Setting a New Benchmark in e-Learning

More than 600 students commence their Pre-University Intake online at Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

Cross-class marriage urged to tackle Indonesia poverty

Cross-class marriage urged to tackle Indonesia poverty

JAKARTA: A senior Indonesian minister has suggested that poor people should marry someone of higher social status to reduce poverty.Muhadjir Effendy, the coordinating minister for human development and cultural affairs, told a meeting on the national health program in...

How climate change reduced the flow of the Colorado River

How climate change reduced the flow of the Colorado River

Washington (AFP) - The massive Colorado River, which provides water for seven US states, has seen its flow reduced by 20 percent over the course of a century -- and more than half of that loss is due to climate change, according to new research published Thursday.Two...

Air Travel With Kids: The Keys To A Successful Flight

Air Travel With Kids: The Keys To A Successful Flight

The thought of being stuck in an airplane cabin with a temperamental toddler is enough to turn anyone off from traveling. Luckily, we gathered essential tips to avoid this nightmare and even, maybe, make the best out of it!Back in the days, I dreaded getting on that...

Virus brings two foes together, Japan and China

Virus brings two foes together, Japan and China

Beijing (AFP) - As China faces increasing isolation, with some countries closing off borders over coronavirus fears, an unlikely friend has emerged -- historical arch-foe Japan.After decades of war and animosity, donations and Japanese ballet dancers shouting their...

Silicon Valley inventor of ‘cut, copy and paste’ dies

Silicon Valley inventor of ‘cut, copy and paste’ dies

San Francisco (AFP) - Silicon Valley on Wednesday was mourning a pioneering computer scientist whose accomplishments included inventing the widely relied on "cut, copy and paste" command.Bronx-born Lawrence "Larry" Tesler died this week at age 74, according to Xerox,...

Breaking news and barriers: South Korea’s first female anchor

Breaking news and barriers: South Korea’s first female anchor

Seoul (AFP) - Under gleamingly bright studio lights, Lee So-jeong reads straight from a teleprompter, rehearsing her lines ahead of the primetime newscast for South Korea's national public broadcaster, KBS.Five times a week, she is beamed into living rooms across the...

Myanmar’s most isolated pray for harvest

Myanmar’s most isolated pray for harvest

Satpalaw Shaung (Myanmar) (AFP) - A haunting refrain pierces the night as the tribeswomen of the Gongwang Bonyo, among the most isolated people in Myanmar, dance around a campfire to bless the harvest ahead.The group are part of the Naga, a blanket term for dozens of...