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The discovery of the perfectly preserved mummy of a Buddhist monk born nearly 200 years ago may have puzzled many but shows how the religion honours the relics of holy figures.

Mummy of Buddhist monk found in Mongolia shows ‘living gods’ tradition

4 March 2015

For over a century, the preserved corpse sat in a meditative pose in remote western Mongolia before being thrust into the spotlight by an unscrupulous thief.

Madonna faces her new challenge - age discrimination

3 March 2015

The iconic singer takes her Brit Awards fall in her stride as she deals with much worse for just being a 56-year-old woman.

Alejandro Inarritu, Alfonso Cuaron, Guillermo Del Toro bond over brutal honesty

3 March 2015

United in a visual and moral aesthetic that was born in Mexico, they’ve long been referred to as cinema’s Three Amigos.

Making macabr0e art: Zijlstra with one of her works, a stuffed mouse, in her studio. Photos: AFP

‘Dead animal art’ stuffs taxidermy into work that actually sells

2 March 2015

Dutch artists are using animal carcasses to launch the comeback of a quirky and macabre art-form that’s a little hard to stomach.

From the master: Diaz holding up a cake as his special needs students clap. Photos: TNS

School’s baking programme gives students with disabilities a chance at jobs

2 March 2015

Special needs students learn the ABCs of baking and gain life skills.

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Football star Zlatan Ibrahimović strips for famine awareness, gets suspended for taking his kit off

He’s got a head for football, and a body and heart for the 805 million people worldwide who are suffering from hunger. Swedish footballer and Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimović peeled off his jersey after he scored a goal in a French League 1 match on Saturday Feb 14, revealing 50 names temporarily tattooed on his body, of people from around the world whose lives are threatened by hunger and malnutrition as a result of war, conflict and disasters. The stunt was part of the "805 Million Names" campaign by the United Nation’s World Food Programme, the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger, which reaches over 80 million people with food assistance in 75 countries each year. Alas, Ibrahimović was booked for “unsportsmanlike behaviour” and suspended one game, which he said was totally worth it. PSG manager Laurent Blanc, however, was not amused by Ibrahimović’s action and has warned him not to do it again in their upcoming Champions League match against Chelsea.


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