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(MENAFN - AFP) A night at the opera: what's a modern man to wear If he's dressed in Dior's latest, unveiled at the Paris fashion week, it'll be a chic evening suit -- rejuvenated with snazzy sneakers, flashes of techno-colour and stylish doses of denim.

That was the autumn-winter collection rolled out late Saturday by Dior's men's artistic director Kriss Van Assche.

The ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Pakistan's central bank Saturday slashed the basic interest rates by one percent to a 10-year low on the back of improving economic indicators at home.

Addressing a press conference in the country's financial capital Karachi, the governor of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Ashraf Mehmood Wathra said the discount rate was being lowered by one percent to 8.5 ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Rwanda was held up Saturday as a beacon for gender equality as the business and political elite at the Davos forum underlined the importance of achieving parity in ending poverty.

The central African country, which two decades ago was struggling to recover from genocide that claimed 800,000 lives, became the first country in 2008 to have a parliament dominated ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) The damage caused by a botched repair of the mask of Tutankhamun that left dried glue on the priceless relic may be undone with careful treatment, a German conservator said Saturday.

The golden funerary mask, one of the main tourist attractions at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, bears the sticky aftermath of what appears to have been overzealous use of glue to ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) A British nurse who contracted Ebola while working as a volunteer in Sierra Leone said she was "happy to be alive" as she was discharged from hospital on Saturday having made a full recovery.

Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey was diagnosed in Glasgow on December 29 before being transferred to Britain's only isolation ward for Ebola patients at London's Royal ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Saturday urged a Davos panel not to succumb to pessimism over the state of the world economy, as he welcomed the "big decision" by the ECB to embark on a huge bond-buying spree.

Kuroda was addressing the closing event at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the four-day gathering that brings together 2,500 of the world's ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) International Airlines Group, parent of British Airways and Iberia, has tabled a higher offer for Aer Lingus after two previous bids were rejected by the Irish carrier, reports said Saturday.

Sky News television and the Financial Times newspaper said that IAG had presented a fresh offer, while the companies could provide details in statements to the market ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) The United Nations said on Saturday Liberia was dealing with just five remaining cases of Ebola, in the clearest sign yet that the country is nearing the end of the outbreak.

The worst outbreak of the virus in history has seen the west African nation and its neighbours Guinea and Sierra Leone register almost 9,000 deaths in a year, although experts believe ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Guinean President Alpha Conde is "still at war" against Ebola despite declining cases in his small west African nation, he told AFP in an interview.

Conde was speaking to AFP on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, which brings together 2,500 of the world's most influential business and political leaders.

In its latest update, the World Health Organization ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) ASEAN will officially call itself a single market by year's end, but "big things" like seamless travel within the 10-nation bloc would only come in 2020, Malaysia's trade minister told AFP in an interview.

"We're going to declare ourselves as an ASEAN Economic Community," said Mustapa Mohamed, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the Southeast Asian ...

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