Visits to Berlin’s Islamic Museum restore pride in Syrian refugees

Arabic-language guide Razan Nassreddine says Syrian refugees visiting Berlin’s Museum of Islamic Art often ask her how and when the artefacts clearly marked as stemming from their war-torn country ended up in the German capital. Others jokingly wonder if the shrapnel holes on centuries-old palatial facades and gates brought from the Middle East were caused … Read more Visits to Berlin’s Islamic Museum restore pride in Syrian refugees

Beyonce jumps into athleisure market with Ivy Park clothing line

Recording star Beyonce launched a women’s fitness clothing line on Thursday featuring bodysuits, leggings and headbands, named in part for her 4-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy. Called Ivy Park, the 200-piece active wear collection is a joint venture with British businessman Sir Philip Green, who owns the Topshop fashion chain. The collection will feature leggings, T-shirts, … Read more Beyonce jumps into athleisure market with Ivy Park clothing line

Britain’s Prince Harry plays volleyball in Nepal

KATHMANDU – Continuing his trip to Nepal, Britain’s Prince Harry played volleyball on Tuesday as part of a visit to a village in the Lamjung area. According to local media reports, the 31-year old’s team, which included local children, defeated their opponents. The fifth in line to the British throne is visiting Nepal to raise … Read more Britain’s Prince Harry plays volleyball in Nepal

Hello Kitty-themed train departs from Taiwan station

Lucky fans of Hello Kitty were among the first to ride a train themed after the iconic fictional character on its inaugural run in Taiwan on Monday. The Hello Kitty-themed Taroko Express train, the first in Taiwan, set off from the Shulin train station and will travel to Taitung on the east coast route. The … Read more Hello Kitty-themed train departs from Taiwan station