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Aleppo's mysterious 'Yellow man'

Aleppo's mysterious 'Yellow man'

Dressed in yellow from head-to-toe, Abu Zakkour is hailed as part of the ‘heritage’ of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, along with its mediaeval citadel and its ancient covered markets.

Paris ties Singapore, Hong Kong as world's priciest cities

Paris ties Singapore, Hong Kong as world's priciest cities

Paris has climbed to the top of the world's priciest city for expatriates, tied first with Singapore and Hong Kong according to a survey Tuesday that named the capital of strife-torn Venezuela as the cheapest.

Samsung launches folding smartphone, first 5G handset

Samsung launches folding smartphone, first 5G handset

Samsung on Wednesday unveiled a smartphone that folds open to be a tablet, becoming the first major manufacturer to offer the feature as it strives to stoke excitement in a slumping market.

Automation to hit most jobs, but overall impact 'muted': study

Automation to hit most jobs, but overall impact 'muted': study

Artificial intelligence and automation will lead to job losses in ‘virtually all occupational groups’ over the coming decades in the United States, but the overall impact on employment will be ‘muted,’ ...

Police bust Australia-China baby formula crime ring

Police bust Australia-China baby formula crime ring

Six people have been charged after Australian authorities uncovered a multi-million-dollar crime syndicate stealing baby formula and vitamins from major retailers across Sydney for shipment to China ...

Google joins tech move east, to invest $1 bn in New York campus

Google joins tech move east, to invest $1 bn in New York campus

Google became the latest US tech giant to announce a major expansion plan, unveiling a $1 billion investment Monday to create a new campus that could double its New York City workforce to 14,000.

British couple get happy ending to engagement ring disaster in US

British couple get happy ending to engagement ring disaster in US

For many visitors to New York, Times Square is a must-see. For one British man, it was where his romantic marriage proposal went horribly wrong -- the diamond ring fell through a grate.

Smartphones raising a mentally fragile generation

Smartphones raising a mentally fragile generation

San Diego State University psychology professor Jean Twenge sees smartphones and social media as raising an unhappy, compliant ‘iGen.’

Apple to broaden iPhone lineup with more screen

Apple to broaden iPhone lineup with more screen

Apple on Wednesday was expected to unveil new iPhones, playing up eye-grabbing edge-to-edge screens in a bid to strengthen its position in a largely saturated global smartphone market.

Summer camps promote active, healthy lifestyle

Summer camps promote active, healthy lifestyle

An array of summer camps in Doha is offering children a variety of sports and games aimed at promoting an active and healthy lifestyle, it is learnt.

Google parent 'graduates' moonshot projects Loon, Wing

Google parent 'graduates' moonshot projects Loon, Wing

Google parent Alphabet announced Tuesday it was raising the profile of two ‘moonshot’ projects -- one for drone delivery and the other for global internet connectivity with balloons.

Japanese manga strip fetches record price at Paris auction

Japanese manga strip fetches record price at Paris auction

A rare series of sketches of Japanese manga artist Osamu Tezuka's robot character Astro Boy sold for a record 269,400 euros in an auction in Paris Saturday.