Catherine Hours
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/ 4 July 2007

World gets ready to rock for Live Earth

From New York to the Antarctic, from Shanghai to Rio de Janeiro, the world is getting ready to rock on Saturday as organisers of the Live Earth events seek to raise awareness of global warming. We publish a selection of the acts to look out for at the eight Live Earth concerts being promoted by former US vice-president Al Gore.

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/ 12 June 2006

New Yorkers hope for moustache renaissance

”I think it’s sexy,” Donald Bradford says of the bushy growth that has adorned his upper lip for the past two months.Largely shunned since the 1980s, moustaches are enjoying something of a renaissance among young New Yorkers, following a comeback trail blazed by such hip role models as actor Nicolas Cage and the ultra-trendy fashion photographer Terry Richardson.

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/ 31 January 2006

Eye to eye, in search of a soulmate

”The eyes are the window of the soul.” For New York’s partying singles, that’s the new credo for a good time and possibly a new partner. In a dimly-lit Manhattan bar, with soft music filling the background, 60 men and women sit in pairs gazing intently and silently into each other’s eyes for a long, quiet three minutes, before switching to the next person.

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/ 18 January 2006

US may soon salute Mrs President

Americans are getting used to the idea of being led by a female president, with political observers dreaming of a showdown between Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Senator Hillary Clinton in the 2008 election. If polls and a television show about a woman president are any indication, Americans appear willing to elect their first woman president.

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/ 20 September 2005

Former Tyco executives sent to jail

Former Tyco International chief Dennis Kozlowski and his top lieutenant, Mark Swartz, were each sentenced to up to 25 years in prison in New York on Monday for looting the company of hundreds of millions of dollars. The two men stood accused of using the conglomerate as a personal piggy bank.