November 27, 2017

Stephen Hawking lauds Chinese pop star for space migration question

BEIJING, Nov 27: British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, on his Chinese microblog Weibo account, praised the lead singer of China’s most popular boy band for asking […]
November 27, 2017

‘Smoking kills,’ US tobacco firms say in court-ordered ads

WASHINGTON, Nov 27: Smoking kills an average 1,200 Americans daily, US tobacco companies admitted on Sunday (Nov 26) in court-ordered “corrective statements” published in newspapers. The […]
November 26, 2017

Taiwanese thriller shines at Golden Horse awards

TAIPEI, Nov 26: Taiwanese director Yang Ya-che’s thriller The Bold, the Corrupt, and the Beautiful dominated the Golden Horse awards, dubbed the Chinese Oscars, winning the […]
November 26, 2017

India acid attack victims defiant on the haute couture catwalk

NEW DELHI, Nov 26: Nine women disfigured by acid became defiant models on Saturday (Nov 25) at the first haute couture fashion show for the survivors […]
November 26, 2017

Cambodia’s ancient dance gets modern all-male makeover

PHNOM PENH, Nov 26: Two figures glistened in Khmer costumes, an artistic mix of ancient tradition and daring modernity, with green silk shorts and almost transparent […]
November 25, 2017

Taiwanese teen star on stratospheric movie rise

TAIPEI, Nov 25: Vicky Chen is a laid-back 14-year-old with an easy smile, but the Taiwanese actress is already a force to be reckoned with, nominated […]
November 25, 2017

When fossils were fashionable, lions were tortured, and Charles Darwin had a pet tortoise

SINGAPORE, Nov 25: This weekend, the ArtScience Museum (ASM) goes old school. After its previous futuristic shows that tackled aliens, outer space and robots, the museum […]
November 25, 2017

Five on Friday: 5 Asian men more attractive than 2017’s Sexiest Man Alive

SINGAPORE, Nov 25: Blake Shelton – country music crooner, judge of reality show The Voice and pop singer Gwen Stefani’s main squeeze – was recently named People […]
November 24, 2017

Onetime ‘world’s heaviest man’ has second surgery in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, Nov 24: A Mexican once certified as the heaviest man in the world is recovering from a second stomach-reduction surgery that doctors hope will […]
November 24, 2017

Finland baker launches bread made from crushed crickets

HELSINKI, Nov 24: Finnish bakery and food service company Fazer launched on Thursday what it said was the world’s first insect-based bread to be offered to […]
November 24, 2017

Iran allows women to compete internationally

LONDON, Nov 24: Women weightlifters from Iran will be allowed to compete internationally for the first time, the president of the country’s weightlifting federation said on […]
November 24, 2017

Women have ‘just started’ to speak out on sexual harassment: UN Women

NEW YORK, Nov 24: The avalanche of sexual misconduct allegations that has rattled Hollywood, US media and beyond is just beginning, says the head of UN […]
November 23, 2017

Drumming up a storm: New life for Malaysian Indian folk music

BUKIT SENTOSA, Nov 23: Malaysian Indian musicians bang drums on a stage shrouded in smoke, singing in Tamil, as dancers wearing shimmering gold outfits adorned with […]
November 23, 2017

First Minions Cafe outside Japan to open at Orchard Central

SINGAPORE, Nov 23: The first pop-up Minions Cafe outside of Japan will open on the third floor of Orchard Central from Thursday (Nov 23) until Jan […]
November 23, 2017

Beef in the buff? Paris opens first nudist restaurant

PARIS, Nov 23: Leave your coats, your pants and your inhibitions at the door: a Paris restaurant has begun serving up classic French fare to diners in […]
November 23, 2017

This is how your phone’s e-wallet can be hacked

SINGAPORE, Nov 23: Some might expect a computer-savvy millennial like Mr Winston Ho, 23, to be an early adopter of electronic payment services on his smartphone. […]
November 23, 2017

The social media answer to stressful U.S holiday: Friendsgiving

NEW YORK, Nov 23: Americans overwhelmed by crowded highways and the prospect of cooking a turkey and all the trimmings for the Thanksgiving holiday dinner are […]
November 22, 2017

Kendall Jenner ousts Gisele Bundchen as world’s top-earning model

LOS ANGELES, Nov 22: Kendall Jenner topped a list on Tuesday of the world’s highest paid models, edging Gisele Bundchen out of the No. 1 spot […]