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A large, pink diamond once set in the crowns of numerous French kings and emperors will go under the hammer in Geneva next month, the Christie's auction house said Wednesday."Le Grand Mazarin", a 19.

William and Kate expect baby in April: Kensington Palace

Prince William and his wife Kate are expecting their third baby in April, Kensington Palace announced on Tuesday.

Fashionistas get the military look in war-scarred Ukraine

In war-scarred eastern Ukraine, the military look is all the rage this season, with fatigues and Soviet regalia a must-have for those who dress to impress in the battered crucible of the Russian-backed insurgency.

After yoga, meditation breaks into the mainstream

It is 5 pm, otherwise known as rush hour in Manhattan. Julia Lyons, 31, finishes work and heads straight for her daily dose of peace and quiet -- half an hour at meditation studio "Mndfl.

'Sex addict' therapy unlikely to help Harvey Weinstein: experts

Fallen Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein has reportedly checked in to a US rehabilitation center that treats male sex addicts, but experts say such therapy is unlikely to help.

Nike sprinting and riding bikes on skyscrapers? Naturally! Special

Benjamin Von Wong is a photographic artist, famous for doing the unexpected. Sometimes, however, he does things even he doesn’t expect himself.

Adelphi University's Kali Chan up for 2018 'Best Publicist' Special

Kali Chan, the Director of Media Relations at Adelphi University, has been nominated for the 2018 "Best of Long Island" competition.

Chanel goes aquatic with millennial nymphs in PVC waders

Karl Lagerfeld built a huge waterfall and flooded the vast Grand Palais for his spectacular Chanel show Tuesday on the final day of Paris Fashion Week.

Vietnamese brides say 'I do' to South Korea

When baby-faced Huynh Thi Thai Muoi left her home in rural Vietnam to begin a life in South Korea with a man she barely knew, she feared it was a gamble.

Germany celebrates first gay marriages

Germany celebrates its first gay marriages Sunday as same-sex unions become legal after decades of struggle, but campaigners say the battle for equal rights isn't over yet.

Don't bathe more than once a week says designer Westwood

Flamboyant fashion designer Vivienne Westwood revealed the secret of her eternal youth Saturday -- only taking a bath once a week.

Fashion world shaken by #NoFreePhotos row

Photographers have risen up in revolt at the way fashion labels and influencers are using their street style images without crediting them, highlighting discontent about the "work for free" culture in the multi-billion dollar industry.

German gay couples tie knot after decades of struggle

Germany's first gay couples to be married will tie the knot Sunday, after decades of struggle that campaigners say still has ground to make up.

Museums give peek into secret world of Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent was one of greatest yet most private fashion designers of the 20th century.

Brigitte Bardot to get a statue in Saint-Tropez

French screen goddess Brigitte Bardot will be be honoured Thursday in the Riviera resort of St Tropez, where a 2.5-metre (eight-foot) statue of the actress will be unveiled on her 83rd birthday.

D&G's 'queen of hearts' fetes strong women on Milan catwalk

It was all crowns and queens on Sunday as Dolce & Gabbana unveiled a collection that paid joyous homage to women, who were feted on catwalks around in Milan this week.

Supermodel reunion at blockbuster Versace tribute in Milan

Donatella Versace authored the defining moment of Milan fashion week on Friday with a blockbuster show honouring her late brother Gianni which closed with a surprise supermodel reunion that brought the cheering crowd to its feet.

Mamma Mia! British star Colin Firth is now Italian

He may be famed for portraying the quintessential Englishman but for Italy, British actor Colin Firth has "amore" and more.Firth took up Italian citizenship on Friday, the interior ministry in Rome announced.

Sri Lanka probes 'longest saree' wedding for using kids

A Sri Lankan couple is under investigation for deploying hundreds of school children to carry the train of the bride's saree during a wedding ceremony, authorities said Friday.About 250 students of a state-owned school carried the train of the 3.

Prada designer says her work more important than sales

Miuccia Prada delivered an unflinching defence Thursday of her creative leadership of the flagging luxury giant that bears her name, saying her work is more important than sales.

Model Ratajkowski blasts French magazine for slimming her curves

The US model and actress Emily Ratajkowski has called out a French magazine for reducing her lips and breasts in a photograph for an interview which deals with the discrimination she says she has faced for "being too sexy".

Fun's over: China's shared sex dolls snuffed out

China's rentable sex dolls have been yanked off the market and the firm responsible for them has apologised, just days after the "shared girlfriends" began strutting their silicon stuff.

Ratio of debt to income of Canadian households at record high

Canadian household debt as a share of income rose to a record high in the second quarter of 2017 as consumers increased spending on consumer goods. As interest rates rise this could create a challenge for the economy as consumers need to curb new spending

US Treasury chief sought Air Force jet for European honeymoon

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was back in an awkward spotlight on Thursday following reports he asked to use a military jet this summer for his European honeymoon.

Flamenco, hot pink and lingerie trot NY catwalk

New York Fashion Week has just two days left before the spring/summer 2018 season moves to Europe. From Flamenco ruffles to hot pink and plus-size lingerie, here is a quick round-up from the catwalk Monday.

Fashion on upward curve: bigger is beautiful

For years, images of impossibly slim, gorgeous, blemish-free women have filled fashion magazines, billboards and television screens.

French fashion tycoon Pierre Berge dies aged 86: foundation

The French fashion tycoon Pierre Berge -- the business brains behind the Yves Saint Laurent empire -- has died aged 86, his foundation said Friday.

Meghan Markle on Prince Harry: 'We're in love'

American actress Meghan Markle has opened up about her relationship with British royal Prince Harry in a candid interview published Tuesday, confirming the couple are "in love.

Kate wins damages over topless photos

A French court ruled Tuesday that a French celebrity magazine must pay 100,000 euros in damages to Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate over topless photos of the duchess published in 2012.

Japan princess announces engagement with commoner

Japan's Princess Mako and her fiancé -- a commoner -- announced their engagement Sunday, a match which will cost the princess her royal status according to a law that highlights the male-dominated nature of Japan's monarchy.

As pope looks on, Venezuelan asks girlfriend to marry

A young Venezuelan lawmaker saw a meeting with Pope Francis as an auspicious time to pop the question, getting down on one knee to propose to his girlfriend while the pontiff looked on.

Mexico's 'pachucos' keep zoot suits, defiance alive

Decked out in baggy suits, their watch chains swinging to the mambo as feathers bop atop their wide-brimmed hats, Mexico's "pachucos" are keeping alive the tradition of the zoot suit -- and the defiance it represents.

North Korea's Kim has third child: reports

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has fathered another child, reports said Tuesday, after his wife dropped out of the public eye for several months.

Hard-drinking Lithuania wages battle against vodka

Behind a heavy wooden door next to a Vilnius church, a couple of dozen Lithuanian men are talking about their dependence on alcohol. The moderator is Kestutis Dvareckas, a priest and a decade sober.

France gets First Dog: Macron adopts labrador mix Nemo

In keeping with time-honoured French presidential tradition, Emmanuel Macron has given the country a First Dog.

On Chinese Valentine's Day, businesses woo 'single dogs'

Alone on Chinese Valentine's Day? Gift yourself a dried flower. Or better yet, indulge in a cake shaped like a "single dog". Eating by yourself? A restaurant will sit a teddy bear across from you.

Make-up bill causes blushes for France's Macron

He's only 39 and fresh-faced, but France's President Emmanuel Macron has run up a make-up bill of 26,000 euros in his first 100 days in office, offering fresh ammunition to his critics.

After anti-Muslim attack, Brazilians shower victim with love

When video went viral of a racist attack on a Muslim street food vendor in Rio de Janeiro, Brazilians wondered gloomily: had their country also been swept up in a global wave of xenophobia?

Girl meets boy: Taiwan's tribal matchmaking festival

As night falls on a square in the village of Matai'an, young women cast critical eyes over a dancing circle of men in embroidered skirts and feathered head dresses as part of an ancient match-making ritual.

In Chinese community, one-night stands are getting old

Nimble after years of practice, Trinley Norbu is used to hoisting himself three stories up the side of a stone house and through the window for a one-night stand in his southwest China community.

Colombians combat stress with 'Day of Laziness'

Colombians in the city of Itagui hauled mattresses and hammocks into the streets Sunday to mark the annual "World Laziness Day," a quirky effort to urge overstressed workers to slow down.
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