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Ski chic on Berlin catwalk as Fashion Week kicks off

BERLIN (Reuters) – Comfy puffer jackets, brightly printed tops and sleek goggles gave Berlin a cool start to its fashion week late on Monday, with German brand Bogner mixing ski and clubbing for its latest looks. Models strutted in oversized jackets teamed with tops printed with the logo of the brand founded by ski jumper Willy Bogner in 1932. They paired the looks with cozy hats and shiny tie up boots in the “Alpine Clubbing” fashion show, which drew inspiration from mountain sports and Berlin’s clubbing scene. “Bogner…has always been…

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Flamenco star Rosalía kicks off BBC Sound of 2019 countdown

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSpanish artist Rosalia takes fifth place in the BBC Music Sound Of 2019 list Flamenco music has never troubled the UK charts – but that looks set to change with the arrival of Rosalía. The 25-year-old is turning flamenco on its head by tethering its vocal melismas and palmas (hand clapping) to the sounds and attitude of hip-hop. It’s earned the singer fifth place in the BBC Music Sound of 2019, which tips acts for success in the next 12 months. Born…

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China kicks off month-long winter festival in northern city of Harbin

HARBIN, China (Reuters) – Swimming enthusiast Yu Hongtao, 50, trained for months in the freezing water of the Songhua river to compete in a winter ice swimming tournament held annually in China’s northern city of Harbin, known for its bitterly cold weather. “You have to start swimming from autumn so that the body can conquer the sudden icy impact on one’s cardio-vascular system,” said Yu, a Harbin resident. “The feeling of diving into the water is very cool.” More than 300 men and women, wearing just ordinary trunks and swimsuits,…

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London kicks off menswear fashion week

Models present creations during the Bobby Abley catwalk show at London Fashion Week Men’s in London, Britain January 5 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – From tailored suits to stylish leisure wear, designers unveil their latest creations for male wardrobes this weekend at London Fashion Week Men’s, kicking off three days of runway shows and presentations on Saturday. While a smaller event than its womenswear counterpart, the bi-annual men’s fashion week attracts its share of fashionistas to the British capital, all keen to view the latest trends designers hope to…

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Sale 24-18 Saracens: Rob du Preez kicks hosts to comfortable win

Rob du Preez kicked 14 of Sale’s 24 points against Saracens Gallagher Premiership Sale (18) 24 Tries: James, Solomona Cons: du Preez Pens: du Preez 4 Saracens (13) 18 Tries: Vunipola, Tompkins Cons: Farrell Pens: Farrell 2 Saracens moved top of the Premiership table despite being well beaten by Sale Sharks at the AJ Bell Stadium. Billy Vunipola returned from injury to touch down for Saracens early on but Sam James crossed to cut their lead. Denny Solomona then scored to put Sale ahead while the visitors had Owen Farrell…

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Technology 

Qualcomm kicks off crucial fight with U.S. antitrust regulator

SAN JOSE, California – (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s antitrust case accusing Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) of abusing a monopoly on mobile chip technology kicked off in a California courtroom on Friday in a trial whose outcome could have a major impact on the smartphone industry. FILE PHOTO: A sign on the Qualcomm campus is seen in San Diego, California, U.S. November 6, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake If the government prevails in the 10-day, non-jury trial before U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, in San Jose, California, Qualcomm could be forced…

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MLB notebook: Machado kicks off free-agent tour

Manny Machado plans to visit the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies this week with additional teams lining up for weekend appointments. FILE PHOTO: Oct 16, 2018; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado (8) celebrates with catcher Yasmani Grandal (9) after scoring on an RBI single by center fielder Cody Bellinger (not pictured) defeat the Milwaukee Brewers in the thirteenth inning in game four of the 2018 NLCS playoff baseball series at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports On Monday, Machado met with the…

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Twitter CEO kicks up storm in India, offending some Hindus

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has kicked up a social media storm in India after a picture of him holding a poster saying “smash Brahminical patriarchy”, referring to the highest Hindu caste, went viral. FILE PHOTO: Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey addresses students during a town hall at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi, India, November 12, 2018. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis Twitter has apologized and expressed regret over the incident, which some Indians have called “hate-mongering”. The picture, posted on Twitter on Sunday by a journalist…

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Superheroes mix with villains as London Comic Con kicks off

Attendees, dressed as their favourite comic characters for the MCM London Comic Con, stand outside the Excel Centre in London, Britain, October 26, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson LONDON (Reuters) – From Catwoman to the Joker, comics and games fans dressed up as their favorite characters in London on Friday as the British capital’s Comic Con entertainment event kicked off. Visitors will celebrate their favorite characters from the worlds of comics, films and games over three days, with exhibits, talks, workshops and plenty of entertainment also on offer. Actor Paul Bettany –…

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