Graduates applying for jobs in London's finance sector risk being overlooked if they wear brown shoes, a government-commissioned report into social mobility said Thursday.
"Opaque" dress codes practiced by those from more formal backgrounds are being used to judge candidates, with brown shoes a fashion faux-pas that many from poorer backgrounds may not be aware of, said the study.Full Story
Germany has drafted a law requiring mothers to inform their partners if their children were fathered by another man, Justice Minister Heiko Maas said on Monday.Full Story
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who is waging a bloody war on crime, has justified the large-scale killing of drug users by suggesting the victims were not human.Full Story
Dog owners were given massages alongside their pups on Friday as the Israeli commercial capital of Tel Aviv celebrated its first festival for four-legged residents.Full Story
A video of Indian hospital workers crushing the dead body of an elderly woman and hoisting it from a pole because of a shortage of ambulances has become the second incident in a week to spark outrage in India.Full Story
Netflix is poking fun at North Korea's recent foray into on-demand TV, calling itself a "Manbang knockoff" on its Twitter bio.Full Story
A Vietnamese woman paid a friend to cut off her hand and foot in a bid to claim a handsome insurance payout, state-run media reported Thursday.Full Story
A rash of gun-toting Americans visiting Canada prompted its border agency to launch a public awareness campaign Monday reminding Americans about their northern neighbors' relatively strict firearms laws.
"Canadian laws are different than U.S. ones," the Canada Border Services Agency said in a statement.Full Story
Japan on Monday reacted with a mix of surprise, delight and cynicism at the sight of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dressed up as video game icon Super Mario in a comical cameo at the close of the Rio Olympics.Full Story