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Iran and Syria try to upstage US in Iraq

President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad has invited the leaders of Iraq and Syria to a summit in Tehran this weekend to discuss ways of ending the sectarian violence in Iraq, upstaging the US and underlining the growing influence of Iran.

Neville backs Ferguson for another decade at United

Sir Alex Ferguson has not considered retirement once since changing his mind on his decision to leave Old Trafford in 2002, and even on the cusp of his 20th anniversary as Manchester United manager his focus remains fixed on the future - as Gary Neville has emphasised by claiming the 64-year-old may remain in his post for the next decade.

Doisneau's 'stolen moments' testify to Paris's lost heritage

The French photographer Robert Doisneau once said that he had done just three seconds of useful work in 50 years.

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J Lo keeps fur collection under her hat to prevent protests

Jennifer Lopez bagged the prestigious final slot of New York fashion week with her debut show, upsetting established designers. The singer then stirred controversy by presenting a collection of furs.

Fashion: We'll take Manhattan by storm

Even a hurricane could not stop New York Fashion Week, where McQueen produced the American dream wardrobe.

Real Style: Blown away by New York

Hurricane Floyd raged, but it was the Collections that swept Elle's FIONA MCINTOSH off her feet

British fashion makes waves in Manhattan

WHAT IS becoming crystal clear this week in New York is that fashion needs no passport to travel. The American designers Michael Kors and Marc Jacobs forged the way when they crossed the Atlantic three seasons ago to head up the houses of Celine and Louis Vuitton respectively in the world's fashion capital, Paris. Now, it seems the tables are turning with British designers intent on taking Manhattan.

Hilfiger's cowgirls give fashion pack the blues

TOMMY HILFIGER took over the legendary Madison Square Garden sports arena for his show in New York Fashion Week as the British rock band, Bush, provided the soundtrack.

Manhattan takes Westwood

IT IS Friday night and Vivienne Westwood is expounding for a second about London. What she thinks has lost her some friends of late is her decision to forsake this month's London Fashion Week in favour of New York's Fashion Week, which opens tomorrow. "London's a load of hype," she says, muttering something about Tony Blair and the "banana republic" Britain has become. "Everything's moved here," she says, "I've moved here".

Fashion: New York

American designers have a reputation for safe, soft designs. It took an Austrian to put them first on the fashion map, literally. Styling by Sophia Neophitou. Photographs by Francesca Sorrenti

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