Fire wrecks Notre-Dame Cathedral, centuries-old Parisian landmark

Paris, April 15, 2019 - Notre-Dame Cathedral went up in flames on Monday in a roaring blaze that devastated the Parisian landmark, a searing...

‘Seeing the unseeable’: Scientists reveal first photo of black hole

Washington DC, April 10, 2019 - Using a global network of telescopes to see “the unseeable,” an international scientific team on Wednesday announced a...

Heaven sent: Taiwan honors dead with lavish paper models

Taipei, April 4, 2019 — From a modern summer villa with an outdoor pool to a fully equipped film studio or a casino, paper...

Updating software, shaping history: New imperial era name looms large in Japan

Tokyo, March 26, 2019 - In Japan, every emperor’s era has its own name - appearing in places such as coins, official paperwork and...

Top gamer ‘Ninja’ made $1 million to promote EA’s ‘Apex Legends’ launch: source

Bengaluru, March 13, 2019 - What are a few hours playing video games and a handful of tweets worth? $1 million if you are...

Tourism in Osaka, often overshadowed by Tokyo, is catching up

OSAKA/TOKYO, March 12, 2019 - Osaka, long Japan’s “second city,” is winning the race against Tokyo to draw foreign tourists, but after a boom,...

Japanese ‘demon’ festival grapples with blessing and curse of UNESCO listing

OGA, Japan, March 5, 2019 - As a child, Tatsuo Sato was terrified when the Namahage demons roared into his northern Japanese house every...

Two Nobel literature prizes to be awarded this year after Swedish Academy cleans house

Stockholm, March5, 2019 - Two Nobel prizes will be awarded for literature this year after the Swedish literary academy that chooses the winner cleaned...

Issey Miyake fills school gym with kaleidoscope of colors in Paris

Paris, March 1, 2019 — Issey Miyake turned a school gymnasium into a catwalk for Paris Fashion Week today, presenting women’s winter wardrobes in...

Tiny South Africa beach restaurant crowned best in world

A tiny beach restaurant in an isolated South African fishing village was named the best in the world on Monday. Chef Kobus van der Merwe,...