• Exclusive: Kim Kardashian praises climate activist Thunberg and hopes for meeting
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    Exclusive: Kim Kardashian praises climate activist Thunberg and hopes for meeting

    US reality TV star Kim Kardashian heaped praise on Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday, calling her a "brave and amazing young woman" and said she shared her concerns about climate change. "She (Thunberg) is such an amazing young girl, and so brave and courageous to stand up to these grown-ups that can be very scary and for her to be so open and honest is exactly what we need," Kardashian told Reuters in an exclusive interview during a visit to Armenia. "Climate change is a serious problem," said Kardashian, who was attending the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT) in the Armenian capital Yerevan.

  • Wear High Heels or Go Home: British Report Recognizes Sexist Dress Codes
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    Wear High Heels or Go Home: British Report Recognizes Sexist Dress Codes

    By Estelle Shirbon LONDON (Reuters) - You must wear shoes with heels 2-4 inches (5-10 cm) high at all times when you are at work. After Thorp, 27, started a petition against compulsory high heels on parliament's website that garnered 152,420 signatures, her rebellion became a national talking-point and led to an inquiry by lawmakers into workplace dress codes in Britain. "This may have started over a pair of high heels, but what it has revealed about discrimination in the UK workplace is vital," said Thorp, commenting on the report.

  • Acid Attack Survivor Walks in New York Fashion Week
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    Acid Attack Survivor Walks in New York Fashion Week

    An Indian model scarred in an acid attack challenged perceptions of beauty as she strutted down the runway at New York Fashion Week to promote a ban on the sale of corrosive substances used to maim thousands of women and children each year.

  • Retired Gisele Bundchen Is Still the Highest Paid Model in the World
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    Retired Gisele Bundchen Is Still the Highest Paid Model in the World

    (Reuters) - Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen remained the highest-paid female model in the world with annual income of $30.5 million, while Kardashian clan member Kendall Jenner more than doubled her earnings, according to Forbes’ 2016 list on Tuesday.

  • Fist-Sized Diamond Set to Fetch More Than $70 million at Auction
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    Fist-Sized Diamond Set to Fetch More Than $70 million at Auction

    The largest gem-quality rough diamond to be discovered in more than 100 years has gone on display in London. As Kate King reports, Lesedi la Rona was discovered in Botswana and could fetch more than $70 million.

  • Fashion Glitterati Descend on Cuba for Chanel Runway Show
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    Fashion Glitterati Descend on Cuba for Chanel Runway Show

    First came U.S. President Barack Obama and the Rolling Stones. Now global fashion’s glitterati including supermodel Gisele Bundchen are descending upon Cuba for Chanel’s runway show extravaganza later on Tuesday.

  • What It's Like to Be Putin's Billionaire Daughter
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    What It's Like to Be Putin's Billionaire Daughter

    Since Vladimir Putin began cementing his grip on Russia in the 1990s, many of his friends have grown famously rich. His daughter Katerina (shown above, dancing with Ivan Klimov during the 2014 World Cup Rock'n'Roll Acrobatic Competition in Krakow) is doing considerably better, supported by some of the Russian president’s wealthy friends, a Reuters examination shows. Andrey Akimov, deputy chairman of Russian lender Gazprombank, said he had met Katerina when she was little and more recently, and that Tikhonova was Putin’s daughter. Reuters has also learned that earlier this year Katerina, 29, described herself as the “spouse” of Kirill Shamalov, son of Nikolai Shamalov, a longtime friend of the president.