December 12, 2017

Chinese daredevil rooftopping star falls 62 storeys to his death

BEIJING, Dec 12: A Chinese rooftopping star fell to his death while performing a stunt last month, local media has reported. Chinese police confirmed that Wu Yongning fell to […]
December 12, 2017

Palace releases new portrait of Britain’s Prince Philip

LONDON, Dec 12: Buckingham Palace released on Monday a new portrait of Prince Philip, painted by Australian-born artist Ralph Heimans in the year that Queen Elizabeth’s […]
December 11, 2017

How exercise can make for healthier fat

NEW YORK, Dec 11: Exercise could help to make your fat tissue healthier, which, hear me out, is a good thing. According to a new study, […]
December 11, 2017

Where exhaustion can lead to awe

NEW YORK, Dec 11: Nine hours into a hike in Switzerland’s Lauterbrunnen Valley, having ascended to an elevation of 2,255m and standing, breathless, outside a tiny […]
December 11, 2017

Singer Neil Young’s model trains fetch nearly US$300,000 at auction

REUTERS, Dec: Singer-songwriter Neil Young’s extensive collection of model trains have fetched nearly US$300,000 at auction, along with classic cars and musical equipment owned by the […]
December 10, 2017

UK Princes William and Harry announce sculptor for new Diana statue

LONDON, Dec 10: A sculptor who produced the image of Queen Elizabeth used on Britain’s coins has been chosen to create a new statue of Princess […]
December 10, 2017

East German village sells for US$165,000

BERLIN, Dec 10: The only bidder at an unusual auction on Saturday put down €140,000 (US$164,700) and walked away the new owner of a small slice […]
December 9, 2017

Actor Geoffrey Rush sues Australian newspaper over ‘inappropriate behaviour’ report

SYDNEY, Dec 9: Australian actor Geoffrey Rush said on Friday he had filed a defamation lawsuit against Sydney’s Daily Telegraph newspaper after it published a report […]
December 8, 2017

Buckle up Mario, says Japan

TOKYO, Dec 8: People dressed as Super Mario tearing round the streets of Tokyo in go-karts will have to buckle up, Japanese authorities said Thursday (Dec 7), […]
December 8, 2017

The ‘Rat Eaters’ of Bihar: India’s poorest people?

ALAMPUR GONPURA, Dec 8: The rat kept crawling over Phekan Manjhi’s arm as he battled to pin it to the ground before he eventually managed to kill […]
December 8, 2017

Chinese air stewardess suspended for eating passenger’s meal

URUMQI, Dec 8: An Urumqi Air stewardess has been suspended after she was caught on video eating food meant for passengers, the airline confirmed in a statement […]
December 8, 2017

Saudi crown prince bought US$450m Da Vinci painting: Report

NEW YORK, Dec 8: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is the actual buyer of a painting by Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci that sold for […]
December 7, 2017

Bangkok street food eatery earns Michelin star

BANGKOK, Dec 7: In a city famous for street food, a roadside restaurant in Bangkok with plastic tables and simple but sumptuous fare has earned one […]
December 7, 2017

Time magazine names #MeToo ‘silence breakers’ as person of the year

WASHINGTON, Dec 7: Time magazine has named the social movement aimed at raising awareness about sexual harassment and assault, epitomized by the #MeToo social media hashtag, […]
December 7, 2017

Did Santa really exist? Ancient relic offers new clue

LONDON, Dec 7: Was Santa real? Scientists have offered a tantalising clue by dating a bone said to belong to St Nicholas, the inspiration for Father […]
December 7, 2017

Amazon Prime Video now available on Apple TV

REUTERS, Dec 7: Amazon.com Inc and Apple Inc have partnered to bring the Amazon Prime Video app to Apple TV in more than 100 countries, the […]
December 7, 2017

Wider Image: Trump’s first year in office marked by controversy, protests

WASHINGTON, Dec 7: Less than 24 hours after Donald Trump took office, his presidency started generating controversy. Photographs showing that the crowd at Trump’s swearing-in was […]
December 6, 2017

London’s iconic black cabs go electric

LONDON, Dec 6: London’s first electric-powered black cabs hit the streets on Tuesday (Dec 5), the British capital’s iconic taxis getting a facelift for the modern […]