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Cameron Highlands: Holiday retreat and James Bond’s playground

From being a communist HQ and the scene of an unexplainable disappearance, Moonlight bungalow has many cloak and dagger tales to tell.

Sotheby’s to auction ‘substantial’ lock of Beethoven’s hair

The lock is expected to fetch up to £15,000 (US$19,000) but it could end up selling for more.

Florida air conditioning pioneer first dismissed as a crank

Gorrie was once described by a New York Globe writer as a crank 'who thinks he can make ice by his machine as good as God Almighty.'

30 years after Tiananmen, protesters’ goals further away than ever

Democracy cannot survive if China is the global power, says a Tiananmen activist.

HK protestors demand China be held to account for 1989 Tiananmen...

Police estimated that 2,100 people took part in Sunday's march.

Dress rehearsal for Moon landing ‘a long ride’

The year was 1969, and Stafford’s vessel was the first to be equipped with a colour camera, which was beaming live images to an awestruck global audience.

Former WWII Navajo code talker, lawmaker Pinto dead at 94

Pinto served in the Marine Corps in World War II as a code talker and later on became the longest serving senator in the state.

Floods threaten a 12th century Afghan gem

Built on an octagonal base, the minaret has a double staircase on the inside and is elaborately decorated.

Stories of a fading culture, told on arms and legs

After more than 200 years, the art of 'Pantang Iban' (Iban traditional tattoos) is slowly dying among the younger generation who have converted to Christianity.

Armour-clad warriors clash in ‘medieval’ battles in Ukraine

Ukraine has hosted the world championship in medieval combat where fighters deal blows at each other with metal and wooden replica weapons.

Tuscan paradise where da Vinci’s genius bloomed

Leonardo was inspired by his surroundings growing up in Vinci.

Activist moots a unique calendar for the Dayak nation

Members of the pan-Borneo Dayak community will meet in July to commemorate 125 years of the Tumbang Anoi peace accord.

Guardiola eyes history as City’s treble chase heats up

City are just four victories away from becoming the first side in English football history to win all three domestic trophies in the same season.

Urine traces provide insight into ancient animal domestication

The study by an international team of archaeologists and geologists was published in the journal Science Advances.

The epic story of Notre Dame

The Notre Dame other than being a historic monument, also happens to be a tourist hotspot and terror target.

India, Britain mark colonial massacre centenary

The Amritsar massacre is one of the worst atrocities of colonial rule for which London is still to apologise.

Museum honours pioneer Chinese migrants to Malaysia

The Malaysian Chinese Museum depicts the struggles and sacrifices of those who left their homeland centuries ago to start life anew here.

Mummified mice and more in latest Egyptian tomb discovery

Authorities regularly celebrate new discoveries, but Egypt is often accused of negligence regarding its cultural heritage and a lack of scientific rigour.

Archaeologists reassemble Ramses II statue in Egypt’s Sohag

Egypt's Minister of Antiquities, Khaled al-Anany, hoped that revealing the statue along with a tomb discovered in the city of Akhmim will attract more tourists to the Sohag region.

Five things uniquely Ukraine

Ukraine has come a long way from its dark past.

Encore Melaka: Stunning performances and visual effects

Projection mapping technology is used to create stunning visual effects to complement props and traditional costumes of 200-strong cast.

Kedah exco brings down Japanese soldier ‘hero’ signboard

Asmirul Anuar Aris says associations must now seek state government approval before putting up signboards.

The past and present of Muscat

A city rich with history, Muscat has changed a lot since the 80s but have kept their traditions alive along the way.

Major Rome exhibition to celebrate Leonardo da Vinci

The polymath not only made designs for an early tank, a parachute and a helicopter, but was also a talented artist, whose works are among the most recognisable today.