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Egypt's shrinking 'sea'

Egypt's shrinking freshwater "Pharaonic Sea" has residents in its nearly 50 surrounding fishing villages worried.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/22 0:03:41

Bazoule: The village where crocodiles are welcome

Crocodiles may be one of the deadliest hunters in the animal kingdom, but in a small village in Burkina Faso it is not unusual to see someone sitting atop one of the fearsome reptiles.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/22 0:03:41

Five things to know about the Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands are an archipelago located halfway between Iceland and Norway in the North Atlantic. Some 50,000 people live in 17 of the total 18 islands.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/22 0:03:40

Paris fashion star Abloh reaches out to Kanye West

Virgil Abloh paid tribute to his friend and longtime collaborator Kanye West as the US designer took star billing as Paris men's fashion week began on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/22 0:03:39

The second season of South Korean show 'Hyori's Homestay' a hit in China

The second season of South Korean reality show involving K-pop idols including Lee Hyo-ri and Girls Generation's Yoona, Hyori's Homestay, has been a topic of passionate discussion among Chinese fans on social media since it came to an end in late May on Chinese streaming platform Bilibili.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/21 17:13:41

'New Live Screening Series' to bring 57 theater, opera and ballet productions to Chinese cinemas

While traveling thousands of kilometers just to see a stage play in London is an impossibility for most people in China, theater live screening may be a possible solution for lovers of theater in the country.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/21 17:08:40

Indian film challenges India's traditional sanitary culture

The Bollywood production, Toilet: A Love Story, has raised quite a stink in China where it was recently released, sparking serious online discussion about sanitary conditions in the country's southern neighbor. The 2017 release that had the tills ringing in India is doing good business in the Chinese mainland with audiences giving it a thumbs-up after they heaped their appreciation on Dangal and Bahubali 2 - two other Indian blockbusters.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/21 16:08:40

Fashion's new black prince reigns over Paris shows

Fashion's designer of the moment Virgil Abloh channelled James Dean and the graffiti legend Dondi White at his Off-White Paris show on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/21 15:28:40

India celebrates Int'l Yoga Day

India celebrated the International Day of Yoga on Thursday, officials said.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/21 14:13:52

Ferrell to star in Netflix comedy

Anchorman star Will Ferrell is set to direct and appear in a Netflix movie based on the Eurovision Song Contest, a glitzy annual musical extravaganza known for its over-the-top costumes, media reports said on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/20 18:33:40

Unorthodox 'Produce 101' contestant drops out of top 10

Hit Chinese idol-making reality show Produce 101 released its latest contestant ranking on Sina Weibo on Tuesday, revealing that one of its most eye-catching finalists, Wang Ju, has slipped from second place to 18th place out of 22 remaining contestants.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/20 18:23:40

Japanese Internet celebrity Piko-Taro reveals newborn daughter

Famous Japanese comedian Piko-Taro announced on Sunday - Father's Day - that he had become a father by posting a picture of himself on Twitter holding his newborn daughter with the caption: "My daughter gave me the most wonderful present in the world."
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 17:03:40

Chinese supermodel Ming Xi stirs debate among netizens in China with social media faux pas

Victoria's Secret supermodel Ming Xi became the center of discussion again after posting a photo of herself at a fashion event without mentioning the name of the event or the organizers.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 17:03:39

TV and film industry insiders discuss Chinese dramas' ups and downs in Vietnamese market

The No.1 most popular TV series in Vietnam in 2017 was Chinese period romance drama Princess Agents while three other Chinese mainland dramas also entered the top 10 that year, noted Vietnamese scholar Phan Thu Vân at a recent Beijing film and TV industry event.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/19 16:48:39

Students show off what they know with annual graduation exhibitions

With graduation season right around the corner, college students are busy working on their dissertations or graduation projects. When it comes to art students, graduation season is an excellent opportunity for them to show off both their talent and what they have learned.
Source: Global Times | 2018/6/18 17:48:39

In Iraq, Angelina Jolie calls for focus on conflict prevention

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie called on Sunday for a larger focus on conflict prevention rather than responding to its repercussions, during a visit to Iraq with the UN refugee agency.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/18 17:18:40

Beyonce, Jay-Z celebrate marriage and blackness in surprise album

Music's most famous couple Beyonce and Jay-Z pulled a surprise by releasing a joint album, a long-rumored collaboration that celebrates their marital passion and black identity.
Source: AFP | 2018/6/18 17:13:39

Carving Mongolian culture on animal bones

In the morning, Serguleng rides his motorbike across the prairie in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region to collect cattle and sheep bones.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/6/18 10:54:47