Some 150,000 rare Himalayan goats whose wool is used to make Indian Kashmir's famed pashmina shawls are at risk of dying due to heavy snow blanketing the region, officials warned on Wednesday, February 6th.
Burkina Faso may be one of the poorest countries on the planet but some of its people are now getting ahead thanks to rising demand in the developed world for organically grown cotton and skin-saving shea butter.
Societe Generale laid out its defence ahead of a high-profile money laundering trial due to begin in Paris on Monday, which could put further pressure on the French bank as it grapples with the effects of a trading scandal.
Every time Vietnamese factory worker Nguyen Thi Ha goes to the supermarket, she finds that prices on the shelves have climbed, evidence of a country facing its highest inflation rate in more than a decade.
The Italian fashion designer Valentino confided Monday January 21th his biggest regret was not grooming a successor to take over his couture empire, as he prepared to mount his final catwalk show in Paris this week.
Scraped, torn, creased, frayed, stained, sprayed and mended : never will jeans, the 150-year apparel now the planet's most popular clothing, be as battered and bruised as the models due to hit stores in 2009.