‘Incomparable’ $50m pink diamond smashes record at Geneva auction

‘Incomparable’ $50m pink diamond smashes record at Geneva auction

An exceptionally rare pink diamond of nearly 19 carats fetched 50.3 million Swiss francs ($50 million) at auction in Geneva Tuesday, Christie’s said, setting a new per-carat record for a stone of its kind. The Pink Legacy, which once belonged to the Oppenheimer family who for decades ran…

Stan Lee’s legacy: Ubiquity of superheroes in pop culture

The face of superhero culture may be gone with the passing of Marvel legend Stan Lee, but there is no risk of his work fading into the pop culture background. Instead, the indelible characters he created such as Spider-Man, The Hulk or the X-Men are essentially modern mythological…

Stan Lee, Marvel legend and father of superheroes, dies at 95

Marvel legend Stan Lee, who revolutionized pop culture as the co-creator of iconic superheroes like Spider-Man and The Hulk who now dominate the world’s movie screens, has died. He was 95 years old. Lee, the face of comic book culture in the United States, died early Monday in…

Straight outta Bangkok: Thai rappers lay into junta, social conformity

“A country killing the people… doesn’t give a damn about its children,” spits 17-year-old Elevenfinger, one of a…

Marie Antoinette’s exquisite jewels go under the hammer

Marie Antoinette’s dazzling diamonds and pearls, unseen in public for two centuries, will go on sale in Geneva…

Guitarist Joe Perry recovering after collapsing at NY concert

Famed Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry was recovering in hospital Sunday after collapsing shortly after performing with rock superstar…

Bobi Wine performs concert in Uganda as police watch on

Ugandan pop star turned opposition MP Bobi Wine appeared on stage on the outskirts of the capital Kampala…

Orchestra brings message of peace to divided America

Israeli, Palestinian and other Middle Eastern musicians brought a message of peace this week to an America torn…

Fashion as an inspiration: Kaspersky Lab uncovers the art of technology while launching new generation of beyond-AV Consumer Solution

The fusion of fashion and technology is a reminder of the rising influence of technology on design, and…

Netflix to boost production of European series

LISBON: Netflix said Wednesday it will produce more series in Europe in languages other than English following the…

‘Breaking Bad’ film coming, but will Walter White be in it?

NEW YORK: Popular television drama “Breaking Bad” is coming back in movie format, the show’s star Bryan Cranston…

Bollywood swashbuckler battles the British

Bollywood’s answer to “Pirates of the Caribbean”, the swashbuckling, star-studded “Thugs of Hindostan” sails into cinemas today, battling…


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