Kilt helped Tintin come out as more PC comic hero, says expert

  It's the moment experts say that Tintin stopped being quite so racist, and began his long journey towards what we might now call culturally...

In Vietnam, men parade but women rule at a festival called ‘Kate’

Thousands of Vietnam's ethnic Cham people met under rainy late September skies for their annual "Kate" festival that, according to the multi-faith community's calendar,...

Ocean plastic waste probably comes from ships, report says

Most of the plastic bottles washing up on the rocky shores of Inaccessible Island, aptly named for its sheer cliffs rising from the middle...

Jeff Koons ‘saddened’ by French resistance to his giant tulips

American pop artist Jeff Koons said Tuesday he was "saddened" by the negative reaction in France to a controversial sculpture he had gifted to...

Women treated as totty in films even when they play leaders, finds study

Playing a boss does not stop women being treated as eye candy in films, according to a study published on Tuesday that found "harmful...

Succumbing to M&A wave, Australian surf brand Rip Curl is snapped up by Kathmandu

New Zealand outdoor clothing maker Kathmandu Holdings said it will buy Rip Curl Group for A$350 million ($236 million) in a deal that sees...

‘1001 Ways of Talking’: Campaign aims to bring parents, teens closer

Being parents of adolescents is not easy and Asep Sopari knows this firsthand. He has long wanted to ask his 11-year-old son whether he had...

Hadid stops gatecrasher as Timberlake grabbed in mad Paris fashion finale

Supermodel Gigi Hadid confronted a gatecrasher at Chanel and US pop star Justin Timberlake was grabbed by a fan as he walked to the...

Check out these five People’s Choice Podcast Awards winners

The were announced over the weekend. Here are five of the 20 winners to sample: PCPA 2019 Education Winner: Based on the best-selling...

UPS wins first US approval for ‘drone airline’

Package delivery giant UPS said Tuesday it became the first company to obtain US regulatory approval to operate a "drone airline" and would expand...

East Java’s Ledokombo champions peace with stilts festival

For the past week, fifth-grader Agung had been busy making a coat resembling a pineapple out of yellow patchworks. Then came stilts made of...

Official trailer for Kimo Stamboel-Joko Anwar duet ‘Ratu Ilmu Hitam’ released

The official trailer and poster for a remake horror film Ratu Ilmu Hitam (Queen of Black Magic) was officially released on Monday.  Directed by Kimo Stamboel and...

McCartney’s plea for planet after deal with fashion’s richest man

British designer Stella McCartney pleaded for fashion to "wake up" and help save the planet Monday after her first Paris show as part of...

Industry 4.0 vs creative sector: Disruptive or constructive?

The term “4.0” has become widely used in the past few years. From government 4.0 to tourism 4.0, this suffix seems to be something...

Red meat unhealthy? Maybe not, researchers say

  Cutting back on red meat is standard medical advice to prevent cancer and heart disease -- but a review of dozens of studies has...

Thousands of dancers expected to join Indonesia Menari 2019

Indonesia Menari (Indonesia Dances), a nationwide dance competition, is set to return in November in several major cities across the country. Inaugurated in 2012, Indonesia...

IU to perform in Jakarta in December

South Korean K-pop singer IU (Lee Ji-eun) has announced her upcoming tour, called Love, Poem. — 아이유(IU) 공식 트위터 (@_IUofficial) Jakarta is among the cities...

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...

MinuteVideos seeks to spread positivity through animated illustrations

In this digital age, most young people can be found spending time on their smartphone, browsing the internet or streaming YouTube videos. Much insightful...

Renia Spiegel, ‘Poland’s Anne Frank’, gets her due

Barely a year after celebrating her first kiss, wartime Jewish teenager Renia Spiegel took to her diary in June 1942 to pray for her...

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