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Dior struck a blow for the boys and for traditional tailoring Saturday with an all-male show after a week when women turned up on the majority of Paris menswear catwalks.

Op-Ed: Man spends 40 years living alone in ghost town in Colorado

bill barr who insists on spelling his name with lower case letters has lived by himself in Gothic Colorado for 40 years now. Gothic is a ghost town abandoned since the 1920's.

Egyptians throw parties to save in 'money pools'

As belly dancers sway to the music of an Egyptian band playing at a young girl's birthday party, the guests count their cash to add to the pot.

A person is shot by a toddler each week in U.S.

Toddlers have shot, on average, on person each week during the course of 2015 and 2016, according to newly reported statistics.

Op-Ed: Earthquake preparedness is ever-present, especially for SF Bay Special

As the little ghost town of Bodie was rattled this past December, those who prepare for Earthquakes see the trembler as yet another opportunity to remind people that seismic activity is always present.

Many Canadians believe their provinces will fare badly in 2017

A new Angus Reid poll shows that for most Canadians 2016 was a bad year. The survey of 5,128 Canadians found that those surveyed from Newfoundland and Labrador were most pessimistic with 57 percent predicting more bad than good in the province in 2017.

London says goodbye to Dippy after 100 years

For over one hundred years a skeletal reconstruction of a life-size Diplodocus has stood in the entrance of London’s Natural History Museum. Dubbed ‘Dippy’, the model is now going on a national tour.

Ghosts haunt our palace, says Swedish queen

Queen Silvia of Sweden says the royal palace where she resides is haunted, according to a documentary to be aired on public television on Thursday. "There are small friends... ghosts.

Op-Ed: A car 'Climbing to the stars' existed before Tony Bennett song Special

The famous song "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" has a verse that says, "to be where little cable cars climb halfway to the stars." Decades before Tony Bennett sang that song,

Anna Wintour made Dame Commander of British Empire

Anna Wintour, the Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Magazine, has been made a Dame Commander of the British Empire in the Queen's New Year's Honours list.

Strange food fads set for 2017

Each year produces new buzz foods or activities; some of these last while others disappear. With food, some of the odder foods that might make it big in 2017 include seaweed spaghetti, cactus water and smorging.

Why New Year's resolutions might be bad for your relationship

Come early January and many people continue with the custom of making New Year's resolutions...and then promptly break them. Resolutions might seem like harmless fun, but they can also damage relationships.

For poor Algerians, mass weddings a chance to celebrate

Gathered in a tent in the Algerian desert, 30 young women are preparing for a big day many thought they could never afford -- a wedding.

Santa denial gets Italian conductor the sack

Maybe, facing the combined power of Disney and Christmas, orchestra conductor Giacomo Loprieno should have just let it go.

Local councils used RIPA to spy on people for over five years

Local councils throughout England used the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) to spy on people. They did this for over five years.

Indian tycoon throws mass wedding for fatherless brides

An Indian diamond trader has thrown a mass wedding for more than 200 fatherless brides and given each of them gifts worth thousands of dollars, to help poor women start a new life.

Sex and marriage with robots: science fiction or new reality?

Sex with robots is "just around the corner", an expert told a global conference in London this week featuring interactive sex toys and discussions on the ethics of relationships with humanoids.

Review: Three children release inspirational self-help books for kids Special

Author Michael Evans Sr. has three kids, all of which published motivational self-help books for other kids. Digital Journal has the scoop.

Op-Ed: Metalsmith eager to share her vision at Craneway Crafts Fair Special

As the opening day of The Craneway Crafts Fair is approaching fast, metalsmith and artist Aimee Golant is utilizing her talents to promote 'Art for Prayer and Peace: A Bridge to Oneness.'

Op-Ed: 'Hanukkah in America' book is well-received, highlights diversity Special

As holiday lights go up and people prepare to celebrate the winter season, among those lights in the many expressions of the holidays are the menorah lights of Hanukkah.

Love in the time of Trump: Dating sites for politically passionate

The encounter had seemed promising enough, but the couple brought together by an online dating site failed to connect because of one glaring, irreconcilable difference: He was a Donald Trump supporter, she was not.

Conservative Serbia becomes unlikely sex change centre

In a country where Gay Pride parades require massive security and almost half the citizens think homosexuality is a disease, Serbia is drawing patients from around the world seeking sex change operations to become men.

Op-Ed: The softer, holiday-friendly side of Truman Capote Special

As fashion designer Givenchy celebrates a retrospective exhibit which debuted this fall, no doubt author Truman Capote's "Breakfast at Tiffany's" comes to mind when Audrey Hepburn portrayed the unique 'Holly Golightly' in the lead role.

To Audrey with love: a fashion designer's tribute

One of the fashion world's greatest platonic love stories almost never came to pass, when in the 1950s French couturier Hubert de Givenchy at first refused a request to design for Audrey Hepburn.

Bikes now outnumber cars in Copenhagen

The capital city of Denmark, Copenhagen, has hit a new record. For the first time ever, the city is home to more bicycles than cars.

Let women drive, urges Saudi prince

An outspoken billionaire Saudi prince wants an "urgent" end to his country's ban on women driving, saying overturning the law was a matter of women's rights and economic necessity.
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