An American woman and self-described digital nomad will be deported from Indonesia after posting tweets that sparked a social media backlash over perceived western privilege and lack of cultural awareness, after she said Bali was "LGBT friendly". Indonesia is the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation and its LGBT community has for years faced discrimination and sometimes violent attacks. In a series of tweets at the weekend, Kristen Gray wrote about the perks of her decision to move to the tropical island of Bali with her girlfriend, describing it as the "perfect medicine", a place that was LGBT friendly, and where the low cost of living afforded her a luxurious lifestyle.
Gelsenkirchen [Germany], January 20 (ANI): Schalke on Tuesday announced that Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has returned to the club and signed a contract that runs until the end of the season.
President Donald Trump is expected to pardon his former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, as part of a flurry of last-minute clemency action that appeared to be still in flux in the last hours of his presidency, according to a person familiar with his thinking. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private deliberations, stressed that Trump has flip-flopped repeatedly as he mulls his final clemency action, and warned the decision could be reversed until it's formally unveiled. Trump is expected to offer pardons and commutations to as many as 100 people in the hours before he leaves office at noon Wednesday, according to two people briefed on the plans.
Uniqlo is launching a new T-shirt series, Uniqlo x Beauty in The Pot: Kawaii Friends, featuring four BITP UTme! T-shirt designs.
Scientists in Beijing may be one step closer to having the answer to living longer and reversing the effects of ageing. A group of biologists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences say they have developed a world-first new gene therapy and have been running tests on mice. It involved screening around 10,000 genes in search of particularly strong drivers of cellular ageing. They identified 100 genes in that pool, but the one that really stood out was the kat7. They then inactivated that kat7 gene in the livers of mice, Professor Qu Jing explained some of their findings: "These mice show after six to eight months, they show overall improved appearance and grip strength and most importantly they have extended lifespan for about 25%." Kat7 is one of tens of thousands of genes found in the cells of mammals. The scientists also tested the function of the gene in human stem cells, human liver cells and more. So far there have been no side effects of cellular toxicity. Despite this, the method still has a long way to go from being ready for human trials and will require a lot of funding and much more research. "In the end we do hope that we can find a way to delay ageing even by a very minor percentage we want to delay the human ageing in the future." For now, there's no final answer to cheating death, but the scientists plan on testing the function of kat7 in other cell types of humans and other organs of mice.
The cast and crew of a popular streaming series starring Bollywood megastar Saif Ali Khan have agreed to "implement changes" to the show after ruling party politicians accused it of insulting Hindu gods.
KOTA KINABALU, Jan 20 — A part of the road outside Sabah’s famed Kinabalu National Park has collapsed after nearly a week of unrelenting rain. Eye witnesses claimed the road, just outside and in...
The America's Cup will stage single-yacht 'ghost races' as US entrant American Magic scrambles to repair damage sustained when it spectacularly capsized in Auckland Harbour, regatta organisers said Wednesday.
PETALING JAYA, Jan 20 ― Actress Nabila Huda is frustrated that she needed to pay her daughter’s full school fees despite school classes being shifted online due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In her...
Olympics organisers are "unwavering" on holding the coronavirus-delayed Games this year but can't rule out staging it without spectators, Tokyo 2020 CEO Toshiro Muto told AFP.
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20 — The Selangor state government said today it will expedite its digitalisation plan to help small businesses in the state adapt to online platforms, as the country goes into a...
Early morning sunlight filtered over a snow-dusted Mount Washington on January 19.Benjamin Williamson filmed the breathtaking video that shows a section of the mountains, near Hermit Lake Shelter, bathed in sunlight.“Epic light in one of the prettiest spots in New England, Mount Washington,” Williamson wrote on a Twitter post that featured the video. Credit: Benjamin Williamson via Storyful
Grocery stores, gas stations and other shops were reopening Tuesday in a quake-hit Indonesian city where debris still covered streets and searchers continued to dig in the rubble for more victims. Immediate food and water needs have been met and the local government has started to function again in the hardest-hit city of Mamuju and the neighboring district of Majene on Sulawesi island, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency’s spokesperson Raditya Jati said in a statement. Thousands of people are sleeping outdoors, fearing aftershocks, and the streets of Mamuju were still covered in debris.
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20 — The Selangor state government said today it will donate financial aid to Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang, which have been hit by floods, affecting thousands of residents....
Lake-effect snow blanketed Boyne Mountain in northern Michigan on Tuesday, January 19.This video uploaded to Twitter shows suburban streets covered in white near Boyne Mountain Resort, as a flurry dumps more snow on the area.The National Weather Service warned of further lake-effect snow on the Wednesday through to the Friday. Credit: @HippyPokerGuy via Storyful
PETALING JAYA, Jan 20 — A woman in Shah Alam won praise from Twitter users for setting up a free snack station outside her home for delivery riders. Natasha Hidayah Hashim, 29, placed biscuits,...
North Korea is imposing stiff fines or prison for anyone caught enjoying South Korean entertainment or copying the way South Koreans speak as leader Kim Jong Un steps up a war on outside influences and calls for better homegrown entertainment. A sweeping new "anti-reactionary thought" law was imposed late last year, and this week new details were reported by Daily NK, a Seoul-based website that reports from sources inside North Korea. Measures include fines for parents whose children violate the bans, up to 15 years in a prison camp for those caught with media from South Korea, and punishments for the production or distribution of pornography, the use of unregistered televisions, radios, computers, foreign cellphones or other electronic devices, Daily NK reported on Monday, citing explanatory material for the law, which it had obtained.
The 33-year-old midfielder joined from West Ham on Jan. 8 and made his debut for Sam Allardyce's side in a 3-2 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday. However, Allardyce said the player was unavailable for the trip to West Ham because of an "agreement between the clubs". "We could only get the deal done with that agreement," he told BT Sport before the match at London Stadium.
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 20 — Selangor will provide a special allocation to each assemblyman and MP in the state to allow them to provide basic supplies to residents amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Mentri...
Panaji (Goa) [India], January 20 (ANI): Hyderabad head coach Manuel Marquez is not happy with the draw against Odisha FC saying that the scoreline at halftime "should have been 3-0".