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AseanPlus News 14 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Beijing ramps up preservation work

BEIJING: Beijing’s downtown area is accelerating the preservation of cultural relics as part of a campaign to better protect and use the city’s cultural heritage, a senior official in the capital said.The Beijing Shichahai cultural exhibition centre opened to the public on Thursday in order to showcase 3,000 years of the capital’s history and culture.

World 10 Jul 2019 | 12:05 PM

Australia promises national vote on recognition of indigenous people by 2022

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will hold a national vote within three years on whether to include recognition of indigenous people in its constitution, the government said on Wednesday, an issue that has spurred decades of often heated debate.

AseanPlus News 09 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Fight against the dying of the light

Beijing: Shadow puppets flitting across screens and reliving age old stories have fascinated Chinese people for some 2,000 years, but falling audiences mean troupes are having to be creative to stay on the stage.

World 04 Jul 2019 | 2:07 AM

Biblical bad guys the ancient Philistines came from Europe, DNA shows

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The ancient Philistines, the Biblical villains whose origins have puzzled scholars for decades, came to the Middle East from southern Europe more than 3,000 years ago, new DNA testing has shown.

Living 01 Jul 2019 | 6:00 AM

This 11-year-old Malaysian ranks second in the world for speedcubing with feet

Malaysian Lim Hung is only 11 but currently ranks second in the world in speedcubing with feet, and ranked first in Asia with an average time of 24.86 seconds.

Business 27 Jun 2019 | 5:26 AM

Beyond Meat's Asia ally taking alt-pork to swine fever-hit China

HONG KONG: After its success distributing Beyond Meat Inc.’s mock beef patties in Asia, start-up Green Monday has a new food challenge: convince Chinese consumers to try its lab-grown meatless pork.

Animals 26 Jun 2019 | 5:48 AM

Dogs melt our hearts when they look at us with 'puppy dog eyes'

Two muscles around a dog's eye enable the animal to make their eyes look larger, which is similar to human infants, and this triggers a nurturing response in people.

World 20 Jun 2019 | 7:59 PM

German mayors get death threats after suspected far-right murder

BERLIN (Reuters) - At least two German mayors with pro-migrant policies have received death threats by post, police said on Thursday, a few weeks after the murder of a senior local politician by a suspected far-right radical.

World 15 Jun 2019 | 2:12 PM

Ancient Afghan citadel collapses, cultural heritage sites at risk

GHAZNI, Afghanistan (Reuters) - An ancient tower dating back 2,000 years in the historic Afghan city of Ghazni collapsed this week, local officials said, raising concerns about the vulnerability of the country's cultural heritage and the government's ability to protect them.

World 14 Jun 2019 | 2:13 AM

Urine drinkers meet up in library, discuss health benefits of the liquid

COLORADO (ANN): A group of people from Colorado, United States is in the habit of drinking their own urine or using it for topical treatments.