A US court in Maricopa County, Arizona has found that high-profile sheriff Joe Arpaio violated the constitutional rights of Latino men and women in his attempt to stop illegal immigration. Judge Murray Snow ruled that Arpaio's office would have to stop using race or Latino ancestry as a factor in stopping vehicles carrying Latino occupants. Arpaio had been sued by several Hispanic drivers ...
The chief of Lebanon's Hezbollah says his group will not stand by while the neighboring government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is attacked. Hassan Nasrallah said in a speech Saturday Hezbollah was fighting in Syria to protect Lebanon from the threat of radical Islamists. It was the first time Nasrallah has publicly confirmed Hezbollah's fighting presence in Syria. The speech was ...
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called for an end to sexual assaults in the military Saturday in a commencement speech to graduates of the West Point military academy in New York state. Hagel called sexual harassment and sexual assault in the military a "profound betrayal" of sacred oaths and trusts and a "scourge" that must be stamped out. A day earlier, President Barack Obama ...
Police say suspected Maoist rebels have attacked a convoy of cars carrying local leaders and supporters of India's ruling Congress party in eastern India, killing at least 16 people and wounding many others. Suspected insurgents fired at the vehicles on Saturday in the Sukma area of Chhattisgarh state. View Larger Map Local reports say some senior party leaders were among ...
Russian police arrested at least 30 gay rights activists and their opponents in the capital, Moscow, Saturday, enforcing the city's ban on gay rights demonstrations. The arrests coincided with the first-ever gay rights rally in neighboring Ukraine, which was allowed by authorities and protected by police. The demonstrators in Russia gathered in front of the nation's lower house of ...
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ISTANBUL Next month's Washington - Moscow talks to end the Syrian conflict appear in doubt. The Syrian opposition, at a meeting in Istanbul, remains divided on electing new leadership and it is still unclear if the opposition will attend the talks. Western backers of the opposition are pushing for a broader and more diverse leadership. But attempts to weaken the power of the Islamist ...
A man wielding a knife or box cutter has stabbed a French soldier in the neck near Paris. Police union spokesman Christophe Crepin released a description of the suspect to the public Saturday. ''We know that he is tall, athletic, we think he was wearing a white tunic and sneakers. Things are evolving, in any case everything has been recorded on video and we will find him.'' French ...
Thirty-six African countries have formally condemned the use of cluster bombs and urged all of Africa to join a global ban on the deadly weapons. Delegates at a conference in Lome, Togo say they are gravely concerned about the ongoing use of cluster munitions and the mounting number of victims, including women and children. They say 14 African countries have a cluster bomb problem, ...
Bolivia's government, which asserted greater state control over the Andean nation's natural gas sector seven years ago, says it will issue a decree to encourage investment in exploration. Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera made the announcement at the inauguration of a gas and oil congress in the eastern city of Santa Cruz, where energy experts from nine countries have gathered. The ...
Brazilian state-controlled energy giant Petrobras said Friday it sold a 12 percent stake in an oil block off Tanzania's coast to Norway's Statoil. The transaction, whose value was not disclosed, is part of a $9.9 billion divestment program Petrobras announced earlier this year. Petrobras will remain the operator of Block 6, a 5,549-sq. km area in the Mafia offshore basin, with a 38 percent ...
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Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen believes "imperfections make us unique and beautiful", and so women must look real and raw in their photographs instead of being caked with make-up.
She came to realise this after working with US-based apparel brand BLK DNM's creative director Johan Lindeberg, who persuaded her to go make-up free.
"I loved his approach because I feel like women should be real and raw and it doesn't really happen anymore (in fashion photographs). I love that feeling of, you know, we are women and we are so different," femalefirst.co.uk quoted her as saying.
"Our imperfections are what makes us unique and beautiful. He gets that. He's not trying to retouch you or put a pretty light on you. He's not like, 'You've got to look a certain way'. He's like, 'You are you'," she added.
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