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The last weekend in September hosts the second London Fashion Weekend of 2016. Here the highlights from London Fashion Week are shown to the public. Digital Journal was once again at the front row of the catwalk.

Op-Ed: San Francisco Newspaper editor has his first art show at age 72 Special

Having his first art show At 72 is not easy, he admits. But San Francisco newspaper editor Doug Comstock has an accumulated body of work spanning over 50 years.

Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt and is seeking custody of their six children, spelling the end for "Brangelina", one of Hollywood's highest-profile celebrity couples.

Russia stands firm on porn websites ban

Russia on Thursday stood firm after slapping a ban on two major porn websites -- rebuffing a tongue-in-cheek proposal to change its mind in exchange for premium access.

Op-Ed: Woman of Her Word, excited to attend Ron Howard film London debut Special

Even though Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are still a formidable presence in the music industry today, it is hard to explain to the younger generations the ecstatic excitement The Beatles stirred in the baby-boomer generation.

Op-Ed: 'Speechless' show concept taking flight around the globe Special

Little did comedian Sammy Wegent know that his improvisational spoof on office presentations would spin into a start-up company called ‘Speechless’ which now employs a staff, has trainings and talks and takes him across the country and the globe.

Interviewing the Interviewer: Giuliana Rancic talks Fashion Week Special

TV personality Giuliana Rancic chatted with me about her partnership with Cottonelle, and how she offers tips on getting red carpet ready.

New York Fashion Week kicks off in flux

New York officially kicks off the global spring/summer 2017 fashion merry-go-round Thursday, but one thing's clear: fashion week is over as we know it.

Licence to split: China's mistress hunters on a mission

Don't get mad, get your opponent to surrender voluntarily: when Mrs Wang discovered her husband had been cheating on her for several years, she called in an elite team of Chinese "mistress hunters".

Op-Ed: San Francisco's Catherine Merrill is 'A Passion for The Figure' Special

Strolling along Irving Street between 7th and 8th Avenues, locals have noticed the establishment of the San Francisco Woman Artists Gallery.

Noah enters top 10 names for boys — Amelia for girls

What to call your new baby? If you want to follow the trends, then the latest list of the most popular names for boys and girls might be of interest.

Italy's '100 club' to reveal its secrets

Some of the secrets of an Italian village that has long fascinated scientists because of its high number of active centenarians are set to be revealed this weekend.

Op-Ed: Tall Toad in Petaluma was make-shift stage for Jazz guitarist Special

Local Jazz affectionados were given a rare treat of some vintage composition and interpretation up close by Jazz guitarist John Stowell. He played for over two hours on Aug 30 at the Tall Toad in Petaluma.

A plus-size challenge to South Korea's beauty 'norm'

In a country with beauty ideals that pre-makeover Barbie would struggle to meet, South Korean plus-size model Vivian Geeyang Kim is facing down online trolls in her defiant campaign to persuade curvy women they have nothing to be ashamed of.

$100 million pearl hidden under poor fisherman’s bed for decade

For a decade, a poor fisherman in a western Philippine city did not know that what he was hiding under his bed could be the world’s largest natural pearl worth at least $100 million.

Belarus leader forces Hollywood's Seagal to eat his carrot

Green-fingered Belarusian strongman Alexander Lukashenko forced US action star Steven Seagal to eat one of his homegrown carrots in an awkward encounter that prompted much mockery on Thursday in the ex-Soviet state.

Americans nearing retirement see their average wealth shrinking

While the US stock market has recovered long ago from the 2008 financial crisis those Americans 50-64 nearing retirement have yet to see their situation improve.

Summer spells cold showers for Russians as hot water cut

For Russians it is a sure sign that summer has really come -- the annual, rolling switch-off of municipal hot water that hits homes across the vast country.

Concrete beach lures Chinese to world's largest building

Claiming to be the world's largest building by floor space, the 1,760,000 square metres of the New Century Global Center are a monument to growing Chinese consumer power, packed with shoppers -- and beach bathers a thousand kilometres from the coast.

Italian bishop launches crusade against Pokemon Go

An Italian bishop has threatened legal action against Pokemon Go, saying the "diabolical" game has turned its army of smartphone-wielding players into "walking dead", reports said Thursday.

Indian 'oldest man ever' says yoga, celibacy key to age

Looking remarkably unlined for his claimed 120 years, an Indian monk who says he is the oldest man to have ever lived puts his longevity down to no sex or spices, and daily yoga.

Vietnamese furnish ancestors with jets, rollers and mansions

With an average annual income of around $2,000 most Vietnamese would not consider themselves especially wealthy. But in the afterlife you can be a billionaire thanks to paper offerings made by your scions.

David Elaine Alt blends classical music with jazz Special

The shift in socio-economic demographics that has occurred in the City over the past decade has not stopped composer-musician David Elaine Alt from pursuing his creative and artistic endeavors.

Uproar over French resort burqini ban

Anti-racism organisations and human rights groups vowed Friday to overturn a "deeply worrying" ban on the wearing of burqinis -- full-body swimsuits -- on the beaches of Cannes, the French Riviera resort famous for its annual film festival.

Location-tracking tourist SIM cards planned in Thailand

Authorities in Thailand are planning to issue location-tracking SIM cards to foreign tourists as part of the plan to boost national security amid fears the proposal could violate human rights.

Marseille 'Burqini pool party' nixed in secular France

A Marseille waterpark has cancelled plans to host a private event for Muslim women wearing burqinis -- full-body swimsuits -- after they sparked outrage in secular France, authorities and the park said Tuesday.

Singapore PM wife sparks dino purse frenzy after White House visit

A dinosaur print purse designed by an autistic teenage boy has completely sold out after photographs of the Singaporean prime minister's wife carrying it at the White House went viral.

Brits lead 'dream life' in EU's poorest country

Every year, hordes of Britons move to Spain's Costa del Sol or southern France in search of a sunnier, more relaxed lifestyle.

Op-Ed: Bees need water too. Here is a simple way to provide water Special

As summer continues with intensely sunny days and warm moonlit nights, a thoughtful custom that many people in some towns (like Sonoma) do is to provide water set out for pets, along merchant corridors.

Palestinian designer for rich and famous pops up in W.Bank

Rami Kashou's designs are worn by Hollywood stars and royalty but for the past few days he has been back home in the occupied West Bank rather than London, Paris or New York.

South Korea bans some wheat from U.S. over safety issues

South Korea has stopped the importation of some genetically modified wheat from the United States, especially from Washington state, over safety issues.