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  • Aug
SINGAPORE, Aug 20, 2018 (News Wires) — The Republic’s hawker culture could soon be recognised alongside South Korea’s kimchi-making, Indonesia’s Batik, China’s use of the abacus and India’s yoga…
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LONDON, August 15, 2018 (News Wires) — Police in London have returned a 12th century statue of Buddha to India after recovering it 57 years after it was stolen.Police…
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IDLIB CITY, August 14, 2018 (AFP) - An antiquities museum in Syria's rebel-held province of Idlib, said to house one of the world's oldest dictionaries, reopened on Monday after…
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PARIS, August 13, 2018 (News Wires) – From hand-held copters that zoom around the living room to high-speed craft offering the sensation of flying over the countryside, drones have…
  • 13
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LOS ANGELES, August 13, 2018 (News Wires) - “The Meg” devoured the competition at the North American box office Warner Bros.’ big-budget shark thriller opened well above expectations, biting…
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LONDON, August 12, 2018 (Reuters) - Trinidad-born British author V.S. Naipaul, who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2001, has died at his home in London aged 85,…
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TOKYO, August 7, 2018 (AFP) - Tokyo’s Gotokuji temple has long attracted spiritual visitors with its thousands of figurines of beckoning white cats, thought to bring good luck. But…
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JAKARTA, Aug 6, 2018 (News Wires) — Indonesian president Joko Widodo led some 65,000 of his compatriots in a mass dance through the streets of Jakarta yesterday to promote…
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BEIJING, August 2, 2018 (News Wires) - The North China Plain, home to nearly 400 million people, could become a life-threatening inferno during future heat waves if climate change…
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HAVANA, August 2, 2018 (AFP) - Havana could be compared to the colourful 1950s classic American cars that fill its roads: an object of desire for historians and tourists…