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Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake dies at 84
by Agence France-Presse - August 9, 2022 - 5:00pm
Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake, whose global career spanned more than half a century, has died aged 84.
Lego to cease Russian operations 'indefinitely', 81 stores impacted
by Agence France-Presse - July 14, 2022 - 12:17pm
The world's largest toymaker, Denmark's Lego, said it would stop all its Russian operations, ending the employment of its Moscow staff and a partnership with a company operating 81 stores in Russia.
Finding fame... and family? AleXa's Korean-American K-pop dream
by Agence France-Presse - July 14, 2022 - 12:03pm
Korean-American K-pop star AleXa has wanted to be on stage since she was a kid, but her search for fame in South Korea was also fuelled by another reason — to help her mother find her birth fami...
From 'Anti' to 'V Live': A K-pop glossary for newbies
by Agence France-Presse - July 14, 2022 - 11:43am
Newcomers to the K-pop world will often find themselves lost in an online culture riddled with inside jokes, confusing terms and a unique vocabulary.
Netflix partners with Microsoft to offer cheaper streaming plan
by Agence France-Presse - July 14, 2022 - 11:28am
Netflix will work with Microsoft to launch a cheaper subscription plan that includes advertisements as the streaming giant fights to attract customers.
US judge rejects Amber Heard's demand for new Depp trial
by Agence France-Presse - July 14, 2022 - 11:07am
A Virginia judge rejected actress Amber Heard's demand for a new trial in the defamation case she lost to her former husband Johnny Depp.
France bans veggie 'steaks'
by Agence France-Presse - July 2, 2022 - 10:10am
Vegetable-based meat alternatives will no longer be able label their products as steaks or sausages in France.
Beet this: Ukraine wins fight to protect borshch soup
by Agence France-Presse - July 2, 2022 - 9:19am
The United Nations' cultural agency inscribed the culture surrounding beetroot soup known as borshch in Ukraine on its list of endangered cultural heritage, a recognition sought urgently by Kviv after its invasion...
Anonymous bust turns out to be long-lost Napoleon
by Agence France-Presse - July 2, 2022 - 9:19am
An anonymous marble bust picked up in a Paris art market has turned out to be a 200-year-old sculpture of a young Napoleon Bonaparte.
'Deepest shipwreck': US WWII ship found off Philippines
by Agence France-Presse - June 25, 2022 - 5:10pm
A US navy destroyer sunk during World War II has been found nearly 23,000 feet below sea level off the Philippines, making it the world's deepest shipwreck ever located, an American exploration team s...
TikTok releases first album of viral hits
by Agence France-Presse - June 25, 2022 - 5:10pm
Some of the biggest viral hits on TikTok have been given the full orchestral treatment and will get a traditional release on CD and vinyl this summer.
Seductive rubbish: Swedish dustbins scream with pleasure
by Agence France-Presse - June 25, 2022 - 4:41pm
Audio messages are broadcast by rubbish bins in the southern Swedish city of Malmo, where authorities recently changed the voice from a man's to that of a sensual female, hoping it would be more soothing. 
'Jurassic' is again top draw in N.American theaters
by Agence France-Presse - June 21, 2022 - 1:18pm
"Jurassic World Dominion" again stomped to the top on North American movie screens this weekend, while new release "Lightyear" didn't quite make it to infinity, or beyond.
'You're my hero' Hollywood's Ben Stiller tells Zelensky in Kyiv
by Agence France-Presse - June 21, 2022 - 1:18pm
Hollywood star Ben Stiller met Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv on Monday, hailing the comedian-turned-president as "my hero" for rallying the world's support for Ukraine in the face of Russia's invasi...
Hong Kong floating restaurant sinks in South China Sea
by Agence France-Presse - June 21, 2022 - 12:50pm
Jumbo Floating Restaurant, a once famed but financially struggling Hong Kong tourist attraction, sank in the South China Sea after being towed away from the city.
Future king William's influence grows as he hits 40
by Agence France-Presse - June 21, 2022 - 12:50pm
Prince William's 40th birthday this week marks a significant milestone for the future king, who is rapidly stamping his authority on the British royal family by plotting a course between tradition and...
Russian Nobel laureate sells medal for $103.5 million to benefit Ukraine kids
by Agence France-Presse - June 21, 2022 - 12:42pm
Dmitry Muratov, the Russian editor-in-chief of the independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta, on Monday auctioned off his Nobel Peace Prize gold medal for a whopping $103.5 million (P5.6 billion) to benefit...
Sexy lingerie makes post-pandemic comeback
by Agence France-Presse - June 21, 2022 - 12:25pm
Sexy women's underwear didn't fare too well during the jogging-bottoms-and-pyjamas phase of the pandemic, but from the red carpet to lingerie shows, ultra-sultry intimate apparel is making a comeback — and...
Ferrari says 80% of its models will be electric or hybrid by 2030
by Agence France-Presse - June 17, 2022 - 12:54pm
Ferrari unveiled plans to turn 80 percent of its production into all-electric or hybrid cars by 2030 in a major shift for an iconic brand renowned for its powerful combustion engines.
Ramsay Hunt, the disorder paralyzing Justin Bieber's face
by Agence France-Presse - June 14, 2022 - 6:03pm
Ramsay Hunt syndrome, which has forced singer Justin Bieber to cancel his world tour, is a rare and painful complication of the virus that causes shingles and chickenpox.
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