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Saudi women embrace sports abayas


Colorful and oozing defiance, a sports-friendly version of the abaya gown was once considered a symbol of cultural rebellion in conservative Saudi Arabia, but it is fast becoming the new ...

Southeast Asia island beaches close for recovery

More popular Southeast Asian islands will be off limits to visitors this year as officials seek to protect ecosystems crumbling from warming seas and unchecked sprawl, despite the risk to tourism revenues and tens of thousands of jobs.
Source: Reuters | 2018/4/7 5:03:40

Nepal's tourism board to establish Chinese website

The Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), the main tourism promotion body in the country, is set to open its website in Chinese language targeting the Chinese tourists.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/7 5:03:40

Mexican regional cuisine drives booming food scene

Sure, every foodie loves tacos and enchiladas. But what about lesser-known Mexican classics like cochinita pibil, the impossibly flavorful, slow-roasted pork dish from the Yucatan peninsula?
Source: AFP | 2018/4/7 5:03:39

Cannes Int'l Series Festival unfolds its first edition

Photo taken on April 5, 2018 shows the Palais des Festivals where Cannes International Series Festival is held in Cannes, France. Cannes International Series Festival unfolds its first edition from April 4 to April 11, aiming to highlight series from all over the world and to give an international voice to the increasingly popular and creative new art form. (Xinhua/Paul Servran)
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/6 20:04:34

New book sheds light on Xiongan national strategy

A book unfolding the inspiring future of Xiongan New Area and what it means to the changing world order will soon be released to the public, putting China's essential national strategy into the spotlight.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/5 17:48:29

Women present cheongsam in NW China's Shaanxi

Women present cheongsam, a traditional Chinese women's dress also known as Qipao, during a show in the old town of Zhuge in Mianxian County, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, April 3, 2018. More than 150 cheongsam fans in the county usually participate in cultural activities and performances every day to carry on traditional Chinese culture.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/5 10:37:22

Chinese winners of Leipzig's Best Book Design awards draw attention to traditional beauty

We have all been told to not "judge a book from its cover," but if you're one of the judges for Germany's Best Book Design from all over the World competition, this is probably the worst advice imaginable.
Source: Global Times | 2018/4/3 18:43:39

Chinese picture books draw attention on global stage

With more attention being focused on early-childhood education in China, Chinese picture books are also emerging on the global stage.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/3 17:13:39

Actor Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson says he has struggled with depression

Actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, one of Hollywood's top paid stars, said on Monday he struggled with depression after watching his mother's attempted suicide and encouraged men suffering from the disease to open up about their struggles and seek help.
Source: Reuters | 2018/4/3 16:53:39

Supermodel Naomi Campbell urges Vogue to launch African edition

Supermodel Naomi Campbell said on Sunday that Vogue magazine should launch an African edition to recognize the continent's contribution to a global fashion industry that has been criticized for its lack of diversity.
Source: Reuters | 2018/4/3 16:48:39

Steven Bochco dead at 74

US television writer and producer Steven Bochco, the creator of iconic shows such as Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue and LA Law, has died at the age of 74, his representatives said on Monday.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/3 16:48:39

ABC announces ratings hit 'Roseanne' renewed for 11th season

Comedy revival Roseanne has been booked for an 11th season, ABC announced on Friday, after scoring huge premiere ratings and generally positive reviews for its season-10 opener - including from US President Donald Trump who appreciated its lead star's pro-Trump perspective.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/2 18:18:40

Los Angeles exhibition celebrates cultural phenomenon

In a celebration of self-portraits in the social media age Tommy Honton and Tair Mamedov opened the Museum of Selfies in Los Angeles on Sunday - an interactive exhibition exploring the history and cultural phenomenon of snapping a photo of yourself.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/2 18:18:39