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With the high number of false news stories populating social media, and the decrying of 'experts' by certain politicians, it's even more important that younger people can critically assess articles. A new project seeks to help students with this process.

Hepburn and Givenchy, the friendship that changed fashion

Theirs was one of the most beautiful friendships in fashion history -- yet the life-long partnership between the film star Audrey Hepburn and the fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy almost never happened.

'Little black dress' designer Givenchy dies aged 91

Hubert de Givenchy, the aristocratic French fashion designer famous for the "little black dress" and styling Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy, has died aged 91, his partner said Monday.

The five big trends from Paris fashion week

Balaclavas, headscarves, feisty feminism and the warming glow of yellow and burnished gold... We pick out the biggest trends in the autumn-winter 2018-2019 collections as Paris fashion week finishes late Tuesday.

Behavior in high school predicts life chances

A new sociological study suggests that behavior in high school is a predictor of income and occupational success later in life. The data related to a study that ran for fifty years.

Dutch court ends bitter father-son battle over royal title

The Netherland's highest court on Wednesday awarded a royal name and title to the illegitimate son of the Dutch king's cousin, ending a bitter father-son battle that has mesmerised royal watchers.

Something borrowed: grooms and guests for hire in Vietnam

Kha's wedding day looked perfect from the outside but she was hiding a dark secret: the 27-year-old was three months pregnant and her husband was fake, hired for a staged wedding to avoid the social stigma of becoming a single mother.

S. Korean cosmetics lay foundation to seduce Europe

South Korean cosmetics brands, wildly successful at home and across Asia, now have their eye on the European beauty market where their penetration is, for now, only skin-deep.

London Fashion Week embraces technology Special

At London Fashion Week Festival it's seemingly time to forget pseudo work-out clothing, since sofa sweaters have apparently had their day. Instead it's time to embrace 'cyber sports', which reflects new technologies, as this season's fashion trend.

Seoul picks up $260-per-meal tab for N. Korea delegates: reports

The South Korean government spent more than $260 per meal per person for the high-level North Korean delegates including leader Kim Jong Un's sister who visited the Winter Olympics, reports said.

Subdued birthday for Zimbabwe's ousted Mugabe

Zimbabweans marked Robert Mugabe's 94th birthday on Wednesday with an official day off, but without the extravagant cakes and fawning tributes that defined February 21 for much of his 37-year rule.

Bailey out, balloons on top: London Fashion Week wraps up

Christopher Bailey's goodbye as the head of Burberry, Christopher Kane's prints of women having orgasms and flamboyant balloon headdresses were among the highlights of London Fashion Week, which wrapped up on Tuesday.

Britain's Queen makes surprise visit to London Fashion Week

Queen Elizabeth II and fashion matriarch Anna Wintour sat side-by-side on the front row of the catwalk on Tuesday as the British ruler paid her first visit to London Fashion Week.

Rainbows and retro pieces: Bailey bows out at Burberry

From classic check baseball caps to shell suits, Christopher Bailey raided the Burberry archive for his final collection at London Fashion Week on Saturday, while looking to the future with the rainbow flag.

Review: Saint Francis Prep is an outstanding high school in New York Special

Saint Francis Preparatory High School, located in Fresh Meadows, Queens, is an excellent private high school in New York.

Interview: How to invest wisely in the digital age Special

Personal finance is on the top of many people’s minds. While the digital era provides more opportunities for investment, making the wrong choice can be costly. Wealthsimple Dave Nugent, Head of Investments, gives some advice.

A-list gets in the popcorn at Calvin Klein

A-list stars Nicole Kidman, Lupita Nyong'o and Margot Robbie flocked to Calvin Klein on Tuesday, wading through popcorn to watch Raf Simons's latest meditation on Americana, where firefighter meets prairie.

'Defanged' Saudi religious police bring relief, foreboding

A veiled Saudi woman and an unrelated man jig and twirl on a busy street, stirring a furious debate about the waning influence of the once-feared religious police, notorious for enforcing sex segregation.

Topless protest at high-society Vienna ball

A topless activist caused an upset in Vienna on Thursday as she burst onto the red carpet of a high-society ball live on television to protest the attendance of Ukraine's president.

Fevered speculation as Japan princess postpones engagement

Japan's Princess Mako has postponed her wedding to her college sweetheart until 2020, sparking speculation that alleged money trouble involving the fiance's mother could have thrown a spanner in the works.

Rio carnival parties attract crowds, but little funding

Imagine putting on the biggest show in town, pulling in hundreds of thousands of people, but still wondering if you'll be able to fund basic things like loudspeakers.

'Call me baby': Talking sex dolls fill a void in China

With China facing a massive gender gap and a greying population, a company wants to hook up lonely men and retirees with a new kind of companion: "Smart" sex dolls that can talk, play music and turn on dishwashers.

Strippers march in New Orleans to protest club closures

Strippers shouting "my body is not illegal" marched Thursday to protest the closure of clubs in and around Bourbon Street, the main artery of New Orleans' raucous nightlife district.

More than skin deep: cosmetic surgery industry booming

In the never-ending quest for youthful, magazine-cover looks, 8.6 billion euros ($10.7 billion) were spent last year on materials and chemicals used in cosmetic procedures worldwide, the IMCAS industry body said Thursday.

Czech Republic latest EU member to grant paternity leave

Legislation took effect Thursday that allows Czech fathers with health insurance to go on paternity leave, a benefit already enjoyed in around 20 other European Union countries.

Spain's king celebrates 50th birthday amid Catalan crisis

Spain's King Felipe VI will celebrate his 50th birthday Tuesday as the royal house seeks to drum up public support for the monarchy amid a crisis over Catalonia's separatist push.

Rewriting norms in Croatia with children's same-sex family book

In Croatia's first children's book about "rainbow families", two mothers help their son Roko to put on his skis. It's part of a simple story aimed at changing attitudes in the staunchly Catholic country.

Fallen NYPD soldier James McNaughton remembered at fundraiser Special

On January 27, a fundraiser was held at Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall in Wantagh for fallen NYPD officer and Army Staff Sgt. James D. McNaughton.

Review: The William Spyropoulos School is an excellent school Special

The William Spyropoulos Greek-American Day School of St. Nicholas in Flushing, Queens, is one of the best private schools in New York.

German ex-leader Schroeder to tie the knot for 5th time

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder will marry a South Korean translator 26 years his junior after his fourth marriage fell apart, he said Thursday.

Brits Galliano and Waight Keller wow Paris haute couture

British designers kicked up a storm Wednesday at Paris haute couture week with highly-praised shows from Givenchy's Clare Waight Keller and John Galliano at Maison Margiela.

Putin takes icy plunge as Orthodox believers mark Epiphany

Russian President Vladimir Putin along with millions of Orthodox believers braved freezing temperatures to take a barechested plunge into icy water in a traditional ritual marking the baptism of Jesus.

Penelope Lagos discusses children's book 'I Miss My Best Friend' Special

Author Penelope Lagos chatted with Digital Journal about her new children's book "I Miss My Best Friend," as well as the digital transformation of the book publishing industry.

Despite reforms, Saudi women still silenced: rights groups

Despite enjoying some newfound freedoms such as the right to attend a football match, Saudi women, particularly rights activists, continue to be silenced, two rights groups said Wednesday.

'What's that shot?' ask disturbing videos going viral in Brazil

In the middle of the street or a crowded mall, Brazilians hurl themselves to the ground as if struck by lightning, in scenes that are filmed and posted on the internet, where they are taking the crime-plagued country by storm."What's that shot?