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  • Heatwave threats rarely an urban priority, even as risks rise

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    Heatwave threats rarely an urban priority, even as risks rise

    CAPE TOWN, June 21 — On days when temperatures hit worrying peaks — an increasing problem in Cape Town as climate change takes hold — figuring out how to keep people cool...

  • ‘Drum tower’ collapses at Japan’s quake-hit Kumamoto Castle

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    ‘Drum tower’ collapses at Japan’s quake-hit Kumamoto Castle

    TOKYO, June 21 — A tower at the historic, quake-damaged Kumamoto Castle in southern Japan — one of the country’s three premier castles and once a major tourist attraction...

  • H&M taps Love Stories for lingerie collaboration

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    H&M taps Love Stories for lingerie collaboration

  • Strike a pose: International Yoga Day stretches around world

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    Strike a pose: International Yoga Day stretches around world

  • Yoga: Indian practice turned global phenomenon

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    Yoga: Indian practice turned global phenomenon

  • Fans of yoga therapy have yet to win over doctors

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    Fans of yoga therapy have yet to win over doctors

  • The world yoga capital, with a little help from its friends

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    The world yoga capital, with a little help from its friends

  • International Yoga Day 2018: Some of the events taking place around the world

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    International Yoga Day 2018: Some of the events taking place around the world

  • High hopes: French shops use loophole to sell ‘ultralight’ weed

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    High hopes: French shops use loophole to sell ‘ultralight’ weed

  • Pilot whale meat poses health hazard, Faroese warned

    18 hours ago

    Pilot whale meat poses health hazard, Faroese warned

  • Plastic waste washes up on Australia’s distant shores, rings change at the checkout

    18 hours ago

    Plastic waste washes up on Australia’s distant shores, rings change at the checkout

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  • Why T. Rex couldn't waggle its tongue

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    Why T. Rex couldn't waggle its tongue

  • Indonesia takes a bite out of food waste

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    Indonesia takes a bite out of food waste

  • Chinese parents-to-be seek more fertile ground abroad

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    Chinese parents-to-be seek more fertile ground abroad

  • Child sex for just a dollar on Kenya’s beaches

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    Child sex for just a dollar on Kenya’s beaches

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  • UN: N. Korea data shows slight children’s health gains

    17 hours ago

    UN: N. Korea data shows slight children’s health gains

    GENEVA, June 21 — New data from North Korea show a “slight” improvement in children’s health, the United Nations reported yesterday, saying the isolated nation had made a...

  • S. Korean court: Killing dogs for meat now illegal

    18 hours ago

    S. Korean court: Killing dogs for meat now illegal

    SEOUL, June 21 — A South Korean court has outlawed the killing of dogs for meat, in a landmark ruling that animal rights activists said today could pave the way to making eating...

  • Hong Kong art show 'In Search of Southeast Asia' explores the region's diversity

    19 hours ago

    Hong Kong art show 'In Search of Southeast Asia' explores the region's diversity

    HONG KONG, June 21 — To be hosted at the M+ Pavilion, “In Search of Southeast Asia through the M+ Collections” addresses a very specific geography and place — a region...

  • Antarctic researchers mark winter solstice with icy plunge

    21 hours ago

    Antarctic researchers mark winter solstice with icy plunge

    CASEY RESEARCH STATION, June 21 — Scientists based in Antarctica welcomed the winter solstice by plunging into icy waters this morning as part of a “mad tradition” heralding...

  • Scientists: Earth’s intact forests vanishing at accelerating pace

    19 hours ago

    Scientists: Earth’s intact forests vanishing at accelerating pace

    PARIS, June 21 — Earth’s intact forests shrank by an area larger than Austria every year from 2014 to 2016 at a 20 per cent faster rate than during the previous decade,...

  • Grandmother in El Salvador prays for detained granddaughter

    19 hours ago

    Grandmother in El Salvador prays for detained granddaughter

    ARMENIA (El Salvador), June 21 — Ana Henriquez prays that her six-year-old granddaughter will soon be reunited with her mother, even if it means that they are both deported back...

  • Study: Tyrannosaurus rex could not stick out its tongue

    20 hours ago

    Study: Tyrannosaurus rex could not stick out its tongue

    TAMPA, June 21 — The Tyrannosaurus rex is crowned the “lizard king” of the dinosaurs, a historically fierce meat-eater often depicted lashing out its tongue. But researchers...

  • As Fukushima residents return, some see hope in nuclear tourism

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    As Fukushima residents return, some see hope in nuclear tourism

    NAMIE, June 21 — On a cold day in February, Takuto Okamoto guided his first tour group to a sight few outsiders had witnessed in person: the construction cranes looming over...

  • Officials target 'alcohol tourism' in Mallorca poster drive

    23 hours ago

    Officials target 'alcohol tourism' in Mallorca poster drive

    MALLORCA, June 21 ― Local authorities on Spain's holiday Island of Mallorca have put up 20 posters warning of heavy penalties for nudity, fighting and other alcohol-fuelled...

  • Coming to a supermarket near you: Made-in-Singapore strawberries

    23 hours ago

    Coming to a supermarket near you: Made-in-Singapore strawberries

    SINGAPORE, June 21 — Ideally suited for a cooler climate with temperatures between 16°C and 27°C, strawberries are hard to grow here — until now. In what is touted as a...

  • Blood, sweat and accessories! Artist recycles bodily fluids for fashion

    1 day ago

    Blood, sweat and accessories! Artist recycles bodily fluids for fashion

    LONDON, June 21 — Struggling to make your fashion more personal?  No sweat. A London fashion student can help you decorate your attire with crystal accessories formed from...

  • Fashion’s new black prince reigns over Paris shows

    1 day ago

    Fashion’s new black prince reigns over Paris shows

    PARIS, June 21 — Fashion’s designer of the moment Virgil Abloh channelled James Dean, Bart Simpson and the graffiti legend Dondi White at his Off-White Paris show yesterday....

  • Book truck instills interest in children to read

    20 hours ago

    Book truck instills interest in children to read

    PUTRAJAYA, June 21 — A book publisher, PTS Media Group, has come up with an idea of having ‘food truck’ to instil reading interest among the young generation. It was...

  • In Saudi Arabia, men still drive gender policy

    18 hours ago

    In Saudi Arabia, men still drive gender policy

    DUBAI, June 21 — The public relations blitz that has seen Saudi Arabia garner headlines this year culminates Sunday, when women take the wheel for the first time. But a...

  • Stephen King’s ‘Dark Tower’ graphic novels to be republished

    1 day ago

    Stephen King’s ‘Dark Tower’ graphic novels to be republished

    NEW YORK, June 20 — A set of graphic novels based on Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series is set to be published in August, with books coming out every two weeks. The fantasy...

  • Gallup: Singapore ranked world’s safest destination, Venezuela most lawless

    1 day ago

    Gallup: Singapore ranked world’s safest destination, Venezuela most lawless

    SINGAPORE, June 20 — Singapore, Norway and Iceland have emerged the safest destinations in a new law and order report from Gallup, which polled residents about how secure they...

  • Hadrian's Wall being damaged by ‘nighthawk’ metal detectorists

    1 day ago

    Hadrian's Wall being damaged by ‘nighthawk’ metal detectorists

    LONDON, June 20 — Hadrian’s Wall, built by the Romans nearly 2,000 years ago to defend the northern limits of their empire, is being damaged by illegal metal detectorists....

  • Indonesia takes a bite out of food waste one wedding at a time

    1 day ago

    Indonesia takes a bite out of food waste one wedding at a time

    JAKARTA, June 20 — In the slums of Jakarta, Indonesia’s poor are getting a taste of how the other half live thanks to a new programme that aims to take a bite out of its...

  • Japan dreams of jackpot with legal casinos

    1 day ago

    Japan dreams of jackpot with legal casinos

    TOKYO, June 20 — At a casino school in Tokyo, croupier-in-training Takuto Saito settles behind a green table and reaches for the roulette wheel, addressing a group of imaginary...