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Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Fashion world mourns McQueen death

February 11th, 2010
05:10 PM ET

Top fashion designer Alexander McQueen was found dead in his London, England, home Thursday, a spokesman for his company said.

The designer, born Lee McQueen, had a reputation for controversy that earned him the titles "enfant terrible" and "the hooligan of English fashion."

Asked about reports of McQueen's death, London's Metropolitan Police said a 40-year-old man was found dead at an address in Green Street, central London.

His death comes just a week before the opening of the famed London Fashion Week.

"We are deeply shocked and saddened at the news of Alexander McQueen's untimely death. He was a unique talent and one of the world's greatest designers. Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this sad time," said a statement on the London Fashion Week's Web site.

Please leave your comments on how you think McQueen will be remembered. Was he an icon of British fashion? How will the fashion world remember him?


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Friday's Connector: Naomi Campbell

February 11th, 2010
02:48 PM ET

Naomi Campbell is one of the most well known supermodels in the world - joining the ranks alongside others including Cindy Crawford, Elle Macpherson and Gisele Bundchen.

Naomi Campbell.

Naomi Campbell.

Although she is a familiar face in magazines and fashion shoots, Campbell is also well known for her public bursts of anger that have gotten the model into trouble.

She has been arrested a number of times - mainly on charges of assault - and has spent time serving out her sentence through community service and anger management classes.

Most recently, Campbell was arrested in April 2008 at London's Heathrow airport on suspicion of assaulting a police officer after one of her bags went missing.

Although the super model has had a history of run-ins with the law, Campbell has also been a force for good.

Campbell is currently working with the fashion world to help raise money as part of the Haiti earthquake relief effort.

There will be a charity catwalk show with top designers and models in Bryant Park at New York Fashion Week on February 12 and in London on February 18.

Previously, Campbell has raised money for the relief effort after Hurricane Katrina, in Tanzania and Mumbai, India.

"Everyone else is trying to help Haiti, and we wanted to do our part on the fashion side of things," Campbell told Bloomberg. "The response has been overwhelming. No one has said `no' - which means a lot because it's such a busy time with designers preparing their fall collections."

Here's your chance to ask Naomi Campbell a question. Do you want to know about her upcoming charity project or maybe you're more interested in her legal problems?

How far should we go to helping wild animals?

February 11th, 2010
01:20 PM ET

Kenyan wildlife officials are ferrying thousands of zebras and wildebeest to a park in the country's south to feed starving lions and hyenas, and prevent a conflict with humans.

Zebra's being rounded up to be shipped away.

Zebra's being rounded up to be shipped away.

The animals will be hauled from four locations to restock Amboseli National Park's population, which lost 80 percent of its herbivores in a recent drought, said Kentice Tikolo, spokeswoman for the Kenya Wildlife Service.

About 4,000 zebras and 3,000 wildebeest will be transferred to Amboseli. The zebras will go first.

The wildebeest will follow, after calving season, Tikolo said.

Once at Amboseli, they're expected to breed and sustain the lions over the long term.

Shipping the animals from Soysambu Conservancy in the Rift Valley and three other nearby locations will cost about $ 1.4 million, according to Tikolo.

The animals are herded into a funnel-shape enclosure using helicopters and loaded into trucks to Amboseli. From there, they are released into the wild.

What do you think? Should we try and help these lions from starvation or should we leave them to find food on their own? How far should we go to helping wild animals?