December 3, 2017

Iran and Philippines clinch top honours at Singapore International Film Festival’s Silver Screen Awards

SINGAPORE, Dec 3: Iranian film Disappearance on Saturday (Dec 2) won best film in the Asian Feature Film Competition at the 28th Singapore International Film Festival’s (SGIFF) Silver […]
December 3, 2017

The rise of Bangkok’s Buddhist pet funerals

BANGKOK, Dec 3: Buddhist monks chant next to a pink coffin where Dollar’s small body is nestled amongst flowers – a US$600 final farewell for the Shih […]
December 1, 2017

Game of Thrones fans in 4-day viewing marathon

LONDON, Dec 1: Ice zombies and fire-breathing dragons plague the characters in the hit fantasy TV series Game of Thrones, but for fans who took part in […]
December 1, 2017

Matt Lauer ‘soul-searching’ after NBC News fires him from ‘Today’ show

NEW YORK, Dec 1: Matt Lauer apologized and said he was “soul searching” in a statement read out on NBC’s ‘Today’ show a day after he […]
December 1, 2017

US actor Jim Nabors, TV’s lovable Gomer Pyle, dies at 87

LOS ANGELES, Dec 1: Jim Nabors, who created the beloved comic TV character Gomer Pyle and used his surprisingly rich baritone voice on several hit records, died […]
November 30, 2017

Melania Trump kicks off Christmas season at the White House

Nov 30: The White House showed off its Christmas decorations on Monday (Nov 27) with the theme “Time-Honored Traditions”, designed by First Lady Melania Trump. According to […]
November 30, 2017

Australia pitches for Prince Harry stag night, honeymoon

SYDNEY, Nov 30: Australia’s tourism minister has made a shameless pitch to entice Prince Harry Down Under for his stag night or honeymoon, offering a James […]
November 30, 2017

Christmas tree farmer in UK prepares for seasonal rush

COLCHESTER, England, Nov 30: With Christmas around the corner, Wick Farm in Colchester, eastern England, is gearing up by harvesting its crop of fir trees. Farmer […]
November 29, 2017

Hong Kong Disneyland to suspend nightly fireworks show next year

SINGAPORE, Nov 29: Hong Kong Disneyland Resort will be suspending its signature nightly fireworks display from Jan 2 next year as it carries out a HK$10.9 […]
November 29, 2017

Rare pink diamond falls short of world record price in Hong Kong auction

HONG KONG, Nov 29: A large oval-shaped diamond known as the “Pink Promise” was sold to an anonymous buyer for US$32 million in Hong Kong on […]
November 28, 2017

5 things to know about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle following their engagement

SINGAPORE, Nov 28: Kensington Palace on Monday (Nov 27) announced the engagement of Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle, with a royal wedding set for early next […]
November 28, 2017

Prince Harry proposed to Markle over roast chicken

LONDON, Nov 28: Prince Harry revealed Monday (Nov 27) that he proposed to US actress Meghan Markle over roast chicken, and said she would be “unbelievably […]
November 28, 2017

Tofu wine, anyone? NUS researchers develop world’s first alcoholic beverage from tofu whey

SINGAPORE, Nov 28: Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have successfully turned tofu whey into an alcoholic beverage with a fruity, sweet flavour. The […]
November 28, 2017

Britain’s Prince Harry to marry US actress Meghan Markle

LONDON, Nov 28: Britain’s Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle announced on Monday (Nov 27) they were getting married next year, saying their relationship had […]
November 28, 2017

Victoria Beckham’s fashion business raises US$40 million for expansion

LONDON, Nov 28: Victoria Beckham, the former Spice Girl turned luxury fashion designer, has raised 30 million pounds (US$40 million) to expand her stores and e-commerce […]
November 27, 2017

Monet’s glasses sold for more than US$50,000 in Hong Kong

HONG KONG, Nov 27: A collection of French artist Claude Monet’s personal belongings, including a pair of round-rimmed wire spectacles, have fetched almost US$11 million at […]
November 27, 2017

South African self-defense trainer crowned Miss Universe

LAS VEGAS, Nov 27: A South African woman who helps train women in self-defence was crowned Miss Universe on Sunday (Nov 26) at the pageant held […]
November 27, 2017

Activity trackers don’t always work the way we want them to

NEW YORK, Nov 27: Comparatively speaking, young people in the United States and England do not move much. Studies indicate that most children reach their activity […]