Paris’s Picasso Museum re-opens after long-delayed refit

After a five-year closure for what was supposed to be a two-year refurbishment, Paris's Picasso Museum re-opened today with arguments over the €52 million (RM216 million) project still...

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New museum brings Poland’s Jewish past back to life

A millennium of Jewish history in Poland was obliterated by Nazi Germany in the Holocaust. Now, a new Warsaw museum is celebrating a lost Jewish community that was the world's largest and most...

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Massage and mooo-d music soothe Vietnam beef cake beauty contestants

This year's winner of the Moc Chau beauty contest has an American father while her mother is of Dutch and Cuban heritage. She's also pregnant, which is fine with the judges since contestant 1386...

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Study finds your brain includes a (free) calorie counter

A neuroimaging study says the brain has a natural affinity for evaluating foods based on their caloric density, containing a library of nutritional information that may be richer than that of...

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Top 7 uses for apple cider vinegar

As one of the world’s oldest and most commonly utilised natural products, it’s no surprise that more and more people are jumping on board the apple cider vinegar bandwagon. Apple cider vinegar —...

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Malaysia Fashion Week takes centre stage

With Paris Fashion Week having ended just a fortnight ago, some of us may still be having the fashion-week “fever”. For the inaugural Malaysia Fashion Week (MFW), however, it is only just...

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Moscow hotel goes ‘halal’ in bid to woo Muslim visitors

No bacon for breakfast, a room for prayers and a Quran on your bedside table: a hotel in Moscow has launched a special "halal" service as Russia tries to attract visitors from the Muslim...

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Comet makes rare close pass by Mars as spacecraft watch

A comet from the outer reaches of the solar system on Sunday made a rare, close pass by Mars where a fleet of robotic science probes were poised for studies. Comet Siding Spring passed just...

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Eyes on the ties: from power symbol to fashion statement

From a symbol of power to a fashion statement, ties in all their guises are on show at a new exhibition dedicated to the neckwear at the Swiss National Museum. They speak volumes about their...

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Egg freezing: controversial new benefit in US workplace

Free meals, four months of maternity leave and now egg-freezing: Facebook's latest gift to its employees has rekindled debate on the role of women in the company. The move aims to at the very...

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Hours of prep make perfect for Japanese model

Plumes of hairspray create a suffocating fug over a group of fashion models waiting to be beautified in a room overlooking Tokyo's trendy Shibuya district. A full eight hours before Rei Hamada...

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Underworld queen Persephone uncovered in Greek myth mosaic

An imposing mosaic uncovered in the largest antique tomb ever discovered in Greece depicts the myth of the abduction of Persephone, Zeus's daughter who became goddess of the underworld, the Greek...

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Saturn moon may have ‘life-friendly’ underground ocean, scientists say

Saturn's battered moon Mimas may have a thin global ocean buried miles beneath its icy surface, raising the prospect of another "life-friendly" habitat in the solar system, scientists said on...

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IT specialists, HR practitioners ‘in demand in Malaysia’

IT security specialists, AML compliance professionals and HR business partners are just some of the professionals in high demand as the Malaysian economy continues to grow strongly, says...

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High art or vile pornography? Marquis de Sade explored in Paris exhibit

An unreconstructed libertine who made debauchery into high art or a vile pornographer who tried to justify rape, murder and paedophilia? From Flaubert to Baudelaire, the influence of the...

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Mark fall of Berlin Wall with photos, drawings

Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, walls remain part of our lives. The German Embassy in Kuala Lumpur and the Goethe Institut Kuala Lumpur are co-organising a photo and...

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Humans may only survive 68 days on Mars, study shows

Space enthusiasts planning a move to Mars may have to wait to relocate: conditions on the Red Planet are such that humans would likely begin dying within 68 days, a new study says. Oxygen...

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Passion for fashion

While most children were dreaming about becoming movie and football stars, Tan Jeaw Nyee was already sketching, designing and making clothes “for fun”. Little girls were playing with their...

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Higher education is tuition-free again in Germany

Germany, one of the strongest and most populous nations in the EU, has announced that it is doing away with tuition fees for tertiary education. This decision applies to everyone, including...

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Uber-heated battle as mobile apps rattle Asia’s taxis

Southeast Asia's notorious taxi market is undergoing a shakeout as Uber and homegrown mobile booking applications gain popularity in a region that has long endured inefficient cartels and...

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