John Galliano appears at the end of the Christian Dior fall-winter 2007/2008 ready-to-wear collection in Paris in 2007. Christian Dior fired Mr. Galliano as its creative director on March 3 after an online video emerged that showed him praising Adolf Hitler, and an alleged anti-Semitic incident in a Paris cafe. Remy de la Mauviniere/AP/File
In light of his alleged anti-Semitic statements, it's difficult to know what to make of this outfit worn by John Galliano in a style reminiscent of that of Ultra Orthodox Jews, at his fall-winter 2004-2005 ready-to-wear collection in Paris. Remy de la Mauviniere/AP/File
In December 2010, Natalie Portman looks friendly with John Galliano at the opening of the new Christian Dior boutique in New York. The Jewish actress recently has distanced herself from Mr. Galliano due to his alleged anti-Semitic statements. Clint Spaulding/PatrickMcMullan.com/Sipa Press/Newscom/File
Nicole Kidman wore what ended up being the most reviled gown on the red carpet at the Academy Awards on Feb. 27. The so-called 'napkin dress' was designed by John Galliano for Christian Dior. Mr. Galliano's anti-Semitic controversy already had broken by the time of the Oscars, but Ms. Kidman decided to stick with her choice of dress. Mario Anzuoni/Reuters
A model wears John Galliano for Christian Dior at his Fall-Winter 2011/2012 women's ready-to-wear collection in Paris on March 4. Before the show, Dior CEO Sidney Toledano said the situation at the fashion house was 'deeply painful' in light of the scandal over Galliano's alleged anti-Semitism. Benoit Tessier/Reuters
Christian Dior's staff, the makers of John Galliano's designs (nicknamed the 'petit mains' or 'little hands'), take the stage at the end of the fired designer's Fall-Winter 2011/2012 women's ready-to-wear collection on March 4. Dior seemed to be trying to distance itself from its loose-cannon former creative director by spotlighting the craftspeople. Benoit Tessier/Reuters
John Galliano pulls out all the stops at his Autumn/Winter 2007-2008 haute couture fashion show in Paris in 2007. The flamboyant Gibraltar-born Briton has been a darling of the fashion world for many years, starting out designing under his own name, then doing a stint at Givenchy before signing with Dior in 1996. Bruno Pellerin/Newscom/File
Ladies, don't try this at home. A brave model wears a creation by John Galliano during his spring-summer 2009 ready-to-wear collection in Paris in 2008. Christophe Ena/AP/File
Logic dictates that if the model looks bulbous, the average woman is not going to fare too well in this fluffy number. A model wears John Galliano at Dior's Haute Couture Spring Summer 2011 fashion collection in Paris on Jan. 24. Francois Mori/AP
Another famous fashion designer, Coco Chanel (pictured at a ball in 1935), had accusations of anti-Semitism made against her: She was alleged to have had close relationships with Nazis. AKG Images/Newscom/File
The military retracted its claim earlier this week that it had freed most of the girls kidnapped by militants, feeding deepening public dismay in a week that saw numerous attacks.
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April 18, 2014
As he waited outside a hospital on Wednesday for the body of one of his friends to be released for burial, Basiru Youseff, a young toy salesman, was bitter about government claims that they crushing the insurgency.