‘The Grandmaster’ tops Taiwan film nominations

TAIPEI: Acclaimed Hong Kong director Wong Kar-wai’s martial arts film “The Grandmaster” led the nominations for Taiwan’s annual Golden Horse Awards, seen as the Chinese-language “Oscars,” organizers s

Upper-crust British PM bakes his own bread

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom: British Prime Minister David Cameron admitted Tuesday he doesn’t know the price of a loaf of bread — because he bakes his own.

When diseases have a bad name, change is hard

WASHINGTON: Some diseases just have a bad name. But even when their commonly known labels glorify Nazi doctors or slander certain ethnic groups, old habits are hard to change, experts say.

Saudi-Brazil ties highlighted in Riyadh art gallery

Art lovers in Riyadh had been treated to an exhibition featuring a collection of the prominent Brazilian painter of Brazilian Luiz Geraldo Dolino Nascimento in mid-September.

Badger stew dish of the day for British roadkill fan

Take one dead badger, head and all, dust with flour and herbs, season and braise for five hours — that’s the recipe for a perfect stew, according to British roadkill eater Arthur Boyt.

US teens’ dangerous obsession with ‘thigh gap’

IT’S THE LATEST weight loss craze among American teens striving to emulate the models they see in magazines: the “thigh gap,” in which slender legs, when standing with feet together, do not touch.

Imprisoned Bollywood actor released for 2 weeks

MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt was temporarily released Tuesday from an Indian prison where he is serving time for illegal possession of weapons linked to the 1993 terror attack in the financial

Gulf farmers to attend ‘Miss Chicken’ pageant in KSA

A Saudi farmer has invited his counterparts from other Gulf states for a rare chicken event — not a barbecue but a beauty contest.

Exhibition documents pilgrims’ trip 100 years ago

In a unique initiative, Dar Al-Hikmah College, a women’s educational institution, has organized an exhibition of rare photographs titled “Pilgrims to Makkah in 1908,” documenting the condition of Egyp

Wave of jellyfish shuts down Swedish nuke reactor

It wasn’t a tsunami but it had the same effect: A huge cluster of jellyfish forced one of the world’s largest nuclear reactors to shut down — a phenomenon that marine biologists say could become more

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