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Marking female empowerment through fashion

From a jade green wool dress suit worn by former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher to the suffragettes’ lace blouses, clothes have been a defining feature of women’s empowerment, according to a



Williams paranoid before suicide

LOS ANGELES: Robin Williams had recently become increasingly paranoid when he committed suicide by hanging himself, coroners said Friday, adding that he had no alcohol or illicit drugs in his system.<



US comic Seinfeld on autism spectrum

LOS ANGELES: Veteran US comedian Jerry Seinfeld says he thinks he is on the autism spectrum, describing it as an “alternate mindset.”






Indian politician faces flak over staged photo

NEW DELHI: Ever since new Prime Minister Narendra Modi wielded a broom to launch his ‘Clean India’ campaign last month, high-profile figures have been falling over themselves to be photographed sweepi



Rolling Stones cancels Australian gig

SYDNEY: Rock legends The Rolling Stones have canceled Saturday’s Australian concert after lead singer Mick Jagger was diagnosed with a throat infection, promoters said.



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