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LIFE STYLE

ARTS & CULTURE

Cannes: Nicole Kidman urges support for female directors

The lack of women behind the camera is still a major problem, Nicole Kidman has said.She told the Cannes Film Festival it's "a given" that female actors have to support female directors.

The female Muslim comic standing up to extremism

Wearing a red hijab and all-encompassing gown, Sakdiyah Maruf cuts an unusual figure in a dark, smokey Jakarta bar as she reels off taboo-breaking jokes to laughter from a rapt audience.

ENTERTAINMENT

Playboy model gets probation in body-shaming case

​A Playboy model who secretly took a picture of a naked 70-year-old woman at a gym and posted it on social media with a snide remark was placed on three years' probation on Wednesday.

Ariana Grande cancels UK shows after Manchester Arena terror attack

​Ariana Grande has cancelled her upcoming UK shows after 22 people were killed by a suicide bombing at her Manchester Arena concert.

Celebrity couple Rain, Kim Tae-hee expecting first child

​South Korean power celebrity couple Rain and Kim Tae-hee are expecting their first child, according to Kim's agency Tuesday.

FASHION

TRAVEL

  • Visitors to Thailand in 1st 4 months of 2017 up 4.71 percent YoY
  • Indonesia’s Ubud picked as UNWTO gastronomic tourism development model
  • A NEW PARIS MUSEUM WILL BE THE FIRST IN FRANCE TO BE DEDICATED TO FASHION
  • Korea's Black Day noodle dish and its Chinese roots
  • Castles in the air: Innovative designs for communal living
  • Hong Kong is the most expensive Asian city to build anything, survey says

HEALTH

A drink a day linked to higher breast cancer risk, study shows

​A daily glass of your favorite alcoholic beverage might increase the risk of breast cancer, according to a new report by the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Microsoft: Cyber-attack a 'wake-up call'

​Cyber-attacks that have hit 150 countries since Friday should be treated by governments around the world as a "wake-up call", Microsoft says.