Fashion

Hot new talent to light up Milan Fashion Week

Fashion week roars into Milan on Wednesday with hotly anticipated shows from fresh talent as well as from luxury titans including Moschino and Armani, who are battling for their share of a rebounding market.

TV

Stars flock to Emmys for television's big night

Television's biggest stars were dusting off their designer frocks and getting suited and booted Sunday for their chance to snag the biggest prizes for the small screen.

«Happy Days» actress Erin Moran dies at 56

US actress Erin Moran, who played mischievous kid sister Joanie on the sitcom «Happy Days» and its spin-off «Joanie Loves Chachi,» has died. She was 56.

Singapore

Award-winning Singapore cartoonist challenges history

Singapore cartoonist Sonny Liew swept the comic industry's «Oscars» and is a hit at home, but the city-state has struggled with how to respond to his surprise best seller, which challenges its own carefully-scripted version of history.

Political betting

At least one bookmaker is taking bets on whether France might demand the return of the Statue of Liberty, a gift to the United States, but views impeachment as unlikely, despite bets made to that effect

Donald Trump proves a godsend for British bookmakers

Donald Trump is proving such a good source of income for British bookmakers that one bookie has a department solely devoted to bets related to the US president.

US man dies «peacefully» after told Trump was impeached

A 75-year-old man died «peacefully» at his home in the US state of Oregon after his ex-wife led him to believe that President Donald Trump had been impeached.

Global icon

20 years on, Diana is still an iconic figure in the worlds of fashion and humanitarianism

20 years on, Britain remembers Diana's shock death

Friends and fans of Diana, princess of Wales mourned the 20th anniversary of her death on Thursday, with Elton John saying the world "lost an angel" when she was killed in a tragic car crash.

Diana crash car «handled badly at high speed»

The 1997 car crash that killed Britain's Princess Diana spawned a host of conspiracy theories, but evidence that it was an accident only grows stronger, bolstered by new revelations about the history of the vehicle.

Mega-storm Harvey

Miley Cyrus latest celebrity to donate to Harvey relief

Pop star Miley Cyrus on Thursday tearfully announced she was giving $500,000 to victims of Harvey, becoming the latest celebrity to donate after the mega-storm ravaged Texas.

Cinema

Schrader gives Venice glimpse of Apocalypse soon

Nobody is ever going to call Paul Schrader's «First Reformed» a feel-good movie, and the legendary screenwriter and director is fine with that.

Venice film festival kickstarts Oscars jousting

The 74th Venice film festival gets underway Wednesday with Alexander Payne's sci-fi satire «Downsizing» in the high-profile opening slot that is increasingly coveted as a launchpad for the Oscars.

A new outlook after Trump

U2 rocks out as it readies post-Trump album

U2 on Wednesday rocked out on a guitar-charging first track of its upcoming album, which the Irish rock legends had largely finished last year but revisited following Donald Trump's shock election victory.

Kendrick Lamar dominates a politically tinged MTV awards

Rapper Kendrick Lamar dominated the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday as the glitzy gala took a political turn with impassioned denunciations of white supremacists in America.

Diana died in a car crash in Paris

Diana aura still captivates, 20 years on

Candles and flowers are already building up at the gates of Princess Diana's former London residence to mark 20 years since her death, which unleashed an unprecedented outpouring of grief in Britain.

Diana: fashionista who shook up the royal dress code

Princess Diana revolutionised the royal dress code with the help of some of the world's greatest designers during a glamorous life that came to a tragic end 20 years ago on Thursday.

Kenya

Charlie Puth fetes Kenya hygiene innovator

Charlie Puth, the pitch-perfect singer who has become a viral star, Tuesday played an intimate set to recognize an entrepreneur who has turned sanitation needs in Kenya into an eco-friendly business.

«First metrosexuals»

Mexico's «pachucos» keep zoot suits, defiance alive

Decked out in baggy suits, their watch chains swinging to the mambo as feathers bop atop their wide-brimmed hats, Mexico's «pachucos» are keeping alive the tradition of the zoot suit -- and the defiance it represents.

Japan

Postman who survived Nagasaki A-bomb dies at 88

Prominent nuclear disarmament campaigner Sumiteru Taniguchi, who was delivering mail in Nagasaki when the United States dropped an atomic bomb in 1945, died Wednesday at the age of 88.

Top Stories

There was much fanfare as Airbus delivered its first long-haul A330 from the Tianjin completion centre to Tianjin Airlines

Airbus opens first plane-completion centre in China

Airbus on Wednesday inaugurated its first completion centre for large aircraft in China, a new asset for the European manufacturer in heated competition with American rival Boeing.

In Gaza, which has seen three wars with Israel since 2008, it is almost unheard of for companies to work with Israelis

Israeli firms seek hi-tech help -- in Gaza

When Dan Leubitz needed a contractor for a project with his Israeli tech firm, one address in the list of tenders caught his eye: Gaza.

The latest poll shows German Chancellor Angela Merkel's (L) CDU/CSU party has a lead of 36 percent over main rival Social Democrats led by Martin Schulz (R) with 22 percent.

Coalition wrangling looms for Merkel after German poll

Chancellor Angela Merkel may be on track to win a fourth term in Sunday's election, but exactly what Germany's next government will look like is anyone's guess as thorny coalition talks loom.

Borgward, a German brand brought back to life with the help of Chinese truck maker Beiqi Foton, showed off its Isabella concept car, inspired by the 1950s model.

China rises at Frankfurt car show

Traditional heavyweights Fiat, Peugeot and Volvo may have shunned this year's Frankfurt auto show (IAA), but for Chinese and Taiwanese carmakers looking to make inroads in Europe the chance to step into the limelight was not to be missed.