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Queen makes surprise visit to London Fashion Week

Queen makes surprise visit to London Fashion Week

Entertainment
The Queen is already known for her impeccable style - but now she has attended her first ever London Fashion Week front row.Sitting next to legendary US Vogue editor Anna Wintour, the Monarch made a surprise visit to London Fashion Week where she sat on the front row - FROW as the industry calls it - of British designer Richard Quinn's show.Her attendance was kept under wraps until the very last minute.The 91-year-old presented the first ever Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design to Mr Quinn, who is an emerging talent celebrated for his screen printing.Image:The Queen appeared surprised at some of the outfits as she sat next to Anna WintourImage:The Queen presented the first Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design to Richard QuinnStylish as ever, she wore a duck egg blue tweed dr...
Wall Street on front foot after volatile week

Wall Street on front foot after volatile week

Business
Wall Street made strong gains on Monday as technology and financial shares helped it recover from its worst week in two years.New York's Dow Jones Industrial Average closed more than 400 points, or 1.7%, higher - also helped by details of Donald Trump's budget. The gain built on a 1.4% upturn in the previous session.The FTSE 100 started the week on the front foot too, adding more than 1% after falling by a similar amount on Friday.Markets have been enduring a volatile spell since 2 February, when strong US jobs and wage growth figures raised the spectre of rising inflation and accelerating interest rate hikes.The fear that the era of cheap money could be coming to an end proved the catalyst for a major sell-off for stock indices both in the US and across the globe - widely seen as a "corre...
How rough of a week did Wall Street have? The Dow saw 22,000 points worth of whipsaw trading

How rough of a week did Wall Street have? The Dow saw 22,000 points worth of whipsaw trading

Finance
With another volatile plunge Friday, the Dow Jones industrial average has traveled more than 22,000 points this week. The stock index closed more than 1 percent higher, bringing its weekly losses to the worst since January 2016. Earlier in the session, the Dow was tracking for its worst week since October 2008, during the financial crisis. CNBC tracked the volatile moves of the Dow this week to calculate the number of points the index has moved. In the past five trading days, including Friday, the Dow has traded about 20,000 points back and forth in a roughly 2,000-point trading range. Stocks have plunged in the last week as traders worried about rising interest rates and inflation, bringing an end to more than a year of historically low volatility. On Monday, the S&P 500 broke its lon...
16 new reports of child deaths from flu since last week

16 new reports of child deaths from flu since last week

Health
The rate of hospitalizations for the flu has hit the highest levels seen since health officials started recording this data in 2010, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- another sign that this flu season could be among the worst in more than a decade. CDC officials said today there are likely several weeks to go in this killer season, in which the deaths of 53 children from the flu have already been reported. Sixteen of those deaths were reported in this week’s update. “This season is a somber reminder of why flu is one of the nation’s greatest public health challenges,” acting CDC director Dr. Anne Schuchat said in a press briefing today. “This week, we have seen increased [influenza-like illness] activity, more hospitalizations and more flu-associated de
What I learned from watching a week of North Korean TV

What I learned from watching a week of North Korean TV

World
The week began with the faces of the "Dear Leader" and his “Great” father, in a circle, on a red background, with nothing else. The late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il and his father, Kim Il Sung, are omnipresent on North Korean state television. It is as if the channel warns its viewers: This channel is of the Kims, by the Kims and for the Kims. My ABC News colleagues and I in Seoul spent all last week watching the communist state’s broadcasts — from Jan. 22 to 26 – to get a glimpse into the average North Korean TV viewer’s mind. By the end of the week, we had become fans of an animated North Korean measuring scale and were humming propaganda songs praising communism. Korean Central Television (KCTV) is the most active operating TV channel in the North, and it transmits programming f