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Burberry's new star designer Riccardo Tisci put his own twist on the venerable British company's classic style for its streetwear and luxury fashion show at London's Fashion Week on Monday.

In Canada, 28-year-old immigrant wins lottery — twice

A young west African immigrant who moved to Canada two years ago has hit the lottery jackpot -- twice.Melhig Melhig, 28, won two scratch-off games in the space of five months. Total winnings? CAN $3.5 million (US $2.7 million).

Escada celebrates 40 years in New York

Escada celebrated its 40th anniversary Sunday by making a New York Fashion Week debut with soft power dressing for the working woman -- an upbeat and colorful collection that paid tribute to the 1980s.

Op-Ed: World's super-rich grow by 7 percent

The global economy may only now be showing signs of waking from it post 2008 slumber, but The number of people classed as 'super-rich' continues to grow.

Meet Deborah O'Rourke: Executive Director of Contractors for Kids Special

Deborah O'Rourke, the Executive Director of Contractors for Kids (CFK), chatted with Digital Journal about her nonprofit organization, and its mission. She also discussed the digital transformation of the nonprofit sector.

Taiwan graffiti artist swaps spray for ink in epic tattoos

In a small workshop down a narrow alleyway in Taipei's Ximending district, tattoo artist Bobo Chen is refreshing a scene from a Japanese epic with new ink on a client's back.

Microsoft requires its suppliers to offer paid paternity leave

Microsoft has taken the unusual step of requiring its U.S. located suppliers and vendors to offer paid paternity leave. The requirement affects companies employing 50 or more employees

Sex doll brothel opening in Toronto sparks opposition

Sex doll brothels are already popular in Japan, Korea, Barcelona, and Paris, but North America has so far, managed to be kept out of the fake-sex partner trade. But Aura Dolls is cashing in on a wide-open market by opening a brothel in Toronto.

Austria FM defends Putin wedding invitation

Austria's foreign minister defended on Monday the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin at her wedding, denying she had been used by him after photos of the two dancing fueled questions about her neutrality.

Spikeball: the US sport coming to a beach or backyard near you

For a game still in its infancy Spikeball -- a beach sport which looks like the love child of volleyball and tennis -- is already making global waves.

Putin attends Austrian foreign minster's wedding

Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the wedding of Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl on Saturday, in a visit that the opposition says has damaged Austria's reputation for political neutrality.

Mountain milonga: 'tango therapy' finds unlikely Montenegrin home

Couples twist across a wood floor to the melancholy sounds of tango music, swaying and swivelling in a dance that comes from far away.

Skin bleaching in Africa: An 'addiction' with risks

Skin bleaching in Africa is gaining popularity despite many health risks. In spite of the danger, people use toxic creams and injections and pills to become more fair, in the belief that lighter skin is a gateway to beauty and success.

Safe Schools For Alex established in memory of Parkland victim

Safe Schools For Alex is a charitable organization that has been set up in memory of Alex Schachter, who was tragically killed in the Parkland shooting on February 14, 2018.

Thai 'Indiana Jones' divers scour Bangkok's murky river for treasure

Kneeling before his homemade metal scuba helmet, Bhoomin Samang prays for good fortune before he dives into the day's work -- scouring the bed of Bangkok's Chao Phraya river for sunken treasure.

French luxury giants dive into Silicon Valley

Steve Jobs may have been a tech genius, but he clearly didn't care much for fashion.

Henna losing its allure as Tunisia's 'red gold'

In and around the Tunisian coastal city of Gabes, henna has long been a key driver of the economy -- so much so that the plant is known as "red gold".

Manila's 'Golden Gays' sing for their supper

Al Enriquez sheds his threadbare street vendor clothes like dead skin and develops a voguish, winking air once he slips into a gauzy gown and wig of tight blond curls.