California bill to fight fashion models eating disorders advances

California bill AB-2539, aimed at reducing eating disorders among models, cleared its first legislative hurdle on 6 April, following efforts in several countries to fight extreme thinness in an industry that pressures models to lose weight. The measure would require the state to develop health standards for models and regard them as employees of the brands they represent. Apr 7, 2016

Belgium launches appeal to find man in hat bombing suspect

Belgium launches appeal to find man in hat bombing suspectBelgian prosecutors appeal to public for help in finding bombing suspect and release new video of the route the the man in the hat took after allegedly leaving a bomb at Brussels Airport on 22 March. Apr 7, 2016

First female master tailor opens shop on Londons Savile Row

Kathryn Sargent made history on 6 April by becoming the first female master tailor to open her own shop in Londons prestigious Savile Row. After being trained at Royal tailor Gieves and Hawkes for 15 years, where she also broke ground by becoming the first female head cutter, her journey came full circle when she opened the doors to her own store on the iconic street, which has traditionally been dominated by men in its near 200-year association with tailoring. Apr 7, 2016

Animal-lovers rejoice: Hedgehog cafe opens in Tokyo

A hedgehog cafe has opened in Tokyo, drawing in animal lovers keen to pet the spiky creatures. Residents have been lining up to spend time in the bright room with 20 to 30 hedgehogs of different breeds. Apr 7, 2016

Brazil: Man arrested after knocking out pedestrian with a rock

A 22-year-old Brazilian man was arrested on 1 April, after footage of him throwing a rock at the head of a 61-year-old man, knocking him unconscious, was passed to police, Brazilian media reported. The incident occurred on 31 March in Campo Grande, in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, according to Globo, who identified the victim as Paulo Tarso Diogo do Amara. Apr 7, 2016