Fri, 14 Sep 2018 01:00
Chinese farmers swap sheep for skis ahead of Olympics
It may be hot outside but that doesn’t stop doctors and former shepherds on skis snowploughing on giant white treadmills on the outskirts of Beijing – part of the battalions of workers learning the sport ahead of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
Tue, 14 Aug 2018 15:34
Sun, snow, sea and la dolce vita
Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) has expanded its portfolio by introducing five new members in Thailand, Norway, Switzerland and Italy to ensure a luxury holiday experience.
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 01:00
Netflix boards all-new futuristic action thriller
Through a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment, Netflix will premiere the series “Snowpiercer” co-produced by Tomorrow Studios and Studio T to its members globally outside of the US and China in 2019.
movie & TV
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 01:00
Grown up debate? Or protect the snowflakes?
Re: “Bigots can’t tolerate difference – or debate” and “When ‘political correctness’ is actually just correct”, Have Your Say, yesterday.
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:15
China economic growth slows to 6.7% in second quarter
Chinese growth slowed slightly in the second quarter as the world's number two economy faced a snowballing trade fight with the United States.
Sat, 23 Jun 2018 19:18
'Game of Thrones' Jon Snow to marry on-screen flame
Actors Kit Harington and Rose Leslie, who played on-screen lovers Jon Snow and Ygritte in fantasy TV saga "Game of Thrones", are to wed in Britain on Saturday.
Mon, 11 Jun 2018 12:00
Plastic, toxins found in Antarctica
In the latest depressing news about how we humans are destroying nature, Greenpeace reports that it discovered plastic pollution and hazardous chemicals during a recent expedition to the Antarctic. Laboratory analysis of water and snow samples has revealed the presence of microplastics and persistent chemicals.
Sat, 09 Jun 2018 01:00
Antarctic mission reveals remotest wilderness is poisoned by plastic
Laboratory analysis of water and snow samples, gathered during a recent Greenpeace expedition to the Antarctic, has revealed the presence of microplastics and persistent chemicals, respectively, in the majority of samples tested.
Wed, 02 May 2018 01:00
Tumbling in the snow
A South Korean resort organises a chilly break for Thai tourists over the Songkran festival
Mon, 09 Apr 2018 01:00
Facebook’s moral tests snowballing
Zuckerberg now has to review his ‘move fast’ mindset
Mon, 02 Apr 2018 01:00
Chilly ties prevent Japan-Russia peace treaty
A cold spell with snow put spring on hold in Tokyo on Wednesday, the day Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov landed in Japan on a visit.
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 07:09
As Facebook scandal mushrooms, Zuckerberg vows to 'step up'
Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg vowed Wednesday to "step up" to fix problems at the social media giant, as it fights a snowballing scandal over the hijacking of personal data from millions of its users.
Thu, 08 Mar 2018 09:39
Winter storm hits northeast US, halting over 2,500 flights
The second winter storm in less than a week struck the northeastern United States Wednesday, with around 2,500 flights canceled as the region braced for heavy snow.
Fri, 02 Mar 2018 18:00
Snowfall closes Geneva airport again
Geneva's busy airport said it had to suspend all flights for a second consecutive day Friday, as snowstorms continued to lash the Swiss city.
Mon, 26 Feb 2018 17:04
Snow falls in Rome as Europe hit by icy weather
Rome - Rome woke to its first snowfall in six years on Monday as chilling winds from Siberia swept across Europe, bringing freezing temperatures that have claimed at least four lives, closed schools and disrupted travel.