Much maligned elsewhere, bats get star treatment in central France

At a museum in central France, researchers tenderly feed insects and kitten milk formula to tiny orphaned bats -- creatures widely reviled for their...

Stop, stop: Washington residents use go-go music to fight gentrification

Go-go music has been the rhythm of Washington for decades, but in recent weeks it has also become the improbable battle hymn of a...

Top world film makers to honour 25th Sarajevo film festival

Some of the world's top film makers, including two-time Oscar-winning director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, will show their movies and hold master classes honouring the...

Women’s Prize for Fiction announces 2019 shortlist

The final shortlist of the Women's Prize for Fiction has been unveiled, following the announcement of the 16-book longlist in March. It features two reworkings...

Trump gives blessing to deal to allow TikTok to continue to operate in US

US President Donald Trump said he supports a deal that will allow TikTok to continue to operate in the United States, after threatening to ban...

TikTok inks music deal as it sets up shop in California

TikTok on Thursday licensed a catalogue of independent music as it worked to build on the momentum of the social networking app specializing in video...

Cairo’s ‘mother of Egyptian museums’ set for revamp

Egypt on Sunday launched a revamp of the Egyptian Museum, promising to preserve and enhance the storied site even as it loses its most...

Dragons and wizards fired up at Myanmar rocket festival

Clad in elaborate headdresses representing dragons and wizards, Myanmar's ethnic Pa'O fire huge, homemade rockets into the sky -- an annual call for plentiful...

‘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...

Twitter invites fans to BLACKPINK Live Comeback Party

Popular K-pop group BLACKPINK launched its official Twitter account on Friday. HELLO TWITTER ?? — BLACKPINKOFFICIAL (@BLACKPINK) Their first tweet,  “Hello Twitter” with a photo of...

Tips on creating effective ads for YouTube

With the rapid development of technology, creating video content, particularly ads, has become trickier. Google Indonesia creative lead Ishak Reza said during a press conference...

Hermes defies trade tensions as China leads growth

Global trade tensions may have sapped growth for many firms, but luxury handbag maker Hermes said Tuesday it posted a double-digit rise in second...

Ubud Writers & Readers Festival 2019 to feature Behrouz Boochani, Jenny Zhang

The 16th Ubud Writers & Readers Festival (UWRF) has revealed the phase one storytellers to be featured at the annual event, to be held...

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...

Buying an established house? Five things to keep in mind

Buying an established house is an alternative that many find convenient when looking to own a home.  However, some things need to be consider as...

Tatsuo Miyajima’s largest exhibition on show in Shanghai this summer

"Tatsuo Miyajima: Being Coming", the Japanese artist's largest solo show to date, will open on May 18 at Shanghai Minsheng Art Museum. The exhibition, curated...

Saint Laurent unveils its latest sheath… a condom

It is the ultimate tight-fitting -- one hopes -- outfit that no man wishing to impress can do without.  French fashion house Saint Laurent is...

How much coffee is safe to consume? Research says up to 25 cups a...

A recent study stated that consuming a plentiful amount of coffee would not cause damage to the heart nor stiffen arteries. There are, however...

British singer Cliff Richard demands change to sex offense anonymity rules

British singer Cliff Richard joined forces with other high profile figures in the media on Monday to demand that those people accused of sexual...

A day in Elton John’s life: Buy Rolls, write hit song, dine with Ringo

When Elton John was working on his new autobiography, the legendary singer, songwriter and performer pulled out diaries he had been encouraged to write...

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