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Wide Image: Indonesia’s ragtag firefighters on frontline of Borneo’s forest blazes

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PULANG PISAU, Indonesia (Reuters) – From soon after sunrise, a group of volunteers gathers every day on Indonesia’s portion of Borneo island to throw themselves into the desperate fight against the worst forest fires in years. Firefighters try to extinguish forest fires at Sebangau National Park area in Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan province, Indonesia, September Read More

From recycled leather to natural dyes, fashion tries to limit environmental damage

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Fashion is supposed to make you look and feel good, and the apparel industry is finally making efforts to have the same effect on the planet. Fashion is one of the world’s most damaging industries. It is responsible for about 10 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions, according to Oxfam. Some Read More

Garments for lease: ‘rental’ apparel brings new wrinkles for retail stores

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MADRID/NEW YORK (Reuters) – Lisa Batitto, 54, says she has virtually stopped buying clothes ever since she started renting them. FILE PHOTO: Lisa Batitto, demonstrates how she browses a clothing rental site at her home in Montclair, New Jersey, U.S., August 30, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton The New Jersey-based museum publicist spends $277 a month on Read More

Indian’s top trader body seeks ban on Amazon, Flipkart’s festive season sale

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MUMBAI (Reuters) – A leading Indian trader body asked the government on Friday to ban upcoming festive sales on Amazon’s local unit and its rival Flipkart, saying their deep discounts violate the country’s foreign investment rules for online retail. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, Read More

With glue and fake blood, climate protesters target London Fashion Week

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LONDON (Reuters) – Climate activists glued themselves to a door and poured a “bleeding” red carpet ahead of the opening of London Fashion Week on Friday, seeking to draw attention to the apparel industry’s impact on the environment. Extinction Rebellion climate change activist looks on a police officer as she protests during London Fashion Week Read More

Yahoo Japan bids for control of fashion e-tailer Zozo for $3.7 billion

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Yahoo Japan Corp (4689.T) said it will take over Japan’s biggest online fashion retailer Zozo Inc (3092.T) for 400 billion yen ($3.7 billion), seeking to breathe fresh life into the business and compete better against the likes of Amazon.com (AMZN.O). FILE PHOTO : A website of Yahoo Japan Corp is seen on Read More

Oracle CEO Mark Hurd to take leave on health grounds; misses quarterly revenue

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FILE PHOTO: Mark Hurd, CEO of Oracle Corporation, speaks at the Wall Street Journal Digital conference in Laguna Beach, California, U.S. October 18, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (Reuters) – Oracle Corp (ORCL.N) said on Wednesday Chief Executive Officer Mark Hurd would be taking a leave of absence due to health-related reasons, and the business software maker Read More

‘The state Assange is in is a wonder, don’t know how I would cope,’ Vivienne Westwood tells RT

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Renowned British fashion designer Vivienne Westwood has broken her media silence on Julian Assange’s imprisonment, telling RT that the solitary confinement in which he is kept for no reason has taken a toll on his health. She spoke after visiting Assange in HMP Belmarsh, where he is being held after the UK police dragged him Read More

Judge lets Facebook privacy class action proceed, calls company’s views ‘so wrong’

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(Reuters) – A federal judge on Monday ordered Facebook Inc to face most of a nationwide lawsuit seeking damages for letting third parties such as Cambridge Analytica access users’ private data, calling the social media company’s views on privacy “so wrong.” Stickers bearing the Facebook logo are pictured at Facebook Inc’s F8 developers conference in Read More

Judge lets Facebook privacy class action proceed, calls company’s views ‘so wrong’

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(Reuters) – A federal judge on Monday ordered Facebook Inc (FB.O) to face most of a nationwide lawsuit seeking damages for letting third parties such as Cambridge Analytica access users’ private data, calling the social media company’s views on privacy “so wrong.” Stickers bearing the Facebook logo are pictured at Facebook Inc’s F8 developers conference Read More