Continuing the tradition: Why carmakers are rebuilding their most sought-after classics

The reborn Lightweight E-Type Jaguar. — Handout via AFP
27 Aug 2016
When it comes to automotive objects of desire very few classic cars are as rare as a genuine Lightweight Jaguar E-Type or a Shelby 298 Cobra. But such rarity means that owning one is an impossible dream, even with the deepest pockets,...

Schwarzenegger in Hong Kong for new sports festival

Arnold Schwarzenegger
20 Aug 2016
Hollywood action hero Arnold Schwarzenegger launched a new sports festival in Hong Kong on Friday, telling the stressed-out city to remember to balance mind and body.   The Arnold Classic Asia Multi-Sport Festival this weekend...

US says sorry as swimmers leave Brazil to jeers

19 Aug 2016
Two U.S. Olympic swimmers flew home from Brazil on Thursday after a local crowd jeered them, calling them "liars" and "fakes", and police accused them of fabricating a story about being robbed at gunpoint during the Rio...

Ibtihaj Muhammad, first US Olympian to compete in hijab

Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad came to the Rio Games determined to show the world that Muslim-American women could compete in elite sports. -AFP

16 Aug 2016
Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad came to the Rio Games determined to show the world that Muslim-American women could compete in elite sports. And the 30-year-old from New Jersey, the first US Olympian to wear a hijab — a headscarf worn by...

Man posts pics from Italian honeymoon taken without wife

A lost passport meant that Faizan Patel took his honeymoon without his new bride.
10 Aug 2016
An Indian photographer is enjoying a fabulous Italian honeymoon — without his honey. That's because just two days before Faizan Patel and his wife Sana were supposed to leave for their two-week trip, she realized she had lost...

How couples divide work linked to risk of divorce: study

Couples/ marriage/ partners
01 Aug 2016
A new US study suggests that how a couple divides up both paid and unpaid labor in and out of the home is linked with the risk of divorce. It has been thought previously that it is the couple's financial status which could be linked to...

Can reading encourage empathy?

reading books
23 Jul 2016
Although it has long been assumed that reading is good for your mental health, there has been little evidence so far to prove it. However in a new review published this week a professor from the University of Toronto, Canada, argues that...

Relax on World Hammock Day with this season’s best light fiction

23 Jul 2016
Whether you’re on vacation or just relaxing in the garden at home, these five new light fiction novels will provide the perfect escape, hammock or no hammock.   The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney   A New York Times...

Egyptian to climb the 'roof of Africa' — to buy roofs for the poor

21 Jul 2016
Egyptian adventurer Galal Zekri Chatila has set out on his latest and boldest journey — to climb the highest peak on each continent and plant the Egyptian flag, with the aim of raising funds for grass-roorts charity projects. The new...

Divorced and happy, but still suffering stigma

20 Jul 2016
Earlier this year, the Layan publishing house announced a project to gather and publish the personal stories of Egyptian women who had been through divorce and managed to rebuild their lives, even finding a degree of happiness, whether...