Twitter expressed interest in buying TikTok’s US operations: Sources

Twitter Inc has approached TikTok's Chinese owner ByteDance to express interest in acquiring the US operations of the video-sharing app, two people familiar with the...

LA parties head for the Hollywood Hills as mayor vows crackdown

With Los Angeles nightclubs closed, party promoters have turned to mansions in the Hollywood Hills to throw lavish, raucous and sometimes deadly gatherings that...

Iwan Gayo: Indonesia’s Google before Google

Those of a certain age are likely familiar with Buku Pintar, a series of encyclopedias first published in 1982 and a perpetual bestseller in the...

Luc Besson replaced as EuropaCorp CEO by Axel Duroux

French director Luc Besson is being replaced as chief executive of EuropaCorp, the film production company he founded, by Axel Duroux, a statement said...

Canadian brewer apologizes for naming beer ‘pubic hair’ in Maori

A Canadian brewery has apologized for naming one of its beers after the Maori term for "pubic hair", and not "feather" as it had...

Penguins and jellyfish wow visitors at new Taiwan aquarium

From lunch with the penguins to the translucent shimmer of jellyfish and gliding rays, all underwater life was on display at a new aquarium...

Five essential female-centric coming-of-age movies

Coming-of-age movies can be comforting because of their pertinence in making sense of your own childhood and how it affected your perception of the...

Road test: Chinese ‘robotaxis’ take riders for a spin

Chinese entrants in the race to put autonomous vehicles on the road are bringing "robotaxis" online in hopes that a hired-car format can be...

‘Slight improvement’ in melting glacier threatening Italy resort

The threat that a massive chunk of glacier loosened by soaring temperatures could collapse near an alpine resort on the Italian side of the...

Don’t stand so close: Singapore trials automated drones to check

Beware, Singaporeans standing too close, automated drones might be keeping an eye on you from above. Singapore's police have been trialing two pilotless drones developed...

Going, going, gone: Musicians turn to benefit auctions to raise funds for COVID-19 relief

As the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the music industry, multiple companies have come to the rescue with unconventional initiatives to support musicians...

Artists’ Camp Retrospective in Darwin celebrates Indonesian-Australian cultural ties

The popularity of art has risen during the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only does art provide practical and therapeutical benefits for isolated people in lockdown,...

Ines de la Fressange is bringing the ’70s to Uniqlo

The 1970s' most-loved garments will, more than ever, be in style this fall with the new collection from Ines de la Fressange for Uniqlo. The...

‘Captain Marvel’ sequel to be helmed by Marvel’s first Black female director

The reins to the Captain Marvel sequel will be taken by the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s (MCU) first-ever Black female director, Nia DaCosta. DaCosta will be replacing...

US record producer Detail charged with raping five women

Grammy Award-winning producer Detail, who once worked with Beyonce, has been charged with raping five women and sexually assaulting a sixth, the Los Angeles...

Placido Domingo insists ‘I have never abused anyone’

Famed Spanish opera singer Placido Domingo, accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct, denied the allegations Thursday in an interview in which he talked...

K-pop stars SuperM to return with debut album ‘Super One’

Baekhyun and his bandmates have announced their comeback with their debut studio album, Super One, which is slated for release on September 25. While details...

AMC expects to reopen all international theaters in three weeks

AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc said on Thursday it expects all its international theaters to resume operations in the next two to three weeks, while...

Margaret Atwood to release new poetry in November

The Canadian novelist Margaret Atwood has announced that she will release her new collection of poetry, Dearly, on November 10. While many are familiar with Atwood...

Culture ministry, Irama Nusantara team up to digitize Indonesian music

The Culture Directorate General of the Education and Culture Ministry has announced that it has teamed up with the Irama Nusantara Foundation to digitize...

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