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  • Prince Andrew quits social media as US sex assault case looms

    2 days ago

    Prince Andrew quits social media as US sex assault case looms

    LONDON, Jan 19 — Queen Elizabeth II’s second son Prince Andrew has deactivated his social media accounts, users said today, as he faces a US civil case for sexual assault....

  • Rembrandt’s ‘Night Watch’ removed from frame for restoration

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    Rembrandt’s ‘Night Watch’ removed from frame for restoration

    AMSTERDAM, Jan 19 — Rembrandt’s vast The Night Watch canvas was taken down and removed from its frame in the Netherlands’ national museum today for the first time since...

  • US artist and London gallery launch first exhibition on ‘Fortnite’

    2 days ago

    US artist and London gallery launch first exhibition on ‘Fortnite’

    LONDON, Jan 19 — On a frosty morning in London’s Hyde Park, onlookers aim their mobile phones at the top of the Serpentine Gallery. The large sculpture of a blue man sitting...

  • The word of the year for young Brits? ‘Anxiety’

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    The word of the year for young Brits? ‘Anxiety’

    LONDON, Jan 19 — The Collins English dictionary made “NFT” its word of the year. But British children and teenagers have another one. It’s the word “anxiety.” This...

  • UN confirms 2021 among seven hottest years on record

    3 days ago

    UN confirms 2021 among seven hottest years on record

    GENEVA, Jan 19 — The past seven years have been the hottest on record, the United Nations confirmed today, adding that 2021 temperatures remained high despite the cooling effect...

  • Flamboyant former Vogue creative director Andre Leon Talley dies at 73

    3 days ago

    Flamboyant former Vogue creative director Andre Leon Talley dies at 73

    NEW YORK, Jan 19 — Influential fashion journalist Andre Leon Talley, the first Black creative director of Vogue, died yesterday in New York at the age of 73, with figures from...

  • Kelantan man who has donated blood 166 times encourages Malaysians to follow suit to save lives

    3 days ago

    Kelantan man who has donated blood 166 times encourages Malaysians to follow suit to save lives

    PETALING JAYA, Jan 19 — Ibrahim Mat Taib had to disregard how fearful he was of needles when he donated blood for the first time in his late 20s to help save a friend’s life....

  • Fashion designer Carven Ong taps into Chinese opera for exclusive Lunar New Year designs

    3 days ago

    Fashion designer Carven Ong taps into Chinese opera for exclusive Lunar New Year designs

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 19  —  Internationally-acclaimed fashion designer Carven Ong is channelling Chinese opera in his designs for the Lunar New Year.  The...

  • Giant hypermarket watch: Maintain good bone health for your family with these deals on Dutch Lady milk, Dugro formula

    3 days ago

    Giant hypermarket watch: Maintain good bone health for your family with these deals on Dutch Lady milk, Dugro formula

    *This article is brought to you by Giant. PETALING JAYA, Jan 19  —  Calcium is an important mineral to build and maintain strong bones as well as prevent osteoporosis....

  • What is ‘magikkun’ and why is the term buzzing on dating apps in South Korea?

    3 days ago

    What is ‘magikkun’ and why is the term buzzing on dating apps in South Korea?

    SEOUL, Jan 19 — In South Korea, some users of dating applications are reporting being fooled by profiles where only photos of the user wearing a mask are available. This...

  • Covid-19: Are masks the ultimate accessory for seduction?

    3 days ago

    Covid-19: Are masks the ultimate accessory for seduction?

    PARIS, Jan 19 — Protective face masks could augment your chances of seduction. No joke, it’s a scientific observation! A recent study reveals that wearing a surgical mask...

  • Kitchen hand job? Restaurant job advertisement has social media users amused

    3 days ago

    Kitchen hand job? Restaurant job advertisement has social media users amused

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 19 — An advertisement looking for a kitchen helper has given social media users the chuckles. The advertisement shared by Twitter user @Sandernista412 for a...

  • Fashion alert: Low-rise jeans are making a comeback

    3 days ago

    Fashion alert: Low-rise jeans are making a comeback

    PARIS, Jan 19 — We thought we’d seen it all, but fashion always has some surprises in store for us. After cycling shorts, the bucket hat, and platform sneakers, it’s time...

  • Missing for eight months, cat in UK reunited with owner after she recognises its meowing

    3 days ago

    Missing for eight months, cat in UK reunited with owner after she recognises its meowing

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 19 — A cat that went missing eight months ago has been reunited with its owner after she recognised its meowing on the other end of the telephone. Rachael...

  • UN: World tourism won’t return to pre-pandemic levels until 2024

    3 days ago

    UN: World tourism won’t return to pre-pandemic levels until 2024

    MADRID, Jan 19 — Tourism arrivals around the world are not expected to return to their pre-pandemic levels until 2024 at the earliest, the World Tourism Organisation said...

  • US court orders restaurant to pay RM39m for serving cleaning liquid instead of water to customer

    3 days ago

    US court orders restaurant to pay RM39m for serving cleaning liquid instead of water to customer

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 19 — A man in Tennessee, United States, has been awarded US$9.3 million (RM39 million) by the court after he was served cleaning liquid instead of water at a...

  • Parents complain after school in New York asks students to translate phrases ‘Mexican and ugly’, ‘pretty and American’ into Spanish

    3 days ago

    Parents complain after school in New York asks students to translate phrases ‘Mexican and ugly’, ‘pretty and American’ into Spanish

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 19 — A middle school in Buffalo, New York has come under fire after a homework assignment asked students to translate sentences that included the phrases...

  • Pierre Cardin plans Paris comeback after founder’s death

    4 days ago

    Pierre Cardin plans Paris comeback after founder’s death

    PARIS, Jan 18 — Luxury label Pierre Cardin is set to return to Paris Fashion Week in a bid to breathe new life into the brand, its new boss told AFP, just over a year after the...

  • Austria raises alarm about ‘dramatic’ femicide plague

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    Austria raises alarm about ‘dramatic’ femicide plague

    VIENNA, Jan 18 — Painted in blood red on an improvised memorial in Vienna, the number 31 is a stark reminder of a grim toll: the women killed by men in Austria last year. After...

  • Ozone pollution costs Asia billions in lost crops, study shows

    4 days ago

    Ozone pollution costs Asia billions in lost crops, study shows

    TOKYO, Jan 18 — Persistently high levels of ozone pollution in Asia are costing China, Japan and South Korea an estimated US$63 billion (RM263.5 billion) annually in lost rice,...

  • Japan’s ‘invisible’ disabled artisans fight for spotlight

    4 days ago

    Japan’s ‘invisible’ disabled artisans fight for spotlight

    TOKYO, Jan 18 — In a trendy Tokyo neighbourhood, customers browse the wares at Majerca, a shop stocked with handmade items from scarves to glassware, all produced by people with...

  • Britons’ boozing skyrockets during lockdown, study shows

    4 days ago

    Britons’ boozing skyrockets during lockdown, study shows

    LONDON, Jan 18 — Britons are increasingly drinking dangerous levels of alcohol since the start of the pandemic and will not return to drinking at levels before the global health...

  • Mushroom leather could soon be part of your wardrobe

    4 days ago

    Mushroom leather could soon be part of your wardrobe

    PARIS, Jan 18 — Is the mushroom set to revolutionise the fashion industry? Not content with having teamed up on projects with some of the biggest luxury houses, including...

  • Unexpected star of gay rights best-seller, Pence family rabbit dies

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    Unexpected star of gay rights best-seller, Pence family rabbit dies

    WASHINGTON, Jan 17 — The family of former US vice president Mike Pence has announced the death of Marlon Bundo, their pet rabbit who starred in a children’s book series by the...

  • In ancient rite, Spanish horses brave fire to fight virus

    4 days ago

    In ancient rite, Spanish horses brave fire to fight virus

    SAN BARTOLOME DE PINARES (Spain), Jan 17 — At full gallop, the horse emerges from the darkness and races through a string of bonfires in an ancient ritual to ward off sickness...

  • Black diamond, largest ever cut, goes on show in Dubai

    4 days ago

    Black diamond, largest ever cut, goes on show in Dubai

    DUBAI, Jan 17 — The world’s largest known cut diamond went on public display for the first time today ahead of its sale, when it is expected to reach US$5 million (RM20...

  • Dimming Sun’s rays should be off-limits, say experts

    4 days ago

    Dimming Sun’s rays should be off-limits, say experts

    PARIS, Jan 17 — Planetary-scale engineering schemes designed to cool Earth’s surface and lessen the impact of global heating are potentially dangerous and should be blocked by...

  • Shopee partners with travel providers in CNY travel campaign

    5 days ago

    Shopee partners with travel providers in CNY travel campaign

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 — E-commerce company, Shopee, is partnering with Agoda, Airpaz and Easybook.com to fulfil travellers’ needs in light of the upcoming Chinese New Year...

  • Cold-case investigation leads to surprise suspect in Anne Frank’s betrayal

    5 days ago

    Cold-case investigation leads to surprise suspect in Anne Frank’s betrayal

    AMSTERDAM, Jan 17 — A six-year cold case investigation into the betrayal of Anne Frank has identified a surprising suspect in the death of the famous diarist, who was discovered...

  • TikTok star says that ‘pretty privilege’ has hindered her from making friends with girls (VIDEO)

    5 days ago

    TikTok star says that ‘pretty privilege’ has hindered her from making friends with girls (VIDEO)

    PETALING JAYA, Jan 17 — A woman has claimed to have ‘pretty privilege’ and that has hindered her from making friends with girls since she was young. Pretty privilege is...

  • Covid-19: Non-refundable policies of New York restaurants leave bitter taste in mouths of reservation holders

    5 days ago

    Covid-19: Non-refundable policies of New York restaurants leave bitter taste in mouths of reservation holders

    KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 — The non-refundable cancellation policy of Michelin-starred Manhattan restaurants has left a bitter taste in the mouths of pre-paid reservation holders who...

  • Paris fashion gets physical despite Omicron

    5 days ago

    Paris fashion gets physical despite Omicron

    PARIS, Jan 17 — The city may still be deep in the throes of the Omicron surge and adapting to the latest Covid restrictions, but Paris Fashion Week will nevertheless launch...

  • Why thieves are snatching French bulldogs across the US

    5 days ago

    Why thieves are snatching French bulldogs across the US

    WASHINGTON, Jan 17 — The two thieves who brutally robbed 27-year-old Marieke Bayens at gunpoint on a California street were not after her purse — or her. They wanted the...