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Top 10 trends at Milan Fashion Week

Milan Fashion Week closed on Monday after six marathon days of powerful women, flashy sequins and frequent nods to the past, but near total avoidance of the world’s current messy state.

Japan’s Abe poised to call snap election

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was widely expected to call a snap election Monday, hoping to capitalise on rising support as tensions with nearby North Korea reach fever pitch.

New quake shakes traumatized Mexico City

A new quake sowed panic in Mexico City on Saturday, suspending rescue operations to free survivors from the earlier, more powerful earthquake this week that devastated parts of the capital.

Tens of thousands flee rumbling Bali volcano

More than 34,000 people have fled from a rumbling volcano on the resort island of Bali as the magnitude of tremors grows, prompting fears it could erupt for the first time in more than 50 years, an official said Sunday.

New Zealand leaders line up to woo kingmaker Peters

Both of New Zealand’s major political parties moved to open coalition negotiations with maverick MP Winston Peters Sunday after the country’s general election stalemate left him in the position of kingmaker.