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Google parent Alphabet profit soars as ads surge

Google parent Alphabet on Tuesday reported quarterly profit that had nearly tripled, as money poured in from ads on its search engine and YouTube...

Apple profit nearly doubles as lockdowns eased

Apple said Tuesday its profit in the just-ended quarter nearly doubled amid improving consumer spending and a "growing sense of optimism" as...

‘Purified’ : Japan’s hikers return to Mount Fuji

For a year, the peak of Japan's iconic Mount Fuji has been off-limits because of coronavirus, but now hikers are flocking back to catch the spectacular...

Fossil reveals burrowing lifestyle of tiny dino

A finger-sized fossil from 308 million years ago unearthed in the United States gives tantalising clues to the habits of tiny dinosaur-like...

AI beefs up veggie burgers as market booms

Have a beef with beef? A burgeoning veggie burger industry is using artificial intelligence to propose alternatives.

Spanish govt in rib-eye rumble as minister attacks meat industry

Meat-loving Spaniards were outraged this week when a member of the government took aim at the industry over environmental and health concerns,...

Podcasts burst onto China youth scene

A lesbian coming to terms with her sexuality, a village covering up abuses and a dissection of the three-child policy -- an explosion of Chinese...

‘Not perfect enough’ : China’s growing problem of eating disorders

At the height of her eating disorder Zhang Qinwen was the weight of a child. Her hair fell out, she was unable to walk and she could barely see.

The young Indian chef taking the ‘world’s best butter chicken’ global

The coal-fired tandoor oven sends a mouth-watering scent wafting through the Mumbai kitchen as celebrity chef Saransh Goila, maker of the world's...

Hong Kong artists revive city’s bygone era with miniatures

In a packed metropolis where old buildings are frequently replaced by gleaming skyscrapers, two Hong Kong model makers are trying to preserve...

Twitter stars to dabble with getting fans to pay

Twitter announced Tuesday that a small flock of high-flying tweeters in the United States will get to test a feature letting fans pay for special...

Free Covid vaccines for all Indian adults as Modi hails yoga ‘shield’

India opened up free vaccinations to all adults in an attempt to bolster its inoculation drive on Monday, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi kicked...

Herders to hoteliers : China lures millions of tourists to Tibet

In a room warmed by an open wood stove, Baima says her family converted their white-brick house into a hotel as China's Communist leadership...

Dancing like there’s no corona : first German nightclub reopens

For techno enthusiast Philipp Koegler, it almost felt like a normal Saturday night again as he joined 200 fellow revellers at "Distillery", the...

Hong Kong speedboat smuggling bust nets luxury goods trove

Hong Kong customs announced their biggest ever bust of a speedboat gang smuggling luxury goods into the mainland on Thursday, unveiling a haul...

‘Beautiful gift’ : How Croatia is luring digital nomads

Melissa Paul described it as a "beautiful gift" when she became Croatia's first official digital nomad earlier this year, benefiting from a visa...

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