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  • Woman damages ‘Kinetic Rain’ sculpture at Singapore airport (VIDEO)

    By Nov 05, 2013

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    Woman damages ‘Kinetic Rain’ sculpture at Singapore airport (VIDEO)

    This YouTube video of a woman climbing onto, and apparently stealing some of, Singapore Changi Airport’s ‘Kinetic Rain’ moving sculpture has been doing the rounds on the Internet, clocking up nearly quarter of a million views so far. The unidentified woman appears to risk life and limb by climbing across the base of the elevated

  • China’s Laiwang chat app invitations hit ‘security’ barrier

    By Nov 05, 2013

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    A man uses his smartphone  at the waiting hall at Hongqiao Airport in Shanghai, China. Pic: AP.

    The crowded, competitive Chinese chat app market is again making waves with users of new arrival Laiwang saying they are being blocked from accepting invitations received through rival app WeChat. Alibaba’s Laiwang, which was launched midway through 2012, is going up against the more established WeChat platform, which has more than 200 million active monthly

  • Leading boarding schools for Asian students

    By Nov 04, 2013

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    Pic: Geelong Grammar School.

    Read our latest review of international boarding schools  In today’s interconnected world, competition between nations, professionals – even students – is more intense than ever before. Parents who want the best for their children have to start early, enrolling them in schools that will prime them for entry to leading universities around the world. The

  • AP PHOTOS: India glitters ahead of Diwali

    By Nov 02, 2013

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    AP PHOTOS: India glitters ahead of Diwali

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Millions of Indians stocked up on firecrackers, handed out sweets and adorned their homes with glowing lanterns and sparklers ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, on Sunday. The most important festival of the year in India, Diwali celebrates the triumph of good over evil. The biggest — and loudest

  • Leading journalism programs for Asian students

    By Oct 31, 2013

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    Leading journalism programs for Asian students

    Last summer, US President Barack Obama commented on the ‘winner take all’ economy of the 21st century. In the process, he made a passing comment about decline of small-town journalism jobs across the US. He said, in so many words, that he didn’t think those types of jobs were coming back. But even if this is

  • China: Shanghai police battle burglars… with butter

    By Oct 30, 2013

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    Shanghai police: Masters of innovation. Pic: AP.

    Home security has long been a question of doors and gates, surveillance and guards. Residents of Changning district in Shanghai, however, have found a different ally in the struggle against burglars (at least the climbing sort). It’s called butter. After suffering a string of robberies in which the thieves climbed into apartment buildings, authorities of

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