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Desperately seeking new home: 3 million sound recordings

The non-profit archive was founded in 1985

'Mob wife' is flashy fashion look of early 2024

TikTok users have become obsessed with look of women on "Goodfellas", "Scarface" and "The Sopranos"

Ultimate World Cruise passengers become social media stars

An American couple, Nancy and Mike Jacobs, now has more than 63,000 followers on TikTok

Cuba counts on Russians to boost still-ailing tourism sector in 2024

Cuban officials have said 2.4 million tourists arrived on the island in 2023

US Treasury's Yellen reveals Candy Crush obsession on NPR quiz show

The game is regularly played by millions of people on their daily commutes

'Earth moves away' as hot air balloons fly high above Swiss Alps

Seventy-five hot air balloons are taking part in the nine-day International Balloon Festival

A guide for Pakistan: Italy tightens charity donation rules after influencer Ferragni scandal

Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni was among those who criticised the influencer

Designers play on colour at Tehran fashion exhibition amid strict Iran dress code

Women working in govt offices are required to wear hijab

Google Chrome unveils exciting AI features

AI writing assistant, tab organizer, and personalized theme are key updates

Who invented butter chicken? Indian judge to rule on dispute over global favourite

The lawsuit was brought by the Gujral family who opened first restaurant in Peshawar in 1930s

Salt in tea: US professor's recipe lands US, UK ties in 'hot water'

A US professor's unconventional tea-making method has led to a storm in a teacup

Giorgio Armani shows shimmery gowns on haute couture runway in Paris

Accessories included looping necklaces and earrings made of beads

Maria Grazia Chiuri showcases moire at Dior's haute couture runway show

Models rounded the room in draped dresses, cape jackets and wide skirts

Acid attack survivor fronts fashion book in new awareness campaign

At least 10,000 acid attacks occur every year around the world

Chicken is king at restaurants, but how long will it last?

Chicken continues to outsell beef at US eateries

Hermes emphasises versatility at menswear show for Paris Fashion Week

Dressier pieces included a trimly-cut suit made of polished calfskin that shimmered in the light

Valentino shows contemporary menswear at the Monnaie de Paris

Accessories included large, leather handbags and round-toed loafers with thick soles

Five effective strategies to accomplish your goals while being consistent

Prioritizing your 'SMART' tasks is a key recipe to success.

Dior's Kim Jones elevates tailoring at Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week's fall/winter menswear shows run through Jan 21

Ami updates bourgeois styles for fall runway show at Paris Fashion Week

Men and women models marched out of giant double doors

Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler's guitar collection up for auction

The collection includes some of the most significant guitars from Knopfler's 50-year career

China population drops for second year amid very little appetite for marriage and babies

India surpassed became world's most populous nation last year

Only money can buy everything: Some wealthier Chinese say they can't afford marriage

This trend is worrying policymakers grappling with decline in births, rapidly aging population

Dolce & Gabbana presents 'Sleek' menswear collection in Milan

The autumn to winter line-up was mostly black

Gucci opens Milan Fashion Week with De Sarno's dressy looks for men

Accessories included shiny Jackie handbags in burgundy, beige or pea green

Workplace wellness initiatives don't work: Study

That employee meditation programme probably is not making you healthier

Late actor's Hollywood home hits the market for $2.175mn

The house’s far-reaching views over the coast and Los Angeles drew Joe E Tata to the property

Forced marriages: 53 cases reported in Peshawar last year, but actual numbers are much higher

Lack of will and absence of resources mean the state is unable to provide protection

Actors on thriving and surviving in the Hollywood awards season

The season runs through the Oscars on March 10 and includes several awards show stops

Karachi eatery among 100 legendary restaurant destinations

Zahid Nihari specialises in nihari known for its rich flavours

Economy at work. China domestic tourism revenue over three-day New Year holidays touches $11.23bn

Railway passenger trips surged 177.5pc year-on-year; Increase in the case of air is 140.3pc

Smart home AI agent to liberate users from burden of housework

It can do several tasks, including patrolling the home when no one is there

Princess Kate champions importance of fathers in children's early years

She looks to raise awareness about the role men play in youngsters' development

Military sleep method gains popularity on TikTok

People across the world are finding relief in this technique

1-2-3 and counting: Las Vegas weddings could hit record on New Year Eve

It’s wedding season in Pakistan too where pleasing angry relatives is essential pre-marriage ritual

Gen Alpha will tire of living online

Time spent on social media globally declined in 2023 – first time since 2012 when tracking began

Parisians combine yoga with puppy cuddles for ultimate relaxation

Puppy Yoga founder says the concept strikes a chord in Paris

When science meets art: Recycled metal and lab-grown gems

Anabela Chan says she chose her materials after witnessing poor working conditions in diamond mines

Less sleep makes you feel less positive, happy: study

Going to bed just one hour later than usual is enough to make you miserable

Prisoners find 'true meaning of life' through art in Karachi's central jail

Art programme was launched at Karachi Central Jail in 2007 and aims to reform inmates

Steady hearts, steady hands as Vatican experts restore masterpieces

Experts are responsible for looking after thousands of square meters of wall paintings

Indonesian transgender models shine spotlight on pollution with plastic fashion

The women show off colourful dresses made of plastic cutlery and bottles

Economy of divorce: Husband kills four in Lahore, billionaire in Mumbai can lose 75pc of his wealth

Divorce is a messy affair. However, your social status makes the episode easier or difficult for you

Italian food historian cooks up carbonara controversy

Food is a serious business in Italy and it is considered as part of the national identity

Man learned to cook in prison—now his California restaurant brings in over $1 million a year

Fatima’s Grill serves up a fusion of Mediterranean and Mexican-American cuisines

How to confront a friend who never pays you back

Lend as much as you’re willing to lose, says Harvard-trained etiquette expert

New York's Met museum returns Southeast Asian artifacts tied to looting

US authorities spent more than a decade working on locating the looted artefacts

'Hunks and Hounds' calendar pairs bodybuilders with rescue pups

Photos feature muscled men posing with delightful rescue dogs

Oprah Winfrey portrait unveiled at National Portrait Gallery

Winfrey is the host of long-running show and also a philanthropist

Do you live in one of America's most caring, generous cities?

New report shows where the nice folks are

Taylor Swift's Time cover inspires viral TikTok cat trend

She is inspiring cat ladies everywhere to show off their pets in a new feline-friendly TikTok trend

Dogs go for the traditional look at Lagos canine festival

Apso took the prize for the best dressed dog for its traditional Igbo attire

Your risk of certain type of cancer skyrockets if you work in one of these 7 professions

Women who worked as hairdressers, barbers or beauticians appeared to have a three-fold higher risk

UK honours Asian 'Curry Stars' for delectable cuisines

Public votes determined top 100 food brands and restaurants

Paris' Louvre museum to hike ticket prices

The Louvre also houses the Mona Lisa and is the world's most visited museum

Bill to shorten Mexico work week delayed till next year amid resistance from businesses

Country has longest working hours as well as lowest labour productivity and lowest salaries OECD

Madrid's Prado museum throws spotlight on reverse side of paintings

The aim of the Reversos (On the Reverse) exhibition is to change the viewer's point of view

Dirty truth about taking your shoes off at door

Is there significant evidence going shoeless stops the spread of germs in a home?

Models turn street into catwalk for fashion show

The models and guests were protected from the pouring rain by a tall glass canopy

Ukrainian boy badly burned in Russian attack returns to school, music and dance

Roman spent nearly a year undergoing more than 30 rounds of surgery in Germany

Netherlands returns colonial-era artefacts to Sri Lanka

The artefacts were taken in 1765 from Kandy, the last kingdom of ancient Sri Lanka

Tom Hanks brings love of space to new immersive London show

Hanks played space commander Jim Lovell in the 1995 film "Apollo 13"

Most online hate targets women, says EU report

Six-month long study covered Bulgaria, Germany, Italy and Sweden

In Argentina, land of the gaucho, a home for unloved old horses

South American nation is known for its polo and stallion-riding gauchos

Pharrell Williams takes Louis Vuitton to Hong Kong harbour runway

The event drew crowds to the Victoria Dockside

After success abroad, Saudi designers hit the runway at home

The 74-year-old was among the most decorated designers at this year's inaugural Riyadh Fashion Week

How picking the right breakfast can slash stress, depression and anxiety

And how your gut could be linked to your mental health

Thais give digital spin to ancient 'floating basket' festival

Children crafted virtual rafts and sent them floating down digital rivers

'Get Ready With Me': Video genre that focuses on everyday life is everywhere — and not slowing down

The videos have made everyday tasks a core staple of our online diets on platforms like YouTube

Book by Meghan's 'pal' littered with errors, conspiracy theory

It has been criticised for its long list of discrepancies

Your chocolate bar - my family's struggle

In her award-winning essay, young British science writer delves into human struggle

Italian food is loved worldwide, but Italy no country for young chefs

They are frustrated by low pay, lack of labour protection and scant prospects

Can writing a diary protect your mental health?

Writing a journal is as effective as talking therapies

Study finds growing evidence of link between ultra-processed food and cancer

Being overweight or obese is a well-known risk factor for developing at least 13 types of cancer

Indian students race to bring dependants to the UK

There has been a surge in Indian students bringing dependants to the UK ahead of the ban

Napoleon's hat sells for record sum at French auction

It went for 1.932 million euros ($2.1 million) -- breaking the previous record for a Napoleonic hat

Four easy ways to make reading a habit

When discovering what to read, you have to think of what you find interesting

Widening rich-poor divide means target population for businesses is getting exclusive

Global luxury brands are targeting the richer among the rich in China

Inflation means even the affluent are spending less

Burberry sees store sales growth dipping to just 1pc in second quarter against 18pc in the first

Santa Claus? US consumers to get extra discounts amid excess stock, high inflation

Carrying too much inventory a problem for many retailers because it drives up retailers' expenses

1962 Ferrari auctioned for $51.7 mn in New York: Sotheby's

The bright red roadster had been the property of an American collector for the past 38 years

Former Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard found guilty of sexual assault

He was on trial in the Ontario Superior Court for five counts of sexual assault

Brazilian cotton hits the runway at Sao Paulo Fashion Week

The fashion show showcased models wearing 40 outfits made from denim

SZA tops Grammy nominations in a year made for women and 'Barbie'

The awards ceremony will be televised live from Los Angeles on Feb 4

Picasso painting sells for $139m, most valuable art auctioned this year

“Femme à la montre” is a portrait of the artist’s lover Marie-Thérèse Walter

Netflix unveils $70m restoration of historic Hollywood theatre

The Egyptian rolled out first red carpet for "Robin Hood" starring Douglas Fairbanks in 1922

Global fashion brands to raise purchase prices for Bangladesh-made clothes

Despite pay hike, Bangladesh lags other manufacturing hubs like Vietnam and Cambodia

Abused South African women log on for online lifeline

African nation has some of world's highest rape stats

Energy drinks could be a gateway to alcohol for children: study

Kids who drink caffeinated fizzy drinks were twice as likely to try booze before the age of 11

Vivid blue diamond sells for nearly $44 mln at Christie's auction

The vivid blue diamond is among the rarest ever to be unearthed

Prince Harry has not received invite to dad King Charles' 75th birthday party

King Charles will celebrate his 75th birthday next week

Ambani's Reliance partners Sephora for India in latest beauty push

Rising affluence, increasing urbanisation drive greater awareness of self-care and attractiveness

Monet painting to go on sale at Paris auction for first time in decades

Monet found solace in Giverny, west of Paris, from 1883 until his death in 1926

Vivid blue diamond could sell for $50 million at Christie's auction

Known as Bleu Royal, this vivid blue diamond is among the rarest ever to be unearthed

Why are Indians debating 70-hour working weeks?

Software billionaire NR Narayana said young people should be prepared to work 70 hours a week

Thread carefully: your gym clothes could be leaching toxic chemicals

Our sweat helps the bad chemicals to come out of micro-plastic fibers

How 2023 became year of lab-grown diamond

Surging popularity of lab-grown stones has opened doors for low-cost brands to offer serious bling

Opera goes underground in Ukraine's Kharkiv to avoid Russian missiles

City has already built dozens of classrooms in its underground metro system

Samurai trash collectors clean Tokyo streets after Halloween revels

Occasions such as Halloween leave a lot of trash

Adidas and Puma eye chances in soccer's fashion moment

The Women's World Cup showed there is huge unmet demand for soccer-related merchandise for women

China kicks off nation population survey amid declining birth rate

Exercise will help formulate national economic and social development related policies

Healthier aging might come down to this type of exercise, study says

The approach can boost both physical and mental health among older adults

The power of intention and collective thought

In today’s time, the stream of information through social media is so powerful and unfiltered

'George Orwell Library' shines a light in Russia

The library, housed in ground floor of a run-down building, has a computer and a few hundred books

From Spider-Verse to Argentina: Fans aim to break record for biggest Spider-Man gathering

Some 1,000 people gathered at a major monument dressed as Spider-Man

South Korean night-life district mourns dead a year after Halloween crush

The crowd surge last year led to the crush in a narrow alley in Itaewon

'Extraordinary' museum of censored art opens in Spain

The objects are part of a collection belonging to Tatxo Benet, a Catalan businessman

'Venus of the Rags' to rise from ashes in Italy's Naples

The new version of the "Venus of the Rags" will be unveiled in January

Africa's fashion industry is growing to meet global demands but needs more investment, UNESCO says

The demand for African fashion brands is also spurred by the growth in e-commerce, the report said

'Too hot outside': Saudis take to walking, jogging in malls

Mall-walking is increasingly becoming a Saudi sport

Opera diva Maria Callas museum opens in Athens on centenary

The collection began 24 years ago, when the city acquired some of her items at a Paris auction

Car drivers torture New Zealand city with Celine Dion songs

Siren battles have erupted in parts of the island nation for at least seven years

'Too hot outside': Saudis take to walking, jogging in malls

World Bank says roughly country’s one in five adults is obese, describing the issue as alarming

Embracing the bright side: A guide on how to cultivate optimism

Optimism is a journey, and with practice it becomes a powerful force

Paris Hilton slams trolls for 'cruel, hateful' comments about her son's head

The TV personality said how 'unacceptable' it is for followers to 'target' her child

Inflation, economic slowdown is hitting luxury brands too

Last month saw Kering, LVMH and Hermes shares falling 9pc, 7pc and 4.5pc respectively

Iceland prime minister to join strike against gender injustice

Organiser says female-led professions are still undervalued and much lower paid

High school graduate who was rejected by over a dozen colleges gets job at Google

An 18-year-old has found his next career move — working at Google

Key signs your boss might be a psychopath - so, does your manager has any of these traits?

This means they possess no ability to experience love or feel empathy towards other people

The love affair of a retired Australian architect with the Opera House

The Sydney Opera House was added to UNESCO's World Heritage List in 2007

Moschino names former Gucci designer Renne creative director

Renne will make his debut during February's 2024 Milan Fashion Week

Job or baby? Italian women's struggle to have both holds back growth

Country has lowest female occupation rate in the EU; GDP to shrink sharply due to ageing population

Festival season: India to see record $11bn spending on online shopping by mid-Nov

Expanding smartphone penetration, economy propelling the e-commerce

From UAE designers on runway to all-new 'Mega Showroom', Dubai fashion week is back in full swing

Michael Cinco, Anaya, Lili Blanc are some of the homegrown labels showcasing their latest collection

Nine-day balloon fiesta to bring colourful displays to New Mexico sky

The annual gathering has become a major economic driver

New royal family feud? King Charles 'very jealous' of Prince William, Kate

Recent polling showed that 74 percent of Britons view the Prince of Wales favourably

Autumn's splendour: let's celebrate the wonders of change

Autumn’s splendour: let’s celebrate the wonders of change

Mongolia's circus performers fight to preserve their craft

Performers practise acrobatics and trapeze, suspended on ropes lashed to the dilapidated rafters

Chanel shows mismatched hems and flip-flops at Paris Fashion Week

The show took place on the last day of Paris Fashion Week

Sean McGirr named as creative director of Alexander McQueen

McGirr is a graduate of London fashion school Central Saint Martins

Stella McCartney shows hot pants and sustainable fabric on Paris street

The idea was to show that anyone can wear this stuff

Unlocking the secrets: How are ancient Roman and Mayan buildings still standing?

Ingredients mixed into old structures include tree bark, volcanic ash, rice, beer and even urine

C-3PO's head, 'Titanic' costumes for sale at Propstore film auction

More than 1,800 items are being sold by entertainment memorabilia auctioneer

Five common mistakes women make in marriage

Like men, women can sometimes unknowingly stumble into common traps that affect their marital bliss

Japan's top talent agency to dissolve after sex abuse scandal

Says 325 people have so far sought damages

Promoting tradition and beans: Ethiopian coffee shops find fans far from home

Over the years, coffee-making in Ethiopia evolved into ceremonies led by women in a household

Balenciaga designer puts friends and family on Paris runway

Designer’s mother opened the show, marching down a long runway set like a stage

Valentino returns to Paris' Les Beaux-Arts with modern twist; Burton bids farewell at McQueen

Valentino presented Spring/Summer 2024 ready-to-wear collections

'Inshallah A Boy' in the race for Oscars

Jordanian movie follows the life of a widow and her daughter

Islamabad witnesses flourishing trend of coffee outlets

The trend reflects the evolving taste and lifestyle of the city’s residents

'Fast and Furious': Paris collector offers drives in famous movie cars

Franck Galiegue is displaying a collection of 43 vintage vehicles

Coperni adorns futuristic line up with AI pins at Paris Fashion Week

The label, founded in 2013, is known for generating buzz during the annual event

Rare Aztec ritual offerings put on display in Mexico exhibit

Many were found in sealed stone boxes, buried over five centuries ago

Forced to flee war, Sudanese band spreads musical message

The band hopes to tour the whole country to spread their message through music

London hotspots brightened with colourful new artwork

Artist would like to add to the landscapes of cities around the world

Guinean student cycles across Africa for place at top Islamic university

Covering approximately 100 km each day, Barry pedalled through jungles, deserts and conflict zones

Balmain recovers in shiny, flowery style from Paris robbery

The fashion world loves drama but normally it doesn't involve violent heists

Pakistani vocational school helps Afghan women refugees build businesses

Hundreds of thousands of Afghans have travelled to Pakistan since Taliban takeover in 2021

Social media inspires Japanese women to dash into rickshaw pulling

Akimoto says she loves her job and wants to work as long as she is physically able

Dior shows frayed edges and bare shoulders at Paris Fashion Week

Paris Fashion Week, which runs until Oct. 3, features dozens of labels including Chanel and Hermes

Saint Laurent elevates the jumpsuit at Paris Fashion Week

The catwalk shows run until Oct. 3, and feature dozens of luxury labels

Giorgio Armani offers soft, fluid looks at Milan Fashion Week

Models, whose hair was styled wavy, clutched small sparkling bags and wore flat shoes

Pierre Cardin turns Communist Party HQ blue for Paris Fashion Week

It was the French label's second show at Paris Fashion Week since founder Pierre Cardin died in 2020

The 'tyranny of thinness' still dominates fashion

Vogue Business looked at 9,137 outfits unveiled in 219 shows and found 0.6 percent were plus-size

Checkerboard reigns on Versace catwalk at Milan Fashion Week

There were also denim outfits, skirt suits in darker black and white tones

All black and white looks rule Dolce & Gabbana catwalk in Milan

The show, called "Woman", opened with a dark pinstripe jacket and hot pants worn with stockings

For Gucci debut, new designer De Sarno showcases minimalist glamour

Gucci is the opportunity to fall in love with fashion, says De Sarno

Peter Hawkings offers slinky designs in Tom Ford debut at Milan Fashion

Models wore fitted trouser suits as well as jackets paired with tiny matching shorts

Prada fringes, breezy looks for Emporio Armani at Milan Fashion Week

Models wore shirts and jumpsuits with exaggerated shoulders and extra long sleeves

Sabato De Sarno to hit Milan catwalk on Friday with high stakes Gucci debut

De Sarno’s catwalk presentation is one of the industry’s most highly-anticipated shows this year

Mumbai slum girl transforms into teenage model, internet influencer

Maleesha hopes these successes will be the springboard to a career as a model or a dancer

Balmain collection robbed in run-up to fashion show

French fashion house is controlled by Mayhoola, an investment vehicle backed by Qatar's royal family

Romance in the air as Paul Costelloe, Bora Aksu open London Fashion Week

Against an illustrated garden backdrop, some models carried tennis rackets or croquet mallets

London's India Club to serve its last curry after more than 70 years

The restaurant was set up four years after India's 1947 independence

Which trait Saba Qamar would like to see in life partner?

The glamorous artiste tells of characteristics she would like in her life partner

'Coco' Chanel's influential fashion on show at London exhibit

Brand’s famed tweed suits and dazzling evening gowns are among the outfits on display

French master jeweler's art on display in New York

"This collection represents a lifetime of work," Chervin, 95, said in a statement

China state TV slams Lipstick King who scolded thrifty viewer

Says many internet celebrities and anchors have become very inflated after making money

Reduced home remittances adversely affecting low income groups

Inflows from the UAE and Saudi Arabia decline by 37.4pc and 23pc respectively

Alexander McQueen designer Sarah Burton quits after two decades

Burton joined the label in 1996, just four years after it was founded

Neither by your mom nor wife or favourite chef. It's robot fried chicken

Kang now has 15 robot-made chicken restaurants in South Korea, and one branch in Singapore

Star-studded theatre festival to showcase 'different Pakistan'

Plays would be performed in Urdu, Sindhi, Punjabi, English, Persian and Turkish languages

Congolese arts refuge helps street children find their voice

There are over 20,000 homeless children in Kinshasa

Mahira Khan shines as ever in latest shoot

Mahira Khan shines as ever in latest shoot

Overweight? No problem as Fiza Ali shares easy cure for it

Overweight? No problem as Fiza Ali shares easy cure for it

Welcome to Ras Al Khaimah: UAE sets up gaming regulator, led by US industry veterans

One of the seven UAE emirates is set to open a roughly $3.9b Wynn Resort featuring a casino

Make-up artist explains thinking behind Bradley Cooper's Leonard Bernstein nose

Bernstein died in 1990 but his adult children have defended the make-up in the film

Armani stages star-studded fashion spectacle in Venice

The 89-year-old designer put on a playful, cinema-inspired show for his celebrity guests

What is Spain's Tomatina festival? Any guesses

Workers on trucks tipped 120 tons of overripe tomatoes into main street of the town for participants

Dwindling birth rate: China's Chongqing to remove marriage requirement for maternity benefits

Childcare costs, career, not wanting to get married among key reasons for not having children

Cost of living: In Japan, a third of today's 18-year-olds may not have children

World's third-largest economy’s population of 126.15m in 2020 is projected to fall to 87m by 2070

Venice hopes strong film line-up eclipses missing stars

If the strikes last longer, it will have a huge, negative impact on the next awards season as well

Chinese county offers 'cash reward' for couples if bride is aged 25 or younger

The reward is to promote "age-appropriate marriage and childbearing" for first marriages

London chewing gum artist paints 'hidden world' beneath people's feet

London-born Wilson was raised by artist parents and recalls working with clay from age three

Crying in dramas is not an easy task: Zabab Rana

I got a lot of love from my family who always stood by me

Tattoo artists make their mark at Hong Kong fair

As many as 130 tattoo artists have set up stalls

British Museum director quits over stolen treasures

Items including gold jewellery and gems dating from the 15th century BC found stolen