Egyptian statue sells for $33.5m despite objections

A 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue was sold for £15.76 million (S$33.5m) on Thursday when it went under the hammer at Christie's auction house in London.

The sale surpassed the estimated...

The Belize-based company that is purportedly running a social networking site was seen a meteoric rise in its stock value in the last two weeks, dumbfounding observers.

This company is worth $5.8b but earns nothing

A company that has no earnings, no assets and just one employee has dumbfounded investors with a soaring stock value of US$4.7 billion (S$5.83 billion). 

Belize-based CYNK Technology's...

Cambodian garment workers walking out of factories along a street in Phnom Penh. Photo: AFP

To earn a living, workers abort babies

They make your clothes for a living - but Cambodia's garment workers struggle to survive.

After a 10-hour shift stitching clothes for Western brands, Cambodian factory worker Ry Srey Bopha...

Are mixed gender couples "unfairly disadvantaged"?

Strictly ballroom: No to same-sex dancers?

It's not just same-sex penguins that are causing a brouhaha.

Same-sex dancers may be banned from British ballroom competitions too.

British Dance Council (BDC) president Bryan Allen...

Fake World Cup jerseys worth over S$23,000 seized

World Cup season - and it's time for some off-the-pitch action in Malaysia.

While some traders across the Causeway tried to increase profits by selling fake jerseys featured in the...

A school van is lifted from a reservoir after an accident in Xiangtan, Hunan province, July 11, 2014. Eleven people died, including eight children, in crash, state media said on Friday.

Packed kindergarten bus crashes, 11 killed

A kindergarten minivan plunged into a reservoir yesterday in Hunan province, China, killing 11 people, including eight children.

The vehicle was believed to be taking the children home in a...

Dr Ian Lamond, an events management lecturer from Leeds Metropolitan University, stripped in class an apparent bid to teach his students how to give an exciting sales pitch.

Nutty prof strips in lecture to teach sales pitch

"Show, not tell" was apparently this enthusiastic professor's mantra. 

In April, Dr Ian Lamond, an events management lecturer at Leeds Metropolitan University, stripped in his lecture as he...

After 31 anniversaries here, this meal is on us

Look what eatery staff did for widow

It's a heartwarming tradition. The husband and wife would spend their wedding anniversary at a local Red Lobster seafood restaurant. All 31 years, in fact.

Then the man died. His daughter...

 Palestinians remove debris as they search for bodies at a beach cafe hit the previous night by an Israeli air strike while people were watching the World Cup semi-final football match, on July 10, 2014 in the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Yunis. Eight

Eight killed in Israeli air strike while watching World Cup Semi-finals

The World Cup was supposed to be a respite after two days of continuous Israeli air strikes. 

But a raid killed...

Dog abandoned with "I need a home" scrawled on it

The owner of a dog which was abandoned on July 3 with the words "free" and "I need a home" scribbled on its fur in black marker has come forward to claim it - almost a week later.