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Taliban behead 17 men and women for holding party with dancing

Seventeen people were found beheaded in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province yesterday - punishment meted out by Taliban insurgents for having attended a party with members of the opposite sex, music and dancing, officials said.

Tuesday, 28 August, 2012, 4:53am

Pakistan's secret parties push religious boundaries

Women in short skirts and men with gelled hair bump and grind on a dance floor as a disc jockey pumps up the volume. The air is thick with illicit smoke and shots of hard liquor are being passed around. Couples kiss in a lounge.

This is not Saturday night at a club in New York, London or Hong Kong. It is the secret side of Pakistan.

22 Aug 2012 - 2:57am

Party the night away

A wedding is a massive undertaking requiring months of planning. However, one activity the bride doesn't have to worry about is the bridal shower.

As in the tradition of Western weddings, many local bridesmaids are taking up the custom of a fun day or night out with the bride-to-be.

12 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Flights of fancy

Channelling the television show, Pan Am, in 1960s chic was Leah Howarth, who was spotted in the South Stand with 15 other gorgeous wannabe flight attendants, who put the 'doll' into trolley dolly.

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Pop art

We don't want to burst your bubble, but there's now more to party balloons than bendy poodles and limp decorations.

Online retailer Balloonfish is out to show that balloons can be gifts in themselves, and delivers 'bouquets' of the helium-filled wonders, which float out of their box when it's opened by the recipient.

16 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

A long road to the wedding day

Getting married involves countless protocols and traditions. For most couples, it's their first walk down the aisle and to find out the details of what to do, wedding experts Coco Wong and Mary Cheung share some advice on navigating through the engagement etiquette.

16 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Survivors 'don't owe us anything'

Two sisters of Chan Siu-lung, the 25-year-old fireman killed in the Mong Kok blaze, have told survivors not to think they owe anything to the family and to treasure their lives.

The family also said it wished people would be more responsible for the fire safety of their buildings instead of blaming the government for failing to carry out inspections.

16 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Sunday Best

Many were bleary, most were weary, but the masses in the stands still had enough get-up-and-go to keep Hong Kong's biggest fancy-dress party pounding along at full tilt.

31 Mar 2008 - 12:00am


Tomorrow, 11pm, Volar

29 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

press play

The youthful rave scene of the 1990s embraced all-night dance parties that encouraged participants to 'bust a move' any which way the techno beat led them. To those who missed out on the social phenomenon, bookmark the hilarious Swedish-language instructional video titled Stampa Med Leroy at www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SItPGEsjLQ.

14 Oct 2007 - 12:00am