October 29, 2017

In burgeoning Day of the Dead parade, Mexico remembers earthquake casualties

  MEXICO CITY, Oct 29: Dancing devils, towering skeletons and altars festooned with marigolds will make their way down Mexico City’s main thoroughfare on Saturday afternoon […]
October 29, 2017

Hugs for pugs at London’s latest pup-up cafe

LONDON, Oct 29: Pugs are the new fashion must-have in Britain, with owners, in love with their saggy faces and big eyes, even taking them for […]
October 28, 2017

Haw Par Villa comes alive over the Halloween weekend with an arts fest

  SINGAPORE, Oct 28: Still undecided on where to go this Halloween weekend? Here’s a suggestion: Haw Par Villa.  The iconic kitschy theme park of your […]
October 27, 2017

Bridge is not a sport, EU court rules

LUXEMBOURG, Oct 27: The game of bridge may flex the intellectual muscles but the EU’s top court ruled on Thursday (Oct 26) that it is not […]
October 27, 2017

This female Filipino dancer breaks stereotypes with a male striptease act

SINGAPORE, Oct 27: A few years back, Filipino dance artist Eisa Jocson invited a male stripper to her house with an unusual proposition. She wanted to […]
October 26, 2017

New taste discovered and it tastes starchy

SINGAPORE, Oct 26: Scientists have identified a new taste – the classic ones being sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami – that explains people’s fondness for […]
October 26, 2017

Paris city bikes go electric

PARIS, Oct 26: Ten years after Paris launched the wildly popular Velib bicycle-sharing scheme, the grey two-wheelers that have spawned imitators worldwide are getting a makeover. […]
October 26, 2017

Ancient Papua New Guinea skull called oldest-known tsunami victim

WASHINGTON, Oct 26: A mysterious partial skull unearthed in Papua New Guinea in 1929 that once was thought to belong to an extinct human species now […]
October 26, 2017

Wider Image: Mexico’s indigenous Muslims in Maya heartland

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, Oct 26: A trip to Mexico’s indigenous Maya heartland showed me how a vibrant Muslim community had sprung up in this […]
October 26, 2017

Slurp alert: Japanese fork masks noodle-sucking noise

TOKYO, Oct 26: A Japanese firm has created what it claims is a world-first “noise-cancelling” fork to mask the sound made by slurping down noodles, dubbed […]
October 25, 2017

Einstein note on modest living sells for US$1.56m

JERUSALEM, Oct 25: A note that Albert Einstein gave to a courier in Tokyo briefly describing his theory on happy living sold at auction in Jerusalem […]
October 25, 2017

Under the sea: Europe’s first underwater restaurant to open in Norway

SINGAPORE, Oct 25: Europe’s first underwater restaurant is set to open in Norway by early 2019, serving food and drinks to up to 100 guests. Outside […]
October 25, 2017

Thousands of migrating pelicans get free lunch in Israel

ISRAEL, Oct 25: A visit from tens of thousands of migrating pelicans may be a gift for bird-watchers, but for Israeli fish farmers it can be […]
October 24, 2017

Parents should feed their kids’ interests: Diary Of A Wimpy Kid author

SINGAPORE, Oct 24: How do you get children hooked on reading? According to Jeff Kinney, author of the Diary Of A Wimpy Kid series, parents should […]
October 24, 2017

AC/DC producer and Australian music pioneer George Young dies

SYDNEY, Oct 24: Australian music pioneer George Young, a driving force behind AC/DC which was fronted by his brothers Angus and Malcolm, has died aged 70, […]
October 24, 2017

Art of the deal: Trump’s Empire State Building doodle fetches US$16,000

NEW YORK, Oct 24: George W. Bush famously turned to portrait painting as a hobby when he left office. Could President Donald Trump one day follow […]
October 24, 2017

Macron’s dog Nemo caught peeing on presidential fireplace

PARIS, Oct 24: Even presidential pets show the occasional disdain for pomp and protocol. Nemo, the young dog adopted this year by France’s Emmanuel Macron, was […]
October 24, 2017

245 people bungee jump off Brazil bridge together

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 24: A group of 245 thrill-seekers tied to ropes jumped from a 30m tall bridge – all together – in a world-record […]