Showbiz

Syria’s White Helmets rescuers will not attend Oscars

BEIRUT, Feb 25 ― Rescue workers from Syria’s White Helmets group—the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary—will not attend this weekend’s Academy Awards ceremony because of... Read more

Life

Sistine chapel photographed in unprecedented detail

VATICAN CITY, Feb 25 — The famous frescoes of the Sistine Chapel, whose ceiling was painted by Michelangelo, can now be examined in minute detail thanks to an unprecedented photographic venture,...

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Showbiz

‘Batman v Superman,’ ‘Hillary’s America’ win Razzie ‘worst’ films

LOS ANGELES, Feb 25 — Even the Razzie Awards are getting political. A documentary criticising US Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton tied today with superhero ensemble Batman v...

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Life

‘It must be love’: Wife-beating a source of pride for some in Mauritania

NOUAKCHOTT, Feb 25 — Salimata was always told she should be proud to come from a family of wife beaters. “You’re the daughter of a woman whose husband broke her hands. Your grandmother’s...

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Life

Painted desert? Not quite

ALM SPRINGS, Feb 25 — Roaming off-road through sandy, rock-studded terrain in view of mountain peaks and windmill farms, a 6-wheeled rover about the size of a milk crate backed up and sped away...

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Eat/Drink

‘Performance art’ may be the key 
to ensuring a future for hawker food

SINGAPORE, Feb 25 — Third-generation popiah-maker Michael Ker will inherit his father’s popiah-making business one day. In fact, he gave up a career as a pharmacist just so “heritage food...

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Eat/Drink

This Englishman speaks our lingo and loves our food (VIDEO)

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 25 — Rhys William, 25, first came to Malaysia as a tourist back in 2012. Today, he calls the country home and what is more, he speaks Malay fluently. In fact, his flair for...

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Life

Paris show traces kimono from prim tradition to glam fashion

PARIS, Feb 25 — The kimono, in myriad iterations from its origins in ancient Japan to its embrace by today’s top fashion designers, took centre stage Wednesday at Paris’s Guimet...

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Life

Bottega Veneta seduces with 1940s silhouettes

MILAN, Feb 25 — Bottega Veneta looked to the 1940s for inspiration for its understated but luxurious autumn-winter 2017 collection showing today in Milan, with fitted waists, accentuated...

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Tech/Gadgets

Two major Windows 10 updates could be in store for 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 25 — The Creators Update, the next major update to Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system, will be available to users free of charge from spring 2017. However, this could be...

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