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  • Lingerie label 6IXTY8IGHT is opening its first Malaysian store at Sunway Pyramid

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    Lingerie label 6IXTY8IGHT is opening its first Malaysian store at Sunway Pyramid

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 22 — Heads up ladies, international fashion lingerie label 6IXTY8IGHT is set to open its doors in Malaysia soon at Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall. Launched in...

  • Greek researchers enlist EU satellite against Aegean sea litter

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    Greek researchers enlist EU satellite against Aegean sea litter

    ATHENS, April 22 — Knee-deep in water on a picture-postcard Lesbos island beach, a team of Greek university students gently deposits a wall-sized PVC frame on the surface before...

  • CIMB Cycle 2019 draws 3,700 cyclists from 26 countries

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    CIMB Cycle 2019 draws 3,700 cyclists from 26 countries

    KUALA LUMPUR, April 22 — CIMB Group Holdings Berhad yesterday held its third edition of CIMB Cycle 2019 at Dataran Putrajaya, featuring 3,700 amateur riders and pro cyclists...

  • Poachers threaten precious Madagascar forest and lemurs

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    Poachers threaten precious Madagascar forest and lemurs

    VOHIBOLA (Madagascar), April 22 — Under a leaden sky, six rangers walk silently in single file through Vohibola, one of the last primary forests in eastern Madagascar. Alert to...

  • ‘This is our story’: Photographs reimagine S. African inequality

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    ‘This is our story’: Photographs reimagine S. African inequality

    JOHANNESBURG, April 22 — Photographs of South African children in after-school tutoring groups and a mother and son carrying seedlings are among 30-odd images lining the walls...

  • What to expect at the 2019 Venice Biennale

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    What to expect at the 2019 Venice Biennale

    VENICE, April 22 — Now in its 58th edition, the Venice Biennale will open to the public on May 11 and run through November 24. This year, 79 artists and collectives will be...

  • Venezuelan comic pokes fun at stereotypes to explain Latin America

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    Venezuelan comic pokes fun at stereotypes to explain Latin America

    NEW YORK, April 22 — Joanna Hausmann is a bubbly Latina cocktail of cultures, languages and opinion as she rants a mile a minute about how to curse well in Spanish or what’s...

  • Malay Mail bags Ilam’s Landscape Architecture Media Award for second consecutive year

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    Malay Mail bags Ilam’s Landscape Architecture Media Award for second consecutive year

    PETALING JAYA, April 22 — Malay Mail was honoured with the Institute of Landscape Architects Malaysia (Ilam) media award for the second consecutive year at the...

  • Incoming Japanese emperor’s life filled with breaks from tradition

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    Incoming Japanese emperor’s life filled with breaks from tradition

    TOKYO, April 22 — Crown Prince Naruhito, set to become Japan’s emperor on May 1, is known as an earnest, studious man who wooed and won his ex-diplomat wife, Crown Princess...

  • Appraising Changi Airport’s shiny new Jewel: Will all that glitters turn to gold?

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    Appraising Changi Airport’s shiny new Jewel: Will all that glitters turn to gold?

    SINGAPORE, April 22 — Changi Airport’s S$1.7 billion (RM5.18 billion) sprawling Jewel project is its biggest gambit yet in its drive to become a lifestyle destination and open...

  • Surround yourself with dozens of lovable robots at the Lovot Museum

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    Surround yourself with dozens of lovable robots at the Lovot Museum

    TOKYO, April 22 — To give future owners the opportunity to test out and connect with Groove X’s lovable Lovot companion home robots, the company created a Lovot Museum in...

  • Stone stackers defy gravity at European championships

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    Stone stackers defy gravity at European championships

    DUNBAR, April 22 — Expertly balancing one rock on top of another at the European Stone Stacking Championships, competitors combine skill and artistic creativity to come up with...

  • Five facts about Queen Elizabeth II as she turns 93

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    Five facts about Queen Elizabeth II as she turns 93

    LONDON, April 21 — Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her birthday on Sunday, marking 93 years in the public glare. Here are five facts about Britain’s oldest and...

  • Austria NGO fights hate online, one conversation at a time

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    Austria NGO fights hate online, one conversation at a time

    VIENNA, April 21 — When it comes to the problem of online hate speech, the culprits behind the keyboards and smartphones can take some surprising forms—just take 74-year-old...

  • The ethical gold rush: Gilded age for guilt-free jewellery

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    The ethical gold rush: Gilded age for guilt-free jewellery

    PARIS, April 21 — Forget how many carats—how ethical is your gold? As high-end consumers demand to know the origin of their treasures, some jewellers are ensuring they use...

  • Saudis grapple with ever-shifting ‘red lines’

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    Saudis grapple with ever-shifting ‘red lines’

    RIYADH, April 21 — Two Saudis vent their opinions publicly. One is detained, the other is acquitted after the right to free speech is invoked. Such inconsistencies are provoking...

  • Thailand marijuana festival has visitors on a high

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    Thailand marijuana festival has visitors on a high

    BURIRAM, April 20 — A Buddhist monk fishes out a vial of cannabis oil from his robe and puts a drop under his tongue—one of many flocking to a weed festival in northeastern...

  • Fast love — dating apps help busy Singaporeans find almost instant romance

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    Fast love — dating apps help busy Singaporeans find almost instant romance

    SINGAPORE, April 20 — Although she was left heartbroken after her seven-year relationship ended in 2014, Jessebelle Peh had not given up on love. Then 24, she knew she “did...

  • Hidden but hopeful: the youth of Myanmar's cloistered Wa region

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    Hidden but hopeful: the youth of Myanmar's cloistered Wa region

    PANGHSANG, April 20 — High up in the eastern mountains of Myanmar bordering China, with massage parlours and casinos, Wa is one of Asia’s most remote areas—and not an easy...

  • Tourists follow ‘Game of Thrones’ trail in Northern Ireland

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    Tourists follow ‘Game of Thrones’ trail in Northern Ireland

    BELFAST, April 20 — Wielding a replica broadsword, Indian tourist Akshay Mannur duels with friends—re-enacting scenes from Game of Thrones on the Northern Ireland pilgrimage...

  • Is there an ideal time to work out?

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    Is there an ideal time to work out?

    REHOVOT (Israel), April 20 — Two studies published in Cell Metabolism confirm the impact of our sleep cycle on athletic performance. “It’s quite well known that almost every...

  • Jamaica looks to cash in on cannabis, Rastafarians fear being left out

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    Jamaica looks to cash in on cannabis, Rastafarians fear being left out

    KINGSTON (Jamaica), April 20 ― Ras Iyah V. describes himself as confrontational, especially with the police. Well known in Jamaica for his outspoken support of the marijuana...

  • Skincare line by Huda Kattan is on the way

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    Skincare line by Huda Kattan is on the way

    NEW YORK, April 19 ― Huda Kattan has dropped a few more hints about her upcoming skincare line. The beauty mogul ― the brains behind the cult online cosmetics brand Huda...

  • Jackie Cruz fronts new Kat Von D vegan mascara

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    Jackie Cruz fronts new Kat Von D vegan mascara

    NEW YORK, April 19 ― Kat Von D is launching a new vegan mascara, and she has recruited actress Jackie Cruz to help. The makeup mogul's “Kat Von D Beauty” brand has unveiled...

  • Athens installs Alexander the Great statue after 27-year delay

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    Athens installs Alexander the Great statue after 27-year delay

    ATHENS, April 19 ― Athens today installed its first Alexander the Great statue, a project mired in bureaucratic delays for nearly three decades. The 3,50-metre (11.5-foot)...

  • Maybelline announces two new brand ambassadors

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    Maybelline announces two new brand ambassadors

    NEW YORK, April 19 ― Maybelline is shaking things up with two new brand ambassadors. The cosmetics giant has announced that it has recruited makeup artists Jenna Kristina and...

  • Solar power ‘cow’ helps children swap farming for classes

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    Solar power ‘cow’ helps children swap farming for classes

    LONDON, April 19 — Children from poor families in sub-Saharan Africa have been able to swap cleaning up cowpats for lessons thanks to a solar power project that rewards parents...

  • For Notre-Dame, lessons from a fire-damaged New York cathedral

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    For Notre-Dame, lessons from a fire-damaged New York cathedral

    NEW YORK, April 19 — Before the restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris can begin, engineers may have to tap nearly every stone in the cathedral and listen for subtle sounds of...

  • Malaysian ‘otakus’, time to submit your best artwork for Embassy of Japan’s manga competition

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    Malaysian ‘otakus’, time to submit your best artwork for Embassy of Japan’s manga competition

    PETALING JAYA, April 19 — If you’re a creative soul who loves Japanese popular culture as much as you love art, this competition might just be for you. The Embassy of Japan is...

  • Teenage boy wows the internet with impressive Blackpink dance moves (VIDEO)

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    Teenage boy wows the internet with impressive Blackpink dance moves (VIDEO)

    PETALING JAYA, April 19 ― If ever Blackpink needs a backup dancer, this teenager is the guy to call. A teenager is “entertaining” social media users with his amazing dance...