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Turkish Airlines ends lipstick ban for stewardesses

world Updated: May 11, 2013 01:01 IST

Turkish Airlines has reversed a ban on air hostesses wearing brightly-coloured lipstick following accusations it was trying to Islamise the firm under government influence.

The airline’s CEO, Temel Kotil, announced the move in the Turkish media accusing overzealous lower-level airline executives of having imposed the ban.

“Staff can use the colour they want. This measure was not approved by the hierarchy,” Kotilo said. Earlier, the airline defended the ban, saying “simple make-up, immaculate and in pastel colours, is preferred forstaff.” AFP

Video of monkey, bear mock race sparks outrage
Shanghai: A video of a bear attacking a monkey after the two fell off their bicycles at a Chinese zoo has sparked outrage among animal rights activists, but an official on Friday defended the show.

A minute-and-a-half long video showed the bear biting and clawing the monkey after a mock race at the Shanghai Wild Animal Park. Keepers then pull and beat the bear with wooden sticks, prompting it to eventually release the monkey.

“The performance is pure mistreatment,” Zhang Dan, co-founder of the China Animal Protection Media Saloon. AFP