Category: Lifestyle

South Africa’s battle to resuscitate cancer care

South African electrician Phiwankosi Mkhize was diagnosed with lung cancer in May last year and told by the hospital to come back for a scan in 15 months.

But after just 12 months he died, before having the chance to receive treatment.

The 66-year-o…

Full STEAM ahead for US youngsters learning the art of science

In a room at the Marciano Art Foundation in Los Angeles, beyond a vast space where paintings and sculptures are displayed, around a dozen students gather at small tables.

Henry, 15, is hard at work developing a musical pedestrian crossing, using an …

Kim Jones lightens up Dior with star-studded debut

Designer Kim Jones brought a fresh new vision of streetwise couture to Dior Homme in his celebrity-packed debut show for the fabled label at Paris men’s fashion week Saturday.

With so many A-listers cram-packed in the front row that Dior heiress Delp…

‘Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow to marry on-screen flame

Actors Kit Harington and Rose Leslie, who played on-screen lovers Jon Snow and Ygritte in fantasy TV saga “Game of Thrones”, are to wed in Britain on Saturday.

The 31-year-old stars are reported to be tying the knot in northeastern Scotland, with co-…

‘Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow to marry on-screen flame

Actors Kit Harington and Rose Leslie, who played on-screen lovers Jon Snow and Ygritte in fantasy TV saga “Game of Thrones”, are to wed in Britain on Saturday.

The 31-year-old stars are reported to be tying the knot in northeastern Scotland, with co-…

In Togo, hi-tech orthopaedic care goes through crucial test

In a consulting room in Togo’s capital, Lome, Geraldo Emmanuel — handicapped since birth six years ago — waits patiently on a bed while a digital scan is taken of his right leg.

Thanks to new 3D technology, he may be able to walk normally within a …

France eases rules on wine stocks to mitigate weather risks

French vineyards will be allowed under new rules to hold back more of their production each year to protect them in case harvests are damaged by extreme weather including storms and drought.

The move comes after a series of fierce hailstorms battered…

Iraqis fill the Mosul airwaves after IS radio silence

During the Islamic State group’s rule in Mosul, radio stations were banned and replaced with broadcasts of jihadist propaganda. Today, young Iraqis are filling the city’s airwaves.

One budding presenter is Nour Tai, who at 16 years old faces the micr…

US designer Spade mourned at hometown funeral

Friends and loved ones said goodbye Thursday to American fashion designer Kate Spade at a funeral in Kansas City, Missouri, birthplace of the 55-year-old who committed suicide two weeks ago.

Spade was one of the biggest names in American fashion, kn…

Kanye West cries as his muse makes debut at Louis Vuitton

Rapper Kanye West and his friend and muse Virgil Abloh cried in each other’s arms Thursday after the US designer made his Paris debut for Louis Vuitton.

The pair embraced after Abloh — who worked hand in glove with West for more than 15 years as his…