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,...

Kobe Bryant and daughter buried in private ceremony

Kobe Bryant and daughter buried in private ceremony

Los Angeles (AFP) - Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna were buried last week near their family home in Newport Beach, California, in a private ceremony, according to death certificates.A death certificate for the basketball legend, who was killed in a helicopter...

CHINA VOICES | The drivers Wuhan is counting on

CHINA VOICES | The drivers Wuhan is counting on

As most people stay inside, delivery drivers are on the front lines of the battle against coronavirus in Wuhan. This week, TechNode’s translation column brings you a gripping article profiling the volunteers of Wuhan, translated in full by courtesy of GQ Reports. The...

Record-breaking US astronaut set to return to Earth

Record-breaking US astronaut set to return to Earth

Almaty (Kazakhstan) (AFP) - US astronaut Christina Koch is set to return to Earth Thursday having shattered the spaceflight record for female astronauts by spending almost a year aboard the International Space Station.Koch of NASA is expected to touch down in the...

The Beauty of Abstract Art

The Beauty of Abstract Art

Written by Fabian Subash   My name is Fabian Subash Anthonysamy.  I am 37 years old. I am from Kuala Lumpur. I am a fine artist and an upcoming one.  I graduated in Visual and Digital Arts (Fine Arts) at Limkokwing University.   I have done 10...

Freedom from self-censorship

Freedom from self-censorship

Hi there, My name is Annabelle, and this March marks my first year as a journalist. I work at one of the few independent newsrooms in Malaysia, a country ranked 144 out of 180 for press freedom last year (North Korea polled 180), where "mainstream media" is made up of...

Pressing for Freedom: Letters from the Field

Pressing for Freedom: Letters from the Field

There is no need to be alarmist, but we are in trouble. We are in trouble because press freedom in Southeast Asia is on the decline. A political commentator was shot dead in broad daylight in Cambodia. Nations are ruled by strongmen who openly declared journalists as...