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How the coronavirus is affecting BTS’ new album release

The K-pop sensations have appeared on US TV shows with Jimmy Fallon and James Corden – but are asking fans to stay home during the current health crisis

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Whisky Debates: Scotch vs Japanese – which should a collector pick?

In the second part of the STYLE series, we assess which of the two leading whisky categories to pursue for investment and profit

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Is Saint Laurent getting catty for Paris Fashion Week?

Zoe Kravitz and Hailey Baldwin, the model married to performer Justin Bieber, watched the show in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower

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5 unique cultural festivals to travel to in Asia this spring

The world’s most-populated continent is also home to its most colourful cultural celebrations – here are 5 travellers can enjoy with nothing more than a plane ticket

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Asia’s 7 weirdest beauty treatments really push the limits

Snails crawling across your face, knives on your neck – these are just a few of the insanely popular beauty treatments around Asia

26 Feb 2020 - 2:00PM
5 things we learned from Taylor Swift’s Netflix doc Miss Americana

From struggling with body image anxieties to watching her mother battle cancer, Swift’s bare-it-all policy is explored in Netflix’s new documentary

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How Billy Porter fought for LGBTQ+ rights and became a fashion muse

From overcoming homophobia to denouncing US President Donald Trump’s anti-LGBTQ+ policies, Porter has long been a source of inspiration for the LGBTQ+ community

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Could Pete Buttigieg be the first gay US president?

At 38, the former Indiana mayor is the US’s youngest presidential candidate, and has got everyone asking: ‘Who is Pete Buttigieg?’

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Can this quirky Korean beginner’s guide to veganism convert meat lovers?

Vegan author and cartoonist Kim Bo-sun tells the inconvenient truth about meat-based foods and encourages readers to think about the food they eat and how it is made

25 Feb 2020 - 6:00PM
Meet model Halima Aden, who wore a burkini for a Sports Illustrated cover

A devout Muslim and the first contestant in the Miss USA pageant to wear a burkini, Halima Aden also has her own clothing line and puts a premium on humanitarian work

25 Feb 2020 - 4:00PM
4 things to know about UAE royal and Man City owner Sheikh Mansour

He turned MCFC into one of the world’s biggest sporting franchises and is funnelling money into Richard Branson’s space tourism programme Virgin Galactic

25 Feb 2020 - 2:00PM
Which of these 7 kid influencers will find fame as adults?

Opinion makers come in all shapes and sizes, and ‘kid influencers’ are changing the way children consume content while getting rich quick

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5 K-drama fashion brands you need in your wardrobe now

Celebrities in K-drama hits from Her Private Life to Crash Landing On You have put the spotlight on fashion brands like Avou Avou and Couronne, and fans are wondering if they can also get their hands on them

25 Feb 2020 - 9:00AM
Who’s in the first all-female supercar club in the Middle East?

Dubai’s Arabian Gazelles is the exclusive group for wealthy women with a Ferrari – with plans to expand to Saudi Arabia

25 Feb 2020 - 2:00AM
Who is Joe Alwyn, Taylor Swift’s secret muse and lover?

Swift has been dating Joe Alwyn for three whole years but kept the romance under wraps – until the Netflix documentary Miss Americana gave us a peek into their relationship

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Milan Fashion Week: D&G show goes on despite coronavirus fears

Designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana paid tribute to artisans and craftsmen with their ‘Made by Hand’ collection, with some guests wearing surgical masks as they took their seats for the runway show

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What are Raf Simons and Prada up to?

Belgian creative Raf Simons will join Prada as co-creative director – the news came as Italy cut short the Venice Carnival due to the growing coronavirus emergency

24 Feb 2020 - 4:10PM
Want to get your hands on fugitive billionaire Nirav Modi’s loot?

Up for grabs is a limited edition Jaeger-LeCoultre watch, numerous luxury purses and jewellery, a Rolls-Royce and artwork by the likes of MF Husain

24 Feb 2020 - 2:00PM
Here's how Yanxi Palace's Qing headdresses stole the show

Viewers love the elaborate blue headpieces, called tian-tusi, that were prized during the Ming and Qing dynasties, and reserved for women in the royal court and aristocrats

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