the harbour of the Belgian port city of Ghent when, on 21 June 2021, a team of professional divers slipped below the surface into the emerald murk. The Brazilian tanker, heavy with fruit juice bound for Australia, had already crossed the Atlantic Ocean, but its journey wasn’t halfway...
Tags: Technology, Australia, Life and style, World news, Australia news, US news, Smartphones, Fbi, Mobile Phones, Telecoms, Australian Security And Counter-terrorism, Drugs trade, US crime, Crime - Australia, North America, Australian federal police


The Taliban are not the only threat to Afghanistan. Aid cuts could undo 20 years of progress

The most vulnerable people will bear the cost of sanctions, as services and the economy collapseWatching Afghanistan’s unfolding trauma, I’ve thought a lot about Mumtaz Ahmed, a young teacher I met a few years ago. Her family fled Kabul during Taliban rule in the late 1990s.Raised as a refugee in Pakistan, Ahmed had defied the odds and made it to university. Now, she was back in Afghanistan teaching maths in a rural girls’ school. “I came back because I believe in education and I love my country...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, Human Rights, Education, Children, Law, Women, Economics, Life and style, Society, UK News, World news, Teaching, Afghanistan, Taliban


‘We don’t fit the demographic’: a community in Dallas grapples with gentrification

What is lost when family-owned businesses and the elders playing dominoes on the corner get pushed out by high rents and chain storesAntonio Vargas was 21 when his entire block in Dallas was sold to a real estate developer. His childhood home was torn down to make space for a luxury apartment complex with units that cost between $1,450 and $1,900 a month – 300% more than the rents some former residents had been paying.Vargas was invited to the complex’s grand opening in February to bartend for t...
Tags: Texas, Life and style, World news, US news, Cities, Dallas, Gentrification, Vargas


‘Tomorrow they will kill me’: Afghan female police officers live in fear of Taliban reprisals

With at least four women, including a pregnant mother, targeted and killed by Taliban fighters, female ex-officers feel abandoned by the worldNegar Masumi, a female police officer with 15 years of experience, was determined not to flee when the Taliban took control of her home province of Ghor in central Afghanistan.On Saturday night, gunmen, who called themselves Taliban mujahideen, stormed Negar’s home. They took her husband and four of her sons into another room and tied them up. Then they be...
Tags: Women, Life and style, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Afghanistan, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Nato, Global development, Internally displaced people, Ghor, Women's rights and gender equality, Masumi


Kareena Kapoor Khan on breaking pregnancy taboos: ‘No one wants to talk about belching and swollen feet!’

One of Bollywood’s most bankable actors has written a revolutionary pregnancy book that lifts the lid on libido, caesareans and more. She discusses power, pay and the reality behind the glamourDays after giving birth to her first child – an emergency caesarean after the cord had wrapped itself around the baby’s neck – Kareena Kapoor Khan stood undressed and alone in front of a mirror in her bedroom. “There I was: scarred, chubby, puffy, tired,” she recalls of that moment in 2016. “I saw the baby...
Tags: Family, Film, India, Pregnancy, Life and style, World news, Culture, South and Central Asia, Health & wellbeing, Parents and parenting, Bollywood, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Kapoor Khan


‘They came for my daughter’: Afghan single mothers face losing children under Taliban

Life for single mothers in Afghanistan has always been marred by stigma and poverty. Now with the Taliban in control, what few protections they had have disappearedThe day after Mazar-i-Sharif, the provincial capital of Balkh province, fell to the Taliban on 14 August, gunmen came for Raihana’s* six-year-old daughter.Widowed when her husband was murdered by Taliban forces in 2020, Raihana had been raising her child as a single mother. After her husband’s death she had fought her in-laws for cust...
Tags: Children, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Divorce, Afghanistan, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Global development, Internally displaced people, Sharif, Mazar, Balkh, Raihana


Jean-Paul Belmondo: the beaten-up icon who made crime sexy

Immortalised by Godard and Melville, the actor specialised in seductive tough guys – and blazed a trail through movie historyJean-Paul Belmondo, star of Breathless, dies aged 88A life in picturesOn the streets of Paris, car thief and fugitive cop killer Michel Poiccard has just been gunned down by the police, having shown an insolent, fatalistic attitude to the idea of getting caught, and indeed to the revelation that his American girlfriend Patricia, wannabe journalist and street vendor of the ...
Tags: Europe, Celebrity, Film, France, Life and style, World news, Culture, Paris, Francois Truffaut, Jean Luc Godard, Patricia, Melville, Jean Seberg, Godard, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Michel


Bosses turn to ‘tattleware’ to keep tabs on employees working from home

The pandemic prompted a surge in the use of workplace surveillance programs – and they’re not going away any time soonDavid, 23, admits that he felt a twinge of relief when the first wave of Covid-19 shut down his Arlington, Virginia, office. A recent college graduate, he was new to the job and struggled to click with his teammates. Maybe, he thought, this would be a nice break from “the face-to-face stuff”: the office politics and small talk. (His name has been changed for this story.)“I couldn...
Tags: Business, Technology, Life and style, World news, US news, David, Technology sector, Arlington Virginia


It’s not just Texas – anti-abortion activists are targeting women’s rights in Europe | Mara Clarke

Draconian laws in European countries and the effects of Brexit and Covid-19 are making safe terminations harder to accessMara Clarke is the founder of Abortion Support NetworkThe state of Texas now has the most restrictive abortion law to be passed in the US since Roe v Wade legalised abortion in 1973. Texas residents must now add out-of-state travel to the many barriers that already exist to getting an abortion. There has been an outpouring of support for Texas women from people in the UK and E...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, England, Texas, Women, US, European Union, Life and style, Society, UK News, World news, US news, Northern Ireland, Abortion, Clarke


Delivering babies in a Nigerian camp: ‘I’ve had to use plastic bags as gloves’

After seeing a woman die in childbirth, Liyatu Ayuba stepped in and has now delivered 118 babies in a community cut off from public health servicesHaving watched a woman and her baby die needlessly after being refused admission to a hospital over a lack of money, Liyatu Ayuba wanted to never let it happen again.The 62-year-old is one of Nigeria’s nearly 3 million internally displaced people (IDPs) – driven out of their homes by the violence of the Boko Haram Islamist militants. Ayuba fled Gwoza ...
Tags: Health, Boko Haram, Nigeria, Africa, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Health & wellbeing, Global development, Childbirth, Sexual health, Maternal mortality, Maternal health, Infant and child mortality, Internally displaced people


Nigeria’s IDP camp midwife ‘bringing joy’ to mothers left behind by state

After seeing a woman die in childbirth, Liyatu Ayuba stepped in and has now delivered 118 babiesHaving watched a woman and her baby die needlessly after being refused admission to a hospital over a lack of money, Liyatu Ayuba wanted to never let it happen again.The 62-year-old is one of Nigeria’s nearly 3 million internally displaced people (IDPs) – driven out of their homes by the violence of the Boko Haram Islamist militants. Ayuba fled Gwoza in the north-eastern state of Borno in 2011 with he...
Tags: Health, Boko Haram, Nigeria, Africa, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Health & wellbeing, Global development, Childbirth, Sexual health, Maternal mortality, Maternal health, Infant and child mortality, Internally displaced people


Fran Lebowitz: ‘If people disagree with me, so what?’

With a hit Netflix series and The Fran Lebowitz Reader now published in the UK, the American wit talks about failing to write, her dislike of Andy Warhol and her best friend Toni MorrisonFran Lebowitz is a famous writer who famously doesn’t write. “I’m really lazy and writing is really hard and I don’t like to do hard things,” she says, and it’s the rare writer who would not have some sympathy with that. Yet, as all writers also know, writer’s block, which the 70-year-old has suffered from for f...
Tags: Books, UK, New York, Media, Women, Life and style, World news, Netflix, Culture, LGBT rights, Andy Warhol, Essays, Erroll McDonald, Lebowitz, Fran Lebowitz, Journalism books


Vaccine wars: how the decision not to get the shot is tearing loved ones apart

When friends and family disagree about getting vaccinated, close ties can fray. Some siblings have even stopped talking to each otherMegan, a 30-year-old from rural Nebraska, feels torn. She hasn’t been vaccinated against Covid-19, but if left to her own devices, things would be different. She worries about what would happen if she caught the virus and passed it on to her toddler daughter, whose history of health complications includes hospitalization for lung problems. Megan feels a responsibil...
Tags: Life and style, World news, US news, Nebraska, Megan, Coronavirus, COVID


Fashion brands sign new deal on Bangladesh garment workers’ safety

Campaigners and union leaders praise accord, which replaces one agreed after 2013 Rana Plaza fireCampaigners have hailed a new agreement designed to protect garment workers in Bangladesh, signed by the likes of H&M and Inditex, which owns Zara and Bershka.The accord replaces another agreement signed by more than 200 international fashion companies after the Rana Plaza factory fire in 2013, in which more than 1,100 people died. For the first time, these companies faced legal action if their healt...
Tags: Fashion, Life and style, World news, South and Central Asia, Fashion industry, Global development, Bangladesh, Garment Workers, Zara, Rana Plaza, Inditex


‘I’m one of them’: the FGM survivor providing a lifeline in Leeds

Stigma can stop women seeking help but Hawa Bah, who was cut at eight, reaches those suffering in silence to get them the care they needOne night 14 years ago, Hawa Bah crept out of her house in Guinea and slipped into the darkness. She says she had lost count but it may have been her 14th or 15th escape attempt from an abusive marriage she was forced into with a man 37 years her senior.Bah made her way through a maze of streets to the meeting point where a car was waiting with two strangers ins...
Tags: Health, Africa, Women, Life and style, Society, UK News, World news, Guinea, Refugees, Global development, Fgm, Leeds, Forced marriage, Child marriage, Bah, Female genital mutilation (FGM


‘I’m one of them’: the FGM survivor providing a lifeline

Stigma can stop women seeking help but Hawa Bah, who was cut at eight, reaches those suffering in silence to get them the care they needOne night 14 years ago, Hawa Bah crept out of her house in Guinea and slipped into the darkness. She says she had lost count but it may have been her 14th or 15th escape attempt from an abusive marriage she was forced into with a man 37 years her senior.Bah made her way through a maze of streets to the meeting point where a car was waiting with two strangers ins...
Tags: Health, Africa, Women, Life and style, Society, UK News, World news, Guinea, Refugees, Global development, Fgm, Leeds, Forced marriage, Child marriage, Bah, Female genital mutilation (FGM


‘My crime is I fell in love’: should India rethink tough laws on underage sex?

Laws intended to tackle child abuse are resulting in young men in consensual relationships being imprisoned. Activists argue a more nuanced approach is neededMani*, 21, began dating Noor*, 17, two years ago. They couldn’t see each other during the Covid lockdowns, but when restrictions began to ease, they would meet on the deserted banks of a canal in a small town in Tamil Nadu. The couple hoped to marry one day, but then Noor fell pregnant, and life turned into a nightmare.Two months ago, Mani ...
Tags: Sex, India, World news, South and Central Asia, Sexuality, Global development, Young People, Teenage pregnancy, Tamil Nadu, Noor, Mani


‘We love everybody’: the French drag couple making non-traditional wedding dresses

James and ViviAnn Du Fermoir-de-Monsac want to create an atmosphere where those who don’t fit the vision of an ideal bride feel comfortableOn the third floor of a typical Alsatian building in Strasbourg, a door opens on to a bright atelier, dotted with mannequins draped in bridal wear. This is where James and ViviAnn Du Fermoir-de-Monsac live and work, designing couture wedding gowns watched over by their cheerful mascot – a yellow parakeet named Adam. And they do it in drag.The pair say seeing ...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, France, Life and style, World news, Wedding Dresses, Weddings, Strasbourg, James, Drag, ViviAnn Du Fermoir de Monsac


‘We lost everything’: Afghan wheelchair basketball team captain speaks out

Nilofar Bayat begins rebuilding her life in Spain after days of fear for her life under Taliban ruleWhen the Taliban entered Kabul, Nilofar Bayat, the captain of Afghanistan’s female national wheelchair basketball team, knew she had to get out.“There were so many videos of me playing basketball. I had been active in calling for women’s rights and the rights of women with disabilities,” she said. “If the Taliban found out all of this about me, I knew they would kill me.” Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Women, Spain, Sport, Life and style, World news, Afghanistan, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Basketball, Nilofar Bayat, Disability and sport, Kabul Nilofar Bayat


Disinfection robots and thermal body cameras: welcome to the Covid-free office

A workplace in Bucharest filled with anti-virus innovations could become the new normal in office design, its creators hopeExplainer: what are UK workers’ rights when asked to return?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNot so long ago it may have seemed more like a futuristic vision of the workplace – or a hospital.But the hands-free door handles, self-cleaning surfaces, antimicrobial paint, air-monitoring display tools, UV light disinfection robots, and 135 other measure...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, Real Estate, UK, Science, Technology, Money, Life and style, Society, World news, Financial Sector, Commercial Property, Work & careers, Infectious Diseases, Romania



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