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In focus: French start-ups

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 12:30 PM

The start-up ecosystem in France has been developing at a rapid pace lately.

Culture & Society»

High-speed maglev toys in Japan

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 12:29 PM

Japanese toy maker Takara Tomy has revealed its new maglev train toy, LinearLiner, which uses electromagnets to move on its tracks. Takara Tomy will put the LinearLiner special set on the Japanese market from September this year with a price of about $290 (35,000 yen).

Technology»

Consumer electronics show in Shanghai

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 12:29 PM

More than 200 technology companies from 15 countries around the world have showcased their consumer technology innovations at the first Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Asia, which takes place from May 25 to 27.

Culture & Society»

UAE: 23rd Al-Gaffal dhow sailing race

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 1:03 PM

Emirati sailors onboard Al-Zeer dhow boat won the 23rd annual dhow sailing race, known as The Gaffal, which has a total of 10 million dirhams ($272,000) in prizes, reached the finishing point at the coast of Dubai coming from the island of Sir Bu Nair off the coast of the Gulf emirate of Sharjah on May 25, 2015.

Culture & Society»

In pics: 41st Venice Vogalonga

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 1:03 PM

The first Vogalonga began with the message to protest against the growing use of powerboats in Venice and the swell damage they do to the historic city. Years ago a group of Venetians, both amateur and professional rowers, came up with an idea of a non-competitive race in which any kind of rowing boat take part.

Transport»

Freedom for 'Nut rage' Korean Air heiress

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 1:03 PM

Former Korean Air (KAL) executive Cho Hyun-Ah was freed by a Seoul appeals court in Seoul on May 22, 2015, after she had been jailed for a year in February for disrupting a flight in a rage over macadamia nuts. The High Court in Seoul ruled that the behaviour of Cho Hyun-Ah, the eldest daughter of the airline's chairman, had not resulted in a change of flight path -- the most serious charge against her -- and handed down a reduced suspended sentence.

Technology»

New plans of UAE space agency revealed in Abu Dhabi

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 1:02 PM

The plans for the first Space Research Centre in the Middle East were announced at the presentation of the UAE Space Agency's strategic frameworks on May 25, 2015, at the National Exhibition Centre in Abu Dhabi.

Gourmet»

Inside the world's largest Nobu restaurant in Doha

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 12:03 PM

Sushi, gyoza and even rice will never be the same again after eating at the Four Seasons Doha’s new Nobu restaurant, set offshore with brilliant views of the city and three bars.

Politics & Economics»

EU-GCC meeting in Doha

Monday, 25 May 2015 12:54 PM

The 24th session of the GCC-EU Joint Council and Ministerial Meeting was held in Doha, Qatar on 24 May 2015. They agreed to hold their next meeting in the EU in 2016.

Culture & Society»

In pics: Endangered species at Sir Bu Nair island

Monday, 25 May 2015 12:54 PM

The Emirati island of Sir Bu Nair, near the Iranian coast, is a nature reserve and home to the endangered Hawksbill sea turtle, and colonies of birds, such as the Sooty gull and the Bridled tern, who nest and live on the island alongside gazelles and hedgehogs.

Culture & Society»

Japan: Karoshi or death from overwork

Monday, 25 May 2015 12:54 PM

Japan’s push to take away overtime from high-paid workers has critics warning it will aggravate a problem synonymous with the country's notoriously long working hours -- karoshi, or death from overwork. Pushed to their limits, thousands of Japanese are literally working themselves to death each year, a scourge the Asian power has started to address but is seen getting worse in the global economic crisis

Culture & Society»

Protests after Saudi mosque attack

Monday, 25 May 2015 12:54 PM

An Islamic State (IS) group suicide bomber attacked a mosque in Kudeih, in the mainly Shiite Saudi Gulf coastal town of Qatif, 400 kms east of Riyadh, during prayers in an assault that threatens to fan sectarian tensions.

Sport»

InPics: Emirati Figure Skater Zahra Lari

Monday, 25 May 2015 12:04 PM

Professional figure Skater Zahra Lari of the UAE poses for a portrait at Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi

Wellness»

InPics: Mini Rolls-Royce replicas auctioned off for charity

Monday, 25 May 2015 8:19 AM

Small-scale versions of the Ghost were given an artistic makeover by 12 contemporary artists to support of breast cancer

Culture & Society»

1600 PANDAS+ exhibition in South Korea

Sunday, 24 May 2015 12:34 PM

1600 PANDAS+, an exhibition established in 2008 between WWF-France and artist Paulo Grangeon, refers not only to the increase in the population of wild giant pandas to over 1,800 in the past decade, but also to the increased public awareness of wildlife conservation.


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