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Chua Hao Jun, 22, works as a part-time mascot. Photos: Raj Nadarajan/TODAY
Syrena, Singapore's First Mermaid, in her mermaid outfit. Photo: Yzin Photography (National Geographic & Legend of the Blue Sea Photographer)

Behind the masks, mascot life isn’t all cheery

May 26
SINGAPORE – It looks like all fun and games, but being a mascot can get downright abusive. Getting poked, shoved and...
Wheelchair users aim to make beach barrier free for the disabled

Wheelchair users aim to make beach...

May 26

KOBE — Two wheelchair users are spearheading a drive to make it easier for the disabled to enjoy the beach by placing plastic mats on the sands to make it easier for them to move.

Macron unshaken by Trump power grip

Macron unshaken by Trump power grip

May 26

BRUSSELS — Diplomacy can be a white-knuckle ride at times, but French President Emmanuel Macron refused to be shaken when he found himself in an unexpected standoff with US...

Prince of Transylvania? Prince Charles offered new title

Prince of Transylvania? Prince...

April 13

BUCHAREST — Britain’s Prince Charles has boasted he shares a bloodline with legendary 15th-century prince Vlad the Impaler. Now a mayor is offering to make him Prince of...

Japan’s emperor may move to Akasaka Estate in Tokyo after abdication

Japan’s emperor may move to Akasaka...

March 27

TOKYO — The residence of the crown prince and his family is being considered by the government as the new home for Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko in the event the emperor...

Google Doodle honours arts legend P Ramlee on 88th birthday

Google Doodle honours arts legend P...

March 22

KUALA LUMPUR — Search engine Google honours Malaysian arts legend Mr P Ramlee Wednesday (March 22) with a “Doodle” on its Malaysia home page, celebrating what would be his 88th...