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French fashion group Kering pledges to hire only over-18 models

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PARIS (Reuters) – Kering, the French fashion group whose brands include Gucci and Saint Laurent, said it would only work with models aged over 18, as the fashion industry aims to tighten up its ethical guidelines. Kering said on Wednesday that from 2020 onwards, it would only hire models aged over 18 to represent adults Read More

French fashion group Kering sets guidelines on animal welfare

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FILE PHOTO: Gucci logo is seen in a store at Fiumicino airport in Rome, Italy, April 11, 2016. REUTERS/Max Rossi/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – French fashion group Kering, whose brands include Gucci and Saint Laurent, said it had set out internal guidelines for dealing with the welfare of animals, as fashion companies look to tighten Read More

Change of tack? EU quieter on latest failed Venezuela coup attempt as Guaido’s influence wanes

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When the US announced support for Venezuela’s self-declared ‘interim president’ Juan Guaido in January, European leaders heartily backed the move — but three months later, after a second failed coup attempt, they are suddenly shy. With US backing, Guaido attempted to launch a second uprising on Tuesday, urging his supporters to take to the streets Read More

Brailsford hits back at critics as Sky becomes Team INEOS

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LINTON, Yorkshire (Reuters) – Dave Brailsford is accustomed to answering awkward questions and the man who masterminded Britain’s rise as a cycling powerhouse was at it again as Team Sky transformed into Team INEOS on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO – Cycling – Tour de France – Team Sky News Conference – Saint-Mars-la-Reorthe, France – July 4, Read More

Disgust as trophy hunter boasts of killing rare large-tusked elephant in Zimbabwe

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Trophy hunters have boasted about killing a rare large-tusked elephant in a national park in Zimbabwe, reportedly the second time the hunter has killed one of the rare elephants. The massive elephant bull was killed by trophy hunters in Gonarezhou National Park, Zimbabwe. The news was announced on JWK Safaris Facebook page in a now-deleted Read More

Doctor suspended for 6 weeks after calling for rape of women

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An emergency department doctor in Australia has been suspended by the Medical board for six weeks after he repeatedly called online for women to be raped. Dr Christopher Kwan Chen Lee, 31, was suspended by the Tasmania Health Service after being found guilty of “professional misconduct” for making egregious and racist comments in a Singaporean Read More

Seriously now: Weary Ukrainian voters face ultimate choice between comedian & politician

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After three weeks of flashy and outrageous campaigning, comedian Volodymyr Zelensky and incumbent president Petro Poroshenko are facing off in a battle for the country’s top job. Worn out by internal strife, rampant corruption and a crumbling economy, Ukrainians are electing a president for the first time since the 2014 Maidan uprising brought the current Read More

TED 2019: The online campaign that ended a beard ban

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Three years ago workers at US grocery chain Publix began an online campaign to reverse a ban on facial hair. Seventeen-year-old Brandon Wesley started his Let Us Have Beards campaign on coworker.org, a platform aimed at giving workers who might not be in a union a way to express grievances. Some 12,000 fellow employees, about Read More

UK to introduce porn age-checks in July

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An age-check scheme designed to stop under-18s viewing pornographic websites will come into force on 15 July. From that date, affected sites will have to verify the age of UK visitors. If they fail to comply they will face being blocked by internet service providers. But critics say teens may find it relatively easy to Read More

Zombie pigs? Scientists restore partial function in hours-dead animal brains

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Dead pigs’ brains have been partially revived in a study that upends established wisdom about what happens when we die, raising serious ethical questions even though researchers claim the brains never regained consciousness. Disembodied pig brains subjected to an experimental preservative procedure showed some restored cellular and molecular function and even some synaptic activity, researchers Read More