Life

Hong Kong’s allure fading in mainland China

BEIJING, June 28 — When Naomi Wu was a teenager, she and her friends would ride the train from mainland China to Hong Kong several times a year to shop for clothes and designer... Read more

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U Mobile terminates 3G network deal with Maxis

KUALA LUMPUR, June 28 ― U Mobile Sdn Bhd is terminating the Network Sharing and Alliance Agreement (NSA) from Oct 21, 2011 for the Maxis 3G radio access network with Maxis Broadband Sdn Bhd...

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Are asteroids humanity’s ‘greatest challenge’?

PARIS, June 28 — Throughout its 4.5-billion-year history, Earth has been repeatedly pummelled by space rocks that have caused anything from an innocuous splash in the ocean to species...

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Life

Darwin’s ‘strangest animal ever’ finds a family

PARIS, June 28 — Charles Darwin, Mr Evolution himself, didn’t know what to make of the fossils he saw in Patagonia so he sent them to his friend, the renowned paleontologist Richard...

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STPI Annual Special Exhibition: ‘David Hockney: A Matter of Perspective’

SINGAPORE, June 28 — As part of STPI Gallery’s 15th anniversary celebrations, it is presenting an exhibition by Britain’s most celebrated living artist, David Hockney. Titled ‘David...

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Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond dies aged 91

LONDON, June 28 ― Michael Bond, the creator of children's literary character Paddington Bear, died yesterday aged 91 following a short illness, publisher HarperCollins said. First appearing in...

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The new Honor 9: High-end specs at a very low price (VIDEO)

BERLIN, June 28 — Launched with great pomp and ceremony in Berlin, Germany, on June 27, the Honor 9 is now available to order in Europe. The brand’s new high-end device is a 5.15-inch (13cm)...

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How a hashtag on Wednesdays is fighting Iran’s dress code for women

BEIRUT, June 28 — Before she begins her Wednesday morning, Iranian activist Masih Alinejad spends hours sifting through scores of videos and photos sent to her of women in Iran wearing white...

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Sarah Jessica Parker to publish her imprint’s first title

LOS ANGELES, June 28 — Sarah Jessica Parker has announced that her publishing imprint will release its first title in 2019. The debut novel by Fatima Mirza is being called a “heartrending and...

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Get ready for the next frontier of fitness gadgets (VIDEO)

SAN FRANCISCO, June 28 — Two years ago, I met my wife. The time I’ve spent with her has been the most blissful 23 months of my life. It’s also been the most fattening. We got married in...

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