November 15, 2017

Largest diamond ever auctioned sold for record US$34m in Geneva

GENEVA, Nov 15: The largest diamond ever offered at auction went under the hammer in Geneva on Tuesday (Nov 14) evening for nearly US$34 million, a […]
November 15, 2017

India gives ‘king of sweets’ rosogolla a geographical tag to end bitter rivalry

KOLKATA, Nov 15: India has awarded a “geographical indications” tag to rosogolla, the king of Indian sweets, after a years-long battle between two neighbouring states over […]
November 14, 2017

First hijab-wearing Barbie to honor US fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad

NEW YORK, Nov 14: American group Mattel unveiled its first ever hijab-wearing Barbie doll Monday in honour of US Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, who in 2016 […]
November 14, 2017

World’s earliest evidence of wine-making found in Georgia

MIAMI, Nov 14: The world’s earliest evidence of grape wine-making has been detected in 8,000-year-old pottery jars unearthed in Georgia, making the tradition almost 1,000 years […]
November 14, 2017

Two ASEAN Heritage Parks declared in Indonesia

SINGAPORE, Nov 14: Two nationals parks in Indonesia have been declared ASEAN Heritage Parks (AHP), making both highly protected areas of conservation. Kepulauan Seribu National Park […]
November 14, 2017

Is e-learning making your children dumb? Experts sound a warning

SINGAPORE, Nov 14: Parents these days are using mobile devices as a tool for their children learn everything from mathematics to science to language, so much […]
November 13, 2017

Tips and tricks on how to look your best

SINGAPORE, Nov 13: From melting makeup to bad hair days and untidy shaves, we struggle sometimes to look our best. Good filters only work on social […]
November 13, 2017

Rare Bornean clouded leopards caught on camera in Malaysian reserve

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13: A Bornean clouded leopard and her two cubs were captured on camera strolling through a Malaysian forest reserve last week, a rare […]
November 13, 2017

Raden Saleh, Juan Luna who? 5 things to know about Southeast Asia’s master artists

SINGAPORE, Nov 13: With the highly anticipated exhibition on Impressionism opening at the National Gallery Singapore (NGS) on Nov 16, it’s no surprise that everyone is […]
November 12, 2017

Raden Saleh, Juan Luna who? 5 things to know about Southeast Asia’s master artists

  SINGAPORE, Nov 12: With the highly anticipated exhibition on Impressionism opening at the National Gallery Singapore (NGS) on Nov 16, it’s no surprise that everyone […]
November 11, 2017

Disney announces new ‘Star Wars’ trilogy

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 11: Disney on Thursday (Nov 9) announced plans for a new “Star Wars” trilogy as it builds on the beloved and profitable science […]
November 11, 2017

Singles’ Day: How to get the best bang for your buck on Taobao

SINGAPORE, Nov 11: Nov 11 may just be another day for most, but for millions of shoppers around the world, it’s the start of the biggest […]
November 11, 2017

Presenting Miss Possibilities, a special beauty pageant for special people

SINGAPORE, Nov 11: Having produced three Miss Universe winners and a handful of other international beauty queens, the Philippines takes its beauty pageants very seriously Amid the […]
November 11, 2017

Poems in Dottyville: How two traumatized soldiers changed notions of war

EDINBURGH, Nov 11: An imposing 19th Century building with elegant manicured lawns and sweeping views of the Edinburgh skyline seems an unlikely place to have earned […]
November 10, 2017

Dazzling Northern Lights display illuminates Finnish skies

REUTERS, Nov 10: A spectacular multicolored display of the Northern Lights danced across the sky over Finland this week. The aurora borealis was visible across an […]
November 9, 2017

In Thailand, help for the blind is just a Facebook post away

SINGAPORE, Nov 9: A couple of days ago, Ms Cholatip Yimyong had a bit of a problem during her short trip in Singapore. The 37-year-old Thai, […]
November 9, 2017

Hello Kitty, Gudetama are landing at Changi Airport

SINGAPORE, Nov 9: Hello Kitty and several other Sanrio characters will be heading to Changi Airport’s Terminal 3 next Friday (Nov 17). Apart from Hello Kitty, Gudetama, […]
November 9, 2017

Pokemon Go’s Niantic taps ‘Harry Potter’ magic for new AR game

LOS ANGELES, Nov 9: Fantastic beasts, wizard adventures and magic spells will come to life in a new “Harry Potter” augmented reality mobile game from Pokemon […]