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Nepal quake: Shocks spark panic across Bangladesh

 People across Bangladesh got panicked by multiple foreshocks and aftershocks of the powerful earthquake which jolted Nepal and some parts of India and China yesterday.Morsheda Begum died in Dupchanc...

Updated : 2015.04.26 15:38

Nepal quake: Passengers shove and trip over each other as they flee airport terminal

 It was noon and my girlfriend and I were at the Tribhuvan International Airport's boarding gate 3 for our flight from Kathmandu to Kuala Lumpur, when the terminal building began to shake.I thought i...

Updated : 2015.04.26 15:21

Pudong marks 25 dramatic years

The Pudong New Area in Shanghai is marking its 25th anniversary ― rising from rural farmland to become an engine for economic and social development in the city and the nation.During this time, with ...

Updated : 2015.04.21 19:27

Department stores and disappearing shoppers

A typical weekday evening in town in a major department store will see empty floors and sometimes more staff than shoppers.What ails retail in Singapore, especially in big department stores?Major depa...

Updated : 2015.04.21 19:26

Burgers latest invention claimed by Chinese

Heated online debate has been triggered over the relationship between hamburgers and rou jia mo, a Chinese snack that has been described as “the world’s first hamburger.”Rou jia mo, which translate...

Updated : 2015.04.14 19:20

Japanese women flocking to pro-wrestling matches

“Do it!” “Hang in there!” Cries from spectators echoed in the dimly lit venue as the packed audience watched muscular men pull fast and furious wrestling moves on each other in the ring under a sp...

Updated : 2015.04.14 19:19

Pakistani-American women stand up and deliver

A group of Pakistani women have come together in the United States to push the envelope and challenge stereotypes that women, particularly from Pakistan or of Pakistani heritage, can’t be comedians, reports Sarah Munir for the Guardian.Performer Aizzah Fatima from New York, who quit her j...

Updated : 2015.04.14 19:19

Siblings seek destruction of Lee Kuan Yew’s home

Singapore’s first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew had asked for his house to be demolished after his death, and the executors of his will yesterday asked Singaporeans to respect this wish.Lee died on Mar...

Updated : 2015.04.14 19:18

Riding amid bombs on Ho Chi Minh Trail

British travel writer Antonia Bolingbroke-Kent shares why she decided to travel one of the world’s most dangerous trails. Alone. On a small Honda Cub. The Pink Panther simply defies expectations.With...

Updated : 2015.04.07 20:18

Preserving the world’s oldest teak bridge

The 160-year-old bridge, thought to be the world’s oldest and longest teak bridge, spans 1.2 kilometers across Taungthaman Lake in Amarapura, an ancient city near MandalayThe famous U Bein Bridge is ...

Updated : 2015.04.07 20:17

Once a factory worker, now China’s richest woman

While shattering glass ceilings in a rags-to-riches story has earned Zhou Qunfei the title of China’s richest woman, it is not without irony that her meteoric rise to success is built on manufacturing glass itself.Once a poor factory worker in southern Shenzhen city, Zhou, 45, is today ch...

Updated : 2015.04.07 20:16

In need of good luck? Change your handwriting

Elton John sings that it’s all written in the stars. Others beg to differ ― believing that fate, and luck, is all in handwriting.At least, that is what graphologists, experts in the study of handwri...

Updated : 2015.03.31 22:12

Buddhism’s right-wing face in Myanmar

Eight years and three months in a Myanmar jail did nothing to soften, let alone change, U Wirathu, the notorious monk who has become the face of right-wing Buddhist nationalism in the country.While he...

Updated : 2015.03.31 22:12

Cambodia mourns loss of Pen Samitthy

Pen Samitthy, the editor-in-chief of Cambodia’s largest daily newspaper Rasmei Kampuchea, passed away from an illness on March 30. He was 54 years old.He began his career with a government post in 19...

Updated : 2015.03.31 20:59

Pagodas in the mist

Long billed as the “Land of Pagodas”, Myanmar does nothing if not live up to its name. It’s 5:30 p.m. in Bagan and I’m standing at the top of stupa 305 with a small group of others travelers waiti...

Updated : 2015.03.24 18:32