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Five Amazing Things to Do in Cambodia

Marc Harris | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Harris

You will always remember your first glimpse of Angkor Wat. It is simply staggering, matched by very few other spots on the planet. Angkor Wat is, according to its builders, heaven on earth, being the earthly representation of Mt Meru, home to ancient Hindu Gods.

Quick Five: Yayoi Kusama

Tate | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tate

In the first of our 'quick 5' interview series, we catch up with seminal Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, about her work, her wardrobe and last night's dinner.

The Journey Is the Reward

Alexander Kodisch | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alexander Kodisch

I love traveling, leaving home in a small car and driving somewhere. You do not know what happens the next day and what people you meet on your way, what type of landscape you will see when you wake up.

How Japan Produces Scientists Worthy of a Nobel Prize in the 21st Century

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

The Ministry and the Japanese government recognize that producing highly competent scientists is not achieved overnight. It takes years of intense focus and single-minded dedication to a specific area of research and perseverance in the face of criticisms and setbacks.

Why we Need to Revolutionise our Study of Cities

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Tech
Dirk Jan van den Berg

One of the key questions academics face with this agenda is whether there are limits we will have to heed with urbanisation. Or in other words, can the expansion of cities be a linear scaling driven by the number its inhabitants.

Teen Cuts Off Hand To Cure Internet Addiction

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Tech

A young teenager reportedly cut off his own hand with a kitchen knife, believing it to be the only solution to his internet addiction. The 19-year-...

Five Countries to Visit in 2015

Frontier | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Frontier

So you want to travel this coming year, but you still don't know where to go? Let us give you a few ideas and put you on the right track to find your dream destination! Here are five countries we think you'll want to visit in 2015.

Terror in the Valley - Hatred Worldwide

Richard Reoch | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK
Richard Reoch

Islamophobia is a global epidemic. The horrific massacre of children and teachers at the Army Public School in Peshawar, in a valley of Pakistan's Khyber Pass, is just the latest in the litany of terror that feeds this mistrust and hatred worldwide.

Exploring Sri Lanka: Habarana, Kandy and Colombo

Zahra Razavi | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

Sri Lanka is an island dappled with stunning landscapes, fascinating wildlife and a tumultuous history. Geographically close to India, but distinct in its culture, traditions and monuments, Sri Lanka is a country quite unlike any other.

All The Ladies Love Kim Jong Un

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK

No stranger to screaming fans, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is pictured here flanked by the crying wives of the state's highly ranked servicemen....

Five Reasons to Visit Indochina

Marc Harris | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Harris

A destination that evokes images of famed historical sites, beautiful beaches and stunning landscapes, Indochina should be a destination on everyone's hit-list and here are just five of these highlights that make it one of the world's most appealing, exciting and unique destinations...

What's New in Hong Kong: Creative Happenings, Portable Wifi and Hedgehog-Shaped Dim Sum

Mark Hodson | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

Photo: Mark Hodson According to my own brief and entirely unscientific survey, every single person in Hong Kong carries a smartphone. But I've gone ...

Get in the Picture!

Peter Byass | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK
Peter Byass

So this week's meeting for the Asia Pacific region in Bangkok, and a similar meeting planned for Africa in 2015, present a unique challenge and opportunity. We have the methods and tools for universal civil registration of births and deaths on a worldwide basis - let's make it happen!

West Needs to be Self-sufficient With Its E-waste

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

The world of IT is the fast growing one with new gadgets making way into the market every day, be it laptops, phones or personal computers. Rapid development in technology is encouraging equally rapid abandonment of old models of gadgets of personal use. All that's recyclable and considered a 'waste' is landing in Asia's or Africa's backyard.

Before And After: Extreme Plastic Surgery Transformations

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The ever popular plastic surgery trend in Asia is yet to die down. The craze sees millions of people go under the knife each year in order to conf...

Magical Mumbai, Paradox's, Palace's, Paupers and Posh Nosh

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 05.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jasmine Dotiwala

As a girl born, bred and proud of bring a Brit, my mum's homeland of India always brings with it an avalanche of mixed feelings. It's one of the more mysterious countries on the planet, and one that boasts some of the most drastic differences in lifestyle between poverty-stricken and the rich.

Biggest Ever Dataset on Causes of Death in Africa and Asia

Peter Byass | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK
Peter Byass

Today a landmark dataset on causes of death in Africa and Asia is published by the INDEPTH Network. Over 110,000 deaths have been tracked and followed...

Eight Amazing Places in Asia You Have to Visit

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Asia offers an astounding variety of travel destinations. There are so many, in fact, that it can be difficult to decide where to go first and which to miss because of time constraints. The reality is that it's impossible to cover them all in one trip unless you're lucky enough to have plenty of time and money to spare.

Why Running Towards Your Fears Might be the Best Thing You Ever do

Roberta Verdant | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

was a really scaredy child. I was terrified of so many things: wolves, being struck by lightning (I'd set up contingency plans for both) and other, more immediate things. I first began to have panic attacks when I was ten years old.

Financial Inclusion - Why We Should Care

John Calverley | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK
John Calverley

Financial inclusion has become a buzzword for governments intent on tackling poverty and inequality among their citizens. India's Prime Minister Modi just announced that he wants to end 'financial untouchability' with an ambitious target to provide most households with a bank account in a matter of months.

Heroes or Villains?: Comics as Extremist Propaganda

Tanya Silverman | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK
Tanya Silverman

n the battle of good vs evil there needs to be balance. For every extremist-made comic there should be one purporting an adventurous alternative. Dilbert's gags about expense reports just won't cut it.

Swim the Hellespont - The Ten Things You Need to Know

Bill Coles | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Sport
Bill Coles

I have just had my second crack at attempting to swim the Hellespont; it did not go well. Sometimes, even though I'm only two years in, it feels as if this historic swim is developing its own powerful juju that will contrive to thwart me at every turn...

Welcome - Please Scan Your First Item...

Nick Compton | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Comedy
Nick Compton

Through small simple acts of kindness such as a smile, people will naturally further that kindness to others. I have observed on several occasions people buying gifts for one another for no other reason than as an act of friendship and kindness. Surely we must be an inherently good species?

Indian Football: What's All the Hullabaloo?

Rohan Banerjee | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Sport
Rohan Banerjee

That a country of India's size and growing economic significance does not have a half decent football team is definitely food for thought... Many of the problems surrounding India's football development cohere around its cultural perception.

Developing Ties That Bind in Asia

Sir John Holmes | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Politics
Sir John Holmes

It is hard to think of two countries that have more in common than Australia and Britain. We share a language and a rich history - and, in the main, a sense of humour. We are both maritime trading nations. Australia inherited many fine British institutions including parliamentary democracy and the common law...