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He’s already gotten the attention of big brands. This article, Singapore artist melts lipsticks, shreds handbags, and more in splashy ASMR, originally appeared on Coconuts, Asia's leading alternative media company.
Asian shares inched higher on Friday but were set for a weekly loss, while the U.S. dollar hovered near two-month highs as investors continued to digest comments from the U.S. Federal Reserve projecting interest rate hikes in 2023. While the Fed messaging indicated no clear end to supportive policy measures such as bond-buying, signals of faster-than-expected rate hikes indicated concerns about inflation as the U.S. economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was barely above water in morning trade after four sessions in the red, edging up 0.01%.
At least 5 inmates were killed and 39 prisoners and guards were injured on Thursday in a brawl between gang members at a high-security prison in Honduras, judicial authorities said. The three-hour confrontation, involving live ammunition and at least one grenade, began when members of the Barrio 18 gang entered a section for members of the rival Mara Salvatrucha 13 gang in the La Tolva prison east of Tegucigalpa. The facility houses more than 1,500 inmates, according to authorities.
Hong Kong's pro-democracy Apple Daily newspaper hit the stands Friday a day after police raided its newsroom, with an extra-large print run and a characteristic message of defiance emblazoned on its front that read: "We must press on".
Iran began voting Friday in a presidential election tipped in the favor of a hard-line protege of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, fueling public apathy and sparking calls for a boycott in the Islamic Republic. State-linked opinion polling and analysts put hard-line judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi as the dominant front-runner in a field of just four candidates. Former Central Bank chief, Abdolnasser Hemmati, is running as the race’s moderate candidate but hasn’t inspired the same support as outgoing President Hassan Rouhani, who is term limited from seeking the office again.
Brazil scored early in their Copa America tie with Peru on Thursday before adding three more in a comfortable second half to run out 4-0 winners. The result means Brazil, reigning champions, are the first team in the tournament to win both their first games, and immediately go to the top of Group B, two points ahead of Colombia, who drew 0-0 with Venezuela earlier in the day. Brazil took the lead in the 12th minute when Alex Sandro slammed home a Gabriel Jesus cut-back from six metres out.
Hosts Brazil continued their perfect start to the Copa America as goals from Alex Sandro, Neymar, Everton Ribeiro and Richarlison gave them a 4-0 win over Peru in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday.
A World Bank-led project declined to award a contract to lay sensitive undersea communications cables after Pacific island governments heeded U.S. warnings that participation of a Chinese company posed a security threat, two sources told Reuters. The former Huawei Marine Networks, now called HMN Technologies and majority owned by Shanghai-listed Hengtong Optic-Electric Co Ltd, submitted a bid for the $72.6 million project priced at more than 20% below rivals Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN), part of Finland's Nokia, and Japan's NEC, the sources said. The East Micronesia Cable system was designed to improve communications in the island nations of Nauru, Kiribati and Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), by providing underwater infrastructure with a far greater data capacity than satellites.
Riot's investigation into the incident found that both Germsg and Dreamycsgo coordinated to bet against their own team in their match against BlackBird Ignus.
The issue of interior design in a post-COVID world will be one of the major themes at this year's Singapore Interior Design Festival.
A woman in Crowell, Texas, captured the dramatic moment a fuel tanker exploded on June 12.The truck’s driver and multiple volunteer firefighters received minor injuries, local media reported citing Foard County Sheriff Mike Brown. Brown said the fire that sparked the explosion started due to a leak in the tanker.In this footage by Jymi Ranjel, plumes of black smoke can be seen funnelling skyward from a large fire. Seconds later, an enormous explosion engulfs the area.“This was a very dangerous fire,” Crowell Volunteer Fire Department said of the incident in a Facebook post. Credit: Jymi Ranjel via Storyful
KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 — Health workers administered 221,706 Covid-19 vaccinations yesterday to give the country a total of 5.3 million doses to date, according to data released by the Special...
Jordan is racing against time to save a tiny rare fish from extinction as falling water levels partly triggered by global warming threaten to dry up its last habitat.
KUALA LUMPUR, June 18 — Over two years after a plan was approved by the Pahang State Executive Council to declare an area covering 4,600 hectares at Tasik Chini as a forest reserve to protect...
Coldplay played a show in Queens, New York, on June 17 for fans who were fully vaccinated against COVID-19 after the city lifted restrictions relating to containing the virus.The crowd gathered at a park on Long Island City overlooking the Manhattan skyline as the band played a pre-recorded show for the Macy’s July 4th celebration.New York state lifted nearly all coronavirus restrictions on June 15 as around 70 percent of residents had received their first dose of vaccine. Credit: Rhona Tarrant via Storyful
Oscar De La Hoya says he is returning to the boxing ring for a bout against former UFC champion Vitor Belfort. The 48-year-old De La Hoya announced Thursday that he will end his nearly 13-year ring retirement Sept. 11 in Las Vegas for what is expected to be an exhibition fight. The Golden Boy's return is backed by Triller, the social networking service that has aggressively jumped into the fight game over the past year.
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Consumer prices rose slightly in Japan in May for the first time in 14 months, data showed Friday, but analysts said they were unlikely to soar above pre-pandemic levels.
Libyans a decade ago could scarcely have imagined picnicking at a key military facility in Tripoli, but today a once feared site has been transformed into a family relaxation area.
Ryan Lochte has been to "the very bottom" and back since the scandal that overtook the Rio Olympics. On Friday, he'll swim for Tokyo.