GEORGE TOWN, CAYMAN ISLANDS: A ballooning population of invasive green iguanas on Grand Cayman has become so alarming that the UK Caribbean territory has launched a pilot program to figure out how best to fight reptiles that began as escapees from the pet trade.
NEW YORK: Italy’s “Osteria Francescana” was crowned world’s best restaurant of 2016 at an awards ceremony in New York on Monday, the first Italian establishment to win the annual accolade.
AFTER the Steven Spielberg movie Jaws came out in 1975, sharks everywhere found themselves with a bad rep. They began to be perceived as being carnivorous and terribly dangerous. But for marine conservationist Hannah Pragnell-Raasch, sharks don’t scare her at all.
“WHAT? Malaysia has a baseball team?” I can still recall the note of incredulity creeping into my voice during a conversation with my baseball-loving friend months ago.
Revolutions are oftentimes sparked by dreams, desire and courage, writes Elena Koshy
TRUSTY camera in hand, a man dressed in a cotton shirt, jeans and a hardy pair of shoes hikes up Bukit Wang Burma in Wang Kelian, Perlis. It is stiflingly hot and humid in the dense tropical jungle. Still, he has a job to do and that is to capture images in order to tell a newsworthy story.
WELLINGTON: Lego products are becoming increasingly violent as toymakers engage in an “arms race” to retain children’s attention in the digital age, New Zealand researchers said Monday.
PROVIDENCE: An elephant carrying a performer holding an American flag kicked off the final elephant performance at Ringling Bros.
TOKYO: Akane had always enjoyed her job at a Tokyo call centre until, unlike many Japanese mothers, she decided to return to work after finishing her maternity leave.
NEW YORK: James Patterson is ready to launch another season of giving.
NEW YORK: Marilynne Robinson, the acclaimed author of novels such as “Gilead” and “Housekeeping,” is this year’s winner of the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, a lifetime achievement honor.
OKUMA: Takayuki Ueno did not hesitate one moment to expose himself to high radiation five years ago while searching for family members swept away by the tsunami that triggered meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear plant.
PARIS: Once forced out of business by mass production, a family firm in Paris has found a new lease of life, once again hand-crafting bicycles as a luxury must-have.
KUALA LUMPUR: For almost 10 years, Aliez Jazam's followers or "fitness friends" as she likes to call them, have been following her around the Klang Valley to take part in her exercise routines.
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Fest is back this year from Apr 29th to May 1st, this time with a nostalgic tribute to Sabah's history entitled 'Gulu Gulu'.
NEW YORK: From toy-sized Brussels Griffons to 180-pound Irish Wolfhounds, hundreds of purebred dogs kicked off the Westminster Kennel Club dog show in New York on Monday, putting their best paws forward in hopes of advancing toward the gold.
HOMS, Syria: Devastated by 20 months of combat between regime forces and rebel fighters, the haunting ruins of the Old City of Homs now serve as inspiration for some Syrian artists.
KUALA LUMPUR: Those born in the year of the Goat in the Chinese zodiac will be the luckiest people this year, which is the year of the Fire Monkey.
THE pavement a long Jalan Batu Caves, Selangor, is lined with shops selling garlands of flowers. A man sits on a plastic chair while another stands next to him holding a straight razor in his hand.
GENEVA: An independent panel on obesity commissioned by the World Health Organization is urging governments, educators, agribusiness and food marketers to do more to help fight childhood obesity.
IF a child spent most of her after-school hours helping out her father at his food stall near a car repair shop and had a daily routine of walking home from school through a light industrial area occupied by machinery shops, there would be a high possibility that she would develop a passion for mach
POLO, a highbrow sport steeped in history, has long amassed royal players the likes of the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William and his brother Prince Harry, as well as loyal fans such as our very own Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
“I believe that children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside.” These lyrics from the song ‘Greatest Love Of All’ by Whitney Houston cannot ring truer for single mother Zarina Zainuddin.
PARIS: The European Space Agency (ESA) on Thursday said it had launched a prototype lab to test a key part of Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity, published almost exactly a century ago.
Sigrid Eichner joined the Standard Chartered KL Marathon 2015 so that she could add Malaysia to the list of countries she’d competed in. Unfortunately, the event was cancelled due to heavy haze that weekend.
Nature camps are a great medium for teaching the young about the environment, writes Zuliantie Dzul
It’s the latest craze sweeping the world and Malaysians too can’t get enough of adult colouring books, writes Zuliantie Dzul
IF you’re skipping costume parties and spending some quiet time at home this Halloween, check out these great horror fiction titles, suggests Simon Sez
An exhibition examines the concept of self through photography and visual art, writes Kerry-Ann Augustin
A passion for great Asian cities and green architecture is putting British-Malaysian architect Jason Pomeroy at the forefront of a mission to balance sustainability and culture, writes Karen Ho
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