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Former policeman turned actor Dennis Farina dies at 69

July 23, 2013
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Former policeman turned actor Dennis Farina dies at 69

Former policeman turned actor Dennis Farina dies at 69 By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Dennis Farina, the former Chicago cop turned film and TV actor best known for his role as wise-cracking detective Joe Fontana on the hit NBC police drama “Law & Order,” died in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Monday, his publicist...

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H&M signs lease for store in South Africa: report

July 23, 2013
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H&M signs lease for store in South Africa: report

H&M signs lease for store in South Africa: report STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – The world’s second-biggest fashion retailer, Hennes & Mauritz, has signed its first lease to open a store in South Africa, according to a press report. South African weekly Sunday Times said in an article re-run on daily Business Day’s website that the...

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PBS’ Charlie Rose settles with unpaid interns as lawsuits spread

July 2, 2013
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PBS’ Charlie Rose settles with unpaid interns as lawsuits spread

By Amanda Becker (Reuters) – PBS talk show host Charlie Rose and his production company will pay roughly $110,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by former unpaid interns, under an agreement approved by a New York state judge. The victory, another win on the wages front for interns, comes amid a wave of lawsuits...

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Dior show at Paris fashion week is round-the-globe tour

July 1, 2013
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Dior show at Paris fashion week is round-the-globe tour

By Alexandria Sage PARIS (Reuters) – Celebrated French fashion house Christian Dior sprung for a luxury jet-set tour of the globe at Paris fashion week on Monday, presenting a cross-continental look at haute couture with a collection inspired by the four corners of the world. Women from Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa were...

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T-shirt store starts new fashion trend in Libya’s Benghazi

June 30, 2013
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T-shirt store starts new fashion trend in Libya’s Benghazi

By Feras Bosalum BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – Browsing through the racks of printed T-shirts and scarves, a handful of shoppers inspect the latest designs in what has become one of the most popular clothing stores in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. One of them, Ali, a student, holds up a T-shirt printed with...

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Venezuela finds Italian fashion boss’s crashed plane

June 27, 2013
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Venezuela finds Italian fashion boss’s crashed plane

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela said on Thursday it had found the crashed plane of Italian fashion executive Vittorio Missoni that went missing after taking off from the Los Roques archipelago in the Caribbean six months ago. The small, twin-engine aircraft carrying Missoni, 58, his wife Maurizia Castiglioni, another couple, a Venezuelan crew member, and...

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Debenhams’ sales growth slows in volatile UK market

June 27, 2013
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Debenhams’ sales growth slows in volatile UK market

LONDON (Reuters) – Debenhams , Britain’s No. 2 department store group, posted slower sales growth for its latest trading period as unhelpful weather and a tough consumer environment took their toll. But the 200-year-old firm, which trails John Lewis by annual sales, did say on Thursday it was comfortable with the market’s current expectations...

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Wimbledon rules orange shoes out but not colored undies

June 26, 2013
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Wimbledon rules orange shoes out but not colored undies

By Belinda Goldsmith LONDON (Reuters) – Roger Federer received orders from Wimbledon organizers on Wednesday to change his orange-soled shoes that breach an all-white rule although women players will not be pulled up for wearing colored knickers. Wimbledon, the world’s oldest tennis tournament, has the strictest dress code in tennis, stating for the past...

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Tennis-Wimbledon rules orange shoes out but not coloured undies

June 26, 2013
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Tennis-Wimbledon rules orange shoes out but not coloured undies

* Federer told to change his orange-soled shoes * Coloured knickers don’t get pulled up in rule book * Logos forbidden on all courts By Belinda Goldsmith LONDON, June 26 (Reuters) – Roger Federer received orders from Wimbledon organisers on Wednesday to change his orange-soled shoes that breach an all-white rule although women players...

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Menu of hamburger prints and denim ends Milan men’s fashion week

June 25, 2013
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Menu of hamburger prints and denim ends Milan men’s fashion week

By Isla Binnie MILAN (Reuters) – Top designers presented hamburger prints, colored jeans and soft interpretations of formal suits to conclude Milan men’s fashion week on Tuesday, recognizing a new generation of men who dare to be bold and casual. Knitwear replaced shirts under soft jackets at Giorgio Armani, while Ermanno Scervino dressed models...

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