Pompeii restoration unearths ‘surprise’ treasures

Pompeii restoration unearths ‘surprise’ treasures

Pompeii (Italy) (AFP) - Vivid frescoes and never-before-seen inscriptions were among the treasures unearthed in a massive years-long restoration of the world-famous archeological site Pompeii that came to a close Tuesday. The painstaking project saw an army of workers...

Afghan artist brushes aside disability to open arts centre

Afghan artist brushes aside disability to open arts centre

Kabul (AFP) - Unable to use her hands, arms, or legs, Afghan artist Robaba Mohammadi has defied unlikely odds in a country that routinely discriminates against women and disabled people.Denied access to school, as a child she taught herself to paint by holding a brush...

Actor Ashraf Sinclair dead at 40

Actor Ashraf Sinclair dead at 40

Popular actor Ashraf Sinclair has passed away, aged 40 in Jakarta, Indonesia.The sad news was confirmed by Doddy, who is the manager of Bunga Citra Lestari, the Indonesian singer to whom Ashraf was married.He told Kompasthat Ashraf had suffered a heart attack.Ashraf,...

A place to turn for help

A place to turn for help

Recent data from the Mental Health Department has shown that there are 1 million young Thais dealing with clinical depression and around 2 million at risk of developing this and other mental illnesses.This situation along with the increase of suicide rates among Thai...

Love boat: Valentine’s Day on a quarantine cruise

Love boat: Valentine’s Day on a quarantine cruise

Tokyo (AFP) - "Cupid's avocado" for dinner, heart-shaped messages for the crew, but also painful separation: for those trapped on board the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship, Friday is no ordinary Valentine's Day.Wearing a red dress and a red hair tie, the...

Couples exchange vows high above Chiang Rai

Couples exchange vows high above Chiang Rai

Happy couples flocked to district offices across the country to register their marriages on Valentine’s Day, with many opting to exchange their vows in hot-air balloons floating above Chiang Rai.Twenty-five “Balloon Love’’ couples tied the knot in the sky above Singha...

Antarctica registers record temperature of over 20 C

Antarctica registers record temperature of over 20 C

Sao Paulo (AFP) - Scientists in Antarctica have recorded a new record temperature of 20.75 degrees Celsius (69.35 Fahrenheit), breaking the barrier of 20 degrees for the first time on the continent, a researcher said Thursday."We'd never seen a temperature this high...

Geek Fam Emerges Malaysian Champ in the Asia Pacific Predator League 2018

Geek Fam took home RM25,000 cash of the total prize pool of RM55,000 and will be flying the Malaysian flag in the inaugural Asia Pacific Predator League in January 2018, in Indonesia