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Reading skills falling in US, Canada, France: study

Reading skills falling in US, Canada, France: study

Reading ability among children aged 9-10 has fallen in the US, Canada, France and several other developed countries, according to a comparative study of 50 countries published Tuesday.

Exciting tourism attractions to visit during the National Day holidays

Exciting tourism attractions to visit during the National Day holidays

November is the month of festivity and joy in Oman, as it marks the National Day of the Sultanate.

India's 'Miami': Putting Mumbai's Art Deco on the map

India's 'Miami': Putting Mumbai's Art Deco on the map

The seafront is lined with brightly coloured buildings boasting curved corners, stylish balconies and exotic motifs but this isn't Miami's famous Art Deco district -- it's Mumbai.

Indonesia: A land of many wonders

Indonesia: A land of many wonders

Indonesia was never on the top of my bucket list, but here is why it definitely must be on yours. I have realised that this is one of my favourite destinations that I will return to.

Sixth Miss World win draws India level with Venezuela

Sixth Miss World win draws India level with Venezuela

An Indian medical student was crowned Miss World at a glitzy event in a Chinese resort on Saturday, making her country the joint-most successful in the beauty pageant's history.

Fairies, brides in black descend on Arab Fashion Week

Fairies, brides in black descend on Arab Fashion Week

Fairies, brides in black and hand-knit dolls take the runway in Dubai this week for the fifth Arab Fashion Week, a five-day affair focussed on instantly available "ready couture" and pre-collections. 

Nepal's musicians retune to tradition

Nepal's musicians retune to tradition

Nepal's musical heritage is enjoying a revival as young musicians fuse the sounds of traditional instruments once at risk of disappearing with lyrics that examine the modern challenges facing the country.

Nostalgic notes

Nostalgic notes

“The past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time,” said Virginia Woolf famously.